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Storytelling by Romy Kochan about the Social Enterprise activity in Detroit and broader Michigan. Romy Kochan, Managing Partner, of Gingras Global Inc. and Gingras Global Groups, L3C has been in the financial industry since 1988 and has a passion for efficient, profitable, social enterprises and the impact investors who support them. Listen in on the interesting interviews with some of the burgeoning social entrepreneurs. During many of the interviews Romy takes the time to highlight a concept or note from the field specific to social enterprise. Learn about all of the different elements of a social enterprise and connect to the front lines in this great show.

Storytelling by Romy Kochan about the Social Enterprise activity in Detroit and broader Michigan. Romy Kochan, Managing Partner, of Gingras Global Inc. and Gingras Global Groups, L3C has been in the financial industry since 1988 and has a passion for efficient, profitable, social enterprises and the impact investors who support them. Listen in on the interesting interviews with some of the burgeoning social entrepreneurs. During many of the interviews Romy takes the time to highlight a concept or note from the field specific to social enterprise. Learn about all of the different elements of a social enterprise and connect to the front lines in this great show.
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Detroit, MI

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Storytelling by Romy Kochan about the Social Enterprise activity in Detroit and broader Michigan. Romy Kochan, Managing Partner, of Gingras Global Inc. and Gingras Global Groups, L3C has been in the financial industry since 1988 and has a passion for efficient, profitable, social enterprises and the impact investors who support them. Listen in on the interesting interviews with some of the burgeoning social entrepreneurs. During many of the interviews Romy takes the time to highlight a concept or note from the field specific to social enterprise. Learn about all of the different elements of a social enterprise and connect to the front lines in this great show.

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English


Episodes

S3: Sheri Lozano of Link2Lift #99

8/21/2018
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Sheri Lozano of Link2Lift We had some fun jumping over to the west coast to talk with Sheri Lozano of Link2Lift. Sheri discusses her innovative and collaborative idea to use unused spaces for lifting others. For the full transcript click below Websites for Link2Lift Link2Lift website Facebook Palaulinkcenter.org Websites for Sheri Lozano Instagram Linkedin More Links Jump over to the website for the podcast at www.bonfiresofsocialenterprise.com Give us a question to the mailbag! Find us on...

Duration:00:40:23

S3: Kate Hayes EchoingGreen- Board Health #98

7/23/2018
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Kate Hayes EchoingGreen- Board Health Back for another conversation this time with a very inspiring woman, Kate Hayes of Echoing Green. Kate discusses her incredibly interesting journey and love for health human interactions and support. She is a current leader in the impact investing and social enterprise development space. For the full transcript click below Websites for EchoingGreen Echoing Green Twitter for Echoing Green Facebook Linkedin Instagram Websites and articles with Katie...

Duration:00:39:49

S3: Genusee #97

7/11/2018
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Genusee Wow, what a really great episode on a social enterprise called Genusee. Creatively designing eyewear out of recycled single-use plastic water bottles out of Flint, Michigan. Many of you may have heard some tough stories coming out of Flint. Specific to the water crisis over these past few years. You will meet the founders and designers, Ali Rose Van Overbeke and Jack Burns. They will discuss their journey in Flint and the whole launch process to date. For the full transcript click...

Duration:00:31:57

S3: Plum Health DPC with Dr. Paul Thomas #96

4/3/2018
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Dr. Paul Thomas with Plum Health DPC We’re back with another episode here on social enterprise. We have a doctor on this show who has been making a big impact in Detroit. It is Dr. Paul Thomas of Plum Health Care DPC. He has a dream of changing the notion of health care from a plastic card in your wallet to true healing from a healing doctor! What a concept! For the full transcript click below Websites for Plum Health DPC with Dr. Paul Thomas Plum Health DPC Website Plum Health DPC...

Duration:00:27:06

S3: PalmEraMia #95

2/10/2018
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PalmEraMia Thanks for tuning in for this great episode on a social enterprise out of Miami! Our guest is Andres Restrepo, one of the founders of PalmEraMia, which is a fashion design company for athletic wear. Through their product sales, they support clean water efforts in Colombia. We learn why they chose Colombia and how they became so convicted about clean water for those without access. Stay tuned until the end of the show because we have our first Spanish rapper as our closing song...

