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Upcoming Events
Fall Kick-off Meeting
Supplier's Night Info
Volunteer Info
Golf Tournament Info
Leadership Contact Information
Seeking Opportunities
Career Opportunities
September 17, 2014
Howdy everyone!
I hope to see y'all at the meeting this Thursday in Addison! There's still time to
RSVP to [email protected]
We're nearly a month away from the single biggest event hosted by LIFT. The
Annual LIFT Supplier's Night is rapidly approaching! See details regarding the night
itself, the golf tournament, and how to volunteer to help make the night a success.
Sean Simpson
Upcoming Events
9/18 Fall Kick-off Meeting
10/29 LIFT Golf Tournament
10/30 LIFT Supplier's Night
11/6 Alamo IFT Golf/Scholarship Awards
11/20 Tenative LIFT Monthly Meeting
12/11 LIFT Christmas Party
Networking Meeting - Fall Kick-off Meeting
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
5:30-8:00 PM Social/Networking/Dinner
The Social House - Addison
5100 Belt Line Rd. Ste 410
Dallas, TX 75254
(Across from Pluckers Addison)
Cost: $20 Members/Non-Members and Guests
LIFT Supplier's Night Information
We expect approximately 1,600 attendees and 340 exhibitors at this year's
Suppliers' Night. If you want to exhibit, we encourage you to complete the
registration form as soon as possible because we expect the exhibitor booth space
to sell out.
Attendee Registration - FREE
Exhibitor Registration
Broker Registration
Thursday, October 30, 2014
LOCATION/HOTEL Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco Hotel
RESERVATIONS: 7600 John Q. Hammons Drive
Frisco, Texas 75034
Conference 1st Floor
Frisco Grand Ballroom Hall A thru I
ph: 972-712-7200
fx: 972-712-7221
Click HERE for Online Hotel Reservations
The cutoff date is September 27, 2014 or until the block is sold out.
Technical Seminar:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm (lunch on your own)
Technical Seminar Schedule Coming Soon
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Free to the food industry; including buffet and beverages)
Booth Cost: $575.00 ea. (2 or more $525 ea.) **Booths Cannot be Split**
(Each Booth includes one table - additional tables are available for $15 each,
up to 2 extra tables)
Whole Table Cost: $500.00 ea. (2 or more $450 ea.)
Half Table Cost: $375 ea.(Only for Brokers)
Electricity by Request: $75.00 per booth, table or half table
**Cost includes submission of one non-color business card for the program - a
color version will cost an additional $50**
Greg Hanks
Hanks Brokerage
ph: 1-800-872-7811
cell : 214-803-8952
email: [email protected]
Donna Henry
NutraGenecs Technichef
ph: 903-378-2423
cell: 903-486-2244
email: [email protected]
Volunteer Information
The success of Supplier's Night is greatly dependent on volunteers. Volunteers will
help organize check in tables, check in guests, distribute information, etc. We need
volunteers to help things run smoothly.
Volunteers can sign up for 2 hour blocks throughout the event. If you're interested
please follow the link below or email Madalyn directly. Please share this link and
get the word out so we can make Supplier's Night great!
Volunteer Sign Up
Madalyn Thibodeaux
Ventura Foods
cell: 337-298-8988
email: [email protected]
LIFT Golf Tournament Information
October 29, 2014 - Wednesday
Coyote Ridge Golf Club
1640 Hebron Pkwy
Carrollton, Texas 75010
Ph# 972-395-0786
Registration & Driving Range open for all players beginning at 10:30 am.
11:30 am Registration Open
Boxed Lunches available
Shotgun Start at 1:00 pm
Dinner and Awards immediately following the tournament.
(Approximately 6:00 - 6:30 pm)
Dinner Menu: TBA
Golfer Fee: $150.00 (Includes: green fees, golf cart, range balls, boxed lunch,
sleeve of balls, 2 drink tickets, 1 raffle ticket, one free toss from off the green.)
