Title: OPI Industry Lights Up Rochester Economy
Air Date: 12/30/2017
Summary: The Optics, Photonics and Imaging industry sector is a cornerstone of Rochester, NY's economy. Tom Battley of the New York Photonics Industry Association, Bryce Tennant of Precision Optical Transceivers, Jay Eastman of Optel, and Sujatha Ramanujan of Luminate discuss how OPI technology will drive major economic expansion locally and globally.
Guests: Tom Battley of the New York Photonics Industry Association, Bryce Tennant of Precision Optical Transceivers, Jay Eastman of Optel, and Sujatha Ramanujan of Luminate
Title: Food Manufacturers Find Success in Rochester
Air Date: 12/23/2017
Summary: Food manufacturing is a cornerstone of Greater Rochester, NY's economic success. Kelly Goforth of OFD Foods, Daniel Cross of Love Beets, and Rick Kovarik of HP Hood discuss why their companies recently expanded in the Rochester region.
Guests: Kelly Goforth of OFD Foods, Daniel Cross of Love Beets, and Rick Kovarik of HP Hood
Title: Banking Basics for Startups and Small Businesses
Air Date: 12/16/2017
Summary: Experts on small business banking and financial technology (or "fintech") from Canandaigua National Bank go over do's and don'ts for entrepreneurs and investors when building a relationship with a financial institution. We also hear from a small business owner about her experiences. What does the bank look for when assessing you as a client? Is mobile check deposit secure, and how?
Guests: Tracie Evans, Senior Technical Specialist at Canandaigua National Bank
Bernie Belcher, Vice President and Business Banking Portfolio Officer at Canandaigua National Bank
Peggy Growney, Owner of Windsor Cottage, a consignment boutique in Rochester
Title: Marketplace of the Future
Air Date: 12/9/2017
Summary: Flexible, sustainable packaging that can tell you when food has gone bad? Image sensors to track your product? Dave Geier of American Packaging, Herb Erhardt of ON Semiconductor, and Matt Hurlbutt of Greater Rochester Enterprise, share product innovations and assets that support the myriad ways the Rochester, NY region is primed for the marketplace of the future.
Guests: Dave Geier of American Packaging, Herb Erhardt of ON Semiconductor, and Matt Hurlbutt of Greater Rochester Enterprise
Title: How to Standout in Job Market
Air Date: 12/2/2017
Summary: Staff recruitment experts from AP Professionals, Laurie Enright and Nicole Warren, discuss steps job candidates need to take to attract their next job; steps employers need to take to attract and retain top performers.
Guests: Laurie Enright and Nicole Warren of AP Professionals
Title: Immigration's Economic Impact
Air Date: 11/18/2017
Summary: Thousands of people come to Rochester annually from all over the globe for school or work and make a big impact on the regional economy. Our guests discuss that process and weigh in on the future outlook for immigration policy as it relates to meeting economic needs.
Guests: Frank Novak, Partner at Harter Secrest & Emery;
Jeff Cox. Director of Rochester Institute of Technology’s International Student Services;
Cary Jensen, Director of the International Services Office at the University of Rochester.
Title: How Could Tax Reforms Affect You?
Air Date: 11/11/2017
Summary: As policymakers on Capitol Hill work on finalizing the most significant package of changes to the tax code in over thirty years, individuals and businesses can only wait to see how they might be impacted next year. Tax experts from Mengel Metzger Barr go over what we know now and what to look out for, and answer several caller questions.
Guests: Burt Speer, Partner and CPA, Mengel Metzger Barr
Jim Schnell, Partner and CPA, Mengel Metzger Barr
Title: Online Tools to Improve Your Job Search
Air Date: 11/4/2017
Summary: Our discussion focuses on strategic ways you can use online resources to further your career or hire the perfect person to join your team.
Guests: Laurie Enright and Nicole Warren of AP Professionals
Title: Spotlight on Local Craft Brewing Industry
Air Date: 10/28/2017
Summary: Craft beer is big business in the Greater Rochester region. But not just for brewers and breweries! Guests from the New York Craft Beer Association, Swiftwater Brewery, and Mengel Metzger Barr will discuss hops, suds, and beer’s bottom line for the local economy.”
Guests: Paul Leone of NYS Craft Brewers Association, Kristina Stamatis of Mengel Metzger Barr and Andy Cook of Swiftwater Brewery.
Title: Breast Cancer Research and Risk Reduction
Air Date: 10/21/2017
Summary: In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, our show discussion focuses on breast cancer research and risk reduction. Our guests, Dr. Farhan Imran of Rochester Regional Health, Dr. Luke Peppone of University of Rochester and Holly Anderson of the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, dispel myths and provide practical advice to help anyone touched by cancer.
Guests: Dr. Farhan Imran of Rochester Regional Health, Dr. Luke Peppone of University of Rochester and Holly Anderson of the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
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