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Franchise Business Radio - Public Relations, Marketing, Creative Services and Discovery Point Child Development Centers Amy Rosenberg, Director, KQ Atlanta Kingdom Quality Communications Born from a desire to provide unparalleled quality, the KQ founders opened a full-service communications firm focused on offering top-notch public relations, marketing and creative services to nonprofits, small businesses and faith-based organizations. In the beginning, we had no idea what was in store for us. We knew there was a need in our community for a firm comprised of genuinely good listeners, who, with integrity and authenticity, could turn goals and ideas into quality services that consistently surpass expectations. Since our humble beginnings, our client base has grown considerably, and our office has relocated several times to accommodate our expanding business and talented team. In April 2016, we opened a second location in Atlanta, GA where we were immediately met with clients in search of the type and level of service KQ is known to provide. We have been recognized with awards locally, regionally and nationally. Most recently, KQ received the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) VOX honors in three of the four categories in which we were nominated, including a top honor for our work with Memphis City Beautiful’s Faith in Action event and Gold honors for our work with the City of Memphis’ Office of Youth Services (annual report) and the Shelby County Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Task Force (media relations). The 2015 wins follow PRSA VOX wins in 2014 and 2010. In 2011, KQ received national recognition with a PRNews Platinum Award for promotions of the Chick-fil-A 5K. In 2015, KQ accepted the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) award in two categories and three American Graphic Design awards from Graphic Design USA. We have established ourselves as a premier firm, serving individuals and organizations in the business, government, education, nonprofit, health care and faith-based sectors. Our continued growth serves as a daily reminder of God’s presence in our company. We are honored to serve our community by providing our best to each and every client. KQ has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and is a nationally certified SBE, MBE and DBE. Topics to Discuss: What is KQ Communications Do you have specific industries you work within What made KQ expand to the Atlanta market What sets KG apart from other PR and marketing firms in Atlanta What should businesses be doing differently to better market themselves Why do businesses need PR Web Site / Social Media Links: http://kqcommunications.com https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/309715 https://twitter.com/KQ_Comm https://www.facebook.com/KQCommunications https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyjociusrosenberg https://twitter.com/ajocius

Andrea Moore Discovery Point Child Development Centers Executive Director of Operations & Training About Discovery Point Quality Child Care. Healthy Children. Since 1988, Discovery Point has been committed to providing the best early childhood education possible to your children. We set our standards as high as possible in our curriculum, our staff, and our health and safety policies. Everything we do is dedicated to helping children grow intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially through our “whole-child” approach. Our program is backed by research and evidence, ensuring that our children receive the very best education for the very best development. More importantly, our staff are hired according to our values and vision—as a result, each of our children receive an abundance of love and attention that helps them grow into healthy, well-adjusted students and people. Every Discovery Point Child Development Center is designed from the ground up to be a welcoming and beautiful space for our children. From the open floor plan to the activities we schedule,

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Buckhead Business Show - Atlanta Center for Mindfulness and Well-Being, TEDx Talk on Defusing Stress with Mindful Mojo Dennis Buttimer Company: Atlanta Center for Mindfulness & Well-Being Stress is the #1 health epidemic in this country and it is costing businesses over $330 billion annually. Three out of four employees report that stress is impacting and impeding their performance and productivity at home and at work. The World Health Organization reports that by the year 2020, stress, anxiety and depression will be the #1 disability in the world. In fact, one in twelve employees currently report that they are so overwhelmed that they have actually contemplated suicide. This is impacting morale, productivity, and communication. It doesn’t have to be this way. We can help transform the stress your organization is experiencing into higher levels of energy, innovation, and performance. Our keynotes, corporate trainings, and peak performance coaching leverage the power of mindfulness and motivation to cultivate a more productive and high-performing workplace! Inquire today about our most requested programs: Mindful Mojo for Peak Performance™ Mindful Leadership: Engage Employees and Boost Your Business™ Leading with Leverage: The 4 C’s of Mindful Leadership™ We have spent the last few decades of our lives dedicated to helping people defuse stress and live more mindfully. And we can help you. We have master’s degrees in psychology, certifications in coaching, backgrounds in corporate, and specialize in behavioral psychology in the workplace. As peak performance coaches, speakers and trainers, our programs help you and your team: Defuse stress and enjoy peak performance Develop leadership excellence Create high performing teams Improve productivity and focus Improve engagement and commitment Topics to Discuss: Experience of doing TEDx Talk on Defusing Stress with Mindful Mojo Mindfulness coaching, Executive coaching Web Site/Social Media: www.PathToBestSelf.com https://twitter.com/ATLMindfulCtr https://www.facebook.com/Atlanta-Center-for-Mindfulness-Well-Being-648097228600612/ https://www.instagram.com/atlantacentermindfulness/

The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Audio Engineer: Dennis Rice Video Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115/ For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Georgia Business Radio - Medicine and Marketing Company: Harris Allen Group

Dr. Harris Allen Who we are we? Value-driven Population Health: A management and measurement system that tackles this challenge with an evolving integration of proven methods for value and population health that has reached critical mass and is ready for broader use. ​ A consortium of national experts and partner organizations devoted to the science and management of VDPH and supporting its use to improve outcomes and reduce costs in community and stakeholder settings. At 17.8% (the latest estimate), healthcare’s share of U.S. GDP is 1.5 times that of second-ranked France; by 2025, the Office of the Actuary for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) has projected that this share will be 20.1% On our current path, the Congressional Office projects that by 2040 the public debt will exceed 100% of U.S. GDP, with healthcare by far and away the biggest contributor Yet, the Commonwealth Fund and others report that U.S. health outcomes continue to be mediocre at best (e.g., 27th among OECD countries nations in life expectancy at birth) ​ Our underachieving and unsustainable healthcare system is increasingly jeopardizing not only patient/consumers but each of the stakeholder groups enacting roles that one way or another serve them. A system of objectives, measures and tools that answers and acts on these questions This system is differentiated by group and based on the role requirements of each Its management aspires to wise investments prioritized by outcomes-to-costs evidence The same outcomes-to-costs analytic format applies across groups and promotes the magic of the marketplace; i.e., incentives to model success both within and across groups. Topics to Discuss: The Problem Our healthcare costs are high and getting higher even as our aggregate health outcomes remain mediocre - a dilemma that has U.S. healthcare on an underachieving and unsustainable path.

Web Site / Social Media Links: https://www.vdph.us http://www.harrisallengroup.com/home/purchasers-providers-plans-suppliers linkedin.com/in/harris-allen-phd-6095001

Sheldon Tyndall Organization / Company Name: Great Reveal -Demystifying Healthcare Costs Promoting healthcare related conference events, rural healthcare and innovative technology “game changers” to improve costs and health. My entire career has been in the Healthcare IT industry and I'm honored to have provided management and leadership for companies like West Georgia Health System, Wellstar, Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center & several others. My latest project is the Great Reveal (www.GreatReveal.com) conference scheduled for September 13, 2017 at the Atlanta Galleria ballroom. This conference is uniquely designed to bring all companies who have a significant employee healthcare spend together with solution partners across the spectrum of reducing healthcare costs & improving population health! S4 Events, LLC is a multi-industry event management company specializing in creating conferences, recreational and business experiences with excellence and high customer satisfaction. We bring businesses together in a dynamic, collaborative and fun environment through conferences, retreats and other events that relate to the healthcare industry or healthcare costs of business operations. •Creating healthcare related conferences through expert companies & desired customers •Developing collaborative and dynamic relationships to effect business growth •Bringing the client and the solution together •Experienced in healthcare IT industry from hospitals, physicians & technology companies •S4 is creating a unique healthcare costs reduction conference series across all industries •Uniquely qualified to partner with healthcare professionals & solution providers Topics to Discuss: Creating event at Galleria Atlanta to bring solution vendors & most any size company interested in reducing healthcare c...

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Buckhead Business Show - Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Compassionate Capitalism and Local Community Publications

Maria Peck New Role to Helm ACE’s Hispanic Initiative Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Inc.

Maria Peck, previously the director of the ACE Women’s Center, will lead one of ACE’s biggest projects slated to begin this year. Peck will lead the nonprofit’s Hispanic initiative, starting in the Gwinnett area. “After three years of serving in the community as director of the ACE Women’s Business Center, I’m eager to have an impact on the local Hispanic community’s business growth by helping provide better access to capital,” says Peck. “I look forward to watching firsthand the tangible outcomes that can result from a business owner’s infusion of capital.”

Peck’s focus will be on providing access to commercial loans of $50,000 and greater and being visible in the Hispanic community by giving presentations and collaborating with other organizations. Peck started working at ACE as a microlender after working with ACCION USA (a national microlender), owning her own business, and gaining more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience in Atlanta and New York.

About Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Inc. (ACE) ACE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and CDFI loan fund that provides loans and business consulting services to help borrowers throughout Metro Atlanta and North Georgia create and grow stable, sustainable businesses that generate jobs. Founded in 1999, ACE has loaned more than $39 million to about 725 entrepreneurs, which has created or saved more than 6,200 jobs in Georgia.

Topics to Discuss: What does your new role as entail/what will you be doing? Tell us about ACE's Hispanic Initiative. What communities/cities/counties will you be working with? Tell us more about what types of loans ACE provides to entrepreneurs?

