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RetroMotion Podcast #27 – Abbie Tykocki, Marketing and Public Relations Director

The connectivity of the future has a demand for more bandwidth for everything.


RetroMotion Podcast #26 -Derek Hallquist, Director of Denial

Derek Hallquist Director of Denial, a documentary about his parent, David Hallquist the Vermont utility executive. The film starts with David’s thoughts on the energy crisis, but then the story takes a personal and more profound change in tone. Derek speaks about David’s transition to Christine, being a nerd, politics, and running a production company. Show […]


RetroMotion Podcast #25 – Nathan Hartswick & Natalie Miller, Founders, Vermont Comedy Club

Our guests this episode are Nathan Hartswick and Natalie Miller, who are the founders of the Vermont Comedy Club in Burlington. Nathan and Natalie explain how they got into the comedy club business through their successful Kickstarter campaign, the various challenges around funding, starting, and managing a new business, and what continues to drive them […]


RetroMotion Podcast #24 – James Lockridge, Executive Director, Big Heavy World, Youth Safety Council of Vermont, Co-Founder 105.9 The Radiator

In studio this episode is James Lockridge, Executive Director at Big Heavy World, and the Youth Safety Council of Vermont, and he is also the co-founder of 105.9FM The Radiator. James tells us how Big Heavy World helps bring exposure to Vermont-made music by providing support to artists to enable them to help themselves, and […]


RetroMotion Podcast #23 – Ellen Kane, Executive Director, Vermont Catholic Community Foundation

We’re joined in studio by Ellen Kane, the Executive Director of the Vermont Catholic Community Foundation. Ellen explains why Vermont is such an ideal place for non-profits and walks us through the process of starting a foundation and getting the word out about it through marketing. Vermont Catholic Community Foundation


RetroMotion Podcast #22 – Justin Bunnell, Owner, RetroMotion Creative, Venetian Ginger Ale

This one’s a solo episode, featuring Justin Bunnell, owner at RetroMotion Creative and host of this podcast! Justin gives a bit of an update on the podcast, announces a few new positions at RetroMotion, and gives his thoughts on the current state of marketing with respect to the use of data versus engaging with your […]


RetroMotion Podcast #21 – Steve Redmond, Founder, Creative Director, Rival Brands

Joining us this episode is Steve Redmond, founder and Creative Director at Rival Brands. Steve shares his experience as a Vermont business owner, his philosophy on brands and branding, including interactions with customers, evolving stylistic choices for brand aesthetics, and how businesses new and old should approach their brand. Rival Brands


RetroMotion Podcast #20 – Dennis Lemoine, Actor, Event Marketer, Creator of Jagg Off

Our guest this episode is none other than Dennis Lemoine; actor, event marketer, and the creator of Jagg Off, an annual celebration of Mick Jagger’s birthday and the Rolling Stones. Dennis takes us through his career path from actor to event marketer, reveals his “mild” obsession with the Rolling Stones, and how he grew the […]


RetroMotion Podcast #19 – Mike Lannen, Founder & Creative Director, Eternity

We mixed it up a bit this episode! On the second mic is our guest host, Jon van Luling, who you may recognize as the on-field MC at the Vermont Lake Monsters games. Joining us today is Mike Lannen, Founder and Creative Director at Eternity, a web design and development firm that builds engaging websites […]


RetroMotion Podcast #18 – Mimi Buttenheim, President, Mad River Distillers

Raise your glass and welcome Mimi Buttenheim, President at Mad River Distillers, who joins us in studio this episode to talk about whiskey and doing business as an alcoholic beverage producer in Vermont. Mimi draws from her deep knowledge and experience in this industry to educate us on the basics of whiskey and then delves […]


RetroMotion Podcast #17 – Nate Van Dusen, Brio Coffeeworks

Nate Van Dusen of Brio Coffeeworks sits down with us this episode to talk about his unique perspective as a specialty roaster in Vermont. Nate gives us a rundown of what makes specialty coffee so special (including a fascinating crash course on the technical side of the roasting process), as well as some of the […]


RetroMotion Podcast #16 – Darcy Carter, District Director, US Small Business Admin. Vermont

Darcy Carter, District Director of the US Small Business Administration in Vermont joins us this episode to talk about the SBA’s role in supporting Vermont’s small business community through their financial and business development programs. In addition to talking about the unique small business landscape in Vermont, Justin shares his own experiences with the SBA. […]


RetroMotion Podcast #15 – Janice Shade, Co-Founder, Milk Money

This episode, Janice Shade, Co-Founder at Milk Money joins us to talk about her organization and how it helps innovative early-stage Vermont startups secure the financing they need to reach the next level through crowd-investing. She explains how this new approach to funding fills in a much needed gap in business financing and the potential […]


RetroMotion Podcast #14 – Anthony Brogna, Founder, Mavriko Marketing

We sit down this episode with Anthony Brogna, Founder of Mavriko Marketing and owner of the popular @govermont Instagram profile. Anthony shares his unique perspective on social media’s role in society, particularly where brands and consumers converge. If you want to optimize your social game, don’t miss this episode! Mavriko Marketing


RetroMotion Podcast #13 – James Mount, Multi-Unit Franchise Owner, Westaff

We dig into the world of staffing and personnel this episode with James Mount, a multi-unit franchise owner with Westaff. James reveals how his companies approach staffing from both the applicant and employer side of things, as well as his thoughts on some of the current legislative challenges that both employees and business face today. […]


RetroMotion Podcast #12 – Lauren Curry, Executive Director, Richard E. & Deborah L. Tarrant Foundation

We’re joined this episode by Lauren Curry, Executive Director of the Richard E. & Deborah L. Tarrant Foundation. The Foundation has played an important role in the lives of many young Vermonters through their mission to work with educators across the state to develop engaging, tailored learning experiences. Lauren talks about the process of applying […]


RetroMotion Podcast #11 – Tommy Graves, CEO & President, Vermont Guitarworks & Graves Guitars

This episode we talk social media (and nerd out on music gear) with Tommy Graves, CEO & President of Vermont Guitarworks & Graves Guitars. Tommy exemplifies the can-do Vermonter spirit through his guitar repair, restoration, and customization biz, but also through his marketing. He relies heavily on social media and word-of-mouth to drive new customers […]


RetroMotion Podcast #10 – Joe Fusco, Vice President, Casella Waste Systems

Our guest this episode is Joe Fusco, Vice President of Casella Waste Systems. As Vice President, Joe began at Casella building the public face of the company in the realm of marketing, advertising, media relations, and government. Over time, he began to focus more on the irreplaceable human element that drives the organization; the people […]


RetroMotion Podcast #9 – Mark Covino, Director of The Crest, A Band Called Death

Award-winning documentary filmmaker and friend of the show, Mark Covino, joins us to talk about the important role that social media played in the success of his projects. Mark co-directed the documentary, A Band Called Death, and is now promoting his latest documentary, The Crest. He gives us a first-hand account of just how powerful […]


RetroMotion Podcast #8 – Rusty DeWees, Actor, Comedian, Writer

Our guest this episode is none other than Rusty DeWees; legendary Vermont comedian, actor, producer, writer, and entrepreneur. Rusty recalls his unique journey and how it was ultimately his business-minded perspective that helped him succeed as an entertainer. From the beginning, Rusty knew that he had to be present in the community and built his […]