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In early April 2020, Joe Casabona and Liam Dempsey launched the Start Local podcast as a way to help local businesses and non-profits get the information that they needed to respond to the pandemic. In November of that same year, Joe and Liam hit the pause button on the show because, by and large, governments agencies and programs had systems in place to inform local leaders of how best to access support.

As we work relaunch the show in 2023, we are pivoting Start Local to highlight local area individuals who work for (or own) local businesses and non-profits. The focus of the conversation will be about doing business in and around Chester County.

A big part of our relaunch is to welcome more voices to the show as hosts. Erik Gudmundson and Cara Berardo joined our little team in 2023. And to be clear, we are working to bring on a few more hosts to better reflect the community that is Chester County.