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Morning Buzz

06/09/2017
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Hilton Garden Inn
1307 East Market Street, Akron

The Morning Buzz, sponsored by SummaCare and Roetzel, is a monthly speaker breakfast series which aims to connect small and medium size businesses by facilitating the exchange of ideas and strategies for business growth and success.  
Join us to hear Evan Delahanty, Founder and CEO, Peaceful Fruits.  Peaceful Fruits is a social good snack company that makes fair trade, natural fruit snacks that are healthy, delicious, and helping to save the Amazon Rainforest. 

When Evan Delahanty joined Peace Corps in 2011, he knew he was in for a life-changing journey, but he had no idea where it would take him.  After two years as a Community Economic Development Specialist in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest - enjoying the incredible hospitality and welcome of the local tribe he worked with - Evan came home to Akron, OH but was not ready to give up his connection to the rainforest and the people. With a background in business management, from both his career prior to Peace Corps and his degree from Cornell University, Evan launched Peacful Fruits. 
 
Peaceful Fruits is built on the philosophy of economic empowerment he learned in Peace Corps - and the idea that food brings people together. The snacks are made from wild-harvested açaí that helps to create eco-friendly economic opportunity for the people in the region, offering them a better way to make a living while protecting their traditional way of life and the environment.
 
Peaceful Fruits are produced in Akron, as part of a full wage employment program for people with disabilities in the community - in partnership with two local non-profits Hattie Larlham and The Blick Center.

The company is proud to have recently been recognized with membership in the Autism Hope Alliance, a non-profit that supports people with autism and recognizes food businesses that are allies of the community. The Peaceful Fruits team includes folks on the autism spectrum and also folks dealing with related disabilities.  Peacful Fruits is committed to making great snacks that create economic empowerment from the Amazon to Akron.

Peaceful Fruits has been featured on Shark Tank, BuzzFeed, and was named one of the top social enterprise startups in Ohio.  Now coming out of pilot, the company is working to scale towards regional and national distribution.




Morning Buzz Schedule
7:30 a.m. - Business Connections/Registration/Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - Welcome/Presentation
     
Platinum Sponsor: 

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Gold Sponsor: 

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* At this time, we are only taking credit card payments online.  If you are a Greater Akron Chamber member and would like to register by check or VIP Pass, please call 330-376-5550.

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Morning Buzz