Luncheon: Business Lessons from a Bootlegger
The Entrepreneurial Spirit of the Northwest’s Rumrunning King
Roy Olmstead was one of the most successful bootleggers in the Pacific Northwest during the American Prohibition. What’s the real reason a rising-star cop – the youngest Lieutenant in the Seattle Police Department history – decides to take over the bootlegging trade in Seattle? What business tricks did Olmstead learn from prohibition’s earliest gang wars? Roy Olmstead’s story is a larger-than-life and surprisingly classic tale of Northwest entrepreneurship, innovation, and spirit(s).
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer – on loan from The Good Bootlegger’s Guild – were also the creative forces behind the film “The Maury Island Incident,” based on a true story about a mysterious and controversial 1947 event that started the “summer of the saucers” nationwide. During their day jobs, Edmiston is a lawyer with Brace Point Law and screenwriter, while Schaefer is the founder of South King Media (7 local news blogs) and indie film director.