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Mike Hearne, originally from wales, made Oklahoma his home after falling in love with its people and the southern hospitality. This podcast is full of the stories of the people who embody the spirit of Oklahoma

Mike Hearne


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    This is Terrance Craft - OKCYP & Crafty Communication

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 42:01

    On this episode I chatted with Terrance Craft. We talked about OKCYP, the Horizon Awards and how being around a great network has helped grow his business.  Terrance uses his businesses Crafty Communication to help Oil & Gas Companies, Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners attract, engage, and sell to their ideal clients online ... WITHOUT being sales-y, sleazy, or spammy! www.craftyok.com  This episode is presented by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Sharing Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com or follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/oklahomahof  #thisisoklahoma 

    This is Graham Colton - History & Returning To The Stage

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 76:20

    On todays episode I chatted with OKC's own Graham Colton. After a chart-topping major label career, numerous TV appearances, and hundreds of sync placements Colton continues to expand on the label “singer-songwriter.” He has logged thousands of miles on the road and shared stages with some of music's biggest artists including Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Kelly Clarkson, The Wallflowers, Counting Crows, John Mellencamp, Maroon 5, and many many more. It wasn't until he returned home to Oklahoma City however that he truly found his footing. Aside from operating Lunar Manor studios, and regular collaboration with Chad Copelin at Blackwatch Studios, he co-owns and operates Oklahoma City's most talked about music venue, The Jones Assembly. After a seven year hiatus OKC native Graham Colton returns to the live stage and it just so happens to be the stage he helped build along-side operating partners Brian Bogert, Scott Marsh & Courtney Mankin. The Jones Assembly will host the singer / songwriter's 20 year anniversary homecoming concert featuring Graham and his band, special guest appearances, a pre-concert cookout, and after-party.  Tickets here: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6461445/graham-coltonthe-20-year-homecoming-concert-oklahoma-city-the-jones-assembly?_ga=2.162510204.1558464839.1637201465-1960951011.1637201465 For more information go to www.grahamcoltonmusic.com This episode is presented by The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Go to www.oklahomahof.com and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/oklahomahof  #thisisoklahoma 

    This is Danielle Melton - Boss Mom Crew

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 37:00

    On this episode I chatted with Danielle Melton founder of Boss Mom Crew. Danielle was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, and moved to Tulsa, OK in 2000 with her family. She is a wife and mother of 4 and strives to continue to use her platform to encourage and elevate other working mothers. She is the founder of Boss Mom Crew as well as a School Principal in early childhood. In her eyes, nothing is impossible ad long as you are willing to put in the work! On her day off, she enjoys spending time with her family and close friends, which is the most important thing in her life. Boss Mom Crew™ is a tribe of working mommas who celebrate & support each other in our journey of being the best version of ourselves, for ourselves & our children. Boss Mom Crew™ is all about providing community, empowerment, and connection for career-driven mothers. Mom guilt is real for all mothers. Mom guilt can be even more intense for career moms. For more information go to www.bossmomcrew.com follow on social media www.instagram.com/bossmomcrew Facebook : www.facebook.com/bossmomcrew This episode is presented by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and follow them on social media www.instagram.com/oklahomahof #thisisoklahoma       

    This is Mike Crandall - Sandler Training

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 52:23

    On this episode I chatted with Mike Crandell about corporate training, mindset and overall improvement of business and personal development. As boring as you think that might sound. It was extremely fascinating to hear Mike's insights on personal development and how effective it is for businesses and their profit margins.  Mike is a speaker, consultant coach and trainer focused on sales, management and leadership development. He is brought in by business owners and executives to work on behaviors, attitudes, techniques and guts needed to be more successful in business development, sales growth and employee development.  Follow Mike here:  www.linkedin.com/in/mikecrandall www.facebook.com/mike.crandall.cgs/ www.twitter.com/mike_crandall This episode is presented by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/oklahomahof  #thisisoklahoma 

    This is Trait Thompson - Executive Director Of The Oklahoma History Center

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 49:46

    On this episode I sat down with the current Executive Director fo the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) The Board of Directors selected Trait Thompson as the executive director and he reported for duty on January 4, 2021. Thompson began his career with the state as policy director for former Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman. During that four-year service, Thompson read every bill submitted to the senate, met with citizens from across the state and learned how to work with others to achieve shared goals. For the past six years, he has been the project manager for the Oklahoma Capitol Restoration Project, shepherding the preservation and restoration of one of Oklahoma's most important historical artifacts—the State Capitol. Follow Trait www.instagram.com/traitthompson www.okhistory.org Link to "A Very OK Podcast" with Trait & Dr Blackburn https://www.okhistory.org/learn/avokp This episode is presented by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Sharing Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Go to www.oklahomahof.com and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/oklahomahof  #thisisoklahoma 

    This is Brett McPherson - Designers Brew

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 62:23

    On this episode I chatted with designer Brett McPherson about her journey from small town farm to designing and collaborating on some of Oklahoma's biggest and best properties.  Since 2004, Brett Brinkley McPherson has been professionally styling Oklahoma and Texas. Brett is an Oklahoma born and bred designer and stylist, who grew up on a ranch in western Oklahoma with a dream of owning her own Interior Design firm. She has spent her lifetime cultivating her God-given gift and her own personal style, which includes showcasing her native roots with panache. Design is who she is. Brett understands the intricate process of bringing a vision to life in a space, and works with her clients to turn their dreams into reality. Brett believes that the blank canvas of a project is an opportunity to inject a soul into a home or office. Whatever your design style is, she can be entrusted with your dreams to create a warm and fresh ambiance for inspiration and relaxation. Brett's breadth of knowledge of interior design is vast. She first worked exclusively in kitchen and bath design and Designer's Brew now specializes in residential and small commercial design, working with homeowners, professionals and celebrity clients. Brett also speaks to students in the interior design program at her alma mater, Oklahoma State University. She was voted Edmond's Top 20 under 40 in 2014, Oklahoma City's top Five Interior Designers in the Reader's Choice Awards 2016, and Designer's Brew continues to win awards at the Edmond Parade of Homes, notably six first-place awards in 2015. Brett is proud to be a Cowgirl Alumna and attributes her success to hard work and an interior design degree from OSU. Brett is married to builder and Native Texan Tray McPherson of Stone Ridge Homes. They frequently collaborate to tailor a home to a buyer's needs. Their most recent collaboration is Miss Blaynee Mae McPherson, born in July 2015. They are raising Blaynee to have her own classic sense of style. Brett would be honored to help you find the design you never knew you always wanted. Check out Brett's website www.designersbrew.com and follow her for daily  on instagram www.instagram.com/designersbrew  This episode is presented by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the hall of fame, go to www.oklahomahof.com and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/oklahomahof  #thisisoklahomaa  

