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Competing in the Craft Beverage Market

Do you have an interest in the beer and hard cider industry? Do you want to learn more about some of the hurdles these businesses deal with?

Join us on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 for a panel discussion with Downeast Cider House and True North Ale Company. Our panelists will discuss how they broke into the industry, and provide tips for taking on multi-billion dollar conglomerates as competitors.

After the program, join us for a reception with samples from Downeast Cider and True North Ales.

Agenda
Registration/Networking - 4:30 p.m.
Program - 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Reception - 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Cost
This event is being offered as a free education session.  Space is limited, so register early.

Location
McLane Middleton
300 TradeCenter, Suite 7600
Woburn, MA 01801

About the Presenters


John D. Colucci
Director, McLane Middleton

John has a dual background as both an attorney and CPA. This unique skill set gives him a differentiating perspective and depth of understanding of the legal issues necessary for protecting a growing business, as well as the financial drivers of operating and sustaining a successful company. John’s clients range from start-up companies to large multi-owner private corporations. John has extensive experience in all areas of commercial transactions and business operations, and practices in the areas of business law, tax law, and business succession planning.


Conor Lynch
Chief Financial Officer, Downeast Cider House

Conor is the CFO of Downeast Cider House where he's worked since 2015. In this role, he contributes to the organization's distribution, pricing, and compensation strategies, as well as manages all other finance and HR functions.

Prior to his current position, Conor worked a brief stint as an auditor for PwC before moving on to Bain Capital. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Babson College.


Gary Rogers
Co-Founder, True North Ale Company

Gary has been an avid home brewer since 1984. In 2017, he founded True North Ale Company with his son, Jake. Gary is responsible for leading all business operations.

Prior to founding True North Ales, Gary held executive level positions in several Massachusetts high tech firms, including Sonus Networks and Wellfleet Communications. Gary received a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

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