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16/07/2021

Vincent Santilli is the Chief Executive Officer of Homes for the Brave, a local nonprofit operating in Fairfield County. Vince was a guest on Listen Fast Listen First back in May and we are so glad to hear that his appearance on LFLF has benefited his amazing organization.

If you haven't listened to Vince's episode yet, make sure to check it out on your favorite listening platform (https://anchor.fm/s/52c23a9c/podcast/rss) or on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2GQS3uWt4dtdlUvapBWumg)

We're also very excited to announce that Season 2 of LFLF will be starting in September so stay tuned for more info!

03/06/2021

This week we're giving a shout-out to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America!

A big part of LFLF is supporting all of the amazing nonprofits we have here in CT. We love to share their message and the wonderful things they do for the community with all of our listeners.

Unfortunately, there won't be a new episode being released next week. If you've missed any of our previous episodes take this week to give one a listen. We've interviewed nonprofit leaders and business owners, both of which who have a great message to share with you!




Linda Kavanagh Speaks on Owning a PR and Marketing Business | Ep: 10 02/06/2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6RmdXNElqk&t=3s

Our newest episode was released yesterday!!!

This week’s episode features Linda Kavanagh, owner of MaxEx Public Relations, LLC.

If you haven’t listened yet you can watch the full episode linked below on our Youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6RmdXNElqk&t=3s) or you can listen on your favorite listening platform via our Anchor link (anchor.fm/listenfastlistenfirst).

Listen and leave your thoughts below in the comments!👇 And if you enjoyed listening, make sure to share with your friends!
(Alex Horton)




Linda Kavanagh Speaks on Owning a PR and Marketing Business | Ep: 10 In this week’s episode, Linda Kavanagh talks to us about her business: MaxEx Public Relations. Linda tells us how she found her way to open her own PR and ma...

01/06/2021

Our NEW episode dropped today!

Linda Kavanagh Speaks on Owning a PR and Marketing Business | Ep: 10

In this week’s episode, Linda Kavanagh talks to us about her business: MaxEx Public Relations. Linda tells us how she found her way to open her own PR and marketing business. Her path began when she first got a taste for the hospitality industry when working at a restaurant in college. She never wanted to leave the restaurant industry behind, but she realized she didn’t want to work in a restaurant for her whole life. Linda teaches us about how she dealt with burnout, which is so common in the restaurant industry. She also speaks on the mentors who helped her to start her business and how far MaxEx PR has grown and evolved over the years.

If you’re interested in learning more about the public relations and digital marketing industry, this episode should be very fascinating.

MaxEx Public Relations is tagged so check them out, and listen to the full episode on your favorite listening platform.

Don't forget to like 👍, listen (🔗 anchor.fm/listenfastlistenfirst), and share your thoughts in the comments👇!




31/05/2021

Our newest episode drops tomorrow, Tuesday, June 1st!

This week’s guest is Linda Kavanagh, owner of MaxEx Public Relations, LLC.

MaxEx PR is dedicated to helping the hospitality industry. They provide the vital connection between your business and the consumers. With cohesive PR, marketing, and social media services, they keep their clients above their competitors. This is necessary in the hospitality industry which is so naturally competitive. What makes them stand out is the personal attention that they give their clients which you can’t get with a larger company.

If you’re interested in hearing more about MaxEx Public Relations and how Linda started this company, stay tuned for tomorrow’s episode. You’re not going to want to miss it!

Make sure to like👍, listen👂to last week’s episode (🔗 anchor.fm/listenfastlistenfirst), and comment your thoughts below👇!
(Alex Horton)




27/05/2021

Our next episode will be released on Tuesday, June 1st. This week’s guest is Linda Kavanagh, owner of MaxEx Public Relations, LLC.

During our “CT Rapid Fire Questions” segment of each of our episodes, our guest shares with us a few of their favorite small or local businesses so we can give them a shout out to show our support.

This week’s featured local business is My Place Pizza in Newtown CT. Make sure to check them out for some delicious pizza!




Neil Holme Speaks on Owning a Tech Services Business | Ep 9 26/05/2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl-51qGGzm4

Our new episode was released yesterday!

This week’s episode features Neil Holme, owner of Impact Business Technology.

If you haven’t listened yet you can watch the full episode linked below on our Youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl-51qGGzm4) or you can listen on your favorite listening platform via our Anchor link (anchor.fm/listenfastlistenfirst).

Listen and leave your thoughts below in the comments!👇 And if you enjoyed listening, make sure to share!
(Alex Horton)




Neil Holme Speaks on Owning a Tech Services Business | Ep 9 On this week’s episode, Neil Holme tells us about everything IT. Neil is the owner and CEO of Impact Business Technology, an IT company located in Sandy Hook...

