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Steve Landers recounts how he began a life in sales | Ep 105

9/17/2018
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Steve Landers was born in Benton on September 23, 1953 and began selling (newspapers) at 5 years old. He got his first car sales job in 1970, graduated from Benton High school in 1971 (after attending summer school) and married in 1972. He went in with his father and began his own car dealership later that year. By the early 90’s, Landers Auto Group included three separate dealerships. In 1995, Landers sold to United Auto Group for 40 million dollars. In 1998, the United Auto Group hired...

Duration:01:01:00

The legendary Bob Robbins speaks with Kerry on his extraordinary life | Ep 104

9/10/2018
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Legendary Arkansas DJ Bob Robbins discuss his long history on the airwaves. Robbins has been a fixture of Arkansas radio since 1967, when he began working for KAAY in Little Rock and in 1979 moved to KSSN 96 FM. Today he hosts the morning show on the WOLF 105.1 “Home of country legends” where he aptly fits. In 2013, he was named Broadcast Personality of the Year by the Country Music Association, the people behind the CMT Awards. Bob’s life is that of which books are written. He was born in...

Duration:01:02:44

Michele Towne speaks on the ins and outs of running a magazine | Ep 103

9/4/2018
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Michele Towne has worked in several sales jobs including office equipment and medical sales and advertising sales. Prompted by the magazine RSVP Memphis, in September 2001, she began Inviting Arkansas. It was the first Little Rock publication that covered the city’s social and philanthropic life. She then sold ads for the magazine and assembled a staff of industry people that were stay-at-home moms. Her staff is still all woman. She attributes her success to Willie Oates and Cindy Murphy,...

Duration:01:00:46

Creighton Ralls dishes on remodeling a historic building | Ep 102

8/29/2018
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Creighton Ralls, of Little Rock, Arkansas, graduated from Walton College of Business, UofA Fayetteville. His first job was at Ray Winder Field. He has held a variety of jobs including waiting tables, taking white water photos, starting multiple businesses and working in a storage freezer before settling into his present career at The Pyramid Building in downtown Little Rock located at 221 W. 2nd St. Here he oversees condominium sales and rentals and manages the different retail venues on the...

Duration:01:04:19

Dr. Steve Cathey, Interview with a brain surgeon, lets get inside your head | Ep 101 | 8-17-18

8/20/2018
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Dr. Steve Cathey joins Kerry to discuss the topic of brain surgery. Listen to hear if he will donate his brain to science, how an aneurysm foiled a perfect surgery, and his prediction on the cure for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Duration:01:02:13

Chelsea WakeField Reprise | Ep 0100 | 8-10-18

8/13/2018
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Chelsea Wakefield, PhD, LCSW is a Jungian oriented psychotherapist, couples therapist, dream worker, workshop and retreat leader who works with individuals, couples and groups. She has spent twenty five years facilitating people in moving beyond the wounds of the past, accessing their archetypal potential and living more vibrant and meaningful lives. Chelsea draws from a depth of training in clinical and transpersonal methods, helping people to integrate the insights of inner work into daily...

Duration:00:56:01

Roy Dudley, Recorded Live from the Dreamland Ballroom | Ep 0097 | 7-20-18

8/9/2018
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Kerry talks with Roy Dudley live from the Dreamland Ballroom. Roy Dudley has been in the antiques business his entire life. As a child, growing up in Northwest Arkansas, he accompanied his parents to auctions, and he started selling some of his finds while still in elementary school. Over the years he has expanded the business to include both showroom sales and house-based estate sales. In addition, to conducting sales, Roy Dudley Estate Sales provides estate appraisals and estate mediation...

Duration:00:40:23

Connie Fails shares her story of being a designer for a First Lady | Ep 0099 | 8-3-2018

8/6/2018
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Kerry talks with Connie Fails who made Hillary Clinton’s first Gubernatorial inaugural gown that is now on permanent display in Arkansas' historic Old State House. Twelve years later, Bill Clinton was elected president and Connie designed Mrs. Clinton’s inaugural pants suit. Mrs. Clinton also wore several other Connie Fails designs for the inaugural ball and other festivities that week.

Duration:00:57:45

Jim Dailey talks about life in the Natural State | Ep 0098 | 7-27-2018

8/6/2018
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Kerry speaks with Jim Dailey who serves as the Tourism Director for the State of Arkansas. A Little Rock native, Dailey graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and served for more than 20 years as an elected official, 14 of those as mayor of Little Rock from 1993 to 2006. He worked to expand the Statehouse Convention Center, build Verizon Arena and create the River Rail and Big Dam Bridge projects. After serving as mayor, he worked as a broker/consultant with Flake & Kelley...

