Fremont Brewing was hit hard by the pandemic but they managed to avoid lay-offs of staff and found a way to increase hourly wages to make up for lost tips.
Sara Nelson, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Fremont Brewing, in Seattle, will share their story of managing through unprecedented adversity.
In 2009, Sara and her husband Matt founded Fremont Brewing, a family-owned craft brewery, known for its small-batch artisan beers. Fremont Brewing operates one of the largest taprooms in the State and has over 100 employees.
Fremont Brewing provides employee benefits including paid family leave, a matching 401k plan, and excellent healthcare.
Earlier this year, in February, Sara Nelson announced her candidacy for a Seattle City Council seat. She is running for election to represent Position 9, At-Large. She said she’d bring a "sense of urgency" to helping businesses recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Sara wants to bring back jobs and resources to Seattle by revitalizing the downtown core and neighborhood business districts.
Sara earned a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at University of Washington, and pursued a career in public service and landed a as a policy advisor for the Seattle City Council. In 2009, she left to help launch Fremont Brewing where she now leads the company's sustainability efforts and external relations including community partnerships and government relations. She serves on the Government Affairs Committees of the National Brewers Association and the Washington Brewers Guild.
Don't miss the opportunity to join CEOtoCEO via Live Stream on September 23, from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. Viewers will have the opportunity to submit questions online or via email during the presentation.
Fremont Brewing: Overcoming and Surviving the Challenges of the Pandemic
Live Online - YouTube Live Stream
Thursday, September 23, 2021
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.