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Tage Talks Business

Tage Talks Business

By Tage Counts
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 visiting linkedin.com/in/tagecounts.
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57. Tim Ryan, StartWheel

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63. E. Trevelle Baker, KingCuts
Trevelle Baker, Owner & Barber of KingCuts, discusses becoming a barber, developing as an entrepreneur, managing a team, and the current state of barber industry.
15:52
April 13, 2021
62. Richard D. Mills, Plasser American
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.  
22:13
April 6, 2021
61. Alfred J. Howard, Lider Counseling & Consulting, LLC
Alfred Howard, CEO of Lider Counseling & Consulting, discusses his journey as a counselor and clinician, work life balance, and working with business professionals and entrepreneurs.
24:03
March 30, 2021
60. Caroline Taylor, Taylor Made Diagnostics
Caroline Taylor, President of Taylor Made Diagnostics, discusses her humble beginnings, success as a female entrepreneur, being a problem solver, and working within occupational medicine & healthcare.
23:29
March 23, 2021
59. Dr. Mary Ojo-Carons, EvoScient Gynecology Center for Pelvic Health and Surgery
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.
15:43
March 16, 2021
58. Sherri Miles, Miles Roofing / J.D. Miles & Sons / Meta Team
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.
24:52
March 9, 2021
57. Tim Ryan, StartWheel
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.
24:51
March 2, 2021
56. Anna Helmer & Lori Martin, Chesapeake Public Schools Career & Technical Education
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.
32:48
February 23, 2021
55. Matt Tuttle, Total Business Solutions
Matt Tuttle, Vice President of Total Business Solutions, discusses managing a family-owned business, pivoting during times of transition, growing a business and giving back to the community.
28:19
February 9, 2021
54. Holly Burgess - Heartwork Marketing
Holly Burgess, Founder & Chief Marketing Guide at Heartwork Marketing, discusses her journey to entrepreneurship, staying ahead of industry trends, learning to build a team, and building a brand.
29:18
February 2, 2021
53. Kirk Cizerle, RecoveryTrek
Kirk Cizerle, Founder & CEO of RecoveryTrek, discusses starting a business, technology, adapting to market needs, mobiles services and PROOF.
31:09
January 26, 2021
52. George McLaughlin, Jon Smith Subs - Virginia Beach
George McLaughlin, Co-owner of Jon Smith Subs, discusses starting a new business, incorporating his skills as a military veteran, his business partner Tony Vaughn, and giving back to his community.
20:02
January 19, 2021
51. Jessica Bedenbaugh, Portsmouth Economic Development
Jessica Bedenbaugh, Business Development Manager / Marketing of Portsmouth Economic Development, discusses their continued success, marketing efforts, retention, outreach and future opportunities.
31:39
January 12, 2021
50. Bryan Stephens - Hampton Roads Chamber
Bryan Stephens, President & CEO of the Hampton Roads Chamber, discusses leadership, the mission of the Chamber, advocacy, regionalism and recovery.
33:25
December 22, 2020
49. Thomas M. Chamberlain, PharmD - EdLogics
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.
26:16
December 18, 2020
48. Michael J. Fowler - Even Keel Wealth Advisors of Raymond James
Michael Fowler, First Vice President of Even Keel Wealth Advisors of Raymond James, discusses his professional journey, the development of Even Keel, serving customers, and community involvement.
30:18
December 1, 2020
47. Jim Carroll - Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center
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.
26:19
November 24, 2020
46. Scott Krick - MoMac Brewing Company
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.
23:47
November 15, 2020
45. Michelle Wren - Portsmouth Partnership & Bloom Coworking
Michelle Wren, Executive Director of Portsmouth Partnership, discusses the mission and history of the Partnership, the organization’s affiliates, the Lefcoe Leadership program, and Bloom Coworking.
26:21
November 11, 2020
44. Randy Thompson - VistaGraphics
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.
25:25
October 22, 2020
43. Delceno Miles - The Miles Agency
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.
28:07
October 18, 2020
42. Phil Damuth - Damuth Trane
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.
30:45
October 16, 2020
41. John McCormick - McCormick Law & Consulting
John McCormick, Owner & Attorney of McCormick Law & Consulting, discusses starting his own business, entrepreneurship, networking & outreach, growth and changes in the legal profession.
23:28
October 4, 2020
40. Tad Sellers - Vansant & Gusler
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.
26:51
September 30, 2020
39. Wayne Pellenberg, Neptune Video
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.
30:05
September 19, 2020
38. Paul Walsh, Superior Executive Transportation
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. 
30:28
August 14, 2020
37. Donna Phaneuf, VIA Design Architects
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.  
39:47
August 5, 2020
36. Meghan Timlin & Sarah Routsis, Entrepreneurship & Business Academy
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.
35:12
August 4, 2020
35. Amy & Jerry Frostick, J&A Racing
Amy and Jerry Frostick, co-owners of J&A Racing, discuss growing the running events within the 757 community, marketing, community & volunteer involvement, virtual races, and future opportunities.
28:45
July 30, 2020
34. Captain David Gibb & Andy Sutter, Freedom Boat Club of Hampton Roads
Captain David Gibb & Andy Sutter, co-owners of Freedom Boat Club of Hampton Roads, discuss boat club membership options, franchise business ownership and community involvement.
32:55
July 21, 2020
33. Danny Rubin, Rubin Communications Group
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.  
