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We’re all business. Except when we’re not.

Memorable class clowns in high school.
Revolutionary LGBT marketing and advertising executives.

Meet Tim Bennett and John Nash, co-hosts of The Focus Group, their weekly broadcast that invites you to share in a friendship spanning 30 plus years, while serving up the savvy side of nine to five. Together Tim and John bring to life the show’s motto of Listen, Laugh and Learn with entertaining banter and unique voices.

THIS WEEKS SHOW

KitKat’Chup

06.19.24 | Shop Talk looks at three simple changes that IKEA enacted to help with employee retention. But first, Caught My Eye asks if you would cancel a family gathering based on a set of circumstances. Also, Heinz and KitKat hop on a viral trend with their KitKat’Chup candy bar. It’s not real, but it did the job on social media for garnering engagement. Shirley Cha Cha Muldowney, the first lady of auto drag racing, is our Business Birthday.

PAST SHOWS

TFG Unbuttoned: Check Your Beneficiaries

06.18.24 | Back in the 80’s a new employee with P&G listed his then girlfriend as a beneficiary on his retirement account. After only two years together, they both moved on, but he never updated his beneficiary for the account and as a result, she has been awarded over a million dollars. Then, Wells Fargo has terminated several employees for using devices to make it look like they are on their computers when they are not. Finally, a crazy “Christian” neighbor wants the family next door to change the name of their cat Lucifer.

Regarding Us

06.12.24 | Shop Talk visits with Jennifer Bobbi, aka Aunt Barbara, and David Beck, who jointly wrote and directed a new film to be released this month called Regarding Us. But first, Caught My Eye highlights a Charleston, WV bakery called the Rock City Cake Company. They’re selling cookies decorated with “real life hate/homophobic” comments they received after sharing support for the LGBTQ+ community. Also, onigiri, a rice ball staple in Japan is trending as the snack is now being prepared by young women who use their sweaty armpits to shape the balls. Blake Ross, co-developer of Mozilla Firefox, is our Business Birthday.

TFG Unbuttoned: The Best LGBTQ States for Business

06.11.24 | Now that we are a few years out of the pandemic, consumers seem to be less generous with tipping. Then, a couple in Queens finds a safe with $100k in it while magnet fishing. Finally, Out Leadership has released their 2024 State LGBTQ+ Business Climate Index. The index measures the impact of state government policies and prevalent attitudes on the LGBTQ+ community. How does your state rank?

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