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September/October 2018
Vol. 29, No. 4


Born in the USA
BriarWorks is bringing pipe manufacturing back to America one pipe at a time. We caught up with Pete Prevost, president, for a Q&A on how BriarWorks was built from the ground up in Nashville, Tennessee, and where he sees the company heading in the future.

Rocky Patel has one clear goal when opening up his growing line of luxury lounges: Make each one a completely unique experience.

IPCPR Recap: Making Connections
Fire, stomach flu, smoking bans—nothing could stop this year’s IPCPR show. We recap the sights and thoughts that came out of Las Vegas, Nevada.

One for the Family
Growing and making cigars is nothing new for the Plasencia family of Nicaragua. Placing their own name on a cigar, however, is all new territory for this multi-generational tobacco family. So how are they doing one year after debuting their own brand?

Top 10 Mistakes Tobacconists Make and How to Fix Them
If you own a business, odds are you’ve made a few mistakes along the way. And maybe you’re still making a few, but you either don’t realize it or you just don’t have the time to fix it. We just might have a solution for you.

Business: Social Media Recruiting
In a tight labor market, employers must use every tool at their disposal to land the best talent. Social media, in particular, provides effective platforms for reaching the “passive candidate” who is not looking for a new position but might be lured by an attractive offer.

Ask the Tobacconist: Recycle; It’s Good for the Environment
You hosted an event and it was a success. Now what do you do with all the leftover swag? Our resident tobacconist has some thoughts.

5 Questions with …
Chris Tarr, vice president of marketing, General Cigar Company