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.
Today on B4B, it's Mark Asher's birthday so we surprised him with cupcakes and a birthday wish from the one and only Marilyn Monroe. Then it was on to the show with Author Danielle Town and her new book "Invested." Hilarie T. Gamm made her second appearance on the show to discuss her new book, "Billions Lost." Jim Roope out in L.A. discussed the hottest topic of the day and that's Zuckerburg of Facebook.
Today's edition of B4B included Scott Paul from the Alliance for American Manufacturing talking about the 22,000 new jobs gained in the industry last month. Then Lee Covington for National Retirement Planning Week. Rob Wilson of Employco USA on why so many Americans are still opting out of health insurance. Paula Norris of Norris Air on what sets her company apart from all the rest and why Norris Air is a finalist in the BBB 2018 Torch Awards for Ethics. This week's featured restaurant is Tommy's Place and the first $50.00 gift certificate was given away. Congrats David of Phoenix.
Today on B4B, Silvio Rone from The Biltmore Studios came in for a visit to talk about his business. Then Valley Entrepreneur Harrison Rogers of Lexington Life Academy because it's Autism Awareness Month. Today's Biz Leaders Spotlight was Derrick Rogers Aqua Therapy Tubs and a special gift they'll be giving to one lucky veteran. Then CEO of Bold Leads, Christine Crane all about her business since she is a finalist for the 2018 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics.
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.