9/26/2016: Wells Fargo; First Coast Success-Aubrey Edge; Rock Steady Boxing; Cole Pepper

Sep 26, 2016

In the wake of the Wells Fargo scandal, we heard from University of North Florida professor Paul Fadil. He and his colleague Bruce Fortado authored a study several years ago that predicted problems banks might face in the drive to find new customers and revenue . In our latest edition of First Coast Success, Karen Brune Mathis spoke with Daily’s founder Aubrey Edge. Host Melissa Ross talked to Rock Steady Boxing — Amelia Island co-founders Mary Anne Sharer and Guy Petty about their work with Parkinson’s patients and Cole Pepper told us about another Jaguars loss and a sad sports weekend. 

Wells Fargo

Earlier this month, banking giant Wells Fargo was slapped with a $185 million fine by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for charging customers millions of dollars in fees through creating fake accounts. Fadil and Fortado wrote about the problems years ago as banks began pursuing more of a sales culture. They authored a report “The ying and yang of introducing a sales culture: The Amalgam Banking Case” in 2014.         

First Coast Success - Aubrey Edge

First Coast Energy opened its first Daily’s in 2004 in Jacksonville with hopes of changing the way consumers viewed the gas station convenience store combination. It’s been a success. Burne Mathis of the Daily Record sat down with Edge to find out why.       

Rock Steady Boxing

It’s a unique program that helps Parkinson’s Syndrome patients through the sport of boxing and it is taking off across the country. There are 86 affiliates across the country, including on Amelia Island. Sharer and Petty talked about the program. Petty, who suffers from Parkinson told Ross how the program has benefited him in the past few months.

Cole Pepper

It was not a good weekend for area sports fans. The Jaguars and Armada both lost close games, Florida lost to Tennessee and the sports world lost Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and golf legend Arnold Palmer. Pepper and Ross talked about the events and if Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley could lose his job if the team loses to the Colts on Sunday in London.

Producer Kevin Meerschaert can be reached at kmeerschaert@wjct.org, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @KMeerschaertJax