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  • George Aquino, General Manager of the JW Marriott
  • Laurel Pruski, Bissell BlockTail Party

George Aquino, General Manager of the JW Marriott

George and I chat about the success the JW has experienced since opening in Grand Rapids in 2008, coming to the US as a teenager, how he got involved in the hospitality industry, what he looks for in other hotels when he travels the globe, how social media has been helpful to the JW, how he got started with his "My Hotel Life" travel and food blog, some of the favorite places he's enjoyed around the world, his recent trip to Asia, some of the places he would love to travel, a few places he thinks you should visit, his Grand Rapids Press dining column, and much more......

JW Marriott Grand Rapids
On Facebook ilovethejw

My Hotel Life http:// m/
On Facebook: pages/My-Hotel-Life/197754829648





Laurel Pruski, Bissell BlockTail Party

Laurel and I chat about what's on tap for this year's BlockTail Party, the mission of the event, who some of the organizations are that will be beneficiaries of this year's event, how you can get tickets, and more.

The Bissell BlockTail Party takes place, Wednesday, June 13 from 6pm-9pm at Mangiamo!

Bissell BlockTail Party
On Facebook


I'm really looking forward to introducing you to folks around West Michigan every week who are helping to positively shape our area with their music, their art, their bold business ideas, and the causes they're passionate about!

~Paul Jendrasiak

Tom and Jake Scheidel also join me to chat about the 8th annual Jake's Music Festival to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. We talk about the eclectic group of musicians that will be performing, about some of the important things people should understand about Juvenile Diabetes, and those who help make Jake's Music Festival possible.

You can learn more about Jake's Music Festival at: