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The Penny Forward podcast is a show about blind people building bright futures one penny at a time. Together, we’re learning to be successful in our personal, professional, and financial lives.

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The Penny Forward podcast is a show about blind people building bright futures one penny at a time. Together, we’re learning to be successful in our personal, professional, and financial lives.

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Podcast Forward Podcast: Orientation and Mobility Immersion Program with Guide Dogs for the Blind guest Marc Gillard

4/16/2024
In this episode of the Penny Forward podcast, Marc Gillard from Guide Dogs for the Blind discusses the Orientation and Mobility Immersion program, detailing its evolution and impact on individuals with visual impairments. The hosts, Chris Peterson, Liz Bottner, and MOe Carpenter, explore the challenges and successes of the program, which provides comprehensive training at no cost to participants.During our conversation, Mark opened up about the hurdles that come with providing orientation and mobility services. From funding limitations to the scarcity of qualified instructors and stringent eligibility criteria, the path to delivering these essential services is fraught with challenges. Yet, it's the determination to overcome these obstacles that truly defines the spirit of Guide Dogs for the Blind. Show notes Penny-Forward-Podcast-Guide-Dogs-for-the-BlindDownload Transcript .TXT file www.guidedogs.com www.briotix.com Penny Forward pennyforward.compennyforward@pennyforward.com Clubhouse HouseFacebookYoutube Get our app, guest membership is free! IOS/AppleGooglePlay Post Production help provided by Brynn Lee Superblink.org Transcription services provided by Anne Verduin.

Duration:00:27:16

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Public Release: Wednesday Workshop Recording: Feb 28, YNAB Workshop

3/29/2024
Our February 28th Wednesday Workshop with YNAB was so well-received, we are making it available for everyone! Transcription Penny-Forward-S2024-E4.5-YNAB-Zoom-CallDownload

Duration:00:50:40

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Penny Forward Podcast: Rightfully Sewn with guest Tyler Bennett

3/26/2024
In this episode of the Penny Forward Podcast, hosts Chris Peterson and MOe Carpenter interview Tyler Bennett from Rightfully Sewn. The Kansas City non-profit focuses on providing education and job opportunities in sewing and fashion for those facing employment barriers. Tyler discusses Rightfully Sewn's mission, its integration with Alpha Point, and the organization's commitment to diversity and inclusion. The conversation also covers the sewing job market, training specifics, and how Rightfully Sewn addresses challenges faced by the blind community, while fostering an environment that welcomes a variety of projects and people. Show notes Penny-Forward-S2024E6-Rightfully-SewnDownload Transcript .TXT file www.rightfullysewn.com Alphapointe.org Penny Forward pennyforward.compennyforward@pennyforward.com Clubhouse HouseFacebookYoutube Get our app, guest membership is free! IOS/AppleGooglePlay Post Production help provided by Brynn Lee Superblink.org Transcription services provided by Anne Verduin.

Duration:00:20:38

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Penny Forward Podcast: Taxes With A Blind CPA with guest Cody Bair

3/12/2024
In this episode of the Penny Forward podcast, hosts Chris Peterson and MOe Carpenter are joined by Cody Bair, a blind CPA from Colorado who specializes in research and development tax credits. With co-host Liz Bottner attending the American Council of the Blind D.C. Leadership Conference, the conversation is focused on understanding taxes from a blind person's perspective. Cody shares his extensive experience and provides insights on various methods of filing taxes, emphasizing the use of e-filing for efficiency and security. He covers essential documents needed for tax preparation, such as W-2s and 1099s, and stresses the importance of organization and safety when submitting sensitive information. Cody outlines the difference between tax deductions and credits, highlighting the increased standard deduction for blind individuals and the potential for a tax credit for accessible technology purchases. He also discusses the accessibility of tax software like TurboTax, offering personal anecdotes on its ease of use and potential hurdles for visually impaired users. Additionally, Cody touches on the Vita program, a valuable resource for individuals with incomes under $64,000, and the IRS's ability to produce notices in alternative formats, which can aid visually impaired individuals in timely responding to IRS communications. Show notes Penny-Forward-S2024-E5-Taxes-With-A-Blind-CPA-TranscriptDownload Transcript .TXT file Cody Bair Email: codyjbair@yahoo.com Cody Bair Phone: (970) 673-6998 Penny Forward pennyforward.compennyforward@pennyforward.com Clubhouse HouseFacebookYoutube Get our app, guest membership is free! IOS/AppleGooglePlay Post Production help provided by Brynn Lee Superblink.org Transcription services provided by Anne Verduin.

