Big Locals Podcast

Ian Jimeno

Big Locals Podcast is a podcast introducing the innovative, eccentric, and movers-and-shakers of the Denver community. Be prepared to walk through the enthusiasm of the Denverites brought to you by a not-so-local host, Ian Jimeno. If you like the content or if you just want to spread the word of the local Denver scene, be sure to download and leave a like, review, and follow. Make sure to follow the host's journey as a new Denverite on Instagram: @biglocalspodcast Shop Local, Support Local, Big Locals Podcast

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Navigating Real Estate Dynamics: Advanced Strategies, House Hacking, and Winter Outlook with Dan Guenther - S04E06
Dec 1 2023
Navigating Real Estate Dynamics: Advanced Strategies, House Hacking, and Winter Outlook with Dan Guenther - S04E06
DAN GUENTHER IS BACK! Ian Jimeno, host of the Big Locals podcast, engaged in a dynamic conversation with realtor Dan Guenther. The first part delved into the intriguing concept of the 2-1 buydown strategy in real estate, where Dan expertly broke down the intricacies of this financing approach, offering a comprehensive guide for both buyers and sellers. The duo explored advanced concepts, such as interest rate dynamics and the potential impact of inflation on the housing market, providing valuable insights for anyone navigating the real estate landscape.Transitioning into the second part, Ian and Dan explored the practicalities of pre-inspection reports and how they might influence sellers' decisions. The conversation then shifted gears to the transformative strategy of "house hacking," where Dan shared his personal journey and highlighted the financial benefits of renting out portions of one's property. The duo provided a nuanced perspective on this approach, emphasizing the flexibility it offers to homeowners and the positive impact it can have on their financial well-being. The discussion concluded with a brief exploration of the economic outlook for the upcoming winter and the potential influence of an election year on the real estate market. Overall, the podcast offered a wealth of knowledge and practical advice for individuals navigating the dynamic real estate landscape.@dan.guentherrei@ian.realestateagent
Nude Foods: Nurturing a Sustainable Shopping Revolution - S04E04
Nov 3 2023
Nude Foods: Nurturing a Sustainable Shopping Revolution - S04E04
In this enlightening episode, the founders of Nude Foods, Verity Noble, Matt Arnold, and Rachel Irons, share their journey in creating a truly sustainable and zero-waste grocery shopping experience. Nude Foods is a unique grocery store with locations in Boulder and Denver, Colorado, focusing on eliminating single-use packaging and promoting eco-conscious consumer choices.Verity, Matt, and Rachel discuss their commitment to reducing waste by offering a wide range of products that can be purchased in reusable containers. The conversation touches on the immense environmental impact of single-use packaging and the need for individuals to take a more sustainable approach to shopping. Nude Foods' mission is to demonstrate to customers the positive impact they can make by changing their shopping habits, and they actively collaborate with local producers and farmers to rescue "imperfect" products that might otherwise go to waste.The founders highlight the importance of community involvement, with Nude Foods serving as a hub for eco-conscious customers who value a shopping experience that aligns with their values. They also discuss the challenges of starting a new brick-and-mortar store, emphasizing the significance of location, transparency, and education in creating an environmentally friendly, community-focused grocery shopping experience. Nude Foods extends a generous 20% discount to first-time customers who mention the podcast, further encouraging individuals to join the zero-waste movement and support sustainable living.This podcast provides valuable insights into the journey of Nude Foods, inspiring listeners to consider their own impact on the environment and how small changes in shopping habits can lead to substantial reductions in waste and a more sustainable future.https://nudefoodsmarket.com/USE THE CODE "PODCAST" when shopping at Nude Foods online to get a 20% discount!
