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Season 2

Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, June 21st, 2024

Brewing change one pint at a time!

Join us as we share the heartfelt story of a father’s final wish to bring the joy of Malasadas to everyone. Discover the journey behind their perfect recipe, crafted through 360 trials and countless hours of dedication. Find out how Jay continually strives to improve by engaging with valued customers.

Don’t miss this delicious and inspiring episode!

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, June 7th, 2024

Brewing change one pint at a time!

From his beginnings in Tanzania to running EBC Printing and Signs with his brother, Murtaza’s journey is one of generosity. In this episode, he opens up about his experience as a kidney donor, the importance of family, and his unparalleled dedication to the community that welcomed him.

Don’t miss this inspiring story on the YMI Talking Podcast!

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Monday, May 17th, 2024

Brewing change one pint at a time!

Join us this Friday on the YMI Talking podcast as we chat with McCall Collective Brewery about their commitment to local sourcing, navigating the brewing world as a woman, and the exciting celebrations for Beer Week on May 4th!

Don’t miss out on this refreshing conversation!

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, April 19, 2024

Dive into a new chapter with Amresse!

From solo trips to DC in her teens to co-owning a startup and raising awareness about all the great things the Bethlehem Area Public Library has to offer, you won’t want to miss this edition of the YMI Talking Podcast!

Get ready for this storytime on the YMI Talking Podcast with Amresse Farrow—it’s going to be one for the books!

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, April 19, 2024

Get ready for an unforgettable episode of YMI Talking featuring the remarkable Ashley Russo from ASR Media!

Tune in as she shares her profound love for community service and volunteering. Gain insights on leadership straight from the source as we delve into her impactful contributions to Peak TV. Ashley’s journey is filled with moments that will leave you inspired, including those goosebump-worthy anecdotes she’s known for.

This episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking motivation and empowerment.

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, April 5, 2024

Get ready to sip on tales of hops and dreams! Join us on the latest episode of the YMI Talking Podcast as we sit down with Wishful Thinking Brewing Company.

Pouring stories of local agriculture, foam-filled travels, and Detroit-style delights! This episode is a flavor-packed journey you won’t want to miss!

Tune in for a brew-tiful experience!

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, March 22, 2024

Join us on YMI Talking as we sit down with the talented Kendal Conrad to dive into her remarkable journey in the music industry.

From humble beginnings in karaoke contests to making waves in Nashville, Kendal shares insights into her rise as a singer-songwriter. Tune in as we explore her transition into the world of social media influencing and the fusion of creativity and digital presence.

Don’t miss out on this inspiring conversation with Kendal Conrad, only on YMI Talking!

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, March 8, 2024

The YMI Talking Podcast is back with another electrifying episode! This time around, we’re sitting down with Andrew Lawler from West Side Hammer Electric for a discussion that’s sure to spark some excitement.

We’ll be delving into the art of balancing work and home life. And don’t miss out on learning about chair flying – Andrew’s got some insider tips that could revolutionize your productivity game. Plus, we’ll be diving into the impact of military influences on today’s workplaces.

It’s going to be an enlightening and entertaining chat that you definitely won’t want to miss! So be sure to tune in and join the conversation – it’s bound to be a shockingly good time!

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, February 23, 2024

The YMI Talking Podcast is back for Season 2 with a cheesy twist!

If your passion for pizza and pasta rivals ours, then get ready for a mouthwatering adventure in this week’s episode!

Tune in as Yiannis Kyziridis, the mastermind behind Pat’s Pizza & Bistro, dishes out the secrets of family recipes, pasta flights that’ll make your taste buds soar, and even how they became a viral sensation on TikTok!

Don’t miss out on this saucy slice of podcast goodness!

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Season 1

Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, February 9, 2024

Step inside the world of Bethlehem Food Co-op with Carol and Eric as they share the story behind this community-owned grocery store.

Learn how they’re fostering diversity and inclusion while supporting local producers. Discover how collective ownership is shaping a stronger, more resilient food system in Bethlehem.

Explore the power of community collaboration in creating a vibrant and equitable future through the Bethlehem Food Co-op.

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, January 26, 2024

Most people don’t link mental health and cleaning services, but Rose Selvaggio isn’t most people.

While Rose was earning her licensed therapist degree, she started Hocus Pocus Cleaning as a side hustle. Her side hustle has grown into a full-fledged operation with 15+ employees and hundreds of homes cleaned.

Everything from the branding, to the cleaning, to the service is on point and Rose talks about the struggles and victories she’s had in building Hocus Pocus.

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, January 12, 2024

Most people don’t link mental health and cleaning services, but Rose Selvaggio isn’t most people.

While Rose was earning her licensed therapist degree, she started Hocus Pocus Cleaning as a side hustle. Her side hustle has grown into a full-fledged operation with 15+ employees and hundreds of homes cleaned.

Everything from the branding, to the cleaning, to the service is on point and Rose talks about the struggles and victories she’s had in building Hocus Pocus.

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, December 29, 2023

From Chile, to Jim Thorpe, and now to Bethlehem, Donerds Donuts take the world by storm wherever they go.

