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Bill Corcoran Jr. – Ep.135

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Ep.135: Learn about #OnTheStacks Podcast host, Bill Corcoran Jr., in this re-airing of an episode of the ‘People of Penn State’ Podcast, hosted by Penn State Alumni Association CEO, Paul Clifford.

 

I was honored to sit down with Paul for the 25th episode of the People of Penn State Podcast for an engaging conversation on the origins of #OnTheStacks, the growth and expansion of my show, recent partnership with the Times Leader Media Group, and much more!

 

Penn State Alumnus Bill Corcoran Jr. ’11, is the Founder and Host of the #OnTheStacks Podcast. Since its inception in 2020, the podcast has ranked in the top 2% of podcasts worldwide, with thousands of listeners in 34 countries, reaching all 7 continents.

 

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Paul Williams – Ep.134

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Episode 134: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Paul Williams, Co-Owner of Perfect Storm Renovations, Kitchen & Bath.

 

Paul is a US Air Force Veteran with grit. After returning home from the military, he had a hard time finding work. He was so determined to make it that he used to ride his bike over 25 miles to work everyday.

 

After finding success as a kitchen remodel salesperson at a national big box store, Paul and his lifelong friend, Jerome Sulkoski, thought if they partnered together to start their own renovation company, that they would be the “Perfect Storm.”

 

When they first started their business in 2019, they would do renovations nearly for free just so they could build a portfolio of testimonials and before and after photos. Their first year in business they did $1 million in sales. Now, their multi-million dollar business is Northeast Pennsylvania’s leading kitchen and bath remodeling company.

 

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Brandon Matthews – Ep.133

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Episode 133: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Professional Golfer, Brandon Matthews. When he was 10 years old, he began to practice writing his signature because he believed one day he would become a professional athlete.

 

Three years ago, he was playing professionally, but was physically in pain almost everyday, in a bad place mentally, and golf wasn’t fun for the first time in his entire life. In his own words, his “horrible” 2019 was one of the greatest moments of his career.

 

Hitting rock bottom tested his character and prepared him for what was about to happen next.

 

In June of this year, Brandon secured his first PGA TOUR card.

 

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George Chiger – Ep.132

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Episode 132: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with George “The Smorgasbord” Chiger. Ranking 17th in the world, standing at a towering 6′6.6″, and weighing in at 340 lbs., Chiger is a true mountain of a man. For the last 5 years in a row, he qualified and competed in Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island.

 

#TheSmorgasbord sits down with Host Bill Corcoran Jr. to share how the world of competitive eating changed his life for the better. Since he started competing, he’s lost 100 lbs., and is happier and healthier than he’s ever been.

 

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Stephanie Decker – Ep.131

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Episode 131: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Stephanie Decker, Associate Vice President of Social and Economic Impact at Lackawanna College.

 

Stephanie took over cooking duties for her family when she was just 10 years old after her mother became mentally ill and as her father was suffering from alcoholism.

 

She went on to study at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) to become a Chef, worked for 20+ years in the restaurant industry, 10 of which she owned her own restaurant.

 

In 2010, her life and purpose intersected when she met a few executives from Lackawanna College that tasked her with starting the College’s School of Hospitality program. She built it from scratch with borrowed kitchens, Bunsen burners, and pots and pans out of the trunk of her car. The program now boasts 4 degrees and an 85 seat restaurant and bar at their main campus in Scranton, PA.

 

Now, as the College’s AVP of Social and Economic Impact, she uses her scrappy, make-it-happen mindset to help people live better lives through education, entrepreneurship, and community connection.

 

We also discuss a book that she is co-authoring along with Lackawanna College President Dr. Jill Murray, and Provost Dr. Erica Barone Pricci. The book, which hasn’t been published yet, focuses on the strategies these 3 leaders implemented over the last 10+ years to create a culture of innovation at the College, one of which landed the College on Fast Company’s prestigious list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies.

 

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Fred Aebli – Ep.130

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Episode 130: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Fred Aebli aka Mr. Fred, creator of GetMeCoding.com.

 

As a Star Wars ‘1977’ kid, he was propelled into thinking “how do I get to space?” After graduating from Penn State, he realized the only way to get there was via the Astronaut Corps, so he pursued a military commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Marines, traveled the globe pre-911, and was eventually promoted to Major.

 

When he returned home from active duty, he worked as a network engineer on early stage internet development for Bell Atlantic (now Verizon), as a software developer for Oracle, and later became an IST professor at Penn State.

 

After seeing a growing decline in kids exploring coding and “tinkering” with tech, along with the growing demand for IT professionals, he came up with the idea of GetMeCoding.com to teach kids coding and show them how fantasy/sci-fi can be doorways to new opportunities.

 

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Nick Tonery & Jimmy T. Martin – Ep.129

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Episode 129: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Comedian and Copywriter, Nick Tonery and New York City Creative and Co-Founder of Brrrn, Jimmy T. Martin. Host Bill Corcoran Jr. welcomes two highly engaging and entertaining guests for the first episode in the new blu door studio and #OnTheStacks Podcast HQ in Kingston, Pennsylvania.

 

This episode is where sketch comedy, copywriting, and martial arts meets entrepreneurship and small business. And believe it or not, they’re all related. As the famous saying goes, “if you can make it in Düsseldorf, you can make it anywhere!” Nick shares his recent experience of “resetting the algorithm,” and how the online content we consume affects our lives both positively and negatively. Jimmy talks about the importance of losing while you’re in the process of winning and how it’s helped prepare him for times that he faced adversity.

 

Nick and Jimmy also explain how to “yes, and…” a conversation and how it improves communication in both a personal and business setting. They even re-enact a few of their favorite sketches they’ve written and performed at the PIT in New York City.

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Dr. Will Ramey – Ep.128

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Episode 128: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Dr. Will Ramey, Owner of Shared Leadership.

Dr. Ramey is on a mission to improve workplace culture. For 20+ years he has led various teams. Some of those include his time as an Officer in the U.S. Army deployed to Iraq, at a Fortune 100 Company, and as a Senior Leader in the Federal Government.

In this episode, Dr. Ramey shares the stories and lessons he’s learned about leadership through his personal and professional journey, alternatives to the traditional top down leadership model, and how leadership can be shared to achieve a high performing team.

He knows how to play five different instruments, earned an Army Space Badge, practices meditative breathing most mornings, and is currently co-authoring a book on shared leadership.

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Manny Santayana – Ep.127

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Episode 127: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with former Wall Street Managing Director, Manny Santayana.

 

“Do the right thing and fear no man!” That is the mantra Manny lives by.

 

Despite almost getting fired from his first sales job at IBM, Manny went on to become a top salesperson at IBM and then for a firm on Wall Street. In 2002, he led an algorithmic electronic trading team at Credit Suisse, where he increased the sales from $2.5 million to $1 billion+ across 47 countries. They ranked #1 in the world and executed 9% of the total US trading volume.

 

Later in his career, he became Head of Sales at NASDAQ, and is responsible for rebuilding the entire NASDAQ sales force after their global trading clients were adversely affected by the Facebook IPO technical trading disaster in 2012. Throughout his life and career, Manny has seen it all, experiencing extreme highs and lows, and what he calls the 4 C’s of Sociology: Cooperation, Competition, Conflict, and Corruption. Manny explains how he navigated these phases and the greatest lessons that Wall Street taught him about life.

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Max Peters – Ep.126

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Episode 126: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Max Peters, Attorney, Entrepreneur, and Owner of Maximilian Ultra Premium Cigars. Max got a taste of entrepreneurship and blue collar work at age 12 when he started working at a junkyard, buying and selling scrap metal, cars, and trucks. He fell in love with the idea of earning a dollar by building something and selling it, instead of punching a clock for a paycheck.

 

His many business ventures, including his boutique cigar company based in the Dominican Republic, have given him the opportunity to travel the world and gain perspective by seeing how other cultures live and place value on success, money, and time.

