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Jeremy Benton and Kelly Sheehan on Playing Phil and Judy in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Jeremy Benton and Kelly Sheehan have been dancing and singing on stage together for many years. They play Phil and Judy in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, which will be coming to DPAC December 3rd through 8th.  On the show today, Jeremy and Kelly talk about how they got into musical theater, what makes White Christmas…

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From Poverty to Philanthropy: Raleigh Rescue Mission’s John Luckett

John Luckett went from poverty in Missisippi to successful businessman to serial entrepreneur, and now he’s giving back as the CEO of Raleigh Rescue Mission. Tune in to hear all about John’s unbelievable journey, what brought him to Raleigh Rescue Mission, what the media portrays about homelessness versus reality, and what you can do to help…

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84: Brand Building Through Mentorship, with 42 North’s Francie Dorman and Britt Cole

Among other incredible accolades, Francie Dorman and Britt Cole of 42 North Weddings in New England have been named one of the top planning companies by Brides Magazine in 2019. With their success, they wanted to mentor up-and-coming wedding planners in the New England area. And so they founded a completely separate brand to do…

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Season 2 – Episode 16 – What Shopping Local Means to Your Community, with Jennifer Martin from Shop Local Raleigh

“Any time you shop local and independent and you spend money in our community, more of that money recirculates back here. And that means money for roads, money for schools, you know, money for general infrastructure. And it just helps create more jobs here.” Jennifer Martin is the Executive Director of Shop Local Raleigh, and…

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83: On the Couples’ Therapy Couch with Christian Charette, Part 2: Tips for Better Communication

Megan and Jason went onto the couples’ therapy couch and got some amazing advice from their own therapist, Christian Charette from Couple Forward in Raleigh NC. This episode is part two of a two-parter. Last week, Christian shared what roadblocks in a relationship can lead to tension.  This week, it’s all about tips for better…

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A Bronx Tale’s Breia Kelley: Durham Native and 2019 Elon Graduate Has Always Been “Broadway Bound”

Breia Kelley is a Durham native and just graduated from Elon in 2019. And her first job out of college is the national tour of A Bronx Tale, which is coming to DPAC November 5th through 10th.  On the podcast today, Breia talks about how she got her start in acting, why she wrote “Broadway…

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Season 2 – Episode 15 – Advice to New CEOs with Donald Thompson

“A lot of people become a CEO for the first time with no experience. It’s kinda like becoming a parent. There’s not really qualifications to be a CEO. You can print a business card, you can start a business, then you are in charge of something and really responsible for taking something from a concept…

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82: On the Couples’ Therapy Couch with Christian Charette, Part 1: Roadblocks in Relationships

Megan and Jason went onto the couples’ therapy couch and got some amazing advice from their own therapist, Christian Charette from Couple Forward in Raleigh NC. This episode is a two-parter, and today Christian shares what roadblocks in a relationship can lead to tension.  So let’s get uncomfortable and learn how we can be better…

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Season 2 – Episode 14 – Advice for Startup Entrepreneurs from Venture Capitalist Tim McLoughlin, Partner at Cofounders Capital

Tim McLoughlin is a Trianlge native and partner at Cofounders Capital, a Cary NC based venture capital firm that has raised over $30 million to invest in tech startups. On the show today, you’ll hear how Tim and David Gardner (founder of Cofounders Capital) got connected, why the Triangle is such a special place for…

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81: Creating a Cozy Courtship with Your Clients, with Alisha Chadee

Alisha Chadee is the co-owner of Events by Whim Event Planning in Toronto Ontario, and she comes on the show today to talk about how to make your clients feel like they’re the only ones you’re working with.  It takes strategic time management and boundaries, and Alisha gives some amazing tips! At the top of…

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