Also, upcoming events: Set Your Financial Goals! For Business Owners

ACE Women's Business Center, July 22 - 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Small Business Access to Capital ACE Women's Business Center, July 27 - 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Mega Accelerator Cobb Galleria, July 29 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Web Site / Social Media Links: www.AceLoans.org https://www.facebook.com/Access-to-Capital-for-Entrepreneurs-62353856833/ https://twitter.com/aceloans

Karen Rands Kugarand Capital Holdings, LLC

Karen Rands is a Venture Catalyst, a Compassionate Capitalist, Economist, Investor, and Entrepreneur. She is the Leader and Advocate for the Compassionate Capitalist Movement. She believes entrepreneurism is the greatest source for wealth creation. You don't have to be a successful entrepreneur to create generational wealth if you can learn how to invest in those companies that have the potential to be the next big thing, according to Karen. With the recent deregulations, investors of all types have the opportunity to own a piece of an up & coming successful company before they go public or get acquired by a bigger company. Karen has been described by some as a dominant force in the entrepreneur and investor markets with her blog, published articles, frequent speaking engagements, and her Compassionate Capitalist radio show. She has been a frequent speaker and mentor within numerous Small Business and Economic Development initiatives and was the recipient of the Advocate of the Year award in 2016 at the Flight to Freedom Summit in San Ramon, California, for her work to promote Compassionate Capitalism. Karen left the corporate world over a decade ago, having been involved with many product launches, to pursue her passion for seeing innovation funded and to help the entrepreneur and investor community she served create thriving businesses. Karen immersed herself in the world of angel investing, first as the protégé to the founder of the Network of Business Angels

Topics to Discuss: Compassionate Capitalism - creating a movement

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Georgia Business Radio

Interviewing industry leaders throughout Georgia live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta.

Check out more episodes visit:
www.GeorgiaBusinessRadio.com

To nominate or submit a guest request visit:
http://www.meetme.so/GeorgiaBusinessRadio

To view guest photos from this show, visit:
www.ProBusinessPictures.com 

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Bar Talk Radio - Savannah Distributing and Liquid Culture Discuss Cocktails, Spirits and Trends

Federico Desilets

Company: Savannah Distributing Topics to Discuss: Food & Beverage Web Site / Social Media Links:  www.savdist.com https://www.facebook.com/SavDist https://twitter.com/savdist

Jason Walton

Company: Savannah Distributing Company Topic to Discuss: Beverage Distribution Cocktail/spirits trends Web Site / Social Media Links: www.savdist.com https://www.facebook.com/SavDist https://twitter.com/savdist

Casey Teague Company: Liquid Culture Casey Teague revered as Atlanta’s top Whiskey expert and owner of Liquid Culture, a spirits focused consulting, marketing, education, and events company. He consults on Whiskey programs for restaurants and does marketing for local spirits brands American Spirit Whiskey, Independent Distilling Richland Rum, and Still Pond (229) Spirits. Casey(L) with Bar Talk Radio Host Anthony(R)

Teague began his career working in Atlanta’s top restaurants. He found his passion for Whiskey when he opened Atlanta’s first Whiskey bar Mac McGee. Where he hosted tastings, educational seminars, coauthored The Book of Whiskey and curated collection of over 500 bottles of old and rare Whiskeys from around the world. With his expertise, he was recruited for a position that was crafted specifically for him in the Resurgens Hospitality Group and consulted as their Whiskey Specialist. Teague implemented programs such as the H&F Whiskey Society, table side Whiskey Cart service, Whiskey Concierge, reviewed Whisk(e)ys for the HFWS weekly newsletter and used his knowledge to create distinct craft cocktails. His knowledge of spirits continues to expand as he has learned the art of fermentation and distillation. Teague consults product development and has become an aficionado of blending spirits. He has help create new and innovative spirits for the brands he works with from Rum Agricole to Biershcnaps. With his restaurant and cocktail background, he has consulted on set up and design of tasting rooms, along with cocktail menus. He uses all his experience to build and achieve brand penetration into the Atlanta market. Topics to Discuss: The rise of craft spirits in Georgia. Web Site / Social Media Links: LiquidCulture.us facebook.com/liquidculturellc twitter.com/LiquidCultured instagram.com/liquidcultureatl/?hl=en

About the show: Bar Talk Radio is about Careers in the Beverage Industry, Cocktail Culture and Trends. Interviewing industry insiders and experts. Hosted by Anthony Porquez founder of Liquid Culture with over 17 years in the food and beverage industry. Current President of the United States Bartenders' Guild Atlanta Chapter.

Connect with the show host at: www.AnthonyPorquez.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Antones10 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anthony.j.porquez Connect with the show sponsor at: https://twitter.com/USBGAtlanta www.facebook.com/usbgatlanta www.instagram.com/usbgatlanta To listen to recent episodes visit: http://www.BarTalkRadio.org To submit a guest request to be on the show visit: www.meetme.so/BarTalkRadio To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Capital Club Radio - Interview with John Bedard, Credit and Collection Industry Advisor

John Bedard Bedard Law Group, P.C.

John is an AV rated attorney and nationally recognized authority on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. He serves as counsel to several professional trade associations, including the Georgia Collectors Association. John is a published writer on industry topics and a former member of the Board of Directors of the industry's leading professional trade organization, ACA International, The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals. John is recognized by Collection Advisor magazine as one of the nation's top 50 most influential people in the collection industry. He serves as the State of Georgia Compliance Chairperson for ACA International and is a former Chairperson and Program Designation award recipient of ACA International's Members Attorney Program.

John is a nationally recognized speaker and travels the country training collectors and educating industry associations, clients, and vendors who provide products and services to the industry. John is licensed to practice law only in Georgia. John received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Pennsylvania State University and a Juris Doctor degree from Syracuse University College of Law. He has spent his entire career serving the credit and collection industries.

List Any Topics You Would Like to Discuss: Discussed over lunch with Michael Flock

Web Site / Social Media Links:

www.BedardLawGroup.com

www.linkedin.com/in/john-h-bedard-jr-17b40116

Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance

Providing a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking.

Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business.

For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit: www.FlockFinance.com

To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com

To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Buckhead Business Show - Joe Koufman, AgencySparks Founder and Amy Glass, Realtor

Amy Glass, REALTOR Harry Norman REALTORS

As native of Georgia and Atlanta, Amy possess extensive knowledge of her community, local commerce and educational systems. She approaches real estate from a unique perspective, by providing the most current and relevant information available. As an associate of Harry Norman, REALTORS®, Amy has access and support to exclusive global affiliations unmatched by any other brokerage. Amy passionately offers her clients unparalleled support throughout the decision making process and will invariably hold your best interest as the priority.

Amy feels strongly about giving back to her profession and to her community. She is a active supporter for a team dinner for the Trinity House for Men, Big Bethel, a member of the Atlanta Realtors Association (Governmental Affairs and RPAC Committee), and a member of the Buckhead Business Association. When not volunteering, Amy enjoys a wide variety of activities with her family and friends; from hiking the national parks in China and Peru to fishing in Alaska. While Amy loves to travel her favourite thing is to come home. There are many local hidden treasures to be found in and around Atlanta. Amy is passionate about art, music and great restaurants. I am known for my FacebookLive events and interviewing leaders in the industry.

Topics to Discuss: Industry Trends, Business Model, Mission, Market update for Buckhead and Sandy Springs. School Trends for the area, Marketing Model, Lease with an option to buy Home Partners of America, Affordable housing. Three micro markets with in Buckhead and Sandy Springs.

Web Site / Social Media Links https://www.facebook.com/amyglassharrynormanrealtors/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/amy-glass-53007a135/ http://amyglassweb.harrynorman.com/ https://twitter.com/AmyglassRealtor

Joe Koufman, Founder AgencySparks

Joe Koufman is responsible for introducing at least three married couples and countless contacts who established business relationships. In early 2014, he parlayed his passion for connecting people with his deep relationships with marketers and agencies to found AgencySparks (http://AgencySparks.com). Before that, Joe spent six years leading business development and marketing for Engauge (now Moxie, part of Publicis Groupe) and eight years growing strategic accounts for KnowledgeStorm (now TechTarget).

Joe continues to give back to the marketing community by serving on the board of directors of the American Marketing Association (AMA Atlanta), the Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association (AIMA), and the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He also volunteers weekly at Everybody Wins! Atlanta, and is a member of the Entrepreneurs Organization Accelerator program.

Joe often jokes that he uses his Speech Communications major from Wake Forest University every day and his Politics major more frequently than he would like.

When Joe isn't working, he loves to discover new music (he hosts a weekly radio show at http://GumboShow.com) and spend time with his wife, Michelle, and their twins - Joss and Radley. He spends most weekends supporting his kids activities, running, playing tennis, and immersing himself in music.

Topics to Discuss: How brands and marketing agencies work together How they find each other What AgencySparks does to make quality connections between brands and agencies How AgencySparks has evolved over the last few years

Web Site / Social Media Links http://AgencySparks.com https://www.linkedin.com/company/AgencySparks https://twitter.com/AgencySparks https://www.facebook.com/AgencySparks/ https://www.instagram.com/AgencySparks/ https://www.youtube.com/AgencySparks

The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios.

