ASB Hosts Weekly Networking Events

As conferences, events, and company travel are suspended throughout the baking industry due to COVID-19 concerns, American Society of Baking (ASB) launched ASB Coffee Break, a weekly virtual event to bring ASB members together for networking and discussion during the COVID-19 crisis.

The inaugural Coffee Break was hosted by Jorge Zarate, global operations senior vice president, Grupo Bimbo, Mexico City, and 2020-21 ASB chairman.

“We’re doing this because it’s hard to network right now,” said Kent Van Amburg, executive director, ASB. “Networking and being able to build and create business relationships is part of ASB’s value proposition, and the Coffee Breaks are an easy way to accomplish that.”

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Kent Van Amburg
ASB Executive Director

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Every week. Coffee Breaks, which take place via GoToMeeting on Thursdays from 9:30-10 a.m. CST, are limited to 10 participants. During the 30-minute session, the chat function is enabled for side conversations as well. Afterward, ASB encourages people to engage in follow-up conversations. As shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders are gradually lifted across the country, many baking and snack businesses — on the supplier and food manufacturing sides — are challenged with creating a new normal at home, in the office and on the plant floor. ASB Coffee Breaks are designed to become part of that new normal.

Check your newsletter. Registration for ASB Coffee Breaks opens Mondays at 10:15am.

Coffee Breaks are free for active members and open to non-members for a nominal fee of $10.  Reserve your spot today!

Every month. Networking is fun at ASB with monthly Cocktail Hour and Trivia Night. Join in on the fun – ASB’s next Cocktail Hour and Trivia night will be held Wednesday, October 14 at 4:30 p.m. CST.  Plus! Don’t miss ASB’s one-on-one and group network events.

Cocktail Hours are free for active members and open to non-members for a nominal fee of $10.

Come back soon for details on our November Cocktail Hour / Trivia Night! We’ve got big plans in store…

SOCIAL MEDIA CHECKLIST

We’ve compiled the following social media guide so that you can help spread the word.

1. Tag American Society of Baking

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#VirtualNetworking
#NetworkingIsFun
#ASBCoffeeBreak

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FOR TWITTER

Baking leaders! Join ASB for a virtual coffee break every Thursday. ASBE.org/networking #NetworkingIsFun @AmSocBaking

FOR FACEBOOK

Baking leaders! Join ASB for a virtual coffee break every Thursday. Get details to register at ASBE.org/networking #NetworkingIsFun