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078: REFRESH Medical Spa and Wellness – Meet Josette Giuffrida

078: REFRESH Medical Spa and Wellness – Meet Josette Giuffrida

Episode 078 REFRESH Medical Spa and Wellness Meet Josette Giuffrida Show Notes: In this episode, I sit down with Josette Giuffrida, the owner of REFRESH Medical Spa & Wellness in Cornelius. Josette shares the story of her entrepreneurial journey, as well as some...

075: Dog Training by Hazel – Meet Hazel Jillian Pacion

075: Dog Training by Hazel – Meet Hazel Jillian Pacion

Episode 075 Dog Training by HazelMeet Hazel Jillian PacionShow Notes: I have a great conversation lined up for you with Hazel Jillian Pacion. She’s the owner of Dog Training By Hazel, a small business based in Huntersville that has actually grown and prospered during...

074: Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop – Meet Birkdale Co-Owner Gabby Sillyman

074: Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop – Meet Birkdale Co-Owner Gabby Sillyman

Episode 074 Buttermilk Sky Pie ShopMeet Birkdale Co-Owner Gabby SillymanShow Notes: In this episode, I sit down with Gabby Sillyman. She is the co-owner along with her sister, Savannah, of the Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop in Birkdale Village. We’ve been buying pies there...

073: LKN Images – Meet Kathleen and Ed Martin

073: LKN Images – Meet Kathleen and Ed Martin

Episode 073 LKN ImagesMeet Kathleen and Ed MartinShow Notes: In this episode, I’m really excited to bring you a conversation with the owners of LKN Images, Kathleen and Ed Martin. Kathleen is a top photographer in the Lake Norman and Charlotte metro areas. Her areas...

072: Abby Kircher – Founder and CEO of Abby’s Better, Inc.

072: Abby Kircher – Founder and CEO of Abby’s Better, Inc.

Episode 072 Abby KircherFounder and CEO of Abby's Better, Inc.Show Notes: Here we are at episode 72 of The Best of LKN podcast, and we have an amazing guest for you to meet. Abby Kircher began her entrepreneurial journey at just 15 years old. She was inspired to begin...

071: Renee Roberson – Editor of Lake Norman Currents Magazine

071: Renee Roberson – Editor of Lake Norman Currents Magazine

Episode 071 Renee RobersonEditor of Lake Norman Currents MagazineShow Notes: If you’ve been following this production for a while, you’ll remember back in the Spring of this year Lake Norman Currents magazine wrote a piece about this podcast. The article appeared in...

070: Eyes Up Lake Norman – Meet Founder and Coach Chad Macy

070: Eyes Up Lake Norman – Meet Founder and Coach Chad Macy

Episode 070 Eyes Up Lake NormanMeet Founder and Coach Chad MacyShow Notes: In this episode we’re featuring an organization that was started during the pandemic, and has been recognized by several of our esteemed guests here on the podcast. Chad Macy has merged his...

069: 55 Prime Mooresville – Meet Chef Peter Olsacher

069: 55 Prime Mooresville – Meet Chef Peter Olsacher

Episode 069 55 Prime MooresvilleMeet Chef Peter OlsacherShow Notes: In this episode, we’re featuring a new small business in Mooresville that is delivering a chef-driven fine dining experience to your door. 55 Prime was founded by Chef Peter Olsacher in 2021 to...

068: Davidson Provision Company – Meet Owner Matt Santos

068: Davidson Provision Company – Meet Owner Matt Santos

Episode 068 Davidson Provision CompanyMeet Owner Matt SantosShow Notes: I finally have the opportunity to feature one of the coolest small businesses in the Lake Norman area - in fact, one of the coolest small businesses anywhere! Davidson Provision Company is located...

066: Suds N Shine Car Wash – Meet Owners Dan and Ben Schiermeyer

066: Suds N Shine Car Wash – Meet Owners Dan and Ben Schiermeyer

Episode 066 Suds N' Shine Car WashMeet Owners Dan and Ben SchiermeyerShow Notes: In this episode I sit down with Dan & Ben Schiermeyer, the owners of Suds & Shine Car Wash in Cornelius, and Affordable Mini-Storage of Statesville. What interests me most about...

