Our exciting podcast series features interviews with business leaders in Blairsville and Union County. The Chamber's podcast series cover a wide range of topics, including the latest news in business among our Chamber Members, learning from experts, as well as current events happening in the community. The series is a collaborative effort of Ben Boykin of Emergent Interactive, Sammy Ensley of Double Knob Entertainment and the Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce.
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December 1, 2013
Come join us and listen to this week's guest, Cathy Wheeler. In our conversation Cathy shares with us her family's unique journey to Blairsville via Maryland. You will also learn about the multiple organizations she is involved in here in the community and we are treated with a sneak peak at what's to come in the development that is taking place in downtown Blairsville.
November 16, 2013
Alysia Hargus is our special guest this week. In this episode learn a little more about what brought her and her family from Oklahoma to Blairsville. Alysia also shares with us about starting a new business here in the area and how being involved in local networking communities has helped in growing that business. Please be sure and share this episode with your friends online.
November 4, 2013
Blairsville Connect is pleased to have Wendy Holden join us this week. Wendy currently heads up its Public Relations/Advertising committee. In this interview you will learn more about the history of the MRACG, the function it serves within the community and also about upcoming shows they will be heading up.
October 20, 2013
Blairsville Connect is pleased to have as its guest this week Allan Lee, Clinic Director of Pro Therapy located here in Blairsville. Allan currently serves as an ambassador with the Chamber of Commerce and provides us some insight as to their role and function here in the community. We'd also encourage you to hear his story of how he and his family ended up in this area and the things he finds most attractive about living and working in the Blairsville/Union county area.
October 6, 2013
We welcome Joan Shaw this week to Blairsville Connect. In our interview Joan brings us up to date on the status of the real estate market here in the Blairsville/Union County, GA. area. You will also learn more about a fantastic partnership she and Coldwell Banker - High Country Realty have with the Univ. of GA. Cooperative Extension here in Blairsville. Thank you for listening. We hope you enjoy this interview!
September 15, 2013
We are pleased to have Joe Scerbo join us this week. Joe, very simply embodies the definition of networking here within the Blairsville/Union County area. In this interview you'll hear him talk about how he found his way here to this area and how the Mountain Networking Referral Group came into being. Please be sure and share with your friends online/offline this interview. Thanks!
September 1, 2013
We are pleased to have Kim Bridges with the Sorghum Festival join us this week. In this interview you'll hear a bit of the history of the festival, learn of the varied things you might experience at this years event as well as how it benefits the community. We'd invite you to share this interview with others and also get the word out about the festival coming up in October.
August 25, 2013
Listen to our recent conversation with Lisa McConnell with the Humane Society Mountain Shelter as we learn more about the important role they play in caring for and attempting to find new homes for those animals in its' care. Don't forget to come out & support their upcoming fundraiser, Puttin' on the Dog, which you will hear more details from Lisa in this interview.
August 18, 2013
We are pleased to have Dr. Rhonda Vansant join us this week to discuss what led her to start Joy of Learning and why she chose to adopt/implement the educational model she has for teaching her students. There's no doubt Dr. Vansant has an immense amount of passion for seeing children receive the best education possible. You will not want to miss this conversation.
August 11, 2013
Jessica Dervin of The Clothes Rack stops by to chat with us this week about all things ladies clothing and accessories. Be sure and listen in and share this episode with someone who may be interested.
August 5, 2013
We are pleased to have Dr. John Kay join us this week. In this interview Dr. Kay provides for us a brief look into the life of Byron Herbert Reece and the ongoing efforts to preserve and promote his work through the Byron Herbert Reece Farm & Heritage Center.
July 29, 2013
Join us for our interview with Bob Lander as he discusses Paradise Hills becoming Blairsville/Union County's first farm winery, how they were first introduced to this business and the burgeoning popularity with wine making here in the north Georgia mountains. You may learn more about Paradise Hills at http://paradisehillsresort.com.
July 22, 2013
If you're ever in need of a good wine 101 education then this episode is for you. Bill McGlamery of the Vine Shoppe joins us on Blairsville Connect to discuss everything from his amazing journey back to the north Georgia mountain area and in starting his business to all things wine. Have further questions about wine? Bill is your man!
July 15, 2013
We were pleased to have Colleen Urbaniuk join us this week. Listen in and get informed about the upcoming Green Bean Festival and the block party that will take place downtown in association with that. Colleen also provides for us an insider view of the vision the Downtown Development Authority has for the downtown Blairsville area. Learn more about Seasons Inn at http://seasons-inn.com.
July 8, 2013
Renowned local artisan, Al Garnto, chats with Sammy & Ben this week about his life and work including an exciting new project underway called, The Appalachian Sculpture Project. Stop in and listen!
June 30, 2013
Members of the High Country Artisans join us this week to discuss how they came into being and the important role they play both in the annual Butternut Creek Festival as well as in the local community.
June 23, 2013
The multi-talented & smart JoAnne Leone of Pathway Communications chats with us about the value of networking and helps us better understand the concept of 'connecting the dots'.
June 16, 2013
Paula and Lucy from Curves for Women share some practical insights on how to achieve good physical and mental health through a daily exercise routine.
June 9, 2013
Andrew Francis chats with us about his own journey towards approaching life and work from an environmentally sustainable perspective and it's importance.
June 2, 2013
Glenna Rose joins us in this episode to talk about the importance in discovering your passion in life.
May 27, 2013
Ava Vester joins us this week to talk about all things consignment and how she got into the business.
May 19, 2013
Mickey Cummings shares with us some of the history and current function of the Union County Farmers Market and gives us a glimpse as to what to expect at the 2013 Green Bean Festival to be held there.
May 12, 2013
Dr. Liz Culler who directs Blood Assurance provides us with some good, need to know information regarding blood donation.
May 5, 2013
Ann Sullivan, Director of the Union County Food Bank, provides us an in depth look at the role the food bank serves in the community.
April 29, 2013
Cindy Campbell sits down with us this week for a rather 'relaxing & therapeutic' discussion on the practice of reflexology.
April 21, 2013
Keith Pertschi, owner of Twisted Pear Systems, offers some sound advice and tips on how to make your home/work PC run more efficiently. Listen in!
April 14, 2013
Randy Denniston of Blairsville Bikes and Hikes provides us with some great information & resources on biking and hiking here in the Blairsville/Union County Georgia area.
April 8, 2013
Jack Lance of the Patton & Lance Law Firm discusses with us the topic of bankruptcy and the law.
March 31, 2013
Connie Bristol, owner of Beautiful Things, chats with us in this episode about the new and varied ways silks can be used in today's floral arrangements. She also gives us some insight into what things, in the way of containers, to possibly look for in your home that would make for a great looking arrangement.