Garden Fresh Gourmet Exec Serves Up Food Business Talk
Specialty food entrepreneur Dave Zilko shares his story of business success as a guest speaker for Albion College’s Gerstacker Institute on Tuesday, February 5, at 7 p.m. in the Norris Science Center's Towsley Hall.
Zilko founded his first specialty food company more than 20 years ago. Today he is an equity partner in multiple successful food enterprises, most notably Garden Fresh Gourmet, maker of the number-one brand of fresh salsa in North America. He is also an operating partner at Huron Capital, a Detroit-based private equity firm, and is on the boards of the $60 million Grow Michigan venture fund and Jimmy Buffett’s “Singing for Change” foundation, among others. Zilko graduated from Michigan State University and holds an MBA from George Washington University.
This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerstacker Institute Coordinator Anne Cox at
MLK Convocation Marks 50th Anniversary of King's Visit to Albion
Voorhees College President Cleveland Sellers recalls his relationship with Martin Luther King, Jr., as part of Albion's MLK Convocation and Community Celebration Monday, January 28, at 7 p.m. in the College's Goodrich Chapel. The 2013 Convocation marks the 50th anniversary of King's visit to Albion in March 1963.
Picking the Winners for Business: Mitchell Jeffery's Off-Campus Internship
Despite LinkedIn, Google, and the examples set by television crime shows, Web-based background searches aren't always – or often -- easy. "My boss says our job is a little like a murder mystery – sometimes it's really difficult just to confirm that someone is employed where the system says," said communication studies major Mitchell Jeffery, '14. "Or you might be looking for employment data and find out someone's involved in a lawsuit. There can be a sense of accomplishment just finding out where someone works."
Battersby, '14, Explores Great Lakes Economic Evolution in Chicago
Gerry Battersby, '14, combined his knowledge in political science, economics, and history with the research opportunities available as a participant in the Newberry Research Fellowship Program in Chicago to begin working on a thesis analyzing the economic evolution of the Great Lakes region after the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 along with the installation of railroads in the 1850s.