Rieker Men''s (Pazifik B3831 Desert Boots, Blue (Pazifik Men''s / 14), 9.5 UK c1224b

By Stephen Daniells

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Food, Chicago

Many people know Chicago has a vibrant restaurant culture and is home to some of America’s biggest food companies, but they may not know about the start-up culturing blossoming in the shadow of the city’s skyscrapers, with success stories like RXBar and SkinnyPop just two of the notable success stories.

The City of Big Shoulders​ has 4,500 food and beverage companies, from ranging in size from the enormous like Kraft-Heinz, Mondelez, ConAgra, Mars-Wrigley Confectionery, and McDonald’s to some very innovative start-ups and everything in between.

The Chicagoland Food and Business Network​ (CFBN) launched in April 2017 to bring the industry players together, to provide a forum for collaboration and support, and to bridge the divide between big and small. Other cities in the US are also doing a fine job of nurturing entrepreneurial food and beverage companies, but few, if any, can compare with Chicago, says Alan Reed, CFBN’s executive director.

“Because of the scale and scope of the food industry here, what I’ve heard from entrepreneurs elsewhere, if you want a food and beverage attorney in Austin there are a couple. We have 20 and they’re all experienced with different points of view,” ​said Reed. “It’s similar for PR firms and design agencies and accountants and consultants. With this great scale and scope comes this great depth of experience and talent.

Rieker 10822-01, Men's Derby, Black (Black), 8 UK (42 EU),Fratelli Karida Court - Women Fratelli Karida Courts online on United Kingdom - 11517998XV,Twin-Set Simona Barbieri Court - Women Twin-Set Simona Barbieri Courts online on United Kingdom - 11142834JS,Rodo Flip Flops - Women Rodo Flip Flops online on United Kingdom - 11351845KE,Man's/Woman's:Jack Rogers Lindsey : Practical and EconomicPuma Unisex Adults' Suede Classic + Low-Top Sneakers, Beige (Natural Vachetta White 08), 4 UK,New Balance Men''s 490V5 Fitness Shoes, (Black/Phantom), 9 UK 43 EUFabulicious Belle-301, Women's Casual Sandals, Transparent (Clr/Clr), 5 UK (38 EU),Skechers (SKEES) SYNERGY - TREND SETTER, Women's Sports Shoes, Black(BBK), 2.5 UK (35.5 EU)Manas Lea Foscati Court - Women Manas Lea Foscati Courts online on United Kingdom - 11537628HSToni Pons Espadrilles - Women Toni Pons Espadrilles online on Australia - 11375392DLPanella Flip Flops - Women Panella Flip Flops online on United Kingdom - 11474284IV,Aigle Women's Miss Juliette Wellington Boots, Blue (Marine/Rouge), 6.5 UK,Dune Women's Kandis Ankle Strap Sandals, (Gold-Reptile), 5 UK 38 EUTamaris Women''s 22446 Closed-Toe Pumps, Black, 6 UK 6 UK,TBS Violay, Women's Low-Top Sneakers, Red (Sienne), 7 UK (41 EU),FIND Women's Stack Derby Shoes Black (Black) 8 UK (41 EU),Paul Andrew Court - Women Paul Andrew Courts online on United Kingdom - 11552734RP,Castañer Espadrilles - Women Castañer Espadrilles online on Canada - 11534849JH,Fitflop Flip Flops - Women Fitflop Flip Flops online on Australia - 11574727TN,Reebok Women''s Crossfit Speed TR 2.0 Fitness Shoes, Orange (Peach Twist/Sour Melon/White/Black/Silver), 5.5 UK 38.5 EU,Berghaus Women Explorer Active Gtx Tech High Rise Hiking Boots - Multicolor (Black/Spray Y41), 5.5 UK,Fly London STIF Biker Boots Women's Grey, 8 UK (41 EU),Josef Seibel Women''s Rosalie 29 Closed-Toe Sandals, Green (Olive), 5 UK 38 EU,Skechers Men's Go Run 5 Multisport Outdoor Shoes, (Blue/Green), 12 UK 47 EURas Court - Women Ras Courts online on United Kingdom - 11578916VR,Gaimo Espadrilles - Women Gaimo Espadrilles online on Canada - 11380729AW,Man's/Woman's:Merrell Downtown Moc : Good texturePuma Men's Speed 100 R Ignite Running Shoes, Pink (Bright Plasma-True Blue White 04), 9 UKGabor Shoes Women''s Fashion Wedge Heels Sandals, Black (Schwarz 17), 6 UK,

Copyright - Unless otherwise stated all contents of this web site are © 2018 - William Reed Business Media Ltd - All Rights Reserved - Full details for the use of materials on this site can be found in the Terms & Conditions

Related news