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Eric Fisher and Consciousness, Societal Expectations and Silicon Valley

CJ sat down with Eric Fisher. Eric and CJ grew up together in Newtown, Connecticut and have known one another since about the fifth grade. Eric attended the University of Pennsylvania for Digital Media Design and moved to Silicon Valley to work at Microsoft, Google, Apple and Facebook. When he realized he wasn't happy in that career, Eric started moving around the country living in different..

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Sean Lewis and Buffalo, Apprenticeships and Entrepreneurship

CJ sat down with Sean Lewis. Sean is the President of SLC Advisory Group in Buffalo, New York. Our conversation begin with Sean sharing all the places he's lived and how he ended up in Buffalo as a musician. Then we discussed how he eventually "grew up" and started running companies, including starting his own consulting firm. Our conversation centered around a LinkedIn article he published in..

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Emily Hart and Remote Work, Local Manufacturing and Riding Horses

CJ sat down with Emily Hart. Emily is the Director of Business Development at Seating, Inc., a chair manufacturing company headquartered in Nunda, New York. Emily brings great energy and a lot of passion about business, local manufacturing and horseback riding. We covered a variety of topics including the importance of a good "presentation" during remote video meetings. And we speculated about..

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Kevin Kerl and Innovation, Change, Remote Work & Hiring

CJ sat down with Kevin Kerl. Kevin is the CEO of SelectOne, a professional recruiting firm headquartered in Buffalo, New York. The conversation began with Kevin sharing his experience living and working in Boston during the bombing at the marathon, and how that was the only experience he remembers that remotely resembles the pandemic we're all experiencing now. Kevin and CJ also discussed his..

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Chris Ekimoff and Accounting, Courtroom Testimonies and Content

CJ sat down with longtime friend and former college roommate and teammate Chris Ekimoff. Chris is a forensic accountant based in Washington, D.C. Chris specializes in investigating things like tax fraud and ponzi schemes. He does a lot of work with attorneys and frequently is asked to stand witness in court cases. In addition to his work, Chris has a strong presence on social media and..

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Neil Carroll and Improving Your Remote Video Production Quality

Neil Carroll runs a video production and marketing firm called Vidwheel. Because they're no longer allowed to shoot video with other people at their studio or elsewhere due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Neil and his team have shifted to help businesses improve the quality of their videos - for both remote meetings and new content production. Neil loaned some of his equipment to CJ and walked him..

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Kevin Heffernan, Rise Collaborative and the Queen City Quarantine Concert

Kevin Heffernan is a co-founder and managing director at Rise Collaborative, a news and entertainment platform that covers culture and lifestyle in Buffalo, Rochester and Western New York at large. Kevin and his team is also putting on the Queen City Quarantine Concert on Saturday April 25 at 7:00 p.m. The concert will feature local musical and entertainment acts to raise money for charities..

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Joe Peluso, House Projects, Creativity, Music and Self-Fulfillment

Joe Peluso is the Marketing Coordinator at Complete Payroll. He's also a colleague and a close friend. Joe and CJ work together pretty closely and took a break from the day-to-day to chop it up about how they're during amid the current state of affairs. Their conversation over a drink ranged from house projects and self-fulfillment to music and creativity. Below you can watch the full video or..

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Brian Grunert, Forced Evolution, Politics and American Exceptionalism

Brian Grunert is the founder and partner at White Bicycle, a branding and design studio based in Buffalo, New York. Brian is an incredibly thoughtful and articulate person, who also happens to be a talented designer and successful business owner. We started chopping it up about how we're adjusting to the COVID-19 world both personally and professionally. That quickly shifted to us speculating..

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Chatting with Jason Jurewicz About Video & Creativity

Jason Jurewicz is the Principal at Brand Landers, a Buffalo-based company that specializes in video production and creative strategy. Having spent time as a musician, in door-to-door sales and in various production roles on large, high-budget movie sets, Jason's diverse background brings a fresh perspective on all things marketing and video strategy. We end up having a lot of fun discussing..

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