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THE PODCAST BRINGING YOU BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS THAT MAKE YOU GO WHOA!

I, Collin Austin, founder of New Scooters 4 Less and Repaint The Wall - Gainesville's Digital Media Un-Agency, have set out to bring you incredible and inspiring stories of entrepreneurs, businessmen and women, and other awe-inspiring leaders. Hear their stories! Hear the fascinating challenges individuals have had to persevere through! Wake up, get inspired, and let's make an IMPACT! If it makes you go “WHOA!”, it’s on this podcast! Join us EVERY Monday at 8am to learn from the BEST! (The guests, not me, lol!) Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/whoa-gnv-podcast/support

WHOA GNV Podcast Collin Austin

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THE PODCAST BRINGING YOU BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS THAT MAKE YOU GO WHOA!

I, Collin Austin, founder of New Scooters 4 Less and Repaint The Wall - Gainesville's Digital Media Un-Agency, have set out to bring you incredible and inspiring stories of entrepreneurs, businessmen and women, and other awe-inspiring leaders. Hear their stories! Hear the fascinating challenges individuals have had to persevere through! Wake up, get inspired, and let's make an IMPACT! If it makes you go “WHOA!”, it’s on this podcast! Join us EVERY Monday at 8am to learn from the BEST! (The guests, not me, lol!) Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/whoa-gnv-podcast/support

    E182: Paid Parking or No Paid Parking in Downtown Gainesville? WHOA GNV Podcast

    E182: Paid Parking or No Paid Parking in Downtown Gainesville? WHOA GNV Podcast

    Recently, the City of Gainesville executed a paid parking process for Downtown Gainesville. Immediately, patrons stopped showing up downtown, businesses felt an immediate impact, spoke up, and the city decided to place a pause on paid parking to further evaluate.

    We decided to go down and interview some of the business owners downtown in order to dive deeper into their concerns.  What do you think Gainesville? Would paying for parking downtown reduce your trips downtown? What do you think the city should do?  

    #gainesville #downtowngainesville #whoagnv  

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    E181: City Commissioner Candidate | Matthew Howland | WHOA GNV Podcast
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    https://www.wyattscoffee.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/hearagain/
    https://www.citychurchgnv.com/
    http://www.thebull-gnv.com/
    https://craneramen.com/

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    • 14 min
    Hitting "Pause" on WHOA GNV Podcast

    Hitting "Pause" on WHOA GNV Podcast

    Podcast Family,

    I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know that we will be taking a hard pause on future podcast recordings.

    Nothing is more important to me than being in tune with God's will for my life and I've felt an urge to take some time to really reflect and think about the direction of this show and where God wants it all to go.

    Until now, I've really pushed back against "pausing" because I've met so many businesses and individuals that have made me go "WHOA!"  I LOVE this community and the greatest gift in all of this has been the relationships that have been built with so many of you. That has brought me the most joy in all of this.

    I will let you know our future plans as they are revealed. For now, I just want you to know how much I appreciate you, your support, and all that you do for our community.

    Thank you so much for everything!

    Best wishes always,

    Collin


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    • 4 min
    E181: City Commissioner Candidate | Matthew Howland | WHOA GNV Podcast

    E181: City Commissioner Candidate | Matthew Howland | WHOA GNV Podcast

    This past November, there was a local election for the vacant Gainesville City Commission seat. The race was close between two candidates, Dr. Cynthia Chestnut and Matthew Howland. Because neither of the candidates received over 50% of the vote, there will be a runoff election on January 25th.    

    Since there will be a runoff, I reached out to both candidates to come in for separate interviews and share why they felt they would be the right choice for the seat.  Both originally accepted my invitation, but unfortunately, Dr. Cynthia Chestnut had to cancel last minute.   

    In today's episode, hear my interview with Matthew Howland, and get to know him a little better!  

    And PLEASE, be sure to get out and VOTE on January 25th!  

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    CHECK OUT OUR LAST EPISODE:  
    E180: World's Most Powerful Disinfectant | Jody Read of Simple Elements | WHOA GNV Podcast
    https://youtu.be/b5l0hJx77Do 

    CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST:
    Matt Howland for Gainesville City Commissioner
    Website: https://weknowmatt.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/weknowmatt
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weknowmatt/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/weknowmatt

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    • 48 min
    E180: World's Most Powerful Disinfectant | Jody Read of Simple Elements | WHOA GNV Podcast

    E180: World's Most Powerful Disinfectant | Jody Read of Simple Elements | WHOA GNV Podcast

    Jody has over 35 years of Healthcare background and has worked for several of the largest manufacturers of healthcare equipment in the world and he now is providing the future of disinfection. The company, Simple Elements, produces the most powerful bacteria and virus killing products on the planet made locally near Gainesville. Check out this episode to hear all about Jody's story and what makes his product different than anything else on the market.  

    Do you know what the best part about UF Mover Guys is?? Well, our favorite part is that they don't charge you anything until the move is complete and you are 100% satisfied with their services! Be sure to check out https://www.ufmoverguys.com/ for all of your moving needs!  

