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Hello and welcome to The LKN Experience Podcast! This podcast is being presented by Mike Bagwell of Enders Insurance and Hanna Schoenrock of WriteWell Services. Scroll down for our episode library or listen anywhere podcasts can be found.

Hello and welcome to The LKN Experience Podcast! This podcast is being presented by Mike Bagwell of Enders Insurance and Hanna Schoenrock of WriteWell Services. Scroll down for our episode library or listen anywhere podcasts can be found.

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Hello and welcome to The LKN Experience Podcast! This podcast is being presented by Mike Bagwell of Enders Insurance and Hanna Schoenrock of WriteWell Services. Scroll down for our episode library or listen anywhere podcasts can be found.

Language:

English


Episodes

85: Lake Norman area Treehouse owner, builder, and designer, Tim Thomson, talks about his Airbnb featured "Crooked Shutter Treehouse", located in Lincoln County

6/20/2022
Mike Bagwell sits down with Treehouse owner, designer, and builder, Tim Thomson, to talk about his Lincoln County-based and AirBNB-featured Crooked Shutter Treehouse. Tim shared his motivation for designing and building his treehouse in Lincoln County. He talked about the (very creative) design aspects of the treehouse, the treehouse space (inside and outside), his inspirations, the time it took to complete the project, some suggestions for others considering this type of a project, and of...

Duration:00:32:21

84: Matt Phillips and Jim MacDonald, Owners of Level Up Esports, had a vision for kids who like to play video games, and it's paying off in so many ways!

6/6/2022
Teenagers shut away from the rest of family, sitting alone in a dark room in front of a monitor with a headset... every parent's worst-case scenario, right? That narrative is changing, folks! Owners of Level Up Esports, Matt Phillips and Jim MacDonald, sat down in their recently outfitted, state-of-the-art gaming facility in Cornelius with host Hanna Schoenrock to talk about how their vision became a reality and what the future holds for gamers (it's really cool!). For parents who've wished...

Duration:00:30:19

83: Things to do in Lake Norman and Denver, NC area: Rotary Club kicks off Music in the Park summer concert series featuring American Country Music Singer/Songwriter, Rockie Lynne

5/16/2022
Mike Bagwell sits down with American Country Music singer/songwriter Rockie Lynne, whose hit song, "Lipstick" skyrocketed on the County Music charts. Rockie is also a public speaker, a US Army Paratrooper veteran, a strong supporter of the US Military, Founder of the Charitable organization “Tribute to the Troops”, host of the nationally televised home renovation program “Operation Build”, and he will be debuting songs from his new album at the Kickoff of the Denver/Lake Norman Rotary’s...

Duration:00:27:10

82: Lake Norman Running Store, Fleet Feet, celebrates 12 years in business!

4/25/2022
In this episode, sponsored by 760 Docks (see below for Discount Code for 50% off of one of their FloaTables), Mike Bagwell sits down with Birkdale/Huntersville Fleet Feet Co-Owner, Mark Harris, to talk all things Fleet Feet, their journey to becoming Fleet Feet Franchise owners, the benefits of having your feet scanned in order to determine the best shoes for your running, walking, or exercising activities, their working relationship with other medical providers, and their involvement within...

Duration:00:30:54

81: Lake Norman dock builder and repair company, 760 Docks, giving contractors a positive image

4/11/2022
In this very informative and educational episode, sponsored by LKN Repair Group (see below for Discount Code for phone repair and tempered glass), located in Denver, NC, Mike Bagwell sits down with 760 Docks owners Tim & Brittany Gauvin, to talk about their journey to opening a niche contracting business (in the Lake Norman area) that focuses on dock builds, surface finishing, dock remodels & repairs, and boat/jet ski lift installations. Tim and Brittany are 2 of the kindest, honest, and...

Duration:00:40:04

80: Bud and Ann Cesena are refreshingly honest about the topics that are important to Lincoln County residents!

