Lynn Cheney is the owner and CLO of maker to main, formerly Lettuce Be Local Central Massachusetts Food Hub, which launched in 2012. Prior to that Lynn spent more than a decade in event planning, menu design and catering coordination as Director of Sales and Catering for upscale hotels and venues in New England.
Lynn has been the recipient of multiple entrepreneurial and leadership awards including, the 2015 Women in Action Inc. Award, presented by Worcester Mayor, Joe Petty and Massachusetts State Senator, Michael Moore, for her excellent execution of strength, empowerment, and impressive contributions to her community. These include Worcester Business Journal’s 2015 40 Under Forty, the Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce 2015 Champion of Education Award and 2014 President’s Award, of which she served as chairperson of the Young Professionals chapter for eight years and Worcester Business Journal’s 2018 Top 50 Power Players Recognition for the region. Most recently, in 2022 she was appointed to the Worcester Now Next City Planning Guide to engage the community in shaping the future of Worcester's economic growth and development.
CLO | Chief Local Officer
Jes started her service career in 2005 in the restaurant industry, yet her real passion began when she learned that beer is more than mass distributed domestics. She cultivated a love for the craft over many years while working in beer halls with over 150 selections on tap in Charlotte, North Carolina. She spent countless hours learning and educating herself on the different styles of craft beer and witnessed first-hand, the rise of the coveted, New England India Pale Ale (NEIPA).
When Jes moved to Boston, Massachusetts, she was quickly added to the Trillium Brewing Company while they established their acclaimed brand. Jes’s love for the craft only intensified over the years. She fell in love with all styles, drove hours to trade highly sought-after beer, stood in countless lines for limited releases and attending multiple events where craft beer was the sole focus. In 2019, Jes moved to the Worcester area and joined the Maker to Main team during the pandemic of 2020. She is the craft curator and while she is well-versed in the locally sourced mission of the market, she will happily and enthusiastically talk your ear off about locally produced beer she secures for customers. Cheers!
GRATEFUL, HUMBLE & DRIVEN
We went through a lifetime of adaptation and transformation during the pandemic years, and our goal is to continue to grow and adapt with the times, as we work to improve our guest experience. While the struggles to operate downtown are still present, we celebrate the significant progress we’ve made in building a community focused on 95% locally sourced goods. If it’s been a while since you’ve popped inside M2M, we’d love to see you.
You are our community.
You are important. And we ALWAYS look forward to your visit.