065: Brittany Pomeroy – Founder of Flourish Together

065: Brittany Pomeroy – Founder of Flourish Together

Episode 065 Brittany PomeroyFounder of Flourish TogetherShow Notes: Brittany Pomeroy is the founder of Flourish Together. Brittany founded Flourish Together in the middle of the pandemic as a commitment to helping organizations make a lasting, meaningful impact on...

063: Donna Dunlap – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas

063: Donna Dunlap – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas

Episode 063 Donna DunlapBig Brothers Big Sisters of Central CarolinasShow Notes: We’ve had the real honor of featuring several local and nationally recognized nonprofit organizations on the podcast. We especially love the nonprofits whose missions are to improve the...

062: Michal Bay – Owner and Developer of Merino Mill in Mooresville

062: Michal Bay – Owner and Developer of Merino Mill in Mooresville

Episode 062 Michal BayOwner and Developer of Merino Mill in MooresvilleShow Notes: In this episode, I sit down with Michal Bay, the owner of the amazing Merino Mill in Mooresville. This is a conversation that I’ve really been looking forward to sharing, because Michal...

059: Robert Maynard – Founder and CEO of Famous Toastery

059: Robert Maynard – Founder and CEO of Famous Toastery

Episode 059 Robert MaynardFounder and CEO of Famous ToasteryShow Notes: I have a really great episode lined up for you. I’m finally able to feature one of my favorite restaurant brands, Famous Toastery. The founder and CEO of the company, Robert Maynard, joins me to...

058: MINE by sandy – Meet Boutique Owner Sandy Bowers

058: MINE by sandy – Meet Boutique Owner Sandy Bowers

Episode 058 MINE by sandyMeet Boutique Owner Sandy BowersShow Notes: A few weeks ago we published a blog article featuring some really amazing local boutiques to procure some beautiful gifts for Mother’s Day. I was really proud of the businesses we were able to...

057: Freedom Boat Club Lake Norman – Meet Owner Jeff Weir

057: Freedom Boat Club Lake Norman – Meet Owner Jeff Weir

Episode 057 Freedom Boat Club Lake NormanMeet Owner Jeff WeirShow Notes: The weather is warming up and that means boating season is here! Hey friends, welcome back to the podcast. In this episode we’re talking about boating with the owner of Freedom Boat Club Lake...

056: Atomic Habits – A Book Review with the Mbrace Studio Team

056: Atomic Habits – A Book Review with the Mbrace Studio Team

Episode 056 Atomic HabitsA Book Review with the Mbrace Studio TeamShow Notes: In this episode, the team at Mbrace Studio joins me to share their thoughts on the wildly popular book: Atomic Habits, by James Clear. If you listened to the special 50th episode on the...

055: Robin Smith Salzman – Owner, Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

055: Robin Smith Salzman – Owner, Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Episode 055 Robin Smith SalzmanOwner, Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep RamShow Notes: In this episode, I’m sharing with you a conversation I had with the owner of Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Robin Smith Salzman. Robin and her husband Jack have built one of the...

054: Sodoma Law North – Meet Nicole Sodoma and Sarah Bennett

054: Sodoma Law North – Meet Nicole Sodoma and Sarah Bennett

Episode 054 Sodoma Law NorthMeet Nicole Sodoma and Sarah BennettShow Notes: I noticed back in January of this year that one of Charlotte’s most prominent law firms had expanded into the Lake Norman area with the opening of a new office in Cornelius. Sodoma Law...

053: Davidson Lands Conservancy – Meet Executive Director Dave Cable

053: Davidson Lands Conservancy – Meet Executive Director Dave Cable

Episode 053 Davidson Lands ConservancyMeet Executive Director Dave CableShow Notes: In this episode, we’re featuring Davidson Lands Conservancy - a local nonprofit that focuses on preserving the area’s most important natural assets for future generations. The...

052: The Addison Hutchison Foundation – Meet Shane Hutchison

052: The Addison Hutchison Foundation – Meet Shane Hutchison

Episode 052 The Addison Hutchison FoundationMeet Shane HutchisonShow Notes: As you know by now, we do love to feature thoughtful nonprofit organizations on the podcast, in addition to the best small businesses in the area. I have the honor of sharing the story of the...

050: Our 50th Episode – The Journey So Far!

