7 episodes

Welcome to IT’S ALL ABOUT WHO YOU KNOW, with host, Craig Turner from Momentum – The Business Growth Agency. On our podcast, Craig interviews executives from Chambers of Commerce around the United States and Canada, tapping into their expertise on how to get the most value from your business associations, how their organizations are serving their members and what’s happening in their market for companies looking to grow there.



Intro music by Kevin Hartnell (www.kevinhartnell.com) via www.freemusicarchive.org

It's All About Who You Know Craig W. Turner

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Welcome to IT’S ALL ABOUT WHO YOU KNOW, with host, Craig Turner from Momentum – The Business Growth Agency. On our podcast, Craig interviews executives from Chambers of Commerce around the United States and Canada, tapping into their expertise on how to get the most value from your business associations, how their organizations are serving their members and what’s happening in their market for companies looking to grow there.



Intro music by Kevin Hartnell (www.kevinhartnell.com) via www.freemusicarchive.org

    Episode 7 - Bryan Derreberry, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

    Episode 7 - Bryan Derreberry, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

    Welcome to IT’S ALL ABOUT WHO YOU KNOW, with host, Craig Turner from Momentum – The Business Growth Agency. On our podcast, Craig interviews executives from Chambers of Commerce around the United States and Canada, tapping into their expertise on how to get the most value from your business associations, how their organizations are serving their members and what’s happening in their market for companies looking to grow there.
    This episode, Craig welcomes Bryan Derreberry, President & CEO for the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. Join Craig and Bryan for their conversation surrounding the chamber of commerce's role in not only ensuring real world benefits for members today, but organizing and leading the community in planning for the future - guidance from the head of a chamber that will celebrate its 250th(!!) anniversary in 2023. Learn how the Charleston Metro Chamber has coalesced the entire Charleston community around critical forward-looking topics such as transportation, workforce, housing, diversity and inclusion and the strength of the Port of Charleston, and then created an "ethos of collaboration" to best set the region up for success. As hot as Charleston is now, its future is even brighter, and the Charleston Metro Chamber is at the center of it.
     
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    2:24 - Intro - Bryan Derreberry, President & CEO, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
    4:06 - About the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
    6:46 - Current Priorities
    9:46 - The Chamber at the Center of Everything
    14:15 - Workforce Development - "Get It Right Under Your Own Roof"
    16:04 - The Changing Role of the Chamber
    20:48 - Pulling the Community Together
    25:02 - What Gets You Up in the Morning?
    28:37 - "If You Had a Blank Check"
    31:31 - Inspirations
    34:34 - Why Charleston?
    38:02 - Closing and More Info on the Charleston Metro Chamber

    • 41 min
    Episode 6 - Steve Millard, Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce

    Episode 6 - Steve Millard, Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce

    Welcome to IT’S ALL ABOUT WHO YOU KNOW, with host, Craig Turner from Momentum – The Business Growth Agency. On our podcast, Craig interviews executives from Chambers of Commerce around the United States and Canada, tapping into their expertise on how to get the most value from your business associations, how their organizations are serving their members and what’s happening in their market for companies looking to grow there.
    This episode, Craig welcomes Steve Millard, President & CEO for the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce. Join Craig and Steve for their conversation surrounding the role of today's chamber of commerce in not only successfully growing a regional economy, but engaging members, big and small, in the effort. Learn how the Greater Akron Chamber is working in the region to tackle the many post-pandemic challenges that metro regions are facing, including workforce development, diversity and inclusion, business attraction and helping small business, and why Akron is a community you should be watching.
     
    1:02 - Intro - Steve Millard, President & CEO, Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce
    2:41 - About the Greater Akron Chamber
    3:29 - About the Region
    4:28 - What's Going On in Akron
    8:01 - Helping Small Business
    9:19 - Serving Members, Post-Pandemic
    13:36 - Navigating the Alphabet Soup of Economic Development and the Chamber's Role
    15:49 - Looking Ahead
    18:35 - "What Gets You Up in the Morning?"
    20:25 - "If You Had a Blank Check..."
    22:28 - Member Shout Out
    23:35 - Inspirations and Recommendations
    26:07 - Closing and More Info on the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce

    • 28 min
    Episode 5 - Joe Reardon, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

    Episode 5 - Joe Reardon, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

    Welcome to IT’S ALL ABOUT WHO YOU KNOW, with host, Craig Turner from Momentum – The Business Growth Agency. On our podcast, Craig interviews executives from Chambers of Commerce around the United States and Canada, tapping into their expertise on how to get the most value from your business associations, how their organizations are serving their members and what’s happening in their market for companies looking to grow there.
    This episode, Craig welcomes Joe Reardon, President & CEO for the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. Join Craig and Joe for their discussion on the wide array of big things happening in Kansas City, and what it's taken at the grassroots level to rally the community around them. From hosting the NFL Draft to vying to be a World Cup 2026 site, while at the same time tackling the day-to-day challenges faced by the region's employers - like workforce, diversity and transportation, learn how Joe and his team at the chamber continue to put Kansas City on the map through foresight and organizational excellence.
     
