IAM1951 – Founders Find Opportunities for Veterans

Podcast Interview with Jordan Foley and Charlie Mcgovern

Why it was selected for “CBNation Architects”:

In this episode, the guests are Jordan and Charlie, founders of “Chow,” a nonprofit organization that supports military veterans in the culinary industry.

Key Points:

Jordan's Journey: Jordan is active duty in the Navy, and after serving on submarines, he's now training to become a Navy attorney in the JAG Corps. He noticed many of his friends struggled after leaving the Navy and decided to create opportunities for veterans in the culinary industry.

Charlie's Role: Charlie is a high school friend of Jordan, a photographer and videographer, and is the COO and Co-founder of Chow. He's from Pittsburgh.

Chow Nonprofit: Founded in January 2020, Chow helps military veterans own and operate food trucks as a way of supporting their transition into civilian life.

CEO Hack: Leveraging the power of a paper planner for better organization and productivity.

CEO Nugget: Always remember that as CEO of a nonprofit, you're a steward of the donor's money. Use it wisely to make an impact.

CEO Defined: The guests define being a CEO as (i) an outlet for making an impact with one's skillset and (ii) an opportunity to help others.

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Jordan Foley Teaser 00:00

Yeah, it could be a nugget. We use it as a hack more because every day we meet, we're like, let's remind ourselves, let's go over it. We were on the front page of the Annapolis newspaper where the title underneath our picture was saving the world one idea at a time.

We post that everywhere.

Intro 00:15

Are you ready to hear business stories and learn effective ways to build relationships, generate sales, and level up your business from awesome CEOs entrepreneurs and founders without listening to a long, long, long interview?

If so, you've come to the right place. Gresh values your time and is ready to share with you the valuable info you are in search of.

This is the I AM CEO podcast.

Gresham Harkless 00:42

Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast and I appreciate you listening to this episode. If you've been listening this year, you know that we hit 1600 episodes at the beginning of this year. We're doing something a little bit different where we were purposing our favorite episodes around certain categories, topics, or as I like to call them, the business pillars that we think are going to be extremely impactful for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners, and what I like to call CB nation architects who are looking to level up their organizations.

This month, we are focusing on finishing it out, fighting the good fight and closing out the job. I think just as important as it is to start something, it's even more important in how you conclude it or finish it out. So if you think of the different things that you can finish out, it could be everything from a project, it could be from a day, it could also be from a business in and of itself, and it could also of course be for the year. So when you think of finishing out, I want you to really think of these episodes because what we are gonna really focus on is the last question that we really ask, which is defining what it means to be a CEO.

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All the creative, innovative, and I think truly insightful questions that we receive from this question is really what we want to highlight during the show. But of course, we want you to enjoy the entire episode and think about how you're gonna finish things out, and how you're gonna finish things out strongly. So sit back and enjoy this special episode of the I AM CEO podcast.

Hello. Hello. Hello. This is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast, and I have two very special guests on the show today. I have Jordan Foley and Charlie McGovern of Chow. Jordan and Charlie, it's great to have you on the show.

Jordan Foley 02:14

Thank you. Awesome to be on the show.

Yeah, it's great to be here. Appreciate it Gresham.

Gresham Harkless :02:18

No problem. The pleasure is definitely all ours, you're doing so many phenomenal things .I want to read a little bit more about Jordan and Charlie so you can hear about all the awesome things that that they're both doing.

Jordan is an active duty in the Navy and served on submarines for the first 6 years of his career. He is now training to be a Navy attorney in the Jag Corps and finishing his final year in law school. After watching many of his friends struggle when they chose to leave the Navy, Jordan became disenchanted with the process of finding opportunities for veterans to succeed.

Combining his passion and love for cooking, he decided to start a nonprofit that helped veterans become successful in the culinary industry. In January, 2020, he and Charlie founded a nonprofit called Chow. Chow gives military veterans the opportunity to own and operate food trucks.

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Charlie is a high school friend of Jordan and a photographer and videographer. He is also the COO and co-founder and is from the great land of Pittsburgh.

Charlie and Jordan are you ready to speak to the I AM CEO community?

Charlie Mcgovern 03:10

Yeah , let's do it. Let's go.

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