MMTA Business & Brews


One of the things I intend to focus on during my two-year term as MMTA Chairwoman is to encourage business networking throughout our industry.  We have all been through a lot of storms trucking has thrown at us over the years and we need to be prepared to weather future storms to keep the legacy of trucking going strong.  Past generations seemed to embrace getting together for formal MMTA functions, meetings and even informal chats just to keep in touch, and these face-to-face interactions seem to have taken a back seat over time for a number of reasons – the pandemic, time constraints, shifting priorities, to name just a few.

Whatever the reasons, we want to change it.  We will be rejuvenating last year’s MMTA “Happy Hour” idea and rebranding it as “Business and Brews.”  These gatherings will be informal – no agendas, no speakers – as a way to help us all network, meet new people in our close-knit trucking community, and build a sense of camaraderie that will serve us well into the future.  We want you to consider bringing current and future leaders from your company or from your sphere of influence, young and old alike.  We can all benefit from building relationships in a social setting and hope you can join us.

These “Business and Brews” events will be held at Mason’s Brewing Company in Brewer on Thursday, August 8th and at Rising Tide Brewery in Portland on Thursday, August 15th with both events running from 4-6 pm.  It will be a cash bar, but MMTA will be providing light appetizers.  While not required, we are asking people to RSVP online below, and we hope you and some of your trucking friends will join us for a good time!


Chelsea Demmons, Bison USA