Coffee Talk Events

These private events have been held for the Vancouver area coffee community.

The coffee community can do more together than any one coffee business can do alone.


Vancouver, WA cafe owners, managers; suppliers and retailers; trainers and roasters gathered for a semi-regular, recurring discussion about the market, industry trends and strategy.

Takeaways & Docs


Coffee Talk 1

General Strategy

Coffee Talk 2

The New Remote Worker Trend

Coffee Talk 3

Check back Monday, June 17


The group wants to meet more regularly–at least once per quarter–each time at a different, local cafe.

Set the tone for remote workers, not rules. Straightforward policy preferable to passive-aggressive. Remote Worker is to arrangement; as Customer is to transaction.

Coming soon…

Meeting Notes

Coffee-Related Research

Coming soon…


Coffee Talk 3

Ian Parkman, Ph.D

Dr. Ian Parkman is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the Pamplin School of Business at the University of Portland. His teaching and research interests focus on design-driven product innovation, marketing strategy, the creative industries, and corporate image, identity, and reputation. He has published and presented his work with the Journal of Brand Management, Business and Society Review, the Design Management Institute, the American Marketing Association, Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, the European Academy of Design, among others. His Ph.D., Marketing, is from the University of Oregon and he has an MBA from the University of New Mexico.
Image and content courtesy of Ian Parkman, Ph.D. and; used with permission.

Shruti Chatterjee, MBA

Shruti Chatterjee is a software engineer. Her passion for strategic planning and brand building drew her towards an MBA in marketing and entrepreneurship. Likewise, she is fascinated by the rapidly growing tech landscape and its impact on traditional businesses. Her most recent professional endeavor was as part of a design and implementation team of a corporate university for Daimler Trucks North America. When she is not supporting the local coffee community in collaboration with Rehr Consulting, she is a wife and mom.
Image and content courtesy of Shruti Chatterjee, MBA; used with permission.

Coffee Talk 2

Strategy Resources

Design Thinking

Business Model Canvas

Osterwalder, Alexander. The Business Model Canvas. Zürich: Strategyzer AG, n.d. Print., name and URL included as required by Strategyzer AG’s Creative Commons license, 2016.

Video used with permission. Strategyzer AG. “Business Model Canvas Explained”. Youtube, 2011, Accessed 2 Apr 2019.

‘Live Interviews of the Ambitious’

An event-based campaign that highlights and shares business strategies for community businesses and interested community members.

About Danny

An expert at informational interviewing, my name is Danny Rehr of Rehr Consulting. I am a Genuine Consultant who supports the ambitions of others to meet promise and potential. My MBA is concentrated in Strategy. I have 20 years of work experience, most of which is in the field of organization development. Additionally, I informationally interview local professionals and write research-backed articles about their ambition. Rounding out my activities, I give talks on How and Why To Conduct Informational Interviews (for job seekers, networking and professional development), contribute guest blog posts, and I volunteer in the community. I love coffee and fountain pens!

‘Live Interviews of the Ambitious’ is sponsored by the following…

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