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Stumblin’ Monkey | Pandemic Playbook #3

Today’s guest is absolutely no stranger to a pub!  We welcomed Mr. Rob Shafer, the owner of the Sumblin’ Monkey Brewery located in the Village of Victor, NY.  Rob and I discuss his early days starting off with a home brewing kit, to eventually taking the bold jump in opening a brewery of his own.  We talk about some of …

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Fleet Feet | Pandemic Playbook #2

Today we had the incredible Ellen Brenner in the pub with us! Ellen started and co owns the local Rochester and Buffalo area Fleet Feet stores with her husband and business partner “Boots.”  Ellen and I discuss how they got started, how the pandemic has positively impacted the ways they do business and stick around for the end when we …

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Victor Hiking Trails | Pandemic Playbook #1

On today’s episode we welcomed Mr. Dave Wright, the Chairman of the Victor Hiking Trails Inc.  One of the most surprising things I learned is that there are over 65 miles of trail to explore and enjoy in Victor, NY.  Dave and I discuss how the organization got its start almost 30 years ago, ways to get involved with the …

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Season 3 Intro Episode | PubGPS Pandemic Playbook

After 6 months, we are finally getting back up and running with Season 3 – The Pandemic Playbook.  Today we briefly introduce the theme of Season which plays off of Season 2’s “Wellness” theme. This season we are talking Fitness and the weaving of Mental, Physical and Financial fitness together.  Enjoy!  

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Talking Health & Wellness with Elsa | PubGPS Wellness Focus #5

On today’s episode I am delighted to have Elsa Guenther in the pub with me.  Elsa is in the early stages of launching her health and wellness business and in today’s environment, her insights and advice are invaluable.  We discuss how she got to Rochester, the impact of social media on our mental health, tips for daily wellness and so …

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Spoke Cycle & Fitness Studio | PubGPS Wellness Focus #4

Today I am joined by Ashley Robinson, the owner and founder of Spoke Cycle & Fitness Studio.  Ashley is a fellow S.U.N.Y Geneseo graduate like myself, but we saved most of the reminiscing for when the mic was off.  Ashley’s entrepreneurial adventures have taken her from Geneseo to Rochester and then on to Boston.  Now back in the area, with …

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Victor Yoga Studio | PubGPS Wellness Focus #3

On today’s episode we welcome Mandy Wolfram, the owner of  Victor Yoga Studio.  Mandy’s studio has been a staple on Main St. Victor for the past 12 years.  I intentionally avoided all caffeine before our interview so I could be extra relaxed and ready to dive into the world of yoga.  We discuss where she grew up, how she got …

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Lumos Infrared Sauna Studio | PubGPS Wellness Focus #2

On today’s episode we welcome Rachel Bantelman Evans the owner of Lumos Infrared Sauna Studio in Victor, NY.  We discuss the role that sports has played in preparing her for entrepreneurship, the benefits of infrared sauna therapy and what I would call a strong competitive advantage in having a strong partner (her husband Jordan) to complement your strengths.  For more …

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United Martial Arts Center | PubGPS Wellness Focus #1

Today we kick off our “Wellness” focused Season 2 with Mr. John Ingallina, the owner of the United Martial Arts Center located on School St. in Victor, NY.  John and I talk about all of the amazing programs they offer at UMAC including the Bullyproof children’s program,  what differentiates Jiu Jitsu from other forms of martial arts, and you don’t …

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Victor’s One & Only Coach Steve | PubGPS Episode #11

On today’s episode we have Victor’s very own Coach Steve! Coach Steve has been the town’s Recreation Supervisor for almost 20 years and we hope he has at least 20 more left in him.  Coach Steve has been a positive influence and role model to over 30,000 kids over his 35 year long career.  He is as genuine as they …