Amazon, Microsoft, Disney, and Apple - all started out of a garage. While today's guests aren't quite yet a multi-national behemoth, their business story also started in a garage as a passion project and has experienced tremendous growth ever since.
Andrea & Anthony Vizzari are the co-founders of A&A Studios Inc., a multi-faceted creative studio capturing the golden age of the photobooth. As the "Photobooth Architects", Andrea & Anthony provide custom digital design and analog restoration of photobooths.
In our conversation, we discuss how Andrea & Anthony found their way to Riverside, how their backgrounds in architecture, photography, and design and Andrea's love of photobooths lead to starting their business, and how they've fallen in love with Riverside's small town charm while enjoying easy access to the city for their business needs.
I hope you enjoy getting to know our neighbors Andrea & Anthony Vizzari.
Despite being a village of only 9,000 residents, Riverside seems to be full of folks doing interesting things within their chosen profession who also make time to give back to the small village we all call home. Today's guest is another fine example of someone who excels in doing both.
Shari Klyber is the director of the Early Childhood Development program at Principle Dance in nearby Forest Park and also serves on the Riverside District 96 School Board.
In our conversation, we discuss Shari's experience growing up around the country and how her background in physiology led to her current role at Principle Dance. We also learn about Principle Dance's beginnings in Riverside and how Shari's desire to bring a teacher's perspective to the school board lead to her decision to volunteer and run for the school board.
I hope you enjoy getting to know our neighbor Shari Klyber.
Riverside as a whole seems like a place where everybody knows your name but if you're looking for a spot in town where that's especially true, look no further than today's guest and her business.
Kristen Phelan Swiderski is one of the new co-owners of 34 East Lounge, Riverside's longest standing neighborhood bar and lounge located right in downtown Riverside by the Water Tower.
In our conversation, we discuss how Kristen knew at a young age that she was destined to live in Riverside, how her husband's desire to keep his favorite bar stool started the wheels in motion to purchase the bar, and how they are committed to making 34 East Lounge a family friendly gathering place for everyone here in Riverside.
I think you'll really enjoy getting to know our neighbor Kristen Phelan Swiderski.
Welcome neighbor and thanks for stopping by. My name is Brian Plain and I'll be your host.