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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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