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In this episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, shares with us that in the vibrant world of marketing, creativity knows no bounds—a philosophy embodied by a prop room and studio teeming with eclectic costumes and outlandish ideas. This creative hub, seemingly disconnected from conventional themes like bananas,…

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NIL Deals and Transfer Portals are Also Impacting College Staff and Their Roles

College sports is undergoing a significant transformation with the advent of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rights and the increasing prevalence of transfer portals. These changes are reshaping how college staff operate, presenting both opportunities and challenges. With the rise of NIL deals and transfer portals, understanding the behind-the-scenes impact on college coaching staff…

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Wine Investment Has a Promising Future With Technology Pushing it Forth

Because investment opportunities are often shifting, wine investment is gaining some significant attention. With traditional markets experiencing volatility and uncertainty, investors are increasingly looking towards unique assets like fine wine and spirits to diversify their portfolios. The potential for appreciation over time, combined with the enjoyment of owning a tangible asset, has made wine…

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Changing the Classroom Paradigm: Academic Success and Life Skill Development with the 2Hr Learning Model

In an era where traditional schooling often fails to ignite students’ passions, the innovative 2hr Learning Model proposed by Alpha represents a significant shift in educational paradigms. This approach is not just timely but essential, as the quest for efficient and engaging education systems becomes more urgent in the face of global educational disparities….

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The Office as a Stage

In this episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, shares with us that in the heart of a once-abandoned storage building, a remarkable transformation unfolded, birthing what is now a vibrant office space brimming with life and creativity. The journey began in 2015 when a small, determined team—including…

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Linking Education with Employment: How Aspire Ability is Fighting Underemployment in the Navajo Nation

The urgency of linking education with employment within the Navajo Nation is critical, given the levels of underemployment in the community. This has sparked discussions on how to effectively bridge these gaps to foster community development and individual growth. With communities still reeling from the impact of COVID-19, targeted educational initiatives that align with…

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Excellence in Action: Lessons from the 2023 Yass Prize Winner

In the ever-evolving landscape of education, innovative approaches that genuinely address current demands are invaluable. This has become particularly relevant as the educational sector grapples with the aftermath of global disruptions like the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting a significant supply-demand imbalance in educational opportunities. The Yass Prize, with its focus on sustainable, transformational, outstanding, and…

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Innovations in Healthcare: A Discussion with Dr. Craig Joseph at HIMSS 2024
May 24, 2024

Innovations in healthcare were easy to spot at the recent HIMSS 2024 conference. Healthcare Rethink’s Brian Urban caught up with one of those innovators for a live discussion at HIMSS 2024. podcast, Their conversation opens a window and dialogue into the cutting-edge trends reshaping healthcare technology today. This episode features Dr. Craig Joseph, the…

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Achieving Professional Growth and Preventing Burnout: The Importance of Time Management and Support Networks in a Fast-Paced World
May 23, 2024

In today’s fast-paced world, balancing professional growth with personal well-being is more crucial than ever. With the rise of remote work, digital transformation, and the constant hustle culture, finding this balance has become a significant challenge for many. A survey conducted by Deloitte suggests that a whopping 77% of professionals experience burnout at work….

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Fan-Centric Business Transformation
Prop Room
May 23, 2024

In this episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, shares with us that in the vibrant world of marketing, creativity knows no bounds—a philosophy embodied by a prop room and studio teeming with eclectic costumes and outlandish ideas. This creative hub, seemingly disconnected from conventional themes like bananas,…

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Ace Gardner and Jacob Lewis discuss NIL Deals and Transfer Portals
NIL Deals and Transfer Portals are Also Impacting College Staff and Their Roles
May 23, 2024

College sports is undergoing a significant transformation with the advent of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rights and the increasing prevalence of transfer portals. These changes are reshaping how college staff operate, presenting both opportunities and challenges. With the rise of NIL deals and transfer portals, understanding the behind-the-scenes impact on college coaching staff…

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Behind the Screens with the Dallas Stars: Method Behind the Madness
April 1, 2019

