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COMPANY PROFILE: MORE GOOD
People. Planet. Profit.
That’s More Good’s triple bottom line.
Founded in 2012, Jason Schuler identified an opportunity to impact the three things that defined his personal ethos of success. From behind the bar, Schuler took his knowledge of the beverage industry and passion for spices to create More Good. Beginning first with a line of handcrafted mixers and syrups to create healthier cocktails, demand for the syrups forced the company to quickly outgrow their 200 square foot facility. This rapid expansion led More Good to its current 2,000 square foot retail location which includes loose teas, bitters, spices and other bar accouterments in Beacon, NY. The location also served as More Good’s manufacturing facility.
This location also operated as a commissary kitchen and co-packing facility to support local food and beverage entrepreneurs. Capitalizing on the demand, in October of 2018, More Good moved the co-packing facility to a larger location at the new food hub at iPark East Fishkill.
Working closely with Dutchess County farms, artisans, and the community Schuler’s philanthropy is not just regional. More Good’s commitment to social responsibility leverages local success to create global impact. Through strategic partnerships, More Good has raised more than $25,000 to fund water wells in Ghana, Haiti and other developing countries.
Honored as the 2017 Business of the Year at the Business Excellence Awards, More Good is a shining example of the way businesses can thrive in Dutchess. Operating with a staff of 15+, More Good continues to experience good fortune and growth. The iPark facility plans to add additional square footage to the co-packing space in 2019 and hopes to expand to its recipe offerings and possibly enter into bottling as well.
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