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An incredible ensemble of guests combined with a fun and authentic style, “The Local: By Fairhaven” might just make you think differently. This is not your typical “financial advisor-speak” focused on budgeting and Bitcoin. Fairhaven founder, Marc Horner, his guests and regularly recurring co-hosts discuss personal stories on a wide range of relatable topics. Through these candid conversations you will learn smart strategies to improve the college selection process, the connection between motorcycle riding and goal setting, navigating the fear of starting your own business, the challenges of running a world-renowned zoo and much more. Real people from around the Fairhaven neighborhood share how they have made and are making decisions to benefit their families, their careers and their communities. The good, the bad and the ugly.

 

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EPISODE SUMMARY 🎙️☕️ In Part 2 of The Local podcast with Pete Leonard, the founder of I Have a Bean, we dive headfirst into the full (and delicious) world of coffee! :) Discover Pete's journey from home roasting enthusiast to creator of a unique coffee roasting business that not only produces top-tier coffee, but also provides employment opportunities for individuals with felony convictions. When you’re ready for a taste, visit ihaveabean.com or stop by their roasting plant in Wheaton, Illinois to experience their exceptional coffee. 🌟☕️ EPISODE NOTES 🎙️☕️ In Part 2 of The Local podcast with Pete Leonard, the founder of I Have a Bean, we dive headfirst into the full (and delicious) world of coffee! :) Discover Pete's journey from home roasting enthusiast to creator of a unique coffee roasting business that not only produces top-tier coffee, but also provides employment opportunities for individuals with felony convictions. When you’re ready for a taste, visit ihaveabean.com or stop by their roasting plant in Wheaton, Illinois to experience their exceptional coffee. 🌟☕️ Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Fairhaven Wealth Management


EPISODE SUMMARY From roasting his dorm room to roasting beans, listen how this Jack Of All Trades curiosity and willingness to embrace new experiences allowed him to venture into the world of coffee roasting. Pete's journey serves as a reminder that life is full of unexpected twists and turns, and sometimes the most fulfilling paths are the ones we least expect. Make sure to tune in April 16th for the rest of this heart-warming cliff hanger! EPISODE NOTES From roasting his dorm room to roasting beans, listen how this Jack Of All Trades curiosity and willingness to embrace new experiences allowed him to venture into the world of coffee roasting. Pete's journey serves as a reminder that life is full of unexpected twists and turns, and sometimes the most fulfilling paths are the ones we least expect. Make sure to tune in on April 16th for the rest of this heart-warming cliff hanger! Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Fairhaven Wealth Management


EPISODE SUMMARY On this episode of The Local, Marc Horner & co-host Vickie Austin are joined by Dr. Brian Madvig of Arbor Clinical Associates to discuss wealth management beyond stocks and bonds. From the therapeutic benefits of golf, to navigating retirement challenges, this episode explores the importance of family, career, community, and finding fulfillment in everyday moments. Tune in for insightful discussions on well-being and personal finance that will get you thinking about your world in a whole new way! EPISODE NOTES Life, loss, and the stuff that happens in between - as the founder of Arbor Clinical Associates, Doctor Brian Madvig shares balancing science and religion, starting his own practice, and why you should never jump the turnstiles at the Minnesota State Fair! Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to at fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Fairhaven Wealth Management


EPISODE SUMMARY A PSA podcast if ever there was one! Did you know that hearing loss can be linked to dementia and how Medicare doesn’t cover the cost! Learn more about this important connection and the importance of getting a hearing baseline at age 50. Worried how they’ll look? Don’t - these are not your grandma’s hearing aids – you’ll “hear” how the new hearing aids are made and it’s something out of a sci fi movie! EPISODE NOTES A PSA podcast if ever there was one! Did you know that hearing loss can be linked to dementia and how Medicare doesn’t cover the cost! Learn more about this important connection and the importance of getting a hearing baseline at age 50. Worried how they’ll look? Don’t - these are not your grandma’s hearing aids – you’ll “hear” how the new hearing aids are made and it’s something out of a sci fi movie! Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Fairhaven Wealth Management


