Happy Valley Hustle

Happy Valley Hustle

www.billzhustle.com
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 success?


Zack Rackovan — Powering Your Idea With Passion & Creation
Nov 6 • 46 min
Zack Rackovan eye for design and love of the outdoors inspired Ardor & Forge, his micro-brand watch company that’s gearing up for the sale of its first line. With resolve as tough as his watches, Zac…
Marisa Cameron — What You Can Get From Global Entrepreneurship Week & A PR Student’s Take On Promotion
Nov 6 • 37 min
Marisa Cameron isn’t waiting until graduation to apply her PR know-how
Jamie Bestwick — ‘Don’t Settle For Mediocre’: Fighting Fear & Never Stopping The Climb
Oct 16 • 45 min
Jamie Bestwick is an X Games legend — 20 medals won from 1996 to 2019! — as well as an entrepreneur and philanthropist. Jamie discusses his journey from England to America and how the same commitm…
Anatomy of a Side Hustle Part 3: Finally Getting It Right With Cool School Vintage
Oct 8 • 20 min
Host Bill’s side hustle finally made a profit — hear what improvements got him there and what’s next
Kerry Bestwick — Developing The Mindset For Wellness And Success
Oct 2 • 51 min
Kerry Bestwick will give your brain and your body a workout.
Greg Wolf — Using Science To Improve Workplace Communications
Sep 18 • 38 min
Greg Wolf is aiming to make more harmonious and effective workplaces techniques backed by science.
Emily Burns — How Artists Become Entrepreneurs & Good Design’s Place In Your Startup
Sep 4 • 39 min
Emily Burns is a graphic designer, painter and professor who founded Maake magazine, a high-quality, limited-run publication showcasing the work of emerging artists. Emily and Maake are visible in art hubs…
Craig Markovitz — Developing The Patience AND Stomach For Entrepreneurship
Aug 21 • 35 min
Craig Markovitz played the long-game toward entrepreneurial success, and now he’s helping others take that path
Britta Teller — Knowing Your Audience & Laying Down Ground-Breaking Solutions With Steller Innovations
Aug 7 • 34 min
Britta Teller’s company is disrupting the hardwood flooring game and finding solid ways to promote the brand.
Todd Miner — Offering Rides, Bringing Smiles With Vamos! Lion Chariot
Jul 17 • 50 min
Todd Miner spotted an opportunity and now offers rides — and smiles — in Happy Valley.
Josh Helke — Building Organic Climbing & Not Compromising On Your Vision
Jul 3 • 43 min
Josh Helke has a rock-solid vision of his brand’s reason for being.
Eddie Fisher — Celebrating Community & DIY Spirit At Badger & Hound
Jun 19 • 37 min
Eddie Fisher’s barber shop offers new school haircuts and old school atmosphere.
Ellie Rosen — Making Money Re-Fashioning & Trend-Spotting With SnipTeez
Jun 5 • 35 min
Ellie Rosen uses her sewing skills and eye for fashion to make one-of-a-kind game day apparel
Anatomy Of A Side Hustle Part 2 — Reflecting After Cool School Vintage’s First Pop-Up
May 3 • 19 min
Cool School Vintage just faced the world. Hear how it went.
Stephanie Madden & Elaine Meder Wilgus — Making An Inclusive Space For Nerding Out
May 1 • 46 min
Stephanie Madden and Elaine Meder-Wilgus are giving people a platform to celebrate their nerdiness
Anatomy Of A Side Hustle Part 1 — Diving Into Clothing Re-Sell With Cool School Vintage
Apr 26 • 11 min
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
Apr 17 • 57 min
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
Apr 3 • 61 min
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
Mar 20 • 35 min
Michael Olmstead builds community through wine runs, donut dashes and other fun runs.
Dave Housley — The Joy & Pain Of Writing
Mar 6 • 44 min
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
Feb 20 • 45 min
Marshall is currently leading efforts to open a space for artistic and innovative experiences in downtown State College.
Dana Ray — Finding Your ‘Ground Truth’ To Pave The Path Toward Success
Feb 6 • 31 min
Dana Ray brings clarity for those looking to make a mark
