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Over Memorial Day weekend, many of us spent time with friends and family enjoying the holiday. However, it is important for us to remember the reason for Memorial Day and to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. That is just what Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Tempe did on Friday by hosting Heal the Hero Foundation and donating $10,000 to the non-profit organization. Heal the Hero is a public charity that advocates and funds advanced, proven health technology solutions, making them available free-of-charge to qualifying veterans, law enforcement officers, firefighters and their families. In addition to this donation, Dierks Whiskey Row’s Gilbert location also donated $10,000 in March of this year and their Scottsdale location plans to donate $10,000 as well, to reach their goal of a $30,000 donation. Keep an eye on the Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row Scottsdale Facebook page for information about the upcoming event in the next month! – Shelly Thomas
With numerous successful locations under their belt already, Riot Hospitality Group expanded their Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row concept into the town of Gilbert in March. There are many exciting parts of opening a new location, from getting to know a new team of staff to indulging in delicious food tastings.
However, as Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row opened their newest location in Gilbert, RHG found themselves most thankful for the Gilbert community and its outstretched arms. Gilbert Chamber of Commerce has shown Dierks Whiskey Row Gilbert such generosity and hospitality that the concept chose to partner with Gilbert Chamber of Commerce as the charity for their Grand Opening on March 16, 2017. Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row Gilbert has presented the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce Foundation with a check for $8,500 as part of their Grand Opening Fundraiser.
Gilbert Chamber of Commerce President/CEO, Kathy Tilque, stated, ““We are so grateful for the generosity of the Whiskey Row team. The Chamber’s Foundation is brand new and this donation provides the seed money to run our collaborative workforce readiness programs bringing students, teachers and businesses together; developing community leadership; and assisting non-profits throughout the community.”
As far as the partnership goes, Whiskey Row is overjoyed with the mutual friendship they have found in the community. “This is a new venture for the Heritage District and I’ve been very impressed with the Whiskey Row team’s dedication to being a good neighbor, good citizen, and providing excellent service and entertainment to our downtown. It is exciting to have live country music in the Heritage District. We look forward to working together for years to come,” stated Kathy.
Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row will open their next location in Nashville later this year and looks forward to joining another gracious community.