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This podcast highlights businesses all over Massachusetts to learn about how they have risen above the inevitable challenges they have faced along the way to their ultimate success.

Boston's Best Mark Condon

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

This podcast highlights businesses all over Massachusetts to learn about how they have risen above the inevitable challenges they have faced along the way to their ultimate success.

    047 - The Finest Touch with Level 5 Painting

    047 - The Finest Touch with Level 5 Painting

    This week, I am talking with Jorge Aurichi, Founder & Owner of Level Five Painting. Level Five Painting, LLC. is an interior/exterior residential and commercial painting company that provides interior painting, exterior painting, wallpaper services, and light carpentry work for the West Newton, MA area. Level Five Painting strives to provide every client with excellent work, making it a pleasant and unique experience in every project.

    In this episode, Jorge shares with us the importance of establishing strong relationships with both your employees and your clients. Jorge also emphasizes the importance of organic growth and word-of mouth-marketing as a way of establishing trust with clients. Not only is it important to ensure trust but treating people as people is essential to both business partnerships and personal relationships. We also discuss changes in the commercial & residential painting industry and how technology is changing the game for future business.

    Topics Discussed:


    Understanding your core values & aligning people with those core values

    Challenges faced in the paint industry

    Finding the balance between Type A & B Personalities

    The importance of establishing trust in both employees and clients

    Recognizing the important things and not sweating the small stuff

    The many layers behind interior/exterior finishes

    How technology is changing the residential & commercial painting industry

    Creating a social presence behind social media through organic reach

    Recognizing changing priorities in both your professional & personal life


    Connect with Level 5 Painting:


    Website: https://www.levelfivepaintingllc.com/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/level5pntgllc/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/level5pntgllc/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jorge-aurichi-9316574b/


    Relevant Articles:


    Level Five Painting - Yelp https://www.yelp.com/biz/level-five-painting-west-newton


    Contact Level 5 Painting:


    Address: 950 Watertown St, Suite #6, West Newton, MA 02465

    Call:  617-869-9446

    Email: JAurichi@levelfivepaintingllc.com


    Connect with Mark Condon:


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BostonsBestPodcast

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bostonsbest_podcast/


    About Boston’s Best:

    “Highlighting successful businesses in and around Boston, MA.”

    Go behind the scenes with financial planner, Mark Condon, as he asks industry-leading experts to talk about their businesses throughout the state of Massachusetts.

    Through each episode, Mark finds what sets these different businesses apart from their competition and how they rose above the inevitable challenges they faced along the way to their ultimate success.

    • 39 min
    046 - “Spreading Cannoli Awareness” with Golden Cannoli

    046 - “Spreading Cannoli Awareness” with Golden Cannoli

    With over 200,000 cannolis hand made daily (with room to grow!) and holding the world record for world’s largest cannolo (the singular of cannoli) of 300-lbs and 12-ft long, it’s no secret that my guest this week has a competitive spirit and a strong familial bond.

    This week, I am talking with Valerie Bono, Co-Owner and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of Golden Cannoli. Golden Cannoli is a second generation family owned cannoli factory based in Chelsea MA. They make cannoli shells, cannoli chips and cannoli fillings. For over 50 years they've been industry leaders in quality, innovation and customer service.

    In this episode, Valerie shares what it was like transitioning from learning about business in college to then becoming the Co-Owner of her family’s cannoli business. We discuss how the cannoli industry sets itself apart from other pastries and baked goods, what it means to set the bar high for customer satisfaction, and how Golden Cannoli is simply just getting started.

    Be sure to tune into this week’s episode of Boston’s Best and don’t forget to celebrate National Cannoli Day on June 16th!

    Topics Discussed:


    The importance of diversifying business to ensure future success

    The “secret sauce” behind customer and brand loyalty

    Establishing a rigid, yet flexible schedule on a daily basis

    Creative and innovative ways of Reengineering cannolis over 50 years

    Learning to have fun and loving what you do


    Connect with Golden Cannoli:


    Website: https://shop.goldencannoli.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoldenCannoli/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/goldencannoli/
    Instagram (Personal): https://www.instagram.com/vab4747/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vab4747/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr_pA7uVtIA

    Relevant Articles:


    Chelsea's Golden Cannoli Being Served Across America: Made in Mass. -
    https://www.wcvb.com/article/chelsea-s-golden-cannoli-being-served-across-america-made-in-mass/24418704


    Contact Golden Cannoli:


    Address: 99 Crescent Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150
    Call:  617-868-2826
    Email: valerie@goldencannoli.com


    Connect with Mark Condon:


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BostonsBestPodcast
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bostonsbest_podcast/


    About Boston’s Best:

    “Highlighting successful businesses in and around Boston, MA.”

    Go behind the scenes with financial planner, Mark Condon, as he asks industry-leading experts to talk about their businesses throughout the state of Massachusetts.

