ANAHEIM, CA — Apio's Mike Casazza and Harrison Higaki of Bay City Flower Co. were honored with the annual Fresh Produce & Floral Council produce and floral awards, respectively, at the FPFC's Southern California Expo, held Tuesday, July 16, at the Disneyland Hotel, here.
The 1,400 attendees were also treated to a rousing keynote address by former National Football League Quarterback Joe Theismann during the awards breakfast. Theismann preached a message of "embracing change and seizing the opportunities when they are presented. He relayed a story of how his career took a drastic turn during one Monday Night Football game when he suffered a compound fracture that ended his playing days.
FPFC Chairman Mike Casazza of Apio/Eat Smart is surrounded by family after being awarded the Norman H. (Buz) Bolstad Produce Award.
Marty Craner of B&C Fresh Sales representing DLJ Produce, with former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann, who was the breakfast keynote speaker.