What's Working With Cam Marston
Posted On March 14, 2022

Do’s and Don’ts of Managing a Remote Workforce with Bill Wasden


Bill Wasden is a partner with law firm Burr Foreman and advises clients on the do’s and don’ts of managing and supervising a remote workforce. I share with him stories of abuse from both sides of the contract and we discuss the importance of the hiring agreement and what does / does not classify an employess as a 1099 contractor. 

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What's Working With Cam Marston
Posted On March 7, 2022

How to Find and Keep a Rocket Scientist


Susan Whitfield is director of HR at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. Rocket scientists are in demand these days, and NASA competes with Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Richard Branson for them. Learn how a government agency successfully competes with the private sector to attract and retain this cherished talent.

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What's Working With Cam Marston
Posted On February 28, 2022

Transitioning Into Retirement The Right Way – David Topus of Revision Retirement


One of life’s most difficult transitions is from the purpose driven world of work to the often ambiguous and aimless world of retirement. David Topus of Revision Retirement has created a service to help retirees find a way through this difficult transition. He has listed nineteen different ways to find purpose in retirement along with consultants and guides to help with the process if needed. With 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring daily, this is a service whose time has come. 

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What's Working With Cam Marston
Posted On February 21, 2022

REPLAY: Billy Duren is Threaded Fasteners President and Chief Motivational Officer



REPLAY: The “Great Resignation” has not impacted Threaded Fasteners like it has other organziations. Why? Their intentional and methodical cultivation of a culture of service to the customer and, more importantly, to one another. This focus on a culture of service began long ago; it is not a reaction to Covid or low unemployment. It’s who they are. And it works.
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What's Working With Cam Marston
Posted On February 14, 2022

Christina Woerner McInnis Created a Simple, Tech-Driven Soil-Sampling Kit for the DIY Homeowner


Baldwin County’s Christina Woerner McInnins has made the once cumbersome process of collecting and diagnosing soil samples for the DIY homeowner simple and easy through her innovative product SoilKit. Lowe’s Home Improvement stores loved the idea and the product is now carried by Lowe’s nationwide. After sitting down with her for the interview, my gut tells me this first product is only the beginning for this remarkably entrepreneurial mind.

EXTRA: Listen to the show for a special discount code when buying from the SoilKit website. 

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What's Working With Cam Marston
Posted On February 7, 2022

The New World of Orthopaedics with Dr Ramon Rodriguez



Dr Ramon Rodriguez explains the remarkable new technology that is shaping orthopedics today. He’s second generation orthopedist and today practices at the Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic. We discuss custom 3D printing replacement ankles for total ankle replacements and the future of the profession. 
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What's Working With Cam Marston
Posted On January 31, 2022

Derek Waltchack is Alabama’s Commercial Real Estate Futurist



Described as Alabama’s commercial real estate’s futurist, Derek Waltchack of firm Shannon Waltchack, sees what’s possible for commerical real estate. Blockchain will be a part of it. Real-time retail customer tracking, too. Hear him paint a compelling and very exciting and picture of what’s to come. Derek  will also be the keynote speaker at the upcoming ACREcom conference in Birmingham on Feb 11. Hear his BrokerLord podcast here. 
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What's Working With Cam Marston
Posted On January 24, 2022

Edward Dismukes on Growth, Family Business Succession Planning, and Meaningful Customer Service



Edward Dismukes’ father and grandfather sold fish, then appliances, then small engine lawn and garden equipment (chainsaws, lawn mowers, weed eaters, and such) in an ever evolving attempt find a toe-hold in a shifting marketplace. Today, Edward works to grow Wilson Dismukes through calculated investments and growth plans. He talks about talent management, succession planning, a plague of smash and grab robberies, and the responsibility of family business. 
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What's Working With Cam Marston
Posted On January 17, 2022

Alabama Secretary of Labor Fitzgerald Washington Discusses How and Where to find Workers Today


When the Alabama economy was soaring in February of 2020, the state’s unemployment rate was very low. Today, though the pandemic and government assistance, it’s nearly as low as it was then. What are employers who desperate need workers doing to find people? Where are the workers? Alabama Secretary of Labor Fitzgerald Washington gives us an update and discusses what employers can do. He’ll be a panelist at an upcoming commercial real estate conference where he’ll get into further detail. 

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What's Working With Cam Marston
Posted On January 10, 2022

Billy Duren of Threaded Fasteners Talks ESOP, Culture & Growth


Threaded Fastener’s culture is a retention tool. Billy Duren is the company president and Chief Motivational Officer. When asked about the company, Billy spends more time describing the culture than the products. Hear how the former company leaders chose an ESOP for the company as they retired and how Billy works to perpetuate the culture day-in and day-out. 

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