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A podcast dedicated to the 517 Lansing, Michigan Community!

Welcome to Adventures in Business - a podcast dedicated to the voices of Lansing's entrepreneurs.

Adventure is not just an action - it’s an attitude.

We will broaden your horizons and understanding of what it is like to be a working person today, in this moment of time on this planet we call Earth.

Grab your passport and join us as we interview a huge variety of today’s professionals in our community.

This show is dedicated to the promotion and support of the 517 Lansing, Michigan community. We focus on interviewing people who live, work, and play in Mid-Michigan.

This is a LABOR OF LOVE for the community we love. It takes a lot of work and resources to produce this show, so while it is not required to be a guest, please consider a $50 donation to cover the cost of your show. We will market the heck out of you - we promise it will be worth it!

Please note: We do not interview owners of MLMs.

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Kristine Kuhnert

Episode 16: Gratitude Warrior – Kristine Kuhnert

By Amy & Lisa | December 2, 2021

Today’s Guest: Kristine Kuhnert, a gratitude warrior who focuses on the good in the world. Kristine serves as the Director of Ele’s Place-Capital Region. Kristine and her husband, Scott, strongly believe in the mission that no child shall grieve alone and both had witnessed the effects of unresolved childhood grief.  In December 2014, Scott was…

Kristin Ray

Episode 15: Kristin Ray – Children’s Author and Advocate

By Amy & Lisa | November 29, 2021

Today’s Guest: Kristin Ray, Author, Mother, Chronic life multi-tasker Kristin finds “peace in the action” and has her hands in many pots. In her day job, Kristin is a salesperson for Physicians Health Plan. She also found the time to become a self-published author, a wife, and mother of a toddler.   While she is very…

Justin Madar

Episode 14: Heavy Weight Sales Champion – Justin Madar

By Amy & Lisa | November 22, 2021

Today’s Guest: Justin Madar, Heavy Weight Sales Champion with Meiers, Lombardini Lemanski Insurance. Justin is a producer of commercial, personal lines, and life insurance at Meiers Lombardini Lemanski Insurance.  Caring about helping people and protecting them with one of their biggest investments and having that competitive edge from his early years playing football has contributed…

Amy Zander

Episode 13: Serial Entrepreneur – Amy Zander

By Amy & Lisa | November 22, 2021

Today’s guest: Amy Zander is a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur (she’s owned 5 businesses) and is the owner of Zeedia Media. Amy is also an avid supporter of the Local Lansing art scene and The Artist Umbrella. Amy started as a business owner in high school, cleaning a few neighbors’ houses. Then in college she wrote…

Paul Schmidt

Episode 12: Video Storyteller Extraordinaire – Paul Schmidt

By Amy & Lisa | November 4, 2021

Today’s Guest: Paul Schmidt, storyteller extraordinaire and owner of Unodeuce Multimedia a full-service video production company that specializes in crafting the stories of others. Starting his career at a television camp in Seattle at a young age, he won an award for producing.  This was the beginning of his journey to becoming an “accidental business…

Melina Brann

Episode 11 – Fierce Advocate & Artist – Melina Brann

By Amy & Lisa | October 21, 2021

Today’s Guest: Melina Brann, Fierce advocate for Women and self-taught up and coming Artist. Utilizing her Master’s Degree in social work, Malina,  Executive Director of the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing, is passionate about helping women through difficult times by empowering them to work through their situations.      Melina feels the aftermath of Legislative…

Helping Women Period

Episode 10: Helping Women Period – Lysne Tait

By Amy & Lisa | October 11, 2021

Today’s Guest: Lysne Tait, founder of Helping Women Period- it’s a great day to end period poverty! After reading an article in 2015, Lysne learned of homeless women not having the supplies they needed for their monthly cycle and she and her friend wanted to make a difference and started their journey making a difference…

Episode 9: A Generous Go-Getter – Matthew Thornton

By Amy & Lisa | October 5, 2021

Today’s Guest: Matthew Thornton, Hustling Entrepreneur who gives back! As a child growing up, Matt knew if you wanted anything, even a piece of candy, you had to hustle for it.  This practice has followed him all through his life fueling the entrepreneurial spirit that led him to become who he is today.  Each adventure…

Episode 6: World Traveler – Kim Barber

By Amy & Lisa | September 9, 2021

Today’s Guest: Kim Barber, world traveler, and owner of Globetrotter Travel. Kim is a travel enthusiast, recovering over-packer, and owner of Globetrotter Travel. She’s always loved exploring new destinations, but was bit HARD by the travel bug after her first international trip to Europe and has been passionate about travel ever since. Kim’s last year…

Nikki Thompson Frazier

Episode 8: A Sweet Encounter – Nikki Thompson Frazier

By Amy & Lisa | September 6, 2021

Today’s Guest: Nikki Thompson Frazier, mompreneur, and owner of Sweet Encounter Bakery and Café an online and wholesale bakery. The bakery specializes in gluten-free and allergy-friendly desserts because both her daughters have food allergies.   Nikki is the winner of the 2021 Lansing Built to Last competition for the development of Sweet Encounter Kids Culinary…

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