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  • 01:06

    Classic Chrome with The Keating Wheel Company

    in Automotive

    Special Guests: Brian Keating, Gary Keating, and Robert Keating

    When looking at the market for pre-war motorcycles, it may seem that field was dominated by just a handful of manufacturers; Harley Davidson, Indian, Excelsior, Henderson. But, did you know that in these very early days of motorcycling, hundreds of motorcycle companies were in existence across the globe? Many of these manufacturers actually date back even earlier than American legends Harley Davidson and Indian! Dozens of these smaller companies were in existence here in the United States, with many of them located in the Northeast. While some of these companies were later purchased by the industry leaders, most of these early builders wound up closing their doors. The design elements of several of these defunct manufacturers still wound their way into the machines produced by the larger companies. Today, machines such as the Flying Merkel, Reading Standard, Minneapolis, Cyclone and several others are invaluable to cataloging the history of the sport and are usually only seen from behind plate glass in a museum.  On September 23rd, we are joined by three very special guests. Signing on for the cast on the first episode on our new network, we are honored to welcome the Keating Brothers: Brian, Gary, and Robert. The Keating brothers have an interesting link to the pioneering days of motorcycle development: enter the Keating Wheel Company. Amongst a long and incredible list of milestones, the Keating Wheel Company was the very first manufacturer in the United States to build a complete and running motorcycle (also called a motor bicycle)—MONTHS before Oscar Hedstrom and the Indian Motorcycle Company offered their first machine. Adding to the incredible history of the company, the Keating Wheel Company sued both Indian Motorcycle and Harley Davidson for patent infringement and design, and WON both cases. 

  • 00:59

    Metalsmith Benchtalk Past Favorites with Kevin Potter

    in Art

    This Thursday, September 17th at 3 p.m. PDT, we'll be going back into the MetalSmith BenchTalk archives. We'll be re-airing one of our favoite chats from 2013 with Kevin Potter of Potter USA, a manufacturer of artistic metalworking tools including hydraulic presses, metalsmithing stakes, and dies.
    Bio: Kevin Potter began as fine jeweler in Tucson, Arizona. He specialized in carving custom waxes and casting but also drew the designs and set stones, essentially designing pieces from start to finish. He eventually worked into having his own line of jewelry that was sold in stores throughout the US. Kevin gained experience using machine tools while attending the University of Arizona, where he received a BFA in drawing/painting.
    He worked in the machine shops on campus and eventually started his own machine shop where he used his tools for the production of stainless steel jewelry. He quickly decided to make silversmithing stakes. He always enjoyed using them in college, but could never afford to purchase them. After he made his first few sets, he advertised them on Craig's list in several cities known as artist communities: Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, etc.
    Kevin always liked Otto Frei jewelry supply and contacted them about his stakes. They liked them and decided to carry his line of stakes. Gradually he began to make other tools and started the Potter USA website with the help of a friend who was a retired computer programer.
    For more about Kevin and Potter USA, visit http://www.potterusa.com.

  • 01:06

    P4P Real Talk with new manufacturer of supplements for P4P, Todd

    in Sports

    Everyone seems to say that change needs to happen but do nothing to make the change happen, P4P has decided to this and more and we will learn all about it tonight on this episode of P4P Real Talk, stay tuned!

  • 01:32

    How Jon Lander's Family Adversities Changed his Career / Rev. Michelle Huges

    in Business

    "Jon  Landers has over 25 years experience in marketing along with his graphic design skills. Jon first became the National Sales Mangager for a British manufacturer in the DIY(Do-it-yourself) trade to help them get established in the North American market followed by doing the same for a German horticultural company. Hen then got involved with a rep agancy that supplied The Home Depots as well as other big box stores and retail chains with over 40 different product lines servicing the area from Maine to Virginia with over 100 service reps.

    Rev. Michelle Hughes is now serving as the Associate Conference Minister for Transitions in the Connecticut Conference..  She offers years of experience in pastoral care, community organization, and non-profit endeavors. A trained Intentional Interim, Michelle recently completed her tenure at  the First Congregational Church of Lombard, in Lombard, Illinois. Michelle also served as the first woman to lead, as Interim, the historic Congregational Church of Park Manor. Prior to her Interim assignment, Rev. Hughes served Elmhurst College as Associate Chaplain and as faculty for the Chicago Semester. Rev. Hughes has also served as part of the faculty for SCUPE (The Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education)

    In her secular ministry, Rev. Hughes has provided consultant services to the Chicago Board of Education, the Illinois Department of Human Services, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. University of Illinois Hospital, the Children’s Place Association, and the Chicago Housing Authority.


  • STRICTLY BUSINESS - Sam Peters Peters August 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    in Training

    Wednesday 2:00 August 26, 2015   STRICTLY BUSINESS with Mike Thompson, Brad Bapst and Ryan Mapes featuring Sam Peters with his wife Joyce own and operate Patter Fam Sauces, creator of award winning gourmet sauces and condiments.  They manufacture these sauces for other producers and restaurants. Patter Fam Services have won several major sauce awards including The Scovie Awards, The Fiery Foods Awards, New Orleans Hot Sauce Awards, and Hot Pepper Awards. Patter Fam Foods will soon move into their new food manufacturing facility .  Recently, they opened The Pastor's Pantry Cooking School, an interactive cooking demonstration class guests learn and eat a variety of gourmet cuisines. 

