Pacific Club presents: George Moen, President of Blenz Coffee
Date: March 7, 2012
Where: The Vancouver Club
- The Vancouver Club’s dress code policy for events is “business casual”. Jeans, denim of any colour, cargo pants and all athletic wear are not permitted.
- The Vancouver Club asks that all electronic devices (in use) such as; cell phones, PDA’s and computers, are not permitted outside of the booked event room(s).
- The Vancouver Club is designated non-smoking environment in accordance with the City of Vancouver Bylaws
George entered into his first business venture while still a student at UBC studying marketing and commerce. With a couple of classmates, George launched the Sandwich Tree chain of restaurants. While this venture has morphed significantly over the years, he still maintains interest in the chain.
As a technically inclined individual, his curiosity was piqued as the internet gained a foothold in the business realm. As a result of that curiosity, George managed to successfully experience both the Dot.Boom and the Dot.Bomb. He continues to maximize the potential of the internet today with a growing success in social media and its marketing opportunities.
As a sports aficionado, he also built a partnership with a computer programmer and a prominent professional hockey player/coach and developed a coaching program that is in use by minor hockey league coaches.
As a socially motivated and motivating individual, George learned that his successes could most often be attributed to support from his long time friends and business contacts. Recognizing that people do business with people they know and trust, he became a proponent of the philosophy that by sharing your rolodex, you have the potential to build deep trust-based relationships. Again, within a strong partnership, he built a business networking organization that grew to over 500 members in its first year, and has continued to prosper.
George was appointed President of Blenz The Canadian Coffee Company in February, 2007. His mandate is to support the original three founders of Blenz to transition towards strategic planning and directorship of the popular coffee retail chain.