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.
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Star Tribune: FINNEGANS debuts new brewery and taproom in downtown Minneapolis
March 21, 2018
By Amelia Rayno Star Tribune
MARCH 21, 2018 — 2:56PM
The charitable brewing company finally has its own facility after 17 years in business.
After 17 years in business, Finnegans Brewing Co. (817 5th Av. S., Mpls., finnegans.org) finally has its own brewery.
The nonprofit beer organization opened its new Finnegans House doors last Saturday for a single-day debut before closing again to finalize equipment preparations. The complex, which includes a private club and an innovation lab in a four-story building in downtown Minneapolis,… Read more
WCCO: FINNEGANS’ 1st Taproom Opens In Downtown Minneapolis (VIDEO)
March 17, 2018
The Twin Cities is now home to another brewery and taproom, Heather Brown reports (0:34). WCCO 4 News At 10 – March 17, 2018
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