    This is Sheridan Marquardt - Celestial Cycles

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 57:50

    On this episode I chatted with Celestial Cycles owner Sheridan Marquardt. Soon to be celebrating 20 years of Celestial Cycles. Next year is the year of the Tiger and as you will find out, the Tiger has a role and will be making its way into certain items of clothing in the store.  Celestial Cycles started as a way for owner Sheridan Marquardt to keep his love for cycling alive. Growing up in OKC, Sheridan, like most kids, rode his bike all over town, and he raced BMX throughout childhood. While at UCO, he discovered mountain biking, racing, and a life-long passion for bicycles. In order to support his passion, he took a job at a bike shop, and then another one, until he decided to open his own business in 1999. Drawing inspiration from Celestial Seasonings, a tea company, of all places, that sponsored competitive women's cycling in the 80's, Sheridan founded Celestial Cycles.  Originally founded as a frame-building business, Sheridan sought to emulate the commitment to and passion for cycling demonstrated by this unlikely namesake.  Within a year he had his sights set on expanding his operations, and in 2002, the business transitioned to a full-service bike shop. Now, nearly 20 years later, Celestial Cycles is an Oklahoma City institution, and Sheridan employs a full sales and service staff to ensure you get the best possible experience and quality support. From fixing flats to custom bike fits, from finding your first bike to restoring an old, faithful steed, we have experienced and knowledgeable staff on hand to help!  The best part about Celestial Cycles—other than the personalized assistance you get from a shop of local cycling enthusiasts—is that it's a one-stop shop. For more information go to www.celestialcycles.com Follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/celestialcycles This episode is presented by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/oklahomahof  #thisisoklahoma 

    This is Anthony Murray FMX with CoHost Blake Shipman

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 42:05

    On this episode I chatted with FMX rider Anthony Murray. Anthony is a professional freestyle motocross athlete and a motocross social media influencer brought on by his notoriety in the MX world. Anthony is currently residing in Stillwater, OK but learned how to ride at an early age behind the home he grew up in, in the hills of Canon City, CO. Early in his career Mr. Murray competed internationally in 5 different countries leading up to a big win at the XPilots comp by Monster Energy which thrust him into a top competitor spot in the sport of Motocross. After receiving his first dirt bike at 11 years old, Anthony then spent most of his free time riding and experimenting with his new toy. His back yard was basically an oasis of rocks, dirt, and trails that helped him gain mad skills in a short period of time. After a while, learning to take jumps and fly through the air with little effort is when his passion for dirt biking really took off. This led him to attend the Dew Tour as a spectator which then solidified his dream to become a professional freestyle rider. Putting in some time on his bike, it only took him 2-years to successfully land his first backflip on dirt after visiting the Dew Tour. The excitement from that magical flip at age 16 set the catalyst for his future career that we see now. Moving to California soon after his high school graduation with nothing more than a suitcase, and a pickup that hauled his dirt bike he was ready. For more information on Anthony go to https://www.gravityslayers.com/about-anthony.html and follow him on instagram www.instagram.com/anthonymurrayfmx Follow Blake www.instagram.com/bshipmanfilms  This episode is presented by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Sharing Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com or follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/oklahomahof  #thisisoklahoma 

    This is Dr Robert Zoellner - The Busiest Man In Tulsa!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 55:39

    On this episode I chatted with Tulsa's own Dr Z! Dr Z is an optometrist but not just any optometrist. He has more businesses than we even had time to discuss in this one hour podcast. If you live in Tulsa you would definitely know the name or have seen one of his many ads. For any of his businesses. In this episode we spoke about his passion for animals. How he decided to be an optometrist. How he bought and now owns the largest car auction in the state. How he breeds thoroughbred race horses. Owns a few sleep centers. Has a dispensary and much more! This man doesn't stop! A joy to share his story and no doubt we will be back in the future with part 2! http://rockinzranchok.com https://drzoellner.com http://www.z66aa.com http://drzzzs.com This episode is presented by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and follow them on instagram, www.instagram.com/oklahomahof #thisisoklahoma 

    This is Zach Martin - Commercial Real Estate & Supercars

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 52:40

    On this episode I chatted with Edmond native Zach Martin about his entrepreneurship journey in Oklahoma City. Starting in Edmond Zach set his goals to be an owner and operator in commercial real estate. A strange thing for an 8 year old to say you might think. But from that moment everything he did in life put him closer to that end goal. Working summer job, working through college, renting his house out by the room to save up. Everything with the end goal of being an owner operator in commercial real estate. A story of persistence and commitment. There's so many life lessons in this episode its awesome! Zach is also a huge car guy and we spend the later half of the interview talking about his passions for Mclaren cars. You may have seen his highlighter yellow Mclaren driving around the metro at some-point.  For more information about Zach's company go to www.adeptcre.com  This episode is presented by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and follow them here www.instagram.com/oklahomahof #thisisoklahoma 

    This is The Unintended Sequel Movie

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 39:40

    On this episode I chatted with some of the cast for The Unintended Sequel Movie. Isaiah J Williams, Terrance Craft & Lucas Stanfield. We talk about their backgrounds. Why they chose to make a movie. What its like to make a movie in Oklahoma and much much more. For more information follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/unintendedsequelmovie or hit the link here m.imdb.com/title/tt15403536/ This episode is presented by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, go to www.oklahomahof.com or follow them on instagram.com/oklahomahof  #thisisoklahoma 

    This is Summer Moon Coffee - Chad & Tori Arnold

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 36:14

    On this episode I chatted with Chad and Tori Arnold about their Summer Moon Coffee franchise in Oklahoma. Chad and Tori met at Southwestern Christian University and started a life here in Oklahoma. Tori a Designer and Chad working in Commercial Real Estate they set their roots deep in Oklahoma.  Both had nothing to do with the coffee industry until one opportunity presented itself. Chads commercial development in Yukon had a coffee shop allocation open for Starbucks. With them backing out Chad made the call to Summer Moon after hearing about it from family. The only thing they didn't have was a franchisee in Oklahoma. Well, now they do.  Chad and Tori tell a great story about how doors open and close during life and you've got to take those doors when they open.  For more information follow them on instagram, www.instagram.com/summermoonokc and their website www.summermoon.com  Thank you to our presenting sponsor The Oklahoma Hall of Fame for supporting the podcast. Sharing Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and follow them on instagram here www.instagram.com/oklahomahof #thisisoklahoma 

    This is Kenyatta Wright - Leader of the Oklahoma State ”Orange Crush Defense

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 25:08

    On this episode I chatted with former Oklahoma State Cowboy and NFL Lineman Kenyatta Wright. Kenyatta is from Vian Oklahoma. He was a four-year starter for Oklahoma State, where he recorded 260 career tackles, 11 sacks, and 1 fumble recovery. He was signed as a free agent in 2000 by the Buffalo Bills and then to the Jets from 2003 til his retirement in 2006. Kenyatta returned home to Vian. To coach at his old high school, to be with his family and to build his life back in Oklahoma where it began. Kenyatta Wright is also helping his NFL brotherhood as President of the Oklahoma Chapter of NFLPA Former Players. We recorded this episode at their Kickoff Classic at the Hardrock Casino and golf course.  For more information follow Kenyatta on Instagram. www.instagram.com/kwright_7 This episode is presented by the Oklahoma Hall of fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Go to www.oklahomahof.com and follow them www.instagram.com/oklahomahof

    This is OKC Sweets - Stefanie Embree

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 49:20

    On this episode I chatted with Stefanie Embree owner of OKC Sweets. Stefanie is in the best business, the sugar business! Making people happy since she started! Cupcakes, Cakes, Macarons, cookies and she does it all with the biggest smile! Also Stefanie has a wonderful VW Bus she travels to events in. When it starts!  For more information go to www.okcsweets.com and follow her on instagram for all the tips, tricks and insides in baking! www.instagram.com/okcsweets Huge thanks to Oklahoma Hall of Fame for their continued support of the podcast. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame sharing Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and follow them here www.instagram.com/oklahomahof #thisisoklahoma 

    This is Mel Willis - Oklahoma Architectural Photographer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 51:30

