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Nirasha Rodriguez – Zdena Jiroutova – Spirit of Entrepreneurship Winners

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In this episode, we meet two amazing women, Nirasha Rodriguez, and Zdena Jiroutova, both winners in their respective categories of the 2018 Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards. We’ve been partners with SOE for some time now, and love having these conversations. Both women are remarkably accomplished as you will learn in this spirited episode. Nirasha, the winner in the Hospitality and …
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Stephanie Caldwell, Ventura Chamber of Commerce

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We recently had the opportunity to talk with Stephanie Caldwell, a seasoned Chamber executive about the Ventura Chamber of Commerce and her vision for Main Street. Stephanie understands the small town nature of Ventura and the high percentage of mom and pop businesses. She’s also got a lot to say about Growth vs. No Growth conversations and how they affect …
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Ashley Dean, Sports Academy, Ventura County

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Ashley is an avid sports enthusiast and is an athlete for life. It’s no surprise she has remained in the sports industry for over 17 years. Her experience has ranged from Collegiate Volleyball Coach and Youth Development and Program Director to most recently General Manager and her current role as Director of Corporate Development at Sports Academy in Ventura County.
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Dina Landi, Managing Partner, Riskin Partners

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In this candid interview with Dina Landi, the managing partner of Riskin Partners, we learn about the complicated local real estate market and how our coastal lifestyle is a key reason people flock to our area.You’ll learn what’s it’s like to be a realtor who focuses on properties of distinction. You’ll learn what’s it’s like to be a realtor who focuses on properties of distinction. She gives tips for meeting new people and how to get beyond just thinking about square footage when selling or buying a home. My biggest surprise was when we talked about real estate technology and how realtors tend to be early adopters, and she said, “Yes, we have our own drone.” Of course, she does. You’ll learn what’s it’s like to be a realtor who focuses on properties of distinction. She gives tips for meeting new people and how to get beyond just thinking about square footage when selling or buying a home.
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Miguel DeCoste, Founder, Coast Executive Services, Podcaster

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Miguel DeCoste, CPP, has worked in the field of security for over 25 years. His background includes domestic and international Executive Protection, Security Consulting, and Event Security assignments. In addition to his 15 years of Public Events Management for the University of California, he is also the host of The Tao of the Velvet Rope, a podcast examining the myths, truths, and guiding principles of Nightclub Security.