    We also have to give thanks to Gainesville Harley-Davidson. Be sure to check out their events and promotions page at https://gainesvilleharley.com/?page=1 and follow them on Facebook and Instagram to stay in the know of ALL the exciting events they have going on.  Always great food, friends and music on hand and Bike Nights are the last Friday of every month from 5 - 9p.  

    Learn more about all of our sponsors at https://www.whoagnv.com/sponsors!

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    CHECK OUT OUR LAST EPISODE:  
    E179: What Is The Emergency Rental Assistance Program? | Samantha Gaddis & Carrie Saites
    https://youtu.be/XaDGMzjCXbo 

    CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST:
    Jody Read of Simple Elements
    Website: https://www.simpleelementsclean.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleElementsClean
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simpleelementsclean/

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    • 50 min
    E179: What Is The Emergency Rental Assistance Program? | Samantha Gaddis & Carrie Saites

    E179: What Is The Emergency Rental Assistance Program? | Samantha Gaddis & Carrie Saites

    Due to the impact of the pandemic, there have been a lot of programs that we have seen come out  over the last couple of years.  One that you have heard us talk about before... the PPP, the Paycheck Protection Program, which was set up to help business owners keep their people employed throughout the pandemic.  

    Well, another program that was set up is called ERAP, the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which is a Federal Grant intended to assist households who are unable to pay or are having difficulty paying rent and/or utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

    Today on the show, we have invited Carrie Saites, a tenant that applied for these funds and has had some trouble with the program to come in and talk about her situation. We have also invited Samantha Gaddis from Contemporary Management Concepts, who is NOT Carrie’s landlord, but is a local property management company that has lots of experience with this new Emergency Rental Assistance Program to shed some light on what Landlords have had to deal with as it pertains to the program. Listen in for an incredible episode and if you haven't done so already, please help us reach our goal of 1 THOUSAND subscribers on our YouTube Channel by the end of January! Click here: whoagnv.tv then press the RED "Subscribe" button!

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    You can purchase custom WHOA GNV gear by visiting us here! - https://www.whoagnv.com/whoa-gnv-shop 

    CHECK OUT OUR LAST EPISODE:  
    E178: Fixing Dead Connections | Sebastian Galindo and Jake Nolan from Jungle | WHOA GNV Podcast
    https://youtu.be/WKrQub3iSME 

    CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST:
    Samantha Gaddis of Contemporary Management Concepts
    Website: https://www.cmcapt.com/?utm_source=GoogleMyBusiness&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=GMB
    Carrie Saites: https://www.facebook.com/carrie.saites

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    • 51 min
    E177: City Commissioner David Arreola | City Government, Vaccine Mandates, GRU, and More

    E177: City Commissioner David Arreola | City Government, Vaccine Mandates, GRU, and More

    Proverbs 27:19 NLT - As a face is reflected in the water, so the heart reflects the real person.

    These are the words I (Collin Austin) had pasted at the top of my show notes as I went into this podcast interview with Gainesville City Commissioner David Arreola. Why? I knew my heart to serve and contribute to Gainesville is in the right place and from what I had learned about David through others, his heart is too. I wanted this to be top of mind as I went through the interview.

    Though I had met David briefly in the past, this was the first time I had ever sat down and had a conversation with him. I knew that my perspective on specific topics was different from David's. As you will hear, the conversation got a little passionate and heated in parts, but it was a healthy dialogue. I genuinely enjoyed the time we spent together on the show and we spent several more minutes talking after our recording. We found common ground, I have respect for David and I felt respected, too.

    For me, this was a conversation I needed and will grow from. I'm not a confrontational person and typically avoid conflict at all costs, so it would have been easy for me to simply not invite David on the show and avoid sensitive topics altogether, but how does one grow by staying within their comfort zone? How do we grow if we don't listen to others' perspectives?

    I wrote these words in my prayer journal a couple of nights following the recording... "We definitely got heated as we talked about the Covid vaccine mandates. I felt my heart pounding like it never had before while recording. I felt and recognized my body responding in this manner and I was able to pause and calm down as I prayed to you. I wanted so bad to not be of the flesh, but to be of the Spirit. I'll admit, it's way easier said than done."

    I later wrote, "I bit my tongue and did so a few times in this interview. At other times I began to interrupt in emotion and caught myself. [Lord] Continue to work in me so that I may be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires (James 1:19)."

    I love the unexpected challenges that podcasting brings. I love the people that I get to meet. I love serving our community. I love building relationships with people that think differently than I do. I love learning to be uncomfortable by challenging others' perspectives so maybe they'll grow, too. I love the challenge of finding common ground, even when I may disagree.

    Cheers, David Arreola. Cheers, Gainesville. I look forward to more conversations like this one.

    [This podcast was recorded on Tuesday, November 16th, 2021]

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    E175: Out With The Old, In With The New | Entrepreneur Erik Zika of Beachbase | WHOA GNV Podcast
    https://youtu.be/qWrwsMt9TMY 

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    City Commissioner David Arreola
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/commissionerarreola
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    • 1 hr 9 min

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