Episode 15 (June 18, 2020): Parking lot line dancing? Yes, please! Kylie sits down with Cindy Norge, CB Studios (formally Country Bootleggers Dance Studio), to talk about how she got started, her growth to different styles of dance, online classes in response to COVID-19, and of course, her popular parking lot line dancing.
Episode 14 (June 3, 2020): “Get out there and give back to the community. We’ve had our tailors the last two weeks making masks and we’re going to donate them to CHKD. We’re all in this together. We have to look out for each other.”
-Phil Scotti, Philip Michael Fashion for Men
Phil joins us for this week’s Retail Is Podcast to talk about how he has responded to COVID-19, his dedication to supporting his community, his commitment to his staff, and a little about how he got into the fashion industry.
Episode 13 (May 13, 2020): Lori Janke, Clothes Mentor/Once Upon A Child Newport News, joins us to talk about the impact COVID-19 has had on her and other retail business owners.
Episode 12 (May 7, 2020): Brenda Tusing, The Royal Chocolate, joins us to talk about the effect Coronavirus has had on their business and the retail industry as a whole.
Episode 11 (May 4, 2020): We have a Zoom call with Jennifer Harris, owner of Cottage LunaSea, about her response to the Coronavirus, and how she is using this experience to learn and grow as a business owner.
Episode 10 (April 6, 2020): We sit down with Jim Abicht, owner of The Christmas Store, to talk about what it’s like to run and market a niche store all year round.
Episode 9 (March 9, 2020): Barbara Ewell, Retriever Merchant Services, joins us to talk about everything you have ever wanted to know about credit card processing but were too afraid to ask.
Episode 8 (February 24, 2020): Elizabeth Duncan-Hawker of Red Hawk Strategic Solutions joins us to talk about the art of the follow-through and how to take your meet and greets to the next level.
Episode 7 (February 10, 2020): We sit down with Courtney Adkins, ShopTalk, to discuss what is ahead for retail in 2020 and beyond.
Episode 6 (February 5, 2020): Russ and Stephanie Gilbert, owners of The Dirty Buffalo, join us to talk about what it takes to run a successful restaurant, how they managed to franchise their own, and much, much more.
Episode 5 (January 10, 2020): We sit down with Kate Baker of the Virginia Retail Federation to talk about the upcoming Virginia General Assembly, what she is doing to help retailers out, and what retailers can do to help her.
Episode 4 (December 30, 2019): Sonya Schweitzer, owner of The Intentional Marketer, joins us to talk about some of the best things you can do to market your business on a limited budget.
Episode 3 (December 13, 2019): Lindsey Germono, Germono Advertising Company, stops by the office to chat with us about creating a social media marketing plan for the new year.
Episode 2 (November 27, 2019): Mary Landgrebe from Retail Inventory Solutions shares her views on why Retail Is Not Dead and provides suggestions to help your store during the holiday season and throughout the year.
Episode 1 (November 14, 2019): We sit down with Retail Alliance’s own Lisa Renee Jennings, LOVEVA Program Manager, to talk about Buy Local Month, the LOVEVA app, and the importance of buying local.