Episode Description:

Welcome to the Forge Ahead podcast, where we will be discussing how business leaders effectively strategize for success!

In the first episode of the Forge Ahead Podcast, our host – Frank Vitale – introduces himself and his company, Forge. Frank Vitale is a resident of West Virginia with over 25 years of experience in business and community leadership. Currently, Frank serves as President and CEO of Forge Business Solutions – a Certified Veteran Business Enterprise headquartered in Morgantown, WV.

Forge focuses on strategic planning and execution designed to help organizations and businesses find success, growth, and partnership. With particular expertise in education, healthcare, and government services, Forge uses its knowledge and experience to improve enterprises of all sizes and sectors.

Future episodes of the Forge Ahead Podcast will showcase guests from a variety of industries and their insightful accounts of organizational transformation, growth, and strategy.

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Show Notes:

0:27 – Frank Vitale introduces himself and discusses his involvement in the local community.

3:00 – Military Service | Experience at Valley Forge Military Academy & College

10:36– Education at West Virginia University | Connection to Morgantown and WVU.

14:16 – Frank reflects on his professional background in healthcare, banking, education, human resources, and management.

19:27 – About Forge: the firm’s history, purpose, and mission.

21:04 – Forge’s three pillars of strategy development: Healthcare, Education, and Government Services.

25:54 – What makes Forge unique? – Our people and our process.

38:28 – Frank talks about what listeners can expect from upcoming episodes of the Forge Ahead Podcast.

39:16 – Closing


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