Today on B4b, John Lettieri, EIG President discussed a new study that shows how recovery from the Great Recession transformed the geography of US Economic Well-being. Then, Melody Tarleton stopped in to discuss her two Jimmy John's locations as Jimmy John's is this weeks Stump the Chumps restaurant sponsor. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Joel Coen of Commit Agency.
Today on B4B the final $50 Gift card to Pita Jungle was won as we rounded out the work week. Our first guest was Laura Adams, driversed.com. She talks about some recent findings when it comes to distracted drivers. Then Dom Faussette, expert business coach, talked about seasonal hirings and how to make that job permanent. Tara Jackson President of this year's AZ Town Hall on the criminal justice system and overcrowding of prisons and where AZ ranks on that topic. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight, was Linda Foss creator of Boogie Bulb.
On B4B this morning UPS spokesman Stefond Harris talked about UPS's Brown Friday which is their marathon hiring event in Phoenix. Then Mike Noble of OH Predictive on what Arizonans are thinking about this election time. Shanon Cook of Spotify with a very special anniversary as the streaming music giant celebrates 20 years. America's Money Answers Man, Jordan Goodman, talked with Mark and Ken about the state of the stock market. American Cancer Society Brian Bogart on Ream Men Wear Pink campaign. Then Travis Laird of Robert Half with a new study about workers and their commute to and from work.
Today on Business for Breakfast with Mark Asher and Ken Morgan Scott Tucker of Scott Tucker Solutions in Chicago talked about the current volatility in the stock market. Then Papatya Tankut of CVS on this year's flu season. Gordan Saunders of Genworth discussed the growing cost of long-term care in AZ. Pita Jungle is this weeks Stump the Chumps restaurant sponsor and co-founder Bassel Osmani came to the studios to discuss the restaurant, how he founded it and all the specials they have on their menu. He stuck around with Ken and Mark and played the contest. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Casey Ashdown owner of Zerorez.
Today on B4B, Ken and Mark talked with a number of guests with a great list of topics from Solar with Solar Sandy to Real Men Wear Pink campaign.
On this Monday morning, B4B guests included the President and CEO of the American Red Cross with an update on Hurricane Michael and what they need for blood donations. Also stopping by the studio today was Colleen Lomaz, Board of Visitor's Care Card co-chair. She talked about the 19th Annual October Care Card fundraiser. Creditcards.com's Ted Rossman with a topic of credit card rates is rising sharply. Health expert Dr. Yael Varnado with tips to stay healthy during the Cold season. Stump the Chumps restaurant sponsor this week is Pita Jungle and there was no winner in today's contest. Tax Expert and Author Tom Wheelright was also on with Mark and Ken discussing the alleged Trump Family Tax Fraud.
It's Finally Friday on B4BPHX and it's also World Arthritis Day says Leah Howard from the National Psoriasis Foundation. She was the first guest on the show followed by Kristen Sosulski on data visualization in today's data-driven world. Brian Livingston a journalist and author told us what to do with your money during today's stock market. Stump the Chumps last two $50.00 gift cards were given out for Nico Heirloom Kitchen in Gilbert. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Hugh Casiano of the Chandler Compadres with an upcoming event for kids.
Today's B4B was very busy with many guests and topics covered. Ken and Mark first talked with Dr. Justin Bazan, OD regarding World Sight Day. Next Dr. Victor Miranda discussed what causes surgical site infections, who's at risk and how to prevent it. Josh Fink of Nick's Menswear and Tera Calhoun of CDI both stopped by to talk about their event benefitting local Veterans. Robin Fancher of Einstein's Bagels also came in with goodies for all of us and highlighting the company. Solar Sandy also had a chance to talk Solar with Ken and Mark and finally, Mark Manzo of Ally Insurance. He explained how car owners can protect themselves from costly car repairs.
Today on B4B, Kip Peterson Vice President of Engagement at the U.S. Water Alliance, told us to imagine a day without water campaign. Then Sara Slane, Senior Vice President for the American Gaming Association all about the annual conference. LaToya Drake of Google on the latest new products announced this week from Google. Brad Kircher, Owner.CEO of Nico Heirloom Kitchen stopped by to play the contest with Mark and Ken. Kircher's restaurant is this week's Stump the Chump sponsoring restaurant. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Jamie Reardon CEO of Find Your Influence.
Today on B4b, Jeanenne Tornatore Travel Expert, discussed Fall Travel this year and the hot spots and the best way to save money. Then Banking expert Ken Tumin discussed the advantages of switching banks for better rates. Rachel L. Sheedy from Kiplinger about reversing a Roth and the October 15th deadline to do so. March of Our Lives spokeswoman, Dawn Motley, trying to make sure Arizonans get out to vote.
On this Columbus Day, Ken and Mark talked about Halloween and the costs involved to parents. Lynnette Khalfani-Cox AKA The Money Coach explained Americans spend $9 million on Halloween each year. Then BF, Bruce Nagy, author of The Clean Energy Age on his guide to beating climate change. During Stump the Chumps, Nico Heirloom Kitchen became the featured restaurant sponsor and one lucky winner managed to walk away with a $50 gift card. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Shandee Chernow owner of CertiStar, a Scottsdale based new technology platform. Finally, in the Biz Of Sports was Turf Paradise GM Vincent Frania discussing the new upcoming racing season.
WestWood One Correspondent Jim Roope in LA was today's first guest on B4B. Ken and Mark talked with Jim about the courtroom battles with the Trump Administration that have cost California taxpayers $9 Million dollars so far. Tony Uphoff of Thomas with Manufacturing Day today. Robert Bradley of the Institute for Energy Research talking about oil prices this Fall. A $100 Dollar gift card to Grimaldi's was given away during Stump the Chumps contest and then in the Biz Leaders Spotlight, Kevin Berk, AZ On the Rocks.
Today on B4B there was a total of 6 guests during the 2-hour show. First up was Oktawia Wojcik, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She discussed new local data that provides a deeper understanding of life expectancy gaps neighborhood by neighborhood. Author Weldon Long discussed the possible resurrection of Toys 'R Us. Tendayi Kapfidze from Lending Tree and where Phoenix ranks for the most homeowners without a mortgage. From Phoenix Children's Hospital, Steve Schnall all about upcoming events. Richard Milam from EnableSoft discussed artificial intelligence and the future of robotics. Finally, Moshe Klein talked about his new show on Money Radio called The Power Networking Hour. It begins airing this Sunday at noon on Money Radio.
Medicare Open enrollment was a topic of discussion on Business for Breakfast. Ken and Mark chatted with Meredith Ryan-Reid of MetLife regarding the upcoming open enrollment period. Then Lynn Moran of the Arizona Coaching and Consulting Center regarding the next NAWBO meeting. Mitch Zeller of FDA's Center for Tobacco Products and the epidemic that is JUUL e-cigarettes for minors. Grimaldi's Cory Lattuca joined us with all the specials going on at their numerous locations. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Larry White owner of Lo-Los Chicken and Waffle.
On today's episode of B4B, Ken and Mark talked first with Jessica Dvorett, VP of Merchandising at Gwynnie Bee. That's the unlimited clothing line subscription service. Then Kevin Hernandez, LIBRE Initiative warning consumers that US tariffs will affect them. Kevin Sellers of Avnet with a new product that enables the deaf to experience Live Music. Author James Mustich with his book out today called "1000 Books To Read Before You Die." Lisa Lund and Matt Oliver of the Lund Mortgage Team stopped by and wrapping up the show was Service1st owner Mike Cardoso.