For Immediate Release
August 20, 2012
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Daisy Garcia

(BPRW) MillerCoors Recognizes National Urban Entrepreneurs Week and Reinforces Support of Small Businesses

- MillerCoors Urban Entrepreneurs Series and Business Plan Competition Picks Up Steam with Education Series -

(BLACK PR WIRE)--CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MillerCoors today announced the launch of the National Urban Entrepreneurs Week on August 20-24. The week includes interactive online business forums and an audio series offering tools and strategies to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses. According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses generated 65% of the new jobs in America over the past 17 years.

“As the second largest brewer in the country, with solid entrepreneurial roots, we work with many suppliers across the country to continue to support small business development,” says Larry Waters, senior director Community Commerce and Partnerships, MillerCoors.

National Urban Entrepreneurs Week will officially begin Monday, August 20 and kicks off the MillerCoors Urban Entrepreneur Series MUES, now open for entries. Since the competition’s inception in 1999, MillerCoors has invested nearly $2 million to small businesses across America and will grant up to $150,000 in business grants this year.

Two online business forums via Twitter will take place during the week. Chicago’s “Money Smart Guy,” Matt Sapaula will host a Twitter forum Tuesday, August 21st at 7pm CST and Black Enterprise Magazine Senior Vice-President, Alfred Edmond will host on Thursday, August 23rd at 7pm CST. Followers can tweet questions to Edmond or Sapaula at @millercoorsmues #mues and they will answer questions and advise entrepreneurs on topics ranging from cash flow strategies, to business plan development.

For more information, resources for developing business plans, as well as the official rules and requirements of the MUES Business Plan Competition, visit  

About 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.