Meridian News
An Entrepreneurial Journey
March 7, 2017

Every journey begins with a single step, and for some, the hardest step is often the decision to venture into the unknown world of becoming an entrepreneur.

On March 16 at the Business for Breakfast event at the Meridian Technology Center for Business Development, Adam Gribben, owner and operator of Stillwater’s 1907 Meat Co., will share why he traded the business world for a butcher’s block, and other lessons he’s learned along his entrepreneurial journey.

Gribben graduated from Oklahoma State University and then moved to Dallas to pursue his career. It wasn’t long before electrical engineering lost its spark for the budding entrepreneur. Gribben sought out business ideas that would fuel his entrepreneurial spirit and bring him back home.

Relying on Gribben’s college town’s deeply rooted agricultural base, he began to explore ways to connect farmers and ranchers with their consumers. After witnessing the revival of traditional butcher shops in larger markets, Gribben sought to bring something similar to Stillwater. Last year Gribben’s dream became a reality when 1907 Meat Co. opened its doors, featuring locally sourced meats and daily menu options.

To attend the March 16 Business for Breakfast event, please contact Diane Maddox at or call (405) 377-2220 or toll-free at (888) 607-2509. An RSVP is strongly encouraged.

The Business For Breakfast networking group will meet from 7:30 – 9:00 in Room 104 North in the Center for Business Development at Meridian Technology Center. The meeting includes a guest speaker and provides business owners and entrepreneurs an informal opportunity to network and share ideas and experiences. All networking sessions are free and include a continental breakfast.

The Center for Business Development is dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs through networking, education, consulting and business incubation services. Assistance is available in various areas such as marketing, product planning, international business and writing business plans. For more information visit or contact the Center for Business Development.

Adam Gribben, owner and operator of Stillwater’s 1907 Meat Co., will share about his entrepreneurial journey during the March 16  Business for Breakfast networking event at the Meridian Technology Center for Business Development.




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