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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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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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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