20 episodes

Business growth via collaboration; it's the guiding ethos of the Northwest Pennsylvania Innovation Beehive Network.

Join Edinboro’s Center for Branding and Strategic Communication as we talk to beehive clients, past and present, in order to learn more about them, their work, and their collaboration with Erie region academic institutions.

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Business growth via collaboration; it's the guiding ethos of the Northwest Pennsylvania Innovation Beehive Network.

Join Edinboro’s Center for Branding and Strategic Communication as we talk to beehive clients, past and present, in order to learn more about them, their work, and their collaboration with Erie region academic institutions.

    John Persinger (CEO, Erie Downtown Development Corporation)

    John Persinger (CEO, Erie Downtown Development Corporation)

    John Persinger joins the podcast to discuss his role as CEO for the Erie Downtown Development Corporation. This group has gone about revitalizing the downtown through the addition of Flagship City Food Hall, the Flagship City Public Market, new (and relocated) shops, and more in the future. We cover all this in our conversation, plus Persinger's history in the city's political scene and his thoughts on the NWPA Innovation Beehive Network. One note: this conversation was recorded in late February, and the Public Market has since opened in downtown.

    Sponsored by: Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership

    This podcast is a product of the NWPA Innovation Beehive Network. Most guests are clients that have used our free services.

    Music: Kevin Macleod’s "pamgaea" available via Creative Commons Attribution-International 4.0. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, No changes were made.

    Music by audionautix.com. Audionautix's "Roboskater" by Jason Shaw available via Creative Commons Attribution-International 4.0. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, No changes were made.

    • 42 min
    Lindsay Henry (Yoga Spot Meadville)

    Lindsay Henry (Yoga Spot Meadville)

    Lindsay Henry joins the podcast to discuss her business: Yoga Spot Meadville. The studio brings a variety of classes for all skill levels to the Meadville community, along with seasonal programming and the belief “that everyone can benefit from the practice of yoga."

    In this conversation, she discusses how her sports background inspired her to get into Yoga and eventually open her own studio, plus how the Edinboro Beehive assisted in some apparel design. Finally, the talk moves to how the business community in Meadville supports locally-owned businesses. 

    Sponsored by: Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership

    This podcast is a product of the NWPA Innovation Beehive Network. Most guests are clients that have used our services. 

    Music: Kevin Macleod’s "pamgaea" available via Creative Commons Attribution-International 4.0. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, No changes were made.

    Music by audionautix.com. Audionautix's "Roboskater" by Jason Shaw available via Creative Commons Attribution-International 4.0. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, No changes were made.

    • 25 min
    Chuck Gray and Brody Howard (Impact Corry, Corry Hi-Ed)

    Chuck Gray and Brody Howard (Impact Corry, Corry Hi-Ed)

    Chuck Gray (Impact Corry) and Brody Howard (Corry Higher Education Council) join the podcast for a very special, Corry-focused, episode. Throughout the discussion, the duo touches on Corry’s relationship to greater Erie County, how they’ve helped re-establish the identity of their city, and their personal experiences working with the NWPA Beehive.

    Sponsored by: Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership

    Music: Kevin Macleod’s "pamgaea" available via Creative Commons Attribution-International 4.0. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, No changes were made.

    Music by audionautix.com. Audionautix's "Roboskater" by Jason Shaw available via Creative Commons Attribution-International 4.0. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, No changes were made.

    • 38 min
    Amanda Duncan (Young Erie Professionals, Radius CoWork)

    Amanda Duncan (Young Erie Professionals, Radius CoWork)

    An Erie Reader "40 Under 40" honoree. President of Young Erie Professionals. Community Leader for city highlight Radius CoWork. It's pretty obvious why Amanda Duncan is the perfect guest to discuss Erie's rising profile with us. Stick around for discussion on all her endeavors, plus her recent Erie Homecoming panel and adventures with Italian food.

    Sponsored by: Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership

    Music: Kevin Macleod’s "pamgaea" available via Creative Commons Attribution-International 4.0. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, No changes were made.

    Music by audionautix.com. Audionautix's "Roboskater" by Jason Shaw available via Creative Commons Attribution-International 4.0. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, No changes were made.

    • 35 min
    Brian Slawin (Ben Franklin Technology Partners)

    Brian Slawin (Ben Franklin Technology Partners)

    Brian Slawin joins the podcast to discuss his crucial work with Ben Franklin Technology Partners. Specifically, Brian works in Central and Northern Pennsylvania, but Ben Franklin has been a statewide economic development program for over 30 years. They provide "both early-stage and established companies with funding, business and technical expertise and access to a network of innovative, expert resources."

    Our conversation covers all that, plus: the changing economy in Erie, why he loves mentoring emerging entrepreneurs, and working with (former guests of this podcast) Fish Gods.

    Sponsored by: Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership

    Music: Kevin Macleod’s "pamgaea" available via Creative Commons Attribution-International 4.0. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, No changes were made.

    Music by audionautix.com. Audionautix's "Roboskater" by Jason Shaw available via Creative Commons Attribution-International 4.0. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, No changes were made.

    • 32 min
    Beehive State of The Union — September 2021

    Beehive State of The Union — September 2021

    This episode checks in with various figures from the NWPA Innovation Beehive Network and beyond, detailing the progress and future of our network. Interviews include: Jacob Marsh (Penn State Behrend), Dr. Lisa Jo Elliott (Penn State Behrend), Brad Gleason (Gannon), Brian Fuller (Mercyhurst), Patrick Moran (Erie County Public Library), Dr. Michael Hannan (Edinboro University), and Dr. Scott Miller (Edinboro University). A keynote speech is provided by Hunter Klobucar and Tyler Waltenbaugh (Fish Gods).

    Sponsored by: Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership

    Music: Kevin Macleod’s "pamgaea" available via Creative Commons Attribution-International 4.0. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, No changes were made.

    Music by audionautix.com. Audionautix's "Roboskater" by Jason Shaw available via Creative Commons Attribution-International 4.0. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, No changes were made.

    • 28 min

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