Family Business Summit: Irrational Persistence: The Story of Dave Zilko and Garden Fresh Gourmet Salsa

Dave Zilko, former chairman of Garden Fresh, is the keynote speaker at this year’s Family Business Summit. He will talk about his irrational persistence– seven secrets that turned a bankrupt startup into a $231,000,000 business. 

2:00 pm-5:00 pm Event

5:00 pm-6:00 pm Cocktail Hour & Self-guided Museum Tour
5:30 pm FBLA Awards Dinner (ticket sold separately)

During the Summit, we will present the 2017 Brown-Forman Family Business Leadership Award (FBLA) to an outstanding family business leader.  Join us immediately following the Summit for the FBLA Dinner.  This great event will celebrate this year's winner and the importance of family businesses in our region.  Tickets for dinner are $45 and can be purchased on the same form as your Summit tickets.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 2:00pm to 5:30pm

Speed Art Museum 2035 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208

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Social, Training & Development, Conferences, Talk


Students, Faculty/staff, Alumni, Public


Business, Family Business Center


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Brittany Boone

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University of Louisville

2301 S. 3rd St.

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

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