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.
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.