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More than Money is a podcast that creates a conversation community around how to use your values to engage with work and invest your wealth. The podcast is designed in a 12-episode season format. Each episode is produced around two core interview segments sharing a common theme. In this podcast, we explore the following topic areas: (1) business ethics, (2) economic justice, (3) corporate social responsibility, (4) social entrepreneurship, (5) community development, and (6) faith and values- ...
 
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It is well known within the employee ownership community that employee-owned companies do better in times of crisis compared to conventionally owned companies. However, this not a law of gravity, it is the result of countless actions taken by and processes created within employee-owned firms. In this episode we speak with five experts in the field …
 
Eric Canada is back on the podcast today with great, timely information for the economic development community. What have we learned during this pandemic? In this episode, Eric shares 7 insights from doing more with less to the continued need for community development. He also shares a word of caution for siloed organizations. Blane Candada Ltd. Co…
 
Yes - today's show has a long title, but the listen will be worth your time. The role of the economic development professional is changing, and adaptation is really the only option. In this episode, Mary Ann Moon, CEcD, FM, HLM, joins Dennis for a great discussion on all things related to the industry and your professional development. Connect with…
 
In this episode, Dennis is joined by Tracye McDaniel and Jon Roberts with TIP Strategies to discuss emerging economic development trends as a result of the pandemic such as: -Supply Chain Restructuring -Online Retail Sales -Flexible Workspace -Health & Medicine -Workforce Composition -Social Inequity In addition, they suggest ways in which EDOs can…
 
In this episode we speak with five experts in the field of employee ownership about the process of selling a business to employees via an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Each interview focuses on a particular aspect of the process. Taken together, the interviews provide a general primer for anyone interested how the process works as well as what key…
 
Jay Moon is a veteran of the economic development industry with roles that span a variety of key positions- including a volunteer position as the former chair of the IEDC board of directors. In this episode, Jay provides insight on disaster recovery, incentives, supply chains, and future skills needed in the economic development profession. Connect…
 
Acclaimed site selector Jay Garner, CEcD, CCE, and President of Garner Economics returns to the podcast to discuss his latest book launch: Economic Development Is Not for Amateurs!: A must-read for community leaders on how to achieve economic development success Co-authored with Ross Patten, this read is the perfect length and focuses on the one co…
 
For those organizations highly dependent on event revenue, this COVID crisis is proving especially difficult. In this episode, Jason asks for your feedback. How is your organization placing event revenue? Are you cutting back, spending reserves, or replacing it with something new? For those of you doing virtual events, what kind of revenue loss are…
 
Connectivity in America is the new currency that we are all going to be trading in. The current pandemic has highlighted the digital divide as more individuals work from home and especially as our kids try and learn from home. In this episode, Dennis shares some of his frustrations with the federal prioritization of connectivity and offers some loc…
 
One person can make all the difference. One person can demoralize a team, rally a neighborhood against your project, or veto an incentive deal. One person also has the ability to lead, to push when others aren't willing, or to articulate a vision for others to follow. Today's show is all about encouraging you to lead even when success is a bit elus…
 
There is a large body of research demonstrating that employee owned companies outperform their conventional counterparts. However, much of this research focuses on company level characteristics. In this episode we sit down with Nancy Wiefek, Research Director at the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) to talk about the groundbreaking rese…
 
Influencers have a major impact on the products we buy and the things we discuss. In our own communities, we have the ability to influence conversations, steer community projects, and encourage investment in certain sectors. In this episode, Dennis and Jason share strategies to improve our messaging and maximize our influence.…
 
The series on enhancing your skill sets continues with this episode's feature on engaging the media. Interacting with the media can make or break a career in the economic and community development business. If you aren't comfortable engaging the media, odds are that you avoid it like the plague. In this episode, Dennis and Jason offer tips for enga…
 