Duration:00:59:00

Music Professor Dr. Linda Holzer tells us how modern tech can help bridge the centuries

7/5/2018
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Music Professor Dr. Linda Holzer tells us how modern tech can help bridge the centuries by FlagandBanner.com

Duration:00:54:25

Steve Clark shares his ups, downs and life lessons with hilarious honesty

7/2/2018
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Up in Your Business is a weekly radio show and podcast with Kerry McCoy, owner of FlagandBanner.com. Kerry interviews business owners and other professional leaders who share their story of ambition, entrepreneurship, and luck. It airs as a live radio show every Friday and as a podcast available for download. Guests inspire listeners with their insights and life experiences. Join Kerry for this personal, provocative, and candid hour of engaging conversation centered around business advice,...

Duration:01:00:06

Anita Davis shares her experience with place-making and the Esse Purse Museum

6/25/2018
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The Divine Feminine comes up naturally as Anita shares the essence of what a purse is, and how their history is actually a history of women. Learn from her about the practice of place-making urban areas and the partnerships she made along the way.

Duration:00:52:37

Beau Renfro picks and makes us grin this week on Up in Your Business

6/5/2018
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Beau Renfro, Rockabilly Hall of Famer Beau Renfro is a member of the Rock-a-Billy Hall of Fame in Jackson, Tennessee. He is an entertainer, song writer and singer. Beau's music career started in a church in Forrest City, Arkansas. He learned to sing by listening to his mother and sisters sing old Gospel songs. All nine of his sisters played a role in the evolution of Beau’s music. His sister Jean paid for his first guitar and sisters Lou, Joyce, Naomi and Helen made sure he paid attention as...

Duration:00:53:00

Your life is a movie and you’re the star! Arnessa tells you how to act the part.

5/30/2018
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Arnessa Bennett has been a nationally and internationally life coach, motivational/inspirational speaker and talk show host. She is the executive director and founder of the Arnessa Bennett Personal and Professional Development Institute (ABPPDI), based in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Its mission is to offer specialized training, educational programs and health awareness that empowers and inspires individuals youth and adults to personally navigate through life and develop professionally,...

Duration:00:53:35

Janis Kearney talks about being a newspaper woman, the first Presidential Diarist and Wow Publishing

5/21/2018
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Dreamer and History Maker Janis Kearney talks with Kerry about being the first Presidential Diarist. Born in Gould, Arkansas, Janis Kearney was one of eighteen children of parents Ethel V. Kearney and James Kearney. After graduating from Gould High School in 1971, Kearney attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, earning a B.A. in journalism in 1976. She continued on with her education while working, earning thirty hours towards a M.P.A. from the University of Arkansas at Little...

Duration:00:51:49

Warwick Sabin fills us in on his past and his future hopes for Little Rock, Arkansas

5/8/2018
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Warwick Sabin has spent his professional life bringing energy and ideas to improve the lives of people. During his time in the state legislature, he worked with Democrats and Republicans to reform Arkansas’ ethics laws, promote cleaner energy, and encourage public/private partnerships to create economic growth. He was named one of the top ten legislators of 2013, and the Arkansas Times called him the "Freshman of the session." In 2014, he was one of only 24 national leaders awarded the Rodel...

Duration:00:57:49

Madonna Badger talks to Kerry about her story of strength, survival and starting #womennotobjects

4/30/2018
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Kerry McCoy will speak with New York advertising executive Madonna Badger, creator of the We Are #WomenNotObjects ad that debuted at Cannes Film Festival and has been viewed more than 2 million times on YouTube. Badger left the advertising industry for more than a year after a tragic house fire on Christmas morning that claimed the lives of her three young daughters and both her parents. After the tragedy, Badger spent a few months in psychiatric hospitals for manic depression and suicidal...

Duration:00:57:41

Kerry talks cannabis science and testing with Dr. Brandon Thornton of Steep Hill Arkansas

4/24/2018
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Dr. Brandon Thornton is Co-Owner & CEO of Steep Hill Arkansas a cannabis science company with a focus on analytical testing. He also provides pharmacist consultant solutions to cannabis businesses, including development of formulations, staff training on compounding methods, and creation of educational materials for patients. He formerly served as the Vice President of Pharmacy Operations for Custom Pharmacy Solutions in Birmingham, AL from 2009-2017. While originally hired as the Director...

Duration:00:59:51

Greg Hatcher has us covered with answers to common questions about insurance policies

4/18/2018
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In September of 1990, with a bank loan, an assistant and 500 square feet of office space, Greg Hatcher started The Hatcher Agency. He signed a 3 year lease on that 500 square feet of office space thinking it would be all he would ever need. At the end of the first year, he had already outgrown his office space and had grown to 7 employees, producing more insurance in his first year of business than any agent in the state of Arkansas. Three years later in 1993, The Hatcher Agency was named...

Duration:00:55:13

Judge Vic Fleming talks crossword puzzles and performs live

4/10/2018
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Judge Vic Fleming was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and grew up in Greenville, Mississippi. He holds a B.A. in English from Davidson College and a J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law. He has taught at Bowen as an adjunct faculty member since 2003. He was elected as a district judge for the City of Little Rock in 1996, and reelected in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 without opposition. The position is now officially known as State District Court Judge, Little...

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