Business Over Beer

Business Over Beer

Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners and people passionate about what they do bring us their stories...And their favorite beer.

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June 3, 2022 48 min
Business Over Beer episode 110 with Gus Farah | Executive VP of Operations for the Ridgefield Raptors

"Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack"... because we're going out to the ball park with Gus Farah, Executive VP of Operations for the Ridgefield Raptors baseball team. 

In this episode, Gus shares with us that he was born in Cuba and his family relocated to Portland, OR when he was a young child. Professionally, he spen...

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On this episode of Business Over Beer, we have Passages To Success member and owner of Escape Zone 360, Ben Bevard.  

Ben originally had the idea for his escape room while taking a marketing class in college, and when the pandemic hit, he found himself in a position to start his own business. Not only was he able to get it up and running, he has expanded, adding a second escape room in 2021. 

Escape Zone 360 provides immersive - de...

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On this episode of Business Over Beer, we have Passages To Success member and local realty expert, Diana Rutherford.  

A former Collegiate Athlete, Diana's experience playing softball has helped her develop more of a teammate approach to her real estate business as a way to best serve her clients. She first got into Real Estate though her dad's business, and is now taking a fresh approach to the real estate industry centere...

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On this episode of Business Over Beer, we recorded live from Victor 23 Brewing with Head Brewer, Todd Britt. Victor 23 is a great local brewpub, complete with all the regulars saddled up at the bar, there to support the brewery.

In this episode, we learn about  where the name "Victor 23" originated from. Also, Todd talks about his journey from the Midwest to The Pacific Northwest, brewing for institutions like Goose Island ...

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Welcome to the first episode in our Passages To Success series, recorded live at our recent Sales and Marketing Seminar in January 2022, featuring Charles Swatzell, Formos CEO and Dave Barcos, Formos Director of Business Development.   Formos, the self proclaimed "Best Kept Secret in Vancouver", is an enterprise software development company headquartered in Vancouver, WA with global offices in Vietnam and Ecuador, and a ne...

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Business Over Beer welcomes back Vancouver, WA City Councilor, Kim Harless, for part 2 of her interview. 

A lifelong resident of Vancouver, Kim has spent her entire adult life in service, working with non-profits and government agencies. Elected to the first ever Clark County Charter Commission as the only person of color, she has become the first Indigenous person elected to Vancouver City Council. 

In this episode, Kim shared w...

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On this episode of Business Over Beer, we welcome Vancouver, WA City Councilor, Kim Harless. 

A lifelong resident of Vancouver, Kim has spent her entire adult life in service, working with non-profits and government agencies. Elected to the first ever Clark County Charter Commission as the only person of color, she has become the first Indigenous person elected to Vancouver City Council. 

As a natural introvert, Kim never really ...

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Episode #103 | Lacey Faught, Part 2 | Humanize Social Media Through Digital Literacy

On this episode of Business Over Beer, we welcome back Lacey Faught for part 2 of her interview. Lacey is the owner of Spry, a Social Media Marketing Agency in Vancouver, WA. 

Not just another Social Media Marketing Agency, Spry is working from their Social Media For Good ethos by serving clients who have a cause and working to bring good into the...

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On this episode of Business Over Beer, we welcome Lacey Faught, owner of Spry, a Social Media Marketing Agency in Vancouver, WA.

As a young Entrepreneur in her early 20s, Lacey started Spry about 10 years ago after working for a digital marketing agency and seeing that clients were being underserved. She launched her business as an SEO and Web Development company and only got into Social Media because it was part of the SEO proces...

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In this episode of Business Over Beer, we learn more about James Oneil, the founder and coordinator of The Columbia Credit Union McKibbin Legacy Classic golf tournament, and what John McKibbin, and really, what the whole McKibbin family meant to him.   This golf tournament was a way for James to honor John's legacy, and really be there for the family after his passing. John McKibbin lived and died as a man of service and it’s i...
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On this episode of Business Over Beer, we spotlight John McKibbin and why there is a golf tournament in his honor.

When James Oneil called us this past spring to podcast from the McKibbin Legacy Classic, we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into, but it seemed like a fun event and a good excuse to talk to some local business owners and drink beer. But, as we learned more about the tournament and specifically who John McKi...

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On this episode of Business Over Beer, we speak with Kate Sacamano and Heather Martin of Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, one of the beneficiaries of the McKibbin Legacy Classic Golf Tournament, that we were part of.    John McKibbin was a longtime Board Member at Legacy Salmon Creek, so it makes sense that they receive some of the proceeds from the tournament. Specifically, the money raised goes to the Child Abuse Assessment Te...
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On this episode of Business Over Beer, we speak with Michelle and Bethany from the Pearson Field Education Center, one of the beneficiaries of the McKibbin Legacy Classic golf tournament that we were part of.     Aviation was a such huge part of John McKibbin's life, so it makes sense that some of the proceeds for the tournament go to support the Pearson Field Education center, that focus on so many different aspects of aviatio...

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Every episode of the Business Over Beer podcast, Ben's lovely wife Angela brings us a mystery beer.   We call this segment: Angie’s. Mystery. Beer.     Well this season, at the Columbia Credit Union McKibbin Legacy Classic golf tournament, we did something a little different, we had an Angie’s Mystery KEG. Special thanks to Taps Growler House for sponsoring the keg. And instead of just the 3 of us tasting the beer and trying to...
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On this episode of Business Over Beer, after months of planning for the McKibbin Legacy Classic golf tournament, we finally made it for this very special interview with members of The McKibbin family, including John McKibbin's wife, Nancy. The McKibbin Sisters might have a made another appearance too, they sure aren't shy around a microphone...)

They gave us fresh insight into the type of man John McKibbin was and the impa...

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In this episode of Business Over Beer, we talk with Jennifer Harris McKibbin, Megan McKibbin and James Oneil. Jennifer and Megan are the daughters of John McKibbin who died in a plane crash in 2016. John was a prominent member of our community and a mentor to James Oneil, a long time friend of the McKibbin family and the founder of the McKibbin Legacy Classic Golf Tournament.       Also, the McKibbin Sisters, as it turns out, are o...
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On this episode of Business Over Beer, we have President and CEO of Columbia Credit Union, Steve Kenny.  Columbia Credit Union is the largest, locally owned financial institution in Clark County. Born and raised right here in Vancouver, Steve has been with CCU since 1987, and was appointed CEO in 2009. 

Steve talks with us about what differentiates Columbia Credit Union from others in the industry and why they chose to be the titl...

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On this episode of Business Over Beer, we interview Vesta Hospitality Founder and CEO Rick Takach. Rick was nice enough to invite us to the site of the future AC Hotel by Marriott that is opening next year. We got to have the first drink in what will be the bar of the hotel, pretty awesome.    Vesta Hospitality is based right her in Vancouver, WA and they acquire, develop and manage hotels all across the country. Community is at t...

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On this episode of Business Over Beer, we interview Jason Beatty, Partner at International Graphics and Nameplate. We get to learn about Jason’s journey as a small business owner, how his commitment to technology has given him a competitive advantage, and we learn why he is such a faithful sponsor to the McKibbin Legacy Classic golf tournament.  

In business for over 35 years, IGN started as a metal nameplate shot, making metal la...

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On this episode of Business Over Beer, we interview Mike Nieto, CEO of Catworks Construction and Founder of Dig Deep, a non profit focused on the mental health of his employees.     Did you know that the Construction Industry has the hight rate of suicide in this country? To try and combat that, Mike shared with us his people first approach to business and life.  Mike founded Catworks in 2005 and wanted his construction company to ...

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