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Franchise Business Radio - Any Lab Test Now, Triton Franchise Financing and Chicken Salad Chick Clarissa Bradstock, CEO Any Lab Test Now As the CEO of Any Lab Test Now, Clarissa Bradstock is proud to lead the franchisees in their goal of providing an exceptional experience for our customers interested in clinical, toxicology and DNA testing. In addition, Clarissa is the Vice Chair for the Southeastern Franchise Forum, and on the IFA Women’s Franchise Network committee, and the Chair for the Atlanta Chapter of the Women’s Franchise Network. On a fun note, she did a brief stint as a stand‐up comedian. Interview Questions: 1. What does Any Lab Test Now do? 2. When did this concept start? 4. How many facilities are there now? 5. Tell us about your franchisees. 6. Are you involved in the community? 7. What’s the typical day like for a franchisee? 8. What’s the most rewarding part of your position? 9. What are some of the recent changes in your industry? 10. How involved are you in franchising? Additional Topics: Conference, SEFF, WFN, Any Lab Test Now Web Site / Social Media Links: www.AnyLabTestNow.com https://www.linkedin.com/company/anylabtestnow https://www.facebook.com/anylabtestnowcorp @ALTNCorp https://www.linkedin.com/in/realclarissawindhambradstock @clarissawindham

La Mancha Sims, CEO Triton Business Group La Mancha is a former Naval officer, with an extensive background in finance, business development, and Franchise wealth building model. Currently the CEO of Triton Business Group, Inc., the leading alternative franchise business lending firm in the southeastern United States; • Developed Triton’s Certified Franchise Advisor™ Program for long term wealth building; • B.A. in Economics and Masters in Finance; • Six Sigma Management Expert; Triton work with Entrepreneurs who need to obtain funding and are interested in the Franchise Industry to building wealth and financial freedom. Topics to Discuss: - Alternative ways to Access Business Capital; - Simple strategies for choosing a Franchise opportunity that investor(s) will fund; - Triton’s Certified Franchise Advisor™ (CFA) Program; - How to Survive and Excel your first year Web Site / Social Media Links: www.tritonfranchise.com www.facebook.com/TritonFranchise www.twitter.com/TritonFranchise

Lauren Fernandez, President and Co-Founder Origin Development Group Atlanta-area Developer, Chicken Salad Chick Lauren E. Fernandez is the president and co-founder of Origin Development Group, the developer of the rapidly growing local Chicken Salad Chick® portfolio, including Augusta, Alpharetta, Athens, Roswell, Kennesaw and Peachtree City. As the “Atlanta Chick,” Fernandez has grown the brand in not only the greater Atlanta metro area, but the Athens and Augusta markets, and plans to more than double the footprint of the brand in Georgia in less than two years. Driven by a desire to serve others, her fearless leadership and entrepreneurial vision have catapulted the restaurants into the hearts and appetites of all Atlantans with a heart for quality southern fare. As an experienced attorney and veteran brand developer, Fernandez has vast experience across 140 countries establishing franchise partnerships, licensing, distribution and supply chains. In addition to her role at Origin, she leads The Fernandez Company, helping clients generate new revenue streams through licensing, franchising and manufacturing. Prior to forming her own companies, she served as General Counsel for FOCUS Brands, parent company of brands such as Carvel®, Cinnabon® and Moe's Southwest Grill®. Fernandez is an active leader both for her profession and for local causes. She is the immediate past chair of the intellectual property section of the State Bar of Georgia and an alumna of Emory University, where she also taught trademark law as an adjunct professor. A passionate advocate for the fight against hunger,

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Georgia Business Radio - Alpharetta, First Georgia City to Receive Accreditation from AEDO Peter Tokar Economic Development Director City of Alpharetta Seasoned Economic Development executive with over 15 years of blended experience in technology, marketing, sales, graphic design and public/government relations. Well versed in communications, networking, graphical/visual/industrial design, strategic and business planning. Strong personal, communication and business skills as well as customer relationship management for all levels of civilian and government agencies, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small business. Interested in opportunities to challenge and develop skills and abilities, particularly working in a community or business development role and establishing long term business relationships. Specialties: Economic Development, Technology, Development Authority, Tax Incentives, Strategic Planning, Marketing and Communications, Business Development and Assistance, Television Production, Management, Teaching - Adjunct Professor, Web Design, Graphic Design, International Business Leadership Broward Graduate - Class 27 (Florida) Leadership North Fulton Graduate - 2013 (Georgia) Atlanta Regional Commission - Regional Leadership Institute - Class of 2015 Young Gamechangers 2016 - Georgia Forward Leadership Program Speaker - 2012 IEDC Annual Conference - "Managing the Generation Gap" Speaker - 2014 IEDC Annual Conference - "Recruiting YP's to Economic Development" Moderator - 2015 IEDC Annual Conference - "Because were worth it" Speaker - 2016 IEDC Annual Conference - "Kicking your Advertising Strategy into High Gear" Topics to Discuss Alpharetta is First Georgia City to Receive Accreditation from AEDO Alpharetta was recently recognized by the n with an AEDO qualification. This endorsement lends credibility to the city’s efforts towards growth and economic expansion. As a respected AEDO organization, Alpharetta becomes part of a group of distinguished, nationally known leadership municipalities. Alpharetta Mayor, David Belle Isle, states, “Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of our city leadership, economic development initiatives and programming, as well as partners in the community, The City of Alpharetta has built upon its culture of innovation and high-tech heritage by broadening our technology and community landscape. The AEDO certification is a testament that we have built an Alpharetta for all. Balancing business with community.” While other establishments have been endorsed by the AEDO, Alpharetta is the first city to be approved in Georgia. To acquire the accreditation, officials created a strategic plan focusing on the main components that have contributed to progress in Alpharetta including enhancing the downtown space with the new City Center, the financial incentives offered that attract new businesses, and the area’s more than 20 million square feet of constructed office space. Alpharetta’s image also was a key component, with developments like Avalon and the proposed Alpha Loop enhancing the overall representation of the region. By bringing these successful companies, events, and new residents to the area, the city continues to advance with both tech-focused and commercial growth. To determine approval, AEDO starts with a detailed organizational assessment examining internal and external operations including procedures and structures. Next, the certification process is conducted in two phases, the documentation review and a site team visit. Peter Tokar, Economic Development Director for the City of Alpharetta, explains, “We are very excited to be recognized as an Accredited Economic Development Organization. The accreditation is not only a badge of honor, it communicated both internally and externally that our economic development programming is headed in the right direction.” Communities that are recognized by the AEDO are known as leading authorities on business progression and e...

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Georgia Business Radio - Team USA Powerboat Race and Mini America Theme Park

Team USA, Powerboat Race Around the World. Join us as teams from the UK, Norway, Germany, Italy, Honduras and the US compete in the first 27,000 Powerboat Race Around the World!

We call our fast yacht/ship technology "Vortex" technology.

At first glance the Oceans Quest Racer looks like any other fuel efficient fast catamaran. It makes a fast Ocean Racer a little faster, while using less fuel.

The last voyage was made in honor of the memory of: Sgt John Harvey, Cpl George Holmes, and SSgt Dewey Johnson.

Three Guiness World Records:

1. The Smallest Power Boat to Cross The Atlantic Ocean. 2. The Longest Non-Stop Ocean Voyage in a Flats Boat. 3. The Longest Ocean Voyage in a Flats Boat

We expect it to be one of the most photographed boats in the world.

For more details and investor/sponsor info visit: OceansQuest.com

Contact: Ralph Desmond Brown 352-346-2365 rdb@OceansQuest.com OceansQuest300@gmail.com

About Mini America The landscape of America is as diverse as the people who live here. To experience all this great country has to offer could take more than one lifetime. Now, a new, family-oriented theme park, MINI AMERICA, will bring the beauty of our country and the inspiring story of the American Dream to life by allowing visitors to roam freely from coast to coast in just one day, stopping by their favorite landmarks or gazing upon spectacular vistas...all in miniature!

MINI AMERICA, is much more than just a theme park though; it is an all-encompassing, patriotic and uniquely American idea whose time has arrived. Taking advantage of the latest technology, the MINI AMERICA brand becomes a place both real and virtual where young and old alike from around the country and the world can be educated, entertained and inspired in a sustainable environment in the park and through a variety of interconnected on-line programs and communities.

In addition to celebrating our great land, this state-of-the-art theme park with miniature versions of America's most well-known locations will become a place where people can share their amazing stories of striving for and achieving the American Dream inspiring others with the entrepreneurial spirit that has always driven our country to lead the world.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to inspire and motivate you, and all visitors, to become innovators and entrepreneurs, to follow the American Dream, thereby stimulating the American economy by providing resources, education, and entertainment. In doing so, We the People, are roused to motivate, give back to others, and pursue our [individual and collective] definition of the American Dream. “E Pluribus Unum” means united as one [Latin: out of many, one]. Let us unite to pursue our goals through care, commitment, hard work, and together, make a difference. Live the American Dream.

The Mini America Team is committed to making the dream of Mini America a reality. For the past four years a substantial investment of sweat equity and actual capital has been invested. This endeavor is developed and supported by premier American brands and experts in their respective fields. Join us and invest in America today by investing in Mini America and making this dream a reality.

“The Importance of Mini America” By the Founder & Atlanta Mini Mogul Eric de Groot

As a global educator and entrepreneur my life is dedicated to informing and educating people. I am inspired to help change and shape society to enable each one of us to find their passion and follow their dream.

America is a society of innovators; however, we do not all have the tools nor are we in a position to start a small business. Yet, our economy largely depends on small business, as three quarters of all jobs are created by the private sector and entrepreneurs.

Theme parks, generally speaking, are places where one can have fun and be happy,

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Buckhead Business Show - Corporate and Personal Wellness and Mastermind Dinners Atlanta

Fadi Malouf Body by Fadi

Fadi Malouf strives to change lives by delivering extraordinary & permanent results for individuals & corporations worldwide since 1996.

Celebrity personal trainer, lifestyle coach, business consultant, speaker, author, model, and actor is nominated Entrepreneur and Fittest Friend of the year in 2011. Fadi and associates conveniently deliver health & fit lifestyle solutions to the world with the Body By Fadi elite brand of corporate wellness programs, reward systems, adventure travel, virtual fitness classes, personal training, nutritional consulting, lifestyle coaching, online interactive tools, apps, and autobiography/self-help book “Strong The New Fit”, Fadi’s personal stories of endeavors and conquers.

From 1996 to 2004, Fadi competed in several shows a year and always placed in the top 3 spots. In addition, he is well diverse in fitness and an all around athlete.

Topics to Discuss: Health, Fitness, Nutrition, Life Coaching, Weight Loss, Travel Corporate Wellness

Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.fadimalouf.com http://www.bodybyfadi.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/Fadi_Malouf

Jack Crawford Mastermind Dinners Atlanta

Professional and personal chef bringing amazing entrepreneurs to the table to discuss the growth of their business over a private four course gourmet dinner.

Topics to Discuss: 1. Why mastermind groups matter.

2. How Mastermind Dinners Atlanta takes the brainstorming concept to A higher level.

3. The benefits gained from hosting your own mastermind dinner .

Web Site / Social Media Links: www.ChefjackATL.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/chef-jack-978b571a https://www.instagram.com/mastermind_dinners_atlanta https://www.facebook.com/masterminddinneratlanta

The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios.

