Invest:Insights is the true encapsulation of the business community’s collective voice. This video series showcases the unique perspectives of industry leaders, leading executives, prominent community figures and entrepreneurs. Each episode features in-depth conversations that reveal deeper insight into the various sectors that make up the local economy, while also highlighting the opportunities for the business community therein.
Florida's Space Coast: More than just rockets launches
Florida's Space Coast has some of the more unique tourist attractions that can be found throughout the state. In his conversation with Invest:Insights, Peter Cranis, executive director for Florida's Space Coast Office of Tourism (Visit Space Coast), discussed how his organization is creatively leveraging the region's unique assets, as well as what he believes are some of the most succesful and creative ways in which marketing professionals can promote tourism despite any challenges. To hear more, click the video!
Pushing Towards a More Affordable Healthcare Industry
The need for change in the healthcare system is widely publicized and is a top priority throughout the nation. With Invest:, President & CEO of Virtua Health Dennis Pullin shares his perspective on the next steps for New Jersey's healthcare industry in becoming more affordable, as well as specific actions Virtua Health is taking in an effort to create healthier, better served communities.
Addressing Members' Needs Through Innovation and Creativity
As one of the largest and most influential chambers of commerce in Florida, creativity and innovation have been mission-critical for the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in keeping members engaged and growth sustained. Liliam Lopez, the chamber's President and CEO, spoke with Invest:Insights and discussed innovating to meet members' needs and how she sees the Hispanic business community finding ways to remain competitive.
Remaining an active partner of the community
Being a community partner is a key component of success for chambers of commerce and the leaders who run them. Chris Clark, president and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, sat down with Invest:Insights to discuss factors that influence his leadership style, how the chamber is creatively incorporating underrepresented communities into the local job market and this year's New Georgia Economy Tour.
Encouraging growth while maintaining a high quality of life
Opportunity abounds when a region experiences fast growth. Janet LaBar, president and CEO of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, spoke with Invest:Insights to discuss how the city can enjoy the benefits of a growing population while also maintaining the high quality of life its residents have come to know and love. She also discussed what is being done to address one of the region's, and nation's, most pressing issues: labor shortages.
Creatively approaching industry-wide problems in construction
A turbulent global supply chain has been at the forefront of discussion in the construction industry. With Invest:Insights, Vice President of the Southeast Region for Baker Concrete Construction Kerri Smith discussed not only how the supply chain has been fundamentally changed for the long term but also how the industry is becoming more accessible and inclusive.
Empowering Nashville's creators through banking
With a bustling music and entertainment scene and a plethora of creative, high-caliber companies, Nashville is a hotspot for creators. With Invest:Insights, Chief Relationship Officer for Studio Bank Harry Allen discussed the dynamics of adequately banking today's creators as well as the role the financial industry plays in generating equitable opportunities.
On the frontlines of innovation within the aviation industry
South Florida is at the forefront when it comes to air transportation, which is evident at Palm Beach International Airport as they continue to innovate and modernize their operations and facilities. Airport Director Laura Beebe spoke with Invest:Insights about industry innovations that the airport is aiming to implement in the near future, and how she anticipates local transportation infrastructure will evolve with the country's passing of the $1 trillion dollar infrastructure bill.
Rejuvenating Minneapolis' economy
Returning to pre-pandemic economic strength in a post-pandemic landscape is top of mind for leaders across the nation. With Invest:Insights, President & CEO of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber Jonathan Weinhagen discusses how Minneapolis and the Chamber is attracting new business to the region and tackling long-standing issues.
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