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Join host, Nick Koziol as he highlights different leaders/organizations and features the great work that they are doing. Leaders that are using their influence and talents to positively impact the community. Our guests will share their expertise, what makes them successful, and why they do what they do. Listen for tips on how you can utilize their methods to gain momentum in the work that you do while making a Terrific Impact in your community!

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Join host, Nick Koziol as he highlights different leaders/organizations and features the great work that they are doing. Leaders that are using their influence and talents to positively impact the community. Our guests will share their expertise, what makes them successful, and why they do what they do. Listen for tips on how you can utilize their methods to gain momentum in the work that you do while making a Terrific Impact in your community!

    Episode 41: The Walk to End Alzheimer's

    Episode 41: The Walk to End Alzheimer's

    This very special episode of TST highlights people living with dementia, their caregivers, the volunteers, and the staff of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The walk events are held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide and are the world's largest fundraiser for Alzheimer's care, support, and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease.  Our episode highlights just some of the terrific people that support the Alzheimer’s Association. Together they support the association in providing 24/7 care and support and advance research toward methods of prevention, treatment, and, ultimately, a cure for all dementia.

    The Alzheimer’s Association and the Rochester and Fingerlakes Chapter

    The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

    For round-the-clock information and support, call the free 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900.

    Donate to Support the Walk to End Alzheimer's at https://bit.ly/donatetoalz

    www.alz.org

    www.alz.org/rochesterny

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    More About Our Guests:

    Jim Gulley

    Jim is currently living with Alzheimer’s and walks to find a cure for his children and every child born in the next generation to be liberated from the very difficult life that affects more than 6 million Americans.

    Special thank you to Patrick Sloan (connect on LinkedIn) of Varsity Media group for providing the scene transitions and the Jim Gulley video production.

    Teresa Galbier
    Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association Rochester Finger Lakes Chapter
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    Teresa Galbier has been the Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Association Rochester Finger Lakes Chapter for nearly 19 years. She is a member of the NYS Governor's Council on Alzheimer's and Related Disorders. Teresa is a proud graduate of SUNY Brockport's MPA Program and is a member of Pi Alpha Alpha, the international MPA Honor Society.

    Maureen McGuire
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    Maureen’s father passed away from Alzheimer’s in 2016 and she walks to honor him.  Maureen recently retired from a career in television news, including news anchor at WROC-TV in Rochester NY, her hometown.

    Shelby Ascroft

    Shelby is the chair of the Finger Lakes Walk committee and is walking in hopes of seeing the world’s first Alzheimer's survivor.

    Jan van den Blink, CEO Hilliard Corp., Inc

    Jan van den Blink is the chair of the Twin Tiers Walk to End Alzheimer's Committee and CEO of the Hilliard Corporation.  Jan walks to honor his mother, Former Hilliard Corp. Chair and CEO Katherine "Nelson" Mooers van den Blink and to find a cure to end Alzheimer's Disease for all others currently living with and affected by the disease.

    • 55 min
    Episode 40: Roc City Greens

    Episode 40: Roc City Greens

    Branden Raczkowski combined his love of biology, cuisine, and the environment to create Roc City Greens. His company provides fresh local microgreens. What are Microgreens? Microgreens are small edible plants, typically 1-3 inches tall and are often used to bring more color and flavor to meals. Unlike your typical fresh veggies, microgreens are much more nutrient-dense than their mature counterpart. So if you want great-tasting terrific meals with higher nutritional value then you should make sure you are getting your veggies from Roc City Greens. 

    Roc City Greens, LLC

    Website: www.roccitygreens.com/

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/roc-city-greens

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/RocCityGreens

    After two years of research, development, and product trials, Roc City Greens LLC. launched in May of 2019 and has been Rochester’s highest quality producer of microgreens ever since. Roc City Greens makes everything in small batches locally at their small growing facility based in a suburb of Rochester, New York, and even supplies some local restaurants.

    They give customers healthy and delicious microgreens, but most of all,  expand people’s access to fresh microgreens by working with restaurants and grocers in our immediate area to provide hyper-locally sourced products to our community.

