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July 19, 2017

Sam Adams Bringing Mentor Program to Chicago

The Daily Meal

A few months before Chris Spinelli was ready to open the doors to Roc Brewing Co. in April 2011, the former financial advisor faced a conundrum: He didn’t have the $10,000 he needed to buy a keg washer, a device that — you guessed it — cleans and sanitizes kegs. He didn’t have the funds because he couldn’t convince a bank to give him a loan.
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July 12, 2017

Brewing the American Dream program helps launch NYC food businesses


Jim Koch, founder of the Boston Beer Co., started the program to mentor small business owners and to provide microloans through a partnership with lender Accion. Since its founding in 2008, the program has provided mentoring to more than 7,000 small business owners and awarded more than $16.5 million in microloans.
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June 16, 2017

How Billionaire Jim Koch is Supporting the Dreams of New Entrepreneurs


Ever drink a beer, and realize you're supporting entrepreneurship at the same time? That might be true for some of you reading this article. Brewing the American Dream is a philanthropic program coming out of the Boston Beer Company, and came out of Jim Koch's experience with starting Samuel Adams.
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