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Real Estate Year In Review

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Special Guest

Tyler Fogarty

Fox and Fogarty

with Realty Executives in Knoxville joins The Housing Hour this week to give us some expert tips on how to handle a Real Estate transaction.    Tyler’s eleven year experience has given him a unique persective on customer service.  Tyler also gives us the ‘Real Estate Year In Review’ and a look into 2019.

 

Tyler Fogarty

If you have only ever worked with Tyler Fogarty, you have likely only met “professional” Tyler. Hard-working, efficient, friendly, and eternally committed to getting the job done, Tyler is ranked among the best brokers in the state! But quietly, Tyler has another side. A natural-born left-brainer, he is an incredibly talented photographer, and in the little spare time he has, enjoys indulging that talent across the globe with his better half, Marianna. From the Grand Canyon to Wyoming, Japan to the Gulf of Mexico, Tyler refuses to leave this world without experiencing every iota of it, which most don’t know considering how hard he works every day to bring folks home in East Tennessee. Yes, as they say, there are two sides to any coin, but rarely are both sides so freakin’ awesome. To put it as Tyler might, he’s sorta like a more sophisticated Bruce Banner/The Hulk. In fact, you should ask him about his well-managed obsession with comic books when you hire him to list your home. But do it quickly, because he’ll probably sell that sucker in a day or two!

Leave It To Kleber: Steve Kleber

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Special Guest

Steve Kleber

joins The Housing Hour this week to look briefly back at some of Steve’s bold prediction from  2016 and discusses those predictions and the future of Smart Home Technologies.   Steve also discusses some of the hottest technologies for homes that could save you bundles of unnessisary  repair bills.

Topics :

Previous show Steve Kleber of Kleber and Associates joins The Housing Hour this week to give us an update from the NAHB 2017 International Builders’ Show. During the three-day event, manufacturers debuted their most innovative products to audiences from around the globe.  The K&A team hunted down the most important channel opportunities at Design & Construction Week and observed the emergence  of three major industry trends:

  • Freestanding Kitchen Furniture
  • Homes of the Future
  • Skilled Labor Shortage

Plus innovative products discussed:

 

SharkBite is a provider of plumbing and water control systems for domestic, commercial and industrial applications.



 

Tune in this week and Leave It To Kleber to tells us everything that’s going on!

Leave It To Kleber: Steve Kleber


 

Message from Steve:

We specialize in building products sales and marketing

At Kleber & Associates, we don’t try to be experts in every product category. We don’t work on running shoes one minute and disposable diapers the next. Instead, we focus exclusively on just one type of account—building products.

For nearly three decades, we’ve lived and breathed commercial and residential building products. We’ve come to know the architects, the builders, and the contractors. We’ve talked endlessly with facilities managers, dealers, and distributors. We’ve learned how to reach them and persuade them. And because we focus on just one industry, we know that industry’s gatekeepers and influencers. Its outlets and buyers.

We know how to generate demand and drive distribution. And perhaps most importantly, in residential, we understand what homeowners and homebuyers think, what they want to buy, and what they’ll be buying next. In commercial, we understand the needs of the architect, contractor, facilities manager, owner, and tenant.

In other words, when it comes to building materials and building products, we don’t consider ourselves to be general practitioners of marketing and advertising. We’re specialists, pure and simple. That’s why we’re the best at what we do.”

 

 

 

 

Knoxville Weekend

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Special Guest

Erin Slocum

Executive Director,  Knoxville Weekend

joins The Housing Hour to help  ‘haul out the holly’! Erin tells us all the fun Yuletide events filling the Knoxville Weekend Calendar!

Erin‘s been calling Knoxville her home for the last 13 years. She’s found her professional calling as a marketing specialist with fields of expertise in verbal & visual communication, digital media, social content – and as Executive Director of Knoxville Weekend.

Erin brings her high energy, passion-driven personality to the studio for an hour packed full of fun and great information!

This Week’s Topics:

    • December Christmas Calendar
    •  Great food venues
    • Trolly Talkin’
    • Mary Kellogg-Joslyn co-founder & co-owner of the Titanic Museum Attraction
    • Ober Gatlinburg

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Budgeting Fundamentals

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Special Guest

Jeff Jeter

President & CEO of Shepherd Financial Freedom, Inc.

joins The Housing Hour this week to talk about his passion for serving families. Jeff is an expert in budgeting and brings his knowledge to our studios to help everyone with understanding the fundamentals of budgeting.

