Today's edition of B4B included Scott Paul from the Alliance for American Manufacturing talking about the 22,000 new jobs gained in the industry last month. Then Lee Covington for National Retirement Planning Week. Rob Wilson of Employco USA on why so many Americans are still opting out of health insurance. Paula Norris of Norris Air on what sets her company apart from all the rest and why Norris Air is a finalist in the BBB 2018 Torch Awards for Ethics. This week's featured restaurant is Tommy's Place and the first $50.00 gift certificate was given away. Congrats David of Phoenix.
Today on B4B, Silvio Rone from The Biltmore Studios came in for a visit to talk about his business. Then Valley Entrepreneur Harrison Rogers of Lexington Life Academy because it's Autism Awareness Month. Today's Biz Leaders Spotlight was Derrick Rogers Aqua Therapy Tubs and a special gift they'll be giving to one lucky veteran. Then CEO of Bold Leads, Christine Crane all about her business since she is a finalist for the 2018 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics.
Today's show was jam-packed with guests full of great information. Ken and Mark started with Air Force Tech. Sgt. Bradley Blair all about the Real Warriors Campaign. Julia Herz of the Brewers Association on National Beer Day. Then Economist Lucas Puente of Thumbtrack, with some survey results which can be found at www.thumbtack.com/survey. Jason Oxman of the Electronics Transactions Association regards the latest innovations of Payment Technology for 2018 and beyond. David Marshall CEO of Arizona Termite & Pest Squad for his nomination in the BBB Torch Awards and rounding out the show was Rege Mwansa of the Skrdla Group.
Ken and Mark had another $50.00 winner to OverEasy on their Stump the Chumps contest. Congrats to Marcia of Phoenix. Today's guest list included Dr. Jim Bell from ASU talking about Vacationing in Space. Jodi Olshevski, M.S. Gerontology from The Hartford on small home technologies that mature homeowners should consider. Then Sarah Holden of the Investment Company Institute with tips on reducing your 2017 Tax Bill. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Josh Simon of SimonCRE and his recent donation to Goodwill of AZ. Finally rounding out the show was Jewish Tuition Organization spokeswoman Linda Zell on how to donate your private school tuition tax credit.
Today on B4B Mark and Ken had 6 interviews on their plate and also on their plate was breakfast from OverEasy, this week's Stump the Chumps restaurant sponsor. First up was Jessie Kreke of Culver's regarding their Scoops of Thanks Day on May 3rd. Then Samantha Simon from the USDA regarding hungry pests and how to stop them from invading your home. AutoTrader Executive Director, Brian Moody, on the must test drive cars of 2018 and how to shop for a new car. Jaryn Oakley of OverEasy stopped by with a case of breakfast burritos, then Russell MacKaron of USAA because April is National Financial Literacy Month. Wrapping up the show with Ken and Mark was Joe Capitano, Homeowner's Financial Group discussing the current state of the markets.
As April begins, the first show of this month, Ken and Mark talked with Timolin Langin, an author with three ways to use tax season to your advantage. Then Rod Griffin for Experian. He unveiled a new online dispute center for consumers. Stump the Chumps restaurant this week is Over Easy. We had our first winner of a $50.00 gift card to this restaurant sponsor. Jim Probst from George Brazil Air Conditioning and Heating talked about the business and being a finalist in this year's BBB 2018 Torch Awards.