Andrew and Annabel tell us how they turned a family recipe and their nerdy love of science into the perfect donut!

In Episode 23, we talk about their expansion, the culture they’ve built, and their keen eye for branding, but my favorite part is when we get to eat the donuts!

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, December 15, 2023

Kate Hughes is a comedian, radio host, writer, public speaker, and so much more.

She recently launched a new online Zine with fellow creatives in the Lehigh Valley to highlight the stories, goals, and dreams of their community and beyond.

In Episode 22, we talk about failure, bravery, and how much cooler Kate is than me!

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, December 1, 2023

Frank Mastroianni is the exact type of person this podcast was created for:

He was born and raised in the Lehigh Valley, leads the team at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Valley Partners, is busy opening up new locations for them, is actively involved in the community, and is a lot of fun to talk to.

We break down how he manages to balance all of his jobs, how inspires those around him, and what’s next for him and his team!

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, November 17, 2023

Attorney. General Counsel. Distiller?

Anthony Brichta is all this and more and tells us the story of how County Seat Spirits came to be in Episode 20.

He is joined by their Master Distiller, John Shevlin, and they talk about the craft of spirit distilling, the business of spirits, and much more!

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, November 3, 2023

Edwing Joseph knows a thing or two about looking good and in Episode 19, Jimi tries to extract as much of that knowledge as he can.

Based in Bethlehem, Edwing Joseph & Sons is THE purveyor of custom and bespoke suits in the area. They have outfitted everyone from TV stars, to NFL athletes, to musicians.

Edwing’s story starts in Haiti where his dad was a master tailor and taught him the love of the craft. It continues to today here he gets to watch his own children fall in love with the art of tailoring.

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, October 20, 2023

Lily Oswald is the CEO of Sorrelli Jewelry, a handcrafter, artisan jewelry store out of Kutztown with international operations.

Her parents started the business when she was young and now she and her two siblings run it.

In Episode 18, she breaks down what it takes to run a successful style brand in 2023, how important their lifetime guarantee is, and why community relationships are more important now than ever.

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, October 6, 2023

Coming in at #2 in the country, the Cliff Lewis Experience is not just one of the best realtor groups in the Lehigh Valley…they’re one of the best in the country.

Cliff Lewis is the man leading that group and has taken them to where they are today.

In Episode 17, we sit down and talk all things real estate, growing a business, and creating a culture of winning.

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, September 22, 2023

In episode 16, Ryan talks to us about commercial real estate in the Valley, his love of sneakers, and how he loves promoting his friends’ businesses.

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, September 22, 2023

Brooke recently launched the retail location for Truffle Bar which serves up the best chocolate truffles in the area. She talks to us about how she got started and the success she has had already.

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, September 8, 2023

Dennis Morton wears many hats: husband, father, veteran, guitarist, liberal arts major, respected investment advisor, and of course co-founder of Morton Brown Family Wealth.

In Episode 13, we discuss all of these with the master storyteller himself and learn how a Lehigh Valley transplant has had so much success in a relationship business.

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, August 25, 2023

Dennis Morton wears many hats: husband, father, veteran, guitarist, liberal arts major, respected investment advisor, and of course co-founder of Morton Brown Family Wealth.

In Episode 13, we discuss all of these with the master storyteller himself and learn how a Lehigh Valley transplant has had so much success in a relationship business.

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, August 11, 2023

In Episode 12, we are talking with Rob Eschbach from F13 Performance located in Allentown, PA. Rob has been perfecting his craft since he was 16 years old to get the custom results his clients want.

In this episode, we talk about his mission, what courses and tracks he has to offer, and what’s next for F13!

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, July 28, 2023

On this week’s episode, we are talking with Matthew Check from Cellar Beast Winehouse located in Andreas, PA, with a wine bar in Easton, PA. He is a talented winemaker and sommelier, and Cellar Beast produces top-notch French-inspired wine. In this episode we talk about his vision for Pennsylvania wines, the economics of winemaking, and what’s next for Cellar Beast!

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, July 14, 2023

Matt Strunk is the definition of a serial entrepreneur. He has founded and sold more businesses in his short career than most people ever work for. In the 10th episode of YMI Talking, we sit down with Matt to learn how he’s been so successful and what’s next for him. We also try to steal all the digital marketing advice we can!

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, June 30, 2023

After a successful career in politics, Jenn Mann continues to make her communities a better place through active involvement. Born and raised in the Lehigh Valley, Jenn has watched, and taken an active role, in all of the phases the region has gone through. In Episode 9 we talk politics, business, and why the Lehigh Valley is the place to be.

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, June 16, 2023

For episode 8 of YMI Talking, we interviewed the “CEO of Fun,” also known as Mike McCreary from HangDog Outdoor Adventure and Lehigh Valley Grand Prix. The Lehigh Valley Grand Prix was a college project that Mike developed while he attended Lehigh University. Since it initially opened in August 2007, they have added other products and services, such as digital axe throwing. Currently, Mike is preparing to open his next endeavor –  HangDog Outdoor Adventure, a four-story outdoor ropes course. Through both endeavors, Mike brings his own unique twists to the businesses.

