Episode 40: Pursuing Your Dream, featuring Nick and Gelin Wake
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by Caroline Economic Development
5M ago
Host Debbie Bowden presents a featured insight with Nick and Gelin Wake, owners and operators of Tenchi Spanish-American Kitchen and Ohana Dulce Creamery in Greensboro, Maryland. This episode serves as a testament to the power of dedication, teamwork, and a passion-driven approach to business. Through heartfelt anecdotes and candid discussions, Nick and Gelin reveal the challenges they encountered when starting their restaurant. From navigating financial hurdles to unforeseen setbacks, and how their resilience made their dream a reality. Links: Tenchi homepage Ohana Dulce Creamery Facebook pa ..read more
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Episode 39: Workforce and Continuity of Care, featuring Sara Rich
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by Caroline Economic Development
5M ago
Host Debbie Bowden presents a featured insight with Sara Rich, President, and CEO of Choptank Community Health. Listen in to hear the significance of a stable workforce in providing consistent, high-quality care and the unique challenges faced by local health facilities in recruiting, training, and retaining talented individuals. Links: Choptank Community Health ..read more
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Episode 38: Hiring In a Different Way through DORS, featuring Jessie Ferrio
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by Caroline Economic Development
5M ago
Host Debbie Bowden presents a featured insight with Jessie Ferrio, Eastern Shore Business Services Representative, Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS). In this episode Debbie and Jessie discuss essential services available to local businesses, including talent acquisition, ADA accommodations, tax incentives, and diversity advisory. Uncover how these services pave the way for growth, employee empowerment, and inclusive workplaces. Plus, explore collaborative workforce development efforts, between local business owners and DORS, assisting Marylander ..read more
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Episode 37: Empowering Education, featuring Dr. Clifford Coppersmith
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by Caroline Economic Development
6M ago
Host Debbie Bowden presents a featured insight with Clifford Coppersmith, Chesapeake College President. Gain a deeper understanding of the institution's impact on our local community and its efforts to create a supportive environment where students of all ages thrive academically and personally. Tune in to hear about the evolving landscape of workforce development, and the college's pivotal role in meeting the needs of our local industries and new resources available to students. Links: Chesapeake College website Financial Aid - Chesapeake College ..read more
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Episode 36: Crafting Success in Entrepreneurship, featuring Chris Petrini
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by Caroline Economic Development
6M ago
Host Debbie Bowden presents a featured insight with Chris Petrini, owner of A Digital Mind. Chris, a seasoned professional known for his creative expertise in film, video production, website design, and comprehensive marketing strategies, shares his remarkable journey as an entrepreneur. Tune in to discover the story behind his venture and what drew him to the Eastern Shore. Links: A Digital Mind website Connect with Chris ..read more
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Episode 35: Nurturing Our Aging Population, featuring Stephanie Johnson and Andrew Breeding
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by Caroline Economic Development
6M ago
Host Debbie Bowden presents part two of the featured insight with Stefanie Johnson, Executive Director, and Andrew Breeding, Treasurer of His Hope Ministries. In this episode, we hear about how His Hope Ministries not only offers immediate support but also fosters a sense of dignity and belonging among our aging population. Through the generosity of donations and partnerships with local businesses, their heartfelt efforts and remarkable programs provide housing, job assistance, financial literacy, and various other essential services to those in need. Join us as we spotlight the collaborative ..read more
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Episode 34: Providing A Sense Of Belonging, featuring Stephanie Johnson and Andrew Breeding
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by Caroline Economic Development
6M ago
Host Debbie Bowden presents a featured insight with Stefanie Johnson, Executive Director, and Andrew Breeding, Treasurer of His Hope Ministries. Explore the impactful work of this organization dedicated to combating homelessness, hunger, and the threat of homelessness among families, individuals, youth, and the elderly. Discover how His Hope Ministries provides essential resources and an array of programs, from job counseling to meal preparation and financial literacy. Tune in to learn how business owners are actively contributing to and supporting this mission, making a positive impact on our ..read more
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Episode 33: Economic Development in Denton, featuring Abby McNinch and Scott Getchell
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by Caroline Economic Development
6M ago
Host Debbie Bowden presents a featured insight with Denton Town Mayor, Abigail McNinch and Scott Getchell, Town Administrator of Denton. Economic Development happening all around Denton, from downtown Market Street, to commerical zones on Route 404 and sites for sale in the industrial park. Listen in to hear about ongoing and upcoming real estate and infrastrucure projects happening in our County Seat. Town of Denton Office: 410-479-2050 Office Hours: M-F 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Links: Town of Denton website ..read more
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Episode 32: Collective Impact Better Together, featuring Kat Stork Blaher
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by Caroline Economic Development
6M ago
Host Debbie Bowden presents a featured insight with Kat Stork Blaher, owner of Shore Strategies, LLC. Caroline’s Collective Impact initiative was established to address the more complex social and economic challenges within our community. Listen in to hear how Kat facilitates cross sector collaboration of community leaders to identify and implement missions to improve stability of families county-wide. Links: Shore Strategies LLC website ..read more
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Episode 31: Our Next Round of Leaders, featuring Dr. Derek Simmons
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by Caroline Economic Development
6M ago
Host Debbie Bowden presents a featured insight with Dr. Derek Simmons, Superintendent of Caroline County Public Schools. Caroline County Schools are the primary pipeline for growing our workforce to stay and work at local businesses. Listen in to hear more about workforce development, succession planning, blueprint challenges, and the youth apprenticeship program ..read more
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