MARCH 13-15, 2018

Changes & Refunds

Here are a variety of options if you need to change or cancel a registration.

  1.   3 seminar days, 9 am to 6 pm

  2.   Seminar Handbook with key systems, forms and documents

  3.   Great natural foods lunches, abundant snacks and beverages

  4.   Dinner and a behind-the-scenes store tour at our Host Store

  5.   An evening reception with beer, wine and appetizers

  6.   Access to our exclusive participant websites – featuring hours of video and audio clips, downloadable seminar documents, and more

  7.   Discounted lodging options at our seminar hotel


Seminar Package Includes

Seminar Details

Hosted By

We’ll enjoy catered lunches, plus dinner and an evening store tour from:

with organic fair-trade coffee and treats generously provided by:

and Request Refund

Your Seminar Participant

Participant & Lodging Changes

Free through 2/8/17

$100 per person per change thereafter

Seminar Cancellations, Refund Less

$150/seat for notice by 1/13/18

$300/seat for notice by 1/25/18

$600/seat for notice by 2/8/18

No credit or refund after 2/8/18

Lodging Cancellations

Full refund for notice by 1/25/18, 50% thereafter

Note for Term-Payment Registrations: Lodging refund reduced as needed to cover seminar cancellation fee

Carolee Colter

Produced & Presented by

Mark Mulcahy

Allen Seidner

We’re looking forward to creating and sharing another terrific seminar with you and we’ll see you there in

Participant List

Your name is abbreviated for your privacy. Please review your lunch preference and lodging info and have your hotel confirmation number available at check in. 

Need to change your lunch or lodging plan?

Details will appear in this space on or before:

Feb. 1, 2018

Rising Stars 1

Our Original Seminar Experience

An intensive introduction to natural foods

store and department excellence

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Seminar Location

Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op Community Learning Center

2820 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95816

Phone: (916) 868-6399

Important: Please contact us – not the hotel – about any lodging additions or changes.

Seminar Registration


1st Participant

Each Additional Participant

FREE! 6th Participant

Registration Limit:

40 total participants

10 participants

per organization

Waiting List Seats

Registration Fee




Daily Schedule

We start each day’s session promptly at 9 a.m. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to check-in and receive materials on the first day. We fit in a few 15-minute breaks, take an hour for lunch, and end by 6 p.m. daily.

To make the most of your 3-day experience we strongly recommend staying until the end of the seminar, at 6 pm on Thursday. If your travel plans call for you to leave early you'll miss critical content to help you implement what you've learned.

Travel & Transportation

Parking: Please plan to arrive by 8:45 am. Parking at the hotel is free.

Flying: We recommend airline reservations to Sacramento International Airport (Airport Code: SMF), arriving on Monday, March 12. For most people it will make sense to travel home on Friday, March 16. If you’re flying home on Thursday night, please choose a flight departure time after 8 pm to allow yourself enough time to get to the airport and check-in. Be sure you have a valid passport if traveling internationally.

Ground Transportation from the Airport:  You can rent a car, take a taxi, or summon an app-based ride. A ride using UberX is estimated at $19-25. Our seminar hotel, TownePlace Suites, is a short 20-minute ride from the airport.

Ground Transportation, from the Hotel to the Seminar: We’ll provide daily shuttle service at 8:15 each morning, from the TownePlace Suites to the Co-op, and back again each evening. Further details will be available before the seminar.


Please refer to the Participant List at left to review the details of your reservation, and have your confirmation number handy at check-in. Your room reservation at TownePlace Suites Sacramento Cal Expo is within our event block, so please contact us (and not the hotel) if you have any questions or need to make any changes to your reservation. The hotel's check-in time is 3 pm. Your prepaid lodging fee covers room and tax only, and a credit card will be required at check-in to cover any incidentals.

Guest of the TownePlace Suites Sacramento Cal Expo enjoy:

  1. All suite hotel with fully equipped kitchens

  2. FREE hot breakfast buffet

  3. Free high-speed wireless internet access

  4. Fitness room and outdoor pool

  5. 100% smoke-free environment

Meals & Evenings

Your seminar registration includes catered natural foods lunches from our host store. Please check the Participant List at left to verify your lunch preference.

Tuesday evening you’re invited to join us for a reception at TownePlace Suites. This is an ideal place to network and talk shop with new colleagues.

Wednesday evening we’ll enjoy dinner and a behind-the-scenes store tour at Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op.

Dinners on Tuesday and Thursday nights are on your own.

Your lodging reservation includes a free hot breakfast buffet. If you’re not staying at our seminar hotel, breakfast is on your own.

Our seminar room will be well-stocked with healthy and tempting organic snacks and beverages, including organic coffees provided by Equal Exchange.

If you have any concerns about food, let us know.

What To Bring

Casual attire will be fashionably appropriate and we recommend you dress in layers for optimal comfort in our seminar room. Please check the weather forecast before you leave so you can pack appropriately.

We’ll have everything you’ll need during the seminar. Please bring your best self, with a good night’s rest and a mind toward participating in a chance to grow and improve -- not just as a grocer and a leader, but as a whole person.

Thanks for planning to share your time with us at Rising Stars. We’re looking forward to creating and sharing another terrific seminar with you.

Lunch Codes

C = Chicken or Turkey

V = Vegetarian

N = Vegan

GF = Gluten-Free

(  ) = We have your additional food- or diet-related info

--- = We do not have your food or lodging info

Need to change your lunch or lodging plan?

TownePlace Suites Sacramento Cal Expo

1784 Tribute Road, Sacramento  CA  95815

(916) 920-5400


Single- and double-occupancy suites

are available at highly discounted group rates when you reserve lodging through our registration website by 1/25/18.