Community and Beer
June 6, 2017
Hosted by David Wallach
This episode revolves around the utilization of a socializing tool to create community investment and build relationships. Jim Button is the founder of Village Brewery, a local brewery in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His passion lies in beer, building community connectivity and the encouragement of brand and individual engagement. Just how does Jim do that? What made him want to take an unconventional approach to networking individuals with one another? Does he really like beer that much? How does a local brewery compete with the big brands? David and Jim will answer all these questions! Image Source: Neil Zeller http://neilzellerphotography.zenfolio.com/
Taking Care of Business
Tuesday at 7 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel
The goal of Taking Care of Business is to provide you with a deeper understanding of steps that you can take to develop personal and professional success. David introduces leaders from different industries, their backgrounds, the hurdles they have faced throughout and how they overcame those challenges to create the success they cherish today. You’ll be encouraged to find one thing that you are passionate about and pursue it. Instead of thinking what can go wrong in the face of adversity, David teaches you that instead of allowing that to block your success, you can find ways to approach the test with confidence and overcome fear. David’s guests also provide recommendations to fulfill goals set by individuals looking for a career change, recent graduates and students. Taking Care of Business is broadcast live every Tuesday at 7 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.
David made a geographical and career move at the age of 40, with a wife and three children. David adapted to two different cultures and countries, Canada and Israel. David’s wife, Zohar, is becoming a well-known artist, David’s one son is living in Los Angeles pursuing his career, David’s second son teaches English in Japan, and David’s daughter is attending her second year at one of Canada’s top business schools, the University of Western Ontario. David’s success in supporting his family comes with a timeline of personal and professional accomplishments.
From 1988 to 1994 David was the Chairman and General Manager of the Maccabi Haifa Basketball Club as a volunteer when the team was on the verge of bankruptcy. David left the team with zero debt and a strong foundation for the team’s future. In 2000, David joined Barclay Street Real Estate Ltd. He became the sole owner in 2009. In 2014 David launched Triumph Real Estate Fund and in 2015 David was the recipient of the Calgary Leaders of the Future Award by Business in Calgary Magazine.
David’s hard work has also been recognized when Barclay Street Real Estate was awarded the Consumer Choice Award for Commercial Real Estate on two occasions. David has also become a CCIM Member, a Co-chair of the Calgary Economic Development Real Estate Committee and board member of TCN Worldwide Real Estate Services.