Welcome to Cruisin' 'Round Imperial Beach

The global pandemic has been a challenge for everyone. Everyone has a story and unfortunately most are either sad or frustrating!

As a REALTOR, I get to speak with several people in the community and from my conversations I’ve discovered that most people are looking for hope and inspiration in any amount, wherever they can find it! As a former psychotherapist and executive coach, I completely understand the important role “hope” plays in one’s well-being and motivation.

I have especially been inspired by the Coronado and Imperial Beach businesses I’ve engaged with during this pandemic. It’s been quite something to witness the human spirit in action, going the extra mile and thinking outside the box, along with the mayors and city councils support.

So, I decided to start a weekly broadcast, interviewing Coronado and Imperial Beach business owners asking two main questions:

  1. What have you done to go above and beyond to serve your customers; keep your businesses open and employ as many of your staff as possible?
  2. What is the “silver lining” you’ve discovered for your business in the dark cloud of this pandemic?

I’ll bet you will be as amazed and inspired as I am with some of our locals’ answers. They are interesting, inspiring, funny, heartfelt and hopeful.

Make sure to follow me to catch this weekly broadcast.

Episode 1: Mike Hess Brewery

Mike Hess Brewery - World Class Venue – Raises Money for Pediatric Cancer Research

“Bringing people together over Great Beer around Great Causes”

Watch this amazing interview with Mike Hess and hear his inspiring story of how a personal tragedy gave his business the above refined purpose!

Right in the heart of Imperial Beach we have a new world class venue, Mike Hess Brewery, featuring scrumptious City Tacos. The project, which began over three years ago has had quite a journey with many twists and turns. Two years before Covid19 hit, Mike’s family had their own health journey when their 12 year old middle daughter was diagnosed with cancer. After two years and in remission, the silver lining for Mike was to create a new beer called “Rising Hope” contributing 19% (think Covid19) of proceeds to pediatric cancer research. They raised of $40,000!

Rising Hope Beer has now been bottled and sold to Costco with 100% of the proceeds going to pediatric cancer research.

Let’s get the work out. I love Crusin Round I. B.