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Mike Thorwart – Ep.125

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Episode 125: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Mike Thorwart, co-owner of Dead Sled Coffee. He’s addicted to the hustle of business. Five years ago, Mike designed a website for free to help his two friends that were starting a coffee company. He’s now co-owner and runs the company full time.

 

To celebrate the ownership’s love of horror films and rock ‘n’ roll, they sought out to partner with various artists to formulate their own proprietary blend of coffee and participate in designing the artwork on the packaging. They landed several officially licensed deals with classic horror films such as, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Vampira, Beetlejuice, and It. On the Rock ‘n’ Roll side of things, they’ve partnered with KISS, Skid Row, Rob Zombie, and Dee Snider from Twisted Sister, to name a few.

 

Hear how they did it in this spooky and energizing episode!

 

BONUS – Mike makes a major announcement in this episode regarding a new and exclusive collaboration with Warner Bros., and we’ll give you a hint….Winter is Coming!

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Ed Cuozzo – Ep.124

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Episode 124: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Ed Cuozzo, lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist for Scranton-based alternative rock band, University Drive.

 
It wasn’t until Ed got hit with a reality check and shifted his mindset from having a careerist attitude to simply creating music out of pure love, that he found success through contentment.
 
Ed sits down with host Bill Corcoran Jr. to discuss the ups and downs of his 21-year music journey and how he creates music based on his own emotional experiences and past traumas in hopes that its authenticity connects with similar people to inspire healing.
 
The band’s third album, ‘Heal,’ which had been two years in the making, was recently released on all streaming platforms on August 26.

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Jamie Anzalone – Ep.123

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Episode 123: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Jamie Anzalone, Personal Injury Attorney and Partner at Anzalone Law. At 5 years old, Jamie knew he wanted to follow in father’s footsteps as a plaintiff’s trial lawyer after seeing him take great pride and joy in his daily work.

 

During law school Jamie started playing guitar and singing at open mic nights as a hobby. Through creative writing and playing music, he was able to build confidence that now enables him to excel at the highest level in the courtroom. Jamie learned that in both law and life, nothing is as it seems and nothing is black and white, and only by following the process can you get where you need to go.

 

Anzalone’s mission is to fight for people that can’t fight for themselves, and while many perceive personal injury attorneys in a negative light, this episode may leave you thinking differently after host Bill Corcoran Jr. challenges Jamie on those negative thoughts and misconceptions.

 

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Ryan Leckey – Ep.122

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Episode 122: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Ryan Leckey, Emmy award-winning content creator, storyteller, and owner of Ryan Leckey Media. In this episode, Ryan asks the question, “what’s stopping you?”

When he was 13 years old, he was so determined to land a gig in television that he would regularly ride his bike to WJAC-TV, an NBC affiliate in his hometown of Johnstown PA, to pitch ideas to the general manager for ways to get teenagers to watch the news.

Best known for his wildly successful and engaging morning show, ‘Leckey Live,’ on WNEP-TV, Ryan’s on-air and online content has reached over 1-million weekly viewers. With a combined 100,000+ social media followers, Ryan dominates the Northeastern & Central Pennsylvania market.

Ryan sits down with host Bill Corcoran Jr., to discuss why he left WNEP after 17 years, his new entrepreneurial journey, mental health, and being openly gay and your authentic self in this ‘nothing off-limits’ interview.

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Tommy Van Scoy – Ep.121

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Episode 121: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Tommy Van Scoy, owner of Tovon & Co. Diamonds. Tommy flew to Israel every 45 days for 18 straight years to source diamonds for his family’s 49-store jewelry franchise. Travel for him eventually slowed down when he was accepted into the NYDDC – The New York Diamond Dealers Club, an exclusive diamond trading organization with only 2,000 members worldwide. In this episode, Tommy talks about his humble beginnings growing up in a 2 bedroom house with 7 siblings, his passion for racing, and some of the best life and business lessons he learned from his father.

 

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The Artist Sachiko – Ep.120

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Episode 120: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with The Artist Sachiko, a Queer Asian-American abstract artist. Sachiko was born in Hilo Hawaii, but grew up in the small town of Jordan in upstate New York. Growing up, Sachiko often felt alone and began to suffer from severe anxiety. But once she started creating art, she found a sense of relief. Her art is made for those who have a lot of feelings and is meant to spark connection, build community, and improve communication around mental health. By sharing her feelings, she hopes that others will also feel less lonely.

 

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Mary Vanesko – Ep.119

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Episode 119: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Mary Vanesko, Founder and Owner of Well-Nurtured Development. Mary is a licensed and certified Occupational Therapist that provides services to infants, children, and their families with a holistic approach to family centered care.

 

Before venturing down the entrepreneurial path and starting her own business, she worked at some of the most prestigious hospitals around the country including Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, CHOP, Stanford Hospital, and even served as a consultant to help build the level 2 NICU and rehabilitation program at USC Hospital.

In this episode Mary talks about resiliency, mindfulness, personal and professional development, and creating and fostering connection. We also explore the term, “Neurodiversity,” by discussing how we think of developmental disorders and ways we can help reduce stigma around learning and thinking differences to promote inclusion in society, schools, and the workplace.

 

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Dave Yeager – Ep.118

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Episode 118: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Dave Yeager, Founder and CEO of Showcase Daily. At 23 years old, with a couple hundred dollars to his name, Dave threw all of his belongings into his van and drove across the country to California to follow his dream of working in the music industry. When he arrived, he was homeless. He was so determined to make it, that until he got a job and saved up enough money to rent an apartment, he slept in his van and snuck into movie theaters and survived on free refills of popcorn and soda that others left behind.

After a few years of working for ET on MTV, he landed a job in the music industry. Working alongside two industry legends, Co-Founder of Interscope Records, Jimmy Iovine, and Rapper/Producer Dr. Dre, Dave helped develop and build Beats Music, which was eventually acquired by Apple for $3 billion in 2014 and became what we now know as Apple Music.

Burnt out after working in the corporate world, he decided to create his own music streaming platform, Showcase Daily. It is a platform for emerging talent that introduces one new artist and one new track everyday with a focus on promoting quality over quantity. The app is currently in the alpha testing phase with hopes of rolling it out to the public in Fall 2022.

 

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Jason Fogg – Ep.117

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Episode 117: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Jason Fogg, owner of Pops McCann Whiskey. An underdog from North Philadelphia, Jason lives by the mindset that you either win or you learn. After getting fired from America’s oldest and Pennsylvania’s largest liqueur producer, where he was the National Sales Manager, he decided to start his own Whiskey company. His brand emulates the whiskey that would’ve been on the ships that came to North America from Ireland during the Great Famine and is also a tribute to his own ancestors, who have ties to the Scranton Coal Region. Cheers!

 

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Joe Van Wie – Ep.116

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Episode 116: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Joe Van Wie, host of the AllBetter Podcast. At 12 years old, Joe had his first sip of alcohol. He struggled with addiction on and off for 20+ years and used alcohol and drugs to fill a void of feeling disconnected from society. “Who is Joe going to be before he dies?” That is the question he asked himself after waking up from a 19-day coma and realizing he wanted a second chance at life. Joe currently works in the recovery industry and just broke ground on construction of a youth transitional living facility in downtown Scranton. The clinic is set to open in the fall 2022.

 

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Jason Papadoplos – Ep.115

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Episode 115: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Jason Papadoplos, owner of J’s Complete Auto Detailing. From school teacher to entrepreneur and business owner, Jason left the security of his full time teaching job to pursue his true passion, auto detailing. In this episode Jason talks about how he turned his side hustle into a full time career, the opportunities he created for his family by now being a business owner, and instilling work ethic in his children. He also gives us a few DIY tips and tricks and some do’s and don’ts of auto detailing.

