Join us for Virtual Fridays at Findlay

8 - 9 a.m.
Virtually via UFTV Livestream
FREE - this fall only

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The Fridays at Findlay lecture series is designed to encourage educational opportunities for community members regarding best leadership practices and offer insights into the challenges professionals face. Fridays at Findlay is sponsored by Premier Bank (formerly First Federal Bank).

This fall only, our Fridays at Findlay presentations will be offered virtually and free of charge. This is a great opportunity to bring your work team together for a free leadership session without even leaving the office.

Watch recordings from previous Fridays at Findlay speakers via our YouTube channel or read more in our online newsroom.

Upcoming Fridays at Findlay Presentations

Friday, Dec. 4
Spangler Candy Company: Four Generations of Making Dum Dums and Candy Canes for the World to Enjoy
8 a.m. (EST)
Virtual via UFTV livestream

Free - this fall only!

Learn insights on continual innovation, creativity, exploring new markets, building brands, and family business tips from the CEO of one of the most recognized brands in candy, Spangler Candy Company. Spangler is a family-owned private company making candy since 1906. Their products include lollipops, candy canes, and marshmallow candies.

Kirk Vashaw, chairman & CEO of the Spangler Candy Company
Kirk Vashaw, CEO Spangler Candy CoIn 2003, Spangler Candy Company signed a licensing deal with Disney, and Kirk was recruited to the company to manage that business.

In 2008, Kirk became the 7th President in Spangler Candy Company’s 114-year history and the first 4th generation family member to lead the company. The company employs 500 employees in its Bryan, Ohio plant.  Since 2019, Kirk has served as the Chairman of the National Confectioners Association, the industry’s main trade group with more than 250 members nationwide.

In his local community, Kirk is member of the Bryan Area Foundation and the Williams County Airport Authority.  In addition, he has worked in the past for the Fountain City Festival and Junior Achievement.

Register below!

Friday, Feb. 26, 2021
Growing Your Brand Through Digital Experiences
8 a.m. (EST)
Virtual via Zoom webinar

Speaker: Vijay Talwar '92, CEO of Foot Locker Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

Registration coming soon!

Questions? Please contact the University of Findlay Division of Advancement at 419-434-5334 or [email protected]

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Friday December 4
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Fridays at Findlay
Spangler Candy Company: Four Generations of Making Dum-Dums and Candy Canes for the World to Enjoy
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