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
Title: Beverage Manufacturing Growing in Rochester
Air Date: 4/15/2017
Summary: Beverage manufacturing is on the rise in Rochester, NY. North American Breweries' Mary Beth Popp and Cheribundi's Sarah Theis discuss why they find success here in our region.
Guests: North American Breweries' Mary Beth Popp and Cheribundi's Sarah Theis
Title: Navigate Generational Differences in Workplace
Air Date: 4/8/2017
Summary: Five generations bring five different communications styles to the workplace. Kim Bruno and Alanna Marriott of AP Professionals and Beth Sears of Workplace Communication discuss tips to navigate the landmines and effectively communicate with colleagues.
Guests: Kim Bruno and Alanna Marriott of AP Professionals and Beth Sears of Workplace Communication
Title: Rochester's Residential Real Estate Trends
Air Date: 4/1/2017
Summary: Is it a good time to buy or sell a home? CNB Mortgage Company's Chris Spaker and Mitchell Pierson Realtors' Trip Pierson discuss the current housing market and offer expert advice for both buying and selling a home in this week's podcast.
Guests: CNB Mortgage Company's Chris Spaker and Mitchell Pierson Realtors' Trip Pierson
Title: High Tech Rochester's Business Incubator
Air Date: 3/25/2017
Summary: This week we're discussing new developments underway at High Tech Rochester, including a new space for entrepreneurs downtown and a business competition for optics and photonics companies.
Guests: Jim Senall and Dan Keeley of High Tech Rochester and Michael Connell of Simpliship
Title: New Paid Family Leave Policy
Air Date: 3/18/2017
Summary: New York State's new paid family leave policy takes effect January 1, 2018. This week's discussion with Luke Wright of Harter Secrest and Emery and Jamie VonBramer of HR Works highlights the impact this new policy will have on private employers as well as employees.
Guests: Luke Wright of Harter Secrest and Emery and Jamie VonBramer of HR Works
Title: Social Media Strategies to Build Your Business
Air Date: 3/11/2017
Summary: This week we discuss social media strategies and best practices to build your business with Andrew Knoblauch of Dixon Schwabl, Peter Platt of PSquared Digital and Ana Liss of Greater Rochester Enterprise.
Guests: Andrew Knoblauch of Dixon Schwabl, Peter Platt of PSquared Digital and Ana Liss of Greater Rochester Enterprise
Title: Last Minute Tax Prep Advice
Air Date: 3/4/2017
Summary: We're talking taxes and offering last minute advice for listeners who are preparing business or individual 2016 tax returns. Our guests for this discussion are Jim Schnell and Burt Speer of Mengel Metzger Barr.
Guests: Jim Schnell and Burt Speer of Mengel Metzger Barr
Title: Incubator To Nurture Food Startups
Air Date: 2/25/2017
Summary: When it opens up in late 2017, The Commissary will be a first-of-its-kind kitchen incubator for food product start-up companies in Rochester. Modeled on national best practices, it is currently under development at a prominent downtown Rochester building undergoing a major transformation of its own, The Metropolitan.
Guests: Lauren Gallina, Marketing Director, Gallina Development Corp.
Laura Fox O'Sullivan, Vice President, Rochester Downtown Development Corp.
Ian Szelinski, Founder and CEO, Evoke Healthy Foods
Title: Economic Gardening in 2017
Air Date: 2/18/2017
Summary: Now in its 5th year of operation, Greater Rochester Enterprise's Economic Gardening Program has assisted 93 small- to medium-sized companies in the 9-county region and been linked to creation of upwards of 700 new jobs. Participating firms BioWorks, Inc. and Refractron Technologies tell us how they benefited and we discuss future plans for the program into 2017.
Guests: Joe Gionta, Director of Sales and Marketing, BioWorks, Inc.
Adam Crandall, Global Sales Engineer, Refractron Technologies
Matt Hurlbutt, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Greater Rochester Enterprise
Title: Finger Lakes Food & Wine Trends
Air Date: 2/11/2017
Summary: Celebrity chef Fabio Viviani, food columnist Vince Press, and wine expert Holly Howell discuss Finger Lakes food and wine trends and the new Portico restaurant at del Lago Resort & Casino.
Guests: Celebrity chef Fabio Viviani, food columnist Vince Press, and wine expert Holly Howell
Title: Warrior Salute Veteran Services
Air Date: 2/4/2017
Summary: The Warrior Salute Veterans program is helping Rochester area veterans transition back into the workforce & growing the economy. Chad Curtis and Wendy Dettmer of Warrior Salute Veteran Services and Eric Wheeler of Monroe Community College's Veteran Services discuss this unique program.
Guests: Chad Curtis and Wendy Dettmer of Warrior Salute Veteran Services and Eric Wheeler of Monroe Community College's Veteran Services
Title: Job Market Outlook in 2017
Air Date: 1/28/2017
Summary: What does the job market look like this year? Experts from AP Professionals, Mark Pautler and Abbey Greenway, discuss how you can stand out as a candidate as well as how to become an employer of choice in a tight job market.
