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Saratoga, Warren, and Washington County have no shortage of fantastic goods and services to offer! In this podcast, our host Mike Nelson will clue you in on the amazing gems hidden in your very own community!

Episode 37

David Byrne (Renua Energy)

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson interviews David Byrne, an army veteran and the owner & president of Renua Energy! Electric vehicles are becoming more popular and affordable across the nation, and David uses Renua to try to help meet the coming energy demands and make our nation energy-independent! Listen to this episode to hear about his goals, his history, and more!

00:21 - Introduction: Service Around 9/11

03:37 - Renua: A History

08:05 - What Renua Offers

10:45 - How EV Charge Stations Work

12:45 - Industry Standards

13:53 - Five Years of Service

14:53 - Not Just Employees

16:46 - Ending Up Upstate: Calling South Glens Falls Home

19:50 - Your Buddy’s Boat

20:29 - Commercial Break: Visit Bogey’s Pub & Grill Today!

21:04 - Dave’s Biggest Challenge: Finding Help!

23:50 - Want vs. Need: Salesmanship Closes the Gap, But It’s Not Easy!

26:52 - Cold Calling: A Mike Nelson Tale

27:58 - Shoutout to Kate Haggerty, our Star Reporter!

28:51 - The Adirondack Chamber of Commerce: Hit Up Those Events!

30:21 - Sell Us a Salesperson: Hunting Down the Hunter

33:13 - Closing Deals is a Great Feeling!

35:43 - Shoutout to Whiteman Chevrolet!

36:41 - Can You Make Money on EV Chargers?.. Yes; Over Time

38:33 - A State-Level Deal

40:04 - Closing Remarks: How to Get in Touch

PRODUCTION NOTE: The opinions reflected in this podcast are not indicative of the views of Saratoga Business Report, LLC, Saratoga TODAY, Glens Falls TODAY, Spa City Digital, or Five Towers Media.


  • Host

    Mike Nelson

  • Guest

    David Byrne

  • Runtime

    42 min, 17 sec

  • Air Date

    July 31st, 2023