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The Colony Spotlight

Hello and welcome to The Colony Spotlight; the first and only weekly audio broadcast dedicated to promoting the people, places and happenings in the City by the Lake. You can find all the Colony Spotlight episodes on iTunes, or by simply going to Just a reminder that the views and opinions expressed in this episode are those of the host and guests solely and this broadcast is not associated with any official communications or under the direction of the City of The Colony, TX. So now, let’s get this boat sailing…. Thank you for listening to The Colony Spotlight. Be sure to check out The Colony Chamber of Commerce at or on Facebook for more information on the Showcase business of the week and many more great businesses and services in town. Thank you to the Chamber for being a partner and supporter of The Colony Spotlight.


The Colony High School Incubator Winners
The Colony High School have seen the hit entrepreneurial show Shark Tank before. Now they have their chance to be in The Tank themselves with their own business models to present to local investors. The Colony Chamber of Commerce supports business and builds community through collaboration, education, and advocacy. The Chamber works closely with the City of The Colony, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Economic Development Corporation, the Community Development Corporation, community organizations, and associations, we keep members connected and informed and offer a unique platform from which to build a successful foundation.  
37:13 5/20/23
The Official The Colony Chamber of Commerce Episode
The Colony Chamber of Commerce supports business and builds community through collaboration, education, and advocacy. The Chamber works closely with the City of The Colony, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Economic Development Corporation, the Community Development Corporation, community organizations, and associations, we keep members connected and informed and offer a unique platform from which to build a successful foundation.  
27:53 5/1/23
Keeping Up with The Colony Chamber of Commerce
Mayor Richard Boyer catches you up with the latest from The Colony Chamber of Commerce
36:23 3/28/23
2023 Preview with Kirk Mikulec
Mayor Richard Boyer and Kirk Mikulec discuss the past AND the future of The Colony. The Colony weathered the Covid Storm and is poised to continue to thrive.
67:01 1/4/23
Salute American Heroes
Mark your calendar for Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12, 2022, as we celebrate Veteran’s Day with this patriotic annual festival, American Heroes: A Salute to Veterans & First Responders at The Colony Five Star Complex, 4100 Blair Oaks in The Colony, Texas!
28:27 10/24/22
A New Business in The Colony -- Jugo -- Bryan Batson
Richard Boyer spotlights one of the newest businesses in Grandscape...Jugo billed as "the best healthy restaurant in The Colony". Jugo's Managing Partner Bryan Batson tells you all about the business and gives his favorite menu recommendations.    
20:39 9/26/22
Brant Shallenburger--Deputy City Manager
Brant Shallenburger -- The Deputy City Manager of The City of The Colony joins Mayor Richard Boyer to discuss the latest topics and events.
57:43 9/2/22
Special Olympian in The Spotlight
Richard and Friedo attended a very special event at Top Golf in The Colony celebrating the Special Olympian Athletes who just finished competing in Florida. Friedo is very passionate about Special Olympics and has coached Basketball and Golf.  One of "his" basketball players happened to be at the event.  So let's take a listen as Friedo is reunited with Gold Medal Winner Kevin Rupich.
21:47 8/8/22
Get Great Customer Service in The Colony
As always Richard Boyer highlights some good people doing great things in The Colony. In this episode Friedo and Richard talk about customer service
56:03 7/5/22
Establishing Your Own Podcast
Richard Boyer talks to Mark "Friedo" Friedman--The Founder of FriedoNation Productkons. Friedo and Richard have some great advice for you on how to maximize your marketing opportunities thru podcasts. Friedo also has a great deal for you...Give him a call at 214.250.1321 or book online at and mention that you heard this episode and he will give you 50% off the production costs of your podcast.
39:43 5/30/22
The Colony Spotlight -- New Business --- Economic Development Corporation
The Colony has grown significantly over the last few years.  In this episode Keri Samford and Diane Lemmons join Mayor Richard Boyer to talk about all of the new business in the community.  
53:32 5/5/22
NTX Soup-N-Bowl
This is a come & go event with a serious message about raising funds to battle hunger in The Colony and NTX.   We are bringing the custom painted ceramic bowls back this year!  We will have raffles, silent auctions, door prizes, and 50/50 raffles! Please join us for food, fun, family & fellowship to raise awareness and funds for NTX Community Food Pantry.    
46:59 3/15/22
Katie Besley-- A passionate Volunteer
Katie Besley is in The Colony Spotlight. Katie is a licensed professional counselor who has been very active serving The Colony community. In addition to serving as The Colony Chamber Board Chair, Katie also devotes her time  and energy to Metro Relief.