Spontaneity and a feel for the moment has been a significant part of how the Dallas Stars entertainment team has made its name around the National Hockey League. While this reputation is well earned, there is a formulaic method to their strategy that begins far before puck drop. Twenty-four hours ahead of game time,…

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Behind the Screens with the Dallas Stars: The Psychology Behind Fan Participation

First-time attendees are common at hockey games in Dallas. Therefore, the Stars’ entertainment team realizes that it has just the duration of one game to make an impression on as many people as possible. “Dallas, being a non-traditional hockey market there’s a lot of room, presentation and production-wise, for deviation from whatever the norm…

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Behind the Screens with the Dallas Stars: How Content Creates A Rivalry

Although it is being phased out of the game as the years go on, fighting is still something hockey is known for. A well-timed bout can change the trajectory of a game, and it is a major moment for fans in the stands. When fisticuffs are exchanged, the Dallas Stars entertainment team jumps at…

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Behind the Screens with the Dallas Stars: The Star Away From the Ice

It takes an entire team of people to create the atmosphere that the Dallas Stars produce each night. Still, there is a face of the operation, and that is Celena Rae. The anthem singer and in-game host appears frequently during each event and is perhaps the busiest person in the organization on game day….

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Behind the Screens with the Dallas Stars: MVP (Most Valuable Puck)
March 22, 2019

It is hockey tradition that the three stars of each evening’s match are recognized by the fans. One at a time, each star takes a step back onto the ice and raises his stick to salute the fans who remain in attendance after the final buzzer. In the Dallas Stars’ control room, the entertainment…

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Behind the Screens with the Dallas Stars: Calling the Shots

Some of the most important members in the Dallas Stars organization do not see a game in-person the entire season. Such is the case with Video Director Terri McCormack. Her chair is just around the corner from the ice, but since 2006 she has been executing each home game’s content plan from the control…

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Behind the Screens with the Dallas Stars: Changing the Atmosphere on the Fly

The Stars may not have turned Dallas into a pure ‘hockey town’ but they have endeared themselves to the people of their city because of pure entertainment. Win or lose, the expectation is to give the fans a positive memory. This becomes more difficult when the team trails 3-0, but the entertainment must stick…

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Behind the Screens with the Dallas Stars: How Fans Light Up The Ice

With 41 regular season home games each year it can be hard to make every event a unique experience. The jumbotron is universally accepted as the method of choice for entertainment directors of American professional sports teams, but the elite ones find ways to engage fans in a new way. The Stars have done…

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Behind the Screens with the Dallas Stars: How Grubes Gets Fans in the Groove
March 4, 2019

In most sporting arenas, music is used as a way to simply fill lulls in the action. For Dallas Stars DJ Michael Gruber, it is an opportunity to create a moment that fans will remember long after the event ends. The witty disc jockey has developed a cult following in Dallas due to his…

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Behind the Screens with the Dallas Stars: An Entertainment Experience that Goes Beyond the Ice

When leaving a professional sporting event, the chatter of exiting fans is often dominated by the turning points of that night’s game. Even an unaware pedestrian can determine the outcome of a match based on the tone and timbre of the surrounding conversations. As can be expected among passionate fans, the difference between a…

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Dig Your Heels In: A Working Woman’s Series with Lenovo’s Andi Huels
April 27, 2022

Andi Huels, Head of AI, North America at Lenovo is a true trailblazer, with a career path that, across several industries, gave her important touchpoints around the power of smart tools and has taken her to the top of the AI game. She began her career in the oil and gas industry for Crane, focusing…

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Dig Your Heels In: A Working Woman’s Series with Jackie Pasierbowicz

“Female” and “construction” are two words that are not typically paired. But Jackie Pasierbowicz, VP of Global Sales and Marketing at TAS Energy, is helping change this. Pasierbowicz discussed the current gender dynamic in the industry and how to promote female involvement with Host Gabrielle Bejarano. Pasierbowicz started in the software industry and moved to…

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Dig Your Heels In: A Working Woman’s Series with Amber Clore

When it comes to the world of interior design, Amber Clore, Owner of A.Clore Interiors is recognized as one of the best. Having found her passion at a young age, Clore spent her early days working on home projects while her peers were hanging out at the local playground. Clore graduated from Florida State University…

