Rank #1: #68: Hapa’s Brewing – San Jose’s Craft Brewery
Rank #2: #86: Sharks Foundation’s commitment to giving back to the Bay Area!
Learn more about the San Jose Sharks Foundation: https://www.nhl.com/sharks/sharksfoundation Get your tickets for the Tank Tailgate on 9/23: https://www.nhl.com/sharks/sharksfoundation/tank-tailgate In 1994, the San Jose Sharks established the official charity arm of the team the Sharks Foundation, a public 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The Sharks Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the lives of underserved youth and families in the community with an emphasis in the areas of education, health and safety, and character development. The Foundation supplies emergency aid when appropriate, executes unique and relevant programming, supports the advancement of youth hockey, and provides financial support and resources to organizations that enrich the lives of those in need. Since its inception, the Sharks Foundation has given nearly $14 million back to Bay Area organizations through its annual Community Assist Grant program and season-long Giving Campaign. https://youtu.be/_ffFbf8IcY8
Rank #3: #85: Stuck in an Elevator w/ May Sam Liccardo of San Jose!
Follow Mayor Sam Liccardo The Great408! About this Episode Features backstory - growing up in south bay, local high school (bellarmine) Highlights include challenges with trump on climate change Future vision for san jose Recent re-election and what he would like to be remembered for Favorite things to do in and around san jose Relationships with other Bay Area mayors Learn more about the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship
Rank #4: #87: POW! WOW! San Jose & the Illuminaries – New Murals in the South Bay!
For more info on the Illuminaries: http://www.illuminaries.net/ Fore more info on POW! WOW! San Jose: https://www.powwowsanjose.com/ Thanks to the Sponsors of POW! WOW! San Jose for making this happen!
Rank #5: #84: College Football Playoff National Championship 2019!
Learn more about the College Football National Championship (Game on 1/7/2019) Upcoming Events & Watch Parties leading up to the Championship Game Get your tickets for the game on 1/7/19 Check out the Volunteer Opportunities Suite & Sponsorships Get a FREE Ike’s Sandwich! Get a FREE 30 day trial to Audible to listen to free books (click here)
Rank #6: #83: Good Karma Bikes in San Jose!
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Rank #7: #82: LIVE @ Happy Hollow Zoo!
Jess, Sam & Serg sat with the good people from Happy Hollow Park & Zoo and recorded live at the Silicon Valley Concierge Association. Get a FREE Ike’s Sandwich! Get a FREE 30 day trial to Audible to listen to free books (click here)
Rank #8: #81: Bourbon Steak on Wheels!
Sam & Serg sit down with Chef Mario Beabraut and GM Jerry Tabije from Bourbon Steak & Pub to discuss their latest TOY... thier on-the-go SMOKER! Learn more about Bourbon Steak on Wheels!
Rank #9: #80: San Jose Giants Team President, Dan Orum!
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Rank #10: #79: Hustle Con – Recap live from Paramount Theatre in Oakland
Get a FREE 30 day trial to Audible to listen to free books (click here) Get a FREE Ike’s Sandwich! Review any of the WhatUp Podcasts and tag us on social (@WhatUpSV) to be entered! Entrepreneurs mentioned... - The Hustle - The Up and Comers - Playground Studios - Emerge Marketing - Thoughtful Human - Burlap and Barrel Spices
Rank #11: #78: San Jose Sharks President, Jonathan Becher!
About Jonathan Becher In Jan 2018, John Tortora and I were named co-presidents of Sharks Sports & Entertainment (SSE). My primary focus is fan engagement, sales, marketing and revenue. Tortora oversees the company's finance and venue operations. Announcement • Highly-collaborative senior executive with multiple demonstrated successes as CEO, delivering growth agendas with measurable financial and market returns significantly above expectations. • Special proficiency in building motivated multi-disciplinary business and technology teams that deliver high-performance results in a matrixed international environment. • Excellent digital, marketing and communication skills, with extensive track record of effective engagement with Boards, industry/financial analysts and senior leaders from sales to development to finance. • Digital business thought leader; frequently-requested speaker, ranked the most social CMO, HCI Human Capital M-Prize winner, and author of a popular blog. Get a FREE 30 day trial to Audible to listen to free books (click here) Get a FREE Ike’s Sandwich! Review any of the WhatUp Podcasts and tag us on social (@WhatUpSV) to be entered!
Rank #12: #77: Rex, Dreamworks pioneer & Co-Founder of Nimble Collective!
Check out Nimble Collective! Rex Grignon, former Director of Animation at Dreamworks is on a mission with his team to take animation to the next level! Here's a fun fact - Rexcreated "Donkey" from Shrek and the characters from Madagascar!
Rank #13: #76: Rob DiNapoli, the Real Boss of the Sauce
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Rank #14: #75: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes @ Santana Row on 6/20
Click Here for more info (or to register) Shout out to the event Sponsors: Kaiser Permanente, El Camino Hospital, IBEW, & the Santa Clara Health Plan Get a FREE 30 day trial to Audible to listen to free books (click here) Get a FREE Ike’s Sandwich! Review any of the WhatUp Podcasts and tag us on social (@WhatUpSV) to be entered!
Rank #15: #74: Anjelah Johnson – Comedian, Actress & former Raiderette Cheerleader!