Duration:00:33:47

S3: Kathleen Kelly Janus – Stanford, Book #93

1/23/2018
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Kathleen Kelly Janus Back for another episode of the Bonfires of Social Enterprise. Kathleen Kelly Janus is our guest discussing her new book, Social Startup Success, How the Best Nonprofits Launch, Scale Up and Make a Difference. Kathleen is an award-winning social entrepreneur, lawyer, and lecturer at Stanford University, where she teaches social entrepreneurship. And, as usual, we have a great Detroit artist playing a full song at the end of the episode so stay tuned. For the full...

Duration:00:38:20

S3: Our Common Future Conference – Oct. 27, 2017 – PART TWO #92

1/2/2018
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Our Common Future Conference - Oct. 27, 2017 Part Two Our Common Future conference was held in Detroit, Michigan at the end of October 2017. We have a Part One and a Part Two to give you the top ten. We will interview several guest speakers that help shape our community. They give us some insight into the work that they do to empower entrepreneurship and Impact Investing. For the full transcript click below Links for Melanie Audette Melanie Audette with Missions Investors Exchange Melanie...

Duration:00:39:10

S3: Our Common Future Conference – Oct. 27, 2017 – PART ONE #91

1/2/2018
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Our Common Future Conference - Oct. 27, 2017 Part One Our Common Future conference was held in Detroit, Michigan at the end of October 2017. We have a Part One and a Part Two to give you the top ten. We will interview several guest speakers that help shape our community. They give us some insight into the work that they do to empower entrepreneurship and Impact Investing. For the full transcript click below Links for Dan Cardinali Dan Cardinali at Independent.org Dan Cardinali at Linkedin...

Duration:00:41:51

S3: Because of a Case #90

12/17/2017
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Because of a Case Hear from Jamie and Sean Strasberger talking about their business, Because of a Case. Because of a Case is a mobile phone case design company contributing to our favorite special causes. And, of course, we have a great song at the end by a Detroit artist for your listening pleasure. For the full transcript click below Links Website for Because of a Case Instagram Facebook News Story Twitter More Links Jump over to the website for the podcast at...

Duration:00:43:24

S3: Douglas Bitonti Stewart #89

12/14/2017
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Douglas Bitonti Stewart Today we head over to the Impact Investing Inglenook to chat with Douglas Bitonti Stewart about his recent article titled ‘Impact Investing and the Development Professional: Learning to Ride the Wave’. You can find this published article in the Fall 2017 Issue of Advancing Philanthropy Magazine. Doug shares his very unique perspective on fundraising in the philanthropic space and how that relates to impact investing. Stay tuned until the very end for a special song...

Duration:00:48:46

S3: DIME Detroit #88

12/7/2017
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DIME Detroit Time for another episode of the bonfires of social enterprise. Hear from the founders who took a chance, traded London for Detroit and began to engage with the young music talent of Detroit and then Denver. As usual, stay to the end and enjoy a full song from one of the student artists from DIME. For the Full Transcript click below Links Website for DIME Detroit Dime Detroit Facebook Page More Links Jump over to the website for the podcast at www.bonfiresofsocialenterprise.com...

Duration:00:39:26

S3: Stephen of Charity Charge #87

10/26/2017
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Stephen of Charity Charge Welcome back to another episode of The Bonfires of Social Enterprise. My name is Romy and I'm your host and guide here. This time, we hear from Stephen Garten, the founder and CEO of Charity Charge in Austin Texas. Stephen discusses the moment the idea came together along with the current and I guess, ongoing issues of a social enterprise today. As we do over here, there's a great song at the end of this episode, so stay tuned all the way to the end. For the full...

