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Each week, Rhode Island Avenue Radio hosts Michelle Yancey and Kyle Todd sit down to visit with area business owners, city leaders, small business training experts, and the visionaries that help our local commercial corridors grow and thrive. Tune in to learn about Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street’s new businesses; learn about some of the not-so-secret business gems of the community; and get behind-the-scenes stories about innovative business ideas happening right here in our neighborhood.
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66 - Chief Image Builder and Art Enables
Stacey Brown of Chief Image Builder stops by to talk about the importance of your small business brand, and it goes far beyond just your business logo. Next, Tony Brunswick of Art Enables stops by to share some updates - in addition to all the great programming, the Art Enables building is getting a facelift! And of course, we hear from Casey at Good Food Markets for an update on the fresh foods headed your way. Read more »
65 - BaxBridge Digital
We are once again joined by Tiffany Bridge of BaxBridge Digital. Today Tiffany is talking about the importance of digital "local mapping" of your business. This critical part of your web presence makes all the difference in how easy it is for your customers to find your location! Casey from Good Food Markets calls in with the market update, and of course, it's all delicious! Listen now for the full story. Read more »
64 - Material World Boutique
There's a new place to shop on RIA Main Street! Tiana Michelle has grown her very successful online boutique to her first brick & mortar location: Material World Boutique, located at 2121 Rhode Island Ave NE. She's got everything from casual wear to ball gowns, and many one-of-a-kind styles. Then we visit with Casey from Good Food Markets for updates on the latest new and delicious products. Tune in for more! Read more »
63 - Eric B. - Mural Artist
Eric B. comes in to share his creative vision behind the vibrant and beautiful new mural located on the side of the building at 1613 Rhode Island Ave NE. The work was done as part of the DC Department of Public Works' effort to curb "tagging" vandalism. And Philip calls in to give a Good Food Markets update for all the new products coming in to the store. Tune in to listen to the full story. Read more »
62 - DP Strategies Group - Marketing Strategies
Josh Brown joins us to talk about some innovative marketing technology to help you reach your customers in a very personalized and direct way. Tune in to the interview, then visit www.dpstrategiesgroup.com to learn even more. We're also joined by Philip at Good Food Markets for a great market update. Read more »
61 - SEAS Community Partners and Allure & More
SEAS Community Partners founder Danita Doleman joins us to talk about mobile apps for your business! Tune in to find out how they can help your business grow. Of course we hear from Philip at Good Food Markets - new in-house brands of prepared foods are coming to the store! Then we visit with Tyann Hodges, creative genius behind the new Allure & More salon (2127 Rhode Island Ave NE). This is more than a simple salon - Tyann has a hair specialty that really makes her stand out in the industry. Tune in for the full story! Read more »
59 - DC Office of Planning: Updating the Comprehensive Plan
We start off the show with an update from Philip - new seasonal offerings at Good Food Market are here! Next - the DC Office of Planning has just launched efforts to amend the Comprehensive Plan for the District - something that the Home Rule Act requires. Director Eric D. Shaw joins us to talk about the Comprehensive Plan, and the "Plan DC" amendment process, as well as the innovative outreach the Office of Planning is doing in each Ward to get feedback from the community. Tune in to find out about the process, why you should be involved, and how you can find out more information. You can also visit www.plandc.dc.gov to take an online survey and to get updates. Read more »
58 - DC Public Library
These days, the library is more than just a place to check out a good book. Richard Reyes-Gavilan is the Director of the DC Public Library, and he stops by to talk about the many ways the DC libraries are anchors in their neighborhoods, as well as the many resources available at the libraries. It's truly amazing! Tune in to find out about the 3D printers, software training, and more. Read more »
57 - Israel Baptist Community Center
Israel Baptist Church has built a spectacular new addition to their facility, to meet growing needs within the community for event space and childcare. Matthew Phillips and Sylvia Reed talk with Michelle about their exciting new space, the daycare services, and the full service health care center, as well as their senior housing facility. Read more »
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