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Upcoming Event:  Tuesday, Nov 10th, 2015
Brewing Your Own Beer

Make plans to learn about the art of brewing beer as the Central Ohio IoPP chapter invites you North High Brewing Company (in Columbus!). 

The chapter is going to embark on a bold goal: to brew the first ever IoPP I.P.A.!  We're going to need your help and teamwork as we learn more about brewing and more about our fellow packaging professionals. Food will be catered in to keep everyone fed and happy. 

Our efforts will net us a keg of beer, which translates into about 12 cases of 12oz bottles. However, we will have to wait to enjoy the end product.
We will distribute the bottled up beer among the paid attendees at a happy hour early in December. 

North High Brewing - Bar View

North High Brewing - Street View


  • North High Brewing, on November 10th
  • All of our IoPP I.P.A. will be provided in December (once it's ready)
  • Food will be provided
  • Member cost: $30, Non-member: $35

Pay for Beer Brewing: 

IoPP Beer Brewing - Nov 10, 2015
Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the event!


Prior Chapter Events

October 15th, 2015:                        

-- Sustainable Materials networking event. 



October 7th, 2015:                        

-- The annual event had a great turnout and we all had another great night of trivia! 



August 7th, 2015:                        

-- The annual golf scramble, held at Fox Fire Golf Club, was a blast for 2015! Thank you to all the golfers that came out and sponsors for the event. Collectively we had fun while raising money to support the IoPP Packaging Education Scholarship Fund!


May 28th, 2015:                        

-- We all had a chance to learn about and discuss bio-polymers as Mango Materials and OBIC presented very interesting and cutting edge technology over dinner at Brio.


April 14th, 2015:                        

-- 16-BIT Bar+Arcade hosted our networking event, catered by Melt Bar & Grill, and the vintage arcade competition was a blast. 



March 5th, 2015:                        

-- We toured Accel Inc.'s new 1.4 million square foot park in New Albany, OH. We had a great turnout & a really informative tour.


January 20th, 2015:                        

-- Double Comfort Restaurant welcomed us in and shared their story. Great experience and opportunity to show off IoPP skill sets during this Packaging Challenge event!



October 31st, 2014:                        

-- BioProducts World 2014 Showcase & Conference Highlights Webinar based on the conference held in Columbus earlier in the year.


September 30th, 2014:                        

-- IoPP Trivia Night! We had a great turnout and a really fun time.

August 8th, 2014:                                  

-- IoPP Central Ohio 11th Annual Golf Scramble. Great day for golf!

June 19th, 2014:                                     

-- Phoenix Bat Tour & Networking Event. Very cool local story.


May 16th, 2014:                                   

-- Food Packaging Seminar with MOCON,
The Ohio State University's Department of Food Science and Technology





March 25th, 2014:                               

-- Berlin Packaging sponsors our Blue Jackets vs Redwings Networking Event 

Thank you Berlin for the food and beverages!


February 12th, 2014:                           

-- Anthony Thomas Candy Company Tour & Happy Hour


December 10th, 2013:                         

-- Tour the Brother Drake Meadery and sample their craft mead. 
Member Appreciation Event!


November 6th, 2013:                           

-- Trivia Night

October 18th, 2013:                              

-- G&J Pepsi Plant Tour & Breakfast


A message from the President:

Colleagues of the IoPP Central Ohio:

I am very proud to announce that at last week's IoPP Leadership Conference in Chicago, our Chapter won a 2012 Chapter of Excellence Award! This is the first time since 2008 that our club has been recognized by the National office for Excellence. I want to thank all of you that have been actively involved in the meetings and tours of 2012. I'd also like to ask those who have not been actively participating to get back involved with our Chapter. We truly try to cater our content to help you as an individual network and grow professionally.

Our Board of Directors is excited about our upcoming Fall 2013 schedule that we recently have been working on finalizing. September will kick off the fun with an IoPP Trivia Night (details to follow). I'm sure that this will be a fun experience with prizes and big brain bragging rights on the line.

We are also looking at finalizing other great meetings and tours which will be announced once they are finalized.

One key takeaway from last week's Leadership Conference that I heard over and over from multiple people, is that people get much more out of IoPP than the efforts that they put in.

If you are looking for a value-add activity in your life, I encourage you to get out and get more involved with our club. I'm looking for dedicated people to help bolster our Board of Directors and help guide out Chapter into the future. If you are interested in becoming more involved, let me know! Shoot me a note at doug.compton@scotts.com.

Doug Compton, CPP
President - IoPP Central Ohio Chapter





























Chapter Officers:

President:  Doug Compton CPP, Owens Corning, 614.286.1594 dougcompton@gmail.com 

Regional Vice President:  Joe Briski, Novolex Films, 624.326.3611 joe.briski@accutechfilms.com

Vice President:  Beth Pollock, Abbott Labs, 614.558.8119 beth.pollock@abbott.com 

Treasurer: Heidi Menard , Limited Brands,  715.212.0202 menardh05@gmail.com 


Communications Coordinator:  Thomas Moore, 614.276.4000 x 2261 thomas.moore@boehringer-ingelheim.com

National Director: Chris Ritz, Planet R Creative Services LLC, 614.486.0121 chrisritz@planetr.net

Program Coordinators:  OPEN POSITION




Volunteer to serve the Central Ohio chapter in some capacity!  Contact us by sending an e-mail to info_coc_iopp@yahoo.com.



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