050: Our 50th Episode – The Journey So Far!

Episode 050 Our 50th Episode!The Journey So Far!Show Notes: Here we are: The 50th Episode! We thought it would be a good idea to mark the occasion with a special episode - our first solo episode with just the host of the podcast. Sounds boring... I know, right? Here...

049: BoatYard Lake Norman – Meet Owner Chris Boukedes

049: BoatYard Lake Norman – Meet Owner Chris Boukedes

Episode 049 BoatYard Lake NormanMeet Owner Chris BoukedesShow Notes: We have sort of a bonus episode for you this week. Here’s a little back story: We began working on an article for our blog about two weeks ago - an article that would highlight a few great spots...

048: Lost Worlds Brewing Co. – Meet Founder Dave Hamme

048: Lost Worlds Brewing Co. – Meet Founder Dave Hamme

Episode 048 Lost Worlds Brewing Co.Meet Founder Dave HammeShow Notes: Long time listeners of the podcast will be familiar with my fondness for craft beer, so it will come as no surprise that I’m featuring another great local craft brewery in this episode. Dave Hamme,...

046: Jamie Perrine – Founder of the Body Lantern Torch for Runners

046: Jamie Perrine – Founder of the Body Lantern Torch for Runners

Episode 046 Jamie PerrineFounder of the Body Lantern Torch for RunnersShow Notes: In this episode, I’m featuring a conversation with the inventive founder of a Mooresville-based startup that is helping runners see and be seen in the dark. Body Lantern is a Veteran...

045: Zack Wyatt – Executive Director at Carolina Farm Trust

045: Zack Wyatt – Executive Director at Carolina Farm Trust

Episode 045 Zack WyattExecutive Director at Carolina Farm TrustShow Notes: Carolina Farm Trust is a nonprofit organization that manages a network of urban farms in the Charlotte Metro area, including one in Huntersville. Their goal is to make the area a global leader...

040: Main Street Veterinary Hospital Cornelius – Meet Dr. Lori Hoe

040: Main Street Veterinary Hospital Cornelius – Meet Dr. Lori Hoe

Episode 040 Main Street Veterinary Hospital CorneliusMeet Dr. Lori HoeShow Notes: Dr. Lori Hoe at the Main Street Veterinary Hospital in Cornelius joins us for episode 40 of the podcast! Lori shares what inspired her to open her own veterinary practice with the help...

038: Ashley George – Mrs. North Carolina 2020 Joins the Podcast

038: Ashley George – Mrs. North Carolina 2020 Joins the Podcast

Episode 038 Ashley GeorgeMrs. North Carolina 2020 Joins the PodcastShow Notes: It’s Episode 38, and our last episode for 2020! I’ve had such a great time producing this podcast for you, and really looking forward to more great conversations in the new year!  In this...

027: Ed Watkins Marine – Meet Owner and NASCAR Team Member Ed Watkins

027: Ed Watkins Marine – Meet Owner and NASCAR Team Member Ed Watkins

Episode 027 Ed Watkins MarineMeet Owner and NASCAR Team Member Ed WatkinsShow Notes: In this episode, I sit down with Ed Watkins to talk about his 24-year career as a NASCAR  pit crew team member and his highly successful boat dealership on Lake Norman. Ed shares the...

026: Hearts On Fiber Davidson – Meet Owner Kim Clark

026: Hearts On Fiber Davidson – Meet Owner Kim Clark

Episode 026 Hearts On Fiber DavidsonMeet Owner Kim ClarkShow Notes: Welcome Hearts on Fiber owner Kim Clark to the podcast! Hearts on fiber has been recognized as a favorite local business by a few of my guests, so I was really pleased to have this chat with Kim. She...

021: Davidson Chocolate Company – Meet Owner Ana Vogel

021: Davidson Chocolate Company – Meet Owner Ana Vogel

Episode 021 Davidson Chocolate CompanyMeet Owner Ana VogelShow Notes: Welcome Ana Vogel with Davidson Chocolate Company to the podcast! Ana shares the amazing story of her entrepreneurial journey and details the path that led her to owning Davidson Chocolate Company....

