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