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In this interview, I had the opportunity to interview Peter Lawson Jones, a prominent Cleveland-Shaker Heights figure as a lawyer, public official, and actor.  I met Mr. Jones last week at our annual ORSA Conference at Cleveland State University after his keynote address.

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Mr. Jones shares riveting stories about his parents, his professional journey, being a proud husband and father, and the responsibility of citizens to be involved in the political process.  Here are some of the highlights:

  • his parents being involved in significant civil rights activities, such as Tuskegee Airmen, the Negro Baseball League, and pioneers in several other regards
  • appreciating the sacrifices others have made and building on that
  • the concept of read with expression, which has been a foundation for many things in his life
  • Values of service, integrity, hard work, selflessness, and education
  • how his experience at Harvard and Harvard Law continues to serve him to this day
  • managing his energy levels and time
  • encouraging involvement in the political process, starting with educated voting, a fundamental tenet of our system
  • important legislation he helped craft that he is proud of, such as the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood
  • Matthew 25:36 passage

Mr. Jones can be reached at peterlawsonjones@gmail.com or peterlawsonjones.com

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In this outstanding interview with Tim Hutzel, business owner, consultant, motorcycle rider, and author, the listeners will hear about his journey and his personal mission to bring manufacturing back to the United States.

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Besides both living in Oxford, Ohio, Tim and I are both proud graduates of Bowling Green State University's Master's of Organization Development.  After 21 years of working at General Electric, Tim developed his own consulting practice and partnered with Mainstream Consulting delivering services such as LEAN and programs for organizational effectiveness.

Tim has published two books on the steps needed to bring manufacturing back from overseas and speaks frequently to business owners,  politicians, educators, and the general public on the steps that can help make this happen.

Tim mentioned the following books in the interview:

 


In this incredibly interesting interview with Karen Starr, Co-Owner of Hazel Tree Interiors, listeners will hear how she built a business with her husband Jon Haidet, wrote a book, and became an ambassador for Akron.  Here is her story.

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Karen and Jon opened Hazel Tree Interiors in 2010, with a focus on interior designs and framing.  They have a wide array of services and products, with an emphasis on using local resources and creations. Most of their work is residential.

Hazel Tree Interiors is based on a purpose of "Wanting Others to Have Work", which explains the emphasis on local artisans and craftsmen.  Their business values kindness, knowing and honoring where you came from, and clarity on where you want to go.  They focus on goals from an action perspective to create a desired vision.

Karen's work was featured in Chris Guillebeau's great book The $100 Startup:  Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future has numerous case studies on why and how successful "microbusinesses" were created and sustained. This book takes a look at common themes and techniques that were used to develop these microbusinesses.

Karen believes strongly in building up the Akron community and surrounding areas.  This past March, she co-authored A is for Akron book, an A to Z List of Akron's Places and Things That Make Us Smile.

In addition to her business, Karen is an accomplished singer, here is how to connect with her band Roxxymoron.

In less than a month, Cafe O Play will be opening its doors in Stow, Ohio.  Karen is playing a significant role in developing the interior of this unique business offering.

Karen is very active on social media, you can connect in these ways:

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Integrity....Fairness....Relationships....Helping Others....Self-Reliance

These are the core values the Lehman (pronounced Layman) family has operated with since 1955 when Jay Lehman opened the store in Kidron, Ohio.  Here is their story.

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Lehman's has been a tremendous success selling mainly non-electrical products, beginning with serving the Amish community.  Inevitably, when there is a disaster or fuel crisis in Ohio, regionally, or nationally, Lehman's makes the news because of overwhelming demand for products to help in the emergency situations.

During this interview with Jay's son, President and Co-Owner Galen Lehman. listeners will hear:

  • why Jay Lehman created this business
  • how the business specialized in hard-to-find products
  • that the family spent several years living in Kenya, Africa, and how that helped them with their business when they returned to Ohio
  • expanding into the catalog, and then internet sales
  • how they expanded into manufacturing their own products
  • the different sections of the store, and how they serve different interests
  • full service of products, how-to books, and knowledgeable team members
  • leaving a legacy of preserving a self-reliant way of life

To learn more about this unique store go to Lehman's website.

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Direct download: Lehmans_Hardware.mp3
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