EPISODE SUMMARY Dr. Paul Callaway, Director of Golf Fitness at Cantigny Golf Academy, regales with stories from Pat Riley of the Lakers to learning at the hand of the golf legend Jack Nicklaus. On how Jack's meticulous visualization of his shots and outcomes highlighted the crucial role the mind plays in performance, not just in golf but in all aspects of life. Inspiration drove Paul from being a team physical therapist to being a pioneer on the forefront of sports mind and body therapy. The podcast is full of pearls such as: When you’re at the end of your rope - - Just Drop The Rope! EPISODE NOTES Dr. Paul Callaway, Director of Golf Fitness at Cantigny Golf Academy, regales with stories from Pat Riley of the Lakers to learning at the hand of the golf legend Jack Nicklaus. On how Jack's meticulous visualization of his shots and outcomes highlighted the crucial role the mind plays in performance, not just in golf but in all aspects of life. Inspiration drove Paul from being a team physical therapist to being a pioneer on the forefront of sports mind and body therapy. The podcast is full of pearls such as: When you’re at the end of your rope - - Just Drop The Rope! Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Fairhaven Wealth Management


EPISODE SUMMARY Changing from coordinating rock & roll bands to helping families navigate senior living options is less of a leap than it might sound. Join us for a heartwarming discussion as Melinda Smith shares her experience and reveals unexpected similarities between luxury hospitality and senior care where the details matter. For both. Her story is an insightful exploration of career transitions, the joy of embracing new beginnings and the importance of planning for the future...where green M&Ms abound! EPISODE NOTES Changing from coordinating rock & roll bands to helping families navigate senior living options is less of a leap than it might sound. Join us for a heartwarming discussion as Melinda Smith shares her experience and reveals unexpected similarities between luxury hospitality and senior care where the details matter. For both. Her story is an insightful exploration of career transitions, the joy of embracing new beginnings and the importance of planning for the future...where green M&Ms abound! Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at https://fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Fairhaven Wealth Management


EPISODE SUMMARY As the DuPage County Historical Museum's annual Casino Night draws near, we wanted to revisit the fantastic time we had at last year's event! Casino Night is an annual fundraiser hosted by the Wheaton Park District that benefits the DuPage County Historical Museum. Join us for an intimate, behind the scenes experience as we visit with the people that make it all happen. There are several “I never knew” moments where you’ll learn little known facts about the museum and the city of Wheaton. To name a few, you’ll find out where Al Capone lived in town to who coached “Bobby” DeNiro of Good Fellas in his movie Casino. Find out which are the best paying games, and which are heart breakers. Learn how this event got started, how it benefits the museum and how the museum serves the people of DuPage County. Settle in and enjoy this exclusive episode that will provide intriguing facts, revealing peeks behind the scenes and a few surprises thrown in during a night for the museum. EPISODE NOTES As the DuPage County Historical Museum's annual Casino Night draws near, we wanted to revisit the fantastic time we had at last year's event! Casino Night is an annual fundraiser hosted by the Wheaton Park District that benefits the DuPage County Historical Museum. Join us for an intimate, behind the scenes experience as we visit with the people that make it all happen. There are several “I never knew” moments where you’ll learn little known facts about the museum and the city of Wheaton. To name a few, you’ll find out where Al Capone lived in town to who coached “Bobby” DeNiro of Good Fellas in his movie Casino. Find out which are the best paying games, and which are heart breakers. Learn how this event got started, how it benefits the museum and how the museum serves the people of DuPage County. Settle in and enjoy this exclusive episode that will provide intriguing facts, revealing peeks behind the scenes and a few surprises thrown in during a night for the museum. Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Fairhaven Wealth Management


EPISODE SUMMARY He’s back! Join us for our annual talk with the Honorable Mayor of Wheaton, Phil Suess. Discover more behind-the-scenes of Wheaton's community development and financial strategies. Mayor Phil Suess spills the tea on city projects and how refinancing moves saved millions. Plus find out why folks visiting Wheaton say, “they had no idea Wheaton was so cool”! EPISODE NOTES He’s back! Join us for our annual talk with the Honorable Mayor of Wheaton, Phil Suess. Discover more behind-the-scenes of Wheaton's community development and financial strategies. Mayor Phil Suess spills the tea on city projects and how refinancing moves saved millions. Plus find out why folks visiting Wheaton say, “they had no idea Wheaton was so cool”! Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at https://www.fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Fairhaven Wealth Management


