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.
On this Good Friday, markets are closed but Business for Breakfast was still live with several special guests. Co-founder of a tech diet app, Mark Springer, discussed how the new app works. Carl and Klein Real Estate Team Renae Klein and Carl Pavilonis discussed their team. Just in time for Easter, CEO of Eggland's Best, Charles Lanktree, discussed the differences between eggs and egg history. It was the final contest for Refuge Cafe in Stump the Chumps and $100.00 dollars was given out. Finally, in the Business Leaders Spotlight was Mark Candaleria, owner of Canderlaria Design.
Ken and Mark today had six guests for a full day of interviews crammed into two hours. Starting it out was Dr. Travis Stork, former Bachelor, and host of The Doctors along with Dr. Lana Frantzen, a nutrition expert. They discussed the importance of dairy in our diet. Then Tech Expert, Nancy A. Shenker on baby boomers needing to learn to be tech-savvy. Scott Fink from Hyundai and the Hope On Wheels program on its 20th Anniversary of giving to children's charities that deal with cancer. CEO of FilterSnap, Shane Kenny, talked about his unique delivery service. Joe Capitano, Homeowners Financial stopped in to discuss market activity and then Economist Brian Riedl rounded out the show talking about how Congress failed because it didn't read the entire spending bill they passed.
Today on B4B, Mark and Ken talked with Todd Pawlik from Cadillac live at the NY International Auto Show with all the latest offerings. Then from the USDA, Luis Delgadillo, on how to make sure those eggs for Easter baskets don't go bad and how to make sure your Passover and Easter meals are safe from food poisoning. No winner today in Stump the Chumps so on Friday it's worth $100 dollars to Refuge Cafe. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Mike Albee of the Albee Law Firm.
Today on the morning show, Ken and Mark, heard from Mortgage expert Mike Tizzano regarding how much a person can actually afford when buying a home. Then from lowcards.com, Bill Hardekopf, discussing the Feds rate hike and how it affects credit cards. Joining them in the studio today was John Strawn, GM of Refuge Cafe talking about their two Valley locations. Solar Sandy stopped by and then David Hoosier from E.A.R.N. or Educational Assistance Resources Network and what they're all about.
Today Bob Costantini from Westwood One from our nation's Capitol discussing issues of the day. Next was Scott Paul, Alliance for American Manufacturing regarding the recent tariffs that are creating jobs. Courtney Nelson from Goodwill AZ about an upcoming hiring fest statewide. We had our first winner on Stump the Chumps contest for a $50 dollar gift card to Refuge Cafe. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Ken Johnson, ambassador for MuscleKingz talking about this weekend's car show and concert to benefit charity.
Mark was off today so Doreen stepped in with Ken Morgan for the morning show. On the show today was Al Angrisani a company turnaround expert talking about the latest in a long line of retail bankruptcies and predictions for big box stores. Then Author and Adventurer, Joe Wilkins, about his new book called, "Gates of the Arctic National Park; Twelve Years of Wilderness Exploration." Author Hilarie T. Hamm talked about her new book called, "Billions Lost." It deals with the tech industry and the loss of jobs in that field. During Stump the Chumps, Ken got his answer wrong so the first contestant automatically won $100 in gift cards to Taco Guild. In the Biz Leaders spotlight was Isaac Kahn with an upcoming charity event and finally from the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, John Ragan, on the latest program launch called InvisionAZ.
Today on B4B, CSF Chair Rich Polimeni talked about the College Savings Fund visiting Phoenix. Then Greg McBride of Bankrate.com talked about the results of this week's Fed Meeting. Solar Sandy stopped by to talk about going solar before electric rates increase. Joe Capitano, Homeowners Financial, discussed a new kind of loan Fannie Mae has announced and finally Ellie Hollander, President of Meals on Wheels America regarding the senior population's lack of proper meals and nutrition.
Today on Business for Breakfast, Career and Life Coach, Jennifer Longmore discussed a survey showing 78% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. Catherine Collinson from Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies talked about their new survey that highlights the challenges women face in achieving a secure retirement. Lou Leonard rounded out the first hour discussing Earth Hour this Saturday night. It's when the world turns off electricity at 8:30 pm PT. No winner in today's contest so $100 to Taco Guild is on the line for Friday's contest. And finally, in the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Shane Alexander owner of Alexander Building.
On B4B this morning, Ellen Joyce, Sr. Marketing Director for Cox Business about a contest for local valley small businesses. West Wood One News Correspondent, Steve Kastenbaum, talking about Wall Street and Time Warner/AT&T lawsuit. Mike Brosig, Corporate Management Expert, is this really the end for Toys R Us? Dan Santos, Area Manager for Taco Guild stopped by to discuss new menu and drink items. Taryn Schultz with AZ MS on the upcoming bike event this weekend.
On this Monday morning, Thomas from Gilbert managed to snag a $50.00 gift card to Taco Guild during today's Stump the Chumps contest. Humanitarian Christine Connolly Bell of World Vision, talked about the world's water crisis. Then Dan Thomas of XYZBuys discussed the US Energy grid and if its' vulnerable to attacks. Adrienne Rose Bitar, the author of "Diet And The Disease Of Civilization" discussed her new book and in the Biz Leaders Spotlight, today was Jeff Hoodzow owner of Best Deals in Town.
Today Jennifer Fitzpatrick, a generations expert, talked about her book, "Cruising Through Caregiving." Then from Consumer Reports, cybersecurity expert Bree Fowler on how to avoid March Madness phishing scams. Tom Godfrey talked about the upcoming Bike event for the MS Society and then Solar Sandy rounded out the show talking about saving money by going Solar.