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Company Spotlight: Jack's Abby Craft Lagers & Springdale Beer

As the Jack's Abby 5k race approaches, we highlight our title sponsor.
Jack's Abby Craft Lagers & Springdale Beer
Framingham, MA
Eric Hendler
What is your role in the company?
My two brothers and I co-own Jack’s Abby and Springdale Beer. My focus in the office is on the financial and administrative areas.
Tell us about your company and what you do.
Jack’s Abby Brewing is a craft brewer that specializes in lagers. We also have a sister brand, Springdale, that produces experimental beers, including IPAs and barrel-aged ales.
What issues are important to your company?
As a smaller business, we are very involved in our community and try to be a partner in local efforts.
Why is it important for your company to give back?
The community in and around Framingham has supported us since we opened in 2011. My brothers and I, as well as our 140 employees, are all part of this community so we care deeply about our involvement.
How long have you been partnering with us?
2 years!
Why does your company choose to support our communities through our partnership?
We are excited to continue our partnership with the United Way of Tri-County. They support our local community in so many unique and beneficial ways.
What things does your company do to support our community through our partnership?
We host the annual Jack’s Abby 5K - it’s a great way we can raise awareness and money for United Way. Last year we had more than 300 runners and our goal for this year is double the amount! We are excited to continue to grow this program.
What are the advantages of partnering with us? (e.g. volunteer opportunities, visibility, networking)
Partnering with United Way has given us more visibility in the community, has allowed our staff more volunteer opportunities and has grown our community outreach.
Are employees allowed to use any work time for volunteering?
Yes. Our employees all have chances to use work time on projects that the brewery is involved with, such as the upcoming 5k.
What would you say about us to other companies looking to get involved in the community?
Growing a partnership such as ours with the United Way of Tri-County is such a beneficial way to strengthen connections with the local community. Being able to support the individuals and organizations that are helping your neighbors is important.