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, June 2, 2023

In episode 7 of YMI Talking, we have the privilege of speaking with Pete Reinke from Friends of Pete and Univest. For those who know Pete, you know that he considers everyone a friend, whether he’s known you for 60 years or just met you. He has made a career of connecting and helping people in the Lehigh Valley through his networking groups. There are three groups that local residents can get involved in. One is focused on young college-aged professionals, another is for those who have been displaced from their jobs, and the third group is for those who recently moved to the area.

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, May 18, 2023

Who doesn’t love fine dining and fine drinking, especially when you can support local in the process? In episode 6 of YMI Talking, Jay Nee shares what we can look forward to at the Ginvitational 2 on June 4. Local vendors will come together at the SteelStacks to share in the celebration of cocktail culture including gin, bourbon, vodka, and more. Attendees can expect to have the opportunity to try craft spirits while talking to local mixologists first hand and learning about what went into their alcohol.

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, May 5, 2023

At YMI Insurance, it’s evident that we love our community. In episode 5, we speak with George Wacker from Lehigh Valley with Love Media who shares the same love and pride for the Lehigh Valley…as well as a passion for podcasting! Over the years, Lehigh Valley with Love has evolved and adapted to introduce new multimedia services. While it started as solely written content, they now utilize TikTok, video production, photography, press releases, blogging, social media and more. During this episode host Jimi Honochick and George discuss what makes a great podcast, why Marty the grocery store robot went viral, and how to keep on our trends.

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, April 21, 2023

YMI Talking’s Episode 4 features Ernie Thomas Stiegler (ET), the president of SWBR Marketing & Media based in Bethlehem. As a third-generation family member in the business founded by his grandfather, advertising is in ET’s DNA. This background gives him a unique sense of identifying the “it factor” needed to create campaigns that spark customers to action. Host Jimi Honochick introduces ET, and they dive straight into discussing the secrets and challenges of digital advertising and how SBWR continues to grow and support clients.

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Friday, March 31, 2023

“Be valuable. Be kind.” Those are the wise words that Chris Morganelli lives by in both his personal and professional life. In episode 3 of YMI Talking podcast, our host Jimi Honochick has the privilege of speaking with Chris Morganelli from MCIT, Morganelli Properties, and Network Magazine. From starting his own cybersecurity and IT business and opening a real estate brokerage in the Lehigh Valley, to recently growing his family, Chris has remained authentic while pursuing all of his passions. Listen to the episode to learn more about his plans for growing his businesses in the future, prioritizing family time, and most importantly – not slowing down.

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023

The inspiring second episode of YMI Talking podcast shines a light on the silver screen from the comfort of your vehicle. Our host Jimi Honochick sits down with Lauren McChesney and Matt McClanahan from the local Shankweiler’s Drive-In and The Moving Picture Cinema. These two are truly a dream team and share their expertise on how to give a business model a complete refresh and reach new audiences in the Lehigh Valley. With her professional background in social work, Lauren brings a unique perspective to the table, while Matt’s passion for filmmaking and extensive experience in the industry make him an invaluable asset. The two complement each other perfectly, with Lauren taking on marketing and Matt handling drive-in operations. Conversation delves into how they got involved with the drive-in and share their insights on what it takes to successfully revitalize a business model.

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Speaker: Jimi Honochick
Date: Thursday, March 10th, 2023

“YMI Talking” is our new podcast centered on interviewing business owners and influential individuals from all over the Lehigh Valley. Join the host, Jimi Honochick, and learn from these leaders’ past successes and mistakes, what they are doing now, and how they became successful. In this first episode, Jimmi interviews his father, Jim Honochick, the principal at YMI Insurance, who has had an impressive career journey himself. Jim started as an engineer with Siemens in Atlanta, then moved to Mississippi, and eventually left his corporate job to run a small business. He has since grown the business to become a successful enterprise. Tune in for business insights and more!

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About the Host

Jimi Honochick serves as the Vice President for YMI Insurance. He’s dedicated to ensuring quality problem solving problems for clients and making certain they get top-notch service. Jimi earned his B.A. from Villanova University and then made a name for himself in the television industry, working in both LA and NYC before going back to school to earn his MBA from Columbia University. He lives in the beautiful Lehigh Valley with his wife Tricia and their three amazing kids. When he’s not busy focusing on clients, you might find him running, biking, strumming his guitar, or teeing off on the golf course.

About Our Agency

At YMI, we strive to protect, advise, and improve your life through insurance. We’re more than just active in our community, we inspire and enable our clients to be their best selves. Our team is the key to our success, with agents who have over 15 years of experience and professional designations. Representing multiple insurance companies, we do the shopping and hard work to find unique policies for you. We’re by your side every step of the way, working with insurance companies on your behalf. And when you need us most, we’re there to guide you along the way. Contact YMI today for expert and courteous assistance in finding the tailored insurance policy to support your lifestyle. Don’t hesitate to get the coverage you need today!

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