Tag: Local Business

Episode 36: Asbury Book Cooperative

Amy and Joe talk with Janet Torsney and Liza Minno Bloom of Asbury Book Cooperative while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. This week we continue our series of conversations about the covid pandemic and its effect on our little corner of the world. Janet and Liza discuss the development and launch of the co-op, and how the co-op is doing in these Covid days. They answer the questions about if anyone is reading books, their favorite reads, and trends they saw of in the pandemic.

Episode 34: Paradise & the Empress Hotel

Amy & her special guest co-host local journalist Michael Cook continue our series of conversations about the covid pandemic and its effect on Asbury Park’s local businesses while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. Amy & Michael talk with JoJo Crisci, manager of Paradise, & Kristin Chesney, manager of the Empress Hotel. They discuss the good, the bad, & the ugly unique challenges of running a LGBTQIA safe space in a pandemic.

Episode 32: Freeholder Tom Arnone

Amy & Joe talk with Director of the Board of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders Tom Arnone while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. Arnone takes time from his busy schedule to tell us about free asymptomatic testing  and a $10 million grant that Monmouth County secured to help small businesses weather the covid crisis. He also talks about what a Freeholder actually does, and a bit about his grandfather’s bar and growing up in and around Asbury Park.

Episode 28: Russell Lewis & Bianca Freda

Amy & Joe talk with local business owners Russell Lewis of Watermark and Bianca Freda of Interwoven about how Covid-19 has affected their business, how they are recreating their specific brands as a result of Covid, and what we can to help them. We cover booze, retail, weight gain, the importance of being able to pivot in this pandemic, while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio.