Supporting Veteran Owned Businesses
We’ve been very honored to have the opportunity to offer legal representation to the men and women who have served our country. One of the best things about this opportunity is getting to know those brave men and women. Recently, we had the opportunity to meet Zeb and Lauren Barnes, owners of Redbeard Brew Bars.
Zeb is a veteran of the United State Marine Corps. He enlisted after September 11, 2001, and served eight years as a Scout Sniper and Recon Marine. He served in Iraq during that time and later served as a military trainer and adviser around the globe. After his military service, Zeb returned home to be close to family. He and wife Lauren opened Redbeard Brew Bars in Bowdon, Georgia, a small town just a few miles down the road from our office. Zeb and Lauren combined their interests – his love of homebrewed beer and her love of natural, healthy products – to create Redbeard Brew Bars. The company handcrafts soap using natural oils and adds Zeb’s homemade brewed beer as a lathering agent. Everyone we have showed the soap to has loved it and been asking for their own bar.
As great as their handmade products are, we are just as excited about something else Zeb and Lauren are doing to help their fellow veterans with their own business ventures. Please check out the website they host, Redbeard Post Exchange, which promotes products of other veteran owned businesses. Their website has a featured story section which provides information about these other veterans and their civilian businesses. On it, you will find interesting information about veterans who now work as artists and craftsmen.
We are excited about the soap we purchased from Redbeard Brew Bars. We will be giving it to the veterans we represent in veterans disability benefit claims. We would like to encourage you to support Redbeard Brew Bars and other veteran owned businesses. These men and women put their lives at risk to keep us safe at home. As difficult as their time in service was, many face even greater challenges as they ease back into their civilian lives. Some have a hard time finding employment or fitting into a traditional, civilian “employer-employee” situation. Others, like Zeb, have sacrificed for years being away from family and now want to pursue their dream through a new family business.
Thanks to Zeb and Lauren for all they have done and continue to do to help veterans. Do what you can, too. Stop by their shop, check out their websites, and, whenever you can, buy veteran made!