People, Place, & Purpose

People, Place, & Purpose

People, Place, & Purpose is a weekly podcast where host, Kate Luczko, interviews and gets to know business owners and tells their stories - the passion, the learning, the pivoting, the joy…. And how networking and building relationships play an integral role. Do you find yourself wondering where someone got their big idea, or how they took the leap to leave a traditional role to start something of their own? Before you travel somewhere, do you spend lots of time searching the internet and reading blog posts to find the local and unique businesses you must visit on your trip? Do you often find yourself in conversation with store owners about their shops, but always left wanting more and wishing you could get beyond their quick soundbites to hear what inspired their journey and what keeps them going? Join us to explore stories of business owners who have taken the leap into entrepreneurship and turned their passion into a successful venture! In addition to following along or subscribing in Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast app, you can also be a part of the adventure and find inspiration and information between episodes on Instagram at @PeoplePlacePurpose

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May 16, 2022 51 min

Pete Colman is the owner of Vermont Salumi and AR Market, both located in Barre, Vermont. Pete was born in Italy and moved to VT early in life. He spent summers in Umbria, Italy, and the rest of his growing up years on Cate Farm, an organic plant and produce farm in Plainfield, Vermont. Pete has a healthy appetite for food, of course, but also for business and hands-on learning. In many ways, Pete was a trailblazer in the meat prod...

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Kristin Hardwick is a New Hampshire native, and what I would call a "multipreneur." Different than a serial entrepreneur, as she has not just had multiple, successive entrepreneurial ventures, but multiple ventures at the same time – triplets, as we speak - a photography business, a coworking space, and a new personal assistant company. During our conversation, I really appreciate Kristin being candid about she felt histori...

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May 2, 2022 40 min

Lloyd Ahlquist, also known as EpicLLOYD, is a childhood friend of mine who was a gymnast through middle school, high school, and he started college for gymnastics, but eventually stepped away from the mat. Lloyd took that hard work and determination he learned being a gymnast and put it into his life as an entertainer – an improv comedian, actor, writer, an internet personality, a freestyle rapper, a comedy theater owner, a self-ta...

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April 25, 2022 38 min

Krysta Lewis is a licensed esthetician, certified makeup artist, and the founder and CEO of Aisling Organic. After suffering health issues caused by her makeup, at 21 years old, Krysta dove headfirst into the world of entrepreneurship and started Aisling focused on clean, organic products with botanically-based ingredients. Her dedication not just to the world of clean beauty products, but also to start-ups, female founders and bus...

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April 18, 2022 44 min

Kate Fosson is the Co-Founder and “Brand Hunter” of Brand Pollinators whose mission is “Inspiring purpose-driven brands to achieve sustainable excellence through values-driven consulting, relevant resource sharing, and high-impact networking.” Her life as a military spouse includes moving to another part of the country about every two years and in some ways, entrepreneurship found her as a means to find continuity in her profession...

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April 11, 2022 50 min

John Mortimer is the Owner and Founder of Millennium Running. John was a runner in high school and college, eventually had a professional running career with Reebok and Adidas, went on to coach at the college level, and eleven years ago, out of both necessity and a passion for the sport, started a running company. Millennium Running hosts signature road races and triathlons, has a retail store, a running club, and a dedication to g...

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April 4, 2022 56 min

Amy McCoy is the Creative Director, Illustrator, and Founder of Tiny Farmhouse based in southeastern Massachusetts, right near the Rhode Island border. She has spent her career as a Freelance Broadcast Producer, but loves being an artist, traveling, growing her own food and raising animals, spending time in nature, and thinking about sustainability. In this episode, she references numerous times how she wants her uniquely designed ...

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Henry Rosario and Rachel Willis are co-founders of Outpatch, where they’re turning 100% recycled post-consumer plastic into stick-on patches where the travel patches benefit nonprofits supporting the community each patch represents, and the humanitarian patches benefit nonprofits supporting communities in crisis, allowing you to give where it's needed most.

Rachel is based in Colorado and is the Head of Growth & Design. Henr...

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March 21, 2022 52 min

Emeran Langmaid is the Founder of A&E Coffee & Tea, based in New Hampshire, though her background is in textile manufacturing and design. She has a contagious passion for really good coffee and a desire to share that with others which has helped her build her company to a very successful one. We talk about so much in this amazing episode, including the value of building relationships, for her, both throughout the supply cha...

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Trent Sanders and Steve Gabriel are co-founders and managing partners of 36creative based in Windham, New Hampshire. They grew up together in neighboring towns, discovered their professional compatibility while working together to install radios in friends’ cars when they were young, and concocted the idea to start this now about 20-person agency while hanging out in Steve’s attic during a Halloween party. Throughout this episode a...

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March 7, 2022 58 min

Erika Cohen was previously a reporter, investigative journalist, and is now a freelance writer, editor, ghost writer with a recently recognized niche in the world of numbers, math, and finance, an adjunct professor, and chair of her local school board which in turn makes her, as she says, “a reluctant activist.” She’s so transparent and reflective, and shares so much of what she has learned thus far with us.

Where you can find Erik...

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February 28, 2022 39 min

Shana Chauvin is a multi-faceted entrepreneur whose background includes the medical industry, massage, reiki, owning a yoga and barre studio, teaching a wide variety of fitness classes, including yoga which she still teaches, studying interior design, and her current business, WildCraft Co. where she handmakes and sells macramé decor & creations with, as she says, “a modern boho-chic vibe.”

Where you can find WildCraft Co:
- Ets...

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February 21, 2022 55 min

Joanne LaCarrubba Steenberg, the Founder of The Love Card, based in Maine, is a self-proclaimed “entrepreneuraholic,” or as I might call her, a serial entrepreneur, but through all that she has done over the years, she is an educator, and a tremendously caring and passionate person with a huge heart. We met by happenstance, on an airplane, and spent hours on our flight home talking about our all that we have in common – being a yog...

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February 14, 2022 52 min

Karen Koutsavlis is the Founder & Chief Motivating Officer at New England 360 Fitness, whose motto is Practical Solutions for a Healthy Lifestyle. As I both knew from our many intersecting paths over the years and discovered more of in this conversation, she’s a wife, a Mom, a lover of bikes, nachos, being outdoors, and is tremendously dedicated to bettering the health and lives of her clients while also growing and learning as...

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Chelsea Stoddard is the Founder of both Queen City Cupcakes and Pop of Color in Manchester, NH. Prior to being a dual business owner, Chelsea was in the social service and insurance worlds and one day, spontaneously decided she was going to open a cupcake shop. Her insurance co-workers were lucky enough to be her taste testers and when the perfect recipes and ideal location were found, her delicious and colorful entrepreneurial jou...

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January 31, 2022 63 min

Welcome to our inaugural episode where we hear the story behind Penumbra!

Alison Murphy and Alyssa McClary are a married couple living in Concord, NH. Alyssa is a former nurse; Alison is a lifelong entrepreneur – now they own a plant and gift store in NH’s capital city called Penumbra. They started their business in March 2020 just as the pandemic took hold, so as you can imagine, even though their business is new, the journey has b...

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November 10, 2021 2 min

Do you love to meet amazing people who have taken the leap into entrepreneurship and turned their passion into a successful venture? Join Kate Luczko as she interviews and gets to know business owners and tells their stories - the passion, the learning, the pivoting, the joy….

Do you find yourself wondering where someone got their big idea, or how they took the leap to leave a traditional role to start something of their own?

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