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Niagara University Food Marketing Center of Excellence Presents 2022 Innovation Summit: Built to Thrive

The event will begin with lunch and a welcome from Dr. Mark Frascatore, dean of the Holzschuh College of Business Administration.

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. — Speakers across the retail food and service sectors will share their insights on re-imagining a pathway to growth and innovation at the 2022 Niagara University Food Marketing Center of Excellence Summit, Wed., Sept. 21, 2022, beginning at 11:45 a.m. The event will begin with lunch and a welcome from Dr. Mark Frascatore, dean of the Holzschuh College of Business Administration. It will be held at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, N.Y.

Bill Chiodo, president at Affinity Group Retail and chair of the Food Marketing Center’s advisory board, will provide opening remarks.

Speakers include:

  • Richard Ferranti, CEO of Rich Products Corp.
  • Kevyn Adams, general manager of the Buffalo Sabres
  • Rebecca Brady, owner of Top Seedz
  • Samantha Biljan, senior research analyst at Datassential

Jeff Metzger, president of Best-Met Publishing Co., will moderate an executive panel discussion with the following panelists:

  • Josh Halpern, CEO of Big Chicken
  • Kurt Schertle, COO of Weis
  • John Persons, president of Tops Markets
  • Mike Seidel, vice president of procurement at Performance Foodservice