The Cigar Lounge

This is the official podcast of the Cigar Peg charity whose motto is Philanthropy Through Fun! Every two weeks we bring you another member to get to know better and maybe even learn something new!

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Wednesday Aug 03, 2022

Michelle has been an accomplished speaker for over a decade, with a variety of programs and speeches around personal branding, business alignment, personal empowerment and business growth. She and her team provide retreats, seminars , webinars and resources to help contribution-driven leaders step into brands and business models that create stability, grace, ease and flow. She has delivered these programs for companies like American Express, Bacardi, Burger King, Gibraltar Bank, Lloyd’s of London, and Audi.

Wednesday Jul 20, 2022

For over 17 years as a United States Air Force officer, mission commander, and special operations pilot, Jason has led teams where failure was not an option.

Wednesday Jul 06, 2022

Valerie Grubb is the principal of Val Grubb & Associates, Ltd., a certified woman-owned business, which she founded after holding a succession of senior leadership roles within major corporations including NBC Universal, Oxygen Media, InterActiveCorp (IAC) and Rolls-Royce.

Wednesday Jun 22, 2022

Jeff is an internationally recognized expert on leadership, communication, interpersonal and workplace relationships, workplace violence prevention, intervention, and response; and one of only a few people in the world who has achieved the coveted designation of Certified Threat Manager (CTM).

Friday Jun 10, 2022

The idea of a Cigar PEG was the alcohol brain child of Ed Rigsbee & Grant Doyle. It was spring 1998 and Ed & Grant were sitting in a Banff, Alberta bar, enjoying the finest Cubans that Canada had to offer and some adult refreshments. The two decided it was time for fun-loving speakers to expand their convention activity horizons.


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Cigar PEG is the only place at Influence where top speakers and emerging talents get to rub shoulders together in a relaxed and social atmosphere.

You never know who you’re going to meet!



Go ahead and drink at the hotel bar if you want. But it’s gonna cost you big time. At Cigar PEG you pay once and enjoy unlimited premium adult beverages in our (smoke-free) private suite EVERY NIGHT of the convention!

PLUS you get to come to the EXCLUSIVE OFFSITE Cigar PEG Party!



When you join Cigar PEG you are joining a community of professionals who are also great friends. Cigar PEG members actively work to help each other throughout the year.

So be our friend!


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