74: From Schoolteacher to CEO with Kathie Fuce-Hobohm from SPACE, Inc.

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 […]

Zehnders Snowfest with John Shelton

Zehnder's Snowfest John Shelton

Zehnders Snowfest for 2021 is on! John Shelton, VP of Sales and Marketing for Zehnders, shares with us the history of this great Michigan tradition, the impact it has had on the community, and what Frankenmuth’s Snowfest will look like in 2021.

Expanding the Family Legacy at Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn with Amy Grossi

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn - Amy Grossi

Amy Grossi, the third generation of the Bavarian Inn Zehnders, shares with us her journey and growth within her family’s business.  It’s daunting to think of running one of Michigan’s top travel destinations but Amy handles it with grace and style.  With her incredible team, she continues the time-honored tradition started by her grandfather and expanded by her father.

Culinary Exploration at the Real Seafood Company and Kevin Gudejko

Real Seafood Company Kevin Gudejko

For Kevin, being in the restaurant business was his first and only professional love.  With this drive, he spearheads the Main Street Restaurant group which includes great restaurants such as Real Seafood Company. Links: Real Seafood Company Website Recommended Dishes: Parmesan Crusted Flounder Miso Glaze Seabass Paella Locations: 199 Uptown Dr, Bay City, MI 48708 341 […]

Castle Museum of Saginaw County with Jonathan Webb

Jonathan Webb - Saginaw Castle Museum

The Saginaw County Castle Museum is not only a showcase of Mid-Michigan’s history but also a recorder of it.  Jonathan Webb shares the history of this incredible Museum and the history that it has captured.

Frankenmuth Funships with Eric Fielbrandt

Frankenmuth Funships Eric Fiellbrandt

Frankenmuth Funships provides a very different view of Frankenmuth. With Chocolate and Wine boat tours and kayaking, Eric Fielbrandt gets guests off the pavement and onto the water. How does he have a family and two businesses without losing his sanity? He shares his unique insights with us. Show Notes: Frankenmuth Funships Website (Click here) […]

Cultivating Leaders with Al Zehnder of Zehnders of Frankenmuth

Al Zehnder of Zehnders of Frankenmuth

Al Zehnder is the third generation of his family business the Zender’s of Frankenmuth. We talk about how the family business helps cultivate leaders to carry this multi-generational business forward. We also talk about going above for customer service.

Key Defining Moments in Frankenmuth’s History with Dan Haubenstricker

St Lorenz Heritage Committee Dan Haubenstricker

Every long-standing company, institution, and city is filled with key decisions that define who they are today.  Frankenmuth is no exception.  Dan Haubenstricker, of the St. Lorenz Heritage Committee, delves into three of these pivotal decisions that helped create the Frankenmuth that we all know and love today. Show Notes: Frankenmuth Historical Museum (Click Here) […]