Lauren Fernandez IDs a Quality Restaurant Concept, Adds Her Expertise, and Launches it With Private Equity

Lauren Fernandez IDs a Quality Restaurant Concept, Adds Her Expertise, and Launches it With Private Equity

Posted On April 15, 2024

Lauren Fernandez – Full Course – can spot a restuarant that’s destined to make it. Her years of experience in the industry as an owner / operator and as a promoter has given her the insight. Today she works with owners of small restuarant concepts to get them launched big and fast by helping the owners make smart growth decisions and avoid the pittfalls that she knows can ruin a promising concept. Once the restaurant has its footing, she backs it with private equity money to truly get it soaring. Hear what she looks for, what mistakes too many restaurateurs… Read More

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April’s Fool

Posted On April 12, 2024

On this week’s Keepin It Real, Cam Marston hypothesizes on what a parenting podcast from him and his wife would sound like. —– My wife and I sat together at the beach last week laughing as we retold stories and reminded ourselves of the humor of parenting. Especially as Gen X parents. We decided to compose a social media post together. The date was April first, and that date matters. The post read the following: We are frequently asked how we’ve raised four perfect children. Here’s our response: We are excited to announce our new Parenting Podcast called Gen X… Read More

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Chris Lawrence of Hirewell and Today’s Employment Market

Posted On April 8, 2024

Chris Lawrence has focused on the human capital space helping organizations identify, build, financially assess, implement, and manage outsourced recruiting and consulting solutions. His perspective gives a good view of today’s workplace and workforce needs. We discuss how the workforce needs have evolved since the Great Recession and what he predicts going forward. Notably, Chris explains why there is a greatly reduced demand for IT talent and a huge surge in demand for sales and management talent. Show Sponsors: Mason Hills Farms – True Farm to Table Meats E3 Termite & Pest Control Roy Lewis Construction Trey Langus – Transworld… Read More

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A Master of Promotion – Shadrick Toodle Makes Friends, Makes Memories, and Makes Sales

Posted On April 1, 2024

Shadrick Toodle hand-made t-shirts to wear to support his kids’ sports teams. Other parents wanted them, too. Today he’s selling promotional clothing for teams across his hometown area and well beyond. His presence at events is a big deal. Kids and parents want photos with him. He’s a celebrity. And it all transfers into more and more and more sales of his gear, from football parents wearing shits for their kids to cheerleader gear. He’s a nice man and a master of kindness, support, and promotion.  Contact Shadrick wherever you are:  C: 251.209-2346 Facebook: Shadrick Toodle, Sr. Instagram: Shadrick Toodle,… Read More

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Workplace Veterans

Posted On March 29, 2024

On this week’s Keepin It Real, Cam Marston has some observations about the NCAA tournament. The old guys are winning, and he likes that. —– Someone in my family is not pleased right now. As I write this Wednesday, I don’t know who. Last night the North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team took on the Alabama Crimson Tide in the NCAA tournament. My wife is a Carolina grad. I was unaware people could like basketball that much until I met her. My son is a Freshman at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He was an avid sports fan moments… Read More

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Tony Tejas Makes the World’s Best Salsa

Posted On March 25, 2024

Tony Tejas stumbled on his salsa recipe one night making something quick for a friend. Today Tony’s Tejas Salsa can be found across the southeast. Tony is working on vegan soups and stews, too. His goal is to simply make the world a better place and his food products are how he’s doing it – healthy food, fresh ingredients, no preservatives. He’s a man on a mission and he wants us all to come along with him. Show Sponsors: Mason Hills Farms – True Farm to Table Meats E3 Termite & Pest Control Roy Lewis Construction Trey Langus – Transworld… Read More

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Need A Message

Posted On March 21, 2024

On this week’s Keepin’ It Real, Cam is searching for a message and if he hears one, he WILL obey. —– I think there is someone or something out there trying to send me a message. A few things have happened lately that seem, well, like there is a message coming or attached but I don’t know what it is. First, storms rolled through a few months ago knocking out the power. Fortunately our house has a generator attached and it kept a few rooms running for a little while. My friends began texting about their power being out. I… Read More

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A Prep High School With Significant Corporate Support Putting Students Straight Into the Workplace

Posted On March 18, 2024

Adam Sealey is the principal at Baldwin Prepatory Academy where he oversees the training and development of high school students and readying them to enter straight into the workplace. With enthusiastic support from corportate sponsors, Adam and Eric West – Career Technical Education Coordinator – are on the forefront of developing the skills employers are asking for. We discuss how the next generation of employees is looking for the skills needed but the training and teaching methods must change to appeal to them. We discuss the importance of soft-skills training on top of technical expertise.  Show Sponsors: Mason Hills Farms… Read More

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Tell Them Both I Said Hello

Posted On March 14, 2024

There’s a grocery store Cam goes to when he’s in a hurry. It’s NOT the one closest to his house. That one is full of memories. Full of roots. —– I saw him see me. He turned and headed my way. “Cam,” he said. “How’s you mother?” “Well,” I said. “She passed away two years ago.” I saw you at her funeral, I wanted to say. I remember talking to you. “Oh. Yes. That’s right. I’m sorry. Well then, how’s your father?” “Dad’s wonderful. He plays pickleball five, sometimes six days a week. Sometimes twice a day. He’s eighty-seven but… Read More

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Jill Schlesinger Works for CBS News. We Follow Her Trajectory from Financial Advisor to National Media Figure

Posted On March 11, 2024

I met Jill Schlesinger at a conference years ago. We chatted back stage and got along. On my next trip to New York City she took me around the CBS Studios and and introduced me to some of the national personalities you would recognize on TV. She was interested, kind, nice, and generous when she didn’t need to be. Her path to journalism is non-tradiitonal. She started as a financial planner and has landed with a national TV slot, two great finanical books, a national radio show and a very popular podcast. She and I chat about journalism today, how it’s… Read More

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