Brian Allen — Creating ‘The Anti-Mascot’ Gritty And Thriving As A Freelancer
Jan 15 • 44 min
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.
Jan 2 • 56 min
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
Dec 28, 2018 • 8 min
Ending 2018 on a note of gratitude and getting pumped for new adventures in 2019
Divine Lipscomb — Moving On From Mistakes & Escaping Prisons of the Mind
Dec 5, 2018 • 72 min
Divine Lipscomb is a student, an entrepreneur and a former inmate. He’s dedicated himself to reforming the correctional system and setting up returning citizens for success through Penn State’s Restorative Justice Initiative, the Centre County Re-En…
Solocast: Missing the Mall Experience + Why Community & Discovery Matter
Nov 23, 2018 • 10 min
Make sure you always Hear The Hustle: Web: http://bit.ly/HVHustle Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HappyValleyHustle/&nbs…
Jack Zerby — Tales of Startups & The Habits of Winners
Nov 21, 2018 • 71 min
Jack Zerby saw the rise of tech startups like Vimeo and is plotting his own entrepreneurial rise
Katie O’Toole — Podcasting 101 & Shaping the Next Generation of Storytellers
Nov 7, 2018 • 43 min
Katie O’Toole is a gifted storyteller with a lot of tips for helping you connect with subjects and uncover compelling content. A public broadcasting veteran, she’s now educating students on podcasting in Penn State’s Donald P. Bellisario College of …
A.J. Madden — Gain A Physical & Mental Edge With Martial Arts
Oct 17, 2018 • 60 min
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
Oct 3, 2018 • 68 min
The students become the teachers when these young entrepreneurs give a glimpse of their grind.
James Tierney — Optimize Your Life With Improv
Sep 19, 2018 • 45 min
James Tierney wants to entertain you and sharpen your wit through improv.
Katie DeFiore — Catching the Podcasting Bug
Sep 5, 2018 • 38 min
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
Aug 15, 2018 • 50 min
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
Aug 1, 2018 • 57 min
Ken Pasch freely acknowledges the challenges of managing people and shares his flight plan for soaring as a leader.
Mega Ran — Leveling Up Through Creativity & Fan Engagement
Jul 19, 2018 • 58 min
From Penn State to the classrooms of Philly and Phoenix to rapping around the globe, Raheem Jarbo has leveled up through his creativity and commitment. As Mega Ran (https://megaran.com/), he has built a passionate following by embracing a love of ga…
Solocast: What We’re Teaching Inmates About Entrepreneurship AND What You Can Learn From It
Jul 13, 2018 • 22 min
“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
Jul 4, 2018 • 67 min
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
Jun 20, 2018 • 53 min
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
Jun 6, 2018 • 42 min
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
May 16, 2018 • 48 min
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
May 2, 2018 • 42 min
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
Apr 18, 2018 • 52 min
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
Apr 5, 2018 • 30 min
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
Apr 4, 2018 • 54 min
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
Mar 21, 2018 • 56 min
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
Mar 7, 2018 • 41 min
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
Feb 21, 2018 • 27 min
Ellen Matis has been energized by her entrepreneurial journey and that spark is elevating local businesses.
Lee Erickson — Demystifying Entrepreneurship at Happy Valley LaunchBox
Feb 7, 2018 • 47 min
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
Jan 24, 2018 • 26 min
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
Jan 10, 2018 • 49 min
Author Matt Swayne offers insight on finding time to write, publishing your work and embracing your inner promoter.
Welcome to Happy Valley Hustle
Jan 1, 2018 • 0 min
Host Bill Zimmerman tells you how Happy Valley Hustle can help you make the most of 2018.