EPISODE SUMMARY Marc and Mark co-host this fun and lighthearted interview with The Barber of Wheaton. Topics range from raving about the recent barbershop remodel to the joys of a straight razor shave to warnings about abusing the Barbershop Bat phone. Tune in to discover the secret behind perfect fades, the woes of stubborn cowlicks and the business of barbering. Sometimes even barbers can have bad hair days—just not on purpose! EPISODE NOTES Marc and Mark co-host this fun and lighthearted interview with The Barber of Wheaton. Topics range from raving about the recent barbershop remodel to the joys of a straight razor shave to warnings about abusing the Barbershop Bat phone. Tune in to discover the secret behind perfect fades, the woes of stubborn cowlicks and the business of barbering. Sometimes even barbers can have bad hair days—just not on purpose! Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at https://www.fairhavenwealth.com/contact


EPISODE SUMMARY Throughout the episode, Jimmy’s energy and enthusiasm are infectious, leaving you feeling inspired and motivated to pursue your own dreams. Whether you're a boxing fan, an aspiring entrepreneur, or simply someone looking for a dose of inspiration, this episode is for you. EPISODE NOTES Throughout the episode, Jimmy’s energy and enthusiasm are infectious, leaving you feeling inspired and motivated to pursue your own dreams. Whether you're a boxing fan, an aspiring entrepreneur, or simply someone looking for a dose of inspiration, this episode is for you. Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at https://fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Fairhaven Wealth Management


EPISODE SUMMARY Calling all music enthusiasts! Join us as we dive into the world of farting bed posts to who’s the circus act in the band. This enchanting podcast delves into the history and the affects music has on our souls. You won’t be able to deny Amber’s passion for the DuPage Symphony and the significance of the wide range of instruments. This episode will make you want to attend a concert for sure! EPISODE NOTES Calling all music enthusiasts! Join us as we dive into the world of farting bed posts to who’s the circus act in the band. This enchanting podcast delves into the history and the affects music has on our souls. You won’t be able to deny Amber’s passion for the DuPage Symphony and the significance of the wide range of instruments. This episode will make you want to attend a concert for sure! Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at https://fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Fairhaven Wealth Management


EPISODE SUMMARY Curious about the life of a firefighter? Join us on The Local podcast as we dive into the world of firefighting with Chief Robert Brill. From the adrenaline-pumping moments to the impact of the pandemic to the unexpected overlap between firefighting and dodgeball, this episode will leave you with a newfound appreciation for these “local” heroes. EPISODE NOTES Curious about the life of a firefighter? Join us on The Local podcast as we dive into the world of firefighting with Chief Robert Brill. From the adrenaline-pumping moments to the impact of the pandemic to the unexpected overlap between firefighting and dodgeball, this episode will leave you with a newfound appreciation for these “local” heroes. Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at https://www.fairhavenwealth.com/contact


EPISODE SUMMARY In this episode of The Local, host Marc Horner with co-host Vickie Austin sit down with Lisa Weier of First Trust Cares Foundation. Join this wide-ranging discussion touching on the world of charitable partnerships, competitive water basketball and how Wheaton, Illinois may be second only to Wall Street as a powerhouse of the financial services industry. EPISODE NOTES In this episode of The Local, host Marc Horner with co-host Vickie Austin sit down with Lisa Weier of First Trust Cares Foundation. Join this wide-ranging discussion touching on the world of charitable partnerships, competitive water basketball and how Wheaton, Illinois may be second only to Wall Street as a powerhouse of the financial services industry. Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at https://fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Fairhaven Wealth Management


EPISODE SUMMARY Redefining the definition of “Local”, our podcast went international when Will Fraser jetted across the pond to visit us from merry old England. As a professional rugby player, Will and his teams won the equivalent of five Super Bowls. Post-rugby, he now shares his insights on high performance and how to create a successful team dynamic as the founder of 100 & First, a people, performance and culture consultancy. Join host Marc Horner and Will as they discuss the roles of communication, clarity and teamwork in creating environments of sustained success. EPISODE NOTES Redefining the definition of “Local”, our podcast went international when Will Fraser jetted across the pond to visit us from merry old England. As a professional rugby player, Will and his teams won the equivalent of five Super Bowls. Post-rugby, he now shares his insights on high performance and how to create a successful team dynamic as the founder of 100 & First, a people, performance and culture consultancy. Join host Marc Horner and Will as they discuss the roles of communication, clarity and teamwork in creating environments of sustained success. Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at https://fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Fairhaven Wealth Management