 

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Jordan Galasso – Ep.114

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Episode 114: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Jordan Galasso, owner of Fit AF. At the request of one of his personal training clients, Jordan made a few healthy meals to help him lose weight. Five years later, he turned that opportunity into a healthy food prep business doing 3000+ meals per week. In this episode, Jordan talks about finding your “why” in whatever it is that you’re doing and how that will keep you motivated to do the required tasks to be successful. We also take a deep dive into the benefits of psychedelic microdosing, increased output in flow states, the neurochemistry of pain vs. pleasure, and the correlation between dopamine and happiness.

 

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Ross Kleinman – Ep.113

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Episode 113: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Ross Kleinman, entrepreneur and Founder of the Kingswood Collection. At 7 years old, he began buying and selling sports cards. By the time he was in high school, he was flipping items on eBay and had already started multiple companies. Coming from a family of lawyers, he thought he would follow the same path until he realized he could make money by following his true passion. Hear how Ross went all in on himself and took the Kingswood Collection from side hustle to full-time career.

 

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Maegan Zielinski – Ep.112

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Episode 112: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Maegan Zielinski, advocate for ending homelessness and social media content creator for nonprofits and small businesses. In this episode, Maegan talks about her experience working in the mental health field and how she overcame her own struggles with anxiety and depression. She also talks about the link between homelessness and mental health, and the systemic changes she feels will aid in ending homelessness. Maegan also shares her knowledge of social media management, including: navigating the algorithms, what makes for good content, how to boost your engagement rate, and more!

 

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Eric Esoda – Ep.111

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Episode 111: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Eric Esoda, President and CEO of NEPIRC. In this episode, Eric reflects on his childhood and the influence that manufacturing had on his life. As he rose through the ranks at NEPIRC, he had one goal in mind: to provide others the same opportunity that manufacturing provided him. He also explains why he thinks manufacturing can help solve generational poverty, the positive impact that manufacturing will have on the Northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA) economy over next 5-10 years, and how NEPA manufacturers could play a pivotal role in future space exploration.

 

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Chloe Fanelli – Ep.110

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Episode 110: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Chloe Fanelli, Marketing Director at Discount Dance & Annamaly Art Collective. She is also the Costume Designer for the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre’s Chicago and is an interior stylist, event coordinator and personal trainer. In this episode Chloe talks about leaning into discomforts, taking risks, and realizing that the entrepreneurial journey isn’t always an upward trajectory, and that sometimes you need to take a step back to propel you forward in both personal and professional growth. She also shares her passions for travel, art, culture, food, and fitness.

 

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Dr. Jeff Pace – Ep.109

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Episode 109: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Dr. Jeff Pace from Karam Orthodontics. In this episode, Jeff shares his passion for the outdoors, traveling the world, and of course, Orthodontics. During his world travels, Jeff has had some unique experiences doing volunteer dental work at an orphanage in Guatemala, and assisting a dentist on a pontoon boat in the Guatemalan jungle, floating from village to village. Jeff also talks about effective leadership skills and building a great company culture.

 

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Natalie Lynn – Ep.108

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Episode 108: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Natalie Lynn, Owner of Counterpart Kombucha and Co-Owner of The Canning House. Natalie is a 2nd generation American. Her grandparents escaped Nazi Germany and immigrated to the United States. In this episode, Natalie talks about the beginnings of her Kombucha business, operating from her kitchen apartment and selling out of the trunk of her car, to operating a full production facility with product being sold in multiple states. Natalie also talks about the entrepreneurial spirit of overcoming obstacles, her appreciation for life and opportunity, and always keeping a positive attitude as she reflects on her grandparents’ story and the influence they had on her life.

 

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Matt McGloin – Ep.107

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Episode 107: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Matt McGloin, former Penn State, NFL, and XFL quarterback. Matt attributes a great deal of his success to his family, being from Scranton, and embracing that blue-collar, “bring your lunch pail and go to work” mentality. In this episode, Matt talks about preparation meeting opportunity, the life lessons he learned from football that he still carries with him everyday, and the process of setting and achieving goals.

 

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Rachel Malak – Ep.106

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Episode 106: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Rachel Malak, Co-Host and Producer of PA Live. Rachel is also the Stadium Emcee for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and the Arena Emcee for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. A single sports comm class during her time as a student at Fordham University changed the trajectory of her professional future. In this episode, Rachel talks about creating opportunities for yourself, dealing with critics, building self-confidence and overcoming imposter syndrome. We also talk all things content creation, podcasting, and how to build your personal brand through social media.

 

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Dr. Dan Myers – Ep.105

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Episode 105: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Dr. Dan Myers, President of Misericordia University. In this episode, Dan talks about his journey of becoming the 15th President of Misericordia, how and why his mission and values align with the University, and his rise to TikTok fame as one of the most active and engaging University Presidents on the social media platform. Dan also shares the secret to his success, which is found in his daily routine, matched with the consistency in everything he does, and his “stick-to-it-ivness” mindset.

 

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Kyle Holmgren – Ep.104

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Episode 104: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Kyle Holmgren, Owner of Holmgren Landscaping. In 2020, Kyle was laid off from his full time construction job. For him, the pandemic had a silver lining that gave him the opportunity to turn his side hustle into a full time Landscaping business, now with several employees. He talks about the sacrifices, responsibilities, and challenges as a young business owner and how he grew his company rather quickly.

 

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Dave Thackara – Ep.103

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Episode 103: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Dave Thackara, Voice-Artist and Owner of ThackVoice. In this episode, we talk about reinventing yourself. Dave shares his journey and how he reinvented himself throughout his life and career in the communications field. Dave has worked as a host and producer of a morning show on Rock 107, writer and editor of a magazine, media manager at Misericordia University, and most recently, running his own business as a voice-artist. Dave’s work can be heard in thousands of TV and radio commercials, online videos, and various performances all over the world. Bonus: Ever wonder how/why our podcast audio sounds so good? Dave is the man behind our audio editing, making our host, Bill, and his guests, sound really great each week!

 

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Dave Pedri – Ep.102

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Episode 102: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Dave Pedri, President and CEO of The Luzerne Foundation. Attorney by trade, Dave Pedri shares his experiences trying high profile cases as Assistant & Deputy District Attorney for Luzerne County, his challenges and successes during his time as Luzerne County Manager, and transitioning to his new role as President and CEO of a community based charitable foundation. Dave also talks about the mission and goals of the Luzerne Foundation, finding work-life balance, and his “get things done” productivity strategy.

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Bri Majikes – Ep.101

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Episode 101: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Bri Majikes, Owner and Hairstylist at BAM Studio. In this episode, Bri shares her experience with anxiety/depression, the importance of asking for help, and destigmatizing mental health. Bri also gives her opinion on trade school vs. college, the challenges of a small business owner, building her business through a pandemic, and living her passion as a creative through hairstyling.

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Rob Bresnahan Jr. – Ep.100

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Episode 100: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Rob Bresnahan Jr., President and CEO of Kuharchik Construction. At age 19, and while attending college, Rob simultaneously took on the role of CFO of his family’s 3rd generation electrical contractor business. After purchasing the company, Rob grew it from 50 employees to 150. In this episode, Rob talks about effective leadership skills, building a great company culture, and giving back to the local community through various volunteer efforts.

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Danny Lykens: Kraken Boardsports – Ep.099

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Episode 99: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Danny Lykens, Co-Founder of Kraken Boardsports. In this episode, Danny shares how he and his college classmate, Mike Grobinski, took their college engineering class project and turned it into a business, providing action sports athletes the speed they need on any surface and in any location. Designed by engineers/riders, their winch is handmade in their machine shop in Forty Fort, Pennsylvania. Danny also talks about product innovation and engineered design to make a better, faster, and more reliable product for their thrill seeking customers.

 

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Connor Scalleat: Scalleat Hospitality/The Canning House – Ep.098

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Episode 98: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Connor Scalleat, President of Scalleat Hospitality and Co-Owner of The Canning House. In this episode, Connor shares the “secret sauce” to his family’s success in the restaurant industry and how he combined his passion for food and technology by creating NFTs of menu items from his restaurant, The Canning House. Connor also gives an overview of NFTs, blockchain technology, Web3, and how NFTs are going to change the future of how we communicate with one another, buy and sell goods/services, and transmit information.

