Joliet Region Food and Beverage Association Kick-Off
A kick-off event for a newly formed sub-group of the chamber. The Food and Beverage Association has been formed after interest surfaced about forming a strong and unified voice from the food and beverage industry in the Joliet region due to the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The mission of the JRFBA is to bring leaders from the food and beverage industry together to collaborate, share best practices, advocate for industry needs and priorities, and drive economic growth. The JRFBA believes that a growing and innovative food and beverage industry is vital to a prosperous Joliet region.
Chamber leaders began meeting with the group after the first of the year and have been meeting since then to finalize the overall goals and impact of their vision. The JRFBA will be open to chamber members and non-members just like current sub-group structures. A board of directors will meet on a monthly basis to ensure the mission of the group is being carried out through various programs and events for their members.
As the mission states, the main areas of focus for the newly created group will collaboration amongst owners and managers, the sharing of best practices within the industry, advocacy, and assisting with ensuring economic growth.