    Sam and Joyce Peters
    Patter Fam Sauces
    Pastor's Pantry Cooking School


  • 00:22

    The True Cost of Auto Dealer Marketing

    in Automotive

    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.

  • 00:01

    Meet Mike Michalowicz- Author & Entrepreneur

    in Women

    Mike Michalowicz (mi-Cal-oh-witz) launched three multi million dollar companies before his 35th birthday.  He was also awarded the New Jersey SBA's Young Entrepreneur of The Year when he was 26.  

    Mike sold his first company to private equity and his second firmto a Fortune 500. Company.

    He is the author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur (2008), The Pumpkin Plan (2012) and Profit First (2014). His books have been translated into over 10 different languages.

    Mike is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal,

    He is an active partner in multiple companies, including an American manufacturer, a business group consultancy, an augmented reality tech firm, and a certification organization for accountants, bookkeepers and business coaches.

    To learn more about Mile and get access to a treasure trove of entrepreneurial tips, visit www.MikeMichalowicz.com 


  • 00:17

    Gina Cicatelli Ciagne from Lansinoh on The Authentic Woman with Shannon Fisher

    in Women

    Shannon welcomes Gina Cicatelli Ciagne from breastfeeding product manufacturer and a wonderful resource for information and counseling on breastfeeding, Lansinoh. Gina became involved in workplace support of breastfeeding after personal experience with how challenging it can be to receive it. Finding her calling, she went on to co-manage the Department of Health & Human Services/Ad Council National Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign before becoming the Vice President of Healthcare and Media Relations at Lansinoh. She has a BA from the University of Dayton, a MS in Public and Community Health from Trinity University and is a Certified Lactation Consultant (CLC). 

    The Authentic Woman is a weekly radio show hosted by women's rights leader, Shannon Fisher, offering perspectives on the female experience in America. The show delves deeply into the worlds of writers, artists, celebrities, and community leaders. Shannon Fisher: Facebook - Twitter -  Links to Previous Episodes of The Authentic Woman. Podcast by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC.

  • The Impact on Business of Deregulation: The Case of Energy

    in Business

    On August 19, my guest will be Susan Mazonson, an independent associate with Viridian Energy.   She is an expert at building wealth by spotting trends and industry developments. 

    Her career began as one of the first female college hires at AT&T, part of the “high potential” management program.   Subsequently, she was recruited to lead the charge of New Business Development for the second largest US telecom equipment manufacturer.  There, she created the business plan for the infrastructure to power the emerging U.S. cellular radio networks, referred to today as mobile or wireless. 

    When deregulation of the telecom industry occurred, Susan leveraged that by starting two boutique consulting firms, advising incumbent carriers on how to compete in this new paradigm shift of competition, innovation, and technological advancement.  Among her clients were AT&T, Verizon, Alcatel-Lucent, all the Bell Operating Companies, and many other market entrants creating new niches.

    After riding the telecom deregulation wave for nearly 30 years, Susan recognized that the deregulation of the energy sector was the next “once ever” opportunity to not only create substantial wealth, but at the same time, do good for the environment.   She now offers simple, innovative, renewable energy solutions for consumers and businesses.  And she trains, mentors and coaches business professionals and entrepreneurs to create a part-time, recession-proof, passive, residual income, by sharing the benefits of choosing renewable energy options.

    Susan has a B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from Brown University and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

  • 01:01

    s4-e16 Green Manufacturing

    in News

    Environmental responsibility and financial costs needn’t be at odds for manufacturers to be successful at “going green.” Listen in as Danny Mishek, Managing Director and Co-Owner of SelfEco, Kate Bachman, Editor at the Sustainable Manufacturer Network and David Podmayersky, Chief Sustainability Officer of EarthColor, discuss with hosts Tim Grady and Lew Weiss manufacturers’ growing engagement in environmentally responsible practices through cleaner production processes, more efficient resource management and measurable reductions in waste and pollution.

  • 01:04

    Classic Chrome with Ken Campbell of V8 Indian Project

    in Automotive

    Special Guests: Ken Campbell, builder and owner of the one-of-a kind V8 Indian


    Motorcyclists around the world can agree that while the various motorcycle manufacturers have provided an impressive and unique field of machines to pick from when purchasing, sometimes it is the homebuilt machines that outclass the line-production items. More often than not, it is these handcrafted pieces of art that are engineered and built in method that far surpasses that of a factory, and leaves enthusiasts scratching their heads and wondering just why the manufacturer never created such a piece. This week on Classic Chrome, we are joined by a man who has built such a machine. Old motorcycle fans can all appreciate the appeal of an Indian Four; the sound, aesthetic qualities and performance of what is essentially a small car engine in a motorcycle frame speak for themselves. But what if the Springfield, Massachusetts-based company had offered an eight cylinder model? Unfortunately, with the death of Springfield Indian in 1953, that question was unanswered. However, New Zealand motorcycle enthusiast Ken Campbell has just finished engineering and building the first example of what such a machine would resemble. 

    V8 Indian Fanpage: www.facebook.com/v8indian