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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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Oct 12, 2021

Welcome to the first episode of Season 2 of the NJFPA Stradley Ronon Food Forum Podcast. In this episode, Bill Mandia, Partner at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, speaks with Mary Ellen Peppard, Vice President of government relations for the New Jersey Food Council. They talk about wading into the details of regulations,...


Aug 20, 2021

Welcome to the tenth and final episode of Season 1 of the NJFPA Stradley Ronon Food Forum Podcast. In this episode, Todd Von Deak, Assistant Executive Director of NJFPA, speaks with Haskell Noah, Founder & President of Yo’s FroYo Bites. They talk about social media, family business and breaking into the...


Aug 3, 2021

Welcome to the ninth episode of the NJFPA Stradley Ronon Food Forum Podcast. In this episode, Bill Mandia, Partner at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP, and Bill Cornelius, Senior Commercial Banker at M&T Bank speak with Jason Dabrow, President and COO of Chelten House Products.  They talk organic and other...


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...