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  • 00:48

    QTI Power Hour: Networking Pays Off with Big Results for Entrepreneurs

    in Entrepreneur

    QTI Power HOur Hosts Jason Lofton & Steve Kucharski share recent success stories following carefully planned networking strategy. Plus Steve's prediction on The Triple Crown and find out what Jason's got in the smoker. Another great way to kick off your weekend.


    Jason Lofton is President and CEO of QTI, a diversified player in all aspects of construction throughout the Midwest. To learn more about the hosts, go online: http://www.qti5.com 


     


     

  • 00:27

    HEMP: Addictive, Legal & Still Going Strong After 20 Years with Barnett Helzberg

    in Entrepreneur

    The Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program (HEMP) is still helping Kansas City's entrepreneurs build bigger and better companies. HEMP pairs seasoned business owners with the program's mentees translating into an average growth of 43 percent. In the past 20 years HEMP has helped more than 300 local business owners who in turn have generated close to $750 million dollars in economic activity. On this episode of Smart Companies Radio KC, host Kelly Scanlon visits with Barnett Helzberg Jr., the organization’s founder and Bill Hartnett, chairman of the mentoring committee and president-elect of HEMP.


    Hemp will be celebrating in a big way in November with engineer, inventor, and computer programmer Steve Wozniak as the keynote speaker. Wozniak is best known as one of the founders of Apple and inventor of the Apple II computer.


    To hear more shows with host Kelly Scanlon, Check out our archives.


    The Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program is taking applications for its next class. For more information visit: http://www.hempkc.org

  • 00:34

    6. How Smart Emerging and Mid-Cap Companies Avoid Post-IPO Financing Pitfalls

    in Entrepreneur

    Discover the post-IPO financing challenges Wall Street newbies face when making decisions after the IPO honeymoon is over and how to avoid those post-IPO financing pitfalls when Adam J. Epstein, capital markets and corporate governance expert shares his proven strategies with Business Confidential host, Hanna Hasl-Kelchner.


    Mr. Epstein is a nationally recognized small-cap expert and advisor to the boards of pre-IPO and small-cap companies through his firm, Third Creek Advisors, LLC (TCA).  Prior to TCA, he was a long-tenured institutional investor. He speaks monthly at corporate governance and investor conferences, and is a distinguished National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow and faculty member.  He is also the small-cap contributing editor for Directorship magazine and author of the best-selling book The Perfect Corporate Board: A Handbook for Mastering the Unique Challenges of Small-Cap Companies.  


    He is an active supporter of U.S. veterans and their families; all of his royalties from his book are donated to Fisher House Foundation, and he serves as a mentor to retired military officers seeking board of director positions through NACDs “From Battlefield to Boardroom” initiative.


    This program is proudly sponsored by the Legal Leverage Academy.a division of Business M.O., LLC, 

  • Jeanne Bliss- Chief Customer Officer 2.0: Your Customer-Driven Growth Engine

    in Business

    This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Jeanne Bliss. The original live interview was 5/22/15.


    Chief Customer Officer 2.0: How to Build Your Customer-Driven Growth Engine by Jeanne Bliss


    Chief Customer Officer 2.0 is based on a five-competency framework that successfully launched multitudes of Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies through their customer experience transformations. The framework addresses the issues that remain prominent, including siloed organizations and the need for clear goals and metrics, as well as new factors, like social media, that have altered the customer relations dynamic forever.


    You’ll learn the five key competencies embraced by world-class leaders and the role of the Chief Customer Officer in uniting the organization to build and embrace these new competencies.


    After 25 years as the Customer Experience Executive in five major US Corporations, Jeanne Bliss founded CustomerBliss in order to create clarity and an actionable path for driving the customer loyalty commitment into business operations.


