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Episode 20

The Glens Falls Area Youth Center (with Carly & Molly!)

In this very special episode, our host Mike Nelson interviews Carly Lamay and Molly Congdon-Hunsdon, the Directors at the Glens Falls Area Youth Center! The Center provides so many services to kids around the region, and Carly and Molly put their heart and soul into everything they do for them! Listen and find out more about their important mission!

Episode 19

Chris Mast (The Car Shoppe)

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson interviews Chris Mast, owner and operator of The Car Shoppe – two locations in Queensbury, and now, a brand new one in Malta! Where did he come from? How has he had such success? How do new mandates affect his business? To find out, listen to this episode!

Episode 18

Dan Wade (Ianniello-Anderson P.C.)

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson interviews Dan Wade – who is not only an attorney from Ianniello-Anderson P.C., but also someone who sits on the Community Outreach Committee of Southern Adirondack Realtors, Inc., as well as the President of the Board of Trustees for the World Awareness Children’s Museum! Dan is an expert on real estate situations, and has quite a lot to say about this real estate crisis – but he also has plenty to say about creative thinking, the arts, and even gardening!

Episode 17

Dan Breeyear (The Eden Care Center)

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson interviews Dan Breeyear – Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and Director of Integrative Care at The Eden Center! They offer a wide range of integrative care services… But what does that mean, and what are those services, exactly? Take a listen and find out how The Eden Center can help you!

Episode 16

Andy Liporace and Joe Cerrone (Blue Flame and Cerrone Plumbing & HVAC)

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson interviews Andy Liporace – the President of Blue Flame Gas – and Joe Cerrone, the Manager and Owner of Cerrone Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning! New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act is calling for the installation of heat pumps in many homes and business throughout the state. What does this mean? Is it going to be expensive? Is it practical? These questions and more have been on the minds of everyone in the state… But don’t worry! Our guests have all the answers you need here, in this informative episode!

Episode 15

Joe, Cameron, and Luke Kelly (Arkon Developers)

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson interviews Joe, Cameron, and Luke Kelly; the father and sons team behind Hudson Falls’ own Arkon Developers! They talk about some of the interesting things they’ve seen in their time renovating homes – you never know what’s on the other side of that wall! It could be insulation, it could be another wall, or even… A servants’ staircase? Listen to this episode to hear more about what Arkon can do, and what they’ve seen!

Episode 14

Scott Peterson (D’Orazio-Peterson LLP)

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson interviews Scott Peterson, a founding partner and attorney at D’Orazio-Peterson LLP! They discuss what services they offer to discriminated-against workers, how real law differs from what you see in the news, their mutual interest in podcasting, and more!

Episode 13

Mark Landau (Minich-MacGregor Wealth Management)

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson interviews Mark Landau, a financial advisor at Minich MacGregor Wealth Management! The economy’s been going through all kinds of turmoil lately, and it can be tough to navigate in the wake of so many changes… But Mark’s got plenty of tips for us here, to help make our ways through the storm!

Episode 12

Eric Hofmanis & Megan Houde (A Man Named Cash)

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson interviews Eric Hofmanis and Megan Houde, the talented stars behind the “A Man Named Cash: A Tribute to the Man in Black” tour! They discuss their love of music, how their undying passion for it has carried them through hectic work schedules, and more in this extravaganza of an episode!

Episode 11

Josh Koons (Tech II)

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson interviews Josh Koons – the Director of New Business Development at Tech II Business Services, Incorporated! IT support involves plenty of challenges, including maintaining legacy systems, pioneering the world of remote work, and even setting up security systems… Josh and Mike talk about these things and more on this episode of Buying Local Glens Falls!

Episode 10

Amy & Juan Gonzales (Hunt Companies)

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson partners with co-host Paul Smith to interview Juan and Amy Gonzales, from Hunt Companies! These guys have been building top notch properties for years, and they’ve got plenty to say about the challenges they’ve faced along the way… Take a listen to their story in this in-depth episode!

Episode 9

Ray Apy (Saratoga Biochar Solutions)

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson interviews Ray Apy, the CEO of Saratoga Biochar Solutions! The organization is hoping to open a facility that can process biosolids and turn them into clean fertilizer, but they’ve encountered some problems along the way… Find out what their goal is and how their process works in this informative episode!

Episode 8

Andrew Percetti (Adirondack Safari)

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson partners with insurance mogul Bob Fitch to interview Andrew Percetti, the man behind Adirondack Safari and Glamping ADK! They discuss how he built the business, the multitude of options and themes available, and more in this informative episode!

Episode 7

Lisa Munter (Knitt)

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson partners up with Brandon Eastman of Be Better to interview Lisa Munter, who has a fantastic service to tell us about – Knitt! They discuss just how easy the program is to join, how they can match you or your organization up with the perfect non-profit or donors, and more! This service is as sublime an offering as it gets, so you won’t want to miss this episode!
Episode 6

Ryan van Amburgh (Career Jam)

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson co-hosts with legendary real estate mogul Paul Smith to interview Ryan van Amburgh, co-founder of Career Jam! They discuss the unconventional but fantastic services the organization has to offer; how it helps guide our youth towards the future they want to make a reality!

Episode 5

Brandon Eastman & Bill Dingman (Be Better & SPoT Coffee)

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson interviews Brandon Eastman – host of the Be Better podcast – and Bill Dingman, district manager of SPoT Coffee Saratoga and Glens Falls! They discuss working with the community, dealing with the COVID crisis, and more in this informative episode!

Episode 4

Chatting With… Paul Smith

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson interviews Paul Smith, an excellent real estate agent and Iron Man from Keller-Williams Capital District! They discuss his past construction experience, his transition into real estate, and more in this informative episode!

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Episode 3

Chatting With… Mike McGrath

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson interviews Mike McGrath, the Sales and Project Manager at 1-800-Paint-Job! They’ve got some exciting new products and services on offer that they just couldn’t wait to feature here, in this informative episode!
 
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Episode 2

Chatting With… Bob Fitch

In this episode, host Mike Nelson talks with Bob Fitch, the main man behind Bob Fitch State Farm Agency! They talk about how they met, what the agency offers, Bob’s volunteering and charity work, and more in this informative episode!

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Episode 1

Chatting With… The Chamber: Tricia Rogers

This episode, we spend some time with Tricia Rogers, the new President and CEO of the Adirondack Chamber of Commerce! What does she have planned for the Chamber’s future? What can you expect from visiting the Chamber yourself? We discuss these questions and more in our debut episode!

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Saratoga, Warren, and Washington County have no shortage of fantastic goods and services to offer! In this podcast, our host Mike Nelson will clue you in on the amazing gems hidden in your very own community!

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