Ep. 39 Mark and Alan Laderman

Having grown up in West Tennessee, Mark Laderman and his family capitalized on a combination of their natural southern hospitality and a unique blend of creativity and quality to create not one, but two award-winning dining experiences in Northwest Tennessee. If you are headed this way, no doubt someone will recommend you eat at Sammies or The Grind. In this episode, Mark and his son Alan share what inspired them to build their dream eateries in this region, what they think is the secret to their restaurants’ popularity and challenges unique to entrepreneurs working in rural communities. Caution: this episode should not be consumed on an empty stomach.

And later, we go behind the scenes at STEM Landing at Discovery Park of America to learn all about space suits.

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