Download Episode Here Welcome to an episode full of tangents, when Alex and Molly sit down with Greg Orloff, CEO of The Tangent Company. Greg gives us a look at the future of water, and how his company is finding new ways to use it. You’ll also learn what a dragon boat is, and get the answer to the question: Who is Gloman? Visit www.tangentcompany.com for more information on Greg and The Tangent Company. And view a video from the most recent Dragon Boat Festival at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajSYn7bgh4o
The Non-Profit Seminar has also passed, but let us know if you want to be informed when we have another non-profit event by sending an email to email@example.com.
First Responders Week was a big success. Thanks to all our local heroes! Here are a few pictures from the week:
SHOW NOTES * 1:00 Alex adventures in Chicago and Molly watches the big fight * 11:10 Welcome to Greg * 14:06 How did the water recycling company start * 15:41 Environmental benefits to water recycling * 18:00 How revolutionary is water recycling * 20:00 What is Tangent working on now & The future of Water * 22:20 Why “Tangent” & how it works * 26:25 Greg starts a business group in college * 34:30 Lessons learned from successful business leaders * 41:20 What is a Dragon boat * 43:40 Going back to Greg’s singing days * 44:24 Lightning Round
Download Episode Here Did you enjoy last week’s episode with John Cunningham? Want to give meditation a try? Go for it with this 10-minute guided meditation. Better yet, dedicate 10 minutes a day to treat your mind right. The meditation starts about 45 seconds into the episode.
Download Episode Here Find your peace with John Cunningham, meditation teacher and gentle voice of wisdom, as he visits the BPE studio to chat with Alex and guest co-host Nelly. Have you ever been punched in the face with soothing kindness? Take a retreat from your day and give it a try. John shares some insights into Insight Meditation in our most insightful episode to date, including tips on how to be a mindful parent. Find more information about local meditation groups and the upcoming retreat on October 13-15 at www.imcleveland.org.
Stay tuned at the end of the episode for a talk with Meg Pauken, the newest member of the Gertsburg Law team. What is Estate Planning and who is it for? What should you put into your Estate Plan? Get the answers in just 10 minutes.
If you have any comments or questions for any of our guests, please post them on the episode’s page at www.thebestpodcastever.com. Let us know what questions you wish we would have asked, or what you like and don’t like about that show. We’d love to hear from you!
* 7:45 Bonus Legal Tip – How much of the law should you consider with friends and neighbors &
the “Attractive Nuisance Ordinance”
* 14:52 John arrives
* 16:27 Mindfulness vs Meditation
* 25:08 Meditation is for everyone
* 26:07 Psychology of Mindfulness
* 28:19 How John found Meditation and came to be a teacher
* 35:36 What is “Insight Meditation”
* 37:15 Alex is finally Silent (at a retreat)
* 43:07 Changing the way you approach your problems & more on how Insight Meditation works
* 46:51 The “right” way to meditate
* 48:50 Mindful Parenting
* 1:00:51 Changing behavior by teaching skills
* 1:02:39 Never too late to start being a mindful parent
* 1:07:37 Lightning Round
* 1:19:46 Meg Pauken discusses Estate Planning
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Join Alex and Molly on this episode of Best.Podcast.Ever. with Rick Cibik of Dairy Island in Chagrin Falls, and follow his journey to the conclusion that “home is a state of mind”. Sit down with your local ice cream peddler, as he answers the eternal question, “What’s more important than ice cream?” Tune in to discover what brought the Secret Service to Dairy Island, and find out Rick’s favorite flavor.
We invite you help us create the Best.IceCream.Ever., our official entry in the 2018 Dairy Island Create Your Own Ice Cream Contest. The winner of the 2017 contest was Take Me Out To The Ballgame by Mia Conti. Visit www.DairyIsland.com to find out what it is, and to see the other entries in the contest.
There’s still time to register for A Brave New World: Strategic and Legal Issues for Today’s Non-Profit on Sept 12th at gertsburglaw.com/bravenewworld. And visit cvcc.org for more information on how you can participate in First Responders week, September 10-14th. Chamber members, plan to attend the Meet Me at 5 Networking Event on August 30th!
