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BallstonConnect Podcast

Nov 10, 2021

November is the month of giving thanks, and we are shining the light on the people, businesses, and parts of our community that make it so special. Every day and especially Veteran's Day, we’re thankful for the opportunity to celebrate our servicemen and women - and in this case, a veteran-owned business.

Charles...


Oct 26, 2021

From Quincy Park to Welburn Square, Ballston is a surprisingly green urban environment. But how about taking some of that plant life inside?  Joe Ressler is co-owner of REWILD, a plant boutique that has opened their second location just days ago at Ballston Quarter.

How does a former poker player open a plant boutique?...


Oct 5, 2021

Emma Violand-Sánchez has used her life experiences and acquired knowledge to change the lives of children in Virginia. She was Arlington’s first Latina teacher, Arlington County School Board’s first Latina member, and a staunch advocate for support and resources for the latino community in Arlington and beyond. In...


Sep 15, 2021

September 15th marks the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month, and the perfect opportunity to speak with Susana Marino, Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and one of our region’s most influential businesswomen. As CEO of the Northern Virginia Hispanic Chamber, Susana...


Sep 10, 2021

Ballston is home to some of the most innovative, influential, and impactful organizations - not just in our region, but across the country. Each year we see more Ballston businesses recognized for their incredible growth and influence. Today, we’re thrilled to share one of Inc Magazine’s Top 500, recognizing the...