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Feb 10, 2020

In this episode, Ron & Kristi welcome Stephanie Rizzo, Executive Director of the Historic Marion Revitalization Association in Marion, SC to talk about the value of downtown collaboration.  From creating small business partnerships and fundraising to helping neighboring towns by sharing ideas and inspirations, this is...


Jan 21, 2020

In this episode, Ron & Kristi welcome Denise Schieffer, owner of Rise & Pies in Downtown Perry, OK.  She shares the journey that led her to open her business and reflects on the joys and lessons learned one year later. 


Dec 3, 2019

How did a small town in Arkansas become known as one of the best in America?  Siloam Springs, Ron's hometown, has experienced tremendous growth and success in the downtown core.  On this episode, Ron & Kristi have the privilege of interviewing Meredith Bergstrom, former MS Director and current Director Kelsey Howard. ...


Nov 13, 2019

I think we all can agree that micro breweries are not a fad that is going away anytime soon. Is it possible that these small batch breweries can do more than create great beer? We think they can! Opening up a brewery in small town is difficult, but with passion and hard work anything is achievable. In this episode, Ron...


Oct 31, 2019

Coworking spaces are more than a trend for downtowns, as many jobs are no longer confined to a traditional office space.  In this episode, Ron & Kristi are joined by the owners of WorkIT Coworking Center in Stillwater, OK to discuss the many benefits, not only for their clients, but for their downtown too.