Learn from the CEO of one of the most recognized brands in candy, Spangler Candy Company, during the December session of Virtual Fridays at Findlay.
On Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, “Spangler Candy Company: Four Generations of Making Dum Dums and Candy Canes for the World to Enjoy” will be presented completely virtually from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. (EST) and is free to the public.
Guest speaker Kirk Vashaw, chairman & CEO of the Spangler Candy Company, will provide insights on continual innovation, creativity, exploring new markets, building brands, and family business tips.
Vashaw grew up in Olney, Maryland and received a BS with Distinction from the College of Engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in 1994. An active employee of Spangler Candy Company since 2003, he has continued to make a lasting impression on the company as the first fourth-generation family member to lead the company.
Spangler is a family-owned private company making candy since 1906. According to the Spangler Candy website, the company “is one of the largest lollipop producers in the world and the only major candy cane producer in the United States.” Along with their most notable product, Dum Dums, other products include Candy Canes, Spangler® Circus Peanuts, Sweethearts®, Necco® Wafers, and Canada® Mints.
The December Virtual Fridays at Findlay session will be moderated by Marcia Latta, Ed.D., vice president of University Advancement.
Sponsored by Premier Bank (formerly First Federal Bank), the Fridays at Findlay lecture series is designed to encourage continued educational opportunities for members of the community, the campus, and alumni regarding best leadership practices.