February 7, 2016

Kinglet - Jeff Jacobson

For many small businesses projecting growth can be difficult. And along with that projecting need for workspace is equally complicated. Tom Moore of Formidable Asset Management co-hosts as we talk to Jeff Jacobson one of the co-founders who with his partner Alex Kopicki couldn't wait for opportunity to knock on their door - they jumpstarted Kinglet. A business that's filling a niche by well....helping other businesses fill a niche.

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It's amazing how important one nail or screw can be. Consider how many screws hold up one wall cabinet in your kitchen, then weigh all the dishes that get stored there. Then imagine one out of every 4 screws in your kitchen disappearing. That's a simplistic analogy for what the construction industry is facing right now. No, not a shortage of screws, but a shortage of workers. Tune in to John Morris of Ohio Valley Association of Builders and Contractors and Cathleen Snyder of Strategic HR to find out what it's going to take to fill the pipeline of future builders.

BTW, if you're a business that needs to fill positions in the construction industry, take advantage of this upcoming hiring event that is specific for contractors and builders. March 2 at Cintas Center (Xavier). Costs $75 to exhibit and last year there were 200 attendees. Use the link below to go to the registration page.    http://bit.ly/1SkPqkB

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So much of our world is based on the idea of competition. We want the gold medal, the trophy cup, the championship ring. But arising from the very competitive world of sports and athletic excellence is a term "personal best".  Jarrett Baston, co-founder of Triumph Strength and Conditioning, located in Florence, Kentucky uses that idea as the groundwork behind the training programs, customer service and goal to creating a community that is all about "personal best". Robynn Anton of RGA Creative, joins us to co-host with thoughtful and useful tips about how to communicate the unique qualities that can make your business stand out from the rest. 


(Here's a slideshow from Triumph Strength & Conditioning. The intro is the first 52 seconds then the story begins at 53 seconds.)

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Our guests, Aaron Banfield and Joe O'Gorman, have started and grown a company inspired by their love for racing. But creating a successful adrenaline-charged entertainment venue took more than passion and a 50,000 square foot facility. Tune in as Tom Moore of Formidable Asset Management co-hosts and find out the story behind Full Throttle Indoor Karting.  And if you're curious to check it out you can find details on their Winter Enduro Series - a 6 race event Sunday January 24, 2016. Sign up HERE


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January 10, 2016

Matthew Dooley - Kapture

How many times have we said "there should be a doohickey to keep track of my socks". Or "I wish someone would make a whachamacallit to combine leftover energy from half used batteries into rechargeable ones." We all imagine a better widget or app to do something that we think the world needs or would enjoy. Our guest, Matthew Dooley has gone through the journey to take an idea from concept to consumer. Tune in to hear his experience. Our resident IT/ Tech guru, Jason Redwine co-hosts. Click here for a Kapture Youtube video.



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What's the secret to reaching and serving more customers or having a business where people LOVE to work? Robin Throckmorton, owner of Strategic HR Inc. and the winner of 2015 at the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber WE Celebrate Annual Awards joins us to share the experience, the work and a bit of the glory. No glass ceiling here.  Tune in. 

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December 27, 2015

Brew River Gastropub

The Ohio River basin first served as a crossing point for Native Americans traveling south. It is believed that Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle, was the first explorer to reach this spot on the Ohio River as early as 1669. Part of the Northwest Territory that the newly formed United States government received from England at the conclusion of the Revolutionary War, Cincinnati became a strategic debarkation point for settlers forging a new life in the wilderness. And one thing you need in the wilderness (as anyone knows) is great food and beer. Join us as we talk with Joby Bowman and Michael Shield (partners in Brew River Gastropub) about catsup and ketchup, Emeril Lagasse and their passion for great food and beer.



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She is a gynecologist, specialist in menopause and one of the few licensed doctors in Cincinnati in sexual medicine - Dr. Somi Javaid has launched a new business model that allows doctors to escape the mega-practice rat wheel and to serve their patients with more personalized care that goes beyond the normal lady tune-ups.  Derek Tye, creator of the How Did He Know app joins us to co-host.   For giggles, click HERE to watch the full video.


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December 13, 2015

Klosterman’s Baking Company

Cincinnati food dynasties abound. Klosterman's is one of them. You see them in the bread aisle, you know they were the first to mass market the Half Loaf but do you know why the trucks were painted two different colors? Or how they became one of the biggest family-owned bakeries in the Midwest?  Derek Tye co-hosts and has some exciting updates on How Did He Know app. Make a PBJ, grab your sweetie and tune in.

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You know they do seasonal specials like Pumpkin, Peach, Watermelon Sorbet and Peppermint Stick but did you know Graeter's Ice Cream also has Apple Cider Sorbet, Banana Chocolate Chip, Blackberry White Chocolate Chip, Bourbon Ball and Cheesecake flavors? You may not have heard of these because they're only available in certain scoop parlors. If you live near one that means you're probably within a day's drive of Cincinnati. Lucky you! But the rest of those poor slobs out there can now rejoice because Graeter's is available on the shelf in over 8000 retail locations across the country.  WooHoo! French Pot Yum for everyone! Tune in to our conversation with President and CEO Rich Graeter to find out the secret to how one of Cincinnati's beloved and delicious institutions is going big by staying small. 

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