2020 HC 40 Under 40 Awards Event

We are proud to highlight and recognize the inaugural 40 Under 40 recipients during this virtual event. Alex Judd, owner of Path for Growth provided an informative and inspiring Keynote address and we had the opportunity to announce KerrEDC's new branding.

Find out more about 2021 KerrEDC TopForty

Economic Dialogue w/ Kurt Leslie and William Fisher of Hallmark University

We are happy to begin our new Video Podcast with Hallmark University. Today we welcome Kurt Leslie and Bill Fisher to discuss the Hallmark University curriculum and how access to this program provides those with opportunities within Aviation and Aerospace, specifically focused on those that might not have considered or think it was possible to be a part of this industry. *Note: One of the planes described, as being parked outside the Hallmark Facility at the San Antonio Airport, is no longer being utilized as a training tool. We encourage everyone to check out the Hallmark University Website for all of the latest information! 

Connect with Hallmark University here!

America's Jobs Team Episode 82 Featuring KEDC Executive Director, Gilberto Salinas

Ron Kitchens talks with Gilberto Salinas, and the two explore how business is going to change in the future as a direct result of 2020’s accelerated impacts. Gil talks about the increased importance of relationship building and marketing in economic development, and why these things will always remain at the core of what we do as economic developers. He shares keen insights on the support system that was offered to him by mentors and how that shaped his leadership journey. Gil has great advice for folks looking to grow their career; tune in now to hear more!

More about America's Jobs Team

Economic Dialogue  W/Claudia Mora - AACOG

AACOG is an invaluable resource for businesses and citizens in the Alamo Region. Thank you Claudia Mora for this great conversation! Check out the AACOG website for more information on the resources available for you and your communities.


Over the Fence w/ Jairo Cruces, Cruces Cedar Clearing

Join us in a great conversation with Jairo Cruces, Owner of Cruces Cedar Clearing and proud recipient of Texas Business Hall of Fame Award from H-E-B. This young entrepreneur gave me a new perspective on Landing clearing and his mission to maintain a healthy outdoor environment that will enhance sustainability for a lifetime. There is great care and commitment to what Jairo is doing in his business and plans for growth!

Over the Fence w/ Brandon Briery, Executive Director of CAMP Camp

Today we welcome Brandon Briery Executive Director of CAMP Camp in Center Point, TX. Every time I speak with Brandon I learn something new about CAMP camp. In this conversation I learned about the inspiration for CAMP camp and one of my greatest personal takeaways is that camp volunteers do not need specific medical training to volunteer. Thanks for listening today and I hope to see you at CAMP camp soon! For Volunteer opportunities or more information about CAMP camp click the link below

CAMP Camp Information and Volunteer Opportunities

Over the Fence with Angela North and Jennifer Lord, Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce

We would like to welcome Angela North, Director of Membership and Jennifer Lord, Receptionist for the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce to our latest episode of Over the Fence. Today we get an inside look at what has been happening at the Chamber and an update on a new initiative for their membership.

Over the Fence with Mindy Wendele, Owner of Social Graces

We are happy to welcome Mindy Wendele, Owner of Social Graces to our latest episode of Over the Fence. Mindy and I talk about what etiquette looks like in today’s world and how it applies in all aspects of life; personal, professional and across all age ranges. You aren’t ever too young or old to learn something new. I even learned something during this episode. Thanks for being such a gracious guest Mindy and we look forward to seeing more about Social Gracious in the months to come.

Joint Press Conference - Project Skymaster Announcement

Project Skymaster Announcement - Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing:  400 Jobs over 25 years. 360,000 in Skills Develop Fund Grant from the Texas Workforce Commission and $900,000 and $3,000 Veterans Job Creation Bonus from the Office of the Governor


July 30, 2020
City of Kerrville Community Update

Kerrville Clips - August 25

In today's episode of Kerrville Clips, City Councilmember Delayne Sigerman visits with Jeremy Walther of Pint & Plow Brewing Co. about how his business has handled COVID-19 challenges.

Over the Fence with Greg Richards, Attorney at Law Part 2

Gregory Richards Law Firm. In Part 2 Greg and I continue our discussion on Turning Opportunities into Realities. Topics include your business plan, your team, and creating your company. Greg also introduces his 4 M's of Business: Money, Management, Momentum, and Miscellaneous.


