This podcast is for those looking to be better leaders for themselves, their families and their communities. Join Cliff Duvernois every Monday and Friday as he interviews business leaders and thought leaders in Michigan to listen to their stories, get their advice on leadership, and share that advice with you.
Jim Holton's Family has been running Mountain Town Station Restaurant & Brew Pub for many moons. Hear the incredible story behind this institution. And their plans for coming back Post Covid-19.
Mountain Town Station Restaurant & Brew Pub Website
Mountain Town Station Restaurant & Brew Pub Facebook Page
American Museum of Magic. Board member and Magician Jeffrey Alan takes us through the history behind this great little gem as well as the amazing links between the history of Michigan and the history of magic.
American Museum of Magic Website
American Museum of Magic Facebook Page
St Julian Wines is now celebrating their 100th Anniversary in 2021! Nancie Oxley, the Vice President in Charge of Wine Making (which is the coolest title ever!) shares with us the rich history of St Julian Winery, what it takes to put together a great tasting bottle of vino, and some recommendations to try this year.
Enjoy this episode!
St Julian Website
St Julian's Facebook Page
Keweenaw Mountain Lodge is located in one of the most northern tips of Michigan. And it can't wait to go! This place boasts cabins and open space to appeal to anyone who really wants to "get away". Mariah Summers shares with us the history and the goodness that awaits visitors to this great place. Enjoy!
Keweenaw Mountain Lodge Website
Keweenaw Mountain Lodge Instagram
Dog Sledding in Michigan is alive and well! At least while there's snow on the ground. This bit of a "lost art" is kept alive by Liza Dietzen from Team Evergreen Kennel. Hear how she took over this kennel of energetic dogs and turned it into a fun event everyone can enjoy!
Team Evergreen Kennel Website
Team Evergreen Facebook Page
Snowmobiling is a favorite sport to many. In some parts of Michigan, it's the only way to get around! John Newman, President of the Michigan Snowmobile and ORV Association, shares with us the history behind this great organization and what they are doing to bring more awareness to this great sport!
Michigan Snowmobile and ORV Association Website (Click here)
Michigan Snowmobile and ORV Association Facebook (Click he...
Sleeping Bear Dunes is one of those Michigan "right of passages". Every parent takes their kid there to have them run the dunes to simply wear them out. I know. I experienced this first hand. But that doesn't detract from the beauty of this wonderful park. In the winter and the summer. Join us as Scott Tucker walks us through the history, the beauty and how they are working to keep us safe in Covid-19.
This interview was fun! Sherri Fenton, the managing owner of Black Star Farms, sits down with us and shares Black Star's rich history, their philosophy in creating great customer experiences, and some great wines for you to try.
We also talk about snow-shoeing around their farm, winter events that are happening ... and how they are doing wine tasting safely.
So grab a glass of your favorite vino and enjoy this great episode!
Zehnders Snowfest for 2021 is on! John Shelton, VP of Sales and Marketing for Zehnders, shares with us the history of this great Michigan tradition, the impact it has had on the community, and what Frankenmuths Snowfest will look like in 2021.
Zehnder's Snowfest Website
Zehnder's Snowfest Facebook Page
Michigan is definitely a top stopping point for people to enjoy all of the great snow sports that are out there. The Michigan Snowsports Industries Association promotes skiing and snowboarding in Michigan. Mickey Macwilliams shares with us how this great organization is getting Michiganders out and bringing tourists in to help drive Michigan's Winter Economy.
Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (Website)
The Detroit Public Library. One of the beautiful crown jewels in Detroit. This building is so much more than a collection of books. It also contains exhibits, collections of some of the most prolific writers in history. Joanne Mondowney takes us through the history of this gorgeous building. And how this institution is staying relevant not only in the 21st century but during times of Covid.
Amy Grossi, the third generation of the Bavarian Inn Zehnders, shares with us her journey and growth within her family's business. It's daunting to think of running one of Michigan's top travel destinations but Amy handles it with grace and style. With her incredible team, she continues the time-honored tradition started by her grandfather and expanded by her father.
Bavarian Inn Website
Bavarian Inn Faceb...
Imagine my surprise to discover that Michigan has an Aerospace Museum. And it is awesome! Troy Thrash and his staff worked incredibly hard to elevate this museum into a family experience. It piques curiosity and tickles the imagination. Located over by Kalamazoo, this museum is definitely worth the trek.
AirZoo Facebook Page
6151 Portage Rd,
Portage, MI 49002
Phone: (269) 382-6555
Winter is here! This means snow and outdoor fun! And Nubs Nob is one of the premier ski locations in Michigan. Ben shares with us not only his love of skiing but also how this is a family favorite of snow-bound Michiganders.
Nubs Nob Ski Area Website
Nubs Nob Facebook
500 Nub’s Nob Rd.
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
For Kevin, being in the restaurant business was his first and only professional love. With this drive, he spearheads the Main Street Restaurant group which includes great restaurants such as Real Seafood Company.
Real Seafood Company Website
199 Uptown Dr, Bay City, MI 48708
341 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Over the last 20 years, Detroit has experienced a real renaissance. It is the cultural hub of Michigan. Elana Rugh, President of the Detroit Historical Society, shares how this remarkable journey happened with the support not only of local government but businesses as well as a supportive community.
Detroit Historical Society Website
Detroit Historical Museum Facebook
Relationships are an area all of us can improve one. Josh Wesolek decided to take his ideas and turn them into a book. Quick and easy to read, this book gives men 30 different ways to show up for the women who they love.
By buying this book, you are accomplishing three things
It takes a special kind of racer to brave frigid cold temperatures, exposed to the elements for hours. The Midwest International Racing Association (MIRA) brings this awesome sport all over Michigan and into Wisconsin. Karl Schwartz walks us through the history and the new 2021 schedule. Let the races begin!
America has a car culture. At the center is Michigan. We are forever cemented into car history. And there's no better place to see this than at the Gilmore Car Museum. What started as a hobby soon turned into a mission. A mission now shared by hundreds of people. Ken Fischang shares that mission with us.
Gilmore Car Museum Website
Gilmore Car Museum Facebook
Gilmore Car Museum Instagram
This week, I talk about one of my favorite autobiographies: "Losing My Virginity". The true story of the rock-star billionaire Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Records, Virgin Airlines, and the entire Virgin Group.
Link to the Book: Losing My Virginity
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