Episode 457: A Congregate Care Entrepreneur
Senior care is a real estate play with hospitality and healthcare business components. (Hint: It’s harder than it looks!) Featured Guest Patricia Will, founder and CEO of Belmont Village Senior Living, develops, owns and operates assisted and senior living communities. In our vignettes, Leisa interviews Shane Evans of Massage Heights; Russ chats with Jay Comeaux, Med-Enterprise; Robin discusses brand strategy with James Coney Island’s Michelle Holmes; and Laura Max visits with Jenny Morgan, Settlement Goods & Design.
Russ and John host the show that supports entrepreneurs. We also support small business and we offer a real world curriculum with info from the trenches! Includes: our Quote of the Week—powerful words from a t-shirt; This Week in Business History includes game-changing innovation from the likes of Eli Whitney, Barbi and Jesse W. Escalator; and the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak you should know.
Patricia Will built her first assisted living community in 1997 after realizing she needed help for an aging family member… and that there were so few options for care. Today, 17 years later, the company boasts 22 communities, soon to be 23. Services have increased to include memory/dementia care, as we face explosive growth in the need for assistance with aging parents. Russ interviews the founder and CEO of Belmont Village Senior Living, a developer, owner and operator of assisted and senior living communities.
Shop local! Laura Max chats with Jenny Morgan, founder and owner of Settlement Goods & Design in Montrose, a boutique specializing in American brands and designers.
Can you attract new customers while keeping existing customers happy? Robin Tooms discusses James Coney Island’s “brand refresh” with Michelle Holmes, director of marketing.
Leisa’s guest explains how she became the owner and developer of Massage Heights. Leisa Holland-Nelson interviews Shane Evans, co-founder and COO of Massage Heights.
CIRCA finds lost money. Russ visits with Jay Comeaux, director of business development for Med-Enterprise, a consultant to the healthcare industry.