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Originally From

Calgary
20

Years in Current
Industry

48

Years in
Calgary

1

Connections
in Calgary

Joe's Story

Good Day my name is Joe Mendes, I was born and raised in Calgary and grew up in Victoria Park, I lived by the Stampede all my life, I finally started contributing to the energy of the City when I started my restaurant and bar at the age of 20 while still in college. It eventually became known as the Desperadoes Restaurant Group employing more than one Thousand Employees. I was nominated Top 40 under 40 by Avenue Magazine, and received numerous awards and recognition from charities, the Stampede Board, the Government and numerous other social and corporate influencers over my career working in adding the energy of the great city. After working in the Hospitality and Entertainment Industry, I started my own marketing and advertising agency for the last twenty years but due to the coronavirus I just recently lost everything and I am starting a new project. When others see rocky times, I see opportunities. I have just started a new venture called Joe Mendes Consulting, Specializing in Marketing & Business Consulting for the Hospitality and Entertainment Industries that have been recently devastated because of the slow economic activities during the pandemic. I'm beginning my new company in July and re-inventing myself!

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Why Calgary?

Good Day my name is Joe Mendes, I was born and raised in Calgary and grew up in Victoria Park, I lived by the Stampede all my life, I finally started contributing to the energy of the City when I started my restaurant and bar at the age of 20 while still in college. It eventually became known as the Desperadoes Restaurant Group employing more than one Thousand Employees. I was nominated Top 40 under 40 by Avenue Magazine... and received numerous awards and recognition from charities, the Stampede Board, the Government and numerous other social and corporate influencers over my career working in adding the energy of the great city.
After working in the Hospitality and Entertainment Industry... I started my own marketing and advertising agency for the last twenty years but due to the coronavirus I just recently lost everything and I am starting a new project but I am Re-Inventing myself. When others see rocky times - I see opportunities...
I have just started a new venture called Joe Mendes Consulting, Specialising Marketing and Business Consulting for the Hospitality and Entertainment Industries that have been recently devastated because of the slow economic activities during the pandemic...
So I am beginning my new company in July first, as well as Re-Inventing myself and my Cit

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