Over the Fence with Greg Richards, Attorney at Law

Greg Richards, Gregory Richards Law Firm. Greg is an attorney here in Kerrville and also serves as a committee member for our local EIC. Greg has provided legal services for an array of businesses over the course of 25 years in practice in Kerrville. Grab your note pad folks! These episodes are packed full of exceptional business advice. One of my favorite take aways from Part 1 is “Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity. Resilient people view problems as challenges and opportunities for growth rather than as threats.”


Welcome to the latest episode of Over the Fence with Pete Calderon, Kerrville State Hospital Community Relations Assistant Director

Pete provides us with an inside perspective on the vital work being done at KSH and we have the opportunity to talk about breaking mental health stigmas. If you ever wonder what is happening behind the walls of KSH you can't miss this conversation. Volunteer Services Council For Kerrville State Hospital: https://www.facebook.com/VolunteerSer... Covid Mental Health Website: https://www.crisistextline.org/topics... Online Affordable Counseling: https://lp.talkspace.com/try/online-c... National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255


Over the Fence Chapter 11: Claudia Richards, Program Director of Precinct 2 Prosperity Program

July 2020 - We wanted to give you all an exciting update!  History has been made and P2P exceeded the required number of signatures. The legalization of the sale of all alcoholic beverages including wine and liquor will now be on the ballot in November 2020. We encourage all Precinct 2 registered voters to come out and vote!

Today's episode is all about building economic diversity in Kerr Count's Precinct 2. Claudia Richards is with us to explain what the Precinct 2 Prosperity Program is, its impact on Precinct 2 and the benefits for all of Kerr County for sales tax revenue generation. P2P is a unified group of residents and business owners who believe in the benefits the community will gain by bringing new and exciting economic opportunities to Precinct 2. Link to their website for more information https://www.precinct2prosperity.com/

Chapter 10: Daniel and Anabel Medrano, Owners of 1962 Barber & Beauty and La Escondida Speakeasy

There has been an ongoing theme in our conversations about mindset, determination, and keeping an open mind. Daniel and Anabel Medrano give added insight on how all of these characteristics have contributed to their business success and have seen them through this unplanned timed. Their creative minds have brought a true "hidden gem" to the Kerrville Community!

Over the Fence: Neighborly Words w/ Leslie Jones

Over the fence Chapter 9! Leslie Jones, Communication Coordinator for the Kerrville CVB. If you want ideas for marketing your business or someone to collaborate with, then this is the episode for you. On this episode we also welcome a special guest so make sure you stayed tuned until the end!!

Over the Fence:  Neighborly Words of Wisdom w/ Wayne Uecker, Owner of Texas Railing Systems

Texas Railing Systems has been at the heart of Kerrville since 2009, listen to their journey through all triumphs and how Jesus has led them to be what they are today. Wayne has been an amazing business owner and community member for as long as we can remember. Take these words of wisdom with you, even after the show.

America's Top Producing Business Brokers

Kerrville's very own Clint Fiore was honored to be one of the featured panelists on this Podcast featuring America's Top Producing Business Brokers. By the way, Clint is also a 2019 and 2020 IBBA Chairman's Circle Award Winner.   Listen in as they discuss how their brokerages are doing in 2020 and what adjustments they are making as brokerage owners and what they are seeing trends-wise from Buyers and Sellers of companies in 2020. Really good insights from 6 of the best in the country all sharing what’s working and not working right now in deal-making. 

Governor's Small Business  Series: Business Strategies for an Evolving Future

Office of the GovernorGovernor Greg Abbott provided opening remarks with discussion of recovery resources for Texas small businesses. COVID-19 has significantly impacted our state’s small business community. As our economy continues the reopening process, small businesses will play a vital role in creating jobs and stimulating our economy. That’s why The Office of the Governor is focused on helping businesses find innovative strategies and solutions to successfully navigate the road ahead. The panel for this webinar includes executives from eBay, Workforce Solutions and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Also joining is Aaron Demerson, Commissioner Representing Employers at the Texas Workforce Commission. The COVID-19 crisis has served to emphasize just how critical it is for all businesses to have a strong online presence. This webinar helps businesses to better understand how to optimize platforms like Facebook and eBay. Our Workforce Solutions expert in business resiliency advises attendees on resources available to help businesses to become more resilient. SBDCs are expanding to meet the needs of small businesses and shares new resource information. There will also be a live Q&A session as part of the event. Information shared during this webinar was current as of the day it was recorded, June 4, 2020. For current information, visit gov.texas.gov/business/coronavirus, or contact us at [email protected] To request a transcript of this webinar, please email [email protected]

Kerrville Working Together to Overcome - Part 1

Theresa Metcalf presents a high level view of Future Proofing through Mindset & Resiliency in regards to business and workforce training.