24:42
July 9, 2020
32. Charles Greenhood & Molly Whelan, Brutti's Catering and BagelNutz
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.  
32:43
June 29, 2020
31. Tonya Gill, Primrose Schools at Cahoon Commons & Edinburgh Commons
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.
35:32
June 26, 2020
30. Mary Kate Andris, YWCA South Hampton Roads
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.
29:15
June 25, 2020
29. Emily Brewer, Uncork'd
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.
18:57
June 19, 2020
28. Nicole Campbell, Divaris Real Estate
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.
25:03
June 9, 2020
27. Matt Brady, New Day Office
Matt Brady, President of New Day Office, discusses entrepreneurship, growing a family business, adapting to a market & workplace needs and utilizing partnerships to better serve the customer.  
27:07
June 2, 2020
26. Doug Smith, Hampton Roads Alliance
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.
39:16
May 29, 2020
25. Cecil L. Robinson Jr., Raven Elite Protection
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.  
26:55
May 25, 2020
24. Kim Phillips & Corrynn Peters, Phillips & Peters Attorneys At Law
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. 
37:57
May 19, 2020
23. Tony Disilvestro, Ynot Italian
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.
21:22
May 18, 2020
22. Jim Daddio, Bubba's 33
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. 
22:10
May 18, 2020
21. Jason Fawcett, The Davey Tree Expert Company
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.
32:03
May 18, 2020
20. Michael Wagner, Pool Scouts
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.
37:08
May 13, 2020
19. Angela D. Reddix, PH.D., ARDX
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.  
45:35
May 4, 2020
18. Michael Akrop, Leesa
Michael, Leesa’s President & COO, discusses the company’s local connection to Virginia Beach, innovation & change, social impact and pivoting your business.
23:53
April 29, 2020
17. Mike Standing, Waterman’s Surfside Grille, Chix on the Beach & The Shack
Mike discusses growing up in the 757, the restaurant & hospitality industry, leadership, pivoting your business and managing the challenges of COVID-19.
24:21
April 28, 2020
16. Dr. Bobbie Hansel-Union, Hansel Union Consulting
Dr. Bobbie discusses support for children and adults with developmental, intellectual and neurological disabilities. Starting your own business. And adapting to unique business environments.
17:12
April 20, 2020
15. Jamar Diggs, J Diggs Media
Jamar discusses social media management for coaches and consultants, and how to build an unapologetically authentic personal and professional brand. http://jamardiggs.com/
21:20
April 16, 2020
14. Chris Albright of Diversified Building Services & Dave Hershel of DBS Staffing Services
We speak with Chris and Dave about DBS’ history serving the 757, their partnerships in the business community and hospitality industry, and COVID-19 services.
28:15
April 15, 2020
13. Andrea Lehmkuhler, Point 2 Running Company
We speak with Andrea about the company history, the running community and the creative ways Point 2 is serving their customers during this unique business and retail environment.
19:58
April 9, 2020
12. Diana Burke, VBHA, and Stacey Shiflet, VBRA
Recent update and COVID-19 response by the Virginia Beach Hotel and Restaurant Associations.
24:22
April 1, 2020
11. Robert Pizzini, iFLY Virginia Beach Indoor Skydiving
Robert talks about the several roles he manages at a CEO, mentor, leader, veteran, coach, father and husband.
31:28
March 27, 2020
10. Chris Bugg, Sandler Training
Chris discusses his transition from the U.S. Navy to the civilian workforce, coaching, sales training and facing an uncertain future.
31:32
March 20, 2020
9. Martin Joseph, 360IT Partners
Martin discusses starting a new business and the life of a new entrepreneur. As 360IT Partners celebrates 25 years of service, how have the grown and what the future holds.
28:09
March 13, 2020
8. Wendy Zelazny, Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce
Wendy and I discuss the Fredericksburg business community, chamber challenges, workforce and the future.
29:24
March 6, 2020
7. Chris Rice, Music Makes You Happy
Chris and I discuss entrepreneurship, work/life balance, community involvement and coaching/mentors. www.musicmakesyouhappydj.com
33:42
February 27, 2020
6. Steven Wright, Chesapeake Economic Development
Steven discusses the mission of Chesapeake Economic Development, EDAC, partnering with the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance, and the future of business in the city of Chesapeake.
22:36
February 15, 2020
5. Stephanie Gorham, Executive Director of VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads
Stephanie speaks about VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads, the Corporate Volunteer Council, and the connection between the business and volunteer communities in the 757.
17:53
February 5, 2020
4. Emily Cass, TRAFFIX Program Manager
Visit with Emily Cass and discuss the efforts of TRAFFIX Commuter Options in the 757. For more information visit GoTRAFFIX.com
19:41
January 31, 2020
3. Savannah Bolin, Regional Director - Gather 757
Tage Talks welcomes Savannah Bolin of Gather 757. Co-working offices in the Hampton Roads community.
24:40
January 24, 2020
2. Claudell Clark, Executive Director of the Hampton Roads Sports Commission
Tage & Claudell discuss the HRSC, the Corporate Challenge and the 2020 AAU Junior Olympic Games in the 757. For more information visit HamptonRoadsSports.org
18:32
January 10, 2020
Episode 1 - Portsmouth Economic Development’s Jessica Bedenbaugh
Jessica discusses the success of Portsmouth Economic Development’s efforts over the past few years, recent rebranding and the exciting future of the Portsmouth business community.
30:29
January 3, 2020
Tage Talks Business - Trailer
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December 22, 2019