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Synapse: A Business & Lifestyle Podcast

Synapse: A Business & Lifestyle Podcast

By Greater Freeport Partnership

The Greater Freeport Partnership is excited to bring you interviews and entertainment from a variety of business, development, leisure and community sources that we hope will keep your neurons firing with innovative and enlightening intentions. Community information is framed from Freeport and Stephenson County, Illinois but many of the episodes are relevant from any corner of the world.
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Stephenson County Restaurant Week 2022
Stephenson County Restaurant Week 2022
The second annual Stephenson County Restaurant Week is a celebration of the dining options available in our area! Join us for a conversation with Logan's owner Michelle Magee to talk about Restaurant Week, her business and Logan's, and what it means to be part of the community of Freeport.  For more information on Restaurant Week, visit greaterfreeport.com/restaurantweek. Logan's can be found at https://www.logansfreeport.com/
17:08
April 26, 2022
Freeport Art Museum & Art Plaza with Jessica Modica
Freeport Art Museum & Art Plaza with Jessica Modica
Freeport Art Museum Executive Director joins us for a dive into Freeport's art and culture scene. Learn more about successes the museum and Art Plaza have seen in the last year as well as additions and new projects for 2022. You're guaranteed to learn something new!
29:45
December 06, 2021
Entrepreneur Series: Jon Palmer
Entrepreneur Series: Jon Palmer
Catching up with Top Notch Tonsor Owner Jon Palmer on what makes a small business special and drives him to continue to grow and adapt in his entrepreneurial journey.
17:17
November 08, 2021
Entrepreneur Series: Naomi Johnson-Schaar
Entrepreneur Series: Naomi Johnson-Schaar
In the second episode of our Entrepreneur Series, we speak with Naomi Johnson-Schaar a new business owner and photographer at NJS Studios. Naomi's business is taking flight with some creative marketing solutions and help of fellow business owners. 
12:19
October 20, 2021
Entrepreneur Series: Ashley Jackson
Entrepreneur Series: Ashley Jackson
In the first of our series highlighting entrepreneurs, Andrea Schultz Winters meets with Ashley Jackson, owner and artist at the newly opened Ashley Jackson Beauty in Downtown Freeport. Together they discuss the trials and triumphs of being a small business owner and her tips on finding success and her own passion. Web site: ashleyjacksonbrows.com Facebook: AshleyJacksonBrows Instagram: AshleyJacksonBrows Music provided by local artist Michael R. Kelley.
35:00
October 04, 2021
These Shining Lives Preview
These Shining Lives Preview
Bill Clow catches up with two of the actors from the upcoming play "These Shining Lives" at Winneshiek Playhouse in Freeport. Martha Hoeffer and Anna Malone talk about their roles in the play featuring the real-life story of the Radium Girls who painted watch faces with radium-based paint. Purchase tickets at winneshiekplayers.org. This is the first of our Arts Series in Synapse! Stay tuned for future episodes highlighting the many arts and cultures themes in Freeport and Stephenson County. Subscribe now to be alerted to future episodes when they are loaded. Music performed by local talent, Michael R. Kelley. 
12:14
September 24, 2021
Juliet Moderow and Bird City Illinois
Juliet Moderow and Bird City Illinois
We visit with Freeport resident, Juliet Moderow, to learn about her efforts with the Northwest Illinois Audobon Society and now the creation of Bird City Illinois. Join us to learn more about this initiative and how you can help to designate Freeport as one of the first Bird Cities in Illinois. 
19:42
July 19, 2021
Stephenson County Restaurant Week with Mike Marten
Stephenson County Restaurant Week with Mike Marten
Check out this preview of Stephenson County Restaurant Week from restauranteur Mike Marten of Mort's Bar & Grill. We are excited to welcome diners to restaurants in Freeport and Stephenson County to try new establishments, menu items and different areas of our county flavor.  For a copy of the Stephenson County Restaurant Guide go to greaterfreeport.com/restaurantweek. Thank you to Freeport's own Mike Kelly for our original podcast music!
20:10
April 21, 2021
Introducing Synapse: with Mark Williams
Introducing Synapse: with Mark Williams
Our first episode! Learn from Mark Williams, executive director of the Greater Freeport Partnership, exactly what to expect from this podcast in future episodes. We are excited to have you join us for this series! Original music for this podcast is written and performed by Michael R. Kelly. 
12:51
March 08, 2021