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Versa Coworking – Business Inspires

April Zimmerman Katz, president of Zimmerman Companies and founder of Versa co-working spaces, joins us on our most recent episode of Business Inspires podcast. April’s specialty is creating exciting, functional interiors and spaces that suit the needs of a building while providing an engaging aesthetic. She had a lot of space to work with in Versa’s location at 1201 Dublin Road, where we recorded this episode.

By |2019-08-01T14:45:52+00:00September 5th, 2018|Business Inspires|0 Comments

Zipline Logistics – Business Inspires

Walter Lynch, CEO of Zipline Logistics, sat down with Michelle for our most recent podcast.

Walted started out in investment banking and management in Chicago.

He tells us how linking his little brother up with a job in the logistics industry ended up creating a new career path for both of them.

After identifying a huge service gap with a previous company, they realized they wanted to put client and carrier partner needs higher on the priorities list.

We didn’t invent a new light bulb or anything like that. It was simply the idea that we could do it a little bit better.

Listen to the full episode to hear Walter talk in detail about how Zipline Logistics came to be, what the early days looked like, and why the company ended up in our area of Columbus. It is a seriously illuminating discussion on an entire industry that operates mostly behind-the-scenes, yet affects everyone’s daily lives to a huge degree.

Stream it above (and find more ways to listen and subscribe below).

How to listen

Our partnership with North American Broadcasting and the Circle270Media Podcast Network has made the podcast possible.

Help spread the word by sharing this post and our podcast on social media. Success for this project means success for business in the Tri-Village area!

Please take a moment to rate and review our podcast in iTunes. That helps us spread the word about Business Inspires.

To schedule a guest appearance, or find out more about sponsoring Business Inspires, send an email to michelle@chamberpartnership.org

Check out more of our Business Inspires posts, for more show notes featuring a wide range of guests.

Please explore our Tri-Village Chamber Partnership member directory to discover more area businesses.

Don’t forget to view our upcoming events calendar for monthly luncheons, ribbon cuttings and more!

Thanks for listening!

By |2018-10-10T05:42:41+00:00August 7th, 2018|Business Inspires|0 Comments

Circle270Media – Business Inspires

Brett Johnson of Circle270Media sat down with Michelle for our most recent Business Inspires podcast!

Circle270Media is the reason our podcast exists, so we were excited to get Brett on the other side of the soundboard to talk with us as a guest.

Brett discusses the power of audio, the future of radio, and why the medium can bring out such powerful stories.

Stream it above (and find more ways to listen below).

How to listen

Our partnership with North American Broadcasting and the Circle270Media Podcast Network has made the podcast possible.

Help spread the word by sharing this post and our podcast on social media. Success for this project means success for business in the Tri-Village area!

Please take a moment to rate and review our podcast in iTunes. That helps us spread the word about Business Inspires.

To schedule a guest appearance, or find out more about sponsoring Business Inspires, send an email to michelle@chamberpartnership.org

Check out more of our Business Inspires posts, for more show notes featuring a wide range of guests.

Please explore our Tri-Village Chamber Partnership member directory to discover more area businesses.

Don’t forget to view our upcoming events calendar for monthly luncheons, ribbon cuttings and more!

Thanks for listening!

By |2018-10-10T05:42:42+00:00July 17th, 2018|Business Inspires|0 Comments

Golf Car Company at Digfest – Business Inspires

Sarah Volker of Golf Car Company joined us for a quick chat at Digfest 2018 for a special episode of our Business Inspires podcast.

You’ve seen Golf Car Company’s work if you’ve ever been to Red, White and Boom. They also work on a wide range of events including concerts and camping, even indoor events.

Listen for a glimpse into the business, and what to do when you need vehicles for your next event.

Stream it above (and find more ways to listen below).

How to listen

Our partnership with North American Broadcasting and the Circle270Media Podcast Network has made the podcast possible.

Help spread the word by sharing this post and our podcast on social media. Success for this project means success for business in the Tri-Village area!

Please take a moment to rate and review our podcast in iTunes. That helps us spread the word about Business Inspires.

To schedule a guest appearance, or find out more about sponsoring Business Inspires, send an email to michelle@chamberpartnership.org

Check out more of our Business Inspires posts, for more show notes featuring a wide range of guests.

Please explore our Tri-Village Chamber Partnership member directory to discover more area businesses.

Don’t forget to view our upcoming events calendar for monthly luncheons, ribbon cuttings and more!

Thanks for listening!

By |2018-10-10T05:42:42+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Business Inspires|0 Comments

Total Quality Logistics at Grandview Digfest – Business Inspires

Brett Johnson of Circle270Media fills in for Michelle to host a quick chat with John from Total Quality Logistics at Grandview Digfest 2018.

