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Happy New Year everyone!  Here's wishing you all a great start to what we hope will be a standout year for us all.  We're back in full force this week after some much needed holiday time for the three of us.  So let's get to it!

FBC2013 Conference Update

We will be announcing more FBC2013 speakers tomorrow, including our sessions on photography/styling, finance, blog to book,  recipe development and another surprise.  We know you're going to be as excited as we are!

Canadian January 2013 Food Events

Just because it's January, don't think it's dullsville - there are loads of food events happening all across the country.  Lots of cities plan special events just to get folks out when budgets might just be a wee bit tighter.  So be sure to check out our event listings and big thanks to our Event's Crew of both Michelles, Debra, Janice, Tiffany and Kathy for pulling the listings together.

And remember, if you know of a food event in your community, or if you're teaching a food related class, please be sure to let us know and we'll get you added in!

Simple Bites on CBC

Our regional admin from Quebec, Aimee Wimbush-Bourque from Simple Bites, was on CBC Radio this weekend talking about food planning and cooking from scratch.  You can listen to the broadcast on CBC's website here.  Great interview Aimee - I'm going to have to try out your butternut squash mac and cheese!

RELATED:  Weekly FBC News for March 4th

What Would You Like to See More of on FBC in 2013?

We're hard at work planning our conference and coming up with new ideas for posts and resources for all of you in 2013 but we would really love to get feedback from all of you.  Tell us in the comments where you need some help in 2013.  Get specific - those make the best posts.  Is it photography?  Social Media?  Google? Tech? Marketing? Writing? Freelancing? Finances? Something else entirely?  We really want some feedback so please speak up!

New Members

We had a surprising number of new members this week - we thought with it being the holidays that it would be very quiet.  But let's give a big welcome to some terrific new blogs - and, lots of them appear to be relatively new bloggers so why not stop by and give them a word of encouragement.  We all remember how much we appreciated that when we started out!

And remember, if you have anything you’d like to share with your fellow members in the news, please let us know about it.  To have your submission appear in a Monday news post, the deadline is Friday at 5pm Pacific time.  You can send your submissions directly to Melissa.

As always,

Melissa, Mardi and Ethan

get peachy!
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