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62 minutes | 11 days ago
Ep.50- Derrick McDowell, Youngstown Flea
What does it mean to go all in on your vision? To visionary, entrepreneur, Youngstown evangelist, and now commercial property owner Derrick McDowell, it means making a difference and transforming a community. The Youngstown Flea has a new home and Derrick goes behind the scenes on the process that got it there… and he and his realtor may or may not take a few self-congratulatory moments. This podcast is brought to you by Platt Insurance. The post Ep.50- Derrick McDowell, Youngstown Flea first appeared on Homes and Hops.
64 minutes | 18 days ago
Ep.49- Bryan Blakeman, Mayor of Columbiana
As you may have heard on this podcast, Columbiana is on fire and Mayor Bryan Blakeman is a big part of why. Vision, a willingness to take chances, transparency and collaboration are driving the city forward resulting in one of the hottest areas in the region. A great conversation enjoyed with some Modern Methods. This podcast is brought to you by Platt Insurance. The post Ep.49- Bryan Blakeman, Mayor of Columbiana first appeared on Homes and Hops.
30 minutes | 25 days ago
Ep.48- Jason Orzel, The Dusty Ball Bag
The Dusty Ball Bag – there’s really not much else to say here, so we suggest you listen to this week’s podcast to hear how owner Jason Orzel came up with the awesome name and put his DIY skills to work to create the ultimate backyard experience in Poland. Shout out to guest co-host Ellie Platt of Platt Insurance. Recorded over some cold ones from Modern Methods. This podcast is brought to you by Platt Insurance. The post Ep.48- Jason Orzel, The Dusty Ball Bag first appeared on Homes and Hops.
41 minutes | a month ago
Ep.47- Hannah Ferguson, Brewer and Vintner
Hannah Ferguson – Brewer at Modern Methods, Founder of the DOPE Brand, and vintner is this week’s guest. Through her multiple roles, Hannah has a driver seat view into all that’s happening in the Valley and the role the craft beer scene is playing. This podcast is brought to you by Platt Insurance. The post Ep.47- Hannah Ferguson, Brewer and Vintner first appeared on Homes and Hops.
41 minutes | a month ago
Ep.46- Brock Beatty, Numbers Brewing Co.
Take a drive down Rt. 11 and stop in the picturesque small town of Lisbon, and that’s where you’ll find Numbers Brewery. Where’s the name come from and how’d they get started? Why Lisbon? What’s with the out of order numbered menu? Co-founder Brock Beatty spills the beans on this week’s podcast, where he joined Lisa Resnick to talk all that, the amazing collaboration between brewers in the region and where Numbers is headed. Plus, he reveals a few of his favorite go to spots on both sides of the Ohio River.This podcast is brought to you by Platt Insurance. The post Ep.46- Brock Beatty, Numbers Brewing Co. first appeared on Homes and Hops.
51 minutes | a month ago
Ep.45- Ellie Platt, Platt Insurance
Ellie Platt of Platt Insurance joined Lisa to talk about entrepreneurship, Youngstown. and community. Enjoyed with a selection from Noble Creature and Birdfish. This podcast is brought to you by Platt Insurance. The post Ep.45- Ellie Platt, Platt Insurance first appeared on Homes and Hops.
64 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep.44- Nicole Ice, Sundog Cellars and Andrew Dipaolo, WFMJ
Andrew DiPaolo, WFMJ, Sundog Cellars founder Nicole Ice, a whole lot of laughter, a little debauchery, and calling DiPaolo out on the forecast. There’s not really much else to say. Enjoy. This podcast is brought to you by Platt Insurance. The post Ep.44- Nicole Ice, Sundog Cellars and Andrew Dipaolo, WFMJ first appeared on Homes and Hops.
51 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep.42- Jeff Ryznar, 898 Marketing
What do you get when you mix an entrepreneur, marketing extraordinaire, sneaker enthusiast, and a heavy dose of positivity and genuineness? Jeff Ryznar – valley native and advocate, Ursuline grad, and founder of 898 Marketing. This is a conversation you won’t want to miss. Jeff and Lisa talk about his approach to his business, advice for being your best self and to entrepreneurs, what Youngstown means to him, and where he sees it going. Sprinkle in some fond memories of the Boulevard, and you’ve got it all. Beverage of choice for this conversation: Noble Creature. This podcast is brought to you by Platt Insurance. The post Ep.42- Jeff Ryznar, 898 Marketing first appeared on Homes and Hops.
39 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep.41- Joe Gregory, GM Norfolk Tides
Did you ever wonder what goes into running a minor league baseball team, what kind of beers they have on tap at their stadiums, their impact on the local community or what the heck is going on with the possible contraction? Well Youngstown native, Cardinal Mooney and YSU alumn, and General Manager of the AAA Norfolk Tides (Baltimore Orioles affiliate) Joe Gregory has you covered. He joined Lisa in the studio to talk all this and more, over a some of our local brew. And naturally, the conversion moved to the great craft brew scene in Norfolk/Virginia Beach area, centered by O’Connor Brewing Co, Smartmouth and more. Definitely worth the trip! This podcast is brought to you by Platt Insurance. The post Ep.41- Joe Gregory, GM Norfolk Tides first appeared on Homes and Hops.