Duration:00:28:02

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Penny Forward Podcast: Love on a Budget – How to Date Without Breaking the Bank with guest Janeen Lea

3/5/2024
In this episode, hosts MOe Carpenter, Chris Peterson, and Liz Bottner welcome guest Janeen Lea. They engage in an open conversation about dating, relationships, and budgeting. They share personal stories and offer creative date ideas ranging from inexpensive activities like geocaching and picnicking to attending community theater. The group also discusses the significance of safety in dating, especially for blind individuals, and provides tips for staying safe on dates, such as having an exit strategy and respecting boundaries. Additionally, they touch on the importance of communication and setting financial boundaries in relationships. The conversation concludes with an emphasis on balancing safety with enjoyment and forming meaningful connections. Show notes Penny-Forward-S2024-E4-Love-on-a-BudgetDownload Transcript .TXT file Penny Forward pennyforward.compennyforward@pennyforward.com Clubhouse HouseFacebookYoutube Get our app, guest membership is free! IOS/AppleGooglePlay Post Production help provided by Brynn Lee Superblink.org Transcription services provided by Anne Verduin.

Duration:00:41:49

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Penny Forward Podcast: Wander Without Limits with Ted Tahquechi of Blind Travels Blog

2/20/2024
In this installment of the Penny Forward podcast, we are joined by Ted Tahquechi, a visually impaired adventurer and the mind behind the Blind Travels blog. He recounts his personal odyssey and imparts wisdom for traversing the globe with impaired vision. He also sheds light on the significance of adaptive technology and service animals, and the crucial skills of problem-solving and raising awareness. we also discuss atypical career paths for those with visual impairments. To wrap up, Ted emphasizes his initiative on tactile imagery to enhance accessibility. Show notes Penny-Forward-S2024-E3-Wander-Without-LimitsDownload Transcript .TXT file Ted Tahquechi of Blind Travels Blog Blog: Blind Travels Photography: Tahquechi.com Facebook: BlindTravels X (Twitter): @nedskee Andy Warhol Foundation: Home page Redline Contemporary Art Center: Home page Penny Forward pennyforward.compennyforward@pennyforward.com Clubhouse HouseFacebookYoutube Get our app, guest membership is free! IOS/AppleGooglePlay Post Production help provided by Brynn Lee: Superblink.org Transcription provided by Anne Verduin

Duration:00:23:14

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Penny Forward Podcast: Inclusion In Tune, The Shine Music Festival with Shawn Satterfield

2/6/2024
Date and Time 02/06/2024 Length24 hours Description In this episode of the Penny Forward podcast, Shawn Satterfield, founder of Shine Music, discusses the Shine Music Festival's mission to create a radically accessible live music event in Colorado. She shares her journey, the challenges faced, and the innovative accessibility features implemented at the festival. The discussion also covers Shawn's background, the importance of community feedback, and the festival's inclusive design. Additionally, Shawn talks about fundraising goals and her excitement about joining the Penny Forward team to contribute her web development skills. The Penny Forward Podcast releases a new episode to the public every other week. If you would like to listen one week early, become a member of our website and enjoy exclusive access. We offer a complimentary guest membership for you to get started. How to Access... Links go live at 6am on the day of release. Listen here and read the show notes Transcript available here Show notes Penny-Forward-S2024-E2-Inclusion-In-Tune-The-Shine-Music-Festival-transcriptDownload Transcript .TXT file Shawn Satterfield/Shine Music Festival Org. Information: shinemusic.rocks This Year's Event Page: https://shinemusicfestival.com/ Autism Community: https://autismcommunitystore.com/ Full Body Sound: https://www.fullbodysound.com/ Feel the Beat: https://www.feelthebeat.dance/ XRAI glasses: https://xrai.glass/ Autism Community Store: https://autismcommunitystore.com/ So Ready For ADA.: https://www.facebook.com/groups/soreadyforada CleanRobotics: https://cleanrobotics.com/ Penny Forward pennyforward.compennyforward@pennyforward.com Clubhouse HouseFacebookYoutube Get our app, guest membership is free! IOS/AppleGooglePlay Post Production assistance provided by Brynn Lee: Superblink.org Transcription services provided by Anne Verduin