    More About Branden Raczkowski

    Connect on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/branden-raczkowski

    Email: Branden@roccitygreens.com

    Branden Raczkowski has his formal education in Biology and spent 10 years managing the Environmental Health and Safety compliance for various manufacturing/food manufacturing companies.  Branden currently sits on the Board of Directors for a software development company along with developing an online community of Occupational Safety Professionals: Safety Knights.   When starting his latest venture, Roc City Greens, Branden was looking to combine his passion for culinary with his professional background in environmental sustainability and food safety. Recognizing a largely unfulfilled need for year-round, local, sustainably grown produce in Rochester - he started a microgreens farm in order to begin the quest to fill that need. By growing locally and organically, with modern vertical farming techniques and equipment, Branden aims to maximize the nutritional value of what local Rochesterians are eating by eliminating the time between harvest and your plate.

    • 28 min
    Episode 39: 13thirty Cancer Connect

    Episode 39: 13thirty Cancer Connect

    Teens and young adults have many challenges in this world. They are starting things like high school, college, and their first real job. The stress of peer pressure alone can be enough to make some crumble. Add a cancer diagnosis and this group can often find themselves isolated and unsure of where to turn. 13thirty Cancer Connect is unlike most cancer support organizations. They concentrate efforts on a targeted national problem that affects approximately 89,000 young people in the US each year. Executive Director, Lauren Spiker, founded this organization because her daughter Melissa’s last request was that her mother uses what she had learned to “make a difference, to make things better." Melissa’s legacy is a community of supporters that make huge impacts in the lives of young adults and their families. Join host Nick Koziol with guests Lauren Spiker and Steve Esposito (13thirty Cancer Connect, Program Director) to learn more about how this terrific organization makes a difference.

    About 13thirty Cancer Connect


    Website:www.13thirty.org
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/13thirtyCancer
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/13thirtycancerconnect
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/13thirtyCancerConnect
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/13thirty-cancer-connect

    13thirty Cancer Connect, Inc. is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization established in 2001 following the death of Melissa Sengbusch who was 19 years old when she died of acute myeloid leukemia. Since its beginning (first called Melissa’s Living Legacy Teen Cancer Foundation), 13thirty has become an internationally known and respected leader in the field of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer because of our strong passion, clear vision, and steadfast commitment to a singular focus – teens and young adults with cancer.

    Unlike many other cancer support organizations, we concentrate our efforts and resources on a targeted national problem that affects approximately 89,000 young people in the United States each year. As Melissa asked of her mom, we are making a difference. We are making things better for teens and young adults with cancer around the world.

    Connect with Lauren Spiker, Executive Director/Founder


    Email: lauren@13thirty.org
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-spiker-3861b211/

    Connect with Steve Esposito, Program Director


    Email: stephen@13thirty.org
    Twitter: @Steve13thirty
    Instagram: @steve13thirty
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteveEsposito19
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-esposito-a915098a/

    • 42 min
    Episode 38: Scoops and Scripture

    Episode 38: Scoops and Scripture

    You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! This week's episode of That Sounds Terrific focuses on the terrific work of Karisa Rountree and the non-profit Scoops and Scripture. Karisa and her amazing volunteers go into the community to build relationships through ice cream socials and the sharing of the gospel. They bring smiles to children and adults alike. It is all about supporting others through service and fellowship!

    More About Scoops and Scripture:

    www.scoopsandscripture.org

    Email: thescoop@scoopsandscripture.org

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scoops-and-Scripture-424472527588471

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/scoopsandscripture

    Scoops and Scripture is a nonprofit ministry that focuses on the heart of the community by going to different places such as nursing homes, children's homes, adult day care centers, women/men rehab facilities, veteran's homes, etc, and building relationships with the residents there. We go bi-weekly or monthly, depending on what the volunteers can do, and have what we call a "Scoops gathering" that consists of devotion, singing, prayer, taking pictures, door prizes, and of course, a big ice cream party! That is the overall gist. It's all about loving and serving and sharing hope.

    Connect with Karisa Rountree, Director of Ministry Services with Scoops and Scripture

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/karisa-rountree-1b9578155/

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/karisarountree

    Twitter: www.twitter.com/karisarountree

    That Sounds Terrific - With Host Nick Koziol

    For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com.

    • 36 min
    Episode 37: Service Dog Training for Heroes

    Episode 37: Service Dog Training for Heroes

    Sonya Ward is a Hero. As with most true heroes, she is humble and always gives credit to others. Join us for a very special episode of That Sounds Terrific, a joint in-person recorded podcast with Chris Jones of the Bow Knows VO where we focus on some true American heroes. Sonya Ward's Non-Profit Ibi Semper Training helps our Veterans and First Responders with their PTSD. She improves their lives while helping dogs in need through PTSD Service Dog training. We were also joined by three additional special guests Christine Lucier a graduate of the program and Gina Domermuth with her dog Ollie. Learn more about their incredible stories, get a sneak preview of training, and be sure to help Ibi Semper Training by donating to the cause and spreading PTSD awareness.

