Industry Conference Attendee Registration

March 15, 2017
8:00 AM - 3:45 PM

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Eagle Eye Golf Club
15500 Chandler Rd
Bath, MI 48808
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2017 Industry Conference

On-Site Registrations Only

8:00 – 9:00 am                      

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 am                      

Welcome and Overview
Presenter(s): Xavier Jaramillo, Spectrum Human Services and Scott Little, SNAM

9:15 – 10:15 am                    

Recruit, Retain and Motivate Your Staff
Presenter(s): Xaviar Jaramillo, Spectrum Human Services; Mary Kurkowski, Port Huron Schools; Michael Miller, SMART Systems; Jacki VanEerden, Van Eerden Foodservice
Finding and retaining staff to work in a school food service operation has become harder and harder in recent years. This is true in many industries, but the unique aspect of a food service operation can sometimes make it especially challenging. Learn from a panel of industry and school leaders - along with tapping into the larger group - ideas and experiences that have worked to find, retain, and motivate staff.

10:15 – 10:45 am                  

Break and Exhibits

10:45 – 11:15 am                  

Procurement Reviews
Presenter(s): Diane Golzynski, MDE
Procurement reviews are now required for nonprofit school food service accounts. What purchases are being made outside of the consortia? Are you prepared to demonstrate how supplies, services, and food are procured outside of the consortia? Learn the best way to demonstrate proper procurement was conducted to prepare for a procurement review.

11:15 – 11:45 am                  

Legislation and SNA Update
Presenter(s): Lori Adkins, Oakland Schools and Kristen Hennessey, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools and Livonia Public Schools
Hear the latest on what’s happening at SNA, along with the status of Child Nutrition Reauthorization and other legislative issues.

11:45 am – 12:30 pm            


12:30 – 1:15 pm                    

Networking and Exhibits

1:15 – 2:15 pm                      

Rockin' Social Media and Customer Service in School Nutrition
Presenter(s): Dayle Hayes, School Meals That Rock
Dayle Hayes, an award-winning child and school nutrition expert, will bring her powerful messages on utilizing social media and providing superior customer service. More importantly, she will share successful strategies making these work for your organization - whether you work in the school or industry side!

2:15 – 2:45 pm                      

Break and Exhibits

2:45 – 3:30 pm                      

Rockin' Social Media and Customer Service in School Nutrition cont'd

3:30 – 3:45 pm                       

Wrap Up and Prizes 

Keynote Speaker: Dayle Hayes, MS, RD

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Continuing Education Units (CEU)

All attendees will earn 5 CEUs. Key Area details will be provided in conference program.

Overnight Accommodations

Courtyard by Marriott Lansing
2710 Lake Lansing Road
Lansing, MI 48912
Group Rate: $105.00
Reservations must be made by February 21, 2017 to guarantee the group rate.
Call 888.284.1894 and mention School Nutrition Association of Michigan.
Online reservations can be made at visit and use the code SNASNAD for Two Queens or SNASNAK for a King. 


$150.00 Attendee Registration
$140.00 Earlybird rate before February 10


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