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A Taste of Summer with Gary Lazarski

Listen to company CEO Gary Lazarski, State Rep. Tom Demmer and MightyVine’s Director of Business Development, Danny Murphy, on how, why and where they are growing more than 10-million pounds of Illinois tomatoes each year. Listen to “A Taste of Summer this Winter” on Spreaker.

LocalCoho – Alumni in the Wild

Grow Forward portfolio brand LocalCoho raises sustainable salmon and tackles a new protein frontier. In an interview with FoodBytes!, LocalCoho strategic advisor Daphne Mazarakis discusses how the company is uniquely positioned to tackle the challenges of the seafood industry while bringing affordable and sustainable seafood to the masses.

My Story. Your Story. Our Story.

Murphy Scholars through the decades (1990s, 2000s, and 2010s) discuss their experiences with DMSF in light of the organization’s 30th Anniversary.

Startup Pitch

Listen as Daphne Mazarakis presents LocalCoho at FoodBytes! Chicago 2019.

FoodBytes! Chicago 2019 Winners

Hear from LocalCoho (Daphne Mazarakis) and other prize winners at FoodBytes! Chicago 2019


Don’t have time to watch the full video? Download or stream the podcast and catch all the same great information. Elizabeth Shaw sits down with Jim Murphy to discuss her experiences working with CICS and discusses her history working in the education field.

Charter vs. Public Schools

Elizabeth Shaw meets with Jim Murphy to discuss the differences between charter and public schools in the Chicago area. Elizabeth discusses her side of the argument that charter schools take money away from the public schools.

Growing Up in CPS

Having grown up in Chicago, Elizabeth Shaw talks about her experience attending a CPS school. She explains how she values CPS and made the decision to move back to Chicago to enroll her own children in CPS.

Working with CICS

Elizabeth Shaw discusses her relationship and experience working with Chicago International Charter Schools (CICS). She also touches on how her work with CICS has shown her how bright the future of education is in Chicago.

Listen to Phyllis Lockett’s Interview

Don’t have time to watch the full video? Download or stream the podcast and catch all the same great information. Phyllis Lockett sits down with Jim Murphy to discuss how her background in business helped her gain knowledge in education and how to better the Chicago Public School system.