When New Glarus Brewing Company released its first batch of beer in late 1993, it was far from a household name.
But over the past 30 years, after millions of barrels of beer and an increasingly competitive craft beer market, Deb Carey has guided the company she founded with husband Dan Carey into national prominence, even though its products are only sold in Wisconsin.
Next month, Deb Carey, the company’s president, will be honored during a luncheon at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference presented by the Madison-based Wisconsin Technology Council.
Carey will receive the Ken Hendricks Memorial “Seize the Day” award at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee on June 1. The award, which celebrates entrepreneurial leaders who have been crucial to Wisconsin’s economic growth, is named in honor of the late Ken Hendricks, co-founder of ABC Supply in Beloit and 2006 “Seize the Day” award winner. Hendricks, a billionaire, died a year later in a fall at his home.