11:30 am — 1:00 pm
O’Connor Brewing Company
211 W 24th St

Norfolk, VA 23517
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Mighty Yet Humble: How O’Connor Brewing Company Continues to Win in an Increasingly Competitive Space. 

Join the AMA Hampton Roads on Thursday, February 8, 2017 for our Southside speaker luncheon at O’Connor Brewing Company for a panel discussion with guests Kevin O’Connor, Founder and CEO; Penny O’Connor, Co-Founder and CMO; Hannah Serrano, Director of Marketing and PR. Registration will close on February 6th. Luncheon registration includes one complimentary beer ticket (no expiration).

Please note parking will be on 23rd Street with entry through the back garden gate. Shipping and Receiving requires the parking lot till 2PM.

Three key takeaways

  • Learn how community involvement and local partnerships have been key to O’Connor’s success
  • Hear how social media fits into O’Connor’s marketing strategy and leverages it to create outstandingly successful events (and catch some tactics you can use!)
  • Catch key insights about the importance of branding in an increasingly competitive environment and what it takes to launch a new product

Kevin O’Connor, Founder and CEO of O’Connor Brewing Company (est. 2009) was born and raised in Norfolk, graduating from Maury High School and going on to get his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Old Dominion University. An entrepreneur at heart, Kevin turned his love for home brewing and craft beer into what is now O’Connor Brewing Company. Other jobs include loyal husband to Penny O’Connor for 13 years and superdad to Sam, 10 and Bellamie, 7.

Penny O’Connor, Co-founder and CMO was raised in Virginia Beach, Penny graduated from Princess Anne High School and went on to attend Virginia Tech and get her B.S. in Business Marketing. Prior to joining Kevin at the brewery, Penny worked in corporate sales for AT&T and American Express. She has a passion for design and loves to use her creativity around OBC. Other jobs include incredible wife to Kevin O’Connor, supermom to Sam 10, and Bellamie, 7 and CEO of O’Connor Household LLC.

Hannah Serrano, Director of Media and PR for O’Connor Brewing Company is a Virginia Beach native and Ocean Lakes High School alumna. She went on to attend the University of Wisconsin. Her background in media began as an editor at Port Folio Weekly. She then founded AltDaily.com and appeared on Channel 13 News for eight years. Other projects include helping create the NEON District, catching up on all the beer-drinking she missed when she was pregnant, and raising her two baby boys.



February 8, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:
AMA Hampton Roads
Organizer: AMA Hampton Roads

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