Networking Night: Meet the Companies at Different Stages
Monday, Aug 13
5:30-7:30 @ NSF, 2400 Spruce Street, #100. Boulder
From the center of the natural products industry comes
Naturally Boulder’s Networking Night!
August 13, 5:30-7:30 PM
2400 Spruce Street, #100. Boulder
Naturally Boulder’s Networking Nights are THE place to meet, connect and collaborate with 150-200 of the most passionate, pioneering leaders and companies in the Colorado natural products community.
Networking Night +Meet the Companies at Different Stages!
Join us in August for networking, plus meet companies at various life stages! From hot and emerging startups to established and seasoned brands and everything in between, you’ll hear from their founders and executives to learn more about their story, their evolution and what they’ve learned along the way to help grow your brand. What else? Delicious, seasonal food from Alfalfa’s and beverages donated from Nytro Jack, HopTea, and Cooper Tea.
Learn from the Experts
Andy Judd – CMO, ONE Brands
Betty Artes – Founder, Casa Alvarez
Craig Lieberman – Founder & President, 34 Degrees
Sam Hunziker – CEO, WishGarden Herbs
Members: FREE Non-members: $10
Andy Judd is an experienced marketing leader focused on building exceptional teams and go-to-market models that build brands and businesses. He has led teams across brand marketing, insights, and creative services from large strategic CPG enterprises to emerging high-growth brands. He is currently the CMO of one of the fastest growing protein bars in the US, ONE Brands. Prior to joining ONE, he was VP Marketing for the Boulder Brands where he worked to reset brand leadership in gluten-free and plant-based food categories. He previously worked at WhiteWave Foods, leading the So Delicious Dairy Free brand and transforming the organic and non-dairy yogurt business into one of the fastest growing yogurt companies in the US. Andy has also held a number of brand management and general management positions across retail and away from home with companies including Dean Foods and Campbell Soup. During his seven‐year tenure at Campbell’s, Andy also led marketing of the Campbell’s kids foods portfolio, the development of Hispanic marketing, and the acquisition of Wolfgang Puck Soups and Sauces.
The best way to describe Betty Artes is “Betty of All Trades”. As a bilingual middle school teacher in Brooklyn, New York she learned how to handle almost any circumstance or situation! Moving to Boulder, Colorado in 1984 brought out the adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit she inherited from her parents, who in 1962 in the midst of the “Cuban Missile Crisis” and Bay of Pigs, picked up and moved the family from Buenos Aires, Argentina to New York City. In Boulder, Betty raised two sons while she was a Realtor, with then Moore and Company, now Wright Kingdom Realtors. If that was not challenging enough during the late eighties and early nineties, she collaborated with now longtime business partner Ernesto Alvarez and opened Casa Alvarez Restaurant in 1994. After winning accolades from the public and critics and named “A Boulder Institution” Casa Alvarez closed in 2014 to reappear in 2016 in pouches of Award Winning Pork and Vegan Green Chile on Freezer Shelves of local grocery stores. As Co-Founder and Chile Ambassador for Casa Alvarez Foods she along with her now grown two sons, David and Evan, and of course Ernesto Alvarez have grown the company from the deli section at Boulder’s Lucky’s Market to over 60 stores in the Front Range including Whole Foods, Safeway, and Natural Grocers. Betty splits her time between Boulder, Colorado and Taos New Mexico where she co-founded Casa Taos Retreat and Training Center, a safe place for social and environmental activists to recharge, grow, learn and just Be. She is also a consultant with the Boulder SBDC and gives workshops on the ins and outs of starting and owning a restaurant. In her spare time food, the agriculture, origins, traditions, preparation presentation is her passion. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam grew up in Boulder and has been a life long entrepreneur. In 2009 Sam took the position of CEO at WishGarden Herbs and has been dispensing “Kick Ass” ever since.