On May Day, Bankrate's senior analyst, Mark Hamrick, with a new study that showed 62% of homeowners will never move from their existing home. Then from Carfax, Christopher Basso with a staggering figure of just how many vehicles are on the road that have been recalled for some reason or another. FiredPie! owner Fred Morgan was in studio talking about his 19 plus restaurants and is the restaurant featured this week on the Stump The Chumps contest. Cathy Prudhomme Firewise USA on protecting your home during fire season. in the Biz of Sports was GM of Turf Paradise, Vince Francia, and his preview to this Saturday's running of the Kentucky Derby.
Today Jim Pool from the Indexed Annuities Leadership Council talked about the study about America's workforce. Then Dr. Lisa Radesi discussed why so many people don't see their doctor when they make an appointment but rather a nurse or physician's assistant. Angelique Rewers with The Corporate Agent for National Small Business Week. Ken and Mark had their first $50 dollar certificate winner from this week's Stump the Chumps contest Fired Pie! Finally, in the Biz Leaders Spotlight, Dan Bashaw, owner of Wood and Main Wood Works.
Today on B4B was Heather Morin, Dunkin' Donuts on how that company is officially Paying It Forward Starting tomorrow and for the Month of May. Author Dale W. Cox talked about rules and regulations that cost US businesses and stifle the economy in his new book. Erin Currier, Pew's Family financial security and mobility project with a new report about rent burdens on American Families. Then in the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Timony Barone, CEO of Vantage Mobility International and finally Bob Roth of Cypress Homecare Solutions a BBB finalist for its Ethics Award.
Today on B4B was Small business expert Erin Archuleta. Then Katie Jone for the Maricopa County Home & Garden Show this weekend in Phoenix. Pamela Yellen is the founder of Bank On Yourself discussed how to pay ZERO taxes in retirement. Bob Brown from the AZ Foundation Solutions which is a finalist in the BBB 2018 Awards for Ethics. Finally Jay Tenenbaum VP at AZ Capital Development and all about his business.
OnB4B today was Alison Summerville with Ally Financial showing us how to make our children smart savers. Michelle Timmerman with Google with a new announcement of a brand new look and feel of Google. Then Brad Plothow, VP of Marketing at Womply with a ranking of first quarter small business revenue and how AZ fairs. Stump the Chump winner today, Cathy walked away with $100 dollars in gift cards to Bitters. In the Biz of Sports segment was Michael Frank for the Harry Moore Memorial Golf Tournament.
With Mark out today Ken and Doreen hosted the show that started with Remodeler and Designer Laurie March with some staggering statistics when it comes to the impact of uneaten food on the environment. Then Dr. Julia Haller, with Genetic testing that helps identify gene mutations that may be inherited and cause eye disease. Jack Vanderhei of the Employee Benefit Research Institute asking the big question of "HOWS YOUR NEST EGG?. From Homeowners Financial is Joe Capitano for his weekly visit and then Travis Ogden CEO of Isagenix International on being a finalist for the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics.
Today Bryan Newman of 101 Referral Network on the upcoming Health and Wealth Expo. Then Pam Smith with the Public Library Association regarding Money Smart Week. No winner yet for Stump the Chumps with featured restaurant Bitters. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Drs., Dean and Avesha Sherzai helping to fight Alzheimer's in AZ. In the Biz of Sports was Son of Arizona Charity spokesman Grant McKenzie Jr.
Doreen filled in again for Mark and the first guest for Ken was workplace expert Eric Termuende who tried out his impersonation of Mark. He was there addressing April as being Stress Awareness Month. Then Sebastian Porchini at FirstBank talked about a new way for AZ families to buy homes with as little as $1000.00 down. Then Jennifer Lutjen talked about the American Cancer Society's big fundraiser Picnic Under The Stars. James Tidwell filled in for Mark during the Stump the Chumps contest and between him and Ken managed to pull out the right answer and the winner had to answer the second question correctly. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight was TechThinq Spokeswoman Carine Dieude. Finally Rich Morgan of Touch Mechanical Services stopped by to discuss his business and that he's a finalist for the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics.
