Strictly Business Podcast

Sinopse

Strictly Business is the official podcast of the nation's largest industrial park. Hosted by Josh Grodzin, the podcast shares news and information about the village's diverse business community, highlighting the people and companies that make, invest and live in Elk Grove Village.

Episódios

  • EP 45: Helping Manufacturers Sleep at Night Kathleen Burley, Executive Director of GCAMP

    EP 45: Helping Manufacturers Sleep at Night Kathleen Burley, Executive Director of GCAMP

    10/09/2020 Duração: 19min

    Ask local manufacturers what keeps them up at night and you’ll likely hear: “workforce development.” Kathleen Burley, Executive Director of GCAMP—the Golden Corridor Advanced Manufacturing Partnership—sat down with “Strictly Business” host Josh Grodzin for a thought-provoking discussion about the pressing need to fill manufacturing jobs as workers retire. That includes efforts to “lift up manufacturing and make people understand what it truly is right now.”

  • EP 44: John Hamilton of CBRE Shares Insights on Reshoring

    EP 44: John Hamilton of CBRE Shares Insights on Reshoring

    12/08/2020 Duração: 19min

    Empty store shelves were one of the first, most visible signs that the coronavirus pandemic put a huge strain on global supply chains. Now as U.S. businesses race to increase inventories, there’s a lot of buzz about reshoring. That’s why “Strictly Business” podcast host Josh Grodzin sat down with John Hamilton, Industrial Broker at CBRE Chicago, this month. He talks with John about what he’s hearing from clients across a range of industries. What’s the outlook for the rest of 2020? And what would it take for the Chicago area to meet the needs of a higher-demand market? Tune in to find out.

  • EP 43: The most stress in my career

    EP 43: The most stress in my career

    17/07/2020 Duração: 34min

    You won’t want to miss this month’s “Strictly Business” podcast. Jeff Taylor, President of Crafts Technology in Elk Grove, shares a gripping story about how his company got an urgent call from an OEM during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. The OEM had an emergency use authorization. They needed a tool to make a precision medical device part critical for new coronavirus testing kits. And they needed Crafts Technology to manufacture the tool in 3 days—not 14 days, which would be typical.

  • EP 42: Business Coaching Pays Off - Min Bowler, principal at Lakeshore Title

    EP 42: Business Coaching Pays Off - Min Bowler, principal at Lakeshore Title

    24/06/2020 Duração: 12min

    Min Bowler, principal at Lakeshore Title, teamed up with NLNW Coach Jeff Williams during a growth phase for her business. Working mostly virtually to save time, they made some key changes, and business is now up 30%. Bowler says: “We found it to be a huge success and want to continue to develop our strategies together moving forward.”

  • EP 41: Business Coaching Pays Off - Manan Joshi, owner of Country Style Donuts

    EP 41: Business Coaching Pays Off - Manan Joshi, owner of Country Style Donuts

    24/06/2020 Duração: 10min

    Manan Joshi, owner of Country Style Donuts, applied to NLNW and was paired with Coach Sybil Ege, who brought fresh perspective to his business. She evaluated everything from marketing and operations to accounting and more. Calling it a “game-changer and an eye-opener,” Joshi says sales are already up 23% one month after completing the program.

  • EP 40: Strengthening Your Mindset in This Crisis

    EP 40: Strengthening Your Mindset in This Crisis

    06/05/2020 Duração: 31min

    Business leaders are grappling with many emotions during the coronavirus pandemic. The right mindset is everything right now, says John R. Dallas, Jr., Co-Chairman, President and CEO of ENCLAVE Foundation for Entrepreneurs, Inc. in Elk Grove Village. John sat down with “Strictly Business” co-hosts Josh Grodzin and Nick Radcliffe to discuss how the ENCLAVE team is helping entrepreneurs develop new ways of thinking, so they can move through denial and fear to solutions and creativity. Making the shift from playing to win to playing “not to lose” isn’t easy, but it can be done.

