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Biz Talk 518

Biz Talk 518

By Leo Quinn
“Biz Talk 518” is a local podcast based in the Capital District of NY.

We interview interesting business people, doing interesting things in the 518.

Is that you or do you know one?

Have them get in touch with us.
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Biz Talk 518

#63 Cosimo Crupi - Pizza By Dominick
My guest today is Cosimo Crupi, of Pizza By Dominick 1968 New Scotland Rd  Slingerlands, NY 12159 (518) 478-9223
September 02, 2021
#62 Santhosh Kochuparambil - Karavalli
Santhosh Kochuparambil is the owner of Karavalli 47 Caroline St Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 518-580-1144
August 02, 2021
#61 Brandon Doran - Mr. Bumbles Cafe
 Brandon Doran is the owner of Mr. Bumble's Cafe. 263 New Scotland Ave Albany, NY 12208 (518) 818-0622
July 21, 2021
#60 Maria DeAngelo - Marie's Cafe & Catering
Maria is the owner of Maria's Cafe & Catering 412 Union St Schenectady, NY 12305 Info about online cooking classes here:
July 13, 2021
#59 Michael Koegel - Mama's Boy Burgers
Michael Koegel - Mama's Boy Burgers 6067 Main St Tannersville, NY 12485
February 22, 2021
#58 Matt Ruth - DCs Pizza
Matt Ruth is the owner of DC's Pizza 1182 Western Ave Albany NY 12203 (518) 482-1392
January 29, 2021
#57 - Kevin Myers - Ribbon Cafe
Kevin Myers is the owner of The Ribbon Cafe... 11 Prospect Street Ballston Spa, New York 12020 Monday - Sunday 7 AM - 3 PM 518-288-3040
September 24, 2020
#56 - Kevin Borowsky - The Whistling Kettle
Kevin and his wife are the owners of the Whistling Kettle with locations in Ballston Spa, Troy and Schenectady.
September 07, 2020
#55 Joe Popolizio - Water's Edge Lighthouse
Joe and his parents are the owners of The Water's Edge Lighthouse.   2 Freemans Bridge Rd Glenville, NY 12302 (518) 370-5300
August 31, 2020
#54 PJ Davis - PJ’s BAR-B-QSA
PJ Davis and his wife are owners of PJ’s BAR-B-QSA in Saratoga. 1 Kaydeross Ave West  Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 583-2445 or (518) 583-7427 Get your Diner's License here...
August 26, 2020
#53 Nick Porreca - Pasta Pane
Nick is the owner of Pasta Pane in Clifton Park. 18 Park Avenue Clifton Park, NY 12065 Join the Pasta Pane Points Program to get 10% off your next visit... a $20 gift certificate for your birthday and more!
August 20, 2020
#52 Eric Li - Kuma Ani
Eric Li is one of the owners of Kuma Ani, a Japanese Restaurant with various locations throughout the area. 287 New Scotland Ave Albany NY 12208 518-487-4752 Here's info on his other locations...
August 18, 2020
#51 Kim Baker - Restaurant Navona
Kim Baker owns Restaurant Navona in Albany with her husband, Mike. Imagine if your whole career started with a prank!  That's how it seems Kim got started in the restaurant business. 289 New Scotland Ave Albany, NY 12208 518-435-0202 Food Truck Calendar Overheard on the podcast... PJ Baker Electric (Parent's business in Mechanicville)
August 06, 2020
#50 Jessica Arnold - Dove and Deer
Jessica Arnold is one of the owners of Dove & Deer, a newly restored bar in one of Albany’s oldest neighborhoods.  It was originally built in 1854. I did some extra research on 32 Dove Street since it has been around so long.  I found some interesting ads dating back to 1844.   You can hear about them on the intro and pictures are included on our Facebook page. Dove & Deer 32 Dove Street Albany, NY  518) 487-4467 Overheard on this podcast...
July 30, 2020
#49 - Chris Jones - Chris Jones Media
Chris Jones, of Chris Jones Media, helps business owners, entrepreneurs, ad agencies, and video editors achieve happy clients with cost-effective voice overs and social media video. Overheard on this podcast... His interview of me...
July 27, 2020
#48 - Felicia Rennick - Club Pilates
Felicia Rennick is the GM of Club Pilates in Clifton Park Club Pilates 15 Clifton Country Rd Clifton Park, NY 12065 518-691-3131 Overheard on this podcast... Delmonicos...
