This week, we talk to Meagan Cupka, Assistant Director of the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy. Meagan talks about the importance of land conservation in Southwestern Virginia, the fun of educating the next generation of environmental protectors, and the need to settle in for the long haul when it comes to land preservation.
Meet Tom Field, president of Berryfield Marketing and owner of Valley Business FRONT magazine. In this wide-ranging discussion, Tom talks about his local roots and his long career in marketing. He also looks at the pros and cons of the modern gig economy and shares the secrets of success for the modern entrepreneur.
This week on Roanoke Podcast For Good, Diane Rumbolt sits down to discuss how her passion for helping others led to the inspiration for her company, Big Lick Boomerang, and how the designated driving company has grown with community support since its startup last year.
Shawn Nowlin stops by to address the opportunities of being the editor for the Salem Times-Register, the value of hard work versus talent, and how perseverance and cultivating relationships keep him at the top of his game, as he offers tips for success to listeners.
Mark Bradford shares his love for the Roanoke area, the challenges and joys of being a stay-at-home father, and his gratitude for the outpouring of community support he’s received since debuting his first children’s book, "Moon, Gorgeous Moon."
This week on Roanoke Podcast For Good, Marie Aprile discusses her lifelong battle with chronic illness, how she’s balanced having MHE with pursuing a career in broadcasting, and what she’s doing to normalize the chronic illnesses that impact so many people around the world.
This week on Roanoke Podcast For Good, Hal speaks with Anna Semonco. From Marketing Director and Organizational Manager at a manufacturing firm to Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwest Virginia (RMHC SWVA), Anna has worn many hats in her career. Our conversation follows Anna’s 17-year tenure at a manufacturing firm, her delve into the nonprofit world, Ronald McDonald House Charities (which she holds near and dear), her philanthropic soul, her family, and her life in Roanoke.
This week on Roanoke Podcast For Good, Hal speaks with Sabrina East. Sabrina runs her own small business: Step Into Mystery Roanoke. Step Into Mystery is an event planning service that hosts live action clue games and murder mystery events at public locations. Our conversation with Sabrina today will follow the struggles and triumphs of starting your own small business, balancing full-time work with a side business, working in the caring profession as well as her tips for small business owners.
This week on Roanoke Podcast for Good, Hal speaks with Aaron Dykstra, Executive Director of The Making Foundation. Propelled forward to share the importance of manufacturing and the skilled trades, Aaron founded The Making Foundation, an after-school enrichment program that teaches hands-on, project-based learning. Prior to running a nonprofit, Aaron built and ran a hugely successful (and award-winning) small business as owner, designer and fabricator for 611 Bicycle Company and Hometown Manufacturing (his bicycles carried an 18-month waiting list!). Our conversation follows Aaron’s journey from decorated Air Force veteran, to small business owner to nonprofit director, dad, partner and passionate tinkerer.
This week on Roanoke Podcast for Good, Hal speaks with author, entrepreneur, and educator Gary Schoeniger. Gary shows us how to find our purpose and how to take action on the opportunities around us even if we have no traditional advantages at our disposal.
This week on Roanoke Podcast for Good, Hal speaks with Levi Buck. Levi works as an analyst for Supply Chain Visions, managing small business and economic development. Our conversation will follow the challenges Levi faced with his recent manufacturing supply chain project, successes with ScaleUp and his tips for small business owners.
This week on Roanoke Podcast for Good, Hal speaks with John Park, the quintessential food evangelist for Southwest Virginia. Our conversation with John follows the growth of his social media brand, his passion for small businesses, developing his food social events: Monday Funday, pub runs and Food Truck Rodeos, advice he has for his past self and a few tips he has for his fellow Roanoke Valley residents and restaurant owners.
This week on Roanoke Podcast for Good, Hal speaks with Mike Childress, marketing consultant and founder of Agile Marketing Collective LLC. Our conversation follows Mike’s dive into digital marketing, the lessons he’s taken away from his time in the Army and in working in the corporate world, the importance of empowering and support one another, the influence of his family, the power of God on his path as well as insight and tips for small business owners considering their own marketing strategy.
This week on Roanoke Podcast for Good, Hal speaks with Christina Garnett, a marketing maven who works with small business owners to take charge of their marketing needs and to create and share their brand. Our conversation follows the importance of community building, finding a tribe, the lightbulb moments that have followed Christina’s career, her side hustle as well as marketing tips for small business owners. We even delve into Christina’s undying love for one platform – Twitter.