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ACE Meeting - Maine Beer Co

  • July 19, 2019
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Rd, Falmouth


  • ACE Member and SPC Affiliate Pricing when paid in advance
  • Pay now for the next consecutive 6 months and you do not have to remember to register again for 6 months!
  • 12 consecutive meetings for the price of 11! Plus the bonus of not having to register again for a year!
  • This option is for a Prospective ACE member or someone that would just like to attend a particular meeting as a Guest. All are welcome!
  • Maine Career Development Associates or Institute for Family Owned Business members can register at ACE member pre-registration pricing ($22). As a 'walk-in' the price for entry is $28.00

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Maine Beer Company

How a Higher Purpose Has Resulted in Success!

Maine Beer Company has always believed that supporting social and environmental issues is not only good for the soul, it's good for business, as well. Steve Mills, CEO of Maine Beer Company, will talk to us about the driving force that started Maine Beer Company, how much they contribute to non-profits annually, and how investing in their employees well-being and future has led to sustaining and developing employee engagement.

About Our Speaker:

Steve Mills has been getting paid to think about how to grow craft beer companies for almost twenty-five years. He moved to Freeport, Maine to become the CEO of Maine Beer Company in February, 2018.

Mills is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps where he spent most of his active duty as a member of the honor guard in Washington D.C.. He has been married to the same woman for over seventeen years. They have three children, a border collie and three outdoor cookers named: Weber, Barry White and Antonio Banderas. He enjoys mastering subjects of interest and practically anything that involves his family, friends, flavor and the outdoors.

Maine Beer Company’s purpose is to do a lot of good through great beer. Founding the company in 2009, brothers David and Daniel Kleban wanted to prove they could run a successful business, while still doing what’s right. Since day one, Maine Beer Company donates 1% of their revenue to environmental non-profits. They pay employees at least $18 per hour, pay 100% of their health insurance, give them 3 or more weeks of paid time off and contribute at least 5% of their salary toward retirement.


The Roundtable runs from about 9:45 to 10:30 and is optional. This is usually a skill-building session facilitated by a member(s).

How Can We Engage with the Craft Beer & Spirits Industry?

We will host a facilitated conversation around how we as service providers might engage with the craft beer and spirit industry.

The Facts...


The ACE regular meeting has networking, a buffet breakfast and a speaker. Guests are welcome.

Registrations (and registration cancellations) are required by July 16th. If you want to be included on the registration list at the meeting then you need to register by the due date. 

You can pay online by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) or mail a check to:
110 Marginal Way #142
Portland ME 04101

If you are mailing a check, please register here so the system can track the registrants for us. Thanks!

Members: the $22 fee only works if you pay in advance. At the door, it is $28.


If you find you can't attend, please notify us by July 16th. After that date, we cannot refund or push forward.

Cancellation - the meeting will be cancelled if Portland Schools are cancelled.

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