Colleen Lopez of Colleen Lopez Events sits down with Cole and shows why she is the premier event planner in the Inland Northwest.She has some incredible insights on life, and comes with a deep history of working in the restaurant and hospitality industry. She was once the fine dining manager at Beverly’s, but followed her heart and quit to go on a 2 month honeymoon excursion with her husband. In fact they both quit their jobs with no idea what her next endeavor would be until one of her childhood friends called her in a panic about her wedding day. That’s when she stepped up to the plate and offered to be her point of person the day of her wedding. It was the response from her friend when she exclaimed “you know people will actually pay you to do that” when she had the AHA moment and started her business the next day.
Scott Crawford, Owner and Founder of Castaway Cellars in Downtown Coeur d’Alene takes us on a journey of the ultimate long game when it comes to business. Wine Making. Once being hobby garage winemakers the Crawfords took their passion of wine making and have since collaborated with some of the top winemakers in the entire country to produce amazing wines. The Crawfords passion doesn’t stop at wine production, they have brought the entire experience of a tasting room to Downtown Coeur d’Alene. Whether you are a wine enthusiast or a novice wine drinker Castaway Cellars in the Plaza Shops is a sure fire place to enjoy Coeur d’Alene’s very own wine.