    On this episode I chatted with Oklahoma Architectural Photographer Mel Willis about her journey through the years and how she fell into photography.  Mel's Bio: "I discovered photography while in my hometown, Kansas City, shortly after graduating high school; I received my first 35mm camera as a graduation gift from my dad. In Oklahoma City, my current home, I honed my photography skills while studying visual communication in college. Landscapes, travel, events, family, portraiture … over the years I exposed myself to these and other photography styles, but none of them ever resonated with me. As a lover of design, I accepted a job working for a local architecture and engineering firm, which first introduced me to the challenge and reward of capturing architecture and interiors. I traveled the United States and Canada to document the firm's designs for use in marketing, branding, and award submissions. My responsibilities for the firm grew to include graphic design, visual branding, and web design, but those same expanded responsibilities took me further away from my one true calling. And so after nearly eleven years in the industry I made the difficult but confident decision to step out on my own and devote my time and energy to architectural photography. When I'm not photographing, I spend my time hosting CreativeMornings/Oklahoma City where we encourage, cultivate, and grow a culture of creativity throughout our city. I am a lifelong traveler, and seek to balance my destinations between outdoor escapes and exploring some of the great architecture in communities and cities around the world." Huge thanks to The Oklahoma Hall of Fame for supporting the podcast. Sharing Oklahoma's story through its people. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/oklahomahof

    This is Donovan Farrow - Building A Tech Based Community in OKC

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 47:10

    On this episode I chatted with Donovan Farrow. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Donovan is a visionary and a leader in the OKC cybersecurity space. A little over ten years ago, Donovan founded Alias Forensics - now Alias Infosec - here in OKC and has truly helped create and grow the information security scene here. Building a tech based community in an area that historically hasn't been the home to very many tech companies has been a fulfilling challenge. Not only will Donovan be able to talk about how he started the business and how he helped grow the cybersecurity industry in OKC, but he can also talk about why it's important with the rise of ransomware attacks. To learn more about Alias Forensics go to aliasinfosec.com This episode is presented by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahomas story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/oklahomahof  #thisisoklahoma 

    This is Madison Sells - Modeling All Over The World

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 55:53

    On this episode I chatted with Oklahoma model and future actress Madison Sells. Madison grew up in Oklahoma in Woodward and then later in Piedmont Oklahoma. Madison is a small-town Oklahoma girl, has spent over a decade working as a full-time model in the fashion industry since the age of 13. Madison signed with a local agent in Oklahoma City as a young teen, and quickly catapulted to the top of the industry. At age 14, Madison moved overseas and worked in Singapore and Tokyo, after signing an exclusive worldwide contract with the world's largest modeling agency, IMG Models. Madison continued to work overseas in the Asian markets to establish a foundation for her official career launch in New York City. It was during this time Madison graced multiple covers of high fashion magazines, such as Elle, Style, and Female, as well as work with Giorgio Armani, Converse, Mulberry, and Vogue. After turning 18, Madison officially moved to New York City, where she catapulted her career to a new level of clientele. She has walked for some of the biggest designers at New York Fashion Week and has been featured in campaigns for Marc Jacobs Beauty, Bloomingdales, Sak's, DKNY, BCBG, and many more. You've almost certainly come across her face at your local Target, Sephora, Ulta, newsstand, or mall, and never even knew it! Madison closed her full-time New York chapter and moved to Los Angeles with Freedom Models three years ago, where she now happily resides. Her career is as active as ever with a consistent clientele in e-commerce, swim, and beauty work, and has newly moved into the acting realm. Follow Madison on Instagram here www.instagram.com/madisonsells Huge shout out to my sponsors: The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   Opening an account at RCB Bank is easy. Open an account whenever is most convenient for you and from the comfort of your own home on your own time at RCBBank.com. Requires $100 deposit. Other qualifications, fees, and restrictions may apply. Find out why people say That's my bank! RCB Bank, member FDIC. #thisisoklahoma 

    This is Isabella Fierro - Cowgirl Golf

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 41:17

    On this episode I chatted with Cowgirl golfer Isabella Fierro about her first couple of years in Stillwater. One of the most highly touted recruits in Cowgirl golf history, Fierro was ranked No. 35 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings on signing day and has been ranked as high as No. 28. Isabella ended her sophomore year with the best career stroke average in program history at 71.44. She also set the scoring record. Won the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational – just her third career event – in record-breaking fashion. Her 201 (-15) broke the program's 54-hole scoring record by four strokes, and her 65 in the final round tied for the third-lowest round in school history. Remember the name Isabella Fierro.  Follow Isabella here www.instagram.com/isafierro_ For more information on Isabella's stats click here: https://okstate.com/sports/womens-golf/roster/isabella-fierro/10095 Huge shout out to my sponsors: The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   Opening an account at RCB Bank is easy. Open an account whenever is most convenient for you and from the comfort of your own home on your own time at RCBBank.com. Requires $100 deposit. Other qualifications, fees, and restrictions may apply. Find out why people say That's my bank! RCB Bank, member FDIC. #thisisoklahoma

    This is Chris Morris - The Title Business & Farming In My Downtime

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 56:08


    On this episode I chatted with friend Chris Morris. Chris was born and raised in Shawnee Oklahoma. Through his professional career he's found his favorite job at Chicago Title. Chris is a proud dad to Taylor and Jake Morris. They spend their time traveling (mainly to the kids' sporting events…), enjoying concerts, sporting events, and building a small organic farm in Piedmont. If you have a few hours to kill, ask Chris about his farm.  Huge shout out to my sponsors: The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   Opening an account at RCB Bank is easy. Open an account whenever is most convenient for you and from the comfort of your own home on your own time at RCBBank.com. Requires $100 deposit. Other qualifications, fees, and restrictions may apply. Find out why people say That's my bank! RCB Bank, member FDIC. #thisisoklahoma


    This is Vilona Michael - V Marketing | PR Life in OKC

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 52:15

    On this episode I chatted with Vilona Michael from VMarketing here in OKC. Vilona is from East India. Her parents moved here in the 60's for a better life. On the way over here her father met a man from Kingfisher Oklahoma and so that is where her family settled.  Vilona has a wonderful story, going against cultural norms being raised by Indian parents expecting marriage, kids and prioritizing education. Vilona put herself through university at TU. Graduating with a marketing degree and starting at a huge agency in Tulsa before moving to OKC.  Vilona's business kicked off after she volunteered at a meeting for the new Uptown 23rd district. Volunteering her marketing and PR services to the community. After the district was launched and word of mouth took off Vilona found herself with multiple clients reaching out asking for help with their personal businesses or other districts needing help. VMarketing was born. For more information follow Vilona on instagram www.instagram.com/vmarketing Huge shout out to my sponsors: The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   RCB Bank. RCB Bank, friendly service since 1936! Start saving now to make your wealth grow and make your money work for you. RCB Bank offers one-on-one relationships and no hidden fees. Whether you need help starting an emergency savings fund or growing your savings, RCB Bank is here to help you forge a path to a solid financial foundation. Find out all the options available to you at RCB Bank dot com. RCB Bank. Member FDIC. #thisisoklahoma

