April 24, 2018
First Half Hour: John Rolin of Cowboy Crickets joined Tom and Shane to talk about crickets as a food source. Click HERE to watch Tom Egelhoff eat a Chocolate Chirp Cookie made with Cricket Flour.
Second Half Hour: Dave Wooten, morning DJ at XL -Country 100.7 FM, talked with Tom And Shane about his new book, "Crazy Horse: Where My Dead Lie Buried."
2nd And 3rd Hour: Money manager and investment guru Mike McCormick joined Tom and Shane to discuss the first quarter, the stock market roller coaster ride and more.
Last Half Hour: Tom, Shane and Mike did the Weekly Market Wrap Up as to what happened in the first quarter and their predicitons of where the markets are headed in the next quarter.
April 16, 2018
Hour One: First half hour - Guest Morgan Rasmussen of Cedar Rose Farm who provides farm fresh produce that you can by direct from the farmer on a weekly schedule. Delivery Afailable. Very interesting interview and business opportunity.
The Rest of The Show: The rest of the show was mostly about Syria and the attack the president ordered on Friday and the political posturing and positioning thereafter. Many of our callers added their thoughts and opinions for the majority of the afternoon.
Final Half Hour: Tom and Shane end the show with their weekly market wrap up and how the events of the week affected the markets.
April 8, 2018
HOUR ONE: Guest: Jeff Krauss - Final four, Bozeman strategic plan, doubling special assessments for parks, housing costs statistics, Helena schools collection of school lunch backlog, migration to Montana.
HOUR TWO:Guest: Jeff Krauss - Rouse road construction update, too many street signs, we hate blinking left turn lights, Baxter repaving, more roundabouts planned, tax assessments and property increases in Bozeman, law and justice center from the cities perspective.
HOUR THREE: Guest: Henry Kriegel, Americans for Properity event on the tax bill coming up the evening of April 17th.
Last half hour- Market Wrap Up With Tom and Shane.
March 24, 2018
HOUR ONE: Guest: Jennifer Bordy - Contingency fees for attorneys may not be deductible. Jennifer explains how this works and how it might affect you. The kind of whistleblower you are will affect if your judgment is deductible. You might also think twice about having a non-disclosure agreement. Tom and Jennifer talk about various Montana cases and who wins and who loses. Shane also pointed out that Canada is a loser pays country where the US does not. Jennifer and Tom talked about the Uber death in Arizona — who’s libel? Facebook and Cambridge Analytica was also a hot topic. Tom and Shane explained that Obama and Trump both used Cambridge Analytica for their election. Will Facebook have to pay? Can you sue for Climate Change? Jennifer will explain.
NOTE OF Date Clairification: Strategic Communication Laboratories formed Cambridge Analytica to participate in the election process in the United States. It entered the U.S. market in 2012 and was used by Pres. Obama and was also involved in 44 U.S. congressional, US Senate and state-level elections in the 2014 midterm elections. In 2015 it was disclosed that the company had entered the Republican Party presidential primaries for the 2016 election, primarily in support of Ted Cruz. CA is heavily funded by hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer, a major supporter of Cruz and then Donald Trump, and is now under investigation by both the UK and the US governments.
HOUR TWO: Guest: Jennifer Bordy - Jennifer’s question: Why did the recent shooting in Florida spark such a nationwide march when other shootings did not? Lots of viewpoints were brought out on this topic. Who are the sponsors of this particular march? How does social media fit into the mix? What about the Maryland shooting where a good guy killed a bad guy with a gun. What about 2nd Amendment marches? One of our callers suggested we look into an organization called Senior Executive Services. Jenifer responds to my question that if kids are forced to be vaccinated can you require a student to be mentally evaluated? Another caller wanted to talk about the difference between an omnibus bill and a budget bill. Another caller was concerned about $1.3 Trillion spent by the government in only six months.
HOUR THREE: Tom and Shane took on some of the more ridiculous provisions in the Omnibus Spending Bill. Freedom of the press is now the freedom to not share the news unless we like it. Plus, the US Constitution then and now. Two California cities are choosing not to follow the dictates of the state when it comes to Sanctuary Cities. Will others follow? In the last half hour, more Omnibus Bill discussion with a caller and the market wrap up.
