Podcast Series

The I ♥ YoCo Podcast Series is moderated by YCEA. The series aims to provide members with topical information presented by our members to help improve your business and careers. Podcasts will be launched to the entire membership and will offer a chance to gain access to educational resources without leaving your office or home.


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2018 Series

Intellectual Property: The Basics
Sponsored by CGA Law Firm. Listen to attorney Jeff Rehmeyer discuss intellectual property, and what you can/cannot protect in the creative and marketing realm. From taglines, to product design, and secret recipes, Rehmeyer explains all. Listen on Soundcloud

2017 Series

Podcast I: Going from Politically Correct to Real
Presented by Samm Smeltzer, Owner, Leadership Arts Associates The path to discover why you do, what you do every day and what it says about you. If you don’t get crystal clear about your professional why, you could easily find yourself one day disengaged or professionally unsatisfied.  Listen to this podcast to learn about popular tools to find your professional why and determine why you react in the ways that you do. Listen on Soundcloud
Podcast II: “Employee Handbook: It’s More Than Just Thou Shall Nots”
Presented by Dee Yingst, Human Resources Consultant, Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance Why is it so important to have an employee handbook, even as a small company? Dee Yingst will discuss this answer as well as sharing some examples of handbooks-gone-bad and the consequences faced by the company.  She will also discuss some success stories and show how employee handbooks can be utilized in other parts of your business. Listen on SoundCloud
Podcast III: Conversations with Kevin Schreiber
Presented by Kevin Schreiber, President & CEO, York County Economic Alliance and guest moderated by Doug Henderson, Creative Director, Bold Creative Media Learn about the YCEA’s new president and CEO, Kevin Schreiber, in this informal discussion.  He’ll describe some of his strategic goals and plans for the organization, discuss his first few months in the position and learn about his take on economic development and exciting projects in York County. Listen on SoundCloud
Podcast IV: Ransomware – What is it? How does it work? How can you protect your business?
Presented  by Robert Brooks, Field Engineer / Consultant – York, DII Computers, Inc. Robert Brooks explains the risk to your company and what you can do to avoid the potentially serious consequences of being down or paying a large ransom amount. What would happen to your company if all your data and computer systems are locked for days? Listen to this podcast to find out how to avoid or deal with it if it does happen. Listen on SoundCloud
Podcast V: Internet of Things – What is it and how does it affect my business?
presented  by John Dolmetsch, CIO, Business Information Group John Dolmetsch discusses the rising Internet of Things and how it will revolutionize business and our normal way of life. Listen on SoundCloud
Podcast VI: Development Versus Training
Presented  by Pat Conlon, Owner, The Conlon Group  What is the difference between development and training of individuals and employees? How do attitudes, skills and goal setting impact the development of employees? How can a manager or team leader best utilize these things to get the best out of their employees? Pat Conlon discusses all of these and more in this podcast. Listen on SoundCloud
Podcast VII: Four Elements for Rapid Business Growth
Presented  by Julie Poland, Owner, Summit HRD Julie Poland discusses a few actionable ideas for businesses on how to scale up without losing their sleep, their best employees, or their minds. This content is inspired by the book “Scaling Up” by Verne Harnish. Listeners will understand what the four elements are, what constitutes a “rapidly growing company”, and what tools a business can use even if it is not growing this fast. Listen on SoundCloud
Podcast VIII: Optimize Your Workers’ Comp Spend: Unexpected Ways to Improve Your Company’s Bottom Line
Presented  by H. Brandon Shuman, CIC, Assistant Vice President, Commercial Solutions and Nikki Brandt, CPCU, AU, AIS, AINS, Account Executive, Commercial Solutions. Both with Murray Securus. How can you better understand Workers Comp? Learn how your premium is determined, other associated costs and review factors you can control to help save money and be more competitive. Listen on SoundCloud
Podcast IX: YCEA Strategic Plan Update
Presented by Kevin Schreiber, President & CEO, York County Economic Alliance The YCEA recently finalized their new strategic plan. President & CEO Kevin Schreiber explains the main facets and describes the direction of the organization for the next two to three years. Listen on SoundCloud
Podcast X: The Journey of a Thriver: How to Find Purpose from the Pain after Surviving Domestic Violence
Presented  by Jennifer Foxworthy, Inspirationally Speaking LLC Due to the specialized military training, Jennifer was better prepared to be a Prisoner of War than to deal with domestic violence. Listen to her powerful story here. Listen on SoundCloud
Podcast XI: Are You an Entrepreneur? Five Things Your Attorney Wants You to Know about Your New Business
Presented  by Mieke Driscoll, co-chair of the Business Group and a shareholder at CGA Law Firm Listen on SoundCloud
Podcast XII: Performance Improvement: Mastering the Process of Change
Presented by Sandra Graham, Owner, Progressive Leadership Sandra shared how to achieve measureable improvements in your abilities to lead, communicate, and produce. Listen on SoundCloud