If you love Western NY AND Entrepreneurship; this is the podcast for you. David Schaub interviews the top entrepreneurs in WNY about business. If you’re anything like me you want to learn from the top people in the industry. You want to learn their secrets, their failures, what really works and what doesn’t. In this podcast we get to the “nitty gritty” stuff Entrepreneurs want to know and learn. It’s great to learn from Entrepreneurs from across the world but what about the amazing people in our own backyard? Here we learn from people who live in the Western NY area and thrive here in Business
Building Your Brand by Partnering in the Community - Drew Cerza - Founder of The Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival
Drew Cerza is affectionately known as the Wing King locally and nationally as the Founder of the National Buffalo Wing Festival. As a serial entrepreneur, Drew has been a real estate investor for over 25 years. For ten years Drew founding and ran RMI Promotions Group, a national food promotion company that raised money for local charities. Drew has served on over 15 local non-profit boards as he always believes in giving back to the community. Many accolades including,Buffalo Citizen of the Year, Italian man of the year and Tourism executive of the year has been honored upon Drew in recognition off his work in the community.
Foundation For Success - Jeremy Ballsmith - Founder of Towne Housing
Jeremy Ballsmith is a self-made real estate broker and owner of a local property management, sales firm and construction company servicing over 200 owners around the world and assisting them with their local WNY and Rochester real estate needs. With a focus on real estate, his engagements go far beyond. With interests in aviation aircraft leaseback and management, real estate holdings and a new upcoming restaurant venture due to open late 2023 its safe to say he has embraced his ADHD personality and likes to keep moving about.
Power of Podcasting with Mike DiCioccio - Founder of Social Chameleon
Our guest today is the Founder of Social Chameleon, a podcast production, distribution, and content company. They specialize in creating audio & video podcasts for entrepreneurs, as well as organizations. He is also the host of MIKE’D UP!, a podcast that showcases inspiring guests and other talented individuals who deliver their personal stories and insights to provide the ammo needed to LEVEL UP and achieve your greatest dreams. Welcome to the show, Mike DiCioccio (Dee-Choh-Choh).
Employee Training That Sticks - Ginine Capozzi, Owner of Knowledge Force Consulting
Ginine Capozzi is the Founder and President of KnowledgeForce Consulting, LLC.
She is a strategic, dynamic, and pragmatic Learning and Development professional known for her deep business insights and the ability to create learning experiences grounded in the best practices of adult learning theory and cognitive/behavioral research.
Ginine has earned a Bachelor of Science from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Master of Science in Education with a focus on Adult Learning from Buffalo State College, in addition to certifications in Articulate Storyline, HBDI®, Whole Brain® Thinking, and Hogan Assessments.
She has held various roles in education and training throughout her career, including high school teacher, college professor, training facilitator, instructional designer, and learning solutions architect.
In 2012 Ginine founded KnowledgeForce Consulting to support businesses seeking an employee training and development program that goes beyond skill building alone and provides lasting value to learners and organizations. She specializes in helping organizations address change, increase performance and productivity, develop leadership, increase motivation and engagement, and accelerate the pace of learning in the workplace.
Her “Putting the S in L&D: Strategy, Scalability, and Sustainability” model is designed to empower learning that measurably impacts organizations and is the foundation of her approach to “Training Reimagined.”
In addition to her professional experience, Ginine is also a board member of the Association of Talent Development (Buffalo Chapter) and is a founding organizer of DisruptHR Buffalo. In June of 2022, Ginine marked the 10th anniversary of KnowledgeForce Consulting with the launch of Invest in Your Community, a charitable initiative aimed at elevating the work of local non-profit organizations.
Creating Better Systems For Business Owners - Stas Balanevsky, EOS Implementer
As a seasoned entrepreneur and Certified EOS Implementer, Stas Balanevsky has a
unique understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by business owners.
With over 30 years of experience across diverse industries, including healthcare, digital
marketing and media, sporting goods, and international finance, Stas has developed a
well-rounded skillset and a passion for helping others succeed.
Starting his first business at just 13 years old, Stas has nurtured a lifelong love for
entrepreneurship and the drive to push others to achieve their goals. In addition to his
work as a Certified EOS Implementer, Stas is a highly sought-after speaker, a member
of the Western New York Vistage trusted advisor group, an Entrepreneurial Leap
Collaborator and serves on the board of the Holimont Ski Club.
When Stas is not working, he can be found on the slopes of said Holimont Ski Resort or
on the water, enjoying his passions for skiing and sailing. He is married with two adult
children and loves traveling the globe with his family and friends.
Stas brings a unique combination of expertise, passion, and entrepreneurial spirit to his
work, making him a valuable asset to any organization seeking to achieve its goals and
reach new heights.
Check out EOS Implementers Here
Short Term Rental Investing in Upstate New York - Josh Briner
Josh Briner is a short-term rental investor, teacher, and entrepreneur. He and his business partner own short-term rentals throughout Upstate New York and the midwest. They also own Vibe Short-Term Rental Management, which seeks to provide quality short-term rental management services to owners throughout Upstate New York. Josh also founded the Facebook group Upstate New York Airbnb Investors which acts as a social networking hub for short-term rental investors in the region.
This is a great podcast for any entrepreneur! Whether you’re a new business owner or an established one, you will surely find value listening to Dave and his wonderful guests.
David is an incredibly generous entrepreneur who is dedicated to WNY and passionate about connecting people. This podcast is a must-listen!
Essential for WNY entrepreneurs
Amazing podcast and great value added every episode. David really digs deep with every guest to provide great information that can be applied immediately to my life. I look forward to every episode!