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Hispanic Owned

Episode 8: The Friendship Factor With Jose Bueso of Dynamic Automotive

Frederick Factor December 1, 2021

Show Summary: Our guest Jose Bueso is well-known in the Frederick community. For over 25 years, he has been the owner of Dynamic Automotive. In this episode, Jose shares his journey from working on cars in his garage to owning five different Dynamic Automotive locations with 46 employees. While Jose has faced fears and challenges along the way, he’s stayed relentlessly committed and determined to grow the thriving business he has today.  Show Notes / Highlights from the Show: How Jose and his business partner went from working in Jose’s garage for 4 years to opening the doors of their […]

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LGBTQIA

Episode 7: The Always Learning Factor With Em Perper

Frederick Factor November 24, 2021

Show Summary: If you live in Frederick and frequent the Curious Iguana bookstore on the weekends, chances are that you’ve gotten a book recommendation from our guest Em Perper. The Frederick Factor team got to know Em when they led a Frederick OED Empower Program workshop. In today’s episode, Em shares their journey as a transgender nonbinary person and some of the experiences they’ve had helping to educate people about the LGBTQ community. This includes both formal workshops as well as daily experiences working in downtown Frederick. Show Notes / Highlights from the Show: How Em identifies Why being well-meaning […]

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Veteran-Owned

Episode 6: The Empowerment Factor with Xavier Bruce of Uplift Energy Coaching

Frederick Factor November 17, 2021

Show Summary: In this conversation with Dr. Xavier Bruce, we hear his story firsthand and what led him to become the change he wanted to see in the world. In this episode, Xavier (or Dr. X) shares his experience retiring from the military and his struggle to identify the mental health support he desired and needed. Ultimately this led to becoming a coach himself. He shares some of this journey that included encountering racism in the military, pursuing his doctorate while an active-duty officer, and building a business that supports underrepresented men and women in the military — and building […]

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Minority Owned

Episode 5: The ‘Cheering On the Underdog’ Factor With Sue Hough of Octavo Designs

Frederick Factor November 10, 2021

Show Summary: Sue Hough is a long-time friend and collaborator of Platinum PR (the team behind the podcast) and is a force of creativity and good in Frederick, Maryland. In this episode, Sue shares her perspective on starting and growing a business as an Asian-American woman business owner. Sue also shares her experience as an engaged and active community member who is passionate about helping the people in Frederick, Maryland.  Show Notes / Highlights from the Show: How Sue’s career path took a turn from pursuing fashion design to offering graphic design  Her inspiration behind becoming a business owner The […]

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Woman-Owned

Episode 4: The Mentorship Factor With Ashleigh Kiggans of MacRo Commercial Real Estate

Frederick Factor November 3, 2021

Show Summary: Our guest Ashleigh Kiggans is a stand-out CRE agent, Vice President of MacRo, dedicated community member, and passionate Frederick resident. Sandy spoke with Ashleigh on her career journey, her tips for young underrepresented females, and of course… what the “Frederick Factor” means to her. Show Notes / Highlights from the Show: Why finding a good mentor is the #1 tip Ashleigh would give young Black women getting started The rigorous interview process Ashleigh went through and what made her stand out to her future employer Experiences she’s had as a minority woman in real estate development Her mentor’s […]

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Woman-Owned

Episode 3: The Impact Factor With Dr. Jackie Douge of What is Black?

Frederick Factor October 27, 2021

Show Summary: As a pediatrician with a health background and as a parent, Jackie Douge has seen the impact of health disparities on Black children and adults in an up-close and personal way. As the host of the podcast What is Black? and the owner of the company What is Black, LLC. Jackie aims to help as many families and children as possible by bringing these conversations to the forefront. In this episode, Jackie shares more about the inspiration behind What is Black? and the impact she’s working to make in the world. Show Notes / Highlights from the Show: […]

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Uncategorized

Episode 2: The Accessibility Factor With Eric Jorgensen of Special Needs Navigator

Frederick Factor October 20, 2021

Show Summary: We loved this conversation with Eric Jorgensen, and we’re sure you’ll walk away with as many insights as we did. If you’re a parent of a child with special needs, you’ll gain tremendous value from hearing Eric’s story and learning about the resources he’s created. Eric also shared valuable tips and an insider’s perspective on making the hiring process more accessible for people with special needs, why it’s so important, and practical ideas on accessible accommodations in the workplace. Listen in to be a better advocate and ally to those with disabilities or special needs.    Show Notes […]

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Businesses

Episode 1: The Authenticity Factor with Angel and Crystal Rivera of Puerto Rico Distillery

Frederick Factor October 14, 2021

Show Summary: This episode features a lively and fun conversation with the team behind Frederick’s Puerto Rico Distillery, Angel Rivera and Crystal Rivera. They shared their love of Puerto Rican moonshine and what makes it so special–and Sandy even enjoyed sampling some during the interview. Sandy spoke with this father-daughter team and they shared their journey of bringing this beloved beverage to the USA, opening a business during the Pandemic, and falling in love with Frederick.    Show Notes / Highlights from the Show: Why Angel and Crystal decided to start their business and only serve the Puerto Rican rum, […]

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Episode 0: Welcome to the Frederick Factor

Frederick Factor October 5, 2021

Show Summary In Episode 0, we share the inspiration behind starting the Frederick Factor! Season 1 host and Frederick Factor creator Sandy Dubay shares how the Frederick Factor started as an idea over two years ago, and how it evolved into the podcast it is today.    Show Notes / Highlights from the Show: How the inspiration behind the Frederick Factor was born How the Frederick Factor evolved into a podcast focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion Learn about Platinum PR, the production and marketing team behind Frederick Factor Platinum PR’s experience working with organizations on diversity, equity, and inclusion, […]

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