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2017 Scholarship Winners Announced!

Thank you to our GLSIFT members for the outstanding turnout on March 29th, 2017 in support of our student members and their fine accomplishments. We had 54 people in attendance at the Kellogg Conference Center on the MSU campus for … Continue reading

Call for Volunteers!

Please join in volunteering to help out at the Science Olympiad at Michigan State University on April 30, 2016. Morning or afternoon slots are available. Check out the link in our “Events” section for more information!

February New Professionals Event – The Great Escape Room, Grand Rapids

The day was Thursday, February 25th. The setting: a cold dark night in an ominous edifice full of twists and turns that all but created a labyrinth – the first of many trials our protagonists would face. The agency, decorated … Continue reading

Student Recognition Night 2015

On Tuesday, March 27th, 2015, the Great Lakes Section of IFT held its monthly meeting/annual student recognition dinner in Lansing, MI at the Old Towne Marquee Event Center.  Thirty four of our members gathered to recognize the accomplishments of 6 … Continue reading

Great Lakes IFT Supplier’s Day

The Great Lakes IFT Supplier/s Day was held on April 30, 2014. This year’s theme was “Beach Party” and this group sure did make some waves! Over 140 suppliers manned booths to provide food industry professionals with insights into the … Continue reading

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