Guests: Mark Pautler and Abbey Greenway of AP Professionals
Title: Steps to Start a New Business
Air Date: 1/21/2017
Summary: Have a business idea and need resources to get it started? Get expert advice from Harter Secrest & Emery's Christine O'Connor and EJ Snyder as well as Argyle Technology Group's Mike Canzoneri and Robert Maefs.
Guests: Harter Secrest & Emery's Christine O'Connor and EJ Snyder as well as Argyle Technology Group's Mike Canzoneri and Robert Maefs
Title: Simon Games MBA Scholarship Competition
Air Date: 1/14/2017
Summary: Simon Games is a one-of-a-kind MBA scholarship competition. Molly Mesko of Simon Business School, and Simon School students, Kevin Dolohanty and Girish Behal, discuss a few important tips about the new challenges included in this year's game.
Guests: Molly Mesko of Simon Business School, and Simon School students, Kevin Dolohanty and Girish Behal
Title: Rochester Region's Economic Outlook
Air Date: 1/7/2017
Summary: How did the Greater Rochester, NY region's economic development initiatives perform in 2016 and what's in store for 2017? Greater Rochester Enterprise senior leaders, Mark Peterson and Matt Hurlbutt, share their insights regarding the momentum driving our regional economy.
Guests: Mark Peterson and Matt Hurlbutt of Greater Rochester Enterprise.
Title: Career Navigation
Air Date: 12/31/2016
Summary: Peaks and pitfalls of career navigation is the focus of this week's Eyes on the Future podcast. AP Professionals' Laurie Enright and Kim Bruno provide expert advice to help you chart your next career move.
Guests: AP Professionals' Laurie Enright and Kim Bruno
Title: Bright Future at EBP
Air Date: 12/24/2016
Summary: Many exciting changes are coming for Eastman Business Park (EBP), from a new master plan to a major photonics manufacturing facility.
Guests: Dolores Kruchten of Eastman Business Park, Andy Raus of Bergmann & Associates, Michael N'Dolo of Camoin Associates, Bob Duffy of Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and AIM Photonics Leadership Council
Title: Remote First Mindset
Air Date: 12/17/2016
Summary: Today's show focuses on a "remote first" mindset, where team members and clients collaborate from almost anywhere around the world.
Guests: Fred Beer and Jonathan Coupal of ITX and Eric Nagel of FMTC
Title: CDS Life Transitions Offers Innovative Services
Air Date: 12/10/2016
Summary: CDS Life Transitions is an innovative and unique nonprofit serving seniors, veterans and people with developmental disabilities. Sankar Sewnauth, CDS Life Transitions president and CEO, and Mark Peterson, CDS Life Transitions board chair as well as president & CEO of Greater Rochester Enterprise, discuss the significant role CDS plays in supporting our regional economy.
Guests: Sankar Sewnauth, CDS Life Transitions president and CEO, and Mark Peterson, CDS Life Transitions board chair as well as president & CEO of Greater Rochester Enterprise
Title: Holiday Shopping Trends & Seasonal Pricing
Air Date: 12/3/2016
Summary: Avery Haviv of Simon Business School, Diana Osgood of Dixon Schwabl, and Mike Kauffman of Eastview Mall discuss holiday shopping trends and seasonal pricing. Learn a few good shopping tips to help you this holiday season.
Guests: Avery Haviv of Simon Business School, Diana Osgood of Dixon Schwabl, and Mike Kauffman of Eastview Mall
Title: Tips to Find Right Healthcare Plan
Air Date: 11/19/2016
Summary: With the rising cost of healthcare it is difficult to find a quality and affordable plan that is right for you, your family and your business. Lance Burgess and Marya Vande-Doyle of Excellus and Ben Clarke of U.S. Employee Benefits Services Group offer advice to navigate this year's healthcare open enrollment season.
Guests: Lance Burgess and Marya Vande-Doyle of Excellus and Ben Clarke of U.S. Employee Benefits Services Group
Title: Boost Productivity with Wellness Programs
Air Date: 11/12/2016
Summary: Through corporate wellness programs you can boost your workforce productivity, lower your overall healthcare costs and deliver savings to your company's bottom line. Michelle Pedzich and Kathy Roos of Canandaigua National Bank & Trust offer advice on how to implement your own corporate wellness program.
Guests: Michelle Pedzich and Kathy Roos of Canandaigua National Bank & Trust
Title: Breast Cancer Research & Treatments
Air Date: 10/29/2016
Summary: In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we discussed advances in research and efforts to help women diagnosed with breast cancer. Our guests included University of Rochester Medical Center's Dr. Avice O'Connell, Rochester Regional Health's Dr. Robin Reid, and Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester's Holly Anderson.
Guests: University of Rochester Medical Center's Dr. Avice O'Connell, Rochester Regional Health's Dr. Robin Reid, and Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester's Holly Anderson.