The Ernest C. Trefz School of Business Executive Speaker Series
Stephanie Blackwell, Founder and President of Aurora Products, presents “How to grow a small business in the world of big enterprise.”
5:30 – 6:00 pm Refreshments
6:00 – 7:00 pm Presentation
7:00 – 7:30 pm Q&A, Networking
This free event is open to all UB students, faculty, staff, and the public. Seating is limited so please RSVP to Eileen Zoppi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-576-4384.
About Stephanie Blackwell
After raising a family of four children, Stephanie Blackwell decided in 1998 to follow the All-American dream of owning her own business. She saw a need for All Natural and Organic offerings of assorted nuts, dried fruits, granolas and trail mixes in gourmet and supermarket stores, and headed out to seek customers.
After hiring only 4 employees, and borrowing some money from her personal credit cards, Stephanie packaged her new product line within a small warehouse space in downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut. The first few years were a struggle mixed with passion and hard work. Family members and employees became friends and worked hand in hand.
Now, celebrating twenty years, Stephanie has built Aurora Natural into one of the leading All Natural and Organic food brands in America. What once started as a business that packaged dried fruits and nuts using postal scales and tables draped with plastic covers, Aurora Products has grown to over 225 employees. A new 140,000 square foot facility has been built by Aurora in Orange, CT that is filled with state of the art roasting and packaging equipment.
The company strives to maintain high standards in food quality safety for all products and is one of the leaders in obtaining Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification. Aurora is a family owned company with Stephanie at the helm joined by her son, Gregory, currently heading up the Safety Department.
All members of the UB community are invited to attend the Farewell Tribute to President and Mrs. Neil A. Salonen.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
2:00pm Program in Mertens Theater
3:00pm Reception in the Schelfhaudt Gallery
Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center
84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
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Students will have the opportunity to meet with their financial aid counselor regarding their financial aid packages.
Join us for UB Alumni & Family Day at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, May 30. We hope to fill the stands with Purple Knights as the Yankees take on the Houston Astros! Tickets start at $48, and the first 250 UB fans who purchase tickets through this offer will receive a special Yankees & UB logo hat.
Stop by the UB table behind section 129 before the game to check in with us and meet up with your friends!
Tickets can be purchased directly through the NY Yankees website. Don’t forget to share your group link to invite your friends and be seated together!