Happy Holidays! To our DFW CPG Community

The DFW CPG Insider – Community News December 2023

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Upcoming Events!

Join Us for our January 25th Huddle, Navigating the CPG Financial Landscape with Speaker David Koifman, VP of Sales, KickFurther.

  • Topics that will be discussed:
    • Explore the unique challenges and opportunities for funding
    • What are the funding options out there?
    • Understand how to effectively use funding for long-term success.
    • Gain insights into tailored strategies for preparing CPG brands for financing.


haydee clarkCongratulations to DFW CPG member, Haydee Clark, with Resilient Freight Solutions who won second place in the We Dallas Business Showcase Pitch! In her own words, “Hats off to my fellow participants for their inspiring ideas and dedication! Each one of you made this experience truly unforgettable.” You go, girl!


The Good Life Entrepreneur Summit - Day 2 Jan 5th, 2024
Join DFW CPG members, Vontoba and Psyche Terry of Urban Hydration, for The Good Life Summit, Jan. 4-6 at the Westin Dallas Park Central, an intimate gathering of business leaders and celebrity guest speakers. Gain access to insights that can elevate your business to new heights and network one-on-one with some of the most accomplished business owners from across the country. Most activities are free except the gala on Friday night ($75) and Zumba dance party on Saturday ($25). Register here.
Winter Fancy Food Show | January 21-23, 2024 | Las Vegas Convention Center | RegisterSFA Winter Fancy Fancy Food Show

Registration is open for the 48th Winter Fancy Food Show: January 21-23, 2024.  Las Vegas Convention Center, West Hall.

Register Here


2 People at RegisterFree Retailing Classes
Dreaming of your own retail company or do you want to grow your existing company? Local, award-winning entrepreneur, Andrea Ridout, will be leading a Community Business Booster Program with a focus on owning a retail business, in cooperation with UTD, once per week for 6 weeks starting Jan. 22. Aimed at under-served retailers; women, BIPOC, LGBTQ and veterans, you’ll meet experts who will offer guidance, resources, and individualized assistance. Couples and partners welcome. The $1,500 tuition is funded through a grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration so it’s no cost to you! Learn more and register here.
HSC Team MembersHSC Is Handing Off Operations of Sparkyard, a Platform for Fort Worth Entrepreneurs.

UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth announced that HSC Next is handing over operations of its Sparkyard (Marco Johnson) platform to Tamara Payne, CEO and co-founder of Ensemble Coworking, after four years of successful implementation.


Brand Profile: BarmaladeLooking for Brand Exposure?

We’re on the lookout for a few highly-motivated Brand Founders/CEOs who are in need of free publicity. Are you interested in sharing your company’s journey? How you got to where you are and where you’re headed?  If so, answer these 5 EASY QUESTIONS and spend a few moments talking to our very own in-house PR Guru Charles Nicolas and he’ll work his magic to create a high-impact Brand Profile of your dynamically growing company.


Natural Products Expo WestDon’t forget to register for the leading CPG brand expo, Natural Products Expo West, coming up March 6-12, 2024 in Anaheim.

This is your chance to get one-on-one time with retailers, distributors, health practitioners and food service professionals. Be there to tell your story and network with the industry!


BIPOC Founders: Is your company earning at least $50k in revenue? Applications are OPEN for the Spring 2024 Impact Ventures Growth Accelerator! Participating companies MUST attend an upcoming info session to apply for the program. Click here to learn more and find the next info session.