83 episodios

Flip This Town started as a book by downtown revitalization expert Ron Drake, and has now transformed into a movement that is sweeping communities across the country. Join Ron Drake and his partner, Main Street Manager Kristi Trevarrow as they set out to restore the heart of America, one downtown at a time.

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Flip This Town started as a book by downtown revitalization expert Ron Drake, and has now transformed into a movement that is sweeping communities across the country. Join Ron Drake and his partner, Main Street Manager Kristi Trevarrow as they set out to restore the heart of America, one downtown at a time.

    Episode #309 - COVID-19 Will Not Destroy Us, It Will Make Us Better

    Episode #309 - COVID-19 Will Not Destroy Us, It Will Make Us Better

    Ron and Kristi are no strangers to extreme challenges. In today's podcast, they will share ideas on how to overcome the unprecedented challenges which face small businesses during the current crisis. We believe we will all come out stronger and this podcast will inspire you to believe the same!

    • 41 min
    Episode #308 - America's Main Streets Contest 2020

    Episode #308 - America's Main Streets Contest 2020

    And the search is on to find America's Main Street!  In this episode, Ron and Kristi welcome Bill Brunelle of Independent We Stand and Wayne Carter, Executive Director of Main Street DeLand, the winner of the 2017 America's Main Streets Contest to discuss the contest and both the short and long term benefits of winning this prestigious award!

    • 43 min
    Episode #307 - The Art of Downtown Collaboration

    Episode #307 - The Art of Downtown Collaboration

    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 one podcast you'll want to listen to again and again!

    • 47 min
    Episode #306 - Rise & Pies

    Episode #306 - Rise & Pies

    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. 

    • 38 min
    Episode #305 - Main Street Success Story, Siloam Springs

    Episode #305 - Main Street Success Story, Siloam Springs

    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.  You'll enjoy hearing their stories of revitalization and partnerships that created the success story that Siloam Springs is today.

    • 51 min
    Episode #304 - Ivory Bill Brewing

    Episode #304 - Ivory Bill Brewing

    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 visits Casey & Dorothy Letellier, owners of Ivory Bill Brewing, located in his hometown of Siloam Springs, AR at Siloam Springs' first brewery to tell their story. 

    • 48 min

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