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Local Business Spotlight | Larry Grassmann

NAME
Larry Grassmann

COMPANY
Dynamic Glass Products, LLC

POSITION
President

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WHO IS YOUR IDEAL CLIENT?
Large commercial window film distributors and installers

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN YOUR FIELD OF WORK?
I started working in the glass and glazing related industry when I began working at an automatic door manufacturer 13 years ago.  We manufactured and sold aluminum framed, glass glazed door systems and door operators through distributors, glazing contractors, GC's and the architectural community throughout North America.   

We started Dynamic Glass Products, LLC so we could market and sell underutilized glass and film technologies into markets that are looking for on-demand privacy, increased building thermal efficiency and improved hygienic medical patient spaces.

WHAT IS SOMETHING PEOPLE think THEY KNOW ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS?
I believe many people THINK that LC switchable privacy glass / film is technical, complicated, and unusual. 

NAME ONE THING THAT YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABUOT YOUR BUSINESS?
A challenge for us is to change the perception of this product from technical, complicated and unusual...to simple, normal, common and as easy as turning on and off a light switch (which it is).

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
The constant exploration of new connections and opportunities.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE STARTING OUT IN YOUR INDUSTRY?
Always meet with and talk to people who know a lot more than you do.

WHAT IS THE ONE BOOK THAT YOU THINK I SHOULD READ RIGHT NOW?
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

CONTACT LARRY HERE:

WEBSITE:  

www.dglassp.com
PHONE:
414.552.4161
EMAIL:
larry@dglassp.com


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Local Business Spotlight | Country Travel Discoveries

NAME
Beth Roncke

COMPANY
Country Travel DISCOVERIES

POSITION
Director of Marketing

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WHO IS YOUR IDEAL CLIENT?
A frequent traveler who likes to discover off-the-beaten-path places

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN YOUR FIELD OF WORK?
I've been in marketing since I graduated from college. After interning on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., I returned home to Milwaukee and have been working in marketing ever since.

WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE think THEY KNOW ABOUT YOUR JOB?
They think we get all sorts of travel discounts - we don't.

NAME ONE THING YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOUR JOB?
Country Travel DISCOVERIES meticulously plans every tour we offer. We even do a 'dry-run' of each tour well before the tour actually runs to make sure everything runs on time and flawlessly. We also can plan group tours for private associations, organizations, clubs and more.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
Promoting our fantastic tours to the best travelers around!

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE STARTING OUT IN YOUR INDUSTRY? 
Find as many internships as you can - it's a great way to get experience and possibly find permanent employment.

WHAT IS THE one BOOK YOU THINK I SHOULD READ RIGHT NOW? 
The Little Red Book of Selling by Jeffrey Gitomer

CONTACT BETH HERE:

WEBSITE
www.CountryTravelDiscoveries.com
PHONE 
262-923-8120
EMAIL
marketing@countrytraveldiscoveries.com


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Local Business Spotlight | Ann Rakowiecki

NAME
Ann Rakowiecki

COMPANY
MKE MKTG CO

POSITION
Founder

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Who is your ideal client?
A small business owner that is looking to grow, take the next step, do things a little differently than they have been.

How did you get started in your field of work?
Honestly, I fell into marketing and promotions as a whole.  I was either going to be a radio DJ or a rock star.  I figured out that my voice wasn't suited for the radio and that my guitar playing wasn't anywhere near as good as Eddie Van Halen's.  I went back to school for an MBA (no small feat for a communications major) and through a series of right, wrong, planned and unplanned turns I landed where I am today.

What is something people THINK they know about your job?
I heard someone say about marketing folks, "Some people spend the money and some people make the money."  

Name one thing you WISH people knew about your job?
Marketing is not necessarily a sunk cost like a piece of equipment.  Labor hours themselves are not themselves the be all and end all to crafting and executing marketing.  Marketers need tools to get their jobs done well, effectively and efficiently.  

What do you love most about your job?
By far it's meeting people who are making things happen and running their show. I've met a number of creative people. Creativity shows itself in a number of ways. I also love that they take thoughtful risks.

What advice would you give to someone starting out in your industry?
Specialization is seems to be the only way to fly these days in marketing, I'd encourage young professionals to get comfortable with different facets of marketing. As small businesses grow, they'll look for someone who has a broad skill set.

What is the ONE book that you think I should read RIGHT NOW?
I'm not big on self-improvement or motivational books. I prefer to read biographies and autobiographies. It's always interesting to read real stories, even if I don't always agree with the interpretation.

CONTACT ANN HERE:

WEBSITE
www.mkemktgco.com

EMAIL
ann@mkemktgco.com


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Local Business Spotlight | Lori Mendelsohn

NAME
Lori Mendelsohn

COMPANY
Uncommon Man LLC

POSITION
Owner/Founder

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Who is your ideal client?
Men between the ages of 30-65 who want to develop their own personal style or do a fashion reboot

How did you get started in your field of work?
I have been a fashion designer for 33 years. I love helping people look great and feel great. And combining the two passions-fashion and helping people-everyone feels better for it.

What is something people THINK they know about your job? 
That to look fashionable you have to spend a fortune when the truth is... you don't! 

Name one thing you WISH people knew about your job?
That, as in every single business, you have to have a flair and passion for what you do to be successful. If it feels like a job, its not the right gig for you.

What do you love most about your job?
Having men call me and tell me how great they feel.

What advice would you give to someone starting out in your industry?
Understand how clothing is made and where real value is.

What is the ONE book that you think I should read RIGHT NOW?
Duct Tape Marketing    by John Jantsch

CONTACT LORI HERE:

Company Website   https://uncommonman.net
Business Phone   414.941.5715
Email       hello@uncommonman.net or lori@uncommonman.net


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Local Business Spotlight | Don Vanpool

NAME
Don Vanpool

COMPANY
OptaProfit

POSITION
CEO

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Who is your ideal client?
Privately Held Manufacturing Business with revenues greater than $1 million.

How did you get started in your field of work?
After 21 years as a GE Executive and 10 years as a military leader, I decided to establish my own business coaching firm. 

What is something people THINK they know about your job? 
They often confuse consulting with coaching. A consultant leaves a nice binder for you to do the implementation yourself. A coach help you problem solve and implement your solution. 

Name one thing you WISH people knew about your job?
It's about helping small business owners win in the market place and build the business of their dreams. Everyone professional needs a coach and thought partner. The key is finding the right one. 

What is the ONE book that you think I should read RIGHT NOW?
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

CONTACT DON HERE:

WEBSITE: www.optaprofit.com
PHONE:  
262.780.1478
EMAIL:  donvanpool@optaprofit.com


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