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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Ep.74 – Chris Davis, Co-Owner of West 34 Downtown Youngstown

The Homes and Hops podcast has a new home Youngstown Studio. And today we have it a test run. Thank you to our first guest, Chris Davis, co-owner of West 34, a new destination on the corner of West Federal and Phelps Street
Downtown. And what an awesome surprise for Aspasia and Richie to stop by the studio to help quench our thirst with some of their Penguin City Beer.
 

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Ep.73 – Phil Kidd, Community Development Officer and Projects Manager

Community activist Phil Kidd never. slows. down. He’s back for round 2 on the podcast and as expected it’s worth the listen – his new CLE neighborhoods initiative (and documentary), a healthy debate on Western Reserve expansion, the history of urban planning in the Valley, its impacts and how to plan for the future. An added bonus – Phil provided some quality CLE beverages to sample.
 

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Ep.72 – Joe and Stacey Rzonsa of Blue Wolf Tavern

A restaurant that’s a Valley staple, a thriving catering business, and a dedication to making our area better. That’s the result of the passion Joe and Stacey Rzonsa, owners of Blue Wolf Tavern and Blue Wolf Events, bring everyday. They joined the podcast to talk about their history, overcoming the adversity of COVID and where they’re headed. Enjoyed with some Birdfish, Modern Methods, and … Orange Avocado
 

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Ep.71 – Sharon Woodberry, Youngstown City Director of Economic Development

New restaurants, new businesses, a growing nightlife and cultural scene, and even a thriving tech sector, Youngstown is coming out of the pandemic strong. And one of the women driving the vision is Sharon Woodberry, the Director of the Division of Economic Development, who joined me to spill some details on the city’s vision and plans to keep the growth going! 
 

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Ep.70- Amanda and Andy of Sandy Springs Brewing

A great, quick, catch up with Andy and Amanda, owners of Sandy Springs Brewery in Minerva. They’ve been busy over the last year – adding a patio, additional space in the brewery, and finalizing a second B&B. The weather’s getting warmer, so take a day trip out to Minerva, grab one of their 16 fantastic brews on tap, and book a stay at their B&B. Can’t wait to get out there myself! 
 

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Ep.69- Janelle Nagy, Piggyback Foundation of Youngstown

Our area is blessed with some amazing non-profits doing incredible work, and that includes The Piggyback Foundation of Youngstown. Director Janelle Nagy joined the podcast to talk about their work with families and their mission. And if you’re a chocolate lover looking for an excuse to fill your craving, they’ve got that too with their annual Chocolate Fest on May 6th, time is ticking so be sure to get your spot.
 

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Ep.68- Ian Beniston and Tiffany Sokol, YNDC

Want to know the organization setting the tone for Youngstown’s revitalization, look no further than the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. From renovations, to helping residents become homeowners, to delving into commercial to help create complete neighborhoods, YNDC is changing the way residents feel about where they live. Executive Director Ian Benison and Housing Director Tiffany Sokol sat down to talk all this and their favorite area gems. Enjoyed with some  Noble Creature courtesy of Ian. 
 

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Ep.67- Isaac and Luke Schuster, The MLO Brothers

Pot-stirring, shenanigans, and a little bit of shop. That’s what you get when have the MLO Brothers, Isaac and Luke Schuster in for an episode. One of the area’s hottest podcasts right, they spill the T on how they got started, their no holds-bar approach and where they’re headed next. Some great conversation enjoyed over Noble Creature. 
 

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