For Immediate Release
October 15, 2012
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Karina Diehl
Flowers Communications Group
Danyele Davis

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

(BLACK PR WIRE) – CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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.