25/05/2021

Our NEW episode dropped today!

Neil Holme Speaks on Owning a Tech Services Business | Ep: 9

In this week’s episode, Neil Holme tells us about everything IT. Neil is the owner and CEO of Impact Business Technology, an IT company located in Sandy Hook, CT. He tells us about how he began his business and some of the difficulties he has faced along the way. Neil also talks about the services his business provides and how he helps small businesses to keep their data protected.

Be sure to check out Impact Business Technology for any of your business’s IT needs!

Make sure to listen to the full episode on your favorite listening platform or on our Youtube Channel.

Don't forget to like 👍, listen (🔗 anchor.fm/listenfastlistenfirst), and share your thoughts in the comments👇!




24/05/2021

Our new episode will be released tomorrow, Tuesday, May 25th!

This week’s guest is Neil Holme, owner of Impact Business Technology.

Impact Business Technology is an IT company located in Sandy Hook, CT. They provide the same enterprise-level systems and services that larger corporations use for small businesses. This helps these businesses to stay protected, running smoothly and productively. Listen to tomorrow’s episode to hear more about Neil’s company and how they may even be able to help your small business.

Make sure to like👍, listen👂to last week’s episode (🔗 anchor.fm/listenfastlistenfirst), and comment your thoughts below👇!
(Alex Horton)




20/05/2021

Our next episode will be released on Tuesday, May 25th. This week’s guest is Neil Holme, owner of Impact Business Technology.

During our “CT Rapid Fire Questions” segment of each of our episodes, our guest shares with us a few of their favorite small or local businesses so we can give them a shout out to show our support.

This week’s featured local business is Veracious Brewing Company in Monroe, CT. If you haven’t checked them out yet, make sure to try them out for some delicious brews 🍻!!




Helen v3 19/05/2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9UK0Qwcbw8

Our newest episode was released yesterday!

This week’s episode features Helen McAlinden, CEO and President of Homes with Hope in Westport, CT.

If you haven’t listened yet you can watch the full episode linked below on our Youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9UK0Qwcbw8) or you can listen on your favorite listening platform via our Anchor link (anchor.fm/listenfastlistenfirst).

Listen and leave your thoughts below in the comments!👇 And if you enjoyed listening, make sure to share with your friends!
(Alex Horton)




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18/05/2021

Our NEW episode dropped today!

Helen McAlinden Speaks on Running a Nonprofit to End Homelessness | Ep: 8

Helen McAlinden is this week’s guest. Helen is the CEO and President of Homes with Hope, a nonprofit located in Westport, CT. Their mission is to end homelessness in Fairfield County. Helen tells us how she got into the nonprofit world and found her passion for helping homeless people. She also teaches us about Homes with Hope and how they benefit the community and are making a real impact. Homes with Hope has grown since it opened its doors in 1984 to provide emergency shelter, housing, a community kitchen, food pantry, youth development programs, and mentoring for those that need it. If you’re looking for a place to volunteer or to donate, Homes with Hope is a great organization.

Homes with Hope is tagged above so check them out, and listen to the full episode on your favorite listening platform.

Don't forget to like 👍, listen (🔗 anchor.fm/listenfastlistenfirst), and share your thoughts in the comments👇!




17/05/2021

Our next episode will be released tomorrow, Tuesday, May 18th!

Helen McAlinden is this week’s guest. Helen is CEO and President of Homes with Hope in Westport, CT. Helen first began working with and helping homeless people in the 1980s when she moved to the US from Ireland. Today she is still following her passion to help others by serving Homes with Hope’s mission to end homelessness in Fairfield County, CT. Helen shows how dedicated she is to this cause with her message in tomorrow’s episode. Stay tuned for her episode to hear all about this wonderful organization.

Homes with Hope is always accepting donations and they have a list on their website (https://www.hwhct.org/) with the items that they currently need. They also have a few fundraisers coming up that Helen talks about in the episode so make sure to listen to hear all about them!

Make sure to like👍, listen👂to last week’s episode (🔗 anchor.fm/listenfastlistenfirst), and comment your thoughts below👇!
(Alex Horton)




13/05/2021

Our next episode will be released on Tuesday, May 18th. This week’s guest is Helen McAlinden, CEO and President of Homes with Hope.

During our “CT Rapid Fire Questions” segment of each of our episodes, our guest shares with us a few of their favorite local businesses or nonprofits so we can give them a shout out to show our support.

This week’s featured nonprofit is Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County in Bridgeport, CT. They are an amazing organization so please show them your support.

Comment below if you love to support our local nonprofit organizations ❤️




Vince Santilli Speaks on Running a Nonprofit and Serving its Mission | Ep: 7 12/05/2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivqciutnI6Y

Our newest episode was released yesterday!!!