July 23, 2020
#47 - Pauline DiGiorgio - Core Life Eatery
Pauline DiGiorgio is the Social Media Manager for the Core Life Eateries. Core Life Eatery Overheard on this podcast...
July 10, 2020
#46 Jay Vincent - BioFitNY
Jay Vincent  BioFit 629 Plank Road Clifton Park, New York 12065 315-941-6126 14 Computer Drive East Albany, NY 12205 Overheard on this podcast...
June 10, 2020
#45 Erin Sikopoulos - Turn a New Leaf Massage and Energy Work
Erin Sikopoulos is the owner of  Turn a New Leaf Massage & Energy Work 648 Maple Ave. Saratoga Springs, New York 12866 (518) 636-9588
May 22, 2020
#44 Jen & Phil Sykes - ADK Field Hockey
Jen & Phil Sykes are owners of ADK Field Hockey,  a premier field hockey club located in the Capital Region of New York. They offer year-round training and competition in Shooting Stars Events, USA Field Hockey sanctioned recruiting events as well as local and regional events. They provide players with the opportunity to advance their individual and team skills by offering programs that are both competitive and fun. Overheard on this podcast... Want More Referrals in Your Business?
May 01, 2020
#43 Ed Shively - Mr Appliance of Clifton Park
Ed Shively is the owner of Mr Appliance of Clifton Park, which provides full-service home appliance repair and light commercial appliance repair services in the Capital District. Call 518-730-7102 Overheard on this podcast... Want More Referrals For Your Business?
April 24, 2020
#42 Erica Beckford - Holt Virtual Assistance
Erica is the owner of Holt Virtual Assistance, a virtual administrative support company based in Albany, NY.  They specialize in working with medical offices but can help any business that needs their help. (518) 334-2538 Click Here To Schedule Your Free Consultation: Overhead on this podcast... Steve Harvey's Jump video... Want More Referrals in Your Business?
April 20, 2020
#41 - Shawn Moodie - Moodie Bluez Consulting
Shawn Moodie is a strategic credit services expert.  His company offers a range of financial services to help you achieve the highest credit rating possible. They also offer credit coaching and help you navigate the complex and ever-changing issues relating to your credit that you may need help with. 1540 Central Ave Albany, New York 12205 (518) 245-9411 Overheard on this podcast...
April 06, 2020
#40 Mitch Wacholder - Helpir
Mitch founded Helpir in 2015, and it has become a trusted and reliable service for a multitude of home maintenance needs.  Their Maintenance Division offers a wide range of services including home repairs, product installations, painting, and much more. Overheard on this podcast: Thoughts Along The Way- A book by Mitch's father Michael - Where we recorded the podcast
March 26, 2020
#39 Aneesa Waheed - Tara Kitchen
Aneesa, along with her husband Muntasim are the owners of Tara Kitchen, the only Moroccan restaurant in the Capital District. Tara Kitchen 431 Liberty St Schenectady, New York 12305 (518) 708-3485 Overheard on this podcast...
March 18, 2020
#38 Ken Clough - Ken's Portrait Photography
Ken is the owner and founder of Ken’s Portrait Photography and a lifelong photographer and educator.  As an educator, he has created new knowledge and educated many students.  As a photographer, he has created award-winning images for so many satisfied clients. Ken's Portrait Photography 90 South Swan Street Albany, New York (518) 618-2064
March 15, 2020
#37 Shaleena Bridgham - Four Fat Fowl
Shaleena is one of the co-owners of Four Fat Fowl, a family of maniacal cheese-lovers with a commitment to making locally-sourced, handcrafted cheeses of the finest quality. Four Fat Fowl 473 State Route 43 Stephentown, NY 12168 518.733.5230
March 10, 2020
Jillian, Kara & Allie run  which is about promoting local businesses and tourism in Saratoga County. Their focus is to have FUN and share it with you! Whether you are a Saratoga native, or visiting Saratoga for the first time, their goal is to share the hidden gems of Saratoga with you. Overheard on this podcast...
March 05, 2020
#35 Gem Rhodes - Mind Body Soul Expo
Gem is the organizer of the Mind Body Soul Expo. a twice yearly event in Saratoga.   It has over 130 exhibitors, performances from Silver Wolf Tribe, classes on meditation, yoga, and more. Presentations running all day back to back in two separate rooms on all types of subjects ranging from Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, to Marconics,  to Your Microbiome, and so many more. Overheard on this podcast...
March 03, 2020
#34 Denise Healy-Mason - Balance Massage and Healing Arts Studio
Denise is the owner of Balance Massage and Healing Arts Studio in Delmar, NY 316 Delaware Ave, Ste 25 Delmar, New York 12054 (518) 475-9999 Overhead on this podcast...
