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Grill Nation 11.28.20
Guests - Jason is joined by Lee Mudd, President and Owner of RLM Underground, a fast growing telecom construction company operating throughout the United States. Lee talks about how he came to KC from Kentucky less than 5 years ago, the why behind starting his own company, what motivates him and his overall business / company values, how rurul broadband business is booming, trends in the industry, how he has grown to over $8M in revenue with over 30 current projects, the word that describes him and his business best, opportunities in his sector, proudest moment in business, how failure has made him stronger and what he learned for it, best advice for success in business and how what he envisions growth looking like for the future. This show checks all of the boxes!
Grill Nation 11.21.20
Guests - Jason is joined by Jeff Phillips, Senior VP at Landmark National Bank and Joe Hirleman, Partner at Midwest Glass and Glazing. Jeff and Jason start the show discussing how and why access to people and resources are becoming more important in 2020. Joe then joins the discussion and shares valuable business lessons and growth strategies that have led him at Midwest Glass and Glazing. He talks about coming from an entrepreneurial family, how the business has evolved, construction trends, why culture is important, how accountability and processes have helped implement changes to better the business, shares the best advice that his father taught him and so much more. Great conversation this week with some awesome takeaways.
Grill Nation 11.14.20
Guests - Jason is joined by Justin Watkins, CEO/Founder - Native Digital and Jake Jacobson, VP of Growth and Partnerships - Native Digital. The group discusses backgrounds, how Native Digital has grown, why Jake left larger business and healthcare world to join Justin, some great mentor advice, what Native Digital offers in digital marketing services including breakdowns of Crossroads Hotel and City of San Jose case studies, key tenants of full visibility/transparency in Native Digital agency life with clients, how KC base plays a part in coastal pitches, best advice ever received in business and one word we need to focus on as we look forward to 2021. Incredibly valuable and entertaining hour for you!
Grill Nation 11.07.20
Guests - Jason is joined by Melissa Vincent, Executive Director of the Pipeline Entrepreneurship Program. Melissa shares her impressive entrepreneurial journey, successes, failures, best business advice every received, her startup investment thoughts, information about the Pipeline Entrepreneurship Program including its large successes, major partners, members, important updates and the impact on the region now and into the future. Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge and country wide entrpreneurial and business experience that you will enjoy!
Grill Nation 10.31.20
Guests - Jason is joined by Jarrett Sutton, NBA Scout (New Orleans Pelicans) / ESPN Color Commentator (SEC Network). The two discuss Jarrett's time at Mizzou, how games guarding Coach Mike Anderson at the rec center played a role on how he ended up on the basketball team as a scholarship player, and how a timely, unexpected meeting at the Big 12 tourney as a player led to him becoming an NBA consultant and scout. We also break into how Jarrett got into broadcasting, favorite Mizzou memories as a fan and a player, the potential of the NBA coming to Kansas City in the short term with the Toronto Raptors and in the long term with an expansion team, biggest career accomplishment, how he has built a career managing to stay based in KC, best advice ever received and favorite places in KC to eat. Awesome and entertaining hour with Jarrett!
Grill Nation 10.24.20
Guests - Jason is joined by Michelle Altrich, President at Viracor Eurofins Clinical Diagnostics. The two discuss Michelle's career work and focus on how Viracor, based in the KC region, has become a worldwide leader in lab testing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Michelle's company just launched and gained FDA authorization for its At-Home Covid-19 testing kit and is innovating daily to meet the needs of medical professionals, hospitals and individuals worldwide. The two also discuss how decision making processes have changed during the pandemic, how a diverse workforce and employment opportunities are growing in the healthcare and lab industry, what the next Covid-19 wave and testing technology looks like, when a vaccine will arrive and how Viracor has adapted and thrived amidst long hours for its team. Incredible visionary and healthcare leader on this week's show!
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Jason is a great interviewer, pulling just the right notes out of his guests. All fans of KC must subscribe!
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Jason knows how to listen and ask meaningful questions!
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Jason Grill does a great job with his show. He interviews interesting leaders and organizations who are making positive change in the world. Love the questions he asks and the way he keeps it light and interesting.