BEST hosted the 2nd Annual Food Industry Pioneer Awards on November 3rd, seeing nearly double digit attendance over the previous year. Attendees filled the room with 180 food-industry representatives, BEST investors, and partners at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek in Santa Rosa to honor Drake Sadler, co-founder of Traditional Medicinals for his vision and support for the North Bay food and beverage industry.
Traditional Medicinals is seen throughout our region as a leader in sustainability and fair trade business practices, and Drake was at the helm from the beginning. These acts paved the way for others within the industry to take similar principles into their businesses, making Drake Sadler a true pioneer. BEST was proud to honor him with the 2015 Food Industry Pioneer Award.
The event was co-hosted by Bank of America and the North Bay Business Journal and sponsored by Pisenti & Brinker LLP, Redwood Hill Farm, Straus Family Creamery and Traditional Medicinals. Lined around the room were 17 local food and beverage producers giving samples of their products.