The business of BEMA is virtual this year and we cordially invite our members, baker friends and industry partners to attend. Not a BEMA member, no problem! Be our guest at these virtual sessions to learn what BEMA has to offer you and your company.
10:00AM CST: GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
The business of BEMA will be conducted Tuesday morning, June 23rd during our virtual General Membership meeting, followed by three concurrent Committee meetings. ‘
During the General Membership meeting reports will be provided regarding the work of the Board of Directors, Finance Committee, and IBIE. New and old business will be discussed, and the 2020-2021 slate of officers will be up for vote. Committee meetings will begin immediately following adjournment of the General Membership meeting.
10:30AM CST: COMMITTEE MEETINGS
11:00AM CST: INDUSTRY INSIGHT WEBINAR
Are Bakeries Thriving…or Surviving?
Food manufacturing as an essential function, and as a secure career pathway, has rocketed into the spotlight over the last few months.
As many grain-based categories have seen significant spikes in demand, and employee safety has transformed into an even more important aspect of everyone’s job description, plant operations are evolving.
Which changes are short term? Which changes are becoming the new normal?
Tune in to hear from bakery operations leaders and learn how they are thriving and surviving these challenging times.
3:00PM CST: THE WOMEN’S BAKERY TELETHON
The Women’s Bakery is a social enterprise that empowers women and builds nutrition-centric bakeries in East Africa. Founded in 2014, the heart of TWB’s mission is to create access to social and economic opportunities for women and nutritious, affordable bread to the East African communities.
“As The Women’s Bakery grows and our bakeries move closer toward profitability, I am most proud of the steps we take to further empower the lives of our women bakers,” said TWB founder and CEO Markey Culver, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer.
“TWB’s Whole Women Programming is a key ingredient to our mission of empowering women and providing nutritious bread to the people of Rwanda. Thanks to the support of our champions, such as BEMA, TWB is poised to really grow.”
TWB Fundraising Needs
Awareness of the ongoing mission of TWB through the “Turikumwe” (We Are Together) campaign is in direct support of BEMA’s ongoing mission to connect; educate and provide resources for its members and the industries they serve.
Help BEMA share the positive impact of TWB and its champions by sharing photos and videos of pledges on social media using #TWB and #Turikumwe.