Giving back- Maxine Clark

Maxine Clark is the Founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop®, a teddy-bear themed retail-entertainment experience.  In 1996, Maxine left her long and successful career in retail with the May Dept Stores and her role as then President of Payless ShoeSource, to start her own business focused on engaging children though the idea of “what”  was not yet specific. After an unsuccessful trip to a local toy store with her 10-year-old best friend Katie to buy a Beanie Baby, the idea for Build-A-Bear was born.  “We could make these,” declared Katie and 9 months later the first store opened in St. Louis, MO and a generation of makers began. Today there are over 400 Build-A-Bear Workshop stores worldwide, nearly 200 million stuffed animals have been sold world-wide.   Maxine stepped down from her CEB (Chief Executive Bear) position in 2013 to start her next act– to help unleash the potential of women and minority entrepreneurs and to use her entrepreneurial skills create platforms and places that give access to more St. Louis families. Her latest venture is the Delmar DivINe™—the transformation of a neighborhood eyesore, the historic St. Luke’s Hospital, into a multi-use real estate development to open in late 2021.    In 2017 Maxine was named to the Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame and in 2015 was named Women of the Year by the Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation.   Maxine is a graduate of the University of Georgia and holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from St. Louis University and an Honorary Doctor in Human Letters from the University of Missouri St. Louis and an Honorary Associates degree from St. Louis Community College. In 2006, she published her first book “The Bear Necessities of Business: Building a Company with Heart.”       Maxine Clark is the Founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop®, a teddy-bear themed retail-entertainment experience.  In 1996, Maxine left her long and successful career in retail with the May Dept Stores and her role as then President of Payless ShoeSource, to start her own business focused on engaging children though the idea of “what”  was not yet specific. After an unsuccessful trip to a local toy store with her 10-year-old best friend Katie to buy a Beanie Baby, the idea for Build-A-Bear was born.  “We could make these,” declared Katie and 9 months later the first store opened in St. Louis, MO and a generation of makers began. Today there are over 400 Build-A-Bear Workshop stores worldwide, nearly 200 million stuffed animals have been sold world-wide.   Maxine stepped down from her CEB (Chief Executive Bear) position in 2013 to start her next act– to help unleash the potential of women and minority entrepreneurs and to use her entrepreneurial skills create platforms and places that give access to more St. Louis families. Her latest venture is the Delmar DivINe™—the transformation of a neighborhood eyesore, the historic St. Luke’s Hospital, into a multi-use real estate development to open in late 2021.    In 2017 Maxine was named to the Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame and in 2015 was named Women of the Year by the Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation.   Maxine is a graduate of the University of Georgia and holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from St. Louis University and an Honorary Doctor in Human Letters from the University of Missouri St. Louis and an Honorary Associates degree from St. Louis Community College. In 2006, she published her first book “The Bear Necessities of Business: Building a Company with Heart.”      

Markets are still going strong!!! Anxiety is up everywhere.

The real estate markets are still going strong in the US. A lot of foreign investors, including companies are buying

US properties. Anxiety is high with so many unknowns in everyone’s lives. So important to stay

as calm as possible, cherish our structures and take one day at a time, which isn’t always easy. Due to such

a seller’s market with low inventories and interest rates still low. (rates have inched up some, but are

still historically low) many buyers are losing out.  Buyers do not fear, there are so many ways to find

the right home and still negotiate;  ways to find properties before they go on the market.  Post on FB

Marketplace, post on local neighborhood FB sites and others.  Run an ad, let everyone know you are

looking. ( Always put safety first when contacted) Agents and brokers know about properties prior to

being listed as well.

Having a hard time buying a home in this market? Getting beat out?

There is way too much anxiety everywhere…seeing it a lot, especially dealing in different markets.  So much information thrown at us, decisions to make, and not all are in our control. This is where faith, diligence, living in the present really makes a huge difference. Nathalie will talk story today and  give us some tips on how to win in this sellers market, if you are a buyer. There is way too much anxiety everywhere…seeing it a lot, especially dealing in different markets.  So much information thrown at us, decisions to make, and not all are in our control. This is where faith, diligence, living in the present really makes a huge difference. Nathalie will talk story today and  give us some tips on how to win in this sellers market, if you are a buyer.

