Dave Dittenber is back! He and his investors have opened Drift in Bay City. A great place to hang out and take in the water front views. In this episode, he shares how the idea of Drift came about and what you can expect when you go. Links Mentioned In This Episode: Drift in Bay […]
Family business accounts for 60% of US businesses. With nearly 80% responsible for new job creation. And the Stevens Center for Family Business is designed to help family businesses survive and thrive. Today, Casey Stevens shares with us the mission behind the Steven Center and how the Center is helping keep this important Michigan economic […]
How can a family owned hotel compete against the big chains? Simple. Play the game better! Jim Engel shares with us the history of this beloved and beautiful hotel and also the effort it takes to build a relationship with their loyal customers. Their affordable rewards program is simply second to none and has allowed […]
Hot Air Ballooning is very much alive in Michigan! And the West Michigan Balloon Association works hard to make sure that people of all ages can enjoy the thrill of this beautiful sport. Derrick Jones, Director of the West Michigan Balloon Association shares with us about the history of his organization, what their mission and […]
Going from school teacher to CEO of one of Michigan’s top 50 businesses to watch. Kathie Fuce-Hobohm stepped into the CEO role because she loved what she was doing. In this episode, we cover the history of her company Space Inc, the succession of her family business to the next generation, and causes she strongly […]
In this episode, Andy Jacobson, Tasting Room Manager for Mari Vineyards, shares with us not only some of their great wines but also how to do a proper tasting at a wine room. We talk about how to properly clean your pallet, what to focus on with aromas, and how to take the stress off of tasting wine.
The Farm Restaurant is in the middle of nowhere. And yet this hidden gem thrives when so many others fail. In this episode, co-owner Chris Roth walks us through how they engineer the perfect customer experience in both good times and bad times.
Mike Laing is back! Today he walks us through two wonderful wines, one from his own bigLITTLE wines and a wonderful bubbly from Mawby Sparkling. We talk about how bigLittle wines developed a signature white pinot noir; Mawby’s partnership with Cherry Republic, and how Michigan wines fit into the world stage of wines.
What does it take to live life on your own terms? Jim Doyon knows and he shares that with us today. From starting his own business, helping others grow theirs, to taking his family on an extended multi-year road trip, Jim shows no signs of slowing down and he’s loving it.
In this episode, I talk about what happened to cause this super long break in the podcast. And how it’s coming back! We have new people coming by as well as old friends who are sharing their incredible stories and journeys with us. Welcome to Season 3! Transcript: Hello everyone and welcome back to another […]