March 7, 2023

Aaron Woolum and Melissa Wilburn of Russell Area Technical Center

Join us as we interview Aaron Woolum and Melissa Wilburn, teachers at Russell Area Technical Center where they challenge students in the mastery of academics and technical skills. Aaron is the welding teacher and Melissa is t...

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Dec. 20, 2022

Josh Weber of Timber Woodcraft

Did you know Louisville cuts down 55,000 trees within its own city limits every year? We didn’t. That is until we interviewed Josh Weber, owner of Timber Woodcraft located in Louisville, KY. Timber Woodcraft is a family-ow...

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Dec. 6, 2022

John-Mark Hack of Thoroughbred

Join us as we interview John-Mark Hack, Chief Strategy Officer of Thoroughbred and Vice-Chair of the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers. Thoroughbred, founded in 1986 and headquartered in Lexington, KY, is a #onestopshop f...

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Nov. 22, 2022

Chris Naber of FirstBuild

Please join us as we interview Chris Naber, Director of Product Development, of FirstBuild. FirstBuild is a Subsidiary of GE Appliances with a start-up feel. Located in Louisville, KY right on the corner of the University o...

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Nov. 8, 2022

Jeremy Prichard of TrinDocs

Please join us as we interview Jeremy Prichard, Director of Sales and Marketing, of TrinDocs, headquartered in Lexington, KY. With their proprietary software, TrinDocs helps companies' back offices become paperless by automating their accounts payable, tailored integrations to mid-market ERP, …

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Oct. 11, 2022

Diane Evans of Kentucky Beer Cheese

Please join us as we interview Diane Evans, President/Owner of Evans Gourmet Foods and Kentucky Beer Cheese, headquartered in Nicholasville, KY. Although Diane and her husband Chris didn’t purchase the company until 2004, Kentucky Beer Cheese has a rich 35-year …

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Sept. 27, 2022

John Mittel of Phocus

Please join us as we interview John Mittel, Co-Founder, of Phocus headquartered in Louisville, KY. Phocus is a tea-caffeinated sparkling water that was born from John Mittel and Tom O’Grady’s need for an alternative to energy drinks or soda. Phocus’ …

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Sept. 13, 2022

Executives of Pittsburg Tank and Tower Group

Please join us as we interview executives, Ben Johnston, Eric Gardner, and Chris Johnston, from Pittsburg Tank & Tower Group headquartered in Henderson, KY. PTTG designs, builds, and maintains tanks, communications towers, and support systems for our nation’s infrastructure. PTTG …

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Aug. 30, 2022

Ryan Jones of Roots & Jones

Please join us as we interview Ryan Jones, Co-Founder, of Roots & Jones headquartered right outside of Louisville, KY in Oldham County. Ryan began making pens as a hobby and to get back to his roots with his grandfather, Jim …

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Aug. 10, 2022

Peter Mitchell of Capitol Bicycles

Please join us as we interview Peter Mitchell, Owner, of Capitol Bicycle Company based in the heart of London, Kentucky. Capitol Bicycle Company produces handmade, bespoke bicycle frames, unique to each cycling client. With fit and comfort as his primary …

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July 26, 2022

Joshua Peters of Open Grain Woodwork

Please join us as we interview Joshua Peters, Creative Director, of Open Grain Woodwork. Established in 2007, Open Grain Woodwork is a creative studio locally owned and operated in Louisville, KY. Their team is comprised of expert craftsmen with decades …

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July 12, 2022

Corey Roppel of Roppel Industries

Please join us as we interview Corey Roppel, Third Generation and Executive of Roppel Industries, headquartered in Louisville, KY. Celebrating its 75th year, Roppel Industries has been Making America Run since 1947. From custom fabrication to heat exchange service, repair, …

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June 21, 2022

David Horne of Tag Your Swag

Please join us as we interview David Horne, President of Tag Your Swag, located in Louisville, KY. We talk to David about the origins of Tag Your Swag. How it was born out of his family-owned and operated contract decorator …

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May 31, 2022

Jim Higdon of Cornbread Hemp

Join us as we interview Jim Higdon, Co-founder of Cornbread Hemp located in Louisville, KY. We talk to Jim about the rich history of hemp here in Kentucky and what Cornbread Hemp is doing with the first-ever USDA certified organic …

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May 17, 2022

Ruth Moore of Aristech Surfaces

Join us as we interview Ruth Moore Vice President of HR for Aristech Surfaces located in Florence, KY. We talk with Ruth about the lasting impact Aristech has had on the community and the families employed by Aristech Surfaces for …

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May 3, 2022

Bob Martin of Fives Machining Systems

This week we are interviewing Bob Martin, President and Chief Commercial Officer of Fives Machining Systems in Hebron, KY. Fives Machining Systems has a long history in manufacturing dating back to 1884. It was founded as Cincinnati Screw and Tap …

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Nov. 9, 2021

Nick Baute of Hound Dog Press

This week we are interviewing Nick Baute of Hound Dog Press. A Letterpress Printing company founded in 2008 and located in Louisville, KY. They specialize in custom invitations, greeting cards, stationery, posters, and prints. Join us as we learn more …

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Oct. 26, 2021

Larry Williams of Aviation Safety Resources

This week we are interviewing Larry Williams of Aviation Safety Resources. Founded in 2000 and located in Nicholasville, Ky. Aviation Safety Resources address the safety needs of new-generation aircraft with new parachute canopy design and manufacturing, ballistics & ejection technologies, …

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Oct. 12, 2021

Angie and Tony Alexander of Mike Alexander Dies, Inc

This week we are interviewing Angie and Tony Alexander, two siblings working together to continue the great craftsmanship at Mike Alexander Dies, Inc. Started in Louisville, KY in 1984 by the company namesake, they manufacturer rotary and flat steel cutting …

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Sept. 28, 2021

Chad Rosen of Victory Hemp Foods

This week we are interviewing Chad Rosen, the founder of Victory Hemp Foods. Victory Hemp Foods creates highly functional, great-tasting hemp ingredients for super-nutritious, plant-based, vegetarian, and vegan foods. They have an interesting story to tell, along with news of …

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Sept. 14, 2021

Sarah Smith from Central KY Tool

Central KY Tool is a small woman-owned business, located in Lebanon, KY. They have a rich history of manufacturing precision parts and fabrication solutions. With 50+ years of business under their belt, they are your one-stop shop for any of …

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Aug. 31, 2021

Alex Risen of Big Ass Fans

No expletives intended folks, but hear us out! Big Ass Fans headquartered in Lexington, KY provides air quality solutions in industrial, commercial, and school system settings. BAF is here to make your employees or students safer, healthier, and more productive …

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Aug. 17, 2021

Sarah Blazin of Muth's Candies

Muth’s Candies, located in Louisville, KY, believes in old-fashioned attention to craft and detail, applying it to each candy piece they produce. Spokesperson Sarah Blazin says this, combined with four generations and one hundred years of experience, sets them apart …

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Aug. 3, 2021

Aaron Lanning of Lanning Paints

Join us as we interview Aaron Lanning of Lanning Chemical and Lanning Paints. With years and years of industry knowledge Lanning Paints can meet any paint or coatings need. If you would like to contact Aaron visit www.lanningpaints.com or give …

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