3D Printer Homes are here. Listen in on how you can save, what to be aware of…

Today we are focusing on 3D homes- did you ever think this could work? Did you know how 3D printing is  being used in many industries already. Listen in, call in, weigh in. Pretty fascinating, as well as a way to save lots of money building your starter or dream home!!! Today we are focusing on 3D homes- did you ever think this could work? Did you know how 3D printing is  being used in many industries already. Listen in, call in, weigh in. Pretty fascinating, as well as a way to save lots of money building your starter or dream home!!!

Chuck Mills- and Leadership- American football coach for over 47 years…

Memorial to Chuck Mills, American football coach for over 47 years, wears the Superbowl ring from 1967, first Superbowl, where he was an assistant coach at for the Kansas City Chiefs, Head coach  Pomona College, Indiana University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Utah State University, Wake Forest University, Southern Oregon University and the United States Coast Guard Academy. Chuck Mills took the first American collegiate football team to Japan. The Japanese equivalent of the Heisman Award, known as the “Mills Trophy” is presented to the top collegiate football player in Japan each year. Memorial to Chuck Mills, American football coach for over 47 years, wears the Superbowl ring from 1967, first Superbowl, where he was an assistant coach at for the Kansas City Chiefs, Head coach  Pomona College, Indiana University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Utah State University, Wake Forest University, Southern Oregon University and the United States Coast Guard Academy. Chuck Mills took the first American collegiate football team to Japan. The Japanese equivalent of the Heisman Award, known as the “Mills Trophy” is presented to the top collegiate football player in Japan each year.

Mary Ann Faremouth, discusses how to pivot and thrive in the workplace…

We have all experienced changes since February 2020 in the workplace, at home and with so much more. Joining us today is well known Mary Ann Faremouth, Executive Recruiter, Speaker & Author of Revolutionary Recruiting and Revolutionary Reinvention Workbook. Mary Ann founded her company Faremouth & Company in 1982, specializing in recruiting for Professional, Clerical and Temporary placements, with the pipe, tube, metals, coating, oilfield service, and industrial supply having a particularly strong focus. The utmost attention is given to every applicant and position. Mary has her Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) credential  which requires years of experience in the industry. Mary Ann achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Marygrove University and graduated with honors.  Today we are going to discuss, how to do a self-inventory, how to take advantage and see these changes as a plus to revolutionize your role in the workplace and at home. We have all experienced changes since February 2020 in the workplace, at home and with so much more. Joining us today is well known Mary Ann Faremouth, Executive Recruiter, Speaker & Author of Revolutionary Recruiting and Revolutionary Reinvention Workbook. Mary Ann founded her company Faremouth & Company in 1982, specializing in recruiting for Professional, Clerical and Temporary placements, with the pipe, tube, metals, coating, oilfield service, and industrial supply having a particularly strong focus. The utmost attention is given to every applicant and position. Mary has her Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) credential  which requires years of experience in the industry. Mary Ann achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Marygrove University and graduated with honors.  Today we are going to discuss, how to do a self-inventory, how to take advantage and see these changes as a plus to revolutionize your role in the workplace and at home.

EMF’s in our homes, cars, computers- all around us- Protection is available.

Since falling prey to a violent reaction to his cell phone in 2002 Lloyd Burrell has spent the last 18 years researching the effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) on health. You can download his free EMF Protection Health andReport and subscribe to his newsletter by visiting his website http://www.electricsense.com. He is also the author of an eBook entitled “How To Beat Electrical Sensitivity”, which offers a solution to the growing number of people whose health is being compromised by exposure to wireless and similar technologies, also available through his website. (rerun) Since falling prey to a violent reaction to his cell phone in 2002 Lloyd Burrell has spent the last 18 years researching the effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) on health. You can download his free EMF Protection Health andReport and subscribe to his newsletter by visiting his website http://www.electricsense.com. He is also the author of an eBook entitled “How To Beat Electrical Sensitivity”, which offers a solution to the growing number of people whose health is being compromised by exposure to wireless and similar technologies, also available through his website. (rerun)

