Organizing Activities That Make You Thirsty!
So, what in the world in Gears.Beer?
A destination for those who want to be active and drink good beer. A happy balance is in order for sanity.
Gears represent all the things that make you thirsty and Beer is the fellowship that follows.
My name is Dave Crabill, and as you can see from the photo, I’ve been organizing ice hockey for a long time. We had the biggest driveway in the neighborhood growing up in South Jersey. Many a hard-fought battle was held on the driveway!
I’ve done a variety of things to pay the mortgage over the years. What I have enjoyed the most is the marketing. My company, Eclectic Sales & Creative Marketing, LLC manages the marketing of a few brands in a variety of niches. Affiliated companies include Great Lakes State Hosting and Advantage Intelligent Marketing.
In 2019 I became involved with a new commodity crop, industrial hemp and formed a non-profit trade association iHemp Michigan.
When the .BEER extension for websites was released in 2015, I just had to grab one! Gears was the shortest and most relevant option available. It is amazing how quickly they get bought up! So GEARS.BEER was purchased without a real plan. I asked my nephew, Ben Lew, to help with a cool logo. He came up with the Gears.Beer logo that can be used across a wide variety of applications. Hockey was the logical first step as the 2014 / 2015 season ended and the new owners at Crystal Fieldhouse were very open to me picking up the Friday night ice time. Thanks to Tim Wilson inviting me to skate on Wednesday with Tom Huss. Tom ran a Wednesday night skate that I began managing after his retirement at 70.
Tim Wilson was a very vocal player, someone that everyone got to know. Tim died at the age of 50, during drop-in at Polar Palace on August 7th, 2015. Very sad, but he was doing what he loved. He used to brag about his heart problems, which were numerous.
My organizational skills and use of the latest technology and tools has helped me to bring together activities such as our “Organized Pick-Up” skates and the Eclectic Hockey League.
Our hockey list is ever-growing, get in the know.
To connect with me on LinkedIn, visit here.
Keep your head up,