#OnTheStacks with Bill Corcoran Jr.

#OnTheStacks with Bill Corcoran Jr.

The #OnTheStacks Podcast hosted by Bill Corcoran Jr. features the stories and experiences of passionate business owners, entrepreneurs and community leaders in the Northeast Pennsylvania region and beyond.

Episodes

September 28, 2022 79 min
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 increase...
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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 man...
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September 7, 2022 57 min
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 ar...
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August 31, 2022 57 min
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 ...
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August 24, 2022 55 min
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 wa...
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August 17, 2022 69 min
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 manag...
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August 10, 2022 64 min
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, ...
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August 3, 2022 44 min
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...
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July 27, 2022 65 min
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 coun...
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July 20, 2022 72 min
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 ap...
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July 13, 2022 57 min
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 ...
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June 29, 2022 71 min
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 s...
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June 22, 2022 57 min
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...
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June 15, 2022 72 min
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 kee...
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June 8, 2022 46 min
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. He...
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June 1, 2022 79 min
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 w...
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May 25, 2022 54 min
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...
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May 18, 2022 59 min
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 ...
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May 11, 2022 55 min
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 ...
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May 4, 2022 69 min
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 fa...
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