Duration:00:32:10

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Penny Forward Podcast : Penny Forward Moving Forward with Chris Peterson

1/23/2024
Date and Time 01/23/2024 Length24 hours DescriptionThis week we have Chris Peterson, CEO of Penny Forward, on to discuss our organization's evolution and future plans. We recount his personal journeys, the unexpected challenges like surprise babies and the COVID-19 pandemic, and how these led to the creation of Penny Forward. Our organization has developed online courses, a mobile app, and received significant grants. Looking ahead, we aim to partner with state agencies to expand services nationwide, improve content and user experience, and increase the number of accredited financial counselors. We introduce a new initiative, the Tuesday Turning Pages Book Brunch, to encourage proactive financial learning in the community. Penny Forward hopes you will keep moving forward with us for all our new adventures. The Penny Forward Podcast releases a new episode to the public every other week. If you would like to listen one week early, become a member of our website and enjoy exclusive access. We offer a complimentary guest membership for you to get started. How to Access... Links go live at 6am on the day of release. Listen here and read the show notes Transcript available here Please note above this point will appear on each Podcast related page. Below this point will be page specific information. Show notes Penny Forward Action teams: www.pennyforward.com/actionteams Groups.io Main list: main+subscribe@pennyforward.groups.io Mastodon: www.mastodon.social/@pennyfwd TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@pennyfwd pennyforward.com pennyforward@pennyforward.comClubhouse HouseFacebookYoutube Get our app, guest membership is free! IOS/AppleGooglePlay Post Production help Brynn Lee: Superblink.org Transcription Anne Verduin Listen Below...

Duration:00:25:10

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Penny Forward Podcast Replay: Part 2 Homebound Horizons, Love Leading the Way with Billy and Nancy Irwin

1/9/2024
As Penny Forward is celebrating the holiday season, we are pulling up from the archive a previously played episode that is not on our current podcast feed, with a newly added transcript. Date and Time 01/09/2024 Length24 hours DescriptionWelcome to the second half of a two-part episode of the Penny Forward Podcast. In this continuation, Nancy and Billy Irwin discuss their professional journeys and the experience of buying their first home. Nancy speaks about her career shift to educating visually impaired students and the challenges of balancing work with her master's degree. Billy shares his story of securing a job at Clemson University, underscoring the value of support and perseverance. The couple also delves into the home buying process, the obstacles they overcame regarding accessibility, and the advantages of homeownership. They conclude with their future aspirations, highlighting their positive outlook and readiness to tackle new challenges. How to Access... Links go live at 6am Central on the day of release. Listen here and read the show notes Transcript available here All Members get 1 week early access to all of our podcast. You can follow this link to become a member,and guest membership is free! https://pennyforward.com/membership/ Please note above this point will appear on each Podcast related page. Below this point will be page specific information. Show notes This episode was recorded in the very early days of the Penny Forward podcast, and certain advertisements or information may be out of date. Please use the below links to connect with us. Penny Forward pennyforward.com pennyforward@pennyforward.comClubhouse HouseFacebookYoutube Get our app, guest membership is free! IOS/AppleGooglePlay Post Production help Brynn Lee: Superblink.org Transcription Anne Verduin Listen Below...

