Sam Adams offers speed coaching for food & beverage entrepreneurs

In February, Samuel Adams announced the expansion of its signature philanthropic program, Brewing the American Dream, into Ohio. This program provides low and modest-income small business owners in the food, beverage and hospitality industry with essential ingredients to start, strengthen, and grow their small businesses. With ACCION USA, a nationwide nonprofit microlender, they seek to provide loans, coaching, and networking opportunities so that hard working, passionate small business owners can practice their craft, create jobs, and build vibrant communities.

In partnership with The Economic and Community Development Institute and Bad Girl Ventures of Cincinnati, Brewing the American Dream will host a speed coaching event in Columbus on June 6 at ECDI’s offices at 1655 Old Leonard Ave. at 6 p.m.

This speed coaching event offers food, beverage and hospitality entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet one-on-one with local food and beverage experts as well as Samuel Adams business professionals. Local experts will be on hand in the areas of sales and distribution, marketing, public relations, packaging, business visioning, human resources, IT, legal and financing for quick coaching sessions.

Tim Lai and Eliza Ho of Tim Lai Architect , Bob Kramer, registered sanitarian, Michael Jones, Local Matters CEO and local foods expert, Randy Sokol, food business broker, and Karim Ali, legal consultant with law firm Porter Wright Morris and Arthur, are among the local experts to be featured. Participants are encouraged to bring product and packaging samples, and come with specific questions that can be addressed in this coaching format.

If you would like to attend, register at