Show Hosts:

Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO

Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom

Audio Engineer: Dennis Rice

Video Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115/

For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org

To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com

To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Buckhead Business Show - PostNet, Business Accelerators and Small Business Development Center at Georgia State University Kevin Center, Owner PostNet Buckhead Postnet is a printing, design, and shipping destination. Kevin operates the local Buckhead store as well as Atlanta Area Developer for PostNet International. Topics to Discuss: Developing PostNet brand across Greater Atlanta region Printing, design, and shipping services Web Site / Social Media Links: www.postnet.com/ga131 www.facebook.com/PostNetGA131/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/postnetga131/ _________________________________ Glenn Henderson, Founder Business Accelerators Glenn Henderson, entrepreneur, author, teacher, speaker; from bankruptcy to teaching best business practices – founder of Rock Solid Principles, husband and father; champion of – how to start and build a business with little to no debt.  Glenn continues to serve on many boards teaching his time tested proven best practice principles in the board room as well as the classroom – globally. From Harvard Business School, Kellogg School of Business (Northwestern University), Kennesaw State University, Stetson University, Buleah Heights Bible College to executive coaching and personal mentor, Glenn Henderson has been called upon to help navigate leaders and businesses. Glenn is Co-founder/CEO of AFC Worldwide Express, a global transportation and logistics company. Through his leadership, the company has had consistent growth over its 20 year history. As a successful entrepreneur, Mr. Henderson and his company have been recognized for their exceptional commitment best practice and customer service. – In 1993 and 1994, Hallmark Cards awarded AFC as their supplier of the year. They also named AFC as small business of the year. – AFC’s reputation as a top transportation and logistics provider prompted Motorola to call on AFC to provide relief communications during the 911 tragedy in New York City. – Major US companies such as P & G, Coca Cola, Daimler Chrysler, Nextel, and Kinko’s routinely rely upon the delivery of systems and services provided by AFC Worldwide Express to maintain their logistics supply chain and competitive edge. – AFC is also called upon during natural disasters and governmental emergencies. COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP In addition to his leadership at AFC Worldwide Express, Mr. Henderson has made leadership contributions to a variety of other organizations. – Author of “Rock Solid Principles of Business Development”, a comprehensive business development educational curriculum. – Guest speaker, Kennesaw State University and many other academic institutions on the subject of business leadership and development. – Appeared as a guest speaker on the televised “Minority Business Report” on WGN in Chicago, as well as on Atlanta business related programs. – Serves as faculty member of Logistics Resource International which is part of the Georgia Technology Institute’s logistics program. – Served as a board member for the Christian Coalition, Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC), Atlanta Pastor’s Fellowship Advisory Board, Crown Financial Ministries (formally, Christian Financial Concepts), and the Institute for Organizational Leadership. – Served as Administrative Pastor for Milford Church of God in Smyrna, GA. During his two year service, he reorganized staff, improved administration, provided leadership for worship, and taught on subjects such as marriage and family. – Assisted young adults by teaching at the National Transportation School collegiate program in Greensboro, NC, and has established financial grant programs for a select group of high school students in Chicago, and the INROADS initiative in Atlanta. He has also served as a mentor to a variety of young people. Glenn Henderson is proudly married to Regina Henderson, his wife and advisor of 20 years. They live in Atlanta, Georgia with their three children, Valerie, Cameron, and Allegra.

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Driving Business Faster - Office Angels for Established and Emerging Companies Essie Escobedo, Chief Executive Angel Company:  Office Angels When Essie Escobedo majored in physics, she had no idea that she would apply her knowledge about how the universe works to the world of business. Essie launched Office Angels in 2000 after a 25-year career as a successful small business owner. During that time, she honed her gifts of exceptional interpersonal skills and a sharp intellect, while gaining hands-on knowledge about successful business management. After observing a large and growing number of credentialed, seasoned individuals with outstanding skills and proven track records who had left corporate America, Essie saw a stellar opportunity. These professionals may have left the full-time workforce, but they wanted to continue working—on their schedules. Essie realized these professionals could bring expertise and a level of professionalism to a job that most small businesses could not otherwise afford. Compelled by her strong entrepreneurial character and drive to help people succeed, she developed a unique business model that addresses two needs: Office Angels helps small business owners focus on business priorities, while Angels perform a range of essential but often-neglected “back office” operations in areas such as administrative support, bookkeeping, and marketing. At the same time, Office Angels provides meaningful work to highly experienced and trained business professionals who wish to work on a flexible, part-time, freelance, or project basis. Topics to Discuss: When and why did you start Office Angels? How is Office Angels different from a traditional staffing agency? What kinds of services does Office Angels provide? How does the process work? How does one know when his/she is ready to work with Office Angels? How does one evaluate the cost/benefit of working with Office Angels? Web Site: www.OfficeAngels.us

Cecilia Roach, Principal Pivot Point Group

Topics to Discuss: How marketing can generate sales for small businesses Website or Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cecilia-roach-b956661

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Buckhead Business Show - Georgia Entertainment Industry Film, Television, New Media and Eagle Rock Studios

Bernadette Boas CEO of Ball of Fire Media

Bernadette Boas, Entertainment Industry Leader with Ritz Group and CEO of Ball of Fire Media spearheads the states premier event 2017's Creative + Investor Summit on June 8th, and will be sharing with us how this event is helping to expand the entertainment industry footprint in Georgia.

Topics to Discuss: Entertainment in Georgia Ritz Group's 2017 Creative + Investor Summit Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.ritzgroup.org/summit https://www.facebook.com/theritzgroup https://www.facebook.com/creativesmeetopportunity

Taylor Owenby, Founder matchbook media + pr

Producer of Film, Television and New Media. Eligible for the Producer's Guild of America and Founder of matchbook media + pr, Georgia's ONLY full-service production and public relations firm.

Entrepreneur I Producer I Fundraiser

An up-an-coming creative with a passion for producing. A go-getter with connections and a killer work ethic if the price is right or it's a cause I believe in. I am the guy who will create an insane campaign so far out-of-the-box you forgot a box was there. Then, I reel it in with creative strategy and a knack for communication, Timekeeper and budget hound with a sincere love of the game and the players. Before you know it, you are talking about my work even if you don't know my name.

Yeah, I'm that guy.

Ego aside, I have a passion for helping others elevate their status and their situation. From small non-profit efforts to one-on-one guidance, I get a substantial amount of my self-worth from being a positive impact on others.

My road has not been an easy one and through each challenge I grow wiser. "Live in the present, for it is a gift."

Life isn't about how many times you fall, it is how many times you get up. If something goes wrong, if things don't work out, if you make a mistake... Learn from it. If you learn and grow from an experience then how have you failed? Failure? There is no such thing.

Topics to Discuss: When did you start matchbook and why? What are you doing now?

Web Site / Social Media Links: www.matchbookeast.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/matchbook

Noah Scammon, Director of Operations matchbook media + pr

Noah Scammon is the Co-Partner and director of operations at matchbook media +pr. He works as a producer and production manager for Film and television production. As well as being apart of anything from development of new media and online content, getting millions of views on videos, to voice acting and animation in new upcoming cartoons, and even new and upcoming works in the video game industry.

Topics to Discuss:

1) Getting my start, how I got into this industry 2) funny experiences while working at studios 3) the good and bad of the industry 4) good advice for people just starting out 5) how to get into voice acting 6) how to get into animation 7) is school for entertainment for everyone?

Web Site / Social Media Links: www.matchbookeast.com matchbook media + pr @facebook

The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios.

Show Hosts:

Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO

Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom

Audio Engineer: Dennis Rice

Video Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115/

For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org

To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com

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We invite you to listen in to a recent event featuring a panel of industry experts hosted by the United States Bartender's Guild, Atlanta Chapter! Part of their ongoing series on Bar Talk Radio on the Pro Business Channel networks. The event was recorded in front of a live audience at the Wrecking Bar Brew Pub near an area of Atlanta known as Little Five Points. This event was moderated by Anthony Porquez the host of Bar Talk Radio.

As founder and head craft cocktail specialist of Liquid Culture, Anthony has over 17 years in the food and beverage industry. Spanning from Boston, Los Angeles, Australia and locally in Athens and Atlanta, Anthony has provided top tier professional service and training to establishments of all kinds in the U.S. and abroad. Formerly the senior bartender for the two time James Beard Award nominated cocktail bar at Holeman and Finch Public House, Porquez has contributed greatly to the success of H&Fs highly respected cocktail program. He has been a guest bartender for Bacardis Street Party Portfolio Event at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans and is a contract mixology consultant for a major local spirits distributor. Furthermore, Porquez was a curriculum developer and instructor for Holeman & Finchs Academy of Bartending while holding the role of Communications Coordinator for the Resurgens Hospitality Group. Currently he is a brand advocate for 6 different distilleries in addition to providing cocktail events and spirits education privately and within the industry as well.

