Tage Counts interviews business leaders, entrepreneurs and non-profit executives from throughout the 757 on a variety of industry topics. You can also follow daily updates of what's happening in the Hampton Roads Business community by visitinglinkedin.com/in/tagecounts. Thanks for listening, and please rate this podcast so we can better serve the listeners.
Chuck Thornton, Managing Partner of the Virginia Beach Sportsplex and Hometown Sports Management, discusses his professional journey in hospitality, sports & entrepreneurship, business, public private partnerships, athletics, facilities, Virginia Beach and the 757.
Sujoy Brahma, General Manager of Town Point Club, discusses private club membership at a business & social club, providing superior service, their focus on providing a quality experience, and how professionals can get started when looking to join a private club.
Janice Tuckman, Senior Sales Executive of ROX Rapid Overland Xpress, discusses a no hassle, premium business and leisure travel option, providing exceptional, consistent & reliable customer service, and starting then re-starting a new business.
Todd Waldemar, CEO & Founder, and Ludo Frequelin, Area Manager, of ChowCall, discuss transitioning from the military to the civilian business world, starting a food & restaurant delivery service, managing a workforce and lessons learned.
Tim Harrell, Sr., President, CEO & Founder of Environmental Building Services, Inc., discusses his career path, starting his own business, managing and leading a team of employees and managers, mentorship, growing a business and transitioning.
Jay Klebanoff, Chief Executive Officer of Hercules Fence Company, discusses the company’s long history, growing a regional business and lessons learned, managing a skilled workforce, favorite projects and giving back to the community.
Pat Tamakloe, President of Global Reach Leadership Institute discusses leadership, strategy & training, working with entrepreneurs & organizations, people/processes/performance, and the leadership transition from military to private sector.
Camille Crofton Cherry, Marketing Director of Crofton Industries, discusses the history of the company, safety within the industry, workforce needs, the maritime community, and family-owned & managed business resources.
Richard D. Mills, Vice President of Plasser American, discusses history and place within the City of Chesapeake and Hampton Roads region, the services and products provided to the rail industry, the connection to our port, maritime and transportation industry, future expansion and growth, and Plasser American's exceptional level of professionalism and execution.
Dr. Mary Ojo-Carons, Founder of EvoScient Gynecology Center for Pelvic Health and Surgery, discusses her journey as a medical professional, entrepreneur and founder of a new medical practice, and serving the diverse needs of women throughout the community.
Sherri Miles, President of Miles Roofing & Co-Founder of Meta Team, discusses the history of J.D. Miles & Sons, Miles Roofing, managing a family-owned business, developing as a national service provider, and giving back to the community.
Tim Ryan, Executive Director of StartWheel, discusses his career within the entrepreneurial community, the consolidation of all things entrepreneur within the 757, collaboration and future opportunities.
Anna Helmer, CTE Supervisor, and Lori Martin, STEAM/CTE Coordinator of Chesapeake Public Schools’ Career & Technical Education program discuss CTE awareness efforts, new initiatives, partnerships with local businesses, and future workforce opportunities for our region’s students.
Tom Chamberlain, Founder & CEO of EdLogics, discusses starting a gamified platform to promote health literacy in the 757 and beyond, entrepreneurship and business management, and reaching underserved communities.
Jim Carrol, Executive Director of the Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center, discusses the Center’s resources, expectations of entrepreneurs and their new business ideas, pivoting during COVID, and the need for professionals to adapt in today’s business environment.
Scott Krick, Co-Owner of MoMac Brewing Company, discusses his transition from home brewer to entrepreneur, learning to match the tastes of the consumers, adapting the business model to current market conditions, and connecting with the community.
Randy Thompson, Owner/Publisher of VistaGraphics, discusses starting and growing a print media business, developing and publishing high quality print and digital publications, managing a downturn/recovery, and remaining the premier product offering in the market.
Delceno Miles, President & CEO of The Miles Agency, discusses starting her own niche marketing & public relations firm, working with young professionals, volunteerism, adapting to industry trends, and providing exceptional service for her clients.
Phil Damuth, Vice President of Damuth Trane, discusses the growth of a business celebrating 50 years of service, the importance of developing a strong team of employees and partners, the evolution of the company, and their future.
