Thursday, February 4, 2016

Connecticut’s Old State House to Highlight Food-Related Businesses Launched by Women: Conversations at Noon: Tuesday, February 23

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For Immediate Release
February 4, 2016
Contact: Chris Zaccaro
(860) 246-2553 ext. 116

Hartford, CT – Connecticut’s Old State House in downtown Hartford will host the next installment of its popular lunchtime Conversations at Noon series, Women in the Kitchen: It’s Strictly Business, on Tuesday, February 23.
Margaret Rudkin, founder of Pepperidge Farm, started her world famous business in her own Fairfield County kitchen. Dr. Elizabeth Rose of the Fairfield Museum and History Center will outline the unique reasoning behind the company’s original formation. Following her talk, Dr. Rose will be joined by NoRa Cupcake Company’s Carrie Carella and Cary Wheaton, Executive Director of Billings Forge Community Works, for a panel discussion on food-related businesses launched by women. The Connecticut Network’s (CT-N) Diane Smith will both moderate the discussion and take questions from the audience.
Conversations at Noon is free and open to the public thanks to the support of Connecticut Humanities. Women in the Kitchen: It’s Strictly Business is co-sponsored with Connecticut Explored. The event will begin at Noon on Tuesday, February 23 and last for one hour.
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