Today’s podcast is with Allyson Myers Director of Sales and Marketing at Lake Champlain Chocolates. She talks about extraordinary chocolate moments and marketing the company’s Vermont brand across 48 states. With Valentine’s day right around the corner, this is a good reminder to stock up! “Moderation is key,” Allyson goes on to discuss what it’s like working for a premium chocolate company, the Vermont brand’s reach and their approach to using all-natural ingredients. Listen as Allyson gives us an insight into the magical world of Lake Champlain Chocolates.
Vermont entrepreneur Anthony Neri owner of New Horizons screen printing and additionally the owner of Pizza Putt in South Burlington talks about retro video games, jukeboxes, and doing business in Vermont. Anthony mentions some of his earlier projects as well, “While I was working in the family business’ I ended up buying a radio station before my 25th birthday.” He goes on to share his experiences with Facebook ads, radio ads and other ways he markets his business’. Listen now to hear how Neri sells video games and pizza.
Jim Verzino was the co-founder of Ruralogic and Institute for Building Systems and is currently Director and entrepreneur in residence at Windham Grows a socially responsible, sustainability-minded business accelerator based in Brattleboro, Vermont. Jim calls in to talk about being an entrepreneur, success, failure, the American educational system, and socially responsible businesses. If you’re an entrepreneur, or if you’re thinking about starting a business this foundational conversation is a good place to start! Jim shares his experiences and thoughts on entrepreneurship.
In the first episode of 2019 the RetroMotion Podcast #34 talks about food and beverage with Shane Rogers. Shane is the project manager of Rooted in Vermont. Rooted in Vermont is a grassroots movement to increase consumer demand for local food. However, local has a marketing problem.
Are you interested in local food? Are you a local producer looking to expand your business? Are you a marketer that has an answer? Listen to this very important podcast about the stuff we put in our bodies!
Vermont Producers use the hashtag #rootedinvermont
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We talked with Michael Ly from getreconciled.co about accounting, bookkeeping and raising money as a start-up. This is a great podcast if you’re looking to automate your bookkeeping, looking to raise money or if you’re an entrepreneur in general. Michael talks about his path to creating Reconciled and how he has a passion for looking at the numbers!
Craig Baily is the host of Floydian Slip a syndicated Pink Floyd radio show with over 100 stations across the country. With over 1,100 episodes under his belt, Craig talks about how he built his following and explains how syndication works. We also talk a little about Pink Floyd. Don’t miss this episode to learn more about growing an audience and the importance of having a sales funnel.
RetroMotion Podcast #31 – Sharon Wintersteen, Marketing and Public Relations at Snowflake Chocolates
It’s not every day someone brings you chocolates. In fact, I can’t say I remember the last time someone brought me some! That was until last Monday when I recorded our latest podcast with Sharon Wintersteen who is head of Internet Sales, Marketing and Public Relations at Snowflake Chocolates in Jericho, Vermont. Listen as we talk about the ups and downs of working with family, business, and chocolate. Since 1986 the family has been making sweets in the valley of Vermont’s great mount Mansfield in the charming town of Jericho. They say a way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. Ain’t that the truth! Enjoy.
What do Adrienne Ceneviva Community Sales and Events Manager at Ri-Ra Irish Pub in Burlington and Devin Bates Reporter from local 44 and local 22 have in common? Both are involved in the American Cancer Society’s campaign Real Men Wear Pink to help raise awareness on one of the deadliest cancers for women, breast cancer. Listen while we talk about breast cancer, raising awareness, marketing and reporting in the digital age.
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This episode we talk with Heather Winther Community Development Manager at the American Cancer Society and Steven Cook Deputy Commissioner at the Department of Tourism and Marketing for the State of Vermont. We talk about marketing, tourism, and breast cancer awareness. Steven and Justin of RetroMotion are both participating in the American Cancer Society’s “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign. You can help The American Cancer Society do work like this: funding $86 million nationwide in a vast array of #breastcancer #research grants, including those focused on evaluating disparities and identifying unmet needs to better improve screening and early detection and to better support those dealing with a diagnosis.
Donate to Steven Cook’s Real Men Wear Pink profile
Donate to Justin Bunnell’s Real Men Wear Pink profile
Corey Bunnell works for one of the world’s leading video game companies in Kyoto, Japan. Being the only American in the credits of a well-known game, his story went viral across the gamer and programmer blogs and forums. We talk about his path to getting his dream job and go on to discuss the philosophy of what makes a game fun.