From Craft Beer to Crafting New Laws

SCORE client Jason Alvey, owner of a specialty beer store in St. Louis Park, won legislative approval of bills to let liquor stores sell some apparel and charge customers to attend classes.

Alvey also got help developing his business plan and marketing strategy from members of the Minneapolis chapter of SCORE, where he also has received continuing business counseling.

SCORE volunteers Roy Burns and Dan Shidla both said they supported Alvey's decision to mix business and politics.

"We thought it was a logical expansion of his business," said Shidla, who worked in corporate finance, planning, product introductions and commercial banking. "It was just a logical change to a very archaic restriction."

"He's building his brand," said Burns, a retired Dayton Hudson executive.

 

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