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EntrepreRURAL

EntrepreRURAL

By Nick Beadleston
EntrepreRURALis a Northern Michigan podcast collaboration between Commonplace and The Boardman Review which celebrates small-town entrepreneurship. No frills interviews with rural entrepreneurs who are banding together to forge a new path, while also tackling some of the toughest challenges their community has to offer. We hope you'll listen in and add your voice to the growing conversation!
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Lisa & Ryan Moberly, Rad.ish Street Food
The journey which led Lisa and Ryan Moberly's create Rad.ish Street Food has been marked by heartbreak and hardship. But it's also been filled with strength and the support of colleagues and community. This is their story so far. -- Lisa and Ryan mention a bunch of great community partners who've helped them get started, including: Taste the Local Difference Rarebird (Our next episode!) Lakeview Hills Farm Stonehound Brewing The Coinslot  -- We'd like to thank our sponsor for this episode, Cherryland Electric Cooperative. And as always, we at Commonplace would like to thank our partners at The Boardman Review and Cold Shower Media. -- Follow The EntrepreRURAL Podcast on Facebook and Instagram, and please share with a friend or colleague.
56:38
May 20, 2022
Norm Plumstead, Honor Bank
My guest today is Norm Plumstead, president, and CEO of Honor Bank, a local institution that has been serving Northern Michigan for more than a century. When not leading his small but mighty team, Norm is an avid runner. We kick off our conversation by talking about an epic series of runs across the Ethiopian countryside. Then we pivot to talk about how community banking intersects with rural entrepreneurs. And finally, we talk about some of Norm and his wife Cile's own experiences in entrepreneurship. -- We'd like to thank our sponsor for this episode, Cherryland Electric Cooperative. And as always, we at Commonplace would like to thank our partners at The Boardman Review and Cold Shower Media. -- Follow The EntrepreRURAL Podcast on Facebook and Instagram, and please share with a friend or colleague.
40:55
April 22, 2022
Taylor Cramer, Cold Shower Media
Taylor Cramer is a former social worker and the owner and lead producer of Cold Shower Media. Taylor has released more than 130 episodes of his own audio offering, The Cold Shower Podcast, and produces The Boardman Review family of podcasts (including this one.) We chat about Taylor's background as a social worker, about making calculated risks as an entrepreneur, and the benefits of operating in an intimate rural community.   -- We'd like to thank our sponsor for this episode, Cherryland Electric Cooperative. And as always, we at Commonplace would like to thank our partners at The Boardman Review and Cold Shower Media. -- Follow The EntrepreRURAL Podcast on Facebook and Instagram, and please share with a friend or colleague.
38:49
April 08, 2022
Yana Dee, Yana Dee Ethical Apparel, Part 2
Welcome to part 2 of our conversation with Yana Dee. Yana Dee, is the owner of Yana Dee Ethical Apparel. She's worked hard to occupy a unique niche in an otherwise crowded and noisy market. Yana and her small team produce clothing and accessories from organic, natural, and salvaged materials. During the second part of our conversation, Yana shares her thoughts on fast fashion, boldly discusses her journey to sobriety, and talks about the simple things that fill her life with hope and meaning! If you got a kick out of listening to Yana on EntrepreRURAL, then please also check out her 2021 Fulfillament talk. -- We'd like to thank our sponsor for this episode, Cherryland Electric Cooperative. And as always, we at Commonplace would like to thank our partners at The Boardman Review and Cold Shower Media. -- Follow The EntrepreRURAL Podcast on Facebook and Instagram, and share with a friend or colleague. -- If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction--or maybe is just feeling ready explore a change--please call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 1-800-662-Help. Or check out their free, secure, and anonymous Treatment Services Locator.
