One of my favorite parts of this podcast has been meeting so many of our neighbors with successful niche businesses that we might not have otherwise known about and getting to share their story. Today's guest is yet another great example.
My guest today is Romney Cirillo. Romney is the founder and owner of Something Fishy, an aquarium installation, design, and maintenance company serving the greater Chicagoland area.
In our conversation, we discuss how Romney found his way to Riverside and how a summer internship in corporate America was all it took to know he wanted to run his own company. He also shares his plans for expanding Something Fishy to provide mobile aquarium therapy at children's hospitals here in Chicago and potentially across the United States.
I hope you enjoy getting to know our new neighbor Romney Cirillo.
You can download this episode with Romney right here.
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Time is a luxury item for parents with small children so whenever you can knock out multiple things at the same time, it's a big bonus. That idea is something that today's guest kept in mind when launching her latest business.
Nina Makovski is the owner of Waterlemon Kids, a one of a kind indoor play, coffee, and boutique shop located nearby in downtown La Grange, IL.
In our conversation, we discuss how Nina and her family decided to leave LA returning to their midwest roots when their daughter was born, how their desire to provide a place with something for everyone in the family lead to opening WaterLemon Kids, and how Riverside has delivered in spades providing the neighborly interactions and small town experiences that they were missing out west.
I hope you enjoy getting to know our neighbor Nina Makovski.
Is there anything better than having a neighbor & friend that brews their own beer? While you might be inclined to say no, I suppose you could have neighbor & friend that runs & owns a local brewery.
My guest today is Ike Orcutt. Ike is the co-founder and head brewer at BuckleDown Brewing, a local small craft brewery conveniently located right next door to Riverside in Lyons, IL.
In our conversation, we discuss how Riverside's unique footprint on Google Maps lead Ike and his family to Riverside, how he transitioned from home brewing and working in advertising to starting a brewery with a former client of his, and how his business and family prioritize giving back locally through their involvement with the Riverside Junior Woman's Charity.
I think you'll enjoy getting to know our neighbor Ike Orcutt.
Welcome neighbor and thanks for stopping by. My name is Brian Plain and I'll be your host.