Second Chance Beer Company, Small Business of the Year

Second Chance Beer Company, Small Business of the Year

Second Chance Beer Company was recognized as the 2019 Small Business of the Year for the 77th California Assembly District. Assemblymember Brian Maienschein recognized the local brewery’s founders, Marty Mendiola, Curtis Hawes, and Virginia Morrison, with a plaque at the statehouse.

Assemblymember Brian Maienschein presents co-owner Virginia Morrison with a plaque recognizing Second Chance Beer Co. as the 2019 Small Business of the Year for the 77th California Assembly District.

Assemblymember Brian Maienschein presents co-owner Virginia Morrison with a plaque recognizing Second Chance Beer Co. as the 2019 Small Business of the Year for the 77th California Assembly District.

 “Second Chance Beer Company has served as a worthy example for many businesses to follow,” said Maienschein. “Despite being a relatively new brewery, the company has contributed tremendously to both the economic strength and environmental sustainability of our community.”

Second Chance Beer Company established a charity program named “Giving Second Chances,” where it donates one percent of all annual sales to organizations that provide a second opportunity for people, animals, and the planet. In a bid to promote its green stewardship, the brewery also uses upcycled, recycled, and repurposed décor for over 70% of its furnishings. “I am honored to name Second Chance Beer Company the 77th District Small Business of the Year in recognition of its outstanding contributions to our local economy and the environmental well-being of the greater San Diego region,” said Maienschein.

Second Chance was one of four breweries selected for this honor statewide.

The 77th Assembly District in the California Legislature includes the communities of 4S Ranch, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Carmel Valley, Clairemont, Del Dios, Del Mar Heights, Fairbanks Ranch, Kearny Mesa, Mira Mesa, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, Rancho Santa Fe, Sabre Springs, San Carlos, San Pasqual Valley, Scripps Ranch, Sorrento Valley, and Tierrasanta.

[NOTE: This is a lightly edited version of the press release, not new reporting by me. I am just so pleased to see Second Chance recognized in this way that I want to help spread the word.]

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