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.31- Joe Glista, The Vineyards at Pine Lake

Beautiful scenery, delicious wine, a relaxing atmosphere – it must be Napa. Nope, save your  money on the airfare and head down the road to the Vineyard at Pine Lake in Columbiana. Part owner Joe Glista joined the podcast to talk about his family’s journey to becoming wine producers, a little history of Ohio wine and their newest venture into craft brewing. Joe is a wealth of knowledge with an incredible vision for what wine in our area can be. Hearing the care and thought he puts into each wine and beer makes you excited to try each one. The Vineyards at Pine Lake is truly a local gem that has a tremendous future. 

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Ep.30- Jeffrey McDevitt, Vintage Estate

Where can you go for one of the country’s top beer selections? Columbus? Cleveland? Pittsburgh? Nope, right here in Boardman at Vintage Estate Wine and Beer. If you want it, chances are they have it. And for all you moms celebrating the end of home schooling (like me), the wine selection is top notch too! Owner Jeff McDevitt swung by the studio to talk all about VE’s history, how they grew their selections and the amazing brewer community in our area. Take a listen and be sure to visit them at 7317 South Ave. in Boardman!

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