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Berkshire Brewing Company Founder on Tap at Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Western New England University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will host a presentation by Gary Bogoff, Cofounder of Berkshire Brewing Company, on Tuesday, October 16, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in Emerson Hall room 108A. Bogoff will discuss the path he took to starting, running, and growing his business venture. He will share lessons that he learned along the way and give pointers to those that are just starting out. The event is free and open to the public and lunch will be provided.

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In 1992, Bogoff partnered with Chris Lalli to create Berkshire Brewing Company in South Deerfield. While the company started in a renovated cigar factory, it has since blossomed into one of the largest microbreweries in New England, brewing nine year-round flavors of ales and seven seasonal lagers. Berkshire Brewing Company brews more than 15,000 barrels of beer in a year which equals 465,000 gallons. Its products are distributed to five states.

The Western New England University Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is a resource for small business development in the Pioneer Valley region. Combining the resources of the University’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy and the School of Law, the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship offers personal, professional assistance to entrepreneurs in the business startup stage, free of charge through the Small Business Clinic and numerous community outreach events. For more information about the Center or the speaker series, call 413-796-2030 or visit www.wne.edu/cie.

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Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,700 students, including 2,550 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

 

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