Devils Backbone Brewing Company Trail Blazer Speaker Series: Hear how local Trail Blazers from all industries got where they are today while enjoying the robust flavors of the Devils Backbone Trail Blazer beers!
Join Devils Backbone in welcoming Shon Christy to The Venue/Firehouse Grille and Pub, on Thurday, June 29. Christy boasts almost 20 years of marketing experience and is the Founder and President of Focal Point Social Media Marketing. In 2010, he opened Christy Creative NE Ohio’s first niche social media marketing firms. His work has been featured in Inside Business; Smart Business; the Akron Beacon Journal; and the Young Professional Roadmap.
Ever the entrepreneur, Christy has even launched Beckett’s Buddies, a fundraising group to support those with Down syndrome, in honor of his five-year-old son Beckett.Shon has a rich history steeped in philanthropy. He regularly donates a portion of his company revenues to the Up Side of Downs, a non-profit advocacy for individuals with Down syndrome in NE Ohio. He is the immediate past president of The Rotary Club of Akron, and has served as the Chili Open co-chairman (2 years), PR chairman, and President-Elect. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Stand Up for Downs, United Disability Services, The LuMind Foundation (Down syndrome cognition research), and The Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs. Lastly, Christy is extremely involved in the United Way of Summit County, as a President of the Young Leaders Society and the Tocqueville Society where he also serves on the cabinet. Christy is a member and Vice President of the 31st class of Leadership Akron.
Trail Blazer Speaker Series attendees receive: Each attendee will receive a Moleskine notebook, light hors d'ouvres will be served and stay for the networking session. DB beers available for purchase during the evening.
Program schedule: 6:00-6:30pm guests arrive; 6:30-7:30pm Guest speaker Shon Christy in the Venue; 7:30-9:00pm Networking Hour in Firehouse Grille and Pub.
Please note the event is free, but seating is limited. Tickets are required and please, ages 21 and up only.