North Shore Conversations

North Shore Conversations is a weekly radio show produced by the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development and hosted by Laura Swanson. The show features regional leaders discussing issues facing and impacting the North Shore. Listeners are provided with information and insight to learn more about the region.

North Shore Conversations Podcast Featuring Kate Fox, Executive Director, Destination Salem

Saturday, May 2, 2020 will feature Kate Fox, the Executive Director of Destination Salem who will provide insight into the tourism industry and impacts of COVID-19.

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North Shore Conversations Podcast Featuring Senator Joan B. Lovely Assistant Majority Leader Massachusetts State Senate

Saturday, April 25, 2020 we featured Senator Joan B. Lovely, Assistant Majority Leader, who provided a COVID-19 update and discussed the work in the Senate to address this crisis.

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North Shore Conversations Podcast Featuring ECCF’s Stratton Lloyd, COO and Vice President for Community Leadership, and Karen Ristuben, Program Director.

Saturday, April 18, 2020 featured ECCF’s Stratton Lloyd, COO and Vice President for Community Leadership, and Karen Ristuben, Program Director. Learn about the Creative County Initiative — a partnership with the Barr Foundation and many other arts funders across Essex County. This effort, over a 5-year period, will invest more than $2 Million in the arts, culture and creative sector. Listen to what ECCF is doing in response to the COVID-19 challenge.

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North Shore Conversations Podcast Featuring Senior HR Business Partner at OneDigital/Insight Performance

Saturday, April 11, 2020 featured Erin Stewart, Senior HR Business Partner at OneDigital/Insight Performance. Listen to this podcast to learn about HR Challenges During COVID-19

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North Shore Conversations Podcast Featuring Massachusetts Unemployment Assistance and COVID-19

Saturday, April 4, 2020 featured Mary W. Sarris, Executive Director of MassHire North Shore Workforce Board and Mark Whitmore, Executive Director MassHire North Shore. Listen to this podcast to learn about Massachusetts Unemployment Assistance and COVID-19.

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North Shore Conversations Podcast Featuring COVID-19 Community Updates with Mayors: Kim Driscoll, Michael Cahill, Thomas McGee, & Edward Bettencourt

Saturday, March 28, 2020 featured four prominent Mayors discussing their efforts and resources as they address Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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North Shore Conversations Podcast Featuring: SBA MA District Director Bob Nelson of Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)

Saturday, March 21, 2020 featured SBA’s Massachusetts District Director Bob Nelson discussing the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) now available statewide. Please listen to this podcast to learn more about this important loan program.

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