32 episodes

Hosted by Ballston BID CEO, Tina Leone, the BallstonConnect Podcast focuses on the hyper-local. Each episode features exclusive interviews with Arlington’s brightest personalities. New episodes will be released monthly, each one with an emphasis on a different facet of life in Ballston.

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Hosted by Ballston BID CEO, Tina Leone, the BallstonConnect Podcast focuses on the hyper-local. Each episode features exclusive interviews with Arlington’s brightest personalities. New episodes will be released monthly, each one with an emphasis on a different facet of life in Ballston.

    Style in Arlington

    Style in Arlington

    On this episode of BallstonConnect, Tina Leone is joined by two fashion and lifestyle experts, Sapna Delacourt and Leigh Evans Ramadan.

    They discuss how Arlington style differs from D.C., which lifestyle elements have impacted our clothing choices, and where you can shop local and stay on-trend. 

    • 26 min
    Karen Coltrane & Leadership in Arlington

    Karen Coltrane & Leadership in Arlington

    What does leadership actually mean? Is a great leader born or made? To find out the answer to these age-old questions, Tina Leone chats with Karen Coltrane, the President & CEO of the Leadership Center for Excellence. 

    • 27 min
    Reaching Financial Goals in 2020

    Reaching Financial Goals in 2020

    In this episode of BallstonConnect, Tina Leone is joined by Christine Searle, the owner of Searle Business Solutions, and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the National Society of Tax Professionals. 

    Christine explains how we can set and reach financial goals in the new year, and what we should look out for in the coming tax season. 

    • 27 min
    Kate Bates & the Arlington Chamber of Commerce

    Kate Bates & the Arlington Chamber of Commerce

    In this episode of BallstonConnect, Tina Leone continues her discussions with Arlington's women CEOs and entrepreneurs. Tina is joined by Kates Bates, the CEO of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. We find out how Kates took the lead role at the Chamber at only 29 years old, how the Chamber acts as a resource for businesses of all sizes, and what role the Chamber played during the pursuit of Amazon. 

    • 28 min
    BASH Boxing in Ballston

    BASH Boxing in Ballston

    The long-awaited BASH Boxing has already become the newest fitness craze in Ballston, but how did this boutique boxing studio get its start? Continuing our series with women entrepreneurs, Tina Leone chats with the BASH powerhouse and founder, Alex Trakas.

    • 39 min
    A Talking Tour of Ballston's Developments

    A Talking Tour of Ballston's Developments

    With some of Ballston's biggest developments either completed or in their final stages, Tina Leone and Samantha Baker of the Ballston BID take a talking tour of the transformed neighborhood. 

    Find out the stories behind Ballston Quarter and Ballston Exchange, the updates on 4040 Wilson Blvd, plans for the Carpool location, and more. 

    • 26 min

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