The past few years have seen a renaissance in Grand Rapids of food, spirits and live entertainment. From being named “Beer City USA,” to being ranked on a raft of Top Ten lists, the city has come into its own as a cultural destination – shaking off the stereotype of a sleepy furniture manufacturing town.
Hear how public relations helped local entrepreneur (and 2014 WMPRSA Communicator of the Year Award recipient) Tami VandenBerg build the brands of two unique Grand Rapids bars – the Meanwhile and the Pyramid Scheme. Find out what it takes to stand out and be successful in a crowded field of competition in the hospitality industry, and to attract big-name talent to a Grand Rapids venue. Learn why VandenBerg is committed to the issue of homelessness and how her involvement with the Well House enhances her professional life and connection to the community.
About Tami VandenBerg
Tami VandenBerg wears many hats; among them – entrepreneur, advocate, and executive director. She is the co-owner of The Meanwhile bar and The Pyramid Scheme (a live music venue), as well as the Executive Director of The Well House (a nonprofit helping the homeless while promoting sustainable and healthy living). Her passion and innovative spirit have firmly established herself as a leader in both the business and civic communities.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Please RSVP by 5 PM, 7/14/14
The Pyramid Scheme
68 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Please note: there will be an additional $5 fee for day-of or walk-in registration.