Tad Sellers, President and Chief Electrical Engineer of Vansant & Gusler, discusses his new role as President, his journey of 25 years with the business, the company's 60 years of doing business in the region, and managing design services in mechanical and electrical engineering.
Wayne Pellenberg, Owner of Neptune Video, discusses his transition from news media to starting his own business, entrepreneurship, the value of video for businesses, and his willingness to get in front of the camera to grow his company.
Paul Walsh, President of Superior Executive Transportation, discusses starting a new business, adapting to the change in specialized, professional transportation services, and providing exceptional customer service to a high standard.
Donna Phaneuf, President & Lead Design Principal of VIA Design Architects, discusses her introduction to architecture, starting her own business, the principles of Product, Service & Process, past & future projects, and the future.
Meghan Timlin, Academy Coordinator, and Sarah Routsis, Senior Internship Coordinator, with the Entrepreneurship & Business Academy at Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach. Meghan and Sarah provide an overview of the academy, internship and professional development opportunities, corporate partnerships, job shadowing, adapting to virtual instruction and success stories.
Danny Rubin, Vice President of Rubin Communications Group, discusses his professional journey in public relations, media and communications, provides an overview of the public relations field and how it serves the needs of businesses of all types, working with the local media and news sources, and managing the ever changing media & public relations landscape.
Charles Greenhood and Molly Whelan, the family owned businesses of Brutti's Catering and BagelNutz, discuss the evolution of Brutti's from an espresso coffee cart to a full service catering business, giving back to the community they serve, adapting the business in an ever changing environment, and the future of their business.
Tonya Gill, co-owner of the Primrose Schools at Cahoon Commons & Edinburgh Commons, discusses her transition from the non-profit community to serving the children and families of Chesapeake, managing a business during COVID-19, opening a new school, leadership and serving the 757 region.
Mary Kate Andris, Ed.D., President & CEO, YWCA South Hampton Roads discusses the organizations mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, collaboration between the local non-profits, and the partnerships between non-profits and the business community throughout the 757.
Emily Brewer, Owner of Uncork'd and member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 64th District, discusses entrepreneurship as a small business owner, balancing the duties serving her customers and constituents, managing the daily challenges and rewards, and the growth of the Suffolk business community.
Nicole Campbell, Commercial Real Estate Professional with Divaris Real Estate, discusses her journey in the military and her civilian career, pivoting as a working parent, creating and growing a social media and marketing presence, diversity and community.
Doug Smith, President & CEO of the Hampton Roads Alliance, joins Tage Talks Business to discuss his professional journey as a local leader in the 757, the restructuring of what had been known as the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance, rebranding, regional collaboration, and moving forward as the area's leading regional economic development organization.
Cecil L. Robinson Jr. joins Tage Talks Business for this Memorial Day episode to discuss his career as a 29 year veteran of the U.S. Navy, communication & security professional, and now entrepreneur & owner of Raven Elite Protection LLC.
Attorneys Kim Phillips and Corrynn Peters discuss coming together as professionals and as Phillips & Peters. They address the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship, time management, marketing, community outreach, and building a law firm dedicated helping families move forward.
Tony Disilvestro, founder & owner of Ynot Italian, discusses his journey from selling candy on the Jersey Shore to building a regional restaurant and brand in the 757, managing your branding & marketing, and giving back to your community.
Jim Daddio, Managing Partner of Bubba's 33 in Chesapeake, discusses opening a restaurant in the Chesapeake, getting involved within the community, supporting our first responders, developing legendary food & service, and pivoting to unique & fun ways to attract and retain customers.
Jason Fawcett, Regional Operations Manager for The Davey Tree Expert Company, discusses the start to his business as an entrepreneur, 18 years of growth, the eventual partnership with a nationally recognized organization, and giving back to the community.
Michael Wagner, President of Pool Scouts, discusses his career, the building blocks of leading a national pool services franchise, the skills and expectations of being a franchise owner, and insight into developing the culture of Pool Scouts and Buzz Franchise Brands as an award winning business.
Dr. Reddix, Founder, President & CEO of ARDX discusses the growth and growing pains of ARDX over 13+ years. We also learn about the ARDX Foundation, Envision Lead Grow's comprehensive entrepreneurship program, and the Reddix Rules Fund.