Rust Belt Rundown

Episode 37 featuring Sam Friedman of Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve

In this episode of the Rust Belt Rundown, we speak with Sam Friedman, Brand Director of Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve. Since moving back to Cleveland from his teaching job in Spain, Sam has helped to take family-owned Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve from his mother’s kitchen to the successful online retailer it is today.

Sam’s favorite spot in Cleveland is called Hingetown, home to Amba, a newly opened Indian restaurant, and Larder, a European-style deli that combines traditional ingredients with a modern style.

Listen in as Sam discusses his time living in Europe, getting Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve off the ground, and his experiences in the Cleveland political scene. Feel free to keep up with him by connecting with Sam Friedman on LinkedIn.