The Pontiac Tribe Podcast

The Pontiac Tribe Podcast
Hosted with friends of the Pontiac Tribe, we talk to the people of the community that look to make a difference for Pontiac. We hear origin stories, fun facts, and other interesting things about what makes Pontiac an amazing community. Of course, with some tips and tricks sprinkled in as well.

Tech Homies Tips Episode 4 - New Years Resolutions… With Tech!
Jan 8, 2019 • 5 min
With a new year, comes a renewed desire to stick to some New Years Resolutions. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been spending the past few days trying to finally decide what your New Years Resolutions will be. I’m here to help you realize how…
Episode 15 - We’re back!
Oct 4, 2018 • 2 min
We are indeed back! We are ready for some more fun in chatting with business owners around the community. Are you interested in telling us your story? Reach out @PodcastTribe on Twitter,, or just stop on by, your story can end up…
Episode 14 - Tech Homies Tips 3 (Part 1) Back to School!
Aug 19, 2018 • 9 min
This next installment of Tech Homies Tips focuses on the features you need to look for when Back to School Shopping for a new computer. While we do focus on the College Bound with this episode, the features mentioned are important for everyone. Stay tuned…
Episode 13 - Tech Homie’s Tips 2 - Phone Storage!
Aug 3, 2018 • 6 min
Ever wonder about the storage on your phone? You’ve been using your phone for a year (or maybe less), and you have to pick and choose what stays on your phone, and what gets deleted? You miss out on precious photos, videos, etc because your phone just…
Episode 12 The “Pontiac Now” Project. Crypto Currency
Jul 26, 2018 • 23 min
The “Pontiac Now” Project. Crypto Currency, Blockchain Technology, and Pontiac Michigan.
Ep. 10 Kelly Sykes from Virgie Geroux Vintage
Jul 8, 2018 • 11 min
In episode 10, we talk with Kelly Sykes, the owner of Virgie Geroux, a highly sought-after vintage clothing store in Downtown Pontiac. We discuss how she got started, why she named the store after her grandmother, and how her passion has formed lasting…
Ep. 9 How to Listen to Podcasts
Jun 27, 2018 • 5 min
Many people in Pontiac are just becoming familiar with podcasts. That’s why in Ep. 9 The Tech Homie discusses the different ways that you can listen to a podcast from any computer or smartphone. After you hear about the various podcast apps available you…
Ep. 8 The Tech Homie
Jun 25, 2018 • 2 min
The Pontiac Tribe is thrilled to introduce a new technology segment featuring Amanda Daniels, The Tech Homie. The new segment will answer questions about technology tools, with tips and tricks. If you find this episode helpful, please share to help others…
Ep. 7 Chrishelle Griffin from Harold’s Italian Ice
Jun 21, 2018 • 13 min
In episode 7, we speak to Chrishelle Griffin, the co-owner of Harold’s Italian Ice. She is proffesional writer, community advocate, and Pontiac original. We discuss her family business, how it got started, why she goes to farmers markets, and Facebook…
Ep. 6 Phil Brown from Wrapped Productions
Jun 20, 2018 • 17 min
In episode 6, we speak to Phil Brown, the owner of Wrapped Productions, a very talented film, and media producer with a studio in downtown Pontiac. We discuss how he first got started, his new project From The Ashes, and why a humble start in Pontiac is…
Ep. 5 Tim Travis from Goldner Walsh
Jun 19, 2018 • 22 min
In episode 5, we had the opportunity to speak with Tim Travis, the owner of Goldner Walsh, a very successful landscaping company located on a 12-acre campus in Pontiac. We discuss how he first got started and the importance of bringing value to customers.…
Ep. 4 Nic Gryglewski from The 5th Ladder
Jun 19, 2018 • 29 min
In episode 4, we spoke with Nic Gryglewski, a high-energy networker, Pontiac advocate, and local entrepreneur. He owns a successful asphalt business called Clutch Coatings, as well as a consulting company called The Fifth Ladder. We discuss why every…
Ep. 3 Ben Carr from Ad Local LLC
Jun 19, 2018 • 8 min
In episode 3, we spoke to Ben Carr, a Pontiac entrepreneur, and the owner of Ad Local, a boutique marketing firm in downtown Pontiac. We discuss the importance of local listings and how it can help your business become more discoverable. Connect with Ben…
Ep. 2 Shelby Berger from Main Street Pawn Shop
Jun 19, 2018 • 5 min
In episode 2, we had a quick chat with Shelby Berger, a celebrated pawnbroker, and Pontiac entrepreneur. We discuss why pawnbrokers are utilizing social apps like Facebook Marketplace, and, to connect with more customers. Contact Shelby’s…
Ep. 1 Max Maine from Max Out Fitness
Jun 18, 2018 • 31 min
In episode 1, we interviewed Max Maine, a master trainer, wellness coach, and Pontiac entrepreneur. We discuss how he first launched his business with just a $5 yoga mat, food deserts, his new juice line, and how he’s getting Pontiac back in shape.…