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Dig Your Heels In: A Working Woman’s Series with Allison Grealis

There are a number of industries that have historically had a disproportionate amount of male or female workers. Women dominate education and healthcare while more men have worked in construction and the manufacturing industry. To meet this difference, Allison Grealis, President and Founder of the Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM), combines her 22 years of…

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Dig Your Heels In: A Working Women’s Series with Megan MacDonald
June 26, 2022

We’ve all had moments when we feel doubt in ourselves, education, experience, and accomplishments. This is known as imposter syndrome, and unfortunately, many female leaders and professional women struggle with imposter syndrome. Megan MacDonald is now a C-Suite executive at Hello Alice, and with solid mentorship, she developed faith in herself. MacDonald’s background focused on…

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Dig Your Heels In: A Working Woman’s Series with YiDing Yu

YiDing Yu is the CMO at Olive, a practicing physician, published researcher, and serial entrepreneur. As a female in the healthcare and tech industries, she’s excited about the growth of women in healthcare. Yu said she grew up with a ton of interests. She knew she wanted to be a doctor when she was little….

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Dig Your Heels In: A Working Woman’s Series with Rachel Neill

As any parent knows, keeping kids occupied without using technology can prove to be quite challenging. Screen time continues to be on the rise with the increase in computers and smartphones replacing textbooks in the classroom. The global pandemic brought this to a head with quarantines and school closures necessitating the use of technology to…

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Dig Your Heels In: A Working Woman’s Series with Amy Czuchlewski

Amy Czuchlewski grew up around tech. Her father was an engineer, and her brothers and sister followed in his footsteps. After a high school aptitude test pushed her to study Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan, it was a total surprise to her that women were in the minority. “It hadn’t occurred to me…

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Dig Your Heels In: A Working Woman’s Series with Jolene Delisle
June 3, 2022

A captivating story is often vital in building a successful business. Jolene Delisle, Founder and Head Creative at The Working Assembly, a branding and creative industry for clients at various life stages, recognized the need for brands to refine, synthesize, and market themselves throughout their life cycles using storytelling. Delisle sits down with host Gabrielle…

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Retail Roundtable: How Serious is the Retail Shrink Crisis?
August 7, 2023

In recent years, the narrative surrounding retail shrink—a significant issue for brick-and-mortar stores—has taken a dramatic turn. Fueling headlines are reports of escalating organized retail crime (ORC), with stores like Walmart shuttering locations in Portland, Oregon, and Target predicting a $500 million impact on profitability due to inventory shrink. Contrarily, some recent surveys show…

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Ace Gardner and Jacob Lewis discuss NIL Deals and Transfer Portals
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NIL Deals and Transfer Portals are Also Impacting College Staff and Their Roles
May 23, 2024

College sports is undergoing a significant transformation with the advent of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rights and the increasing prevalence of transfer portals. These changes are reshaping how college staff operate, presenting both opportunities and challenges. With the rise of NIL deals and transfer portals, understanding the behind-the-scenes impact on college coaching staff…

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Wine Investment Has a Promising Future With Technology Pushing it Forth

Because investment opportunities are often shifting, wine investment is gaining some significant attention. With traditional markets experiencing volatility and uncertainty, investors are increasingly looking towards unique assets like fine wine and spirits to diversify their portfolios. The potential for appreciation over time, combined with the enjoyment of owning a tangible asset, has made wine…

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Bringing Tech In: How Coffee Businesses Can Maintain Brand Identity While Enhancing Their Reach

In today’s rapidly evolving market, the tension between maintaining brand identity and embracing innovation poses significant challenges, especially in industries rooted in tradition and community, such as craft coffee. This delicate balance is crucial as businesses navigate labor challenges, supply chain issues, and the relentless pressure of rent and operational costs. The stakes are…

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Keith Elias: Pro Sports Retirement Doesn’t Have to Be a Fumble. NFL’s Support Systems Ease Transition to Next Chapter

The spotlight is shifting, we’re not just cheering on professional athletes during their prime, but also wondering what happens when the final whistle blows as they move from the peaks of their careers into the next chapter of their lives. The conversation turns to the challenges they face outside the sporting arena and the…

