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Latest Podcast Episodes

Episode 152 – Death by Toasting with Heather Gould & Polly Filice of Pearl Street Bagels

August 12, 2021

In this episode, Heather and Polly talk about how they made it from opposite sides of the country to work in the same bagel shop in Wilson. They go into how they went from working as an employee to owning the whole business. Polly talks about the bagel-making process and how their bagels are made in the traditional east coast style of boiling and baking, which eliminates the need for toasting when made fresh. Stephan, Heather, and Polly talk about some of the challenges of operating a business in Jackson but also how it is one of the most supportive communities as well. 

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Episode 151 – Handcrafted in Jackson Hole with Pam Barlow of Copperdot Leather Goods

August 5, 2021

Pam is a long-time resident, a mom, a wife, a former school bus driver and she is the Owner and Founder of Copperdot Leather Goods. 

In this episode, Pam shares how she packed up her car 30 years ago and left Detroit in hopes of landing a career-track job in Jackson. She talks about what it was like to be a school bus driver and how it was one of the best jobs she has ever had. Pam then goes into how the creation of one leather bag led to building a successful locally crafted brand. Stephan and Pam also talk about the importance of leaning into positive feedback and how starting a business can be a lonely road. 

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Episode 150 – Supporting Our Business Community with Anna Olson of the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce

July 29, 2021

Anna is the former Communications Manager at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and is now the CEO and President of the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce. Anna also serves on the board of the Wyoming Office of Tourism. 

In this episode, Anna shares how she made her way to Jackson from England. She talks about working for JHMR for over two decades and what it was like being a part of the growth spurt in Teton Village. Anna goes into what it is exactly that the Chamber does for the business community and the people of Jackson. Stephan and Anna discuss how it is the chambers responsible to not only promote Jackson but also manage the visitors that come to the Valley. They also talk about the importance of mental wellness as a part of staying healthy. 

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"I listened to Ian and Tim. Thought they were both great!  Ian is hilarious!   Definitely got me thinking about what I do day in and day out."

Richard Levy
Jackson, Wyoming

About the Jackson Hole Connection

The Jackson Hole Connection is Jackson Hole's Community Podcast, founded by Stephan Abrams with founding sponsors The Liquor Store of Jackson Hole and Jackson Hole Marketplace.

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