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ContenderCast with Justin Honaman

Welcome to the ContenderCast with Justin Honaman, a leadership and Consumer Industries entrepreneurship conversation centered on shining a light on bright ideas. The ContenderCast is the top global Consumer Industries entrepreneurship podcast. Justin is a digital commerce leader, author, communicator, and Consumer Products / Retail industry thought-leader based in Atlanta, Georgia. For additional information and guest access, visit contendercast.com. Every winner started as a contender!
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Now displaying: July, 2022
Jul 28, 2022

Wheyward Spirit’s founder and CEO, Emily Darchuk, forged her career as a food scientist in the natural food and dairy industry. While working with dairies she observed firsthand the problem of whey waste impacting small communities. What she saw made her motivated enough to do something about it. As a scientist Emily knew she could convert whey into alcohol. However, as a consumer who cares about flavor and the impact of her purchases, she wanted to make something unique for others, who like her, care about the origin of their food. The opportunity to give those who care a voice and influence both the dairy and spirit industry to work together to be more sustainable gave her the inspiration to launch Wheyward Spirit. Emily perfected our signature spirit through years of trials, carefully crafting the recipe while she mastered the distillation process hands on. Emily joins Justin to discuss this spirited brand!

Jul 25, 2022

As a teenager, Seattle native Billy Price suffered a spinal cord injury and became paralyzed from the chest down, losing the ability to move his fingers. Daily tasks became difficult, but using his creative mind and unyielding spirit, he never gave up. He continued on, facing life's challenges with tenacity and determination. Born out of a need, BILLY Footwear was founded on the principle of inclusion and perseverance. Along with co-founder Darin Donaldson, Billy strives to add value to the lives of others and make a measurable difference in the world, one foot at a time. Billy joins Justin to discuss this fast-growing brand!

Jul 21, 2022

Sean Castrina is the founder of The Weekend MBA, a serial entrepreneur, having started more than 20 companies over the last 20 years, and still seeks to launch a new venture annually. He is the author of 4 bestselling business books including 8 Unbreakable Rules for Business Startup Success, The Greatest Entrepreneur in the World, Developing The Entrepreneur Within and World’s Greatest Business Plan. He also hosts The 10 Minute Entrepreneur Podcast. Sean joins Justin to discuss the 8 Unbreakable Rules. (https://seancastrina.com/).

Jul 18, 2022

Entrepreneur, motivational leader, and internationally recognized public speaker Sterling Hawkins shows readers how to get comfortable with discomfort to create breakthrough results in life and business using his #NoMatterWhat system for transformative change.

Jul 14, 2022

Kimberly Carney is the Founder and CEO of FashWire and GlossWire. Kimberly holds 15+ years of experience of owning a multi-brand women’s and men’s specialty boutique in the contemporary fashion space. This experience gave her a unique brand perspective for selling products. Additionally, she holds 20+ years of experience in mobile and tech (formerly AT&T Wireless and DotCom companies). It’s the combination of tech and industry experience that gave her the technological and in-depth knowledge to launch FashWire and GlossWire. Over the years of an extraordinary entrepreneurial journey, Kimberly and her company have been bestowed with many honors and awards. Kimberly joins Justin to discuss how she is transforming Fashion and Beauty with her unique marketplace approach.

Jul 11, 2022

Experience Durant Vineyards estate-grown and crafted wines from the beautiful Dundee Hills Wine Tasting Room at Red Ridge Farms. Perched above the dramatic Willamette Valley, the Durant Vineyards features incredible views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, and miles of diverse agricultural land. And while there, hit the Olive Mill too. Durant Olive Mill is the premier purveyor of Oregon milled Extra Virgin Olive Oil and home to the only Olioteca in the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 2008, Durant Olive Mill is home to 17 acres of olive trees and a state-of-the-art Italian mill. Paul Durant joins Justin to discuss this growing wine and olive oil brand!

Jul 7, 2022

Et Fille, which means “and daughter”, was co-founded in 2003 by father and daughter winemakers and is now in its second generation with daughter Jessica making elegantly complex wine inspired by her late father’s legacy and daughter’s future. They craft wines from sustainably farmed vineyards in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Jessica joins Justin to discuss this growing wine brand!

Jul 4, 2022
Barb, co-founded by Sheena Lister and Megan Andrews, creates hair styling products for women, non-binary and trans people, or anyone who expresses themselves through short hair (Aka: Barbs). Sheena and Megan have had short hair for 15+ years. Before Barb, they were faced with an industry where nearly all short hair products were made for and marketed to men. So in 2021, they launched Barb to provide products and community for those who have been under-represented and under-served in the traditional haircare space. Barb's core customers are ages 25 to 45, and the brand sells nationwide via thebarbshop.com. They also work with a growing number of wholesale partners in salons across the country. They joins Justin to discuss this stylish brand!
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