The line-up of distinguished speakers on our panel:

Tiffanie Barriere
Kaleb Cribb
Miles Macquarrie
Ian Cox
Paul Calvert

Closing: We hope you enjoyed listening to this recording of a panel of industry experts hosted by the United States Bartender's Guild, Atlanta Chapter! Part of their ongoing series on Bar Talk Radio. This event was moderated by Anthony Porquez host of Bar Talk Radio and current president of the USBG Atlanta Chapter and produced by the Pro Business Channel. Connect with the event sponsor:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/usbgatlanta/

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Buckhead Business Show - The Scorecard Solution, Success Institute and Goal Mettle Academy Dan King Close Reach Consulting Dan is an advisor to senior executives and Boards in the areas of business transformation and growth. He helps Business Leaders “get it right” when it comes to strategy, execution and talent. As founder of Close Reach Consulting Group, Dan utilizes a proprietary organizational performance diagnostic that pinpoints vulnerabilities. This scorecard approach keeps a management team focused on the right things and leads to what Dan refers to as a culture of competence. Dan’s passion is to create business environments in which people can thrive. He believes that no business can win until the people doing the work every day are winning. Dan’s thirty-year business career includes senior executive roles in Fortune 50 companies and high growth mid-market enterprises, the most recent being a venture backed consumer services company recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing companies five out of seven years. Dan is a published author, The Scorecard Solution….Measure What Matters to Drive Sustainable Growth and frequent speaker at CEO forums. He resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Topics to Discuss: Bridging the Strategy - Talent Chasm The Elements of Excellence...Attributes of Great Companies Web Site / Social Media: www.closereachconsulting.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/dankingconsult

Jimmy Farris Farris Success Institute / Goal Mettle Academy

I am professional speaker and consultant. As a retired NFL veteran and Super Bowl Champion, I have spent my life setting and achieving goals. Through ups and downs, successes and failures, I have found that the key to excellence in everything I've done is mental toughness. I have been fortunate to be coached, mentored, and trained by some of the finest leaders across many industries. My life experiences have taught me that you're either getting better or getting worse, but never staying the same. Applying the mental toughness secrets we teach at Mental Toughness University and Goal Mettle Academy is the key to continued growth in your personal and professional life. I am dedicated to serving others and passionate about assisting companies and individuals achieve success. Goal Mettle Academy is the most effective and comprehensive goal-setting workshop ever conducted. We break down the science and psychology behind setting and achieving goals so that you can get more of the things you want in life and live your dreams. Mental Toughness University is a comprehensive mental training process that moves sales and management teams from good to great. Mental Toughness trains people how to control their thoughts, feelings, and attitudes, before, during, and after a performance. Especially under pressure. MTU is a process, not a program. It’s about training people how to THINK like world-class performers, and how to control and manipulate their own emotions for MAXIMUM performance. MTU is a cross between emotional intelligence training and critical thinking. It’s an introspective process that causes people to examine their thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and beliefs and how those directly impact their results. We call the process, ‘Facilitated Introspection’. The 6-hour program is an awakening to expose participants to the process and show them there’s a higher level of emotional competence and mental performance than they are experiencing. When I was in the 5th grade, my teacher handed out a blank sheet of paper and asked us to draw a picture of where we saw ourselves in 15 years. There was no doubt my dream was to be a football player when I grew up. I was a huge New York Giants fan, so I drew a stick figure of myself in a Giants uniform and wrote "In 15 years I will be playing linebacker for the New York Giants." I never asked myself if it was possible, realistic, attainable, reasonable, or any of the other silly and irrelevant questions we adul...

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CoFounders Podcast - Media and Branding with eFocus Media Group and P2P Branded BRANDI BRIDGETT Consultant, Social Media Manager, and Mother in Washington, DC Visit my website Greetings, I’m Brandi. I’m a consultant living in Washington, DC. I am a fan of entrepreneurship, networking, and fitness. I’m also interested in innovation and causes that help shape the world for the better. As a mom of three, I know how hard it is to run life, business, and still have time for yourself, but we have found that balance happens day to day. Brandi Bridgett has been in the medical field for 10 years. She started in the field of cosmetic surgery here in Washington, D.C. Brandi then started growing her own family, which directed her into looking for a new career choice. Brandi and her family were relocated to San Diego, California, where she developed a love for health and wellness. Brandi began coaching in the field of health and wellness in 2011, where she partnered, developed, and opened a health and wellness nutrition club. With this practice, she has helped hundreds of people internationally obtain their health goals through education and training, fun and engaging activities, and nutritional solutions. In 2012, Brandi and her family returned to the Washington, DC area, where she again partnered and developed a health and wellness office at the National Harbor. She and her partner have been able to touch the lives of those who are looking to lose, gain, or maintain weight, or increase their energy simply by living a healthier lifestyle. In 2013, she and her sister who is a retired schoolteacher decided to come together and take their strengths to form a company. In April of 2013, Platinum Health and Wellness was born. The vision is to teach those within the community about proper health and wellness to obtain optimum health by making health fun, simple, and magical! Over the past three years, we have been able to speak at several community events, make a name within the health and wellness field here at the National Harbor and now the goal is to expand and shape up the community one person at a time! http://www.efocusmediagroup.com https://twitter.com/eFocusTv https://www.youtube.com/user/eFocusTV/featured https://vimeo.com/efocusmediagroup https://about.me/brandibridgett https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandi-bridgett-6ba96595

SEAN FOSTER Small Business Owner in Maryland Sean Foster has been in the Advertising and Marketing field for 15 years. He is well experienced in various influential marketing techniques and business image consulting. Sean is the Managing Member and CoFounder of eFocus LLC and has been in the media field for the past 5 years. Specialties: successful in generating sales for several different markets, strength in generating creative and innovative partnerships and ideas for companies. Team Building and motivating employees to view work as an adventure rather than a means to an end. If your in business and things just don't seem to be changing or moving into the direction you want, contact Sean and he will not only give you what you need for your business to progress but he will walk with you on your journey and motivate you along the way. Profound in Networking and Connecting B2B Sean has been on the D.C. areas Networking scene since 2009. He frequents supports and sponsors network events. http://www.efocusmediagroup.com https://twitter.com/eFocusTv https://www.youtube.com/user/eFocusTV/featured https://vimeo.com/efocusmediagroup http://seanfoster.me https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanfoster

TYRA DYSON P2P Branded P2P Branded is the premier brand management company for Speakers, Authors, and Coaches. We specialize in “Branding Your Voice”, providing key strategies to Position, Present, and Profit. Creating the Ultimate Brand Experience. Show Topics: Our Story, Business Model, What’s Next Web Site: www.P2Pbranded.com All Social Media: P2PBranded

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Franchise Business Radio - Interviews Franchise Gator and TAB The Alternative Board Company: Franchise Gator Eric Bell - General Manager Franchise Gator is a website that helps match franchisors with those interested in business ownership. Our goal is to be a one-stop shop during step #1 of someone's search, complete with hundreds of opportunities to browse through as well as consultative articles, buyer's guides, and insight from industry leaders on how to make an informed decision. Topics to Discuss: How to know if business ownership is right for you? How to know if franchising is the right path vs owning your own business. Benefits of franchising. What types of franchises are out there that are not obvious. Web Site: www.FranchiseGator.com

Company: The Alternative Board (TAB, Central Atlanta) Larry Duckworth Larry is a 35+ years serial C-level executive of private and public companies, has taught leadership at three universities and for GE Equity, has an MBA (Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honorary), is an active business consultant and executive coach, and is a decorated U.S. Army veteran. He has authored the stop you in your tracks Primordial Leadership© book (at www.primordialleader.com and www.Amazon.com) Also in 2015 he authored six expanding Amazon ebooks: B2B Marketing, B2B Sales Management, B2B Selling, Strategic Transformation, Change Management, and Women Leaders. All introduce powerful, proven, new art Neuroscience findings to better leverage core people behavior ( at the forefront of the next trend in executive leadership development, for motivating all of employees, prospects, customers and partners). PDFs of the ebooks and eight best practices self-checklists are at www.primordialleader.com. Topics to Discuss: How TAB helps owners, Presidents, CEOs to better grow their business. How TAB helps the business better contribute to personal goals. Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.tabatlantametro.com http://www.tabatlantametro.com/territory/tab-atlanta-central https://www.linkedin.com/in/larryduckworth/

Company: Social Joey Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Mike McDowell, GM  Mike McDowell (L) Ken Douglas (R)

Mike McDowell is the General Manager of Social Joey, a social media marketing company, based just outside of Chattanooga, TN. He began his career in marketing with his family's construction business during college, and has been working in the space ever since. Mike was recruited by the Social Joey team during the development stage of the company due to his success and expertise in targeted advertising through social media, and has worked to develop the processes, and software that the company currently uses to run their day to day operations. Since inception in 2015 Social Joey has now grown to be one of the largest social media marketing firms in TN and has become a certified supplier of the International Franchise Association because of their work with Franchise companies across the U.S. Before Social Joey, Mike was the Director of Marketing for the Teachers Credit Union where he implemented a social media marketing program that accounted for over 50 million dollars in new mortgage loans in six months and a 50% increase in direct deposit memberships. Mike and his wife Megan live in Cleveland, TN and have one daughter who is 5 months old. Topics/Questions: Why social media? What happening in social media? How does a business win on social media? More to be submitted if we are selected for a show Web Site and Social Media Links: www.socialjoey.com https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/5380870/ https://www.facebook.com/socialjoey https://twitter.com/socialjoey https://plus.google.com/+Socialjoey

The Franchise Business Radio show is a platform to bring together franchise professionals and resources to connect, educate, and collaborate to serve the franchise community and the franchise consumer.

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Buckhead Business Show - Digital Device Repair, Cash Blaster Game, Full Service Accounting and Bookkeeping

Ernest Duncan Franchise Owner

Company: Experimac Midtown Atlanta

Topics to Discuss: Marketplace for smartphone, tablet, laptop, and desktop repairs Sales of pre-owned devices

Experimac Midtown Atlanta offers professional Apple® related services throughout the Midtown Atlanta area. We buy, sell, trade and repair Apple®Macintosh® computers, iPhone® devices and iPad® tablets, and offer some of the best pricing available anywhere for Apple® products and repairs. Experimac has worked on everything from iPad® tablets to iPhone® devices, to MacBook® laptops and iMac® computers, from iOS to OS X®.

Unlike other companies we focus on repairs and upgrades of Apple® products. With locations throughout the U.S. a local Experimac Apple® expert is always close by. Not sure what’s wrong with your device? Bring it in for diagnostic testing. We offer same day service and can often fix your device while you wait. From iPhone® devices, iPad® tablets, iMac® computers, MacBook® laptops to Apple® accessories, we’ve got you covered. We offer a 90-day warranty on all repairs and stock only the highest quality parts. Don’t trust your Mac® computers to anyone, experience the Experimac difference.

Experimac is the Midtown Atlanta area authority on Apple® product repairs, and trade-ins. We offer a wide selection of refurbished desktop and laptop Apple® Macintosh® computers and devices.