Duration:00:32:42

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Penny Forward Podcast Replay: Part 1 Homebound Horizons, Love Leading the Way with Billy and Nancy Irwin

12/26/2023
As Penny Forward is celebrating the holiday season, we are pulling up from the archive a previously played episode that is not on our current podcast feed, with a newly added transcript. Date and Time 12/26/2023 Length24 hours DescriptionReplay Part 1, Homebound Horizons, Love Leading the Way with Billy and Nancy Irwin In this episode of the Penny Forward podcast, we interview Billy and Nancy Irwin, a visually impaired couple. They discuss their early lives, education, and careers, including their struggles and achievements. Nancy shares her journey from being a prematurely born child with visual impairment to becoming a theater major and working with the Episcopal Service Corps. Billy recounts his experiences with discrimination, his passion for amateur radio and computer technology, and his role as a county's IT director. The couple also discusses their financial struggles early in their marriage. The episode ends with a story about the importance of persistence. This is a first part of a two part episode. In the next episode we learn more about where the couple is currently. In addition to our online courses, member's calls, weekly newsletter, and access to one to one financial counseling, Penny Forward members are able to access every Penny Forward podcast episode one week early. Join Penny Forward today to access all of our membership benefits. You can follow this link to get signed up and guest membership is free! https://pennyforward.com/membership/ How to Access... Links go live at 6am on the day of release. Listen here and read the show notes New Transcript available here (When this episode was originally available it did not contain a transcript.) Please note above this point will appear on each Podcast related page. Below this point will be page specific information. Show notes This episode was recorded in the very early days of the Penny Forward podcast, and certain advertisements or information may be out of date. Please use the below links to connect with us. Penny Forward pennyforward.com pennyforward@pennyforward.comClubhouse HouseFacebookYoutube Get our app, guest membership is free! IOS/AppleGooglePlay Post Production help Brynn Lee: Superblink.org Transcription Anne Verduin Listen Below...

Duration:00:36:12

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Penny Forward Podcast: Diving into Development, Dialogue with Kolby Garrison

12/12/2023
*Note* We are trying something new and directly linking this to our calendar event, so that updated changes may be easily shared with all posts. Date and Time 12/12/2023 Length24 hours Description In this episode of the Penny Forward podcast, hosts Liz Bottner, Chris Peterson, and MOe Carpenter interview Kolby Garrison, the development officer of the American Council of the Blind (ACB). Garrison shares her journey as a blind person, from her mainstream education to her struggles with job applications due to societal prejudices. She discusses her role at ACB, her advocacy for improved accessibility, and her daily responsibilities, which include fundraising and donor relations. Garrison emphasizes the importance of membership organizations like ACB for personal growth and support. How to access View the show notes and listen here... Read the Transcript here... Please note above this point will appear on each Podcast related page. Below this point will be page specific information. Show notes Kolby Garrison (American Councel of the Blind Developement Officer) Email Kolby: kgarrison@acb.org Get the ACB Community Schedule by emailing: community@acb.org Get ahold of ACB by phone: 1-800-424-8666 Penny Forward pennyforward.com pennyforward@pennyforward.comClubhouse HouseFacebookYoutube Get our app, guest membership is free! IOS/AppleGooglePlay Post Production help Brynn Lee: Superblink.org Transcription Anne Verduin Listen Below...

Duration:00:30:42

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Penny Forward Podcast: Pitching Possibilities Kevin Reeves’ Path in Production with I See Music

11/28/2023
*Note* We are trying something new and directly linking this to our calendar event, so that updated changes may be easily shared with all posts. Date and Time 11/28/2023 Length24 hours Description Pitching Possibilities Kevin Reeves’ Path in Production with I See Music Welcome, listeners, to a brand new episode of the Penny Forward Podcast! We’re thrilled to have the remarkable Kevin Reeves with us today. Kevin, a dynamic individual with a passion for music, takes us on a journey through his fascinating life. From his experiences to the challenges he’s faced, Kevin opens up about the profound impact of music on his world. Join us as we explore his story, touching on the role of community, determination, and the exciting intersection of life and music. And yes, we’ll be diving into his connection with I See Music. Get ready for an engaging conversation! Links Listen now and view show notes. or view the Transcript Please note above this point will appear on each Podcast related page. Below this point will be page specific information. Show notes (being updated shortly) Kevin Reeves with I See Music I See Music Homepage Penny Forward pennyforward.com pennyforward@pennyforward.comClubhouse HouseFacebookYoutube Get our app, guest membership is free! IOS/AppleGooglePlay Post Production help Brynn Lee: Superblink.org Transcription Anne Verduin Listen Below...

