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21Episodes
Category: Business

What lies in the heart of Sacramento? Do you really know what goes on in this thriving city? Have you ever wondered what it‘s like living here? Welcome to Our Town, where we connect you closer to Sacramento! This podcast is proudly presented by The Chris Kennedy Team at Reliant Lending (Instagram & Facebook @thechriskennedyteam). We will be covering everything from what attracted leaders to Sacramento, what kept locals here in this growing town, business insider talks, real estate & mortgage updates, marketing for the now, insurance, credit and so much more! We are proud to represent Our Town with you! (If you are interested in featuring in one of our episodes, please contact our Director of Marketing, Kristina Tarasyuk at kristina@thechriskennedyteam.com)

May 10, 2021

Learn how to get a business loan from the CDC’s very best SBA Lender, ED RYAN

Ed Ryan is a 36-year veteran of commercial real estate lending & provides SBA 504 financing to small businesses in Sacramento! With over 36 years of experience in lending and commercial real estate (including a position at the SBA), Ed knows how to get SBA deals approved and closed on time. Dedicated to customer service and to helping them find success, Ed often works with repeat clients on multiple loans. His knowledge and expertise allow him to navigate the loan process quickly and efficiently.

In this Podcast, you will learn all about what Ed does, how the business is & more.

We're always looking for Sacramento Locals to feature on our Podcast, if you're interested in featuring on an episode, please send Maggie an email: admin@thechriskennedyteam.com & she'll happily set you up!

May 4, 2021

Our Town Podcast with Mather VA Medical Center’s Chief, Voluntary Service - Tashara Collins

TaShara Collins is an experienced personal consultant skilled in Coaching, Team Building, Air Force, Management, and Performance Management. She is also a strong consulting professional with a MS focused in Human Services-Marital and Family Counseling from Capella University. In this Podcast. you will learn more about Mather VA Medical Center's Chief, Voluntary Services & more!

We're always looking for Sacramento Locals to feature on our Podcast, if you're interested in featuring on an episode, please send our Director of Marketing, Ellen an email: ellen@thechriskennedyteam.com & she'll happily set you up!

April 30, 2021

Our Town Podcast: Connecting you to Isabel Hocker

Isabel Hocker is a Real Estate Agent, Substitute Teacher & stay at home mom. She currently resides in Elk Grove & has been apart of the Sacramento County Community for 22 years! Isabel is apart of Our Company Factory Direct Housing which was established in 2009, located in West Sacramento, CA. To learn more about what she does, click play to listen this Podcast!

We're always looking for Sacramento Locals to feature on our Podcast, if you're interested in featuring on an episode, please send our Director of Marketing, Ellen an email: ellen@thechriskennedyteam.com & she'll happily set you up!

April 28, 2021

Our Town Podcast with WIllow Ballroom’s, Angelica Whaley

Angelica Whaley was born & raised on the Sacramento Delta. In 2015, she graduated from Saint Mary's College of California and returned to Sacramento to open The Willow Ballroom - a high end event venue on the Sacramento River in the charming town of Hood, CA. As a fourth generation realtor, she's been anticipating a career in real estate since she was young. Honored to be a member of LUXE LIVING with Kim Pacini-Hauch's team; known to provide their clientele with a superior level of service by drawing on considerable luxury real estate experience, continually innovating to achieve record-breaking sales, and the highest of industry accolades! In her free time, she enjoys traveling, attending live concerts and spending time with her rescue pup Gigi!

In this Podcast you will learn more about Angelica growing up, how the Willow Ballroom is doing during the COVID-19 pandemic & more!
 
We're always looking for Sacramento Locals to feature on our Podcast, if you're interested in featuring on an episode, please send our Director of Marketing, Ellen an email: ellen@thechriskennedyteam.com & she'll happily set you up!
April 16, 2021

Understanding Appraisal Gaps, Podcast hosted by Sacramento Association of Realtors

Appraisal Gaps & understanding the differences in appraisal gaps are super important to the Real Estate & Mortgage Industry especially during these crazy market times. In this Podcast hosted by The Sacramento Association of Realtors, Chris Kennedy breaks down Sacramento County Limits appraisal gap as well as a background on how Chris began his journey in the Real Estate & Mortgage Industry.