February 27, 2020
#33 Catherine Hover - Palette Cafe
Catherine is the owner of The Palette Cafe in Saratoga Springs.   Palette is a cafe offering coffee, light fare, baked goods, and cocktails.  She also owns Saratoga Paint & Sip Studio. 493 Broadway Saratoga Springs, New York 12866 518-450-1529 Overheard on this podcast...
February 25, 2020
#32 Carrie Vanderhoof - Boho Chic Boutique
Carrie is the owner of Boho Chic Boutique which focuses on carrying products by artists near and far.  We currently feature 46 New York State artists in our shop that produce goods including hand poured soy candles, reclaimed wood housewares and furniture, jewelry, hand painted wine glasses, pottery, fine art, photography,  vegan and cruelty free soaps, bath bombs, face masks and other a body care, knitted accessories, tea towels, handbags, totes, wallets, hair accessories and more! 90 Front Street Ballston Spa, NY 12020 Phone: 518-885-1546 Overheard on this podcast...
February 20, 2020
#31 Heather Hiegl - Paint N Gogh
Heather is the owner of  Paint N Gogh in downtown Ballston Spa.  She is a Navy veteran, wife, and mother of 3. Paint-n-Gogh offers a fun space for making Memories & Masterpieces 114 Milton Avenue Ballston Spa, NY 12020 518-879-6869 Overheard on the podcast...
February 18, 2020
#30 Felicity Jones - Superior Merchandise Co
Felicity is the co-owner of Superior Merchandise Co.  Superior Merchandise Company is a lifestyle design shop and specialty coffee bar located in downtown Troy, New York. Here you’ll find a selection of carefully curated and well-made home goods and gifts, exceptional specialty coffee, craft beer and wine, plus a sunny back patio to enjoy them on. 147 4th Street Troy, NY 12180 Weekdays  7am - 7pm   Weekends  8am - 7pm Overheard on the podcast...
February 15, 2020
#29 - Carri LaCroix Pan - Carri The Filing Fairy
Carri is a professional organizer in the Capital District.    Carri holds Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganization,ADD, Aging, and Basic Hoarding Issues with the CD Client Level II Certificate in Chronic Disorganization as of May 2109. (518) 372-5943 Overheard on this podcast...
February 09, 2020
#28 Lianne DeMieri - Centered Stillness Acupuncture & Massage Therapy
Lianne is the owner of Centered Stillness Acupuncture & Massage Therapy 307 Hamilton Street Albany, NY 12210 (518) 407-1841 Overheard on this podcast...
February 09, 2020
#27 Julie Ulmer - Minding Your Manor
Julie is a Professional Organizer Serving Columbia County, Rensselaer County, northern Dutchess County and the Capital District of New York state as well as Berkshire County, Massachusetts. (518) 821-4682 Overheard on this podcast...
February 09, 2020
#26 April Weygand - April Fresh Cleaning
April is the owner of April Fresh Cleaning a commercial cleaning company based in Saratoga. 480 Broadway, suite LL-11, Saratoga Springs, NY 518-258-7380 Overheard on this podcast...
February 09, 2020
#25 Alayne Curtiss - Make Me Fabulous
Alayne is the owner of Make Me Fabulous, a Salon in the Pavilion Grand Hotel in Saratoga Springs, NY 30 Lake Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 518-583-2626 Overheard on this Podcast...
February 08, 2020
#24 Heather Re - Piece d'Occasion
Heather Re is the owner of Piece d'Occasion, a paint your own pottery studio in Albany, NY 492 Albany Shaker Rd Loudonville, NY 518-599-5408 Overheard on this podcast... Stumpy The Duck lives here:
February 05, 2020
#23 Amy Zounes - Canine To Five
Amy Zounes is the owner of Canine To Five is a dog daycare, boarding and grooming company with community service programs.  They have locations in Saratoga and Clifton Park. CLIFTON PARK 1534 Route 9 Business Hours: Monday - Friday 6:30AM to 6:00PM SARATOGA 426 Maple Avenue Business Hours : Monday - Friday 7:00AM to 6:00PM Saturdays 9:00AM to 5:00PM Overheard on this podcast...
February 04, 2020
#22 Deborah Dittner - The Balanced Body
Deborah Dittner is family nurse practitioner, Reiki master teacher and holistic health counselor and owner of The Balanced Body. Overheard on this podcast...
