Entrepreneurial stories on tap at brewing event

Small business owners and subject matter experts offered their insights and advice.

A passion for beer and coffee was flowing among the entrepreneurs who have built their businesses on their love of beverages. “We were pretty obsessed with coffee before starting Dagger Mountain Roastery. Now we are more obsessed,” said Ashton Whitley who runs the business along with partners Dan Evans, who was also on hand, and…
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History coming to life at Spa restaurant, banquet center

Spa General manager Ed Kis discusses how the special banquet center offers a connection to nature.

Porter | A pervasive sense of history springs from the Spa, which has carried its name and provided a platform for celebrations since its inception in the 1920s. The property, which has been shuttered for more than 10 years, was taken on by owner Jeanne Hoyle and general manager Ed Kis who are reviving the…
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Tortilla maker continues to cook up connections through Dream program

Fernando Gutierrez poses with Samuel Adams owner Jim Koch.

Fernando Gutierrez sees Samuel Adams owner Jim Koch as a “grandfather” of sorts. “He’s teaching me about the world of business. I told him it’s important to have a mentor like you to show me the ropes and teach me the way,” Gutierrez said. “He’s a real simple guy. He does this program because he…
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