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

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...


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

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...


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

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.


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

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 &...


Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke talks about being at ground zero and a life of recovery.

Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke was in NY near ground zero on 911, hear him talk about the moments after and how it changed his life for the better.


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

Music Professor Dr. Linda Holzer tells us how modern tech can bridge the centuries by FlagandBanner.com


Steve Clark shares his life's lessons and successes with humor and honesty

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,...


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

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.


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

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...


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

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...


Warwick Sabin | Ep 0086 | 05-04-18

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...


EP0085 | MadonnaBadger | 04-27-18

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...


Brandon Thornton | Ep 0084 | 4-20-2018

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...


Greg Hatcher | Ep. 0083 | 04-13-18

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...


Vic Fleming | Ep 0082 | 04-06-18

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...


Brandy McNair| Ep 0081 | 3-30-18

Listen to this podcast to learn: How Brandy Thomason McNair's lifelong love of beads transformed into Bella Vita Jewelry How Bella Vita Jewelry began as a truly grass roots business How she started her passion project Boss Lady Brandy McNair comes from a long line of entrepreneurs. Born and raised in Harrison Arkansas, she observed the art and struggle of owning a business on both sides of her family from her maternal and paternal grandparents. That same spirit was passed to her father and...


Kerry McCoy | Ep 0078 | 3-9-2018

This week the tables are turned on Up in Your Business when Wilson Kanaday interviews host Kerry McCoy! Wilson Kanaday has been a good friend of Arkansas Flag & Banner for nearly a decade. He and Kerry became friends through Wilson's various roles working with the e-commerce team at FlagandBanner.com. Wilson is passionate about the American Dream and loves hearing and telling the stories of people who have lived it. So, naturally Wilson and Kerry formed a bond. She originally thought she...


Maxi Dominguez - Ep 0077 - 3-2-2018

Maxi Dominguez appeared on our December 9, 2016 show and discussed developing and building a fledgling startup business in today's marketplace. Raiz Apparel was described as a self-started project mixed with hard work and entrepreneur mindset. Dominguez has utilized the internet and edgy photography aimed at a specific demographic as a selling and marketing platform for their clothing line with a website hosted by Square Space, along with Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, Vimeo,...


Mark Abernathy | Ep 0076 | 2-23-2018

Mark Abernathy is an idea man, a founder, an owner and the chef of many restaurants; some you may recognize and some you may not: Abernathy’s, The Bijou, Juanita’s, Blue Mesa Grill, Red Door, Bene Vita and Loca Luna. During his 46 years’ experience in the restaurant industry, he has had the distinction of many ‘firsts.’ Mark introduced the first White Cheese dip in America at his restaurant, Blue Mesa Grill. He served Arkansas’ first fajita dish and had the state’s first Wood Fired Brick...


John and Mark of Mainstream Technologies | Ep 0075 | 2-16-2018

John Burgess and Mark McClelland, co-founders and President and Vice President, respectively, of Mainstream Technologies went from promising careers as Financial Application Managers at Dillard to starting a new tech business in 1996. Although the internet was young and internet support businesses were few at that time, these two mavericks were brave enough to take that entrepreneurial leap of faith and visionary enough to know their futures would be bright. Mainstream Technologies began...