Non Golfer Fee: $25.00 (includes meal and one raffle ticket)
Rental Clubs are available. Cost $40. They have a limited number of golf clubs,
so if needed, please make arrangements ahead of time, or they may not be
available. You can request Rental clubs when you register online or call the
golf course and make arrangements. If you call the golf course, make sure you
give them your name and they know you are with the LIFT tournament on
October 29, 2014. Payment for the rental clubs will be required when they are
picked up.
Hole-In-One Contest
Longest Drive - Men's & Women's
Closest to the Pin - Men's & Women's
Lisa Whitner
Wallis & Barcinski
2831 Eldorado Parkway Ste. 103-178
Frisco, TX 75033
[email protected]
Rental Clubs: If rental clubs are needed, please call
Barbara Trotter
Coyote Ridge
Coyote Ridge Golf Club
972-395-0786 x-100
Barbara will need to know one week prior to the tournament in order to obtain the
right amount of clubs.
Door Prizes: Door prizes are still needed. Anything that is donated will be greatly
appreciated. Door prize donations can be sent to Lisa Whitner (see contact info
below), brought the day of the event, or sent to the golf course labeled "For LIFT".
Leadership Contact Information
In an effort to keep our members involved and to increase the accessibility of LIFT
leadership here is the contact information for the LIFT committee. Please don't
hesitate to contact us for with any ideas, opinions, or requests.
Deanna Michna
[email protected]
Janet Adams
[email protected]
Hank Dres
[email protected]
Sean Simpson
[email protected]
Social Media Manager
John Dorsey
[email protected]
Seeking Opportunities
Food Technology professional with demonstrated success in Product Development,
Quality Assurance, Supplier Quality management, formulation, problem resolution in
food manufacturing and restaurant chains. HACCP certified. Seeking positions as
contractor, temporary, or permanent employment.
Contact: [email protected] 972-818-2919
Career Opportunities
JOB OPPORTUNITY - Fresherized Foods
Corporate QA Manager
Job Summary:
Manage, oversee Corporate Quality Systems and Plant Quality Assurance
Managers to ensure food safety and quality systems are in place and adhered
to in US, Mexico, and South American facilities. Provide leadership to
managers with emphasis on customer requirements, continuous
improvement, productivity, product safety and regulatory requirements.
Essential Functions:
Ensure the Quality Assurance Management Systems are established,
implemented, and maintain its effectiveness in accordance with overall
company business goals.
Experience and knowledgeable in HACCP, GMPs, Sanitation, Pest
Oversee Safe Quality Food (SQF) certifications for all facilities.
Manage complaints, complaint handling, tracking, and trending
Ensure external audits are scheduled, and plant/facility preparedness
with appropriate follow up
Conduct supplier audits when necessary for the supplier approval
Must be able to travel to facilities in Mexico, Peru and Chile
Requirements (Education, Experience):
BS in Food Service, Biology, Chemistry, or related field
Minimum of 5 years experience in quality assurance management in
food manufacturing
Formal HACCP training
Computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, etc.)
Bilingual (Spanish & English) strongly preferred
Excellent written and communication skills
Please forward your resume to [email protected]
Looking for a Quality Systems Coordinator located between Ft. Worth and
This position is responsible for maintaining a system to assure that all quality systems meet
government, customer and company specifications and achieve superior quality and food safety
Primary driver on local implementation of Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) (BRC)
- major customer requirement certification
Oversee Supplier Approval program.
Oversee Food Safety Training
Coordinate new product and production processes and implement approved programs to
ensure conformity of purchased material and final products to quality standards
Support HACCP Validation and documentation to meet USDA Guidelines
Education and Experience
B.S. degree a technical discipline directly related to the job (i.e. life science, food or meat
Computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, etc)
Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Please forward your resume to Michelle Tittor, Director of Technical Services,
[email protected]
A dry blend food manufacturer in Canton, TX looking for a retail food sales
representative. Responsibilities include developing, managing, and closing
opportunities, attending trade shows, both for private label and branded
Part-time to full-time position available. For more information please email
[email protected]
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