2023-2024 Season Highlights

With the 2023-2024 season just around the corner, we are thrilled to present an exciting lineup of events featuring renowned speakers who will undoubtedly engage and enlighten our club members. While some high-powered speakers are finalizing their schedules, we’re committed to promptly communicating the specific dates as they are confirmed. Here’s a glimpse of what to expect:

  • Thursday, September 14, 2023: Kick off the season with Cocktails and Networking at the Tatnuck Country Club—a fantastic opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new connections. Upon renewal of your membership, you will receive an invitation to reserve for you and a guest!

  • October 2023: We are honored to welcome Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey to share her insights and vision for our state’s economic future.
  • Late January 2024: Join us as we host Rick Green, the visionary Founder of 1A Auto, who will inspire us with his entrepreneurial journey and industry expertise.
  • February 2024: Brace yourself for a thought-provoking evening with Congressman Byron Donalds (R-Naples, FL), who will shed light on national economic policies and their impact.
  • Late March/Early April 2024: Stay tuned for an announcement of another remarkable speaker who will broaden our perspectives on critical economic matters.
  • Late May: Conclude the season with a bang as we welcome Adam Selipsky, the CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS), who will share insights into the future of technology, artificial intelligence, and its influence on the global economy.
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545th Meeting Featuring Dan Kenary

December 7, 2016

Hogan Center at Holy Cross, Worcester MA
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Reception and Networking, 5:30 pm; Dinner, 6:30 pm

Dan Kenary, CEO and Co-Founder, Harpoon Brewery

Dan Kenary serves as CEO and Co-Founder of the Harpoon Brewery. He graduated from Harvard College in 1982 with a degree in American History and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1985 while working at the First National Bank of Chicago in Chicago and Paris. Dan left the bank in 1986 to co-found the Harpoon Brewery.  Dan has served on the Institute of Brewing Studies Board of Advisors, as a director and the treasurer of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, a local environmental advocacy organization, president of the Boston Marine Park Business Association and founding president of the Massachusetts Brewer’s Guild.  Dan currently serves as Chairman of the Associated Industries of Massachusetts, the Commonwealth’s largest employer advocacy organization.  In August 2014 Dan led Harpoon’s transition to employee ownership with the establishment of the Harpoon Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Harpoon’s 200 full time employees now own 48% of the company. Originally from Worcester, Dan lives in Wellesley, MA with his wife and four children.

About Harpoon Brewery:

The Harpoon Brewery was founded in 1986 by three beer lovers who wanted more and better beer options. When the Brewery was founded, Harpoon was issued Brewing Permit #001 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, since it was the first to brew commercially in Boston after a dormant period of about 25 years. Harpoon’s line of craft beer features its award winning IPA and UFO beers, along with special seasonal selections. In 2000 Harpoon purchased a second brewery in Windsor, VT, making Harpoon the 19th largest craft brewer in the US.  Harpoon has since introduced the limited batch 100 Barrel Series and the as well as the all-natural Harpoon Craft Cider made from freshly pressed apples.

In 2012 Harpoon was the recipient of the Green Business Award from the City of Boston. Harpoon has been recognized by the Boston Globe as one of Massachusetts’ Best Places to Work. In 2016 Harpoon was named one of the Top Charitable Contributors in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal. In August 2014 Harpoon became an employee-owned company.


December 7, 2016


Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross
1 College St
Worcester, MA 01610 United States
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Worcester Economic Club