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.


Stay up-to-date with the latest economic news in the York County area.

Enjoy summer with a YoCo-Cation! Our YoCo-GO series highlights backyard fun and favorite summer pastimes throughout YoCo

2020 Series

YoCo-Go! - "York County Ale Trail" with Glenn Smith

Craft brewing has exploded in YoCo! Join Glenn Smith to learn more about the York County Ale Trail, craft breweries across the county, and some delicious recommendations for a relaxing summer brew. Listen on Soundcloud

YoCo-Go! - "Summer Grilling And Backyard Picnics" with GIANT

Tired of the same old dinner menu?  Join GIANT Food Stores’ regional nutritionist Kilene Knitter to get some fresh ideas on how to freshen up your weekly menu with local summer produce.  Kilene also shares some short demos on hot to grill up a tasty dinner and dessert in your backyard. Listen on Soundcloud

YoCo-Go! - Made In YoCo - Part 2

York County historians Jim McClure and Stephen Smith join the York County Economic Alliance to count down the list of top 10 products Made in YoCo. This list counts down from #5 to #1 of famous items that got their start here in YoCo. To read more from Jim McClure, visit www.facebook.com/groups/retroyork; and more from Stephen Smith can be found at www.yorkblog.com/yorkspast. Listen on Soundcloud

Meet WellSpan Health's New President Of York Hospital

Vicky Diamond has stepped into a new role as President of WellSpan Health York Hospital and Senior Vice President of WellSpan Health’s Central Region and talks with the York County Economic Alliance about her new position and some exciting projects in the works. Listen on Soundcloud

Business Series Presented By PNC: Preparing Your Business For The Holiday Season In The Age Of COVID

This year’s holiday shopping season will look different for local businesses with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The September Business Series offered both a local and statewide perspective on how businesses can prepare for this year’s Holiday Season, and provided ideas to plan for online and in-person success.

Presenting with the local economy in mind, was Allison Witherow, Chief Marketing Officer of ONE Hospitality Group, and providing the state-wide perspective, was Rick Moran, Director of Marketing Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.

Listen on Soundcloud

YoCo-Go! - "Summer Activities" with York County Libraries

The York County Libraries has a variety of activities for children this summer! Paula Gilbert talks about GO YORK and virtual concerts with the libraries. Listen on Soundcloud

YoCo-Go! - Made In YoCo - Part 1

York County historians Jim McClure and Stephen Smith join the York County Economic Alliance to count down the list of top 10 products Made in YoCo. This list counts down from #10 to #6 of famous items that got their start here in YoCo. To read more from Jim McClure, visit www.facebook.com/groups/retroyork; and more from Stephen Smith can be found at www.yorkblog.com/yorkspast. Listen on Soundcloud

Rails And Trails In PA

Nate Fochtman, Business Development with The Freemind Group; Wendy Keesee, President of Brewery Products; and Corey Wolfe, Founding Member of the York City beer collaboration; provide insight on the growing brewing industry in York County. They dissect the broad economic impact of the industry, ranging from production and distribution to retail consumption. Listen on Soundcloud

Brewing Up Business In YoCo

Diane Kripas, Division Chief for the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; Gwen Loose, Executive Director of the York County Rail Trail Authority; and Tom Sexton, Regional Director with the Rails to Trails Conservancy; talk about the economic and community benefits of converting former rail lines to multi-use trails. York County Economic Alliance Vice President of Economic Development, Silas Chamberlin, also shares details about the York County Trail Towns program that will leverage the Heritage Rail Trail to promote economic growth for the businesses and towns along the trail, as well as all of YoCo. Listen on Soundcloud

Get To Know The York Water Company's New CEO

J.T. Hand joins the York County Economic Alliance to talk about the York Water Company, being a NASDAQ-traded company, the history of their downtown York location, and his new role as CEO. Listen on Soundcloud

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