The SUNY New Paltz School of Business hosted its first annual Food Marketing Summit on March 30. The event featured a panel of food industry leaders, each of whom shared a singular perspective on the business of food with the many students and community members in attendance.
Executives from ShopRite Supermarkets, C&S Wholesale Grocers, JOH Food Brokers, Satin Fine Foods, Inc. and the online grocer Rosie discussed their approaches to overcoming the challenges posed in this dynamic industry, and counseled students on the professional and personal value of careers in food.
The SUNY New Paltz American Marketing Association won a Bronze award at the International Conference in New Orleans over spring break in late March. They placed as a top 25 chapter internationally for chapter operations for the 2015-16 academic year.
In late March, students from the Management Association were fortunate enough to visit the ABC studio in New York City. Sandra Thomas, a community affairs representative for ABC, guided the students around the studio and gave them information about the specific programs. Students were able to visit the different sets where the anchors read the news and also meet some of the anchors.
In late March, Professor James Minas is being acknowledged at the NEDSI Conference, as he is the Best Paper Award winner. The conference is international and national and, along with his coauthor at SUNY Buffalo Natalie Simpson, he could not be more excited to be regarded. The authors have been working on the paper since 2013 but the research is ongoing because of the interest Minas and Simpson have in this area of Operations Management.