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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 Welcome, welcome, welcome, to the Bonfires of Social Enterprise. 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...

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: 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 For the full transcript - click below Websites for Hamilton Perkins https://hamiltonperkins.com/ https://twitter.com/HamiltonPerkins?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor http://www.threadinternational.com/g2g/hamilton-perkins-collection/ https://www.instagram.com/hamiltonperkins/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/HAMILTONPERKINS/ More Links Jump over to the website for the podcast at www.bonfiresofsocialenterprise.com Give us a question to the mailbag! Find...

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:00:32:14

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

S3: Basil and Investing at Artesian Farms #78

6/29/2017
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Jeff Adams of Artesian Farms On this episode, Romy catches back up with Jeff Adams of Artesian Farms in Detroit. She interviewed him in Season 1, and his hydroponics facility has changed immensely. Jeff has had a lot of investor engagement. He has taken on program-related investments, loans, and direct equity. It has been an interesting journey. Great song by Astray at the end. Full Transcript Websites for Artesian Farms https://artesianfarms.com/...

Duration:00:34:02

S3: Pingree Manufacturing of Detroit #77

6/20/2017
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Pingree Manufacturing of Detroit It is all about veterans on this episode! We hear from Jarret Alan Sheff who is the founder and the main visionary over at Pingree. He shares how the whole idea began and, even, how the name came to be near the end. You won’t want to miss it! Stay tuned until the end when we share another great Detroit artist with you. For the full transcript - Click below More Links Jump over to the website for the podcast at www.bonfiresofsocialenterprise.com Give us a...

Duration:00:28:46

S3: Keep Up with the ‘Jones’s with Jonezie- Episode #74

5/30/2017
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Check out the creative solution to community renting of personal items with the guys from Jonezie of Ferndale, Michigan Check out what these guys have come up with to help keep up with the 'Jones' by building a community rental program for all of our stuff! What do you want to rent for the summer!!! For the full transcript, click the button below: JONEZIE WEBSITE More Links Jump over to the website for the podcast at www.bonfiresofsocialenterprise.com Give us a question to the mailbag!...

Duration:00:40:33

S3: Hip Co-Working Spaces of Bamboo Detroit- Episode #73

5/26/2017
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Bamboo Detroit Update with Amanda Lewan Romy catches up with co-founder, Amanda Lewan to hear about the most recent expansion of one of Detroit's hottest hippest co-working spaces. Listen in to some of the secrets of the success including the special nature of the diversity in members and programming. Full Transcript 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...

Duration:00:27:36

S3: Detroit Horse Power Rides Empowerment – Episode #72

5/16/2017
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Detroit Horse Power lifts, heals, and empowers! David Silver shares an update on all of their expansion in the hearts and minds of the Detroit Youth! Community partners make his organization strong and talent-rich. Great song by a Detroit artist! Kids and horses are a great match. Full Transcript Detroit Horse Power 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...

Duration:00:37:23

S3: Up-Cycling Fire Hoses with Kresse- Episode #71

5/10/2017
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Kresse Wesling updates us on up-cycling used fire hoses and discarded leather for luxury use! Romy catches up with Kresse Wesling. Kresse shares intimate insights on thoughtful expansion and overcoming those times when other's minimize your work. Great new product line and authentic conversations on social enterprise. Song included by Detroit artist at end. Fun Fuel by Reece Robertson in Traverse City, Michigan For the Full Transcript Website for Elvis & Kresse More Links Jump over to the...

Duration:00:44:32

S3: City Girls Farm: Let the Goat Scaping Begin! Episode #70

5/2/2017
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City Girls Soap becomes a Farm: Let the Goat Scaping begin! Amy McIntire joins Romy for an update on the goat farm. Amy shares how the business has evolved from just making soaps and lotions to conservation 'scaping'. Join in to learn how she is putting 'Kids on the Bus' in this great catch up. Great music from another Detroit artist at the end. For the full transcript, click here City Girls Farm Website City Girls Farm Facebook Page More Links Jump over to the website for the podcast at...

Duration:00:33:17

S3: Bags to Butterflies of Detroit – Episode #69

4/26/2017
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Michelle Smart of Bags to Butterflies in Detroit! Romy interviews Michelle Smart, founder and creator of Bags to Butterflies. Learn how Michelle is empowering women returning from the prison systems to be all that they can be. Transformation and incredible business ideas are moving this social enterprise into possibility. Don't miss the great Detroit artist and their new song at the end of the episode! For the Full Transcript - Click Here Bags To Butterflies Website More Links Jump over to...

Duration:00:22:25

S3: Khali Sweeney of the Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program- Episode #68

4/17/2017
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Khali Sweeney of the Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program in Detroit Listen in to the powerful testimony of a great leader, his overcoming a poor education and his will to push for experiences for the kids in the neighborhoods of Detroit. Hear why Khali has adopted the phrase 'books before boxing.' This is an incredible story of a true change maker. Introduction Transcript Romy: Welcome back to the Bonfires of Social Enterprise. This is Romy, and we have a real treat for you. We are joined by...

Duration:00:21:48