2018 Economic Forecast – Prepared for Citywide Banks

Citywide Banks hosted its 2018 Economic Forecast forum in Denver for more than 400 senior executives from companies across the Front Range. The 19th annual event featured presentations by Nancy Tengler of Heartland Financial USA, Inc. and Rick Pederson of Bow River Capital Partners. The event included commentary on global, national and local economic trends and opportunities that lie ahead for Colorado businesses. Read the recap.

Food Industry Execs Launch Farm&Oven Snacks, Inc.

Two food industry veterans announce the launch of Farm&Oven Snacks, Inc., a Boulder, Colorado-based snack brand. The company was founded by Kay Allison and Mike Senackerib whose innovations for big food companies have generated billions of dollars in revenue.

Farm&Oven Bakery Bites deliver 40 percent of the recommended daily vegetable intake, up to 35 grams of fiber per serving and contain one billion probiotics per serving. The Bakery Bites include three bite-sized pieces per serving and are available in four flavors, including Beet Dark Chocolate, Carrot Cinnamon, Pumpkin Maple Pecan and Zucchini Lemon Poppy Seed.

The product is aimed at several important consumer/food trends — increase in snacking, vegetable consumption and gut health, while being inspired by Allison’s personal story of raising an autistic daughter and picky eater. farmandoven.com

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New Food Client Launching Farm&Oven Snack Brand

Thrilled to be helping with the PR launch for Farm&Oven Snacks, Inc.  Here’s a bit about this new brand and its founders — two savvy food industry veterans.

Kay Allison and Mike Senackerib, whose innovations for big food companies have generated billions of dollars in revenue, are the co-founders of Farm&Oven Snacks, Inc.

Their delicious Bakery Bites deliver 40% of daily vegetables + one billion probiotics per pack, inspired by Kay’s daughter who’s way beyond a picky eater. The perfect healthy snack!

Amazing flavors including Beet Dark Chocolate, Carrot Cinnamon, Pumpkin Maple Pecan and Zucchini Lemon Poppyseed. Pre-order at farmandoven.com/shop/

And, stay tuned for the official press launch in Sept…