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here we grow s2 - guest: Mario Nanos, founder of Washtenaw County Chapter of Families Against Narcotics (FAn)
Episode 47: Mario Nanos of Washtenaw County Chapter of Families Against Narcotics (FAN)

In this episode we discuss the increase in social security as well as interview the founder of the Washtenaw County chapter of Families Against Narcotics (FAN), Mario Nanos

Episode Breakdown

Financial News: The 1.3% increase to Social Security.
Interview: Mario Nanos
What is FAN?
What led you to become involved with FAN?
What does FAN offer as services?
How can someone get in touch with FAN?
Links: https://www.familiesagainstnarcotics.org/washtenaw

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Here We Grow Show, a show specifically designed to bring together community leaders making a difference, and share financial strategies so you can plan for and live the retirement lifestyle you’ve always dreamed. Your host is Amazon best selling author and president and founder of Foguth Financial Group, Michael Foguth.

here we grow s2 - guest: Steve Gronow from chestnut developments
Episode 46: Steve Gronow of Chestnut Developments

In this episode we discuss home improvements for new home owners and where to start with your renovations to get the most bang for your buck. Our guest this week is the CEO of Chestnut Developments, Steve Gronow. He is here to discuss getting started in business and what he does to give back to our community and how that has impacted his life.

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Here We Grow Show, a show specifically designed to bring together community leaders making a difference, and share financial strategies so you can plan for and live the retirement lifestyle you’ve always dreamed. Your host is Amazon best selling author and president and founder of Foguth Financial Group, Michael Foguth.

here we grow s2 - guest: rick todd from livingston county united way
Episode 45: Rick Todd of Livingston County United Way

In this episode we discuss the Livingston County United Way's Week of Caring. Our guest this week is the superintendent of Pinckney Schools and chair of the Livingston County United Way, Rick Todd.

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Here We Grow Show, a show specifically designed to bring together community leaders making a difference, and share financial strategies so you can plan for and live the retirement lifestyle you’ve always dreamed. Your host is Amazon best selling author and president and founder of Foguth Financial Group, Michael Foguth.

here we grow s2 - Highlights of Summer 2020 from some of our most memorable guests!

In this episode we bring you highlights of Summer 2020 from some of our most memorable guests.

Livingston Sheriff Mike Murphy
Brighton Fire Authority Chief, Michael O’Brian
MHSAA Director, Mark Uyl
State Representative, Ann Bollin
EMU Athletic Director, Scott Wetherbee

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here we grow s2 - guests are Alexander Pushman, Bradley Vey, and Nicholas Calvaneso
Episode 42: Alexander Pushman, Bradley Vey, and Nicholas Calvaneso of Foguth Financial Group

In this episode we bring you three of our advisors to discuss what they are seeing and the issues they are addressing in this post-covid/pre-election environment. Our guests this week are Alexander Pushman, Bradley Vey, and Nicholas Calvaneso. All of these experts are financial advisor from Foguth Financial Group.

Episode Breakdown:

Q: What are you seeing out in this environment?
A: (order) Nick, Brad, Alex
Q: What are some of the situations you’ve faced with your clients recently?
A: (order) Nick, Brad
Q: Is there anything that people
need to be aware of or paying attention to right now?
A: Alex
Q: What’s going on with the market as it relates to the election?
A: Brad
Q: What is one thing listeners should look into by the end of the year?
A: Alex, Nick, Brad, Michael

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here we grow s2 - guest: jen cooke from trvfit gyms
Episode 41: Owner of 3 Michigan TrvFit Gyms, Jen Cooke

In this episode we discuss the affect the pandemic has had on the fitness industry and those who found themselves struggling when their gym closed down. Plus, how TrvFit was able support it's members. Our guest this week is the owner of 3 Michigan TrvFit gyms, Jen Cooke.

Episode Breakdown:

1:00 Intro to who Jen is.
3:00 What set you up to be able to expand during this pandemic?
5:00 What was it like when the pandemic hit?
8:00 What is TrvFit?
10:00 What is a class like at TrvFit?
11:30 Who should take a class at TrvFit?
12:30 How can fitness help us with mental health?
17:00 What has been the biggest business hurdle and how did you handle that?
20:00 What has been the biggest reward?
26:00 How were you able to find a safe way to open the doors of TrvFit physically?

