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Long Island Capital Alliance forum on food, beverage industry

The Long Island Capital Alliance is bringing investors and businesses in the food and beverage industry together for a capital forum in Melville next month.

LICA, a local nonprofit capital formation and business development organization, will be hosting the Food & Beverage Capital Forum on Dec. 1 from 8 to 11 a.m. at 68 S. Service Rd. The forum will feature presentations by companies working on emerging trends in the food service and agricultural products sectors.

Five companies will present their business plans to a panel of investors. Jeff Lichtenstein, chief executive of Organic Opportunities, a food technology company, and founder of Gourmet Guru, will be the event’s keynote speaker.

The presenting companies include Stony Brook-based Renuble, a supplier of organic fertilizer; Foodfaves of Deer Park, a mobile app that helps users identify food cravings; East Hampton-based Keith’s Nervous Breakdown, a maker of nonalcoholic, bottled cocktail mixers; MUD Frozen Dessert of Belle Harbor, a maker of nondairy frozen desserts; and Brooklyn-based Ortex Organics, an environmental technology company working in food and organic waste management.

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