Duration:00:39:53

S3: Detroit Mushroom Factory: Deana Wojcik & Chris Carrier #86

10/17/2017
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Detroit Mushroom Factory with Deana & Chris Hello out there in listener land, this is Romy bringing you another episode of the Bonfires of Social Enterprise. This episode is all about mushrooms! Did you know there are all different types of mushrooms that can be grown indoors, and, that there is a mushroom factory in Detroit? Well, you will meet Deana and Chris and hear all about their story from concept to now. As customary, I also like to introduce a song from a Detroit artist at the end...

Duration:00:43:57

S3: Detroit S.O.A.R. – Sisters On A Roll, Mobile Cafe’ #85

10/5/2017
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Detroit S.O.A.R. - Sisters On A Roll, Mobile Cafe' Hey there, I am back with another guest from the great city of Detroit. This is Romy, and I have the pleasure of introducing you to Chef Bee and Jasmine of social enterprise Detroit S.O.A.R! They have an inspiring story of joining together around health food for some very interesting reasons. This is a true story of how we are better together! Stay tuned at the end for a really fun song by a Detroit artist. As a matter of fact, you might...

Duration:00:45:29

S3: Latrice McClendon of Impact Community Health #84

9/27/2017
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Latrice McClendon of Impact Community Health Thanks for tuning in to the Bonfires of Social Enterprise. This is Romy, and I have a friend of mine on the episode today. Latrice McClendon is quite an entrepreneur and just an all around amazing person. On this episode, we will hear about one of her businesses. She has at least one other venture with her husband. And, of course, you know I love music around here, so we will hear from another Detroit artist and their full song at the end of the...

Duration:00:26:30

S3: Bogobrush: Heather and John McDougall #83

9/20/2017
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Bogobrush: Heather and John McDougall Hey there! This is Romy here for another episode of the Bonfires of Social Enterprise! On this episode, we are going to hear from a creative brother and sister team making toothbrushes for some good causes. Fun! And, of course, at the end, we have a great song from a Detroit artist….always one of my favorite parts of the episode. For the full transcript - click below Website for Bogo Brush https://www.bogobrush.com/ More Links Jump over to the website...

Duration:00:38:15

S3: Hamilton Perkins Bags and Recycled Plastic #82

9/11/2017
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Hamilton Perkins Hamilton and his team are working with Thread International to make bags and other accessories from some of the recycled plastics in Haiti. He has very interesting story. Be sure to stay tuned for a great Detroit artist group called The Infatuations. You will feel like you are transported back in time with their great song. For the full transcript - click below Thank you to Hamilton for the time and conversation. Also a big thank you to all of the incubators, accelerators,...

Duration:00:38:07

S3: Mile High Expansion in Denver Manufacturing Workshop – Episode #81

7/24/2017
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Mile High Workshop What's going on in Denver social enterprise manufacturing these days?! Romy catches up with Andy Magel of the Mile High Workshop manufacturer in Denver, Colorado. Great song the end! For Full Transcript MILE HIGH WORKSHOP WEBSITE More Links Jump over to the website for the podcast at www.bonfiresofsocialenterprise.com Give us a question to the mailbag! Find us on Facebook and Twitter @bonfirespodcast Find more about Gingras Global at www.gingrasglobal.com and Facebook of...

Duration:00:39:32

S3: Job Creation & Impact Investing with Don Lee #80

7/12/2017
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Job Creation & Impact Investing with Don Lee Today, we are moving to the Impact Investing Inglenook to talk to Don Lee. Don has been quite a visionary around social enterprise local investing and has begun to change the way many people are investing in the Detroit area. His has passionate rationale and incredible enthusiasm – It is quite contagious actually. We have a very special surprise artist at the end of this episode for your listening pleasure so stay tuned! Full Transcript - click...

Duration:00:32:13

S3: Nique Love Rhodes #79

7/6/2017
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Nique Love Rhodes We have a social entrepreneur of a different kind, she is a rapper! You will have an opportunity to learn how the social and business sides come together for impact with Nique Love Rhodes! We featured her once before on one of the other episodes, Bags to Butterflies, I think. You will have to check it out. And, since she is an artist herself, we will get to hear TWO songs today, one of which is an exclusive debut before her album even releases! For the full transcript of...

Duration:00:39:02