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Episode 17: Safety Queen – Tracy Hazel

Today’s Guest: Tracy Hazel, Safety Queen—The critical eye. Owner of Advanced Training and Consulting- Solutions for Safety Training and Safety Management. Tracy has a single mission: to be your “go-to”…

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Episode 14: Heavy Weight Sales Champion – Justin Madar

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: RSS Today’s Guest: Justin Madar, Heavy Weight Sales Champion with Meiers, Lombardini Lemanski Insurance. Justin is a producer of commercial, personal lines, and life insurance at Meiers Lombardini Lemanski Insurance.  Caring about helping people and protecting them with one of their biggest investments and having that competitive edge from his early years playing football has contributed to his success. Company culture is important from keeping things fun in the workplace to the philanthropic work in the community, they take pride in their organization.    What is Justin reading? The Attitude 101 by

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Episode 13: Serial Entrepreneur – Amy Zander

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: RSS Today’s guest: Amy Zander is a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur (she’s owned 5 businesses) and is the owner of Zeedia Media. Amy is also an avid supporter of the Local Lansing art scene and The Artist Umbrella. Amy started as a business owner in high school, cleaning a few neighbors’ houses. Then in college she wrote and edited papers for students, she and her husband ran a hunting lodge in northern Michigan, they tried to start a brewery in 2008, she briefly owned a cafe and bakery for two years, and then

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Episode 12: Video Storyteller Extraordinaire – Paul Schmidt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: RSS Today’s Guest: Paul Schmidt, storyteller extraordinaire and owner of Unodeuce Multimedia a full-service video production company that specializes in crafting the stories of others. Starting his career at a television camp in Seattle at a young age, he won an award for producing.  This was the beginning of his journey to becoming an “accidental business owner.” Paul has a passion for working with non-profits and was inspired to find the good and enjoys the stories of those organizations and what they are doing in the community. Streaming services has allowed him

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Episode 11 – Fierce Advocate & Artist – Melina Brann

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: RSS Today’s Guest: Melina Brann, Fierce advocate for Women and self-taught up and coming Artist. Utilizing her Master’s Degree in social work, Malina,  Executive Director of the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing, is passionate about helping women through difficult times by empowering them to work through their situations.     Melina feels the aftermath of Legislative decisions that make an impact on women and advocates fiercely for them. During the pandemic, Melina picked up a paintbrush as a mechanism to relax and release feelings.  Her artwork portrays the emotions black women go

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Episode 10: Helping Women Period – Lysne Tait

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: RSS Today’s Guest: Lysne Tait, founder of Helping Women Period- it’s a great day to end period poverty! After reading an article in 2015, Lysne learned of homeless women not having the supplies they needed for their monthly cycle and she and her friend wanted to make a difference and started their journey making a difference in the community.  Being able to educate others on women’s bodies has been a cornerstone of their non-profit in addition to providing products. During the COVID 19 Pandemic, Lysne started the campaign “It’s a great day

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Episode 9: A Generous Go-Getter – Matthew Thornton

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: RSS Today’s Guest: Matthew Thornton, Hustling Entrepreneur who gives back! As a child growing up, Matt knew if you wanted anything, even a piece of candy, you had to hustle for it.  This practice has followed him all through his life fueling the entrepreneurial spirit that led him to become who he is today.  Each adventure has built on his strengths and character.     Trying to take over the world and making it better, when you encounter Matt, you are left better than you were before!  Follow Matthew to learn his

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