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North Florida Microbrews: Small Batches | Big Business

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Davis College of Business

University Oaks Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32211

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North Florida Microbrews: Small Batches. Big Business.

The microbrewery business in Northeast Florida is booming. The Economic Roundtable of Jacksonville is pleased to present our first of seven Speaker Forum events for the 2017-2018 season, Microbrews: Small Batches. Big Business. Please join our discussion of the economic impact of this exciting new trend in our local economy. The event features two of our own local brewers, Susan Miller of Bold City Brewery and Ronald P. Gamble of Veterans United Craft Brewery.

Join us on September 26, 2017 from 11:30:am to 1:15pm. We will meet at the Davis College of Business at Jacksonville University. Lunch will be served.

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Single ticket: $30
Tables (of 8): $240

A portion of the ticket proceeds will go to providing scholarships to business students at UNF, JU and FSCJ. If paying by check, please make checks payable to:

Economic Roundtable of Jacksonville
c/o Davis College of Business
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd. N.
Jacksonville, FL 32211

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Speaker Bio's


Susan MillerSusan Miller
Bold City Brewery

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, Susan Miller spent 27 years working for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida prior to joining her son in opening the first craft brewery in Jacksonville since the days of Jacksonville Brewing Company. She and her son Brian, opened Bold City Brewery in October, 2008.

Brian was a home brewer for a few years before opening the brewery. Susan was a director of IT at BCBSFL and was ready to leave the corporate world. When Susan Miller risked everything to help her son launch Bold City Brewery from the ground up in Jacksonville, she admits she didn't even drink beer. She took a big risk when she quit her job and helped finance her son's dream. Today, Susan runs the business side of Bold City Brewery and her son takes care of brewery operations. The rest of the family has a hand in other aspects of the business as well.



Ronald P. Gamble

Ronald P. Gamble
Veterans United Craft Brewery

Mr. Ronald P. Gamble is currently the Founder, President and Brewmaster of Veterans United Craft Brewery in Jacksonville, FL. The brewery was founded in 2013 and began production in 2014.

Ron is a former Naval Flight Officer who flew jets from aircraft carriers and conducted missions over Iraq in the first Gulf War. He has considerable brewing and start-up business experience: 29 years as an executive and senior level manager, over 10 years as a professional Brewmaster/Brewer at Veterans United and several prominent New England breweries, and 17 years as an accomplished homebrewer. Business and operational acumen span his involvement in six internet/software startups, the sale of three companies, and leadership as a Naval Flight Officer.

His formal education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Masters of Business Administration (MBA - Marketing/Finance) from Virginia Tech, a Master Brewers Diploma in Brewing Technology from the Siebel Institute (Chicago) / Doemens Academy (Gräfelfing, Germany). Professional development includes a certificate in Brewery Packaging Technology from the Master Brewers Association of the Americas in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

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