Tiffany’s has their blue box, but in Youngstown it’s all about the Purple Box from Komara Jewelers. And for the guys, how about enjoying a beer to help calm the nerves while you pick out the perfect piece of jewelry. Co-Owner Robby Komara swung by the studio to join Lisa and talk about how they’ve handled the COVID pandemic, the family’s history in the business, they’re commitment to our community, why purple, and a whole host of other random topics.
What makes a small city a great place to live, work and play? That’s the question Canfield City Manager Wade Calhoun seeks to tackle every day. Since taking the job in 2018, the Ellsworth native and Youngstown State graduate, has been at the center of some exciting developments and happenings in the Canfield area. Wade joined Lisa on this week’s podcast to talk about how the city is thinking outside the box to realize the potential of the Canfield Green area, continue to attract business and residents (and perhaps a brewery?), and make Canfield synonymous with the small-town charm. And of course, listen all the way through to catch the exciting announcement that will benefit all residents of the City of Canfield!
Beautiful scenery, delicious wine, a relaxing atmosphere – it must be Napa. Nope, save your money on the airfare and head down the road to the Vineyard at Pine Lake in Columbiana. Part owner Joe Glista joined the podcast to talk about his family’s journey to becoming wine producers, a little history of Ohio wine and their newest venture into craft brewing. Joe is a wealth of knowledge with an incredible vision for what wine in our area can be. Hearing the care and thought he puts into each wine and beer makes you excited to try each one. The Vineyards at Pine Lake is truly a local gem that has a tremendous future.