On the first day of October, Ken and Mark talked first with Genieve Park of Google and all the new updates on Google Maps. Then Tracy Vidakovich of Barnes & Noble with a new campaign that gives back to teachers. From Food Tank, Danielle Nierenberg talking about a Food conference taking place this week in NYC. Stump the Chumps restaurant sponsor is Grimaldi's and we've already had one lucky winner.
TGIF on B4B today, Ken and Doreen talked first with Dr. Daniel Klauer, DDS about what affects our sleep. Then Hanibal Luis Negron of Better Than Coffee and their energy bars and products because it's International Coffee Day on Saturday. The last of the $50.00 gift cards to Macayo's was given away to one lucky winner and rounding out the show was Staff Economist at Kiplinger's Personal Finance, David Payne. Payne covered what the Federal Reserve's interest rate hike means to the general consumer. Mark is back on the show on Monday!
Today Mark Asher was out and Doreen filled in with Ken Morgan on B4B. CEO of CrowdSpring was the first guest discussing rebranding options like WeightWatchers and Papa John's are instituting. Then from AARP, Jean Setzfand, explaining how AARP and the Association of Young Americans teamed up for a very interesting study. Google's Molly Vandenberg stopped by to talk about Google turning 20 years old today. Kenny Klaus of The Klaus Team gave us an update on the real estate market in the Valley of the Sun. Rounding out the show was Currency Historian Andrew Gause asking..." what's in your wallet?"
Ken and Mark on B4B today started the day talking credit scores with expert Sanford Kahn. Then Lauren Myrick, Square Payroll, how to successfully run your business or side hustle. Myrick listed apps and tools to help with that. Dr. John Kontor of Optum Advisory Services had study results regarding unnecessary medical tests and procedures. Stopping into the studio was Ashley Negron, Macayo's discussing their 72 Anniversary and all the specials they're having in celebration of that milestone. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Adriana Campbell, owner of A-Line Skincare. Finally, the Biz of Sports segment was Dr. Warren Farrell discussing what experts are suggesting about flag football and making it standard in school sports.
Today on B4B, Ken and Mark talked first with Consumer expert Claudia Lombana about World Tourism Day. Then Jack E. Kosakowski, President, and CEO of Junior Achievement with research that reveals teens and saving for the future. Next was Bankrate.com's Greg McBride regarding his predictions for the Fed Meeting taking place this week. Michele Gelfand, Ph.D., author of a book called Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: how tight and loose cultures wire our world.
On this Monday morning, Felicity Rose of fwd.us was the first guest on the B4B show with Mark and Ken. She's talking about a new report on economic impact of AZ's imprisonment crisis. Then Matt Schulz with comparecards.com with a holiday shopping and debt survey. Courtney Nelson VP of marketing and communications at Goodwill on the upcoming job fair tomorrow. Stump the Chumps restaurant sponsor this week is Macayo's and then in the Biz Leaders Spotlight, Alison Kierman owner of Kierman law firm.
Today on B4B, Ken and Mark ended the week by giving away the final $50.00 gift card to Fired Pie!. Next week is Macayo's. From Year Up Arizona, Kim Owens discussed a grant they received. Anthony Hopp from Samaritan Ministries on a new way to pay for health insurance. Naturopatch Margie Adelman with new guidelines for losing fat and building lean. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Lee Gerdes, owner, Scottsdale based Cereset.
Today Ken and Doreen hosted the show with the first guest being Allen Adamson and his new book Shift Ahead. Jack Cheevers from Medicare and Medicaid on new cards being issued and what recipients need to do once they get one. Special guest from our Nation's Capital was Gail McGovern, President and CEO of American Red Cross giving us an update on their efforts with Hurricane Florence. From Consumer Reports was Catherin Roberts with a study on E-Cigarettes and teens. Then Melissa Gray of Avnet and their partnership with ASU. Jacqueline Moore of Opendoor explaining why so many people are moving to Phoenix. Finally, Chris Gindlesperger of the NCA and what the confectionary industry means to jobs in AZ.
Another winner in Stump the Chumps for a $50.00 gift card to Fired Pie!. Author Gene Marks discussed the inside story of Amazon and its new storefront idea. Ted Rossman of Creditcards.com and how Americans are paying cash rather than cards for some things. In the Biz Leader Spotlight was Greg Peterson, Founder of the Urban Farm GrowPHX.
Today Dr. Nadine Gracia, Executive Vice President & COO of Trust for America's Health started the show with Mark and Ken and the Topic: New State-by-State Report Finds Adult Obesity Rates Now Exceed 35 Percent in 7 States. Then Alexandria Dickinson on how to get paid what you are worth. Melissa Ridolfi at Fidelity and the costs of college. A pair of tickets was given away to see The Australian Bee Gees at Celebrity Theatre Friday night and Rusty Foley ended the show. She's from the AZ Citizens for The Arts and their efforts to support Arts in the school system.
Today Ken and Mark welcomed Fred Morgan of Fired Pie! to the studio and to be this week's sponsor of Stump the Chumps contest. Also, Jenny Valderas from Homefront and celebrating Military Spouses event. Then Hayley Peterson of Insider discussed Amazon delivery and the true COST of shipping. Cassandra Switalski of Miracle League of Arizona and registration is underway for special needs children to play baseball. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Ryan Hibbert, CEO of Riot Hospitality Group.
On this TGIF day, Ken and Mark first heard from Dr. Veronica Anderson regarding Flu season and getting those Flu Shots and if they're dangerous. Next from ASU Knowledge Enterprise, Sethuraman Panchanathan because ASU ranked as the most innovative school in the US by the US News and World Report. Tom Egan of FSL announced a grant they received for working with the elderly from the Attorney General's office. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Christa Esquibil announcing the West Valley Farmer's Market is this Saturday.
On today's show, Ken and Mark celebrated WD-40's 65th birthday with company CEO Garry Ridge. Then Robin Fancher of Einsteins Bagels stopped by with a great spread of food. Mark Murphy of TravelPulse.com talking about how to save money. Matt Baker of FreshBooks with a new survey of how many Americans work for themselves. Author Tanya Steel with her National Geographic Kids book called Food Fight: A Mouthwatering History of Who Ate What and Why Through The Ages. Finally, Dr. Steven Helschien of Level 1 Diagnostics discussed blood pressure and bad habits that keep that pressure elevated.
Today's first guest on B4B was the founder of Boulder-based Extract Labs, Craig Henderson who discussed CBD. Then Health Coach Maria Marlowe with food that's good and bad for your hair. USAA's Sean Scaturro discussing life insurance and this week's restaurant sponsor for Stump the Chumps, El Pollo Loco's Melo Marcarian was on the show. Finally, in the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Chris Maderazzo and Ben McRae for the upcoming Nite-Flight event.
On this special day of remembrance for 9/11, St. Mary's Food Bank is helping out with more than 1,000 volunteers. Jerry Brown explained to Ken and Mark that they're taking part in 9/11DAY.ORG. It's Arizona's largest 9/11 give back event. Then Yahoo Finance columnist, Rick Newman, on predictions for the upcoming November elections. Bankrate.com analyst Adrian Garcia with the most and least valuable college majors. Howard VanEs gave us tips on writing our own book and then Danielle DiMartino Booth talked about issues of the day all on Business for Breakfast this morning.