  • EP 39: Relief, Resources and Retooling During Coronavirus

    EP 39: Relief, Resources and Retooling During Coronavirus

    09/04/2020 Duração: 17min

    Tom Cassell, director of the Harper College Small Business Development Center, provides an overview of coronavirus relief programs available for small businesses. Learn about the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance; the Paycheck Protection Program; the Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund; and SBA Debt Relief among others. Kevin Hundal, CEO of Atrend in Elk Grove Village talks about how, after initially laying off staff, this global manufacturer of audio components was able to bring everyone back to work. Now they’re manufacturing face shields and other personal protective equipment (PPE) that are desperately needed during the coronavirus emergency. Learn how he and his team made it happen.

  • EP 38: Blink Tees Gets Real About Business Coaching

    EP 38: Blink Tees Gets Real About Business Coaching

    10/03/2020 Duração: 26min

    Elk Grove Village is a founding partner of Next Level Northwest (NLNW), a nonprofit business accelerator that supports businesses in the Northwest Chicagoland region with free business coaching and community support. Blink Tees owners Steve Long and Jeff Staten chat about their experience in the program and how business coaching has helped them grow and work smarter.

  • EP 37: Elk Grove Village 2019 Year in Review

    EP 37: Elk Grove Village 2019 Year in Review

    10/02/2020 Duração: 41min

    Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson joined Josh Grodzin and Nick Radcliffe for a special episode to recap 2019, an exciting year for our business residents on many fronts. They also discussed some big announcements to start the new year.

  • EP 36: At the Front of the Race to 5G

    EP 36: At the Front of the Race to 5G

    09/12/2019 Duração: 26min

    Elk Grove aims to be among the first communities in our region to deliver a Village-wide 5G wireless technology network by 2021. The platform will make the future possible: autonomous transportation, diagnostic sensors, robotic communication on the shop floor, and more. On this month’s episode of Strictly Business, Ed Barrett, Senior Director & Practice Leader for Fiber and Broadband Services at HR Green, Inc. explains exactly what 5G is and how it will be a game changer for local companies.

  • EP 35: Industrial Real Estate Roundup With Jones Lang LaSalle

    EP 35: Industrial Real Estate Roundup With Jones Lang LaSalle

    04/10/2019 Duração: 22min

    On this month’s episode of Strictly Business, the real estate experts from Jones Lang LaSalle discuss what commercial real estate trends are taking hold in the Elk Grove area, share the tools available to help determine the best location for your business objectives, and identify when you should be looking to make a move based on your organization's growth. Listen now to learn why Elk Grove is the ideal location for businesses on the move.

  • EP 34: Expert Tips To Maximize Your 2019 Expo Appearance

    EP 34: Expert Tips To Maximize Your 2019 Expo Appearance

    16/09/2019 Duração: 14min

    On this episode of Strictly Business, Josh Grodzin and Nick Radcliffe welcome two Expo veterans - Gladys Moscoso, sales and marketing director at E-M Metal Fabricator, and Jeff Taylor, president of Crafts Technology. Take a listen and hear their tips for developing a gameplan to identify new partners, how to tighten your supply chain with local suppliers, and ultimately secure qualified leads for your sales and talent pipelines.

  • EP 33: Attracting Global Businesses with Intersect Illinois

    EP 33: Attracting Global Businesses with Intersect Illinois

    12/08/2019 Duração: 22min

    There are many benefits to establishing your business in Illinois, and Brent Case, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Intersect Illinois, is the person who helps organizations understand all the reasons why they should call our state home. From identifying available locations and tax incentives to calculating the cost of moving a business, Intersect Illinois is a go-to resource for doing business in the Land of Lincoln.

