Minnesota State University, Mankato’s College of Business will host a “fireside chat” with Julie Curtis, owner and president of Curtis Food Recruiters, Wednesday, March 23 from 3:30-5 p.m. in Ostrander Auditorium, located in Centennial Student Union.

The annual event, part of the Richard Schmitz Food Entrepreneurship Series, is free and open to the public to attend in person or virtually on Zoom. Registration is required. For in-person and Zoom registration links, click here.

According to a College of Business preview of the event, Curtis is “a savvy food and beverage industry professional with over 20 years of executive recruitment experience. Learn strategies that she has implemented in her woman-owned business to recruit top talent in the food industry and discover ways to make yourself marketable to future employers.”

For more information, please contact Jen Cucurullo, director of marketing and communications in the College of Business, by phone at 507-389-5424 or by email at [email protected].

The Richard R. and Mary L. Schmitz Endowment for Opportunities in Food Entrepreneurship, which was founded in 1999, creates scholarships and supports the annual Richard Schmitz Food Entrepreneurship Series. This includes executives within a broad range of food processing, retailing and wholesaling industries.

This lecture provides an opportunity for Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Business to engage the growing sector of agri-business with students, alumni and friends in a format that educates the community about growing needs in the agriculture world.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,546 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.