Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 4424 News & Views Magazine EDITION 2, 2016 BEYOND THE ORDINARY™ Risk Management and Insurance Solutions for California Food Processors • Employee Wellness Programs • Workers’ Compensation Cost Control • Property & Casualty Insurance Programs • Executive Risk Services (D&O, EPLI, E&O) • Risk Control Consulting and Claims Advocacy • Employee Benefits and Health Care Reform Consulting • Education, Training and Compliance Communication © Edgewood Partners Insurance Center | CA License 0B29370 EPICBROKERS.COM BRIAN QUINN San Ramon 925.244.7702 MARIANNE SCHLEICHER San Francisco 415.356.3956 TOM McCREADY Sacramento 916.576.1606 BETH BARR Gold River 925.822.9128 A Proud Affiliate Member of CLFP maximize your funding assistance and achieve greater market impact. We have different activities that will fit specific product profiles. Perhaps a company is in the Organic/Natural/Healthy sector - then we have activities specifically designed for those products. Neutraceuiticals, produce, seafood, value-added, dried fruits and nuts… we have activities that match most categories. DO YOU OFFER ANY SERVICES OR PROGRAMS THAT WOULD BE OF SPECIFIC INTEREST TO CALIFORNIA FOOD PROCESSORS? Our activities are highly attended by California companies and there is not only one in particular that would be of specific interest. The unique nature of California’s products and growing regions, coupled with the immense entrepre- neurial spirit are a good fit for the many different type of activities WUSATA organizes. WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE ABOUT WUSATA? We want to let companies know that we are their tax-payer dollars at work! This is a program funded by the USDA’s Market Access Program but it does not feel governmental… by design. It is a program that is built with the understanding that a small company’s staffing levels may be limited to one or two person operations. It’s simple by design. Approximately 85% of the companies in the WUSATA program have less than 10 employees. We would love to work with associations and member organizations as well to help them bring these programs to their membership. WUSATA partners with many industry groups including chambers of commerce, farmers market associations, world trade centers and many other member- based organizations. We share a common ambition. We would like them to contact WUSATA so they can learn how we can assist them in providing another great tool for their members. There are many success stories to share, including companies we have identified at local farmers markets who were happy selling to their communities, who are now selling in many countries around the world. Exporting is doable, if you just take the opportunity to learn how and ask for guidance. Janet Kenefsky can be contacted at Exporting is doable, if you just take the opportunity to learn how and ask for guidance.