This morning the guys talked the Iowa caucus, Alphabet, Facebook and local restaurant openings and closings. Guests included Russ Yelton with Pinnacle Transplant Technologies, Chip Wittrock with Wittrock Financial Group. The new feature The Business Leader Spotlight focused on Kevin Rondeau, Owner of Rondo Pools and Spa.
Today on Business for Breakfast we introduced our new co-host! Valley radio veteran Mark Asher joined Ken Morgan to catch up on the top news stories from the weekend and today. They discussed the weekend car shows and the upcoming Waste Management Open among other topics.
Dawn and Julie spoke with author Simon Lack about his book Wall Street Potholes and Lindsay St. Clair provided information about the events happening at the notMYkid winter fair on this morning's Business for Breakfast.
Today on Business for Breakfast Dawn Nici and Julie Dougherty covered multiple topics and spoke with nationality known investor and host of Shark Tank, Kevin O'Leary in the first hour of the program. Julie provided an update in her financial planning corner and John Barnabas rounded out the second hour.
John Koller, Vice President, Platforms Marketing at PlayStation® spoke about trending games this holiday season and a recent family gaming study. Lieutenant General Pete Osman, USMC (Ret.), President and CEO for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation spoke about Toys for Tots and how to donate. Randy Reed, Owner and President of TeamLogic spoke about how people remain a company’s biggest risk to secure computing. Justin Elliot, ProPublica writer, spoke about his article The Corporate Takeover of the Red Cross.
Edward Brooke-Hitching, Author will talk about his book Fox Tossing And Other Forgotten And Dangerous Sports, Pastimes, and Games. Dr. Nanette Miner, President of and Managing Consultant for The Training Doctor, LLC will talk about How Many Hires Does It Take To Replace The Boomer. Tom Wheelwright, Author, CPA and CEO will talk about Concerns over Government holding passports for back taxes. Parker Leavitt, Arizona Republic Reporter will talk about her article See Inside State Farm's massive new Tempe complex.
Peggy Mangot, CEO of SparkGift spoke about last-minute holiday gifts that keep giving, now it's easy to "give stocks, not stuff". Joe Mizzi, Branch Manager with Robert Half in Phoenix spoke about who is planning to work the final week of the year. Randy Reed, Owner and President of TeamLogic spoke about holiday phishing.
Author Dr. James Marcum spoke about his book Medicines That Kill: The Truth about the Hidden Epidemic. Scott M. Broetzmann, President & CEO, Customer Care Measurement & Consulting spoke about how $202 billion in revenue is at risk with poor customer service. Sue Thesenga, External Communications Manager for American Red Cross spoke about Red Cross's need for blood donations this holiday season. Russ Wiles, Business reporter for Arizona Republic spoke about his article on Microchip Technology and its 100 consecutive profitable quarters. Read the whole story at www.azcentral.com.
Chris Bernstein, Team Lead for Food Safety Education, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service dispelled cooking myths and offered tips to prevent food borne illness this Thanksgiving. Psychology Professor Dr. Peter Sacco spoke about what if there was not internet? Author T.D. Thornton spoke about his book My Adventures With Your Money.
Jim Barry, CEA's Digital Answer Man spoke about holiday gift ideas and trends.
Ron Hanson, Arizona Republic Writer spoke about local companies hiring 100 or more, a monthly feature in the newspaper. Visit www.azcentral.com for the full article.
Gordon "Uncle John" Javna, Editor-In-Chief and publisher of hte Uncle John's Bathroom Reader series spoke about the new release. Peter Cohan spoke about William Ackman's bad bets on Valeant and Herbalife.
Jim McLaren, President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers spoke about how postnuptial agreements are on the rise. Linda Gerchick, CCTM, Director of Commercial Division, Branch Manager at Uptown Realty spoke about their visit to Financial Fest this year. MS Magic 2015 co-captain Dorene Mykol gave some information about Walk MS 2015. Get the details at www.walkmsarizona.org.
Michelle Ramos, Education Director for the Arizona Animal Welfare League spoke about the Walk To Save Animals this weekend. Visit www.aawl.org for more information. Bert Castor, President and CEO of the Phoenix Zoo spoke about the new exhibit Isle of the Tiger opening soon. Randy Reed, Owner and President of TeamLogic spoke about on-premise computing being a solid cloud computing alternative.
Tamara Gaffney, Principal Analyst for Adobe Digital Index spoke about their 2015 online holiday shopping predictions. Bill Hardekopf, CEO of LowCards.com spliek about how some consumers have changed their online behavior due to cybercrime.