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President and CEO of Anderson Erickson Dairy to Speak at October Forum

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The Pella Professional and Business Women’s Forum (PPBWF) welcomes Miriam Erickson-Brown, President and CEO of Anderson Erickson Dairy to speak about her professional and business experiences.

AE Dairy is one of the few remaining independent dairies in the nation. Though small when compared to large cooperatives, the company is ranked by Dairy Foods magazine as one of the top 100 dairies in America based on sales volume. One of the secrets to AE’s success is an ongoing commitment to product quality and freshness. 

“AE Dairy was founded by my grandfather, Iver Erickson, in 1930. He always believed there is no such thing as a perfect food. And through the years under my father, Jim Erickson's leadership, our company became progressive in every area, due to his truly entrepreneurial spirit. As a result, we are constantly tasting and evaluating our products and creating new products and flavor combinations. In fact, we conduct "Taste Tests" every Thursday where family members and managers sample new recipes and products made over the last week to check quality and consistency.”

The forum will be held on Thursday, October 13th, at the Pella Golf and Country Club, 600 Elm Street in Pella from noon to 1:00 p.m.  The forum includes a predetermined lunch, followed by the speaker. 

Featured business of the month will be Central College.  Come and learn about this member and the professional and business women who represent it!

PPBWF is a networking and professional development organization that meets the second Thursday of each month.   Membership is open to career-oriented and business women in the community who are interested in enhancing different aspects of our work world.  Visitors are welcome and cost to attend is $12 to attend the event.  If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Diane Massick at diane@ewingdevelopment.com by noon, Monday, October 10th, 2011.  For membership information, contact Leah Hillman at 641-621-1701 or 641-780-1746.

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