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Rick Baker

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Latest 28 Jan 2023 | Updated Daily

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Rick Baker Encore

Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast

GGACP celebrates Halloween 2022 with this ENCORE of a 2019 interview with Emmy and Oscar-winning makeup master Rick Baker. In this episode, Rick talks about local horror hosts, gorilla suits, Aurora model kits, "Famous Monsters of Filmland" and the enduring influence of makeup legends Jack Pierce and Dick Smith. Also, Eddie Murphy ups his game, Milicent Patrick gets her due, Rick transforms Martin Landau into Bela Lugosi and Christopher Lee dresses up as...Christopher Lee. PLUS: "The Thing with Two Heads"! In praise of Ray Harryhausen! The ingenuity of Lon Chaney! The guerilla cinema of Larry Cohen! And Rick accepts an Oscar from Vincent Price!(Special thanks to our friend Patton Oswalt) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 56mins

31 Oct 2022

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* Rick Baker, President and CEO of the Grand Rapids Chamber, Secretary of the West Michigan Policy Forum

Spotlight Media Studios


18 Oct 2022

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25: Rick Baker: Preserving Your Values as You Grow Your Window Treatment Business

Window Treatments for Profit with LuAnn Nigara

Today on Window Treatments for Profit: Welcome to Window Treatments for Profit. Most business owners crave more leads and more growth. But when your business grows fast, it comes with its own set of problems, many of which are harder to navigate than those early business struggles. One of the key problems that arises is how to maintain your commitment to the customer experience, your vision, and your core values, even in the face of fast growth. Rick Baker of Galaxy Draperies joins me to share how he preserved the mom-and-pop, personal touch legacy even as the business boomed.  The Breakdown [1:00] Rick shares the story of how Galaxy Draperies was thrust into big business growth after starting with modest roots.  [6:30] LuAnn and Rick discuss the difficult transition from owner/operator to owner/manager. [22:32] Rick and LuAnn talk about the importance of the people in your business and how they adopt your business values.  [35:21] Rick shares the struggles that come with growing a team and the lessons he learned along the way. The Ah-ha Moments “I worked with Madeleine for a time and one of the first things she said to me is ‘Rick, we’ve got to go slow to go fast.’ I looked at her like she was out of her mind. I was growing so fast, I could not pump the brakes. I was really frustrated with that comment, but she was absolutely right. I had to build the processes throughout the company to be able to do the things that we were doing.” -Rick Baker “You really are an intentional owner who values the people and knows that it’s all of you together who does it.” -LuAnn Nigara “We have morphed into more than a window covering company. Now we’re really a recruiting, hiring, and training company. We pride ourselves on our training program we run for our employees—The Galaxy Way.” -Rick Baker More about Rick Baker: Rick Baker is the CEO and Visionary of Galaxy Draperies, which has been in business in the Greater Los Angeles area since 1976 when his mother Muriel founded it. Having grown up in a window coverings business, Rick has worked every role he asks his staff to, giving him invaluable knowledge in the industry and day-to-day challenges. He was recently awarded “Member of the Year” from Exciting Windows, one of the industry groups he is a part of where he learns from and mentors other business owners. His wife and his 3 children all work in the business, and their family is very close even outside of work, and Rick spends as much time as possible with his kids, his two grandchildren, his wife Diane, and his pets Bella and little buddy. Connect with Rick Baker: Website  Instagram Facebook Our Favorite Links Shop38east.com Madeleine MacRae's Home Pro Toolbox Windowworksnj.com Comfortex.com Vitalia Inc. Exciting Windows What’s new with LuAnn Nigara luannuniversity.com http://www.luannnigara.com/cob Inside Voice, Outside Voice Purchase LuAnn’s Books Here: Book 1: The Making of A Well – Designed Business: Turn Inspiration into Action Book 2: A Well-Designed Business – The Power Talk Friday Experts Pre-Order Book 3: A Well-Designed Business – The Power Talk Friday Experts Volume 2 Connect with LuAnn Nigara LuAnn’s Website LuAnn’s Blog Power Talk Friday Like Us: Facebook | Tweet Us: Twitter | Follow Us: Instagram | Listen Here: Podcast Other Shows Mentioned:  #20 C-Suite Talks with Madeleine MacRae: The Key to Successful Hiring #14 C-Suite Talks with Madeleine MacRae: Defining the Success Paradigm A Big THANK YOU to Today’s Podcast Sponsor: Exciting Windows: A community of window treatment professionals dedicated to helping each other learn and grow. Exciting Windows wants to ensure that each owner builds a better business that is pleasurable, profitable, and valuable.

