Born in the Bend is a podcast by Emily Scherer and Aimee Frederick, highlighting local gems, entrepreneurs, and awesome stories, originating in Fort Bend County, TX. The show arose out of a desire to foster community, create a sense of place, and instill pride in calling Fort Bend County home. Having grown up in Richmond, Emily brings the native Texan voice to the table, while Aimee, a South Louisiana transplant, brings the outsider's perspective. Their combined life experiences make for entertaining interviews, pulling different stories from their guests, and offering two versions of Fort Bend - where it’s been, and where it’s going. Emily & Aimee invite you to grab your favorite beverage, be it a cocktail or coffee, and give Born in the Bend a listen. They promise you’ll laugh, learn and come away from each episode valuing your Fort Bend community like never before. Cheers, y’all!
Catching up with Em & Aim for Season 4
A new season of Born in the Bend kicks off this week with a summer wrap-up and a calendar of exciting upcoming events. Emily recaps a summer of European travel and talks about her work with the Fort Bend Museum. Aimee discusses new happenings at Blockhouse Coffee and dives into some upcoming Richmond get-togethers you won’t want to miss. Additional talking points include: updates from past guests, holiday fun in Fort Bend, and the launch of the new and improved Born in the Bend website.
Growing a People-Centric Richmond with Jerry Jones Jr.
Jerry Jones Jr., Economic Development Director for Develop Richmond, sits and sips with Em and Aim this week as they talk about big things on the horizon in the small city of Richmond. With exciting developments and new projects springing up all the time, Jerry channels his expertise into cultivating Richmond's business community and creating people-centric places downtown. Talking points include new businesses, new buildings, and a new idea from Emily on why Richmond should be the Lantana Capital of Texas.
Unleashing Creativity through Storytelling with Charlie Beyl
Charlie Beyl, Freelance Author, Illustrator and Educator in University of Houston’s Digital Media program, explores the dynamic world of creativity, freelancing, and innovation on this week’s episode. Through his work, Charlie shows students and fellow professionals alike how to unlock their unique creative potential and drive innovation in their careers. Talking points include Charlie's memories growing up in the Pacific Northwest, his early days as an artist pre-internet, persistence in pursuit of becoming a published author, and creative freelancing as a superpower.
Little Steps Toward Hope with Stacy Bourgeois
Stacy Bourgeois, Founder of Sole Loved, joins the pod from Sugar Land, Texas this week to tell her journey from humble garage setups to full-fledged fundraising for charity. Inspired by her love of children and her passion for helping individuals living in poverty, Sole Loved delivers new and gently used tennis shoes to kids in need. Talking points include nurturing hope in underserved communities, spreading self-esteem to kids across Texas, and expanding her mission beyond her community.
Political Impact in Your Own Backyard with Dexter L. McCoy
Dexter L. McCoy, Fort Bend Commissioner of Precinct 4, brings his passion for local politics to the pod this week. Inspired by his past experience as student body president in college, Dexter has forged his career in local government with a focus on helping individuals improve their close-knit community. Talking points include what a County Commissioner really does, exciting political-driven projects in Fort Bend, and how each of us can make our own community impact in our everyday lives.
Curated Decor & Family Inspired Events at Family Style Design Co with Adam and Jamie Busch
Adam and Jamie Busch from Family Style Design Co spend the season in style with us and talk about the upcoming happenings at their beautiful home decor shop. Inspired by family and influenced by their love of gift-giving, Adam and Jamie bring beautiful things to the Fort Bend community through decor, consultations, design services, and community events. Design elements of this episode include gift-giving as a family love language, community table dinners, and Christmas concerts.
So glad y’all are back! Love listening to this and I am so lonesome for Texas 😞. So proud of the sharing and caring for the community around you.
Learn and Laugh
These ladies are doing an excellent job educating about Fort Bend County while having a great time :) Join them! I am glad I did!!
I really learned so much from the interview with Jess Stuart! Thank you, Aimee and Emily!