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.
On this TGIF day, Ken and Mark first heard from Dr. Veronica Anderson regarding Flu season and getting those Flu Shots and if they're dangerous. Next from ASU Knowledge Enterprise, Sethuraman Panchanathan because ASU ranked as the most innovative school in the US by the US News and World Report. Tom Egan of FSL announced a grant they received for working with the elderly from the Attorney General's office. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Christa Esquibil announcing the West Valley Farmer's Market is this Saturday.
On today's show, Ken and Mark celebrated WD-40's 65th birthday with company CEO Garry Ridge. Then Robin Fancher of Einsteins Bagels stopped by with a great spread of food. Mark Murphy of TravelPulse.com talking about how to save money. Matt Baker of FreshBooks with a new survey of how many Americans work for themselves. Author Tanya Steel with her National Geographic Kids book called Food Fight: A Mouthwatering History of Who Ate What and Why Through The Ages. Finally, Dr. Steven Helschien of Level 1 Diagnostics discussed blood pressure and bad habits that keep that pressure elevated.
Today's first guest on B4B was the founder of Boulder-based Extract Labs, Craig Henderson who discussed CBD. Then Health Coach Maria Marlowe with food that's good and bad for your hair. USAA's Sean Scaturro discussing life insurance and this week's restaurant sponsor for Stump the Chumps, El Pollo Loco's Melo Marcarian was on the show. Finally, in the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Chris Maderazzo and Ben McRae for the upcoming Nite-Flight event.
On this special day of remembrance for 9/11, St. Mary's Food Bank is helping out with more than 1,000 volunteers. Jerry Brown explained to Ken and Mark that they're taking part in 9/11DAY.ORG. It's Arizona's largest 9/11 give back event. Then Yahoo Finance columnist, Rick Newman, on predictions for the upcoming November elections. Bankrate.com analyst Adrian Garcia with the most and least valuable college majors. Howard VanEs gave us tips on writing our own book and then Danielle DiMartino Booth talked about issues of the day all on Business for Breakfast this morning.
On B4B today, the guys first heard from WestWood One News Correspondent Bob Costantini in D.C., regarding the resignation of CBS head Les Moonves. Then Lou Leonard VP of the World Wildlife Fund regarding the Global Climate Action Summit taking place this week in San Francisco. Then Eric Fuller of U.S. Xpress for Truck Driver Appreciation Week and how there's free college for Truckers. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Jacob Meltzer, Keep It Cut. Celebrating their fifth anniversary, Keep It Cut gives back to the community. Then this week's Stump the Chumps sponsor is El Pollo Loco and Ken and Mark gave away the first of three $50.00 gift cards to any of the many El Pollo Loco locations.
B4B today was broadcast live from the Scottsdale Resort for the annual Military Assistance Mission Freedom Breakfast event. Ken and Mark talked with several guests at the event as well as Tucker Perkins of the Propane Education & Research Council about green alternatives. Then-Attorney John Dellaportes about Ponzi Schemes. Next was USMC Justin Henderson, the keynote speaker at the breakfast. in the 7 O'Clock hour was Margi Bons who created the charity and the annual event to honor her son who was killed in the line of duty. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight, today was John Arnold, CEO of Southwest Wealth Strategies.
B4B today included six guests starting with Traci Long DeForge, founder of Produce your Podcast. National Podcast Day is later this month. Then Matt Schulz of CompareCards with a new survey regarding the Equifax breach. After Matt was Betty Ng, CEO of Inspiring Diversity, LLC. She discussed more workplace diversity and how it can result in higher company profits. Author of the book Refinery29MoneyDiaries, Lindsey Stanberry and dropping by was Don Alvarez from the Radix Law Firm regarding a new law that allows parents to check their kids' credit scores.
Today on B4B, Ken and Mark talked about elderly drivers with Generations expert, Jennifer Fitzpatrick. Then Sarah Holden of Investment Company Institute about saving for retirement. After that Josh Garcia from this weeks restaurant sponsor, Miracle Mile Deli talked all about their great menu and daily specials. Dave Wilken of Atlantics Life Group on Life Insurance and buying the right amount. Rui Barros was our Biz Leader Spotlight today from Door Number 2.
Ken and Mark heard about the Mobile World Congress Americas and getting ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution with Reed Peterson. Then Bill Hardekopf, lowcards.com on airlines loyalty credit cards. A.J. Adams gave us advice on cleaning up our social media and digital footprints. Job hunting over the age of 50 was covered by Dom Fausette and then Will Ruger of Charles Koch Institute talked about trade tariffs and its effect on the Jack Daniels brand
On this last day of August, Ken and Mark gave away the last gift card for Babbo, the restaurant sponsor of Stump the Chumps this week. Nick DiUlio of insurancequotes.com on how insurance is affected by bad credit. Nicole Wipp of The Family and Aging Law Center discussed bankruptcy filings are up among the elderly. Trisha Calvo from Consumer Reports told us which energy bars are the best and then in the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Oren Hartman owner of Naked Q BBQ.
On today's show, Ken and Mark heard all about self-driving cars from the author of the book, "Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car" Lawrence D. Burns. From Kiplinger, David Muhlbaum with 14 ways to save on taxes under the new tax law. Kathy Fetke of Real Wealth Network with information on the plummeting prices of existing home sales. Stuart Spivak and Tim Hague stopped by the studios to talk about Spivak Financial Group.
Are board games making a comeback? Well, Scott Brown co-founder of Marble Brain Workshop said absolutely and detailed some old favorites and new games now available. Then the author of Hyperfocus, Chris Bailey discussed how to be more productive in a world of distraction. Jason Hartman of JasonHartman.com talking about new-home sales sinking. Taylor Schultz, Director of Marketing and Brand Development at Babbo came on to discuss all their specials and helped Ken and Mark with the Stump the Chumps trivia contest.
Ken and Mark had 6 guests and still managed to give away a pair of tickets to YES in concert at Celebrity Theatre. First up was Kevin Gaugusfrom Varsity Tutors discussed the benefits of tutoring for middle and high school students. Then Greg Kozera of Shale Crescent USA with the question if the US bans drilling, will Russia control Natural Gas. Top tech journalist Paul Hochman with some interesting technology for back to school safety with driving teens. Google expert Joy XI with new tech to help Veterans in Phoenix fund jobs. Mark Anderson of Delta Dental with information on the Tooth Fairy and payouts have hit hard times. Author Pamela Yellen discussed three ways we may be underestimating our retirement costs.