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Mile High Labs Purchases Sandoz Inc. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility
Company makes largest infrastructure purchase in
CBD market history

Boulder-based Mile High Labs acquired Sandoz Inc. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility for $18.8 million. The 400,000-square-foot Broomfield campus will be used to make private label products including tinctures, capsules, tablets, topicals and gummies.
 
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Danone Waters of America Reincorporates as PBC; Achieves B Corp Certification
Company’s fully owned subsidiaries now all part of a certified B Corp

Broomfield-based Danone North America obtained B Corp Certification and reincorporated as a Public Benefit Corporation to accelerate the company’s commitment to social and environmental welfare.
All of Danone’s U.S. subsidiaries are now B Corp certified, accelerating the company’s goal to become one of the first multinational food companies to be fully B Corp Certified.
 
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Madhava Rebrands and Enters Olive Oil Category

Industry-leader in natural sweeteners emphasizes product purity
Boulder-based Madhava, a long-standing industry leader in the natural sweeteners category, rebranded from Madhava Natural Sweeteners to Madhava and entered the olive oil category. A new brand logo and packaging design will be featured on products across all categories to reflect the company’s renewed focus to achieve the highest standard of purity for its products, all of which are certified by the Clean Label Project.
 
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Lily’s Sweets Launches Peanut Butter Cups 

Company expands portfolio of no-added-sugar sweets
Boulder-based Lily’s Sweets announced the release of stevia-sweetened peanut butter cups in both dark chocolate and milk chocolate flavors. The non-GMO, Fair Trade and gluten-free certified cups debuted at Sweets & Snacks Week in Chicago and are now available online and in stores.
 
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Wilde Debuts New Chicken Chips Flavors

The “un-potato chip” company expands snack offerings
Boulder-based Wilde announced three new flavors of Chicken Chips: Nashville Hot, Chicken + Waffles, and Himalayan Pink Salt. The paleo, gluten-free and grain free meat-based protein chips deliver 15 grams of protein per bag. The Nashville Hot flavor is available nationwide exclusively at Whole Foods, while the other flavors are available at Whole Foods, Sprouts, ThriveMarket.com, Amazon and WildeBrands.com.
 
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34 Degrees Unveils New Look for Savory Crisp Line
New packaging debuts at summer Fancy Food Show

Denver-based 34 Degrees announced its launch of new Savory Crisps packaging. The design features modern fonts, brighter colors and a streamlined logo and image of a topped crisp. Six flavor varieties will be available later in 2019.
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Boulder’s Chef Ann Receives ‘Food Hero’ Title
Local food sustainability and nutrition advocate honored

Boulder-based Chef Ann Foundation was featured in EatingWell magazine when founder Chef Ann was announced a 2019 American Food Hero. Chef Ann, who is also Director of Food Services for Boulder Valley School District, was honored for her commitment to improving nutrition in school cafeterias.
 
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Networking Night:
Certifications - What to Prioritize & How to Proceed
July 8, 5:30-7:30 PM
@ The Jackfruit Company & Eco-Products
(4755 Walnut Street, Boulder)

The certification process and inherent work required can be an intimidating task for any entrepreneur. Which certifications should your business consider? How should they be prioritized? How is an audit executed? Can I afford it?  Our expert panel will demystify the certification process.

Learn from the Experts:

Samantha Carter –
Director of Quality Assurance and Food Safety, Bobo’s
Philip Calabrese – Quality Director, Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha
Steve Taormina – Business Unit Manager, NSF International
Eco-Products - Representative
The Jackfruit Company - Representative
Brandon Hernandez - Senior Partner, Whole Brain Consulting (Moderator and Naturally Boulder Board member)


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Education Event:
Financial Systems for Success
July 18, 6:00-8:00 PM
@ New Hope Network
(5541 Central Ave, Boulder)

Creating a sturdy financial system to grow upon seems like a primary step when developing your business, yet key elements are often overlooked. Putting the right financial systems and reporting structure in place early – and evolving them when necessary – will pay off greatly in the long term.  Learn from the experts to instill this financial discipline into your business to create immediate and future value.