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here we grow s2 - guest: Eastern Michigan University VP & Athletic Director, Scott Wetherbee
Episode 40: Eastern Michigan University VP & Athletic Director, Scott Wetherbee

In this episode we discuss the affect the pandemic has had on collegiate sports and campus life. Our guest this week is Eastern Michigan University VP & Athletic Director, Scott Wetherbee.

Episode Breakdown:

1:23 How did you get started in athletic administration?
3:30 What happened in the world of college athletics when the pandemic hit?
6:10 Where to some of the decisions that govern your university athletics come from?
10:00 What are some of the obstacles of having students and athletes from all over the world back on campus?
14:00 What does the outlook for winter/spring look like?
16:00 What are some of the obstacles for sports that we might not have thought of?
17:30 What do student athlete scholarships, tournaments, and eligibility look like now?
23:00 What does the fall school schedule look like?
27:30 Best guess, when will we see college football in the MAC return?

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here we grow s2 - guest: Michael O’Brian, Brighton Fire Chief

In this episode we discuss the affect the pandemic has had on first responders from our local Brighton Fire Department. Our guest this week is Brighton Fire Chief- Michael O’Brian.

Episode Breakdown:

1:23 How did you get started in fire fighting?
2:30 What led you to choose to serve in Livingston County?
3:30 What does the Brighton Fire Department make up look like today?
10:00 How has covid changed how the fire department responds?
13:15 What has been first responder's biggest challenge so far with Covid?
17:00 What are resources of information for those who think they have been exposed?
20:15 Recap of some highlights of the show.
22:00 What do you need to know about fire prevention in your home?
26:00 What does the Brighton Fire Department fitness look like?

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here we grow s2 - guest: Dr. Michael Hubert, Livingston Educational Service Agency (LESA) Superintendent

In this episode we discuss back to school and what that looks like post-covid with Livingston Educational Service Agency (LESA) superintendent Dr. Michael Hubert.

Episode Breakdown:

1:25 - What is the Livingston Educational Service Agency (LESA) and what do they do?
2:50 - What are some successful techniques for students that cannot partake in virtual learning?
5:15 - What was day 1 of back to school like?
9:50 - What have been the challenges faced by LESA over the summer of 2020?
11:10 - What is something that Dr. Hubert is proud to share with the listener?
13:15 - How do we best help our younger students during this transition back to school?
18:15 - What has happened with bussing in 2020?
19:20 - What do things like gym class, lunch, and recess look like in Fall 2020?

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here we grow s2 - guest: Bradley vey

In this episode we discuss the Social Security Report offered by Foguth Financial Group, followed by a discussion about the 10 Step Layoff Guide. Our guest this week is Bradley Vey, financial advisor from Foguth Financial Group.

Links: http://www.FoguthFinancial.com & http://www.ssa.gov

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here we grow s2 - guests: Bobette Schrandt (LACASA) & Anne Renning (Livingston Leadership Council on Aging)
Episode 35 Guest Speakers Bobette Schrandt (LACASA) & Anne Renning (Livingston Leadership Council on Aging)

In this Episode we discuss the the Foguth Financial Diaper Drive and the impact that LACASA Center (https://lacasacenter.org/) is having on our community. Plus, we speak with Anne Renning from Livingston Leadership Council on Aging (https://www.livgov.com/hscb/Pages/seniorneeds.aspx#:~:text=The%20Livingston%20Leadership%20Council%20on,to%20sit%20on%20this%20Council.) on the impact of the pandemic on our senior community.

Episode Breakdown:

0:45 - Bobette Schrandt (LACASA)
1:00 - The why and what of the diaper drive, going on until August 14m, 2020
2:05 - How has the pandemic affected LACASA Center?
3:00 - What exactly does LACASA Center do?
5:00 - How can someone in need get in touch with LACASA?
5:40 - Possible signs you should be concerned for a child.
12:10 - Anne Renning from Livingston Leadership Council on Aging
12:45 - What has changed since the beginning of the pandemic?
14:10 - How does Livingston Leadership Council on Aging fill the needs of the seniors?
15:50 - What are some of the needs that this council has been created to address in the senior community?
18:40 - What is the council doing to diminish the stigma of substance abuse in elders?
23:20 - A discussion about fall prevention. Subscribe and come back next week!

here we grow s2 - guest: james gray

In this Episode we discuss the impact this pandemic has had on a local business owner, James Gray. James owns the Institute of Athletics: https://instituteofathletics.com/ in Brighton, Mi. During the pandemic, James made headlines for defying the governor's executive order and re-opening his gym. Find out all that lead up to this decision and what the results have been since.

