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VOICE OF RIO GRANDE with hosts Dr. David Lawrence and Dr. Donna Mitchell featuring Dominick McCallister, Graduate of the University of Rio Grande’s Business Administration and Masters of Business Administration.
3:00 pm, TUESDAY, November 24, 2015 - VOICE OF RIO GRANDE with hosts Dr. David Lawrence and Dr. Donna Mitchell featuring Dominick McCallister, Graduate of the University of Rio Grande’s Business Administration and Masters of Business Administration. Discussions center around his experiences at the University of Rio Grande; MBA programs experience and its ability to prepare him with an entrepreneur's mindset; Life after college. Dominick enjoys a successful career as a Ford Sales Manager with Nourse Chillicothe Auto Mall.
Ford Sales Manager
Nourse Chillicothe Auto Mall
CHAMBER EXCHANGE with Michelle Miller and Jennifer Walker featuring Tattoo Artist Joshua LaBello and (Ret) First Sgt Donald Walker on Veteran’s Day
1:00 pm, Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – CHAMBER EXCHANGE featuring Joshua LaBello, Envy Ink owner, discussing the past, present and future of the tattooing industry as well as how tattooing is being used to heal. Also featuring First Sergeant Donald L Walker, U.S. Army retired, discussing Veterans’ Day, his experiences in the military and the Holiday Mail for Heroes program.
Joshua LaBello, Owner
862 Envy Ink
Gallipolis, Ohio 45631
Don Walker, Sales Consultant
Norris Northup Dodge
252 Upper River Road
Gallipolis, Ohio 45631
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Our special guests are CEOs Idan Shpizear and Vincent Zurzolo. Idan Shpizear is a true “coming to America” success story. Having recognized the growth potential of the restoration industry in 2007, Idan and friend Peleg Lindenberg decided to start 911 Restoration with little more than $3,500 and a used Volvo for an office. Success was not easy in the early days, and especially in the depths of the great recession, but through perseverance, ingenuity and good business sense the company grew and began franchising. Now there are branches in all major cities around the country and Canada providing people in need with high quality restoration services.
You can visit Idan online at http://911Restoration.com.
Vincent Zurzolo is one of the world’s most foremost experts on vintage comic books and original comic art. His company, Metropolis Collectibles, is the largest dealership for vintage comic books in the world. Over the last 30 years he has been dealing in vintage comics and art work. In 1999, he merged companies with his partner Stephen Fishler to continue growing their company. In 2007 they started their auction/consignment company, ComicConnect.com which holds the world record for the most expensive comic ever purchased, Action Comics 1, for $3.2 million. Along with his partner Stephen Fishler and curator Rob Pistella, Vincent Zurzolo started Metropolis Gallery, the first gallery in NYC dedicated to comic book and fantasy art in April 2015.
Interview on Oct 20th @ 7pm CST
Porsha & Mercedes are a new yet classic Hip Hop sensation.
Within the last few years, they have decided to share their gifts with the music
community and the response has been sensational. According to Yo Raps
Magazine, "making music about female empowerment and sensual topics,
Porsha and Mercedes will be greater than a gimmick to sell songs."
Porsha & Mercedes pride themselves on staying true to who they are.
The topics of their songs range from heartbreak, to living in America, to just having fun and being goofy; and they always have that undeniable element of realness. Their raw yet unpolished style earned them an Underground Music Awards' nomination for "Most Original Rap
Group" as well as consistent plays on Power 105.1FM. Their hits have been spun by New York's hottest DJ's including DJ Envy, DJ Self, and DJ SussOne.
Cars, just like everything else in the economy, have to be advertised to get sold. While a major chunk of the advertising would be done by the manufacturer of the car itself, auto dealers also have to put in their money to make sure that sales happen. Statistics from NADA (National Automobile Dealers Association) show that auto dealers spend over $7.2 billion dollars a year on advertising alone. For one car, that works out to an average of $621 through traditional advertising channels. This would include pay-per-click ads on the Internet, mailers, advertisements in the Yellow Pages as well as magazines, newspapers, and also advertisements in television and the radio. This is a lot of money to be spending on selling one car alone! While this may be a bitter truth for auto dealers to swallow, it is the true cost of auto dealer marketing if approached through traditional marketing channels. What is the alternative?
By choosing non-traditional methods, auto dealers can significantly cut costs on their advertising revenues while increasing the number of cars sold. This can be achieved through internet marketing, which is what we, at Video Broadcast Services specialize in.
We are video marketing experts and create advertising videos that are tailored to your own auto dealership and the brand and make of car that needs to be advertised. We ensure these videos are optimized for search engine tracking so they get to be seen by the people you want to target to buy vehicles at your dealership. We ensure these videos are targeted specifically at people at the locations in which your dealership is located.
