1. Up In The Biz: Shumaker Guitar Works Sean Leary 26:11

In the inaugural episode of our new podcast highlighting Quad-Cities’ local businesses, we talk to Thad Shumaker of the unique and cool new Shumaker Guitar Works, a local shop that builds and repairs custom guitars, offers rentals and purchases of new instruments, handles musical lessons and a whole lot more! We talk to Thad about getting started, how he’s built his business, his passion for the vocation and what goes into making an awesome custom guitar!

Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.