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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: 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 Columbia. We learn why they chose Columbia 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: Shared Workshop – Jelena S. Mishina #94

2/1/2018
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Shared Workshop - Jelena S. Mishina Welcome listeners! We have the courageous and smart founder of Shared Workshop here with us on the show. Her name is Jelena Mishina and she shares all about the platform she has designed for manufacturing spaces and how this new but incredibly practical idea became a reality. We have a fabulous Detroit artist at the end of the show right out of the Detroit Institute of Music Education. You won’t want to miss it! So, stay tuned till the end! For the full...

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 Hey Everyone, It’s Romy and I am back with great conversations on the Bonfires of Social Enterprise. Today we have Jamie and Sean Strasberger talking about their business, Because of a Case. 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 Website for DIME Detroit Facebook Page More Links Jump over to the website for the podcast at www.bonfiresofsocialenterprise.com Give us a question...

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 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

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