The Offices at China Hall Coworking Podcast features people from Minnesota and beyond to discuss the state of internet marketing, social media in business, stories of success, and failures in business. Listen as this Minnesota Coworking space features conversations with people that have all types of backgrounds, experiences, and stories to share!
We learn about Penz Automotive Group with Todd Penz and Jacob Wessel
Penz Automotive Group is a growing ownership group of dealerships in Rochester, Minnesota. In this episode we sit down with Todd Penz the VP of the company and Jacob Wessel the Marketing Director. The brands they represent include Subaru of Rochester, Nissan of Rochester, and Buick GMC of Rochester.
The team and company is growing and they are excited to build a sustainable long term business in the community. In this podcast we chat about teamwork, culture in a company, business advice, and accessories on vehicles.
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NOCK + DONYALE J in the China Hall Tonight!
This episode we turn it up with Nock + Donyale J! Get ready to listen to some great conversation, awesome music, and LIVE call-in show. This episode was an absolute blast. The story begins with Aikong asking if we could have a podcast episode with some emerging artists. From that Facebook message, it leads to us sitting down and learning about the story of these two artists.
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Roosters Baseball Club team manager Corky Gaskell comes to China Hall!
On this episode, we meet with Roosters Base Ball Club of Rochester, MN (https://www.facebook.com/RoostersBBC/?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARCnh6WJPEZYQPx8Zg_WD5siGWE9mYZctulRHR8uUu77DMj1r3sJfVsn6Lh1UYqKdwAjJ5qKmVx-QUbB&fref=mentions&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARDFdEt4ORimN5vrPI3FXjpbWJWmAK8d1lP3dtSMIKlzmesFQhgb9P0CB2LGJpfkcnISZ3aiTEWIFYlE0g1dkI43NaHXS5hoVN0SF8j-dl3VdZ3ZMCR293xZwkF4gVPJmpNZ6SLDmE9XcYVTWjoUdgONzRS_MBhi16BiJA9r2k1yytlkA4Dl3cWzkKRiBeg6ttZOKg7XAkfFq04T565Zn1-Z6wSTr2UHb1wKesXrOws6fCceaOaCyBXEH4bXntU6QKKjVpgXWZIoZ34dZhIo8NCXsv8tOtCyC9K6aXjS05m4eVMeqzBJ35687XGf5GN9j7oLvnIl54DBi3SR9J8-n_hgRcpJkUfG0yWuhEV-qjZYxPv2tVJcKTNUUxlDZ-5fbUim6ZlkX1G6fHvmFcFxcvTNSeZBKsfLGs2iiZ7N8g1b7Z9VoUdkzBgw6JD2KgR2fHWxDf3RYe7rAvCA49bGYtm_C9W6R4x2ofmcEiwPHMPVPp6qccACWkjT79nKY8HbWhkxpHoTwlh5XK6zQ8CEcYkk5idcaY-wf83uhjP8alxB4ffWX5MRkt5mv4MbalEapVLAghkcatZ562zY) general manager Corky Gaskell. Our conversation goes from the history of baseball, the local club's history, how to get involved, and more.
Learn from the walking encyclopedia related to Baseball History. Corky's knowledge of the game is superb. He understands how America's past time started and how it evolved over time.
Meeting with the founders of MORTARR a Minnesota Based Tech Company!
Learn about this Albert Lea, Minnesota (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Albert-Lea-Minnesota/105551746145708?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARCXdFSB9yBwqW7kxNyWJNKvI-OTbzrIOxKqeJ_-74wvTvdYUmL_UceOLEC-Sl3hcQgVLYkn4SQQZADB&fref=mentions&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARDXweIOtMJWn8zOE2BRnsub4KA38Q2Z7NZgRiPbZGeqjbjjoCwb-oYWazf2UWns-L1O_KnrXeuEKnLwISmBRRyvxlrl7ICtwdEzKxVI6uTY1GJh_8vA7AWdOFCe7Nr9NTisAAfGlD5Nz1lPA9LyRPwSfBgR_D4w_LptJ0vmUz59D-rDYTor_Qq4F_vlrghXfMb8Iz2ZRrOREy_2EkiFTHbwT57CPNhL2d9-7ttSBmLsWNQFRDdFpwTSjbXKkvBXK3r2694NXrZLvCiDI8Cpg0rfIXnCjEHaIdpXtT1pCwbfKb_pz-uVGyimJEy5kA3R5MkXfEi7l3rr2YEuqj4pHCCu8KbXu71Zc4n5EKW9zJAV7O4ONL2wNyRjoFZWc3qqfr4KHXGEr2jCg3Np7Fq8beHZN4I3g2ZP7p876ELLPX9QLDEynEVBihM9jzY) based tech company that is doing great things. Mortarr (https://www.facebook.com/mortarr/?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARDX2fJXAkeZChmvPodDbfjELG3mzYyC2qq9d03a3jm2DWj8TYBJ6sXhpjRiGoDButP5mXAbtfF-5Asu&fref=mentions&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARDXweIOtMJWn8zOE2BRnsub4KA38Q2Z7NZgRiPbZGeqjbjjoCwb-oYWazf2UWns-L1O_KnrXeuEKnLwISmBRRyvxlrl7ICtwdEzKxVI6uTY1GJh_8vA7AWdOFCe7Nr9NTisAAfGlD5Nz1lPA9LyRPwSfBgR_D4w_LptJ0vmUz59D-rDYTor_Qq4F_vlrghXfMb8Iz2ZRrOREy_2EkiFTHbwT57CPNhL2d9-7ttSBmLsWNQFRDdFpwTSjbXKkvBXK3r2694NXrZLvCiDI8Cpg0rfIXnCjEHaIdpXtT1pCwbfKb_pz-uVGyimJEy5kA3R5MkXfEi7l3rr2YEuqj4pHCCu8KbXu71Zc4n5EKW9zJAV7O4ONL2wNyRjoFZWc3qqfr4KHXGEr2jCg3Np7Fq8beHZN4I3g2ZP7p876ELLPX9QLDEynEVBihM9jzY) started as a branding/design company in 2013. From 2013 to July 2017 they worked hard at scaling this business. Thru this process, they became interested in solving problems they were seeing on the commercial design side of the business they were taking part in. This problem solving lead them to start finding ways to use technology that could be created into a scalable website and eventually app. Officially the website was launched in 2017 and shortly after the mobile app.
