Conversations on the Creative Economy with Jacquie Berglund, Rambunctious Social Entrepreneur and CEO of Finnegans

April 5, 2017 5:30 PM - April 5, 2017 7:30 PM

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April 5, 2017 | 5:30-7:30pm | Jacquie Berglund, Rambunctious Social Entrepreneur and CEO of Finnagans

Jacquie Berglund is the “Rambunctious Social Entrepreneur” and chief executive officer of Finnegan’s. The Minneapolis-based craft beer company donates 100 percent of profits to fund fresh produce for those in need. Finnegan’s is the longest running social enterprise to donate 100 percent of profits behind Newman’s Own. We’ll learn how Berglund has managed to grow her business while keeping its mission on addressing food insecurity. We’ll delve into the thinking behind innovations such as the "reverse food truck" that collects food rather than sells it. We’ll explore what it takes to run a company that operates with few employees and plenty of volunteers. We’ll find out more about what comes next for the rambunctious social entrepreneur.


Turn beer into food. That’s the mission of FINNEGANS, a Minneapolis based beer company that has donated over a million dollars to fighting hunger through the rambunctious and smart leadership of Jacquie Berglund. Since its inception in 2000, FINNEGANS has become a top beer company in the Twin Cities while donating 100 percent of its profits to purchase produce from local farms and that produce goes to local food shelves. FINNEGANS is the second longest running 100 percent donation model social business in the country (second to Newman’s Own).

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