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The Live & Love Local Podcast
18 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
Heidi Becker of Warrior Wagons
This week on the Live & Love Local podcast john greene Realtor agent Elizabeth Gigler at down with Heidi Becker from Warrior Wagons which is a non-profit that provides wagons filled with care and comfort items to families of pediatric cancer patients. Heidi shared how her family started Warrior Wagons in honor of her son Drew whom they tragically lost to cancer in 2017, as well as how recipients are selected and how we can help them further their mission. To learn more about them and how to donate: www.warriorwagonsinc.com You can also donate items from their Amazon wishlist here: http://a.co/5UnsFTn
10 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
From the Vault! Beth Carey with Sharing Connections
We're back on the Live & Love Local podcast this week with an unreleased episode that we recorded way back in February! john greene Realtor agent Jenn Sereque sat down with Beth Carey from Sharing Connections in Downers Grove to learn more about their mission to make sure everyone has a bed to sleep in and a table to eat at. We planned to have a collection drive for Sharing Connections through the month of March, and you will hear reference to that, but due to the pandemic, we had to pause those plans. And, while we're still waiting to reschedule the collection drive, we highly encourage you to donate directly to Sharing Connections to help them furnish hope for those in need. To learn more about them and how to donate: www.sharingconnections.org
9 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
Mary Lou Wehrli, Commissioner at Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
On this week's episode of the Live & Love Local podcast, john greene Realtor agent Rachel Jenness sat down with Mary Lou Wehrli, Commissioner at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. They talked about all the great things the forest preserves have to offer and how they can be a great benefit from a real estate perspective as well! To learn more, visit www.dupageforest.org
9 minutes | Mar 11, 2020
Debbie Albright and Barbara Zegiel from Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity
On this week's episode of the Live & Love Local podcast, john greene Realtor agent Kim Grant sat down with Debbie Albright and Barbara Zegiel from Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity. We learned more about how Habitat for Humanity serves the community and their upcoming Realtors Unite 2020 Build, for which john greene Realtor will be fundraising! If you are a realtor or real estate brokerage and would like to participate in the 2020 Build, please contact Barbara Zegiel at 630-206-5038 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To attend our Concert Fundraising Event on June 4th: https://jgrhabitatevent.eventbrite.com To learn more about the Realtors Unite 2020 Build: www.chicagolandhabitat.org/site/TR?fr_id=1330&pg=entry To learn more about Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity: www.chicagolandhabitat.org/site/PageServer?pagename=home_fox
5 minutes | Feb 25, 2020
Baelyn & Jessica Tanner of Cozy Dog Treats
On this week's super cute new episode of the Live & Love Local podcast, john greene Realtor broker Carrie Foley interviewed Baelyn and Jessica Tanner, the creaters of Cozy Dog Treats. Based right here in Naperville, Baelyn wanted to figure out a way she, as a 7-old-year, could make some money for a trip to Disney World. With the help of her mom Jessica, they have also turned it into a way to help the local community. Be sure to listen to learn more and how you can pick up some of these homemade dog treats for yourself! To learn more: www.facebook.com/cozydogtreats
9 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
Top 5 Coffee Spots in Chicago's Western Suburbs
We polled our agents for this week's episode of the Live & Love Local podcast to get their recommendations for their favorite spots to get coffee. john greene Realtor brokers Shannon Nuzbach and Kate Shields broke down our top recommendations and shared more about the unique ambience of each place, as well some of their favorite drinks and treats. Listen to learn more!
23 minutes | Jan 30, 2020
Nicole Fly of Magical Travel by Nicole Fly
On this week's episode of the Live & Love Local podcast, john greene Realtor agent Joy Hastings sat down with Nicole Fly, a local Disney vacation planner! She shared how she found her way into vacation planning and why she's so passionate about it, as well as some GREAT tips for your next Disney trip. Plus, she is giving away a special offer to listeners who plan to book their next trip in 2020. So be sure to listen to learn more! P.S. Nicole brought her ADORABLE 4-month old son with to record and he had a little bit to say as well. So you will definitely hear some of his baby coos in the background when he had something to add. :)
7 minutes | Jan 17, 2020
Kristen Funk, Executive Director of Naperville Area Humane Society
We had the pleasure of sitting down with Kristen Funk of Naperville Area Humane Society for this week's epsiode. john greene Realtor agent Carrie Foley interviewed Kristen to learn more about how she became involved with NAHS and all of the amazing programs and opportunities they provide for cats, dogs, and humans alike.
9 minutes | Jan 2, 2020
Tammy Key of It's All About the Dress. Pay it Forward.
On today's episode of the Live & Love Local podcast, john greene Realtor broker Elizabeth Gigler had the opportunity to speak with Tammy Key who created the Facebook group It's All About the Dress. Pay it Forward. This group offers people from all across the country and beyond a platform to donate and receive formal dresses from people who just simply want to pay it forward. Tammy shared how her idea to donate her own dress turned into this movement of a group of more than 9,000 people who believe in the power of sharing with others. To join the group, check them out here: www.facebook.com/groups/622505678137477
9 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
Carrie and Craig Foley of Row House Naperville
On this week's episode of the Live & Love Local podcast, jgR agent Jay Mehra interviewed fellow jgR agents Carrie and Craig Foley who are co-owners of Naperville's newest fitness concept - Row House! Located at 1275 S Naper Blvd in Naperville, Row House offers a variety of classes for those of all fitness levels. Carrie and Craig spoke about what inspired them to enter the fitness industry and what makes Row House stand out among all the options for your fitness routine. To learn more, visit www.therowhouse.com/location/naperville or give them a call at 630-912-7ROW.
