Chino Valley Chamber launches podcast
An innovative idea, executive director says
Lorette Brashear, executive director of the Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, took over the Chino Valley Update Thursday, March 7, to put out the first three episodes of the chamber’s new podcast.
“It was so much fun and so exciting and much needed for our community,” Brashear said.
Right now it’s called “Chino Chat,” but that could change.
The first three guests for those episodes were Patty Lindsey of the Chino Valley Lioness Club, talking about the second annual Wine, Bites and Brew event taking place Saturday, April 27; Ron Romley of Yavapai Regional Transit, who spoke of what’s in store for the organization and how it was recently honored as the Outstanding Rural Transit System of the Year by the Arizona Transit Authority; and Rich Ormond, director of Career Services at Prescott College. Ormond discussed the need the college has for people or businesses with which to place interns, Brashear said.
These podcasts are going to be weekly, Brashear said, calling them an innovative idea allowing the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce to get the word out nationwide.
“Anyone can listen to it at any given moment and I really wanted to give our membership a different avenue to go ahead and advertise their business and advertise what they’re doing for the community,” she said. “It’s another way to give something to our members and a way for us to become a little more modern and get out to our community.”
So far, it’s been a blast and Brashear said she welcomes anyone who wants to be on the podcast. That means anyone because the person she wants the most to be a guest isn’t even from Chino Valley: Norman Reedus, the actor who plays Daryl Dixon on “The Walking Dead.”
Brashear said Reedus would be a fantastic person to have on the podcast, mentioning the reality show he has called “Ride with Norman Reedus.” The show sees Reedus and a guest travel to different destinations on a motorcycle while exploring the biker culture and various locales.
“I think he’d be funny and I think it would just be a fun, insightful show,” Brashear said. “I don’t know a thing about riding or cars, but I think it would be fun to have a complete opposite on your podcast.”
The podcast can be found by searching for “The Chino Valley Update” on iTunes and on www.chinoaz.net/511/Chino-Valley-Update-Podcast.
For more information, call the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce at 928-636-2493.