Category Archives: Episodes

Building Your Media Presence

As an award winning journalist who decided to open his own consulting firm in the midst of a pandemic, Scott Light has unique insight into what it takes to engage with the media. Join us as we talk with Scott about how to effectively build media relations, why it’s important to have collaborative working relationships with local journalists, and why a plan for crisis communications is vital for any brand, large or small. For more information on Scott Light Consulting, visit

What We’ve Learned from COVID

We sat down with Lori Wengerd, the owner and president of Home Care Assistance a 2018 Torch Award recipient, to discuss how COVID-19 changed the in-home care industry, what we’ve learned from this experience and how to have tough conversations with the aging individuals in your life. For more information on Home Care Assistance visit their website at

The Importance of Business Trust

Join us as we have a conversation with Steve Lekas, cofounder and CEO of Branch Insurance about how important Trust is when it comes to business. Branch was a 2020 Torch Award for Ethics recipient and Steve walks us through how he conceived the idea of Branch, how Branch is building Trust with their customers and what being a Torch Award recipient means to them. To learn more about Branch Insurance, check them out at

Tips to Shop Online Safely

We had the opportunity to sit down with Connie Matthews, founder and owner of Reynon Educational Services and Training, and discuss cyber security. 2020 threw plenty of curveballs our way but most everyone was able to get used to working, learning and shopping online with ease. What didn’t come naturally? Being prepared to deal with cyber security ourselves without an IT team backing us up. Listen in as Connie offers her tips and advice for making sure you and your information stay safe online.

A Conversation with SBA and BBB

Listen in as Everett Woodel Jr. the U.S. Small Business Administration Columbus District Director and Kip Morse the President & CEO of BBB serving Central Ohio as they discuss how BBB and SBA have been helping small businesses through the pandemic, what’s next for small businesses and how we can support small businesses during National Small Business Week and beyond. 

Partnering to Help Small Businesses

Small businesses are a driving force in Columbus, and no one knows this more than U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). We were thrilled to have Everett Woodel, Jr., the District Director of SBA, stop by our office to discuss what resources SBA and BBB can offer to small businesses as well as the three pillars they use to help small businesses thrive. Let us know your favorite part of the conversation in the comments below!

The Impact of Small Businesses

Nevin Bansal, founder of Small Biz Cares, dropped by our studio to impart wisdom on how small businesses can have a large impact on their communities and how Small Biz Cares December Community Service Day is the perfect way to help out during the holidays. Let us know your favorite part of the conversation in the comments down below!

Pitching with Purpose

Paul Proffitt, founder of Sundown Group, stopped by our office to chat with us about what makes the perfect pitch and to discuss how Sundown Group is a partner for BBB’s Ignite! Pitch with Purpose and Spark Awards event. If you’d like to submit a pitch, please click HERE. If you’d like to nominate a business or learn more about the Spark Awards, please click HERE.