Filmed, interviewed, edited & shared by LaRon Batchelor.

Queens Innovation Tour with Whole Foods Market Forager

My company, Passport Food & Beverages, created a Queens Innovation Tour with John Lawson , Whole Foods Northeast Forager, as our guest ..turned Queens business mentor for the day for some.

”Although you can’t do Queens in a Day”, my goal was to spend a day connecting John Lawson with Queens businesses and leaders that reflect the spectrum of Queens small food and beverage business owners.They ranged from new business The Nourish Spot to legacy brand Aigner Chocolates to 10 year old national merchandising/DSD company Gotham Brands.

We made 5 Queens Tour stops.

The video is made up of clips expressed from Queens residents/business owners on . . why they set up their businesses in Queens, does Queens need a Whole Foods, but my favorite moments were the unplanned mentoring and specific insight shared by John Lawson to Dawn @ The Nourish Spot, Trent @ Gotham Brands, Rachel @ Aigner Chocolates and Jason@ EXP/BK Lab.

We visited the following Queens innovators. .

Gotham Brands

Nourish Spot

BK Lab Cold Brew/EXP Morning distributor

Aigner Chocolates

Thomas Grech, President @ Queens Chamber of Commerce while we ate Mamas Empanadas.

We culminated a great day with the Pirates-Mets game!!


Stay Tuned for the next Passport Innovation Tour!

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