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CEO Podcasts: CEO Chat Podcast + I AM CEO Podcast Powered by Blue 16 Media &

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CEO Podcasts consists of CEO Chat (CC), I AM CEO (IAM) & CBNation.TV (TV) podcast episodes. Value packed episode including interviews & resources for CEOs, entrepreneurs, startups founders & business owners. The CEO Chat episodes are our long-form episodes w/ interviews and digital marketing resources. The I AM CEO episodes are laser focused (about 16 min.) w/ interviews & a discussion about what it means to be a CEO. Powered by Blue 16 Media & Hosted by Gresham W. Harkless Jr.
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Maryann Remsburg is an adventurer in every area of life and as an ICF certified coach, inspires her clients to look at their lives as an adventurous journey ready to explore. Maryann is co-author of Your Adventurous Life Awaits; 7 Coordinates for Living a Purposeful Life of Adventure and co-founder of Adventurous Life with her husband Brian. With her four kids and husband, she loves to hike, bike, and have daily time to thank God for his many gifts. Website:   Book: Your Adventurous Life Awaits: 7 Coordinates for Living a Purposeful Life of Adventure Free + shipping at and also available on Amazon Facebook: Adventurous Life Coaching with Brian and Maryann
Donald L. Bedney, III, president of PSP Metrics, firmly believes that well-directed human capital should be harnessed to achieve extraordinary performance. With a mission of driving change through people, he aims to help 1,000,000,000 companies worldwide develop and engage their employees to resist mediocrity and aim instead at institutional excellence. He brings this commitment to superior performance to each of his clients and more than fifteen years of experience translating organizational needs into successful business strategies. Website:   LinkedIn:
Joey Randazzo is the Founder and CEO of Portland SEO Growth by Becoming Media. He has a team of 19 women (mostly military spouses) that produce over 2 million words of SEO-focused content each year. They've worked with enterprise-level clients like Autodesk, WebMD, and NexEra. Website:      
Gresham W. Harkless Jr. sits down with Chhaya Muth of Capital Bank N.A. at Intelligent Office in Alexandria, Virginia to speak about local community, his role as a community banker and the impact that Intelligent Office of Alexandria has had on him growing his local footprint. Chhaya Muth joins Capital Bank, N.A. as Vice President, Business Banker. Chhaya brings a broad range of commercial banking and treasury management experience in a variety of industries with a particular focus in non-profits and trade associations. He currently serves as president of the Eisenhower Partnership and is a long time board member of New Hope Housing. Leveraging his leadership and business acumen, Chhaya will foster Capital Bank N.A.’s expansion into the Alexandria and Arlington markets. Capital Bank N.A., FDIC Insured. Whether you are looking for a virtual receptionist, private office space, or even a conference room to rent by the hour, their experienced and committed staff can you help you to achieve your business goals! Intelligent Office of Alexandria offers 23 private offices and three meeting rooms, two of which can be configured in many ways to meet your meeting or training needs. Whether you are looking for a virtual receptionist, private office space, or even a conference room to rent by the hour, their experienced and committed staff can you help you to achieve your business goals! Intelligent Office of Alexandria offers 23 private offices and three meeting rooms, two of which can be configured in many ways to meet your meeting or training needs. Their building is a Class A building and features a free surface parking lot, free access to the on-site fitness center, high-speed internet, and much more! Some of the services that they offer include: Virtual Reception Services Business Address Mail Services Arranged Access to Our Other Washington D.C. Intelligent Office Locations Private Office Space that Seats 1 – 5 People Conference Room Rentals Ongoing Professional Development Seminars Capital Bank N.A., is a Maryland chartered commercial bank offering business and consumer banking services through branches in the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area alongside two nationwide lending brands: Capital Bank Home Loans, our mortgage division, and the OpenSky® Secured Visa® Credit Card.
