In this very special episode of the Business Over Beer podcast, originally broadcast LIVE on facebook on October 22, The Gangsta of Hazel Dell brings a couple members of his posse, Bart Hansen, Vancouver, WA City Councilman and James Oneill, Business Development & Outreach Representative with Columbia Credit Union, to discuss local politics and the state of local business.
During one of the most crucial elections of our time, with record high voter turnouts driven largely by the Presidential Election, there is unprecedented polarization and tribalism created by our national political identities. Now is the time for a renewed focus on local politics, getting involved in our local community and the issues that impact our everyday lives.
Remember when you were a kid and you’d go over to your friend’s house to play laser tag, and before you knew it your Mom showed up to take you back home? Just when it seemed like you were getting started making your fort and establishing the laser tag rules, it was time to go. As we get older, we understand more and more that time REALLY does fly when we have fun.
This week on Business Over Beer, we welcome Katie Augsburger back to the program. Katie started her business around the same time that she got divorced, which can be a tricky thing, especially for women whose feelings of security are built up in their relationship, combined with the narrative we have about what a woman’s role is. But Katie took the leap, she broke those feelings apart and realized that she could do big bold things. Now she is a successful employee experience strategist and Partner at Future Work Design, helping organizations to design a better workplace for all.
This week on the Business Over Beer Podcast, we welcome The Vibesmith, Ryan Reed, founder of HAFLife Entertainment, an independent record label and entertainment company focused on music, film, live events and lifestyle. Ryan shares with us that writing poetry at a young age combined with his love of hip hop turned into a love of putting words to rhythm and music and ultimately into an entrepreneur with a business focused on Hope, Ambition, & Fortitude.