Special Guests: John Landstrom, owner of Blue Moon Cycle
Ask anyone in the south about the highest quality antique motorcycle shop, and Blue Moon Cycle is bound to be at the top of that list. Since 1987, Blue Moon Cycle has maintained as an icon in the Atlanta, Georgia motorcycle scene. Over the years, Blue Moon’s day-to-day operations revolved around the sales and service of modern BMW motorcycles. Owner John Landstrom prides himself on having operating one of the smoothest-running BMW motorcycle franchises in the country, and the determination of his highly skilled staff to go the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction. In addition to selling late model machines, Blue Moon is well known as a parts distributor for antique European motorcycles dating back to the 1950s. Most recently, John made the decision to sell his BMW dealership franchise and focus on strictly vintage motorcycles. On September 12th, 2015, Blue Moon Cycle officially re-opened to welcome its visitors to a showroom and museum where more than 100 vintage European machines are on display. Dozens of beautiful BMW, DKW, Horex, NSU, and Adler motorcycles are presented, as well as rare makes and models such as Bohmerland, Munch, Immer and Gnome Rhone. In addition to the collection of motorcycles available on display, John Landstrom is well known for his adventures with rare and exotic motorcycles around the globe. This week on Classic Chrome, we are excited to be joined by Mr. John Landstrom himself, who will be sitting down for an exciting hour of his motorcycle tales and more information about the Blue Moon Cycle collection.
Blue Moon Cycle Website: www.bluemooncycle.com
Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, LLC and host of The Mentor, will discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of trade shows labeled as conferences and expos. He chose the upcoming Digital Dealer Conference & Expo 19 hosted in Las Vegas October 5th – 7th 2015 as an example of one of the good ones while advising who should exhibit, attend and why.
Digital Dealer Conference & Expo is the largest and most progressive digital automotive event in the United States with digital tools, education and peer contacts the automotive industry needs to solve problems, grow sales, increase customer retention and boost profits. You’ll have the industry’s most innovative speakers and digital technology experts to help you build the actionable, game-changing strategies and tactics you want for every department in your dealership.
Philip agrees while referencing some of the Keynote Speakers that include Peter Leto – Retail Sales Strategist for Google Automotive, Trace Przybylowicz – Client Partner for Facebook Autos and Jeremy Anspach – CEO & Co-Founder of PureCars. According to the events’ coordinator, “By attending the Digital Dealer Conference & Expo, you’ll have the industry’s most innovative speakers and digital technology experts to help you build the actionable, game-changing strategies and tactics you want for every department in your dealership.
Philip summarized the benefits of trade shows by describing them as real world versions of Social Media and Social Marketing. Philip concluded that they represent the best of both the real and the virtual business world with his phrase, "After all, what are friends for!".
From Navy Pilot to entrepreneur, CEO Glen Dakan is reinventing the way you buy a car. On Smart Companies KC, Mary McKenna filling in for host Kelly Scanlon sits down with Glen to discuss Pure Pursuit Automotive, a boutique sports car dealership that calls the Kansas City Crossroads District home. Discover how Glen’s love of cars, tech, and his attention to customer service is creating a unique experience for car buyers here and across the country.
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Our guest this week will be Rob Schopf from 2 Boss Performance. Rob started his career at age 16 at Hal’s Harley Davidson where he became a Master Technician and engine builder and eventually earned his title as Master of Technology through HD’s PHD program. In 1998 Rob worked with S&S cycle’s Research and Development program to develop their Pro-Stock Engine program. His love of racing led to his creation of Hal’s Thunder Eagle Pro-Stock Drag Bike that won the AHDRA National Championship from 2001-2003. He was recognized by the AHDRA as “Wrench of the Year”. So why did Rob open his own Dealership,” Indian Motorcycles of Metro Milwaukee”? Tune in to find out!
Patrick and Courtney Hennessey decided to start the Be Less Typical podcast to pull open the curtains on an industry that has a bad rap, and offer you a line of sight into what it’s really like to work on the front lines of a car dealership.
Patrick worked in small dealerships and in large dealer groups. He even spent a few years working on the corporate side of the business.
Courtney has also spent many years inside the dealership, mostly in the Finance Department. She is a teacher by trade and now has a corporate position where she combines her background in teaching with her expertise in automotive. Her greatest strength is her ability to bridge the gap between the retail environment and the corporate world. She brings insights to both environments, helping to push each to the next level.
Jo is best known for working Parts Counter at the old Villa Park Harley Davidson Dealership in Chicagoland area or maybe it's from co-fouding Harley Women magazine, and of course the Hall of Fame Induction.
_Inducted in the original National M/C Hall of Fame and Museum in Sturgis (induction took place in Deadwood) in 1996.
_AMA's Hall of Fame
_AMA roving exhibit honoring women in motorcycling
Listen to find out how Jo has earned these honors!
Jim comments on the recent incident in Jacksonville, FL involving 50 teens attacking a small group of police officers. Also Donald Trump raises questions about John McCain's status as a war hero, how to start a home based gun dealership, will the Iran deal bring with it low gas prices, Christian bakery forced to close after refusing to provide wedding cake to gay couple raises $350,000 in crowdfunding support, and rapper 50 Cent filing for bankruptcy.