19 episodes

At Golden Shovel, we believe thriving communities improve everyone’s lives. Everything we do connects businesses and talent with communities they’ll thrive in. We do this by empowering economic developers through groundbreaking economic development communications.

ShovelTalk: An Economic Development Podcast Golden Shovel Agency

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At Golden Shovel, we believe thriving communities improve everyone’s lives. Everything we do connects businesses and talent with communities they’ll thrive in. We do this by empowering economic developers through groundbreaking economic development communications.

    Remote Worker Mini-Series (Episode 3): Tayler Gill • Remote Worker and Travel Coach

    Remote Worker Mini-Series (Episode 3): Tayler Gill • Remote Worker and Travel Coach

    In episode three of the remote worker mini-series you'll meet Tayler Gill (aka "Traveling Tayler"), a remote worker, travel coach and trip facilitator for Hacker Paradise. Amanda met Tayler through Hacker Paradise, a company that curates experiences for remote workers in communities across the world. Listen as Amanda chats with Tayler about what Hacker Paradise looks for when scouting new communities and businesses to work with, all about Youtube, her coaching businesses and of course, remote work!
    Learn more about "Traveling Tayler" on social media!
    https://travelingtayler.com/
    https://travelingtayler.com/instagram/
    https://www.youtube.com/c/travelingtayler
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/tayler-gill/

    • 52 min
    Remote Worker Mini-Series (Episode 2): Adim Ofunne • Remote Worker, Entrepreneur & Business Owner

    Remote Worker Mini-Series (Episode 2): Adim Ofunne • Remote Worker, Entrepreneur & Business Owner

    In the second episode of the remote worker podcast mini-series, Amanda introduces you to Adim Ofunne who is an entrepreneur and business owner from Nigeria. Adim shares his journey to owning two very different businesses, one being a product based business he started mid-COVID using Kickstarter. Listen in to hear about the successful crowdfunding campaign and his experiences working remotely.

    Links:
    https://nativescards.com/

    • 43 min
    The First Economic Developer for John Hopkins Discusses the Important Role Major Employers Can Play in Community Growth & Development: Alicia Wilson, VP for Economic Development • Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System

    The First Economic Developer for John Hopkins Discusses the Important Role Major Employers Can Play in Community Growth & Development: Alicia Wilson, VP for Economic Development • Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System

    Alicia Wilson is the first Vice President for Economic Development at John Hopkins University and John Hopkins Health System. As the largest employer in the City of Baltimore and state of Maryland, John Hopkins recognized the impact the organization could play on the economic development of the city of Baltimore specifically. Creating this department and hiring Wilson is a historic first for the organization.

    • 39 min
    Remote Worker Mini-Series (Episode 1): Alexis Ramos • Remote Worker & TikToker

    Remote Worker Mini-Series (Episode 1): Alexis Ramos • Remote Worker & TikToker

    In the first episode of our new remote worker podcast mini-series, Amanda introduces you to Alexis Ramos, remote worker and TikToker from the US who lives and works abroad. Alexis shares a bit about current conditions and humanitarian efforts in Eastern Europe since Russia invaded Ukraine. 
    We dive into her professional background, what brought her to remote and travel life, and pros and cons for companies who employ remote workers and digital nomads. Don’t miss her tips and tricks for remote work, travel and TikTok for business. She also shares some of the most important things a community can provide to attract remote workers and of course, a few fun travel stories she has experienced with Amanda and other remote workers she has met along her journey.
    Find Alexis on Social Media:
    https://www.tiktok.com/@tabumoney
    https://www.youtube.com/c/tabumoney 
    Humanitarian/Donation Efforts for Ukraine:
    Razom for Ukraine (Ukrainian NGO):
    https://razomforukraine.org/razom-emergency-response/ 
    Nova Ukraina:
    https://novaukraine.org/donate/ 
    UNICEF:
    https://www.unicef.org/emergencies/conflict-ukraine-pose-immediate-threat-children 
    Polska Akcja Humanitarna (Polish NGO helping displaced persons in Ukraine and in Poland):
    https://www.pah.org.pl/en/ 
    Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are matching up to $3 million USD for humanitarian relief for those who have fled Ukraine in Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and surrounding countries:
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/stand-with-ukraine

    • 44 min
    How Video is Changing the Nature of Economic Development: Greg Kolbjornsen, PlaceVR Executive Producer • Golden Shovel Agency

    How Video is Changing the Nature of Economic Development: Greg Kolbjornsen, PlaceVR Executive Producer • Golden Shovel Agency

    Video can reach your audience in powerful ways. In this podcast, Greg Kolbjornsen walks our audience through developments in video and the metaverse and how economic developers can use these powerful tools. We also take a trip down memory lane, hearing hilarious stories from video shoots throughout the world. Listen to discover what Greg's most adventurous shot was (and how he wasn't wearing a proper harness!). 

    • 39 min
    The Role of Electric Cooperatives in Regional Economic Development: Gerri Lawing, Economic Development Coordinator • Guadalupe Valley Economic Development (GVEC)

    The Role of Electric Cooperatives in Regional Economic Development: Gerri Lawing, Economic Development Coordinator • Guadalupe Valley Economic Development (GVEC)

    Gerri Lawing knows what it takes to further complicated development goals at a regional level. As the economic developer for GVEC, Gerri promotes growth in a large territory that includes rural and urban areas of Texas. Hear her insights and learn how working with Golden Shovel has made it easier for Gerri to get the job done! 

    • 48 min

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