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January 2019

Celebrity Bartending & Networking Night – Jan. 22

January 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm CST
Carnivale, 702 W Fulton St,
Chicago, 60610 United States
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Please join us for Healthy & Natural Chicagoland's January event on  Tuesday, January 22 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.  This event will feature "celebrity bartenders" from local nonprofit organizations that promote healthy and natural living to their constituents including Blessings in a Backpack, Greater Chicago Food Depository and Purple Asparagus and there may be a few other surprise celebrity guests. This promises to be a special evening, and a fantastic opportunity to raise both funds for important local organizations.   The three nonprofits will share ALL TIPS…

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February 2019

Opportunities abound: Exciting new product trends and a disrupted retail environment creates opportunities for entrepreneurs

February 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm CST
Bella Luna Cafe, 731 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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$18.00

With a purview spanning over 25 years of large and small brands, at retail and beyond, who better to talk disruption in today’s markets than Bob Burke…. Bob was named one of the "Top 25 Business Builders of the Natural Products Industry for the last 25 years” by Natural Foods Merchandiser Magazine and is the co-author and co-publisher of the Natural Products Field Manual, Eighth Edition. currently serves as an outside director for EcoFish, Saffron Road, Orgain, All Terrain, and King…

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March 2019

Conversation Catalyst Series: The Proliferation of Plant-Based Foods

March 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
TechNexus, 20 N. Wacker 12th floor
Chicago, IL United States
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$20.00

Vegetables, fruits, grains, beans and seeds have always been a part of the human diet.  So, what’s all the fuss about?  Recent data shows that retail sales of “plant-based” products are up 20% from last year, making it a $3.3 billion industry and more than just a flash in the pan.  During this interactive discussion, Joe DePippo of Tournant, a boutique consulting firm focused on helping clients champion “better food”,  will provide an overview of the plant-based foods landscape, including…

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April 2019

April Networking Night

April 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Hubbard Inn, 110 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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$18.00

Join us for networking, socializing and talking healthy and natural with key leaders in the natural products industry at the Healthy & Natural Chicagoland April Networking Night on Tuesday, April 23rd at Hubbard Inn. WHO  Participants across health/wellness industry including food, beverage, supplements, personal care, pets, health wellness providers, retailers, food service, food tech and allied professionals. WHAT Join us for networking, socializing and talking healthy and natural with key leaders in the natural products industry. WHY  Healthy & Natural…

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May 2019

Conversation Catalyst Series: The Microbiome

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Carnivale, 702 W Fulton St,
Chicago, 60610 United States
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$25.00

This event will serve as a conversation catalyst to today’s biggest gut and perhaps overall health influencer, the microbiome. Micro-bi-what? Microbiome! Our bodies are made up of trillions of tiny microorganisms responsible for the daily operations of our bodies. Our microbiome has the power to transform the way we manage our health and fight illness. Join us for an interactive discussion about microbiome science, diet influencers, microbiome-friendly products, and consumer interest drivers with Chicagoland microbiome experts. There will also be…

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Happy Hour Meet-Up During the National Restaurant Association Show

May 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm CDT
Bar at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 S Martin Luther King Dr D,
Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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Free

Celebrate a great day at the National Restaurant Show with friends from Healthy & Natural Chicagoland. Meet-up with us at the bar at the Hyatt Regency connected to McCormick Place from 4 to 5:30. We look forward to seeing you!

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June 2019

Clean, Healthy Beauty

June 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
K&L Gates, 70 West Madison St.
Suite 3100, IL 60602 United States
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$25.00

Clean beauty is a phrase we’re all hearing right now, but what does it actually mean? Natural ingredients? Eco-friendly manufacturing practices? No preservatives? It’s not entirely clear. But, what is clear is that we all want in on this trend! Please join us Tuesday, June 18th to discuss the clean beauty trend with an eye towards beauty from within. During this discussion we will host a panel with some of Chicago’s local clean beauty experts, touching several facets of the industry,…

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August 2019

HNC Summer Networking Night: For the Love of the Grape

August 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Fleming’s Chicago, 25 East Ohio Street
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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$18

Join us at Fleming’s Chicago on Tuesday, August 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for our HNC Summer Networking Night: For the Love of the Grape featuring fun mocktails and cocktails using Welch’s Grape Juice, the benefits of grapes and loads of engaging and insightful conversation. HNC networking nights bring together key industry leaders who are focused on providing products and services that cultivate better consumer wellness. Attendees will be able to connect and collaborate with like-minded professionals. There’s no…

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October 2019

CBD and Hemp – Fad, Trend or Holy Grail

October 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Carnivale, 702 W Fulton St,
Chicago, 60610 United States
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$25.00

With figures set to rise to $20 billion in annual sales, at least from some sources, the hemp and CBD movement is taking the country and globe literally by storm. Whether you’re in ’the trade’ or just an interested consumer, hardly a day goes by when something about this market doesn’t catch your eye. FDA keeps updating its position, the market is in flux, big players are acquiring and lots of dollars are at stake across food, beverage and supplement…

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November 2019

A Taste of Transparency: A Closer Look at Plant-Based Alternatives From Ingredient to Product to Plate

November 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm CST
10 South Riverside, Suite 800, Chicago 60606, 10 South Riverside, Suite 800
Chicago, 60606 United States
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$25.00

Objective:  To provide a deeper look into what makes “plant-based” foods, from ingredient to product to plate. Event Description:  Health, along with sustainability, is one of the primary reasons consumers have gravitated toward “plant-based” alternative products.   In the last year, dozens of major fast-food chains have introduced plant-based burgers to their menus, while CPGs, including titans within animal protein, are trying to cultivate new products and markets through plants or blended products.  However, while many of these products are being…

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