8 minutes | Dec 4, 2019
Top 5 Holiday Activities in the Western Suburbs
There's something magical about this time of year and the western suburbs offer so many wonderful activities to enjoy during the holiday season. Since they're local experts, we polled our jgR agents to learn more about their favorites. We couldn't feature ALL of them, so we narrowed it down to these 5! From Geneva to Oswego and beyond, john greene Realtor agents Shannon Nuzbach and Donna Bode discussed our 5 recommendations and what makes them so special.
23 minutes | Nov 14, 2019
Stuart Meyer of Social Frequency Media Communications
On this week's episode of the Live & Love Local Podcast, jgR agent Dana Bern sat down with Stuart Meyer, a local filmmaker and founder of Social Frequency Media Communications. Stuart shared how he discovered his path and passion to become a documentarian, as well as how he found his way from small-town Kentucky to Naperville. We talked about how he has absolutely fallen in love with the town and some ways in which he has chosen to honor and promote this place he loves to call home.
39 minutes | Oct 24, 2019
Mike Briggs, President & CEO of Little Friends
On this week's episode of the Live & Love Local podcast, jgR broker Jessica Gerald sat down with Mike Briggs, President & CEO of Little Friends. Little Friends is an organization based in Naperville that provides programs and support for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Mike shared more about the services they provide to help individuals and their families, as well as some exciting plans they have for the future! Learn more about Little Friends: www.littlefriendsinc.org.
17 minutes | Oct 10, 2019
Janet Kean of Chiefs Rugby Football Club
On this week's episode, jgR agent Jessica Taylor had a chance to speak with Janet Kean, President of Chiefs Rugby Football Club. Janet shared how she became involved with the club, why she feels so passionate about the rugby, and what sets it apart from other sports. Especially if you're not familiar with rugby, it's definitely an interesting listen! To learn more: www.chiefsrfc.org
14 minutes | Sep 26, 2019
Naperville Woman's Club - Witches Night Out!
On this week's episode of the Live & Love Local podcast, jgR broker Laura Caldwell sat down with Sandy McKeon and Carol Vargos from the Naperville Woman's Club to learn more about their upcoming fundraising event - Witches' Night Out! Learn more about the event, how to purchase tickets, and who the fundraiser benefits. Enjoy a fun night with friends while supporting a great cause! To learn more: www.witchesnightoutnaperville.org.
14 minutes | Sep 19, 2019
Mary Garcia of My Daughter's Dress
On this week's episode of the Live & Love Local podcast, john greene Realtor broker Jessica Taylor sat down with Mary Garcia, Founder of an organization in Oswego called My Daughter’s Dress. The organization's mission is to ensure every girl and woman, regardless of finances, is able to attend special events like prom, homecoming, etc. without worrying about the sometimes extensive cost of purchasing a new dress. Listen to learn more about the organization, as well as how people can help. http://www.mydaughtersdress.org
26 minutes | Sep 5, 2019
Janell Robinson of Hope's Front Door
On this week's episode of the Live & Love Local Podcast, jgR agent Kristina Irvine sat down with Janell Robinson, Executive Director of Hope's Front Door. Janell shared the important work that Hope's Front Door offers residents in DuPage County through their numerous anti-poverty programs, which serve the mission of being a “first responder” to neighbors who are facing financial and/or medical crises. Each program, along with partnerships with their network of social agencies, work to help people restructure their lives long-term and move them out of living a “crisis-to-crisis existence." To learn more about Hope's Front Door, please visit www.hopesfrontdoor.org.
28 minutes | Aug 29, 2019
Jeff and Lisa Manning of Aurora Yoga Center
On this week's episode, jgR broker Elizabeth Gigler sat down with Jeff and Lisa Manning from Aurora Yoga Center to learn more about their story! From begrudgingly taking his first yoga class to knowing that he wanted to become an instructor, Army vet Jeff shared how and why he chose yoga was the path he wanted to pursue to help people. From there, Jeff and Lisa first started their yoga studio in their basement and have grown it to where it is today. Jeff also shared advice he was given for how to approach your business and we just know if will be your new mantra! To learn more about Aurora Yoga Center, visit www.aurorayogacenter.com.
21 minutes | Jul 10, 2019
Dana Davenport of Dana Being Dana
jgR brokers Kim Lawler-Marino and Katie Minott had the pleasure of sitting down with Dana Davenport who holds many titles, including show host of Dana Being Dana on NCTV and Intellectual Radio. Dana shared how she found her way to radio, and now NCTV, and the ways in which her show seeks to create human connection, while promoting kindness and understanding. Check out her radio show every Wednesday on Facebook Live and Intellectual Radio, and her NCTV show every month on NCTV17.com!
28 minutes | Jun 27, 2019
Debbie Mossberg of Bike Bald Group
On this week's episode of the Live and Love Local podcast, jgR agent Shannon Nuzbach had the honor of sitting down with Debbie Mossberg of Bike Bald Group, a non-profit organization in Oswego with the mission to enrich the lives of children affected by cancer and rare illnesses. Debbie shared her story of why she started Bike Bald Group, as well as more about the incredible work they do, how people can help, and how Oswego welcomed them home. The work Debbie and her team does is so important and we encourage you to learn more about what they do and how you can help by visiting their website: www.bikebald.com.
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