Paul Berezetsky

New San Diego Professional Basketball Team to Launch Season in March 2021

Ken Bishop, Founder and Team Market Owner of The San Diego Guardians — a new San Diego professional basketball team whose season will launch in March 2021– is joined by Chaunteal Webb-Candler, Co-Team Market Owner and Director of Community Engagement, to chat about the team’s tryouts, marketing plans and focus on community engagement.

Cannabis Company is All About “Going Green”

James Shih, Co-Founder and CEO of MyGreenNetwork, discusses his company’s focus on creating a global network of thriving businesses empowered and driven by green initiatives. Shih talks about MyGreenNetwork’s “Green Quest 2020” initiative that will fund a minority-controlled business looking to become a cannabis entrepreneur.

Automotive Museum Shifts Gears to Produce Car Rally on October 10

Lenny Leszczynski, Executive Director of the San Diego Automotive Museum, is joined by David Young, General Manager of Precious Metals: Fine Motorcars of San Diego, to discuss the Museum’s “Shifting Gears” car rally on October 10 that begins at the Museum and ends at Sycuan Casino Resort. Leszczynski and Young talk about the mission of their respective businesses and how their organizations have pivoted during the pandemic.

Newly Launched Network Provides Online Forum For Meaningful, Diverse Conversations

Laura Piening, Founder and Facilitator of the Power Peers Network, chats about the recent launch of her online forum, geared for those who desire to have thoughtful, diverse and respectful conversations on issues close to their hearts.

Episode 11 | California Defense Alliance Serves Those Who Serve Us

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, is joined by Gene Fisher, Co-Chair of the California Defense Communities Alliance (CDCA) to discuss CDCA’s mission and key initiatives. Balmert discusses the October 22 roll-out of the annual San Diego Military Economic Impact Study.

Preservation of Balboa Park is Job #1 for Friends of Balboa Park and Leading Landscape Architecture Firm

John Bolthouse, Executive Director of the Friends of Balboa Park, is joined by Board Member, Pat Caughey, Principal Owner of the one of the region’s most sought after landscape architecture firms — Wimmer Yamada & Caughey — to talk about the mission of the Friends organization. Bolthouse and Caughey chat about the venerable Moreton Bay Fig Tree project; the impact of COVID-19 on the horticulture of the park; and their favorite gardens in Balboa Park.

Author Highlights Building Successful Nonprofit Organizations

Author David O’Brien, chats about his recently released book, Building Smart Nonprofits: A Roadmap for Mission Success. O’Brien discusses what he learned during his research and interviews with more than 60 nonprofit leaders across the country.

Local Nonprofit and Real Estate Investment Trust Team Up To Build New Lives for the Homeless

Staci Reidinger, Board President of HomeAid San Diego, is joined by Mark Janda, Senior VP of Development for AvalonBay Communities and current HomeAid Board Member, to discuss how their organizations collaborate to build temporary homes for the homeless. Janda talks about AvalonBay’s commitment to HomeAid, while Reidinger details HomeAid’s impact on the homeless community. Reidinger shouts out the 2nd Annual STEP UP! Walk to End Homelessness Virtual 5K from November 1-6.

The Show Must Go Online For Local Theater Companies

Kandace Crystal, San Diego actor, educator and director, and actor Susan Clausen, represent Scripps Ranch Theater and Oceanside Theater Company as they discuss their roles in the virtual performance, “Donna Orbits the Moon.” Crystal and Clausen talk about the challenges of storytelling in the age of social distancing, and chat about other work they perform throughout the community.

Episode 10 | Always Looking to the Future, Armed Services YMCA Stays Operational Serving Families Despite COVID19

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, and Drew Schlosberg, President of DS Studio, are joined by Tim Ney, Executive Director of Armed Services YMCA San Diego. Ney discusses the YMCA’s mission to serve active duty military and their families. Ney talks about the YMCA’s unwavering ability to serve families throughout the COVID – 19 epidemic, managing to not shut their doors for even a single day. Ney chats about the YMCA’s Horse of the Sun Ranch and upcoming Matching Gift Campaign. Balmert discusses the annual San Diego Military Economic Impact Study and its October 14 launch, as well SDMAC member, Glorietta Bay Inn.

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