Ted Marti, president of August Schell Brewing Company, is being inducted into the MN Business Hall of Fame on Wednesday, July 26th, and the New Ulm Chamber and CVB are leading efforts to recognize Ted locally for this milestone accomplishment.
Each year, Twin Cities Business Magazine recognizes the accomplishments of Minnesota executives who have made lifetime contributions to the state’s economy and to our greater community. According to Twin Cities Business, “Ted Marti leads Minnesota’s oldest brewery, August Schell in New Ulm. Schell’s could have disappeared in the 1970s, as most small regional breweries did. Instead, Marti kept the family business alive and thriving by embracing the nascent interest in craft beers while holding fast to Schell’s longtime core market of traditional German-style beers. Marti’s acquisition of the Grain Belt brand in 2002 made this once small, rural brewery the state’s largest beer producer.”
“Anybody going through the tour at Schell’s Brewery will come away with respect for the whole Schell’s family, and Ted’s influence and leadership is a great business case study on risk-taking and perseverance – as well as actively bringing up the future for the organization,” said Kathy VanRoekel – NU-Telecom Marketing and Customer Relations Manager and Chamber Board Chair. “The impact of August Schell Brewing Company on New Ulm encompasses, of course, beer, but also community pride and investment, tourism, and economic development. We owe much of our reputation as a hard-working, fun-loving city to Schell’s,” said Audra Shaneman, President of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce. “Ted wasn’t looking for this recognition, but as the organization that represents the business community in the New Ulm area – we can’t let this opportunity go by without doing something fun!”
Induction into the MN Business Hall of Fame is a remarkable achievement. To recognize this accomplishment, the New Ulm Convention & Visitor Bureau has led efforts to compile video clips from local businesses saying “Congratulations” to Ted Marti. View the video here: click here to watch the video on YouTube.
Read the full article about Ted Marti in the Twin Cities Business Magazine here.