Ep.36- Greg Wormley, The PumpHouse Homebrew Shop

Looking to brew your own beer right from home but don’t know where to begin? Make sure to go to The Pumphouse Home-brew Shop in Struthers. Greg Wormley, owner, not only has all your supply needs but he will take the time to walk through the process. He may even brew your first beer with you. Lisa had a great time chatting with Greg and learning how The PumpHouse is an intricate part of our brewing community and beyond. Hear how Greg came to be a shop owner, and how over the past twenty plus years he’s seen the consumer expand their palates and how they are more willing to spend a bit more for a great tasting craft beer.

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Ep.35- Mike Naffah, Naffah Hospitality Group

Ever wonder how Rt. 224 in Canfield became what it is today? Well you’re in good hands with the man who started it all, Mike Naffah of Naffah Hospitality Group. There is so much to unpack in this conversation – from his beginnings on the family farm to the sports park to Ironwood Commons and more. If you’re a resident, learn some cool Canfield history. If you’re a developer, hear about what it takes to break in and what to look for to have successful tenants. Mike is a true advocate and visionary for Canfield and the Valley who has been at the center of seeing are transform to what it is today. It was an honor to have him on the podcast.

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Ep.34- Birdfish Brewing and The Flight Crew

Homebrewing with a turkey fryer … in your basement? Today we learned there can be hazards to home brewing, but for Jason “Jugs” Jugenheimer of the Flight Crew, he’s got Greg Snyder and Birdfish Brewing to set him straight. This dynamic duo took their show on the road and swung by the studio to talk, well, homebrewing, and also Birdfish’s new 30-gallon tanks producing their Bohemian Pilsner (which if you listen closely, apparently makes the perfect sound when you open it), some exciting news for the brewery, their great relationship with Columbiana and the COVID comeback tour for the Flight Crew. Enjoy!

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Ep.33- Robby Komara, Komara Jewelers

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. 

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Ep.32- Wade Calhoun, Canfield City Manager

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!

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