Home-made to Household Name
Saturday April 29 | 1:45 – 3:15pm
BCAE: Green Mountain Room
Sponsored by Cocktail & Sons
Presented by Max Messier
Wondering what it takes to go from bartender to entrepreneur? Join Max Messier, an award-winning bartender who has worked as a bar manager and spirits consultant for bars and restaurants across the country, to learn how he and his wife built their company “Cocktail & Sons” out of their home kitchen. Today, the company’s handcrafted, all-natural syrups for classic cocktails and sodas are produced in a commercial kitchen with FDA approval and distributed nation-wide. Messier will share how they got to where they are, and what it takes to grow to a business to scale in this industry. Discussion topics will include funding, placement, activation, brand awareness, expansion into new markets, and distribution.