EPISODE SUMMARY In this episode of The Local, host Marc Horner is joined by Allison Orr of the Downtown Wheaton Association with special guest Adam Pratt of Chaos to Memories. Before making the jump to entrepreneurship, Adam was a technology industry veteran (and superstar). A strong believer in sharing knowledge and experience, you will hear great tips for taking better photos, how to make the most of the technology in your pocket and get a glimpse behind-the-scenes at all of the work (and responsibility) that goes into capturing and organizing family histories. EPISODE NOTES In this episode of The Local, host Marc Horner is joined by Allison Orr of the Downtown Wheaton Association with special guest Adam Pratt of Chaos to Memories. Before making the jump to entrepreneurship, Adam was a technology industry veteran (and superstar). A strong believer in sharing knowledge and experience, you will hear great tips for taking better photos, how to make the most of the technology in your pocket and get a glimpse behind-the-scenes at all of the work (and responsibility) that goes into capturing and organizing family histories. Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at https://fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Fairhaven Wealth Management


EPISODE SUMMARY In this inspirational episode, hosts Marc Horner and Allison Orr learn from Shannon about her hyper-focus on delivering a unique client experience. A big believer in testing, learning and changing, join her story starting as a home-based business growing to pop-up and on to brick and mortar…two locations…during the pandemic! An impressive story demonstrating the power of trusting your gut, following your heart and leaning on your team. EPISODE NOTES In this inspirational episode, hosts Marc Horner and Allison Orr learn from Shannon about her hyper-focus on delivering a unique client experience. A big believer in testing, learning and changing, join her story starting as a home-based business growing to pop-up and on to brick and mortar…two locations…during the pandemic! An impressive story demonstrating the power of trusting your gut, following your heart and leaning on your team. Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at https://fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Fairhaven Wealth Management


EPISODE SUMMARY In this episode Marc Horner and co-host Allison Orr speak with Dan Facchini of Innovation DuPage and their business incubation and acceleration program. Dan shares the importance of collaboration and mentorship in jump-starting the entrepreneurial experience. From start-ups led by college students to more experienced businesspeople who took the leap in a mid-career change, join the conversation to learn about the powerful entrepreneurial experience right here in our own community. EPISODE NOTES In this episode Marc Horner and co-host Allison Orr speak with Dan Facchini of Innovation DuPage and their business incubation and acceleration program. Dan shares the importance of collaboration and mentorship in jump-starting the entrepreneurial experience. From start-ups led by college students to more experienced businesspeople who took the leap in a mid-career change, join the conversation to learn about the powerful entrepreneurial experience right here in our own community. Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at https://fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Fairhaven Wealth Management


EPISODE SUMMARY Dr. Jorgensen discusses his unexpected journey that took him from surgeon to coroner. He shares historical perspective on the creation of the coroner's office going all the way back to medieval times. He also provides perspective on the Fentanyl crisis and how his office is leading the fight against it. EPISODE NOTES Dr. Jorgensen discusses his unexpected journey that took him from surgeon to coroner. He shares historical perspective on the creation of the coroner's office going all the way back to medieval times. He also provides perspective on the Fentanyl crisis and how his office is leading the fight against it. Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at https://fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Fairhaven Wealth Management


EPISODE SUMMARY In this episode of The Local, host Marc Horner and his distinguished guest, former Mayor of Wheaton Jim Carr, dive into the intersection of religion, ethics, and business. The podcast delves into Carr's experiences growing up in Missouri, studying at Yale University and then teaching business ethics at Wheaton College. Join him as they explore the gray areas of society and discuss the importance of trust in the business world. This thought-provoking episode is sure to spark meaningful conversations. EPISODE NOTES In this episode of The Local, host Marc Horner and his distinguished guest, former Mayor of Wheaton Jim Carr, dive into the intersection of religion, ethics, and business. The podcast delves into Carr's experiences growing up in Missouri, studying at Yale University and then teaching business ethics at Wheaton College. Join him as they explore the gray areas of society and discuss the importance of trust in the business world. This thought-provoking episode is sure to spark meaningful conversations. Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at https://fairhavenwealth.com SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Fairhaven Wealth Management


EPISODE SUMMARY Dr. Jeff Schuler, Superintendent of District 200, talks about the role of schools as assets in the community, and shares his experience transitioning from being a teacher to an administrator. They also discuss the importance of positive interactions between adults and students in the school system. EPISODE NOTES Dr. Jeff Schuler, Superintendent of District 200, talks about the role of schools as assets in the community, and shares his experience transitioning from being a teacher to an administrator. They also discuss the importance of positive interactions between adults and students in the school system. Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at https://fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Fairhaven Wealth Management Flint Rock, LLC