Today Mark has the day off and Ken and Doreen had 5 different interviews to choose from. First was Kiplinger staff writer, Kaitlin Pitsker about breaking up with Facebook and deleting your account. Then Rachel Bryant ASDA Community Service Rep., for Free Dental Day for Kids at Midwestern University this weekend. Deborah A.P. Hersman from the National Safety Council with their goal of zero fatalities on roadways in America by 2050. Dr. Bela Sood warned about mental illness in teens, tweens, and Children and how to "know the signs." Beth Rohlfs, Owner of VOX Landscaping and Construction visited the studio to discuss her business and her nomination for a BBB Torch Award for Ethics.
Today JK Kahl from The Thirsty Lion talked about all of their great menu items since they are also the Stump the Chumps restaurant of the week. Radhika Fox from the Value of Water campaign all about this week which is Water Week. Lisa Lund stopped by from Lund Mortgage and then Dr. Tania Miedico for National Health Care Decision Week. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Dan Salter, owner of Dignity Memorial and finally, Greg Hague joined the show talking about his decades in the business.
Today's show included Matt Schulz from creditcards.com regarding gas credit cards. Dr. Alonso Plough, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, about the 2018 Preparedness Index that measures each state's readiness to deal with an emergency. Kevin Brothern of DJO Global with a new product a smart knee brace. Mark Galvin of mymedicalshopper.com that helps people shop for medical coverage. Homeowners Financial Group's Joe Capitano talked about mortgages and Jennifer and Rob Lamb of An Estate In Time which is a company up for a Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics.
Today on B4B, Tina Brown for the Women Against MS luncheon this Tuesday at the AZ Biltmore. John Gray, Candidate for LLS Man of the Year award and all of his fundraising for this worthy cause. Consumer Reports, Dan Wroclawski offered 6 smart home upgrades to help sell a home. Next Ken and Mark played Stump the Chumps for a $50 dollar gift card to Thirsty Lion and there was no winner. That means $100 is on the line for Wednesday's game. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Dave Burns, owner Burns Pest Elimination on their 35 Anniversary Celebration. Wrapping up the show Fred Morgan came by to talk about a special going on for Tax Day Tuesday and $4.17 pizzas at all Fired Pies.
Ken and Mark had a total of five different guests today with half of them in the studio and also gave away the final $50 gift card to Tommy's Place during the Stump the Chumps contest. Institutional Investor LLC, Sam Knox talked about finance leaders survey that finds worldwide optimism about expansion and hiring. Founder of BusyKid app, Gregg Murset, how local schools and business partner on app to teach kids personal finance. Then E.A.R.N. David Hooser on giving to his non-profit during tax time. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight today was Hartley Rodie, owner of The Churchill and finally Audrey Monell of Forrest Anderson Plumbing & Air Conditioning which is a finalist in the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics.
The founder of BossBabes, Olenka Cullinan was the first guest on the morning show today. She talked about a special event to empower women in business. Kiesha McFadden is a finalist for Woman of the Year through the LLS and she came in to talk about all of her upcoming events to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, AZ. President of George Brazil Service, Mark Erpenbeck, on being a torch award finalist through the Better Business Bureau. Wrapping up the show with Mark and Ken was Joe Capitano, Homeowners Financial Group, talking markets, and loans today.
Ken and Mark hear from Toby O'Rourke of KOA regarding a new study on why people are camping more. Then Dr. Denis Thompson on his business. Jody Farley founder of The Singletons with a big upcoming event for charity. Another lucky winner during Stump the Chumps today so congrats to Nicole of Glendale for winning a $50 gift card to Tommy's Place. Andrew John of John's Refrigeration stopped by the studio talking all about his company which is a finalist for the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics.