Today Ken and Mark had exciting news and with the help of Charles Boyd from @thecostaricateam.com they gave away the grand prize from last Saturday's Financial Fest which was a trip to Costa Rica. Also today, Jill Gonzalez, @wallethub.com talked aobut this years holiday shopping reports and Tana Amen, a registered nurse, discussed how Americans are coerced into unhealthy food decisions.
On today's show Ken and Mark talked with the inventor of @chordbuddy.com regarding music being therapeutic in healing. Then Ralph DiBugnara, VP of Residential Home Funding at @rhf.com and Ashley Negron from @macayos.com stopped in. IN the Business Leaders Spotlight today was Chef and owner of the newly opened @Freskokitchen.com.
All things having to do with Saturday's Money Radio event Financial Fest were included in today's B4B show. America's Money Answers man, Jordan Goodman, showed up for the first 30 minutes of today's show with Mark and Ken. Then John Arnold, Southwest Wealth Strategies, talked about their availability at Financial Fest followed by Daniel Butterfield, with AZ Investment Link.
Today's show was jam packed with guests talking about anything from books to charitable giving this holiday season to finances and more. The author of Hamilton, Richard Sylla joined Ken and Mark. Dan Schufelt from AZ Helping Hands talked about their toy drive hoping for 30,000 gifts this year. Molly Kesmodel from @Honeybaked.com about serving food this Thanksgiving to First Responders across the nation and state. Also some of the participants in this year's Financial Fest were on the show including Chris Lloyd with Lucia Capital Group and the title sponsor of the event Steve Jurich of IQ Wealth Management.
On today's show, Ken and Mark, talked with Nancy Fleming of Fleming Financial Services regarding her two sessions at this year's Financial Fest on Saturday. Robb Hagberg, Director of Fraud Investigations at Freddie Mac, talked about the five mortgage scams people need to know and then Eric Gichner of Vitani was the Biz Leaders Spotlight for today. Wrapping up the show was Stewart Fowl from Buick about the 2017 LA Auto Show.
With Financial Fest just around the corner, Ken and Mark talked with many of the participants of the all day event this Saturday at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. First up was Gary Kaltbaum with Kaltbaum Caiptal Management then Boyd Cruel with High Ridge Futures. in the SWS Spotlight today was Ray Dimuzio talking about self employment. Rounding out the show was Jason Mitchell of the Mitchell Group.
Today Ken and Mark interview Frank Abagnale who is a @AARP.org Ambassador best known for the movie made about his life called "Catch Me if you Can." He talks about Tech Support Scams. Then Allyson Wilson from @plasticsmakepossible.com regarding Tuesday being America Recycles Day. Finally Andrew Behar from the non-profit @Asyousow.org about how ordinary citizens can change big corporations.
Happy Veterans Day. Today Ken and Mark played the music of each branch of the military first and then gaveaway a $100 certificate to @Ztejas.com during Stump the Chumps. In the Biz leaders spotlight was Robin Bibb from summithealthcare.net and then from the 20/30 club was Abbey Kronenberg to talk about the upcoming Wine Soiree that benefits a Valley Kids foundation.
Besides talking about election results, Ken and Mark also discussed with Senior Editor of @Internationalliving.com, Dan Prescher, Americans heading overseas. Then Dr. Pawan Grover, an interventional specialist, discussed the new rules for Doctors that undermines patient care. No winner on Stump the Chumps today, so $100.00 in gift certificates are up for grabs at ZTejas. Finally, @Kiplingers staff writer Kaitlin Pitsker talked about the five ways shopping malls are changing.
Nick Paras from @alphacomputing.com, regarding malware warnings. Ken and Mark also gave away a pair of tickets to 1964 The Tribute, a Beatles tribute band event at Celebrity Theatre. in the SWS Spotlight today was John Arnold regarding early 401K and then Jerry Brown from www.FirstFoodBank.org regarding the Turkey drive for St. Mary's that kicks off today.
Today Ken and Mark talked with the Regional Manager of @Zetas.com about current specials going on that benefit charities and then gave away a $50.00 Gift card to ZTejas. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight today was the founder of Point in Time Studios, Rami Kalla. Rounding out the second hour was James Cury of @The PointsGuy.com regarding Sky Harbor Airport listed as the best.
Ken and Mark heard from a spokeswoman @GM regarding a new contest for high school age kids to design the next car for the auto giant. @Raising_Canesm Justin Micatrotto stopped by to talk about yet another restaurant opening. In the Biz. Leaders Spotlight today was Aric Mei, owner of The Parlor and Adam Levin, Cyber security expert, talked about current voter scams to watch out for as election day approaches.
Today Ken and Mark played a new game called Watch Ya' Mouth! while they interviewed the inventors of the game, Peter and Alison Denbigh. Then Randy Reed from TeamLogicIT was on as was Jake Adams from the non profit sponsoring the upcoming Gatsby Event this weekend. Also Chris Lloyd with Lucia Capital Group was on today and in the SWS Spotlight, George James, talking about long term care. Rounding out the show as CEO of Conscious Step, Prashant Mehta.
Today's guest on B4B included Kyle Kensing from @careercast.com talking about the unusual jobs past US Presidents have held in history. Also in the Biz. Leaders Spotlight was Russ Yelton, CEO, of Pinnacle Transplant Technologies. Rounding out the second hour was Napolean Smith from the Grand Prix of Scottsdale.
Happy Halloween. On today's show Ken and Mark talked with Jeff Blyskal from Consumerreports.org regarding gift and pre-paid cards versus cash for gifts. Also in the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Eric Pettingill, owner of Gemsetter & Company.