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March Dinner Meeting and Student Recognition Event

On March 27, GLS IFT members met in Lansing to toast student scholarship recipients. Additionally, the group was honored to have IFT President Janet Collins as a guest speaker. For those who were unable to attend, President Collins’ presentation is … Continue reading

Decadent Chocolate Tasting and Italian Feast

Morley Chocolates Hosts November Meeting in Clinton Township On November 7, Mike Koch and his Team welcomed the GLS IFT members to the Morley Chocolate Factory headquarters in Clinton Township, MI. Accompanied by the pleasant chocolate scent that inundated the … Continue reading

Day of Service

Day of Service Students and professionals came together throughout Michigan to support the Day of Service events sponsored by Great Lakes IFT.  Pictured are volunteers at Feeding America Grand Rapids who packaged food  donated by Spartan stores on Sept. 26th. … Continue reading

Open Innovation and Creativity at GRid 70!

Meijer Hosts September Meeting in Grand Rapids Students and professionals experienced creativity personified in downtown Grand Rapids at the GRid 70 complex. It is here that Meijer Foods opened its doors and shared its unique space and philosophy of innovation with … Continue reading

Suppliers Day 2013

Thanks to the hard working committee chairs Sue Riippa and Erin Groeb and all the volunteers who made the 2013 Suppliers Day a great event for suppliers and attendees. This year we had 131 vendors exhibiting and a steady stream … Continue reading

2013 Spring Meeting and Student Awards Night

The 2013 Spring Meeting at Student Awards Night was held at Copper Restaurant at Walnut Hills Country Club in East Lansing, MI on March 26th. We had an amazing turnout of 56 people for the dinner, which was the most … Continue reading

Basketball Watch Party 2013!

A fun afternoon of basketball and spirit was enjoyed on January 27th at the Hall of Fame Café in East Lansing, where students and professionals met for the 3rd annual GLS-IFT Basketball Watch Party. Although the Spartans came up a … Continue reading

2012 IFT Annual Meeting + Food Expo in Las Vegas

We were able to send several GLS Exec Board members to the Strategic Leadership Forum. Here is past Secretary Rachel Klataske and past Chair Andrea Kirk posing with Elvis!

2012 Suppliers Night

The expo was a success with 131 Supplier Booths and over 140 attendees. Special thanks to Mintel for a Trends Presentation before the Expo, and to Firekeepers Casino who brought us some true Vegas spirit! Suppliers Day Chair Sue Riippa … Continue reading

March ’11-New Professionals Basketball Watch Party Success!

We all had a great time at the first New Professionals gathering at Hall of Fame Cafe, East Lansing MI.