How to Approach Selling or Taking on Investment with Special Guests Craig Wescott and Jeff Gebhart – Podcast Episode 14

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Episode Description

In this SPECIAL edition of the Memory Makers Podcast, Russ Van Natta sits down with Craig Wescott and Jeff Gebhart of Five Star Parks & Attractions to discuss their growth and scaling strategies. They share their focus on the significance of teamwork, community engagement, and upholding the reputation of established brands.

They talk about their backgrounds, discussing their extensive experience in the family entertainment center (FEC) industry. Craig shares his upbringing in his family’s Track Family Fun Parks and Jeff talks through his involvement with Craig’s Cruisers in Michigan, which both eventually became a part of Five Star Parks & Attractions.

They also dive into the intricacies of evaluating and acquiring new businesses to expand their portfolio, ensuring a seamless transition that prioritizes both the financial aspect and the well-being of the existing staff and community reputation.

This episode is not one to skip for some incredible insights!


In last week’s episode, we asked if you could name the song Russ was referencing at the start of the episode. And the answer was… Come To My Window by Melissa Etheridge!

One of our lucky listeners guessed correctly and won a Creative Works backpack!

Thank you to all who wrote in with their guesses! Be sure to tune in for more prize opportunities!

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