Annual Awards Gala - Members & Invite Only

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Name: Annual Awards Gala - Members & Invite Only
Date: December 13, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Chamber Annual Gala
A Night of Elegance

Members are invited to attend this evening of celebration as we gather for our annual year-end gala. We are excited to announce our guest speaker will be Dave Engbers, Co-Founder of Founders Brewery. Members will enjoy Dave's presentation as he discusses persistence being an entraprenuer, his own successes and failures, and lessons learned along the way.

6:00pm: Social hour w/ appetizers
7:00pm: Dinner consisting of: TBD

Served with the main entrees will be a house salad, rolls, hot vegetable and assorted deserts. Beverages include coffee, soft drinks and tea.

After dinner, Dave will begin his presentation. When the presentation concludes, we will announce three prestigious awards that will be presented to outstanding chamber members in the following categories: Community Service, Business of the Year, and President's Choice.

Items to note:
  • Dress Code - Business Casual
  • A Cash Bar will be available (The popular "Chamber-tini" will return - be sure to try this member favorite!)
  • Looking to extend your eveningStay overnight at the beautiful Bay Pointe Inn & Lakefront Resort. Special room rates for chamber members (Includes complimentary Continental breakfast featuring Chef's choice of hot dish).

Additional information on our guest speaker:

Dave

Engber

s

is the Co

-

F

ounder and President of Founders Brewing Co

.

Founders has made its

distinctive mark on the craft beer community by brewing complex, in

-

your

-

face ales, with huge

aromatics and tons of

flavo

r

.

It is one of the fastest

-

growing craft brewerie

s

in the natio

n

, c

urrently

ranking

amon

g

the top

1

0

largest craft brewe

r

ie

s

in the United State

s

as of

201

8

.

Born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI, Dave

attended

Hope College where he met fellow

Founders

C

o

-

founder Mike Steven

s

.

The pair spent their colleg

e

years dreamin

g of opening

a

brewer

y

and

,

a

fter a few years spent

o

n unsatisfying career paths, Dave and Mike decided they

never wanted to look back on

lif

e

with regrets

.

They wrote a business plan, secured funding and

opened the doors of Founders Brewing C

o

.

in 1997

.

Building the brewery

from the groun

d

u

p

,

the

pai

r

had

to spend time in every ro

l

e

.

As

the brewery

expanded an

d

became successful, Dave

now leads the charge as the

face and

personality

of

Founders

.

Founders ha

s

enjoyed remarkable success, far outpacing

its competitors in the craft beer industry.

The company has seen its annual barrel output n

e

arly double each of the last seve

n

years while

distribution has expanded from seven states to

4

7

.

Since 200

9

,

the company has expande

d

its

facilit

y

consistentl

y

to

keep up with product demand

.

Dave,

his

wife Am

y

, and their four kid

s

live in Grand Rapid

s

. Outside of wor

k

, Dave can most

often be found in the kitchen entertaining friends or taking advantage of the great outdoors in

Michi

g

a

n

Dave Engbers is the Co-Founder and President of Founders Brewing Co. Founders has made its distinctive mark on the craft beer community by brewing complex, in-your-face ales, with huge aromatics and tons of flavor. It is one of the fastest-growing craft breweries in the nation, currently ranking among the top 10 largest craft breweries in the United States as of 2018. Born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI, Dave attended Hope College where he met fellow Founders Co-founder Mike Stevens. The pair spent their college years dreaming of opening a brewery and, after a few years spent on unsatisfying career paths, Dave and Mike decided they never wanted to look back on life with regrets. They wrote a business plan, secured funding and opened the doors of Founders Brewing Co. in 1997. Building the brewery from the ground up, the pair had to spend time in every role. As the brewery expanded and became successful, Dave now leads the charge as the face and personality of Founders. Founders has enjoyed remarkable success, far outpacing its competitors in the craft beer industry. The company has seen its annual barrel output nearly double each of the last seven years while distribution has expanded from seven states to 47. Since 2009, the company has expanded its facility consistently to keep up with product demand. Dave, his wife Amy, and their four kids live in Grand Rapids. Outside of work, Dave can most often be found in the kitchen entertaining friends or taking advantage of the great outdoors in Michigan.

Pre-registration required
Seating is limited - reserve early to ensure a space
Registrations will be accepted until November 28th or until full.


Thank you to our generous sponsors
Platinum Sponsor:
Gun Lake Casino



Contributing Sponsor:
Gun Lake Casino


 
Location:
Bay Pointe Inn Lakefront Resort
11456 Marsh Rd
Shelbyville, MI 49344

 
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, December 13, 2018
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Agenda:
6:00pm: Social Hour
7:00pm: Dinner & Presentation by Dave Engbers, Co-Founder of Founders Brewery
Following the presentation, 2018 awards will be presented to three distinguished chamber members. 
Contact Information:
Denise Behm Executive Director
Fees/Admission:

$35 per person (payment options - check or credit card)
Seating is limited - reserve early to ensure a space
Registrations will be accepted until November 28th or until full.


Checks can be made payable to Wayland Area Chamber of Commerce and sent to 117 S Main St, Ste 6, Wayland, MI 49348

If you wish to pay via credit card, please pay online using the Paypal link
(for credit cards, please enter the TOTAL cost for your group, not for each individual)

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