* 1:00 Alex looks for parenting validation and “channels his inner Molly”* 4:05 Molly’s Documentary is making waves with a new trailer* 6:54 Introducing Rick Cibik* 14:10 How Molly met Rick, and the upcoming chamber event at Dairy Island* 15:57 History of Dairy Island* 19:20 More than just Dairy! Food and atmosphere at Dairy Island* 23:53 Rick goes West* 25:41 Throwing parties for Cowboys and Indians* 30:09 Rick writes a book with his son and goes to film school* 35:13 Alex & Molly pitch ideas for Dairy Island* 37:18 What’s so special about the googly eyes?* 38:09 Coming back to Ohio and Dairy Island* 41:42 Rick the rock star plays drums and takes over Dairy Island* 46:05 The search for happiness* 51:20 Happiness is creating your own ice cream (best segue award)* 58:12 Lightning Round
Download Episode Here Becky McMahon, Executive Director of Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and Bar Foundation, sits down with Alex and Molly to share her story and all the exciting things happening in the world of Cleveland law. Hear her passion for Ohio State Football, glimpse inside the Ohio State Supreme Court, and find out why Cleveland was once considered a “two-bar town”. This episode is a bring-your-daughter-to-the-podcast day with guest audience members, Emily and Natalie.
– 1:40 Molly’s perfect vacation & kids’ birthday parties- 3:33 Big news about the Chagrin Falls Documentary Film Festival- 11:57 Introducing Becky McMahon- 15:53 summertime self-discipline challenge- 19:23 CMBA and its history- 24:44 CMBA helping small law firms & new wellness initiatives- 35:40 How a psychology degree helps at the Bar Association and how Becky chose Smith College- 38:41 Young Becky considers her career path and grows up with Ohio State Football – 41:02 Becky has fun in law school and we shows us the inside a Supreme Court – 47:39 Becky takes her own cases at Benesch & Key Bank- 51:24 Working at Tri-C and having an impact in the community- 53:14 The future of the Law Field- 58:14 Rainbow Babies & serving on boards- 1:00:26 Non-Profit Seminar / Strategic Planning for Non-Profits- 1:02:16 Becky is proud of the first Leadership Academy- 1:04:34 Lightning Round
Download Episode Here In this Best.Postcast.Ever, Steve Millard talks with Molly and Alex about scotch, being a bad wrestler, and becoming Executive Director of COSE. Small business owners will be especially interested in this episode, where we learn what COSE does and learn who is the man leading the team there. Everyone will want to tune in to witness Molly’s first ever taste of scotch.
And see the full Simple Summer Nights Concerts schedule, visit cvcc.org
3:21 The Weenis Report
5:57 Orchestra and Blossom
7:22 Molly’s binging on Suits
9:23 Summer Concert Series
11:57 Molly hosts the Golf Outing
13:57 Steve’s intro
18:27 Scotch talk
23:57 Steve’s “fighting” days and singing in musicals
29:29 Early career – big companies can be too big then consulting
31:28 Steve becomes Executive Director of COSE
36:48 COSE offers Health Insurance
37:21 Energy checks by COSE
41:42 Small Business testimonial for COSE
44:16 COSE staff and values and culture, plus the psychology of small business owners
49:42 Building up Slavic Village through Chain Reaction
57:25 Lightning Round
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How well do you know your friendly local business lawyer, Alex Gertsburg? Molly shows off some masterful interviewing skills to deconstruct her BPE co-host, a young immigrant to America, who joined the army, went to Iraq, and started his own law firm. We learn who has most influenced him and how a Spelling Bee continues to haunt him today. This episode features a Phish song from Lake Tahoe on 7-31-13.
We hope you enjoy getting to know us! We’d like to get to know you – Who are you and where are you? What do you think of the show so far? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or connect with us on Facebook.
10:12 Coming to America 30:42 Joining the Army 33:06 When Alex knew he wanted to be a lawyer 36:54 Alex goes to Iraq, leads convoys of soldiers, and discusses the war 54:15 Starting a law career and opening a law firm, including a legal tip for businesses 1:02:42 Lightning Round
Download Episode Here How do you catch a Tame Rabbit? Invite it on your podcast! Kaytie & Wendy Leonard bring their energy to Best.Podcast.Ever. and tell Alex and Molly about their brand new coffee shop in Chagrin Falls. Hear about the winding road that led them to Chagrin Falls, and learn why coffee is actually good for you! You’ll be sure to get a kick out of which “sport” Molly once lettered in. If you think you may want to watch Kaytie’s short film, listen for our new “Spoiler Alert” and skip about 25 seconds when you hear it.
