How to stand out: the differences between manners, etiquette and protocol and why they matter

How to stand out: the differences between manners, etiquette and protocol and why they matter

Posted On August 30, 2019

Have you ever been invited to a formal dinner and didn’t know what to do? Been in a meeting and weren’t sure if it was rude to check your smartphone? Joined a conversation in progress and didn’t know how or when to introduce yourself? Our guest in a recent episode of “What’s Working With Cam Marston” has some answers. But more importantly, she wants to tell us why they matter. Cindy Grosso is a corporate etiquette expert based in Charleston, S.C., who founded the Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette. Knowing manners, etiquette and protocol is important not just to… Read More

Categories: Education, Parenting, What's Working with Cam Marston

SA Recycling: George Adams leads 2700 employees, 77 locations, $1B in sales

Posted On August 26, 2019

George Adams leads SA Recycling based in Anaheim, California. Don’t think glass bottles and aluminum cans. Think shredded automobiles and old railroad tracks. He’s grown the company to over $1B in sales and his employees LOVE him. He’s a fan of bottom-up leadership: Let the employees who do the hard work make the suggestions for improvement, then follow their lead. His stories and examples clearly show he practices what he preaches.  Check out this episode!

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How a family-owned coffee company is brewing for a new generation

Posted On August 26, 2019

It’s not often that I get to do a radio show with the owner of a company while I’m consuming his product. But in the latest episode of “What’s Working With Cam Marston,” I sipped on some coffee with chicory produced by Baton Rouge-based Community Coffee while talking with the company’s fourth-generation owner and president, Matt Saurage. He shares a brief history of the company with us (including the story behind the house drawn on the package), his goals in running a family business, and why, although its habits are different, the millennial generation is as bountiful a market for… Read More

Categories: Entrepreneurship, Generation Y / Millennials, What's Working with Cam Marston

Gen X won’t be overlooked by financial industry for long

Posted On August 22, 2019

As the Baby Boomers enter retirement and millennials are now the largest segment of the workforce and the consumer base, we’ve noted before that Generation X has somewhat of a middle child syndrome. This might seem particularly true in the financial industry, where Boomers essentially built the industry as we currently know it, and millennials are the group that seems to have grabbed its attention as investors. That leaves a generation in the middle that, despite being in its peak earning years, has gotten less attention from the financial industry despite likely needing it the most, according to a story… Read More

Categories: Financial Services, Generation X, Retirement

The Gospel of Murder Point Oysters: How to build a boutique seafood business

Posted On August 20, 2019

Boutique businesses are all the rage. From craft beer and small batch bourbon to organic produce and specialty cheeses, small operations that reach and build followings among specific segments of the market are thriving in a number of industries. But seafood? How do you build a following for that? Our guest in a recent episode of “What’s Working With Cam Marston” knows how. Lane Zirlott of Murder Point Oysters and his family got into the oyster business almost accidentally and have built a brand that is now being asked for by name. Zirlott comes from a successful family of shrimpers… Read More

Categories: Entrepreneurship, What's Working with Cam Marston, Work

Perking Along for Four Generations: Matt Saurage and Community Coffee

Posted On August 19, 2019

Matt Saurage’s great grandfather, Cap Saurage, began Community Coffee in Baton Rouge, Louisiana four generations ago in the year 1919. Matt’s vow is to keep the company true to its roots by providing the best, most consistent brew of coffee the company is capable of and keeping the company viable for the next generation of Saurage. Matt gives us details about his coffee business ranging from the two unique markets for coffee with chicory (Mobile is one), the fungus that threatened the world’s coffee crop, and the industry’s desire to become completely sustainable. He’s also a fan local coffee shops… Read More

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Outside the comfort zone: The value of adventure travel for teens

Posted On August 19, 2019

In today’s digital age, with almost limitless entertainment at their fingertips and parents hovering overhead, it’s easy for today’s young people to forget what it’s like to do something difficult. But there’s value to facing difficult challenges, and in leaning on the help of peers to help get through them. Our guest in a recent episode of “What’s Working With Cam Marston” creates these challenges for today’s young people and believes they’re a life-changing experience. Hayes Hitchens is the founder of Moondance Adventures, a company that produces what he calls “adventure travel for teens” that are much more than just… Read More

Categories: Education, Travel, What's Working with Cam Marston

PowerPoint: Not just for conference presentations anymore

Posted On August 18, 2019

PowerPoints are a useful digital tool. They make it easier to organize your thoughts or prepare a presentation. They have become the go-to method of presenting information at conferences, business meetings, professional development and any number of other professional settings. And now, apparently, they can also help you find your friend a date. According to the New York Post, many millennials are using the popular tool to create easy-to-read dating profiles for friends who are looking for relationships. DateMyFriend.ppt allows people to create three-minute profiles for their friends and pitch them to potential suitors at a bar or other social… Read More

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials

Moondance Adventures: A Summer Camp for Youth that Teaches Lessons for Life

Posted On August 12, 2019

Hayes Hitchens has created a summer camp experience for youth that takes them all over the globe to push themselves in unexpected ways. Though the destinations may be exotic, the environment, the treks, the goals, and the teamwork forces the participants to work together. And the outcome, according to Hitchens, is a confident child who knows how to support their colleagues and overcome significant obstacles. They learn how to do hard things. Check out this episode!

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Murder Point Oysters: The Story of a Bayou La Batre Shrimper who Never Looked Back

Posted On August 5, 2019

Lane Zirlott’s passion for the oysters he raises is immediately evident. He gives them names, he talks to them, he treats them as passionately and as carefully as a wine grower treats the grapes in his prize vineyard. And it shows. Lane’s Murder Point Oysters are served in the finest restaurants from New Orleans to Charleston and beyond. Delivering 3000 dozen oysters to customers each week, Lane got a toe-hold in the marketplace through no-nonsense guerrilla marketing that demanded that the finest chefs he could find take a look at them. It’s a fantastic story and you’ll come away with… Read More

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