Welcome back to part 2 of our interview at Loowit Brewing Company with Co-Owner Thomas Poffenroth, Head Brewer, Landon Smith, and Sales Manager, Jason Green.
In this episode, we dig a little deeper into the background of each of our guests, how the Loowit Brewing Company got its start and how these guys all ended up here together. Also, we get into the business of brewing, discussing self distribution versus hiring a distributor partner, the importance of supporting local, as well as how tough it can be to jump in on niche beer trends.
In the end, we learned that Loowit is gonna do what Loowit does. And, we’re happy about that, because we love what they do, it’s great for beer drinkers and great for our community.
Business Over Beer Podcast Episode #80. | Loowit Brewing Company, Part 1
On this episode of the Business Over Beer podcast, we are lucky enough to be at Loowit Brewing Company, speaking with Co-Owner, Thomas Poffenroth, Head Brewer, Landon Smith and Sales Manager, Jason Green.
Thomas, and his longtime friend and Co-Owner, Devon Bray, were tired of going into Portland for great beer. So their idea was simple:
1. Open THE brewery serving the Washington side of the Columbia River,
2. Brew great beer.
Now, Vancouver and Southwest Washington have become its own unique craft beer destination, no longer standing in the shadow of its neighbor to the south, and frankly, where the best beer on the planet is being brewed.
As one of the true OGs of the North Bank, Loowit has continued to operate out of the same location in Downtown Vancouver, WA since 2012. And, make no mistake, it was Loowit who was at the forefront of the craft beer movement in Southwest Washington.
Business Over Beer Podcast Episode #79. | Columbia Credit Union and EcoDigital Media, Part 3
As we conclude our trilogy with the Co-founders of EcoDigital Media, Kimberly Brecko and Randy Short, and Columbia Credit Union’s Marc Timm, Chief Lending Officer, and Joe Storm, Director of Commercial Lending, it is clear why these four individuals came on the Business Over Beer podcast together.
Business is truly about creating mutually beneficial relationships, and the greatest success we can have, both personally and professionally, is by adding value. It’s understood that a successful business must add value to its customers, but make no mistake, customers can, and should, add value for its vendors. Through mutual success and true partnership, you transcend “business” and achieve community.
Business Over Beer Episode #78. | Columbia Credit Union and EcoDigital Media, Part 2
This week on the Business Over Beer podcast, we have part 2 of our 3 part series with Co-founders of EcoDigital Media, Kimberly Brecko and Randy Short, along with Marc Timm, Chief Lending Officer, and Joe Storm, Director of Commercial Lending, for Columbia Credit Union
In this episode we learn about EcoDigital Media, a Digital Signage and Visual Communication company, and how Kimberly and Randy are using their platform to help companies boost productivity and provide their clients with unique customer and employee experiences.
The week on The Business Over Beer Podcast, we speak with Chief Lending Officer, Marc Timm, and Director of Commercial Lending, Joe Storm, of Columbia Credit Union, as well as the Founders of EcoDigital Media, Kimberly Brecko and Randy Short.
When Kimberly and Randy could not get a call back from their bank regarding the Payroll Protection Program (PPP), it was Columbia Credit Union that picked up the phone and helped them take advantage of these funds to help their business during the pandemic. As a result of their experience, Kimberly and Randy brought over many of their accounts to Columbia Credit Union.
In this episode, we learn why Columbia Credit Union is the best in class for its members, its employees and for the small business community here in Southwest Washington and Portland Metro.
After a very spirited Angie’s Mystery Beer segment, in which Ben’s lovely wife Angela, once again pulled some next level psychic voodoo with her beer selection, we discuss the lonely road of Entrepreneurship, the psychology of Small Business Owners, and how Cathy has built a culture around caring and companionship for her clients. At the heart of her business, she is helping small business owners unwind many of the misconceptions about what entrepreneurship traditionally has been, resulting in a happier and healthier life for the small business owner, and a healthier, more profitable business.