Experimac performs all out of warranty repairs on Apple® computers and other devices including upgrading Macintosh® computers with higher capacity storage, installing more memory (RAM), replacing logic boards, and performing just about any other Apple® repair that you may need done.

Our team of experts have heard it all, from iPhone® devices and iPad® tablets flying off the roof of a moving car to taking a swim in the ocean. Whether you are looking to trade, buy, sell an Apple® product or just need to repair your glass screen on your iPhone® device or iPad® tablet, stop by our Midtown Atlanta Experimac store today for a free quote!

Experimac of Midtown Atlanta Services for Apple® Products:

Memory Upgrades Hard Drive Repair, Replacement or Upgrade LCD Screen Replacements Data Recovery Data Transfers Diagnostics & Troubleshooting Optical Drive Repair (CD Rom/ DVD Rom) PC to Mac® Migration iCloud® Setup & Troubleshooting New Software Setup and Configuration Parental Control Configuration And so much more

Web Site / Social Media Links: www.experimac.com/midtown-atlanta-ga www.linkedin.com/in/ernestduncan

Kwasi Sampson Company or Product Name: Cash Blaster​

Kwasi Sampson, a mechanical engineer and inventor of the Cash Blaster Game, developed the game set after noticing how his original invention, The Cash Cannon, brought out the inner child of its users. The Cash Cannon was a huge success in the marketplace and sold thousands worldwide. The Cash Blaster is currently only available to its Kickstarter campaign investors.

Topics to Discuss: We are excited to announce the launch of the innovative and amusing tabletop game, Cash Blaster. The Cash Blaster has been featured on several TV shows including ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, Empire on Fox, and Power a STARZ original series.

The Cash Blaster Game Pack provides entertainment for all ages, and can be used at a range of events including weddings, birthday parties, festivals, and baby showers. The tabletop game challenges players to compete to spend their cash cards while avoiding getting blasted with more cash by other players. The first player to successfully spend their price cards is Cashed Out to win. The Cash Blaster Game Pack also includes two mini games, Cash Drop and Golden Dollar.

Kwasi Sampson, a mechanical engineer and inventor of the Cash Blaster Game, developed the game set after noticing how his original invention, The Cash Cannon,

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Bar Talk Radio - Inaugural Episode Bartenders, Cocktails, Culture and Careers Show Host: Anthony Porquez

Company: Atlanta USBG

BIO: As founder and head craft cocktail specialist of Liquid Culture, Anthony Porquez holds over 17 years in the food and beverage industry. Spanning from Boston, Los Angeles, Australia and locally in Athens and Atlanta, Anthony has provided top tier professional service and training to establishments of all kinds in the U.S. and abroad. Formerly the senior bartender for the two time James Beard Award nominated cocktail bar at Holeman and Finch Public House, Porquez has contributed greatly to the success of H&Fs highly respected cocktail program. He has been a guest bartender for Bacardis Street Party Portfolio Event at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans and is a contract mixology consultant for a major local spirits distributor. Furthermore, Porquez was a curriculum developer and instructor for Holeman & Finchs Academy of Bartending while holding the role of Communications Coordinator for the Resurgens Hospitality Group. Currently he is a brand advocate for 6 different distilleries in addition to providing cocktail events and spirits education privately and within the industry as well.

Topics to Discuss: Bar career, Atlanta Cocktail culture + Trends

Web Site / Social Media: www.AnthonyPorquez.com Instagram: Antones10 Facebook: Anthony J. Porquez

Kaleb Cribb Company: Diageo

BIO: Kaleb started in food and beverage in Valdosta Ga in a RocknRoll dive bar named Vito’s as a bartender and a sound man. Upon moving to Athens Georgia, he began as a door man and bar back working in a volume sports bar and townie scene bar named Transmetropolitan, where he spent 5 years, leaving as the bar manager. After that, he moved into fine dining at the now defunct Farm 255, where he developed the first craft cocktail program in Athens (after staging with Miles Macquarrie At Leon’s Full Service.)

He moved to Atlanta after taking a job with National Distributing Company as their in house mixologist and craft spirit specialist. He spent almost 2 years with the distributor before taking over as lead bar at Holeman and Finch Public House, spending 2 years running that program. That program, in 2007, was the birthplace of Atlanta’s craft scene. Since November, he has been an Account Consultant for Enthuse Marketing Company, representing the Diageo Reserve Portfolio in Atlanta.

Topics to Discuss Career Advancement in the Bartending Industry

Web Site / Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/5thSpot

https://www.instagram.com/booze_brigade

Tiffanie Barriere BIO: a Houston native who now calls Atlanta home, has previously overseen and operated the award-winning beverage program at One Flew South since the restaurants 2008 opening at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Under Tiffanies creative direction, One Flew South has been hailed as one of the best airport bars in the world by press outlets such as Esquire, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes and more. Under Tiffanie's direction, One Flew South was named "Best Airport Bar in the World" at Tales of the Cocktail in 2014. Barrieres background and training included the Bar Smarts program under the tutelage of King Cocktail, legend Dale DeGroff and cocktail historian David Wondrich.

Tiffanie is an active member of Atlantas dynamic cocktail scene and is often known by her nickname The Drinking Coach due to her passion for and knowledge of spirits and their history. Previous secretary of the Atlanta chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild, a member of the Southern Foodways Alliance, frequently in cocktail challenge events, festivals around Atlanta and the Southeast. Her current project includes working with the #3 tequila in the nation Avion, and with Chef Duane Nutter and his culinary projects thru out the South.. Smiles and providing great service is indeed the intention in her every pour.

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Lara Hodgson, President & CEO NOW Corp NOWaccount is the first payment solution for businesses that sell to other businesses and governments.

Guest BIO: Lara serves as President & CEO of NOW Corp, a company she co-founded to free small businesses from the burden of funding trade credit and to enable small business growth. The concept for NOW Corps NOWaccount stems from the challenges Lara faced when growing her manufacturing business, Nourish. Lara experienced the challenge of managing cash flow in a growing business and having to fund the trade credit required to support growth. Not finding a solution that worked, she partnered with John Hayes and launched NOW Corp and NOWaccount, the first payment solution for B2B. NOWaccount enables businesses to get paid immediately in a way that is not a loan, feels like but costs less than taking a credit card for payment and is largely invisible to their customer. NOWaccount will change the way small businesses manage cash flow, has done over $130M in transactions and aims to turn a portion of the $1.2T of trade credit that small businesses hold into cash. NOWaccounts innovative structure is the subject of a Harvard Business School case study.

Lara spent 5 years at Dewberry Capital Corporation, an Atlanta-based commercial real estate development and investment firm, where she served as the companys Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing development, sales & leasing, property management and marketing.

Lara was the Executive Vice President of Dunk, a performance footwear and apparel manufacturing/retail company built on the concept of mass customization and founded with Shaquille ONeal & Mike Piazza. She built the operations, IT and sales & marketing groups..

Lara is an internationally recognized speaker, leading seminars on creativity, innovation and access to capital. Internationally, Lara has worked in Koriyama, Japan with the U.S. Defense Departments EAGLE Japan Program and served as the Ambassador to Lebanon for the 1996 Olympic Games.

Lara received an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BS in Aerospace Engineering with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She was featured in USA Today as one of the top 20 students in the US and was the ODK National Leader of the Year. Lara was a scholarship member of the varsity Track & Field team at Georgia Tech.

Lara has served on several Boards including: Georgia Tech Alumni Association Board of Trustees, Georgia Techs Scheller College of Business, the Georgia Tech College of Engineering, ACE Loans, Atlanta Heights Charter School, Flag Bank, Georgia Techs Alexander Tharpe Fund, and Society of International Business Fellows. Lara is a member of the Leadership Georgia Class of 2005 and the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2004. Lara taught finance as an adjunct instructor in Georgia Techs MBA Program for 10 years. Lara was appointed by the Governor of Georgia to serve on the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) Board. Lara was recently honored by the Georgia Tech Athletic Association with the Total Person Alumnus Award and by the Georgia Tech Women in Engineering as the Alumnus of the Year. She is a member of the Georgia Tech Young Alumni Hall of Fame, was a recipient of a Womenetics 2013 POW! Award honoring Purposeful Women and was named to the 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year.

Topics/Questions: The challenges of a startup versus a scaleup How a small business should use the right capital at the right time for the right use or the business becomes a hobby Work-Life Balance Why more businesses grow out of business than go out of business

Web Site and Social Media: www.NowCorp.com https://www.linkedin.com/company/now-corp- https://www.facebook.com/NOWaccountNetwork/ https://twitter.com/NOWaccount

 

Brian Preston, Founder Lamon Luther Custom furniture builder employing homeless individuals in Atlanta.

Topics/Questions: What is Lamon Luther?

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Buckhead Business Show - Liberty National Life Insurance and CPA Allies

​Jeff Morris​ Company: CPA Allies

Guest BIO: Jeff is an active member of the Atlanta and Cobb communities. He is a member of the Georgia Society of CPAs and the Atlanta Chapter National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), where he served two terms as President from 2015-2017. He is a mentor with the Marietta Mentoring for Leadership Program and an Ambassador for the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce. He also provides educational workshops to local colleges, universities, and industry groups.

Prior to entering the financial services industry in 2008, he had a successful career at The Ritz Carlton, Automatic Data Processing (ADP) and then as an entrepreneur in the food and beverage industry. These experiences gave him a passion for providing exemplary service and helped him recognize the importance of being attentive to client’s needs. He is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University and holds a Series 6, 63 and 65 securities license along with life, health and variable annuity licenses.

Jeff is married and has lived in Atlanta since 1989. He has two children and stays active with basketball, martial arts and his German Shepherd.

Topics to Discuss: CPA Allies is an independent, RIA firm, specializing in providing accounting and finance professionals with insurance, investment and planning services. We work with young, mid-career and senior level accountants and CPAs. We also act as trusted, unbiased partners to CPA and accounting firms who provide tax, audit and compliance services to their clients.

