Co-founder, president of New Glarus Brewing Deb Carey to receive Seize the Day award 

Deb Carey, co-founder and president of New Glarus Brewing Co., will receive the Ken Hendricks Memorial Seize the Day award June 1 during a luncheon at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference. The conference at the Italian Community Center returns to the Cream City to celebrate the region’s rise as a startup and scale-up hub within the Midwest. 

The Tech Council produces the May 31–June 1 Entrepreneurs’ Conference and administers the award, which goes to entrepreneurs who have shown persistence in building their companies. 

Launched in 1992 with her brewmaster husband, Deb Carey became the first woman to found and operate a brewery in the United States. The first barrels came out in November 1993 — the fastest microbrewery startup ever.  

Today, New Glarus Brewing ranks among the top dozen craft breweries and top two-dozen U.S. breweries of any description. 

Registration for the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference is open online.