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#019: The Visionary Leader Behind San Diego Sports Arena – Ernie Hahn

Ernie H. Hahn (@ErnieHahn @valleyviewcasinocenter) of AEG and Valley View Casino Center  Website: Facebook:  Twitter: Instagram: YouTube: AEG Arenas – VVCC: Ole Hickory Pits: Grill Grates: Weber Grills: Del Mar BBQ Championship Facebook Event: Upcoming BBQ Events and Competitions: Notable Links: Lacrosse: Stadium Talk: Ernie Hahn or Billy Idol? You decide: Celebrate Ernie Hahn:   Ernie Hahn, GM of Valley View Casino Center Valley Farm Market has been giving out complimentary water bottles during this tropical storm heat wave in Spring Valley Ernie feasted at Cali Comfort BBQ on the Tailgater Feast the first time he visited Spring Valley San Diego continues to grow and Ernie Hahn enjoys coming out to Spring Valley and values the different personalities that each city has in San Diego Ernie Hahn philosophy: “Find GREAT people who are really good at their job” Ernie discusses the voicemail intro to our show, how it happened and how Shawn got it saved to his computer Ernie Hahn has three kids, all have attended Cathedral Catholic High School Ernie Hahn worked in a restaurant at a young age at Albatross until they went under – learned a big lesson Ernie Hahn was the first male employee at Hotdog on a Stick at the Del Mar Fairgrounds at age 13 – worked at the stand for 2 years Ernie was accustomed to working hard at an early age – had a job every summer Ernie was born into a great family and instilled that he was to work hard every year – Ernie interned for 2 summers “If you’re born in a successful family you either work your ass off or you skate by and have money coming to you” “Respect is earned, its not given” Got to work harder, faster, more efficient, and you must be passionate about your career You always want to make things better. Take the tools you have and make the best out of them. Ernie’s dad is the smartest guy he has ever met. A huge role model to Ernie Hahn.  Ernie says “Find your strength and your god given talents, take them to the bank” Ernie shouts out Michelle Eager at VVCC – Finance “You need a coalition of great people to accomplish great things” – Ernie Hahn Ernie has learned so much in the past 26 years of the (VVCC) arena Lemon Grove Plaza Mall in East County – First In N' Out in all of SD was brought by Ernie's dad and company Ernie was working for his dad for awhile and then went on a surf trip in Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, and Indonesia before he knew he would have to work Ernie came back from his surfing trip, and came back as Events Coordinator at the San Diego Sports Arena to learn the business and see how everything was ran in the business Ernie noticed in his younger years with the Sports Arena how people weren't taking their jobs seriously at San Diego Sports Arena – Ernie was working hard and noticing that others weren't doing shit. He informed his Dad of this a Ernie ushered for about a month at the Sports Arena for the shows he helped as an event coordinator, and learned all the different jobs at Sports Arena  Ernie got to work every job title when he was young at San Diego Sports Arena and learned all aspects of the arena Ernie Hahn empowers his team leaders to run their de…

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