Beverage Association Names President

A business owner in the area is the new president of a statewide beverage association.

The Michigan Cider Association is now under the leadership of John Behrens, owner of Farmhaus Cider Co. in Hudsonville.

The association’s co-founder, and the owner of Vander Mill in Grand Rapids, Paul Vander Heide, has stepped down after four years as the association’s first president.

The first item on Behrens’ agenda is the annual Grand Rapids Cider Week, which will run from May 13-18.

“Paul and Amanda Vander Heide have done an excellent job creating the Michigan Cider Association from nothing, and we couldn’t be happier to build on the foundation they have built,” Behrens said.