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Four of Chicago’s top food industry players will take center stage at the ASPIRE Dealmakers Conference on June 19th to take a deep dive into how the region’s F&B companies continue to attract capital, grow at lightning speed, and feast on the competition.

Conference attendees will hear from:

  • Diane Pearse, CEO of Hickory Farms, a leading multichannel retailer of food gifts and specialty foods.
  • Luke Saunders, founder of Farmer’s Fridge, a fast-growing network of smart fridges stocked with chef-curated meals and snacks.
  • Steve Zaruba, CFO of ACH Food Cos., whose brands include Mazola Corn Oil, Fleischmann’s Yeast and Karo Corn Syrup.
  • Mark Thomann, managing director of Spiral Sun Ventures, which helps early-stage companies and their management teams scale their businesses.

Don't miss out on this and other panels on raising capital, buying and selling, and managing liquidity events. Readers of Smart Business Dealmakers can use the code DEAL200 to get $200 off registration for the event at the Palmer House Hilton.