Montgomery Chamber of Commerce

Business Spotlight July 2015

Posted on: July 1, 2015 11:00 am

Walker Bros. Ice Cream

Walker Bros. Ice Cream is a walk-up, soft-serve ice cream shop located in the Heritage District of Montgomery, OH. Julie & I have fond memories of enjoying ice cream with family & friends growing up which inspired us to create a fun ice cream destination in our own community.  Walker Bros. is named after our 4 boys who share our LOVE for ice cream & summer! Stop by and try our delicious, high quality, extra creamy ice cream on our charming patio & join the fun!

Business Address: 9425 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, OH 45242

Phone Number: 513-826-2288

Website: www.walkerbrosicecream.com 

Get to know the owner Joe Walker

What is your favorite part or your job? 
Hanging out on our patio and catching up with friends and always meeting new people in the community.

Do you or your business donate to any charities? Which ones? Why?

Yes, we donate to several charities.  We want to teach our boys the importance of giving back to the community.  Some of the charities that we’ve donated to & support include:

·       Cancer Free Kids

·       Unified for Uganda

·       Matthew 25 Ministries

·       Girls on the Run

·       National Down Syndrome Society

·       Montgomery Food Share

·       Ross Family Annual Lemonade Stand - Fundraiser for kids at Children’s Hospital

·       Montgomery Elementary PTO

·       Maple Dale Elementary PTO

·       Blue Ash Elementary PTO

·       Symmes Elementary PTO

·       E.H. Greene PTO

·       Sycamore Jr. High PTO

·       Sycamore High School PTO

·       All Saints PTO

·       Hospice of Cincinnati

·       Others….

What is your key to success?
Providing a great place for families and friends to “chill out”, enjoy some great ice cream, and create memories.

Do you have any hobbies or activities of interest? What are they?
Wakeboarding, snowboarding, volleyball, working out, playing sports with my 4 boys, & developing websites.

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be? 
Australia

If you could meet anyone, who would it be?  

Elon Musk (the founder of Tesla and Space-X, and Chairman of Solar City)

If you could get anything for free for the rest of your life what would it be? 
Ice Cream

If you could have any superpower what would it be? 
The ability to see into the future.

If you could change one thing about the world what would it be? 
World Peace

If you could be talented at anything instantly what would you choose? 
To be a great golfer

What is one of your favorite quotes? 
This is not a practice life – you get one at bat, so you better make it a home run!

What was your favorite food when you were a child? 
Pizza & of course - Ice Cream.

Name one short term goal? 
Take my 4 boys on a trip out West

Best advice anyone has given you? 
You can do anything you put your mind to.

Describe yourself in three words? 
Passionate, Innovative & Fun

Do you have any pets? How many? What kind? Names? 
Just 4 fish – My wife Julie is allergic to dogs & cats.

Where did you grow up? 
Dayton, OH

What is a show on TV that you can’t miss? 
Shark Tank

Money is not an option what type of car would you buy and drive? 
Tesla

Money is not an option where would you go on a 2 week vacation?  

Hawaii

Money is not an option what restaurant would you go to with your friends and family? 
Friends: Ruby’s / Family:  The Works.

What is your favorite hangout spot in Cincinnati? 
Walker Bros. Ice Cream, of course!

What is your favorite thing about owning a business in Montgomery? 
Meeting so many great people in our community and watching the smiles on all of the kids’ (& parents’) faces, while they’re enjoying our ice cream and some quality family time!