Duration:00:37:01

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Penny Forward Podcast: Unseen Path to Real Estate Success with Gladys Morales

11/14/2023
In this episode of the Penny Forward podcast, we have the pleasure of welcoming Gladys Morales, a determined individual who is blind and forging her career path in the world of real estate. Join us as Gladys shares her inspiring journey, from dealing with vision loss in her childhood to her mission of providing housing for aging out foster youth. You'll learn about the challenges she's faced, the rewards she seeks, and her unique perspective on real estate. Discover the power of determination and the importance of supportive connections in this enlightening conversation. Select here to see a full transcript... https://www.pennyforward.com/?p=22159&preview=true Show notes Gladys Morales Work email: gladys@rickertpg.com Podcast Email: gladys@goldlandinvestors.com Podcast Gold Land Investors: on apple Penny Forward pennyforward.com pennyforward@pennyforward.comClubhouse HouseFacebookYoutube Get our app, guest membership is free! IOS/AppleGooglePlay Post Production help Brynn Lee: Superblink.org Transcription Anne Verduin Listen Below...

Duration:00:34:48

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Penny Forward Podcast: Part 2 Notes of Progress, ACB’s Journey in Fighting for Accessible Currency

10/31/2023
In this collaborative podcast episode between the Penny Forward Podcast and the American Council of the Blind (ACB) Advocacy Update Podcast, we explore the past and future of accessible currency. This week we look more into what has been the recent history and what we need to do to make sure accessible currency comes sooner than later. Select here to see a full transcript... https://www.pennyforward.com/?p=22014&preview=true Show notes ACB Advocacy Update Podcast: https://www.acbmedia.org/category/au/ call: 202-467-5081 email: advocacy@acb.org Listen to part 1 here... Penny Forward pennyforward.com pennyforward@pennyforward.comClubhouse HouseFacebookYoutube Get our app, guest membership is free! IOS/AppleGooglePlay Post Production help Brynn Lee: Superblink.org Transcription Anne Verduin Listen Below...

Duration:00:32:10

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Penny Forward Podcast: Part 1 Notes of Progress, ACB’s Journey in Fighting for Accessible Currency

10/17/2023
In this collaborative podcast episode between the Penny Forward Podcast and the American Council of the Blind (ACB) Advocacy Update Podcast, we explore the past and future of accessible currency. Our guest, Dan Spoone, the ACB Interim Executive Director, shares the organization's commitment to enhancing the lives of blind and low vision individuals. We delve into the historical background of the accessible currency movement, highlighting ACB's resolutions and a significant class action lawsuit that resulted in injunctive relief. Throughout the discussion, we stress the importance of being prepared and transparent in the upcoming changes, as well as the significance of raising public awareness and advocating for accessibility. As the episode concludes, we reiterate the Penny Forward Podcast's mission to provide valuable insights and support. Select here to see a full transcript... Show notes ACB Advocacy Update Podcast: https://www.acbmedia.org/category/au/ To listen to part 2 select here... Penny Forward pennyforward.com pennyforward@pennyforward.comClubhouse HouseFacebookYoutube Get our app, guest membership is free! IOS/AppleGooglePlay Post Production help Brynn Lee: Superblink.org Transcription Anne Verduin Listen Below...

Duration:00:20:12

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Penny Forward Podcast: Part 2 Journey Through the Community’s Stories With The Blind History Lady

10/3/2023
This week is part 2 of our discussion with The Blind History Lady. She had so many fantastic stories to share we decided to spread them out over 2 episodes. This week we learn about Thomas David Shaw and what Peggy is currently working on and what is next. Select here to see a full transcript... Show notes The Blind History Lady: Get on her mailing list: theblindhistorylady@gmail.com Find her books on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/byseries/24325 Research Tools: Ancestry.com Listen to Part 1: https://www.pennyforward.com/penny-forward-podcast-part-1-journey-through-the-communitys-stories-with-the-blind-history-lady/ Penny Forward pennyforward.com pennyforward@pennyforward.comClubhouse HouseFacebookYoutube Get our app, guest membership is free! IOS/AppleGooglePlay Post Production help Brynn Lee: Superblink.org Transcription Anne Verduin Listen Below...