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Revolutionize Airline Loyalty Programs: Embrace Digital Innovation, Expand Flexible Rewards, and Prioritize Sustainability to Meet the New Era of Consumer Expectations
March 22, 2024

As the travel industry emerges from the shadows of the pandemic, it finds itself at a crossroads, particularly in the realm of airline loyalty programs. Historically seen as ancillary benefits to enhance customer retention, these programs have undergone a profound transformation, now standing at the heart of airline revenue strategies. This pivot has not…

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Navigating the Evolution of Stadium Experiences with Zack Klima

In the rapidly evolving world of entertainment venues, the transition from the basic amenities of the past to the high-tech, immersive stadium experiences of today marks a significant shift in how fans engage with live events. This transformation, driven by advancements in technology and changing consumer expectations, is reshaping the landscape of stadiums and…

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Cutting Through the Digital Clutter: Fooji’s Magic with Brent Carney

In a world where digital noise is louder than ever, AJ Krow of “Krow Knows” sits down with Brent Carney, client partner at Fooji, to explore the evolving landscape of customer engagement. In this enlightening episode, they delve into the shifting paradigms of brand interaction, moving beyond the bombardment of social media ads to the…

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Cashing In on College: AJ Krow Talks NIL Dynamics with Billy Embody

Welcome to another electrifying episode of the Krow Knows Podcast, where today we delve deep into the seismic shifts transforming college sports, with a special focus on the NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) and the transfer portal. Joining host AJ Krow is Billy Embody, the esteemed publisher of On3 Sports, who brings unparalleled insight into…

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The Culinary Compass: How Gastronomy Is Redefining Travel with Wayne Conte
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The Culinary Compass: How Gastronomy Is Redefining Travel with Wayne Conte
February 20, 2024

In recent years, the global pandemic reshaped our relationship with travel and dining, propelling a surge in culinary tourism. As restrictions lifted, eager travelers began prioritizing unique dining experiences, often planning their journeys around coveted restaurant reservations. This shift reflects a broader trend where gastronomy is no longer a mere aspect of travel but…

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From Touchdowns to Takeoffs: Exploring the Super Bowl’s Private Jet Boom with Preston Holland

The latest episode of “Krow Knows” peers inside the electrifying private jet world amidst the Super Bowl frenzy, a time when the stars align in Las Vegas, not just for football but for a spectacle of private aviation unlike any other. As the city brims with celebrities, athletes, and the elite, the skies tell…

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Branding Battles & Billion-Dollar Deals: The WWE-Netflix Partnership and the Future of Trademarks

In a monumental shift within the entertainment and sports industry, the recent $5 billion deal between WWE and Netflix marks a significant moment, not just for the broadcasting landscape but for intellectual property rights in the athletic and entertainment spheres. This deal, highlighted by the announcement of Dwayne Johnson, aka “The Rock,” joining the…

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Robotic Automation in American Manufacturing: Its Rise, Impact, and Value in the American Manufacturing Renaissance
April 20, 2022

Attention-grabbing headlines and political stump speeches keep indicating that America no longer makes anything. That’s actually not the case at all. Despite lots of transitions and evolutions in American manufacturing, the U.S. is still the number two manufacturer in the world in terms of output, second only to China. The industry is now seeing steady…

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Made in America: Bringing Microchip Production Back to America

It’s no mystery why and how the supply chain disruption occurred during the pandemic; however, the million-dollar question is: how to fix and prevent it. Premio’s Product Marketing Director, Dustin Seetoo, and Executive Vice President, Kevin Wu, and Intel’s Supply and Demand Manager, Jennifer Bressler, discussed how the companies are combatting this issue with hosts…

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Made in America: A New Age of Infrastructure with McElroy Manufacturing

America’s infrastructure was built during a golden era and economic boom in the wake of WWII. Now, more than seven decades later, that infrastructure is approaching the end of its service life. In fact, this year’s Infrastructure Report Card from ASCE gave the U.S. a C-, and the effects will continue to be felt. The…

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Will Manufacturing “Reshore” To Fix Supply Chain Bottlenecks?