If you would like to train or contact Chris with any questions, you can reach him at (916) 794-0777 or chris@thechriskennedyteam.com

April 14, 2021

Our Town Podcast 6: Connecting you to Billy Ngo, Founder of Kru

Chef Billy Ngo is the Founder, Chef and Partner of Kru Contemporary Japanese Cuisine, Fish Face Poke Bar and Healthy Hounds Kitchen in Sacramento, CA. Throughout his career, Billy has become known for his use of the best ingredients and flavor, and his commitment to increasing sustainability in his menu. Billy was born in Hong Kong and moved to Sacramento when he was 8 months old. Chef Ngo’s culinary career began at Fuji’s in Sacramento. A graduate from California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, Chef Ngo worked at some of the most prominent sushi restaurants in Sacramento prior to opening Kru in 2005. Billy has been a featured Chef at Pebble Beach Food & Wine and Los Angeles Food & Wine and has made several television appearances on popular culinary shows including Glutton for Punishment, Man Fire Food and Cutthroat Kitchen.
 
In this Podcast you will learn more about Billy growing up, the creation of Kru, the expansion of his passion & more!
 
We're always looking for Sacramento Locals to feature on our Podcast, if you're interested in featuring on an episode, please send our Director of Marketing, Ellen an email: ellen@thechriskennedyteam.com & she'll happily set you up!
April 14, 2021

Our Town Podcast 5: Connecting You to Jeff Sipes

During the economic downturn of 2007 Jeff and his wife Natalie saw an increasing need for a local organization that offered credit repair and in 2008 he and they opened the doors of a credit repair company with the intent to offer legal & ethical credit repair with a genuine goal of helping others. Since Jeff personally has graduated from the school of hard knocks, he knows what it feels like to struggle with bad credit and understands the peace of mind that good credit provides. Over the past 12 years Blue Water Credit has helped over 10,000 people repair their credit so they can have the best financing possible. Blue Water Credit exists to love and value people by offering solutions, giving hope and guidance to those struggling with bad credit.

In this Podcast you will learn more about how Blue Water Credit became what it is today, the credit cleaning industry & more!

We're always looking for Sacramento Locals to feature on our Podcast, if you're interested in featuring on an episode, please send our Director of Marketing, Ellen an email: ellen@thechriskennedyteam.com & she'll happily set you up!

April 7, 2021

Our Town Podcast 4: Connecting You to Molly & Brian

With over six years of experience in real estate, Brian has helped hundreds of families buy & sell their homes. Brian has received multiple awards for negotiating, production, & sales. He oversees every transaction our team acquires. You can rest assured that nothing will go unnoticed when it comes to selling your home.

After graduating from Sac State,Molly gained experience working for Orange Coast Title which exposed her to the real estate industry, she then got her real estate license and with over six years of real estate experience, Molly was the main foreclosure & short sale realtor in the entire Sac County Area. When it comes to selling a home; she has seen it all. She has continually received awards & recognition for her production & sales.

In this Podcast you will learn more about how The Gold Group became what it is today, what it's like being the real estate industry & more!

We're always looking for Sacramento Locals to feature on our Podcast, if you're interested in featuring on an episode, please send our Director of Marketing, Ellen an email: ellen@thechriskennedyteam.com & she'll happily set you up!

March 31, 2021

Our Town Podcast 3: Connecting you to Trevor Fong

Trevor Fong is a local entrepreneur out of Sacramento. He has experience in the insurance industry and currently hosts one of the largest mixers in Northern California, Mix and Mingle. He is known for connecting and networking professionals all over the greater Sacramento Area. He is currently a father of two and loves spending time helping others grow their business.

In this Podcast you will learn more about how Trevor started off not knowing anyone in Sacramento to having thousands of business professionals at his mixers, why saying "yes" to given opportunities is important & more!

We're always looking for Sacramento Locals to feature on our Podcast, if you're interested in featuring on an episode, please send our Director of Marketing, Ellen an email: ellen@thechriskennedyteam.com & she'll happily set you up!

March 31, 2021

Our Town Podcast 2: Connecting you to EXP Realty Agents & Made 4 More CEOs - Valary & John Jennings

Valary Jennings is a real estate broker and an expert working with both buyers and sellers. She works closely with her clients to meet their real estate needs in an ideal timeline. Valary is known for her client communication and negotiation skills. She is ranked as one of the top agents in the Sacramento area.

Johnny Jennings is a real estate broker and serves the greater Sacramento area. He currently serves as Chairman of the Education Committee with a local association of Realtors. His strengths involve marketing and networking. He also coaches agents nationwide.

In this Podcast you will learn more about John & Valary's journey as they visited all 50 states prior to living in a small town & ended up in the Sacramento Area. We also dive deep into Real Estate, EXP Realty, Made 4 More events, our upcoming event together to raise funds for fallen Officer Adam Gibson & more.

We're always looking for Sacramento Locals to feature on our Podcast, if you're interested in featuring on an episode, please send our Director of Marketing, Ellen an email: ellen@thechriskennedyteam.com & she'll happily set you up!