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SUBMITTED BY Joe Belcher ON Apr 26, 2016

Each morning from 11am-noon at the Craft Brewers Conference (May 4-6), University of Portland booth 2162, industry experts from across the country will be joining to 'hold class'. Relaxed and informal, these sessions will allow anyone to ask questions of experts in construction, architecture, financing, restaurant operations, brewery operations, mobile marketing, and more. The schedule and details are as folllows:

WEDNESDAY: Brewpub Operations with Mark Meckler & Sam Holloway from Crafting A Strategy

THURSDAY: Brewery Design with Mark Moore from FMD Architects and Randall Behrens from Live Oak Bank

FRIDAY: Mobile Marketing with Jay Reilly and Mike Boult from Craft Nation

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SUBMITTED BY Joe Belcher ON Mar 3, 2016

 

 

Tim Hohl, The Beer Geek, interviews Sam Holloway on his radio segment on AM 860 KPAM about big beer making moves to consolidate, suggesting the decline of big beer is upon us. Sparked by Sam's blog, The End of Big Beer, Tim asks Sam about the puzzle of craft beer mergers and acquisitions and what it means for the 4,000+ small craft breweries in America.

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SUBMITTED BY Joe Belcher ON Feb 13, 2016

Most craft brewing entrepreneurs think growing up means growing big – we disagree! Craft breweries are a driving force for societal change because they give anyone the chance to create a beautiful life while creating good, local jobs.  Small breweries need the same detailed attention and strategic advice as large breweries, but business schools and the popular press ignore them! Our panel will speak to these 3,300+ small breweries and offer strategies to stay small, profitable and beautiful.

FOR PDF OF CBC 2016 SEMINAR SCHEDULE, AS OF DECEMBER 15, CLICK HERE

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SUBMITTED BY Joe Belcher ON Feb 9, 2016

Portland Tribune reaches out to CAS Community in this article about uncovering a new model for wealth sharing; craft breweries are (literally) an economic engine that betters people's lives. Members Jeff Althouse (Oakshire), Steve Waters (Backwoods), Sam Holloway (CAS) and Mark Meckler (CAS) are all interviewed.

Peter Korn is a well-known investigative reporter for the Tribune, tackling tough issues including public housing, for profit universities and student debt.

For the entire article, CLICK HERE

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SUBMITTED BY Joe Belcher ON Feb 9, 2016

Breweries as engines of societal wealth, Peter Korn from the Portland Tribune interviewed CAS President, Sam Holloway about how craft breweries keep wealth local. Learn how more and more cities are turning to craft breweries to help turn around neighborhoods in Korn's article.

Peter Korn is a well-known investigative reporter for the Tribune, tackling tough issues including public housing, for profit universities and student debt.

For the entire article, CLICK HERE

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SUBMITTED BY Joe Belcher ON Feb 1, 2016

What if you aren’t interested in selling out? Listen to experts from The Demeter Group (an alcoholic beverage M&A firm), Sheppard Mullin (A full service law firm), and Sam Holloway discuss strategies for big and small breweries and the differences between getting big or just simply growing up.

TO ATTEND PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY.

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SUBMITTED BY Joe Belcher ON Jan 21, 2016

Are craft breweries engines for societal wealth? Listen to craft beer entrepreneur and ESPN radio host, Isaac Ropp interview CAS founders Sam Holloway and Mark Meckler about how breweries change communities for the better!

LISTEN TO THE ON-AIR INTERVIEW BY CLICKING HERE

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SUBMITTED BY Joe Belcher ON Jan 13, 2016

"New Year's Resolutions: Crafting a Healthy Business"
By Sam Holloway, Ph.D.
For the Oregon Beer Grolwer,
January 2016

"Famous strategy professor Dr. Robert Grant begins his book, 'Contemporary Strategy Analysis' with a simple statement: Strategy is about winning. I like to add to his simple statement the following corollary: You get to decide what winning means." -Sam Holloway, Ph.D.

TO READ THE ARTICLE, CLICK HERE

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SUBMITTED BY Joe Belcher ON Dec 12, 2015

Did you know Widmer used to ship kegs of Hefeweizen upside down? Learn how these pioneers of supply chain strategy and craft brewing quality control developed the model for distribution that everyone else in the industry now benefits from. Sam Holloway, Brett Joyce (Rouge), acclaimed beer writer John Foyston and many others celebrate the man, his company, and what they did for the craft beer renaissance.

FOR THE ENTIRE ARTICLE, CLICK HERE

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SUBMITTED BY Sam Holloway ON Nov 13, 2015

I was so inspired by this community of business professionals and the program put together by CAS member Brad Windecker and his team of professionals at Orchestrated Beer. I was honored to give a keynote along side Mark to this community and support Orchestra Software who is leading the way toward a brighter future for everyone! Together, we are sustaining the renaissance! -Sam Holloway, President, CRAFTING A STRATEGY

Check out the images and highlights at #orchestrate2015

FOR CONFERENCE VIDEO RECAP, CLICK HERE

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