    Her website is http://www.customerbliss.com/


    To order the book click HERE


    For more information about the Executive Girlfriends' Group see: http://www.executivegirlfriendsgroup.com

  • 03:00

    AUTHOR RONALD L. ALLEN

    in Entertainment

    Ron Allen is married and the father of three children. Allen was the founder of the A. Allen Insurance Agency Ltd. in Chicago, IL.   Allen, a graduate of Chicago State University, was a former business education teacher with the Chicago Public Schools. Allen joined the Allstate Insurance Co. in 1967, and was one of Allstate’s first African-American claim adjusters. Allen later became one of the first African-Americans promoted to Allstate Agent.  Allen was an employee agent until 1999 and earned the prestigious designation of Senior Account Agent.  Allen maintained an agency affiliation with the Allstate Insurance Companies for 42 years before his retirement in 2009.  Allen’s insurance agency won several regional and national honors during his sales career.  

    Allen formerly was the co-host of “The Financial Forum” radio show broadcast on WVON 1690 AM in Chicago. Allen has served on the Allstate Foundation Regional Grant Committee, the Demicco Youth Center Board of Directors, and the DuPage County Crimestoppers Board of Directors, the Chicago State University Alumni Board, and the DuPage County Adult Probation Department Volunteers. Allen has served on the Board of Directors of the National African-American Insurance Association for eight years and was NAAIA’s 2009-2010 Chairman.  Allen was awarded the 2009 "50 Men of Excellence Award" by the Chicago Defender Newspaper.  In 2010, Allen was accepted as a Fellow in the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.  In 2011, Allen was awarded the NAAIA Lifetime Achievement Award.  Allen was elected as a Naperville Township Precinct Committeeman in the 2014 Illinois election.  He was later appointed as the Election Judge Coordinator for Naperville Township. Allen also serves on the Board of Directors of the Quad County African-American Chamber of Commerce.

  • 01:00

    Shriekfest Radio! Denise Gossett interviews filmmaker Brian Belefant!

    in Paranormal

    A long time ago, I was a copywriter.  I was at Scali McCabe Sloves, Chiat/Day, Stein Robaire Helm, Borders Perrin & Norrander, and BBDO, along with a couple of other companies that I thought were ad agencies because of the creative way they were named after people, but that turned out to be accounting firms or something. Somebody told me that you couldn't be a director unless you went to school for it, so I took a bunch of film classes at UCLA, NYU, and SVA, and even though some people might tell you otherwise, I managed to learn stuff. Then I started asking people to hire me to direct their commercials and some of them did.It's been about twenty years now, of me wearing a hat, wandering around on the set, and saying "cut" without getting into any trouble. I must be really good at it, too, because sometimes people ask me to do it over and over and not because I got it wrong and they want me to try again until I get it right. I even got a bunch of certificates and trophies and stuff -- including a really ugly hood ornament from the London International Advertising Awards.  And not just for commercials. I sometimes get to direct films -- which are just like commercials only they're longer and there's more talking and sometimes naked people in them -- and documentaries, which are just like commercials only the people you point the camera at usually know even less about how to make the film go than I do. 


    Brian won Best Horror Comedy short film in Shriekfest 2002 and had a screenplay finalist in 2002 as well with his script "The Lakeside Slasher". 

  • 00:17

    Souvenir De Moscow, William Tell Overture

    in Classical Music

    Playing Forgotten Music on 78 RPM Records by Curt Hahn


    Victor Record Souvenir De Moscow


    Performed Mischa Elman


    William Tell overture / Arthur Pryor's Band


    Podcast Link:


    All credit due to the artist, musicians and Record Companies  


    No profit or income derived from this podcast.


    Have a historic 78 RPM and story you want to share with my listeners?  Contact me at:


    www.facebook.com/s3productions2 or oscssw@juno.com


    Souvenir de Moscow (Primary title)


    Mischa Elman (instrumentalist: violin)


    Percy B. Kahn (instrumentalist: piano)


    Takes 1-3.


    Josef Bonime (instrumentalist: piano)


    Takes 4-11.


    Master Size: 12-in.


    Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Victor matrix C-8814. Souvenir de Moscow / Mischa Elman," accessed May 21, 2015, http://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/200008913/C-8814-Souvenir_de_Moscow.


