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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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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S3E6 – Reach Studio Art Center

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 providing art-making opportunities for underserved…

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S3E5 – Laura Guild – Real Estate Agent

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 took an interesting turn, transitioning…

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S3E4 – Tony Willis – 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 ultimate goal of economic development…

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

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 development extends beyond real estate—it’s…

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S3E2 – Groovy Donuts

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, bringing her unique wildlife background…

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S3E1 – Michelle Carlson – Lansing Art Gallery

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 is vital—supporting Michigan artists and…

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