56:49 2/2/22
Grilling New Mayor Richard Boyer -- Jeff Connelly
Have you ever wondered what it's like running for City Council or even Mayor? Well in this episode newly elected Mayor Richard Boyer is put on the spot by former Council Member Jeff Connelly.  
78:02 12/20/21
American Heroes--A Salute to Veterans 2021 and Holiday in the Park
American Heroes, A Salute to Veterans 2021 and Holiday in the Park
42:51 10/11/21
Colony Chiropractic
today's guests are Dr. Kelly Smith and Dr Danielle Eastman of Colony Chiropractic. Dr. Smith is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa and has been practicing chiropractic since 1993. She is a member of the American Chiropractic Association and the Texas Chiropractic Association and regularly attends seminars on current chiropractic techniques. She has extensive training and experience in the classic chiropractic techniques to alleviate pain and help restore health. She also provides wellness and prevention programs. Dr. Eastman is a graduate of Parker University in Dallas, Texas. She was born and raised in New York, then moved to Texas to complete her undergraduate studies at Texas Woman’s University in Denton. She is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and enjoys attending seminars to expand her knowledge. During her free time, Dr. Eastman loves spending time outdoors with her husband, Matt, and their two dogs, Rae and Remi.
42:44 9/27/21
The Harvest Carnival--Adam Young
The Senior Pastor of 1st United Methodist Church--Adam Young joins Richard Boyer to give all the details on The Harvest Carnival that will be held on September 26. After 6-months of renovations from flooding due to the winter storm, the community is invited to rejoice. This family-friendly event will feature a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony with music from our choir, tours of the facility, and a chance to meet our members and learn about our church and it's ministries. There will be bounce houses, a dunk tank, cake walk, opportunity drawings, food & games. Tickets are $1 each, and are available to purchase food, play games, and enter the opportunity drawing.
26:51 9/13/21
Coming Soon to The Colony...
Richard Boyer is joined by Mark "Friedo" Friedman to review 2021 in The Colony so far - plus a look ahead at new businesses, spaces and events coming very soon! /
49:22 8/23/21
Community Outreach--Danny Dill and Joe Perez
Danny Dill the Community Outreach Officer and Joe Perez The Director Of Community Relations at City of The Colony join Richard to talk about special programs offered to citizens that may have gone unnoticed. Specifically The Volunteer Assistance Program and The Tool Lending programs.  
46:52 7/30/21
In this episode we talk to Tracee Elrod with CoServ. We cover the services they provide to The Colony as well as all of the items in the news lately about power services. The Colony Spotlight also is collaborating with CoServ's "As A Meter Of Fact" podcast where they interview me for one of their upcoming episodes. So check both of them out.
35:40 6/28/21
Ollio Patisserie - Chef Golda Sumpon
Chef Golda Sumpon is the creative force behind Ollio Foods and pays careful attention to detail to make sure that our customers get the highest quality at all times. From setting menus to selecting premium ingredients and then to the final presentation, Chef Sumpon is very passionate about delighting our customers.
21:27 6/14/21
Parks and Rec Special Events for Summer & Common Questions w/ Brant
In this episode, we chat about the exciting programs and events coming this summer from PARD and tackle some recent city questions.
54:40 5/11/21
LPGA VOA Classic 2021
In this episode Richard talks to Emily Podzelinski and Lexi Wood about the upcoming LPGA Tournament in The Colony June 28-July 4.  
40:15 3/29/21
Anderson Vela LLP
We kick off March by featuring our Title Sponsor, Anderson Vela LLP. Richard Anderson drops by to talk about how his firm is helping folks here in The Colony.
36:22 3/2/21
Honest-1 Auto Care
Owner Robin Mainer joins Richard to discuss the services that Honest-1 Auto Care provides their customers and what sets their customer focus apart.
36:53 2/8/21
City Manager Troy Powell
In this episode Richard speaks with Troy Powell about his 10 plus years serving as City Manager and the exciting things happening in The Colony.
44:37 1/25/21
Venture X - The Colony, Castle Hills
In this episode, we talk to the folks at Venture X at The Realm of Castle Hills form their new broadcast studio. We discuss how their coworking solution can be the perfect fit for many businesses.
33:00 12/14/20
Next Steps The Colony
Richard chats with Pamela de Santiago about all the things that Next Steps is doing for those in need right here at home this holiday season.
37:36 11/25/20
American Heroes 2020
I talk to Lindsey Stamsil and Brant Shallenberger from the City talking about this year's event and the other events happening this fall.
28:51 11/2/20
Comerica Bank
It's the third anniversary of The Colony Spotlight! We celebrate with a talk with the good people from Comerica Bank.
30:57 10/4/20