    Victor Record 35120 (Black label (popular) 12-in. double-faced)


    Victor    C-1275 9/23/1909


    William Tell overture / Arthur Pryor's Band


    Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Victor 35120 (Black label (popular) 12-in. double-faced)," accessed May 21, 2015, http://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/object/detail/86756/Victor_35120

  • 00:26

    How to Succeed As A Dance Artist - Desmond Richardson

    in Entrepreneur

    Hailed by the New York Times as "one of the great modern dancers of his time," I spoke candidly with Desmond Richardson about good home training, what's on his mind while performing onstage, and what he learned from working with Michael Jackson.  Listen to my interview with this multi talented artist who has mastered classical, modern, and contemporary dance. Oh, and yes, he taps too. I asked. 


    A principal dancer for some of the world’s most revered dance companies, Alvin Ailey American dance theatre, American Ballet Theatre and ballet Frankfurt under William Forsythe. He has guested and collaborated with the whos who of the industry and danced on the most important stages in the world. 


    Richardson has received a Tony Award nomination, the Dance Magazine Award, the Capezio Award, the LA Ovation award, a New York Performance Award (Bessie), the Young Arts Alumni Award and is a recipeint of a Presidential Scholar Award for the Arts.  


    In 1994, Richardson cofounded Complexions Contemporary Ballet with Dwight Rhoden.

  • 00:29

    Janis Cooper on Expert Insights Radio!

    in Self Help

    3pm ET / 2pm CT / 1pm MT / 12pm PT


    (Outside US: Dial 00 + 1 + 646-727-1711)


    Viki Winterton interviews Janis Cooper!


    Janis Cooper is an engaging transition coach committed to helping people and groups navigate through change by partnering with horses. Through unique equine experiential learning programs she helps people reach deeper levels of self-awareness that helps them redirect their lives towards sustainable change at home and at work. As owner of EQnimity, based in Waitsfield, VT, Janis holds two certifications in Equine Experiential Education, Facilitation, and Coaching.


    Prior to starting her own business, her career spanned more than 20 years in leadership positions within Fortune 500 companies. During that time, she led individuals and global organizations through a number of transitions including multiple company mergers along with a countless number of organizational changes. 


    She brings this experience together with her passion for people and horses to deliver transformative learning experiences that help people live better and work better.

  • 01:01

    Bert Martinez joined by Kevin Harrington, Les McKeown, Dan Millman

    in Business

    Kevin Harrington inventor of the Infomercial, Original Shark on Shark Tank and As Seen on TV Pioneer – is one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time. While watching television one night in 1984, Harrington noticed that sometimes the only thing on the screen were the color test bars that stations ran when they had nothing else to air, thus giving Kevin the idea to produce the industry’s first 30-minute infomercial to fill that dead air space, which is what coined him the Inventor of the Infomercial


    Dan Millman former world champion gymnast, Stanford University coach, Oberlin College professor and martial arts instructor, draws upon decades of training with unusual mentors and worldwide research. His 16 books, published in 29 languages, include the beloved classic, Way of the Peaceful Warrior, adapted to film and released by Universal Pictures in 2007.  Dan's keynotes and seminars have influenced people from all walks of life, including leaders in the fields of health, psychology, education, business, politics, sports and the arts


    Les McKeown CEO of Predictable Success Corporation.  A serial founder/owner in the global business spectrum, he has started more than 40 companies, in addition to being the founding partner of an incubation consulting company that advised on the creation and growth of hundreds more organizations worldwide. It is through this experience that he aids businesses in different size and scope as an in-demand speaker, sought-after advisor and bestselling author. He has advised clients such as Harvard University, T Mobile, American Express and Microsoft and continues to work with companies of all sizes


     

  • 00:45

    Small Changes Big Shifts:Women's Healthy Alternatives with Dr. Jim Mirabile

    in Women

    On Small Changes Big Shifts the conversation on Women’s Health continues as  Dr. Michelle Robin sits down with Dr. James Mirabile, MD, a Board Certified Gynecologist, well respected among patients and colleagues in the Kansas City metro area for his work in obstetrics, gynecology, bio-identical hormone therapy, medical cosmetics and medical weight loss.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist's.

     After delivering over 7,500 babies, Dr. Mirabile retired from Obstetrics and concentrates his areas of expertise in gynecology.
    In 2010, Dr. Mirabile added Medi-Weightloss Clinic to his practice helping men and women to achieve their goals of weight loss and overall health.