Business Podcasts, Blogs, & News of Note

Enjoy this month’s mix of business stories from around the Shenandoah Valley!  You’ll also find ideas to help grow your business and some reminders about why living and working here is so exciting.  If we miss something outstanding, please message us to add to next month’s edition!

Business Stories You’ll Love

AX TO GRIND: Beards & Broads Axe Throwing Hits Bullseye for Broadway Dining, Entertainment District

BROADWAY — Beards & Broads Axe Throwing Bar & Grill is a local venue for a popular activity with deep roots in the United States, among frontiersmen and logging communities.

Co-owner Kyle McQuillian, a lifelong ax-throwing enthusiast, said the sport has become popular among younger people in urban areas, but the activity is tied to community events such as the mountain man “rendezvous,” gatherings that continue in the present day and focus on primitive crafts and hobbies.

“For lack of a better word, it’s sort of your multicultural festival,” said McQuillian, who recently opened a new location for his business in Broadway.

Meet Rebecca Brydge: The Creative Mind Behind BrydgeWorks Glass

Listen to a delightful and informative chat with laughs on all things BrydgeWorks Glass with owner and designer, Rebecca Brydge! BrydgeWorks is now celebrating 8 years of offering classes, supplies, memberships, commissions and a beautiful shop full of their handmade gifts. Listen to her story that birthed her passion, discover the process of creating a commissioned piece, learn how they provide a welcome community for aspiring and experienced artisans and much more!

Episode 21 – Efficient & Thrifty: A conversation with Scott Asbell

Scott Asbell, SVP’s producer for the Shenandoah Valley Life Podcast series. talks about his serial entrepreneurial background and approach to life.  A humorous and talented renaissance man, Scott discusses his purchase of a bowling alley when he was a junior at JMU, his building of a tiny home, his musical talent and his YouTube videos under the moniker of Slack Scott: Not cheap, not lazy, just efficient and thrifty – all of which embodies the spirit of the Shenandoah Valley.