Key Points: Many companies have evaluated moving out of China due to rising labor costs over the past ten years. The supply chain structure in certain sectors of production, like for semiconductors, makes it very difficult to move production. Aaron Alpeter believes manufacturing will come back to America in a big way over the next…

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Made in America feat. PanTech Design
August 10, 2021

America’s energy infrastructure is aging. That’s a problem on many levels, but, at its core, it means we’re getting further and further away from meeting rising demand. The innovations of the future are exciting, but they need power to match. Without it, our grid is hamstrung. Companies looking to meet this challenge head on…

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The History of the Time Delay Safe: Made In America Bonus Clip

MarketScale’s award-winning original series, “Made in America,” hits the highways and byways of our country seeking out American-made, American-proud companies that are the backbone of our great nation. Over the course of the Tidel episode of MarketScale’s Made In America series, we learned a lot about the diligence and quality Tidel puts into its products. In this…

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Made In America: FSG

Often, the first thing that draws you into a business is its sign. Whether it’s a restaurant sign off of the highway offering a much-needed meal or a gigantic sign on the side of a stadium, a sign is the biggest indicator to customers that a business is open. But, too many times, it’s…

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Made In America: FSG, Coming April 23rd

Why Stay in America? In today’s global marketplace, there are still companies surviving and thriving right in our own backyard. We’re hitting the road in search of America’s most interesting companies to answer one question: Why are you proud to be made in America? Manufacturing with Homegrown Roots Often, the first thing that draws you…

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Made In America: Tidel
April 9, 2020

As Carrollton, Texas’s business sector booms and retail establishments drive that growth, one company keeps everything moving forward – Tidel. A provider of cash-management solutions that secure and automate retail cash environments to help retailers improve efficiency, reduce risk and boost profit, Tidel has decades of experience helping retailers that are the cornerstone of communities…

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Made In America: Tidel, Coming April 9th

As Carrollton, Texas’s business sector booms and retail establishments drive that growth, one company keep the whole thing in motion – Tidel. A provider of cash-management solutions that secure and automate retail cash environments to help retailers improve efficiency, reduce risk and boost profit, Tidel has decades of experiences helping the retailers that drive not…

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How Lexington Brewing Is Leaving Their Mark In Bourbon Country: Made In America Bonus Clip

On Made in America, the focus is the businesses that choose to remain at home and drive the U.S. economy from within. Before the Town Branch Distillery had the honor of being the first distillery built in Lexington proper in more than 100 years, parent company Alltech built a reputation in the beverage industry…

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Exploring the Gateway to the Adirondacks: Made In America Bonus Clip

MarketScale’s award winning original “Made in America” series hits the highways and byways of our country seeking out American-made, American-proud companies that are the backbone of our great nation. In this bonus segment, Daniel Litwin of MarketScale makes a stop in Queensbury, New York, and visits with local historians Joan Aldous and Stan Cianfarano….

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The Impact of Coronavirus on Online Learning and Remote Work
March 12, 2020

On this episode of MarketScale Mornings, Voice of B2B Daniel Litwin and host Tyler Kern were joined by MarketScale Senior Instructional Designer Brian Runo to discuss the capabilities of online learning and remote work in helping businesses, universities and more be agile in the face of coronavirus-related disruptions. Topics included opportunities and challenges on both…

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Development and Engineering Services That Push Innovations to Market: MarketScale Mornings

On this episode of MarketScale Mornings, hosts Taylor Bagley and Voice of B2B Daniel Litwin were joined by Paragon Innovations CEO and Founder Mike Wilkinson.   Founded in 1990 and counting companies like 3M, Hitachi, Medtronic, Motorola, and Siemens as clients, Paragon is one of the nation’s leading providers of turn-key product development and innovation…

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The Evolution of Vari and Rebranding Workspace Innovation

On this episode of MarketScale Mornings, hosts Tyler Kern and Daniel Litwin were joined by Vari CEO Jason McCann. Vari, formerly Varidesk until a rebranding earlier this year, is a workspace innovation company based in Dallas, Texas. The company’s mission is to create workspaces that elevate people, and Vari boasts 350 employees, millions of customers…