 

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Mia “Mighty” Hopkins: Harlem Globetrotters – Ep.097

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Episode 97: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Pittston Pennsylvania native, Mia “Mighty” Hopkins of the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters. In this episode, Mia shares her many ups and downs, from playing in multiple professional leagues throughout Europe, to a semi-pro team in Texas, where she suffered a near career-ending injury. Mia’s unstoppable mindset and determination to play the game landed her a tryout and ultimately a contract to play for the Globetrotters. Mia also talks about having a never-satisfied attitude, setting no limitations, and believing in yourself, even during the lowest points of your life. All of this ties together with Mia’s clothing brand, STARMIA®, whose mission statement is: “UNVEIL THE TRUTH.”

 

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Chris Hacken: Loop Internet – Ep.096

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Episode 96: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Chris Hacken, Founder and CEO of Loop Internet. From creating digital pets on a virtual pet website in the early 2000’s, to building a fiber optic internet service provider, Chris has always had a passion for all things internet-based. Chris shares his early ups and downs before finding his footing with his startup, Loop Internet, and how he built the company from a side-hustle to a full time job. Chris also shares some of the future plans for Loop!

 

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Katherine Pohlidal: Bourger Women with Children Program at Misericordia University – Ep.095

Katherine Pohlidal: Bourger Women with Children Program at Misericordia University – Ep.095 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

Episode 95: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Katherine Pohlidal, Director of the Bourger Women with Children Program at Misericordia University. In this episode, Katherine shares the history and culture of the coal mine region in NEPA and how it relates to the Sisters of Mercy establishing Luzerne County’s first four-year institution of higher education. From working in the prison system to higher education at Misericordia University, it is Katherine’s mission to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty through a two-generational model of providing single mothers the opportunity to complete a college degree while living on campus with their children. Katherine also talks about her latest venture, the Parent Pathways Program of NEPA. Funded by the Robin Hood Foundation, the program is modeled after Misericordia’s Women with Children Program to help single parents near the poverty line access opportunities for higher education or high skill trades.

 

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Dr. Maria Montoro Edwards: Maternal & Family Health Services – Ep.094

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Episode 94: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Dr. Maria Montoro Edwards, CEO of Maternal & Family Health Services (MFHS).

From a recipient of the Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) program, to becoming the CEO of Pennsylvania’s largest provider of WIC, Maria’s story comes full circle in this episode.

Maria shares how her passion for art led her to build transferable skills that later in life gave her the opportunity to empower women, strengthen families, and provide a pathway to help relieve the cycle of poverty.

Maria also talks about manifesting goals and trusting the process.

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Josh Ax: NEPA Property Investors – Ep.093

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Episode 93: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Josh Ax, Owner of NEPA Property Investors. From rehabbing himself to rehabbing houses, Josh’s personal life and career come full circle as he shares his story of heroin addiction, his road to sobriety, and how it all led him to become a real estate investor.

 

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Jenn Rushton: The Dress Lounge – Ep.092

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Episode 92: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Jenn Rushton, owner of The Dress Lounge. In this episode, Jenn shares how her life’s hardships have shaped her to become the person she is today. She also talks about reinventing yourself, building a great team, and how she uses social media to build her brand and market her business.

 

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Bob Courtright: Courtright & Associates – Ep.091

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Episode 91: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Bob Courtright, President of Courtright & Associates. In this episode, Bob gives his how-to on building/maintaining relationships both personally and professionally while growing your own business, why communication is so important, and how to confront problems head on. We also talk all things networking. Bob explains intentional networking, the do’s and don’ts of networking, and how to build and grow your business by leveraging relationships and networking through social media.

 

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Jeff King: The Pest Rangers – Ep.090

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Episode 90: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Jeff King, President and Owner of The Pest Rangers. In this episode, Jeff talks about taking risks, thinking outside the box, and his take on college vs. trade school. Jeff also shares how he built his business from a side-hustle to a full time career, now operating as a full-service residential and commercial pest-control company with multiple locations across Northeastern Pennsylvania.

 

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Frank Bartoli: NEPA Inclusive – Ep.089

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Episode 89: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Frank Bartoli, Founder and CEO of NEPA Inclusive. As a parent of a child with Down Syndrome, Frank started NEPA Inclusive, a platform of support services to give people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to live an inclusive life. In this episode Frank shares why he started NEPA Inclusive, the secret to his success, and what his daughter Ellie taught him about life.

 

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Tom Ruskey: Candy’s Place – Ep.088

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Episode 88: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Tom Ruskey, Director of Candy’s Place, a non-profit cancer wellness center. In this episode Tom talks about his experiences and involvement in a few NEPA community organizations at the beginning of his career, his commitment to bettering the local community, and surrounding yourself with like-minded people. Tom also shares his personal connection to cancer, how his family benefitted from Candy’s Place while his mother was battling cancer, and how everything came full circle as he recently started as the organization’s new director.

 

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Kelechi Asoluka: Kelechi Kleans Kicks – Ep.087

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Episode 87: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Kelechi Asoluka, sneaker connoisseur and owner of Kelechi Kleans Kicks. In this episode, Kelechi talks about his family roots from Nigeria, growing up in the inner city of Newark New Jersey, the struggles he had at a young age, and how he overcame adversity. Kelechi also talks about the sneaker culture in society, how he turned part of his 500+ pair collection into cash to purchase a house, and how his hobby of collecting sneakers evolved into a sneaker “kleaning” business.

 

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Kristy Rice: Momental Designs & #artforjoysake – Ep.086

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Episode 86: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Entrepreneur, Artist, and Author, Kristy Rice. Kristy is the Founder and Owner of Momental Designs and #artforjoysake. For the last 20 years, Kristy’s obsession with paint and paper evolved into an international business, designing invitations and creating art for celebrities and events around the world. Kristy talks about her humble beginnings working in retail merchandising, starting her hand painted invitation business, and developing her own line of paint brushes, watercolor palettes, and adult watercoloring books, all of which are now available on Amazon. Kristy also talks about why breaking the rules helps to keep her inspired, the difference between happiness and joy, and how you can find joy simply by picking up a paint brush.

 

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Shaun Daney: Benchmark Mortgage-McCabe Mortgage Group – Ep.085

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Episode 85: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Shaun Daney, Business Development Manager at Benchmark Mortgage – McCabe Mortgage Group. In this episode, Shaun shares his experience of changing careers after 22 years, pivoting and reinventing yourself, leveraging your network, and not being afraid to ask for help. Shaun also talks about Benchmark’s commitment to supporting and improving the lives of veterans through various fundraising events.

 

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Luke Medico: The Luke Medico Group-eXp Realty – Ep.084

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Episode 84: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Luke Medico, realtor and owner of the Luke Medico Group with eXp Realty. In this episode, Luke talks about finding your passion, breaking old patterns to become happier and more successful, and how he overcame his 20-year battle with anxiety and panic attacks. Luke also shares his knowledge about building passive income through real estate and becoming your own bank.

 

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Kelly Rippon – Ep.083

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Episode 83: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Author and Speaker, Kelly Rippon. In this episode, Kelly shares her secret to raising six successful children as a single mother, managing work-life balance, and how to be an effective leader. We also talk about her book, “Parent Up,” that her oldest son and Olympic bronze medalist figure skater, Adam Rippon, prompted her to write.

 

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Earl Granville – Ep.082

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Episode 82: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with US. Army Veteran and Motivational Speaker, Earl Granville. On his final tour in Afghanistan, he lost his left leg to a roadside bomb while on patrol. After becoming an amputee, and the passing of his twin brother Joe, who took his own life while they were serving on active duty in 2010, Earl is now a motivational speaker, speaking on healthy ways to battle adversity, the importance of being part of something bigger than yourself, and constantly challenging yourself by getting out of your comfort zone.

