• 01:18

    Discover the Best of Hawaii -Oahu

    in Travel

    Hawaii, one of the United States of America, a very culturally rich destination, and one of the prettiest places on Earth.  Hawaii is on everyone's bucket list and we have the inside track from someone who lives and works there. Stephanie Barksdale of Oahu Concierge is going to give us the scoop on what to do and where to go.  Stephanie lives in Oahu and owns Oahu Concierge a service to help you plan your stay in Hawaii.


    We'll discuss popular activities, hotels, and of course holidays in the Hawaiian islands.


    We'll also giveaway two more tickets to the Mayan Riviera in Mexico for the caller that can call in and aswer the question of the day.


    Travel News, we've got highlights on Funjet Vacations, Southwest Airlines, and the new Hyatt in Jamaica, and the Soul Beach Music Festival in Aruba..  Plus I will highlight a new local winery I just recently discovered Austin Custom Winery.


    Listen for a surprise from Peeks Cruises & Tours.


    We are also trying to help Texas Women in Business with their diaper collection for families in need.


    Travel Trends, Shellda's Fun Facts, travel specials, and other great conversations about travel.

  • 00:54

    “The Greatest Snow on Earth” on Utah Slopes

    in Travel

    Journey with Travel Brigade to find “The Greatest Snow on Earth.” We’ll talk with Ski Utah, Visit Park City, Snowbird and Snowbasin to find out about Utah's resorts - 11 of them located within an hour of Salt Lake International Airport. Besides the powder, we'll talk about what to do off the slopes with great hotels, spas, apres ski, dining and fun non-ski activities. Enjoy the trip! Follow us on Twitter @TravelBrigade.

  • 00:12

    Transformed Traveler and Choice Hotels welcomes Kendra Thornton

    in Lifestyle

    WHERE TO NEXT?


    NEW SURVEY REVEALS AMERICANS PLAN TO SPEND MORE ON TRIPS IN 2015. 


     


    TRAVEL EXPERT KENDRA THORNTON KICKS OFF YOUR NEW YEAR WITH WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR MONEY!


     


    Every year, travelers are faced with whether they are able to travel, and if so, where. Travel expert, Kendra Thornton will reveal one of the first travel surveys for the upcoming New Year. She will also share key trends on which events people would like to attend, how to tailor your needs to your budget and where to search for the best deals. Kendra will reveal:



    What yearly event do people say they most want to attend?
    Where are people most likely to visit this year?
    What amenities are most important to people shopping for a hotel?
    At holiday time, what are the best bargain days?


    Kendra Thornton: appears as a travel expert on TV stations nationwide offering travel tips and deals to millions of people. She makes regular appearances on WGN, ABC, NBC and CW stations in cities such as Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.


     


     


    CHOICE HOTELS REVEALS 2015 TRAVEL TRENDS


     


    ROCKVILLE, Maryland, December 9, 2014: Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has revealed the findings from its 2015 travel trends survey. The survey found that in exchange for a discount in the new year, 55 percent of American travelers would forgo alcoholic beverages, 53 percent would give up daily housekeeping services, and 26 percent would go without their smartphone. The most important hotel amenity for the average American leisure traveler in 2015 will be free parking, ranking just ahead of free Wi-Fi and free hot breakfast.


     

  • 00:32

    Celebrity Juice Features Barbara Lusch

    in Business

    Barbara's solo singing career was preceded by a stint as a vocalist in the popular Portland, Oregon band, Pepe and the Bottle Blondes. The group appeared with the Oregon Symphony Pops, the Britt Festival in Jackson, Oregon, and in venues throughout Oregon as well as in Reno and Seattle. In 2002, Barbara went solo, and since then has been performing throughout the Pacific Northwest with regular engagements in such premier venues as Jimmy Mak's, the Liberty Theater in Astoria, the Heathman and Benson Hotels, and the Allison. She has also appeared at Portland's Cathedral Park Jazz Festival and the Portland Jazz Festival. 