Listen in- Kevin Lum discusses our ever changing market…

Kevin Lum is a Financial Planner and Investment Advisor — he focuses on Impact Investing, Socially Responsible Investing, Values Based Planning currently leading Foundry Financial with offices in Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Foundry Financials wants to help you do well and do good through value based financial planning and impact investing. And now this is such an important time, after getting over the shock of the Corona virus to stay strong, calm and lead while staying safe. Kevins passion is helping people identify their dreams and then develop a financial plan and investment strategy that aligns with their values. Whether it’s planning an early retirement, having a first child or starting a new business — Kevin helps you chart out your course from where you are now to where you could be. We are not giving legal or financial advise. Important that you check with your attorney and experts before making a plan. Kevin Lum is a Financial Planner and Investment Advisor — he focuses on Impact Investing, Socially Responsible Investing, Values Based Planning currently leading Foundry Financial with offices in Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Foundry Financials wants to help you do well and do good through value based financial planning and impact investing. And now this is such an important time, after getting over the shock of the Corona virus to stay strong, calm and lead while staying safe. Kevins passion is helping people identify their dreams and then develop a financial plan and investment strategy that aligns with their values. Whether it’s planning an early retirement, having a first child or starting a new business — Kevin helps you chart out your course from where you are now to where you could be. We are not giving legal or financial advise. Important that you check with your attorney and experts before making a plan.

Reverse mortgages are an excellent option to consider…

Reverse mortgages have changed dramatically for the better. Steve Sless, an expert in reverse mortgages and a regular contributor on our show joins us today to give us details on how to “Age in Place” and even purchase a home using either a reverse mortgage or forward reverse mortgage… bet you didn’t know they also come with lines of credit that earn interest? Reverse mortgages have changed dramatically for the better. Steve Sless, an expert in reverse mortgages and a regular contributor on our show joins us today to give us details on how to “Age in Place” and even purchase a home using either a reverse mortgage or forward reverse mortgage… bet you didn’t know they also come with lines of credit that earn interest?

Saving our Planet- Yes you can help…

James Boyd Fuller, John Rosebush and Richard Kiernicki share how they are transforming our world  by sustainability, water technology, soil remediation, finance and mindsets getting everyone involved. James Fuller is President/CEO of World Alliance for Planetary Health, James Fuller inventor and founder of the Greensaharaproject.org, He  studied many of Nikola Tesla’s ideas and reproduced his work in the areas of ionic frequency exchange methods.   Also Vitalgro and more.  John Rosebush, Founder & CEO of the Worldwide Development Corporation is a maverick inventor and reality bringer. His invention which we will be discussing today does not pollute, nor use resources once constructed. Cost effective over solar. It works with the “riverflow”, is more than cost effective, can literally produce so much power at a fraction of the cost that we are used to and has a 99% uptime. For more information go to www.wdcpower.com Richard Kiernicki has been extremely successful for over 30 years in finance. motivation and personal tranformation mentoring many.  Richard says the best kept secret in coaching is being mentored by a Billionaire- it’s all about relationships, he believes in always doing what is right. He did not do what was the easiest , so much learning and fun comes from this as well as major transformation. Richard firmly believes that acting on knowledge is much more powerful than just having it and has taught many the disciplines to achieve what you want. www.richardmkiernicki.com   Author of Capitalists Worse Nightmare, The Crucification of Capital.     James Boyd Fuller, John Rosebush and Richard Kiernicki share how they are transforming our world  by sustainability, water technology, soil remediation, finance and mindsets getting everyone involved. James Fuller is President/CEO of World Alliance for Planetary Health, James Fuller inventor and founder of the Greensaharaproject.org, He  studied many of Nikola Tesla’s ideas and reproduced his work in the areas of ionic frequency exchange methods.   Also Vitalgro and more.  John Rosebush, Founder & CEO of the Worldwide Development Corporation is a maverick inventor and reality bringer. His invention which we will be discussing today does not pollute, nor use resources once constructed. Cost effective over solar. It works with the “riverflow”, is more than cost effective, can literally produce so much power at a fraction of the cost that we are used to and has a 99% uptime. For more information go to www.wdcpower.com Richard Kiernicki has been extremely successful for over 30 years in finance. motivation and personal tranformation mentoring many.  Richard says the best kept secret in coaching is being mentored by a Billionaire- it’s all about relationships, he believes in always doing what is right. He did not do what was the easiest , so much learning and fun comes from this as well as major transformation. Richard firmly believes that acting on knowledge is much more powerful than just having it and has taught many the disciplines to achieve what you want. www.richardmkiernicki.com   Author of Capitalists Worse Nightmare, The Crucification of Capital.