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Jan 24, 2022

Edward Dismukes' father and grandfather sold fish, then appliances, then small engine lawn and garden equipment (chainsaws, lawn mowers, weed eaters, and such) in an ever evolving attempt find a toe-hold in a shifting marketplace. Today, Edward works to grow Wilson Dismukes through calculated investments and growth...


Jan 17, 2022

When the Alabama economy was soaring in February of 2020, the state's unemployment rate was very low. Today, though the pandemic and government assistance, it's nearly as low as it was then. What are employers who desperately need workers doing to find people? Where are the workers? Alabama Secretary of Labor Fitzgerald...


Jan 10, 2022

Threaded Fastener's culture is a retention tool. Billy Duren is the company president and Chief Motivational Officer. When asked about the company, Billy spends more time describing the culture than the products. Hear how the former company leaders chose an ESOP for the company as they retired and how Billy works to...


Jan 3, 2022

Episode 200!! WooooHoooo!!

Stephen Fitzgerald gave up an enviable career to pursue a passion that began with him building the mountain / gravel bike he always wanted but couldn't find. That passion led to him making bikes for others. Word got out. People showed up. His customers became advocates and followers and...


Dec 27, 2021

Olivia and Mary Thomas MacKinnon have known since a very young age that they wanted to dance professionally at the highest level their talent would allow. Today they're members of the corps at the New York City Ballet where I chat with them them prior to their nightly holiday performance of the Nutcracker. Born and...