The Housing Hour is excited to Start this special Series on Budgeting!

Topics Include:

  1. What is a Budget?
  2. Why do we put it off?
  3. Making a Budget
  4. Sticking to it
  5. Revising
  6. Mint App

and so much more!

Join us for  Part I Budgeting Fundamentals!

Professionally, Jeff is Series 7 & 66 registered, and licensed to produce life, health and annuity products in Tennessee and Texas. As a Financial Advisor Jeff is devoted to helping individuals and families with personal financial planning, emphasizing retirement income strategies. He also works with many small business owners with personal finances, business financial plans, employee benefits, and succession strategies. He is recognized as a certified estate planner by the National Institute of Certified Estate Planners (NICEP). Additionally, Jeff is a board member and secretary for the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) – Knoxville; and member of both the Blount County and Knoxville Chambers of Commerce. Jeff is a founding member & vice president of a local BNI Chapter and Director/Consultant for BNI Knox. Formerly, Jeff served as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Army for seven years. He is a veteran of Desert Storm and proud member of both the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) and the American Legion.

As an Investment Advisor Representative (IAR), I am bound to always put your interests first.”

Sit down with Jeff for a short conversation to discuss your dreams, goals and a realistic plan to reach them!!

(865) 556-7783

 

 

 

 

Community Planning for Wildfires

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Special Guests

Molly Mowery, AICP

Wildfire Planning International

Leon Konz,      Wildfire Mitigation Specialist, Nathan Waters,  Assistant District Forester and Kevin Nunn, Lieutenant for Pigeon Forge Fire Department joins The Housing Hour this week to talk about Community Planning for   Wildfires.  Molly Mowery Molly is founder and CEO of Wildfire Planning International, where she currently leads the management of multiple community-based wildfire projects. Molly’s background is in land use planning, sustainable development, and environmental policy.  Kevin Nunn is a Lieutenant with the Pigeon Forge Fire Department and is Firewise Coordinator and Wildfire Preparedness Coordinator for the city of Pigeon Forge coordinating training and implementation of Firewise community planning.  Leon Konz is a  Wildfire Mitigation Specialist who helps with planning and execution. Nathan Waters, Assistant District Forester and is an expert in forest resource management.
Today’s Topics:
A look back at the 2016  Gatlingurg/Pigeon Forge fires
Wildfire Planning International
Wildland Urband Interface
Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW)
The City of Pigeon Forge adoption  of the Firewise program
Pigeon Forge Fire Department home and business assessment


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small Business Saturday

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Special Guest

Doug Lawyer

Vice President of Economic Development  with the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce

joins The Housing Hour this week to discuss their incredible role in supporting buisnesses and industries in Knoxville and surrounding counties.  With more than 2,200 member businesses, the Knoxville Chamber serves as the collective, influential voice for the regional business community.  They work tirelessly to ensure East Tennessee is the premier location for businesses to locate, operate and expand by working toward our mission of  Driving Regional Economic Prosperity.

Topics Include:

The Chamber’s vision for our community

Small Business Saturday, November 24th

Innovation Valley Update

plus much more!

History of Black Friday

 

 

 

Restaurant Food Safety

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Special Guest

Kevin Clark

Food Program Manager

Knox County Health Department

joins The Housing Hour this week to discuss how the Knoxville Health Department is responsible for the inspection of food service establishments.  Environmental health specialists work directly with food service operators to achieve safe and sanitary food handling practices through inspections, training, and enforcement of the food service rules and regulations.  Retail food operations such as convenience and grocery stores are regulated by the  Department of Agriculture.

