IN Food Marketing & Design

The POWER of connections

Anita Nelson launched Food Connections in 2005 with a simple yet powerful idea: a forum for Twin Cities’ food professionals share information, build networks and create trusted strategic partnerships. The group is now 50+ members strong, and expands to nearly 300 professionals in the LinkedIn group. The benefit for our clients? We’re quickly able to flex our resources and expand our capabilities in areas such as:

Recipe development
R&D services
Nutritional analysis
Tradeshow production
Promotions/sweepstakes fulfillment
Database management
Rebate processing
Qualitative/quantitative research
Front end development
Mobile app development
Interested in becoming a member?

There’s no cost to participate–just a genuine desire to connect with other professionals serving the food industry. We meet four to six times per year for a breakfast meeting at IN’s office in Minneapolis. At each meeting, you’ll get the opportunity to share your business capabilities. We also hold roundtable discussions on relevant trends and topics, and build in plenty of time for networking.

Join our LinkedIn group to receive group updates and meeting notifications, or check back here regularly for information on upcoming events.

Attend our next meeting

Our next meeting is a special Happy Hour Event on Wednesday, November 15 from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. We’ve got the venue, the delicious appetizers and the fine wines covered, but we’re counting on you to bring scintillating conversation (and, if you can, a friend who’s in the marketing or food industry!) If you would like to join email us at

Additionally, we are participating in Open Arms’ Annual Turkey Drive. Contribute before or during our the happy hour to be entered to win a $100 gift card to Bar La Grassa! Every $50 donation gives a family living with a life-threatening illness the comfort and hope of a full Thanksgiving feast—sharing in the true spirit of the holiday.