    This is Justin Hodges - Legion Metals & Urban Ironcraft

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 43:26

    On this episode I chatted with Justin Hodges. Justin has in my opinion the entrepreneurs story. He dropped out of school to start a business. It failed, he was humbled and came back to his family trucking business founded in 1932. 13 or so years after his business failed he started up another company, which led to a few more and now he employs 40+ people. Justin continued to pursue his passion even when he worked full time. Never gave up and today has a business fabricating and making custom iron pieces for houses, restaurants, offices all over the country.  For more information on Justins businesses go to: https://www.legionmetals.com https://www.urbanironcraft.com Huge shout out to my sponsors: The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   RCB Bank. RCB Bank, friendly service since 1936! Start saving now to make your wealth grow and make your money work for you. RCB Bank offers one-on-one relationships and no hidden fees. Whether you need help starting an emergency savings fund or growing your savings, RCB Bank is here to help you forge a path to a solid financial foundation. Find out all the options available to you at RCB Bank dot com. RCB Bank. Member FDIC. #thisisoklahoma  

    This is Jacoby Gonzales - The Penny Project

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 42:45

    On this episode I chatted with Jacoby about his foundation called The Penny Project. The Penny Project Foundation is a non-profit organization providing Owlet Infant Smart Socks to mothers & fathers for their newborns & infants. Our goal is to raise awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) & in doing so provide a lil' peace of mind for families in need.  For more information go to www.thepennyproj.com  or follow them on Facebook www.facebook.com/thepennyprojectfoundation Huge shout out to my sponsors: The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   RCB Bank. RCB Bank, friendly service since 1936! Start saving now to make your wealth grow and make your money work for you. RCB Bank offers one-on-one relationships and no hidden fees. Whether you need help starting an emergency savings fund or growing your savings, RCB Bank is here to help you forge a path to a solid financial foundation. Find out all the options available to you at RCB Bank dot com. RCB Bank. Member FDIC. #thisisoklahoma    

    This is Austin Tunnell - Building Culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 40:47

    On this episode I chatted with Austin about the lost art of building masonry. Like many of our guests, Austin has a wonderful journey to find his passion. Originally from Houston he went to university and then onto an accounting firm. After a year in the office he knew he needed something different. Austin embarked on a journey to South America working for the peace corps where he found a master of masonry and wallah a passion was born.  Searching the web Austin found a guru stateside building homes in Carlton Landing near Lake Eufaula and offered to come work for free with the hope of getting a job. Well that job turned into him starting his own company with a partner and Building Culture was born. There's so much more to the story in this episode and no doubt i've missed key parts in this intro on purpose but give it a listen and dive into the fascinating art of masonry with us.  To see their award winning work go to www.buildingculture.com and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/buildingculture Huge shout out to my sponsors: The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   RCB Bank. RCB Bank, friendly service since 1936! Start saving now to make your wealth grow and make your money work for you. RCB Bank offers one-on-one relationships and no hidden fees. Whether you need help starting an emergency savings fund or growing your savings, RCB Bank is here to help you forge a path to a solid financial foundation. Find out all the options available to you at RCB Bank dot com. RCB Bank. Member FDIC. #thisisoklahoma  

    This is Marc Jones - CEO & President of Homeland

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 47:40

    On this episode I chatted with Homeland CEO & President Marc Jones. We talk all about Marc's journey literally across the world. Born in Canada and a twin Marc like most of us wasn't sure what he wanted to do but eventually found his way in the meat packing grocery business.  Marc came to the US after being accepted into Harvard Business School, after graduating his story really takes off around the world with a variety of companies. To places across the states and then China while raising two kids. Marc's wife is the real MVP here.  Marc talks about moving OKC, and how the city and people of this state captured his heart. This week Homeland opens its new store in NE OKC.  "“The combination of the fresh deli, bakery, wine by the glass and casual seating areas allows us to offer an inviting atmosphere,” says Marc Jones, CEO and President of Homeland. “We want our store to serve as a gathering place for the neighborhood, where shoppers can grab a prepared lunch and enjoy it on the outdoor patio or where we can host community gatherings with food trucks and entertainment. This store combines several new ideas that our customers are looking for and we're excited to offer them together in one store.” NE 36 and Lincoln in Oklahoma City with a Grand Opening ceremony on September 1st at 9am and “First Sunday” Community Day on September 5th from 1pm-5pm. For more information go to www.homelandstores.com Huge shout out to my sponsors: The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   RCB Bank. R-C-B Bank, friendly service since 1936! Start saving now to make your wealth grow and make your money work for you. RCB Bank offers one-on-one relationships and no hidden fees. Whether you need help starting an emergency savings fund or growing your savings, RCB Bank is here to help you forge a path to a solid financial foundation. Find out all the options available to you at RCB Bank dot com. RCB Bank. Member FDIC. #thisisoklahoma  

    This is Andrea Fillmore - Strategic Hype

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 50:02

    On todays episode I sat with Andrea to talk about her taking the jump into the entrepreneurial space! Andrea is the founder of Strategic Hype where she crafts compassionate communication for entrepreneurs, businesses, and nonprofits. She is the creator of the Hype Kit, which is an all-in-one messaging foundation for brands and businesses. Andrea understands the importance of written communication in business. She believes that bringing your voice to life adds value and builds trust between you and your clients.  When Andrea isn't writing, you can find her searching for the best nachos in town. She is an avid reader, true crime fanatic, and coffee connoisseur. Her favorite hobby is writing and producing the Strategic Hype podcast. It's full of practical encouragement to help you get your YAY back. Say hello to Andrea on Instagram at @strategichype or visit her website at www.strategic-hype.com Huge shout out to our sponsors The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   RCB Bank. The home market is booming, and RCB Bank is here for you. If you're in the market to buy a home, a mortgage prequalification will make the process much easier. Talk to one of our mortgage professionals today. RCB Bank, That's my bank! With approved credit. Terms and restrictions apply. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender, RCB Bank NMLS #798151. #thisisoklahoma  

    This is John Snyder - The Mayo Hotel, Motocross & Music

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 60:52

    On this episode I sat with John Snyder at The Mayo Hotel. John and has family have a fascinating story of how they purchased and rescued The Mayo Hotel. In this podcast John tells the story of how he bought the rundown hotel for 1 DOLLAR! 1! If you dont know the history behind the hotel. Every dead president has stayed there, there are 76 apartments where people live all year round.  "Since first opening its doors in 1925, The Mayo Hotel in Downtown Tulsa has hosted thousands of prominent guests, including celebrities, political figures and titans of the oil industry. After closing its doors in 1981, the Tulsa landmark was vacant until December 2009. On the heels of an extensive $42 million dollar historic renovation, the property today has earned a reputation as the premier lodging and event venue in Downtown Tulsa – with 102 ultra-chic guestrooms, 76 luxury residences and nine event spaces with state-of-the-art technology to host the ultimate affair for up to 500 guests." Not only is John a historic real estate developer he has a huge passion for motorcycles. In his early years before going to college he was a professional motocross rider and toured the country! After laying the bike down for 30 years he is now back at it. John has a local museum down the street from the hotel called The Mayo Moto Museum. This guy loves his bikes! www.instagram.com/themayohotel www.instagram.com/mayomotomuseum www.instagram.com/mayomotoclassic www.themayohotel.com  Huge thank you to our sponsors: The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   RCB Bank. The home market is booming, and RCB Bank is here for you. If you're in the market to buy a home, a mortgage prequalification will make the process much easier. Talk to one of our mortgage professionals today. RCB Bank, That's my bank! With approved credit. Terms and restrictions apply. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender, RCB Bank NMLS #798151. #thisisoklahoma  

