S3E22 – Rachel Swedburg – CASA for Kids

CASA for Kids

Today’s Guest: Rachel Swedburg, Executive Director of CASA for Kids Rachel Swedburg is the executive director of CASA for Kids, a nonprofit advocating for children in the child welfare system. Rachel joined CASA as a supervisor in 2020 and became executive director in 2021. With a background in working with survivors of sexual and domestic…

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S3E21 – Nick Nauta – Shotwell Rutter Baer

Shotwell Rutter Baer

Today’s Guest: Nick Nauta, Certified Financial Planner with Shotwell Rutter Baer Nick Nauta, a financial planner and partner at Shotwell Rutter Baer, has a passion for helping clients organize, grow, and protect their assets. Nick, who started his career in financial planning nearly 20 years ago, is committed to providing unbiased, trustworthy advice as a…

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S3E20 – Melissa Nay – Choose Lansing

Choose Lansing

Melissa Nay is the Membership and Community Outreach Manager with Choose Lansing, joining in September 2018. She manages over 600 Love Lansing members, teaches the Certified Tourism Ambassador Program, and runs community relations outreach. Melissa has served on numerous local boards and committees and resides in Mason with her husband, Dr. Andrew Nay, and their…

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S3E19 – Jonathan Hartzel – Lansing Shuffle

Lansing Shuffle

Jonathan Hartzel is an inspiring developer and entrepreneur, who has significantly impacted various communities through his innovative ventures. He is also one of the owners of the Lansing Shuffle. Watch on YouTube HERE Jonathan’s entrepreneurial journey began in 2011 when he founded his first business while earning a BBA from Northwood University. He subsequently founded…

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S3E18 – Dianne Hartwell – Little Blessings Childcare

Little Blessings Childcare

Today’s Guest: Dianne (Lewis) Hartwell, Owner of Little Blessings Childcare Watch on YouTube HERE Dianne Hartwell, the dynamic owner of Little Blessings Childcare, has made significant strides in childcare advocacy in the Lansing region. She noticed the ongoing shortages and challenges within the childcare sector and decided to be part of the solution by actively…

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S3E17 – Brooks Warner, Realtor & Cyberbacker

Brooks Warner

Today’s Guest: Brooks Warner, CEO and Co-owner of Mitten Home Team at Keller Williams Realty and Franchise Partner at Cyberbacker  Brooks Warner, a lifelong resident of Greater Lansing, Michigan, and a proud Marine Corps veteran brings his deep commitment to serving his community into his real estate career. Starting in 2013, he quickly made his…

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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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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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