We have two approaches:

Working one-on-one with accounting professionals by providing customized financial planning services to meet their specific needs. Serving as trusted advisors for accounting firms who want to provide their clients with a resource for their insurance, investment, and planning needs.

CPAs and accountants are some of the smartest and most trusted business experts you can have in your professional network. However, many times they need personal assistance making financial decisions that impact all aspects of their life. Accounting firms offer many vital services to their clients but often times lack the expertise of the protection, investment and financial planning that will complete the holistic circle their clients desire.

CPA Allies was created, to serve the needs of the accounting professionals and their clients in an unbiased, transparent and ethical manner. We understand the need to have a relationship with a partner you can trust and feel comfortable working with.

It is no longer acceptable for CPAs to just prepare tax returns and financial statements. The very best clients expect, demand and deserve much more value from their CPA, who must evolve into the most trusted business advisor role. CPA Allies helps you solve the complicated problems for your best individual and business owner clients.

We concentrate our efforts on developing and maintaining the relationship with the accounting community. Our sole interest is in enabling them to address and solve their clients’ issues, only working directly with the clients when that trust is established. This model solves their client retention risk, makes them more valuable to their client and helps them grow their practice organically.

Web Site / Social Media Links: www.cpaallies.com FB and Twitter: @cpaallies.com

​Yoly Dale​​

Company: Liberty National Life Insurance Company

​Topics to Discuss: Who is Liberty National, What are our products, How do we help businesses and employees, Employees testimonials, New sponsor, Getting our name out there. How businesses can contact me and Liberty National to set up an appointment to review our products. Employer payroll tax savings. Web Site / Social Media Links: Employee Testimonials: lnlworksiteadvantage.com

 

​Ericka Bolling

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Buckhead Business Show - Leadercast, World Trade Day and Foodie Entrepreneurs

Duane Cummings, CEO Leadercast

Topics to Discuss: 1. Womens Event 2. Leadercast Labs 3. Leadercast Expeditions 4. Rock Your Radius 5. Discover Experiences 6. Leadercast Live 2017

Web Site / Social Media Links: www.Leadercast.com www.twitter.com/leadercast www.facebook.com/leadercast https://www.linkedin.com/in/duane-cummings-34a22815/

Sam Tandon 1010 LLC, Vice President World Trade Center-Atlanta - Board of Directors

Board Member, Vice President and Chair International Trade - World Trade Center | Mentor, Speaker, Lecturer Marketing | Greater Atlanta Advisory Board Council - Donald R. Tapia School of Business | Business Accelerator Coach. * Brings a Global perspective, having traveled and done International Business in America, Europe, Asia and Africa. * "Gets business" with 30+ years overall Global Business experience. Founder of 4 new ventures in different industries. * Successfully taking one of his ventures to an IPO, and listed it as a Publicly Traded Company.

Topics to Discuss: 1) World Trade Day hosted by World Trade Center - Atlanta. 2) Mentor on Road at WTC, in June co-sponsored by US Dept of Commerce Commercial service.

Web Site / Social Media Links: https://www.wtca.org/world-trade-center-atlanta www.linkedin.com/in/samtandon

​Jake Rothschild​ Irwin Street Community Kitchen

Topics to Discuss: The Ritz Group Foodie Shark Attack May 11 @ City Club Buckhead Food & Beverage Industry & Foodie Entrepreneurs Community Kitchen & Foodie Incubator Successes from Foodie Incubator

Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.irwinstreetmarket.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/jake-rothschild-741b615/

The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios.

Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom

Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO

Audio Engineer: Dennis Rice

Video Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115/

For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org

To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com

To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com 

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Buckhead Business Show - Roadblocks to Retirement and 100 Year Lifestyle Company: COUNTRY Financial Guest: Terence Dowling - Financial Represesntative

Terence Dowling is a UGA grad who's been in insurance for almost 15 years now. He's been with COUNTRY Financial for 3 years where he helps his clients achieve financial security no matter where they are starting from. He takes a holistic approach, making sure he secures what they have while planning for the future.

Topics/Questions: 1. Why insurance in an integral part to financial planning? 2. Roadblocks to Retirement 3. The importance of having a distribution plan as well as an accumulation plan. 4. Why most of the financial problems occur in the distribution phase.

Web Site and Social Media Links: website- www.countryfinancial.com/terence.dowling facebook- https://www.facebook.com/terencedowlingcountryfinancial/ twitter- https://twitter.com/terence_dowling linkedin- https://www.linkedin.com/in/terence-dowling-531a3472/

Company: Chiropractic Healthcare of Buckhead​ ​Guest: ​​Dr Bruce Salzinger​

Our mission at Chiropractic Healthcare of Buckhead is to educate and adjust as many families and athletes as possible toward optimal health through natural subluxation based Chiropractic Care. We provide affordable, high-quality care to all people of all ages. We strive to not only correct a person's health problems, but to educate and enlighten people so that they do not encounter similar problems in the future.

Topics to Discuss: Healthcare industry related

Web Site: http://DrSalzinger.com

The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios.

Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom

Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO

Audio Engineer: Dennis Rice Video Production: Steven Tyler Rubin https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-tyler-rubin-005a94115

  For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com

To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com  

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Buckhead Business Show - Interview with Brian Thompson CEO of CorporateKid.org Company: Corporate Kid Group

Raised in Philadelphia during the turbulent early 80's when the crack epidemic started. He was educated in both the Philadelphia school system and the drug infested streets of Philly. This is the backdrop of the beginnings of Corporate Kid. As a teenager during the worst urban drug infestation in US history Brian and countless thousands like him had to make some tough choices. Not much in these environmentally challenged areas has changed in the past 35 years and that is part of what inspired Corporate Kid. Topics/Questions: The why The how Who Solutions Web Site and Social Media Links: www.CorporateKid.org https://www.facebook.com/corpkid

The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom

Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO

For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org

To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com

To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com  

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  Capital Club Radio - Interview with Reid Simpson Corporate Turnaround Specialist Reid is a seasoned financial executive with a proven track record of creating value for shareholders. His experience includes over twenty-six years of CFO positions with large and small companies across varied business information, software and services, technology and financial services in both a public and private environment. Reid’s CFO positions include those within The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, CCC Information Services, eCollege, Gogo, Asset Acceptance Capital Corporation, Career Education Corporation, and ShopperTrak.

Reid was instrumental in the turnaround of Asset Acceptance Capital Corporation and successful $438.6 million sale to Encore Capital Capital Group in 2013. Reid has also led successful liquidity events at eCollege in 2010 and most recently in 2016 at ShopperTrak.

Reid is a current Board member at Helix Education. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Michigan State University.

List Any Topics You Would Like to Discuss: Interview content provided in previous communication.

Web Site / Social Media Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/reid-simpson-3194aa7

Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance Providing a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking.

Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business.

For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit: www.FlockFinance.com

To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com

To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com  

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Franchise Business Radio - Interview with Social Joey and Shoney's Restaurants Company: Social Joey Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Mike McDowell, GM Ken Douglas (L) Mike McDowell (R) Mike McDowell is the General Manager of Social Joey, a social media marketing company, based just outside of Chattanooga, TN. He began his career in marketing with his family's construction business during college, and has been working in the space ever since. Mike was recruited by the Social Joey team during the development stage of the company due to his success and expertise in targeted advertising through social media, and has worked to develop the processes, and software that the company currently uses to run their day to day operations. Since inception in 2015 Social Joey has now grown to be one of the largest social media marketing firms in TN and has become a certified supplier of the International Franchise Association because of their work with Franchise companies across the U.S. Before Social Joey, Mike was the Director of Marketing for the Teachers Credit Union where he implemented a social media marketing program that accounted for over 50 million dollars in new mortgage loans in six months and a 50% increase in direct deposit memberships. Mike and his wife Megan live in Cleveland, TN and have one daughter who is 5 months old. Topics/Questions: Why social media? What happening in social media? How does a business win on social media? More to be submitted if we are selected for a show Web Site and Social Media Links: www.socialjoey.com https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/5380870/ https://www.facebook.com/socialjoey https://twitter.com/socialjoey https://plus.google.com/+Socialjoey

Company: Shoney's Restaurants Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Terri Harof Director of Franchise Development Over 20 years experience building global brands and businesses. Responsibilities at Shoney's include domestic and international franchise marketing and development. Exceptionally strong decision-making, analytical, management, people, planning, negotiation, strategy and communication skills. Dedicated to providing unwavering support to our franchise partners throughout brand start-up, brand development, site selections, real estate acquisition, engineering, design, budget and operations. Shoney's is primed for significant growth and our key objectives are excellent customer service and strategic restaurant growth and profitability.

Topics/Questions: Shoney's restaurants since 1947 - Where we were, where we are now and where we are going Why Shoney's Areas that are available for new restaurants and conversions Our menu and full bar component Giving Back to the community: 9th Annual Shoney's 5K Family Fun Run & Festival - Saturday May 13, 2017 Nissan Stadium in Nashville5krun.shoneys.com Web Site and Social Media Links: shoneys.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/terri-harof-9008561

https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/3962538

https://www.facebook.com/ShoneysFranchise

twitter.com/Shoneys

5krun.shoneys.com

Pam Currie, Mike McDowell, Terri Harof, Ken Douglas, John Quattrocchi

The Franchise Business Radio show is a platform to bring together franchise professionals and resources to connect, educate, and collaborate to serve the franchise community and the franchise consumer. Spotlighting Leaders in the Franchise Industry Experts in funding, legal, marketing and consulting. Franchise Business Radio hosted by: Pam Currie, Founder www.FranchiseIntellect.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.FranchiseBusinessRadio.com To view guest photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Buckhead Business Show - BBA Young Bucks Talk Money Management and Executive Presence

Company:  The Piedmont Group of Atlanta Faizan Moosa

Faizan is a financial advisor with the Piedmont Group of Atlanta. In the past couple of years in Buckhead, Faizan has found ways to impact his community by getting in leadership positions all around Atlanta in the networking scene. Today he is the President of YoungBucks, project manager for IPN, and on the membership committee for the Buckhead Club.