9:31 Tame Rabbit in Chagrin Falls
13:19 Going to coffee school
15:36 Living in Ireland
17:59 Kaytie’s film, “St. John” – spoiler alert (skip 0:25 sec)
19:35 Kaytie works at Fox and talks Roller Derby
22:59 Favorite books
26:50 More about Ireland
28:20 Coffee science
31:23 Golf outing & high school “sports”
35:52 Health benefits of coffee & more coffee science
48:29 Lightning round
The team here at Best.Podcast.Ever. hopes you had a fun and safe holiday with your friends and family! We’ll be back next week with more amazing interviews with amazing people. In the meantime, please take a short poll we’ve created on facebook to tell us how you listen to your favorite podcasts (it’s only 1 question)…
This week’s Best.Podcast.Ever. brings you Larry Morrow, “The Voice of Cleveland”, who tells Alex and Molly what it’s like to interview presidents, Telly Savalas, Barbara Walters, and Neil Diamond. He also lets us know what to do when the Pentagon calls, and shares the creative way he got into the jingle writing business. See photos, along with information on his communication and leadership program, at www.LarryMorrow.com. To read even more great stories from his career, order his book, This is Larry Morrow…, on Amazon or your local bookstore.
8:45 How Larry developed his voice
14:09 How he knew his purpose and got his start
20:35 Memorable interviews
25:17 Vietnam experience / Interviewing soldiers
34:09 More memorable Interviews & Awards
36:32 Jingle writing experience
45:27 interviewing Neil Diamond
48:25 Lightning Round
This week on Best.Podcast.”Evers”, we meet Samantha Evers, Intervention Specialist and daughter of our very own Molly Gebler. Sam shares inspiring stories from helping children with disabilities and teaching in inner city classrooms. What’s it like to sing for the Pope? Can Alex survive in a room full of Geblers? The answers lay within this thought-provoking episode. Connect with Sam on LinkedIn, and sign the pledge to stop using the “r-word” at r-word.org. Also, check out the full schedule for the Simple Summer Nights Concert Series at cvcc.org.
1:41 Molly was Trapped and Alex goes Boating
9:14 Baywatch Movie
11:06 Simple Summer Nights Concert Series
14:13 The BPE team makes new habits
16:00 Molly tells us about having Sam
21:58 Teach 4 America
23:20 Teaching students with disabilities
24:44 Sam gets her start with Kayla
29:44 Increasing rates of Autism
33:29 Teaching inner city students
40:23 What parents can do for their children
45:28 Singing for the Pope
49:42 The “r-word”
1:00:55 Lightning Round
We’ve been trying to improve the podcast every week, and recently upgraded our equipment. Have you heard the past few episodes? What do you think? We think it sounds a lot better! And we have some great guests scheduled for the next few episodes, so be sure you’re subscribed for updates here on the website and our facebook page. If you listen and subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher, be sure to rate us so other listeners can discover our show. It only takes a minute and we’d really appreciate it!
Alex and guest co-host Nelly get to know musician and lawyer Nate Haskell on this week’s episode of Best.Podcast.Ever. Nate helps us make sense of Securities Law what a Securities Lawyer does for small businesses. How exactly does a music teacher become a lawyer? Feed your brain with some jazz history and critique, and tune in for our second Free Legal Tip on what you must do when starting a home business.
Note: The Non-Profit Seminar that was described in the show has been rescheduled for September. Check back on The Gertsburg Law Firm Events Page, or follow GLF on Facebook to find out the new date is announced.
12:05 – What is a Securities and Corporate Lawyer
18:18 – Legal Tip: What you must do when starting a home business
23:45 – What is “LLC” and why is it important
29:38 – Why enter Law School
34:15 – The difference between a Litigator and a Transactional lawyer
39:43 – Connection between Law & Martial Arts
48:34 – Latin Music & Jazz
58:02 – Roberto Ocasio Band
1:02:29 – Lightening Round
1:16:21 – Current Projects
Alex and Molly are back to chat with Keith Latore, Founder and CEO of SaveLocalNow and SLNConnect, which is serving chambers and small business needs from “business-starting”, planning, and marketing. Besides learning about this unique digital marketing company, we discover what’s so special about Cleveland Play House, and why you don’t want to wear a borrowed suit on your first date. This episode also features the introduction of our Free Legal Tip segment. Find out more about SaveLocalNow here, or watch this video about SLNconnect. And catch Freaky Friday through May 20th at Cleveland Play House.