3/28/2022
In this community-centered episode, host Hanna Schoenrock sits down with Denver residents Bud and Ann Cesena. Bud is currently a Lincoln County Commissioner and is seeking a second term in the upcoming election, and Ann is president of the Westport Association. Hanna, Bud, and Ann talk all things community. If you live in Lincoln County, don't miss this one! Bud talks about how his 30 years as a police officer in Mecklenburg County and Ann's various roles in the public school system...

Duration:00:33:31

79: A millennials perspective of the Denver/Lake Norman Rotary

3/21/2022
In this episode, sponsored by LKN Repair Group, located in Denver, NC, Mike Bagwell sits down with Ellen Fichtelman and Zach Tussel of the Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club to talk about all things Rotary. Ellen is currently serving as the Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club President and Zach is serving as the Membership Chair. Ellen and Zach share information about Rotary from the millennial generation perspective. They share their story about how they became Rotary members, what is involved in...

Duration:00:22:45

78: Story-telling at its best from International Photographer and Lake Norman resident, Jo Ames

3/7/2022
In this episode, host Hanna Schoenrock chats with guest Jo Ames, International Photographer and owner of Jo Ames Photography. You'll want to listen this episode if you have a business and have a brand or need to brand your business, if you need a head shot (Jo says everyone needs a head shot), or if you just want to be mesmerized by Jo's lovely British accent. Jo has such great stories to tell! She talks about what brought her and her family from Sussex, England to North Carolina (they love...

Duration:00:24:47

77: After tragedy, Lincoln County Swim & Tennis Club back to being a premier Lake Norman facility.

2/21/2022
In this episode, sponsored by LKN Repair Group, located in Denver, NC, Mike Bagwell sits down with Willie Dann to talk about the Westport Swim & Tennis Club, located in Denver, NC. Mike Bagwell had a great conversation with Willie to talk about his upbringing in Southern California, his early tennis playing days, and his motivation to own a Tennis club. Willie also shared some great stories about how he met his wife, Robin (who co-owns Westport Swim & Tennis Club), how they found their...

Duration:00:33:22

76: Jody from Linx Smart Home tells us how we can own a Lake Norman "Smart Home"!

2/7/2022
In this episode, Mike Bagwell sits down with Jody to talk about his business, Linx Smart Home, which is located in Denver, NC. Jody talks about his favorite football team, shares info about his work experience, the reasons behind opening a storefront in Denver, NC, discusses Smart Home technology, and reviews the process of Smart Home installation both pre and post-build. Jody educated us about some of the manufacturers he works with, the importance of simplicity within the Smart Home...

Duration:00:27:01

Episode 75: A brief episode about an LKN Business...The Meating Place

1/31/2022
Information regarding The Meating Place: The Meating Place is located at 114 E. Main Street in Lincolnton, NC. The Meeting Place can be reached by phone at 704-240-9806, are active on Social Media through Facebook and Instragram, and can be reached online at TheMeatingPlaceNC.com. Information regarding our Podcast Sponsors: Mike Bagwell with Enders Insurance can be reached: · via email MBagwell@EndersInsurance.com · on his cell (704) 489-3650 · Facebook...

Duration:00:01:16

74: Custom-made guitars are now being made in Lake Norman!

1/24/2022
In this episode, Mike Bagwell sits down with Franklin Linker (a Luthier) to talk about his business, Linker Guitars, which is located in Denver, NC. Franklin talks about how he first became interested in building and repairing stringed instruments, his work experience, his travels around the world learning his craft, and why he decided to open his business in Denver, NC. Franklin also shares some great information about the types of wood that many guitars are constructed from, some of the...

Duration:00:32:37

73: Lake Norman finally has a music school!

10/11/2021
In this episode, Mike Bagwell sits down with Gary Espin and Mike Luce to talk about their inspiration behind opening up a Music Teaching school in Denver, NC. Mike and Gary also talk about their early interest in music, how they met, their creation of the band (13th Door), why they chose the Lake Norman area to open up their school, and how they chose their music school building. We also talked about the types of musical instruments that are being taught at the school, and a brief bio was...

