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Happy Valley Hustle

Bill Zimmerman

The Happy Valley Hustle podcast tells the stories of those who run their own businesses, launch side-hustles and make the digital age work for them. It’s a celebration of challenging the old ways of doing things and sharing insights gained from succe...Show More
Todd Miner -- Offering Rides, Bringing Smiles With Vamos! Lion Chariot

50:12 | Jul 17th

Todd Miner spotted an opportunity and now offers rides -- and smiles -- in Happy Valley.
Eddie Fisher -- Celebrating Community & DIY Spirit At Badger & Hound

37:28 | Jun 19th

Eddie Fisher's barber shop offers new school haircuts and old school atmosphere.
Ellie Rosen -- Making Money Re-Fashioning & Trend-Spotting With SnipTeez

35:09 | Jun 5th

Ellie Rosen uses her sewing skills and eye for fashion to make one-of-a-kind game day apparel
Stephanie Madden & Elaine Meder Wilgus -- Making An Inclusive Space For Nerding Out

46:41 | May 1st

Stephanie Madden and Elaine Meder-Wilgus are giving people a platform to celebrate their nerdiness
Solocast: Anatomy Of A Side Hustle -- Cool School Vintage

11:05 | Apr 26th

Hear the inspiration and the aspiration behind a Happy Valley Hustle side hustle: Cool School Vintage
From Penn State Startup Week -- The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Learning from Successes & Setbacks

57:57 | Apr 17th

The ups and downs of entrepreneurship receive deep reflection from this panel of founders during Penn State Startup Week.
Travis Lesser -- Establishing An Equitable, Sustainable Food System In Central PA

1:01:43 | Apr 3rd

Travis Lesser's vision for Central PA includes tastier food, a better environment and support for farmers
Michael Olmstead -- Celebrating Fitness And Fun With Left, Right, Repeat

35:28 | Mar 20th

Michael Olmstead builds community through wine runs, donut dashes and other fun runs.
Dave Housley -- The Joy & Pain Of Writing

44:38 | Mar 6th

Dave Housley is making literature less stodgy and helping other writers overcome the daunting task of putting words to paper
Spud Marshall -- Cultivating Dynamic Communities

45:52 | Feb 20th

Marshall is currently leading efforts to open a space for artistic and innovative experiences in downtown State College.
Brian Allen -- Creating 'The Anti-Mascot' Gritty And Thriving As A Freelancer

44:01 | Jan 15th

When Brian Allen designed Gritty he didn't just create a mascot for the Philadelphia Flyers -- he sparked a cultural phenomenon
Neal Goulet -- Wearing Hometown Pride On Your Sleeve With Stay Apparel Co.

56:23 | Jan 2nd

Neal Goulet is celebrating Hershey, Pa., with cool designs and American-made quality.
Solocast: Wrapping Up 'Happy Valley Hustle' Year 1, Gearing Up For 2019

08:07 | Dec 28th, 2018

Ending 2018 on a note of gratitude and getting pumped for new adventures in 2019
Jack Zerby -- Tales of Startups & The Habits of Winners

1:11:33 | Nov 21st, 2018

Jack Zerby saw the rise of tech startups like Vimeo and is plotting his own entrepreneurial rise
A.J. Madden -- Gain A Physical & Mental Edge With Martial Arts

1:00:09 | Oct 17th, 2018

Business consultant A.J. Madden tells you how martial arts can steel you for professional and personal challenges.
Jobe Matula & Derek Barnett -- Student Entrepreneurs Share Journeys of Hustle

1:08:12 | Oct 3rd, 2018

The students become the teachers when these young entrepreneurs give a glimpse of their grind.
James Tierney -- Optimize Your Life With Improv

45:53 | Sep 19th, 2018

James Tierney wants to entertain you and sharpen your wit through improv.
Katie DeFiore -- Catching the Podcasting Bug

38:43 | Sep 5th, 2018

A podcasting machine, college student Katie DeFiore is spotlighting entrepreneurship, telling diverse student stories and strategically using the medium to reach business objectives.
Diamond Dallas Page -- Building A Brand On Tenacity & Authenticity

