Title: Why Amazon Should Expand in Rochester/Buffalo
Air Date: 10/14/2017
Summary: Buffalo and Rochester, NY leaders discuss why this super region is the right choice for Amazon's second North American headquarters.
Guests: Matt Hurlbutt of Greater Rochester Enterprise and Tom Kucharski of Invest Buffalo Niagara
Title: National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Air Date: 10/7/2017
Summary: Chad Williams of CDS Monarch, Taryn Mullen of CDS Wolf Foundation, David Ochterbeck of University of Rochester, and team members Justin and Dan discuss how hiring people with developmental disabilities can be valuable to local businesses.
Guests: Chad Williams of CDS Monarch, Taryn Mullen of CDS Wolf Foundation, David Ochterbeck of University of Rochester, and team members Justin and Dan
Title: Podcasting as #BizDev
Air Date: 9/30/2017
Summary: If you're listening to Eyes on the Future as a podcast, you're just one of 112 million Americans tuning into the digital audio medium in 2017 -- a figure that's up 11% just since 2016. For businesses, podcasting can be a surprisingly easy way to tap into a growth audience and raise your brand profile. Experts weigh in on this week's episode.
Guests: Stephen Woessner, author of “Profitable Podcasting” and CEO of Predictive ROI;
Nicole Mahoney, CEO of Break the Ice Media and podcast host;
David Mammano, CEO and founder of the Avanti Entrepreneur Group and podcast host
Title: Conscious Leader, Conscious Culture Drive Success
Air Date: 9/9/2017
Summary: Our guest share insights from MCC's Developing the Conscious Leader and Conscious Culture program and how it enables business leaders to engage their employees in an effort to stay competitive in the global market.
Guests: Jim Gertner and Bob Freese of MCC's Corporate College, Bob Bechtold of HARBEC, and Yuliana Yurkevich of All State Insurance
Title: National Women's Hall of Fame
Air Date: 8/26/2017
Summary: This week's podcast focuses on the National Women's Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which recognizes ten American women who are history-making leaders.
Guests: 2017 National Women's Hall of Fame inductees, General Carol Mutter and Aimee Mullins,2007 inductee Judy Pipher, plus Sujatha Ramanujan, co-chair of this year's induction ceremony.
Title: CDS Life Transitions Celebrates 40 Years
Air Date: 8/19/2017
Summary: 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of CDS Life Transitions, an organization that fulfills the transitional employment and healthcare needs of 3,200 people across 22 counties in Upstate NY.
Guests: Taryn Mullen, Executive Director, CDS Wolf Foundation;
Sheila Nesbitt, volunteer and sibling to a CDS resident;
Ben Willson, former CDS resident;
Angel Morels, CDS resident and Board Member
Title: Cybersecurity and Your Business
Air Date: 8/12/2017
Summary: We're discussing cybersecurity issues and how you can protect yourself and your business from a cyber attack with data security experts -- Paul Robinson of GreyCastle Security, Paul Greene and Anna McCarthy of Harter Secrest and Emery.
Guests: Paul Greene and Anna McCarthy of Harter Secrest and Emery. andPaul Robinson of GreyCastle Security.
Title: Economic Progress Throughout the Rochester Region
Air Date: 7/29/2017
Summary: This is the second episode in a two part series about significant projects underway to transform the nine-county Greater Rochester, NY regional economy.
Guests: Jeff Adair of Imagine Monroe, Peg Churchill of Wayne County IDA, steve Griffin of Finger Lakes EDC, Matt Hurlbutt of GRE, Mike Manikowski of Ontario IDA, and Baye Muhammad of the City of Rochester.
Title: Transforming Rochester's Regional Economy
Air Date: 7/22/2017
Summary: This is the first episode in a two part series about significant projects underway to transform the nine-county Greater Rochester, NY regional economy.
Guests: Livingston County Economic Development's Bill Bacon, Genesee County Economic Development Center's Steve Hyde, Wyoming County IDA's Jim Pierce, Orleans EDA's Jim Whipple and Seneca County IDA's Bob Aronson.
Title: Title IX's Impact on College Campuses
Air Date: 7/15/2017
Summary: On today's show we discuss Title IX and its impact on sexual assault and related issues on college campuses with Terri Conroy and Julia Green Sewruk of Harter Secrest & Emery and Karen Vicks of Nazareth College.
Guests: Terri Conroy and Julia Green Sewruk of Harter Secrest & Emery and Karen Vicks of Nazareth College.
Title: What's Next for the Internet of Things
Air Date: 7/8/2017
Summary: Companies growing in our knowledge-based economy are embracing the Internet of Things. Hear from digital transformation expert Gregory North of Globe North and Viet Nguyen of L-Tron Corp about how you may capitalize on this trend in this week's podcast.
