The Morning Impact

The Morning Impact
I sit down with local business owners and discusses how they market their business, the struggles they have and their wins. In addition, I discuss the great impact people are having in New Bern. The Morning Impact podcast is brought to you by Bear City Impact. Visit for your website design, video production and commercial photography needs.

New Barbershop Shows Immediate Growth in First Month
Jan 31 • 58 min
Quick question, how often do you get your hair cut? Monthly? Weekly? Never? This week, I had my buddy Giovanni on the podcast, who also happens to be my barber. I myself go about one time per month, but I know many people go to a barbershop weekly. Gio…
E25 - Winnie & Lindsay take over the family business and thrives
Jan 23 • 65 min
This week on The Morning Impact, Winnie Smith and Lindsay Sims of Mitchell Hardware joined as our guest. This was the first time we had two guests on, and we had a lot of fun and a great discussion about their business. Specifically how they took over the…
How Free Spin Art Helps Adults Open Their Creative Mind
Jan 16 • 65 min
If you’ve gone to an Artwalk in Downtown recently, you might have seen Brian Cardoza’s Free Spin Art display on Craven St. Dave and I had the opportunity to get a demonstration of this fun approach to art and learn more about it and learn why Brian does…
23 - Nell Todd / Thornbury Brides
Jan 10 • 57 min
👰 Hereeeee comes the bride. 💒Love is in the air whenever you walk by Thornbury Brides. Nell has really captured the art of a boutique bridal studio. They carry a wide variety of designer in their New Bern shop. ▶️Video Podcast Replays:…
How To Use Social Media To Influence Others
Jan 2 • 39 min
Today’s episode is from a public speaking assignment back in November. Leadership Craven in New Bern invited me to speak to their group of 12 or so future leaders of Craven County to discuss How To Use Social Media to Influence Others. It was about a 30…
The Morning Impact, with Brad Poirier - Trailer
Dec 26, 2019 • 1 min
Are you a small business owner that just struggles with day to day marketing? Do you even have a marketing plan or just casually post stuff online and hoping for the best like you’re going insane. Well, grab yourself a cup of coffee, and tune in to The…
22 - Annie Gurganus of Bloom by Annie
Dec 23, 2019 • 57 min
💐 This week, I have guest Annie from bloom by annie, a local boutique florist here in New Bern. We discuss transitioning from a larger market to a small market of the same industry. Annie previously worked for a larger market boutique florist shop and has…
21 - Joey Jones (Author)
Dec 12, 2019 • 70 min
📚 This week’s guest, Joey Jones - Novelist, is a published author of four highly acclaimed novels: A Bridge Apart, Losing London, A Field of Fireflies, and his latest 2019 novel, The Date Night Jar. I know two things about Joey: He lives in New Bern, and…
20 - Rachel Smith of Bear City Fudge
Dec 5, 2019 • 51 min
I’ve got a SWEEEEEET guest on this week. All dad jokes intended. DIRECT LINK to show (starts at 10AM) Rachel is with Bear City Fudge Company in New Bern and you’ve probably seen me there once or twice (a week). Besides house-made fudge, they also serve…
BONUS 11/27 with Dave & Brad
Dec 3, 2019 • 54 min
This week’s episode is a bonus episode. We didn’t plan to schedule anyone since it was the day before Thanksgiving, but Dave and I were both in the office for a little bit and decided to give you all a bonus treat! We discuss a little bit about ourselves,…
19 - Javier Sinobas of Sinobas Amplification
Nov 25, 2019 • 57 min
This week I have guest Javier Sinobas of Sinobas Amplification who makes pro-level bass amps right here in New Bern, NC - Your hosts, Brad Poirier of Bear City Impact& Dave of Cruise The Neuse Boat Tours. PS - BE OUR GUEST. Send an email to…
18 - Brad Poirier of Bear City Impact
Nov 13, 2019 • 31 min
This week there was no guest for the weekly podcast, but that sort of worked out great. I have decided to change the name of this podcast and I dive into the WHY I changed it, along with some new features of the podcast. This is a good listen, in my…
17 - Devin Manning of Wanted Mane
Nov 6, 2019 • 46 min
Got questions about beard grooming? Are you part of the beard nation? Then this week, I’ve got something special for you. This week I have Devin Manning of Wanted Mane beard products on the show. Drop your questions in the comments below to ask during the…
16 - Jaden Bryan of How-To APPL
Oct 30, 2019 • 51 min
Episode 16 with Jaden Bryant of How-To APPL Wednesday, 10/30 @ 10 AM How-To APPL is the place for all of you Apple Tech Lovers! How-To APPL is focused on helping you learn, fix, and embrace your Apple products, such as, your iPhone, MacBook, iMac, iPad,…
15 – Kristen Berton, Smile Labs of New Bern
Oct 23, 2019 • 55 min
On Episode 15, Kristen of Smile Labs of New Bern stops by for a visit to discuss her newly opened teeth whitening business here in town.
