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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28, 2009

CONTACT: Annette Dunlap, agribusiness developer
NCDA&CS Marketing Division
(919) 733-7887, ext. 311

NCDA&CS offering food marketing workshop Nov. 17

RALEIGH — Small food businesses can learn marketing and sales tactics at a workshop sponsored by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

“The Secrets of Marketing and Sales Success: A Training and Networking Opportunity for Food Entrepreneurs” will take place Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Martin Building on the State Fairgrounds.

The workshop will cover a variety of topics, including market research, marketing to food service and retail establishments, and effective branding of food products. In addition, a panel of successful food entrepreneurs will talk about how they built their businesses.

The workshop costs $30, which covers materials and lunch. The deadline to register is Nov. 10, and space is limited. For a registration form, visit www.ncagr.gov/markets/agbizmarketing.htm, or call Annette Dunlap in the NCDA&CS Marketing Division at (919) 733-7887.

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Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 733-4216; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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