About Us

Emarc Malavolti and Alex Marck (aka Amarc) both hail from Northern Illinois and are on an entrepreneurial journey. They’ve founded a number of businesses separately and together. A big part of their journey is talking to business leaders who have wisdom and experience to share, and bringing that wisdom to you through a podcast and other content.


Emarc Malavolti

Originally from Haiti, Emarc was adopted in 2001 and grew up in Caledonia, Illinois, on a five acre farm with 21 siblings. He studied at Highland Community College in Freeport, Illinois, tried several different jobs and was even a youth minister for a time, but things really clicked when he became an entrepreneur. In 2016, Emarc developed Fresh2Go, a pocket-sized oral hygiene kit that guarantees fresh breath. The following year, Fresh2Go won the Freeport Fish Tank competition, the Spirit of Entrepreneurship award at the EigerLab FastPitch competition, and became a hit in the stateline region. Emarc was also chosen by Northwest Quarterly as one of "25 Local People Who Inspire."

Emarc also founded Freeport Mastermind as a monthly meeting where local business owners and other "success-seekers" can learn from each others’ failures and successes, and the gathering grew into an annual leadership conference. He recently became a partner in Modern One Marketing and also serves as their Director of Business Development.


Alex “Amarc” Marck

Alex founded Marck Design, the business that became Modern One Marketing, as a one-man firm to help local businesses and nonprofits improve their marketing with better design. He already had experience launching and running his own businesses while still in high school, and proved his project management skills while coordinated the most ambitious Eagle Scout project in the history of the Blackhawk Area Council. Since 2013, Modern One has grown into a full service marketing agency with offices in Northern Illinois and Denver, Colorado. Alex is also a graduate of the University of Illinois-Chicago where he earned a Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design.

After joining the Freeport Mastermind team, Alex played an essential part in planning and staging Mastermind’s conferences, and is a frequent presenter, giving members new techniques to expand their businesses.


Tradeshow Pros

Modern One Productions

Mastermind Conference

Modern One Marketing


The Podcast

Every other week, Emarc and Amarc sit down with a guest who brings valuable insight into some aspect of the entrepreneurial life, such as leadership, marketing, motivation, etc. Hear their stories and benefit from their wisdom, and build a better life!

Subscribe to The Emarc & Amarc Podcast wherever fine podcasts are sold, or download episodes from our archive page.


Looking for speakers who are dynamic and inspiring? Emarc and Amarc can bring a presentation to your event that will leave a lasting impression on your attendees. Depending on your needs, they can bring a motivating message about the entrepreneurial life, training on a specific marketing or sales technique, or anything in between.

If you would like to book them or learn more, get in touch today.

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Want more than you can get on the podcast? Good, because we want to give you more! Our blog puts extra essentials in your hands and is our favorite place to post news and our journey videos.

Cry Me a River – Get a Job, and Start Your Business

February 20, 2020

The State of Emarc & Amarc—What We’ve Done and What We’ve Learned

February 13, 2020

Knowing, Growing & Tie-Dyed Pencils

February 6, 2020

There Are Many Ways to Give, My Friend

January 23, 2020

It’s On Next Week!- Send Us Your Questions for Gary Vee!

January 8, 2020

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