Ideas flowed freely along with the cider, when young middle-market professionals gathered in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Aug. 10 for a tour of Vander Mill, the largest craft hard cider producer in the Midwest.
Owner Paul Vander Heide spoke to some 75 ACG Western Michigan members and guests about how his business started, how the current model differs from the original plan and why it has led to success.
“Don’t ever ask a contractor if something can be done,” Vander Heide jokingly told guests, who also spent time networking, sampling cider and snacking on appetizers. “The answer is always yes. It just takes money.” READ MORE