Mendocino Works!

A public affairs program about entrepreneurship produced by KZYX and West Company in collaboration with Mendocino Community College Broadcast on alternate Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Mendocino Works is an hour long public affairs radio program, produced by KZYX and West Company in collaboration with Mendocino Community College, that brings together voices of the entrepreneur, the business leader, the investor, the community activist, and the government administrator. Through a hosted question-and-answer discussion format, Mendocino Works will discuss trends, strategies and personal stories in the development of sustainable enterprises that contribute to the economic livelihood of Mendocino County. 

Mendocino Works aims to inform listeners about the economic development opportunities and challenges facing Mendocino County and its 90,000 residents. The program hopes to to inspire rural and urban entrepreneurship and community engagement, and demonstrate how local innovations can provide empowering links to regional, state, national and global economies, touching all socioeconomic and ethnic communities. 

Episodes will be topical in nature, featuring interviews with guests who are rich with experience and insight into topics such as: Surprising Ways the Digital Economy can Transform Rural Business, Retirees Energizing Mendocino’s Economic Revival, Community Finance and Crowd funding, Technology Innovations in Rural Communities, How the Entrepreneurial Mindset can Empower Ordinary People to Accomplish Extraordinary Things, Cannabis in Transformation.

Mendocino Works: Mendocino’s Embrace of Benefit Corporations

17 May 2017 * 7-8 p.m., KZYX

Mendocino Works, our new program about the nurture of healthy, homegrown startups, explores an innovative Angel Challenge competition in Norway where investors and entrepreneurs size each other up over multiple meetings before funds are awarded. Jeff Parker met the program’s founder in Oslo, then interviews two seasoned advocates who are adapting the model for rural US communities like Mendocino. 

Below is the basic description of the May 3rd show and a link to hear it and download it to share with others. Thanks!