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The Local brings you conversations with residents and business owners of Wheaton, Illinois, uncovering amazing stories happening every day. Brought to you by Fairhaven Wealth Management and Flint Rock LLC.

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

The Local brings you conversations with residents and business owners of Wheaton, Illinois, uncovering amazing stories happening every day. Brought to you by Fairhaven Wealth Management and Flint Rock LLC.

    Owner of 302, Just to Name One! - Eric Schlickman of 302 Wheaton (Re-Release)

    Owner of 302, Just to Name One! - Eric Schlickman of 302 Wheaton (Re-Release)

    In this re-release, learn how Eric Schlickman started out as a young foreman with Legos on the playground, then became an architect by trade. He has a truly fascinating story of how networking and past experiences helped him take the leap of faith into the restaurant business. Eric shares how his faith, work ethic, and family are all part of reshaping the social landscape of Wheaton. He also dishes on some of his exciting new projects. His recent exploits are even mentioned in the Daily Herald! By the time you’re done listening, you’re going to want to open your own business!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Build It and They Will Come – Kay McKeen SCARCE Environmental Education

    Build It and They Will Come – Kay McKeen SCARCE Environmental Education

    This must listen podcast is chock-full of fascinating stories from smuggling drugs into Mexico to helping Navajo Indians! SCARCE stands for School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education and how their unique name ties into the goal of promoting environmental education.

    Kay is a human LinkedIn and Federal Express wrapped up into one intrepid storyteller, and just one of her missions is to be dedicated to the kids on this planet.

    By the time you’re done hearing this story, you’ll want to visit her warehouse of all their products or consider donating to this massively important cause.

    • 46 min
    Sue Wahlgren Re-Release - Ambassador to the Animals: Sue Wahlgren, Cosley Zoo Director (Re-Release)

    Sue Wahlgren Re-Release - Ambassador to the Animals: Sue Wahlgren, Cosley Zoo Director (Re-Release)

    In this classic episode of The Local, we revisit our conversation with Sue Wahlgren.

    Sue began her ambassadorship at Cosley Zoo 39 years ago, when there were just two employees. Today, the team is over 30, and they're proudly accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Only 10% of United States zoos enjoy this honor!

    Find out about their Junior Zoo Keeper program for kids ages 12-17, the buzz about their UnCorked wine event, their annual golf outing, and all the other ways the zoo has a positive impact on our community. This year they’re celebrating 40 years!

    • 44 min
    Putting a Face on Philanthropy: Michael Sitrick, President of the DuPage Foundation

    Putting a Face on Philanthropy: Michael Sitrick, President of the DuPage Foundation

    Join us on The Local podcast as we chat with Michael Sitrick, a recovering attorney turned President of the DuPage Foundation. Discover the impact of philanthropy in DuPage County and learn how community foundations can transform lives. Michael shares his insights on donor-advised funds, collaborative grant-making, and the importance of local engagement. Listen in to explore the power of giving back, supporting local causes, and having fun making a difference!

    • 42 min
    Hey - I think We Should Build Some Pyramids! A Special Farewell Podcast with Vickie Austin President of the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce

    Hey - I think We Should Build Some Pyramids! A Special Farewell Podcast with Vickie Austin President of the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce

    On this heartfelt episode of The Local, the team honors and reminisces with Vickie Austin on how the idea of The Local was born. As she bids farewell to Wheaton and heads back to her homeland in Arizona where she plans on beginning a new exciting chapter! Vickie's enthusiasm for the podcast and the stories shared are infectious. A must listen to this tribute to a special lady!

    • 43 min
    From The Back of the House to the Front of the House – The Passing of the Baton with Dr. Sheri Billing and Dr. Ashley Goryl of The Hearing Doctors

    From The Back of the House to the Front of the House – The Passing of the Baton with Dr. Sheri Billing and Dr. Ashley Goryl of The Hearing Doctors

    In this special follow-up episode we had the pleasure of welcoming back Dr. Sheri Billing from The Hearing Doctors, along with her successor, Dr. Ashley Goryl. We talked about life transitions including starting a business, selling a business, buying a business, retirement and working with family. Another chock full episode!

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Megan McWright ,

Window into Wheaton

Marc and Vickie do a fantastic job speaking with their guests. The conversations are so insightful, comfortable and passionate. The hosts and guests care so deeply about their businesses and community. I look forward to hearing every single one!

Uncle Angus ,

Neighbors!

Love the idea of getting to know more about the community right around us. Keep em coming!

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