Kevin Clark Bio:

  • Eastern Kentucky University- BS in Business Admin
  • Over 15 years experience as food operations management in the private sector.
  • 4 years regulatory experience as food program manager.
  • Projects: Updated KCHD EH website with new food safety flyers, inspection audit check list, mock inspection, food safety training videos, and online food safety training.   Enrolled in Program Standards program achieving completion of Standards 1, 2, Provide ongoing training and standardization to EHS in Knox County.  Participate in TN Food Safety Task Force, State Variance Approval Committee, and attend annual FDA food conferences.
  • When not at work, I love spending family time with Lisa (wife) and Fisher (son) doing just about anything outdoors like boating on Norris Lake, camping/hiking/fishing/kayaking, as well as entertaining friends and family at our home.  We are also avid Kentucky Wildcats and Minnesota Vikings fans!!

Kevin Clark, Food Program Manager
Environmental Health Division
Knox County Health Department
140 Dameron Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917-6413
Phone:  (865) 215-5200
Fax: (865) 215-5221
kevin.clark@knoxcounty.org

Additional  Info:

Kevin’s  team reviews plans required of new food establishments and those planning remodeling ensuring the establishment will meet the minimum construction and installation requirements before construction.  Prior approval of plans protects applicants from expensive changes after construction and installation.

Environmental health specialists inspect every establishment where food and beverages are prepared and served at least twice a year or more often as deemed necessary to ensure compliance with the Tennessee Food Safety Act*.  Current food permits and the most recent inspection report must be displayed in a prominent location for the public to view.

Employee level training is available free of charge in each county health department every month. Contact your local health department for a schedule of training classes.

Consumer complaints and reports of suspected foodborne disease outbreaks are promptly and thoroughly investigated in cooperation with county nurses, doctors, and epidemiological workers.

Foodborne Illness Complaint Hotline 1-800-293-8228

*Tennessee Code, Title 68, Chapter 14

 

 

 

Paranormal Historian: J Adam Smith

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Special Guest

J Adam Smith

known as ‘The Paranormal Historian’, is a shining star in the Paranormal Field. J has been investigating the paranormal for well over a decade now and is an Internationally acclaimed investigation based sensitive and MasterTeacher for the Paranormal Field, can be seen on Travel Channels – Paranormal Paparazzi, NBC, ABC, and countless other Magazines, Journals, and internationally syndicated radio shows. He is the Founder of Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours, which has been classified as “The Hidden Gem of Haunted America” and one of Americas first investigation based ghost tour and leads master classes and certification classes in the paranormal field. J Adam Smith teamed up with an award-winning production company Mapletree Productions and is filming paranormal documentaries for Historic Landmarks. Historic Haunting: A paranormal study of Ramsey House was released Feb 28th, 2015 and won a Telly Award.

J is also filming a docudrama that will be aired nationally called, ‘Inducted.”

J Adam Smith-This week on The Haunted Housing Hour!

 

 

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Special Guest

Lea Bradley,

Community Development Manager,

American Cancer Society

joins The Housing Hour this week to discuss the critical role the American Cancer  Society plays in every community around the country. Lea explains how the funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention is the mission of the American Cancer Society.

Lea also talks about October’s focus: Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many events are planned across the country.  American Cancer   Society has  Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk coming up on October 21st.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Mortgage Investors Group is joining the fundraising efforts with a MIG Breast Cancer Awareness Kickoff on October 5th.

Also, everyone is invited to participate in MIG’s The Big Pink Chair Photo Contest

Take a picture in the Big Pink Chair in Knoxville or Chattanooga and post to migpinkchair.com to have the chance to win a $500 donation towards your Making Strides Team. Winner announced on October 30th.

Knox County Health Department-West Nile Virus

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Special Guests

Ronnie Nease, Director of Environmental Health and  Connie Cronley, RN, Epidemiology and Reporting Nurse,

joins The Housing Hour this week to share the duties and functions of the Knox County Health Department.  Our guests also discuss the current detection of West Nile Virus in certain parts of the Knoxville area.

So be sure to tune into this important show to learn how you can protect you and your family from the mosquito-spread disease of the West Nile Virus.

The Knox County Health Department mission is to protect the public’s health and prevent disease by enforcing regulations of permitted facilities and by educating the citizens of Knox County about good public health practices. They work every day to ensure that all Knox County residents have safer, healthier places to live, work, learn and play.

Knox County Health Department
Environmental Health Division
140 Dameron Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
Phone: 865-215-5200
Email: Environmental@knoxcounty.org
Hours: Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Special Thanks to Guest Co-Host

Richard Swan