59th Annual NAPMM Conference                   

The 59th Annual National Association of Produce Market Manager's Conference was held on April 28-May 2, 2005 in Rochester, NY and hosted by the Rochester Public Market and Genesee Regional Market Authority.


Listed below are some of the presentations that were given at the conference.


A Market Reborn - The amazing story of the rennovation of the Central NY Regional Market (information to follow)

Presented by Ben Vitale, Executive Director.


Coming to a Market Near You - Fresh Flavorful Produce

Keynote Speaker:  Ruth A. Moore, First Deputy Commissioner NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets.


Developing a Strategic Plan for Your Market-A Road Map for the Future

Strategic Plan Matrix

Presented by Paul Mastrodonato, President, Nonprofit Works, Rochester, NY. 


How to Avoid Insurance Coverage Surprises

Presented by Timothy J. McNelly, Account Executive, Brown and Brown of New York.


NAPMM/USDA Capital Improvement Project (information to follow)

Presented by Greg Grajewski, USDA.


Overview of USDA Market Support Division Projects

Presented by Fidel Delgado, Architect.

Part 1 - Broadway Market & Mississippi Farmers Market

Part 2 - FL Wholesale Market Facilities & Ft Pierce State Farmers Market

Part 3 - Phoenix Public Market

Part 4 - Portland Public Market


Rapid Market Assessment for Rochester Public Market

Presented by University of Rochester, Department of Anthropology, Market Research Class.


Update: Planning for the Future of Wholesale Markets (information to follow)

Presented by Don Darnall, Executive Director, Maryland Food Terminal.


Slide Show -- Click on each link below to view pictures from the Rochester Conference.

Attendees at Conference

Rochester Public Market

Rochester Conference Tours

Rochester Awards Dinner 


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