February 03, 2020
#21 Maya McNulty - Up The Biz
Maya McNulty is a long-time area entrepreneur who now focuses on helping non-profits fundraise. Up The Biz Overheard on this podcast...
February 01, 2020
#20 Genn Shaughnessy - Fifi's Frocks & Frills
Genn Shaugnessy is the owner of Fifi's Albany a Designer Consignment Store in Albany.   Fifi's Frocks & Frills 1811 Western Ave Albany, NY 518-869-1677 Overheard on the podcast:
January 30, 2020
Victoria Gondar - Victoria Aesthetics
Victoria Gondar is a nurse practioner and owner of Victoria Aesthetics, a med spa in Clifton Park which offers a wide range of Medical and Aesthetic services including Botox, Dermal Fillers, Chemical Peels and Eyebrow Microblading. Victoria Aesthetics 100 Clifton Corporate Parkway Suite 135 Clifton Park, NY, 12065 518.223.8797 Overheard on this Podcast... Saigon Spring - CP
January 28, 2020
Tony Buchanan - Jimmy's Pizzeria & Restaurant
Tony Buchanan took over as the owner of Jimmy's Pizzeria in Lansingburgh in mid 2018 after a career in the military. He wasn't a stranger to the business though, he's worked there on and off since he was a teenager. That's the type of person you want taking over  a business you're a fan of and fans will be happy to hear Tony has changed very little. Jimmy's Pizzeria 475 5th Ave Troy, New York 12182 518-235-9199 Menu at: Overheard on the Podcast: Big Bellies Testo's Forty-One Sports Bar & Grille Lansignburgh Cafe Own A Local Business?
January 23, 2020
Hilarie Dahl - Energy Alchemist
What is an energy alchemist you say? I'll let Hilarie explain it. Overheard on this podcast... Hamlet & Ghost Podcasts So Money Armchair Expert Good Christian Fun Hidden Brain Sleep With Me Books  Paul Jarvis - Company of One The Soul of Money The Body Keeps Score Tools of the Titans
January 21, 2020
Colleen Parisi - A Walk In The Park with Colleen
Colleen Parisi is a Disney Planning Consultant.  She'll help you save time and money during your trips to the magic kingdoms. She's living the what you love and the money will follow! Overheard on this podcast... Colleen on Youtube Life Animated Working Lunch Podcast with Maggie Fromm Crazy For Disney Podcast Behind The Ears Podcast The TIm Tracker Podcast Sell It Sister Podcast Collaborate 518
January 19, 2020
Darcy Knapp - SEO Web Mechanics
Darcy Knapp is the founder of SEO Web Mechanics. When you want to know how to get your site more visible on the search engines, SEO Web Mechanics can help you get a grip on what work you need to do to generate more site visibility and traffic. Overheard on this Podcast - - - -
January 17, 2020
Brian Brosen - The Capital Team at EXP Realty
The Capital Team  225 State Street, Suite 112 Schenectady, NY 12305 Overheard on this podcast... All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten http://www.TheReferralDepartment
December 11, 2019
Christine Smith - Power Connector
Christine Smith is a "power connector". What's a power connector?  Listen in and find out. Get in touch with Christine here... Overheard on this podcast... BOOKS... Influence - The Psychology of Persuasion The Year of Yes You Are A Badass Podcast - Sell It Sister Nanola Restaurant The Referral Department
December 11, 2019
Sweet Flora Marketplace - Nicole Wagner
Sweet Flora Marketplace - Nicole Wagner 43 Mall Suite 2 West Sand Lake, NY 518-712-5500 Overheard on this podcast... Chez Mike Restaurant in East Greenbush Burden Lake Market New World Bistro Unbreakable Nutrition CrossRoads American Grille The Referral Department
December 06, 2019
Lexi Godlewski - Consultant, Coach, Changemaker
Lexi Godlewski Building My Empire Podcast Overheard on this podcast... Earn Your Happy Podcast You Are A Badass
December 04, 2019
Northeast Spine & Wellness - Dr Joe Gulyas
Dr. Joe Gulyas believes in common sense medicine wrapped around 30+ years of professional experience as a chiropractor. His patients know that there will be no drugs given here, but there will be relief through a full case history and exam, testing, and for you to be listened to, and THEN we create a plan of action. Northeast Spine & Wellness Main Office:  306b Grooms Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065 Satellite Location: 1873 Western Avenue Albany , N.Y. 12203 Mail: Phone: 518-371-4800 Overheard on this podcast Recommended Movie...The Book of Eli
November 26, 2019
The Shine Strategist - Kierra Jones
Kierra Jones aka The Shine Strategist ™ & her life's mission is to help ambitious, high performing, educated women with years of experience change how they think, feel, & position themselves, their expertise, & the value they deliver so they can market & monetize it more profitably & powerfully than ever before & scale their business while living a life they're obsessed with! Overheard on this podcast...