The platform is used by contractors, architects, designers, commercial real estate brokers, and more! Users can collaborate with other users to build inspiration for projects they are working on, in the great spaces they plan to have a business. Also the contractors or other trade professionals can showcase images of projects and aspects of the business they are so proud of. Thru the platform people are connecting and the platform is helping lead to the wonderful inspiration of creating some of the best looking and well designed commercial real estate spaces around.
The platform has so many features that you honestly just need to check it out here: https://www.mortarr.com/ (https://www.mortarr.com/?fbclid=IwAR1WT4JdWLVh6PlU-9XfmsHIae9wD5wa3PPk6yDaw2bFbyK0wcC2LblJLxI)
Learn more about this cool company by listening in here to Amy Petersen and Abby Murray.
Offices At China Hall: Tasos Psomas the owner of Hollandberry Pannekoeken
On this episode, we are sitting down with Tasos Psomas of Hollandberry Pannekoeken (https://www.facebook.com/hollandberrypannekoeken/?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARD5AgHVaYpX4lEmnSRY2RUUbwC54-31oBSMIhfUP0L4cPMORKg0vOWSVCWm354CE6lLy2G8_TpPtQHA&fref=mentions&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARCp86_gLDBcg4bRXsSMWZWCuaawXlyKw-WtosY1oZ0QyR5FfviZHr-8gp7pPJpUoz4TL3rXXhIL3cxuxGyjLZj8QpD556uk6K65EMa1W_vRosTsswMoe57f2to9q8BY3gzDPh_3TWji7CSitPmhsmvbEdpq_Cx9Gi7cvH01p0SxSgOYX7_y74qAZJHjVD-Rbv8hbu3YnQJCM2bwCkyqy9GLgxzXxa8dPy5QInTYrrR5wFJrY1--_6q3bNHY2MWkQG6i-5scpx4iy2niphLe9JaLqOBvRU8ZjSpFPP6GpSsv7Fnn8t49tr4gS8MuhDlIUd4fdcMCla1q-iF8oVzsS4eYLJnACVug3CjU2G-_EkcljYlohFLGG1VF4Dgjpi6zN7d-6kzopxuTjPpXwTSvgP4iyOT_BcU42WQaI4qAWow__J5cM_xQtGHzBCrHl4yVZUodDPFcLKdiGQ) in Rochester. We learn about his long-standing Rochester business. The new location they have recently opened up at is 214 North Broadway Rochester, MN. Tasos Psomas immigrated from Greece with his family as a young boy. His father got into the restaurant business when he came into Rochester after working for "Uncle Stan". Learn more about Tasos Psomas and his restaurant that is open for business in Rochester, Minnesota.
We also talk about social media marketing and online internet marketing in 2019. The future of how restaurants market is continually changing with all the new platforms that exist to share a brand's story.
If your hungry be sure to try the Fish Fry every Friday.
Meet Steve Dunn the founder of TacoJED
TacoJED came to the Rochester area one year ago on October 4th 2018- coincidently on National Taco Day! Steve Dunn, owner, could not have planned that any better! After a year, Steve has truly placed himself at a strategic location and become a local stop for all.
Steve has a vast background in business, real estate, and most importantly tacos! He started out his venture with Rusty Tacos out of Texas-then moved with them to Minneapolis. Some shifts in ownership occurred, and he found himself at a time where he was ready to have something of his own. Steve conducted research on many cities in Minnesota. He finally settled on Rochester due to the largely diverse population and the wave of regular visitors for the Mayo Clinic. Next came time to find the perfect spot!
Steve had a vision when he walked into the location at South Broadway just over a year ago, and knew he found exactly what he wanted! With the right amount of traffic coming through the area, and then designing a welcoming atmosphere he hit Taco gold! Steve aims to create a friendly environment by getting to know his customers, offering live music, and keeping the menu intriguing! Aside from being customer driven, Steve understands how important it is that his employees are treated as family.
If you haven’t visited TacoJED yet, what are you waiting for? They are open 7 days a week, (even for breakfast!) offer taco insurance, happy hours, drink specials, vikings and vinyls-all in a friendly environment you will want to come back to!
Look forward to Steve venturing out in his taco truck, as well as future catering!
Tacos unite people!- TacoJED
808 Broadway Ave. S, Rochester, MN 55904