Camping Redefined: An Inside Look at CHEFRACK with Founder Josh Espy - S04E03
Oct 27 2023
Camping Redefined: An Inside Look at CHEFRACK with Founder Josh Espy - S04E03
In this episode of the Big Locals Podcast, host Ian has an enlightening conversation with Josh Espy, the founder of CHEFRACK, an ingenious outdoor cooking solution designed for camping enthusiasts. Josh takes us on a journey through the development of CHEFRACK, from its humble plywood prototypes to the sophisticated, high-quality product it is today. He emphasizes the significance of hands-on craftsmanship, user feedback, and providing an exceptional customer experience.CHEFRACK offers a versatile camping experience by being compatible with a range of coolers, such as Yeti, Coleman, and Dometic. Josh underlines the importance of collaboration with local businesses and highlights CHEFRACK's strategic partnership with Subaru dealerships. The episode showcases Josh's dedication to structured user feedback as a means to drive the future development of CHEFRACK and hints at exciting plans for new products and accessories to meet customer needs.For those intrigued by CHEFRACK, there's even an option to rent it for a weekend, allowing you to test it out risk-free. Josh shares various ways to get in touch and learn more about CHEFRACK, emphasizing the personal touch of a small, local business. Join Ian and Josh in exploring how CHEFRACK transforms the camping experience in Colorado and beyond.Josh Espy's Contact info: https://www.instagram.com/chef.rack/https://www.chefrack.com/Interested in being a guest on the Big Locals Podcast? Sign up here!https://biglocals.cohttps://www.instagram.com/ian.realestateagent/https://www.instagram.com/biglocalspodcast/
How Dan McVey is leveraging Social Media to Build Brand and Influence - S04E01
Oct 13 2023
How Dan McVey is leveraging Social Media to Build Brand and Influence - S04E01
In this insightful podcast episode, host Ian engages with Denver-based content creation and personal branding expert, Dan McVey. The conversation begins with an exploration of Dan's journey, tracing his life through entrepreneurship, and the significance of personal branding in carving a distinctive identity in a competitive marketplace. The episode underscores the critical elements of authenticity, storytelling, and relatability in content creation, encouraging creators to experiment and closely examine performance metrics to identify the most suitable platform for their target audience.As the discussion progresses, the focus turns to content creation strategies, particularly the art of crafting engaging hooks that seize viewers' attention from the very start. They dissect the unique entrepreneurial spirit of Denver, where numerous individuals are betting on themselves, harnessing their passions, and redefining business ventures. The episode wraps up with shoutouts to inspirational figures and businesses, highlighting the sense of community and mutual support within the entrepreneurial landscape. This unified podcast episode is a treasure trove of insights for anyone looking to thrive in content marketing and entrepreneurship, emphasizing the pivotal role of authenticity, experimentation, and effective audience connection.Dan's contact Info:https://www.instagram.com/the.dan.mcvey/Ian's contact Infohttps://www.instagram.com/ian.realestateagent/https://www.youtube.com/@MovingtoDenverColoradoWithIan
Caitlin Howington of Pint's Peak - S03E10
Feb 1 2022
Caitlin Howington of Pint's Peak - S03E10
Check out @biglocalspodcast for more interviews following Denver's most choice small businesses, musicians, and artists of this day and age! Caitlin Howington of Pint's Peak has been on my radar ever since I moved here in August of 2020. In fact, when I was doing research on the Denver local scene, I read the 5280 Magazine article featuring Pint's Peak and their first line of flavors. I KNEW I had to get Caitlin on the podcast!From her transition to starting an ice cream business, to promoting at huge food and wine festivals, to kitchen freezer woes, we talk about everything Pint's Peak. Be sure to wait until the end where I sample 7 different flavors while getting the inside scoop (no pun intended) on how Caitlin comes up with these incredible concoctions.Shop Local, Support Local, Big Locals PodcastPint's Peak@pintspeakwww.pintspeakicecream.comFeatured Artist - Emery Adeline with her single "Vapor"@emeryadelinehttps://emeryadeline.com/Ian Jimeno - Your Denver Real Estate Agent@ian.realestateagenthttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkuP-zK4xY-wPzXg9QelbtwLocal Hive@localhivehoneyhttps://localhivehoney.com/Morning Fresh Dairy@morningfreshdairyhttps://morningfreshdairy.com/Zeppelin Station@zeppelinstationhttps://zeppelinstation.com/Pho King Rapidos@pho_king_rapidoshttps://www.pkr-denver.com/3rd Bird Kombucha@3rdbirdkombuchahttps://3rdbirdcollective.com/Yummy Lotus@yummylotushttps://www.yummylotus.com/Barbosa’s Barbeque@barbosasbarbequehttps://www.barbosasbarbeque.com/location
