Christopher R. Andrus is the co-owner of The Mitten Brewing Company and founder of 501(c)(3) Mitten Foundation, Inc. Besides growing his brewery from small startup to a $4MM+ company with three locations and more than 100 employees, Chris has presided over more than $250,000 in charitable gifts since 2012.
Chris is a keynote speaker who has guest instructed on Management and Entrepreneurship at Grand Valley State University and Alma College. He was named the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerceʼs “Young Entrepreneur of the Year,” won the Association of Fundraising Professionalsʼ 2015 “Presidentʼs Award,” was recognized as a Grand Rapids Business Journal “Newsmaker of the Year” in 2014 and “40 Under 40” business leader in 2017, received the “Excellence In Business” award from the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce in 2018, and was named the 2018 “Man of the Year” by The West Michigan Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Chris lives in Rockford, MI with his wife Shannon and sons August and Jude.