    This is El Huevo Mexi-Diner

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 29:12

    On this episode I chatted with Tanner and Ryan about their enrollment in the latest Hal smith Restaurants concept called El Huevo Mexi-Diner. "El Huevo is a lively, casual, Mexican-American brunch concept that focuses on fresh ingredients and daily fiestas.Fiesta Hour, Wednesday-Saturday from 2:00-6:00pm for fiesta prices on beer, wine, margs, nachos and more!" Located in Norman Oklahoma deep in Sooner country 3522 24th Ave. NW, Norman, OK 73069 405-310-3157 For more information go to www.elhuevomexidiner.com and follow them on social media www.instagram.com/elhuevo_mexidiner  #thisisoklahoma 

    This is Don Kasperiet

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 33:29

    On this episode I chatted with Don Kasperiet about his impact to the community in Oklahoma City. Don is now a commercial real estate developer in OKC. But before his time in development he worked for the city in Urban Planning and was a huge part of the cities river front developments.  Don is a huge proponent of the city zoo and many other community engagements as you will hear about in the interview.  Huge shout out to our sponsors for their contained support.  The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   RCB Bank. Get rates as low as 1.79% APR on new, used and refinanced cars, boats, campers and ATVs. Visit www.RCBbank.com or come into any of our 40 locations across Oklahoma to learn more. Until August 31st. Rate and financing with approved credit. Restrictions Apply.   #thisisoklahoma   

    This is Mike Shepherd - Shepherd Oil

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 28:32

    On this episode I chatted with Mike Shepherd of Shepherd Oil in Blackwell Oklahoma. "Shepherd Oil Company was founded in 1949 by Robert F. Shepherd, starting with a service station in Blackwell, Oklahoma.  Mr. Shepherd built the business into a bulk wholesale jobbership with Champlin Refining and continued operating a state of the art service station thru the mid 1960's. He later purchased a Phillips 66 bulk jobbership, expanding into wholesale deliveries to the oilfields, agricultural, and industrial markets in northern Oklahoma. In 1974 a son, Mike Shepherd, purchased stock in the company and became a partner in the business.  Shepherd oil evolved into the self-serve and convenience store business in the late seventies.  They continued growing the marketership through a network of dealerships. In 2001, Mike's son Brindan entered the business and currently heads up all C-store operations. Brindan is actively pursuing new growth by expanding the retail footprint of the business. In 2007 Zack Zimmerman, Mike's son-in-law, entered the business and currently heads up all wholesale operations. Zack brings into the business new opportunities to ensure future growth of the wholesale and common carrier business. Shepherd Oil was and still is based on the simple philosophy of its founder, “treat someone like you would want to be treated.”    We are proud to serve the central United States with petroleum products and services.  We are one of the oldest marketerships in the state of Oklahoma.  Through a relationship with its customers of trust and integrity, Shepherd Oil Company is set to serve its customers, employees and family for generations to come." www.shepherdoil.com   Huge shout out to our sponsors for their contained support.  The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   RCB Bank. Get rates as low as 1.79% APR on new, used and refinanced cars, boats, campers and ATVs. Visit www.RCBbank.com or come into any of our 40 locations across Oklahoma to learn more. Until August 31st. Rate and financing with approved credit. Restrictions Apply.   #thisisoklahoma     

    This is Coleman Clark - BC Clark | From the Heart of Oklahoma

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 49:27

    On this episode I chatted with Coleman Clark, President of BC Clark Jewelers in OKC. I know you are already singing the JINGLE in your head! The most famous Oklahoma Christmas JINGLE in the history of the state. BC Clark since 1892!  Coleman shares some amazing family stories, 5 generations of jewelers in Oklahoma. The founding story, the heart of Oklahoman diamond story and more!  www.bcclark.com  Huge shout out to our sponsors for their contained support.  The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   RCB Bank. Get rates as low as 1.79% APR on new, used and refinanced cars, boats, campers and ATVs. Visit www.RCBbank.com or come into any of our 40 locations across Oklahoma to learn more. Until August 31st. Rate and financing with approved credit. Restrictions Apply.   #thisisoklahoma   

    This is Cookies & Cocktails - Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 29:35

    On this episode I chatted with Leah, Maile and Bria about this years Cookies & Cocktails event!! Happening this Friday!! Located at the incredible GS Western Oklahoma HQ - Camp Trivera. If you dont know what Cookies and Cocktails is listen in for all you need to know! BUY TICKETS HERE!! https://www.gswestok.org/en/Donate/Cookies-Cocktails.html Huge shout out to our sponsors for their contained support.  The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   RCB Bank. Get rates as low as 1.79% APR on new, used and refinanced cars, boats, campers and ATVs. Visit www.RCBbank.com or come into any of our 40 locations across Oklahoma to learn more. Until August 31st. Rate and financing with approved credit. Restrictions Apply.   #thisisoklahoma   

    This is Jeremie Kubicek - Act Like You Belong Because You Do

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 44:07


    On this episode I chatted with return guest ( episode 30 ) Jeremie Kubicek. Jeremie is a business builder and has a fascinating path back to Oklahoma. Most of which we covered in out first interview in 2018!  Jeremie began his career fresh out of college, by starting the Moscow Economic School and a marketing consulting business in Moscow, Russia with a group of colleagues. After moving back to the US, Jeremie began a successful role as VP, Marketing with a family company in distribution. After the company sold, Jeremie went to work for the venture capital firm that bought them helping assimilate the roll up of companies around the United States. During this time, Jeremie co-developed multiple e-commerce businesses as well. After a near tragic accident, Jeremie's philosophy on life and work was transformed to partner in the creation of GiANT. Over the past 16 years, Jeremie has created many divisions of GiANT and in 2007, he and a group of investors acquired the John Maxwell entities, where the Catalyst Conferences were developed into a National brand along with Leadercast out of the Atlanta based GiANT offices. During that period of time Jeremie helped to successfully launch many programs and book launches with thought leaders such as John Maxwell, Henry Cloud, Mark Sanborn and many others.   In 2013, Jeremie moved to London to partner with Steve Cockram on the expansion of GiANT Worldwide. Since then GiANT has been implementing a 21st Century people development system that truly works. Working with companies in over 14 countries, over 100 GiANT's are known for their unique style of development and the visual tools and language that spread to over 90% of employee bases.  TIME TO BUILD YOUR SIDE HUSTLE! If you're looking to build a profitable side hustle that also impacts people, then you need to look at becoming a certified Leadership Coach with GiANT.If you don't already know, GiANT has been in the leadership space for over 13 years. They used to own and operate the John Maxwell Brands, they ran the Leadercast Conferences where Jim Collins, Henry Cloud, Malcolm Gladwell, and Simon Sinek were regular speakers, and a lot more. They have over 500 coaches, working in over 127 Countries, and their coaches are being hired by companies like Chick-fil-A, Pfizer, Delta, and more. And yes, you can do this too. GiANT literally gives you everything you need to start your own coaching business from scratch: •You get hands-on training from top level coaches to learn the exact methodology and tools that six-figure coaches are using... •An all-in-one online platform to run your entire coaching business - even if you want to work 100% remotely •And you'll get to join a thriving community coaches around the world To get started, GiANT is hosting a Coaching Business workshop to help you learn the ins and outs of how to build a successful coaching business (even if you're just starting out). This workshop is 100% free, and you can reserve your spot by going to giant.tv/thisisoklahoma If you're ready to impact people and get paid to do it, go to giant.tv/thisisoklahoma Huge shout out to our sponsors for their contained support.  The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   RCB Bank. Get rates as low as 1.79% APR on new, used and refinanced cars, boats, campers and ATVs. Visit www.RCBbank.com or come into any of our 40 locations across Oklahoma to learn more. Until August 31st. Rate and financing with approved credit. Restrictions Apply.   #thisisoklahoma   #thisisoklahoma  

