Stephanie Thomas is the new Director of Programs and Small Business Services at the Washington Area Community Investment Fund (WACIF), and she stops by to chat about some of the new programs that they are rolling out to help support and grow small businesses in DC. As always, we check in with Casey from Good Food Markets – they are celebrating their 3 year anniversary of being on RIA Main Street! Then we are joined by Kevin Bush, DC’s Chief Resiliency Officer. Kevin visits with us about this new program in DC, and how his team is working to make sure that DC can weather any nature of setback that could disrupt our local economy. Tune in to learn more!
Neighbor Aaron DeNu kicks us off with another segment of #DeNew – this time about some of the interesting topography of Langdon Park. Next, we are joined by Shayla Hamlin and Amanda Sussex, the creative minds behind the delicious pre-made BYO Cocktails, mixed right here in Ward 5 at Mess Hall. Then one of the newest businesses to join the corridor stops by: Owner Kim Moore of Fitness Snob talks about her vision for boutique fitness on RIA Main Street.
Restaurants, movie theaters, nightclubs, and other entertainment venues constitute what could be deemed the “after hours” industry. Despite being a critical part of a thriving economy, many of these entrepreneurs face unique challenges in wading through the regulatory network of business licensing within the District of Columbia. Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd joins us to talk about his proposed legislation to create a special office to assist these businesses. We also chat with Casey from Good Food Markets, to get caught up on some great natural remedies for the cold & flu season. Tune in now to listen!
We start off with another episode of #DeNews from neighbor Aaron DeNu. Then we welcome At-Large Councilmember and neighborhood resident, David Grosso to the show. Councilmember Grosso talks about his work around education and community growth, and how that impacts workforce development. Visit our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/RIARadio )to watch a video of the interview!