50:20 | Aug 15th, 2018

Long retired from professional wrestling, Diamond Dallas Page's drive can't be defeated, especially when it comes to building his DDP Yoga brand.
Ken Pasch -- Soaring as a Leader and Creating a Workplace Where Everybody Wins

57:36 | Aug 1st, 2018

Ken Pasch freely acknowledges the challenges of managing people and shares his flight plan for soaring as a leader.
Solocast: What We're Teaching Inmates About Entrepreneurship AND What You Can Learn From It

22:12 | Jul 13th, 2018

"Change: Where Do I Go From Here" is an informative course, planting the seeds of entrepreneurship in the minds of local inmates.
Chris Uhl -- We're More Than Brains on a Stick: A Deeper Vision for Education

1:07:09 | Jul 4th, 2018

Chris Uhl is a biology professor, but he's teaching much more than science. He's trying to create awakenings of self-discovery within his students.
Tom Phillips -- The Voice of WWE's "SmackDown Live" Talks the Power of Hustle

53:57 | Jun 20th, 2018

Tom Phillips of World Wrestling Entertainment takes his craft very seriously, preparing extensively for broadcasts and closely evaluating his performances. His hustle has served him well.
Hunter Swisher -- Making Entrepreneurial Ideas a Reality

42:17 | Jun 6th, 2018

Hunter Swisher is a young CEO (23!) who is maximizing the resources available from his school (Penn State) and in his town (State College).
Charlie Brenneman -- Fighter, Educator, Speaker & World's Toughest Lifelong Learner

48:12 | May 16th, 2018

Former UFC fighter Charlie Brenneman has a boundless enthusiasm for learning and his spreading it as a podcaster and speaker.
Molly Kunkel -- Why Storytelling is Centre Gives' Fuel For Fundraising

42:16 | May 2nd, 2018

Nonprofits get creative when it comes to raising funds for Centre Gives, and one of the most effective approaches is storytelling, according to the Centre Foundation's Molly Kunkel.
Rob (Rob Z) Wentz -- Building Brand and Community Through Podcasting

52:08 | Apr 18th, 2018

Rob Z's podcast is a crucial piece of his social media marketing company, a platform for driven folks in Altoona AND a lot of fun.
Solocast: WrestleMania Reflections + How You Can Engage Customers WWE Style

30:42 | Apr 5th, 2018

Bill reflects on the massive spectacle that is WrestleMania and spotlights what you can learn from WWE's multi-pronged approach to fan engagement.
Brad Groznik -- Building Something Big With Pop Up Ave

54:29 | Apr 4th, 2018

Brad Groznik is making his community better by bringing new things to State College and freely sharing his expertise to empower nonprofits and entrepreneurs.
Jack Matson -- Innovate Or Die

56:46 | Mar 21st, 2018

Dr. Jack Matson is an educator, entrepreneur and author who is enlivened by innovation.
DJ Alex Nepa -- Why Humanity Is Crucial To Your Branding Mix

41:21 | Mar 7th, 2018

Alex Nepa is a DJ who knows how to embrace the spotlight AND how to let his audience shine.
Ellen Matis -- Elevating Small Businesses With Social Media

27:56 | Feb 21st, 2018

Ellen Matis has been energized by her entrepreneurial journey and that spark is elevating local businesses.
Lee Erickson -- Demystifying Entrepreneurship at Happy Valley LaunchBox

47:16 | Feb 7th, 2018

At downtown State College's Happy Valley LaunchBox, Lee Erickson is demystifying entrepreneurship and helping propel innovative ideas into the stratosphere.
Colt Cabana -- Slamming Through Adversity

26:08 | Jan 24th, 2018

Making it to the big time resulted in big time disappointment, but Colt Cabana never stopped fighting.
Matt Swayne -- Find Your Passion, Write A Book About It

49:27 | Jan 10th, 2018

Author Matt Swayne offers insight on finding time to write, publishing your work and embracing your inner promoter.
Welcome to Happy Valley Hustle

00:50 | Jan 1st, 2018

Host Bill Zimmerman tells you how Happy Valley Hustle can help you make the most of 2018.