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The Power of Original B2B Content: MarketScale Mornings

On the latest episode of MarketScale Mornings, Voice of B2B Daniel Litwin and host Taylor Raglin sat down for a discussion on all things original B2B content. In particular, the discussion turned to narrative-based content, such as the new Microdrones series, Down to Earth. Litwin and Raglin were joined by Matt Rosenbalm, Microdrones Sales Manager,…

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What is the Future of AR and VR in Education?
February 13, 2020

On this episode of MarketScale Mornings, zSpace Senior Director, Sales Kevin Dougherty joined Voice of B2B Daniel Litwin and B2B Media Producer Tyler Kern live in MarketScale’s Trinity Studio. zSpace is a highly engaging augmented reality and virtual reality learning platform designed with K-12 cross-curricular lessons in mind, and zSpace trainings are designed to ensure…

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Why Your Next Classroom Instructor Might Be a Robot

It is no longer debatable that technology is driving the standard of the modern day learning environment. From robots to online learning solutions, education today is officially changing. Hosts Tyler Kern and Geoffrey Short sat down with Robokind CEO Val Loomer to chat about robotics and AI and how are impacting the industry. The three also discussed…

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Latest Run the Pass

Food & Beverage
How Anthony Bourdain Inspired a Banker to Create a Culinary Brand
September 23, 2021

From new technologies and changing food trends to supply chains and innovative concepts, the restaurant industry is everchanging. Host Andre Natera shares kitchens, plates and stories with food and beverage superstars, preparing a new dish and offering valuable insights from the front lines of the culinary industry.   The pandemic threw a lot of curveballs at the…

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How the Hospitality Staffing Landscape Changed

From new technologies and changing food trends to supply chains and innovative concepts, the restaurant industry is everchanging. Host Andre Natera shares kitchens, plates and stories with food and beverage superstars, preparing a new dish and offering valuable insights from the front lines of the culinary industry.   Workforce management has always been a challenge in hospitality….

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Creating A Vibe With Chronic Tacos

From new technologies and changing food trends to supply chains and innovative concepts, the restaurant industry is everchanging. Host Andre Natera shares kitchens, plates and stories with food and beverage superstars, preparing a new dish and offering valuable insights from the front lines of the culinary industry.   On this episode of Run The Pass, Host Andre…

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How a Fourth Generation Butcher is Ready to Help People Eat Less Meat

From new technologies and changing food trends to supply chains and innovative concepts, the restaurant industry is everchanging. Host Andre Natera shares kitchens, plates and stories with food and beverage superstars, preparing a new dish and offering valuable insights from the front lines of the culinary industry.   The art of butchery was Cara Nicoletti’s birthright in…

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Addressing Burnout In The Restaurant Industry
June 21, 2021

From new technologies and changing food trends to supply chains and innovative concepts, the restaurant industry is everchanging. Host Andre Natera shares kitchens, plates and stories with food and beverage superstars, preparing a new dish and offering valuable insights from the front lines of the culinary industry.   Over the past year, workers in the restaurant industry…

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From Burger King to Top Chef: How A Self-Taught Chef Worked His Way Up Through Michelin Star Restaurants

From new technologies and changing food trends to supply chains and innovative concepts, the restaurant industry is everchanging. Host Andre Natera shares kitchens, plates and stories with food and beverage superstars, preparing a new dish and offering valuable insights from the front lines of the culinary industry.   On this episode of Run The Pass, Host Andre…

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Competition Cooking Tests if Chefs Have The Chops

From new technologies and changing food trends to supply chains and innovative concepts, the restaurant industry is everchanging. Host Andre Natera shares kitchens, plates and stories with food and beverage superstars, preparing a new dish and offering valuable insights from the front lines of the culinary industry.   On this episode of MarketScale’s Run the Pass, host…

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How Can You Ensure Your Food Truck Concept Has Wheels?

