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I Love VB Podcast
47 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
WE ARE VB - Jennifer Dye
Episode 5 - WE ARE VB is a local non profit whose goal is to help every high school student in Virginia Beach who is considered homeless or at risk. They work to help these students meet their basic needs, knock down barriers in their education, and provide hope for their future. In this episode, we interview Jennifer Dye, the founder of WE ARE VB, as she shares with us the mission, history and impact of the organization. Incredible things are happening through WE ARE VB and this episode is absolutely one we should all hear.
47 minutes | May 17, 2021
PaperDolls Design - April Foster
Episode 4 - PaperDolls Design is a custom stationary and digital design company. Designer, April Foster started her business 10 years ago and has since created thousands of designs for clients and businesses. She has a degree in Industrial Design and worked as a textile designer before taking her skills to the next level and launching her own business. In this episode, April shares about the start up of her business and lessons learned along the way as she continues to see where this career takes her.
77 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
DJ West Entertainment - Wes and Shina Madison
Episode 3 - Wes and Shina Madison own DJ West Entertainment and A Party Booth by Shina. As an entertainment company, they offer DJ services and the photo booth rental to weddings, parties, and special events. Wes and Shina share how hard things were in the early years of business and how walking through a tragedy together ended up propelling their business to the next level. They have a story of hope and perseverance and are actively living out a life a dream chasing.
62 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
The Doctor's In - Dr. David Werwath
Episode 2 - Dr. David Werwath owns The Doctor’s In - a medical clinic that provides primary and urgent care as well as many other medical services. We follow Dr. Dave’s journey through med school to opening up a medical business of his own. He shares some deeply personal challenges that he has overcome and continues to press on to lead and grow his business.
57 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Bros Fish Tacos - Jacob Harver
This episode shares the story of how a food truck turned into a brick and mortar storefront. Jacob Harver is the creator/owner of the wildly popular restaurant, Bros Fish Tacos. This business was born out of a crossroads moment in Jacob’s career and he hasn’t looked back since. Both Jacob and his wife have poured their lives into this business and are a great example of how to harness the momentum of your business and take it up a level.
66 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
Wave Riding Vehicles - LG Shaw
Episode 20 - Wave Riding Vehicles is your hometown surf shop and the largest builder of boards on the east coast. Established in 1967, WRV has grown it’s brand world wide in the last 50 years and its global head quarters is located right here, in Virginia Beach. In this episode, we sit down with LG Shaw, a second generation of the WRV family, and hear stories of the early years of the business. LG shares his perspective of what it was like growing up around the surf culture and watching his father turn a passion into his career. The Shaw family are big contributors to bringing life to The Vibe District and allowing many other entrepreneurs to grow their own passions into successful businesses.
63 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
Benevolent Design Co. - Patrick Ryan
Episode 19 - Patrick Ryan discovered his talent for creative handiwork as a young boy in early elementary school. He was a self taught carpenter and painter and was challenged by his internal desire to grow in his learning. Patrick has been able to follow his passion and create his own business of solid-wood, hand crafted furniture. Benevolent Design Company creates gorgeous custom pieces and you can even find Patrick’s work in many of our local restaurants and breweries. In this episode, Patrick shares his journey with us and talks about how his business is about something much bigger than simply building furniture.
49 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Emily Weddings + Events - Emily Petersen
Episode 18 - Emily Weddings + Events is a full service event planning company that guarantees that your special day will be memorable for all the right reasons. Emily Petersen shares with us how she started her business and how her previous jobs were setting her up for success as she launched out on her own. She shares how her intentional growth strategies proved extremely worthwhile when unexpected life events took her attention off of the business. Emily is a wise and gifted business owner and has lots of great stories to share with us in today’s episode.
66 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
Jars of Dust - Mallorie Terranova
Episode 17 - Jars of Dust is a handcrafted line of functional ceramics designed and created by Mallorie Terranova. Her designs are beautiful, timeless & inspire an appreciation for quality goods made by hand. In this episode, we follow Mallorie’s journey as a studio art major in college as she dug into the one medium that pushed her outside of her comfort zone and eventually allowed her to make Jars of Dust into a full time business. There’s so much to learn from her story and it’s truly only the beginning for Mallorie. Join us as we listen and become big fans of Jars of Dust.
51 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
Town Center Office Suites - Joash Schulman
Episode 16 - Joash Schulman owns and operates Town Center Office Suites - a professional office space providing businesses with a postal address and all the amenities a thriving business center has to offer. While continuing to practice law, Joash has taken over the day to day operations of running Town Center Office Suites and continues to actively serve the city through different boards and committees. In this episode, Joash shares his story of how he landed in Virginia Beach and how one coffee shop conversation shifted his career path in a new direction.