November 25, 2019
Burden Lake Market - Holli White
Holli White owns The Burden Lake Market, a roving seller of Handcrafted and Curated Vintage Goods and lots of other products. Overhead on this podcast... Chez Mike Restaurant in East Greenbush Sweet Flora Market Place Jean's Greens
November 24, 2019
Urban Massage Elite - Laura Brown
Listen in as Laura Brown talks about her new healing modality, Calmare. Urban Massage Elite 1473 Erie Blvd Executive Suite 9 Schenectady, NY 12305 Overheard on this podcast... Rocky 3 - Movie Happy With Gretchen Rubin - Podcast Mario's Restaurant in Niskayuna  Atypical - Netflix series Adirondack Krav Maga
November 24, 2019
The Reverend Ron Hunt
I've said from the beginning, my goal for this podcast is for listeners to learn more about the people they do business with.   Case in point, I've known my guest today, the Rev Ron Hunt of going on 4 years and I never knew he had a daughter.  Now maybe that's just me not paying attention but I learned something new on this podcast. Rev Ron has been an officiant for over a decade...he'll do weddings, funerals, baby blessings, house blessings and more.  His license plate says ELOPE NOW and one of his websites is but today we talked about a new project hes' working on. Overhead On This Podcast... Rev Ron Hunt Blessings Ceremony Space 34 Jay Street Schenectady, NY 
November 16, 2019
Rocky Hill Country Store - Eva Atwater
I got hungry during this interview because I was looking at apple and pumpkin pies on the Facebook page of the Rocky Hill Country Store, 17475 Route 22 in Berlin.  My guest today is Eva Atwater, who bought the store with her husband 7 years ago after driving by it for many years. The Rocky Hill Country store serves locals and downstaters on their way out of the big city...Eva wasn't sure she was interesting enough to be a guest, but I think you'll agree she was... Overhead On This Podcast... Eva Atwater The Rocky Hill Country Store 17475 Route 22 Cherry Plain, NY (518) 658-3160
November 16, 2019
Graceful Touch Massage Therapy - Grace McDonald
My guest today is Grace McDonald of Graceful Touch Massage Therapy at 375 Bay Road  in Queensbury, NY.   Grace and I have been participants in an online phone mastermind for about a month at this point but this is the first time we've met in person. Overhead On This Podcast... Graceful Touch Massage Therapy 375 Bay Road Suite 104(Building C Entrance) Queensbury, New York 12804 (518) 615-4622
November 16, 2019
CBD Health Essentials - Troy NY
My guest today is Anthony from CBD Health Essentials at 50 North Greenbush Rd in Troy, NY.   CBD oil is all the rage these days and I know virtually nothing about it....I think the C probably stands for Cannabis but that's all. Anthony is manager of the store and really knows his stuff.   Now, he's not a doctor and I'm not a doctor, we've never played one on TV,  so nothing said on this podcast should be considered medical advice...please do your own research and seek competent medical advice. Overheard On This Podcast... CBD Health Essentials 50 North Greenbush Rd Troy, New York 12180 (518) 326-4040
November 16, 2019
The Bundle Store - Amber Chavez
My guest today is Amber Chaves from the Bundle Store at 40 Front St in downtown Ballston Spa. They specialize in products and services for your bundles of joy. If you're listening to these episodes in order, this is #2 and you may be under the impression that this is the Front Street in Ballston Spa podcast but it's only a coincidence that my first two guests have shops on Front St. We're open to guests on other streets in Ballston Spa and throughout the Capital District. Overheard On This Podcast... Amber Chaves The Bundle Store 40 Front Street Ballston Spa, NY 12020 (518) 557-8809
November 16, 2019
Rewind Equine Tack & Consignment - Whitney Mulqueen
Whitney Mulqueen,  is the owner of Rewind Equine Tack and Consignment, a shop at 76 Front Street in downtown Ballston Spa.  She sells new and pre-owned products of interest to horseback riders.  She also gives riding lessons to all age groups. I found Whitney from an article in the Saratoga Business Journal, sent her a message on FB and one day later I was in her shop learning more about it and her. Overheard On This Podcast... Phone: 518-290-0571
November 15, 2019