Duration:00:38:02

72: Did you know Lincoln County has an Airport?

10/5/2021
In this episode, Mike Bagwell sits down with Joe Tate, Airport Manager of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport. In what may be a surprise to some, Lincoln County has an Airport (and a very active airport)! Joe shares how he was first introduced to aviation, when he received his pilots' license (at an early age), where he first worked as a Pilot, and how he found his way to become the Airport Manager in Lincoln County. Joe shares some very interesting information about the Lincoln...

Duration:00:35:17

Episode 71: Capt. Gus Gustafson, Fishing with Gus, 09/22/21

9/27/2021
In this episode, host Hanna Schoenrock chats with guest Gus Gustafson, otherwise known as Capt. Gus, owner of Fishing with Gus! Capt. Gus is such an entertaining and informative guest. He's lived on Lake Norman since before it was Lake Norman, and he's been fishing since before he can even remember. Capt. Gus is a fulltime professional Fishing Guide on beautiful Lake Norman, NC. Capt. Gus talks about fishing with his brother and dad from the time he could walk, and he started catching fish...

Duration:00:29:33

Episode 70: Bud Cesena, Lincoln County Commissioner, 09/14/21

9/14/2021
In this episode, host Hanna Schoenrock chats with guest Bud Cesena, Lincoln County Commissioner. Bud, a Denver resident, has been in public service for his entire life. If you live in Lincoln County, this is an episode you do not want to miss. Bud grew up in Mecklenburg County and worked as a police officer there for 28 years. He retired and became the Chief of Police for Mecklenburg County Schools. He moved to Denver in 2006. Bud has a heart for his community, and his priorities are Public...

Duration:00:39:58

Episode 69: Karen Lusk (Owner) and Deann Gibson (Event Planner) of DuGaren Venues & Vineyards

9/7/2021
Our guests for Episode 69 are Karen Lusk (Owner) and Deann Gibson (Event Planner) of DuGaren Venues & Vineyards, a new social gathering and wedding venue located in Lincoln County. In this episode, Karen and Deann share the story of how Dugaren Venues & Vineyards came to be, the history behind how the land was purchased, the construction and design of the venue, how the buildings and land located within the venue will be utilized, and the future plans for the Venue. In addition, Karen...

Duration:00:36:06

Episode 68: Derek Dunn, Owner of Complete RV, 08/31/2021

8/31/2021
Call all RVing enthusiasts! Episode 68 is what you've been waiting to hear! Host Hanna Schoenrock sat down with Derek Dunn to talk about his family's local business, Complete RV. In this episode, Derek, son of Kevin and Maria Dunn, talks about how Complete RV was started over 35 years ago and has remained local and in the family the entire time. Derek is a great storyteller--and not surprisingly, he loves all kinds of camping! Derek tells the story of how his dad Kevin started in the...

Duration:00:21:01

Episode 67: Keith Isenberg, Owner of Blood, Sweat, Gears Bike Shop, 08/23/2021

8/23/2021
Our guest for Episode 67 is Keith Isenberg, owner of the Blood, Sweat, Gears bike shop, located in Lincoln County. And as you will hear in this episode, the shop has a Maiden address but is located just outside of Denver. In this episode, Keith Isenberg talks about his early childhood living in Pennsylvania, how he became interested and knowledgeable about bikes and bike repair, his first bike, where he went to college, and the reason and inspiration behind opening Blood, Sweat, Gears back...

Duration:00:31:57

Episode 66: Rachel Herman, Co-Owner of Local Roots & Provisions restaurant located in downtown Lincolncon, NC, 08/16/2021

8/16/2021
Our guest for Episode 66 is Rachel Herman. Rachel is a Co-Owner of the recently opened Local Roots & Provisions restaurant located in downtown Lincolnton, NC. Rachel talks about her the inspiration behind opening Local Roots & Provisions, her fellow co-owners, the process and challenges of restoring and converting an older Lincolnton, NC building into a restaurant, the support the restaurant has received from the local community, and the other amazing small businesses that Local Roots &...

Duration:00:23:25