Support Services Mini Expo

12:00 - 5:30

Exhibit Hall

The Support Services Mini Expo is a resource area for the food businesses attending the FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace tradeshow. 



Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI)

AURI helps develop new uses for agricultural products through science and technology, partnering with businesses and entrepreneurs to bring ideas to reality. We provide applied research services and product development assistance to create new ag-based products, process refinements and to help move them to market. With unique facilities and professional staff, AURI is a one-of-a-kind resource that provides assistance to Minnesota businesses looking to create more value for the state’s agricultural products.


Bellmont Partners

Bellmont Partners is a strategic communications/marketing agency with a deep-rooted understanding of agriculture and extensive professional experience in the food industry. From product launches to messaging development, media relations, social media and more, this team delivers big ideas, creativity and senior-level thinking – plus proven ability to drive business impact.


Collapsible Cooler Co., LLC

At Collapsible Cooler, our goal is to be the preferred partner for your temperature sensitive distribution materials – stock/custom coolers, coolants, thermal bags, more. Our unique, affordable shipping solutions save space, time, and money with better durability and insulating quality. Stop by our booth to compare and receive your free sample!


Compeer Financial

Compeer Financial is a member-owned, Farm Credit cooperative serving and supporting agriculture and rural communities. We provide loans, leases, risk management and other financial services throughout 144 counties in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin.


ePac Flexible Packaging

ePac Flexible Packaging supports small to medium sized business by being a local supplier of high quality, digitally printed flexible pouches and rollstock. Our turnaround time is 10-15 business days, we offer low minimums, and there are no plate fees, set up costs, etc. Our St. Paul, MN location is at the Midway Business Center off of Energy Park Drive. We are happy to help!


Fifth Season Cooperative

Fifth Season is a multi-stakeholder cooperative building a more sustainable regional food system by producing, processing and providing healthy, local foods throughout our region. Fifth Season supports sustainable growing methods that produce nutritious, high-quality food while also taking into account ecological stewardship & quality of life for growers. Rooted in Fifth Season's mission & values is the notion that we are mutually responsible to the planet, our community and one another’s needs and through our work we are supporting the values of environmental, social and economic fairness for all.


Forward Food Solutions

Forward Food Solutions, LLC is a western Wisconsin based technical assistance company providing food safety and quality expertise to companies big and small, local and international.

Contact us for a personalized approach to your company and your specific needs.


Iowa Food Hub Working Group

The Iowa Food Hub Managers Working Group brings actively engaged food hub managers together in quarterly meetings, addresses current operating and start‐up challenges and emerging needs for food hub businesses and determines the long term role of a statewide food hub manager’s network in leveraging new funds, creating new opportunities and new partners, and supporting the sustainability of food hubs in Iowa.


MN Dept Ag

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture's New Markets Program helps small Minnesota food & beverage companies with business development, offering a cost-sharing program that reimburses for store demos & B2B tradeshows, like FEAST. Export Promotion is also a part of our mission; we are a conduit to the voluminous resources available to companies interested in exporting, through the Chicago organization, Food Export Midwest.


Rochester Community and Technical College Business & Workforce Education

Our professional staff and instructors work directly with business and industry to provide comprehensive workplace solutions customized to meet your specific needs. The training is delivered when you want it, where you want it, and how you want it by industry experts who’ve “been there and done that.”  We provide the professional expertise and guidance that every small business owner needs to flourish in today's competitive and ever-changing business world, including working with business owners and financial institutions to prepare documentation for business loans.



The SCORE Mission is to Foster Vibrant Small Business Communities Through Mentoring And Education. Ensuring that every person has the support necessary to thrive as a small business owner. SCORE is volunteer business people helping small business people solve business problems. Volunteers give freely of their time, energy and knowledge to help others. SCORE volunteers donate over 1 million hours of their time each year to support their communities.

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