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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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Episode 8: A Sweet Encounter – Nikki Thompson Frazier

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: RSS Today’s Guest: Nikki Thompson Frazier, mompreneur, and owner of Sweet Encounter Bakery and Café an online and wholesale bakery. The bakery specializes in gluten-free and allergy-friendly desserts because both her daughters have food allergies.   Nikki is the winner of the 2021 Lansing Built to Last competition for the development of Sweet Encounter Kids Culinary Academy, a monthly kids’ subscription box cooking club and hands-on culinary classes infused with STEM activities designed to educate and cultivate a love for cooking in kids. From the fond memories of pancakes prepared by her

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Episode 7: Get Your Events Here – Ashlee Willis

https://media.blubrry.com/adventuresinbusiness/p/content.blubrry.com/adventuresinbusiness/AiB-Ashlee.mp3{/embed] Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: RSS Today’s Guest: Ashlee Willis, founder, and owner of Michigan Premier Events – an events management company for corporations, associations, and government. Ashlee is a strong advocate for supporting local businesses and the community in the Lansing Area. As a wife, mother, and business owner, Ashlee shares how she “gets it all done” by attending events in the area to align the key areas of her life. While she promotes local businesses, she is also working worldwide bringing groups of people together. Ashlee shares how she utilizes resources and her network

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Episode 6: World Traveler – Kim Barber

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: RSS Today’s Guest: Kim Barber, world traveler, and owner of Globetrotter Travel. Kim is a travel enthusiast, recovering over-packer, and owner of Globetrotter Travel. She’s always loved exploring new destinations, but was bit HARD by the travel bug after her first international trip to Europe and has been passionate about travel ever since. Kim’s last year of college was spent living in New Zealand and Australia, working for tourism companies, and traveling as much as possible and the experience was life-changing. She returned to Michigan and began working at a travel agency.

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Episode 5 – Multi-Careed Superwoman – Allie Phillips

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: RSS Today’s Guest: Allie Phillips (attorney, teacher, crystal master, essential oil guru, reiki master, lover of all animals and SO MUCH MORE!) Join us on an adventure as we interview Allie Phillips, owner of Manifested Harmony and SAF-T. Allie Phillips is a unique blend of attorney and holistic energy business owner. She is a former prosecuting attorney who has spent most of her 26+year career training criminal justice professionals all over the world, has written over 50 legal publications, and is an award-winning book author. She specializes in how animal abuse links

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