Business & Beyond with Gerry Dick

Business and Beyond with Gerry Dick is a weekly conversation with Indiana leaders in business, politics, sports, entertainment…and beyond. The 30-minute podcast explores the successes, failures and memorable moments that have shaped the lives of high profile, high-performing individuals with a Hoosier connection. Inspirational, informative and sometimes emotional, Business and Beyond is an intimate conversation with well-known guests who share their personal, unfiltered stories and what motivates them in their daily pursuit of success and happiness, personally and professionally.

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Episodes

6 days ago

In a city known for hosting big events, 2024 just might be its busiest year ever. From the NBA All-Star Weekend to the historic U.S. Olympic Team Trials inside Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis is once again adding to its sports capital reputation. In this episode, Indiana Sports Corporation President Patrick Talty talks about how Indy continues to land the biggest events in sport in an increasingly competitive environment and some future events that might surprise you.
 

Monday Jul 08, 2024

Mark Tarner has always been a dreamer. And a builder. In this episode, the South Bend Chocolate Company founder talks about his entrepreneurial journey, his passion for paleontology and why his latest venture may be his biggest yet.

Monday Jul 01, 2024

Indiana State University’s 13th president is a first-generation college graduate whose leadership style is defined by life experiences. In this episode, Dr. Mike Godard talks about growing up in Vermont, his path to Tere Haute and why making connections will be a priority, both on campus and in the community.

Monday Jun 24, 2024

She was elected as Lawrence County Recorder in 1977, at the age of 25. It was a moment that would propel the Bedford native to a career in local and state politics, culminating with her election as Indiana’s 49th Lt. Governor.  In this episode, Becky Skillman talks about her inspiration to enter the public square, the importance of giving back and much more.

Monday Jun 17, 2024

He was working the overnight shift at a train depot in Mendota, Illinois when an ad in Sport magazine caught Don Fischer’s eye.  “How would you like to be a sports broadcaster?” It was a moment that would change his life and lead to a Hall of Fame career. In this episode, the legendary voice of IU athletics talks about his “absolutely horrible” first play-by-play experience, his introduction to Bob Knight and much more.

B & B Rewind: Rick Fuson

Monday Jun 10, 2024

Monday Jun 10, 2024

As we wrap up season three of the podcast, we are taking a pause to gear up for a fantastic season four. You can look forward to a big name headlining our season-opener next week. In the meantime, enjoy this revisit with Pacers Sports and Entertainment CEO Rick Fuson, who is retiring this month after more than four decades with the organization.  
 

Monday Jun 03, 2024

As we wrap up season three of the podcast, we are taking a pause to gear up for a fantastic season four. You can look forward to a big name headlining our season-opener in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, enjoy this revisit with outgoing University of Southern Indiana President Ron Rochon, the dynamic educator who recently announced his departure to lead Cal State Fullerton.

Tuesday May 28, 2024

He’s bullish on Indiana’s future, but Bret Swanson says the state needs to think big to create the workforce and economy it wants. The president of Zionsville-based Entropy Economics talks AI disruption, a manufacturing renaissance and why he believes entrepreneurship can be Indiana’s ticket to success.

Monday May 20, 2024

She grew up in Fort Wayne and dreamed of one day breaking barriers and leading her hometown.  And while it didn’t happen in the way in which she would have liked, Sharon Tucker is relishing her new role. The city’s first Black female mayor talks about her inspiration to lead, the importance of neighborhoods and what’s next for Indiana’s second-largest city.

Monday May 13, 2024

Indiana’s Secretary of Commerce is leading an economic development strategy that represents a sea change for the state. Aggressively going after the investment and jobs the state wants rather than waiting for the phone to ring. It is an approach that is yielding record results. In this episode, David Rosenberg talks opportunities and critical challenges for the state and how his Hoosier roots serve as motivation to make things happen.

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