Posts Tagged ‘BD Imports’

CEE Interview with Phyllis Johnson

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Dr. Stephen Hicks, CEE’s Executive Director, talks with Phyllis Johnson about entrepreneurship, coffee, and empowering women in Africa.

Part I:

Part II:

For more information about the organizations Ms. Johnson works with, go to:

International Trade Center

Export Impact For Good YouTube Channel

International Women’s Coffee Alliance

Fall 2011 Guest Speaker Phyllis Johnson

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

The Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship welcomes Phyllis Johnson to Rockford University this Thursday, October 6, from 11 am to 12:15 pm, in Scarborough 208. Ms. Johnson will give a talk entitled “Making a Living While Making a Difference.”

Phyllis Johnson is co-founder and president of the Rockford-based BD Imports, a supplier of exceptional quality specialty grade coffees and owner of Evolution Coffee. The company imports un-roasted coffee from sustainable sources in coffee producing countries and markets to roaster retailers and wholesalers located in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Taiwan. BD Imports has helped to propel Phyllis as a champion of women and women in coffee.

All members of the campus community are welcome to attend.

View a PDF of the flyer for Ms. Johnson’s talk here.