This week’s episode features Vince Santilli, CEO and Executive Director at Homes for the Brave.

If you haven’t listened yet you can watch the full episode linked below on our Youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivqciutnI6Y) or you can listen on your favorite listening platform via our Anchor link (anchor.fm/listenfastlistenfirst).

Listen and leave your thoughts below in the comments!👇 And if you enjoyed listening, make sure to share with your friends!
(Alex Horton)




Vince Santilli Speaks on Running a Nonprofit and Serving its Mission | Ep: 7 This week’s guest, Vince Santilli, talks to us about what it’s like being CEO and Executive Director of Homes for the Brave here in Bridgeport, CT. You’ll le...

11/05/2021

Our NEW episode dropped today!

Vince Santilli Speaks on Running a Nonprofit and Serving its Mission | Ep: 7

This week’s guest, Vince Santilli, talks to us about what it’s like being CEO and Executive Director of Homes for the Brave here in Bridgeport, CT. You’ll learn about the three programs Homes for the Brave has that help their veterans to find a home and a job. Everything this organization does is to serve its mission and help our veterans to get back on their feet. Nonprofits are only able to run with the support and contribution of their community. At the end of this episode, Vince shares some upcoming fundraisers that you should definitely check out if you’re interested.

Vince gives us a look into the nonprofit world and what it’s all about: helping others. If you’re ever interested in giving back to your community, Homes for the Brave is a great organization and they would love your support.

Homes for the Brave is tagged above so check them out, and listen to the full episode on your favorite listening platform.

Don't forget to like 👍, listen (🔗 anchor.fm/listenfastlistenfirst), and share your thoughts in the comments👇!
(Alex Horton)




10/05/2021

Our newest episode drops tomorrow, Tuesday, May 11th!

This week’s guest is Vince Santilli, CEO and executive director at Homes for the Brave.

Before Homes for the Brave, Vince had a 30-year long career at People’s United Bank. For part of those years, he was the Executive Director of their Community Foundation which helped make his transition to the nonprofit world much easier. Vince goes on to talk about Homes for the Brave and its mission to help veterans find a home and a job. Vince goes into detail about their 3 programs for helping the veterans and how they work to serve this mission.

Homes for the Brave has a few events coming up at the end of May and the beginning of June so stay tuned for tomorrow’s episode to hear all about them!

Make sure to like👍, listen👂to last week’s episode (🔗 anchor.fm/listenfastlistenfirst), and comment your thoughts below👇!






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06/05/2021

Our next episode will be released on Tuesday, May 11th. This week’s guest is Vince Santilli, CEO and Executive Director at Homes for the Brave.

During our “CT Rapid Fire Questions” segment of each of our episodes, our guest shares with us a few of their favorite small or local businesses so we can give them a shout out to show our support.

This week’s featured local business is Fruta Cafe and Deli in Bridgeport, CT. If you haven’t checked them out yet, make sure to stop by for some good eats!!

Comment “❤️” down below if you support your small and local businesses!




Angela Farrell Speaks on Owning and Running a Restaurant in Westport, CT | Ep: 6 05/05/2021

https://youtu.be/T6PkDfh3oZg

Our newest episode was released yesterday!!!

This week’s episode features Angela Farrell, co-owner of the Westport restaurant, Walrus Alley.

If you haven’t listened yet you can watch the full episode linked below on our Youtube channel (https://youtu.be/T6PkDfh3oZg) or you can listen on your favorite listening platform via our Anchor link (anchor.fm/listenfastlistenfirst).

Listen and leave your thoughts below in the comments!👇 And if you enjoyed listening, make sure to share with your friends!
(Alex Horton)




Angela Farrell Speaks on Owning and Running a Restaurant in Westport, CT | Ep: 6 In this week’s episode, Angela walks us through the life of owning her own restaurant, Walrus Alley. She had an especially hard year because of Covid-19 and ...

04/05/2021

Our NEW episode dropped today!

Angela Farrell Speaks on Owning and Running a Restaurant in Westport, CT | Ep: 6

In this week’s episode, Angela walks us through the life of owning her own restaurant, Walrus Alley. She had an especially hard year because of Covid-19 and talks to us about the changes she had to make to keep her restaurant up and running. There are many more challenges that come with the job and Angela talks us through a lot of these. She also gives some insight into the behind-the-scenes marketing that is essential to her business. Angela takes us through the thought process of managing her social media so it can be as effective as possible.

Angela gives a lot of knowledge and advice on the life of owning a restaurant, so definitely give this week’s episode a listen if this is of interest to you. Also, make sure to check out Walrus Alley for some DELICIOUS food if you ever find yourself hungry and in Westport.

