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Passion Board Shop owner Chris Johnson sits down with other young business minds and together share stories about life, business, and all things driven by passion.

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    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 137 Ratings

Passion Board Shop owner Chris Johnson sits down with other young business minds and together share stories about life, business, and all things driven by passion.

    S4 E8 Forage EC (Meredith Kervin Blankenheim)

    S4 E8 Forage EC (Meredith Kervin Blankenheim)

    This week we hung out with another new business owner in downtown Eau Claire. Meredith Kervin Blankenheim recently took ownership of Forage EC. Since then, the business has changed drastically. Taking advantage of the time we all had to shut down, she moved Forage EC to a new location downtown and made some big moves and changes for the business. When things go back to "normal", you can expect to find me down there pretty often...


    This episode is brought to you by Downtown Eau Claire Inc. (DECI)

    • 41 min
    S4 E7 Joe Sexton (Pro Snowboarder)

    S4 E7 Joe Sexton (Pro Snowboarder)

    This week we travelled to Minneapolis Minnesota to sit with pro snowboarder Joe Sexton. Joe has been in the game for years, but more recently started his own snowboard brand with some friends. Public snowboards are now sold all over the world and Joe has been doing his best to keep up. He's learned a lot about business in the meantime.

    • 54 min
    S4 E6 Afterthought Art

    S4 E6 Afterthought Art

    This week we have another Eau Claire native on the show. Alicia Hash’s Art used to be an “afterthought” activity just for fun. These days it has become her full time career. Her creations from resin are something you really need to see to fully understand. Listen, get inspired, and go create something yourself!

    • 36 min
    Passion Pod - Blake Spiegel

    Passion Pod - Blake Spiegel

    Our guest this week grew up in Eau Claire, but now resides and works in the Minneapolis area. I first met him more than 10 years ago at the skatepark and was able to watch him blossom into a very talented artist and graphic designer. Art and business can indeed go hand in hand.

    • 46 min
    S4 E4 Savannah Smith (7 Suns Vintage)

    S4 E4 Savannah Smith (7 Suns Vintage)

    This week we caught up with an old classmate. Savannah and I graduated high school together in 2008, but really haven't kept in contact all that much. Since then, she has travelled all over the world creating and performing music. More recently she moved back to Eau Claire and is now co owner of 7 Suns Vintage store downtown. Tune in and hear us catch up and share stories.

    • 53 min
    S4 E3 Premium Blendz (Navontay Wilson)

    S4 E3 Premium Blendz (Navontay Wilson)

    This week we sat down and chatted with our friend and fellow Eau Claire business owner, Navontay Wilson. Navontay opened Premium Blendz Barber Lounge not long before the pandemic hit, but he hasn't let that get in the way of his success. What a time to start your first business venture.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

Santa Famous ,

Excellent

Loving the mix of art and entrepreneurship. Great host. Warm tone.

Blue Raspberry Amy ,

Great listen!!!

Every entrepreneur and small business owner need to listen to this podcast! Or those who are dreaming about doing what they love. Absolutely inspiring and entertaining. Wonderful people, can't recommend it enough!

Hey Bartender Podcast ,

Good listen

This show gives an interesting and unique perspective on business owners and why they got into what they do. Keep it up!

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