Learn from the Experts:

Matthew Mueller –
CPA, Senior Manager, Moss Adams
Heidi Huntington – CFO, AVL Growth Partners
Lucas Barrowman – Vice President, Propeller Industries
John Bek – Segment Leader, NetSuite


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Morning Mingle:
Optimizing E-Commerce

July 31, 7:45-8:45 AM
@ Alfalfa's Market Cafe
(1651 Broadway, Boulder)

Launching your brand or making the investment into e-commerce can be overwhelming and consuming! Where do you start? Amazon? Amazon Fresh? DTC? Thrive?  What are best practices for media investment to drive e-comm sales? How do I think about Walmart stores and Walmart.com? What about pick-up platforms like Instacart or Shipt?  It is definitely a chaotic landscape to navigate, so join us for a morning coffee while we learn how to prepare your company for today’s omni-channel world.

Learn from the Experts:

Nancy McLaughlin – Sr. Mgr. Amazon & Marketplace Channels, Tinuiti
Lucy Rand – VP Marketing, Birch Benders
Andy Judd - CMO, ONE Brands (Moderator and Naturally Boulder
Board member)
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Naturally Boulder members receive 25% off their first full year of Boulder Chamber membership 

Naturally Boulder and the Boulder Chamber have partnered to offer members more reasons to love being a part of the Boulder business community. In addition to benefits already enjoyed by NB members, the Boulder Chamber offers an exclusive opportunity to: cross-industry networking, economic vitality, and business advocacy.  Contact a Boulder Chamber Member Relations Specialist today.  membership@boulderchamber.com or 303.938.2079.
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Flatirons Food Film Festival Fundraiser

Fundraising party July 9, 6:00-9:30 PM
Get your tickets for Hot! Hot! Hot!, the Flatirons Food Film Festival's sizzling fundraiser on Tues., July 9th, 6-9:30pm at the Avalon Ballroom in Boulder. Enjoy bites from 10 top restaurants like Mercantile, Flagstaff House, and Basta; tiki cocktails; live music and dancing; film screenings; and a live auction. $75.
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Boulder Environmental/Nature/Outdoors Film Festival

July 10-13, 1-10 PM Daily, Dairy Arts Center, Boulder
Boulder Environmental/Nature/Outdoors Film Festival celebrates the natural world.  The films come from around the world to deliver local and global perspectives. The festival features guests from film, media, politics and art.
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NSF Sustainability Bootcamp 

6-week webinar series starts July 11
NSF will provide a 6-week online training program for food, supplement, and beverage industry professionals to prepare them to lead company and community sustainability programs. Naturally Boulder members receive a discount with the code NB15. Email NSF International at sustainability@nsf.org for more information. 
 
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SummerPalooza Rooftop Party
Colorado Food Works Summer event July 12, 6:00-9:00 pm

Meet the Colorado Food Works community on the rooftop of Polsinelli, 1401 Lawrence Street, Denver, for a 90s-themed evening of networking and fun. Tickets are $10 for members and $20 for non-members.
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eComBootCamps - Food Brands on Amazon

Space is limited
To launch and grow your food brand on Amazon, consider the eComBootcamps Food Brand event in Boulder on July 12. The event will cover Branding, Listing Optimization, Distribution Enforcement and more. Registration available now for one of their Super Early Bird tickets.
 
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Metro Caring Summer Volunteer Days

Support Denver's frontline anti-hunger organization
Metro Caring and Naturally Boulder are joining forces for another summer season of volunteer days to support Metro Caring’s mission to end hunger at its root. Sign up for one of fifteen opportunities to be a cart attendant, re-stocker, garden specialist, sorter, and more at Metro Caring’s Fresh-Foods Market!
 
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3rd Annual Slow Food International Food Festival

July 20-21: Celebrate craft food and beverages
The third annual Slow Food Nations is coming to Denver. The festival will include a weekend of events, workshops, parties, and the Taste Marketplace, where makers of excellent slow food and beverages sample and sell their products.
 
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