Stop by every Thursday afternoon as we debut a new episode. Hosted by ECHM's Scott Montesano and Northwestern Bank's Jerry Kuehl, they bring in local guests to discuss local happenings while sampling some great beers. Tune in to learn more about local topics and to also get their opinions on various beers.
EPISODE 45 - Classic Cars and Polish Beer
John Zamuda, a local car collector, is the guest and we're talking about the classic car industry. What gets something jazzed about collectible cars and what do people look for? How have things changed and how might they change in the future?
We do this while sampling a beer straight from Poland!
Darrell Zaleski from the Spectrum Insurance Group is the guest. We're talking the exciting world of insurance! Don't laugh, it's very interesting and something that ties into many walks of life.
Hear about the complicated dynamic between restaurants and insurance companies during COVID-19. Also, how does the pandemic relate to worker comp claims (its NOT like the flu)
We do this while enjoying a Gluten-Free beer!
One of the industries to explode during the pandemic has been outdoor recreation. Dan from Spring Street Sports in Chippewa Falls joins us to discuss that trend. Plus, we try to get him to identify his favorite local biking trails and maybe some of his keys to running a successful local business.
All the while we enjoy a true Wisconsin Classic...Spotted Cow!!!
Woodman's is one of the region's most popular locations for purchasing food, beer and liquor. So we're joined by Brooks (store manager) and Sadie (head of liquor department) to learn more.
All while enjoying an IPA from Pearl Street Brewery.
Learn which beer is the most popular in the area (the answer WILL likely shock you). Also, the two share how the store navigating and continues to adjust, to the current pandemic situation.
MaiVu Xiong the executive director of the Pablo Group's Foundation joins the program to talk about their mission and to discuss the Hmong culture in the Chippewa Valley. All while we sample a beer that has a strong sentimentalism for Jerry.
1) We learn the horrific family incident that was the impetus for Mai to get into the law field
2) We learn about the foundation and its mission
3) The focus of the foundation, what they support and grant cycles
4) Growing up raised by Hmong refugee parents
5) Her mostly positive experience growing up being Hmong in the area
6) Being an advocate for the Hmong culture
7) What she sees for the future of the Hmong culture here
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