1hr 3mins

30 May 2022

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Quarterly Check in with President & CEO Rick Baker

Back to Business

It's hard to believe it's already April! The year is already a quarter of the way done. At our Annual Meeting in February, we presented an economic forecast from the Seidman College of Business. The big takeaways were that Grand Rapids was on a growth trajectory, with the biggest issue in the region being talent. We had a chance to sit down with Rick Baker, the Chamber's President & CEO, to hear what he is seeing in his interactions with the Grand Rapids community, what he's excited for in 2022, and how he thinks our community is rebounding from the pandemic. This is an episode of the Back to Business podcast you won't want to miss.


11 Apr 2022

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BZ's BBS, Thursday, 1-27-22, w/SGT JOHN RICK BAKER On His Book "VICE"

Berserk Bobcat Saloon

Retired law enforcement officer-author SGT JOHN "RICK BAKER" talked about the history of Compton, California, and his work with Compton PD, where he worked 18 years, and his book "VICE" from St Martin's Press! Learn about the origins of gangs like the Bloods and the Crips, and what it was like to have to deal with them on the streets of Southern California!Co-host LONNIE POINDEXTER was likewise LIVE in the Saloon with BZ, and kept the show straight and true!

2hr 1min

28 Jan 2022

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(S1-E19) Pete Thamel, Gene Chizik, Rick Baker

Bowl Season Stories

Pete Thamel takes a trip down memory lane to highlight his greatest Bowl Game, gives his analysis of this years Bowl Season & drops his CFP Championship predictions; Gene Chizik on why Bowl Season is so important to players & coaches, the value of winning a bowl games & how his mentors shaped his career; Rick Baker on his four decades at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic & what makes the game so special.


6 Jan 2022

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Episode 6 - Video interview of Rick Baker, former two-term and highly-effective Mayor of St. Pete.

Art in da Burg

(Video found at Facebook.com/burgbulletin). This was a very pleasant interview. We talked a little bit about his family, his playing the guitar, his books that he is so proud of, and the effectiveness which he gave the job of mayor of St. Petersburg Florida for two consecutive terms. He delves into what the factors were that allowed him to be so effective and successful. I really enjoyed getting to know him a little bit more. One of the things I learned most from this interview pertains to how we should think about these mayoral candidates. The trap that we find ourselves in a lot is when we pigeonhole candidates as liberal or conservative or Democrat or Republican. Rick says this is a mistake. At the mayoral level, political ideology takes a backseat to one’s love of city. So I’m going to take this under advisement as I think I make this mistake a lot myself. I think I’m gonna re-dedicate myself towards finding that person who loves St Petersburg as much as Rick Baker does. If we can find that person, it doesn’t matter what their political party is.


21 Jul 2021

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Rick Baker & David J. Skal

Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast

It’s Halloween in July as Gilbert and Frank celebrate the 90th anniversaries (1931-2021) of Universal Studios' original "Dracula" and "Frankenstein" by welcoming Oscar-winning makeup creator Rick Baker and author-historian David J. Skal for a fascinating conversation about sympathetic monsters, mad scientists (real and imagined), the origin of horror films, the genius of Jack Pierce and the premature deaths of Colin Clive, Dwight Frye and Lon Chaney. Also, David interviews Carla Laemmle, Rick turns Martin Landau into Bela Lugosi, Glenn Strange appears in Boris Karloff's obit and Bram Stoker's widow tries to kill off "Nosferatu." PLUS: Ghoulardi! "Man of a Thousand Faces"! The influence of Forrest J. Ackerman! Bette Davis (almost) plays the Bride of Frankenstein! And the boys (once again) try to make sense of "The Black Cat"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 55mins

19 Jul 2021

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Metals & Metallics with Johnny Angel & Rick Baker

Campfire Hour

Today on Campfire Hour, we’re sitting down with the Epoxy King Johnny Angel and Metal Artist Rick Baker! These two need their own show but in the meantime you get to hear them together in this entertaining and informative episode. Both are Masters of their craft and they’ve teamed up to offer custom and unique products and have a blast doing it. This episode is sponsored by Jeramie Meadows, who can help you get more of those precious metals into your portfolio, or help it grow. Schedule a meeting with him here: https://bit.ly/3uE0I9T


17 Jun 2021

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#304 Rick Baker's F/X (1986)

A Quality Interruption

EPISODE #304-- Be prepared to enter a world of illusion as we discuss the premiere make up and magic based thriller, F/X(1986). James can't stop talking about William Friedkin but in a good way this time. We also talk about the documentary OVERNIGHT (2003) and BILL AND TED FACE THE MUSIC (2020). Donate to the cause at Patreon.com/Quality. Follow James on Twitter @kislingtwits and on Instagram @kislingwhatsit or on gildedterror.blogspot.com. You can watch Cruz and Alexis Simpson on You Tube in "They Live Together." Thanks to our artists Julius Tanag (http://www.juliustanag.com) and Sef Joosten (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). 


28 Apr 2021