Podcast Air Date: October 5, 2020


Series 2: Shark Tank

Ep. 26 - Dave Alwan - Echo Valley Meats

Dave and Dawn Alwan, along with their company, Echo Valley Meats, are a growing success because of common sense judgment, hard work, leading by example, giving back to the community and above all, finding passion in life – all of which has been recognized by these significant awards and appearances:

  • ABC’s “Shark Tank”- Invited for a second appearance, taking the deal with Mark Cuban (2015)
  • Distinguished Entrepreneur Award from Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Bradley University (2015)
  • Client of the Year from International Services, Inc. (2015)
  • ABC’s “Shark Tank”-Successful auditions and first pitch (2012)
  • Business of the Year by International Profit Associates Business Today Magazine (2008)
  • Small Business of the Year Award from the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce (2006)
  • 40 Leaders Under Forty, Central Illinois (2005)
  • Distinguished Citizen Award from the Peoria and Bartonville Police Department (2004)
"I bought my land (155 acres) when I was in my mid-20's from an 87-year old lady. I paid her a third of the asking price, let her live there for the rest of her life for free as long as I kept the name Echo Valley. Soon after Echo Valley Meats was founded."
On how he started Echo Valley Meats

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