    The concept for Rock Me Sweet came from Barbara's dear friend Tom Nunan, an executive producer of many films and TV shows including the Oscar-winning “Best Picture,” Crash. Tom suggested taking rock anthems originally recorded by male artists and slowing the tempos down to give them a smoky torch ballad feel. "Once we brought the tempos down, the emotions and stories contained in the lyrics emerged so clearly. I began to love these songs more and more, and to gain new admiration for the artists who conceived them,” she says.


    Please join us by calling in live at 646-595-4937.

  • 01:04

    Bert Martinez speaks with Jennifer Clancy, Larry Broughton, Marilyn Blosser

    in Business

    Jennifer Clancy former classroom teacher turned technology sales person who, together with her sister, founded ALLE Learning so that assisted & independent living residents could have more stimulating programs.


    Larry Broughton Founder and CEO of Broughton Hotels; Broughton Advisory Group; Bandera Hospitality; as well as the new yoogozi.com, an exciting learning website for leaders and high achievers.


    Marilyn Blosser 35 years experience in the insurance and financial services industry and she is the most experienced Bank On Yourself® Authorized Advisor in South Florida, she has taught hundreds of individuals and business owners how to build their financial nest-egg using the Bank On Yourself® concept that provides income tax FREE guaranteed growth under current IRS regulations

  • 00:30

    Rana Florida, CEO, The Creative Class Group & Writer

    in Women

    Meet Rana Florida, CEO, The Creative Class Group, Huffington Post's "Your Startup Life" Columnist.


    She is also the other of UPGRADE: Taking Your Life From Ordinatry To Extraordinary.  This book gathers the best practices not just from CEO's and business executives but from entrepreneurs, innovative thinkers, and creative leaders and presents their philosophies in simple and actionable terms that anyone ca put to good effect in their professional or personal lives from day one.


    Rana Florida writes the Huffington Post column "Your Startup Life." CEO of Creative Glass Group, a consulting firm serving such clients as BMW Starwood, IBM, Philips Zappos and Johnson & Johnson. She has appeared on The Today Show and has been featured in The New York Times, and Fast Company. She previously served as Senior Director of Communications and Marketing at HMSHost (Host Marriott ServicesO, a $2 billlion dollar international organization in the travel industry working with hundreds of brands such as Starbucks, Tumi and Kenneth Cole.


    Florida interview3ed successes from vastly different backgrounds and skills, and examined a host of other stand-outs in business and in life; her reseqarch concluded that there are seven key principles to achieving your business and life goals. UPGRADE examines these philosophies for living an Upgraded life starting with that first great step: Envisioning Your Future,



    Check out www.creativeclass.com 

  • 00:27

    Create Rabid Fans with 'Zombie Loyalists' Author Peter Shankman

    in Business

    Peter Shankman is an author, a consultant, and an entrepreneur with three companies and multimillion dollar exits under his belt. He speaks to companies all around the world about how to provide amazing customer service, and how to take advantage of the social conversation economy that will be driving the global commerce engine for the next 100 years.


    He teaches companies like American Express and Sheraton Hotels how to create customers who are so loyal, so addicted, and so passionate, that they go out of their way to bring new customers with them each time they come back. In his latest book, "Zombie Loyalists,Using Customer Service to Create Rabid Fans" he is going to teach you to do the same thing for your business!

  • 01:01

    Lunch & Learn w. Chris and Barrett

    in Self Help

    Join us on Lunch & Learn with Chris & Barrett as we talk with our guest, Linda Clemons.  Linda Clemons from Indianapolis, Indiana CEO of Sisterpreneur Inc is an award winning record setting sales producer as well as one of the top sales trainers in the world in the resort/timeshare industry where clients have generated over two billion in sales. 


    A Body Language expert trained and certified in Analytic Interviewing a process used to detect deception.  Her clients and audiences such as Southwest Airlines, Nestle, MGM, White House, US Customs, FBI and Department of Defense, Major League Baseball, Hilton, Wyndham, Marriott, Starwood and other Fortune 500 have benefited from her vast knowledge in sales and nonverbal communications. 

  • 00:30

    Get Writing! With Karen Rowe!

    in Business

    GET WRITING!


