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In this podcast local Brainerd Lakes Area business owners Jacob Blaeser (BlazeAir Aerial Production) and Colton Maher (Woods to Water Real Estate) cover everything in the 'Lakes Area'. We catch up with fellow local business owners, lifelong area residents, friends, family and even local celebs.
For inquiries please email: listenlocalmn@gmail.com

Listen Local Jacob Blaeser

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

In this podcast local Brainerd Lakes Area business owners Jacob Blaeser (BlazeAir Aerial Production) and Colton Maher (Woods to Water Real Estate) cover everything in the 'Lakes Area'. We catch up with fellow local business owners, lifelong area residents, friends, family and even local celebs.
For inquiries please email: listenlocalmn@gmail.com

    S3 E18 - Summer Rental SZN

    S3 E18 - Summer Rental SZN

    Summer is here!!!
    While we didn't have much of a spring in the BLA - which is something I think most folks are ok with - we are a full-go right into summer. The weather has been great, the boats are getting back on the lake, we're seeing many more smiling faces around the community, and most importantly the towns are starting to fill up! It's been so great seeing people shopping, biking on the trails and just enjoying the outdoors.
    Saying that... we felt it was the perfect time to have our Summer Rentals episode! From boats and jet skis to yard games to golf carts and UTVs, and all the way to house rentals, the Lakes Area rental companies really do offer it all!
    To represent the BLA rental scene, we had out ol' pal Travis Nelson from Lakes Area Recreational Rentals on the show to talk about what he has to offer with his Golf Carts, as well as some of the other rental companies he partners with.
    Speaking of his Golf Carts tho, these aren't normal Golf Carts. They are DECKED OUT! Not only will you be ballin' in an electric green color cart, it is also loaded with features like a digital screen, reverse cam, bluetooth sound system and 14" inch wheels!
    On the episode he speaks on all of that, and so much more in regards to why he felt it was a good time to jump into the golf cart rental game. Annnnd, as we mentioned above, the guys have known Trav for a long time so of course they had to reminisce on some old times (including some extremely entertaining stories). To say this episode had a lot of throwing Jacob under the bus would be an understatement. While he was already a little salty heading into this episode, he (nor Trav, Colton or Isaiah) held anything back. There were some bleeps in this one lol.
    In all honesty though, it was awesome finally getting Travis on the show. This has been talked about for over a year, and we all felt now was the perfect time.
    Also, as mentioned in this podcast, while Trav was the in-studio guest, there are so many local rentals in the area for pretty much any summer activity you can imagine. Here are a few mentioned in this episode:Brainerd Lakes Best RentalsLakes Area AdventuresLake Fun RentalsDave's SportlandNisswa Bike RentalsBreezy Point Rentals
    THANKS SO MUCH TO OUR SPONSOR TYLER GARDNER WITH PEQUOT AND GULL LAKE SANITATION
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    • 18 min
    S3 E17 - Cory Jay owns the BLA

    S3 E17 - Cory Jay owns the BLA

    Happy Fishing Opener weekend to all of our wonderful listeners!!
    Hope you are all doing well, and more importantly, hope you all enjoy this episode! We know we say it a lot, but this was a SUPER fun episode as we caught up with Cory Jay who owns Advantage Seamless Gutters, Neuwmann Construction and the Smokestack (and probably many more that even he forgets about). Cory is also on many of the boards in the Brainerd Area, as well as part of the Jaycees. So yeah, pretty much if you haven't met him yet, you must be living under a rock. Or still quarantining (don't hate us, it's JUST a JOKE!!!!).
    Anyway... the crew talks with Cory about how each of those businesses above were started, and if you haven't heard the about how the Smokestack began, that's one you'll definitely not want to miss in this episode. Many great BLA related stories in this one, so make sure you find time to listen to the whole show! They even talk about the possibility of putting Isaiah in a Pequot Lakes and Gull Lake Sanitation garbage can and roll him down a hill. So there's that.
    Thanks again to all of our amazing listeners, and good luck out fishing this weekend.ANNNNND THANK U so much to our amazing sponsor Tyler Gardner with Pequot Lakes and Gull Lake Sanitation!
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    • 41 min
    S3 E16 - Local Business Updates