Brett Snyder is the founder and CEO of Knucklepuck. Brett built Knucklepuck with a holistic digital philosophy, assembling a team of experts in SEO, Paid Media, Content Marketing and Web Development. Knucklepuck believes that having this depth of expertise on each account uniquely positions Knucklepuck to adapt to clients’ evolving business. Brett started Knucklepuck with a vision to focus on 2 things: work-life balance and client relationship management. Website: LinkedIn:
Veronica is a 24-year-old DC Lifestyle Blogger, Tiktok Content Creator, and Serial Entrepreneur. She is originally from New Orleans, LA and moved to DC a little over 2 years ago. When she isn't eating food and reviewing local DC restaurants on Tiktok, she is running her digital marketing and social media consulting agency, Content Confidante. Where she helps entrepreneurs position themselves on social media through 1:1 private coaching. Website:   Tiktok -   Biz Instagram's - @veronicadroulia @contentconfidante @noathecollective
Gresham W. Harkless Jr. sits down with Chanel Lewis of Intelligent Office Alexandria to learn more about how CEOs, business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs can level up with their services. Intelligent Office of Alexandria is an veteran-owned, owner-operated provider of virtual office services. Whether you are looking for a virtual receptionist, private office space, or even a conference room to rent by the hour, our experienced and committed staff can you help you to achieve your business goals! Intelligent Office of Alexandria offers 23 private offices and three meeting rooms, two of which can be configured in many ways to meet your meeting or training needs. Our building is a Class A building and features a free surface parking lot, free access to the on-site fitness center, high-speed internet, and much more! Virtual Office Services Some of the services that we offer include: •Virtual Reception Services •Business Address •Mail Services •Arranged Access to Our Other Washington D.C. Intelligent Office Locations •Private Office Space that Seats 1 – 5 People •Conference Room Rentals •Ongoing Professional Development Seminars
As Managing Principal of Dantes Partners, Mr. Binitie directs the acquisition, development, management, and financial activities of the firm. Mr. Binitie has an extensive tax credit financing experience (LIHTC, NMTC and HTC) and has closed on financing from nearly every public capital source available including HOME, HPTF, NSP, CDBG and NIF. Mr. Binitie maintains a narrow focus on creatively structuring deals that strive to address the need of his clients, community stakeholders as well as various government agency partners. By narrowly focusing on efficiently financing community development transactions, Mr. Binitie has been successful in adding value beyond the numbers. Mr. Binitie’s career is underscored by a commitment to creating and preserving affordable and workforce housing. To this end, since founding Dantes Partners, Mr. Binitie and his team have closed over $750 million of unconventional real estate transactions that utilize low-income tax credits, new market tax credits, tax-exempt bonds, and various other forms of alternative financing. These efforts have led to the creation of over 2400 units of workforce and affordable housing. Mr. Binitie speaks regularly at industry focused events. Recent engagements include sessions with The Minority Resource, African American Real Estate Professionals, Bisnow, DC Building Industry Association, Georgetown University, University of Maryland – Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development and the Howard University Real Estate Club. Mr. Binitie is currently the Chairman of the DC Housing Finance Agency Board of Directors. He also serves a Board Member for the DC Building Industry Association, and previously on City First Bank where he is a member of the Audit and Compliance Committee, the Business & Community Development Committee, and the Directors Loan Committee. Website:   LinkedIn:
Brian Roland is a Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Abenity, the 6x Inc. 5000 Company that’s powering corporate perks for top brands including U.S. Bank and Mastercard. And while Abenity provides millions of subscribers with private discounts, the company’s social mission is fighting extreme poverty with every program they deliver. The company recently exceeded a million dollars of total giving and hired a CEO to accelerate growth with their fully remote team. Brian lives in Scottsdale with his wife and 3 daughters and is investing his time in efforts that help like-minded entrepreneurs establish a social mission of their own. Website:   LinkedIn:  Twitter: Facebook: Instagram:
James Jensen is an entrepreneur committed to working with leading-edge technology and eager to solve problems surrounding how we interact and engage with each other in physical and virtual worlds. He is the previous creator and co-founder of the world-renowned virtual reality company The VOID. Within the last 25 years, James founded and managed several technology companies in video streaming, social networks, mobile games, and creative services. He has partnered with Disney, Sony Entertainment, FOX, MGM, Intel, Microsoft, SyFy, Dreamworks, and MTV through those ventures. He is now launching a new form of virtual reality, called hyper-reality, in the form of the multi-sensory entertainment company JUMP. JUMP will allow people to come as close to jumping and flying as the real thing, but without all of the risk. Website:   TikTok: Instagram: YouTube: Facebook:
Beth Dessen Duffy was a Landscape Architecture major for two years before graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Education from Cornell University. She began her career at Florida Power and Light Company educating homeowners about how to save money on electric bills. Beth transitioned and became involved in PA state politics and lobbying, educating and discussing pertinent issues. Beth is now a CEO and Entrepreneur and the creator of the Christmas Tree of Kindness App. Beth is sharing their family Christmas tradition with others and hopes to help individuals , families and groups teach and practice kindness by using this app activity. Website:   Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: LinkedIn:
Blaire Brown is a Brand Strategist and Marketing Expert that specializes in helping entrepreneurs evolve their businesses. With over a decade being spent in New York City's fast-paced competitive environments, her career has been primarily based in entrepreneurial endeavors, marketing, and PR. She recently created and launched her Focused Branding online course that helps new female entrepreneurs set their brand messaging foundation for success. Blaire creates value for brands through marketing consultation services, strategic writing that maximizes brand objectives, and is an expert at building brand stories to reach targeted audiences. She is currently based in Annapolis, Maryland. Website:   Webinar registration page: Course:  Instagram: Facebook Page: LinkedIn Business Page: Facebook Entrepreneur Group:
