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BallstonConnect Podcast

Oct 15, 2020

In this episode, we are talking about hair. Most of us have it, but it became clear in the last year that few of us have any idea how to cut or care for it. 

We chat with Ajia Minnis, owner of Ballston's newest salon, Thrive Hair Bar. We learn what makes Thrive unique as a business specializing in natural styles and...


Oct 2, 2020

The unemployment rates are up, there's a looming presidential election, and COVID conditions are still in full force. How does all this impact our own local real estate market? 

Tina Leone checks the state of the regional market with Jonathan Fox, Principal of The Fox Group with Compass in Arlington. We'll learn if the...


Oct 2, 2020

We're covering one of the most daunting aspects of adult life: financial planning. 

Tina Leone chats with Clark Miller, Financial Planner and President of Ascent Wealth Strategies Group. Clark helps us demystify the process of planning for your financial future with easy to follow advice on how to get started, and how...


Sep 1, 2020

How does Arlington County attract businesses to the area? Tina Leone chats with Telly Tucker, the Director of Arlington Economic Development, to learn how they bring business and keep them in Arlington. 

We also find out how AED has pivoted to support the local economy during COVID-19, and what Telly sees for...


Aug 26, 2020

We know how hard the pandemic has been on local businesses, but there are still a few brave souls actually opening their doors in the midst of COVID-19. 

Tina Leone chats with the heads of two brand new businesses to Ballston: Cullen Gilchrist and Richie Poe. 

Cullen is the CEO of Union Kitchen, and Richie is the...