Ep.90 – Chris McGarry with Ohio Pet Foods Inc

If you ever asked yourself if pet food and good beer go together… The answer is yes! Chris McGarry with Ohio Pet Foods Inc and BrightPet Nutrition Group stopped by the studio to talk about how right here in Lisbon, Ohio we produce pet food and treats that are good for your furry family members. As an international company in our community, they definitely know the significance of their roots by supporting other local nonprofits. And honestly, that’s pretty sweet. Listen in to hear Chris talk about the foundation and growth of the company, their community involvement and how it’s a great place to work. And of course of the above was enjoyed with BIRDFISH BREWING CO. Yo Paisano. #drinklocal #supportlocal #buylocal
 
This podcast is sponsored by Platt Insurance Group and produced by Youngstown Studio.
 

Ep.89 – Michelle Apple, Founder of Apple Breast Cancer Warrior Foundation

3.8 million, is the number of women in the United States diagnosed with breast cancer. And $100,000 is an average cost for the treatment of breast cancer (this does not include hotel stays or reconstruction). Michelle Apple founder of Apple Breast Cancer Warrior Foundation came by Youngstown Studio to talk with Lisa Resnick about her fight with breast cancer and the creation of her foundation to help others that experience her same struggles. Founded in 2019, she has already raised over $60,000 to help other women who are fighting her same battle. A true warrior, Michelle brings education, aid and awareness to a condition that we all have the potential to be afflicted with.

This Sunday, October 10 be sure to swing by Boardman Township Park for the Annual Apple Breast Cancer Warrior Foundation Cornhole Tournament which is being sponsored by last week’s guest, Ohio Pet Foods Inc and BrightPet Nutrition Group. Then on October 23, West 34 will be all pink to raise money for this foundation that helps so many in our Valley. #supportlocal #breastcancerawareness

This podcast is sponsored by Platt Insurance Group and produced by Youngstown Studio.
 

Ep.88 – Lynette Forde, President of the Youngstown Foundation

Our home is held up by many pillars in our community. And The Youngstown Foundation has been a strong pillar in our community for over a 100 years! The new president Lynette Forde sat with Lisa Resnick to talk about the creation to their current efforts to help the Valley progress forward. #supportinglocal
 
This podcast is sponsored by Platt Insurance Group and produced by Youngstown Studio.
 

Ep.87 – Don Ritenour of YoFresh and Nicole Ice of Sundog Cellars

Pop-up dinners, cider, wine and so much more. Nicole Ice with Sundog Cellars Ciderhouse & Winery and Don Ritenour with YoFresh Food stopped by Youngstown Studio to talk about their passions and how they began to collaborate together. Staying true to Nicole’s love of Columbiana Talk we sipped on our BIRDFISH BREWING CO. as we dived into some great topics. #supportlocal #eatlocal #drinklocal
 
This podcast is sponsored by Platt Insurance Group and produced by Youngstown Studio.
 

Ep.86 – Nick and Erica of SPRUCE Home Decor

We’re extraordinarily lucky here. Surrounded by people who inspire and support. Nick and Erica creators and owners of SPRUCE are a prime exemplification. Listen in as Nick and Erica share their story of how they got started and are continuing to grow over some delicious Noble Creature Cask House’s Good for the Goose. #shoplocal #drinklocal #supportlocal
 
This podcast is sponsored by Platt Insurance Group and produced by Youngstown Studio.
 

Ep.85 – Stephen Poullas co-owner of The SOAP Gallery

What does an art gallery have to do with homes and hops? EVERYTHING! Stephen Poullas part owner of the The Soap Gallery tells us of his desire to create a home to showcase our local artists and bring that creative culture to the forefront In downtown Youngstown. Listen in as Stephen tells us all about his business downtown. #shoplocal #supportlocal #drinklocal
 
This podcast is sponsored by Platt Insurance Group and produced by Youngstown Studio.
 

Ep.84 – Frank Moses owner of Golden Star Theater

Did you know movie theaters can be local too? Meet Frank Moses one of the owners of Golden Star Theaters Austintown Cinema. When the national company Regal stepped away, Frank and his brothers saw an opportunity to create an amazing luxury theater experience right here in the Valley. Keeping it local, they even have our local beers from our talented brewers ready to serve. Sipping on some BIRDFISH BREWING CO., Frank tells us the ins and outs of owning a theater and all the improvements they’ve made in their Austintown location. Nothing beats the experience of watching a blockbuster in the theater, and nothing beats movie theater popcorn. #supportlocal #drinklocal
 
This podcast is sponsored by Platt Insurance Group and produced by Youngstown Studio.
 

Ep.83 – Marisa Sergi owner of Luva Bella Winery

After speaking with Marisa Sergi of Luva Bella Winery for 5 minutes, you learn very quickly that this young woman is a force to be reckoned with. She definitely drives home the fact that passion, endurance, and willfulness are major components to being a successful innovator and entrepreneur.
And a huge shout to OH WOW Science Center‘s Mr. Ralph and Greg Snyder at BIRDFISH BREWING CO. for sticking around to be two of the best guest hosts on Homes and Hops.
 
This podcast is sponsored by Platt Insurance Group and produced by Youngstown Studio.
 

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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