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Flip This Town started as a book by downtown revitalization expert Ron Drake, and has now transformed into a movement that is sweeping communities across the country. Join Ron Drake and his partner, Main Street Manager Kristi Trevarrow as they set out to restore the heart of America, one downtown at a time.

Latest Episodes

Downtown Marion, SC

Ron's last consultation turned out to be his best! Listen to the excitement coming from the focus group on the last day of his trip as they discuss projects already starting in Downtown Marion, SC.

39 minSEP 23
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Downtown Marion, SC

The Next Chapter

Life is always changing. Flip This Town is changing too. In this episode, Ron shares how he is beginning the next chapter in his life with his next restoration project in Port Maria, Jamaica, in what will be one of the last episodes of the Flip This Town Podcast.

39 minJUL 23
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The Next Chapter

Locals on the Front Line, Restaurant Recovery

As we start down the road to recovery, we know there will be challenges for many businesses. Restaurants are the lifeblood of many downtowns and are important to the communities they serve. In this episode, Ron & Kristi welcome Chef Chris Johnson, owner of The Meeting House to share his perspective on what restaurants need to do to remain viable and ways they can inspire their customers to come back.

40 minMAY 20
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Locals on the Front Line, Restaurant Recovery

Locals on the Front Line, Siloam Springs, AR

We all know that this current crisis will have a significant economic impact on downtowns, but what about the residents? Ron and Kristi welcome Christina Drake, Matt & Amanda Orcutt and Yoon Kim from Ron's hometown of Siloam Springs, Arkansas to share their stories of how things have changed since this crisis caused a "vibrancy on pause" and what comes next.

47 minMAY 13
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Locals on the Front Line, Siloam Springs, AR

Locals on the Front Line - Prescott, AZ

Ron & Kristi are proud to welcome Prescott, AZ business owners Candy Hull, Clothes Hound Clothing Company; Sheri Shaw, Back Alley Wine Bar and Audra Yamamoto, Granite Mountain Brewing to talk about the creative ways they are keeping their businesses going during these challenging times.

31 minAPR 14
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Locals on the Front Line - Prescott, AZ

Locals on the Front Line, Downtown Rochester

This is the first episode in our new Flip This Town Limited Series, Locals on the Front Line, which shares stories of inspiration and hope from downtowns across the country. In this episode, Ron and Kristi welcome Sue Keels, General Manager of the Royal Park Hotel and Hillary Heacock, Owner of Studio One Salon, both located in Downtown Rochester, Michigan, to share their stories and challenges they are experiencing right now.

30 minAPR 2
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Locals on the Front Line, Downtown Rochester

COVID-19 Will Not Destroy Us, It Will Make Us Stronger

Ron and Kristi are no strangers to extreme challenges. In today's podcast, they will share ideas on how to overcome the unprecedented challenges which face small businesses during the current crisis. We believe we will all come out stronger and this podcast will inspire you to believe the same!

41 minMAR 19
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COVID-19 Will Not Destroy Us, It Will Make Us Stronger

America's Main Streets Contest 2020

And the search is on to find America's Main Street! In this episode, Ron and Kristi welcome Bill Brunelle of Independent We Stand and Wayne Carter, Executive Director of Main Street DeLand, the winner of the 2017 America's Main Streets Contest to discuss the contest and both the short and long term benefits of winning this prestigious award!

43 minMAR 2
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America's Main Streets Contest 2020

The Art of Downtown Collaboration

In this episode, Ron & Kristi welcome Stephanie Rizzo, Executive Director of the Historic Marion Revitalization Association in Marion, SC to talk about the value of downtown collaboration. From creating small business partnerships and fundraising to helping neighboring towns by sharing ideas and inspirations, this is one podcast you'll want to listen to again and again!

47 minFEB 11
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The Art of Downtown Collaboration

Rise & Pies

In this episode, Ron & Kristi welcome Denise Schieffer, owner of Rise & Pies in Downtown Perry, OK. She shares the journey that led her to open her business and reflects on the joys and lessons learned one year later.

