Today on B4B the show started with Brad Plothow from Womply discussing of course Black Friday and how it's kinder to AZ Small Business than Small Business Saturday is. Lifestyle expert Victoria Borton from AARP with tips to save money this holiday shopping sesaon. In the Biz Leaders spotlight was Mike Poe from Quintero Gold Club.
Today Ken and Mark's guests talked about everything from Medicare open enrollment season to the best Games for the holidays.
First was Jack Cheevers of Medicare, discussing open enrollment and how to understand it. Then Eric Lachter of PlayStation discussed all the new stuff coming out for Christmas and then Sandra Block of Kiplinger on what you can do at the end of the year to trim your 2017 tax bll. Jordan and Trant Crump of Forefathers Cheesesteaks was the Biz Leaders Spotlight and Dr. Lee McPheters, Econimics professor at ASU talked about the ASU Economic Summit next week.
Six guests were on today's edition of B4B with Ken Morgan and Mark Asher. First up was author Eddie Yoon talking about holiday gifts that matter along with shopping advice to ease stress. Then from OrderHealthy, Ben Sakhai. He explained it's a new APP that provides the busy businessman and woman health choices. Heather Wagenhals was next discussing Fake Holiday Apps. Substance Abuse expert, Helen Redmond on US smoking rates and today is the start of the Great American Smokeout. Chris Lloyd joined us for his weekly visit talking about the stock market. Then Lifestyle expert Kia Malone rounded out the show talking about holiday gifts and matter and some shopping advise.
On today's show, author Robert Kiyosaki talked about his new book Why the Rich are Getting Richer? Followed by Brian Dodge, from the Retail Industry Leaders Association ,(RILA) all about tax reform. Another author, Mindy Tarquini, talked all about her book, The Infinite Now and in the 7 0'clock hour was Josh Garcia from Miracle Mile Deli followed by a Stump the Chumps contest for a gift card to MMDeli.
In the Biz leaders spotlight was Quentin Abramo owner of Faciliteq.
On today's show, Tom Szaky, CEO of TerraCycle talked about global recycling. Geri Stengel from American Express on how AZ ranks 10th in growth of women owned firms over 20 years. Art Taylor, CEO of BBB's give.org on trustworthy charities to give to this holiday season. Then Tim Herbert of CompTIA about cybersecurity workers in AZ. Cynthia Zwick rounded out the show with AZ poverty rates decline.
Today on B4B, Ken and Mark, learned some maintenance tips to help save on their energy bills from Chip Wade of HGTV. Then Kishlay Anand of Akos MD talked about the changes to AZ telehealth laws. Tony Reardon from the National Treasury Employees Union who wanted to bust some myths about federal workers. No winner today in Stump the Chumps so on Wednesday $100 in gift cards will be up for grabs from Miracle Mile Deli.
And finally in the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Scott Tinker owner of ITs.
Ken flew solo today as Mark took a day off but Doreen managed to fill in nicely as co-host. First on the agenda was Mike Bako a broadcast and digital journalist. He discussed helpful holiday gift tips for the Men in your life. Then Adrian Atizado, Deputy National Legislative Director of DAV in AZ. He talked about a shocking statistic in that 80% of all disabled Veterans are ineligible for caregivers benefits from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs. Chris Walsh, VP of Marijuana Business Daily, rounded out the show talking all about the upcoming 2017 Vegas MJBizCon.
Ken and Mark talked with six different guests on what turned out to be a busy show. First up was Amazon.com Editorial Director of books and Kindle, Sarah Harrison Smith. She had the list of Amazon's choice for best books of 2017. Then Justine Santaniello, lifestyle expert, went through the list of the top toys for this years holiday shopping season. America's Money Answers Man, Jordan Goodman, talked about the latest in Trump's tax bill saga. Then Chris Lloyd of Lucia Capital Group visited for his weekly appearance on B4B discussing "RMDs." Gas prices rising over the holidays was another topic with Darrell Henry of the Westeran Caucus Foundation. Rounding out the show was Solar Sandy who talked about the benefits of going solar.
Ken and Mark today talked about traveling over the holidays with travel expert, Courtney Scott. Then author Christopher Kelly called in from London to talk about three anniversaries over this Veterans Day and in the Biz Leaders spotlight was Marc Jacofsky of the More Foundation and a very special event taking place this Sunday at the Scottsdale Harley Davidson to benefit a program that offers free rides to veterans in the Valley.
Today CTA's Blake Rouhani was on B4B with Mark and Ken talking about this year's top gifts and gadgets. Then from US Bank Wealth Management was Eric Weigand, all about U.S. Growth and a general outlook on the economy. Financial Expert and Author Charlotte Stallings talked about her new book "I Wich Someone Had Told Me." In the Biz Leaders spotlight was NAU Basketball coach Jack Murphy.
Congrats to Brandon in Glendale who won a pair of tickets to see, 1964 The Tribute, live at the historic Celebrity Theatre.
Today there apparently were Gremlins in the studio but Ken and Mark still managed to pull off another stellar show.
Today they talked with Peter Killian, of The Cambridge Group, regarding the declining retail landscapes and what brands can still drive business. Then Nick Clements, of MagnifyMoney.com talked about the 5 ways people with excellent credit can still get turned down. From Kiplinger, Kim Lankford, with their 50 strategies to help you save while shopping for insurance. In the Biz Leaders spotlight was Lori Harrison, owner of DLP Marketing and from Macayo's our Stump the Chumps featured restaurant was Ashley Negron who also brought the gang breakfast today.
Walk MS which is this Saturday at the Phoenix Zoo was the first topic of discussion with Ken and Mark today. Then they talked with Travis Laird, Robert Half, as Phoenix now ranks #4 for Most Stressed Commune. Bankrate.com senior analyst, Mark Hamrick joined the guys to talk about today's jobless numbers that came out and in the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Tina Garcia, Owner of The Everest Team.
Today Mark and Ken were joined by a list of guests with all different topics. The first of which was Erin Archuleta, small business expert on tips for Holiday customer satisfaction. Then Dr. Charles Gerba, Professor of Microbiology giving tips for personal protection from the flu. AV Concepts, Jim Thornton, talked about his company's 30th Anniversary. Chris Lloyd with his weekly segment followed by Jeanette Mack of Navy Federal Credit Union with a recent finding about Veterans and owning small businesses. Rounding out the show today was Dr. Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra and Dr. Dimitri a. Christakis with the issue of children and screen time.
On B4B today was the owner of Dickey's in Scottsdale off Raintree which is this week's Stump the Chump Sponsor. Nate Pomeroy explained all about their specials, events coming up and just about how they barbecue. Also from Veterans Affairs was Retired Air Force Col. Wanda Wright talking about an upcoming hiring event for Veterans and their families. Author of America: The Cookbook, Gabrielle Langholtz discussed her very large publication. Hector De La Torre, from Transamerican Center for Health Studies on a new report about Caregivers risking their own health and financial well being.
Happy Halloween!!! Today on B4B, Ken and Mark, talked with Bankrate.com's Amanda Dixon who explains who is paying the highest bank fees. Halloween stocks were the topic with Wilsey Asset Management president, Brent Wilsey. Then author Kitson Jazynka, History's Mysteries talked about unsolved mysteries in her new book. Wrapping up the show was Jeff Hoodzow, COO of Best Deal in Town.