Many organizations have forged new relationships during this pandemic. New collaborations are exciting at first, but over time, keeping that momentum can be a challenge. In this episode, Dennis offers for tips to keep the partnership together: 1. Have defined purpose and goals 2. Rotate leadership 3. Keep meetings short and to the point 4. Look for…
 
Bridges Out of Poverty gives people a hand up not a handout. If you didn’t grow up in poverty, you may be unaware of the “hidden rules” that govern many aspects of life for the poor. People in poverty are often in survival mode, and support systems taken for granted in middle class and wealth are largely nonexistent. If your business, agency, or or…
 
he world of employee ownership is made up of a vast array of stories, experiences, and journeys. Within this diversity, there are certainly differences, but also, in our view, an overriding commonality - broadened ownership of productive assets is good for employees, the businesses they work for, and the economy at large. In this episode we sit dow…
 
Hopefully your organization has a process for individual performance evaluations. If this is an annual process, consider having a mid-year checkpoint- especially this year. In this episode, Jason offers guidance for topics to consider during this discussion. If structured correctly, this time can be very valuable for both the manager and the employ…
 
David Aronson is the founder of Peanut Butter and was featured on Andy’s first interview as part of the Develop This! Podcast crew! Peanut Butter provides company-sponsored student loan contributions to assist in the attraction and retention of top talent. Recent legislation, as part of the CARES Act, allows employers to contribute to student loans…
 
Barry Broome is the founder and CEO of California’s only CEO lead economic development group headed by 43 CEO’s. In this interview, Barry and Andy breakdown the roots of Barry’s success and his vision for the future of economic development as a profession. Barry Broome is a “ditch digger” and is not afraid to get his hands dirty! Connect with Barry…
 
Monica Steffeck is a rock star when it comes to building strong company cultures and increasing employee engagement. As a member of the ClickStop team, she serves as the Chief Talent Enrichment Officer (CTEO). Join Andy and Monica as they discuss the COVID-19 response and the steps you can take to build relationships and connect with your employees…
 
As economic developers, we are the front lines for our communities and many times represent the force for positive change in our communities. Now more then ever, we need to find our voice and help our communities heal and find a path forward. Ron Kitchens, one of our contributing experts, says the greatest force for change is a job. As ED professio…
 
f you are a podcast listener, odds are that you believe in continuous improvement. In this series on skill sets, Jason offers suggestions for identifying skill sets that can be used in a variety of disciplines. This episode answers the question: how can I get better at conveying ideas through written communication? Here is a hint: answer the questi…
 
In your personal life, you should have a file full of important documents and instructions for your loved ones to settle your estate. That concept can also apply to your organization. Is the organization prepared to continue without you or any of your co-workers? In this episode, Dennis shares some tips for knowledge transfer that every organizatio…
 
Dennis and Jason have the week off, so please enjoy this encore episode regarding Community Foundations. Most economic development professionals aren't rich, yet we share a strong connection to the communities we serve. How can you make a financial impact on the community once your employment is complete? Consider starting an endowed fund bearing y…
 
Based on a recent webinar this episode includes a conversation with two financial experts, Eric Zaleski and Sean Kelleher, who talk about where we are now, and how to successfully get to the other side. We cover general market conditions; the lending and finance markets for privately held companies; managing cash flow and debt load (and staying sol…
 
Dennis and Jason have the week off, so please enjoy this encore episode regarding Community Foundations. Whether it is support for human services or capital dollars for big projects, every community could use more financial resources. Community foundations work tirelessly to build permanent assets in endowed funds. Earnings from those funds go to s…
 
If you are a podcast listener, odds are that you believe in continuous improvement. In this series on skill sets, Jason offers suggestions for identifying skill sets that can be used in a variety of disciplines. This episode answers the question: how do I get better at reading a room? We know that non-verbal communication is often more important th…
 
The sale of a private business to an ESOP can seem like a very different beast than a typical business transaction. There are, of course, components of a sale to an ESOP that you won’t find in a third-party sale or a family transfer, but there also similarities. For this episode we talk with attorney Avery Chenin of SES ESOP Strategies on outlining…
 
