S3E9 – Jessica Starks – Transworld Business Advisors

By Amy | April 3, 2024
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…

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

By Amy | March 6, 2024

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…

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S3E7 – Mollie Woods – MSU Product Center

By Amy | February 28, 2024
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…

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S3E6 – Reach Studio Art Center

By Amy | February 21, 2024
Reach Studio

Today’s Guests: Alice Brinkman, Founder of Reach Studio Art Center, and Melissa Keely, Executive Director of Reach Studio Art Center. Alice Brinkman is the founder of Reach Studio Art Center, sharing her journey from being a textile artist and surface designer to founding Reach in 2003 with a focus on…

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S3E5 – Laura Guild – Real Estate Agent

By Amy | February 14, 2024
Laura Guild

Today’s Guest: Laura Guild, Realtor in the Greater Lansing area affiliated with Keller Williams Realty.  Watch on YouTube HERE. Aside from being a mom, wife, and grandma, Laura describes herself as a woman with a Christian spirit and a roaring passion for the service industry. Her journey into real estate…

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S3E4 – Tony Willis – Leap

By Amy | February 7, 2024
LEAP

Today’s Guest: Tony Willis, Chief Equity Development Officer at Leap and President at Proto Accelerator. Watch on YouTube HERE Tony’s journey over the past decade has been deeply intertwined with economic development in the Greater Lansing region, focusing on creating a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. As he shared with us, the…

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S3E3 – Brent Forsberg – T.A. Forsberg Inc.

By Amy | January 31, 2024
Brent Forsberg

Today’s Guest: Brent Forsberg, President of T.A. Forsberg Inc. Brent Forsberg, the President of T.A. Forsberg Inc., a local development company rooted in the Lansing area, has over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry. Having contributed to projects worth over $250 million across Michigan, Brent believes that…

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S3E2 – Groovy Donuts

By Amy | January 24, 2024
Groovy Donuts

Today’s Guest: Andrew and Monica Gauthier, Founders of Groovy Donuts Watch on YouTube HERE Andrew and Monica Gauthier, the founders of Groovy Donuts, shared their inspiring journey in this episode. Andrew, with a financial background, started the donut venture in 2015. Monica, initially a supportive partner, became an active co-owner,…

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S3E1 – Michelle Carlson – Lansing Art Gallery

By Amy | January 17, 2024
Lansing Art Gallery

Today’s Guest: Michelle Carlson, Executive Director of the Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center. Watch on YouTube HERE Michelle Carlson, Executive Director of the Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center, shares her journey from education coordinator to her current role, highlighting her strong background in community building. The gallery’s mission…

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S2E42 – M2Speaks – Michelle Massey

By Amy | December 13, 2023

Today’s Guest: Michelle Massey, Founder of M2Speaks Listen to our last episode for Season 2. Thank you for joining us on this adventure. We will be back in January 2024 with all new episodes and guests. Michelle Massey is the visionary founder of M2Speaks, boasting a remarkable 25-year journey in…

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