14 – Christina Best of PR Modern
Oct 2, 2019 • 44 min
On the 14th episode, Christina Best stops by the Bear City Impact office. Christina is the owner of PR Modern, a newly formed modern PR agency in New Bern.
13 – Colleen Roberts of the City of New Bern
Sep 25, 2019 • 44 min
On the 13th epsiode of #TheBearCityShow, Colleen Roberts of City of New Bern, NC Government stops by. Colleen and I talk about the #LoveMyCity campaign that the City and I have teamed up to work on. Tune in LIVE Wednesday’s at 10AM EST.
12 - Nolan @ Bear Tech Solutions on the show
Sep 11, 2019 • 32 min
The Bear City Show is LIVE with Bear Tech Solutions. Tune in if you are a lover of technology, New Bern, or both!
10 - Elite Barber Studio on the Bear City Show
Aug 21, 2019 • 62 min
This week, we’re having Dino from Elite Barber Studio LLC as our guest to discuss his barber shop in New Bern. As always, thank you Captain Dave of Cruise The Neuse Boat Tours for helping out and joining in!
9 - ENC Home Works with Jessica Watson
Aug 14, 2019 • 32 min
I sat down with Jessica Watson to discuss her Home Inspection & Home service scheduling business.
8 - Discovery Map Crystal Coast with Rich Sheridan
Aug 7, 2019 • 22 min
Rich Sheridan of Discovery Map Crystal Coast joins us for our 8th episode of the #BearCityShow. We also perform a LIVE cover of Take Me Out To The Ballgame on the Ukulele! Visit to learn more about the map and how…
7 - Multi Channel Publishing with Wendy Card of New Bern Now
Jul 24, 2019 • 31 min
In this 7th episode of the Bear City Show, I’m sitting down with Wendy Card of – a multi-channel platform publisher. You can find New Bern Now media on their website, their bi-weekly podcast, their quarterly magazine, and on…
6 - How To Build A Personal Brand with Radio Joe Peters
Jul 16, 2019 • 30 min
In episode 6 of the Bear City Show, I sit down with Joe Peters of Curtis Media Group, one of the largest radio groups in Eastern North Carolina to discuss personal branding and how to build a personal brand. Joe talks about his personal brand called…
1 - How To Get Started with Content Marketing
Jul 15, 2019 • 20 min
In the first episode of the Bear City Show, I sat down with master content creator Charles Tendell who runs a podcast recording studio, hosts his own show New Bern Live, and is an Ethical Hacker. #ContentMarketing #VideoMarketing We break down the…
5 - How To Stand Out As A Photographer – Interview with Courtney Fries Photography
Jul 12, 2019 • 23 min
I sat down with Courtney Fries, a local New Bern, NC photographer that specializes in senior portraits and commercial photography. She’s been in the photography business for over 13 years now and has clearly positioned herself as the go to senior portrait…
4 - Liz Foskey on the Bear City Show
Jun 27, 2019 • 15 min
I sat down with Elizabeth Foskey of Shadez of Beauty in North Carolina. We discussed her passion for beauty and makeup and how she recovered after the hurricane, despite it destroying the shop she had opened just a few months prior.
3 - Cruise the Neuse on Bear City Show
Jun 12, 2019 • 17 min
Brad Poirier from Bear City Impact sat down with Captain Dave Backus of Cruise the Neuse Boat Tours in New Bern, NC to discuss his business. Cruise the Neuse is a pontoon boat tour business that gives its passengers a 90 minute tour of the Neuse and Trent…
2 - Carolina Creations on the Bear City Show
May 22, 2019 • 23 min
In episode 2 of the #BearCityBeat, I sat down with Virginia Spencer of Carolina Creations in Downtown New Bern, NC. We discussed the challenges small business owners face when choosing new technology to help manage their business – and if it causes more…