Emily Thiroux Threatt is the author of Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief: A Comprehensive Guide to Reclaiming and Cultivating Joy and Carrying on in the Face of Loss. Having gone through the experience of two husbands die, as well as the deaths of her father, mother, sister, many family members and friends, Emily has much experience in the grieving process and has learned to face life with love, optimism, and joy. Her mission is to comfort and support those dealing with grief and loss focusing on happiness. She earned a master’s degree in English with a concentration in writing which led to her career teaching writing at the university level, so she naturally turned to writing to deal with her grief. She also is teaching those dealing with loss how to use writing to deal with their grief. Website: Twitter: @ThreattEmily Facebook: LinkedIn: Emily Thiroux Threatt Skype ID: Emily Thiroux Threatt Instagram: Amazon link to book Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief:  
Artis Jones, Local DMV Artist, Poet, DJ, Event Coordinator. Born and raised in the DMV PG County. Has finally become his name: Art is YOU Art is Therapy Art is Healing Art is Love Artist Empowerment Art is Positive Empowerment Website: AllMyLinks: Instagram: GoFundMe:
Melitta Campbell is a business coach who is passionate about helping women confidently build and grow a profitable business that allows them to do work that they love, while feeling proud of the difference they are making for others. Through her 'Dream Clients Blueprint' framework, Melitta guides her clients in clearly defining, communicating and marketing their business; so they can stand out and win more clients in ways that align with their values and purpose. She also helps them step up into their role as CEO as their own future, by helping them master their time and productivity, as well as guiding them as they upgrade their leadership skills and mindset. Her expertise comes from 25+ years experience working in communication, marketing and leadership for a variety of businesses, from some of the world’s largest organisations, to its newest solopreneurs - including a decade of running her own businesses. Melitta is also the Best-Selling Author of 'A Shy Girl’s Guide to Networking', an International Speaker, TEDx Speaker Coach and host of the Driven Female Entrepreneur Podcast. Website: Podcast: Book: A Shy Girl's Guide to Networking Twitter: Facebook: LinkedIn: Instagram: YouTube: Facebook Group:
Michelle Ison is a Northern Virginian native with an M.S. in Communications from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. She recently left her career as a television producer and host to help people celebrate special moments with Picnic & Peonies, a luxury picnic and micro-event company in D.C. & NYC. Michelle is an expert in all things style, design, and attention to detail, which is apparent in every event she hosts. Website:   IG - @picnicandpeonies Facebook -
International financial expert with 56 years experience in a dozen different countries, motivational speaker, author of six books, trainer of more than 13,000 participants, and artist. His strategies with small businesses have created more than 10,000 jobs. His recent assignment will result in more than 7,000 direct and in-direct jobs. He has been involved as owner, manager, or investor in more than 70 different businesses in several countries. He is currently CEO of the largest poultry operation in Ghana, the CEO of a publishing company in Kyrgyzstan, and the President of a consulting firm in the US. Website:   Instagram: LinkedIn: Facebook: YouTube:
Tanner entered the digital marketing industry in 2018, starting his own digital marketing agency while he was still attending college at The University of Utah. What started as a side business/hobby has quickly transformed into what Ranksey Digital Marketing is today – a fast growing marketing agency that specializes in web design and search engine marketing. Website: Facebook: Twitter: LinkedIn: Instagram:
We are in the midst of lots of changes at CBNation. But we are re-evaluating, shifting, adjusting and streamlining our community of sites in alignment with Blue 16 Media ("Changing lives through media") and increasing the business success rate.  Here's some of the the things we covered during episode #106 Alignment with Blue 16 Media - Changing lives through media CBNation: Success = Visibility + Resources x Connections Streamlining things Content based chamber community chamber like model (Join us at Sponsored content opportunities CEO Hacks - in depth content on each of the hacks Changes to our sub sites like DMV CEO, Healthy CEO & Black Disruptor I AM CEO Podcast updates to our episodes More and more automation so we can serve better About Gresham Harkless Gresham “Gresh” W. Harkless Jr. is the founder of CBNation and is the founder and digital marketing specialist behind Blue 16 Media. Blue 16 Media is a digital marketing company providing digital marketing services like web design & SEO to small to medium-sized businesses and organizations. Central to his marketing philosophy is that You Are a Media Company: Developing a Marketing Strategy to Connect with Your Target and Reach Your Goals. CBNation is a Business to Business (B2B) Brand focusing on increasing the visibility of and providing resources for CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners. CBNation consists of blogs(, podcasts ( and videos ( Gresham is a graduate of Howard University & Georgetown University. Check out his site at
Dr. Thomas Schröck is a serial entrepreneur with a doctorate in Economics and a degree in Gemology. He is the founder and managing director of The Natural Gem which is a trader of naturally coloured gemstones, an NLP Master practitioner and is running a company called C10Plus Consulting, and in May 2021 he released the 3rd edition of his book "Investment in Gemstones" which is being translated for the english-speaking market. His companies are headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and due to his and TNG´s aspirations of informing the English speaking world about the benefits of gemstone investment we are hoping that a podcast appearance would help to expand TNG´s brand. Website:   LinkedIn: Instagram: Book on Amazon:
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