    More About Sonya:

    Connect on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sonya-ward-2460662b

    Sonya Ward was born in Germany and raised in Europe. She has traveled extensively, visiting all but one continent and having an innate interest in culture and history. She has a German and American college degree majoring in business and marketing. Sonya has a lifelong love for dogs and has been training Veterans with PTSD and their dogs since 2015. She has and is continuing to attend workshops and training classes as well as immersing herself in material pertaining to Veterans, dogs and PTSD. It was due to the support and interest of the Veterans in the area that Sonya decided to start Ibi Semper Training, Inc and she is looking very much forward to working and training Veterans and First Responders in the Capital District.

    Ibi Semper Training:

    ibisempertraining.org

    Instagram: www.instagram/ibi_semper_training

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/ibisempertraining1

    Ibi Semper Training (IST) is a charitable non-profit that trains Veterans/1st Responders with PTSD and their dogs in a small guided group, usually no more than 4 teams at one time, to become PTSD Service Dog teams in a 8 months program. The teams will complete 6 months of in-classroom training and will then be tested for the American Kennel Club CGC (Canine Good Citizen) and CGCU (Canine Good Citizen Urban) tests by accredited AKC testers. Upon completion the teams advance to 2 months of Public Access training, where the classroom lessons will be reiterated in a public setting at various locations throughout the Capital District. The teams will complete the program after successfully passing the Public Access test.

    More About Chris Jones:

    chrisjonesmedia.com

    Chris Jones is a Social Media Ad Producer and Voice Talent with strong Video Production Skills. He has a background in professional radio broadcasting and excellent customer service skills. One Google Review says: ‘ He is Professional, funny, caring, fast, and his work is amazing. We highly recommend him. Thank you Chris Jones you are truly one in a million.’ Chris provides Voice and Personality to your Business by reviving dead Social Media accounts with Voice Over, Video, and Management. He can help Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Ad Agencies, Video Editors, and You, achieve Happy Clients. 40 Years of Radio and Sales taught Chris Jones the value of effective communication he will give you the best voice-over possible!

    • 47 min
    Episode 36: A Home for Hurricanes

    Episode 36: A Home for Hurricanes

    Nikki Murphy had a stormy childhood textured with both joy and great difficulties and loss. Through the changing winds, she developed the inner strength to persevere and invite us all on an enthralling tour through her "Home for Hurricanes". We explore powerful poetry and inspirational thoughts and experience a hard-fought journey that will have us discovering ways to find healing, love, and gratitude. Nikki reminds us that no matter where you come you can weather the storms and are strong enough to withstand anything life may through your way.

    Buy the Book, Home for Hurricanes: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1735387908/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_imm_6SASP3CX50EW41PZ6JKJ

    Connect with Nikki Murphy

    www.Nikki-Murphy.com

    Facebook facebook.com/mrsnikkimurphy

    Instagram www.instagram.com/MrsNikkiMurphy

    LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/mrsnikkimurphy

    More about Nikki Murphy

    Monique “Nikki” Murphy is an awarded Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Leader, speaker, poet, and best-selling author of Home For Hurricanes: A Memoir of Resilience in Poetry and Prose. As a first-generation college graduate from a tough neighborhood and with the experience of thriving after devastating hardship, Murphy possesses a deep passion for both socio-economic empowerment for underserved communities and for equipping people with the knowledge and inspiration to reach their fullest potential, in spite of life’s obstacles. Her writing, speaking, and DEI work aims to foster understanding across communities and provide expertise to intentionally tackle issues that impede progress toward belonging, inclusion, and personal fulfillment.  Murphy has over a decade of experience working with Fortune 500 companies to enhance their risk management and DEI strategies and has been named a 2019 Diversity Leader by Profiles for Diversity Journal, one of Face2Face Africa’s 30 Black Stars Business and Professional Achievers, and has been awarded a Certificate of Congressional Recognition. She has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences and events, on topics ranging from diversity, equity & inclusion to self-empowerment.  Murphy holds a B.S. in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and resides with her husband and 5-year-old son on Long Island, New York.

    That Sounds Terrific - With Host Nick Koziol

    For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com.

    • 46 min

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