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"Mark My Words", the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce podcast

"Mark My Words", the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce podcast

By Mark Verville
Van Wert Chamber President Mark Verville engages with chamber members to talk about their businesses and what drives them forward everyday.
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Rob Adams, Laurie's Naturescapes "Rooted in Van Wert"
Van Wert Area Chamber CEO/President Mark Verville is joined by Rob Adams from Laurie's Naturescapes and they speak about Rob's path to the Ohio State University to study in the field of botany and horticulture, his transition to Laurie's Naturescapes and some spring planting and lawn tips.
29:50
March 31, 2021
Kerry Koontz, Van Wert City Schools "Blue collar attitude in a white collar profession"
Van Wert Area Chamber CEO/President Mark Verville is joined by Van Wert City Schools Careers Councilor, Kerry Koontz. They speak about some Kerry's path into education, various roles he has filled, and the formation of the Career Education Opportunity (CEO) program.
49:28
March 8, 2021
Mike Poling, Van Wert County Agricultural Society "Been there, Herd that"
Van Wert Area Chamber CEO/President Mark Verville is joined by the Executive Secretary of the Van Wert County Agricultural Society, Mike Poling. They speak about some upcoming events scheduled at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds in 2021, the current health of County Fair's and what we can expect to see at the Van Wert County Fair in 2021.
37:30
January 28, 2021
Episode 9: "Care Begins Here", Jim Pope, President and CEO of Van Wert Health
Van Wert Area Chamber CEO/President Mark Verville is joined by President and CEO of Van Wert Health, Jim Pope. They speak about the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects it's had on our local healthcare as well as the expansion of their main campus and the services it will provide to our community and region.
01:00:16
November 5, 2020
Episode 8, LITERALLY, Dan Baisden
Van Wert Area Chamber CEO/President Mark Verville is joined by former Main Street Van Wert Director Dan Baisden. Dan is currently a city planner with the City of Fort Wayne, they talk about the Van Wert Forward project as well as development projects he involved with and how planning supports our region.
28:22
October 5, 2020
Episode 7: #vantagewill, Vantage Career Center
Van Wert Area Chamber CEO/President Mark Verville is joined by Rick Turner, Superintendent at Vantage Career Center. We talk about his long association with Vantage, the upcoming permanent improvement levy and how they continue to produce work ready employees for our region.
24:53
September 10, 2020
Episode 6: Get the Edge, Vantage Career Center
Van Wert Area Chamber CEO/President Mark Verville is joined by Kit Tyler, Director of Adult Education at Vantage Career Center. We talk about the educational programs offered at Vantage and how they support economic growth and development in our region.
33:00
June 15, 2020
Episode 5: The name you know, the news you need.
Van Wert Area Chamber CEO/President Mark Verville is joined by Kirsten Barnhart, Editor of the Times Bulletin. We talk about her love of writing and working for a small town newspaper.
34:36
June 1, 2020
Episode 4: Main Street Mitch
Van Wert Area Chamber CEO/President Mark Verville is joined by Mitch Price, Executive Director of Main Street Van Wert. We talk about playing and coaching tennis as well what he's learned about leadership over the years.  
44:34
May 13, 2020
Episode 3: Skull Session
Van Wert Area Chamber CEO/President Mark Verville is joined by Edward Jones Financial Advisor Eric Hurless to talk about his love of music, connection with TBDBITL and his thoughts on the current state of the financial markets.
33:50
May 1, 2020
Episode 2: The Lancer Way
The Chamber's President Mark Verville is joined by Lincolnview Local Schools Superintendent Jeff Snyder to discuss his schools approach to e-learning and connecting with the business community.
28:12
April 17, 2020
Episode 1: a social distancing interview
Van Wert Chamber President Mark Verville talks with his daughter Emma Verville about her experiences with Van Wert City Schools CEO Program as well as her interactions with Chamber members Van Wert Health and Van Wert Manor.
13:59
March 25, 2020