 

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Matt & Ryan Mayers: Mayers Films – Ep.081

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Episode 81: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Matt & Ryan Mayers, filmmakers and co-owners at Mayers Films. After hearing about the closure and merger of the three Wilkes-Barre Area schools, these two brothers and Meyers graduates, set out to create a documentary film titled “Hustle and Harmony” to capture and preserve the emotional stories, traditions, and culture about the 87-year old rivalry between Meyers and G.A.R. that many know and also recognize as one of the greatest football rivalries in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Matt and Ryan also share stories about the bonds built between teammates and the life lessons they learned from football that they still carry with them today.

 

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Genelle Sedon: C & G Tutoring – Ep.080

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Episode 80: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Genelle Sedon, Educator and Owner of C & G Tutoring. In this episode, Genelle shares her journey and transition from working in journalism to becoming an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher and starting her own tutoring business. We also talk about 21st century learning, the pros and cons of in-person vs. virtual learning, and the work that many teachers do, “beyond the classroom.”

 

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Rico Ebert: Rico Painted It – Ep.079

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Episode 79: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with artist, Rico Ebert. In this episode, Rico shares how he took his passion for creating art from a hobby to a full time business. He also talks about leveraging relationships, using social media to build a personal brand and sell a product, and of course, the culture of the art scene in Tampa and Miami Florida.

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Officer Joe Homza: Wilkes-Barre City Police K9 Unit – Ep.078

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Episode 78: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Joe Homza, Police Officer and K9 Handler at the Wilkes-Barre City Police Department. In this episode, Officer Homza talks about having a winning mindset, teamwork, and breathing techniques to help remain calm during high adrenaline and high stress situations. He also talks about his 4-legged crime fighting partner, Dasti (street name Chase), his capabilities as a dual purpose Police dog, and the extensive training to be the best of the best.

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Erica Zangardi and Jenna Strzelecki: The Cycle Yard – Ep.077

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Episode 77: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Erica Zangardi and Jenna Strzelecki, co-owners of The Cycle Yard. In this episode, Erica and Jenna talk about how they successfully started their cycling business mid-pandemic, using social media as a tool for marketing your business, the state of the fitness industry, and of course, the ride experience at the Cycle Yard.

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Danny Cronauer: 10X Fitness- Ep.076

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Episode 76: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with entrepreneur and business owner, Danny Cronauer. In this episode, Danny shares his knowledge of starting and running multiple successful businesses, systems for growth, and how to go from working in your business, to working on your business. You’ll also hear about Danny’s personal struggle with anxiety and how he was able to conquer it.

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Dr. Aaron Haydu: Cohen & Haydu Chiropractic Clinic – Ep.075

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Episode 75: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Dr. Aaron Haydu, owner and Chiropractor at Cohen & Haydu Chiropractic Clinic. In this episode, Dr. Haydu talks about his passion for Jiu-Jitsu and how the skills and lessons he’s learned, parallels everyday life and business. He also talks about treating and preventing sports related injuries through various rehabilitation and chiropractic treatments that he studied and learned from some of the best manual therapist and doctors in the world.

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Sarah Gittleman: NEPAudio – Ep.074

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Episode 74: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Sarah Gittleman, Founder, writer and creative director at NEPAudio.

In this episode Sarah talks about marrying her two passions for writing and music through NEPAudio, an online blog and printed magazine that she created to promote the music festival scene in NEPA and surrounding regions. Jam journalism, as Sarah describes it, is a way of spotlighting both the music and the magic of artists and musicians that can sometimes be overshadowed by the mainstream media.

Sarah also talks about working in her family’s 3rd generation family business, constantly juggling multiple balls, and how to avoid burnout.

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Devon Redding: United States Air Force – Ep.073

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Episode 73: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with United States Air Force First Lieutenant, Devon Redding.

Stationed at the Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, Devon takes me through his day-to-day of being on “alert” 60 feet below ground, in a highly secured and isolated capsule suspended within the earth’s crust so it can survive a near-miss blast.

Devon and his squadron are responsible for monitoring, maintaining, and controlling 50 active Nuclear Warheads, and if called upon, launching those missiles to defend and support the United States and allied forces.

Devon also talks about the mindset, heritage, and traditions of the military.

Daniel Reitz: blu door Financial – Ep.072

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Episode 72: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Daniel Reitz, senior partner at blu door Financial. In this episode, Dan shares his experiences working for a big Wall Street firm for 31 years before joining blu door.

We talk sales vs. consultant approach; not selling a product, but how to offer a developed solution. Dan also shares his knowledge on creating and mapping out a financial plan, wealth accumulation, and risk management. Bonus at the end: living life with intention.

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Alan Kline: RPA Real Estate – Ep.071

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Episode 71: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Alan Kline, entrepreneur and realtor at RPA Real Estate. In this episode Alan shares his experiences working for corporate America before moving back to NEPA to pursue a career with a local real estate company.

Alan also shares his knowledge on how to generate #CashFlow through rental properties, budgeting and tracking your personal expenses, and the current state of the white-hot housing market.

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Miles Thomas: Miles Above the Rest Bakeshop – Ep.070

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Episode 70: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Miles Thomas, owner and baker at Miles Above the Rest Bakeshop. In this episode, Miles shares the inspiration (from his childhood) behind his bakeshop, embracing your creativity, finding a fulfilling career, and ideas for his dream bakery.

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Heather Buzzell: Hand it to Heather – Ep.069

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Episode 69: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Heather Buzzell, owner and nail art scientist at Hand it to Heather. In this episode Heather shares how she overcame adversity at a young age, found her passion for nail art and after being tired of living paycheck to paycheck, she went all in on herself and opened her own nail salon. Heather also talks about overcoming fear of failure by keeping a positive mindset and manifesting future goals.

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Alan K. Stout: Agnes Flood Documentary Project – Ep.068

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Episode 68: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with radio host, journalist, and producer of the Agnes Flood Documentary Project, Alan K. Stout. In this episode, Alan shares memories and experiences from his perspective as a young boy during the 1972 Agnes flood and its impact on the Wyoming Valley, the mission behind the creation of the documentary, and the resiliency and spirit of the people of the “valley.” The documentary is set to be released in June, 2022.

Alan also talks about his career as a rock music journalist, conducting thousands of interviews from the local music scene to some of the most well known musicians, including Bon Jovi, David Bowie, Billy Joel, Paul Stanley, Eddie Van Halen, and more.

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Dr. Stephen Brand, DMD: Brand Dental – Ep.067

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Episode 67: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Dr. Stephen Brand, DMD, owner and Dentist at Brand Dental. In this episode, Dr. Brand takes me through the process of starting his new dental practice and explains the meaning behind their Nautilus logo and how it relates to dentistry. We also talk about the golden ratio and the Fibonacci Sequence, and how it correlates to many things in life, including human DNA, nature, complex patterns in the universe, and even with trading cryptocurrency.

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Ron Solt: Retired NFL Football Player – Ep.066

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Episode 66: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with retired NFL football player, Ron Solt. In this episode Ron reflects on his playing career with the Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles, training techniques and the work that is required to be the best in the league, and life after the NFL. Ron also opens up about his own steroid and opioid use as a player, and how he discovered CBD, an alternative pain reliever that he says, saved his life.

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Mattia Krappa: Lucca Fresca – Ep.065

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Episode 65: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Mattia Krappa, owner of Lucca Fresca. Fresh out of college and mid-pandemic, Mattia opened a smoothie shop with Harry Styles themed décor that quickly went viral on TikTok and attracted thousands of customers to travel from all over the country to Taylor Pennsylvania for the now famous, “Fine Line” smoothie. In this episode Mattia talks about building your brand on TikTok and Instagram, creating a unique customer experience, and the motto of her business, treating people with kindness.

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Michelle Zapotoski: Mountain Top Counseling – Ep.064

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Episode 64: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Michelle Zapotoski, a licensed professional counselor and owner of Mountain Top Counseling. In this episode we dive deep into all things mental health and shed a positive light on the stigma that comes along with it. We talk about building self-confidence, getting yourself “unstuck,” and various techniques and resources that help people work through anxiety, depression, addiction, and more.