    


    This is Greenwood Rising with Whitney Stauffer & Stephen Dinnen

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 42:27

    On this episode I chatted with Stephen and Whitney about their involvement in Greenwood Rising. Greenwood Rising is the legacy project of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission. We talk about all the details in the building and how it remembers the victors and survivors.  “Greenwood Rising will educate Oklahomans and Americans about the Race Massacre and its impact on the state and Nation; remember its victims and survivors, and create an environment conducive to fostering sustainable entrepreneurship and heritage tourism within the Greenwood District specifically, and North Tulsa generally.”” — Senator Matthews Whitney Stauffer, partner, Selser Schaefer Architects Stephen Dinnen AIA, LEED AP, designer, Selser Schaefer Architects (lead designer for Greenwood Rising)  Selser Schaefer Architects: www.selserschaefer.com Selser Schaefer Architects is a leading firm founded in Tulsa, OK in 1993 with a philosophy of “people-first design.” Its 32+ employees focus on creating a thoughtful and immersive array of spaces, visual elements and project types specifically for the people and communities who experience them, interact with them, and connect with each other because of them. Clients include national brands like H-E-B Grocery Company and Chick-fil-A as well as local changemakers, including: Philbrook Museum, Oklahoma State University, Meals on Wheels Tulsa, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc., McNellie's Restaurant Group, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Chandler Hospitality Group and the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, among others. For more information, visit www.selserschaefer.com.   Huge shout out to our sponsors for their contained support.  The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   RCB Bank. Get rates as low as 1.79% APR on new, used and refinanced cars, boats, campers and ATVs. Visit www.RCBbank.com or come into any of our 40 locations across Oklahoma to learn more. Until August 31st. Rate and financing with approved credit. Restrictions Apply.   #thisisoklahoma  

    This is Gerod Black

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 40:17

    On this episode I chatted with fellow SNU Golf Alum and friend Gerod Black. Gerod came to Oklahoma to study at SNU like myself. He grew up in West Texas playing golf as a kid. Practiced hard and played for Midland Junior College. If you look at the history books Midland Junior College is one of the best! As Gerod explains, walking around country clubs in the area wearing the colleges logo definitely helped your appearance.  Since graduating from SNU Gerod and his wife Callie stayed in OKC and started a family. Gerod is in his second year of a new insurance business. partnering with fellow golfer and OSU superstar Brandon Weeden.  https://www.hometowninsurance.us/contact/gerod-black Huge shout out to our sponsors for their contained support.  The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   RCB Bank. Get rates as low as 1.79% APR on new, used and refinanced cars, boats, campers and ATVs. Visit www.RCBbank.com or come into any of our 40 locations across Oklahoma to learn more. Until August 31st. Rate and financing with approved credit. Restrictions Apply.   #thisisoklahoma    

    This is Sample Oklahoma - Libby Ross

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 42:40

    On this episode I chatted with Libby Ross about Sample Oklahoma. Sample Oklahoma is an Oklahoma specific e-commerce business that sells Oklahoma Vendor boxes containing Oklahoma made products. Products ship directly to customers and the proceeds will go to local Oklahoma nonprofit organizations. Entrepreneurs will gain a platform to share their story about their business all across Oklahoma and increase their sales. Their participation in Sample Oklahoma will help to highlight and support our Oklahoma non-profit organizations. For more information go to sampleok.com Huge shout out to our sponsors for their contained support.  The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   RCB Bank. Get rates as low as 1.79% APR on new, used and refinanced cars, boats, campers and ATVs. Visit www.RCBbank.com or come into any of our 40 locations across Oklahoma to learn more. Until August 31st. Rate and financing with approved credit. Restrictions Apply.   #thisisoklahoma    

    This is Lakeview Lavender Farm

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 25:27

    On this episode I chatted with Mary about her lavender farm located in Paul's Valley Oklahoma. Located just west of I-35, our new and expanding family owned lavender farm provides several varieties of walk-through and U-pick lavenders, as well as rosemary! Come walk around our beautiful farm, take pictures, enjoy the lavender, wildflowers, daylilies, and experience nature! Picnic area, gift shop with lavender products and lavender plants for sale are coming. Available by appointment only. Join us on Facebook, look for updates and watch us grow!! www.facebook.com/lakeviewlavenderfarm This podcast is presented by Oklahoma Agritourism. Hundreds of Farms and ranches across the state invite you to explore and experience the intersection of agriculture and tourism - Oklahoma's growing adventure. Pet a pig, help with a harvest, lie around at the lodge, wind down with a wine and more. However you want to experience agriculture, let Oklahoma Agritourism be your guide, Start your adventure at www.oklahomaagritourism.com #thisisoklahoma 

    This is Carson Cunningham - KOCO-TV Sports Anchor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 44:45

    On this episode I chatted with Sports Anchor Carson Cunningham. Born and raised in Oklahoma, KOCO 5 sports reporter and anchor Carson Cunningham is proud to cover some of the best teams in the nation right here in his home state. Cunningham grew up in Edmond, OK, and earned his bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism with a minor in sports media at Oklahoma State University. He got his start in journalism at OSU working for the student newspaper, The Daily O'Collegian, as a beat writer and worked his way up to sports editor. After graduation, Cunningham first worked producing video reports covering OSU athletics for Palestra.net. He was then hired by KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City as Sports Reporter/Photographer and also worked at KWTV in Oklahoma City as a Sports Reporter/Anchor, before joining KOCO 5. Cunningham loves to chat about sports as much as cover them. You can hear his latest thoughts on everything in the sports world on his "Goin' HAM" podcast," which you can find on KOCO.com. He's also active on twitter, follow him at www.twitter.com/KOCOCarson    Huge shout out to our sponsors for their contained support.  The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   RCB Bank. Get rates as low as 1.79% APR on new, used and refinanced cars, boats, campers and ATVs. Visit www.RCBbank.com or come into any of our 40 locations across Oklahoma to learn more. Until August 31st. Rate and financing with approved credit. Restrictions Apply.   #thisisoklahoma  

    This is Heather Rouba

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 50:07

    On this episode I chatted with Brink Models agency owner and Preconstruction Director at Smith & Pickel Construction, Heather Rouba. Heather has a fantastic story, growing up in Mustang and getting her height from her father who played basketball at OSU. Heather was scouting early to be a model and spent her teens modeling around the country. Before going to college Heather became a missionary for the Mormon Church and spent a 1.5 years. Returning to Oklahoma Heather studied at UCO here in Edmond studying Interior Design with a minor in Art History. There's so much more to the story that you will hear in this episode. Notables: winning Mrs Oklahoma, Opening a Modeling Agency and now working in Construction. For more information go to www.smithandpickel.com www.brinkmodels.com https://www.instagram.com/hrouba/ Huge shout out to our sponsors for their contained support.  The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   RCB Bank. Get rates as low as 1.79% APR on new, used and refinanced cars, boats, campers and ATVs. Visit www.RCBbank.com or come into any of our 40 locations across Oklahoma to learn more. Until August 31st. Rate and financing with approved credit. Restrictions Apply.   #thisisoklahoma    

