Happy Halloween. On today's show Ken and Mark talked with Jeff Blyskal from Consumerreports.org regarding gift and pre-paid cards versus cash for gifts. Also in the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Eric Pettingill, owner of Gemsetter & Company.
Today Peter Cohan @forbes talked about the 4 reasons @AT&T should not buy @www.timewarnercable.com. Then Travel expert, Pete Trabucco, @petetrabucco talked about the issue of when airplanes crash. Jeff Dorsten from @hungryhowies stopped by and in the Biz. Leaders Spotlight today was Patty Hartley from @modecommerical.com. Financial adviser, Eric Palmer, with @outlookadvisors talked about the student loan issue. We also gave away a gift card to @konagrill and a family 6 pack to the @azstatefair which ends on Sunday.
Doug Quenqua from @CampaignLiveUS talked with Ken and Mark this morning about the state of the AD industry. Bill Hardekopf from @lowcards.com discuss how banks are giving away credit cards at an alarming rate. Also Dax Cooke @farmfolio was on the show as well as Chris Lloyd, @luciacap.com. Steve Owings, co-founder, of Road Safe America talked about making highways safer from deadly big rig crashes.
Today Mark and Ken were joined by Bob Thelen from @konagrill.com our featured restaurant of the week and also in the Biz Leaders Spotlight, Robert Joffe, from @thejoffegroup.com stopped by. From Ball State University, Ramon Avila, discussed retailers being closed on Thanksgiving Day and Bill McDorman from @rockymtseeds talked about a special seed event this weekend in the valley.
On today's B4B, Ken and Mark, talked with Daphna Motro, from the UofA Eller College of Management regarding the topic "Boys, Don't Cry" and why crying during performance interviews could have a negative impact on your career, if you're a man. Also CEO of @nimasensor.com, Shireen Yates on their new Gluten tester product. And in the SWS Spotlight was George James talking about Disability.
On today's show John Horvat II who is a scholar and international speaker, discuss why Universities are coddling students instead of teaching them. Then Robert Wager from the Biology Dept., at Vancouver Island University talked about what we all should know about GMOs. In the Biz. Leaders Spotlight was Check Justin Beckett, from Beckett's Table and Southern Rail and from Creditcards.com was Matt Schulz who discussed just how much more department stores charge in interest rates.
We also had our first winner of the week on Stump the Chumps featuring restaurant @konagrill.
Again today, Ken and Mark, had a number of giveaways including AZ State Fair tickets when Athena Sanchez @azstatefair stopped by. Also Peter Cohan @Forbes discussed whether Wal-mart's worker investment would lead to 4% growth. @Sprouts representative Lyndsey Waugh stopped in to talk about their community foundation awarding health and wellness grants. In the Biz. Leaders Spotlight wasa Rusty Averyt from Paragon Turf Technologies and Ken Johnson with the Lucas Oil Off-Road series stopped by to talk about the finals this weekend in Chandler.
Today's show was completely jam-packed with guests. Starting it off was Kim Weiss from @inkspirationnow and @HCI_Books talking about coloring books for adults. Ryan Englin, CEO of inspirebusinessconcepts.com talked about effective advertising for websites. Then Mark Hamrick from bankrate.com on a new study on Americans and their spending habits. Chris Lloyd from Lucia Capital Group did his weekly segment and then CEO of AZ Energy Efficient Home, Jonathan Waterworth talked about a partnership with Phoenix Childrens Hospital on how to make you house healthier during Healthy Lung Month.
Finally in the Biz of Sports was Head Coach of the AZ Rattlers, Kevin Guy.
Mark and Ken had a full day on the show with guests and giveaways. First Kyrsta Yang with @Nintendo on new games this holiday season. Then from @CVSHealth, Papatya Tsankut on getting your Flu shot. Also Tricia Morrow with @GM on National Teen Driver Safety Week. In our Business leaders segment were owners of @TheBodify and in the Biz of Sports was @NAUBasketball head Coach, Jack Murphy talking about the new season.
Mark and Ken also gave away $100.00 gift certificates to Miracle Mile Deli and a four pack of tickets to this weekends Phoenix Fan Fest at the Phoenix Convention Center.
Today Ken and Mark talked with Bassel Osmoni, co-founder/owner of @pitajungle and Nidhi Verma, with @TransUnion regarding a new study on 1st time homebuyers.
Mark Asher was back today on the B4B show along with Nick Huzar from https://offerupnow.com regarding reducing clutter.
Today Ken and Doreen talked with Ken Tumin of depositaccounts.com and Craig Shearman from the National Retail Federation. Also John Jamieson regarding new fees that are taking a bite out of your nest egg.
Today Doreen filled in for Mark and Ken and Doreen talked with Bill Hardekopf from lowcards.com about credit card giants being sued over the chip readers. Then USPS Deputy Postmaster General, Ron Strohman, talked about getting those early voting ballots mailed back in and Dax Cook from Farmfolio joined the show in the 7:00 hour. Also today is World Sight Day and Dr. Neukirch talked about saving your eye sight and screen smart tips.
Ken and Mark talked with Garry Ong, owner of Mu Shu Asian Grill, the featured restaurant for this week's Stump the Chumps Contest. Also Dr. Richard Marks, Senior Research Engineer for Sony about the Playstation VR launch.
Today Mark Asher was back on the show and he and Ken were joined by K.C. Kanaan of Envoy America talking about their partner with Lyft to give seniors more mobility. Then Doris Savron, Executive Dean of the University of Phoenix College of Health Professions, talked about the role nurses are now playing in the healthcare field. Fire Chief, John Sinclair, discussed changing your clocks for daylight savings but also changing your batteries in your fire and smoke detectors. In the SWS Spotlight was Ben Miles who discussed the New Portfolio Theory.