As one of Ohio's largest and oldest craft breweries with a family of approximately 240 employee-owners, we feel we have a responsibility to continue striving for true diversity and inclusivity, and inspiring others to do the same. That's why we are thrilled to announce that Great Lakes Brewing Co. is a recipient of the inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Event Grant from the Brewers Association.
We are honored to be one of the six grant recipients out of 51 applicants working to foster a more diverse and inclusive craft beer community. Our vision? To create and host a diversity and inclusion-focused employment fair and networking event that is welcoming, fun, and meaningful for our industry colleagues and those who are interested in learning more about working in craft beer. We hope our event will serve as a forum for listening, learning, and "tapping opportunity."
The Tapping Opportunity event is a step towards eliminating perceived barriers to employment in the craft beer industry. As we continue to plan this event with our HR Department's leadership, we look forward to inviting our colleagues in the industry and community partners to participate. We are excited for the chance to show interested individuals the many opportunities and career paths available in craft beer.
We hope our Tapping Opportunity Event will serve as a welcoming space for underrepresented groups in craft beer. We appreciate the Brewers Association's leadership and commitment to diversifying this industry we love, and we are excited to join them in this important work.
We hope you're excited, too. Stay tuned for more updates!