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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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#OnTheStacks 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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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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Watch on YouTube: Maegan Zielinksi – 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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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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#OnTheStacks Ep.110 Chloe Fanelli

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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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Watch on YouTube: 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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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

Watch on YouTube: 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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Watch on YouTube: 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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Watch on YouTube: 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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Watch on YouTube: 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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Watch on YouTube: 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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Watch on YouTube: 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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Watch on YouTube: 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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Watch on YouTube: 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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#OnTheStacks – 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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#OnTheStacks – 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 and breakdown 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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#OnTheStacks – 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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#OnTheStacks – 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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#OnTheStacks – Katherine Pohlidal: Bourger Women with Children Program at Misericordia University – Ep.095

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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.

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#OnTheStacks – 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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#OnTheStacks – 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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#OnTheStacks – 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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#OnTheStacks – 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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#OnTheStacks – 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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#OnTheStacks – 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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#OnTheStacks – 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 as he recently started as the organization’s new director.

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

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

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#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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#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

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

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

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

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

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#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

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#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

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#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

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#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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