Walrus Alley is tagged above so check them out, and listen to the full episode on your favorite listening platform.

Don't forget to like 👍, listen (🔗 anchor.fm/listenfastlistenfirst), and share your thoughts in the comments👇!




03/05/2021

Our newest episode drops tomorrow, Tuesday, May 4th!

This week’s guest is Angela Farrell, co-owner of the restaurant, Walrus Alley, in Westport, Connecticut.

Owning a restaurant is always a hard business to be in, but it got increasingly harder this past year as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Angela talks about what it was like owning a restaurant during this time and the changes she had to make to keep her business up and running. She then transitions into talking about the marketing side of owning a restaurant and the importance of social media for her business.

Angela gives even more insight into the life of a restaurant owner, so stay tuned for tomorrow’s episode to hear all about Walrus Alley and what goes into the running of a restaurant!

Make sure to like👍, listen👂to last week’s episode (🔗 anchor.fm/listenfastlistenfirst), and comment your thoughts below👇!
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30/04/2021

Here’s a sneak peek of some of our upcoming guests. 👀

We have a lot of great episodes lined up so make sure to keep a lookout for our posts so you won’t miss one!

Enjoy these 🎬🎧behind-the-scenes🎧🎬 shots and stay tuned for our next episode, releasing on Tuesday, May 4th!

In the meantime, get caught up on any of the episodes you’ve missed (🔗 anchor.fm/listenfastlistenfirst) and leave a comment down below to show your support!👇




29/04/2021

Our next episode will be released on Tuesday, May 4th. This week’s guest is Angela Farrell, owner of the restaurant, Walrus Alley in Westport, CT.

During our “CT Rapid Fire Questions” segment of the episode, Angela shared with us some of her favorite local businesses.

This week’s featured local business is Zuppardi's Apizza in West Haven, Connecticut. If you haven’t checked them out yet, make sure to try them out for some AMAZING pizza!!

Comment “🍕” down below if you ❤️ pizza!




Jeff Wieser Speaks on Running a Nonprofit and Covid-19’s Impact on Goodwill | Ep: 5 28/04/2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X5vL4lE1_E

Our newest episode was released yesterday!!!

This week’s episode features Jeffrey Wieser, CEO and President of Goodwill Industries of Western and Northern CT.

If you haven’t listened yet you can watch the full episode linked below on our Youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X5vL4lE1_E) or you can listen on your favorite listening platform via our Anchor link (anchor.fm/listenfastlistenfirst).

Listen and leave your thoughts below in the comments!👇 And if you enjoyed listening, make sure to share with your friends!
(Alex Horton)




Jeff Wieser Speaks on Running a Nonprofit and Covid-19’s Impact on Goodwill | Ep: 5 In this episode, Jeff talks to us about what it’s like running Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut. He wasn’t always in the nonprofit space and give...

27/04/2021

Our NEW episode dropped today!

Jeffrey Wieser Speaks on Running a Nonprofit and Covid-19’s Impact on Goodwill Industries of Western and Northern CT | Ep: 5

In this episode, Jeff talks to us about what it’s like running Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut. He wasn’t always in the nonprofit space and gives the listeners some great advice on how to make the transition from the corporate world. There are many challenges with running a nonprofit, as you could imagine. Especially this past year with Covid-19 it was harder than most. Jeff speaks on how he dealt with these challenges, giving more amazing advice to his listeners.

Make sure to listen to Jeff’s episode if you’re interested in Goodwill or just the nonprofit space. You’ll definitely get a lot of valuable knowledge that you might even be able to apply to your own life.

Check out Jeff and Goodwill of Western and Northern CT, tagged above, and listen to the full episode on your favorite listening platform or on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2GQS3uWt4dtdlUvapBWumg).

Don't forget to like 👍, listen (🔗 anchor.fm/listenfastlistenfirst), and share your thoughts in the comments👇!
(Alex Horton)




26/04/2021

Our newest episode drops tomorrow, Tuesday, April 27th!

This week’s guest is Jeffrey Wieser, CEO and President of Goodwill Industries of Western and Northern CT.

Jeff hasn’t always been part of the nonprofit world but started out in banking. He then transitioned to working at Homes for Hope, another nonprofit, and now Goodwill. He goes into detail about the transition from working in the corporate world to the nonprofit world. He gives a lot of great advice to anyone who is looking to work in the nonprofit sector and also talks about the difficulties that he faced while running Goodwill during the pandemic.

Stay tuned for our post tomorrow so you don’t forget to listen to Jeff’s episode and hear all about Goodwill and the life of running a nonprofit!

Make sure to like👍, listen👂to last week’s episode (🔗 anchor.fm/listenfastlistenfirst), and comment your thoughts below👇!

(Alex Horton)




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