For most of us, Christmas is something we think about for a month. For Wayne Bronner and his staff, it's a year-round event in Frankenmuth. In this episode, Wayne shares with us the history of Bronners, the future of Bronners, and what they are doing to keep you safe while you visit this Christmas Wonderland!
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Everyone has a story. Meet the man who collects the stories of Michigan's heroes. Those men and women who served in the military and the space programs.
Michigan Heroes Museum Website (Click here)
Michigan Heroes Facebook Page (Cliff Here)
[5:12] History of the Michigan Hero Museum
[10:10] Why Pick Frankenmuth for the Museum
[11:23] US Military Invades Russian in World War...
As Frankenmuth reopens for business, meet the man who worked diligently with local businesses to help them prepare to mitigate the risks of Covid-19. Greg Rummel, third-generation business owner, and fifth-generation Frankenmuth resident shares with us things to think about in the COVID world. We also talk about beer.
Rummel Insurance Website (Click here)
[10:15] The Rummel F...
The world is in transition. Pastor Joe Berkobien, from Frankenmuth Bible Church, has experienced this before in his career. How did he help his church through such a transition? And how did they thrive? And what lessons can we learn going into this new world?
Frankenmuth Bible Church Website
Frankenmuth Bible Church Facebook Page
Frankenmuth Bible Church iPhone App
[24:45] Picking the Right People to Build a ...
The Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn was hit, like many other restaurants, by Covid-19. Learn how they made tough decisions by adhering to their family creed. Also how to keep yourself safe while still having fun and dining out.
Bavarian Inn Website (Click here)
Bavarian Inn Facebook Page (Click Here)
[3:31] Impact of Good Role Models
[11:20] The Value of a Family Creed
Like many cities, Frankenmuth weathered the Covid-19 storm. Virtually overnight, Frankenmuth went from a tourist destination to a ghost town. Now the town is open and Mayor Ackerman has empowered people to lead to help this vibrant community reopen its doors.
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[10:19] Cultivate Leadership In Others
Frankenmuth is open for business! Jamie Furbush, President of the Frankenmuth Convention and Visitor's Bureau, shares with us how her team is working hand-in-hand with Frankenmuth's businesses to keep visitors safe while creating new memories in Michigan's Little Bavaria.
[14:56] Keeping Your Family Safe in Frankenmuth
[19:24] 'Muth' means Courage
[21:09] Frankenmuth Rallies Behind First Responders
Frankenmuth is undoubtedly one of the top tourist destinations in Michigan. Who is it that keeps the city infrastructure humming along? Meet the leader of a great team of people who do just that. Bridget Smith.
After taking a financial impact, Jodie and her family decided to take their bee-keeping hobby and turn it into a business. She talks about how she used Etsy and Influencer marketing to help build Bee Lovely Botanicals into a thriving business.
[6:02] How to Order Bees
[12:16] Why Etsy to Sell Products?
[15:43] How to Maintain a High Level of Customer Service
[19:48] Working with an Influencer
[24:07] Why Amazon may not ...
Kristi Turner has built a successful online make-up business. Using Facebook Live in creative ways, she has built relationships with women across the country. Here is her story and advice on getting started.
[06:42] Using Facebook Live to Sell Makeup
[07:28] Getting Started with Facebook Live
[08:54] What Types of Content for Facebook Live
[13:43] How to Get Content Ideas From Your Audience
[15:02] First Time Advice to...
When the stay-at-home order was initiated, all schools shut down. Rather than waiting weeks to start online school, Principal Levi Bringold did it right after the order started. The students didn’t miss a beat and learning continued.
In this interview, what lead Levi to take action so quickly? What were the challenges he had to overcome?
[8:56] What Lead Levi to Implement Online Learning So Fast?
[10:26] What was the res...
Veronica has multiple degrees, multiple certificates, has served in multiple campaigns with differing congressmen as well as being a great wife and mother to her family. How does she balance family with public service? What is the chamber doing to support small businesses in Saginaw County?
Three Key Takeaways
In this episode, I share some user reviews; lessons I've learned from other leaders; and leading in uncertain times.
In this episode, I talk about:
Craig Goslin, President and Managing Partner of the Saginaw Spirit Hockey Club, talks with us about creating a winning team, culture and ego, and what it was like to shut down an entire league due to Covid-19.
Three Key Take-Aways:
Adam Barden, owner of the True Value stores in Frankenmuth and Vassar, shares with us how he made an abrupt career change to go into the family business. We talk about “Doing the Right Thing”, not only in your job but also in your business. Also managing a small business through the stay-at-home order.
[4:26] Getting back in the hardware business
[7:40] Defining The Entrepreneurial Spirit
[12:27] Competing against Bigge...
Sean O'Keefe talks to us about what goes into a great bottle of wine. We also discuss some of the history of Michigan Wine and the impact "The Curse of Oak Island" has had on their vineyard.
Three Key Takeaways
Key Points of the Interview
[5:23] What Grapes Grow in Michigan
[24:08] Making Wine in Traverse City
[25:50] Why Food and Wine Go Well Together
[30:23] Why Mari Vineyards Focuses on Italian Grapes
[32:59] How t...
Dave Lorenz and his staff at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation put together the success "Pure Michigan" campaign. Hear his amazing story and the idea behind "Pure Michigan".
[06:25] When others see something in you and guide you along your path
[18:30] Where did the idea of "Pure Michigan" come from?
[23:49] Biggest Challenge to Overcome
[28:00] A Personal Story of Someone Positively ...