Duration:00:21:53

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Penny Forward Podcast: Part 1 Journey Through the Community’s Stories With The Blind History Lady

9/19/2023
This week is part 1 of our discussion with The Blind History Lady. She had so many fantastic stories to share we decided to spread them out over 2 episodes. This week we learn about Marie's story and the process Peggy uses to research, and who she does research on. Select here to see a full transcript... Show notes The Blind History Lady: Get on her mailing list: theblindhistorylady@gmail.com Research Tools: Ancestry.com Listen to Part 2: https://www.pennyforward.com/penny-forward-podcast-part-2-journey-through-the-communitys-stories-with-the-blind-history-lady/ Penny Forward pennyforward.com pennyforward@pennyforward.comClubhouse HouseFacebookYoutube Get our app, guest membership is free! IOS/AppleGooglePlay Post Production help Brynn Lee: Superblink.org Transcription Anne Verduin Listen Below...

Duration:00:33:16

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Penny Forward Podcast: The Gift Economy: Where Giving and Receiving Become Acts of Kindness and Community

8/29/2023
In this podcast episode we focus on the Buy Nothing group on Facebook, where people can give away and ask for items they no longer need. Chris and Kelly Peterson share their experiences with the group, discussing the benefits of participating, such as saving money and building a sense of community. They also mention the importance of clear descriptions and photos when browsing items. Chris touches on the controversy surrounding the Buy Nothing project's association with Facebook and mentions other similar groups like Freecycle. Additionally, Kelly talks about the types of items she has seen people give away in the group. We hope this episode helps you expand your tools for saving a few dollars on things you may need. Select here to see a full transcript... Show notes Buy Nothing Resources Main project website: opens to their diversity, accessiblity, and inclusion page, (which has no headings or ALT text.) Penny Forward pennyforward.com pennyforward@pennyforward.comClubhouse HouseFacebookYoutube Get our app, guest membership is free! IOS/AppleGooglePlay Post Production help Brynn Lee: Superblink.org Transcription Anne Verduin Listen Below...

Duration:00:30:22

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Penny Forward Podcast: Tactile Transformation, The Journey of Blind Girl Designs

8/15/2023
In this episode of "The Penny Forward Podcast," hosts Chris, Liz, and Moe interview Tricia Waechter, the founder of Blind Girl Designs. Tricia shares her experience in the fashion industry and starting her own company. She discusses her journey of being diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa and the challenges she faced. Tricia also talks about the process of setting up her company, the support she received from her family and the blind community, and her design process as a blind individual. She emphasizes the importance of incorporating her blindness into her company's name and her mission to educate people about blindness. Select here to see a full transcript... Show notes Guest Blind Girl Designs Website Phone: 862-448-1011 Mentioned as a influence to Tricia: Elegant Insights/Laura Legendary Penny Forward pennyforward.com pennyforward@pennyforward.comClubhouse HouseFacebookYoutube Get our app, guest membership is free! IOS/AppleGooglePlay Post Production help Brynn Lee: Superblink.org Transcription Anne Verduin Listen Below...

Duration:00:38:44

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Penny Forward Podcast: What is New at APH’s Connect Center for 2023

8/1/2023
The APH Connect Center is getting an update. We conversed with Katie, Lori, and Richard, about the upcoming website redesign and what users of Connect Center can expect moving forward. Select here to see a full transcript... Show notes APH Connect Center Website (New site look goes live on July 31) Youtube Connect Center Playlist Information and Referral hotline: 800-232-5463 Email: connectcenter@aph.org Penny Forward pennyforward.com pennyforward@pennyforward.comClubhouse HouseFacebookYoutube Post Production help Brynn Lee: Superblink.org Transcription Anne Verduin Listen Below...

Duration:00:28:11