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Downtown Depot: Alex Benton

Apr 7, 2017

This week Austin Meek talks with Alex Benton, and inspiring local female entrepreneur who took over an environmental consulting company at age 23 and has grown the business throughout Texas and Louisiana.  Plus the Word on Street....

Making planning relevant.

Pairing investors with start ups.

The cost of hiring the wrong person. 

Winning over consumers through social change.

Seeing similarities in art and entrepreneurship.

Downtown Depot: Wendy Gragg

Mar 3, 2017

On this week's episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek talks witih Wendy Gragg who runs, a city-sponsored blog covering all the happenings in downtown Waco. Wendy talks about her time in the city and how shes seen in grow over the past decade. 

Ken Blanchard discusses seven evident leadership qualities in role models. 



Business Review: Franklin Says What?

Feb 23, 2017

Benjamin Franklin helped define the American spirit through his wit and wisdom, but all too often he is misquoted. 



Downtown Depot: Aaron Zimmerman

Feb 17, 2017

In this week's episode of Downtown Depot host Austin Meek talks with Aaron Zimmerman, rector of St. Alban's Episcopal Church. The two talk about Aaron's beginnings and how he ended up in Waco. Also, we'll hear about the Deep in the Heart Film Festival and take a look at the latest downtown development: the Mary Avenue Market. 

Five tips on how to dominate startup contests. 


Building customer trust through storytelling. 


Business Review: Creating the Right Setting for Success

Feb 2, 2017

What are the variables that make up a great place to work?  



Gain insight into how activist organizations get companies to do what they want, and what a company should take into consideration before responding. 


A balanced approach to measurement is key meeting long-term value goals.