From new technologies and changing food trends to supply chains and innovative concepts, the restaurant industry is everchanging. Host Andre Natera shares kitchens, plates and stories with food and beverage superstars, preparing a new dish and offering valuable insights from the front lines of the culinary industry.   Launching a new food concept is never easy. The…

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A Taste of Global Cuisine with a World-Renowned Flavor Expert
April 26, 2021

From new technologies and changing food trends to supply chains and innovative concepts, the restaurant industry is everchanging. Host Andre Natera shares kitchens, plates and stories with food and beverage superstars, preparing a new dish and offering valuable insights from the front lines of the culinary industry.   Without flavor, every bite would be much less enjoyable….

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How Can Restaurants Scale to Meet New Demand?

From new technologies and changing food trends to supply chains and innovative concepts, the restaurant industry is everchanging. Host Andre Natera shares kitchens, plates and stories with food and beverage superstars, preparing a new dish and offering valuable insights from the front lines of the culinary industry.   On this episode of Run the Pass, host and…

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Navigating Diverse Food Scenes and Elevating Kitchen Culture

From new technologies and changing food trends to supply chains and innovative concepts, the restaurant industry is everchanging. Host Andre Natera shares kitchens, plates and stories with food and beverage superstars, preparing a new dish and offering valuable insights from the front lines of the culinary industry.     A chef’s journey can take many twists and…

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Meet the Chef who Created Tom Brady’s TB12 Nutrition Manual

From new technologies and changing food trends to supply chains and innovative concepts, the restaurant industry is everchanging. Host Andre Natera shares kitchens, plates and stories with food and beverage superstars, preparing a new dish and offering valuable insights from the front lines of the culinary industry.   Being a traditional chef was a way of life…

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Travelers Gave the Energy Supplement Business An Unexpected Boost
December 30, 2021

Travel can be exhausting, and most of the time, caffeine is a must-have to keep going. Most find this in coffee, soda, or energy drinks. But what about a clean alternative? Punch’d Energy caffeine gummies are the answer. The company’s President and Founder, John Pinelli joined Say Yes to Travel host Sarah Dandashy to share…

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Travel Restrictions Have Been Lifted, Will Medical Tourism Continue to Thrive

Why is a nurse being featured on the Say Yes to Travel podcast? Well, Kelly Greytok, RN concierge nurse specializing in plastic surgery recovery, started out as a golf course coordinator straight out of college and then became a nurse. Greytok explained to Host Sarah Dandashy that she combined her love for travel with…

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Here’s How Destination Weddings Will Guide Hotel Business Models in 2022

Celebrating stories of love in beautiful locations sounds like a dream job, and it is for Karen Bussen, the exclusive designer for Weddings by Palladium. Bussen joined Say Yes to Travel host Sarah Dandashy to talk about her experience and what’s trending for destination weddings in 2022. Bussen’s roots are in the hospitality industry, and…

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Supporting Hospitality from the Inside Out

The hospitality industry continues to evolve, and the people behind it do so, too. Joining Sarah Dandashy on Say Yes to Travel was Dan Ryan, Co-Founder of Agency 967. Ryan is a lifelong entrepreneur, industry expert, and host of the podcast Defining Hospitality. After falling in love with hospitality, Ryan spent 20 years selling and sourcing…

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27% of Consumers Are Stuck in the Loyalty Program Dark Ages.
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27% of Consumers Are Stuck in the Loyalty Program Dark Ages. Can Hospitality Brands Get Them More Engaged?
November 23, 2021

In this episode of Say Yes to Travel, Host Sarah Dandashy invited Jon Wolfe, CEO of House Advantage on the show. The two discuss Wolfes’ background in the gaming industry, his move to owning businesses that center on a consumer loyalty program and understanding consumers’ habits. They later dive into the importance of using the…

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Is the Hotel of the Future Based on Digital Assets?

Key Points: A hotel concept around digital assets could create revenue. Bringing digital assets to a physical space could appeal to many. The concept includes a crypto trading floor as the main attraction. Commentary: The pandemic pushed the hospitality industry to the brink. However, crisis often breeds innovation and creativity. So, what’s next for…

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Will Ecotourism Factor in to Peoples Travel Plans in 2022?

