Jan 29, 2016
We're back on the #inStockMFG train - this time catching up with our old friend Chris Mantz, founder and designer behind Drift Eyewear. Chris comes from an engineering and product design background and cut his teeth working for various companies before settling in Chicago to pursue his passion with Drift. Click through to learn more about Chris' career path, the lengths he's gone to maintain his brand ideals, and what makes Chicago special to him.
Jun 25, 2015
For the second installment of our #inStockMFG Series, we ventured into Lakeview to catch up with our friend Alan Gagné at Heritage Bicycles. We like to think of Alan, GM, Barista, bike mechanic, web developer, business developer, and creative director of Heritage Bicycles as a Jack-of-all-trades. Once a paralegal, he traded in the suit and briefcase for a work shirt and pannier. Luckily, we were able to catch up with Alan on one of his days off and get to know one of the biggest influences behind the best bike/coffee shop in town.
Jun 19, 2015
As part of our #inStockMFG series, we got the opportunity to spend an afternoon sipping craft cocktails and chatting with one of our great friends, favorite bartenders, and loyal Stock fan: Wade McElroy. Although his days are spent working on one of the million new projects he's got opening up around town, you can still find him behind the bar Wednesday nights at his own watering hole, Sportsman's Club. Creative, bar owner, bartender, stylish entrepreneur, good guy extraordinaire. There's no shortage of words we could use to describe Wade so we'll shut up and let him do the talking.
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