Today again Ken and Mark had a full day of exciting guests. First was NY Times Bestseller and ABC News Correspondent, Martha Raddatz. She was discussing her book that's turned in to a mini series on National Geographic called The Long Road Home. Rowlan Hillk of Blue Leaf Auctions talked about what should and should not be collected. Sean Connolly, author, of The Book of Massively Epic Engineering Disasters. Our Stump the Chumps restaurant this week is CM2 Pizzeria and Bake Shop and Nantos Sodano visited the studio then Steve Ziomek and Rob Schwister came on the show to talk Swing Times 1940/s Theme Party to benefit charity.
Topday on B4B, Ken and Mark, heard from Wellington (Duke) Reiter, senior advisor to the President of ASU. He said that CEOs from other cities will be exploring metro Phoenix for several reasons. From Stayy Home, Hayes Holzhauer, talked about this new way for retired and elderly individuals to stay at home. Tanner Cathcart from Sanderson Ford about their new 'Start Team' and what that means. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Wendy Forsythe, COO of Scottsdale-based HomeSmart International.
Today Ken and Mark broadcasted live from Marriott at Gainey Ranch for the annual Grand Prix of Scottsdale event taking place all weekend. The show started off with Tech Expert Andrea Smith all about "connected living." Then from the Grand Prix and local participants were Jack Gee and Dr. Fabio Almeida. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight today was Skyler Irvine of Renzler Media.
Today on B4B, the show started with Canal Partner's, David Paul, discussing local tech scene. Kim Owens with Year Up Arizona, about this special job training partnership to connect low income young adults with livable-wage jobs. From Kiplinger was Ryan Ermey talking about cheap shares. Then Jaqueline Moore of OpenDoor on home improvements that help when trying to sell a home. From Cloud LGS was both Charlotte Oliva and Baylie Depp joining in studio and then Psychotherapist Dr. Andrea Brandt talked about aging in the 21st Century.
Today Ken and Mark were slammed with guests starting with Dr. Joseph Coughlin and Diane Garnick of TIAA regarding what to count on when you can't count on Social Security. John Lewis, CEO of East Valley Parnership stopped by to discuss Waymo launching its first ever public education campaign on self driving cars right here in Phoenix. Constance Bradley, owner of Scottsdale Integrative Acupuncture also stopped by for the Biz Leaders Spotlight.
Then it was on to Bryan Sperber, President of Phoenix Raceway talking all about the improvements occurring at the racetrack and then in the Biz Of Sports was Ottawa AZ vice president Dennis Tyner, talking about their new state-Of-the-Art competitive athletic field coming soon in Surprise.
What a full day of interviews Mark and Ken had on today's B4B. First up was Tim DeMello of Gradifi who discussed a new survey about working professionals and their student loan debt. Then CEO of Axolotl Biologix, Bob Maguire, talked about his Phoenix Based company and a grant for research and development they just received. Matt Schulz from CreditCards.com, talked about how 71 million people still haven't checked with credit after the gian @equifax data breach.
A special treat for the upcoming annual event, Grand Prix of Scottsdale, was two guests discussing the topic. Both Mark Valentio of Hagerty Insurance and Jack Gee, producer of the Grand Prix were on B4B talking about the early November event. Hungry Howie's Jeff Dorsten, also stopped by with Pizza and finally Syracuse University professor, Duncan Brown, talked about the GOLDEN DISCOVERY!
On today's show author, Dr. Jesse Calloway, about this book All the Way to the Top and how the typical role of CEO has been changing. E. Martin Davidoff, Attorney and CPS, talked about today's extended IRS Tax deadline. AWHONN's CEO Lynn Erdman, on why women and men should have breast screenings. Then Deacon Hayes, owner of Well Kept Wallet, was in the Biz Leaders spotlight today.
On this Friday the 13th, Ken and Mark talked with the Curator at the AZ Museum of Natural History, AzMNH about its Weird Science day on this Friday the 13th event. Brad Casper of OH Predictive discuss Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak's newest thing WozU that was announced in the Valley Thursday night. A four pack of Taco Fest tickets were one by one lucky caller and in the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Steve Conrad, owner of The AZ Linday Hop Society.
Today Ken and Mark had 7 guests on the program. First was Ana Baca, Bueno Foods, talking about Hispanic Heritage Month. Kevin Cook author of Electric October talked about one historic Baseball World Series just in time for the 2017 upcoming series. George Oliphant, Host of NBCs George to the Rescue on DIY projects now that the weather is cooperating. John Zayac of IBG Business discussed the upcoming Grand Prix of Scottsdale. Next Chris Lloyd joined Ken talking annuities. David Tyda with this weekend's AZ Taco Festival and finally was Vince Francia, GM, Turf Paradise as the racing season kicks off this weekend.
On the show today was AWEE Program Director Mary Gruensfelder-Cox talking about a grant they were awarded for Entrepreneurial training. Then author Alane Adams came on to discuss National Teen Read Week and her new book The Raven God designed for teenagers. Dr. Laura Glenn from Rejuvena Health & Aesthetics about natural ways to deal with Flu Season. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight today was Mike Brown from Washington Federal Bank which is celebrating its' 100th birthday. During Stump the Chumps a new listener to Business for Breakfast won a four pack of tickets to this weeks annual Taco Festival at Salt River Fields.
Today on B4B, high cholesterol was a topic of discussion. 100 million US adults have high cholesterol which is the leading cause of death in America. Dr.Eliot Brinton from the Utah Foundation for Biomedical Research and Heart attack survivor Eliz Greene spoke about the topic.
On today's show was an encore interview with NASA Astronaut Terry Virts who recently released a book VIEW FROM ABOVE: An Astronaut Photographs the World and once again Mark and Ken ran out of time with this fascinating guest. Emmy award-winning tech expert Katie Linendoll talks about the latest in video game trends and in the Biz Leaders Spotlight was John Vasquez Owner of JV Impacts and UMust Believe.
This week's Stump the Chump price is a pair of tickets to the 8th Annual AZ Taco Festival at Salt River Fields.
Today on B4B, Author Scott Galloway, was on the show discussing his book. The Professor's book is called The Four: Amazon, Apple, Facebook & Google. Also in the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Phillip Payne, Owner of Desert Mountain Fine Art Gallery and a special artists' upcoming show.
Today on B4B, Ken and Mark, had a total of six guests plus still managed to giveaway a pair of tickets to see Chris Tucker at Celebrity Theatre on Friday the 13th. Among the guests was NASA Astronaut Terry Virts talking about a book he just published and wrote called View From Above, and because we ran out of time to chat with Terry we are bringing him back for an encore interview live on Monday morning's show so stay tuned...
Today Ken and Mark talked with Jill Gonzalez from @wallethub regarding 2017's Most & Least Financially Savvy states. Also in the Biz Leaders Spotlight was a husband and wife team, April and Brandon Richter, owners of Richter Aleworks.