Episode Breakdown:

2:02 - What did the shut down mean to James as a business owner, coach, trainer, and family man?
4:20 What exactly is the Institute of Athletics?
6:50 - Who trains at Institute of Athletics?
9:15 - James walks us through his process of determining he was going to re-open the gym.
15:54 - What type of backlash has James seen from the decision he made?
20:00 James discusses what his gym is doing to help law enforcement during this time of unrest.

Subscribe and come back next week! Here We Grow Show, a show specifically designed to bring together community leaders making a difference, and share financial strategies so you can plan for and live the retirement lifestyle you’ve always dreamed. Your host is Amazon best selling author and president and founder of Foguth Financial Group, Michael Foguth.

here we grow s2 - guest: mark uyl, mhsaa

In this Episode we discuss the community impact this pandemic has had on youth sports and what the fall seasons might look like.

Episode Breakdown:

1:20 - What is the state of HS sports like today?
4:00 What are Mark's thoughts on restructuring fall sport seasons?
8:00 - Can students play if there is not in person learning?
11:00 - Do spectators fall under MHSAA to restrict or is that the individual schools?
14:20 - What can athletes do to help get back on the field?
16:30 - Could HS sports play outside of the school year?
18:00 Is there a way to limit the contact of sports?
20:00 - What can parents do to help their kids get back to a sense of normality?
23:00 Does Mark foresee a situation where UP sports will have full seasons and LP teams may not?
25:00 - What might be some implications on records and championships?

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here we grow s2 - guest: mike murphy

In this Episode we discuss the community impact this pandemic has had on law enforcement, as well as, the unrest in our county and what law enforcement has been doing to keep us all safe.

Episode Breakdown:

1:30 - Update on how the Livingston County Sheriff's office has handled the shift in policies from Covid-19.
2:30 - Who is sheriff Murphy?
4:15 - What is the current state of Livingston County?
11:30 - How has Covid-19 impacted our law enforcement?
16:00 - How can we best react to changes from day to day with information on the state of our community?
19:45 - What is the best way for the public to make an impact when we want to make our voice heard?
24:15 - What does law enforcement want from us?
26:00 - Where does Sheriff Murphy's passion come from?

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SEASON 2 EPISODE ARCHIVE AVAILABLE TO LISTEN:
Episode 1: Guest Speaker Mark Howell from Fund a Life
Episode 2: Guest Speaker Tiffany Stewart from The Sierra Club Crossroads Group
Episode 3: Cindy Mack, Library Director from The Brighton Library
Episode 4: Jody Renicker from Brighton Unified Sports
Episode 5: Amy West from The Youth Connection Services
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EPISODE ARCHIVE AVAILABLE TO LISTEN:
Episode 1: Guest Speaker John Wentworth from Wentworth Real Estate Group
Episode 2: Guest Speaker Anthony Gelardi from Simply Fresh
Episode 3: Guest Speaker Josh Letsis from Closing Big
Episode 4: Guest Speaker Yvonne Campbell from Bountiful Harvest
Episode 5: Guest Speakers Diane Duncan/Pastor Reed from Severe Weather Network
Episode 6: Guest Speaker Tim McDonald from MOG (NOLA)
Episode 7: Guest Speaker Ian Boyle from Good Sense Coffee
Episode 8: Guest Speaker Matt Langdon from Hero Round Table
Episode 9: Guest Speaker Jill Haas from Warrior Path Home
Episode 10: Guest Speakers Karen Storey and Greg Gray from BAS Pack of Dogs
Episode 11: Guest Speakers Kathie Janego and Kim Bruns from Love Inc.
Episode 12: Guest Speakers Jeri and Jeana from Dandelions
Episode 13: Guest Speaker Richard Lim from Fantasy of Lights Grand Marshall
Episode 14: Guest Speaker Bobette Schrandt from LACASA
Episode 15: Guest Speaker Chris Klebba from Single Barrel Social in Brighton, MI
Episode 16: Guest Speaker Shari Davis-Schoech from Mentor Livingston
Episode 17: Guest Speaker Jim Gilmoreok from Vina Community Dental

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