    With Karen Rowe


    "The Writer’s Circle of Champions"


    My guest this Tuesday is Charmaine Hammond, an international speaker, and bestselling award winning author.  She describes herself as an accidental author... She hadn't really thought about writing a book however, her dog Toby gave her so much to write about, she wrote a story for Chicken Soup for the Soul. Shortly after that she met a publisher who wanted to turn Toby's story into a book.  She now has three books in the Toby series (2 are for children), a personal development book, GPS Your Best Life co-authored with her dear friend Debra Kasowski, and is featured in five other books.  In the past five years she has learned a great deal about writing, the publishing world, and, marketing and selling your books.  She loves to share her learnings with authors to help save them from some of the time consuming and costly mistakes and learnings she experienced so you can just get on with writing and sharing your message with the world!


    There are many choices authors make about where to spend their time, money and other resources.  Charmaine discovered with her first book that you can share your message with more people and impact more lives when you bring on a circle of champions, and corporate partners and sponsors.  Charmaine has been successful (and so have her students) in having corporate partners sponsor her presentations, tours, events, and even bulk orders of books to provide to schools, and attendees at her events.   From having her clothing sponsored to having hotels host her stay, and having the products she needs like printing, marketing materials and office supplies provided by businesses.


    Log onto www.blogtalkradio.com/Jim-Nemley on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm EST. It’s Time To Get Writing! With Karen Rowe.

  • 00:38

    In the bawarchi khana with Maneet Chauhan

    in Culture

    Originally from India, Chef Maneet Chauhan earned a bachelor's degree from India's top hotel management school, The Welcome Group Graduate School of Hotel Management and then interned at some of India's finest hotels and kitchens, including the Taj Group, Oberoi Hotels and Le Meridian. She continued her culinary education in 1998 by enrolling in the CIA's baking and pastry arts associate degree program graduating with top honors, while earning numerous service and scholastic achievement awards. 


    She started her career working for a family owned, fine-dining Indian restaurant in Cherry Hill, NJ before moving to Chicago to rise above 40 male chefs and be chosen as the opening  Executive Chef at Vermillion, a Latin-Indian fusion restaurant. She also was the opening chef at Vermillion in NYC and during her tenure at the restaurant, earned many accolades including best import to New York City by Time Out Magazine.


    After eight years Chef Maneet branched off on her own founding India culinaire, an avant-garde culinary and hospitality company. She was the only Indian female competitor on The Iron Chef and is now a judge on Food Network’s hit show Chopped. The show was nominated for a Critic’s Choice award and earned her a James Beard Award for Excellence. She has tremendous zest and has just opened a restaurant in Nashville, apart from embarking on a 21-city book tour promoting her new book Flavors of My World.


    Listen to Chef Maneet in conversation with MR Rangaswami as she discusses her life, her successes and the hardships of rising to the top of a competitive industry.

  • 02:13

    Everything with Kathy B Indie Soul Saturdays Piers Lawrence & Meelah

    in Entertainment

    Piers Lawrence - Jazz Musician 2:15pm


    Piers Lawrence is a soulful, melodic jazz guitarist and songwriter.Based in NYC, he's the founder of JazzNet Media, Inc. an independent record label & media company that produced his internationally-acclaimed CD
    "Stolen Moments".The PIERS LAWRENCE QUARTET plays at many of New York City's finest jazz venues and hotels including The Iridium, Minton's Playhouse, The Kitano &Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar & The Waldorf Astoria. Corporate clients include Dow Jones, Billboard Magazine, IBM, Cisco Systems, Young & Rubicam, Bryant Park Jazz Festival, & the United Nations.


    Meelah - R&B Vocalist and Actress 3:15pm


    Kameelah Williams, aka, Meelah was born & raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ironically enough she became the lead singer of the multi platinum trio 702, which is the Las Vegas area code. Meelah was deemed the voice of the group by her position as lead vocalist on 702s chart topping singles such as the Missy Elliott produced "Steelo"& ladies' anthem "Where My Girls At", which stayed in the top 20 for more than 30 weeks on Billboard's top 40 pop chart, earning a nomination for an American Music Award. Her sultry lead vocals were also displayed on an array of other 702 hits including the R&B top 10 power ballad "Get It Together". The instant popularity afforded 702 the opportunity to work with Nickelodeon on their hit tv show "Cousin Skeeter" on which Meelah sang lead for the theme song.


     


     

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