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Local & Thriving | Season 2 Live Recording
Each week, Bri Crow hosts live video sessions featuring guests who empower inclusive, local business ecosystems.

Local & Thriving is a business podcast recorded weekly with a live virtual audience to give a city-level perspective of the parts and players who make up thriving, and inclusive, local business ecosystems - starting with the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex. Visit to learn more!

Season 2 (Jan - Mar 2021):
Jan 8 || Jason Straughan // CEO, CodeUp
Jan 15 || Trey Bowles // President, InnoCity Partners & Co-Lead of Dallas Mayor's Task Force for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Jan 22 || Benjamin Vann // CEO, Impact Ventures
Jan 29 || Anonymous // the mind behind @askfoodb*tch
Feb 5 || Jennifer Carter // President, Executive women's forum & partner, Diversity crew
Feb 12 | Stephanie Alsbrooks Hanson // Founder, defi SOLUTIONS & Board Member, Blossom Street Ventures
Feb 26 || Zarin Gracey // Director, Office of Diversity, City of Dallas
Mar 5 || Shanthi Rajaram // CEO, Amazech Solutions
Mar 12 || Val Jean-Bart // Owner, Val’s Cheesecakes
Mar 19 || Mishty Deb // Partner, LaSusa & Deb, PLLC & Adjunct Professor, UNT School of Law
Mar 26 || Surprise Bonus Guest Episode

These are perspectives of the resilient, connected and often eccentric, individuals who organize events, contribute as business owners and lead initiatives for the small business ecosystem.

We have 3 different types of segments and guests:

*** The business owner - Candid conversations with local business owners
*** The community leader - Community builders and government leaders who organize and regulate local ecosystems
*** The subject matter expert - Short takes with industry and historical experts providing us with context and tips

Listen & Subscribe to the episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Soundcloud. Join our private Facebook Group for continued connection or follow along on Instagram - @localandthriving.
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