About Beer with... Events
SSYP knows our members want opportunities to become more engaged and active in the community. One way to do this is through civic dialogue with our community leaders.
Beer With... is designed to provide SSYP members with an opportunity to engage community leaders in a casual discussion regarding the topics affecting us today. It will also give you an opportunity to gain insights on improving your networking skills from established leaders who have experience with connecting people within our community.
The program format is simple. Bring some questions to ask our guest. Be prepared to listen and be heard...all the while enjoying the atmosphere of our host venue. You don't have to be a beer drinker to attend -- other beverages area always available too! Beer with... events are meant to be fun, casual and informative for both the guest and the audience. Just show up, learn and have fun!
Past speakers have included:
- Molly Allen, 92.9 ZZU
- Greg Bever, Journal of Business
- David Black, NAI Black
- Senator Lisa Brown
- Kent Caputo, Kalispel Tribal Authority
- Anne Cowles, Mobius Science Center
- Betsey Cowles, Cowles Publishing
- Marty Dickinson, Downtown Spokane Partnership
- Harold Gilkey, Sterling Savings Bank
- Greg Green, OneEighty Networks
- Rich Hadley, Greater Spokane Incorporated
- Former Mayor Dennis Hession
- Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick
- Representative Cathy McMorris
- Karen Mobley, Spokane Arts Commission
- Don Poffenroth, Dry Fly Distilling
- Barbara Olson, Business Networking International
- Former WSU Cougar/Washington Redskin/Superbowl MVP Mark Rypien
- Harry Sladich, Spokane Regional CVB
- Peg Thomas, People-to-People Ambassador Programs
- Reverend Happy Watkins
- Chud Wendle, Wendle Motors
Do you know of someone who would be a good Beer with... speaker? If so, email Civic Chair Jared Webley at firstname.lastname@example.org.