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Buying Local Glens Falls

Episode 5: Brandon Eastman & Bill Dingman
(Be Better & SPoT Coffee)

Welcome to Buying Local Glens Falls!

You’d be surprised what the Glens Falls area might have in store for you… Here on “Buying Local Glens Falls” we’ll be interviewing a new guest every episode! Who will that guest be? All we’ll say here is it will be a local – to learn more, you’ll have to tune in and find out for yourself!

Episode 5
In this episode, our host Mike Nelson interviews Brandon Eastman – host of the Be Better podcast – and Bill Dingman, district manager of SPoT Coffee Saratoga and Glens Falls! They discuss working with the community, dealing with the COVID crisis, and more in this informative episode!
00:05 – Introduction: A Fresh New Label
02:53 – Be Better: A Movement to… Be Better!
03:55 – Back in Time: Skipping the Brainworks Office to Go To… SPoT Coffee!
05:02 – Art Expo Right at the Cafe: Going All Month Long!
06:12 – A Brief History of SPoT Coffee
09:04 – Advising Local Businesses: Tips and Tricks to Help Our Region’s Eateries Thrive!
13:17 – Callback: Endorsing Tricia Rogers!
13:52 – Growing Back SPoT After COVID: Staffing is the Biggest Challenge!
15:16 – We Don’t Talk About 2020
16:06 – Connecting Communities to Your Business: Get in Touch With Your Base!
18:19 – The Customer Experience: Building it is ESSENTIAL!
20:20 – Saratoga VS Glens Falls: How the Markets Differ
22:04 – Soft Skills are Hard to Teach! You’ve Got to Find People With Them!
23:15 – Watch Your Caffeine!
24:25 – Make That Change: Transform Your Life!
26:08 – Just What are You Capable Of? Find Out: Be Better!
28:42 – A Second Opinion Never Hurts!
29:45 – SPoT Events: Specialty Dishes, Breakfast With Santa, Toys for Tots!
32:01 – Mike Loves the Mocha Shake! Bill Loves the S’Mores Bars!
33:01 – SPoT Coins: Loyalty Program! Build Points and Earn Goodies!
34:28 – Closing Remarks

PRODUCTION NOTE: The opinions reflected in this podcast are not indicative of the views of Saratoga Business Report, SaratogaBride.com LLC, Saratoga TODAY, Glens Falls TODAY, or Spa City Digital.


  • Host

    Michael Nelson

  • Guests

    Brandon Eastman
    Bill Dingman

  • Runtime

    34 min 59 sec

  • Airdate

    November 4, 2022