Good Company: The Podcast
When you live in Grand Rapids, you’re in good company.
The Grand Rapids area is home to an array of colorful individuals – creatives, professionals, people looking to make a difference, social influencers, and even the newbies in town with a cool backstory. Tune in as we explore these stories one guest at a time… while drinking Michigan-made craft beer!
S2 Episode 26: The Chamber Government Affairs Team Discusses Recent Survey Results and Gives Their 2020 ForecastJan 15, 2020
S2 Episode 25: Nothing Bundt Cakes on Charitable Giving and their Connection to Cooper’s Hawk WineryDec 4, 2019
Episode 5: Because Every Youth Should Have a Safe Place to Call Home (w/ Luke Petsch of HQ)By: Good Company: The Podcast / Apr 17, 2018
At face value, Luke Petsch is your everyday Midwestern guy. He loves hiking, camping, and his adorable pup, Bob Loblaw. What makes him stand out is his passion and dedication for youths in our community experiencing homelessness. Tune in to find out how, with his job at HQ, he provides them a safe space to […]
Episode 4: From Single Mother & High School Dropout to Founder of a Successful Recruiting Agency (w/ Ashley Ward of Hire for Hope)By: Good Company: The Podcast / Apr 4, 2018
Ashley Ward has led a challenging and unconventional life. She dropped out of High School at 17 to work full-time, became a mom, and eventually found herself in an abusive relationship. Fast forward to today – where she’s a graduate of Cornerstone University, happily married, and founder of “Hire for Hope,” a recruiting agency that […]
Episode 3: Facing Racism Through an Open Dialogue in a Safe Space (w/ Ken James & Alan Headbloom)By: Good Company: The Podcast / Mar 27, 2018
Meet Alan Headbloom & Kenneth James: the dynamic duo behind “Facing Racism.” Facing Racism is a two-day workshop where participants engage in tough but productive conversations around race and racism. Despite having the same goal of breaking the barriers of racism in West Michigan, the two have led completely different lives. Alan grew up in […]
Episode 2: From Laundry Guy to Assistant GM (w/ Jeffrey Burns of the Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck)By: Good Company: The Podcast / Mar 8, 2018
Jeffrey Burns had a tough start to his career… … But as a determined young dad, straight out of high school, Jeffrey started a full-time job in laundry services for the JW Marriott, and evening classes to get his undergraduate degree. Today, Jeffrey is the Assistant General Manager for the Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck, working […]
Episode 1: When You Have a Full-Time Day Job & Two Side-Hustles (w/ Corinthia “CC” Croom)By: Good Company: The Podcast / Feb 26, 2018
Twenty-something saxophonist CC Croom is a busy gal. By day, she’s the office manager for the Grand Rapids Chamber. By night, she hustles as the founder of her own record label and entertainment/PR company. How does she do it all? How does she stay motivated? Give us a listen to learn the story of how […]