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The NJFPA Stradley Ronon Food Forum

This series will focus on stories about the people changing the face of the food processing in the Garden State through innovation, hard work and lending a caring hand. The NJFPA will endeavor to tell the stories that might now get attention in other mainstream channels.

If this series inspires and provides actionable ideas, it will achieve its aims.

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Jul 20, 2021

Welcome to the eighth episode of the NJFPA Stradley Ronon Food Forum Podcast. In this episode, Bill Mandia, Partner at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP, speaks with Jared Cannon, Founder and CEO of Simply Good Jars. Bill and Jared talk about COVID causing a 98% sales loss and how they bounced back, hiring and the...


Jun 15, 2021

Welcome to the seventh episode of the NJFPA Stradley Ronon Food Forum. In this episode, Todd Von Deak, Assistant Executive Director of NJFPA, speaks with Jon Cofsky, co-founder and creative director at Whitepenny. Todd and Jon talk about how your brand is more than your logo and the importance of personalization...


Jun 1, 2021

Welcome to the sixth episode of the NJFPA Stradley Ronon Food Forum. In this episode, Bill Mandia, Partner at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP, speaks with Kelsey Stockton Commercialization Planner at Lassonde Pappas and Company. Bill and Kelsey talk about younger perspectives on food and packaging trends and how to...


May 18, 2021

Welcome to the fifth episode of the NJFPA Stradley Ronon Food Forum. In this episode, Bill Mandia, Partner at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP, speaks with Matt Topley, the Founder & President of Lansing Street Advisors. Bill and Matt talk about wild financial markets, advice for new entrepreneurs and why financial...