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May 31, 2020 @ 1:01 am

Episode 83, Part 2: Montclair’s Community Response to Corona - Graduation Season & Youth Impact

Part 2: In this episode, we take a look at the effect that the shutdown has had on our teens, graduation celebrations and how it will alter the way seniors and their families are making college decisions for the fall. We'll get some guidance on the outlook for making preparations for college this year from College Admissions Consultant and Counselor Scott White. He has counseled and led teams at various schools in the New York and New Jersey area and was the former Montclair High School Director of Guidance. We'll also talk to Erika Insana and Shannon Gibson, who are leading the volunteer team for the yearly Project Graduation festivities for Montclair High School. Plus we'll have an added mini-segment on what seniors are thinking of distance learning and the disruption to their college plans.

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May 31, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 83, Part 1: Montclair’s Community Response to Corona - Graduation Season & Youth Impact

In this episode, we take a look at the effect that the shutdown has had on our teens, graduation celebrations and how it will alter the way seniors and their families are making college decisions for the fall. We'll get some guidance on the outlook for making preparations for college this year from College Admissions Consultant and Counselor Scott White. He has counseled and led teams at various schools in the New York and New Jersey area and was the former Montclair High School Director of Guidance. We'll also talk to Erika Insana and Shannon Gibson, who are leading the volunteer team for the yearly Project Graduation festivities for Montclair High School. Plus we'll have an added mini-segment on what seniors are thinking of distance learning and the disruption to their college plans.

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May 17, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 82: Montclair’s Community Response to Corona - Marketing Strategies for Business in Recovery

In this episode, we'll be looking at the strategies and marketing ideas for reopening our local businesses as we continue to recover from COVID19. We'll talk with two of our local business people who are known for their marketing expertise and creativity.

Barbara Lemley is the principal at the Montclair-based branding studio, Identity In Design in Upper Montclair. She's also the founder of Montclair Design Perspectives and has been an active member of the Montclair community for over 15 years. Her experience has been proved in sales and marketing programs at places like Estee Lauder, Donna Karan Beauty and Bloomingdales. Barbara has used her strategic voice in both the retail and wholesale sectors and has developed customer engagement through shop design, digital content, and social platforms. She's been involved with many Montclair-area organizations such as the Montclair Center BID, the Upper Montclair Business Association, and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. She's currently a member of the Board of Management at The Van Vleck House & Gardens.

We'll also be speaking with Paul Giordano. He is the owner of White Rabbit, Black Heart. His first store, Paul Michael Designs, was in Whippany and had a greater focus on floral arrangements and event preparations. But he discovered Montclair and decided to open Sweet Home Montclair on Glenridge Avenue. It carried homemade sweets, cards and stationary as well as unique, thoughtful gifts. He rebranded as White Rabbit, Black Heart about a year ago and he now carries all sorts of beautiful, snarky, spunky, and lovely gifts for all occasions and he still sells those candies he's made famous. We talk with him about these challenging times along with how he has been using his store windows to communicate with his customers through posting sentiments there.

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May 3, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 81, Part 2: Montclair’s Community Response to Corona-Montclair Center BID, Feliciano Center at Montcair State University, Ani Ramen’s #BeAwesomeFeedSomebody

In this episode of Podclair, we're focusing on the business aspect of our town's recovery.  Today we'll talk with three people who are deeply involved with this question.
 
First, we'll be talking to Carley Graham Garcia. Carley became executive director of the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Montclair State University in September 2019. Previously, she served as Head of External Affairs at Google where she was responsible for public policy, government relations, and community engagement for the New York City region. Carley lives with her husband, son, and daughter in Montclair. She's working with Jason Gleason of the Montclair BID and Petia Morozov owner of DesignShed and founder of Montclair Design Week to direct attention at recovery strategies through an online group of local business owners.

We'll also speak with Jason Gleason, a long-time resident of Montclair, NJ, formerly associated with The Pig & Prince Restaurant, who has served on the board at the Montclair BID and has recently taken the helm as Executive Director.

And lastly, we'll wrap up this episode with a short interview with Luck Sarabhayavanija of Ani Ramen. Luck closed his business due to the Covid19 emergency but opened up again recently with a revamped business plan that includes making his business a non-profit, #BeAwesomeFeedSomebody, that provides support and food for first responders and victims of Covid19 using a new restaurant,  Rock City Pizza and Bang Bang Chicken where they'll offer take-out for our residents and raise funds for those in need. He's on the leading edge of figuring out how businesses can survive in the new economic and social reality.
 
https://www.montclair.edu/entrepreneur/

https://www.montclair.edu/entrepreneur/innovation-3d-printing/mix-lab/
https://www.montclair.edu/entrepreneur/featured-programs/2020-pitch-contest/
 
https://montclaircenter.com/montclair-mondays/
https://montclaircenter.com/covid-19-resources-for-small-businesses/
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May 3, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 81, Part 1: Montclair’s Community Response to Corona - Montclair Center BID, Feliciano Center at Montclair State University, Ani Ramen’s #BeAwesomeFeedSomebody

In this episode of Podclair, we're focusing on the business aspect of our town's recovery.  Today we'll talk with three people who are deeply involved with this question.
 
First, we'll be talking to Carley Graham Garcia. Carley became executive director of the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Montclair State University in September 2019. Previously, she served as Head of External Affairs at Google where she was responsible for public policy, government relations and community engagement for the New York City region. Carley lives with her husband, son, and daughter in Montclair. She's working with Jason Gleason of the Montclair BID and Petia Morozov owner of DesignShed and founder of Montclair Design Week to direct attention at recovery strategies through an online group of local business owners.

We'll also speak with Jason Gleason, a long-time resident of Montclair, NJ, formerly associated with The Pig & Prince Restaurant, who has served on the board at the Montclair BID and has recently taken the helm as Executive Director.

And lastly, we'll wrap up this episode with a short interview with Luck Sarabhayavanija of Ani Ramen. Luck closed his business due to the Covid19 emergency but opened up again recently with a revamped business plan that includes making his business a non-profit, #BeAwesomeFeedSomebody, that provides support and food for first responders and victims of Covid19 using a new restaurant,  Rock City Pizza and Bang Bang Chicken where they'll offer take-out for our residents and raise funds for those in need. He's on the leading edge of figuring out how businesses can survive in the new economic and social reality.
 
https://www.montclair.edu/entrepreneur/

https://www.montclair.edu/entrepreneur/innovation-3d-printing/mix-lab/
https://www.montclair.edu/entrepreneur/featured-programs/2020-pitch-contest/
 
https://montclaircenter.com/montclair-mondays/
https://montclaircenter.com/covid-19-resources-for-small-businesses/
 
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