Episode 1

Features small business owners from Lt. Governor McKee’s 39 Cups of Coffee Tour. During the tour, Lt. Governor McKee visited a locally owned coffee spot in each of Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns. Over a cup of coffee, the Lt. Governor met with business owners & municipal leaders at each stop to discuss the small business climate in our state.

Ken Tetzner, Phil’s Main Street Grille
Corey Dumas, Lil & Gene’s
Frank Flowers, Green Eggs
Greg Stevens, Olneyville New York Systems
Jimmy Kipreos, Patriots Diner
Rich Clark, Fresh Gound Garden Café

Episode 2

Features six millennial business owners from across Rhode Island. They joined Lt. Governor McKee to discuss why they anchored in Rhode Island, what challenges they face as young business owners & how we can help them grown and succeed in our state.

Greg Nemes, Work-Shop
John Perrotti, Mobility Equipment Recyclers of NE
Travis Escobar, Millennial Professional Group of RI
Tiffanie Clute, Ignite Your Life Nutrition
Nichole Pelletier, Crooked Current Brewery
Rob Sullivan, RDS Landscaping

Episode 3

We took the show on the road to film a Small Business Forum with the NK Chamber of Commerce featuring a panel discussion on what has been done to help the local small business community and an opportunity for audience members to ask questions and give feedback.

Liz Dolan, Town of North Kingstown
Janelle Feigley, Gossip Boutique
David Levesque, Brewed Awakenings
Michael McElroy, Esq., Schacht & McElroy
Liz Tanner, Commerce RI
Kristin Urbach, North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce

Episode 4

Features the stories of small business owners seeking access to capital & the local organizations that worked with them to secure that capital.

Josh Daly, Small Business Development Center
Julian Forgue, Julians & Pizza J
Sophia Gartland, Essentially Coconut
Buck Harris, Community Investment Corporation
Dan Jennings, Commerce RI
Fred Magnanimi, Luca + Danni
John Silva, Bristol County Savings Bank
Doug Tracey, Tracey Gear & Precision Shaft
Bud Violet, Ocean State Business Development Authority

Episode 5

Features representatives from co-working spaces & owners of small businesses anchored in each of those spaces.

Dan Aziz, Premama
Janelle Blakely Photopoulos, Blakely Interior Design
Sarah Breen, Sarah L. Breen Coaching
Luca Carnevale, Hope & Main
Kathy Gomez, Red DWG Library
Shandi Hanna, LaunchCode
John Jarrell & Elizabeth Stone, The STEM Incubator
Kevin Murphy, Hatch
Mike Sandoval, OSO Canyon
Tuni Schartner, The Hive
Jim Wagner & Stephen Sandler, BI Medical LLC
Hillary Weinberger, Sprout

Episode 6

Small business owners from Northern RI discuss legislation & regulations that impact their businesses.

Eric Anderson, Enviro-Clean
Sennen Conte, Gerbs
Nick Garrison, Foolproof Brewing
John Gregory, Northern RI Chamber of Commerce
Jeanne Pepin Budnick, Pepin Lumber
Dr. Mary Ann Shallcross Smith, Dr. Day Care Learning

Episode 7

Lt. Governor McKee, Chair of the Long Term Care Coordinating Council, is joined by local leaders in Alzheimer's research and care to discuss Rhode Island's 5 year state plan on Alzheimer's.

Donna McGowan, Alzheimer’s Association of RI
Dr. Paul Malloy, Memory & Aging, Butler Hospital
Dr. Brian Ott, Brown University
Dr. Paula Grammas, Ryan Institute at URI
Dr. John Stoukides, CharterCare

Episode 8

Lt. Governor McKee is joined by members of the local military community to discuss veterans affairs and honoring our fallen heroes.

Larry Brunell, Rolling Thunder, RI
Capt. Mike Doherty, The Naval Academy Prep. School
Brigadier General Christopher Callahan, National Guard
Director Kasim Yarn, Office of Veterans Affairs
Lynn St. Germain-Lundh, Gold Star Moms
Winfield Danielson, Providence VA Medical Center
Commander Gina Marie Doherty, RI VFW

Episode 9

Lt. Governor McKee sits down with three high school entrepreneurs who have started successful businesses before starting college. Watch this episode to get their perspectives on the role young people play in Rhode Island's economy.

Keegan Bonds-Harmon, Keegan's Creatures
Christopher Lally, Donut Delivery Service & Landscaping
Sam Valk, Bully Bows

Episode 10

Small business owners from the East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce join Lt. Governor McKee to discuss challenges, issue and opportunities.

Stephen Lombardi, East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce
Pete Fontaine, Epoch Sleep Centers
Mark Finn, Finn’s Harborside
Mike Mancuso, Finn’s Harborside
Lois Hollingsworth, Zuzu’s
Jessica Granatiero, The Savory Grape

Episode 11

Small business owners from the East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce join Lt. Governor McKee to discuss challenges, issue and opportunities.

Maureen Maigret, Age Friendly RI
Bill Flynn, Senior Agenda Coalition of RI
Mary Lou Moran, Pawtucket Senior Center
Kathy Heren, Alliance for Better Long Term Care
Jeanne Gattegno, St. Elizabeth’s Community
Det. Kevin Ryan, Charlestown Police Department
Boakai Kamara, RI Dept. of Elderly Affairs

Episode 12

Lt. Governor McKee goes on location at Confreda Farms in Cranston to host Rhode Island's 1st televised Farm Forum to highlight some of the biggest issue areas for this industry.

Stephen Boyle, Cranston Chamber of Commerce
Jonathan Confreda, Confreda Farms & Greenhouses
Jayne Merner Senecal, Earth Care Farm
Jeff Gardner, Watch Hill Oysters
Tim Leyden, Big John Leyden’s Tree Farm
Don Baffoni, Baffoni’s Poultry Farm
Katie Steere, Deep Roots Farm

Episode 13

Lt. Governor McKee faciliates Advance RI's 1st Latino Small Business Roundtable.

Sussy DeLeon, RE/MAX New Horizons
Ramon Feliz, First Home Mortgage
Oscar Mejias, RI Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Ivette Solivan, Future Credit
Jhony Leyva, Heroica Construction
Joshua Gorra, Strategies For Wealth

Episode 14

Lt. Governor McKee sits down with businesses anchored in Rhode Island that do business around the world.

Michael Sigourney, AVTECH
Pete Kaczmarek, Mearthane Products Co.
Peter King, WaterRower
Steve Olyha, Finlays
Kathy Therieau, Commerce RI
Keith Yatsuhashi, Providence U.S. Export Assistance

Episode 15

Lt. Governor McKee gets an end of year update from three of Rhode Island's municipal leaders. Stay tuned throughout '18 to hear more from our state's mayors, town administrators, managers and council members. Guests include:

Mayor Joe Polisena, Johnston
Town Administrator Steve Contente, Bristol
Town Administrator Gary Ezovski, North Smithfield

Episode 16

A group of local manufacturers joins Lt. Governor McKee to highlight some successes and struggles in Rhode Island's manu facturing industry. Guests include:

Dave Chenevert, Rhode Island Manufacturers Association
Christian Cowan, Polaris MEP
Michael Black, National Marker Co.
Ed Mack, Tri-Mack
Dino Caparco, Yushin USA