Brunch with BBB

Brunch with BBB

By BBB serving Eastern NC
A podcast with hosts Luis and Catherine from BBB serving Eastern North Carolina, featuring special guests to inform business owners and consumers about current marketplace trends.
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Small Business Spotlight: TriCap Properties & TriCap Property Management
In this Small Business Spotlight, Leslie Manning, Owner and Broker in Charge of TriCap Properties & TriCap Property Management, joins us to share a little bit about what makes their business unique. She also shares how their business has adapted during COVID-19 to meet the needs of tenants and leasing agents during these difficult times.
19:15
July 2, 2020
Navigating the 2020 Hurricane Season
Jerry Jackson, chief meteorologist at WNCT, joins us to discuss how this year's hurricane season could be different. With having hurricane-like storms before the season began and still learning to navigate the new norm of COVID-19, this year is bound to be unique. Listen in for tips on keeping you and/or your business safe this year! 
27:13
June 24, 2020
Small Business Spotlight: Carolina Yard Barns
This Small Business Spotlight features Tara Powell from Carolina Yard Barns. Tara shares what it's like to run a family-owned business that specializes in customized barns for your yard. Listen in to hear about their unique business and learn how you can support them!
10:23
June 12, 2020
NCSU Economist Perspective of COVID-19 Impact on NC
Michael Walden, a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and Extension Economist at North Carolina State University, joins us on this episode to discuss how COVID-19 is impacting current and graduating students, the agriculture industry, and the overall economy in North Carolina. 
25:07
June 10, 2020
NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Dr. Sandy Stewart, Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture Services for the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, joins us to share how the recent COVID-19 pandemic has impacted North Carolina's agriculture industry, including food supply/ demand. He also squashes concern over murder hornets coming to our area and the impact of cicadas surfacing in our state. 
26:40
June 3, 2020
Small Business Spotlight: Anderson Painting
This Small Business Spotlight features Megan Anderson, of Anderson Painting, who joins us to share what it's like to run a family-owned business that employs refugees. Listen in to learn how they've established trust with their consumers, making it possible to continue supporting the community and keep their workers employed throughout COVID-19!
16:26
May 29, 2020
Small Business Spotlight: Cary Integrative Health
This Small Business Spotlight features Carolyn Byrd, owner of Cary Integrative Health, who shares what it's like to be a small business owner, how COVID-19 has impacted her business, and to provide tips for coping with our "new normal."
21:50
May 22, 2020
Cleaning During COVID-19
As businesses begin to reopen, cleaning is top of mind for consumers and business owners. Sean Hassan, of Jan-Pro Cleaning Systems of Raleigh, joins us to share best cleaning practices during COVID-19 (for home and the workplace) and provides tips for consumers to identify whether a business has been properly cleaned. 
32:51
May 20, 2020
Small Business Spotlight: Purple Ivy Solutions
In honor of Small Business Month, we're sharing the stories of local small businesses and ways consumers can support them during COVID-19. This Small Business Spotlight features Mariel Lee, owner of Purple Ivy Solutions. 
08:33
May 15, 2020
NC Restaurant and Lodging Association
President and CEO of the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association, Lynn Minges, joins us to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on the industry and share information business owners and consumers need to know as the state begins the reopening process. 
27:04
May 13, 2020
Small Business Spotlight: Week 1
In this bonus episode, Luis and Catherine talk with two small business owners from the local community. They'll find out what makes their business unique, how COVID-19 has impacted them over the past few weeks, and find out how consumers can support them during these difficult times. This episode features Natasha Ford, of Fords Fluent N’ Food Catering & Chandelier Event Venue, and Dave Clough, of Your Hospitality Resource Group.
24:22
May 8, 2020
NC Attorney General, Josh Stein
North Carolina Attorney General, Josh Stein, joins us to share information residents need to know as the state begins to reopen from COVID-19 and provide advice for supporting the local economy at a safe distance. 
18:11
May 6, 2020
BBB Updates - May 2020
In this BONUS episode of the Brunch with BBB podcast, Luis and Catherine discuss current COVID-19 scams and resources BBB has available to help both businesses and consumers.  For additional information on topics covered in this  episode, check out the links below! BBBshoplocal.org - A state-wide website that informs consumers on how they can still purchase products, goods, and/or services from Accredited Businesses in a safe manner throughout COVID-19. BBB Business Builders Webinar - Regularly scheduled webinar series that provides pertinent information on topics such as the SBA loans, CARES Act funds, crisis communications, and proper cleaning methods. All upcoming webinars and recordings can be found at bbbevents.org.
19:01
May 1, 2020
Dave Fussell, President of Duplin Wine Cellars
Dave Fussell, President of Duplin Wine Cellars, joins us to share what it's like to be part of a family-owned business and how Duplin Winery is giving back to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Curious what wine has to do with hand sanitizer? Take a listen to find out!
20:54
April 29, 2020
Maria Satira, morning anchor at WNCT
Maria Satira, morning anchor at WCNT 9, joins us to weigh in on the trends she’s seeing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. With Maria's perspective, we discuss the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses, the housing sector, and the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina.  For additional resources on how you can support the local economy during this time, visit bbbshoplocal.org.
29:34
April 22, 2020
Importance of physical health during COVID-19 with Excel Body Fitness
Pantea Dougani, co-owner of Excel Body Fitness, joins us to discuss the important role physical fitness plays in our mental health, especially while sheltering in place. Pantea discusses how they've pivoted their business to be accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides some tips for staying motivated while working from home!  For more information on Excel Body Fitness, visit https://excelbodyfitness.com/ or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Visit their YouTube channel for current workout videos!
33:25
April 15, 2020
Navigating Mental Health During COVID-19 with Stephanie Phillips
Stephanie Phillips, LCMHC, NCC, CCTP, owner of The Mindly Group, joins us to discuss tips for navigating the new norm of social distancing - including how to successfully work from home, manage relationships, and keep up your mental health. For additional information on The Mindly Group, visit themindlygroup.com or follow them on Facebook: The Mindly Group, PLLC.
29:21
April 8, 2020
Pilot
Get to know co-hosts Luis and Catherine, and find out what you can expect in future episodes of the Brunch with BBB podcast.
07:28
April 3, 2020