June 06, 2023

Ep. 86 Meet CBAD’s High School Teacher of the Year 2023 - Aimee Nava

Witness a teacher's profound impact as she becomes a pillar of support & inspiration to her students, leading her to take on a new role as assistant principal. In this episode, we meet Aimee Nava - CBAD’s High School Teacher of the Year 2023!

May 30, 2023

Ep. 85 Connecting Hearts and Minds through Social and Emotional Learning with Kelly Griffin

Kelly Griffin’s mission is to build a kindness-focused classroom, and she does it by creating a culture of compassion. Find out more in this inspired interview.

May 23, 2023

Ep. 84 Senor Grubby’s: A Culinary Hub and Catalyst for Community Growth

It’s the home of award-winning tacos and community giving - hear all about Senor Grubbys' commitment to quality and philanthropy with owner Justin Jachura.

May 16, 2023

Ep. 83 Built to Last: How Strong Relationships Propel a Carlsbad Design Firm

Discover how Ginger Rabe, a successful Design CEO started her company, the challenges she faced, and her insights on business growth and community engagement.

May 09, 2023

Ep. 82 Rewiring Your Reality: Unleashing Your Best Life with Crystal Lynn Privett

Crystal Lynn Privett empowers people to live their greatest lives by building new neurological pathways in their brains and changing their mental narratives.

May 02, 2023

Ep. 81 Xceptional People Bring Xponential Results - Meet TalentXponential

Andria Taylor, CEO and Chief Talent Officer of TalentXponential, gets into the real nitty-gritty of company culture: how to cultivate it, how to nurture your people and how to see real, tangible, positive outcomes as a result.  Company culture is...

April 25, 2023

Ep. 80 After 60 Years, Tri-City Medical Center is Still Evolving and Adapting

For Aaron Byzak, it’s a team effort keeping Tri-City Medical Center at the forefront of technology, innovation & the changing healthcare needs of our community.

April 18, 2023

Ep. 79 In Carlsbad, Strawberry Fields…Are Forever

The Carlsbad Strawberry Company has never sold a day-old strawberry.  Hear all about this local institution in a mouth-watering and informative episode with owner Jimmy Ukegawa.

April 11, 2023

Ep. 78 Sunshine is Free & Solar Energy is Priceless with EcoDirect

EcoDirect’s mission is to deliver clean, affordable, solar energy to every home. CEO Renee Donaldson explains the ins and outs of how to make the transition.

April 04, 2023

Ep. 77 The Chamber is Going to Spain - to the Costa del Sol - in November!

Madrid, the Costa del sol, the Rock of Gibraltar and much more are waiting for you in November as the Chamber heads to sunny Spain!  All aboard for adventure!

March 28, 2023

Ep. 76 New Haven Youth & Family Services Believes in New Beginnings

New Haven Youth & Family Services CEO Doreen Quinn shares the challenges and triumphs of helping young adolescent boys restore their dignity and self-worth.

March 21, 2023

Ep. 75 Meet the Chief “Joy Activator” at Chuao Chocolatier

Michael Antonorsi, Chuao Chocolatier shares joy with the world through delicious and engaging chocolate experiences.

March 14, 2023

Ep. 74 The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation, Benefitting Carlsbad Now & Forever

They are the charity that funds other charities. Get to know The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation, and hear how they do it all with Chair Justin Peek.

March 07, 2023

Ep. 73 Brighter Windows, Brighter Future - The Freedom Window Cleaning Story

Freedom Window Cleaning enjoys a spotless reputation, and with good reason. Lupe and Kolan Hairston’s team clean with pride and add new life to your windows.

February 28, 2023

Ep. 72 Did You Know The San Diego Food Bank Feeds 400,000 Families a Month?

Get to know CBAD’s Non-Profit of the Year, 2022 - The San Diego Food Bank. Join CEO Casey Castillo to learn about all the good they do for our families in need. We all experience storms in life, and The San Diego Food Bank is there to help and...

February 21, 2023

Ep. 71 CBAD High School Teacher of the Year 2022 Shares Some Classroom Wisdom

For Kim Wakefield, teaching Spanish has always been much more than simply teaching a language. It’s teaching another culture in a very open and passionate way.

February 14, 2023

Ep. 70 The “War Against Litter” Takes Education, Engagement and Outreach

I Love a Clean San Diego leads and inspires our community to actively conserve and enhance the environment through example, outreach and local involvement. Learn the fascinating history behind I Love a Clean San Diego.

February 07, 2023

Ep. 69 Photos That Teach High School Seniors They Are Worthy and Beautiful

Photography by Melanie Robertson with hair and makeup by Rosanna Nykanen together capture the essence of their HS Senior subjects in breathtaking ways.

January 31, 2023

Ep. 68 Inspiring the Young Men of Army & Navy Academy to Succeed

Hear the inspirational story of Rory Graham, his life, legacy, and the Foundation founded by his mother, helping to inspire the young men of Army & Navy Academy Good role models are hard to come by. For the young men of the Army & Navy...

January 24, 2023

Ep. 67 The Coast News: A Commitment to Cover the News That Matters to You

Associate Publisher Chris Kydd gives the inside scoop on The Coast News, from its colorful history and commitment to our community, to its brave new future.

January 17, 2023

Ep. 66 After 225 Years, Learn Why Mission San Luis Rey is King of the Missions

Mission San Luis Rey will be celebrating its 225th anniversary this year. Gwyn Grimes shares the Mission’s best stories - from its history to the gift shop!   Join us for an in-depth conversation about Mission San Luis Rey, the largest of...

January 10, 2023

Ep. 65 There’s a Lot More to Math Than Middle School – An Interview with Calavera Hills Middle School’s Teacher of the Year, Edric Uy

Meet Carlsbad’s Middle School Teacher of the Year 2022 Winner, Edric Uy, who makes math engaging, energetic and relatable to the real world for his students.

January 03, 2023

Ep. 64 Helping Humans & Nature Prosper Together: An Interview with Anne Middleton of ECOLIFE Conservation

ECOLIFE Conservation’s mission is to take a humanitarian approach to conservation, so environments, ecosystems and civilization can coexist and thrive together.

December 13, 2022

Ep. 63 Taking Action Kills Hesitancy Every Single Time - A Preview of “The Y Method” with Wade Blair

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome Wade Blair as the guest presenter at the very first First Friday Breakfast of the New Year! Why do people set goals and never take the next steps to properly see them through? Wade Blair introduces “The Y Method” in this informative interview.