Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

Calendar & Events

International Week Keynote: Kaldi’s Business Holdings in Hawaii, Japan, and southeast USA

Professional EDGE
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 -
3:30pm to 4:45pm
Bush Auditorium
Business Attire: 
EDGE Points: 
EDGE Competency: 
Learning Agility

Kaldi’s leadership believes in rallying their teams towards achieving their mission of creating a memorable coffee experience for customers and guests, committing to sustainable business practices, providing educational opportunities, and supporting the communities that they serve.  Tricia Zimmer Ferguson saw Kaldi’s as an opportunity to take a niche brand and make it one of the leading specialty coffee companies in the nation.  Her presentation will focus on Kaldi’s company and brand expansion in Hawaii, Japan, and the southeast USA.



  • Casual attire is the minimum dress requirement for attendance at this event. View a description of this attire.
  • 20 PDP points earned for successful completion.
  • 75 minutes is the expected time commitment for successful completion.
  • Achievement Orientation competency addressed in this professional development experience.
  • The TCoB Study Abroad Department is the organizer for this event. This organizer is working with the PDP office to have PDP points awarded for students who successfully participate in their event; therefore, procedures for event registration, check-in, timeline for processing PDP points and other event details may be different from typical in-person PDP sessions. Please refer to information in the body of this calendar event and/or emails from the event organizer for possible further information and/or instructions. Important note: while some details may vary, there will be no change from the PDP Programming Syllabus regarding (1) the students’ responsibility to take appropriate steps to have their presence documented in order for attendance to officially be recorded (2) specifics for the minimum attire requirement, and (3) students will have 5 business days after the event date to dispute points awarded/not awarded.

This session takes students beyond the foundational knowledge gained in the BA course series (BA 1500, BA 2500, BA 3500) and helps students prepare for BA 4500 internship course opportunities and the professional world beyond.