The Fly Guys Podcast
About This Show
The Fly Guy Podcast addresses important topics in a FUN way, Deep topics in a cool way, and always as a return on investment ! Featuring DJ Seko Varner (@GrandpaCrunk) from www.PositiveVibes.net, the occasional Fly Guy Bert Bergan from www.WhereBlackBiz.com and Fly Girl Sheena Boston in addition to Fly Guy & Fly Girl guests, our podcast seeks to give you stuff you need to know with a underlying focus on the economics of everything.
Focused on community improvement The Fly Guys discuss things on the fly in such a FLY manner ! Stay tuned for talk about work-in-progress ! Fly Guy Community Activists, Investors, Business Owners, & Party with a Purpose Sister and Brothers Sheena Boston, Bert Bergan (from www.WhereBlackBiz.com), & Seko "DJ Seko" Varner (from www.PositiveVibes.net @grandpacrunk) discuss Uplift, Conscious Consumerism, Business activity, and community activism with fellow investors, educators, business people, authors, content creators, and community activists. #4yearsoffocus .
Most Recent Episode
Be Bold, be brilliant, be Gone - Al Hutchinson at the #NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet ( #FlyGuyPodcast )
7 days ago
Keynote speaker Al Hutchinson, President and CEO of Baltimore Convention & Visitor's Bureau speaks at the Virginia Beach, Virginia branch of the NAACP's Freedom Fund Banquet. He begins his message of social involvement and leading towards excellence by stating that he will focus on Being Bold, Being Brilliant, and finally Being Gone.
Al Hutchinson, 57, became Visit Baltimore’s new president and CEO in November 2016. Hutchinson brings more than 24 years of experience in the hospitality and destination marketing industry to Baltimore, most recently serving as president and CEO of Visit Mobile, where he was recognized as the 2016 Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Alliance’s ‘Tourism Promoter of the Year.’ Under Hutchinson’s leadership, Visit Mobile launched a new brand campaign, ‘Born to Celebrate;’ saw record visitor attendance; a large increase in visitor inquiries; and an increase in the city’s hotel occupancy rate and revenue collection.
As president and CEO of Visit Baltimore, Hutchinson will be responsible for leading the growth of the convention and tourism industry in Baltimore, overseeing the day-to-day management of all sales and marketing programs and serving as the hospitality industry’s liaison to the business, civic and local community, while demonstrating the impact of tourism on the City and State.
“Visit Baltimore is a strong bureau well positioned for growth and I have great confidence that Al is the right leader to build upon recent successes of the organization,” said Frisch. “From hosting a record 30 citywide conventions in 2015 coupled with multiple years of record visitation numbers, to the creation of a separate Visit Baltimore Education & Training Foundation, he is taking over the helm of a very strong organization. I know that the organization, and in turn the City, the region and the State, will benefit from his sales and marketing experience and strong reputation as a collaborative, transparent leader and effective communicator.”
Hutchinson takes over from Ron Melton who stepped in to serve as interim president and CEO at Visit Baltimore beginning May 6, 2016. Melton returns to his full time role as chief operating officer. “I would like to extend my gratitude to Ron for stepping into the interim role during this search process and thank him for his leadership during this time of transition,” said Frisch.
Prior to joining Visit Mobile, Hutchinson served as the vice president of convention sa