Local brewery next up in entrepreneurship speaker series

Contact: Alyssa Benson

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The co-owners of Territorial Brewing Co. will be the next speakers in the Entrepreneurship Forum speaker series at Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business.

Charles Grantier and Tim Davis will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in 2150 Schneider Hall. The event is free and open to the public and begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (269) 387-6059 or at wmich.edu/business/e-rsvp. Free parking is available in Fetzer Center Lot 72F.

Territorial Brewing

Grantier and Davis started brewing German-style lagers in Davis' garage. Disappointed by the lack of breweries in the area serving the German-style beer they were making for themselves, Grantier and Davis decided it was time to open a brewery of their own.

Grantier and Davis, who were working in the hazardous waste removal and medical industries, respectively, opened Territorial Brewing Co. in 2014.

The brewing company, located in Springfield, Michigan, near Battle Creek, offers the German-style lagers and ales the two founders love, along with an assortment of burgers and German-inspired food.

Territorial Brewing Co. uses products from many local and Michigan-based food providers. The bar and communal tables at the brewery were made from reclaimed lumber provided by Kalamazoo’s Edison Neighborhood Association.

Entrepreneurship Forum

Entrepreneurship Forum is a monthly series sponsored by BlueOx Credit Union and hosted by Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business. The forum brings stories of entrepreneurs and startup success to the greater Kalamazoo community. To learn more about the series, visit wmich.edu/business/entrepreneurship-forum.

Future Entrepreneurship Forum Speakers

  • Dec. 8: Kristin Fiore, founder, Down Dog Yoga Center
  • Jan. 12: Adam McFarlin, owner, Kalamazoo Candle Company

For more information or to RSVP please call (269) 387-6059 or register at wmich.edu/business/e-rsvp. To suggest an entrepreneur who should be considered for the series, contact Alyssa Benson at alyssa.benson@wmich.edu.

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