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25 October 2016
SUNY Adirondack, a public college in upstate NY that serves Washington, Saratoga and Warren counties, asked KK&P to explore food and agriculture educational opportunities in a goal to expand its reach in Washington County. After interviewing area stakeholders in the fields of agriculture, food and education, KK&P suggested the development of a new Center for...
18 August 2016
Director of Client Services artnet is the leading international platform to buy, sell, and research fine art, design, and decorative art online. artnet connects millions of collectors globally with the world’s leading galleries and auction houses, with a focus on making the art market more transparent while supporting our partners in growing their businesses online....
14 July 2016
Director of Human Resources – Generalist artnet is the leading international platform to buy, sell, and research fine art, design, and decorative art online. artnet connects millions of collectors globally with the world’s leading galleries and auction houses, with a focus on making the art market more transparent while supporting our partners in growing their...
11 July 2016
I was honored to be asked to facilitate the session “Anatomy of a Deal” at the 2016 Food & Enterprise Summit. This was for a couple reasons: One, the opportunity to look underneath the hood of a model modern food business, Fleishers Craft Butchery. Another was the chance to put one of my core beliefs into...
28 June 2016
Director of Development  Fair Food Network is founded on the belief that vibrant local food systems can create health and economic opportunity for all. A national nonprofit, we work with a diverse network of partners and pioneer solutions that support farmers, strengthen local economies, and increase access to healthy food—especially in our most underserved communities....
23 May 2016
Karen Karp & Partners recently presented suggestions for Oneonta’s prospective “Food & Beverage Innovation District” along Market Street. The proposal, contracted by Otsego Now, is part of a long-discussed food-hub plan intended to boost economic development in the region. Some of the suggestions for revitalizing the area included a collaboration with SUNY Oneonta’s catering service...
16 May 2016
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) has launched Healthy Food for All in Columbia County, N.Y., a five-year initiative driven by local stakeholders and made possible by generous support from local donors whose aim is to improve access to fresh and healthy food for all, especially low-income and elderly residents. The program was developed as an...
16 May 2016
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Physique 57 is a growing fitness company that operates nine upscale, full-service exercise studios in the United States and internationally and a thriving video on demand platform. The company offers a unique, specialized exercise experience that has captured the attention of women worldwide.  Since its inception, the company has developed a...
28 March 2016
Karen Karp has joined the advisory board of the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans, La. Karen Karp & Partners has been engaged to complete a $400,000 grant proposal to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, at their request, to expand the Goldring Center program nationally. The Goldring Center was founded...
28 March 2016
Karen Karp has joined the advisory board of Food Future, Inc. A scale-up accelerator and lab, Food Future identifies and fuels growth for established, yet small, companies with serious potential. Food Future helps growing startups (typically with $2 – 10 million in annual revenues) to move from established early product-market phase to mainstreaming their products....
7 March 2016
by Karen Karp I like the familiar in Barbados: a regular shopping list that includes flying fish; papaya; incredibly sweet and perfectly sized bananas; the traditional bread which is puffy and has too much sugar in it; and local staple vegetables like okra, tomatoes, cucumbers, and lovely, floppy, variegated-leaved lettuce; and black belly lamb (shoulders,...
7 March 2016
by Karen Karp Happy New Year. I know, it’s March. But I’m just back from my annual winter trip to Barbados, which this time out was a complete month. It was the first time in 27 years that I’ve taken a break of this length— it was planned, needed, and fabulous. Dick and I return...