137 – 5 Steps to Merry and Bright Holiday Sales

The holiday season brings a spirit of giving … both spiritual giving and material giving. The reality is people are expecting to spend money. They have their pocketbooks wide open and need to find the right gift … and sometimes any gift … to complete their holiday list. Corporations are the same. They have to…

136 – It’s About Finding a Happy Life with Maureen Basile of Maureen’s Sweet Shoppe

Distraught by the lack of handmade chocolates in her area of East Longmeadow, MA, Maureen realized she had to save others her despair and bring her community mouth-watering homemade treats! Fortunately, Maureen was sitting on many original recipes and took to perfecting them before presenting them to the town’s people. Made fresh daily with wholesome real…

135 – Oops! Macys! with Liz Wain of Wain’s World

In 1987, Liz’s career began where most designer’s peak – at Barney’s of New York. There she made a name for herself with a single napkin. Liz evolved her couture linen collection into a lifestyle brand with a hold in more than 1200 luxury retailers worldwide. Since then she’s been intimately involved with such brands…

134 – Twisted Pig or What the Oink? with Nick Lucas of Lucas Candies

For over 100 years, Lucas Candies has been manufacturing their own chocolate confections. It is a family business currently run by 4th generation Nick Lucas and his partner, Deb Bertrand. Nick and Deb have kept the traditions that were started long ago while taking chocolate making to the next level by creating combinations that will…

133 – The Power of the Pivot with Ryann Gaspara of GasparaFlora

Ryann is the founder and designer behind GasparaFlora, a company that specializes in corporate gifting. But it wasn’t always that way. GasparaFlora originally launched in April of 2016 as a company focused on hotel welcome gifts for weddings. Very quickly Ryann recognized an opportunity and chose to pivot. Since that time, they’ve morphed into corporate…