    This is DeAngel Farms & Winery

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 27:19

    On this episode I chatted with Frank DeAngelis about his family winery in Blanchard Oklahoma. Frank moved to Oklahoma from Rochester New York to wrestle at OU and never left. His parents emigrated from Italy to New York where he grew up working their land and making wine with his father. Today Frank has his own winery in Blanchard and enjoys making small batched wine. Selling it in person on the farm or at local farmers markets.  For more information go to Franks Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DeAngelisFarms/ This podcast is presented by Oklahoma Agritourism. Hundreds of Farms and ranches across the state invite you to explore and experience the intersection of agriculture and tourism - Oklahoma's growing adventure. Pet a pig, help with a harvest, lie around at the lodge, wind down with a wine and more. However you want to experience agriculture, let Oklahoma Agritourism be your guide, Start your adventure at www.oklahomaagritourism.com #thisisoklahoma 

    This is Letty Watt - Literally Letty & Golf in the 50's & 60's

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 52:20

    On this episode I chatted with Letty Watt. Letty is a storyteller and boy does she have some great stories. Growing up in North Eastern Oklahoma playing golf in the 50's and 60's. Living at the course with her sister because her Dad was the pro. Country Club life was something else back then and you can read all about it in Letty's blogs. She has her own blog called Literally Letty as well as her other blog telling the history of Miami Golf and Country Club.  https://mgcchistory.blogspot.com https://literallyletty.blogspot.com Huge shout out to our sponsors for their contained support.  The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   RCB Bank. Get rates as low as 1.79% APR on new, used and refinanced cars, boats, campers and ATVs. Visit www.RCBbank.com or come into any of our 40 locations across Oklahoma to learn more. Until August 31st. Rate and financing with approved credit. Restrictions Apply.   #thisisoklahoma  

    This is Donovan Funk

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 36:51

    On this episode I chatted to musician Donovan Funk. Donovan creates alternative rock inspired by Kings of Leon, Jeff Buckley, Tom Petty, and Tor Miller; both in lyricism and musical expression. He started playing guitar at an early age, learning classic rock riffs that he heard while forming early memories with his dad. After his teen years he rediscovered his love for the instrument and began building songs based around what he could learn from the internet. Donovan Funk is currently working on an album in his home studio writing and recording original compositions to share with the world via streaming services and live performances. Using intuition and classical training from school orchestra, Donovan Funk is able to include a multitude of instrument to his productions such as bass, drums, keyboard, and cello. You can also find Donovan Funk performing at festivals, markets, and venues in Oklahoma City with a set that starts out mellow and builds to a screaming finale. Playing covers and originals with supporting members Christian Pearson on bass and his brother Conner Funk on drums. For more information go to www.donovanfunk.com or follow him on instagram www.instagram.com/donovan.funk Huge shout out to our sponsors for their contained support.  The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   RCB Bank. Get rates as low as 1.79% APR on new, used and refinanced cars, boats, campers and ATVs. Visit www.RCBbank.com or come into any of our 40 locations across Oklahoma to learn more. Until August 31st. Rate and financing with approved credit. Restrictions Apply.   #thisisoklahoma  

    This is 405 Brewing Co

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 54:26

    On this episode I chatted with Jonathan and Trae about their brewing business 405 Brewing. Based in Norman Oklahoma they have been brewing beer for almost ten years now. Priding themselves on pushing the boundaries and not following the conventional brewery rules this pair have created some amazing beers. Last year they released an absurd amount of new beers. Over 65 beers in 2020. Coming up is there Summer Sour Funk event on July 17th hosting 8 breweries including themselves in Norman. If you like Sour beer, this is the event for you.  www.405brewing.com  This podcast is presented by Oklahoma Agritourism. Hundreds of Farms and ranches across the state invite you to explore and experience the intersection of agriculture and tourism - Oklahoma's growing adventure. Pet a pig, help with a harvest, lie around at the lodge, wind down with a wine and more. However you want to experience agriculture, let Oklahoma Agritourism be your guide, Start your adventure at www.oklahomaagritourism.com #thisisoklahoma   

    This is TapTapEat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2021 45:58

    On this episode I sat down with Mark and Sam to talk about their tech businesses that helps the service industry tremendously. "TapTapEat provides local restaurants with a FREE tailored online menu application to streamline orders from the customer to the kitchen. We specifically design menus and an ordering system to fit the needs of each client. No out-of-the-box solution. And, we do it all for our clients at no cost. Because we believe in giving you more time to focus on your business, staff, and customers." We talk about their shared passion for running ( more to come on that ) and shared love for systems and technology. The startup story is one familiar to many start ups, long hours after their career 9 to 5's building a platform to streamline the ordering process for restaurants and businesses alike. For more information go to www.taptapeat.com and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/taptapeat  Huge shout out to our sponsors for their contained support.  The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   RCB Bank. Get rates as low as 1.79% APR on new, used and refinanced cars, boats, campers and ATVs. Visit www.RCBbank.com or come into any of our 40 locations across Oklahoma to learn more. Until August 31st. Rate and financing with approved credit. Restrictions Apply.   #thisisoklahoma

    This is Connelly Paving - The Oldest Paving Company in the State of Oklahoma

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 30:11

    On this episode I chatted with Jim Connelly about his family business which was established in 1907. The company was founded by Andy and Morgan Connelly in September 1907 in El Reno, Oklahoma. The brothers emigrated from County Cork, Ireland to Oklahoma. In fact, they came to Oklahoma just before it became a state (Oklahoma became the 46th state in the United States November 16, 1907). The Rock Island Railroad has its headquarters in El Reno and at that time the railroad was the major means of transportation. They constructed many brick streets, bridges, and did work for the Rock Island Railroad. Connelly Paving Company constructed the first highway in the state of Oklahoma from Bartlesville to Dewey, which was approximately 6.5 miles. Since the days back in El Reno, Connelly Paving moved a few times and currently headquarters in Oklahoma City. Connelly Paving works with general contractors all around the central Oklahoma region. We are a fifth generation family business that has operated within the central Oklahoma region for over 100 years.  Connelly Paving Company prides itself on serving their customers and providing a quality product.  Fun facts:  Connelly Paving Company constructed the first highway in the state of Oklahoma from Bartlesville to Dewey, which was approximately 6.5 miles. Connelly was named the 2008 Corporation of the Year by Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City. Connelly received the 2015 Subcontractor of the Year Award from the AGC of Oklahoma, For more information go to: www.connellypaving.com and follow them on social media www.instagram.com/connellypaving www.facebook.com/connellypaving   Huge shout out to our sponsors for their contained support.  The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   RCB Bank. Get rates as low as 1.79% APR on new, used and refinanced cars, boats, campers and ATVs. Visit www.RCBbank.com or come into any of our 40 locations across Oklahoma to learn more. Until August 31st. Rate and financing with approved credit. Restrictions Apply.   #thisisoklahoma    

    This is Old West Buffalo Co.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 31:41

    On this episode I chatted to Neil from Old West Buffalo Co mpany in Pawhuska Oklahoma. Old West Buffalo is an experience you won't want to miss! Kick up your boots and walk away whole in our Buffalo Encounter — 90 minutes of rip-roaring fun for folks of all ages. You're sure to be inspired as you discover the amazing comeback story of the Monarch of the plains. Rent our space to capture a rustic and elegant feel for your next event and explore many more surprises! For more information go to www.oldwestbuffalo.com Address: 29521 US Hwy 60, Pawhuska, OK 74056 Contact: (918) 895-0788 This podcast is presented by Oklahoma Agritourism. Hundreds of Farms and ranches across the state invite you to explore and experience the intersection of agriculture and tourism - Oklahoma's growing adventure. Pet a pig, help with a harvest, lie around at the lodge, wind down with a wine and more. However you want to experience agriculture, let Oklahoma Agritourism be your guide, Start your adventure at www.oklahomaagritourism.com #thisisoklahoma 

