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George Porter Jr. has music pouring forth and is still honing his sound

What's Working with Cam Marston presented by Coastal Alabama Community College

Release Date: 04/08/2019

You've Likely Been Hacked. And Your Details are For Sale. show art You've Likely Been Hacked. And Your Details are For Sale.

What's Working with Cam Marston presented by Coastal Alabama Community College

Glenda Snodgrass says you and I have probably already been hacked. And our information is for sale on the Dark Web to the highest bidder. Even little ole you and little ole me are targets for these industrious and entrepreneurial criminals. Glenda walks us through what to know, what to do and, most importantly, how things work in the world of internet cyber crime.

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Not Just Dorms: An Entrepreneurial Business that Makes Dorm Decoration Quick, Pretty, and Lightweight show art Not Just Dorms: An Entrepreneurial Business that Makes Dorm Decoration Quick, Pretty, and Lightweight

What's Working with Cam Marston presented by Coastal Alabama Community College

When Shawn Cushing moved her oldest daughter into college in 2012 she was shocked at what she spent, how heavy it was, and how much work it was. An entrepreneurial spirit, Shawn dove into finding ways to make the whole process quick, easy, less expensive, and light-weight. In 2019 she and Annie Henseler will fill between 500 and 600 orders for their dorm decor and the products will be shipped to campuses all over the USA. Listen to a great story of finding a market need and expertly filling it. 

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Farm to Table Phenom: Chef Chris Rainosek of Mobile's The Noble South show art Farm to Table Phenom: Chef Chris Rainosek of Mobile's The Noble South

What's Working with Cam Marston presented by Coastal Alabama Community College

Chef Chris Rainosek brought The Noble South restaurant to downtown in Mobile at the beginning of Dauphin Street's recent renaissance. It's busy every day and night. We talk to Chef Chris and learn how he stays current with the trends shaping the restaurant business, how he works with growers to get local ingredients, and how he sets the tone for his team in both the kitchen and the front of the house.

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

What's Working with Cam Marston presented by Coastal Alabama Community College

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 and follow their lead. His stories and examples clearly show he practices what he preaches.

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Perking Along for Four Generations: Matt Saurage and Community Coffee show art Perking Along for Four Generations: Matt Saurage and Community Coffee

What's Working with Cam Marston presented by Coastal Alabama Community College

Matt's Saurage'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. He's also a fan local coffee shops which, he says, often begins a person's relationship with the beverage by way of its social qualities. If you're a coffee fan, you'll want to listen in. 

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

What's Working with Cam Marston presented by Coastal Alabama Community College

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.

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

What's Working with Cam Marston presented by Coastal Alabama Community College

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. Lane got a toe-hold in the marketplace through non-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 a whole new appreciation for the once lowly, now mighty, oyster.

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What's Working with Cam Marston presented by Coastal Alabama Community College

Cindy Grosso defines manners, etiquette, and protocol as the stuff that allows us to know what to do in uncertain situations so that we'll not be uncomfortable and can focus on what matters. Often, the subtle behaviors a job candidate exhibits or the confidence a sales person displays sets them apart from the pack and allows them to close the deal. The trick, says Cindy, is knowing the correct manners, etiquette, and protocol. They're business fundamentals.

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What's Working with Cam Marston presented by Coastal Alabama Community College

Daniel Dennis leads. As the president of Roberts Brothers he oversees the company made up of 285 agents, staff, and five different offices. He's also chairman of the board of the Mobile Chamber, putting him at the forefront of brining new jobs to Mobile. Mobile, he says, needs more homes. Daniel offers his insight to the city, the high-emotion world of buying homes, and a glimpse into what's going on with the city of Mobile. 

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Michael Honig of Honig Vineyards and Winery - Spreading the News of Honig for Thirty Years show art Michael Honig of Honig Vineyards and Winery - Spreading the News of Honig for Thirty Years

What's Working with Cam Marston presented by Coastal Alabama Community College

Michael Honig's father was in the wine business and Michael's first job when he took over the family winery at age 22 was to sell his wines door to door in San Francisco. His enthusiasm for the winery that bears his family name has not waned, either. Despite the extraordinary expense of running a Napa winery and the perceived glamor of the industry, Michael reminds us that producing wine, at its core, starts with farming.

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When musicians speak one-on-one to George Porter, Jr., they often share that he's a role model of theirs, he's their inspiration for playing the bass or the drums, or even for choosing to play funky music in the first place. George is polite. He smiles and says "thank you very much." But inside he's wondering what they're talking about and wishing they'd sit back down at their instrument and get to work. There's music left to be discovered and to play. His success, he says, comes from giving 100% each time he's performing. And having performed with Flea, John "Papa" Gros, Allen Toussaint, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, David Byrne, and Tori Amos to name a few, he's, perhaps surprisingly, a nice and humble guy. I catch up with him after a long night in his home studio preparing some recordings for a New Orleans Jazz Fest release.