There is no shortage of opinions about the way the world works- especially now. All of these voices can affect the way you carry out your job duties and the way you lead the organization. Sometimes, you just have to block them out. In this episode, Jason provides some encouragement during this time of many strong opinions.…
 
If you are a podcast listener, odds are that you believe in continuous improvement. In this series on skill sets, Jason offers suggestions for identifying skill sets that can be used in a variety of disciplines. This episode answers the question: how do I get better at working a room? For many of us, large rooms of people you only vaguely know can …
 
You probably have goals around being a 'better' leader, employee, parent, or spouse. Rather than simply trying to be 'better' at these things, instead, hone your individual skill sets. Mastering skill sets allows you to improve your capabilities across multiple disciplines. In this episode, Jason kicks off a new series intended to help you identify…
 
It would appear as though the trolls on social media are in full force. Negativity, misinformation, and hyperbole seem to be amplified during this challenging times. Should your organization respond to inaccurate or misleading information on social media? In this episode, Dennis and Jason share some thoughts on the subject and offer suggestions for…
 
How should economic development organizations interact with investors during this period of uncertainty? While organizations do not want to appear tone deaf, the need for mission-critical capital has not changed. In this episode, Andy Coe (Principal with Convergent Nonprofit Solutions) joins Dennis to talk fundraising, investor relations, and strat…
 
Mike Tyson isn't really a guest on the podcast today, but his famous quote was the inspiration of the topic today. "Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." Does it feel like you've taken a hit? Have your plans for 2020 been sabotaged by a virus? The most important thing you can do now is pivot. In this episode, Dennis and Jason sh…
 
Remember those voices in your head that say you'll do something when you have the time? If you are working from home, have more time available in the evenings, or your weekends have been completely cancelled, now may be that time. In this episode, Dennis and Jason share six ideas for projects you can tackle right how.…
 
There is a limit to how much we can accomplish on our own. The most effective leaders and organizations of the future will convene, plan, inspire, and then then engage others to create a multiplier effect. Our communities need us more now than ever. In this encore episode Dennis and Jason offer tips for effectively pulling people together and leadi…
 
In Part 2 of this episode, Dennis brings contributing expert Judy McKinney Cherry, CEcD, on the show to discuss strategies for helping local business through this difficult time. She shares some great ideas for providing leadership to the business community. McKinney Cherry serves as the Executive Director of the Schuyler County Partnership for Eco…
 
In Part 1 of this episode, Dennis brings contributing expert Judy McKinney Cherry, CEcD, on the show to discuss strategies for helping local business through this difficult time. She shares some great ideas for providing leadership to the business community. McKinney Cherry serves as the Executive Director of the Schuyler County Partnership for Eco…
 
For this episode we head out to California and check in with Corey Rosen, Founder of the National Center of Employee Ownership (NCEO) located in the Bay Area; and Kim Blaugher, who recently became the Executive Director of the Beyster Institute at UC San Diego. Our conversation with Corey Rosen begins with the impact of the current crisis on the op…
 
In this episode, Dennis continues with his series from contributing experts on the current state of the economy. Few leaders have more insight and encouraging words than Ron Kitchens of Southwest Michigan First. About Ron Kitchens: Ron’s focus is to lift up leaders by accelerating their impact, influence and well-being in career, family and communi…
 
In these uncertain times, it is important for organizations to be strategic with their financial resources. Will your organization's budget be impacted by a loss of government revenue or a delay of payments from members or investors? While there are many things that likely have your focus right now, spending some time on budget forecasting could pr…
 
If you are working from home now, perhaps you using this time to evaluate new tools for organizational excellence. In this episode, Dennis interviews Clark Smith with ED Lead Tracker which is a customer relationship management (CRM) tool designed just for the economic development industry. Learn about better ways to manage data and get a handle on …
 
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