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Packaging Solutions: Considering People and Planet

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am | $10


The Hatchery Chicago
135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago ,IL 60612
United States

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Whether you’re a CPG brand or a catering business, your product needs packaging! Conquer the overwhelming number of materials, finishes, styles, and design possibilities with our packaging presentation to help you make the right choices with your bottom line and our planet in mind. Key takeaways include insights into the vast world of packaging materials, what a circular economy is and how this affects your business, product label requirements, design recommendations, packaging system creation, and where to start.

About the Speakers

Andi Mints Gilreath, owner/principal designer with a passion for thoughtful branding. Andi believe brands should tell meaningful stories. We also believe these stories start with relationships. Getting to the heart of the brand is the most rewarding part of the process—the rest flows from there. From major global brands to local tech startups and a few non-profits in between, Andi has had the pleasure of working with a variety of brands, each in different stages of brand readiness. Andi Mints Design Studio is a full-service design studio. Who are committed to supporting small businesses in whatever design needs they have. They pay generous attention to details and delight in creating a design system that works for your business.  


Maru Braemer, is the Founder and Principal at MB Consulting. Maru is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in agribusiness, project management, and agro-industrial engineering. Over the past three years, Maru has become an entrepreneur herself and started multiple businesses, including MB Consulting, a sustainable packaging consulting firm. MB Consulting offers training and education to businesses seeking to implement sustainable strategies that align with their values and regulatory compliance. Through her work, Maru’s project aims to create green communities by educating and offering solutions to reduce packaging waste in the agriculture and food service industry. As an independent merchant consultant, Maru helps entrepreneurs and established businesses find the right payment solution that fits their needs. She provides attentive customer service and hand-glove support to various industries, including retail, restaurant, services, e-commerce, industrial, and commercial clients. 

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