After the pandemic threw a wrench in her 2020 plans, Kelli Komondor is thriving in 2021. She started her own marketing firm, K2 Creative, and is sharing her success story — along with 20 of her friends — in “Twenty Won.” The anthology collects stories about business resilience during the global crisis from 21 female entrepreneurs.
Kelli and Renee DiMichiei Farrow, who penned the forward for the book and inspired Kelli along the way, joined us for our latest episode. We discussed lessons and themes from the book and tips for business success during times of crisis.
Learn more about "Twenty Won" here: https://twentywonbook.com/
If there’s even been a time for comedians, it’s now. Around Pittsburgh, Arcade Comedy Theater is providing some much-needed levity with live online shows.
Jason Clark, general manager of the popular Cultural District venue, joined the P100 Podcast to discuss the theater’s online shift, the deep respect Pittsburghers have for the art of comedy, and why supporting the arts is so important. (We also learn that one of our hosts has a long way to go before becoming a standup star.)
Find Arcade Comedy Theater’s events schedule here, and you can help the great staff provide more laughs by donating here.
The latest P100 Podcast is all about giving — giving blood, that is. Or the ways you can help Pittsburgh’s primary blood bank if you aren’t eligible to donate.
We chatted with Mark Giaquinto, president and chief financial officer of the Blood Science Foundation, the fundraising and philanthropic arm of Vitalant (formerly known as Central Blood Bank).
Even before the pandemic’s disruptions, our region faced a steep decline in regular blood donors, with collections dropping by 50% over the past decade. We got into the reasons why that is — and how to reverse the trend.
For more, see: https://bloodsciencefoundation.org/donate/ and https://www.vitalant.org/feedfamilies.
In the latest episode of the P100 Podcast, hosts Dan Stefano, Logan Armstrong and Paul Furiga interviewed… Paul Furiga. There was a good reason for the exceedingly familiar guest: the WordWrite president and chief storyteller recently released his first book, “Finding Your Capital S Story: Why Story Drives Your Brand.”The book takes readers on a journey into the art and science of story, as well as why a “Capital S Story” the most important marketing tool a business owns. During the episode, Paul introduces these concepts and offers some details on the process of writing the book.
"Finding Your Capital S Story: Why Your Story Drives Your Brand" is Available on Amazon now
Maintaining strong mental and physical health are crucially important, and that can be hard, especially during a pandemic. Accessing care that helps us stay at our best shouldn't be a hassle, which is why MyAdvisor help provide services to private and public sector employers, addressing clinical tele-behavioral health, holistic wellness, and family stability, allowing individuals to thrive in their career and family life. This episode we sit down with Jenn Christman, President of MyAdvisor, to talk all about how they’re helping those who need it most access holistic health services to make sure they’re able to stay happy and healthy.
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Halloween is around the corner and kids are ready to chomp down on as much sugar as possible. That’s right, trick-or-treating is on in Pittsburgh, albeit with a few COVID-friendly guidelines. We talk about why the candy-giving tradition is so important, as well as another tradition coming up – the election.
Finally, we round out the episode with more talk of returning to somewhat-normalcy, specifically how the music scene will look in Pittsburgh even after the “new normal” isn’t so new anymore. Venues closing, social distancing and other COVID-related measures are making musicians have to get creative with their live music.
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The 2020 Election: It’s “Virtually” Here – Its Impact On Your Business and Your Workforce
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River City Brass
Our socially distanced summer continues as the P100 Podcast welcomes James Meyers Jr., whose job at the Riverside Center for Innovation (RCI) now includes helping businesses get off the ground in a digital-focused environment. We discuss the issues disadvantaged business owners are facing during the pandemic, as well as how the digital divide has been affecting entrepreneurs. It all means RCI’s mission is more important than ever. Learn more at riversidecenterforinnovation.com.
Pittsburgh is open again, but it is not the same as it was pre-COVID-19 shutdown. Reduced capacities and social distancing are going to be here for a while — and changes to our infrastructure could be around even longer.In this episode, we talked with Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure Director Karina Ricks’ role and insights from a task force meant to provide recommendations for reopening the city. The conversation also looked at the immediate and long-term solutions to the major crises facing the city, including one you may not have been thinking about.Check out the task force’s report here.