Enjoy the improved quality of the podcast, as Best.Podcast.Ever. upgrades it’s equipment this week. Unfortunately we were still working out the kinks during the first 10 minutes, so if you prefer, just skip ahead 10 minutes to experience the magic.
Celebrate our 20th episode of Best.Podcast.Ever. with our first double
guest episode, as Alex and Molly welcome Chagrin Falls Schools power couple Bob Hunt and Shannon Beach to the show. Be inspired to live extraordinarily as they tell us how they are overcoming the hardest
struggle any parent can face, and how they used their experience to start LifExtraordinary, which supports pediatric cancer research and families affected by pediatric cancer. Get to know how their infant son’s battle with cancer inspired them and the whole community to live with purpose. Visit the LifExtraordinary Facebook page, for more information about the organization and the Sweet Corn Challenge on July 30th in Richfield, Ohio – they are looking for more participants and sponsors!
We dare you to find a more interesting bankruptcy lawyer than James Lawniczak, who sat down with Alex and Molly on this week’s episode of Best.Podcast.Ever. History buffs will enjoy learning where in the world bankruptcy started, and we’ll all find another reason to love our country. If you don’t know what a numismatist is, you will after this episode!
Get in touch with Jim through LinkedIn, and read about his upcoming publication here.
Join Alex and Molly as they interview Mary Ann Ponce, the Director of the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, which won the 2017 Chagrin Valley Business of the Year Award. Take a guess at what it takes to be Mary Ann’s favorite director. Find out what makes the CDFF different from other festivals, and stay tuned as Mary Ann shares the story of her youthful run-in with the law. Visit CDFF at www.chagrinfilmfest.org and read about David Ponce’s documentary here.
Alex takes over to Mix It Up with Molly in this week’s episode of the podcast! After Alex shares how his past experience shapes his current legal practice, we delve into all things Molly… What is a Royal Doulton Toby Jug or a Wedgewood? When is it worth holding a grudge? What is clown school like? When you can’t get enough Molly Gebler in your life, there’s Best.Podcast.Ever.
Alex and Molly meet at the intersection of creativity and business where they chat with John Gadd, owner and CEO of Hotcards. Join them as they talk company culture, marketing, and the logistics of setting yourself on fire. As a bonus, you’ll learn why you shouldn’t jump off the Chagrin Falls waterfall. Connect with John on his facebook page, or visit hotcards.com.
Councilman Paul Marnecheck sits down with Alex and Molly to share the inside scoop on what happens in local politics, as well as the path that led him from Kent State to the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities, with a stop on the Cleveland Browns Fan Advisory Board. This episode has it all… deep thoughts… movie reviews… How do you know if it’s a “bow-tie day”? Get down and dirty in a debate on term limits. Step away from the drama of the national political stage and hang out with the Best.Podcast.Ever.
Paul’s LinkedIn profile is here. His Trump impression is here.
Alex and Molly sit down with their old friend and Broadway actor Robb
Sapp. Get to know Monsieur Sapp and find out what cast members do on
the road when they’re not rehearsing. Rediscover flop-sweat, reconnect
with the New Kids on the Block, and be relieved that Robb’s
most embarrassing moment didn’t happen to you! He also shares tips for
aspiring Broadway actors. Check out dirtysugarphotography.com for
Robb’s photography company.
In this cerebral episode of Best.Podcast.Ever., Alex and Molly sit down with a man that is revolutionizing dementia care and the assisted living industry. Jean Makesh, CEO and founder of The Lantern Group, tells us how he is changing healthcare and why his facility is different than any other. Whether you care for someone with dementia, are interested in how our brains work, or wonder how the environment influences our behavior, this week’s episode with make you think. Visit lanternlifestyle.com and svayus.com to learn more about Jean’s projects and therapeutic approach.
Who’s the busiest chef in town? It’s Kimberly McCune Gibson, our guest this week on Best.Podcast.Ever. Listen in as Kimberly tells Alex and Molly what it’s like to feed the president and teaches us what an apiary is. As an added bonus, discover hidden gems around town, a children’s book review, and tips for choosing a good wine. All this and more, now available on iTunes and Stitcher!
Catch up with Alex and Molly this week! What’s up and coming in the Chagrin Valley? What’s changing at the Gertsburg Law Firm? Alex tells you the secret to having a good day, Molly gives you her movie reviews, and our cultured hosts share the best musical moments. Plus, the return of audience member Emily. Reconnect with the Best.Hosts.Ever. on this week’s Best.Podcast.Ever.