38 minJAN 22
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Rise & Pies

Latest Episodes

Downtown Marion, SC

Ron's last consultation turned out to be his best! Listen to the excitement coming from the focus group on the last day of his trip as they discuss projects already starting in Downtown Marion, SC.

39 minSEP 23
Comments
Downtown Marion, SC

The Next Chapter

Life is always changing. Flip This Town is changing too. In this episode, Ron shares how he is beginning the next chapter in his life with his next restoration project in Port Maria, Jamaica, in what will be one of the last episodes of the Flip This Town Podcast.

39 minJUL 23
Comments
The Next Chapter

Locals on the Front Line, Restaurant Recovery

As we start down the road to recovery, we know there will be challenges for many businesses. Restaurants are the lifeblood of many downtowns and are important to the communities they serve. In this episode, Ron & Kristi welcome Chef Chris Johnson, owner of The Meeting House to share his perspective on what restaurants need to do to remain viable and ways they can inspire their customers to come back.

40 minMAY 20
Comments
Locals on the Front Line, Restaurant Recovery

Locals on the Front Line, Siloam Springs, AR

We all know that this current crisis will have a significant economic impact on downtowns, but what about the residents? Ron and Kristi welcome Christina Drake, Matt & Amanda Orcutt and Yoon Kim from Ron's hometown of Siloam Springs, Arkansas to share their stories of how things have changed since this crisis caused a "vibrancy on pause" and what comes next.

47 minMAY 13
Comments
Locals on the Front Line, Siloam Springs, AR

Locals on the Front Line - Prescott, AZ

Ron & Kristi are proud to welcome Prescott, AZ business owners Candy Hull, Clothes Hound Clothing Company; Sheri Shaw, Back Alley Wine Bar and Audra Yamamoto, Granite Mountain Brewing to talk about the creative ways they are keeping their businesses going during these challenging times.

31 minAPR 14
Comments
Locals on the Front Line - Prescott, AZ

Locals on the Front Line, Downtown Rochester

This is the first episode in our new Flip This Town Limited Series, Locals on the Front Line, which shares stories of inspiration and hope from downtowns across the country. In this episode, Ron and Kristi welcome Sue Keels, General Manager of the Royal Park Hotel and Hillary Heacock, Owner of Studio One Salon, both located in Downtown Rochester, Michigan, to share their stories and challenges they are experiencing right now.

30 minAPR 2
Comments
Locals on the Front Line, Downtown Rochester

COVID-19 Will Not Destroy Us, It Will Make Us Stronger

Ron and Kristi are no strangers to extreme challenges. In today's podcast, they will share ideas on how to overcome the unprecedented challenges which face small businesses during the current crisis. We believe we will all come out stronger and this podcast will inspire you to believe the same!

41 minMAR 19
Comments
COVID-19 Will Not Destroy Us, It Will Make Us Stronger

America's Main Streets Contest 2020

And the search is on to find America's Main Street! In this episode, Ron and Kristi welcome Bill Brunelle of Independent We Stand and Wayne Carter, Executive Director of Main Street DeLand, the winner of the 2017 America's Main Streets Contest to discuss the contest and both the short and long term benefits of winning this prestigious award!

43 minMAR 2
Comments
America's Main Streets Contest 2020

The Art of Downtown Collaboration

In this episode, Ron & Kristi welcome Stephanie Rizzo, Executive Director of the Historic Marion Revitalization Association in Marion, SC to talk about the value of downtown collaboration. From creating small business partnerships and fundraising to helping neighboring towns by sharing ideas and inspirations, this is one podcast you'll want to listen to again and again!

47 minFEB 11
Comments
The Art of Downtown Collaboration

Rise & Pies

In this episode, Ron & Kristi welcome Denise Schieffer, owner of Rise & Pies in Downtown Perry, OK. She shares the journey that led her to open her business and reflects on the joys and lessons learned one year later.

38 minJAN 22
Comments
Rise & Pies
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