The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation hosted a panel Thursday morning focused on achieving their goal of creating a culinary market district in Manatee County. From left to right: Sharon Hillstrom, president and CEO of the Bradenton Area EDC; Mike Moschella, Bradenton Area EDC chairman; Joe Aksren, director of Culinary Innovation Lab at University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee; Marsha Forrest, president of Central Market; Johnette Isham, Executive Director of Realize Bradenton; Greg Campbell, head chef and general manager of Pier 22; Dr. Sandra Stone, regional chancellor of University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee and Russ Vernon, president and founder of Healthy Earth, Inc.
The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation hosted a panel Thursday morning focused on achieving their goal of creating a culinary market district in Manatee County. From left to right: Sharon Hillstrom, president and CEO of the Bradenton Area EDC; Mike Moschella, Bradenton Area EDC chairman; Joe Aksren, director of Culinary Innovation Lab at University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee; Marsha Forrest, president of Central Market; Johnette Isham, Executive Director of Realize Bradenton; Greg Campbell, head chef and general manager of Pier 22; Dr. Sandra Stone, regional chancellor of University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee and Russ Vernon, president and founder of Healthy Earth, Inc. Janelle O’Dea jodea@bradenton.com
The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation hosted a panel Thursday morning focused on achieving their goal of creating a culinary market district in Manatee County. From left to right: Sharon Hillstrom, president and CEO of the Bradenton Area EDC; Mike Moschella, Bradenton Area EDC chairman; Joe Aksren, director of Culinary Innovation Lab at University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee; Marsha Forrest, president of Central Market; Johnette Isham, Executive Director of Realize Bradenton; Greg Campbell, head chef and general manager of Pier 22; Dr. Sandra Stone, regional chancellor of University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee and Russ Vernon, president and founder of Healthy Earth, Inc. Janelle O’Dea jodea@bradenton.com

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