Reuben's Brews Owner Adam Robbings among 100 business builders featured in yearlong campaign celebrating the crucial role of small businesses in our communities
Seattle – June 9, 2015 – When the craft-brewing bug bites, it’s sometimes hard to think of anything else. With new recipes, beers and methods always developing, it’s no surprise that the craft-beer boom seized entrepreneur Adam Robbings.
After the birth of his son, Reuben, Robbings received a special gift that would change the course of his life – a home-brewing kit. After throwing himself into experimenting with new beers – and always focusing on the quality of its craft – Robbings’s business, called Reuben’s Brews, has become one of the most celebrated breweries in Seattle.
Now, Reuben’s Brews is getting national attention from Deluxe Corporation’s Small Business Revolution documentary project. The Small Business Revolution, which also features "Shark Tank" star Robert Herjavec, is a yearlong campaign that celebrates the vibrancy, variety and community impact of small businesses across the country. Its latest story is a photo essay profiling Reuben’s Brews, one of 100 profiles of inspiring small businesses that will debut throughout 2015 at SmallBusinessRevolution.org.
The trophy case at Reuben’s Brews is a testament to the company’s commitment to quality and focus on developing a strong business – which means paying attention to the reactions of customers and beer lovers who come through the doors of the brewery. Reuben’s Brews has been recognized as a top-ten brewery nationwide several times in the past few years, and though Robbings has plans to open a brand-new, much larger brewery, he says he’s not leaving Seattle – or even planning to distribute his beer nationally. His focus on perfecting his product and providing great service caught the eye of the Small Business Revolution.
Deluxe developed the Small Business Revolution to focus on the importance of personal touch and local involvement in an era when business is becoming increasingly impersonal. The campaign is capturing the stories of small businesses and their customers, families and friends – all of whom are a crucial part of what makes our communities whole.
“The hands-on customer service, the entrepreneurial spirit and the deep community involvement people find in the small businesses they frequent make all the difference,” said Amanda Brinkman, chief brand and communications officer for Deluxe Corp. “Telling these moving, inspirational stories and putting a spotlight on these owners is our way of celebrating the best parts of American business.”
The Small Business Revolution will unfold throughout 2015, as a part of Deluxe’s 100th anniversary celebration. Since 1915, Deluxe has helped small businesses and financial institutions grow and thrive by providing a range of business services, from websites and logos to social media and email marketing to checks and other financial services.
The Small Business Revolution will also award $25,000 to one small business later this year. Anyone can nominate their favorite small business at SmallBusinessRevolution.org, and Shark Tank's Herjavec will help Deluxe choose the winner who best exemplifies the Small Business Revolution spirit. The person who nominates the winning business can see how it feels to be a "shark" by personally delivering the $25,000 prize.
About Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Nearly 4.6 million small business customers access Deluxe's wide range of products and services, including customized checks and forms, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, search engine optimization and logo design. For our approximately 5,600 financial institution customers, Deluxe offers industry-leading programs in checks, customer acquisition, fraud prevention and profitability. Deluxe is also a leading provider of checks and accessories sold directly to consumers. For more information, visit us at www.deluxe.com, https://www.facebook.com/deluxecorp or www.twitter.com/deluxecorp.
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