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Published February 12, 2013, 05:42 PM

Tastefully Simple CEO to Speak at U of M Crookston

Tastefully Simple founder and CEO Jill Blashack Strahan will speak at the University of Minnesota-Crookston on Feb. 26 as part of an entrepreneurship speakers’ series.

By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald

Tastefully Simple founder and CEO Jill Blashack Strahan will speak at the University of Minnesota-Crookston on Feb. 26 as part of an entrepreneurship speakers’ series.

Strahan, who was born and raised in Villard, Minn., has been running the $100 million food and gift company since 1995. It has more than 300 employees and about 21,000 independent consultants.

The free event is open to the public and will be held at noon in Kiehle Auditorium. Afterward, Strahan will be available to sign her book, “Simply shine: Stories that stirred the fire.”

The speaker’s series is sponsored by the Center for Rural Entrepreneurial Studies, which helps entrepreneurs in northwestern Minnesota develop and create their own enterprise.

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