Save The Date! Pints with Peers 2020

Columbian Logistics Network invites you to save the date for Pints with Peers 2020!  This reception will be hosted in the Centennial Room at Founders Brewing Company after the Midwest Supply Chain Conference on March 25th, 2020.

Drop in for food, drinks, and networking with the Columbian team as well as other area supply chain professionals.  Whether you want to recap sessions from the conference, or just make some new connections, we hope you can make it.  Please click here to reserve your spot now.

Columbian To Host ‘Pints with Peers’ Reception

Pints with Peers 2019Columbian Logistics Network will host it’s ‘Pints With Peers’ reception at Atwater Brewing following the Midwest Supply Chain Management Conference on May 19th. The conference, hosted by West Michigan economic incubator The Right Place, will take place at the Eberhard Center in Grand Valley State University’s downtown Grand Rapids campus. “We love hosting the Pints With Peers reception because it gives professionals a chance to discuss sessions they sat in on or bounce ideas off one another in a relaxed environment.” Said Blair Thomas, Director of Customer Care.  Food and drinks will be provided, guests are encouraged to register to reserve their spot.

Pints with Peers will take place on March 19th from 4pm to 7pm at Atwater Brewery in Grand Rapids.    

Columbian Donates Food to Children in Need

Have you heard of the organization Hand2Hand yet? This organization is doing amazing things for children in our community. Hand2Hand is a nonprofit founded in West Michigan that delivers hope to hungry children by mobilizing communities to provide nutritious food over the weekend to kids.

We have been looking for opportunities to give back to our community this quarter. So after being referred to this amazing organization, Columbian held a Hand2Hand food drive at our corporate location in Grandville, Michigan.

Other local companies participated in our food drive, such as Action Packaging, Bosch Killman VanderWal PC, and Williamson Employment Services. With the combined effort from Columbian and other local companies, Columbian was able to donate thousands of individual food items to the organization. The items collected will supplement food that goes home with children over the weekend provided by hand2hand partners.

“Being food logistics experts, this cause really stood out to us.” said Julie Oosterink, Payroll & Benefits Specialist / Coordinator of this community event, Columbian Logistics Network. “Columbian employees enjoy giving back, especially to the local community. It is important to employees that we are good members of the community and that we share our time and treasure with others.”

The food that we collected for Hand2Hand will be used at their H.O.P.E. Gathering Event in Caledonia. If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP here.

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Another Pints with Peers in the Books

Columbian Logistics Network: Where Legendary Customer Service is Always on Tap


After spending a long day at the Midwest Supply Chain Management Conference, we at 17362641_424477947889106_4548634303332741404_nColumbian figured we could all use a chance to unwind, network with our peers, and discuss what we learned or what struck us most strongly.  What better way to do that in Beer City, USA, than host it at one of Grand Rapids’ hottest new tasting rooms?

Columbian held a networking reception, Pints with Peers, on March 16, 2017. A variety of customers and prospective customers joined Columbian employees for a pint or two at the brand new Atwater Brewery tasting room in the southwest corner of the newly renovated Rowe Building, in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.  Our Pints With Peers reception featured the full line of Atwater beers and a spread of the restaurant’s finest offerings.

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