Hayley Wisdom of The RiNo Showcase - S03E09
Jan 25 2022
Hayley Wisdom of The RiNo Showcase - S03E09
Follow @biglocalspodcast for more spotlights on the local business that make Denver awesome!Hayley Steiner (now Wisdom) @hayleylinn has come a long way since her first production at @larimerlounge back in 2018. She has upgraded the RiNo Showcase to be the premier event to promote local musicians, artists, and vendors in the local Denver scene. Imagine scaling an event like RiNo showcase to be what it is now while managing bands, visual artists, and continuing on her own art as well!From her first sold out show at Larimer Lounge to the regular shows at @number38_colorado Hayley is one of the best at creating shows and events for the Denver community. Be sure to stick around and hear what else is coming up at Number 38 and the evolution of RiNo Showcase.Shop Local, Support Local, Big Locals PodcastShout-Outs:The RiNo Showcase@rinoshowcasehttps://rinoshowcase.com/Hayley Wisdom@hayleylinnFeatured Artist - The Study AbroadSingle: Afterhours@thestudyabroadmusichttps://thestudyabroadmusic.com/Drift Away Dreamer@drift_away_dreamerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsP9YWy3BOE&t=2sNumber 38@number38_coloradohttps://nmbr38.com/Larimer Lounge@larimerloungehttps://larimerlounge.com/Emery Adeline@emeryadelinehttps://emeryadeline.com/Hello Central@hellocentral https://open.spotify.com/album/4GYOPzmL7qi7bhIAd5K3Eb?si=Xl6iPZQzQgir8hXDfIbm2AChristian Fickling@christian_ficklingJohn Wilson@johnnyw92Russell Art of iii@russtaiiiAstro Apparel@astro_apparelhttps://www.astroapparelonline.com/Pancakes and Booze@pancakesandboozehttps://www.pancakesandbooze.com/locationsAmethyst and Ash@amethystandashjewelrydesignhttps://amethystandash.com/Gracie Ripa@grimripaarthttps://www.etsy.com/shop/graceyripa/Sandpaper Sweet@sandpapersweethttps://www.etsy.com/shop/Sandpapersweet?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=967853752Neon the Bishop@neonthebishophttps://open.spotify.com/artist/2Sq4yDPC8Dbr2JzsPWOfBt?si=-Pki3gBFRtiQlWoqbYex5wKayla Ruby@kaylarubymusichttps://open.spotify.com/artist/488ZkOnBvg5b03zWpGfO3c?si=Hj0T0X0bSXW92KZp6_V0AgCompass and Cavern@compasscavernhttps://linktr.ee/compasscavernIndie 102.3@indie1023https://www.cpr.org/indie/Sunday Nights with Al on 93.3@ktclchannel933https://ktcl.iheart.com/Max, Hayley’s Husband :)
Zach Martinucci and Rebel Bread - S03E06
Nov 9 2021
Zach Martinucci and Rebel Bread - S03E06
These stories are why I continue building Big Locals Podcast!Zach Martinucci, born and raised in a food-centric household in the Bay Area of California, has had an affinity towards baking since his adolescent years. Thanks to his mentor and uncle, he had a solid footing in the baking scene early on, and pursued his passion by going to several renowned places for food including the San Francisco Baking Institute, UCLA, and Bologna, Italy. Growing from a startup of 2 people to now a 22-person staff on payroll, Zach has learned so much in his experience as a leader, baker, and Denver community member. Many of his trials and tribulations are documented in his podcast Against the Grain, where he guides you through his journey developing a bakery, community, and relationship around bread.Interested in the arts and science behind baking? Join Camp Bread, a week-long bread-making session guiding you from Starter to Finish. Not interested in baking, but still interested in trying the fine foods? Check out the Get Bread Club, featuring the local powerhouses in the baking community Pandemic Donuts, Moon Raccoon Baking Company, Sugar Bake Shop, Mile High Pie, and Zach's own Rebel Bread.Shop Local, Support Local, @biglocalspodcastRebel Breadhttps://rebelbread.com/https://getbreadclub.com/@rebelbreaddenver Featured Artist is Bison Bone with their latest single What I’ve Foundhttps://www.bisonbone.com/@bisonbonebandWhat I’ve Done music video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52222Q1-D7I&t=1s  Sugar bake shophttps://sugar-bakeshop.com/@sugarbakeshopdenver Moon Raccoon Baking Company https://moonraccoonbakingcompany.com/@moonraccoonbakingco Pandemic Donutshttps://pandemicdonuts.com/@pandemicdonuts Mile High Piehttps://www.milehighpieco.com/@milehighpiecompany
Katie Wall and Courtney Jacobson of TheCultureBiz - S03E03
Oct 12 2021
Katie Wall and Courtney Jacobson of TheCultureBiz - S03E03
