Last Update 9/6/22
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Holiday Inn
12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ServSafe Certification Class – Class Size is Limited
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CPR Certification Class – Class Size is Limited
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Meet n Greet
Thursday, February 9, 2023
Holiday Inn
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Friends First Welcome & Trade Show Rookies
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Creating a Winning Marketing & PR Strategy
Feature Speaker, Christine Morse. Avid Marketing Alliance
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Building an Effective Employee Training Program
10:45a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Excel For Cost Analysis
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Luncheon & Table Topic Discussions
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. TBD
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. TBD
2:40 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. Buying by Volume – Selling by Weight
2:40 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. Adding Food to Your Menu
3:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Ever Changing Frozen Desserts – Vegan, Dole Whip, Coconut Milk
3:50 p.m. – 5:00p.m. Decorating Ice Cream Cakes – Hands On Workshop – Class size is limited
Education Sessions
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8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Welcome Reception & Silent/live Auction
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Friday, February 10, 2023  
Holiday Inn  
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast with Friends
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9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The Key to Thriving in Today’s Climate of Rapid Change & Uncertainly
Feature Speaker, Deb Timmerman, Deb Timmerman & Associates
Kellogg Arena  
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Trade Show
Must be 14 years or older to attend
Show Floor Breakout Sessions
11:30 p.m. – 11:50 p.m. Demonstration – Creating Easy Gourmet Hamburgers
12:30 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. Applying Toppings Correctly
1:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. Demonstration – Dressing Up Hot Dogs
2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Scooping 101
Holiday Inn
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Founder’s Banquet Dinner & 2023 Ward J Anderson Scholarship Awards
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6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Live Entertainment – Chuck King, Comedy, Magician, Hypnotic
Known as the “King of Clean Comedy” an interactive show that is outrageously funny and audience friendly.  Chuck is a regular in Las Vegas & has appeared with Jay Leno & Tim Allen. It’s no wonder that Corporate events such as; General Motors, Coca Cola, PPG Glass, Ford Motor Company, Sysco Foods & more have had Chuck perform at their events.
8:00 p.m. Live Auction of “The Andy” Trophy

All proceeds from The Andy Trophy to support the Ward J Anderson Scholarship Program.

The highest bidder each year receives their name, their company, and year inscribed on a brass plate on the trophy.

8:30 p.m. Dinner Door Prize
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Saturday, February 11, 2023
Holiday Inn
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast
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8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Annual Membership Meeting & Election of Board of Directors
9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Teaching Teens Customer Relations & Respect
Kellogg Arena
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration
11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Trade Show
Must be 14 years old or older to attend
11:30 p.m. – 11:50 p.m. Workshop – Hot Sandwiches – Sloppy Joes, Pulled Pork, BBQ
12:30 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. Demonstration – Gourmet Shakes
1:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. Demonstration – Making Waffle Cones & Bowls
2:30p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Demonstration – Having Fun with Slushes
Schedule Subject to Change