Stream it above (and find more ways to listen below).

How to listen

Our partnership with North American Broadcasting and the Circle270Media Podcast Network has made the podcast possible.

Help spread the word by sharing this post and our podcast on social media. Success for this project means success for business in the Tri-Village area!

Please take a moment to rate and review our podcast in iTunes. That helps us spread the word about Business Inspires.

To schedule a guest appearance, or find out more about sponsoring Business Inspires, send an email to michelle@chamberpartnership.org

Check out more of our Business Inspires posts, for more show notes featuring a wide range of guests.

Please explore our Tri-Village Chamber Partnership member directory to discover more area businesses.

Don’t forget to view our upcoming events calendar for monthly luncheons, ribbon cuttings and more!

Thanks for listening!

By |2018-10-10T05:42:42+00:00June 25th, 2018|Business Inspires|0 Comments

Jason Design Studio – Business Inspires

The 17th episode of our Business Inspires podcast features Jason Willis of Jason Design Studio.

Jason has worked with the chamber for years, even before it existed as we know it today. Years ago, he put together the first full-size directory for the Grandview and Marble Cliff Chamber, which was nationally recognized as a standout directory for our size of community.

Jason discusses topics including:

  • How working in advertising sales helped him get a feel for design.
  • Constantly learning and taking classes in a range of disciplines.
  • Technological disruption in advertising.
  • Taking the big leap to start your own company.
  • Setting expectations with clients.

This is a great episode full of insights about pivoting careers, starting out on your own, and managing clients and workload.

Stream the episode above (and find more ways to listen below).

How to listen

Our partnership with North American Broadcasting and the Circle270Media Podcast Network has made the podcast possible.

Help spread the word by sharing this post and our podcast on social media. Success for this project means success for business in the Tri-Village area!

Please take a moment to rate and review our podcast in iTunes. That helps us spread the word about Business Inspires.

To schedule a guest appearance, or find out more about sponsoring Business Inspires, send an email to michelle@chamberpartnership.org

Check out more of our Business Inspires posts, for more show notes featuring a wide range of guests.

Please explore our Tri-Village Chamber Partnership member directory to discover more area businesses.

Don’t forget to view our upcoming events calendar for monthly luncheons, ribbon cuttings and more!

Thanks for listening!

By |2018-10-10T05:42:42+00:00June 4th, 2018|Business Inspires|0 Comments

Destination Grandview – Business Inspires

The 16th episode of our Business Inspires podcast features Brian Cheek, executive director of Destination Grandview.

Destination Grandview promotes tourism in the Grandview Heights area. They boost restaurants, breweries, businesses, and other attractions with a variety of marketing tactics including events and partnerships.

Brian worked with a wide range of organizations in Columbus, including the Ohio History Connection, Wexner Center for the Arts, Experience Columbus, Columbus Dispatch, and more.

Brian discusses topics including:

  • What makes Grandview a vibrant tourism destination.
  • The importance of local partnerships.
  • How to package attractions so they can be discovered.
  • Branding an area to visitors.

Listen to find out what’s coming up next for the Grandview area as growth and development continues!

Stream the episode above (and find more ways to listen below).

How to listen

Our partnership with North American Broadcasting and the Circle270Media Podcast Network has made the podcast possible.

Help spread the word by sharing this post and our podcast on social media. Success for this project means success for business in the Tri-Village area!

Please take a moment to rate and review our podcast in iTunes. That helps us spread the word about Business Inspires.

To schedule a guest appearance, or find out more about sponsoring Business Inspires, send an email to michelle@chamberpartnership.org

Check out more of our Business Inspires posts, for more show notes featuring a wide range of guests.

Please explore our Tri-Village Chamber Partnership member directory to discover more area businesses.

Don’t forget to view our upcoming events calendar for monthly luncheons, ribbon cuttings and more!

Thanks for listening!

By |2018-10-10T05:42:42+00:00May 14th, 2018|Business Inspires|0 Comments

Revolution Experiment – Business Inspires

Thirsty for startup stories and entrepreneurial insight?

The 15th episode of our monthly Business Inspires podcast features Mark Tinus of Revolution Experiment.

Revolution Experiment is the company behind Karate Cowboy, a line of sake and grain alcohol blends with a range of flavors, and Simple Times all natural cocktail mixers.

Mark talks with us about building networks, predicting consumer tastes, and what he learned with global companies.

Mark discusses topics including:

  • Starting off with a career in big beer.
  • Travelling the world working in marketing strategy and consulting.
  • Learning from markets outside of the US.
  • Coming back home to Columbus after years away.
  • Working on the same ideas he had seen shot down in larger companies’ innovation departments.
  • Studying acculturation to predict and embrace consumer trends.