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Antonio Scotto: Fiamma Rossa – Ep.063

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Episode 63: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Antonio Scotto, owner of Fiamma Rossa. In this episode Antonio shares what he learned growing up in his family’s restaurant business (King’s), his many trips to Napoli (Naples), Italy, and his 7 rules for success. Antonio also talks about his latest food venture: Fiamma Rossa: a food truck with a custom built wood fired brick oven that bakes authentic and traditional Neapolitan pizza in 90 seconds.

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Dr. Jill Murray: Lackawanna College – Ep.062

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Episode 62: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Dr. Jill Murray, President and Chief Innovation Officer at Lackawanna College.

In this episode Dr. Murray talk about the current and future state of higher education, eSports at a collegiate level, and the innovative programs at Lackawanna College, including their Level Up program that landed them in the top 10 of Fast Company’s prestigious list of World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2021.

Dr. Murray also talks about the future of the workforce and how the evolution of technology will continue to play a major role in both business and education.

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Tracey Selingo: Fork Over Love – Ep.061

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Episode 61: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Tracey Selingo, Founder of Fork Over Love. In this episode, we talk about meditation, human connection, intuition, and finding your purpose in life. Tracey also talks about how and why she started Fork Over Love, a non-profit with a mission to change the narrative of food insecurity by partnering with small, local restaurants to provide food to those in need.

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Juan Cancel and Kevin Keithan: Protocol Cigars – Ep.060

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Episode 60: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Juan Cancel and Kevin Keithan, partners at Protocol Cigars, a cigar brand inspired by and a play on words with Juan’s previous career in law enforcement.

In this episode, Juan and Kevin share how they went from idea to market with their own line of cigars and how they built their brand through engaging social media content. They also talk about standing out in a competitive industry by having a great product, investing in high-end packaging, and having excellent customer service.

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Jeff Thomas: Esophageal Cancer Survivor – Ep.059

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Episode 59: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Esophageal Cancer Survivor, Jeff Thomas. In this episode Jeff shares his journey from day 1 of diagnosis to now being almost 10 years cancer free. Jeff also talks about the rollercoaster ride of emotions he felt during his treatment and how he learned to manage them, advocating and taking responsibility for your own health, the importance of strengthening relationships with your family, and living a fulfilling life with no regrets.

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Justin Weber: Mountain To Valley Home Inspections – Ep.058

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Episode 58: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Justin Weber, Owner of Mountain To Valley Home Inspections and Chief Operating Officer at the Northeast Training Institute. In this episode, Justin shares how he felt “stuck” working in corporate American and how that led him to start his own business. He also explains how to build your business through meaningful relationships and networking, identifying your strengths and weaknesses, and hiring the right people.

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Jordan Consagra: MDK Realty – Ep.057

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Episode 57: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Jordan Consagra, Partner at MDK Realty and President and Lieutenant of the Pittston Township Volunteer Fire Department. Real estate investor by day and volunteer firefighter by night, Jordan shares how he built his real estate portfolio, the lessons he learned along the way, and how he is able to connect with his late grandfather and community through his role as a volunteer firefighter. Jordan also talks about the importance of education, reputation, and mental strength.

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Sarah Potsko: Red’s Barbershop – Ep.056

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Episode 56: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Sarah Potsko, Owner and Barber at Red’s Barbershop. After working for someone else for over a decade, and at a time when she didn’t fully believe in herself, Sarah went all in to start her own barbershop. In this episode, Sarah talks about finding and doing what keeps you hungry, building self confidence, and surrounding yourself with people that believe in you.

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Jimmy T. Martin: Brrrn – Ep.055

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Episode 55: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Jimmy T. Martin, Co-Founder of Brrrn: the world’s first cool temperature fitness studio.

In this episode Jimmy reflects on his experience as a caregiver to his late wife, and the inspiration that she gave him to pursue his fitness concept and dedicate his life to creating a health and wellness platform that encourages people to go through something painful and come out on the other side better from the experience.

In addition, Jimmy shares his most recent innovation with Brrrn At-Home: A virtual on-demand series with 8 categories of low impact, high intensity workouts built around their signature Brrrn Board, a slide board that can fit under your couch.

Jimmy also talks about his previous experience working for SNL, building your life resume, embracing randomness, and learning by leaning into discomfort.

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Joe Foley: Punch Pedal House – Ep.054

Joe Foley: Punch Pedal House – Ep.054 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

Episode 54: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Joe Foley, Co-Founder and co-owner of Punch Pedal House. NEPA native and former Division I athlete at the University of Pittsburgh, Joe shares his experiences working as one of the top real estate brokers in New York City, becoming an investment banker on Wall Street, and why he left it all to follow his passion for fitness.

He was told by the top cycling companies in the world that he was off brand, too much of a cyclist, and wasn’t a good fit. Joe sacrificed everything to start his own cycle studio, even giving up his Manhattan apartment and sleeping on the concrete floor of his Brooklyn fitness studio to make ends meet and grow his business.

Joe also talks about not staying “in the box,” building a brand through “sticky” organic growth, and never giving up on yourself.

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Ashley Raspen: Buttinhead Farms – Ep. 053

Ashley Raspen: Buttinhead Farms – Ep. 053 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

Episode 53: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Ashley Raspen, owner of Buttinhead Farms. Ashley is a fitness professional that also happens to be a goat farmer. While giving birth to her 3rd child, something went wrong and Ashley almost lost her life. In this episode, you’ll hear how Ashley bounced back from a medical mishap and found her way back into fitness. Ashley also talks about goat yoga, getting outside of your comfort zone, and overcoming hard times through the power of positive thinking.

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Kris & Steve Vanesko: blu door Financial – Ep. 052

Kris & Steve Vanesko: blu door Financial – Ep. 052 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks episode 52 with Kris and Steve Vanesko, co-founders and partners at blu door Financial. In this episode, Kris and Steve share some knowledge on how to be a great salesperson, including how to “paint the picture” for a prospect during the sales process, and ways to keep learning, growing, and always staying educated. Kris and Steve also talk and how they help people save money, reduce taxes and live a fuller financial life without all the stuffy and complicated financial jargon.

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Scott Nichols: Seven 810 Fixtures – Ep. 051

Scott Nichols: Seven 810 Fixtures – Ep. 051 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks episode 51 with Scott Nichols, owner of Seven 810 Fixtures, a custom, handcrafted light fixture business. In this episode Scott shares his journey of overcoming his struggle with alcoholism, his passion for creating music, and the power of social media that helped launch his custom light fixture business.

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Lauren Gorney: NEPA’rogi – Ep. 050

Lauren Gorney: NEPA’rogi – Ep. 050 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks episode 50 with Lauren Gorney, co-owner of NEPA’rogi. In this episode Lauren shares her experiences working in sales and marketing, explains how to sell through “storytelling,” and how the burnout of the 9-5 rat race gave her the opportunity to turn her passion for food, family, and culture into a new pierogi business – NEPA’rogi. Lauren also talks about mental health and the importance of scheduling time for yourself.

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Kyle Reed: NEPA Mixed Martial Arts – Ep. 049

Kyle Reed: NEPA Mixed Martial Arts – Ep. 049 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks episode 49 with 3x World Champion, Sensei Kyle Reed, owner of NEPA Mixed Martial Arts. In this episode Kyle shares how he built his business and brand through engaging community events, word-of-mouth marketing, and referrals. Besides the obvious self-defense lessons, Kyle also talks about the importance of leadership and teaching children social skills, accountability, and confidence.

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Ruth Corcoran: Corcoran Communications – Ep. 048

Ruth Corcoran: Corcoran Communications – Ep. 048 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks episode 48 with Ruth Corcoran, owner of a family-owned marketing, advertising and public relations firm, Corcoran Communications. In this episode Ruth shares her early beginnings in marketing and event planning, owning and operating a successful restaurant, takings big risks, and the importance of giving back to the community. We also talk all things content and digital marketing including: SEO, Google Rankings, Keywords, and more.

