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Millennials Have Started a Sober Uprising

Millennials are drinking less, and sales of non-alcoholic beer are up 3.9% on average over the last five years. Sober bars and sober parties are moving from big cities to smaller suburbs, which is leading restaurants to become innovative in crafting Mocktails. Today we talked with Shannon Standish, owners of the Yard and Bullet Proof…

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Getting Contracts With Big Brands is Possible

  Whether you are growing your business or working on a sales team, landing contracts with billion-dollar companies might seem out of reach. This perspective isn’t true. Tom Hoffert was part of the sales team at Don Poncho, who helped the company grow from 25 million to 125 million in sales yearly by landing major…

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BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE MAYOR: GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY

Your community needs you. In today’s episode, we talk with Mayor Chuck Bennet about why it is important to get involved in the city and straightforward steps you can take to get started. We also discuss a few initiatives spearheaded by the city council, which are helping keep our citizen’s housed and with housing options…

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How to Open A Restaurant: The Noble Wave Story

Opening your first restaurant is challenging. There are the challenges you anticipate, and then there are the challenges that will blindside you and make you wonder why you quit your job to start a business. Riley Vannoy moved to Salem with a group of friends to open their first restaurant and brewery. Noble Wave has…

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Where to Start When Building a Team With ASMR Star Matty Tingles

Matty TIngles

As a creative, forming teams and delegating tasks can be a challenging transition. ASMR star Matty Tingles decided at the beginning of the year that he was going to double the amount of content he puts out this year. This challenge came with the realization that he would need to begin forming a team and…

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HOW TO CREATE A MISSION STATEMENT USING STORY STRUCTURE

Mission Statements are an effective way to align your business, organization, or team. In today’s episode, we talk to Michael Dallas Miller breaks down what story structure is and how to use it in creating a missions statement that is easily understood. This episode is for leaders who are looking for tactics to help keep…

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HOW TO LEAD A VIRTUAL TEAM

Managing teams working in remote locations provides many unique advantages. Data shows remote teams are more productive and less expensive. We shouldn’t be surprised to see so many companies hiring employees who can work virtually. These teams also provide challenges managers can prepare for. Today we talk to Jon Stephens, a Solution Strategist at Stockpile…

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CONRAD VENTI: HOW TO START A RESTAURANT IN SALEM, OREGON

Making this podcast has been a ton of fun. Salem is Awesome! Conrad Venti stopped the studio to help share some wisdom on the art of starting a restaurant in Salem, Oregon. Conrad transitioned from Vice President of Pioneer Trust Bank to Partner at Venti’s Cafe. Since becoming a partner, he has helped Venti’s open…

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