The Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program in partnership with Accion provides food and beverage entrepreneurs with expert business coaching, mentoring, advising and access to capital. The Brewing the American Dream program also supports business owners with events across the country like Speed Coaching, the Pitch Room Competition and a quarterly webinar series.

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July 15
SAMUEL ADAMS DAY premium

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Councilman Cate presented Jennifer Glanville, Director of Brewery Programs for Sam Adams with a certificate declaring June 15th “Samuel Adams Day” at the Brewing the American Dream Pitch Room and Speed Coaching event in San Diego on Monday.…

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July 15
BREWING THE AMERICAN DREAM CLIENTS SAMPLE THEIR FOOD AT THE NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION SHOW IN CHICAGO! premium

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Lillia Key, owner of Lenore’s Kitchenand Trudy Alston, owner of Harvest Time sampled their food over the weekend at the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago. Both business owners are shown above with Risa Sherman from the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Program.…

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July 15
BREWING THE AMERICAN DREAM premium

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Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Pitch Room Competition and Speed Coaching Event are coming to San Diego! Click here to sign up now!…

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July 15
KRISTOPHER SCHOENBERGER, BBQ’D PRODUCTIONS GRILL premium

From Brewing the American Dream to Fast Track, BBQ’d Productions is on a path to growth!

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(Kris & Moriah Schoenberger)

“I own a full service BBQ Sports Bar in Third Lake, IL. I started my business in 2009 with a mobile catering company, bringing our mobile kitchen to your party/event. Since my Accion Funding, and Sam Adams mentoring, I’ve grown to the number 1 rated restaurant in Lake County…. From the time a customer walks in our door, to the time to sit down, eat, and leave, we create an experience to make the customer feel like they are family. Great staff, with great attitudes, and amazing food. Delivering hot food hot, cold food cold, while providing a clean safe working environment for employees, and guests.”

– Kris Schoenberger, Fast Track participant…

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July 15
KEN SMITH HOSTS BREWING THE AMERICAN DREAM SALES WEBINAR premium

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Ken Smith, Beer Education expert from Samuel Adams shared his 30+ years of sales and negotiating experience as part of the Brewing the American Dream webinar series on Tuesday, May 12th.  Ken presented and answered questions on sales planning, execution and forecasting, working with wholesalers, setting and managing distribution and volume, inventory and budget management and much more!…

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July 15
CHICAGO PITCH ROOM WINNERS! premium

Congrats to Felix’s Famous Cookies for qualifying to move on to the final Pitch Room Competition in NYC!! Below is Laura Castillo, company’s Founder and CEO. Felix’s Famous Cookies is a family run business started by Laura and her son Felix when he was just 6 years old!

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July 15
TWO ACCION CLIENTS RECOGNIZED BY SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE premium

 

 

Congratulations to our two Accion clients featured in San Diego Magazine!

San Diego based clients ChuckAlek Independent Brewers and Council Brewing Company, were recognized this month in San Diego Magazine‘s list of The Best New Breweries in San Diego.

Check them out! Interested in starting your own brewery? Apply today.

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July 15
YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS premium

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Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream and Accion hosted a great speed coaching session in Florida this week in which food & beverage entrepreneurs were able to get advice from industry experts.

Next up, Accion and Brewing the American Dream team up in Chicago.

Don’t miss this one!

MAY 4, 2015

IGNITE GLASS STUDIOS
401 NORTH ARMOUR STREET
CHICAGO, IL, 60642

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SPEED COACHING SESSION

Samuel Adams in partnership withAccion will be hosting a free speed coaching session to entrepreneurs in the food and beverage space.

WHO: Small Business Owners

WHEN: April 14  |  6:00 – 8:30PM

WHERE: Gold Coast Beverage Distributors, Inc. (10055 Northwest 12th Street)

Participants will get up to six 20-minute, one-on-one, high-impact coaching sessions. Mentors include experts from Samuel Adams and Accion, along with local industry experts. SIGN UP!…

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July 15
MAKING IT POSSIBLE premium

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Announced yesterday, Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dreamcommitted to supporting Accion in lending an estimated $2.5M in microloans to food and beverage entrepreneurs.

