Pitchin’ For Wishes



A good reason you probably know the name of “Make-A-Wish” is because of the sheer number of good deeds they do for children with chronic or terminal illnesses. Behind the scenes, there are teams working hard every day to make those wishes happen. Logistics of a magical day are one thing, and fundraising to make wishes come true are another. Pitchin’ For Wishes is coming up soon in Charlotte. It’s sponsored by Andrew Roby – the general contractor and real estate company. Christian McCall from Andrew Roby is here with Chris Weber from Make-A-Wish to tell us about it.


Kevin Young – Big Ass Fans



When employees can keep their cool — not too hot, not too cold — they perform better and get more work done! We’re being a little cheeky about introducing our next guest on the BrandBuilders Podcast because they are doing serious business in designing fans with a good-humored name. Give a big welcome to the director of sales distribution at Big Ass Fans, Kevin Young.

(and man, does he look familiar!)


Andy Thompson – Rose Chauffeured Transportation



Need a chauffeur? A luxury limousine comes to mind, but one of Charlotte’s oldest and best-known “limo” companies doesn’t even offer limo’s anymore. Why? Andy Thompson, the President of Rose Chauffeured Transportation explains the story behind a big change in his company’s luxury rides on our BrandBuilders Podcast.

Beth Morrison – Rebuilding Together



Affordable neighborhoods close to uptown are gentrifying and gaining value, but a Charlotte non-profit sees wisdom in keeping their elderly, disabled, veteran, and limited-income residents in the homes they already live in. Beth Morrison of Rebuilding Together answers tough questions about keeping houses safe and affordable for our most vulnerable residents, on this BrandBuilders Podcast.


Melissa Brokaw & DC Lucchesi – well-run media + marketing



Great products need great promotion to really be their best. That’s what Brand Building is about, right? DC Lucchesi and Melissa Brokaw from well-run media + marketing know that, too – earning the Readers’ Choice for Charlotte’s Best of the Best ad agencies. In this BrandBuilders Podcast, they share why “understanding a vibe” is an important part of selling a product.


Chris Stuart & Brandon Swiderski – Made to Last



A lot of folks may limit their idea of art to what they can find in a museum. But some of the most intriguing art in Charlotte is literally walking around the city, doing everyday things. We’re talking, of course, about tattoos. Our guests on the award-winning BrandBuilders Podcast won Charlotte Magazine’s “Voters’ Pick” for Best of the Best Tattoo Parlor in 2019. Chris Stuart and Brandon Swiderski of Made To Last Tattoo share their story of building a brand and the changing image of the tattoo parlor.


Nicole Copsis & Melissa Hovey – Share Charlotte



If you’ve ever wanted to volunteer with a charity that fits your passions, but didn’t know where to look — Good news. There IS a one-stop shop in Charlotte that serves that purpose exactly. SHARE Charlotte is where you can go to find ways to “plug in and make an impact,” with more than 400 non-profits in the area, as well signature campaigns like “Giving Tuesday CLT” and “Do Good Week.” Nicole Copsis and Melissa Hovey are here with us on the BrandBuilders Podcast to tell us how easy it is to get involved.


Laps for Love



If you’ve ever thought you couldn’t make a difference because you’re too young, too broke, or just one person, boy, do we have news for you. Four years ago, one little girl – 10-year-old Grace Daniels – decided she wanted to help the homeless. Not long after, the non-profit swimming fundraiser known as Laps for Love was born.


Roger Moore – Loan Pronto



Are you buying a house? Are you looking forward to the mortgage process? Paperwork, financial review, lots of questions? Would you rather have your wisdom teeth pulled again? A lot of people feel that way… Roger Moore is a veteran loan officer who believed technology could make everything easier, and possibly… as paperless as possible. His company, Loan Pronto, is one of those on the leading edge of digital mortgages, and it is headquartered right here in Charlotte. 


Blair Primis & Amanda Fowler – OrthoCarolina



The team at OrthoCarolina is putting on a clinic, if you will, on how to market a medical practice. No kidding! Who knew fixing bones and joints could be such an edgy, attention-getting business? You’ve probably seen or heard them and their work with sports teams, pro athletes, and their presence all over town. Blair Primis and Amanda Fowler are two of the minds behind OrthoCarolina’s marketing, and they’re our guests on the award-winning BrandBuilders Podcast.