Last week, for the 5th year in a row, Columbian hosted a happy hour for customers, prospects, and friends immediately following the Midwest Supply Chain Conference here in Grand Rapids. The 5th annual event, known as Pints With Peers, is a great opportunity to network with other logistics and supply chain professionals from around the area in a low stress, friendly atmosphere. And since Grand Rapids is dubbed “Beer City, USA,” it’s only natural that the event was held at Atwater Brewery’s downtown taphouse.
Many of the themes from the conference spilled over into Pints With Peers. Attendees shared a beer and a bite while discussing trends like economic growth and the Amazon effect, as well as more real-world issues like Diversity & Inclusion programs in the supply chain, or practical applications of new VR and AI technologies. Many thanks to everyone who came out this year, and be on the lookout for our 6th annual edition next Spring!