It's been a while since I've interviewed a dynamic duo like Katie and Courtney of TheCultureBiz. I was completely blown away with the research, statistics, and overall hype bringing culture back into the workplace. We go through so many interesting topics including the origins of TheCultureBiz, people's identity with their workplace, the relationship of having a little fun and productivity, and what our interpretation of "Shamoobleebop" is. Katie and Courtney know their business like the back of their hand. It's no wonder they've had success in it with their background in facilitating and consulting teams through play and connections as well as a history of creating culture rituals that stick starting as a summer camp Director.  TheCultureBiz also wants to spread the word about their business by giving a 20% discount to Big Locals Podcast listeners! Type in "BIGLOCALS20" for 20% off your first CultureCrate or RetreatCrate. Honestly, I'll get one just for my next family reunion.Shop Local, Support Local, Big Locals Podcast! @biglocalspodcastFeatured Artist - Face Vocal Band with “Harder to Breathe (Live)”@facevocalbandhttps://facevocalband.com/Esther Perel@estherperelofficialhttps://www.estherperel.com/Brene Brown@brenebrownhttps://brenebrown.com/Doctor Stewart Brownhttps://www.playcore.com/drstuartbrownAdam Grant@adamgranthttps://www.adamgrant.net/Snack Riot@thesnackriothttps://www.snackriot.com/Cheers in a box@sendcheersinaboxhttps://www.cheersinabox.com/virtual-event-experiences/virtual-mixology-experienceCarol, Courtney’s mom :)
Cam and Duane of Oso Rojo - S03E01
Sep 28 2021
Cam and Duane of Oso Rojo - S03E01
This is not your average family-run business, the Ayers family likes to kick it up a notch with their line of hot sauces from Oso Rojo! With a tagline of "Flavor Before Spice", Cam has found a brilliant combination of savory, spice, and just above-and-beyond flavor with every bottle created.Cam and Duane are so laid back and love what they do. It's not often you find a bottle of hot sauce that goes on almost anything (I finished the bottle within 1 week)! Their main line of sauces are some of my favorites, including Umami Bomb, Jalapeno Garlic, Orange Ginger, and Habanero Mustard. NOT ONLY THAT! But Cam has some excellent collaborations with Weldwerks, O'dell Brewing Company, and Cerebral. Be sure to check them out at places like the Cupboard in Fort Collins and several other stores selling your local faves, or go visit Cam and Duane at the Farmer's Markets! That's where I met them first.Be sure to like, subscribe, rate, review, or whatever for the podcast. Let's get the word out there about the small business owners of our community. Shop Local, Support Local, Big Locals Podcast.Featured Artist: Fruta Brutal - If We Never Touched The Groundhttps://www.frutabrutal.com/@FrutabrutalO’dell Brewing Company@odellbrewinghttps://www.odellbrewing.com/Cerebral@cerebralbrewinghttps://cerebralbrewing.com/Wilworks@weldwerksbrewinghttps://www.weldwerks.com/The Cupboard@thecupboardfortcollinshttps://thecupboard.net/Leapin Lizard @leapinlizardlabelshttps://www.leapinlizardlabels.com/Talkin Baseball@talkinbaseball_https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeQ5xiPb9TMpTQIjcscvBRgMikey burton @mikeyburtonhttps://www.mikeyburton.com/shop/Horsetooth Hot Sauce@horsetoothhotsaucehttps://www.horsetoothhotsauce.com/Colorado Fresh Markets AKA Cherry Creek Farmer’s Market@coloradofreshmarketshttps://www.coloradofreshmarkets.com/vendorsMisoHeat and Curtis@misoheathttps://misoheat.com/
Paige Mitchell of Paige Mitchell Coaching - S02E07
Apr 13 2021
Paige Mitchell of Paige Mitchell Coaching - S02E07
I'm so JUICED after listening to this episode again! Paige Mitchell of @paigemitchell.coach can really get to the heart of the conversation and dig DEEP with some good answers.I myself have found ran into some roadblocks developing in my career, hobbies, and even on this podcast @biglocalspodcast. It's tough when you're going through life feeling like you're drifting and going through the same motions. But when you have a stellar guide like Paige leading you to a better version of yourself, the sky is the limit! Stay a while and listen to the topics covering imposter syndrome, fulfillment vs. happiness, career transitions, and her experience navigating through COVID as a coach. Paige is delivering to you so much value including:- A free initial call and 10% off any package you purchase from Paige Mitchell CoachingCLICK ON THE LINK BELOW!!https://calendly.com/paigemitchellcoachingllc/podcast-free-strategy-session- The Burnout Handbook: TOP 5 Signs Of Burn Out At Your Job & How To Recover www.burnouthandbook.paigemitchell.coach - And so many other resources and information for you to consume:@paigemitchell.coach https://www.paigemitchell.coach/quick-linkshttps://www.paigemitchell.coach/Check out the episode through this link:https://www.buzzsprout.com/1409566/8310202Shop local, Support local, Big Locals Podcast Featured Artist - Video Girl with the song Slow Movehttps://videogirl.myportfolio.com/@videogirlmusichttps://open.spotify.com/artist/4EA6Vp2K1gGgSVdWgtZKc2?si=x43f2OjeQqGdmbz-uRd2hQPablo Villalpando - SEO Extraordinairehttp://pablovillalpando.com/