EPISODE SUMMARY In this behind-the-scenes episode of The Local, host Marc Horner is joined by Vickie Austin from the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, as well as Meg Goodman and Mark Long from Flint Rock LLC. They teach us how the sausage is made when it comes to creating and producing a podcast! Listen to this fun, lighthearted and informative session where Meg & Mark share their journey from radio to podcasts and how it's become the evolution of audio entertainment. Thank you for your continued support and for being part of our podcasting journey! EPISODE NOTES In this behind-the-scenes episode of The Local, host Marc Horner is joined by Vickie Austin from the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, as well as Meg Goodman and Mark Long from Flint Rock LLC. They teach us how the sausage is made when it comes to creating and producing a podcast! Listen to this fun, lighthearted and informative session where Meg & Mark share their journey from radio to podcasts and how it's become the evolution of audio entertainment. Thank you for your continued support and for being part of our podcasting journey! Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at https://fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Flint Rock LLC Fairhaven Wealth Management


EPISODE SUMMARY In this episode of The Local, we visited with Don Westlake, a Wheatonite who retired in his mid-fifties! Born during the Great Depression and lived through multiple world wars, Don shares his wisdom and insights on investing, finding the right fit, and staying mentally and physically active in retirement. Join us as we delve into Don's incredible story and learn valuable lessons that can be applied to our own lives. Don't miss out on this inspiring episode of The Local! EPISODE NOTES In this episode of The Local, we visited with Don Westlake, a Wheatonite who retired in his mid-fifties! Born during the Great Depression and lived through multiple world wars, Don shares his wisdom and insights on investing, finding the right fit, and staying mentally and physically active in retirement. Join us as we delve into Don's incredible story and learn valuable lessons that can be applied to our own lives. Don't miss out on this inspiring episode of The Local! Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at https://fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Flint Rock LLC Fairhaven Wealth Management


EPISODE SUMMARY It's not every day you get to sit down with a former Chicago Cub and pro baseball player who shares the same town as you. On this episode of The Local, Marc & Vickie hear fun-filled stories from Dave Otto about what it was like to be drafted to the major leagues alongside notable names like Bo Jackson and Barry Larkin, and how opting for college instead of the pros the first time around paid dividends down the road. If you're a baseball fan, you'll be hooked hearing a behind the scenes account of the Major Leagues, but even for those unfamiliar with the sport, all the wisdom, intrigue, and life lessons that Dave shares make this episode a must listen. Plus he has a GREAT sense of humor! EPISODE NOTES It's not every day you get to sit down with a former Chicago Cub and pro baseball player who shares the same town as you. On this episode of The Local, Marc & Vickie hear fun-filled stories from Dave Otto about what it was like to be drafted to the major leagues alongside notable names like Bo Jackson and Barry Larkin, and how opting for college instead of the pros the first time around paid dividends down the road. If you're a baseball fan, you'll be hooked hearing a behind the scenes account of the Major Leagues, but even for those unfamiliar with the sport, all the wisdom, intrigue, and life lessons that Dave shares make this episode a must listen. Plus he has a GREAT sense of humor! Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at https://fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Flint Rock LLC Fairhaven Wealth Management


EPISODE SUMMARY John Monino, a supervisor with Milton Township, joins Marc Horner and co-host Vickie Austin to explain the relationship between Milton Township and the surrounding municipalities, including Glen Ellyn and Wheaton. John also shares his personal journey of getting involved in local government and discusses the experience and emotional intelligence that's needed to do the right thing when challenged with bureaucracy and other trials that occur in politics. EPISODE NOTES John Monino, a supervisor with Milton Township, joins Marc Horner and co-host Vickie Austin to explain the relationship between Milton Township and the surrounding municipalities, including Glen Ellyn and Wheaton. John also shares his personal journey of getting involved in local government and discusses the experience and emotional intelligence that's needed to do the right thing when challenged with bureaucracy and other trials that occur in politics. Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at https://fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Flint Rock LLC Fairhaven Wealth Management


