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Regional Business Talk programs are made possible through a network of dedicated Hosts who conduct interviews with business stakeholders throughout our regions of interest. Their backgrounds are diverse and all have a passion for talking about the stories behind the business and helping organizations succeed.Talk_for_us

Many of our Hosts have podcast programs of their own, you are encouraged to visit their pages and listen to their programs.

If you’re interested in becoming a Host for Regional Business Talk click on the ‘Talk for Us’ link and make contact.

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Jeff Porter –

Jeff is the CEO of USANZ Extended Marketing LLC and the driving force behind Regional Business Talk. He has worked extensively in regional and export development across multiple industry sectors in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, USA and elsewhere around the world. Jeff is interested in the stories of small, growing businesses and finding ways to connect them with others for mutual benefit.

Listen to programs hosted by Jeff.


Bruce Levine –

Bruce brings to Regional Business Network his years of experience in economic and workforce development, management consulting, law, educational policy and start- up company management.  He has worked at such well-known firms as Booz Allen, Deloitte and Fantus and has the ability to talk with players across sectors. Currently on the faculty at Drexel University, he is passionate about finding innovative ways to link economic and workforce development professionals, the business community and the education system for the benefit of all.

Listen to programs hosted by Bruce.


Kevin Trueblood –

Kevin provides depth to the Regional Business Talk Network with his experience in broadcast radio and multi-media production.A very experienced interviewer, Kevin has an ability to get your message across to the listeners.


Jay Fidell – Hawaii – Think Tech Hawaii

Jay is founder and Chief Executive of Think Tech Hawaii.The ThinkTech Studio operating at Pioneer Plaza Honolulu is symbolic of the story by which tech has grown in Hawaii. Recognizing the emergence of video as a primary source of content, ThinkTech offers a growing library of interviews, presentations and commentaries from various stakeholders. Regional Business Talk has partnered with Think Tech to bring you selected and abridged programs via our audio channels.

Ed Burghard

Ed Burghard –

Ed is the creator of the Strengthening Brand America Project, and CEO of The Burghard Group LLC. With a marketing career of over 35 years (including 33 at Procter & Gamble) he is a recognized thought leader in the field of branding.  Ed currently teaches economic development professionals how to use product and corporate branding as a means to better enable residents of communities and states achieve their American Dream.

Listen to programs hosted by Ed.

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Michael Scott – UrbanWebCity

Michael Scott is futurist, speaker and writer with a passion for emerging urban, economic development issues.As a student of social trends, his mission is to serve as a catalyst for the growth and sustainability of urban centers throughout North America. Michael builds on his extensive knowledge of systems thinking and social dynamics to offer fresh solutions to issues facing our nations cities and communities.

Listen to programs hosted by Michael.


Like to be a Host?

We need people interested in hosting programs in specific regions or industry sectors. If you are new to podcasting or even if you have your own program, we welcome the opportunity to work with people that add value to our network, our listeners and our sponsors.

Visit the Talk for Us page for more information.

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