• Events

Upcoming events

    • 15 Oct 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 56 Brewing (3055 NE Columbia Ave Suite 102, Minneapolis, MN 55418)
    Register


    Midwest Pantry's Entrepreneurs Happy Hour are free, informal professional events that encourage bold thinking and practical solutions to solve business problems. This approach enables companies to grow faster and unifies Minnesota's vibrant local food community.

    The Entrepreneurs Happy Hours are held monthly on the third Monday each month in 2018. These events are completely unstructured with no topic or agenda so that food entrepreneurs can simply get together to socialize and use the time together as desired.

    We encourage attendees to come with samples of products if you'd like to get feedback from your peers, questions about business problems you are facing, and resources to share with others.


    • 13 Nov 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Food Foundry (3147 California St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418)
    Register


    Midwest Pantry's Morning Meetups are the caffeine-fueled meetings for the early-risers in our membership ranks. Morning Meetups are free, informal professional events that encourage bold thinking and practical solutions to solve business problems. This approach enables companies to grow faster and unifies Minnesota's vibrant local food community.

    Morning Meetups are held monthly on the second Tuesday each month in 2018. These events are completely unstructured with no topic or agenda so that food entrepreneurs can simply get together to socialize and use the time together as desired.

    We encourage attendees to come with samples of products if you'd like to get feedback from your peers, questions about business problems you are facing, and resources to share with others.


    • 19 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 56 Brewing (3055 NE Columbia Ave Suite 102, Minneapolis, MN 55418)
    Register


    Midwest Pantry's Entrepreneurs Happy Hour are free, informal professional events that encourage bold thinking and practical solutions to solve business problems. This approach enables companies to grow faster and unifies Minnesota's vibrant local food community.

    The Entrepreneurs Happy Hours are held monthly on the third Monday each month in 2018. These events are completely unstructured with no topic or agenda so that food entrepreneurs can simply get together to socialize and use the time together as desired.

    We encourage attendees to come with samples of products if you'd like to get feedback from your peers, questions about business problems you are facing, and resources to share with others.


    • 24 Nov 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • St. Anthony Community Center, 3301 Silver Lake Road NE, St. Anthony Village, MN 55418
    Register


    Midwest Pantry's 6th Annual public retail event will feature 40+ local small businesses, and 750-1000 of our loyal customers in a larger layout!

    The Shop Small Holiday Market will take place on Small Business Saturday, November 24th, 2018. Setup is 9:00am-11:00am. The Holiday Market will be open to the public from is 11am - 3pm.

    There is a walk-through of the event space held on Thursday, November 14th from 6pm-6:45pm. This is optional for returning producers.

    Free parking is available for vendors and customers in the large surface lots surrounding the Community Center.
    Loading in/out is available through a the front doors.

    APPLICATION PART ONE - To request space in the 2018 Shop Small Holiday Market:

    1. Complete the Online registration Form, and agree to the Zero Waste Guidelines
    2. Submit the space fee:

    Midwest Pantry member pricing: $150 per 6' table

    Non-member pricing: $225 per 6' table

    *If tables remain available after September 17th, a late fee of $50 will be added to registrations. Registration closes September 30th.

    **If you are not selected to participate in the event, Midwest Pantry will inform you directly and your space fee will be reimbursed in full.**

    APPLICATION PART TWO - We will request the following paperwork and products to be submitted by October 1, 2018:
    1. Hennepin County Itinerant Application
    2. Certificate of Insurance (COI) with Midwest Pantry named as additional insured for the period of the event
    3. Completed and signed ST-19 form
    4. 4 products (minimum) - these products will be used to advertise the Holiday Market and the range of products that will be available at the Holiday Market. These products will not be returned. You may select to provide all products of the same flavor, one of each of your flavors, or any combination in between. If you have perishable products, please contact Chad at chad@midwestpantry.com before sending or dropping off the product. This is a requirement for every producer attending the event.
    5. Promote the event to your fans, friends and family.
    • 4 Dec 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Food Foundry (3147 California St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418)
    Register


    Midwest Pantry's Morning Meetups are the caffeine-fueled meetings for the early-risers in our membership ranks. Morning Meetups are free, informal professional events that encourage bold thinking and practical solutions to solve business problems. This approach enables companies to grow faster and unifies Minnesota's vibrant local food community.

