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  • 00:57

    October 22, 2013 - Dale Keep, Ice & Snow Technologies

    in Business

    Host, John Allin, welcomes Dale Keep, President of Ice and Snow Technologies out of Walla Walla Washington to the broadcast.  Dale worked for the Washington State department of transportation for 26 years before retiring and starting his own consulting/training firm.  Dale works with contractors to give them a better understanding of how deicers work and how to use them correctly to reduce application rates while improving customer service.  He is internationally recognized as a leading expert in the use of deicing material, including liquids.   

  • 00:58

    January 21, 2014 - Alaska Snow Symposium Update

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    Host, John Allin, speaks with Jeannie Schenderline of JEFFCO Grounds Maintenance in Anchorage AK as well as co-host and executive director of Snowfighters Institute, Tammy Johnson.


    The discussion will surround the progress of the inaugural Alaska Snow Symposium.  What can contractors expect from the event?  What kind of response have we seen from the suppliers and manufacturers in Alaska?  How does red salmon fishing season play into the event?  Find out answers to these questions and more!

  • 01:00

    July 23, 2013 - John Parker - Ice B Gone Magic

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    Tonight's guest is John Parker of Ice B Gone Magic in Poughkeepsie NY.  John was a guest earlier this month but his story is so riveting that we were unable to get throught the entire interview, so he is back tonight for Ice B Gone Magic - Part 2.
    John Parker has been involved in the snow management field for over 18 years as a snow contractor and snow management consultant where his emphasis was anti icing and deicing practices incorporating liquids. He has worked throughout the United States, Eastern Europe, Canada, Finland, and South Korea. John is a CSP and has trained contractors and municipalities on winter liquids and how to best use them in their market. He was the first person to treat a stock pile of rock salt in North America which was to be used as an ice melting agent. This simple process which was actually done by accident back in 1996 created a whole new industry that has spread across the country. Currently, John establishes and trains a national network of liquid dealers from New York to Idaho that use, sell, and promote anti icing and deicing methods that are better for our environment and our wallets.
    Today, three of the big four salt suppliers offer a treated salt. The popularity and demand for these products grows with every season.

  • 00:57

    5-20-14 Craig Kemmerling of Meyer Products

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    John Allin welcomes guest Craig Kemmerling.  He is the National Sales Manager for the Louis Berkman Work Products Co. Craig has demonstrated his ability to "drive" sales with a strong knowledge of the Meyer, Swenson & Magnum product lines and tremendous application knowledge and "know-how" in the Work Truck industry. Craig is a 4-year veteran of the snow and ice control business (Meyer & Swenson), most recently Business Development Manager. Prior to Meyer and Swenson, Craig spent over ten years in the outdoor power equipment business with OPE dealerships and MTD.

  • 01:01

    April 1, 2014 - Craig Geller with Doggpoint

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    As the former President of Pro-Tech
    Manufacturing, Craig has years of experience and is a strong supporter of the snow and ice management industry.  He served 8 years on the SIMA board of directors.


    His company, Doggpoint is an organization that companies go to in order to maximize their opportunities. They offer the shortest path to sales success.  They help you disrupt your market, not your organization.  


    Through our own experience, through our relationships and through our continual immersion in research, it was obvious the market paradigm had shifted.  Customers are now more informed and empowered than ever before.  They are well into the buying cycle before they engage with suppliers, are seeing little or no differentiation among those suppliers and are, more often than not, choosign on nothing more than price.


    Join us as Craig explains this new venture.


     


     

  • 01:06

    4-8-14 Mike Betts of WGS

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    On tonight's show we have an honest discussion regarding the "salt shortage" that occurred this winter.  Was there a shortage?  Can steps be taken to keep from being in this position again in the future?  Join us as we discuss this very important topic with Mike Betts, President of WGS. 


    Mike started his career in salt with Akzo Nobel where he worked for 8 years.  In April 1998 he was asked to take over a salt facility in Fort Wayne Indiana.  He formed With a Grain of Salt in June 1999 which of course is known today as WGS.  Over the past 14 years he has added terminals in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania.  This growth has helped WGS to become one of the most respected suppliers to the commercial sector.  Mike has developed an outstanding management team that has worked tirelessly to grow the business and develop new ways to move and sell salt.  They pride themselves in meeting the needs of the smaller users.  Mike is completely passionate about his life in salt and takes great pride in the many ways that WGS adds value to the snow and ice management industry.

  • 01:03

    3-18-14 Evaluating your year end financials with Rick Sippola

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    This week's guest is Rick Sippola.  Rick has worked with snow contractors from around the United States for over 20 years - streamlining accounting systems, advising in proper preparation for obtaining financing and setting up their companies for sale or merger. 


    As many of you already know, Rick is not your typical, boring CPA.  He has a wild side that comes through quite often.  And tonight he is going to be talking about how to evaluate your year end financials.

  • 01:01

    Ice Cream Convos with Singer / Songwriter Jasmine Denham

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    Tune in to the "Ice Cream Convos Morning Show" as we welcome Jasmine Denham, a seasoned singer, songwriter, producer, vocal coach and stage performer and also sang the French version of "Together We are One," the official song for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games.

  • 01:01

    Ice Cream Convos Morning Show

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    Tune in to the #ICCMorningShow now as we give you the scoop on the latest celebrity news, entertainment, music news, and hot topics.

  • 01:15

    Managing Madrid Podcast: Season Recap

    in Soccer

    Gabe Lezra, Josh Zeitlin and Bozz recap Real Madrid's disappointing 2014-2015 campaign, taking a look at each part of the team--from the underwhelming defense, to the sporadically brilliant midfield and forward lines. What went wrong for Real Madrid this year? What went right? Who is to blame? All this and more this week. 


    In addition, the guys take a bunch of listener questions and reflect on the state of the club going forward. Will Rafa Benitez be a good manager for the Whites? And what areas should Madrid target in the next transfer window? 


    And finally, they reflect on the recent FIFA implosion, with some appropriately vitriolic words for (now ex-!!!!) FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

  • 00:59

    Ice Cream Convos Morning Show

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    Tune in to the "Ice Cream Convos Morning Show" where we serve delicious scoops of Entertainment, Celebrity News, and Hot Topics!

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