You won’t believe how much there is to learn in this week’s Best.Podcast.Ever. episode with journalist Brenda Cain! What’s it like to be a woman covering NASCAR? Who was Viktor Schrekengost? How do you get a nasty call from the White House? If you read the news or if you don’t, you won’t want to miss this episode. Follow Brenda on Twitter @reporterbrendac
So much amazingness this week! In our first episode of 2017, we welcome Matt Trinetti, writer, traveler, and deliberate explorer. We follow Matt’s journey from Ohio, to Iceland, across Europe, and to his current home in London, where he helps professionals “escape the city”. As an added bonus, this episode features Nelly as the guest co-host. Read and subscribe to Matt’s blog at www.giveliveexplore.com or follow him on Twitter: @trinetti.
This episode had some audio issues, and we apologize for the static and volume changes. Thanks for understanding! We’re upgrading to new equipment soon…
Alex and Molly traveled far and wide for this, their first remote episode, and made their way to Santa’s Hide-A-Way Hollow to visit St. Nick himself. Just in time for the holidays, tune in to find out how Santa chose his career path and listen in as he takes a phone request from someone on his nice list. As an added bonus you may even find out where French Bread Pizza comes from (it’s not France!). Join us and get in the holiday spirit with Santa’s friend Bill on location in Middlefield, Ohio. Learn more about Hide-A-Way Hollow here: http://www.santashideawayhollow.com/
As Alex and Molly sit down with Stephanie Puzzo, we learn how a girl from Italy ended up in small town Ohio, then back in Italy, then back in Ohio. Anyone can benefit from her lessons learned from buying a house, and tips from a future life coach. Perhaps our listeners will find themselves drawn into a discussion on the zen of cooking, or a clarification on the difference between men and women. Can you guess who went to clowning school? Tune in to this week’s episode of Best.Podcast.Ever. for all this and more! Connect withStephanie on LinkedIn.
This week, Alex and Molly meet Nadine Ezzie, a fellow attorney and our first female guest! In addition to her role as General Counsel, Nadine is responsible for initiating a number of innovative programs and tells us about what she loves and what she hates about being a lawyer. Listen closely to find out how to impress an interviewer, and learn how the Best.Podcast.Ever team unwinds when they’re feeling overwhelmed. Like Gutterpy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gutterpy/ and connect with Nadine at https://www.linkedin.com/in/nadine-ezzie-3197a719/
Alex and Molly welcome Jeff Griff to this week’s Best.Podcast.Ever. As president of the oldest surviving local business, and one of the fastest growing businesses in Northeast Ohio, Jeff shares his secrets for success. As we get a look inside his family business, we’ll also find out who lives in the greenhouse and everyone shares some of their ugliest teenage hijinks. Visit Jeff’s website at www.lowesgreenhouse.com. Learn more about the Rotary Club mentioned in the episode here: www.chagrinvalleyrotary.com. Stick with the Best.Podcast.Ever. team and watch us bloom with amazingness!
This week’s episode of Best.Podcast.Ever. features Drew Tewksbury, who shares with us an important side of the amusement industry which you may not have thought about previously. Besides learning about how Drew keeps your family safe, tune in to hear a review of Molly’s stage debut, and find out how a jam band brought Alex and Drew together. Unless you listen on the go, pour yourself a glass of your favorite beverage and be amused by this week’s Best.Podcast.Ever.
Welcome to episode 3 of Best.Podcast.Ever., where you’ll meet Ryan Sears, a criminal defense attorney and JAG lawyer. Ryan shares tales of winning cases while defending service members, as well as regrets in his legal career. Find out which event changed his life and his priorities, and how he faces limiting beliefs. Ryan is the newest addition to The Gertsburg Law Firm, and you can learn more about him on our website at www.gertsburglaw.com/team/ryan-sears/.
You will be sure to enjoy this, the second episode of Best.Podcast.Ever., where Alex and Molly interview Jeff Hoffman, a founder of priceline.com, author of Scale: Seven Principles to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back, motivational speaker, and Grammy award winner. Jeff discusses the traits that make a business successful, the value of entrepreneurship, and proves why he is an amazing person. Follow Jeff on twitter@SpeakerJeff.
Welcome to the first episode of Best.Podcast.Ever. In this episode, we meet our intrepid hosts, Alex Gertsburg and Molly Gebler, as they discuss their goals for the podcast and for themselves. Stay tuned for future episodes and meet all of the amazing people they interview. This is, in fact, the Best.Podcast.Ever.