Biz Bevs and Bites

Biz Bevs and Bites

Biz Bevs & Bites in the Burgh and Beyond is a podcast with exceptional business content and exciting guests, featuring the incredible food and beverage scene in and around Pittsburgh. Visit the Biz, Bevs & Bites website: https://www.bizbevsbites.com/

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October 15, 2021 53 min

Renee DeMichiei Farrow is an entrepreneur, corporate director, small business advocate, and bestselling author who is highly lauded for her business branding, marketing, public relations, coaching, government, and nonprofit relations. Renee completed studies at Duquesne University and is a certified Professional Coach (PC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She started her coaching business Results With Renee, during...

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Corporate trainer and motivational speaker Mj Callaway is an award-winning author of 11 books. Her sweet spots include increasing team resilience, crushing change, and boosting sales quotas. As a two-time cancer warrior and domestic violence survivor, she’s known for shifting attitudes and producing results. The time spent with Mj Callaway is never without both laughs and tears – and most importantly, lessons learned. So, grab a no...

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Deb Mortillaro is a food and wine expert. She’s a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. She has WSET certifications in Sake, Wine and Spirits and she is a certified Sake Sommelier and is the Queen of Quaffing!

In 1981, she moved to Pittsburgh where she was a private chef for 14 years. She met her now business partner, Mike Gonze when he came into the home to present wines.

She joined Dreadnought Wines in 1996. Over the yea...

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Paul Furiga is the President and Chief Storyteller of WordWrite, a Pittsburgh-area firm offering brand strategy (storytelling), public relations, crisis communications, and digital & inbound marketing services to organizations that are looking to better tell their stories.

Paul learned storytelling by writing and editing more than 20,000 stories during two decades as a journalist before going into public relations. He's qui...

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Episode 010 – Touching the Hearts of People in Business & in Life

Cindy and Kelli had a wonderful conversation with Joy Klohonatz who has been touching the hearts of clients, customers, and business colleagues for over 20 years.

Making people feel appreciated is in Joy’s DNA. Joy shared stories and strategies of how to make people feel like they matter.

Joy told us, “If you can find a way to get to people's hearts, then you...

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Your ears are not playing tricks on you!  

Yep, that familiar voice you hear is our producer, Rob Oliver. Cindy and Kelli had Rob on as their first guest, so you’ll most likely remember him from when he was chatted with us in episodes 003 and 004, Podcasting 101.

Rob sat in for Kelli so he dubbed this a “flip the script” episode! He asked Cindy about the tips and nuggets of advice she and Kelli received during their first four inte...

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We literally "shot the sh*t" with Jess Branas - we talked about so much - and learned all about her, her beloved dog Nacho, her cancer story, and how the shy kid who NEVER wanted to speak became a successful bestselling author (twice!), podcast host, and radio personality.

Branas Enterprises is a full-service Philadelphia podcast development and production company and media network. They specialize in concept development, t...

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We had the absolute pleasure of sitting down “under" with Ingrid Thompson - all the way from Sydney, Australia!

Kelli met Ingrid when she applied to be on her podcast, So You Want to Start a Business – and they’ve kept in touch ever since.

Ingrid’s goals are to make sure her audience understands how money works in their business and that they are financially savvy in all aspects of life, especially in their business!

She fills ...

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Jeremy Shere is joining us for part 2, episode 006 because his tribal knowledge of podcasting is so in-depth, we needed two episodes to cover it all!

He is the founder and CEO of Tribal Knowledge Podcasting, a podcast production agency that helps businesses start podcasts to grow revenue by connecting decision makers, establishing thought leadership, and taking content marketing to the next level. Hear how Jeremy spends a lot of ti...

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Jeremy Shere is the founder and CEO of Tribal Knowledge Podcasting, a podcast production agency that helps businesses start podcasts to grow revenue by connecting decision makers, establishing thought leadership, and taking content marketing to the next level. Listen in as Jeremy dishes on time savers, why it’s not too late to start a podcast, and his tips on finding the right guests for your show. He shares the advantages of podca...

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Team Biz Bevs & Bites spent the Happiest Hour with our show producer and friend – two-time podcast host and international motivational speaker extraordinaire – Rob Oliver. Rob is also a three-time author, and one of the kindest, most helpful people we know.

This is the second part of our Happiest Hour with Rob and he's encouraging all of you to start your own podcast - but he has a few suggestions and having a plan is at th...

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Team Biz Bevs & Bites spent the Happiest Hour with our show producer and friend – two-time podcast host and international motivational speaker extraordinaire – Rob Oliver. Rob is also a three-time author, and one of the kindest, most helpful people we know. 

Rob has such a sound, sensible approach to podcasting… but admittedly that wasn’t always the case. You’ll hear about the COLLOSAL mistake he made when first starting out an...

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Join Biz Bevs & Bites for a terrific conversation on making meaningful referrals. Cindy and Kelli truly enjoy connecting people for a good cause – like doing business together! And Kelli is questioning: Is it cool to make a connection without alerting the third party? Should you check in with the one receiving the connection to see if they think your offer is a fit?


Hosted by: Cindy Ellek and Kelli Komondor
Produced by: Rob Ol...

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Join Biz Bevs & Bites for a lively and informative discussion on NETWORKING! Kelli and Cindy touch on a lot of different areas of networking from best practices to NEVER DO's. While you can't completely plan out your evening, you can be intentional in how you spend your time. Cindy said it best, "Don't hand out your business cards like a Vegas dealer!"


Hosted by: Cindy Ellek and Kelli Komondor
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"Biz Bevs & Bites: in the Burgh and Beyond" is a podcast with exceptional business content and exciting guests, featuring the incredible food and beverage scene in and around Pittsburgh.

Episodes will spotlight a BIZ topic and guest, feature a BEV - wine, beer, or spirit from a local maker, or a BITE from an area restaurant, food producer, bakery, or specialty grocer.

While we sip and nosh, we will chat with entrepreneu...

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