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Shrimp Tank Episode 12: Jeff Levy

March 16, 2017 Leave a comment

Catch the latest episode of The Shrimp Tank with our guest, Jeff Levy. Jeff is a business /entrepreneur guru and worth watching the video and listening to the entire podcast!

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Seattle Shrimp Tank Episode 11

March 6, 2017 Leave a comment

Episode 11 of the Shrimp Tank is up and percolating!

Check out our interview with Diana Smeland, CEO of Port Ludlow Resort. Check out both this video wrap up and the audio podcast interview. #shrimptankpodcast

LINK for audio podcast. Also available on iTunes!

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Shrimp Tank – Seattle: Episode #10

February 14, 2017 Leave a comment

Last week, we welcomed Tom and Sean Jones from TV Jones, Inc. Tom Jones has been making guitar pickups and guitars for decades and is one of the leaders in his field. He’s made guitars and pickups for such starts as Brian Setzer (Stray Cats and Brian Setzer Orchestra), John Mayer, Nancy Wilson (Heart), Joe Perry (Aerosmith), and Joe Walsh (The Eagles) to name just a few. Check out their website to see more of their artists.

But before you do that, watch the video below and listen to the podcast of Tom’s story.

Listen to PODCAST (40 minutes)

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Seattle Shrimp Tank: January 25, 2017

February 1, 2017 Leave a comment

Our latest episode of The Shrimp Tank features our guest, Nick Johnson of Libro.fm and Cima Creative. This is a fascinating interview with a very interesting entrepreneur. I encourage you to listen to the podcast and watch the video!

P.S. Sorry for the audio quality on the video. Technical issue caught too late. The podcast is perfect!

Listen to the entire podcast

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Next Guest in the Shrimp Tank

January 24, 2017 Leave a comment

shrimptanklogoOur next guest in the Shrimp Tank will be Nick Johnson, owner of Cima Creative and Co-Founder of Libro.fm. The podcast will stream live on Wednesday, January 25th at 3 pm. You can listen live on our WEBSITE.

Here’s a quick bio on our guest, Nick Johnson….

Nick Johnson is the Creative Director at Libro.fm, a Seattle based startup that provides independent bookstores the ability to sell digital audiobooks. He is also the Owner of Cima Creative, a Branding and Marketing firm based out of Poulsbo, WA.

20130515_cima-creative_nick-johnson_portraits_003-mediumHe graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts where he studied drawing, painting, sculpture and photography. He transitions his studies from fine arts to graphic design and upon graduation quickly landed a role with a leading design firm in Seattle. While there, he working with a wide variety of clients’ from small non-profits to global Fortune 500 companies.

In 2013 he went off on his own and launched Cima Creative shortly followed by Co-Founding Libro.fm with fellow University of Washington Alumni Mark Pearson and Carl Hartung.

Nick is passionate about delivering high quality design and exceptional customer service. His work with Libro.fm is geared towards providing small businesses a way to compete with large monopolies, and to give people a choice in who they support when they spend their money.

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Seattle Shrimp Tank Episode #8

January 18, 2017 Leave a comment

Listen to the Podcast (45 minutes) – LINK

Here are both the audio podcast and video wrap up to our great interview with Ryan Fournier. Ryan is President of Fournier Insurance Solutions in University Place, WA. In fact, Ryan has five locations around South Puget Sound. Ryan and his sister Kendra are second generation owners of the agency. Listen to Ryan give some age advice on running a family business and how business insurance is so critical to small business success.

Ryan also played football in college with former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Jon Kitna. Listen to hear if he shares any “dirt” on Jon!

You can subscribe on our website or on iTunes to never miss an episode. The next one is on January 25th at 3 pm PST with our guest Nick Johnson from Cima Creative.

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Shrimp Tank Redux #7

January 10, 2017 Leave a comment

shrimptanklogoOne of the highlights of 2016 for me was being part of a new nationally syndicated podcast, The Shrimp Tank.

My co-host Brad Berger and I had a blast with seven fascinating guests starting in September. We begin 2017 with a switch in times – now 3 pm PST every other Wednesday. The next episode with stream live on January 11th with our guest Ryan Fournier of Fournier Insurance Solutions in University Place, WA.

Since the calendar is flipping into a new year, I thought it might be a great time to review our fantastic guests from last year! You’ll find each episode of our first seven guests on a daily blog post – both the audio podcast (45 minutes) and the video wrap-up (5-6 minutes). I encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter (on our website above) and to our show on iTunes.

Episode 7: Michele Doyle / Owner MD Design Group: LINK

Michele Doyle is the founder of MD Design Group, formerly known as Michele Interiors, Inc. Good design is her passion. Before pursuing that passion, she spend 20 years in the corporate IT sector supporting Fortune 1000 where she became well disciplined in software design and development, project management and designing business solutions by thoroughly assessing clients’ needs. The discipline skills necessary to be successful in that environment translated beautifully in the interior design world and uniquely qualified her to serve her clients’ needs fully.

She completed her design education at Seattle Art Institute’s intensive Residential Design Program, where she developed a solid foundation as an interior designer. Ready to apply her design education, and with the help of her successful corporate background and lifelong experience as a do-it-yourselfer, she incorporated Michele Interiors in 2005 to provide professional interior design services to Kitsap County and surrounding communities. She had a vision to grow her company and to be a learning organization that could provide an exciting working environment and offer living wages and benefits to her employees. The formation of MD Design Group in 2014 was the realization of that vision.

Local contractors she works with respect MD Design Group’s ability to clearly communicate their clients’ design and project goals to them and their subcontractors. MD Design Group values the business and collaborative relationships they have with these talented and skilled local craftsmen who possess excellent work ethics. They believe their clients deserve the best and they always endeavor to provide it.

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