    Morning Meetups are held monthly on the second Tuesday each month in 2018. These events are completely unstructured with no topic or agenda so that food entrepreneurs can simply get together to socialize and use the time together as desired.

    We encourage attendees to come with samples of products if you'd like to get feedback from your peers, questions about business problems you are facing, and resources to share with others.


    • 10 Dec 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 56 Brewing (3055 NE Columbia Ave Suite 102, Minneapolis, MN 55418)
    Register


    Midwest Pantry's Entrepreneurs Happy Hour are free, informal professional events that encourage bold thinking and practical solutions to solve business problems. This approach enables companies to grow faster and unifies Minnesota's vibrant local food community.

    The Entrepreneurs Happy Hours are held monthly on the third Monday each month in 2018. These events are completely unstructured with no topic or agenda so that food entrepreneurs can simply get together to socialize and use the time together as desired.

    We encourage attendees to come with samples of products if you'd like to get feedback from your peers, questions about business problems you are facing, and resources to share with others.


Past events

17 Sep 2018 September Entrepreneurs Happy Hour
11 Sep 2018 September Morning Meetup
6 Sep 2018 2018 Growing Your Business Series :: Part 5 : 2018 TAX LAW CHANGES AND YOUR BUSINESS : Navigating Tax Reform, Tariff Impacts, and Key Financial Decisions for Growth
23 Aug 2018 2018 Growing Your Business Series :: Part 4 : HOW TO WORK WITH A FOOD SCIENTIST : Discussion Panel and Live 1:1 Working Session with a Panel of Food Scientists
20 Aug 2018 August Entrepreneurs Happy Hour
14 Aug 2018 August Morning Meetup
25 Jul 2018 2018 Growing Your Business Series :: Part 3: Unlocking Ecommerce Success - Details for Safely Selling & Marketing Your Product Online
16 Jul 2018 July Entrepreneurs Happy Hour
10 Jul 2018 July Morning Meetup
9 Jul 2018 2018 Growing Your Business Series :: Part 2: The Power of Co-Retailing - Unlocking Innovative Ways to Get Product to Market
21 Jun 2018 2018 Growing Your Business Series :: Part 1: IP Watchouts - A Step-by-Step Guide to Protect Your Growing Company
18 Jun 2018 June Entrepreneurs Happy Hour
12 Jun 2018 June Morning Meetup
14 May 2018 May Entrepreneurs Happy Hour
8 May 2018 May Morning Meetup
16 Apr 2018 April Entrepreneurs Happy Hour
10 Apr 2018 April Morning Meetup
26 Mar 2018 March Entrepreneurs Happy Hour
13 Mar 2018 March Morning Meetup
19 Feb 2018 February Entrepreneurs Happy Hour
13 Feb 2018 February Morning Meetup
15 Jan 2018 January Entrepreneurs Happy Hour
9 Jan 2018 January Morning Meetup
12 Dec 2017 Dec '17 Morning Meetup
7 Dec 2017 Dec'17 Entrepreneurs Happy Hour
25 Nov 2017 2017 Shop Small Holiday Market
11 Oct 2017 October 2017 Entreprenuers Happy Hour
13 Sep 2017 September 2017 Midwest Pantry Meetup
9 Aug 2017 August 2017 Entreprenuers Happy Hour
12 Jul 2017 July 2017 Entrepreneurs Happy Hour
14 Jun 2017 Growing Your Business Series :: When, Why and How to hire a Co-Packer : A panel discussion
10 May 2017 May 2017 Midwest Pantry Meetup
3 May 2017 Virtual Trade Show (Alpha Pilot)

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