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The recent Fast Tech 50 conference focused primarily on energy-related companies. Greg Price debriefs PKF tax director Gary Voth, a conference participant.
Former commodities trader Ben Lipson has taken Fantasy Sports to the next level. Russ interviews the founder of Sports Tradex, an online sports marketplace. Then, we’ll visit with Henry Goodrow about the exciting goings-on at Microsoft. In our vignettes, Leisa interviews Sarah Groen of SURGE Accelerator; Robin visits with two of our favorites; and Greg Price debriefs PKF tax director Gary Voth.
Russ and John present the show that champions the make-it-happen entrepreneurs. We’re all about the people who bring innovation to our lives and who help our economy grow. And today’s show is about innovation. Includes: The BusinessMakers Quote of the Week—clever words from the great Mark Twain; This Week in Business History includes the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock (we go way back, folks!), Mark Twain patents elastic suspenders and the USSR was formed; the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak that YOU should know AND JOHN DOES TOO (yay!); and Dumb Moments—Michigan teachers pull a sick-in.
What if you could fill up your car for less than $1.00? And what if you could do that at home? Jean Durdin owns and operates the massive Parkway Family car dealerships; Parkway Chevrolet reports $100 million in sales annually. In 2009, Parkway began converting vehicles to natural gas. Today Parkway NGV leads the industry in conversions. It’s a game-changer and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) will probably change our lives over the near future. Jean is right on the leading edge of that revolution. This is an interview EVERYONE should hear.
He grew up on a South Texas ranch, so he knew the value of hard work. Today he’s president of Choice Energy Services, a broker/consultant of electricity to commercial-industrial clients. The deregulation of energy brought with it additional and more complicated choices. Choice considers options and negotiates price with energy providers. Russ interviews Bubba Levy, president of Choice Energy Services.
Russ is at PKF’s Coffee with the Consuls, an event sponsored by PKF and the Greater Houston Partnership. In today’s segment, Russ visits with Rafael Carsalade and Philippe Yvergniaux, North American head of investing in France.
Russ interviews Jean Durdin, owner-operater of the massive Parkway Family car dealerships—and a pioneer in converting vehicles to compressed natural gas. Then, we’ll visit with Bubba Levy, president of energy broker-consultant Choice Energy Services. In our vignettes, Leisa interviews Jessica Givens of All-in-One Academics; Robin visits with David Brady, Houston Zoo; and we’ll drop in on PKF’s Coffee with the Consuls.
Russ and John present the show that doggedly stays tuned -in to free enterprise, entrepreneurship and capitalism. We worry about giving money to politicians when they are in an “overspend” mode. Includes: The BusinessMakers Quote of the Week— great words from someone clever but unknown; This Week in Business History includes the founding of the Brookings Institution, the gala opening of Houston’s Astrodome and the arrest of Bernie Madoff; the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak that YOU should know (today’s expression is a really good one); and Dumb Moments—the IRS launches taxes for Obamacare.
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