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FestivalNet Food Ventors News
October 2018

Hello FestivalNet member,

Insuring your food truck or trailer can be a messy business. Legalese, weird gimmicks, and confusing rules are all over the place – and it can be difficult to make sure you're actually getting the coverage you need. To get some clarity, read on!

The face of a child never occurs to me when someone speaks of cancer. Yet, 700 children (and their families) worldwide receive that devastating diagnosis each year. Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation was started by a 4-year old battling neuroblastoma. She wanted to give "her doctors and hospital" money to help other kids like her. There's more on Alex's non-profit, below.

Be well,

Marisa Morgan
FN Newsletter Editor

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Food Vendors Wanted!

Top 10 Insurance Mistakes for Food Trailers and Trucks
By Joel Paprocki for

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Let's run through the most common mistakes mobile food business owners make when they purchase insurance – as well as tips on how to avoid them.

  1. Buying The Lowest Price Policy You Can Find

Choosing low-cost insurance can – ironically – end up costing you a lot of money. Many low-cost policies have a very small list of claims they cover. 

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Since insurance companies are continually pressured to lower prices, they're also forced to reduce plan benefits. This hurts the relationship between insured and insurer, especially when claims are filed that aren't covered by the plan. Don't just jump at the lowest price – jump at the plan and agency that fits you best.

  1. Paying Extra For Additional Insurance Certificates

Commissary kitchens, landlords, event managers, and city health departments often require that you present them with additional insurance certificates. 

Read more!

Featured Events on FestivalNet!
Did you know that it is a free service for promoters to list their events on our site? We do this so we can provide you with the most events on one website. We take pride in offering all types of events - from street fairs to craft shows, music festivals, fine art fairs, themed events, expos, & holiday fairs. 

Some promoters want more exposure beyond the free listing and opt to become a Featured Event - whether they want to reach more attendees or get more vendors to apply, we praise these events for going the extra mile with their event-promotion on FestivalNet! Take a minute and peruse current Featured Events any time by bookmarking our Featured Events Page!

The FestivalNet Giving Tree

It's my (Marisa) honor to have chosen this month's Giving Tree recipient: Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. ALSF started with one lemonade stand, hosted by founder Alexandra ‘Alex' Scott in her front yard. She was four and raised $2,000.
She died at eight in 2004 of neuroblastoma. In her too short, but extraordinary life, Alex raised $1,000,000 and inspired a legacy of hope and cures for pediatric cancer.

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation will receive a portion of FestivalNet's gross profits this month. See all our apples up on our Giving Tree page!

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