09-03-2023Manufacturing Your Products in the USA with Jason Azevedo from MRCA, Rerun of Episode #166

Our Featured Guest for Sunday, September 3, 2023 is Jason Azevedo

Jason Azevedo is a manufacturing expert and is the General Partner at MRCA (Manufacturing Revitalization Corporation of America), and is the co-founder of Advoque and Mosaic. MCRA works to revitalize America’s manufacturing sector to provide great products, made by fulfilled and well respected employees in the United States. It’s mission is to achieve increased employee wellness, enhancement in process, machinery, energy and communication. MCRA’s differentiator is the revitalization of the American worker through the addition of technology and training to create the most effective manufacturing workforce in the world. Jason’s companies Advoque and Mosaic (both currently under MCRA) develop platforms, campaigns and systems that help brands connect with their audience – including interactive retail displays, custom packaging, kitting, corrugate displays, injection molding and product manufacturing. Jason has had his heart in business development since an early age, starting a very successful apparel company that grew from humble garage beginnings to annual gross billings of over a million dollars. Jason has worked on many key projects for companies such as Arista Networks, Best Buy, Costco, Disney, EA Games, Intel, Roku, Starbucks, Target, WalMart, and Warner Bros. Read more at: https://mrca.net/

Our Entrepreneur Presenters for September 3, 2023:

Brittany Driscoll is Co-Founder of Squeeze Massage, a franchise that is providing not only a “way better massage experience” for customers through its first-of-its-kind industry-leading technology in the retail service space, but also a “way better franchising experience” for potential franchisees. Squeeze’s revolutionary app-based booking and payment platform simplifies the process, allowing guests to book, pay, set personalized preference, tip, rate and review all at their fingertips, so they can walk in and float out. Prior to Squeeze, Brittany spent four years running marketing for Drybar, the original blow dry bar and the world’s largest blow dry bar franchise, where she helped take the company from $30M to more than $100M. Read more at: https://www.squeezemassage.com/

Becca Gardner is the founder of NKD LDY, a beverage company offering spirits without the alcohol. Unlike other no/low-alcohol spirits, NKD LDY doesn’t start with water, but with actual distilled spirits. Through innovation and technology, they gently remove the alcohol fraction from the spirits in a way that preserves as much of the spirits’ essence as possible. They then complete the beverages using flavor and aroma artistry acquired over decades of beverage development experience. Their product origins include tequila sourced from Mexico, whiskey made in Bardstown, KY, and a custom gin made with their partners in Milwaukee. Read more at: https://www.drinknkdldy.com/