Ep.65- Don Thomas, Platz Realty Group

Who says competitors can’t make great podcast guests? Don Thomas of Platz Realty Group swung by the studio to chat over some Penguin City. But the focus of this conversation wasn’t real estate – it’s his Combine Brothers Italian Restaurant in Hermitage. With fresh bready daily, fresh pasta dinners on Sundays and an upcoming opening Boardman, Don spills the T on how Combine’s got started, where the restaurant industry is headed, and how they plan to take advantage of it. 
 

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Ep.64- Hannah Ferguson of DOPE Brand and Aspasia Bernaki of Penguin City

These two couldn’t be better guests to help us honor International Women’s Day. Aspasia Bernaki of Penguin City and Hannah Ferguson of DOPE Brand are not only two of our area’s most active entrepreneurs and advocates, but they are true role models for women all over.  Download this week’s podcast and hear these ladies’ dreams, how they got where they are, what their plans for the future, and their positive impact on the city of Youngstown. Happy International Women’s Day! And thank you Hannah and Aspasia for all the strides you’re making and the inspiration you’re providing.
 

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Ep.63- Arthur Daly, Eastern Gateway Community College

Meet the man behind Eastern Gateway Community College in Youngstown, Art Daly. Art sat down in the studio to share his story, the school’s plans for their campus on the eastern side of downtown, and where his interest in real estate comes from. All while enjoying some Penguin City
 

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Ep.62- Mark Canzonetta, Bistro 1907

From Julia Childs, to the Culinary Institute of America to Guy Fieri, Mark Canzonetta’s journey to Bistro 1907 has been anything but boring. Hear the story behind how one of Youngstown’s own local gems became the chef and restaurateur he is today and his pride and vision for the Valley. Enjoyed with one of his favorites, Noble Creature Youngstownian. 
 

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Ep.53- Renee Fuller, Mahoning Valley Second Harvest Food Bank

It may not be in plain sight, but every day thousands of families around the Valley struggle to put food on the table. Thankfully there are organizations like Second Harvest Food Bank of Mahoning Valley. Renee Fuller, Development Director of Second Harvest Food Bank, joined the podcast this week to talk about their history, their mission, and a little behind the scene look into the process to get food out to families in need. Loved hanging out with her and hearing her advice on different and creative ways we can give. 

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