Emily’s Foods and a Pitch-Perfect Program for Chicago Minority Entrepreneurs

2020-06-09T13:32:24-05:00June 9th, 2020|CPG Entrepreneurs, News Briefs|

Emily Edwards won a pitch slam prize for her plant-based Paradise Icing. She credits a Good Food Accelerator program for minority entrepreneurs for helping build her skills and confidence

Video: Entrepreneurs, Learn to Grow from Those Who Know

2020-06-08T08:00:43-05:00June 8th, 2020|CPG Entrepreneurs, News Briefs|

The founders/CEO of three of these stellar performers, joined by the innovation lead for one of the world's biggest CPG food producers, shared their wisdom on June 4 in Naturally Chicago's latest Navigating the New Normal webinar, Stoking Momentum at High-Growth Brands.

Old Pals Abound in Latest Five Local Brands To Try This Week

2020-06-05T16:41:20-05:00June 7th, 2020|CPG Entrepreneurs, News Briefs|

We love all our local Good Food and Natural Product brands. This week's Five Local Chicago Brands to Try This Week — a joint feature by SPINS and Naturally Chicago — happens to feature some brands that are already among our best buds.

Five Local Brands in Sync with the Hot Season

2020-05-26T17:17:13-05:00May 27th, 2020|News Briefs|

The season — namely the onset of warm summer weather — is the reason for the latest installment of "5 Brands Worth Taking Your Mask Off For This Week," presented by Naturally Chicago and SPINS. These five products from locally based companies are right in line with the [...]

“Take the Time” is a Luxury for Working Parents with Young Ones

2020-05-25T19:36:19-05:00May 26th, 2020|CPG Entrepreneurs, News Briefs|

by Shibani Baluja, guest contributor Shibani Baluja is co-founder and CEO of lil’gourmets, and a graduate of the Good Food Accelerator run by FamilyFarmed, also Naturally Chicago's parent non-profit. lil'gourmets creates fresh, delicious, globally-inspired veggie meals that lil'ones (and even adults!) love. Their mission is to cultivate curiosity [...]

Small Brands, Big Hearts: Snack Box Fundraising Helps Hospital Heroes

2020-04-23T13:12:24-05:00April 23rd, 2020|CPG Entrepreneurs, News Briefs|

Led by Accelerator grad Tea Squares, 10 small, local brands are selling variety snack boxes with all profits going to aid hospital workers during the COVID crisis.

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