Kayaking Our Way to Clean Waters

The following is a guest blog entry by Shanna Head. There is nothing like it in the world. A hot, breezy wind blows as a sticky sweat forms over your brow. The geese and egrets fly overhead and call out to the dusk as they make their way back to…

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Want Startup Capital? Put Skin In the Game

In fifteen years, working with hundreds of food and beverage clients and other businesses, we've found that one of the most common hurdles to clear for a new venture is—drumroll—raising startup capital. Regardless of whether a company is a brewery five years into scale, or an early-stage, consumer-packaged product iterating at…

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Urban South Brewery: Tapping the Taproom to Grow Community

Jacob Landry, co-founder of Urban South Brewery (and its popular, kid-friendly taproom) in New Orleans, says he grew up hating beer. His dad drank Old Milwaukee, and the beer scene at LSU when Landry got to college wasn't anything particularly enticing. It wasn't until he had a study-abroad experience in Southern…

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Women in Beer: From Ale Wives to Barley’s Angels

OK, so maybe you're aware that beer has been around for at least 5,000 years. There's evidence that Mesopotamians brewed beer in what is present-day Iran, from the analysis of pottery jars and poetry from 3500 B.C. and earlier. In the earliest cases, "beer" (or some sort of fermented liquid)…

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Mama Nature’s Juice Bar: Fulfilling the Vision

T’Keyah Williams’ journey to a juice bar of her own began when her mother went vegan; Williams, already an adult with two children of her own, decided to try being a vegan herself and saw the benefits for her and her kids (now 5 and 10) who both suffered from…

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5 Things Food and Beverage Companies Can Learn From Tech Startups

While food and beverage companies are very close to our hearts, we work with a variety startup and emerging companies that offer a wide spectrum of goods and services. From software companies to craft breweries, we regularly counsel clients on corporate, finance, intellectual property, and labor and employment matters. In…

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