Stogie Geeks #354

Date: February 5, 2021

Show Overview:

This week, the Stogie Geeks discuss the New Plan for big events and shows!

The New Plan

As we start month 11 now since the start of C-19, business has to move on as best it can. Like we said in March of 2020, things will change and not go back. 2021 will be the time for new formats and more online/ virtual experiences for all. Joe and Drew will break it down, and the number of chicken wings consumed on Super Bowl Sunday is expected to hit a record 1.4B, according to the National Chicken Council. Put Joe down for 29 how many will Drew have?


Joe Hozempa | Host of Stogie Geeks

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Everyone knows Joe Hozempa. The “Italian Stallion” of the Rhode Island cigar culture. Joe isn’t afraid to give a cigar an average review. He knows what he likes and isn’t afraid to say it.


Andrew “The Band Man” Galvan | Co-Host

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Andrew Galvan works in the Insurance Industry (Property Loss Adjuster). Andrew’s love for the cigar has been cultivated over the years and he made a goal to learn about the cigar business from seed to consumer. Thus, he has endeavored into the cigar business with Prestige Cigar and Tobacco in Bedford Texas aside his dual career.

“The Band Man”- Every time I smoke a cigar, I have a ritual. Going in I look at the cigar, the construction, color, smell the foot, taste the cap, I gently caress it in my fingers. Then I cut it, most time it will be a Deep ‘V’. I then look at the band, I read it, I study the artwork and fonts of any symbols or numbers, I imagine the person rolling this cigar and then putting the finishing touch of the band… I collect the bands and keep them as gifts of appreciation from the Tobacco growers, and procurers of said cigar. I become one with this cigar, I toast it, I wait patiently for the filler, binder, wrapper to ignite, the first hint of aromas fly through the air like an Aaron Judge Home Run…. Beautiful.
“Impeccable customer relations yields the greatest customer experience”-AG

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