World Famous comedian, Anjelah Johnson, sat down with Sam & Serg to give Silicon Valley locals a behind-the-scenes look into what keeps her motivated... and we mean "behind-the-scenes" - this pod was recorded backstage at the San Jose Improv right before Anjelah stepped on stage to perform. Time Stamps - Nail Salon Story @ 11:30 min mark - Jo Koy friendship @ 14:30 min mark - Netflix modern day HBO @ 18 min mark - When someone asks you to tell a joke @ 24:20 - Raiderettes life @ 26:30 - What's next @ 30:30 - Pinch yourself moment @ 33:30 - Lesson of not giving up (blinders on) @ 37:00 Thank you to our sponsors! - Ike's Sandwiches (rate/review the pod and tag us on social @WhatUpSV to be entered in a chance for a FREE sandwich) - Free Audible trial (use this link) - Silicon Valley Business Journal - Silicon Valley Capital Club Background on Anjelah (pulled from Anjelah.com) Anjelah was a professional cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders. As an Oakland Raiderette, she was named Rookie of the Year and even performed in Super Bowl XXXVII. After that year she decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of acting. She became an internet sensation with her viral video, “Nail Salon” which led to many stand up, television and film opportunities. That same year she joined the cast of, “MADtv” as a series regular, which spawned another internet sensation, “Bon Qui Qui.” This original character, a disgruntled fast food employee with no filter, has been enjoyed, viewed and replicated by over 65 million people worldwide. After recording and releasing 3 songs and 2 music videos as Bon Qui Qui, Anjelah signed a record deal with Warner Bros. Records to release a full album titled, “Gold Plated Dreams”, which She’s toured twice selling out both times. Bon Qui Qui teamed up with Benefit Cosmetics for her third music video “This Is How We Do It”. After the success of her debut album, Bon Qui Qui released a Christmas EP titled “Merry Hoodmas”. All the songs are available on iTunes and the videos are currently on YouTube.
Rank #16: #73: Casino M8trix w/ Rob Lindo!
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Rank #17: #72: Dan Gordon – the man behind Gordon Biersch!
Hilarious Gordon Biersch YouTube video referenced The Gordon Biersch way to deliver kegs! Sign-up for Audible and get a FREE month! Sam: All right. Let's bring in our guest today. Sergio, pretty pumped. We're at Gordon Biersch Brewery and we're sitting with Dan Gordon. Sergio: We're not only at Gordon Biersch, we're at the headquarters of Gordon Biersch in Japantown. Dan Gordon: That's at the brewery. Sergio: At the brewery. Sam: So Dan, we like to ask our guests to give us when a what up when we introduce them here. Dan Gordon: Okay. Yeah. What up? We were just bottling today. Sam: Nice. Sergio: Oh, nice. Dan Gordon: What a surprise? We bottle about five days a week. [00:00:30] So the likelihood of us bottling is pretty darn good. Sam: And lets kind of just jump right in. You are the co-founder and the COO of Gordon Biersch. And I was doing some research and I saw that you guys do a lot of private labeling and bottling. So are you able to tell us who you're bottling for today? Dan Gordon: No, I'd have to kill you. Sergio: No, absolutely not. Sam: Well, I think it's pretty public that you guys do bottling for Trader Joe's and- Dan Gordon: No, I'm the Michael Cullen of brewers. I'm going to lie [00:01:00] and get mislead and discredit. Sam: Got it. Sergio: Well, we did see- Dan Gordon: But we probably were bottling for one of the brands that we produce for. Sam: Nice. Dan Gordon: Yeah. That's a nice picture that gives some specifics. Sergio: Go figure. Sam: Good stuff. Okay. So everyone knows the brand, especially around here in Silicon Valley in the Bay Area. You can't go to stay in Marina and not see Gordon Biersch, garlic fries, right? Sergio: Oh, yes. Dan Gordon: Not if it's any quality place, [00:01:30] that's for sure. Sam: Well, we actually we're partners with the Silicon Valley Business Journal and they'd produced an article saying Gordon Biersch was the number one brewery in the Bay Area producing, what was it, 112000 barrels last year. Dan Gordon: That was a very good stat, yeah. Sam: Congratulations to that. Dan Gordon: Yes. Sergio: That's impressive. I would have figured there's a lot of breweries out here like Lagunitas. They weren't even top five. Dan Gordon: [00:02:00] They're not in the Bay Area. Sergio: Were they Chicago now? Dan Gordon: No, Petaluma is not the Bay area. Sergio: Got you. Dan Gordon: We don't call Sonoma County the Bay Area. Sam: Yeah. Sometimes they get mixed in those lists with like North Bay and it's a big stretch. Sergio: Is Gilroy really the South Bay or is it- Dan Gordon: We are the largest American owned as you were alluding to.
Rank #18: #71: Joey Chestnut, 10x Hot Dog Eating Champ!
Joey Chestnut is a full time competitive eater and 10x winner of Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest. Most recently Chestnut ate 72 hot dogs in 10 minutes!
Rank #19: WhatUp Mastermind #5: Networking w/ Santa Clara Chamber’s Nick Kaspar!
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Rank #20: #70: Content Magazine w/ Daniel Garcia (representing everything South Bay)
Tickets to Content Mag's Magazine Pick-up tomorrow Check out the awards the Silicon Valley Business Journal brought home!