Family Business Radio, Episode 6: Family Owned Craft Breweries with Nick Tanner and Alisa Tanner-Wall, Cherry Street Brewing; Charles Gridley, Six Bridges Brewing, and Jason Sleeman, CIBC Bank US
How do family owned craft breweries start, get financing, and operate successfully? Lots of answers in this fascinating edition of “Family Business Radio” with host Anthony Chen and guests: Jason Sleeman, CIBC Bank USA, Nick and Alisa Tanner, Cherry Street Brewpub at Halcyon, and Charles Gridley, Six Bridges Brewing. “Family Business Radio” is broadcast from the North Fulton Studio of Business RadioX®.
Jason Sleeman, CIBC Bank USA
Jason Sleeman is an associate managing director for CIBC’s Atlanta office. He is responsible for growing CIBC’s presence in the South Eastern United States. His clients have between $2-$50 Million in revenue. Jason provides SBA and conventional lending with a focus on owner-occupied commercial real estate, equipment financing, lines of credit, and merger and acquisition transactions.
Jason has also become an expert in brewery lending, and assists startup and expanding breweries in Georgia. The certified Dale Carnegie trainer has mentored leaders from such companies as UPS, Home Depot and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Nick Tanner, Cherry Street Brewpub at Halcyon
Nick Tanner is co-founder of Cherry Street Brewpub at Halcyon in Cumming, GA, with his sister, Alisa. He learned how to homebrew beer while attending college in Fort Collins, CO. Cherry Street Brewpub at Halcyon is an upscale brewery restaurant concept with a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere, chef inspired food, and award winning beer. They also have the Brewhouse Bar for adults only, featuring a wide selection of bourbons and craft cocktails.
Nick and Alisa followed in the footsteps of their father, Atlanta restaurateur Rick Tanner.
Alisa Tanner-Wall, Cherry Street Brewpub at Halcyon
Alisa Tanner is co-owner of of Cherry Street Brewpub at Halcyon in Cumming, GA, with her brother Nick. Growing up, Alisa hosted and washed dishes in her father’s restaurants, picking up on his entrepreneurial spirit and drive.
Charles Gridley, Six Bridges Brewing
Charles Gridley is CEO and co-founder of Six Bridges Brewing in Johns Creek, GA with his son, Clay. They were homebrewers for 10 years before opening Six Bridges Brewing in 2018. Six Bridges has a 2,000 square-foot tasting room, as well as a 2,000 square-foot beer garden. They brew on a 30 barrel brewhouse, and a 2 barrel pilot system.
Charles is a chemical engineer and graduate of Georgia Tech. He previously worked in production manufacturing for Heraeus Tenevo and Baldor Electric.
For more information visit the Six Bridges Brewing website or call 470-545-4199. Six Bridges Brewing is located at 11455 Lakefield Dr #300, Johns Creek, GA 30097
Anthony Chen, Host of “Family Business Radio”
This show is sponsored and brought to you by Anthony Chen with Lighthouse Financial Network. Securities and advisory services offered through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. (RAA), member FINRA/SIPC. RAA is separately owned and other entities and/or marketing names, products or services referenced here are independent of RAA. The main office address is 575 Broadhollow Rd. Melville, NY 11747. You can reach Anthony at 631-465-9090 ext 5075 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anthony Chen started his career in financial services with MetLife in Buffalo, NY in 2008. Born and raised in Elmhurst, Queens, he considers himself a full-blooded New Yorker while now enjoying his Atlanta, GA home. Specializing in family businesses and their owners, Anthony works to protect what is most important to them. From preserving to creating wealth, Anthony partners with CPAs and attorneys to help address all of the concerns and help clients achieve their goals. By using a combination of financial products ranging from life, disability, and long term care insurance to many investment options through Royal Alliance. Anthony looks to be the eyes and ears for his client’s financial foundation. In his spare time, Anthony is an avid long-distance runner.