    S3 E16 - Local Business Updates

    Happy Friday everyone!!
    Hope each and every one of you Listen Localers had a fantastic week, and are ready for the best weekend weather we've had yet in 2022!
    On this episode the LL Guys (well at least Isaiah and Jacob) get to know more about some local business owners and employees. Also, due to Colton's absence there was a co-hosting seat available, which was wonderfully filled by our friend and Branch Manager of the Baxter Refined Lending, John Kinkeade (who just happens to be Jacob's current lender for his new house). Not only does John find a way to make talking about mortgages and lending entertaining, he's also just a likeable guy and totally fits the bill of being a true Listen Localer!
    Now to the guests, First up... we had our buddy Justin Olson call into the show again. This time though, Justin wasn't talking about snowmobiling or the Nisswa 100, instead he put his Nisswa Marine hat on and gave us an update on the ice situation we're still seeing on lakes around the Brainerd Lakes Area. So listen in to find out when he thinks the ice will be out. And Yes, we're going to hold Justin accountable if it isn't out by then
    The next guest we had stop by the office was Emma Krueger, owner of the Nisswa A&W! When you talk about a staple in the BLA, we all know thats exactly what the Nisswa A&W is. Annnnd... true locals know May 1st means much more than May Day, it is also opening day for said A&W. With that being said, GO GET YOUR ROOTBEER FLOATS TODAY!
    After Emma, we welcomed in Nate Hill from Hill's Mobile Detailing. Not only does Nate already have a great detailing business, he is also a weekly listener to the podcast, which is definitely a plus if you ask us What he's doing with Hills Mobile Detailing is super cool. He will come to you. Whether that's at your house, place of work, or really anywhere, he'll bring his trailer to wherever you are and make sure your vehicle has one of the best it's ever had! This spring has already been super messy, so give Nate a call and have him come make your car look brand new!!
    Before we end, Isaiah and Jacob chat with John a bit more (mostly about what Jacob can and can't buy before the closing of his house), and discuss what the best part of summer is. While we switched up the format of our show a little bit this time, we plan on having Listen Local do more of these "Business Update" episodes - or what ever we decide to call them - once a month. We'll bring 3-4 local business owners and/or Managers to give us an update on their businesses.
    As always thanks again to our sponsor Tyler Gardner with Pequot Lakes and Gull Lake Sanitation.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    S3 E15 - Barajas is Back!

    S3 E15 - Barajas is Back!

    Hola Listen Localers!
    Welcome back and we hope you had a great week! The sun has been shining, the people have been shopping and all we need now is some open water on the lakes.
    On this episode - where all three of the Listen Local team are actually in studio together - we catch up with Ruben Barajas, who is the owner of Barajas Mexican Bar & Grill in Pequot Lakes. Ruben dives into everything from how he and his family ended up in Pequot Lakes, to his decision to reopen Barajas, some of his funniest stories as a bar owner, and of course his relationship with our main sponsor Tyler Gardner!
    ALSO, they are planning a big fiesta at Barajas on Cinco de Mayo. So mark that on your calendars today!
    After some really funny and entertaining stories from Ruben, the LL guys talk about upcoming events this weekend including the 30th Anniversary Reed's Gun Fair and the 15th Annual Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes in Nisswa!
    As always thanks again to our sponsor Tyler Gardner with Pequot Lakes and Gull Lake Sanitation.
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    • 21 sec
    S3 E14 - Dr. Andy

    S3 E14 - Dr. Andy

    Hello, Listen Local Listeners!
    On this episode, we FINALLY catch up with our friend and local Brained Lakes Area Chiropractor, Dr. Andy Vantreese of Posture Pro Chiropractic. During the episode, Andy, Isaiah and Colton call Jacob who is in Vegas during this show. The crew chats with Andy about everything from why he started a practice in Pequot - after previously living in Chicago and Atlanta - to what to do if you pull a muscle while on vacation or away from your Chiropractor (of course it happened to Jacob right before this call-in). Plus, Andy brought in some hot sauces for the guys to test out. You just never know what is going to happen on the Listen Local Podcast!Thanks again to Dr. Andy for stopping by, and if any of our listeners looking for a new Chiropractor, the LL crew highly reccomend Posture Pro!
    As always, HUGE THANKS to our Sponsor Tyler Gardner of Pequot Lakes and Gull Lake Sanitation!
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    • 57 min
    S3 E13 - The Q1 Recap

    S3 E13 - The Q1 Recap

    It's Quarter 1 review time for the Listen Local crew...
    That's right Colton, Isaiah, and Jacob recap and review the episodes from the first part of 2022. It's already been such a fun year. Thank you so much to all of our amazing guests that have taken time to be on the show, it DEFINITELY wouldn't be the same without them.
    The LL crew also catches up with their sponsor of the podcast, Tyler Gardner of Pequot Lakes and Gull Lake Sanitation, to discuss his most memorable parts of these first few episodes. Big things coming in the near future with the Listen Local Podcast, so STAY TUNED!
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

BenderWow ,

Hello from Clark Lake

Good stuff guys.
Future topic ideas: interview people about the history of the area, and how it was settled. Also where are the farmers markets in the summer.
Nick

sam_pfeif22 ,

Awesome podcast

Great start guys can’t wait for more

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