Jim Button

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Jim Button is a leader in networked marketing and has been for over 25 years. As a founder of Village Brewery, Jim works hard to gather people around community. Using beer as a social lubricant he leverages his many experiences in marketing and building communities to create a more connected Calgary. At Evans Hunt Group, a digital marketing firm, Jim gets to focus that networked background on a one-to-one relationship—helping customers participate in the brands they engage with online. Through both organizations Jim has created countless festivals, conferences and programs that are building a better city—Circle the Wagons Travelling Food, Beer and Music Festival and Best of Calgary being two of the  most recent successes.

His passion for community investment has been a common thread through his career and has earned him a philanthropy award from the Canadian Association of Fundraising Professionals, two “40 Under 40” awards with Avenue Magazine, and an e-Award for Community Service from Alberta Venture Magazine. He also came in second place for best Dad as voted by his kids.