On this week’s bonus episode, we’re going to get to know some of our subscribers, a community we started called the Fervent Few. These folks subscribe to GBH like a magazine, supporting us financially each month. As part of their subscriber benefits, they join the GBH team in a community forum where we discuss a wide range of topics—a forum that includes professional retailers, brewers, distributors, and sales people with expert perspectives. But in the Fervent Few community, everyone has an equal voice, and a respect for others opinions. I’ve been thrilled to see so many genuine and intellectually honest conversations transpire.
The community is managed by Jim Plachy, and each week he hosts a weekly topic with our members. We're going to get to know him a little bit better this week, and I think you'll see why we immediately fell in love with him and put him in charge of this thing. He joined as a subscriber himself, and through his natural force of personality, started running the show.
After that, we'll ring up a couple Fervent Few members and get their perspective on the community, and what they thought about this past week's topic, the new Independent logo created by the Brewers Association.