MillerCoors Will Award up to $150,000 to Small Business Owners as Application Deadline Approaches

  MillerCoors Will Award up to $150,000 to Small Business Owners as
  Application Deadline Approaches

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- October 15, 2012

The MillerCoors Urban Entrepreneur Series (MUES) business plan competition
application deadline is quickly approaching. The competition is open to
participants who are age 21 and older and whose businesses are fewer than five
years old. All entries must be submitted to by 12 p.m.
(CDT), Friday, October 26, 2012. Since the program’s inception, the MUES
business plan competition has awarded entrepreneurs more than $2 million in
business grants.

“We recognize the challenges entrepreneurs face and the courage it takes to
face those challenges and strive for success. MUES empowers small businesses
and helps propel them to the next level,” said Larry Waters, senior director
of community commerce and partnerships, MillerCoors.

This year’s top winner will be awarded a $50,000 business grant. Up to four
other finalists will each receive $25,000 grants, and one consumer-voted
entrepreneur from the selected finalists will be awarded a $10,000 business
development grant. The Consumer’s Choice Award, new to the MUES competition,
will allow contestants to engage their social networks to choose their
favorite business. For more information on the competition and business
development resources, visit, to hear
from some of the judges.

Some of the long-standing MUES advocates and community partners include the
Atlanta Business League, the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, the Hispanic
Chamber of Commerce of Greater Dallas, the United States Hispanic Chamber of
Commerce, local chapters of the Urban League, and the National Association of
Asian American Professionals (NAAAP).

Official rules and requirements of the MUES Business Plan Competition, visit

Overview of MillerCoors

Built on a foundation of great beer brands and nearly 300 years of brewing
heritage, MillerCoors continues the commitment of its founders to brew the
highest quality beers. MillerCoors is the second-largest beer company in the
United States, capturing nearly 30 percent of beer sales in the U.S. and
Puerto Rico. Led by two of the best-selling beers in the industry, MillerCoors
has a broad portfolio of brands across every major industry segment. The
portfolio is led by the company’s premium light brands: Coors Light, Miller
Lite and Miller64. Coors Light, the World’s Most Refreshing Beer, offers
consumers refreshment as cold as the Rockies. Miller Lite established the
American light beer category in 1975, offering beer drinkers a light beer that
tastes like beer should. Miller64 is 64 calories of crisp, light taste that
complements a balanced lifestyle. MillerCoors brews premium beers Coors
Banquet and Miller Genuine Draft, and economy brands Miller High Life and
Keystone Light. Tenth and Blake Beer Company, MillerCoors craft and import
division, imports Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell and Grolsch and
features craft brews from the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, Blue Moon
Brewing Company and the Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Company. MillerCoors operates
eight major breweries in the U.S., as well as the Leinenkugel’s craft brewery
in Chippewa Falls, Wisc. and two microbreweries, the Tenth Street Brewery in
Milwaukee and the Blue Moon Brewing Company at Coors Field in Denver.
MillerCoors vision is to create the best beer company in America through great
people changing the way America enjoys beer. MillerCoors builds its brands the
right way through brewing quality, responsible marketing and sustainable
environmental and community impact. MillerCoors is a joint venture of
SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company. Learn more at,
at or on Twitter through @MillerCoors.


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