29 episodes

We all know about our local businesses, but do we know the people behind the business? Join us to hear their stories and insights on what its like owning a business in our community.Your hosts. Erik Fix and Steven Falitico from The Genesee County Chamber will sit-down with the local business owners of our region and discuss how they got started and where they see themselves going in the future.

Behind The Business: Genesee County NY The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce

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    • 4.5 • 4 Ratings

We all know about our local businesses, but do we know the people behind the business? Join us to hear their stories and insights on what its like owning a business in our community.Your hosts. Erik Fix and Steven Falitico from The Genesee County Chamber will sit-down with the local business owners of our region and discuss how they got started and where they see themselves going in the future.

    Scot and Kate Pickard, Pickard Solutions

    Scot and Kate Pickard, Pickard Solutions

    On this week's episode, Cohost's Sara Stockwell and Katy Hobbs are joined by Scot and Kate Pickard with Pickard Solutions. Pickard Solutions provides small business IT solutions and managed services. Learn more about this incredible husband and wife duo, who started their company at home during the pandemic, while also raising their two kids!Scot PickardScot has been an IT professional since 2003. He is a VMware Certified Professional in data center virtualization and an AWS Certi...

    • 31 min
    Karyn Winters, Genesee County Business/Education Alliance

    Karyn Winters, Genesee County Business/Education Alliance

    On our first episode with Cohost's Kelly Bermingham and Katy Hobbs, we are joined by Karyn Winters - Director of the Genesee County Business/Education Alliance.Karyn was born and raised in Genesee County and is a 2003 graduate of Pavilion Central School - Go Gophers! She has a Bachelor's degree in secondary social studies education from Siena College and a master's degree in world history from SUNY Brockport. Karyn has served as BEA Director since March 2017 and is excited to intro...

    • 22 min
    Guy Pellegrino, Pellegrino Auto Sales

    Guy Pellegrino, Pellegrino Auto Sales

    This episode we were joined by Guy Pellegrino of Pellegrino Auto Sales. He details his start in business at a young age and the mentorship he received from his former boss. He has devoted his entire adult life to building his car business into what it is today and expanding over the years. He gives a lot of credit to the employees and the people of Pellegrino Auto Sales for its longstanding success.Guy is a graduate of BHS and a local boy through and through, and gives back to his community i...

    • 27 min
    Bill Hume, Foxprowl Collectables

    Bill Hume, Foxprowl Collectables

    This episode we were joined by local comic, pop culture, star wars aficionado- Bill Hume of Foxprowl Collectables.Bill brings his humor and pop culture knowledge to the interview and speaks about the growth of his business from hobby to full time job since 1999. Foxprowl is a collectables store in Batavia that specializes in unique items from the 70s, 80s but also has a flair for the new age of collectables with Marvel and Star Wars items. To learn more about our Genesee County businesse...

    • 21 min
    Mitch Kolb, Batavia Garage Door

    Mitch Kolb, Batavia Garage Door

    This episode we were joined by new business owner Mitch Kolb of Batavia Garage Door Co. Mitch had worked at Batavia Garage door for many years before having the opportunity to take over the business in the Fall of 2020.Listen to his inspiring story of the heart and compassion he has experienced in the local business community in Genesee County, NY.To learn more about our Genesee County businesses, visit us at https://geneseeny.chambermaster.com/list/

    • 29 min
    Matty Gray, Alex's Place and Eli Fish Brewing

    Matty Gray, Alex's Place and Eli Fish Brewing

    This episode we were joined by local businessman and community savant, Matty Gray. Born and raised in Batavia, Matty has had a huge impact on this community in his ownership of multiple businesses, and his involvement in the development of Genesee County, where he calls home.In this conversation he speaks about how he cut his teeth in business at an early age and moved to North Carolina to open up a pizza place. After having some success down there, he decided to move back home to start ...

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Kmb0923 ,

This is American small business at its finest!

This is great, love supporting my Genesee County businesses as my family is from East Bethany! Can we get Pontillos? Ralph and Rosies? Upstate Farms? Main Street Pizza? Eli Fish? Anyone from the Reservation? Oliver’s? Alex’s Place?

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