51 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep.34- Birdfish Brewing and The Flight Crew
Homebrewing with a turkey fryer … in your basement? Today we learned there can be hazards to home brewing, but for Jason “Jugs” Jugenheimer of the Flight Crew, he’s got Greg Snyder and Birdfish Brewing to set him straight. This dynamic duo took their show on the road and swung by the studio to talk, well, homebrewing, and also Birdfish’s new 30-gallon tanks producing their Bohemian Pilsner (which if you listen closely, apparently makes the perfect sound when you open it), some exciting news for the brewery, their great relationship with Columbiana and the COVID comeback tour for the Flight Crew. Enjoy!This podcast is brought to you by Platt Insurance. The post Ep.34- Birdfish Brewing and The Flight Crew first appeared on Homes and Hops.
49 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep.33- Robby Komara, Komara Jewelers
Tiffany’s has their blue box, but in Youngstown it’s all about the Purple Box from Komara Jewelers. And for the guys, how about enjoying a beer to help calm the nerves while you pick out the perfect piece of jewelry. Co-Owner Robby Komara swung by the studio to join Lisa and talk about how they’ve handled the COVID pandemic, the family’s history in the business, they’re commitment to our community, why purple, and a whole host of other random topics. This podcast is brought to you by Platt Insurance.
80 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep.32- Wade Calhoun, Canfield City Manager
What makes a small city a great place to live, work and play? That’s the question Canfield City Manager Wade Calhoun seeks to tackle every day. Since taking the job in 2018, the Ellsworth native and Youngstown State graduate, has been at the center of some exciting developments and happenings in the Canfield area. Wade joined Lisa on this week’s podcast to talk about how the city is thinking outside the box to realize the potential of the Canfield Green area, continue to attract business and residents (and perhaps a brewery?), and make Canfield synonymous with the small-town charm. And of course, listen all the way through to catch the exciting announcement that will benefit all residents of the City of Canfield!This podcast is brought to you by Platt Insurance.
50 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep.31- Joe Glista, The Vineyards at Pine Lake
Beautiful scenery, delicious wine, a relaxing atmosphere – it must be Napa. Nope, save your money on the airfare and head down the road to the Vineyard at Pine Lake in Columbiana. Part owner Joe Glista joined the podcast to talk about his family’s journey to becoming wine producers, a little history of Ohio wine and their newest venture into craft brewing. Joe is a wealth of knowledge with an incredible vision for what wine in our area can be. Hearing the care and thought he puts into each wine and beer makes you excited to try each one. The Vineyards at Pine Lake is truly a local gem that has a tremendous future. This podcast is brought to you by Platt Insurance.
53 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep.30- Jeffrey McDevitt, Vintage Estate
Where can you go for one of the country’s top beer selections? Columbus? Cleveland? Pittsburgh? Nope, right here in Boardman at Vintage Estate Wine and Beer. If you want it, chances are they have it. And for all you moms celebrating the end of home schooling (like me), the wine selection is top notch too! Owner Jeff McDevitt swung by the studio to talk all about VE’s history, how they grew their selections and the amazing brewer community in our area. Take a listen and be sure to visit them at 7317 South Ave. in Boardman!This podcast is brought to you by Platt Insurance.
82 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep.29- Nate Wilson, Woodland Cellars & Ellie Platt, Platt Insurance
It takes a visionary to see the true possibilities of a blank canvass, and that’s exactly what Nate Wilson is doing with Woodland Cellars in Hubbard. From the original concept of the winery, to his plans for its expansion and restoration of the historic property on Logan Way, Woodland Cellars is delivering. Podcast sponsor Ellie Platt of Platt Insurance joins Nate and Lisa to talk about Woodland’s history and future, our community and life in general. And we even got to try out some of his new wine! This podcast is brought to you by Platt Insurance.
50 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep.27- John Rudy, Magic Tree
Nice weather and social distancing guidelines = moving our studio outside. And the first guest to join Lisa on the deck is John Rudy, owner of Magic Tree Pub in Boardman. Not only does John have one of best selections of craft beer, but he’s got a fantastic creative menu, and a great atmosphere – all combined to create a loyal following for The Magic Tree. As our area begins to reopen John is in the midst of planning what The Magic Tree will look like and making sure not to lose the atmosphere that everyone loves. Hear all about his plans, what life in the restaurant businesses is really like, and the crazy connection where we crossed paths in a younger lives!This podcast is brought to you by Platt Insurance.
54 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep.26- Andrew Resnick, America Makes
It’s my first podcast in my new Homes and Hops Studio, and to break it in is my husband Andy, Dir. of Communications and Public Affairs for America Makes – the Dept of Defense’s national institute for 3D printing right here in Youngstown. We’re talking about their response to the COVID crisis, the 3D printing industry’s impact on our region, and we even take a detour into the quarantine life in the Resnick house. This podcast is brought to you by Platt Insurance.
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