30 Minutes with Mike FCADC Podcast

30 Minutes with Mike FCADC Podcast

FCADC President Mike Ross discusses the socio-economic and quality-of-life issues impacting Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Hear from local business, cultural and community leaders from across the County. Who knows maybe a little comedy, sports, and politics thrown in.

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September 26, 2022 38 min

Sam Worley is a Franklin County icon and at 101 years old he is still going strong.  Join us to learn a little about Sam and his upbringing in Path Valley as well as his thoughts on Franklin County, past-present-and future.  

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After summer break school is back in session, Mike and David return with Dr. Lura Hanks, Superintendent, Greencastle Antrim School District.   Get to know Dr. Hanks, her journey to Franklin County, (via Massachusetts...by way of New Hampshire), and about her vision for the future of the District and early childhood education.  

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Mike and David sit down with architect Vern McKissick to learn more about the successful redevelopment of Central Junior High School in Chambersburg.  History meets the modern in this latest episode.    

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"What kind of training soldier?"  "Army training, Sir".   Mike and David sit down with COL Rick Allbritton, Letterkenny Army Depot's 51st Commander to get an update on the latest Depot activities and to learn a little bit more about the Colonel and his career.  "Rangers Lead the Way" and so does COL Allbritton.  

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Mike and David are joined by Sherri Stahl, VP Wellspan Health West Region to discuss the state of healthcare in Franklin.  A resident of Mercersburg, Stahl started at Chambersburg Hospital as a volunteer "Candy Striper", then as a nurse, and is now in senior management.  Take a listen.  Lot's of good things planned for the local healthcare sector.  Plus David has a Candy Striper story....   

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Mike and David learn as there is to know about Steve Christian, President of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Chambersburg Area Development Corporation.  Including his wild and wonderful upbringing in West By God Virginia.   

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December 23, 2021 31 min

Mike and David are joined by fellow staff member Rhonda to celebrate Festivus.  Just like Seinfeld we talk about nothing,  but we have a lot of laughs and only discuss economic development for like 5 minutes.  We have feats of strength and we air grievances.  Other topics include Christmas shopping and WWE.  Take a listen, share a laugh and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the FCADC.  

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Mike and David are again joined by Ric Herrera, VP of Marketing, Herbruck's Poultry Ranch and get a personal tour and onsite update of the construction of the new Blue Spring Egg Farm on Corner Road in Montgomery Township.  All we can say is wow.  Take a listen to find out all the good details.    

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Mike, David, and Brad Graham recap a windshield tour of Antrim Township with Township Manager, Brad Graham.  The Township is one of the fastest growing areas in south central PA.  Take a listen to all the good stuff going on.  Even with Mike's horrible driving, David held it together in the back seat and did not throw up.   

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Summertime and the livin's easy.  Mike and David provide an update on economic development activities taking place across the County.   They argue a bit also, must be the heat getting to them.  

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June 7, 2021 45 min

Mike and David learn what truly came first...the chicken or the egg.  Ric Herrera, VP of Marketing, Herbruck's Poultry Ranch sits down to discuss all things eggs, chickens, and Herbruck's $100 Million egg laying facility currently under construction in Montgomery Township.  

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Mike and David are joined by Franklin County Commissioner Bob Ziobrowski.  Topics include, the County (go figure) and all things "Bob Z", including a flashback to his bartending days as a youth.    So give a listen and get to know Franklin County Commissioner Bob Ziobrowski. 

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The boys cover our local healthcare system, the status of the Covid pandemic in Franklin County, asa well as Penn State wrestling and John shares a life changing experience with SGT Slaughter.   "McMahon, the only lady in my life stands in NY harbor"-SGT Slaughter

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Mike and David sit down with surfer dude Tim Henry, President and CEO of F&M Trust.  Tim shares his opinion on what 2021 holds-in-store for banking, the economy and everything in between.  Plus Tim is a Green Bay Packers fan...so he is nursing his wounds from the NFC Championship loss.   

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December 17, 2020 31 min

Mike and David discuss the year that was 2020..no not the election...but just about everything else, including economic development in Franklin County.  They also discuss their favorite Christmas movie and both agreed that Clark W. Griswald is the best with cousin Eddie a close second.  Take a listen.  

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Mike and David "plan their work and work their plan" with Steve Thomas, Director of the Franklin County Planning Department.  I mean who else to help you plan something, than the planning director.  Learn about all the exciting efforts currently being spearheaded by the Planning Department.  Including Ag land preservation, community block grants, and the always entertaining land development and subdivision plan review.  

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Mike and David learn all about the Letterkenny Munitions Center (LEMC) in Chambersburg as they talk with its commander, LTC Dennis Williams.  The Munitions Center makes things go boom...sometimes big booms.  Listen in to learn about all the good things going on at LEMC. 

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August 5, 2020 39 min

Mike and David discuss every topic under the Sun, including the upcoming Small Business Recovery Grant in Franklin County, the optimism for a strong post-covid economic recovery locally, what Netflix shows they're currently watching, college sports, and the PIAA decision to play high school sports this Fall.  

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Mike and Bosco talk with Dave Keller, Chairman of the Franklin County Board of Commissioners regarding the County's COVID response as well as an update on the construction of the County Judicial Complex.  Plus a little sidebar on favorite WWII movies and Seinfeld episodes.  

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Mike and David remotely (and socially distant) talk shop with Jesse McCree, CEO of South Central PA Works.  We learn a little bit about regional workforce development pre-pandemic and post-pandemic.  Being from New England we assumed he was a Patriots fan, turns out he is the Switzerland of NFL football.    

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