Todd Bucher traded in a successful career in the advertising, marketing and magazine publishing fields to renovate a 1940s classic diner that whips up down-home American eats from breakfast favorites to burgers. Along with his wife and partner, Nina Kurath Bucher, Todd reinvented his career and pursued his culinary passion, serving up unique solutions to new business challenges along the way. He is a classic reinventor who converted a mid-twentieth century Silk City diner into a 21st century success story. Todd still finds time to pursue his favorite pastimes such as hunting, winter camping, travel, motorcycles, and the Packers and Wisconsin Badgers.
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Too many people believe that if they keep their heads down and work hard they’ll be recognized on the merits of their work. But that’s simply not true anymore. “Safe” jobs disappear daily. To make a name for yourself, to create true job security, and to make a difference in the world you have to share your unique perspective and inspire others to take action. And, Dorie Clark is THE person to show you how.
Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, TIME, Entrepreneur, and the World Economic Forum blog. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, she is the author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future which has been translated into Russian, Chinese, Arabic, French, Polish, and Thai and her most recent book, Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It. Clark consults and speaks for a diverse range of clients, including Google, the World Bank, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, the Ford Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Yale University, the Mount Sinai Medical Center, and the National Park Service. She was also named one of Inc. magazine’s “100 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next Conference,” and recognized in Forbes as one of “25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch in 2015.”
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Erin Ryder, star and Executive Co-Producer of SYFY’s television series “Destination Truth” and National Geographic’s “Chasing UFOs,” joins Garrison on Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys
Listen to Garrison’s interview with Claudia Palfi of Adventure Motorcycle Tours and Rentals, the most important motorcycle tours organizer in Eastern Europe:
When you hear the word “Transylvania,” what do you think about? Do you envision creaking doors, helpless maidens, howling wolves and flapping bats, caped noblemen with vicious fangs, thunder and lightning booming down on a desolate castle? Do you envision werewolves? Vampires? Bram Stoker? Dracula? Bela Lugois? Vlad the Impaler?
The real Transylvania is a daylight fantasy filled with high altitude roads, lost-in-time villages and sun-drenched plains dotted with ancient churches and castle ruins.
And, thanks to Adventure Motorcycle Tours you can experience Transylvania and other unique destinations on the back of a BMW.
Adventure Motorcycle Tours – office address
First floor of Transylvania Live offices building
31 A, Razboieni street, Turda, 401189, Turda, Cluj County, Romania
Also on the show: We’ll take an online road trip to Baltimore, Maryland to talk with George Kavourakis, owner of the Broadway Diner
Elisabetta Canalis is a well-known Italian actress, television personality and model. She started her career in the glamor industry by landing a role in the popular Italian television sitcom “Striscia Ia Notizia”. Elisabetta was one of the participants in the 13th season of the hit reality series “Dancing with the Stars.” She has also graced the Max calendar and played cameo roles in films like “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo’” and “Virgin Territory.” Iconic fashion magazines including Maxim and Vanity Fair consider her to be one of the most beautiful women in the world and she has appeared on the cover of fashion magazines like Vogue and Maxim. Elisabetta has starred in advertising campaigns for glamorous cosmetics brands like L’Oreal, Hollywood Milano and Pantene. She is a passionate animal rights campaigner and has appeared nude in an advertisement for PETA to raise awareness about the need to avoid products made from animal fur. Cancer charities like the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have benefited from her fundraising efforts.
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Richard Grieco began his professional career working as a model for Calvin Klein, Armani and Chanel. He made his professional acting debut in the mid-80s, with a role on the soap opera, “One Life to Live” and was then cast in the role that would make him a household name, as Detective Dennis Booker in the series, “21 Jump Street”. He remained with “21 Jump Street” for one season, and then appeared in the spin-off series, “Booker.” He’s also in the films “Almighty Thor” and “A Night at the Roxbury.” His abstract paintings are garnering world-wide acclaim.
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Amber Arbucci is a renowned fashion model, wildlife photographer/artist, and adventurist. Originally from the small town of New Smyrna Beach, Florida she now resides in Los Angeles although she spends most of her time abroad. Amber’s photography is seen in galleries both here in the US and Internationally. She also rides around Los Angeles on a Yamaha R6!
Listen to Garrison’s interview with supermodel and adventurer Amber Arbucci
“I had an absolute blast doing an interview with Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys. (Garrison) definitely did his research on me and asked some great questions covering all aspects of my life, not just my riding. Thanks for having me!” Victoria’s Secret supermodel and wildlife photographer Amber Arbucci
Motorcycle photos by Arto Saari