Episode 9- Sam Filler, Executive Director of the NY Wine & Grape Foundation

Sam Filler serves as the Executive Director of the New York Wine and Grape Foundation, the main trade association responsible for statewide investments in research and promotion on behalf the New York wine and grape industry.  He previously served as Director of Industry Development at Empire State Development, New York State’s chief economic development agency.  In that role, Sam worked closely with the alcoholic beverage industry and policy-makers to implement Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s craft beverage initiative.  Sam is a graduate of the LEAD NY program and serves on the boards of Cornell AgriTech Advisory Council, National Grape Research Alliance, Wine Market Council, and the New York Kitchen.

Episode 8- Event Coordinator, Three Brothers Wineries, Amanda Vinson

Amanda Vinson, Event Coordinator at Three Brothers Wineries joins us in this episode. Amanda is a true professional rockstar and has a ton of tactical takeaways for us that will help for us to streamline the event planning process for a more seamless and organized event. We talk everything from intimate, private events to major public events. She tells us about her tried and true event order method and Erica goes off on her soap box about curated event experiences that fit your brand.

Episode 7- Mara Shorr, Shorr Solutions

In today’s episode my dear friend Mara Shorr joins us and honestly just drops bombs for 50 minutes. This woman is so smart and energetic; it was genuinely a pleasure and so inspirational.

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Mara is a partner and Vice President of marketing and business development for Shorr Solutions, bringing more than a decade of marketing and communications experience to Shorr Solutions’ clients. Focusing on both internal and client strategies in traditional and new media. Mara is a public speaker, in addition, she serves as an Editorial Board Member for Dermascope magazine, and was a consecutive winner of the 2017 & 2018 Aesthetic Everything award in the Top Executive category, a nominee for the Orlando Business Journal’s 2013 “40 Under 40″.

Episode 6- Martin Group Creatives Dion and Duane

In this episode we have the Martin Group’s (TMG) Duane Bombard and Dion Pender join us to discuss all things branding, logo development and label design! Duane and Dion are smart guys and super creative. They were a delight to have on the show and I’m super grateful that they agreed to join me for an afternoon to talk shop.

In the episode we talk about some projects that TMG did for Three Brothers and War Horse- I promised to link to the designs, so here they are:

4 Degrees of Riesling, Stony Lonesome and Red/White Jazz Infusion Labels

Passion Feet’s Women of Distinction Series

War Horse Brewing Red Apple Bombshell