PRCA-B Presents – Andy Harp, Frios Founder: PR Professional Turned Entrepreneur
Join the Birmingham Chapter of the Public Relations Council of Alabama (PRCA-B) on Wednesday, February 20, as we hear from Andy Harp, former PR professional turned entrepreneur and founder of Frios, a national vendor of gourmet popsicles. After years of working in public relations, marketing, and online communications, Andy decided it was time for a career change. Combining his talents for creative marketing, a long-time passion for culinary arts, and a seldom used collegiate background in chemistry – Andy found a new passion…frozen pops!
Join us for networking and lunch at the Vestavia Hills “Library in the Forest.” Street address is 1221 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia, AL 35216. We will be in the Community Room as soon as you enter to the left. Hear how Andy’s PR, communication and marketing background helped him launch a business and make a key transition in his career. (And yes, we will have Frios for dessert!)
The cost is $16 for members; $20 for guests and $10 for students. Prepay options are available, or guests can pay at the event although registration is required. Register online today.
About our speaker:
After years of working in public relations, marketing, and online communications, Andy decided it was time for a career change. Combining his talents for creative marketing, a longtime passion for culinary arts, and a seldom used collegiate background in chemistry – Andy found a new passion…frozen pops!
In 2013, Andy founded Frios with a few strokes of good luck, a tiny amount of savings, and a blessing from his family who thought he may be facing a midlife crisis. Of course, Andy had help from a few close friends, too!
Frios’ humble beginnings started in a small incubator kitchen with Andy selling pops from a single cart on Broad Street in Gadsden. With a handful of flavorful and creative frozen desserts, Frios Gourmet Pops was an instant success and has grown overnight to be one of the best frozen dessert companies in the country.
Frios has since outgrown our tiny starter kitchen and graduated to a 16,000 square foot facility in Rainbow City. With an elite team of like-minded staff, Andy continues to come up with creative flavors and can still be found working the carts at events from time to time.
And, by the way, his favorite pop is Banana Pud’n.
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