28:07
March 25, 2022
Yana Dee, Yana Dee Ethical Apparel, Part 1
Yana Dee, is the owner of Yana Dee Ethical Apparel. She's worked hard to occupy a unique niche in an otherwise crowded and noisy market. Yana and her small team produce clothing and accessories from organic, natural, and salvaged materials. In part one of our conversation, we discuss her upbringing in the northern wilds of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We also talk about her education at Finlandia University in Hancock, Michigan, and about the journey that led her to open her clothing shop in traverse city. In this episode, we also reference multiple organizations which helped Yana get established in Traverse City, including the Great Lakes Bioneers and SEEDS.  Stay tuned for Pt. 2 coming Friday, March 25 2022. In this upcoming episode, Yana shares about her journey to sobriety and about what makes her optimistic for the future. If you got a kick out of listening to Yana on EntrepreRURAL, then please also check out her 2021 Fulfillament talk. -- We'd like to thank our sponsor for this episode, Cherryland Electric Cooperative. And as always, we at Commonplace would like to thank our partners at The Boardman Review and Cold Shower Media. -- Follow The EntrepreRURAL Podcast on Facebook and Instagram, and share with a friend or colleague. 
29:39
March 11, 2022
Pete Kirkwood, The Workshop Brewing Company, Part 2
Welcome to part 2 of our conversation with Pete Kirkwood.  Pete Kirkwood, like all good entrepreneurs, has been a lot of things. He's worked in intellectual property law, tourism, land conservation, the tech sector, the nonprofit world. He even started a disaster relief organization. But these days Pete's known as the owner of the Workshop Brewing Company. The Workshop's mini-manifesto starts with the following words: “We are in business to preserve Northern Michigan’s spectacular natural environment, to reinforce Traverse City’s warm and vital community, and to honor traditional craft. We do not consider our business to be a success unless we are demonstrably and sustainably doing all three.” In this episode, we chat about Pete’s business philosophy, trial, tribulations, and how his many experiences have helped make him the loud proud rural entrepreneur he is today. We also talk about how rural communities are actually uniquely poised to tackle so many of the challenges our world is facing. If you got a kick out of listening to Pete on EntrepreRURAL, then please check out his own podcasts: The Happitalist Podcast The Improverbial Pete Kirkwood & Lisa ThauvetteFulfillament- Pete Kirkwood, The Workshop Brewing Company We'd like to thank our sponsor for this episode, Cherryland Electric Cooperative. And as always, we at Commonplace would like to thank our partners at The Boardman Review and Cold Shower Media.
28:32
February 25, 2022
Pete Kirkwood, The Workshop Brewing Company, Part 1
Pete Kirkwood, like all good entrepreneurs, has been a lot of things. He's worked in intellectual property law, tourism, land conservation, the tech sector, the nonprofit world. He even started a disaster relief organization. But these days Pete's known as the owner of the Workshop Brewing Company. The Workshop's mini-manifesto starts with the following words: “We are in business to preserve Northern Michigan’s spectacular natural environment, to reinforce Traverse City’s warm and vital community, and to honor traditional craft. We do not consider our business to be a success unless we are demonstrably and sustainably doing all three.” In this episode, we chat about Pete’s business philosophy, trial, tribulations, and how his many experiences have helped make him the loud proud rural entrepreneur he is today. We also talk about how rural communities are actually uniquely poised to tackle so many of the challenges our world is facing. Stay tuned for Pt. 2 coming Friday, Feb 25, 2022 If you got a kick out of listening to Pete on EntrepreRURAL, then please check out his own podcasts: The Happitalist Podcast The Improverbial Pete Kirkwood & Lisa Thauvette Fulfillament- Pete Kirkwood, The Workshop Brewing Company   We'd like to thank our sponsor for this episode, Cherryland Electric Cooperative.  And as always, we at Commonplace would like to thank our partners at The Boardman Review and Cold Shower Media.
33:07
February 11, 2022
EntrepreRural Trailer
EntrepreRURALis a Northern Michigan podcast collaboration between Commonplace and The Boardman Review which celebrates small-town entrepreneurship. No frills interviews with rural entrepreneurs who are banding together to forge a new path, while also tackling some of the toughest challenges their community has to offer. We hope you'll listen in and add your voice to the growing conversation! For more from Commonplace, The Boardman Review, and our producer, Cold Shower Media, follow the links below.  Commonplace- https://www.commonplacework.org The Boardman Review- https://www.theboardmanreview.com Cold Shower Media- https://www.coldshowermedia.com
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February 03, 2022