250 Rich Products Execs From Around Globe Volunteer in Buffalo

by / Aug. 5, 2015 3pm EST

Not only did the Rich Products Corporation recently celebrate it’s 70th birthday but the company also made travel arrangements for over 250 top Rich’s executives from five continents to Buffalo last week for a handful of purposes all beneficial to Buffalo, NY. 

Events included a two-day Global Leadership Network Symposium with lead topics such as future trends, business strategy and the resurgence of Buffalo; also included was a 70th birthday celebration at Resurgence Brewery catered by only local West Side restaurants (see list below) as well as a Tuesday morning filled with volunteering at over 17 area non-profits (see list below). Visiting top execs from Rich’s had their hands full giving back to the community from which their company has been built and still continues to be headquartered. The key speaker for the symposium was Fareed Zakaria who is a CNN host and Washington Post Contributor. 

West Side Restaurants that Catered the 70th Birthday Celebration: 

  • La Gourmet Empanadas
  • La Nova
  • Marco’s
  • Sun Restaurant
  • West Side Bizarre
  • Niagara Café

The 17 community organizations where Rich’s global executives volunteered on Tuesday morning:

  • The Belle Center
  • West Buffalo Charter School
  • Western Economic Development Initiative (WEDI)
  • Every Person Influences Children (EPIC)
  • Western New York United Against Drugs & Alcohol
  • Massachusetts Ave Project (MAP) – Youth Training Program
  • Salvation Army – Summer Camp
  • Baker Victory Services
  • Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo
  • Compass House
  • People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH)
  • Response to Love Center
  • Aspire of WNY
  • City Mission of Buffalo
  • Food Bank of WNY
  • Jericho Road Community Health Center
  • St. Luke’s Mission

“A morning of volunteering will provide our global leaders the opportunity to learn more about the various charitable needs across Western New York and engage in a hands-on experience with one of 17 specific organizations supported by our company,” said Bill Gisel, Rich Products President and CEO. 

About Rich Product Corporation

For 70 Years, Rich’s has been committed to developing food solutions that raise the standards for quality, safety, convenience and efficiency for its customers.  As a leading supplier to the global foodservice, in-store bakery and retail marketplaces, Rich’s posts annual sales exceeding $3.3 billion, operates 36 manufacturing facilities spanning six continents, and employs 10,000 people across the world.