Celebrating Customer Loyalty at the Bavarian Inn Lodge with Jim Engel
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 […]
Zehnders Snowfest with 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
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.
Frankenmuth Funships with Eric Fielbrandt
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 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
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) […]
Fueling America’s Breakfast with Star of the West Milling Company President Jim Howe
It was 150 years ago that Star of the West started up in Frankenmuth. During that time, the company has seen and been through many events in our country. From supplying the ingredients to make breakfast cereals, bread flour and other essential items we need every day. In this interview, Jim takes us down memory […]
Prost! Frankenmuth’s Very Different and Very Successful Wine Bar with Zak and Korina McClellan
Zak and Korina created Prost Wine Bar and Charcuterie which quickly became a Frankenmuth hotspot. One of my favorite places. What makes Prost so different? Why do people keep coming back? I hope you’re hungry because this is a foodie paradise!
Walking in a Christmas Wonderland with Wayne Bronner, President of Bronners of Frankenmuth
For most of us, Christmas is something we think about for a month. For Wayne Bronner and his staff, it’s a year round event in Frankenmuth. In this episode, Wayne shares with us the history of Bronners, the future of Bronners, and what they are doing to keep you safe while you visit this Christmas […]
Saluting the Heroes of Michigan with John Ryder
Everyone has a story. Meet the man who collects the stories of Michigan’s heroes. Those men and The Michigan Hero’s Museum in Frankenmuth honors the brave men and women who served in our military but also in our space program. Learn the history of this museum, from it’s founding back in the 1950’s to how […]