This week on Roanoke Podcast For Good, we talk to Carissa Mulahn, the owner of Mulahn Recruiting. Listen in to find out more about Carissa's journey to small business ownership, Carissa's values and her tips for those on the job hunt.
Adam Thacker and his wife Brandy have embraced the philosophy that ‘risk is right’ and when you bet on God with big faith, you’ll never regret it. His passion for the people and the area is why he wanted to start Jawbone Hill here in Roanoke. It hasn’t been smooth sailing, though, and persistence and faith have been needed on the journey. Listen in to find out more about their path to get here, Adam’s values and mission, and where the name Jawbone Hill comes from!
Stephanie Holladay is an educator, an executive, and an anthropologist. Our conversation follows Stephanie as she tells us about her journey as an educator and leader in this space, her brightest moments as a teacher, and what sets Blue Ridge Literacy apart.
Find out how The Rescue Mission through Lee Clark, the Chief Executive Officer, is transforming lives and how your involvement, in whatever small way, can go a long way in supporting the mission.
Lots of people have a signature look. John Lennon had those memorable round eyeglasses, Pharrell Williams wears his iconic tall brown hat. Taylor Swift and Gwen Stefani rock the bright red lipstick. For today’s guest, that unforgettable fashion accessory is not his friendly smile or positive attitude, but his bowtie.
It's the commitment of Alicia and Bobby Ice's business, A+ Custom Cleaning, to being a business people know, like and trust. Their business has become the premier cleaning company in the Roanoke Valley. Find out how they did it!
Entrepreneurs Jacob and Jay of Michael's Video and Wedding Cinema join us to discuss how they transitioned from being employees to being the owners and operators of a thirty-two-year-old business.
Baraka Kasongo, the Chief Executive Officer of VOLATIA Language Network, shared his very interesting story with us. Before he was CEO of the translation company with four offices and many clients all over the United States, Baraka moved to the United States from Rwanda in Africa. His story takes us from his birthplace in Africa to his inspiration and motivation for establishing VOLATIA.
Daniel Vos is a website developer, entrepreneur, educator, and fellow member of the CoLab. He helps dozens of organizations regionally, nationally, and internationally with website design, hosting, marketing, and consulting through his parents' business, IX Publishing Inc. He also inspires growth in others by teaching online classes in website design and tutoring high school students in test preparation strategies.
Monica Rokicki is passionate about architecture and every story she shared from growing up in Chicago to her company, Better Building Works, shows this. As the owner, she currently holds various building performing certificates, serves as a Board Member of the Greater Virginia Green Building Council, and is Immediate Past chair for the ten-state USGBC Southeast Regional Committee.
Bart Smith, the Director of the Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center (RRSBDC), has an impressive resume that ranges from UPS Store owner to town councilman to flight instructor. He has held a lot of positions, all of which allow him to effectively advise businesses in Southwest Virginia. He works with Tom Tanner and Christina Garnett in the Chamber of Commerce in downtown Roanoke.
Kimberly Eakin has an impressive story with great experiences that need to be shared. She is a retired Army Sergeant, a former member of the All Army Pistol Team, a Certified Specialist of wine, and an author.
Landon Moore, or as some may know him as Coach Moore, is a Roanoke native and the owner of Soccer Shots in Roanoke, Star City Soccer Academy, and the founder of Star City Soccer Foundation. He has devoted his life to his favorite sport, which he teaches to children as young as two years old.
Xavier believes in an impact of service and has a strong desire to carry on the legacy of his family by serving others and helping children to realize their true potential.
Lynda McNutt Foster, the Chief Executive Officer of Cortex Leadership Consulting, has more than twenty years of speaking and training experience and more than seven years experience as a leadership coach. Looking at her impressive resume, she has been an entrepreneur since she was twenty years old, owning several different types of businesses, working in several executive positions, and she has authored two books.
Nanette Levin, who has several years of experience in marketing and communications, has always been an champion of the underdog for small businesses.
Drew Arney, a Financial Advisor by day and a business owner by night, created a new accessory for canoes that will help stabilize them on the river and add extra storage.