On Wednesday, June 26th the Richmond chapter of the American Marketing Association celebrated a huge milestone – its 50th Anniversary – with a party at Hardywood Brewery in Richmond and Wireside was happy to join in on the festivities.
Hardywood is one of the many craft breweries that have popped up all over Richmond and is a great venue to grab a cold beverage on a hot summer day, while listening to music and visiting with friends. They also host a weekly food truck round-up on Thursday nights that has a rotating cadre of 12-15 different food trucks and a weekly farmer’s market on Wednesday evenings. It seems that you could go to Hardywood every day of the week for a different event!
At the AMA Richmond event, there was an outdoor tent set up for people brave enough to weather the afternoon thunderstorm, as well as a private bar set up inside where people could sample some of Hardywood’s brews. They also had food catered from two local food trucks – Grate Gourmet Fusion Pizza and Boka Tako Truck. The food was delicious – I highly recommend checking out where their food trucks are parked in Richmond, or heading to Hardywood on a Thursday evening – to try them out.
It was great to get to network with marketing and communications industry people and celebrate such a great organization. For anyone looking to meet fellow marketers and work on career development, the AMA is offering a promotion waiving the $30 registration fee for new professional memberships. Hurry up and sign up as the offer is only for a limited time.