BTX BizCast

Burleson Economic Development Corporation

This bi-monthly podcast hosted by the Burleson Economic Development team will include conversations with leaders, feature local success stories and bring you periodic news and updates.

All Episodes

Your favorite Economic Development team all sat down together to revel in 2021. We share our wins, laughs and our excitement about what is on the horizon for 2022. Have a happy thanksgiving!

Nov 24

41 min 14 sec

Joni Van Noy, Old Town Administrator, visits with Jennifer Huffman, owner of the recent Dallas Morning News' Best in DFW Award winning Elizabeth Scott Bridal. Elizabeth Scott Bridal is your one-stop-shop for all your bridal needs right here in Old Town Burleson.

Nov 19

36 sec

Rex Benson, owner of Ol' South Pancake House in Burleson and Fort Worth, sits down with Alex Philips in this episode of the BTX BizCast. Rex tells us about experience in the ever-changing restaurant business and how they continue to evolve and find success.

Oct 28

20 min 51 sec

Tim Davis, owner of Alpha & Omega Pest Control in Burleson, joins the BizCast today to discuss the importance of Community over Competition.

Oct 14

13 min 21 sec

Ellie Harty, owner of Accents of Burleson, joins Joni for this episode of the BTXBizCast. Ellis is no stranger to doing business in Burleson, and we share her stance on the importance of Community over Competition!

Sep 30

13 min 4 sec

Local historian, and our friend, John Duke Smith joins the BizCast to tell some interesting stories about Burleson's history and discusses the Burleson Heritage Foundation.

Sep 16

17 min 55 sec

A mom, globetrotter, and member of the Lost Oak Winery family, Roxanne Myers is known for wearing a lot of hats. From Tasting Room to President, she can be credited with growing Lost Oak Winery 600% in the last 13 years, developing a robust event business and helping Lost Oak to expand in to the Hill Country! She joins the BTX BizCast to discuss the Burleson market and Lost Oak Winery.

Sep 2

18 min 50 sec

Drew Myers is a story seeker and author of the new book, "The Tacos and Chocolate Diet".

Aug 19

18 min 23 sec

BizCast chats with local business owner, Dave Garrett, owner of Spokes Bicycles in Old Town. We discuss all things small business- from starting a small business in a tiny location years ago to how his business model has changed as a result of COVID-19.

Aug 5

18 min 57 sec

BizCast chats with long time local resident Mary Slaney. Mary loves all things Burleson. She is a huge supporter of locally owned and operating small businesses and spreads the love of her city as often as she can!

Jul 15

21 min 51 sec

Jonathan Cook, leader of the Keller Williams "Jonathan Cook Team", sits down with Drew Pennywell in Episode 18 of the BTX BizCast to discuss current real estate trends, leadership and the community. Learn more about Jonathan and his team at

Jul 2

32 min 34 sec

Justin Bond, COO of RA Development, based in Burleson, Texas joins the BTX BizCast to discuss leadership, and the importance of mentorship while growing in work life.

Jun 17

27 min 50 sec

In episode 16, Kyle Gellar joins Alex Philips for the BTX BizCast.  Kyle discusses the importance of leadership as he coaches his student athletes.  

May 27

27 min 19 sec

In this episode of the BTX BizCast, Melvin Roberson, owner of Dough Boy Donuts, sits down with Alex Philips to discuss how he got his start in the baking business and his excitement about their grand opening at The Standard at Chisenhall later this month on May 28.

May 13

18 min 2 sec

Sara Dicke, owner and operator of Serendipity Escape Salon and Spa in Burleson, Texas, joins Joni Van Noy on the BTX BizCast.

May 6

17 min 33 sec

Why did the Economic Developer cross the road? Andrew Tarvin join the BTX BizCast to talk about how humor and laughter in the workplace can increase productivity. ...Be sure to listen for a special BTX BixCast giveaway... For more information about Andrew check out his website:

Apr 22

21 min 54 sec

In episode 12, Joni Van Noy, Old Town Administrator, sits down with Ruthie Murry, owner of Murry Bakery in Old Town Burleson to discuss her road to starting her own business and the early success she has had blazing her own trail with a host of unique sweets and daily specials.

Apr 8

18 min 30 sec

We visit with "Super" Dave Quinn of Day One Experts to discuss current trends and the future of Economic Development and the exciting new Texas Economic Development Connection movement.

Mar 25

34 min 41 sec

Alex Philips sits down with Kurt Jaeger, owner and operator of City Market, hometown grocery store in Burleson, Texas. Kurt discusses staying relevant and an ever-changing industry and his role as a community leader.

Mar 11

19 min 27 sec

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Feb 26

28 min 44 sec

Alex Philips sits down with Andy Pickens, President of the Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce to talk about the state of the Chamber, future plans and how getting involved could benefit your business.

Feb 4

19 min 1 sec

For episode 7, Joni Van Noy chats with Camille Bransom, owner of The HUB Shared Workspace in Old Town. They discuss carrying on the legacy of her father, local grocer and owner of Bransom's, Richard Bransom, and his imprint on the community.

Jan 21

20 min 13 sec

A conversation with Our Place Restaurant owner, Otto Arslanovski. Alex and Otto discuss Otto's success and involvement in the community and the impact of COVID-19 to the restaurant industry.

Jan 7

14 min 31 sec

Jon Kitna is the head football coach at Burleson High School. He is also a former American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Seattle Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys.

Dec 2020

22 min 21 sec

For episode 4 John Long, Founder and CEO of Java John's Roasting joins us. We discuss startup, entrepreneurship and how to make a fantastic cup of coffee.

Dec 2020

21 min 2 sec

Jennifer Woods, Executive Director of the Harvest House in Burleson, Texas, discusses the importance of non-profit organizations in the community.

Dec 2020

25 min 41 sec

Alex Philips has a conversation with Chris Strayer, Executive Vice President of Economic Development or the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.

Nov 2020

20 min 8 sec

Welcome to BTX BizCast! In our first episode of our bi-monthly lineup we introduce you to the Burleson EDC team and share our inpiration and aspirations for this podcast.

Nov 2020

13 min 8 sec