november, 2019

07nov12:00 pmSorry! This event is over.Food Resource Business Exchange (FReBE)FReBE has it all for your growing business

Event Details

Hope & Main’s Food Resource Business Exchange (FReBE) is designed to bring Hope & Main members and industry professionals supporting food-related businesses together under one roof. Current members, graduates, and non-affiliated food entrepreneurs are invite to attend!   This annual event will feature:

  • Exhibition featuring industry professionals supporting food-related businesses including:
    • Legal
    • Packaging
    • Accountants
    • Labeling
    • Distribution
    • Branding
  • Hands-on educational opportunities lead throughout the day
  • Drawing to win $250 worth of Hope & Main kitchen hours (Current members only)
  • 30 minute professional photography sessions (Current members only – must pre-register)
  • Grazing table of tasty treats provided by Hope and Main member companies

This year’s FReBE is generously sponsored, allowing Hope & Main to provide discounted attendance and educational opportunities.

Thank you to 2019 FReBE’s Sponsors:

Cox Business


2019 FReBE Vendor Line Up:

Andler Packaging Packaging specializing in bottles and jars
Bookkeeping Towne Bookkeeping services helping small business owners gain financial control, become more profitable and grow their business
Center for Women & Enterprise Provides education, training, and technical assistance, and microloan opportunities for women entrepreneurs as well as runs the Veterans Outreach Center of New England
Chewsi Dental insurance alternative
Connect Greater Newport Regional economic development initiative supporting the growth of Greater Newport’s new and existing businesses
Business services
Eastland Food Corporation
Produce wholesaler
Edgemarks Marketing and promotional materials
ePac High quality flexible packaging
Farm Fresh RI Local food hub including Market Mobile distribution
Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce
Business advocacy organization
GS, Inc Pressure sensitive label printing & design
Hope & Main Incubation and copacking services
Jobin Designs Creative services including logo, packaging, collateral, web, and social
Katsiroubas Bros
Wholesale fruit and produce and distribution services
Legal Food Hub Legal services for farmers, food entrepreneurs, and related organizations
Marcum LLP Accountants and advisors offering tax, audit, and advisory services
Marianne Lee Photography Education and lifestyle photography
Navigant Credit Union Local credit union offering personal and commercial banking solutions
Polaris MEP
One-on-one consulting, public workshops, and in-house training focusing on competitive business improvement
RI Department of Health
Local government agency providing licensing support
RI Small Business Development Center
Business services and support in cooperation with the SBA, the State of RI, and the greater business community
Social Enterprise Greenhouse
Serving social entrepreneurs in RI who are exploring, launching, and growing businesses to achieve social and environmental impact as well as economic growth
Specialty Food Association
Trade association creating, connecting, and supporting the experience of specialty food including the Fancy Food Show



(Thursday) 12:00 pm


Hope & Main

691 Main St, Warren, Rhode Island 02885

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