Vans Atwood, Men's - Low-Top Sneakers, Blue (Canvas - Men's Navy/White), 8 UK (42 EU) 1fe9ed

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.

Fly London Women''s PAIL763FLY Boots, Brown (Camel), 4 UK 37 EU,Janet Sport Boots - Women Janet Sport Boots online on Australia - 11461953PQStudio Malori Roma Boots - Women Studio Malori Roma Boots online on Australia - 44662261EQ,Cuoieria Court - Women Cuoieria Courts online on United Kingdom - 11483359WW,Bugatti Men's 311249011400 Derbys, (Dark Blue 4100), 10 UKRockport Men''s Thurston Gore Slip on Trainers, (New Dress Blue), 11 UK 46 EU,Kickers Women's OXFOX Loafers, Black (Noir 8), 7 UK 7 UKAigle Unisex Adults' Parcours 2 Wellington Boots, Green (kaki), 5.5 UKRieker Women''s L6540 Hi-Top Sneakers, Blue (Schwarz/Ozean/Terra/Kastanie/06), 4 UK 4 UK,Moma Boots - Women Moma Boots online on Canada - 11508208WV,Tipe E Tacchi Court - Women Tipe E Tacchi Courts online on United Kingdom - 11336701SM,Man's/Woman's:Sanuk Pair O Dice:Easy-To-Clean Surface,Clarks Men''s Varby Top Classic Boots, Brown (Tan Leather), 10.5 UKMarco Tozzi Women\x{2019}s 26282 Snow Boots, Grey (Dk.Grey Comb 225), 8 UK,Geox Women's D Blenda C Loafers, Schwarz (BLACKC9999), 4 UK 4 UK,Puma Unisex Adults' Roma Natural Warmth Trainers, Green (Olive Night-Whisper White 02), 9.5 UK 9.5 UK,Frye Boots - Women Frye Boots online on United Kingdom - 11224307LO,Santoni Boots - Women Santoni Boots online on Australia - 11291072CPC.Waldorf Court - Women C.Waldorf Courts online on United Kingdom - 11463423NI,S.Oliver Women''s 26412 Slouch Boots, Green (Khaki), 6.5 UK 6.5 UK,Ted Baker Camroon 4 Men Ankle Boots, Black (Black), 6 UK (40 EU),Irregular Choice Women''s Miaow Boots, (Black/Red Floral), 3.5 UK 36 EU,Chatham Josie Women's Derby - Multicolor (Crl/White/Navy), 6 UK, 39 EU,Merrell Men's Terramorph Low Rise Hiking Boots, Black (Slate Black), 12.5 UK 48 EU,Lorenzo Masiero Boots - Women Lorenzo Masiero Boots online on Australia - 11473357LKL' Autre Chose Court - Women L' Autre Chose Courts online on United Kingdom - 11140689GM,Roger Vivier Court - Women Roger Vivier Courts online on United Kingdom - 11501737UF,Tamaris 26443, Women's Combat Boots, Beige (Cream), 7.5 UK (41 EU),Hudson Horrigan Calf, Women's Ankle Boots, Grey (Smoke), 7 UK (40 EU),Camel active Men''s Cruise 13 Mocassins, Brown (Mocca 02), 45 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