55 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
OnieTonie - Troy Summerell
Episode 15 - Local artist Troy Summerell is the creator of the brand OnieTonie. From vibrant murals on building walls to CHKD ambulances to basketball backboards to elementary schools, OnieTonie Designs can be found all over the city. Troy’s signature black outline art is filled with bright colors and smiling faces of sea creatures. In this episode, Troy shares how he got his start as an artist, what inspires him and what some of his hopes and dreams for the future are. OnieTonie Designs adds so much value to our city by projecting positivity and refreshing old things to make them new.
61 minutes | Aug 17, 2020
OnPoint Building Services - Blake Dozier and Cory Jessee
Episode 14 - OnPoint Building Services is a full service commercial janitorial company run by local entrepreneurs Blake Dozier and Cory Jessee. They clean multi-tenant office buildings, medical spaces, industrial facilities, and much more. OnPoint Building Services strives to be the best in the industry by creating great customer service and bringing a positive attitude to problem solving. The lessons Blake and Cory share with us in this episode are a great example of what it takes to build a thriving business.
73 minutes | Aug 3, 2020
Jackson Andrews Building + Design - Jackson Andrews
Episode 13 - Jackson Andrews Building and Design is a residential building and remodeling company located in Virginia Beach, VA. Jackson Andrews shares the story of how he created this company from the ground up. They create incredible homes that are uniquely tailored to each of their clients’ design preference and desired function. Jackson shares how joy and satisfaction come from doing things the right way and that some of the most rewarding parts of this job are the relationships he gets to build with his clients throughout the entire building process.
64 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
Back Bay Brewing Co. - Josh Canada
Episode 12 - Back Bay Brewing Co. is a local brewery that began in 2011. In this episode, we sit down with the founder Josh Canada and hear several inspiring stories of how Josh has been moving and shaking in the craft brewing industry. From growing his distribution to several other states, to breaking into the cider industry, to co-founding a local distillery, and even collaborating with Pharrell Williams at the Something In The Water festival - there is always something new on the horizon at Back Bay Brewing. Josh lets us in on some of the future ideas for the company and shares what he loves about Virginia Beach.
45 minutes | Jul 6, 2020
Wareing's Gym - Jesse Wareing
Episode 11 - Wareing’s Gym was founded in Virginia Beach in 1960. It is recognized as America’s oldest gym that is still open and running today. Wareing’s gym is well known for many programs including the Parisi Speed School and Training for Warriors. In this episode we hear from Jesse, a fourth generation Wareing. Jesse shares some of the history of the gym and we hear how his unique story fits into the philosophy of what Wareing’s Gym is all about.
69 minutes | Jun 22, 2020
Philly Cold Cuts - Jeff, Stephon, and Todd Fuller
Episode 10 - Philly Cold Cuts is a locally owned and operated deli specializing in award-wining cheesesteaks, hoagies, sandwiches and more. The Fuller family has been operating this business for the last forty years and it has become a well loved classic among the locals. The history of this restaurant begins long before they opened their doors for business and in this episode we hear the story shared by three of the brothers - Jeff, Stephon and Todd Fuller.
50 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
The Bagel Baker - George Stepanovich, Part 2
Episode 9, Part 2 - The Bagel Baker is an authentic New York style bagel shop that serves bagels, breakfast and deli sandwiches along with other made from scratch delicacies. In part 2 of this episode, we continue our interview with owner George Stepanovich. We hear how he’s successfully navigated challenges over the years and how his entrepreneurial strength keeps him focused on keeping The Bagel Baker the best of the best.
42 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
The Bagel Baker - George Stepanovich, Part 1
Episode 9, Part 1 - The Bagel Baker is an authentic New York style bagel shop that serves bagels, breakfast and deli sandwiches along with other made from scratch delicacies. Everything they serve is absolutely delicious and gets a true New Yorker’s stamp of approval. In this episode, owner George Stepanovich shares some of the history of his family and how they inspired him to create a business of his own. George is full of great stories and paints a fantastic picture of what it takes to build a business from the ground up.
54 minutes | May 18, 2020
The Eliza Hope Foundation - Aimee Darby
Episode 8 - The Eliza Hope Foundation raises money for The Eliza Hope Therapy Center for children with autism. At this center, families and children can find all their needed therapy in one place. Founder and President, Aimee Darby shares with us the emotional and inspirational story of how she created this foundation. The Darby’s daughter, Eliza, leaves an amazing legacy behind through The Eliza Hope Foundation.
42 minutes | May 4, 2020
BoBo's Fine Chicken - Bo Midgett
Episode 7 - BoBo's Fine Chicken is a fast food restaurant serving up homemade, southern food. Owner and founder, Bo Midgett created the concept for his restaurant based off his first-hand experience in the industry and the desire to preserve the southern cooking he grew up with by creating a way to share it with everyone else. In this episode, we hear Bo’s story from the beginning. He shares how reading one book changed the trajectory of his career path leading him up to New York City and back again to pursue the challenge of carving out a piece of the Virginia Beach food scene to preserve his family’s culinary history.
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