Marching Band Mecca aka Indianapolis

One might call Indianapolis, Indiana, where I’m from, Marching Band Mecca. Lucas Oil Stadium is not only home to the Indianapolis Colts NFL team, it is also the home of the Bands of America Grand National Championships sponsored by Music for All.

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Getting the Word Out

Now that ChopSaver is being sold in a major national chain like CVS/pharmacy, people often ask me how we are getting the word out.

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ChopSaver Guy in New York City

I recently visited New York for some business and pleasure with my family to meet some ChopSaver friends and endorsers and hear one of the world’s great orchestras…

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Music Lessons for Life

Recently, I had a chance to speak to a group of young musicians. It was actually a youth orchestra and there were many aspiring professional musicians in the group. As a professional trumpet player turned business man, my message to them was simple. The skills one learns as a musician can be applied to careers outside of music. Here are some of the most important, in no particular order.

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The Power of Facebook

I don’t pretend to be an internet marketing whiz, but I have certainly learned a lot in the last 10 years of “on the job” training.

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Why I Do What I Do

This is why I do what I do. This is why I have pushed the “idea” of ChopSaver for so long, against unbelievable odds. Imaging creating a product in your kitchen and, with no business background, trying to compete with Band Aid® or Coca Cola® or Kleenex®, brand names so common they have become the noun.

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Interview with WFYI – 90.1 NPR

Launching a “home grown’ product into a major retailer like CVS is a newsworthy event. Special thanks to Jill Ditmire and our friends at WFYI 90.1 NPR – Indianapolis for this “drive time” interview. On this one. I actually do some playing!

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