WGTE Introduces a New Locally Produced Business Show

TOLEDO, Ohio – WGTE Public Media will premiere Business 360º with Kristi Hoffman on WGTE HD May 18 at 8:30 p.m. This new 30-minute, magazine-style program will take a look at regional business trends, technology and regional leadership emphasizing northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. 
 
Each episode will focus on a local leader of influence, a captivating business story, new technology in the business field and a favorite new product or story of interest from Hoffman. The premier episode will feature Dean Gary Insch from the University of Toledo and a special guest interviewer, Keri Suhy, a local entrepreneur and owner of Vivian Kate. Hoffman also visited the Ebeid Institute to see the innovations that are helping downtown Toledo residents to eat healthy, train for new jobs and achieve financial goals. Hoffman talks to Steve Horst, the local developer of a new app, ParentWise.
 
“Leadership comes in all shapes and sizes. I want this program to show our audiences how to be successful in business and beyond by finding examples and leaders throughout our own region who are living successfully every day,” said Hoffman.
 
The premiere episode will be aired for an encore presentation Sunday, June 4 at 11 a.m. Future episodes will air the third Thursday of the month at 8:30 p.m. Funding for Business 360º was provided by KeyBank, ProMedica, the Toledo Community Foundation, Total Package Global and The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation.
 
WGTE Public Media, licensed and operated by The Public Broadcasting Foundation of Northwest Ohio, is a non-profit, noncommercial, educational TV and radio broadcaster and a center of learning for northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.  WGTE is proud to be a PBS and NPR member station.  It was founded as a low-power educational television broadcaster in 1953.  Education remains at the heart of what we do every day. From our entertaining, informative and educational programs that air on WGTE TV, FM 91, and www.Knowledgestream.org to our professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers and preschool day care providers and community engagement activities, WGTE makes northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan a better place to live.
Kristi K. Hoffman, MS, is an award-winning television host and producer, businesswoman, best-selling author and CEO of Total Package Global, a leading professional and personal development corporation.