Over the past 100 years BEMA has been committed to connecting and educating the baking workforce.  On December 15th AIB (American Institute of Baking International) held a graduation ceremony for the 191st graduating class. Kerwin Brown, President & CEO, BEMA attended the ceremony, presented the commencement...

The New Year brings us one year closer to IBIE2019.  We've sent out reminders for months and now, it is finally time to complete the application and contract for your 2019 Booth. Many of you may have received an email with similar instructions. If you...

The new year is nearly upon us, nearly two weeks away.  It's always fun to look back on the year and reflect on some of our highlights.  Thank you to our wonderful members, allied associations, vendors who joined us in 2017 and made the year a...

The 2018 Membership Drive is going on now!  Make sure to purchase or renew your membership before February 1st to ensure your company maintains full member benefits, which includes IBIE status, networking opportunities, education benefits and more.  The date has recently changed as the IBIE...

We are so excited to kick off the registration for BEMA’s 2018 Summit! Not only will this year's meeting celebrate our centennial but it is also is full of great educational sessions and networking events for attendees. Here's a brief overview of what to expect at...

Seven new members joined BIF, the Baking Industry Forum, expanding the team to 18 members. The group is comprised of bakers and suppliers and they work together to explore common issues within the baking industry.  New members joining in 2018 include bakers:  John Mulloy (151 Foods),...

If you have attended one of our annual meetings lately, you may have noticed a few new faces.  Kelly Allen, Manager, Membership and Special events sat down with one of the newer BEMA members, Amie Boydt  to learn a little about the company she works for...

Congratulations to the 2017 scholarship recipients: Doran Scales Inc AMF Bakery Systems Topos Mondial Hansaloy Corporation The BEMA scholarship program provides funds for individuals attending a variety of educational programs. Funds are still available for 2017! Interested members may complete the online application, here. Hurry submissions must be received by December...

Kerwin Brown, President & CEO of BEMA traveled to Washington DC, November 28-November 30 to attend the ABA/ATBI meeting. The agenda included several discussions around identifying the most costly and disruptive issues within the baking business. Brown noted, "The networking at this meeting was priceless, as it...

BEMA is pleased to announce the promotion of Emily Bowers as BEMA’s new Senior Director, Education & Operations.  Emily has worked for BEMA for nearly two years and has grown considerably in her scope and contribution to the organization. In her previous role, Director of Education...