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Strictly Business is the official podcast of the nation's largest industrial park. Hosted by Josh Grodzin, the podcast shares news and information about the village's diverse business community, highlighting the people and companies that make, invest and live in Elk Grove Village.

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Strictly Business is the official podcast of the nation's largest industrial park. Hosted by Josh Grodzin, the podcast shares news and information about the village's diverse business community, highlighting the people and companies that make, invest and live in Elk Grove Village.

    EP 46: Pandemic Fitness AND a Lab Where Futures Are Made

    EP 46: Pandemic Fitness AND a Lab Where Futures Are Made

    Josh interviews …

    Justin Mayer, Managing Director at F45 Training in Elk Grove, who discusses the creative ways he and team are keeping Elk Grove moving during the coronavirus pandemic. He offers tips for relieving stress and staying fit and healthy in this era of social distancing.


    Kyle Burritt, Associate Principal at Elk Grove High School, who talks about the school’s brand new advanced manufacturing lab. Made possible thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Village, the lab is just the latest example of the unique partnership between Elk Grove Village leaders and Township High School D214.

    • 22 min
    EP 45: Helping Manufacturers Sleep at Night Kathleen Burley, Executive Director of GCAMP

    EP 45: Helping Manufacturers Sleep at Night Kathleen Burley, Executive Director of GCAMP

    Ask local manufacturers what keeps them up at night and you’ll likely hear: “workforce development.”

    Kathleen Burley, Executive Director of GCAMP—the Golden Corridor Advanced Manufacturing Partnership—sat down with “Strictly Business” host Josh Grodzin for a thought-provoking discussion about the pressing need to fill manufacturing jobs as workers retire. That includes efforts to “lift up manufacturing and make people understand what it truly is right now.”

    • 19 min
    EP 44: John Hamilton of CBRE Shares Insights on Reshoring

    EP 44: John Hamilton of CBRE Shares Insights on Reshoring

    Empty store shelves were one of the first, most visible signs that the coronavirus pandemic put a huge strain on global supply chains.

    Now as U.S. businesses race to increase inventories, there’s a lot of buzz about reshoring.

    That’s why “Strictly Business” podcast host Josh Grodzin sat down with John Hamilton, Industrial Broker at CBRE Chicago, this month. He talks with John about what he’s hearing from clients across a range of industries.

    What’s the outlook for the rest of 2020? And what would it take for the Chicago area to meet the needs of a higher-demand market? Tune in to find out.

    • 19 min
    EP 43: The most stress in my career

    EP 43: The most stress in my career

    You won’t want to miss this month’s “Strictly Business” podcast.

    Jeff Taylor, President of Crafts Technology in Elk Grove, shares a gripping story about how his company got an urgent call from an OEM during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

    The OEM had an emergency use authorization. They needed a tool to make a precision medical device part critical for new coronavirus testing kits. And they needed Crafts Technology to manufacture the tool in 3 days—not 14 days, which would be typical.

    • 34 min
    EP 42: Business Coaching Pays Off - Min Bowler, principal at Lakeshore Title

    EP 42: Business Coaching Pays Off - Min Bowler, principal at Lakeshore Title

    Min Bowler, principal at Lakeshore Title, teamed up with NLNW Coach Jeff Williams during a growth phase for her business. Working mostly virtually to save time, they made some key changes, and business is now up 30%. Bowler says: “We found it to be a huge success and want to continue to develop our strategies together moving forward.”

    • 12 min
    EP 41: Business Coaching Pays Off - Manan Joshi, owner of Country Style Donuts

    EP 41: Business Coaching Pays Off - Manan Joshi, owner of Country Style Donuts

    Manan Joshi, owner of Country Style Donuts, applied to NLNW and was paired with Coach Sybil Ege, who brought fresh perspective to his business. She evaluated everything from marketing and operations to accounting and more. Calling it a “game-changer and an eye-opener,” Joshi says sales are already up 23% one month after completing the program.

    • 10 min

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