Years of hard work and perseverance paid off for cofounders Stephanie Houston and James Davidson as they developed a range of exceptional rums that were a true reflection of distilling craftsmanship.
The distinctive flavors and aromas are derived from the unique combination of Louisiana sourced molasses, fermented with their secret blend of yeasts, and double distilled in a copper still, capturing the rich bold flavors Island Getaway Rum is known for today.
Today, the founders are recognized as industry leaders and innovators, continuously pushing the boundaries of traditional rum-making techniques. Their passion for the craft has not waned, and they remain deeply involved in every aspect of the distillery's operations.
Island Getaway Rum is a woman, minority owned business dedicated to fostering business and growth opportunities in our communities. We are inclusive. Rum for all, All for Rum!
In the conversation, Stephanie shares with us what it was like to build the business over the past 7 years. She shares wisdom in what makes their product unique and a few marketing lessons learned along the way.
Rami Wehbi is the Co-Founder and CEO of Match Day Health - a digital community marketplace for Health Care Professionals to connect. The vision: pair doctors and health care providers with the perfect job from day one.
Rami brings his experience as a family doctor, by trade, to the world of entrepreneurship and start ups. Since 2017, Rami has build a successful podcast in the medical field (Beyond Medicine), turning it into a community that connects physicians with health tech founders. As he reflects back on his experience applying for and obtaining a job in the health field, he knew there was room for improvement. Out of this reflection, Match Day Health was born.
In the conversation today, Rami shares his journey into entrepreneurship and the lessons learned along the way. He provides a peak into what successful marketing looks like when launching a new product or service (i.e. a podcast) and the power of adding real value first. Rami reminds us that identity shifts can be challenging and humility is important in entrepreneurship.
His advice to entrepreneurs: - Have humility - Surround yourself with people smarter than you - Hire the best people
Books he is reading: - Play Bigger - Al Ramadan - Delivering Happiness - Tony Hsieh - The One Thing - Gary W Keller and Jay Papasan
Tanner is driven by an unwavering passion for self-improvement, always seeking opportunities to grow and develop as a person. This pursuit of progress fuels a desire to measure daily successes and strive for personal bests, consistently asking himself whether he is better today than he was yesterday, last week, last month, or last year.
Tanner's mindset is grounded in the understanding that life is a journey, not a destination, and that true happiness lies not in achieving a particular goal or accumulating wealth, but in the pursuit of one's dreams and goals. This approach has allowed them to live a life that is purposeful and full of meaningful experiences, relationships, and achievements.
As a Senior Partner and Co-Owner of ActionCOACH Central Texas, Tanner has the opportunity to share this philosophy with others and guide business leaders to build companies that support their best lives. Over the past two years, his efforts have led to significant growth for the business, with revenue increasing from $16k to over $90k per month.
Tanner's accomplishments have not gone unnoticed, as they were selected as an ActionCOACH Global Speaker, sharing insights on "bringing the second generation into business," and have received two prestigious ActionMAN awards - one for North America and one on a global scale. All in service of his ultimate mission: to help others live a life that is meant to be lived, filled with purpose, growth, and consistent improvement every day.
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"You have to have someone to work with, to vent with, someone else to help you in your job; you can not do it alone"