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Top 5 Takeaways from WFF Leadership Development Conference 2017

Four days. Seven educational workshops. Thousands of participants: forward thinking professionals, nationally recognized speakers and emerging leaders. One message: ignite leadership with speed and purpose.

Welcome, John Connolly: Chief Financial Officer

We’re strengthening our bench and I’m pleased to announce that John Connolly has joined Blacksmith Applications in the role of Chief Financial Officer. John brings over 25 years of strong financial and operations experience to our leadership team.

Speed & Purpose: Attending WFF

I’m thrilled to announce that Blacksmith Applications will be sending five women to participate in the WFF Annual Leadership Development Conference. Our team will join 3,000+ Foodservice professionals as we connect, engage and learn with the industry’s best and brightest.

A Few Things You Shouldn’t Gamble on at COEX

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Unless you really need to up your trade management game. Then you probably don’t want to keep it a secret.

Paul Wietecha to Speak at Pentallect GPO Summit

We’re thrilled to announce that our President & CEO, Paul Wietecha, will be a keynote speaker at the first ever Pentallect Strategic Summit, The Fight for the Foodservice “Sweet Spot”: GPO Traction with Independents. The summit will be held on April 26, 2017 at the Gleacher Center in Chicago.

Registration Opens for Smoke Jumpers XV

Join us May 17 – 19, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois for the event we’ve all been waiting for. Smoke Jumpers XV. Our FIFTEENTH Smoke Jumpers conference. We’re celebrating by opening the event to all CPG Trade Management Pioneers.