S3E16 – Hospitality Training Institute

Hospitality Training Institute

Today’s Guests: Justin Winslow and Emily Daunt Justin Winslow and Emily Daunt lead the charge at the Hospitality Training Institute, a vital initiative of the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association (MRLA). Through their 12-week Hospitality Business Management Certificate program, they equip industry professionals with essential skills and certifications to navigate challenges post-COVID, including workforce shortages…

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S3E15 – Heather Majano – East Lansing Art Festival

East Lansing Art Festival

Today’s Guest: Heather Majano, East Lansing Art Festival and Art Initiatives Coordinator.  Heather Majano is the East Lansing Art Festival and Art Initiatives Coordinator for the city of East Lansing, where she has been organizing events for over 12 years, including the East Lansing Art Festival for four years. Her role involves coordinating various art…

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S3E14- Amy Piper- Local Author

Amy Piper

Today’s Guest: Amy J. Piper, Ph.D. Writer and Photographer Amy Piper is a Michigan-based author, blogger, and freelance travel writer. Amy’s journey is one of relentless exploration and promotion of her beloved Midwest, especially her home state of Michigan. With a passion for showcasing the beauty and adventure within her own backyard, Amy’s writing traverses…

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S3E13 – Tim Palmer – Comedian

Tim Palmer

Today’s Guest: Tim Palmer, Founder of A Lot More Fun Comedy Club Tim Palmer is a multifaceted individual known for his roles as a comedian, pastor, and founder of A Lot More Fun Comedy Club, situated in downtown Lansing.  Watch on YouTube HERE Tim’s journey into comedy and the establishment of the club stemmed from…

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S3E12 – Lindsey and Silas Coffelt – Graze Craze

Graze Craze

Today’s Guests: Lindsey & Silas Coffelt, Owners of Graze Craze Okemos Michigan Lindsey and Silas are the creative minds behind Graze Craze, specializing in artfully designed charcuterie boards and boxes perfect for grazing. Their journey started in the summer of 2022 when they transitioned from the home-building industry to explore a fun and food-related venture.…

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S3E11 – Skin Studio 211 – Lorin Cumberbatch

Skin Studio 211

Today’s Guest: Lorin Cumberbatch, CEO of Skin Studio 211. Watch on YouTube HERE Skin Studio 211 is a beauty spa with locations in Lansing and East Lansing. Her establishment stands out as East Lansing’s only black-owned spa, offering a range of services including facials, lashes, waxing, and retail products for at-home skincare. Skin Studio 211…

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S3E10 – Aaron Weiner – MSU Dairy Store

MSU Dairy Store

Today’s Guest: Aaron Weiner, Administrative Manager at MSU Dairy Store Aaron Weiner began his journey in the restaurant industry at 14, eventually becoming the administrative manager at the MSU Dairy Store after graduating from Michigan State University in 1999. Despite the pandemic, Aaron found his place at the MSU Dairy Store about 2.5 years ago,…

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S3E9 – Jessica Starks – Transworld Business Advisors

Transworld Business Advisors

Today’s Guest: Jessica Starks, Business Broker at Transworld Business Advisors Jessica Starks is a business broker with Transworld Business Advisors, a leader in confidential marketing and sales of businesses and franchises, specializing in brokerage, mergers, and acquisitions.  Watch on YouTube HERE With a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration focusing on accounting and finance from Grand…

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S3E8 – Susan O’Dell-Shilton – Junior Achievement of Mid Michigan

Today’s Guest: Susan O’Dell-Shilton, District Director at Junior Achievement of Mid Michigan. Susan O’Dell-Shilton is the district director for Junior Achievement of Mid Michigan, known for her unwavering dedication to advocating for students.  With a career spanning over 30 years in the medical field, Susan made a significant transition to Junior Achievement driven by a…

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S3E7 – Mollie Woods – MSU Product Center

MSU Product Center

Today’s Guest: Mollie Woods, Director of  MSU Product Center at Michigan State University. Mollie Woods is the director of the MSU Product Center, a program based at Michigan State University aimed at nurturing food businesses and entrepreneurs in Michigan.  With her background as an economist, Mollie’s journey into the food industry began in 1997 when…

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