Turning Flint Around with Greater Flint Arts Council and Greg Fiedler

I admit every time I hear about Flint, the news is never good. But it’s easy to have bad news overshadow all of the great things that are happening in this city. What started as a project to save one building turned into a massive rebuilding effort to revitalize downtown Flint and turn it into […]

The Young Entrepreneur with Kennedy Krieger, Owner of the Dig Cafe

I’m always inspired when I see people who want to make a difference in their community. While some dream of dot com success, others think about making our stomach’s happy. Kennedy Krieger, owner of the Dig Cafe just outside of Frankenmuth, started about a year ago, this young entrepreneur is determined to make her business […]

Podcast: Impacting Thousands of Michiganders with Tyler Kluck, Kluck Nursery

Kluck Nursery Tyler Kluck

How does a family business survive for 100 years?  That’s what we explore with Tyler Kluck of Kluck Nursery, just outside of Saginaw.  Most they deal with commercial contracts.  But every Christmas, over 5,500 people decorate their homes with Kluck Christmas Trees. In this episode, we talk about what it’s like to assume the mantle […]

Overcoming Impossible Odds with Terry Duperon, Duperon Corporation

You could say that the odds were stacked against Terry. Being born with dyslexia, dropping out of high school, never learning to read and write. Yet he learned that his dyslexia was a gift and he harnessed it to start the Duperon Corporation. With his daughter and partner, Tammy, the company has grown 25% year […]

Drift in Bay City with Dave Dittenber

Drift Bay City Dave Dittenber

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 […]

Helping Michigan Family Businesses Thrive with Casey Stevens

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 […]

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 […]

Hot Air Ballooning with West Michigan Balloon Association

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 […]

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 […]