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Episode 070: Timothy Downs | Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
August 11, 2020

On This Week’s Podcast: Timothy Downs joins Faye Davis to talk shop. Timothy shares his biggest personal leadership challenge as this year keeps going at its relentless pace. He dives into the perceived reasons for the current deal flow trends in the g...

Episode 069: Barb LaMue | New North, Inc.
August 04, 2020

On This Week’s Podcast: Barb LaMue, Executive Director at the New North, Inc., talks about her renewed commitment to trusting her team and striving to be more patient. She dives into how her region stepped up during times of crisis to support their nei...

Episode 068: Marva Bryan | Development Authority of Fulton County
July 28, 2020

On This Week’s Podcast: Marva Bryan shares incredible insights into having difficult conversations surrounding equity and systemic racism on today’s podcast. She talks about why compassion is her strongest quality that has enabled her to have meaningfu...

Episode 067: David Leezer | Wichita Falls (TX) Chamber of Commerce
July 21, 2020

On This Week’s Podcast: David Leezer joins Nick Riashi to talk about the rollercoaster that is 2020. David talks about the importance of body language and receiving non-verbal cues and how the digital space has affected those methods of communication.

Episode 066: Courtney Pogue | City of Dallas
July 14, 2020

On This Week’s Podcast: Courtney Pogue joins Carla Sones to talk all things 2020.  He candidly shares how pivoting became the name of 2020’s game and what unique things the City of Dallas has done to support businesses through COVID-19 and social unres...

Episode 064: Rebuilding with Your People, Your Team: Moving from Crisis to Renaissance, Part 2
June 30, 2020

Today is part two of our three-part series talking through moving from crisis to renaissance. Carla Sones and Ron Kitchens get together again to talk about the importance of engaging your team deeply and why you should be pulsing your people regularly....

Episode 063: Realign Your Services and Refresh Your Brand: Moving from Crisis to Renaissance, Part 1
June 23, 2020

As businesses are reopening, we are hearing of many which are struggling with a clear sense of direction. On today’s episode, Carla Sones and Ron Kitchens embark on part one of a three-part series talking through how to move from crisis to renaissance....

Episode 062: The Drive for Racial Equity Needs Economic Developers
June 16, 2020

Social unrest and the drive for racial equity is top of mind right now. Today, Carla talks with Quentin L. Messer, Jr, who recently wrote a powerful article about his experiences as a Black man in America. Quentin graciously joined the C2 O’Clock call ...

June 9: How Is Rural America Adapting and Overcoming? | COVID-19 MINISERIES
June 09, 2020

The America’s Jobs Team podcast has spent a lot of time talking about the goings-on in urban areas over the past few months. Today, we’re turning the focus to rural communities. Carla Sones is joined by Kiley Miller,

June 2: Site Selectors Weigh in on the Future of Economic Development | COVID-19 MINISERIES
June 02, 2020

Today, we are bringing you some of the highlights from the Virtual Site Consultant Encounter event which Consultant Connect hosted last week. We were joined by 13 site consultants and 130 economic developers for an extended Q+A panel and small group br...