Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy Honors The Boston Beer Company

"When I started The Boston Beer Company I couldn't get a bank loan or find capital, plus there was so much I didn't know about starting a small business," said Sam Adams Founder Jim Koch. "As the company grew and became more successful, we naturally identified with other 'little guys' who benefited from a leg up to help achieve their dreams. It became important to me to find a way to give back to other start-ups like mine and create opportunities for them to get funding and advice. I know how useful that would have been in starting Samuel Adams 25 years ago."
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The Founder's Award bestowed on the second anniversary of the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Program

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) presents its prestigious Founder's Award at the 10th Annual Excellence Awards in Corporate Philanthropy to The Boston Beer Company. Two years ago, Samuel Adams Founder and Brewer Jim Koch introduced the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream® program, an initiative dedicated to aiding low to moderate income small business owners in the food and beverage industry.  The program is being recognized for its commitment to helping entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.

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