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Jessica Sheehan: Bettelli’s Villa – Ep. 047

Jessica Sheehan: Bettelli’s Villa – Ep. 047 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks episode 47 with Jessica Sheehan, operator and chef at Bettelli’s Villa. Jessica shares the history of her family’s 4th generation restaurant business, her passion for quality pizza, and how food connects people. Jessica also talks about overcoming her struggle with alcohol, her road to sobriety, and mental health.

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Mike McGinley: Times Leader – Ep. 046

Mike McGinley: Times Leader – Ep. 046 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks Episode 46 with Mike McGinley, major accounts executive at the Times Leader. In this episode Mike shares his various experiences working in journalism, digital marketing, and sales. Mike also talks about the evolution of the newspaper industry and how the Times Leader changed to a total audience approach to continue to engage and connect with their readers through a combination of print and digital.

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Ryan Garvey: Quality Overhead Doors – Ep. 045

Ryan Garvey: Quality Overhead Doors – Ep. 045 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks episode 45 with Ryan Garvey, owner of Quality Overhead Doors. In this episode Ryan shares the story of how he got into the garage door business, the learning curves of being a new/young business owner, providing excellent customer service that enabled him to grow quickly, and his mindset about creating jobs for the community.

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Hannah Burgess: The Beekeeper’s Daughter – Ep. 044

Hannah Burgess: The Beekeeper’s Daughter – Ep. 044 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks episode 44 with Hannah Burgess, owner of The Beekeeper’s Daughter. In this episode, Hannah shares the story of how she went from selling her raw honey at local farmers markets to buzzing her way onto shelves of national retailers. Hannah also talks about branding, packaging, and new product innovation.

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Nicole Farber: ENX2 Marketing – Ep. 043

Nicole Farber: ENX2 Marketing – Ep. 043 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks episode 43 with Nicole Farber, CEO of ENX2 Marketing. In this episode, Nicole shares her story of overcoming adversity in life and in business, the sacrifices business owners make, and getting outside of your comfort zone.

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Bill Jones: United Way of Wyoming Valley – Ep. 042

Bill Jones: United Way of Wyoming Valley – Ep. 042 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks Episode 42 with Bill Jones, President and CEO of the United Way of Wyoming Valley. In this episode Bill shares how his early career in banking lead him to find his passion and begin working in non-profit industry to do he what he loves most: serve people in need. Bill also talks about some of the United Way’s initiatives of investing in the youth of the community, fundraising in a tough environment, the importance of education and reading to children at a young age, and developing community partnerships including one recently with singer-songwriter, Dolly Parton.

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Jane Henry: Jane’s Sugar Magnolia – Ep. 041

Jane Henry: Jane’s Sugar Magnolia – Ep. 041 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks Episode 41 with Jane Henry, owner and lead decorator at Jane’s Sugar Magnolia. In this episode Jane shares her experience working with celebrity pastry chef, Ron Ben-Israel in New York City before returning to her hometown of Dallas Pennsylvania to follow her dream of opening her own specialty pastry shop. Jane also talks about finding your path, always being a student and learning, and taking chances to avoid having any regrets in life and business.

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Bill Corcoran Sr.: Corcoran Printing – Ep. 040

Bill Corcoran Sr.: Corcoran Printing – Ep. 040 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks Episode 40 with Bill Corcoran Sr., Owner and President of Corcoran Printing. In this episode Bill gives a little history of the 4th generation family business as the company celebrates their 80th Anniversary this year. Bill explains how the company has been able to adapt and grow by taking an opposite approach to its competitors, specializing in luxury packaging, and building an inbound sales model through strong SEO and content marketing. Bill also shares his knowledge of creating multiple sources of income through real estate and investing in the stock market.

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Rocky Rhodes: 98.5 KRZ – Ep. 039

Rocky Rhodes: 98.5 KRZ – Ep. 039 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks Episode 39 with Rocky Rhodes from 98.5 KRZ. In this episode, Rocky shares a little behind the scenes of his lifelong experience as an on-air radio personality and some fun memories while the station celebrates their 40th anniversary this year. He also talks about the current state of the radio industry, how KRZ built its brand and listenership, and how they have been successful despite rapidly changing technology and stiff competition.

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Neil Edley: Sugar Plum Chocolates – Ep. 038

Neil Edley: Sugar Plum Chocolates – Ep. 038 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks Episode 38 with Neil Edley, Chief Innovation Officer at Sugar Plum Chocolates. In this episode Neil share his passion for culture and food, the importance of innovation, and how his global travel inspires new product development.

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Jeff Kátra: Impact – Ep. 037

Jeff Kátra: Impact – Ep. 037 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 37 with Jeff Kátra, Customer Success Manager at Impact. In this episode Jeff shares his expert knowledge on organization, prioritization, setting expectations with your managers and co-workers, and everything else you need to know to work from home efficiently and successfully. Jeff also talks about his passion for woodworking that recently turned into a business of handcrafting high quality cornhole boards.

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Eric Kuhn: The Haberdashery – Ep. 036

Eric Kuhn: The Haberdashery – Ep. 036 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 36 with Eric Kuhn, owner of the Haberdashery and Luxe 900. In this episode Eric talks about his love for fashion, the importance of supporting American workers and locally owned businesses, and his “do anything for your customers” type attitude that keeps people coming back.

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Sara Peperno & Amy Feldman: Northeast Sight Services – Ep. 035

Sara Peperno & Amy Feldman: Northeast Sight Services – Ep. 035 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks Podcast episode 35 with Sara Peperno and Amy Feldman of Northeast Sight Services, a 102 year old nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the blind and visually impaired community. In this episode, Sara and Amy share their experiences working together in the nonprofit industry, building a great team, and how they created and branded a “non-event” to raise funding during a pandemic with their “No Show Awards Dinner.”

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Brad Barry & Tim McDermott: Japhy Creative – Ep. 034

Brad Barry & Tim McDermott: Japhy Creative – Ep. 034 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 34 with Brad Barry and Tim McDermott, Co-Founders and Partners at Japhy Creative. In this episode Brad and Tim share their story: “two film majors who started a business.” We also talk about the day-to-day challenges of small business owners, what makes great video content, and the grit and underdog status of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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Fred Maier: Susquehanna Brewing Co. – Ep. 033

Fred Maier: Susquehanna Brewing Co. – Ep. 033 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 33 with Fred Maier, Co-Founder and Vice President of the Susquehanna Brewing Company. A 6th generation family of beer brewers with deep roots in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Fred shares a little family history, the evolution of the rapidly changing beer industry, and what makes their beer “Brewed Right.®

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Todd Carmichael: La Colombe Coffee Roasters – Ep. 032

Todd Carmichael: La Colombe Coffee Roasters – Ep. 032 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 32 with Todd Carmichael, Co-Founder and CEO of La Colombe Coffee Roasters. He used to work in the warehouse at Starbucks. Now, his coffee empire is worth $1.2 Billion. Operating 30 stores across 6 states, Todd shares his humble beginnings, the importance of innovation, company culture, and the concept of being a decent neighbor.

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Tony Brooks: Wilkes-Barré Preservation Society – Ep. 031

Tony Brooks: Wilkes-Barré Preservation Society – Ep. 031 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 31 with Tony Brooks, Director of the Wilkes-Barré Preservation Society. A history buff with a passion for all things Wilkes-Barré, Tony shares his experiences and successes in life, including one that ultimately changed history forever and one that he is most proud of, the city councils’ unanimous vote to pass an anti-discrimination ordinance to help protect the local LGBT community.

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Bob Kalinowski: Citizens’ Voice – Ep. 030

Bob Kalinowski: Citizens’ Voice – Ep. 030 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 30 with Bob Kalinowski, reporter from the Citizens’ Voice. In this episode Bob shares his passion for writing, his appreciation for the military and veterans, and his most recent experience as the pool reporter when Vice President Mike Pence visited Wilkes-Barre.