    1:16 - Intro - Joe Reardon, President & CEO, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
    3:00 - About the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
    4:34 - Regional Opportunities and Challenges
    10:00 - Current Chamber Focus
    16:35 - Rallying the Community
    18:04 - Looking Forward
    21:33 - "What Gets You Up in the Morning?"
    23:46 - "If You Had a Blank Check..."
    25:35 - Member Shout Out
    27:40 - Sources of Inspiration
    29:22 - KC's Bid for World Cup 2026
    31:29 - Closing and More Info on the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

    • 33 min
    Episode 4 - Dolores Fabiano, South Niagara Chambers of Commerce and Kory Schuler, Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce

    Episode 4 - Dolores Fabiano, South Niagara Chambers of Commerce and Kory Schuler, Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce

    Welcome to IT’S ALL ABOUT WHO YOU KNOW, with host, Craig Turner from Momentum – The Business Growth Agency. On our podcast, Craig interviews executives from Chambers of Commerce around the United States and Canada, tapping into their expertise on how to get the most value from your business associations, how their organizations are serving their members and what’s happening in their market for companies looking to grow there.
    This episode, in a special two-guest feature, Craig welcomes Dolores Fabiano, Executive Director for the South Niagara Chambers of Commerce and Kory Schuler, Executive Director for the Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce.
    For several years now, the Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce and the South Niagara Chambers of Commerce have enjoyed an incredibly fruitful partnership, forged in collaboration across the Niagara River and the CanAm border. Listen in as Dolores and Kory discuss their changing operational models, how they've answered the call for greater hands-on support for their members and the unique challenges posed by a restricted border separating a very integrated bi-national economy.
    1:31 - Intro - Dolores Fabiano, Executive Director, South Niagara Chambers of Commerce and Kory Schuler, Executive Director, Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce
    4:29 - Niagara Region Successes and Challenges
    8:44 - Current Focus
    14:02 - Communicating with Members
    17:50 - Looking Ahead
    24:31 - Addressing the Digital Divide
    26:31 - "If You Had a Blank Check"
    33:10 - Shout Out to Members
    37:16 - Closing and More Information

    • 39 min
    Episode 3 - Garry Douglas, North Country Chamber of Commerce

    Episode 3 - Garry Douglas, North Country Chamber of Commerce

    Welcome to IT’S ALL ABOUT WHO YOU KNOW, with host, Craig Turner from Momentum – The Business Growth Agency. On our podcast, Craig interviews executives from Chambers of Commerce around the United States and Canada, tapping into their expertise on how to get the most value from your business associations, how their organizations are serving their members and what’s happening in their market for companies looking to grow there.
    This episode, Craig welcomes Garry Douglas, President & CEO of the North Country Chamber of Commerce in Upstate New York. Listen in, as Craig and Garry discuss how the northernmost region in New York State - and the chamber - persevered the past two years, despite half of their market being cut off by the CanAm border being closed to non-essential travel. Garry talks about North Country's status as "the U.S. suburb of Montreal," why the border restrictions have been such a deterrent to economic growth, and how the most successful model a chamber can have is one that's focused on service first.
    1:31 - Intro - Garry Douglas, President & CEO, North Country Chamber of Commerce
    3:15 - About North Country Chamber of Commerce
    6:34 - What's Going On in New York's North Country?
    12:42 - Sustaining by Putting Service First
    15:39 - Looking Forward
    18:40 - "What Gets You Excited About the Chamber Business?"
    20:52 - If You Had a Blank Check
    22:50 - North Country's Transportation and Aerospace Cluster
    26:32 - Staying In-the-Know
    27:23 - Closing and More Info on North Country Chamber

    • 29 min
    Episode 2: Amanda Payne - Amplify Clearwater

    Episode 2: Amanda Payne - Amplify Clearwater

    Welcome to IT’S ALL ABOUT WHO YOU KNOW, with host, Craig Turner from Momentum – The Business Growth Agency. On our podcast, Craig interviews executives from Chambers of Commerce around the United States and Canada, tapping into their expertise on how to get the most value from your business associations, how their organizations are serving their members and what’s happening in their market for companies looking to grow there.
    This episode, Craig welcomes Amanda Payne, President & CEO of Amplify Clearwater (www.amplifyclearwater.com). Listen in as Craig and Amanda discuss the last two years, and how no sooner had the Amplify Clearwater membership celebrated the successful merger of two chambers when the world shut down. Suddenly, a community that exists on people coming to visit had no one coming. Amanda talks about how she and her team adjusted their offerings to best serve members in their most uncertain times, while keeping close communication with state and local governments so that Clearwater businesses could make good business decisions. The results: Clearwater is stronger than ever. The sun is out and the future is bright!
    1:07 - Intro - Amanda Payne, President & CEO, Amplify Clearwater
    2:12 - About Amplify Clearwater
    4:46 - What's Going On in Clearwater, FL?
    7:16 - Current Chamber Activity
    11:44 - Member Services During and Post-Pandemic
    17:20 - Looking Ahead
    20:48 - "What Gets You Excited About the Chamber Business?"
    22:20 - If You Had a Blank Check
    26:02 - Thank You to the AC Board
    28:13 - Frame of Mind
    30:11 - Closing and More Info on Amplify Clearwater

    • 32 min

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