In this episode, Steve sits down with Kurt Jacobsen, Tattoo artist and owner of Unbreakable Ink of Rolling Meadows, IL. Steve and Kurt talk about the fading stigma of tattoo culture and the business behind the art. Most importantly the trust that goes into putting permanent art on your body, and the differences in quality that you find in the industry. Not all artists are equal. There is a level of professionalism and care that sets shops like Unbreakable Ink from the rest. We cover all that and much more. Learn More about Unbreakable Ink: https://www.unbreakableinkco.com/
In this episode, Steve is joined by Darrin "Biker Dude" Klapprodt, best described as a "Wandering Biker Food Enthusiast". Traveling the highways and streets across the country on his Harley Davidson the Biker Dude searches for the best eats and hangout spots along the way. Burgers, beefs, dogs, and all things delicious are on his list of destinations to ride to. Check out "A Biker Dude" on YouTube and social media to follow his journey and get the scoop on the best spots to try out. If you're a Chicago area native this episode has a ton of food spot talk so let us know what your favorites are.
In 2018 Terry approached the Rolling Meadows Park District about resurrecting the RM Youth Football league that had fallen apart. in 2018 they tried to start the program back up, unfortunately, didn't have much time to get the word out. They then recruited 7 RM kids that played baseball or basketball with their sons and made a team of 12 consisting of all RM kids. That team had an unbelievable season going 11-0 and winning the championship. The program now offers Football and Cheerleading for kids in Rolling Meadows To learn more about the program: https://sites.google.com/view/rolling-meadows-football-cheer/home
David Telisman - Content Marketing, Journalism & Education "David Telisman Communications" | Local Level
In this episode, Steve is joined by David Telisman a Content Marketing Specialist & Owner of David Telisman Communications. His company is focused on creating effective writing and designs that work to promote his client’s goals and ideas. Over the years David has worked as a South Floridian Journalist, High School English Teacher, and in Corporate America doing communications work. That’s just what he told us about. We cover a wide range of topics in this one: The state of journalism today Education in America Generational blame shifting Finding your “Why” Dealing with clients "Website Rot" And much more. If you’re looking for marketing advice you just saved $300…. David is offering you a Free Website Content Assessment: Before spending time & money on a redesign, know exactly what you want your website to look like with a content assessment that: • Analyzes current content • Provides recommendations for copywriting, design, and site architecture • $300 Value Contact David and mention the show: https://www.davidtelisman.com For new episodes weekly: https://www.locallevelshow.com
Holly Connors - Founding Member of @properties Real Estate and Managing Partner of GetBurbed | Local Level
In this episode Steve is joined by Holly Connors, Founding Member of @properties Real Estate and Managing Partner of GetBurbed. Holly has proven to be a top of the top-level broker in the Suburban Chicago residential Real Estate market. With fresh ideas and new approaches, the GetBurbed team has shaken up the way real estate is sold. If you have a roof over your head and like to hear things, don’t miss this one!
In this episode, Steve talks with Nick Redding of R3D Ops Productions, a videography and marketing company that works with small businesses and brands to get their message across. In the US Military, Nick worked as a "combat videographer" documenting the work that our country did during his tour. After his deployment Nick brought his skills and experience back home to help business owners show their "true colors", This is a great one!
In this episode, We meet Jeremy Balek from Cty Limits Harley Davidson of Palatine, IL. Steve and Jeremy talk about the culture behind Harley, the way things have changed over the years and what to look forward to when the new Project Livewire electric bikes hit the showroom this fall. Harley has been a symbol of American freedom for decades and the brand means more than just a motorcycle to many people. We cover these topics and many more in this episode. Also if you're in the Chicagoland area check out their upcoming event "The Wicked Burger Bash on Oct. 26th! Burgers, Beers, and Bikes. Don't miss out.
In this episode, Steve talks with Todd & Tim, brothers and owners of Daisy's a 21+ restaurant and gaming establishment with 3 locations currently, and a fourth on the way. Daisy's is a place for adults to have a night out for great food and fun. They offer an assortment of Video Poker and Slots, Jenga, Connect Four and other games, along with a full-service kitchen and bar. If you're looking for breakfast and a great place to watch a game, have a coffee and hang out on the free wi-fi, or win some cash. Daisy's is the spot for you. They have three locations in IL, Stone Park, Itasca, and Rolling Meadows, with new a location coming to Norridge soon.
In this episode, Steve talks with Miro Wcislo owner of HodgePodge, a Chicago based company that specializes in sustainable junk removal and moving & storage service. HodgePodge is a "purpose-driven" company that makes recycles, donates and repurposes unwanted items removed for customers. Miro is a first-generation Polish immigrant that traveled to the United States at a young age with his parents to find the "American Dream". He studied to become a CPA and after graduating, getting his "Dream Job" and becoming absolutely miserable, He quit. Miro tells his story.
In this episode, Steve talks a little about what this show is about and what he does. As the owner of a marketing company (Intrinsic Marketing) that specializes in small business, the concept behind this show made the most sense to do. After speaking with companies of all types on a daily basis, sharing those amazing stories of hard work and heartache seemed like something that would be helpful to other business owners and people looking to start something on their own. We're going to be at Rep's Place in Rolling Meadows raffling off 2 Bears tickets on Oct 5th listen to the show for details.