    Through each episode, Mark finds what sets these different businesses apart from their competition and how they rose above the inevitable challenges they faced along the way to their ultimate success.

    • 43 min
    045 - The Artistry Behind Opening Up the Dance Floor with Levitate Weddings

    045 - The Artistry Behind Opening Up the Dance Floor with Levitate Weddings

    Whether you’ve attended a friend's wedding or had a wedding of your own, you know that the music vibe can absolutely make or break a wedding experience. No matter the genre of music, it’s important to know how to create a magical experience for not only the Bride and Groom but for the guests as well.

    This week, I am talking with Dane Leveton, Professional DJ, MC and Owner of Levitate Weddings. Levitate Weddings provides an all inclusive, premier wedding planning experience, located in Danvers, MA. Dane has been a top DJ and MC for over 20 years and was actually the DJ at my own wedding.

    In this episode, Dane shares the artistry behind perfecting the “Start and Stop” transition to keep the music and vibe going, how to keep the crowd moving, and the power of easy listening, intimate music before the dance floor opens up. Even when Dane isn’t DJing or MCing events, he is still pursuing his other passions and recognizes the power of pursuing your most ambitious goals.

    Topics Discussed:


    Differences between a Wedding DJ and Turntable DJ

    The artistry behind Beat-Mixing and Genre-Bending

    How the Wedding Industry community collaborated during Covid-19

    Why video is an essential part of remembering your Big Day

    How DJing is more about provoking emotion rather than just a skill

    Reading the crowd and knowing how and when to open up the dance floor

    Understanding the Music Theory behind mixing songs

    Instilling a passion for music for future generations

    The importance of following your passions


    Connect with Levitate Weddings:


    Website: http://levitateweddings.com/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LevitateWeddings/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/levitateweddings/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtkaRbRa1FU


    Relevant Articles:


    Find Glocal - Levitate Weddings

    http://www.findglocal.com/US/Danvers/106793830801350/Levitate-Weddings


    Contact Levitate Weddings:


    Address: 10 Garden St, Danvers, MA 01923

    Call: 978-836-0257

    Email: Dane@LevitateWeddings.com


    Connect with Mark Condon:


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BostonsBestPodcast

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bostonsbest_podcast/


    About Boston’s Best:

    “Highlighting successful businesses in and around Boston, MA.”

    Go behind the scenes with financial planner, Mark Condon, as he asks industry-leading experts to talk about their businesses throughout the state of Massachusetts.

    Through each episode, Mark finds what sets these different businesses apart from their competition and how they rose above the inevitable challenges they faced along the way to their ultimate success.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    044 - The “Red” Standard with Standard Title & Escrow

    044 - The “Red” Standard with Standard Title & Escrow

    Leveraging strong relationships with your clients and fellow colleagues is one of the best marketing tools you can have in your business. My guest this week recognizes the power of relationship building and why it’s essential for both the company and the community alike.

    This week, I am talking with Derek Heltzel, Partner with Standard Title & Escrow. Standard Title & Escrow provides representation to buyers and sellers of real estate, as well as banks and mortgage companies. As they strive to provide the most wholesome representation available, they guide their clients through every step of the closing process, from negotiating the Purchase & Sale Agreement, to reviewing the final closing documents.

    In this episode, Derek shares with us the story behind their signature “red” color scheme and why Tiffany & Co. inspired their “concierge” service for their clients. As we discuss goal setting and the future of Standard Title & Escrow, Derek reminds us that it’s in the small, daily action that creates the most impact. When you focus on the small, bite-sized successes, you begin to see the long term success come into fruition.

    Topics Discussed:


    Leveraging strong relationships with Realtors and Mortgage Officers

    Why partnering as a team vs. individual in a business brings more to the table

    The Marketing and Branding behind their signature “Red” color scheme

    What it means to be the “Tiffany & Co.” of Real Estate

    Social Media and Referrals as the bread and butter of Marketing


    Connect with Standard Title & Escrow:


    Website: https://www.standardclosing.com/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/standardclosing/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/standard.title/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/derekheltzel/


    Contact Standard Title & Escrow:


    Address: 100 Corporate Pl Suite 505, Peabody, MA 01960

    Call: 877-508-4853

    Email: Derek@standardclosing.com

    Connect with Mark Condon:


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BostonsBestPodcast

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bostonsbest_podcast/


    About Boston’s Best:

    “Highlighting successful businesses in and around Boston, MA.”

    Go behind the scenes with financial planner, Mark Condon, as he asks industry-leading experts to talk about their businesses throughout the state of Massachusetts.

    Through each episode, Mark finds what sets these different businesses apart from their competition and how they rose above the inevitable challenges they faced along the way to their ultimate success.

