Independent Operators Symposium 2022 Photos

Guests learn and serve at Symposium

After a year spent navigating ever-changing circumstances effecting our industry’s business, employees, and customers, the 2022 Independent Operators Symposium arrived at just the right time. Grocers returned from this year’s event refreshed and refocused for the year of business ahead.

In addition to networking and collaborating with one another, independent operators attended educational sessions led by speakers Rich Bracken on “Transformative Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence” and Mike Maddock on “Balancing Imagination and Execution” to get their creative juices flowing.

Finally, guests visited Kuhamana Farms, a 31-acre sustainable farming operation and food hub, to explore the connection between food, community, and culture. After touring the grounds and enjoying a three-course meal from the farm’s harvest, guests contributed their time and labor to assemble food boxes that will directly benefit the farm’s community support programs.

Thank you to our independent operators for a memorable Symposium! Check out photos from the event in the gallery below.