Eli Gershkovitch Builds an Empire from a Brew Pub

Canadians are known for loving their beer, especially craft beer. Reports confirm that beer sales in Canada have been flat since 1985, but craft beer sales have continued rising. The market is so robust that Niagara College is offering a post-brew-master program. These breweries were called micro-breweries, but some have become quite large. Quebec’s McAuslan Brewery has sales of over $20 million per year.


How do you decide on a craft beer? According to taste of course. Imperial pale ales are more bitter than regular ales. They have extra hops. If you want gluten-free beer, look at Brasseurs’ beer (BeerMe). They are made from Millet and grains other than wheat and barley. Wheat beer is lighter in taste and doesn’t have much of an aftertaste. Denisons Brewing makes wheat beer. Porter beers are dark and a bit sweeter in taste. Black Oak Brewery has a cinnamon spiced flavor. These are just a few types of craft beer. There are several other popular types.

Eli Gershkovitch has been making craft beer for over 21 years (http://www.westender.com/eat-drink/steamworks-is-much-more-than-a-brew-pub-1.879352). He says he has seen the cycles. He owns Steamworks Brew Pub, which opened in 1995. At the time craft beer manufacturers were a novelty. Now they are the norm. He started his place with 184 seats, but has expanded to 754 currently. He expanded the Pub with Transcontinental Restaurant which became the Rogue Kitchen and Wetbar.


In 2013, Eli Gershkovitch opened at full-scale brewery. His revenue has increased by 50 percent. His sales have gone worldwide as well. He currently sells to a number of Canadian Provinces, the United States, Hong Kong, Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland. Eli Gershkovitch says that he is experiencing a completely new phase of the industry from when he ran his brew pub alone. Gershkovitch says his title of CEO of the company, but he really is the chief creative officer of the firm.


George Soros Returns to Politics and Makes a Statement

The 2016 election campaign is going to one day be looked at in history classes as a great turning point in our country. The election campaign of Donald Trump was one for the history books and his fierce battle with Hillary Clinton and the rest of the establishment politicians in Washington will be studied in perpetuity. Perhaps lost in the entire ruckus was something even more important, at least to politics over the next four to eight years: the return of George Soros. Soros is a self made billionaire whose story would make for an incredible Hollywood movie. He is viciously against everything that President Trump stands for and was so inspired by his disdain for the man that he returned to politics to oppose him. Learn more about his profile at businessinsider.com

During the election campaign Donald Trump used hateful rhetoric that was anti-immigrant, anti-democracy, and anti-progress and George Soros couldn’t idly sit by. Soros had last been a major player in mainstream politics back in 2004 when he worked alongside Al Gore to try and get him elected in a fierce battle against George W Bush. While Soros and Gore notably failed, despite the controversy surrounding the election, Soros had cemented himself as a major player in progressive politics. Democrats finally had their own billionaire mega philanthropist to help combat the perpetual money machine that Republicans have utilized for generations.

Michael Vachon, a political adviser to George Soros, told reporters that Soros returned to the political fray due to how high the stakes were growing. Vachon pointed to Trump’s dangerous policies as one of the driving forces but noted that hostilities between the right wing and left wing were already at an all time high, even without Trump stirring things up in the middle. Still, it is hard to ignore the fact that Trump’s rhetoric was a big reason that Soros returned to the campaign trail. Know more about George Soros on CNBC.

When Soros jumped back into the election process he immediately put his money where his beliefs were. Soros would donate close to $25 million to progressive politicians up and down the ticket, including $7 million to a PAC that was Pro-Clinton. Soros donated to notable PACs that supported voting rights for immigrants, he donated to opposition research PACs, and he donated in support of Clinton just as much. Soros was notably impressed with Hillary Clinton because he felt that she had an open door to progressives and would answer the phone if they called with a question or suggestion. Soros also reached out to End Citizens United in order to donate as well.

With George Soros back in the fray progressives have a silver lining to the election of Donald Trump. Soros is going to do everything in his sizable power to keep progress on the table in the United States.

Glen Wakeman Creates Business For Young Entrepreneurs

Glen Wakeman has more than twenty years of experience in the finance and business industries. After working his way up in the business, he decided to set out on his own and he founded LaunchPad Holdings LLC in 2015. He began his introduction to this field with a strong background in education. He attended the University Scranton in and got his bachelors of science degree in Economics and Finance. He then went on to attend the University of Chicago and got him MBA in Finance. After he graduated, Glen Wakeman started working at the GE Capital and this was how he was first introduced to the P&L and developmental business roles. After working at GE Capital, he moved over to the Doral Financial Corporation as their CEO and President (Doral Financial Corporation Names Glen Wakeman President). He also served as one of their Board Chairmans. Mr. Wakeman then founded the company Nova Four and was recognized as on of the Growth Leadership roles on the Board of Directors at GE Capital.


Mr. Glen Wakeman has made a name for himself in his business by bringing innovative ideas to the companies he works at. He is known to his help with other beginning entrepreneurs and he enjoys mentoring them and giving them tips. He has been able to improve all the businesses he has worked with and led them to further development. He has guidance a variety of new companies and start ups, as well promoting exponential growth and divestitures. He came up with a promising system that allows for innovative and creativity within the workplace. This system follows to the format of risk management, human capital, leadership, governance, and finally the execration of all these practices.

Mr. Wakeman also has his own blog where he writes about his experiences in finance and other fiscal matters. He has been able to help many different executives and given them to advice and guidance that they need. He is also knowledgeable about international affairs and writes about what is going on globally, their markets, new leadership, and advice about capital raising and financing. Mr. Wakeman is in charge of businesses in 30 different regions all over the world.

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