Matt Miller - School Spirit Vending

Matt Miller and Scott Hooper: School Spirit Vending

The School Zone Podcast team welcomes Matt Miller, President and Founder of School Spirit Vending to the School Zone! Matt Miller’s career began in the Military and then advertising space. Twelve years ago he started a simple vending business to help raise money for M.D. Anderson’s Children’s Cancer Center. In 2007-2008, several young kids came […]

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John Howe: STEM Institutes

John Howe- STEM Institutes Some of the fastest growing and highest paying jobs are heavily science, engineering, technology, and math type jobs with an emphasis in computer science. People read this and say “I’d sure love for my kid to be able to compete in that economy, and would love for my kid to be […]

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Ray Checketts – The Spirit Sleeve Company

Mr. Ray Checketts out of Logan, Utah of the Spirit Sleeve Company is our guest on this episode of the School Zone Podcast. The Spirit Sleeve is a division of Lin Manufacturing which is a huge sock manufacturing company. The Spirit Sleeve was created in 2009, and since then they have been sold in thousands […]

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Eric Snow: WATCH D.O.G.S.

Eric Snow is the executive director of watchdogs; and is a husband to his wife Valerie of 33 years, and two grown kids Zac and Alyssa. Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center for Fathering. A school can buy the start-up kit, take a short […]

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Karen Bantuveris: SignUp.com

The School Zone Podcast welcomes Karen Bantuveris, founder and CEO of SignUp.com to the show. The story of SignUp.com begins with our CEO, Karen Bantuveris. As a working-mom, Girl Scout leader, and active PTA member, Karen enjoyed contributing where she could, but the ‘little things’ that made volunteering a hassle and distracted her from the […]

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George Blasing: Dinosaur George

“Dinosaur George” Blasing is a self taught paleontologist and animal behaviorist with more than 35 years of study and research. Blasing is a public speaker, author, and television host and writer who has performed live to over 3 million people and has lectured in over 3000 museums, schools and public events. He is the writer, […]

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Sarahi Gomez-McDonough Score More Funds

Sarahi Gomez-McDonough: Score More Funds

The School Zone Podcast is honored to welcome Sarahi McDonough, Creative Director of Advertising and Media Relations of “Score More Funds” to the podcast. Score More Funds is a company solely based on fundraising and is focused highly on fundraising for schools, PTA’s, sports teams, and small businesses. We supply merchandise that we place your school […]

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Major Nippy Betz: Scholarship Leadership Institute

Major Nippy Betz owns a scholarship company that offers seminars, courses, and private coaching to help teens graduate from college debt-free. He is a Keynote Speaker, TV Personality, Author, and Scholarship Coach known as the Moses of Education! This former Air Force Commander turned Master Scholarship & Leadership Instructor, helps provide scholarship acquisition, workshops, coaching […]

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Barbara Hodge: Deanan Gourmet Popcorn

Barbara Hodge is the president of Deanan Gourmet Popcorn. She is clearly energetic and excited about what she does and her enthusiasm is contagious. The School Zone Podcast is excited to have her on the show. We focus on the fundraising aspect of selling popcorn. We offer popcorn to the schools at an extremely reasonable […]

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John Howe: Administrator’s View of Fundraising

John Howe: Administrator’s View of Fundraising The reality is that funds do need to be raised because budgets are often times inadequate to deal with all of the needs that a school or school district has. There are a lot of different ways that vendors can reach out to a school: My personal preference of […]

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