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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 19 || Mishty Deb // Partner, LaSusa & Deb, PLLC & Adjunct Professor, UNT School of Law
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

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.
You can choose to attend one or more of the following sessions.

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