Bartonville business makes second appearance on Shark Tank

By WEEK Producer

October 4, 2013 Updated Oct 4, 2013 at 9:50 PM CDT

BARTONVILLE, Ill. -- A Bartonville business makes its second appearance Friday night on the popular ABC TV show Shark Tank.

Echo Valley Meats owner Dave Alwan first appeared on the show in April. While none of the billionaire panelists accepted his pitch, they were so impressed with the growth of his business that the show recently sent a crew to his plant for an update.

Alwan says the business generated by that original appearance is remarkable.

"Since the original air date our website a week ago broke two-million hits," aid Alwan. We've receive 22,000 personal e-mails, we launched Amazon, we go on QVC in a couple of weeks and we are still in negotiations with multiple NASCAR tracks for some of our products."

You can watch tonight's episode of Shark Tank featuring Dave Alwan Friday night at 8 o'clock on WHOI.