74 – Benevolent Tech & District Floor Depot

Two of RIA Main Street’s newest businesses join us on this episode. Brian Dombrowski started Benevolent Tech (www.benvolent.tech) to not only deliever quality website design, but to really work with small businesses and nonprofits to craft the marketing message they want to convey through their organization’s web presence. Next, we chat with Mani Pahlevanpour of the brand new District Floor Depot (www.districtfloordepot.com). With a variety of beautiful wood flooring options and a dedication to quality and impeccable customer service, your home renovation just got a whole lot easier… and mroe beautiful. And as always, we check in with Casey from Good Food Markets to find out the lastest happenings in fresh food here on RIA Main Street!


This episode, we are joined by Dr. Laytrayal Simmons and Latoya Porterfield, Esq from ReIGNITE (http://www.reignitepsych.com/). The ReIGNITE team provides counseling, a 360 degree weight loss program, career coaching services, and psychological assessments. AND boxing classes!! Sounds like a winning combination for personal growth, right here in Ward 5. Then we chat with Casey from Good Food Markets – great locally-sourced spring produce is heading to the Market. Tune in now!

72 – Rhode Island Row Farmers Market + Hilltop Microfinance Initiative

The Rhode Island Row Farmers Market (https://www.facebook.com/FoodworksRIR/) is all set to kick off on Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. We’re joined by Nick Staveley of Community Foodworks (http://www.community-foodworks.org/), the organization behind the market. Nick stops by to talk about what will be new at the market this year, including discounts and great new market vendors. Casey calls in with the Good Food Markets update (http://www.goodfoodmarkets.com/). Then we are joined by Derek Nelson, the CEO of The HIlltop Microfinance Initiative (http://hilltopmfi.org/en/home/). HMFI is a nonprofit that provides low interest micro loans of $500 – $10,000 to small businesses growing in the DC area. Derek talks about how HMFI works, and the many programs they have available to assist small businesses. Listen now for all the details!

71 – SB Works + Master PR Basics

John Mains from SB Works drops by to talk about some very special programming they have lined up for National Small Business Week, April 30 – May 6. Casey calls in with the Market Report from Good Food Markets, and then we have a fantastic chat with Ward 5 neighbor Leslie Green from Master PR Basics. Leslie has a great PR 101 webinar, plus now a new PR 101 ebook, chock full of great ways to help your business stand out from the crowd. Listen now, and share with all your favorite small business owners!