 

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Chris Bohinski: PA Live! – Ep. 029

Chris Bohinski: PA Live! – Ep. 029 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 29 with Chris Bohinski, Co-Host of PA Live! on WBRE and Creator of the SmileStory. In this episode Chris shares his experiences working in production on nationally televised TV shows, not being afraid to ask for help, performing in front of 50,000 people on Groundhog Day at Gobbler’s Knob, and his personal mission to spread happiness, joy, and positivity through his written and video blog online at SmileStory.org.

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Amber Loomis: Osterhout Free Library – Ep. 28

Amber Loomis: Osterhout Free Library – Ep. 28 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 28 with Amber Loomis, Director of Development and Community Relations at the Osterhout Free Library. Amber shares how her life experiences from a young age inspired her to pursue a career path of giving back to the community and helping less fortunate individuals in the Northeast Pennsylvania region.

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Dr. Grossman & Dr. Hippeli – Ep. 027

Dr. Grossman & Dr. Hippeli – Ep. 027 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 27 with Dr. Loren Grossman and Dr. Steve Hippeli. In this episode, Loren and Steve share how their core values along with investments in new technology and great people have allowed them to grow their dental practice and better serve their patients. Steve also shares his recent achievement of being selected as one of the “Top 40 Under 40 – America’s Best Young Dentists” by the Incisal Edge Magazine.

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Amy Frenchko and Noelle Balent: The Northeast Wine Company – Ep. 026

Amy Frenchko and Noelle Balent: The Northeast Wine Company – Ep. 026 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks episode 26 with Amy Frenchko and Noelle Balent, partners at a women-owned wine importing business, The Northeast Wine Company. In this episode, we enjoy a couple of glasses of BeBike wine while Amy and Noelle share their expertise and journey of sourcing the best wines from around the globe.

Glenn Lawless: InterMetro Industries – Ep. 025

Glenn Lawless: InterMetro Industries – Ep. 025 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast
#OnTheStacks Podcast episode 25 with Glenn Lawless of IntroMetro Industries. Glenn shares his story and experiences working for the world’s leading shelving and storage solutions company, how they’ve taken creative risks to produce unique digital and video content, and their initiative to give back to the community through a $50,000 kitchen makeover contest. Engage with me on Social Media & on the web: Instagram: www.instagram.com/billcorcoranjr LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/billcorcoranjr Website: www.onthestacks.com

Darren Elias – Ep. 024

Darren Elias – Ep. 024 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast
#OnTheStacks Podcast episode 24 with Photographer, Darren Elias. Published in several magazines, including an award-winning photo of Air Force One during Barack Obama’s Presidency, Darren shares his story and passion for photography from a very young age. Engage with me on Social Media & on the web: Instagram: www.instagram.com/billcorcoranjr LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/billcorcoranjr Website: www.onthestacks.com

Will Beekman: Mohegan Sun Arena – Ep. 023

Will Beekman: Mohegan Sun Arena – Ep. 023 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast
#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 23 with Will Beekman, General Manager of the Mohegan Sun Arena. In this episode, Will shares his experiences as a facility manager, talent buyer, and live event marketer. Will also weighs in on the future of live events and how COVID-19 has impacted the concert industry. Engage with me on Social Media & on the web: Instagram: www.instagram.com/billcorcoranjr LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/billcorcoranjr Website: www.onthestacks.com

Nick Duvall: Duvall Leatherwork – Ep. 022

Nick Duvall: Duvall Leatherwork – Ep. 022 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 22 with Nick Duvall, Owner of Duvall Leatherwork. In this episode, Nick shares the story of why he left his full-time job in land surveying to follow his lifelong passion for leathercraft and how he transformed his hobby into a successful handmade leather goods business.

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Johnny Popko: Alt 92.1 – Ep. 021

Johnny Popko: Alt 92.1 – Ep. 021 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast
#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 21 with Johnny Popko, Host of Alt-Natives on Alt 92.1. From General Manager of NEPA’s No. 1 arts & entertainment newspaper to host of FM radio station that highlights local musicians, Popko shares his experiences in the local media industry and all the weird things in between. Engage with me on Social Media & on the web: Instagram: www.instagram.com/billcorcoranjr LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/billcorcoranjr Website: www.onthestacks.com

Donna & Chris Caruso: Eleventh Element – Ep. 020

Donna & Chris Caruso: Eleventh Element – Ep. 020 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks Podcast episode 20 with Donna & Chris Caruso, co-founders of Eleventh Element. In this episode, Donna and Chris discuss why they moved back to NEPA (from Florida) and how a personal, sports-related injury led to opening a spa business.

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Charlie Consagra: Novation Networks – Ep. 019

Charlie Consagra: Novation Networks – Ep. 019 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks Podcast episode 19 with Charlie Consagra, owner of Novation Networks. In this episode, we talk about how technology solutions are different for every company and how it enables your business to be more productive. You’ll also hear the story about the podcast “table” in our studio and Charlie’s commitment to giving back to the NEPA business community.

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Rachael Baratta – Ep. 018

Rachael Baratta – Ep. 018 150 150 #OnTheStacks Podcast

#OnTheStacks Podcast episode 18 with Graphic Designer & Illustrator Rachael Baratta. In this episode, Rachael talks about her experiences in the graphic design industry, branding, illustration, and how to remain confident and happy about your creative work.

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Rob Nelson: Big League Chew – Ep.017

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#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 17 features the story of the iconic shredded bubble gum brand, Big League Chew, told by inventor and former Portland Mavericks left-handed pitcher, Rob “Nellie” Nelson. The now “Hall of Fame Bubble Gum” is celebrating its 40th Anniversary and has sold over 800 million pouches of gum.

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Josh Katyl: Katyl Agency – Ep. 016

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#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 16. In this episode, I chat with Josh Katyl, owner of the Katyl Agency about opportunity, reputation, and the lessons he learned from his father and grandfather growing up. Engage with me on Social Media & on the web: Instagram: www.instagram.com/billcorcoranjr LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/billcorcoranjr Website: www.onthestacks.com

Denny Corby – Ep. 015

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#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 15 features Magician, Comedian, and Entertainer, Denny Corby. In this episode, Denny talks about his experiences performing all over the world for audiences of various sizes, including on a national televised show, Penn & Teller: Fool Us. Engage with me on Social Media & on the web: Instagram: www.instagram.com/billcorcoranjr LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/billcorcoranjr Website: www.onthestacks.com

Dan Cronauer: 10X Fitness – Ep. 14

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#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 14 with Dan Cronauer, Co-Owner of 10X Fitness. Dan talks about the importance that physical fitness and the gym has on mental health and the reason why he decided to reopen his gym against Governor Wolf’s orders during the COVID-19 shutdown. Engage with me on Social Media & on the web: Instagram: www.instagram.com/billcorcoranjr LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/billcorcoranjr Website: www.onthestacks.com

Jenny Hetro: Back Mountain Chamber – Ep. 013

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#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 13 with Jenny Hetro, Executive Director of the Back Mountain Chamber. Jenny talks about finding a way to make yourself invaluable, stretching yourself, and hiring people that are smarter and better than you to help you grow.

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Paul Clifford: Penn State Alumni Association – Ep. 012

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WE ARE….#OnTheStacks with Paul Clifford, CEO of the Penn State Alumni Association. Paul talks about his journey becoming CEO and what it’s like leading the largest dues-paying alumni association in the world. Engage with me on Social Media & on the web: Instagram: www.instagram.com/billcorcoranjr LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/billcorcoranjr Website: www.onthestacks.com

Kelly Rava: Empowerment Education – Ep. 011

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#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 11. Kelly Rava talks about her personal experience of being bullied as a child and why she started Empowerment Education, a nonprofit with the goal of providing a proactive approach to end bullying in schools. Engage with me on Social Media & on the web: Instagram: www.instagram.com/billcorcoranjr LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/billcorcoranjr Website: www.onthestacks.com
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