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Roanoke Podcast For Good

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Our mission for the podcast is very simple: to help share the stories of the trendsetters, innovators, givers, and best providers in Roanoke, Virginia. You know, the thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, business owners, and leaders who are impacting lives in our community. Our goal is to bring attention to the Roanoke area business, non-profits, and charities, and we want to help local business owners and executives learn better marketing, how to create great content, and to make huge, positive impact in our community.

Our mission for the podcast is very simple: to help share the stories of the trendsetters, innovators, givers, and best providers in Roanoke, Virginia. You know, the thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, business owners, and leaders who are impacting lives in our community. Our goal is to bring attention to the Roanoke area business, non-profits, and charities, and we want to help local business owners and executives learn better marketing, how to create great content, and to make huge, positive impact in our community.

Location:

United States

Description:

Our mission for the podcast is very simple: to help share the stories of the trendsetters, innovators, givers, and best providers in Roanoke, Virginia. You know, the thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, business owners, and leaders who are impacting lives in our community. Our goal is to bring attention to the Roanoke area business, non-profits, and charities, and we want to help local business owners and executives learn better marketing, how to create great content, and to make huge, positive impact in our community.

Language:

English

Contact:

5407594766


Episodes

73: Run a Successful Nonprofit By Discovering Your Life’s Purpose | Robin Haldiman | Child Health Investment Partnership of Roanoke Valley

5/22/2019
A graduate of Mary Baldwin College, Robin has been working for nonprofit agencies for most of her life. Robin started her nonprofit career managing a nonprofit foundation before becoming the Vice President of Planned Parenthood, and then she moved into the role she has served in now for over 21 years as the Chief Executive Officer for Child Health Investment Partnership (CHIP). CHIP seeks to pair pregnant and low-income mothers with a family case manager and community health nurse to help...

Duration:00:29:08

72: Combatting Homelessness By Loving One Another | Dawn Sandoval | The Least of These Ministry

5/7/2019
Meet Dawn Sandoval, who has been serving the homeless in the Roanoke Valley for over seven years. There are an estimated 300+ people in the Valley who are homeless—people who are living under bridges, camping in local parks, bathing in the river, and sleeping in alleys and doorways. Dawn started this ministry with her husband to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people who are suffering from homelessness. In her conversation, she shares about what homelessness and what it looks...

Duration:00:24:18

71: Invest (Time) in Deepening Relationships for a Successful Business | Mike Garrison | Values Based Mindset

4/9/2019
Meet Mike Garrison, who has been in sales, business coaching, and strategic planning for over 20 years. Over his career, Mike has owned and sold multiple profitable business ventures and even been an international franchisor. In his conversation, he shares more about his experience with referral marketing, the biggest problem with referrals, how to make referrals work for you and your business, and he shares tips to help entrepreneurs and small business owners succeed.

Duration:00:57:57

70: Building a Successful Business Through Real Relationships with the Capacity to Help and Affinity for Your Cause | Jeff Keaton | Renewanation

3/26/2019
Meet Jeff Keaton, the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Renewanation. His organization’s mission is to transform culture by giving millions of children a biblical worldview, that is, an understanding how God views every area of life such as who God is, where the world came from and why we exist. In his conversation, Jeff talks about how he founded Renewanation, how to have the right motivation for starting a new organization, and he shares more about how he followed God’s vision for his...

Duration:00:49:34

69: Communication, Opportunity, and a Place at the Table | Cally Smith | Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce

3/12/2019
Cally Smith is one busy lady. Not only is she Vice President of Membership and Brand Strategy for the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce, she also facilitates the Leadership Roanoke Valley programs, sits on the steering committee for the Young Professional Conference and the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of the Blue Ridge-New Generations.... among other things. Cally is full of energy and advice for young professionals, and she shares her insights in this week’s podcast.

Duration:00:37:53

68: Streamlining, Modernizing, and Personalizing the Mortgage Lending Process | Will Blaylock and Jason Bialek | Guaranteed Rate

2/26/2019
Guaranteed Rateis one of the country’s largest mortgage lending companies, and now they have a branch right here in Roanoke. Meet Will Blaylock and Jason Bialek, Associate VP and VP of Mortgage Lending. In this week’s podcast, they talk about the challenges of the ever-changing mortgage industry, the benefits of their company’s streamlined approach to the lending process, and why the personal touch remains an important part of doing business.

Duration:00:36:40

67: Meaningful Change Backed By Passionate Work | Rick Morrison | Inspired Policing Solutions LLC

2/12/2019
This week, we talk with Rick Morrison, who is the founder of Inspired Policing Solutions, a faith-based consulting and training organization that is geared towards organizational transformation for businesses, non-profits, and law enforcement agencies. In his conversation with us, Rick discusses where his passion comes from, how he moved from Police Captain to CEO/Founder, and he shares helpful tips for anyone considering starting a business.

Duration:00:37:54

66: Saving Virginia's Scenic Landscapes with a Prius and Hiking Boots | Meagan Cupka | Blue Ridge Land Conservancy

4/17/2018
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.

Duration:00:30:15

65: The Gig Economy and Secrets For Success In It | Tom Field | Valley Business FRONT

4/10/2018
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.

Duration:00:51:23

64: The Transportation Solution That's Not Just Another Designated Driver Service | Diane Rumbolt | Big Lick Boomerang

3/27/2018
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.

Duration:00:41:00

63: How Hard Work and Building Relationships Leads to Success | Shawn Nowlin | Salem Times-Register

3/20/2018
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.

Duration:00:45:35

62: Roanoke Children's Author Mark Bradford Talks Chasing Down Dreams | Mark Bradford | "Moon, Gorgeous Moon"

3/13/2018
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."

Duration:00:24:53

61: Moving Beyond MHE to Advocate for Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities | Marie Aprile | WSLS 10

3/6/2018
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.

Duration:00:36:49

60: The Passion to Provide a Home Away from Home | Anna Semonco | Ronald McDonald House Charities SWVA

2/27/2018
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...

Duration:00:38:30

59: Team Building with a Twist of Mystery | Sabrina East | Step Into Mystery

2/20/2018
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...

Duration:00:29:35

58: Teaching the Next Generation Through Project-Based Learning | Aaron Dykstra | The Making Foundation

2/13/2018
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...

Duration:00:47:52

57: Finding your Purpose and Taking Action | Gary Schoeniger | The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative

2/6/2018
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.

Duration:00:51:45

56: Invested in the Future of Small Businesses | Levi Buck | Supply Chain Visions

1/30/2018
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.

Duration:00:40:35

55: Using the Power of Food to Build Community | John Park | Hungry Asian

1/23/2018
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.

Duration:00:40:26

54: A Common Connection through Unrelated Hobbies Founded New Business | Mike Childress | Agile Marketing Collective, LLC

1/16/2018
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...

Duration:00:49:09