Episode 20 – Featuring Lauren Trocano & John Lacarte

We continue our discussions with award-winning entrepreneurs, as we talk with John Lacarte, the President of Model Cleaners and recent winner of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Western Pennsylvania region (in the “business services” category). John discusses the history of the business, and how a business as simple as dry cleaning has adapted to meet the changing needs of the marketplace in a manner that has driven the company to the top of the industry. Plus, we talk with Lauren Trocano, the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for the Bayer Corporation, about Bayer’s year-long “Bayer 150″ birthday celebration, their commitment to STEM education, and how the company has been able to sustain itself as an industry leader for a century and a half.