Working Together To Overcome - Part 2

Gil Salinas, KEDC gives a national perspective on how supply chain development and re-shoring effects our local economy as well as local project development. Leslie Jones, Kerrville CVB gives an in depth view of Travel and Tourism and provides incredible insight on how this affect Kerrville. This, coupled with outstanding ideas on partnering with local businesses and other marketing insight makes this portion a "CAN'T MISS" part to Kerrville, Working together to overcome.

Recap:  Over the Fence Episode 1 with Clint Fiore, Owner of Texas Business Buyers

We thought these 4 chapters would help you as places are starting to reopen!

Over the Fence: Neighborly Words of Wisdom w/ Alex Judd

This weeks, Episode 6, of Over the Fence features Alex Judd, host of the EntreLeadership podcast. Alex gives us insight on how mindset determines outcome. Best of all, I get to ask Alex one of his own favorite questions. You know you have had a great conversation when you don't want it to end and you walk away with a new perspective. Thanks Alex!

Over the Fence:  Neighborly Words of Wisdom w/Heidi Mills, Co-Founder of Innovator Academy

Episode 5 of Over the Fence features Heidi Mills, Co-Founder of Innovator Academy, an Acton Affiliate. This episode gives us a peak into their unique education program and how it is preparing their students (referred to as Eagles at Innovator Academy)  with the ability to adapt and pivot.

Pushing Through Resistance and Distraction 

Even heroes face obstacles.  No one is immune.

Click below to read more of Heidi Mills, Co-Founder of Innovator Academy's, Blog.  This particular blog was written on September 12, 2019, but takes on a whole new meaning in today's "climate" of resistance and distractions. 

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Dave Ramsey - Never Give in - Never Quit

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. We may be battered, but we are not broken! Watch as Dave delivers an energizing talk inspired by Winston Churchill’s “Never Quit” speech.

Over the Fence:  Neighborly Words of Wisdom 

Episode 1: Clint Fiore, Owner of Texas Business Buyers

Welcome to the first episode of Over the Fence: Neighborly Words of Wisdom, a podcast inspired by the wise neighbor Mr. Wilson from the 90's sitcom Home Improvement who gave advice from a safe social distance over the fence. Today communication and collaboration is just one of the vital components to overcoming obstacles. We may have barriers between us, but we can always find ways to overcome these obstacles and challenges. Join us as we spend time with our neighbors; the innovators, entrepreneurs, and doers of our communities. Listen as they provide insight and share their stories, "over the fence". Today Clint Fiore, owner of Texas Business Buyers joins me with some great advice about not being "married" to your business plan, how to hold our head up and move away from reacting in fear. 

Webinar 2
Kerrville Business:  In a Position to Pivot

Office of the Governor Central TX Small Business Webinar Series

April 15, 2020

Small Business Assistance Team

Over the Fence:  Neighborly Words of Wisdom w/ Jennifer Latiolais

Welcome to Episode 2 of Over the Fence with Jennifer Latiolais Development Director at All-Plastics.  Hope you enjoy our conversation about job opportunities and the Shop Local Initiative in Kerr County...among other things.

Over the Fence: Neighborly Words of Wisdom w/ Keri and Patrick Wilt

Welcome to our latest chapter of Over the Fence with Keri and Patrick Wilt, owners of Grape Juice. In today’s episode the Wilt’s talk about incorporating community ideas into business, work life balance, what success looks like and much more. I hope you enjoy this chat as much as I did!

Over the Fence: Neighborly Words of Wisdom w/ Danielle DiStefano, owner of Glam Bar

Today’s episode with Danielle DiStefano, owner of Glam Bar couldn’t have been timed better with the announcement of the reopening of salons tomorrow. It was a joy reconnecting with her. We were excited to hear about what she has been up to during the time her doors have been temporarily closed.

Kerrville Clips - Mayor Bill Blackburn with Greg Nichols, HEB March 24, 2020

What HEB is doing for the community and their Employees during COVID-19