018: Good Drip Coffee Davidson – Meet Owner Zack Whitt

018: Good Drip Coffee Davidson – Meet Owner Zack Whitt

Episode 018 Good Drip Coffee DavidsonMeet Owner Zack WhittShow Notes: "We love building spaces within our community that families can enjoy." ~Zack Whitt Welcome Good Drip Coffee and owner Zack Whitt to the podcast! Husband, Dad, Pastor, Serial Entrepreneur, CrossFit...

017: Juelerye – Meet Owner Jacqueline Bassett

017: Juelerye – Meet Owner Jacqueline Bassett

Episode 017 JueleryeMeet Owner Jacqueline BassettShow Notes: Welcome Jacqueline Bassett to the podcast! Jacqueline owns Juelerye Fine Gifts and Art, a unique shopping destination in Cornelius. Jacqueline founded Juelerye in 2015 on the idea that a rewarding life is...

013: Dr. Carrie Uehlein – The Veterinary Hospital of Davidson

013: Dr. Carrie Uehlein – The Veterinary Hospital of Davidson

Episode 013 Dr. Carrie UehleinThe Veterinary Hospital of DavidsonShow Notes: Welcome to episode 13 of the podcast! Dr. Carrie Uehlein joins us for an interview. Carrie is the co-owner of The Veterinary Hospital of Davidson, a vet clinic that integrates conventional...

012: Jon Dressler – Owner of Dressler’s Restaurant Birkdale Village

012: Jon Dressler – Owner of Dressler’s Restaurant Birkdale Village

Episode 012 Jon DresslerOwner of Dressler's Restaurant Birkdale VillageShow Notes: Jon Dressler joins the podcast for episode 12! Jon and his wife Kim lead Rare Roots Hospitality, a company here in Charlotte that owns Dressler's Restaurant in Birkdale Village, along...

009: SpeedPro Imaging and Pure Design Photography Studio in Cornelius!

009: SpeedPro Imaging and Pure Design Photography Studio in Cornelius!

Episode 009 SpeedPro Imagingand Pure Design Photography StudioShow Notes: Welcome to episode #9! The owners of SpeedPro Imaging and Pure Design Photography Studio, Lynn and Craig Bakstad, join the podcast for an interview. They share the details of the two businesses...

008: W8LESS LKN Trampoline and Ninja Park in Cornelius!

008: W8LESS LKN Trampoline and Ninja Park in Cornelius!

Episode 008 W8LESS LKNTrampoline and Ninja Park in Cornelius!Show Notes: Welcome to episode 8 of The Best of LKN podcast! It's an honor to feature this Veteran-owned small business - W8less LKN Trampoline and Ninja Park! In this episode, I interview Larry Thompson who...

007: Blumengärten – Lake Norman’s Extraordinary Florist!

007: Blumengärten – Lake Norman’s Extraordinary Florist!

Episode 007 BlumengärtenLake Norman's Extraordinary Florist!Show Notes: Welcome owner Denise Ulhorn and designer Emily Frank of Blumengärten to the podcast! Blumengärten is an extraordinary LKN florist located in Cornelius, North Carolina. In this interview, Denise...

005: Charlotte Running Company – Northlake & Lake Norman Stores

005: Charlotte Running Company – Northlake & Lake Norman Stores

Episode 005 Charlotte Running CompanyNorthlake & Lake Norman StoresShow Notes: Welcome to episode #5! This one features another boutique fitness brand, Charlotte Running Company. The owner of the Northlake and Lake Norman (Mooresville) locations, Jamie Davis,...

003: Meet LKN Realtor Becca Mangini!

003: Meet LKN Realtor Becca Mangini!

Episode 003 Meet LKN Realtor Becca ManginiShow Notes: LKN Real Estate SuperStar Becca Mangini joins the podcast for an interview! In this episode, Becca gives us a glimpse of her journey into real estate sales as a full time profession. She shares her love for real...

002: Eleven Lakes Brewing – Cheers to Craft Beer and Community

002: Eleven Lakes Brewing – Cheers to Craft Beer and Community

Episode 002 Eleven Lakes Brewing CompanyCheers to Craft Beer and CommunityShow Notes: In this episode of The Best of LKN, I'm joined by the brewmeister of Eleven Lakes Brewing Company - Ray Hutchinson. Ray introduces us to the Eleven Lakes story, shares some...