    • 43 min
    043 - Female Economic Empowerment with Women’s Foundation of Boston

    043 - Female Economic Empowerment with Women’s Foundation of Boston

    When starting a business, no matter the industry, it’s important to recognize how you can meet a need, fill in a gap, and/or fulfill a demand. My guest this week is able to meet the needs of her community, fill in a gap for Non-Profit organizations, and fulfill a demand to help women and girls find financial freedom in the Greater Boston area.

    This week, I am talking with Christina Gordon, CEO at Women’s Foundation of Boston. Women’s Foundation of Boston “is a registered 501(c)(3) that economically empowers Greater Boston women and girls through funding high impact leadership and economic programs in partnership with nonprofits serving solely women and girls”.

    In this episode, Christina shares how the Women’s Foundation of Boston helps women and girls feel empowered through their careers and finances, as well as leadership and education opportunities. Although Covid-19 took a toll on many businesses and communities, the Women's Foundation of Boston was able to raise over half a million dollars and give back to over 6,000 women and girls through the Global Pandemic.

    Topics Discussed:


    The importance of filling a gap in business and nonprofit

    Why Intentionality should be the driving force behind creating an impact

    Defining “Mission Creep” in NonProfit Organizations

    Understanding Market Research through database research

    Creating a roadmap for Sustainability

    How Covid-19 created space for Nonprofits to flourish

    Connect with Women’s Foundation of Boston:


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wfboston/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wfboston/

    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/christina-gordon-07767932/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/WFBoston


    Relevant Article(s):


    Women’s Foundation of Boston Announces 2020 Grant Winners -


    https://boston.citybizlist.com/article/641662/womens-foundation-of-boston-announces-2020-grant-winners

    Contact Women’s Foundation of Boston:


    Address: 126 Brookline Ave 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02215

    Call: 617-262-5911

    Email: cgordon@wfboston.org


    Connect with Mark Condon:


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BostonsBestPodcast

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bostonsbest_podcast/


    About Boston’s Best:

    “Highlighting successful businesses in and around Boston, MA.”

    Go behind the scenes with financial planner, Mark Condon, as he asks industry-leading experts to talk about their businesses throughout the state of Massachusetts.

    Through each episode, Mark finds what sets these different businesses apart from their competition and how they rose above the inevitable challenges they faced along the way to their ultimate success.

    • 43 min
    042 - Trust the Timing of Your Life with JJ Media

    042 - Trust the Timing of Your Life with JJ Media

    This week, I am talking with Janelle Driscoll, Co-Founder of JJ Media. JJ Media is a modern day public relations company focusing on media, marketing and management services.

    Their mission is to “lead businesses and individuals through today's ever-changing media industry with a fresh approach to public relations and marketing needs''. Janelle shares how their strong relationships and determination helps them stay ahead of industry trends and is the key to their success and drives results for their clients.

    In this episode, Janelle shares the importance of remaining creative and innovative during a global pandemic and why it’s essential to learn to trust the process. Janelle goes on to say that one of the best brand marketing strategies is brand collaboration. Working alongside local businesses in your community, even outside of your “industry”, is a game changer when it comes to strategic, out-of-the-box thinking.

    Topics Discussed:


    Recognizing strengths and weaknesses as a team

    Cultivating a healthy work-life balance

    Getting creative with brands and their goal setting

    Brand collaboration as brand marketing

    Learning to be open to the changes of life

    Why happiness and success go hand in hand

    Enjoying the small things life


    Connect with JJ Media:


    Website: https://jjmediallc.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JJMediaUSA/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jjmedia/

    Instagram (Personal): https://www.instagram.com/jpdrisc/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/janelledriscoll


    Contact JJ Media:


    Call: 774-217-0003

    Email: janelle@jjmediallc.com


    Connect with Mark Condon:


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BostonsBestPodcast

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bostonsbest_podcast/


    About Boston’s Best:

    “Highlighting successful businesses in and around Boston, MA.”

    Go behind the scenes with financial planner, Mark Condon, as he asks industry-leading experts to talk about their businesses throughout the state of Massachusetts.

    Through each episode, Mark finds what sets these different businesses apart from their competition and how they rose above the inevitable challenges they faced along the way to their ultimate success.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Dr B (Brian Bourquin) ,

Great Podcast!!!

Mark was a great host & I had a great time making this podcast! Dr B w/ Boston Veterinary Clinic

Shoveltownbeer ,

Grab a Shovel!

We had a great time talking to Mark about our business. He asked some great questions and we had a great conversation with him about our business and how it evolved and grew.

Since our interview, I went back and listened to some of his other podcasts and found them interesting and provocative.

kmcimo ,

Guest and happy listener

I was a guest on the podcast and had a great time talking to Mark about my business, For Now. He was so easy to talk to and really just became a conversation with an old friend. I’m definitely now a fan and listener - love all the episodes!

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