Stay Connected with LIFT http://www.longhorn-ift.org/ Contact Us LIFT Supplier's Night Reminder In This Issue 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. Sincerely, 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 When: 5:30-8:00 PM Social/Networking/Dinner Where: 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 DATE: 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. SCHEDULE: Technical Seminar: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (lunch on your own) Technical Seminar Schedule Coming Soon Exhibits: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Free to the food industry; including buffet and beverages) EXHIBITOR COSTS: 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** CO-CHAIRS: 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 VOLUNTEERS: Madalyn Thibodeaux Ventura Foods cell: 337-298-8988 email: [email protected] LIFT Golf Tournament Information DATE: LOCATION: SCHEDULE: ENTRY FEE: 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. EVENTS: CONTACT: 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. Chair Deanna Michna [email protected] Chair-Elect Janet Adams [email protected] Treasurer Hank Dres [email protected] Secretary 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 Control. 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 program 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] ___________________________________________________________________ JOB OPPORTUNITY - DOUBLE B FOODS Looking for a Quality Systems Coordinator located between Ft. Worth and Waco 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 levels. 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 science) 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] ___________________________________________________________________ JOB OPPORTUNITY CANTON, TX 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 products. Part-time to full-time position available. 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