Guests: Gregory North of Globe North and Viet Nguyen of L-Tron Corp
Title: Current Trends in Retirement Planning
Air Date: 6/24/2017
Summary: As employers have migrated from fully-funded pensions to market-driven tools such as 401(k) and IRA plans to support workers' retirement planning, it's now up to you, the employee, to ensure that you have the resources you need when it's time to retire. Experts from Canandaigua National Bank & Trust answer questions about the right time to retire, working "second careers" post-retirement, as well as "how much will I need?" "when do I know if it's time to work with a financial planner?" and "what if I'm caring for loved ones?" They share tips on small things you can do each day to save money towards retirement that could amount to over $40,000 by the time you reach retirement age.
Guests: Tom Benner and Donna Cator, both Vice Presidents and Investment and Financial Planning Officers in the Wealth Strategies Group at Canandaigua National Bank and Trust
Title: Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival
Air Date: 6/17/2017
Summary: Get a behind the scenes peek at what's new at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, which runs from June 23 through July 1 in downtown Rochester, NY.
Guests: Marc Iacona of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, Karl Stabnau of the Karl Stabnau Quartet, and Sean McCarthy of McCarthy Tents & Events.
Title: Sleep Deprivation and Its Effects on Your Life
Air Date: 6/10/2017
Summary: Sleep deprivation can have dramatic effects on your professional and personal life. We discuss tips to get a good night's sleep with Dr. Alice Hoagland of the Insomnia Clinic at Unity Sleep Disorders Center and Dr. Carolina Marcus of the University of Rochester Medicine Sleep Center.
Guests: Dr. Alice Hoagland of the Insomnia Clinic at Unity Sleep Disorders Center and Dr. Carolina Marcus of the University of Rochester Medicine Sleep Center.
Title: What it Takes to Be a Successful Woman in Business
Air Date: 5/20/2017
Summary: Learn what it takes to be a fearless, successful woman in business in this week's podcast with Kim Allen of Dixon Schwabl, Michelle Cain of Mengel Metzger Barr, and Wendy Dworkin of LLD Enterprises and the Rochester Rhinos/
Guests: Kim Allen of Dixon Schwabl, Michelle Cain of Mengel Metzger Barr, and Wendy Dworkin of LLD Enterprises and the Rochester Rhinos/
Title: Managed Care Solutions and Affordable Housing
Air Date: 5/13/2017
Summary: This week we discuss managed care solutions and affordable housing for people with chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities, seniors and veterans with Debbie Litzenberger of iCircle, Ray Wetherbee of CDS Housing and Taryn Mullen of CDS Wolf Foundation.
Guests: Debbie Litzenberger of iCircle, Ray Wetherbee of CDS Housing and Taryn Mullen of CDS Wolf Foundation.
Title: Conscious Entrepreneurship
Air Date: 5/6/2017
Summary: More and more companies today are abiding by a "triple bottom line" approach as they do business. Prominent examples of companies with commitments to better the world are Tesla, Facebook, Airbnb, and Uber. University of Rochester Simon Business School Professor of Entrepreneurship Michael Wohl is teaching his students how to build successful startups that also promote positive social and environmental change. Two of his students -- Sarah Spoto and Omar Soufan -- have launched award-winning enterprises that are helping refugees and high-needs populations. Hear their stories and learn more about this latest trend in startup culture.
Guests: Michael Wohl, Simon School of Business Professor of Entrepreneurship, Serial Entrepreneur;
Sarah Spoto, Simon MBA '17, Co-Founder, Oasis Frozen Foods and Artemis 4 Refugees;
Omar Soufan, University of Rochester Class of '17, Co-Founder, Meliora Homes
Title: $1 Billion Boost to Roc Economy through FLREDC
Air Date: 4/29/2017
Summary: Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council leaders discuss the $1 billion impact the FLREDC has had on Rochester's regional economy and what's to come in round seven of this statewide competition.
Guests: Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council leaders -- Monroe Community College's Anne Kress, Empire State Development's Vinnie Esposito and Greater Rochester Enterprise's Mark Peterson.
Title: Surge in Tech Jobs Underway as Firms Grow
Air Date: 4/22/2017
Summary: Owing to the region's strong talent pool and cost competitiveness, technology businesses are growing and thriving in Rochester. Datto, Inc., Cloudcheckr, and eHealth Technologies -- all companies that meet unique needs in the cloud computing industries -- are collectively hiring over 300 new employees in the coming 1-2 years. We discuss their successes and what it means for Rochester's economic outlook.
Guests: Emily Glass, Chief Experience Officer, Datto Inc.
Elissa Livingston, Vice President of Sales, Cloudcheckr
Dr. Chad Malone, Chief Strategy and Growth Officer, eHealth Technologies