Ep.84 – Frank Moses owner of Golden Star Theater

Did you know movie theaters can be local too? Meet Frank Moses one of the owners of Golden Star Theaters Austintown Cinema. When the national company Regal stepped away, Frank and his brothers saw an opportunity to create an amazing luxury theater experience right here in the Valley. Keeping it local, they even have our local beers from our talented brewers ready to serve. Sipping on some BIRDFISH BREWING CO., Frank tells us the ins and outs of owning a theater and all the improvements they’ve made in their Austintown location. Nothing beats the experience of watching a blockbuster in the theater, and nothing beats movie theater popcorn. #supportlocal #drinklocal
 
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Ep.83 – Marisa Sergi owner of Luva Bella Winery

After speaking with Marisa Sergi of Luva Bella Winery for 5 minutes, you learn very quickly that this young woman is a force to be reckoned with. She definitely drives home the fact that passion, endurance, and willfulness are major components to being a successful innovator and entrepreneur.
And a huge shout to OH WOW Science Center‘s Mr. Ralph and Greg Snyder at BIRDFISH BREWING CO. for sticking around to be two of the best guest hosts on Homes and Hops.
 
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Ep.82 – OH WOW!’s Mr. Ralph and Greg Snyder of Birdfish

OH WOW Science Center partner’s with our local brewers to create the perfect fundraising event, Science of Brewing. It truly does empcompass the essense of what the breweries are all about, helping to strengthen our communities and OH WOW!’s Wowtastic Edutainment!

Greg Snyder with BIRDFISH BREWING CO. and Mr. Ralph of OH WOW Science Center join Homes and Hops to tell us more about this year’s event, and why it is so important to them (to all of us) to be part of something so great.
 
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Ep.81 – Erin Lonsway owner of Bella Amica

Erin Lonsway with Bella Amica, another downtown Youngstown business, stopped by Youngstown Studio to sit with Lisa Resnick of Homes and Hops to talk about her love of Youngstown, and how she wanted to be part of its growth. And of course we enjoyed our conversation over a delicious Penguin City Beer.
 
 
 
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Ep.80 – Joe Danyi founder and CEO of Youngstown Studio

The man behind Youngstown Studio, Joe Danyi… Constantly creating and thinking outside the box has been the key to Joe’s success… along with his constant determination and growth. It was great to hear how Youngstown Studio came to be, and how he plans to continue to expand his footprint in the industry. Joe is doing AMAZING things.
 
 
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Ep.79 – Andrew DiPaolo with WFMJ

One of the major bonuses of moving the studio downtown… being in a central location for awesome people like Meteorologist Andrew DiPaolo at 21 WFMJ to easily walk over to say hi. It was a great time catching up with my friend over some delicious BIRDFISH BREWING CO. beer.
 
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Ep.78 – Elisha of Babcia’s Lunchbox and Sarah of Modern Methods

A new trend that I only see growing in popularity… Food and Beer, pairings that are spot on! Collaborations and creativity are key. As Elisa Veon of Babcia’s Lunchbox best stated what she is doing is being a “cultural evangelist” sharing the culture and sharing the history of her heritage through food. And Modern Methods Brewing Company has the same mindset, from the name of their brewery to the flavors of their beers. So these two together are the perfect pair through food, beverage and podcast guests. Thank you Sarah Keck and Elisha Veon for sharing your history and bringing to us a way to enjoy our history and learning other cultures through taste. #ealocal #drinklocal #smallbusinesses #thetrueentreprenuers
 

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Ep.77 – Matt Campbell, Branch Street Coffee

More than just hops! This time we’re talking brewing coffee beans with our very own Matt Campbell of Branch Street Coffee Roasters. Listen to how a former non-coffee drinker became a lover, and then the expert.
 

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Ep.76 – Stella Angelo with The Cake Boutique

Sweets and treats! Who says beer can’t be paired with cupcakes?? Lisa Resnick stopped by Vintage Estate Wine & Beer to grab Modern Methods Brewing Company, R.Shea Brewing – Merriman Valley and Brewing Projekt‘s delicious stouts to go with The Cake Boutique delicious cupcakes.

Listen to owner/creator of The Cake Boutique’s Stella Angelo talk about her love of baking and real estate . The drive behind being successful is a necessity, and Stella truly has it. And that combined with her creative mind, has made her and her business pursuits successful. Thank you Stella for being this week’s guest.
 

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Ep.75 – Nicci Farris and Kelli Catullo, Co-Owners of the Beauty Boutique

When two strong women get together great successes happen. Kelli Catullo and Nicci Farris are prime examples of that. Utilizing Facebook as their starting point, their creation, Beauty Boutique has quickly gained speed in the Mahoning Valley. 
 

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