    This is Nash Engineered Fashion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 48:14

    On this episode I chatted with Tamra and Juan about their fashion brand Nash Fashion. Such an interesting story! Nash is an active streetwear brand based in Midtown OKC. Tamra and Juan met in college and both developed a love for streetwear. Thanks to covid it brought them back to Edmond and with that they launched the brand. Tamra's family has a history of engineers so bringing that part of her family into her designs was always part of the plan.  Check them out online www.nashengineeredfashion.com and on instagram www.instagram.com/_nashfash_  Huge shout out to our sponsors for their contained support.  The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   RCB Bank. Get rates as low as 1.79% APR on new, used and refinanced cars, boats, campers and ATVs. Visit www.RCBbank.com or come into any of our 40 locations across Oklahoma to learn more. Until August 31st. Rate and financing with approved credit. Restrictions Apply.   #thisisoklahoma  

    This is Head Country BBQ Sauce - CR Head

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 41:10

    On this episode I chatted with CR Head about his families BBQ sauce businesses. "In 1947 it all started with a sauce. Simple concept… one that's earned us a place at the dinner table for generations. Not too tangy. Not too sweet. Nothing fancy about it, really. Just a bold, rich, perfectly balanced blend of sweet and savory (with a hint of heat) born in the heartland from the finest Bar-B-Q traditions. Folks say it tastes like home. Thing is though, Head Country goes way beyond the bottle. You'll find it in the devotion and passion of our fans, many of whom have chosen us for decades. Great flavor alone doesn't explain it. But great times? Well, great times and Head Country just seem to go together. That's the not-so-secret ingredient behind every Head Country product. So long as people enjoy it, we'll proudly keep doing what we do best – bring families and friends together for great times and great Bar-B-Q." For more information go to www.headcountry.com and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/headcountrybbq Huge shout out to our sponsors for their contained support.  The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   RCB Bank. Get rates as low as 1.79% APR on new, used and refinanced cars, boats, campers and ATVs. Visit www.RCBbank.com or come into any of our 40 locations across Oklahoma to learn more. Until August 31st. Rate and financing with approved credit. Restrictions Apply.   Made In Oklahoma Program. Created for Oklahomas entrepreneurs, their free to join program focuses on economic growth and development for small businesses who grow, process or manufacture a good within Oklahoma. Retail stores who sell made in Oklahoma products can also benefit from this program. Above all, they encourage you to support and shop local whenever possible. Find them on Facebook and visit their website www.madeinoklahoma.net to learn more. #thisisoklahoma  

    This is Stonecloud Brewing with Joel Irby

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2021 52:45

    On this episode I chatted with owner of Stonecloud Brewing Joel Irby. Joel has a great story. He left Oklahoma for Colorado to study and fell in love with craft beer and the mountain life. After graduating Joel took a job at a brewery and dove into his passion. 9 years later he returned to OKC with an opportunity to occupy a historic building and open his own taproom. "Our name draws inspiration from the huge skies where endless mountains melt into clouds on the horizon. This might seem odd considering the fact that we are smack in the middle of the flatlands in Oklahoma City, but our founder Joel Irby (an Oklahoma native) spent 10 years perfecting his brewing craft at breweries in Boulder, Colorado. The urge eventually hit to open up his own spot, and with Oklahoma City's recent growth and proximity to family it was the perfect place to make this dream a reality. We opened our doors in the summer of 2017." For more information go to www.stonecloudbrewing.com follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/stonecloudbrewingco Huge shout out to our sponsors for their contained support.  The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   RCB Bank. Get rates as low as 1.79% APR on new, used and refinanced cars, boats, campers and ATVs. Visit www.RCBbank.com or come into any of our 40 locations across Oklahoma to learn more. Until August 31st. Rate and financing with approved credit. Restrictions Apply. #thisisoklahoma      

    This is Jason Pierce - Grand Life Originals & Nimble Image

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 49:00

    On this episode I chatted with photographer Jason Pierce to talk about his multiple photography businesses and where his passion comes from. Jason grew up in OKC and saw his fathers passion for photography from a young age. Eventually picking up a camera and diving into it himself. Getting lost in the process his Dad realized his passion and told him to start a business. The business name came from Mom. Grand Life Originals, photographing lifespan's grandest moments with truly original work. Since then Jason has grown the business into the real estate market but primarily he shoots for schools. Every event you can think of that your child will attend at school.  Jasons passion hasn't stopped, he's evolved into infa red photography seeing light in different ways and selling his photography as high end artwork.  For more information go to: https://www.grandlifeoriginals.com https://nimbleimage.com Huge shout out to my sponsors for their continued support.   The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   RCB Bank. Get rates as low as 1.79% APR on new, used and refinanced cars, boats, campers and ATVs. Visit www.RCBbank.com or come into any of our 40 locations across Oklahoma to learn more. Until August 31st. Rate and financing with approved credit. Restrictions Apply. #thisisoklahoma    

    This is Tracy Furr - Augusto's Green Sauce

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 26:16

    On this episode I chatted with Tracy about her spicy green sauce.  "Augusto and I always enjoyed cooking together for our families and trying out new things for each other to try.  About 13 years ago we were in the kitchen together and Augusto said, "Tracy try this new sauce I made".  It was very good.  Nice and creamy with a spicy kick!  Everyone who tasted it said, "you should bottle this".      About seven years ago we entered a contest in Ft. Worth, Texas called the "Fiery Food Challenge".  We had no idea what we were doing or what our business name was at the time.  We slapped "Augusto's Green Sauce" on the label and entered the contest.  We won first place out of 834 contestants, for 3 years in a row!  Let's just say the "green sauce" business took off from there!!! Thank you for your interest in Augusto's Green Sauce and our other products.  We look forward to hearing your suggestions and ideas on how you use the green sauce." For more information go to www.augustosgreensauce.com and follow them on social media www.instagram.com/augustosgreensauce This podcast is presented by Oklahoma Agritourism. Hundreds of Farms and ranches across the state invite you to explore and experience the intersection of agriculture and tourism - Oklahoma's growing adventure. Pet a pig, help with a harvest, lie around at the lodge, wind down with a wine and more. However you want to experience agriculture, let Oklahoma Agritourism be your guide, Start your adventure at www.oklahomaagritourism.com #thisisoklahoma 

    This is Karim Muhammad - Teachers Appreciation Foundation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 41:45

    On this episode I chatted with Karim Muhammad about TAF. What is TAF?​ Teachers Appreciation Foundation is aimed at highlighting the roots of these phenomenal people — they are pieces to the educational puzzle. We want to build the movement of appreciating the whole school body. “I want the people who go to school to get their teaching certification and degrees to look forward to the Teachers Appreciation Foundation Awards Show. I want them to look forward to the Awards Show as the Grammys for teachers and staff,” says Muhammad. For more information go to www.taf5.org Huge shout out to my sponsors for their continued support.   The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof   RCB Bank. Get rates as low as 1.79% APR on new, used and refinanced cars, boats, campers and ATVs. Visit www.RCBbank.com or come into any of our 40 locations across Oklahoma to learn more. Until August 31st. Rate and financing with approved credit. Restrictions Apply. #thisisoklahoma  

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