Driven by consumer desires for new experiences, innovative technologies and environmental impacts – travel is changing. Host Sarah Dandashy explores the technologies and logistics that power travel and the brands that build unforgettable experiences.   Jadine Yarde, CEO of Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA), showed off her city to Host Sarah Dandashy by letting the backdrop speak for…

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Sustainable Travel is Proving More Important Than Ever Post Pandemic

Driven by consumer desires for new experiences, innovative technologies and environmental impacts – travel is changing. Host Sarah Dandashy explores the technologies and logistics that power travel and the brands that build unforgettable experiences.   Sustainable travel has a new energy around it, as most of the world rethinks what it means to be a citizen of…

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Scale Factor: How ufurnish.com is Leveraging Retail Media to Scale its Online Furniture Aggregator
August 15, 2023

In a world where online shopping reigns supreme, niche platforms have risen to provide more tailored experiences for both consumers and retail brands. ufurnish.com is among such platforms, specializing in aggregating furniture and furnishings for the home and connected end-users with a wide variety of sellers. Like the Zillow of home furniture, ufurnish guides users…

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Perfect Fan Experience
May 9, 2024

In this episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, shares with us that in the competitive world of sports entertainment, delivering an exceptional customer experience is crucial, even more so when faced with uncontrollable challenges like inclement weather. The Savannah ballpark’s approach to customer service exemplifies how businesses can…

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What is the Craziest Thing Your Business Has Ever Done?
May 2, 2024

In this captivating episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, shares with us that in the competitive world of marketing, standing out often means taking bold, unconventional steps. A prime example is a company that captured the essence of St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah by doing something unprecedented:…

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Bringing Tech In: How Coffee Businesses Can Maintain Brand Identity While Enhancing Their Reach
April 30, 2024

In today’s rapidly evolving market, the tension between maintaining brand identity and embracing innovation poses significant challenges, especially in industries rooted in tradition and community, such as craft coffee. This delicate balance is crucial as businesses navigate labor challenges, supply chain issues, and the relentless pressure of rent and operational costs. The stakes are…

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Challenge Your Industry
April 25, 2024

In today’s competitive landscape, simply meeting industry standards is insufficient for long-term success. Businesses must strive to exceed these benchmarks by creating unique and memorable customer experiences, as demonstrated by companies like Netflix and Shoreline Construction. Netflix transformed the movie rental industry by challenging conventional practices. Instead of requiring customers to visit stores and…

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Reevaluate IDRs to Ensure Equitable Student Aid and System Durability
April 19, 2024

As the burden of student loans continues to be a pressing issue for millions of Americans, the discourse around sustainable repayment options has intensified. Studies, including one by The Pew Charitable Trusts, highlight how income-driven repayment plans (IDRs), while designed to alleviate financial strain, might paradoxically lead to increased loan delinquency rates due to…

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Third Inning: Whatever is Normal, Do The Exact Opposite
April 18, 2024

In a world where most businesses adhere to traditional practices, the Savannah Bananas baseball team stands out by doing the exact opposite. The organization’s philosophy is simple yet revolutionary: “Whatever’s normal, do the exact opposite.” This approach not only distinguishes them from competitors but also creates unforgettable experiences for their fans. Most companies stick…

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Strict Online Education Regulations Could Derail the Future of Learning
April 17, 2024

In a time where over half of all students are taking at least one online course, the landscape of online education is at a pivotal juncture, reflecting a broader shift in how higher education adapts to technological advancements and regulatory scrutiny. The Department of Education is proposing ambitious regulatory changes that directly impact online…

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Cut Costs, Not Corners for the Future of Higher Education: Redirect Focus to Student Achievement
April 15, 2024

The landscape of higher education has been the subject of intense scrutiny and debate in recent years. The rising costs of tuition, the ballooning of administrative overhead, and questions about the real value of a college degree have sparked a vital conversation about the future of higher education.  This has sparked discussions among educators,…

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Listen Carefully, Respond Creatively
April 12, 2024

In this captivating episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, delves into the transformative business philosophy of “listen carefully, respond creatively.” This approach has not only skyrocketed the Savannah Bananas to fame but also serves as a universal blueprint for revolutionizing customer service and engagement across all sectors….

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