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Arizona’s Open Spaces Offer Safer Spaces for the 2021 NIOP Convention

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Sweeping vistas framed by spectacular mountain ranges. More than 325 days of sunshine each year. Outdoor sightseeing galore, spacious indoor and outdoor venues for hosting safe, social distanced meetings and events. There’s no better place to spread out — than the 2021 NIOP Convention to be held in Tucson, Arizona.  (Picture above NIOP’s 2021 host hotel:  the JW Marriott Starr Pass, Tucson, AZ.) Thanks to near perfect weather, being outdoors is the norm. In fact, the majority of Arizona’s hotels…

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Dr. Shelley Balanko to Address How the Pandemic has impacted Consumer Behavior and Trends

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  Shelley Balanko, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of The Hartman Group to Address NIOP Members and Attendees in March (2021)     Dr. Balanko has an informed understanding of social and cultural influences impacting the marketplace of today and tomorrow. Shelley regularly engages a diverse audience spanning the foodservice, consumer packaged goods and retail segments as she shares leading-edge consumer insights and implications from the field. As a member of The Hartman Group leadership team and head of business development, her…

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One of the many safety measures that will be taken at the 2021 Convention

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The NIOP will be employing many health and safety measures at the 2021 Convention. Each day of the convention, attendees will have their temperature taken prior to entering the meeting/meal space.  A “I’m cool” sticker will be applied to the required convention nametag to indicate that the attendee’s temperature is within the safe and healthy range as indicated by the CDC. This will be one of the many ways in which the NIOP will do what it can to keep…

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It’s OOOoo-I-T Week!

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A sold out class of attendees will participate in NIOP’s 2020 OIT (Oilseed Industry Training) this week.  Thank you in advance to the companies who are supporting the OIT by allowing their team members to partipate either as presenters or as attendees. AMCOM ADM Ag Processing, Inc. Agri Trading Agrimin Control International Pte, Ltd. Bridgewell Agribusiness, LLC Bunge Cargill, Inc. Clasen Quality Chocolate CMC Foods, Inc. Foresta Foods Inc. Fuji Vegetable Oil, Inc. StoneX Group PYCO Industries, Inc. Refinitiv Renewable…

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ALISSA NOVOTNY JOINS VEOS

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Valley Commodities, LLC dba VEOS, a leading food oil brokerage and consulting firm, announced today that Alissa Novotny will be joining the team at VEOS. With this exciting addition, VEOS and Logue and Company have merged, under the VEOS name.   Novotny brings her extensive experience and deep ties in the brokerage and vegetable oil industry. She has been in her role at Logue and Company since 2007, where she has established herself and Logue as highly respected in vegetable...
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