Have a listen at what it’s like living in town from the perspective of those who work and live here in the new podcast, Life in Elmira.
The show’s hosts, local chiropractors and owners of Elmira Family Chiropractic, Dr. Sarah Green and Dr. Thom Green, have had the idea to start something like this for a while now. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they like many others have had to shutter the doors of their business and have spent a lot of time at home. It was this that spurred them to start the project they’ve been tossing around for some time and to officially launch the podcast.
“Our business is closed right now with everything that’s going on … there are so many small businesses in Elmira that people just don’t even know about,” said Sarah. “We were trying to figure out a way that we could support all of these companies and we figured that this would be kind of a cool way to do that.”
The first episode launched in early April and highlights how Sarah and Thom met, while also giving listeners a chance to learn about what they can expect from each new instalment in the series.
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To date, there are six episodes, with each focusing on a new business. From holistic nutrition to whole body wellness, the first six episodes dive into the people behind each business, what they have to offer and what they’re doing to continue the betterment of the town during COVID-19.
“A lot of people have an incredible story to share,” said Thom. “Behind every business is a person. Really getting to know the people in this community and their life … I think that speaks volumes about their business.”
One of the most important things they hope people will take away from the show is the connections made and hope people will start using local businesses rather than travelling to bigger cities for the same services offered right in town.
Instead of people taking their business to Waterloo, they hope people will start to support local because they’ll realize that there’s someone here, said Sarah.
New episodes are uploaded as they’re made and Sarah says they aim to have two new episodes each week highlighting a new business from the area.
Thom says because of the coronavirus and its impact on the community, this was the perfect way for them to give back because they’re usually working with their hands but now they’re sitting on them.
Those interested in listening to the podcast can find episodes on iTunes, Stitcher, or through their website.