  • EP 32: International Collaboration Fuels Local Innovation

    EP 32: International Collaboration Fuels Local Innovation

    27/06/2019 Duração: 38min

    John Dallas, CEO of ENCLAVE, recognized that Europe's overwhelming support for new businesses and their ways of developing future leaders are quite different from typical practices found here in the US. This motivated him to spend two weeks traveling across England and Scotland to learn more about what drives these advanced initiatives for new start-ups. It also gave him the opportunity to share the global Beyond Business Friendly views of Elk Grove Village and demonstrate how ENCLAVE's international model illuminates and facilitates venture-relevant opportunities for deeper learning.

  • EP 31: Relish Catering Kitchen Discovers the Recipe for Success with Next Level Northwest

    EP 31: Relish Catering Kitchen Discovers the Recipe for Success with Next Level Northwest

    28/05/2019 Duração: 25min

    John Eggert set out to create a from-scratch catering business in 2013 that would get people's taste buds talking. After growing Relish Catering Kitchen to nearly 20 employees, he was ready to take his company to the next level. Coincidentally, John discovered Next Level Northwest, a not-for-profit business accelerator program founded by several Chicagoland municipalities - including Elk Grove Village. Listen to John and his business coach Jeff Williams on the latest episode of Strictly Business to learn more about Next Level Northwest and how YOU can get involved.

  • EP 30: EarthPaint Creates Opportunity One Paint Can at a Time

    EP 30: EarthPaint Creates Opportunity One Paint Can at a Time

    19/03/2019 Duração: 32min

    Chris McCarthy is a professional painter who was always on the lookout for a greener, more sustainable paint product. After being actively involved in Little City Foundation(an organization that provides disability development services), he founded EarthPaint - a non-profit organization that recycles unwanted latex paint while providing jobs for those with disabilities.

  • EP 29: A Next Level Northwest Success Story

    EP 29: A Next Level Northwest Success Story

    05/02/2019 Duração: 20min

    Thomas Tkaczyk, owner of Rada Auto, was the very first participant to complete the Next Level Northwest(NLNW)accelerator program. NLNW is a not-for-profit public-private partnership that helps local businesses grow through strategic coaching and mentorship. In this episode of Strictly Business, Tom is joined by his coach, Sybil Ege, to discuss the process and how quickly he saw improvements in his business from culture to sales.

  • EP 28: Elk Groves Year in Review with Mayor Craig B. Johnson

    EP 28: Elk Grove's Year in Review with Mayor Craig B. Johnson

    29/11/2018 Duração: 46min

    On this month’s episode of Strictly Business, Mayor Craig B. Johnson joins Josh Grodzin to reflect back on one of the biggest years for Elk Grove Village. Now standing at the lowest vacancy rate to date, the Mayor discusses what it takes to build a thriving community for both residents and businesses. Learn about Elk Grove Village's current and future initiatives, including the 2025 Elk Grove Infrastructure plan, the EGV Cares program, and the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl sponsorship.

  • EP 27: The Real Measure of Success Featuring John R. Dallas, Jr.

    EP 27: The Real Measure of Success Featuring John R. Dallas, Jr.

    17/10/2018 Duração: 30min

    On this month’s episode of Strictly Business, John R. Dallas, Jr. joins Josh Grodzin to celebrate ENCLAVE's first anniversary of opening its doors to the business community. At ENCLAVE for Entrepreneurs, Dallas and his team have created a safe space to help leaders and entrepreneurs become better by focusing on the emotional growth of themselves and others. Dallas believes that the real measure of success is prioritizing people first. It's about people first, ventures second, and profit third.

  • EP 26: GHP Group Founder Gus Haramaras Entrepreneurial Story

    EP 26: GHP Group Founder Gus Haramaras' Entrepreneurial Story

    12/09/2018 Duração: 31min

    Founder and President of GHP Group, Gus Haramaras, started the company in 2003 with nothing but grit. Today, GHP Group, a consumer goods manufacturer and distributor, continues to grow with locations in Illinois, Indiana, and Canada, plus international accounts. Hear what Gus has to say about starting a business from scratch, the challenges he faced, and the secrets to growing a business.

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