Forbes: Socially-Minded Beer Company Launches 13,000-Square-Foot Space For Impact Enterprises
May 19, 2018
Anne Field , CONTRIBUTOR
MAY 19, 2018 @ 11:01 AM
About 10 years ago, Jacquie Berglund moved the offices of her FINNEGANS Brew Co. in Minneapolis to an old mansion where ten or so like-minded impact businesses also worked. There, Berglund experienced the benefits of laboring alongside people with similar socially-focused aims. Eventually, she decided to develop a four-story building called FINNEGANS House in which she would place, among other things, her offices, a brewery and a space in which the impact community could connect… Read more
Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal: Hot Spots: Finnegans opening its first brewery-taproom in downtown Minneapolis (slideshow)
May 16, 2018
Hot Spots: FINNEGANS opening its first brewery-taproom in downtown Minneapolis (slideshow)
By Dan DeBaun – Staff reporter/Digital producer, Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
Mar 14, 2018, 5:00am
FINNEGANS Inc. is ready to open its first brewery/taproom as part of a new development in downtown Minneapolis.
Finnegans is a Minneapolis brewery that donates its profits to hunger-fighting charities. Up to this point, it’s been Minnesota’s largest beer brand without its own brewery. That will change Saturday… Read more
B Magazine: Creating Social Impact, One Business at a Time
May 16, 2018
Creating Social Impact, One Business at a Time
by Victoria Blanco
Photography by David Bowman
How FINNovation Lab + Impact Hub MSP are changing the landscape of social entrepreneurship
Jacquie Berglund (BF’14) keeps several hardhats around her small office on the edge of downtown Minneapolis. Co-founder of Finnegans, the first beer company in the world to donate 100 percent of its profits ($1 million to date) to charity, Berglund grabs one several times a day and heads three blocks to the construction site where her next big idea… Read more
How a Lot of Beer, and a Little Innovation, Helps FINNEGANS Give Back
May 9, 2018
Laura Beier, CONTRIBUTOR
May 9, 2018
FINNEGANS, by way of their community fund, brews beer, sells it through restaurants and liquor stores, then uses the profits to buy fresh, local produce for food shelves. FINNEGANS Special Benefit Corporation donates 100 percent of its profits by way of a licensing agreement with FINNEGANS Brew Co., the company that brews the beer and operates the new downtown taproom. The profits go to the FINNEGANS Community Fund, the nonprofit that provides food shelves with fresh produce.
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Star Tribune: Developer, social entrepreneur bet big on FINNEGANS’ future
April 30, 2018
APRIL 29, 2018 — 3:15PM
Developer, social entrepreneur bet big on Finnegans’ future
Thanks to deep-pocketed partners, the brand is positioned for significant growth.
Social entrepreneur Jacquie Berglund quit a good job and sold her condo to start Finnegans, a beer company that has donated $1.2 million since 2003 to nutrition programs.
Click here to read the full article.… Read more