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30 Minutes with Mike FCADC Podcast

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FCADC President Mike Ross discusses the socio-economic and quality-of-life issues impacting Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Hear from local business, cultural and community leaders from across the County. Who knows maybe a little comedy, sports, and politics thrown in.
35 Episodes
Mike and David are joined by Bruce Newell and Abby Wurzbach of MANTEC.  MANTEC is the industrial resource center representing the needs of small to mid-sized manufacturing companies in South Central, PA.  Take a listen to learn more about Bruce and the services offered by MANTEC to our local manufacturing companies.  
Mike and David meet with Ron Celaschi the new President and CEO of Patriot Federal Credit Union.  
Mike and David chat with Kelly Kozlowski, Executive Director of the Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg.  Take a listen to learn a little about Kelly, who hails from Waynesboro so you know she is cool, and learn about all the great things happening at the Capitol and their upcoming season.  
Mike and David are joined by Ashley Winters and Graham Messner of Mercy House of Chambersburg.  Mercy House is a new end of life care facility opening soon on Norland Avenue in Chambersburg.  
Mike and David welcome Dr. Wesley Fugate, President, Wilson College to the POD studio.  Take a listen and learn about all the exciting things happening at the 154 year old institution in Chambersburg.  Find Your BOLD.  Rise Up!  
Mike and David are joined by LTC Tim Ballas, Commander, Letterkenny Munitions Center (LEMC).  Get to know LTC Ballas from his upbringing in western PA to his command of LEMC, its several hundred dedicated employees, and multi-million dollar DoD mission.  Who knows, he might even sign up Mike and David for basic training... 
Tom O'Connor and Patti Nitterhouse join Mike to introduce Leg Up Farm Franklin County.  Take a listen to learn more about the world class therapy provided to children with special needs...and their families.  Based in York County, Leg Up is planning a Franklin County location near Penn National in Guilford Township.  
Sam Worley is a Franklin County icon and at 101 years old he is still going strong.  Join us to learn a little about Sam and his upbringing in Path Valley as well as his thoughts on Franklin County, past-present-and future.  
After summer break school is back in session, Mike and David return with Dr. Lura Hanks, Superintendent, Greencastle Antrim School District.   Get to know Dr. Hanks, her journey to Franklin County, (via way of New Hampshire), and about her vision for the future of the District and early childhood education.  
Mike and David sit down with architect Vern McKissick to learn more about the successful redevelopment of Central Junior High School in Chambersburg.  History meets the modern in this latest episode.    
"What kind of training soldier?"  "Army training, Sir".   Mike and David sit down with COL Rick Allbritton, Letterkenny Army Depot's 51st Commander to get an update on the latest Depot activities and to learn a little bit more about the Colonel and his career.  "Rangers Lead the Way" and so does COL Allbritton.  
Mike and David are joined by Sherri Stahl, VP Wellspan Health West Region to discuss the state of healthcare in Franklin.  A resident of Mercersburg, Stahl started at Chambersburg Hospital as a volunteer "Candy Striper", then as a nurse, and is now in senior management.  Take a listen.  Lot's of good things planned for the local healthcare sector.  Plus David has a Candy Striper story....   
Mike and David learn as there is to know about Steve Christian, President of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Chambersburg Area Development Corporation.  Including his wild and wonderful upbringing in West By God Virginia.   
Mike and David are joined by fellow staff member Rhonda to celebrate Festivus.  Just like Seinfeld we talk about nothing,  but we have a lot of laughs and only discuss economic development for like 5 minutes.  We have feats of strength and we air grievances.  Other topics include Christmas shopping and WWE.  Take a listen, share a laugh and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the FCADC.  
Mike and David are again joined by Ric Herrera, VP of Marketing, Herbruck's Poultry Ranch and get a personal tour and onsite update of the construction of the new Blue Spring Egg Farm on Corner Road in Montgomery Township.  All we can say is wow.  Take a listen to find out all the good details.    
Mike, David, and Brad Graham recap a windshield tour of Antrim Township with Township Manager, Brad Graham.  The Township is one of the fastest growing areas in south central PA.  Take a listen to all the good stuff going on.  Even with Mike's horrible driving, David held it together in the back seat and did not throw up.   
Summertime and the livin's easy.  Mike and David provide an update on economic development activities taking place across the County.   They argue a bit also, must be the heat getting to them.  
Mike and David learn what truly came first...the chicken or the egg.  Ric Herrera, VP of Marketing, Herbruck's Poultry Ranch sits down to discuss all things eggs, chickens, and Herbruck's $100 Million egg laying facility currently under construction in Montgomery Township.  
Mike and David are joined by Franklin County Commissioner Bob Ziobrowski.  Topics include, the County (go figure) and all things "Bob Z", including a flashback to his bartending days as a youth.    So give a listen and get to know Franklin County Commissioner Bob Ziobrowski. 
The boys cover our local healthcare system, the status of the Covid pandemic in Franklin County, asa well as Penn State wrestling and John shares a life changing experience with SGT Slaughter.   "McMahon, the only lady in my life stands in NY harbor"-SGT Slaughter
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