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Sustainability: How one of the largest wine companies in the U.S. measures impact

As we join the world in celebrating earth day, it seemed fitting to look at a company in our own backyard who has been leading innovation in the wine industry for decades and fosters a culture of land stewardship now paired with a measurable commitment to sustainability across it’s portfolio. Jackson Family Wines is one of the largest U.S. wine companies and includes the iconic Kendall-Jackson label. Started in 1982 by the late Jess Jackson, the family-owned company, now run by wife Barbara Banke, produces upward of 6 million cases for 50 brands from vineyards and wineries across California, Oregon,…

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Spark Innovation – Why your network should be more diverse

Often when we hear the word “networking,” our gut reaction is to roll our eyes or perhaps even cringe. Networking has become associated with an aggressive, take-what-you-can-get mentality that prioritizes selfish gains over real connections.   It doesn’t have to be so. Seek opportunities that are different. Fight the urge to let your calendar fill up with big domain-specific conferences, events and networking pre-parties where you end up seeing the same faces because you’re on the same circuit. Get out of your industry swim lane. There’s tremendous strategic value in seeking insights from people outside your industry. They will look…

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Read About the Harvest Summit Experience

Did you join us last week for the inaugural Harvest Summit?  If you were one of the 300 lucky attendees thank you for being a part of a special first time event.  I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.  Couldn’t make it?  Make sure you are on our mailing list, we have announced our dates for next year, October 20, 2017.  Be a part of Harvest Summit 2017! Attendee and speaker Sandy Carter shares her top 12 observations from the event, Shawn Nason shares his top 10 takeaways including what he learned from Harvest Summit Keynote speaker…

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