Find Karate Cowboy near you, we recommend a Bloody Mary with the Honey Wasabi! And check out where Simple Times Mixers are sold to make your next cocktail party way simpler.

Stream the episode above (and find more ways to listen below) to learn about growing a tasty business in the Tri-Village area.

How to listen

Our partnership with North American Broadcasting and the Circle270Media Podcast Network has made the podcast possible.

Help spread the word by sharing this post and our podcast on social media. Success for this project means success for business in the Tri-Village area!

Please take a moment to rate and review our podcast in iTunes. That helps us spread the word about Business Inspires.

To schedule a guest appearance, or find out more about sponsoring Business Inspires, send an email to michelle@chamberpartnership.org

Check out more of our Business Inspires posts, for more show notes featuring a wide range of guests.

Please explore our Tri-Village Chamber Partnership member directory to discover more area businesses.

Don’t forget to view our upcoming events calendar for monthly luncheons, ribbon cuttings and more!

Thanks for listening!

By |2018-10-10T05:42:42+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Business Inspires|0 Comments

Bellisari’s – Business Inspires

Want to learn about launching a successful gourmet food brand?

The 14th episode of our monthly Business Inspires podcast features Annette Bellisari and Jim Miller of Bellisari’s.

Annette and Jim started Bellisari’s after working together for another food company. Their line of products includes gourmet spreads and sauces with bold flavor combinations such as Blistered Jalapeno & Fig.

Bellisari’s officially launched two years ago. Now their products can be found in stores around Ohio, and even in Indianapolis, Kansas City, Dallas, and more. Look for them in specialty wine shops!

Jim and Annette discuss topics including:

  • Annette’s track dreams and how starting a business is long distance, not a sprint.
  • The importance of gourmet convenience for a busy life.
  • Balancing family life while building a startup business.
  • How to niche your brand in the food industry.
  • Developing recipes, running focus groups and narrowing down ideas.

Jim and Annette even learn a bit about each other during the interview!

Stream the episode above (and find more ways to listen below) to learn about growing a tasty business in the Tri-Village area.

How to listen

Our partnership with North American Broadcasting and the Circle270Media Podcast Network has made the podcast possible.

Help spread the word by sharing this post and our podcast on social media. Success for this project means success for business in the Tri-Village area!

Please take a moment to rate and review our podcast in iTunes. That helps us spread the word about Business Inspires.

To schedule a guest appearance, or find out more about sponsoring Business Inspires, send an email to michelle@chamberpartnership.org

Check out more of our Business Inspires posts, for more show notes featuring a wide range of guests.

Please explore our Tri-Village Chamber Partnership member directory to discover more area businesses.

Don’t forget to view our upcoming events calendar for monthly luncheons, ribbon cuttings and more!

And of course find out where you can purchase Bellisari’s products in your area with their store locator. 

By |2018-10-10T05:42:43+00:00March 27th, 2018|Business Inspires|0 Comments

Grandview Dental Care – Business Inspires

The 13th episode of our monthly Business Inspires podcast features Dr. Bill Thompson and Becky Thompson of Grandview Dental Care.

Grandview Dental Care is located on Grandview Ave in a cozy spot just one block north of 1st Avenue by the hopping retail district. The practice is approaching its 40th year since opening in 1978.

Dr. Thompson joins us to discuss topics including:

  • Keeping up with dental technology advancements.
  • The life changing effect that good dental health can have.
  • The differences in starting a practice today vs. 40 years ago.
  • Building his own plane and his penchant for problem solving.

Becky Thompson joins in to discuss the importance of community for small businesses and having fun while marketing a dental practice.

Stream the episode above to hear the Thompsons talk about their time as an institution in Grandview Heights.

How to listen

Our partnership with North American Broadcasting and the Circle270Media Podcast Network has made the podcast possible.

Help spread the word by sharing this post and our podcast on social media. Success for this project means success for business in the Tri-Village area!

Please take a moment to rate and review our podcast in iTunes. That helps us spread the word about Business Inspires.

To schedule a guest appearance, or find out more about sponsoring Business Inspires, send an email to michelle@chamberpartnership.org

Check out more of our Business Inspires posts, for more show notes featuring a wide range of guests.

Please explore our Tri-Village Chamber Partnership member directory to discover more area businesses.

Don’t forget to view our upcoming events calendar for monthly luncheons, ribbon cuttings and more!

And of course find out more about Grandview Dental and visit them at 1220 Grandview Ave.

By |2018-10-10T05:42:43+00:00March 6th, 2018|Business Inspires|0 Comments