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Growing a business in Kentucky has its share of challenges. At CrowdSouth, we assist businesses with their marketing efforts every day. The Uncommonwealth of Kentucky is a podcast where we speak to our clients, associates, and friends who have their own unique take on their path to business success in this great state we live in and beyond.

The Uncommonwealth of Kentucky: Growing A Business in the Bluegrass CrowdSouth

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Growing a business in Kentucky has its share of challenges. At CrowdSouth, we assist businesses with their marketing efforts every day. The Uncommonwealth of Kentucky is a podcast where we speak to our clients, associates, and friends who have their own unique take on their path to business success in this great state we live in and beyond.

    Barry Davis

    Barry Davis

    Barry Davis shares his experience growing up in Yellowstone National Park, his path from the Bluegrass, and his myriad entrepreneurial ventures: including a chain of fried chicken restaurants in Colorado and the world’s most high-end bowling alley.

    Check out some of Barry's stories animated as "Rusty Fables".

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Shawn Rubel - Founder/CEO at Eezy

    Shawn Rubel - Founder/CEO at Eezy

    Our guest today is Shawn Rubel the Founder and CEO of Eezy, a technology company in Bowling Green, KY which connects creatives with people who need their products. Eezy has a family of sites which focus on vector images, videos, themes, and more.

    Shawn talks to us about his move from a college student who had second thoughts on completing his degree in Canada to starting and running a 70+ person company. We  get into his hiring philosophy, how far in the future he likes to plan, and when will Bowling Green get it's own NHL team (spoiler alert...not soon).

    We would love your feedback on this episode or any of them. Feel free to reach out to us at CrowdSouth and let us know what you think!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Wicksell Metellus - Senior Interaction Designer at Google

    Wicksell Metellus - Senior Interaction Designer at Google

    Today Chad and Jason talk with Wicksell Metellus. Wicksell is a Senior Interaction Designer at Google in their Seattle office. Before Google, Wicksell spent 5 years at Amazon as a Senior UX Designer. Wicksell tells us about his experiences at those companies and his transition from NYC to FL to Seattle. We learn about break dancing and his thoughts on UI and UX. We even have "Owen Wilson" stop by for a quick chat. Wow is right!

    Be sure to check out Wicksell's and his wife Crystal's websites.
    xtaldesigns.com
    designbywicks.com
    We would love your feedback on this episode or any of them. Feel free to reach out to us at CrowdSouth and let us know what you think!

    • 58 min
    Glenn Kurban - Vice President EPMO, Randstad USA

    Glenn Kurban - Vice President EPMO, Randstad USA

    Today Chad chats with Glenn Kurban. Glenn is currently a VP at Randstad in Atlanta and was Chad's first manager after graduating college.  Glenn has a ton of experience in the consulting and management world and shares his insights.
    How to motivate employeesHow is consulting changed since the pandemicHow to separate the job from the employeeHow to create a legacyWe would love your feedback on this episode or any of them. Feel free to reach out to us at CrowdSouth and let us know what you think!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Jason Loehr - Tracer, SVP of Strategy

    Jason Loehr - Tracer, SVP of Strategy

    Today Jason, Chuck, and Chad speak with Jason Loehr. Jason has been a long time friend of those guys and has done a TON of different jobs at lots of level. He has lots of good insights and we cover many topics over his career. 
    How he started in catalogs and moved to web site designGathering data and how that is used for marketingHow the view of leadership changes through lifeHe knows lots of famous peopleWe would love your feedback on this episode or any of them. Feel free to reach out to us at CrowdSouth and let us know what you think!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Shawn Perry - The JPR Group, Baird Wealth Management

    Shawn Perry - The JPR Group, Baird Wealth Management

    In today's episode we speak with Shawn Perry. Shawn is a Director at The JPR Group in Bowling Green, KY and a long time friend of Chad and Jason. 

    Shawn speaks about his time growing up in southern Kentucky and his path through college and beyond to get to where he landed today. He dives into how his relationship with his business partner started and how he has seen things change at his office during the pandemic. 

    Shawn is an avid reader and made some book recommendations at the end of the podcast.
    Setting The TableWill Power Doesn't WorkThe Ruthless Elimination of HurryWe would love your feedback on this episode or any of them. Feel free to reach out to us at CrowdSouth and let us know what you think!

    • 1 hr 1 min

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