Ohio food entrepreneur to speak at seminar


TOLEDO, Ohio – A highly-accomplished food entrepreneur based in northwest Ohio is ready to share the secrets to his success at an upcoming food business seminar.


Larry Croy, president, LarMar Foods, and creator of Garlic Expressions salad dressing, will share his experience from starting as a small entrepreneur, to owning a large production facility, during the seminar, Create a Successful Food Business, Nov. 2 from 6-7:30 p.m., hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology and the Agricultural Incubator Foundation.

The seminar, to be held at the AIF just north of Bowling Green, Ohio, is open to anyone — in particular food-related business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and those who are producing a product to sell at markets and/or other retail establishments.

LarMar’s marketing and sales director since 1997, Barb McLaughlin, will join Croy and provide details from marketing a food product, to moving a product into grocery stores and other retailers. She has extensive food broker experience throughout her career.


Garlic Expressions is a unique, 100 percent natural, classic vinaigrette that can be found in stores across the country. The cost is just $25 per person or $40 for two guests (cash or check at the door, payable to Agricultural Incubator Foundation).

The AIF is at 13737 Middleton Pike (state Route 582) in Bowling Green.

Advanced registration is required by contacting Paula Ray at 419-535-6000, ext. 117, or pray@ciftinnovation.org.


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  1. I would have loved to hear this seminar on Creating a Successful Food Business. I want to go into the private catering business with organic foods. I have mentored several chefs and even worked for a Cincinnati Dining Company. Food business is rough but when you are good and handle your business in the right way, you can obviously experience a lot of success.


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