Shark Tank and Echo Valley Meats

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!

Well there was big fun in Peoria this past Friday night! Dave Alwan from Echo Valley Meats was on the ABC television show “Shark Tank” for the second time in the past couple of years. The first time that Dave presented his idea to the “Sharks”, they rejected it, but the response for Echo Valley Meats was huge. The phones and internet started ringing with orders and this caught the attention of the producers of the show. They asked Dave to come back and pitch his idea one more time. Dave had all of his ducks in a row this time and had three of the sharks making him an offer and he choose the offer from Mark Cuban (NBA Dallas Mavericks owner) and now they are partners and that’s great!

On Friday night when the show was going to air on tv, Echo Valley Meats had a big viewing party with over 100 guests. When the show came on, they projected the video on the wall for everyone to see. Dave came in and made his pitch to the sharks and when he announced on the show that he was teaming up with Mark Cuban, the whole room erupted with cheers and applause!!! Smiles and congratulations were in order and the party was on! The other thing that I thought was really cool is they had set up a computer and a big screen that was showing all the analytics on the Echo Valley Meats web site and the traffic that it was getting during and after the show! The amazing thing is that with-in 13 hours of the show airing on Friday night, the EVM web site had an additional one million hits to the site! It really shows you the power of a hit tv show like “Shark Tank”!!

Here’s a few of the images from a great evening with Echo Valley Meats and their big news!!!

We hope that you have a great week as always and thanks for checking out our work!

Kev and Jan

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Echo Valley Meats

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!!!!!!

Having a short work week this past week was a very nice one! Now we’ll have a full five day work week, but that’s ok! It’s good to be busy!!!

I’ve been shooting photos for Echo Valley Meats for a number of years now and it’s been great to see a local Central Illinois business doing so well! Dave Alwan started EVM about 16 years ago and things have been going nicely for him in terms of business all these years. Last year, Dave was picked to be on the ABC television show, “Shark Tank“. He made his pitch on the show, but his idea wasn’t chosen by any of the “investors” for financial backing. Well a funny thing happen the day after the show aired. The EVM phone started ringing off the hook with orders for Dave’s different meat packages. The calls were coming in from all over the country as viewers had flocked to the EVM website and liked what Dave was selling. Needless to say, business has been booming for EVM ever since!

A few months ago, ABC brought their cameras back to Central Illinois to do a follow up story on the success of EVM since being on the Shark Tank show. This past Friday night ABC aired the follow up story on EVM and I have a feeling that Dave’s phone will be ringing off the hook again this morning!

Here’s one of our shots for the new web page that EVM will be rolling out very soon!

Have a great week as always and thanks for checking out my weekly photos!!!! 🙂

Kev

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