EPISODE SUMMARY In this final part of the series, Bob Jacobson discusses the origins of golf in Wheaton, Illinois. He explains how Charles Blair MacDonald, who was educated in Scotland, brought the idea of golf back to the suburbs of Chicago in the late 1800s. MacDonald's passion for the sport and his association with Tom Morris at St. Andrews (yes, that Tom Morris) inspired him to introduce golf to the local community. MacDonald's determination eventually led to the establishment of golf courses in Wheaton. FORE! EPISODE NOTES In this final part of the series, Bob Jacobson discusses the origins of golf in Wheaton, Illinois. He explains how Charles Blair MacDonald, who was educated in Scotland, brought the idea of golf back to the suburbs of Chicago in the late 1800s. MacDonald's passion for the sport and his association with Tom Morris at St. Andrews (yes, that Tom Morris) inspired him to introduce golf to the local community. MacDonald's determination eventually led to the establishment of golf courses in Wheaton. FORE! Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at https://fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Flint Rock LLC Fairhaven Wealth Management Bob Jacobsen


EPISODE SUMMARY Chief of Wheaton Police (formerly Deputy Chief) PJ Youker shares his roundabout way of joining the police force, the inner workings of a police department, and why he loves being in Wheaton! EPISODE NOTES Chief of Wheaton Police PJ Youker shares his roundabout way of joining the police force, the inner workings of a police department, and why he loves being in Wheaton! Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at https://fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Wheaton Police Department Flint Rock LLC Fairhaven Wealth Management


EPISODE SUMMARY Rejoin the adventure as "Bob Goes To Brown"...Brown University, that is, where he continues his personal development resulting in his decision to enlist, launch his professional career and allow his passion for golf to bloom. EPISODE NOTES Rejoin the adventure as "Bob Goes To Brown"...Brown University, that is, where he continues his personal development resulting in his decision to enlist, launch his professional career and allow his passion for golf to bloom. Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at https://fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Bob Jacobsen Flint Rock LLC Fairhaven Wealth Management


EPISODE SUMMARY As if being a small business owner wasn't tough enough, tune in to hear stories from the trenches of the cold-bloodedly competitive business of beauty! Plus, some old-fashioned Northside Wheaton vs. Southside Wheaton banter keeps this episode rolling! EPISODE NOTES As if being a small business owner wasn't tough enough, tune in to hear stories from the trenches of the cold-bloodedly competitive business of beauty! Plus, some old-fashioned Northside Wheaton vs. Southside Wheaton banter keeps this episode rolling! Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us by going to https://fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Muriel Dee Flint Rock LLC Fairhaven Wealth Management


EPISODE SUMMARY This myth-buster podcast about college tuition is chock-full of references and facts no one will tell you! Get your questions answered from FAFSA, early decisions, and alumni network. These two experts will put your mind at ease with one of life's biggest challenges and a few laughs along the way. EPISODE NOTES This myth-buster podcast about college tuition is chock-full of references and facts no one will tell you! Get your questions answered from FAFSA, early decisions, and alumni network. These two experts will put your mind at ease with one of life's biggest challenges and a few laughs along the way. Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us at https://fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS TuitionFit Flint Rock LLC Fairhaven Wealth Management


EPISODE SUMMARY Presenting the 1st of 3 episodes of our special podcast guest Bob Jacobsen! Bob's a charming, old-fashioned storyteller who will leave you captivated and wanting more through each episode. This episode takes us back to Bob's childhood in Staten Island and how his family survived and thrived during the Depression era. His memories retold as if it was yesterday. You'll find yourself smiling by the end! EPISODE NOTES Presenting the 1st of 3 episodes of our special podcast guest Bob Jacobsen! Bob's a charming, old-fashioned storyteller who will leave you captivated and wanting more through each episode. This episode takes us back to Bob's childhood in Staten Island and how his family survived and thrived during the Depression era. His memories retold as if it was yesterday. You'll find yourself smiling by the end! Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us by going to https://fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Flint Rock LLC Fairhaven Wealth Management Wheaton Chamber of Commerce


EPISODE SUMMARY Matt explains the contribution the sanitation district provides for its residents and local environment. He discusses some of their ongoing projects and even touches on how serious safety is from bad actors. Our host even had an experience on this topic! It's something we all take for granted but were very glad to have! EPISODE NOTES Matt explains the contribution the sanitation district provides for its residents and local environment. He discusses some of their ongoing projects and even touches on how serious our water safety is from bad actors. Our host even had an experience on this topic! It's something we all take for granted but very glad to have! Do you have a guest idea for The Local? Reach out to us by going here: https://fairhavenwealth.com/contact SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Wheaton Sanitary District Flint Rock Fairhaven Wealth Management Wheaton Chamber of Commerce