March 17, 2018
Hour One: The big news of the week was the firing of Andrew McCabe, director of the FBI, United Airlines was in the news again when several dogs had problems flying the friendly skies. We also talked about the school walkouts and one child being suspended.
Hour Two: We finally got to the Oakland Mayor and her warning to illegals of ICE raids, also the Internet cracking down on political posts. Another Florida tragedy — this time a bridge collapse, two Russians were poisoned, and we finished up the hour talking about the possibility of China tariffs and where that might lead.
Hour Three: Tom, Shane, Harry Kirschenbaum, and Jennifer Bordy covered the Bozeman St. Patrick’s Day Parade from the 5th floor of Sal Monella’s Fine Italian Dining. Floats included the Nancy Pelosi Crumbs Float, The Me-Too Float, The NRA Float, The Stormy Daniels Float, The Sharia Law & Order Float, the Half in the Bagpipe band from Butte and the Belgrade Mime Band doing “Sounds of Silence and much more.
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March 10, 2018
On Today’s Open for Business – City Commissioner Jeff Krauss stops by for the first two hours. –
HOUR ONE: Time Change - I-90 speed limits through Bozeman - Open Space Bond on June Ballot
HOUR TWO: Koch Bros. $5.7 million grant to MSU as Faculty Freeks Out - Toys R Us Closing all US Stores - Coke with booze in Japan
HOUR THREE: Trump Tariffs - Jobs report - Labor participation rate - NOK talks -? - Market Wrap Up
Plus between hour one and two you get to hear some very short off air chat between Shane, Jeff and Tom. - Would you like us to record what we say off the air while the news and commericals are on for you to hear on this rebroadcast?
Let us know in the comments below.
We did not get to the Florida Gun Bill – DACA kicked down the road - The Oakland Mayor - or Zinke's $139,000 office door. We will continue with those next week as they will probably be discussed more in the coming week.
February 28, 2018
Tom is on the road this weekend doing some small business seminars but you can listen to past shows below. Or you can catch up on shows and interviews going back to 2013 = You can check out those shows by CLICKING HERE.
See you all Next Week. thanks for your suport and for listening.
February 24, 2018
Jeff Krauss joined hosts Tom Egelhoff and Shane Montalban to cover a host of topics on this week’s Open for Business Show.
Hour One: Gun Control and Property Taxes might not seem to go together but those were the hot topics with callers in the first hour. Social services are the responsibility of the county and state but it seems our current commission might be moving in the social services direction. Jeff Krauss weighed in on that topic.
Hour Two: In this segment Commissioner Krauss gave stats about whose moving here, where from, and interesting information about Bozeman housing conditions. Where are we in numbers of houses being built and cost of living?
Hour Three: Shane started the hour off with Montana laws we don’t need. Jeff continued addressing the difficulty in providing affordable housing in Bozeman. The repatriation of funds back to the US under the new tax bill and what effect that will have on our economy, infrastructure and wage growth. The opioid epidemic and mental health as part of the Montana budget and the market wrap up finished out the show.
February 17, 2018
HOUR ONE: Joined in progress - Mike McCormick, Shane Montalban, and Tom Egelhoff talk current events. The most recent school shooting in Florida was our lead topic. Is there an answer to gun violence? The three debate the topic. In the 2nd half hour Montana AG Tim Fox weighed in on the court decision upholding the prohibition of robocalls.
HOUR TWO: The stock market roller coaster ride. Is it over? Or is the other shoe going to drop? Will interest rates go up in the next few months? A business owner needed help with employee benefits.
HOUR THREE: Markets, tax bill, inflation, and more in the final hour as well as our market wrap up for the week.
February 10, 2018
On the February 10, 2018 edition of Open for Business Tom and Shane started off with the wild swings of the markets this week as well as where money is going.
In another segment they talked about the huge spending bill that congress passed and the vote of the continuing resolution till March 23rd.
The budget sequester also was discussed and how it affected the spending bill and of course our weekly market wrap up.