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March 9, 2023

Rich Lockwood, Motor City Gas Distillery

Today, Rich Lockwood of Motor City Gas joins the show. Following a career in marketing and advertising, Rich needed a change. In 2015 he turned his hobby of home brewing and turned it in to a business. He wanted a …

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Feb. 23, 2023

Inside "Network First"

Today we get a look inside our newly rebranded Wednesday morning group, Network First. This meeting is designed to be the antithesis of those structured networking groups. There's no attendance requirement. There's no ne...

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Feb. 9, 2023

Anton Babushkin of Start My Wellness

Fortunately, the world of mental health care is becoming less taboo. However, its till remains extremely difficult to navigate in our current health care system. Our guest today is Anton Babushkin, founder and CEO of Start ...

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Jan. 26, 2023

Journey Property Inspections' Emily Burnett and Anton Britting

In this wild real estate market, many home buyers are waiving property inspections in order to get the house they want. We can pretty much guarantee you won't do that after listening to today's episode. Emily Burnett will so...

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Jan. 12, 2023

Michael Gordon of MGA Architects

Michael Gordon has the job he's wanted since he was 2 years old -architect. Today we learn about his experience at MGA Architects and with the Royal Oak Chamber. He started his own firm over 30 years ago, almost by …

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Dec. 20, 2022

Regina Leutzinger of Habatat Detroit

Today, we learn about, quite literally, a hidden gem in Royal Oak. Habatat Detroit is the country's oldest art gallery dedicated exclusively to glass work. And their pieces are stunning. Our guest today is art consultant Re...

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Dec. 6, 2022

Dan Fischer of Citizens State Bank

Today, Lisa and Jon are joined by Dan Fischer, the President and CEO of Citizens State Bank on Woodward Avenue. Dan came to the bank in September of 2020 after an illustrious career with financial institutions of all differe...

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Nov. 8, 2022

Jeff Kong of Tri-Covery

Today we welcome Jeff Kong of Tri-Covery Massage and Flexibility. They started in Novi but have recently expanded to Royal Oak, offering a number of services and therapies. Tri-Covery expanded right at the beginning of COVI...

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Oct. 25, 2022

Trish Carruth: Your Personal Jeweler

Today we again turn the microphone on one of our co-hosts, Trish Carruth from Your Personal Jeweler. Trish frequently mentions that she's a third generation jeweler, but her path to this field may surprise you. She specializ...

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Oct. 11, 2022

The New Owners of Ray's Ice Cream

Jason and Lindsey Eddleston are the new owners of a Royal Oak institution, Ray's Ice Cream. And after six decades and three generations of ownership, the Stevens family weren't going to sell their family business to just any...

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June 16, 2022

Royal Oak Leprechauns' Mark Sackett

The Royal Oak Leprechauns are back! Today, Jon, Lisa, and Andrea are joined by their GM, Mark Sackett, to talk all things Leprechauns baseball. Mark tells us about joining the Great Lakes Collegiate League and moving the tea...

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June 2, 2022

Laura Rizzo of Luv All Coaching

Laura Rizzo, a former teacher and tennis coach, is now the owner of Luv All Coaching, where she offers professional coaching to everyone from divorcees to corporations. You may see many people call themselves a "coach," but L...

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May 19, 2022

The Great Escape Room - Kiman Agee

You'll hear more laughs in this episode than any previous episode of the ROCC Pod. That's because our guest, Kiman Agee of The Great Escape Room, can really roll with the punches. He's an actor, and his ad-lib skills are …

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May 4, 2022

Jon Gay of JAG in Detroit Podcasts

Today, we turn the tables on our co-host, Jon Gay of JAG in Detroit Podcasts, and put him in the hot seat. We talk about his radio-turned-podcasting career and get some insight into his personal backstory too! Jon left radio...

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April 21, 2022

JD Lindeberg of RRS and Nextcycle Michigan

JD Lindeberg is an expert on recycling and the circular economy. He's been involved with these ideas since the late 1980's through both Resource Recycling Systems (RRS) and NextCycle Michigan. JD explains the circular econo...

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April 7, 2022

Jill Berti of Workery Consulting on HR in 2022

The world has been turned on its ear in the last two years. And that's certainly true in the world of human resources. Today's guest, Jill Berti, started Workery Consulting during the pandemic. She provides outsourced HR s...

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March 17, 2022

The Michigan World War II Legacy Memorial

The Michigan World War II Legacy Memorial is actually the official state memorial, and it will live right here in Royal Oak, in Memorial Park. Groundbreaking is scheduled for April 7th. Today, we are joined by Judy Maten from the …

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March 3, 2022

Todd Fenton, Deputy City Manager of Royal Oak

The Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce has a great relationship with the city itself, and a big part of that is Todd Fenton, Deputy City Manager of Royal Oak. Todd is our guest today. We start by exploring looking at …

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Feb. 17, 2022

Lisa Bibbee on the 2022 Real Estate market

We've had some great guests so far on the ROCC Pod, but some of you have asked to know more about our 4 co-hosts. Today, we put Lisa Bibbee of Keller Williams Advantage in the hot seat, and pick her …

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Feb. 3, 2022

Michael Pesendorfer - M3 Investment Services

Six and a half years ago, Michael Pesendorfer brought his 37 years of investment experience, and his team at M3 Investment Services to Royal Oak. He says he's finally found a home here - both personally and professionally. ...

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Jan. 20, 2022

Jeff Selik of ERSI Water and Fire

Note: In the time between when we recorded this interview with Jeff and when we published the episode, Jeff left ERSI for another opportunity. We have published this episode with his permission to explain the work that ERSI ...

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Jan. 6, 2022

Peter Boyse of Boyse CPA

Today's guest is Peter Boyse of Boyse CPA. With the new year here, there are many things you need to know about filing your 2021 taxes, so you don't leave any money on the table. Peter Boyse of Boyse CPA …

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Dec. 16, 2021

Patt Trama of Patt's Word Art

Ever since she was a little girl, Patt Trama has always been interested in writing. She's won multiple awards for her work across many different genres. Today, she sits down with Jon, Lisa, Trish, and Andrea to reflect on h...

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Dec. 1, 2021

Kathleen Novetsky from AAA Talks No-Fault Changes and More

Today's episode is a bit longer than usual, because there's a lot of important information in it. Royal Oak Chamber member Kathleen Novetsky of AAA Insurance walks us through the recent changes to Michigan's No Fault Auto In...

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