EPISODE SUMMARY He may have started selling Kirby vacuums in college, but he's in the juice and burrito business now! Kevin explains his passion for faith and a work-life balance. A touching story about how one phone call changed his future and how it taught him to pay it forward. SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Extract Juicery El Famous Burrito Flint Rock Fairhaven Wealth Management Wheaton Chamber of Commerce


EPISODE SUMMARY In 1978, Glennette Tilley Turner published her first book, The Underground Railroad in DuPage County, Illinois. A walking Wheaton treasure, she is sure to open your eyes with stories and perspectives that contributed to being honored with the Studs Terkel Humanities Award, the Alice Browning Award from the International Black Writers Conference, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Illinois State Historical Society. While we believe all of our episodes to be "share-worthy", this is one you will definitely want to send to your friends and family!


EPISODE SUMMARY An inspirational listen as Matt takes you through his jobs as a young man and how the experiences and connections led him to climb the education systems ladder of success. Get his views on the state of the current education system and how computer labs are out and the wood shop is back!


EPISODE SUMMARY The podcast tables were recently turned on the co-host of The Local when our own Marc Horner appeared as a guest with Mindy and Louis Diamond of Diamond Consultants. Listen in on the story of Fairhaven, how Marc regularly steps out of his comfort zone and the award-winning commercials he created that parody and poke fun at the tightly-wound world of Wall Street.


EPISODE SUMMARY Mike continues his stories and his love for helping and being part of a solution. He was an integral part of Wheaton's history when voting out the prohibition of alcohol. In the spirit of giving back, he tries to find different commissions in town that may benefit from his diverse background. Mike's fun, lighthearted larger-than-life persona will have you laughing along the entire time!


EPISODE SUMMARY A fascinating listen, this renaissance man regales us with stories of living overseas to becoming Mayor of Wheaton. An admitted Anglophile, he fondly discusses belonging to the Samuel Pepys club. A club dating back to 1903, as well as a well-kept secret club right here in Wheaton.


EPISODE SUMMARY Enjoy hearing about a one stop treasure trove of rich history and unparalleled culture at Cantigny Park and Golf. Find out which cartoon character has a sand trap dedicated to them! After listening, it's very likely you'll plan a day to enjoy their famous renowned gardens, tour their military artifacts or perhaps a round of golf.


EPISODE SUMMARY Meet this no-nonsense, crack-whipping cancer survivor who we love overseeing our county's budget! Enjoy a fascinating listen of how collecting our taxes is just the beginning of the process. Gwen gives insight into how you can get involved and learn how to fight back against the machine!


EPISODE SUMMARY He's so much more than a roofer! Dale shares one of his favorite quotes from Winston Churchill when asked to summarize his success: “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Dale said he has probably learned more from his failures than his strengths. It takes courage – a lot of courage – and faith, as well as surrounding yourself with an empowered team that has different strengths than yourself.


EPISODE SUMMARY Sarah began her career as an elementary school teacher which she credits as pivotal to becoming the CEO of her own company. Learn about Radon testing and how it is a 24/7 job! Sarah shares her secret to success from the courage it takes to be a woman in a predominately male-run industry to where she got her strong work ethic.


EPISODE SUMMARY As seen on Shark Tank? Bob's invention, although years in the making, put children's art front and center – from the fridge to the walls! A Family-owned business through generational growth and mentoring, Bob is a firm believer that good old-fashioned customer service is the key to his success. Framing isn't just putting a picture in a frame, it's the art of carpentry and mechanical skills to bring your projects together. Bring in your treasures and he'll help finish the story through his team's artistic vision.


EPISODE SUMMARY From the first Latina Lieutenant Governor of IL to changing laws for fair housing, Evelyn Sanguinetti proudly shares her journey from growing up in poverty to living in Springfield. A refreshing story of failure, humility, and hard work that made her famously known as The Sidewalk Lady, and how she uses her experiences to make Wheaton a desirable place for businesses to thrive!


EPISODE SUMMARY Mike and Chris both discuss the importance of their respective coaching jobs and how it correlates with success in business. They talk about ow failing is an important cornerstone in the journey to success, the power of networking and how it works from sports, business, and even a music career. They also discuss staying relevant and active to contribute to each other's success.