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NLC Silicon Valley presents Valley Brews

We invite you to join us on Friday May 29, 2015 from 6pm-9pm at the Mexican Heritage Plaza for Valley Brews, a taste of local craft breweries, benefiting the New Leaders Council: Silicon Valley Chapter. Join us to celebrate NLC Silicon Valley's 5 Year Anniversary. 


Enjoy a taste of local craft breweries featuring Camino Brewing Company, Strike Brewing Company, Hermitage Brewing Company, and Santa Clara Valley Brewing. 

Network with emerging and seasoned progressive political entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs and civic leaders in Silicon Valley. We will be joined by special guest, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.

Hear from local craft brewers, industry experts and civic leaders during Panel: “Pushing the Boundaries of Beer in the Valley of Craft Delights," exploring: 

What is the role of craft breweries in shaping vibrant cities as a nexus for arts, music, conversation, and mobilizing? How are craft breweries paying homage to Silicon Valley's industrious past of farmland and orchards? What does it take to start a successful craft brewery and how are local craft brewers pushing boundaries of craft brewing in sustainability, diversity, and innovation?

Moderator: HUNTER B. CURRENT, Business Developer (Barry Swenson Builders, Alturas Ranches, Arenda Capital, Investor, Hop Farmer)

Panelists: KIM WALESH, Deputy City Manager & Director of Economic Development, City of San José | ALLEN KORENSTEIN, CEO & Co-Founder, Camino Brewing Company; | NATHAN POULOS, Brew master & Co-Founder, Camino Brewing Company | JENNY LEWIS, CEO & Co-Founder, Strike Brewing Company | PETER ESTANIEL, Brand Manager, Hermitage Brewing Company | STEVE DONAHUE, Brew Master & Co-Founder, Santa Clara Valley Brewing Company | RANDALL BEHRENS, Senior Loan Officer, Live Oak Bank, Wine and Craft Beverage Lending Division | CHRISTEN SOARES, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Field Paoli Architects | REENA BRILLIOT, Business Development Officer, City of San Jose Office of Economic Development | SAM HOLLOWAY, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, University of Portland; President & Founder,

Learn about the NLC fellowship and how to apply for next year's class. Support the movement to develop progressive leaders to transform our Silicon Valley communities

The mission of NLC is to train and support the next generation of political entrepreneurs: trendsetters, elected officials, and civically engaged leaders in business and industry who will shape the future landscape. To learn more about NLC Silicon Valley, and the work we are doing visit  

We sincerely hope you can join us for an evening that is sure to be unforgettable. This event is hosted by New Leaders Council - Silicon Valley, and with our partner Kaiser Permanente. We thank our following sponsors:

Enterprise Sponsor:

Kaiser Permanente

Startup Sponsors:

County Supervisor Joe Simitian
San José Councilmember & NLC Silicon Valley Honorary Chair Ash Kalra
San José Councilmember Donald Rocha
DAWN - Democratic Activists For Women Now
Liberty Tax Service - 1075 S. White Rd., San José
Peter Allen & Angelica Ramos
Terence Fox
Teresa Alvarado
NLC Silicon Valley Co-Director Kalen Gallagher
NLC Silicon Valley Co-Director Reeta Sharma
Yacanex Posadas

Cannot attend, but want to make a contribution? Please make a contribution online here. Your contribution helps us continue our leadership training program for the next cohort of NLC Silicon Valley Fellows to turn their passion into impact.  


To donate, make a contribution through the ticket form below, or write a check to "New Leaders Council." 

For more information, email Yan Yin Choy at


May 29, 2015 at 6pm - 9pm
Mexican Heritage Plaza - Garden Area
1700 Alum Rock Ave
San Jose, CA 95116
United States
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