Ep.29- Nate Wilson, Woodland Cellars & Ellie Platt, Platt Insurance

It takes a visionary to see the true possibilities of a blank canvass, and that’s exactly what Nate Wilson is doing with Woodland Cellars in Hubbard. From the original concept of the winery, to his plans for its expansion and restoration of the historic property on Logan Way, Woodland Cellars is delivering. Podcast sponsor Ellie Platt of Platt Insurance joins Nate and Lisa to talk about Woodland’s history and future, our community and life in general. And we even got to try out some of his new wine!

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Ep.28- Derrick McDowell

Homes and Hops is about our community – looking at all aspects of our amazing area to help build it up and make it what it can truly be. It’s in that spirit, as we are all reflecting and making our own sense of the events of the last few weeks, that I sat down with community leader and founder of the Youngstown Flea, Derrick McDowell, for an open, honest, and sometimes uncomfortable conversation about race, racism, history and starting a real dialogue in our city. Progress for our area isn’t just about bringing in new businesses, growing new industries, sitting back and expecting change. It’s about having difficult conversations about the past and working hard in order to build our future together. I hope you’ll listen. Thank you. 

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Ep.27- John Rudy, Magic Tree

Nice weather and social distancing guidelines = moving our studio outside. And the first guest to join Lisa on the deck is John Rudy, owner of Magic Tree Pub in Boardman. Not only does John have one of best selections of craft beer, but he’s got a fantastic creative menu, and a great atmosphere – all combined to create a loyal following for The Magic Tree.  As our area begins to reopen John is in the midst of planning what The Magic Tree will look like and making sure not to lose the atmosphere that everyone loves. Hear all about his plans, what life in the restaurant businesses is really like, and the crazy connection where we crossed paths in a younger lives!

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Ep.26- Andrew Resnick, America Makes

It’s my first podcast in my new Homes and Hops Studio, and to break it in is my husband Andy, Dir. of Communications and Public Affairs for America Makes – the Dept of Defense’s national institute for 3D printing right here in Youngstown. We’re talking about their response to the COVID crisis, the 3D printing industry’s impact on our region, and we even take a detour into the quarantine life in the Resnick house. 

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Ep.25- Larry Wilson, Biker Brewhouse

Think a global pandemic is going to stop a guy like Larry Wilson from producing the quality beer that Biker Brewhouse in Austintown is known for? Think again. They’ve been going nonstop over the last two months, and are now even bottling for pick-up. Lisa sat down with Larry to talk about Biker Brewhouse’s plans for patio re-opening, new logo, and like all of us, the ever growing at home to-do list. 

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Ep.24- Greg Snyder, Birdfish Brewing Co.

Birdfish Brewing Co. definitely have not stopped creating. Creating new beers and new ways to get those flavors to us at home. They prove time and time again how significant they are to their community through their service and determination. Lisa Resnick chats with Greg Snyder about the changes they made, and how things may change once their doors can open again. 

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Ep.22- Patrick Burgan, Burgan Real Estate

Lisa Resnick chats with Patrick Burgan, Burgan Real Estate about the market, making people feel more comfortable with buying and selling during COVID-19, and his goal to raise money for Northeast Ohio Adoption Agency.

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Ep.22- Nate Offerdahl and Sarah Lowry

Lisa Resnick chats with Nate Offerdahl of Westside Bowl and Sarah Lowry of Healthy Community Partnerships. Their love of our community and being a part of what makes our Valley better is seen through their actions, creativity and drive. Find out what it means to always implement “radical hospitality.”

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Ep.21- Sean Posey and Ira Gerhart

Lisa Resnick chats with Sean Posey, author photographer and historian along with Ira Gerhart co-owner/brewer at Noble Creature about finding a home in Youngstown, COVID-19 and how we are adapting.

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Ep.20- Youngstown Flea, Derrick McDowell

Lisa Resnick chats with Derrick McDowell founder and owner of the Youngstown Flea. Creating a community of entrepreneurs, helping them become brick and mortar, and how he can still help during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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