In addition, Industry experts and Sam Adams executives including Jim Koch will coach and provide support to over 800 business owners, including craft brewers.

Sam Adams has been supporting Accion borrowers since 2008, but this year’s program aims to provide more support to those in the food and beverage industry, aligning with the expertise of the company.

“These entrepreneurs make it possible for us to enjoy the food and drink we share daily with our friends and families, yet they often have the hardest time finding financing and support to do what they love,” said Accion U.S. Network CEO Gina Harman. “When these business owners search for a partner they can trust, our 20-year track record of success, along with the Brewing the American Dream experience, …

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July 15
DELECTABLE DESIRES PASTRIES premium

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For seven years, Carlene O’Garro ran a wholesale baking business preparing delicious desserts for markets and restaurants.

O’Garro became a recipient of a microloan from Accion, supported bySamuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program, which enabled her to open the bakery.

At an opening day celebration, O’Garro said, “I ended up crying. That’s when it hit me it was official that I grew my business to the next level.”

Want to take your business to the next level? Find out how.

Information from The Boston Globe.

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July 15
JIM KOCH: CEO + START-UP ADVISOR premium

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Jim Koch knows the hardships of starting a business, including the knowledge gaps that exist in running that business efficiently. That’s why Jim Koch started the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream. This program offers entrepreneurs in the food and beverage space access to field experts for speed coaching sessions.

Koch doesn’t just support this program, he’s one of the mentors. Two days a week he advises business owners how the intricacies of running a stable business.

Looking to start your own business? Apply for a loan today.

Interested in supporting entrepreneurs pursing their dreams? Donate today.…

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July 15
A SWEETER SIDE premium

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After over 6 months in the kitchen and a little help from Sam Adam’s Brewing the American Dream, Ethan Holmes’ mouthwatering Apple Sauce is in over 25 stores.

Made with locally sourced apples, pears, and apple cider, Holmes’ sauce is boss. Donating 10 percent of his profits to fight childhood obesity and promote better nutrition, he says “I just want to help change the world one apple at a time, to just make it easier for healthy products to be accessible to everyone.”

Looking to start your own business? We can help.…

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July 15
BREWING THE AMERICAN DREAM…AGAIN premium

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Our support of small businesses does not stop when you sign on the dotted line, rather it starts. Together with our partners, Accion provides entrepreneurs with world class resources to grow and maintain a healthy business.

Despite brewing success for over 30 years, Sam Adams and founder Jim Koch know the obstacles to starting a promising business, especially when capital and education in the space are limited. Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream was started as an opportunity to provide small business owners with access to otherwise unavailable educational resources. Through the Accion & Sam Adams partnership, small business owners finally have access to two things Jim Koch wishes he had access to early on:financing and business advice. 

On Monday, March 16th, Samuel Adamswill host its second speed coaching session in Philadelphia with local entrepreneurs as part of this partnership.

Business owners can engage in up to 2 …

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March 5
Brewing the American Dream Nominated for a Cause Marketing Halo Award premium

untitled1Congratulations to Accion and the Boston Beer Company’s program Brewing the American Dream for being selected as a finalist in the Social Service category of the 2013 Cause Marketing Halo Awards!

Brewing the American Dream was built on the belief that having a great idea for a business is a good start. But to be successful,all business owners need access to capital, business and financial know-how, and a network of peers and mentors who can provide support and advice along the way.

Since 2008, the Brewing the American Dream program has helped thousands of small business owners throughout the U.S. with microloans, educational resources, and personalized mentoring. The program has distributed over $1 million dollars in capital to more than 130 small food and beverage businesses, enabling them to create or save more than 1,000 local jobs.

In 2012 alone there were 12 Brewing the American Dream Speed …

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November 14
Brewing the American Dream featured in the New York Times premium

The New York Times online just published a story on Accion and The Boston Brewing Company’s Brewing the American Dream(BTAD) program. In the article, journalist Robb Mandelbaum provides a thorough summary of BTAD and features the stories of some of the program’s recipients.

The release of Mandelbaum’s article was great timing as today the Brewing the American Dream program is offering their first speed coaching event in Washington D.C. tonight (November 14)! For further information on future events visit the Brewing the American Dream website.…

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