Topics/Questions: My story on how I got involved in BBA and the impact it has had on me and my business. How the Buckhead community can be more involved with the outside communities in Atlanta so that we can all grow together. Business and networking growing together.

Web Site and Social Media: financialguide.com/faizan-moosa

https://www.linkedin.com/in/faizan-moosa-a4369731

https://www.facebook.com/TheFezMoosa

Company:  MassMutual - The Piedmont Group

Sharpe Sablon

Topics to Discuss: My Story Industry Trends

Web Site: www.financialguide.com/sharpe-sablon

​Company: SW&A

Name and Title of Person Interviewed: ​​Hurst Williamson, Business Development Manager

Graduate of Rice University (played for their lacrosse team and lead their improv comedy troupe) Topics/Questions: What is spoken communications? Topic of Storylines and Meaningful Messaging. How to check out SW&A

Web Site and Social Media: www.sallywilliamson.com

​https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/519925/?pathWildcard=519925

https://business.facebook.com/ExecPresence/?business_id

​​https://twitter.com/execpresence​

The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios.

Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom

Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO

For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org

To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com

To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com  

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Buckhead Business Show - Entreholic, Cold Call Reluctance and Business Development Company:  Entrecholic Brad Stevens Brad is a lifetime entrepreneur and has committed himself to the discipline, creativity and constant innovation required to achieve success. He has helped build multiple seven figure businesses in numerous domestic and international markets including B2B, B2C, physical products, software, and professional services. His most recent company, Entreholic, provides an affordable, entrepreneurial approach to helping small to medium businesses implement and execute innovative growth strategies. Entreholic is also the creator of the Top 200 Tools To Fuel Your Business Growth and the weekly Addictive Tools Series. Brad also enjoys teaching on the topic and conducts educational seminars throughout the year. Brad serves on the board of the Atlanta Chapter of the Global Entrepreneurs’ Organization where he co-chairs the Accelerator Program to help emerging companies achieve $1 Million in annual revenue within three years. He is a graduate of LEAD Atlanta Program, serves on the High Point Civic Association, and co-founded an annual charity event for breast cancer. Brad is a native of Atlanta and lives in Sandy Springs with his daughter and wife, an inspirational third grade teacher. Brad graduated Magna Cum Laude from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in Finance and Marketing. Topics/Questions: How did you end up heading down the entrepreneurial path? I really like your name, Entreholic, and it’s definitely different? Where did that come from? What challenges do you see most business owners struggle with in getting their business out of the ground and growing? How does your company help startups and small to medium businesses? The rapid growth of the freelancer market to more cost effectively execute in your business. How can business owners better leverage time, money and resources. Automate and Delegate Web Site: www.entreholic.com/pro

Company: Innovative Growth Solutions Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Arthur R. Ruderman, President Born in the Bronx. Formative years on Long Island. Married high school sweetheart. Two children. Earned a joint BS degree in Business & Economics from American University (Wash. D.C.). After nine years of living in Houston, when the oil & gas industry fell below investment grade, I relocated to Atlanta this past June to be near family and formed a business development consulting firm. My company provides business development and client acquisition services. Most people consider business development activities as marketing and sales. Marketing & sales are functions of business development, whereas business development is more global and holistic. Business development initiates with a strategy that is developed from insight drawn from analysis and implemented with a well crafted execution plan. An advantage I offer clients is that I can leverage expertise from having been the owner of a mfg. company that employed 135 workers and grossed $100MM over its duration and whose business development efforts have secured $1.5bn in sales for a large global engineering & construction company and have been equally successful in scale with closely-held companies in diverse industries. My target companies are B2B closely-held small & midsize businesses in diverse industries. Topics/Questions: Why did you decide to form your own Business Development Consulting company? Why the name Innovative Growth Solutions? Can you give an example of innovation for driving business? Can you give an example of strategic innovation? Tell us about the National Business Development Association. Web Site or Social Media Links: LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/artie-ruderman

Company or Product Name Corevu LLC Joe Colavito, Chief Encouragement Officer Joe Colavito is a student of people, performance and success.

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Buckhead Business Show - Best Kept Lyft Secrets, also Concept Inc. Pros in Training Tech Talent, and Peragrin Co-Founder

Company: Lyft

Name and Title of Person Interviewed: ​​Sam Bond, Atlanta General Manager

Guest BIO: Sam Bond is the Atlanta General Manager for Lyft. Sam is responsible for the operation of the Atlanta market area for Lyft’s business, including passenger acquisition and promotion, driver training and support, and partnerships and local government relations. Prior to joining Lyft, Sam was Group Director of Supply Chain Strategy and Portfolio Management for Coca-Cola Refreshments in Atlanta. At CCR, Sam developed the long-term strategy for Coke’s North American manufacturing and distribution operations. He also ran the capital projects approval and prioritization processes. Prior to working at Coke, Sam spent three years at Bain and Company in Atlanta, doing strategic consulting in a variety of industries, including retail, CPG, manufacturing, higher education, private equity, and financial services.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2003-2008. While deployed to Iraq, he was a scout sniper platoon commander and served as an assistant regimental intelligence officer. He graduated with an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, and received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University.

Topics/Questions: Lyft Atlanta, growth of ATL rideshare market, commuting without a car, ATL's mobility future (especially transportation as a service)

Web Site and/or Social Media Links etc.: www.lyft.com https://twitter.com/Lyft_ATL https://blog.lyft.com/?tag=Atlanta&category=Cities

Company Name: Concept Software and Services Inc.

Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Ravindra Bhave - President/CEO

Topics/Questions:

1. Why did you transition from traditional staffing into IT training.

2. Do you have some success stories to tell in your journey as a training school.

3. How do you intend to match the gap between unfilled tech jobs and lack of experienced resources.

4. How do you intend to provide jobs to your trained resources.

5. Where do you see yourself in next 3 to 5 years as a training school.

6. what is your message to those technology graduates who don't have jobs.

7. Do you intend to provide training to Veterans, disabled individuals or vocationally rehab candidates.

8. How can you convince large corporate companies to consider your trained graduates.

Web Site: www.concept-inc.com

Company or Product Name: Peragrin

Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Tres Crow - Co-Founder

Guest BIO: Tres Crow is an experienced marketing and sales professional with extensive skill in marketing, technology, entrepreneurship, and social media. Having worked successfully in a variety of fields—as a lender, banker, insurance agent, membership manager, marketing and copy-writing freelancer, as well as a sales and operations manager at both regional and national retail banks—he has a wide-ranging view of several key aspects of the business and entrepreneurial communities. He's the Co-Founder of digital mapping start-up Walkabout, Director of Marketing at Skyfire Consulting, and now the Co-Founder of the Peragrin, LLC.

The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios.

Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom

Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO

For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org

To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com

To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com  

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Buckhead Business Show - New Merchant Services, 3D Encryption, Divorce Your Legal Bills Company or Product Name: Titan Payments (Merchant Services) Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Brandee Little Guest BIO: Enthusiastic sales professional with a proven ability to identify and build relationships with current and potential clients. Consistent in developing relationships built on honesty, integrity and value. ALWAYS accessible and accountable. Topics/Questions to Discuss: There are certain benefits that will come from working with us. We use more than one processor which gives us so many possibilities. We can work with many types of businesses including high risk businesses. Business owners like simplicity and efficiency and this is what we like to offer, a simple way to process with assistance in installs and a personal contact. Web Site and/or Social Media Links etc.: titanpayments.com

Company or Product Name: D3CRYPT3D & prePart Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Dosa Kim Topics/Questions to Discuss: How I am tied to Atlanta. 3d encryption . B2C . A service which allows people to track and protect 3d assets. With 3d printing becoming a norm . 3d files are more valuable and the creation of these products need some sort of protection . D3CRYPT3D is a solution to this problem. We see it so that a valuable file will not be reduced to just a copy and paste command. PreParti is a mobile app that uses game technology to plan your next event. We use real metrics and bring venues down to scale and allow users to plan out the next big event. Currently we are concentrating on the Atlanta market but are in talks with several groups and looking to get into conference spaces as well. Web Site and/or Social Media Links etc.: http://www.d3crypt3d.net https://twitter.com/d3crypt3dnow https://www.facebook.com/D3CRYPT3Dnow https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2aL6EooED0kGqI3oTMpa7A https://www.linkedin.com/company/d3crypt3d---3d-asset-protection?trk=biz-companies-cym http://www.preparti.net

Company or Product Name: Sierra Halcyon, Inc Legal Billing Auditor Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Joshua Still, President and CEO Guest BIO: I'm a six year Army Veteran with nine years experience in compliance management and quality assurance roles. While going through a divorce I applied these skills to my legal bills and realized that my lawyer was overcharging me by about 50%. I decided to make sure as many people as possible needed access to the information I found, particularly people going through a divorce. Topics/Questions to Discuss: Common Over billing practices. how much savings one can expect if they have their bills reviewed. By what standards I recommend reductions. Web Site and/or Social Media Links: Facebook: @sierrahalcyon Twitter: @SierraHalcyon

The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com  

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CoFounders Podcast - Guide to Happiness and Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs

Chris Butsch

Company or Product Name: Book: "The Millennial's Guide to Making Happiness"

Brief Description of Your Product or Service: The Millennial's Guide to Making Happiness is both a guide to happiness for Millennials and a guide to Millennials for Baby Boomers Show Topics: My story, why I wrote the book Its surprising reception by the Baby Boomer generation My meditation classes

Web Site/Social Media: www.ChrisButsch.com facebook.com/mgmhbook linkedin.com/in/chrisbutsch

Waukeshia Jackson

Company: Jackson & Lowe Law Group, P.C.

Brief Description of Your Product or Service: IP legal services for entrepreneurs

Show Topics: Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs

Web Site/Social Media: www.jllawgroup.com Twitter @jllawgroup Facebook @jllawgroup

CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups

Sponsored in part by... WeWork

For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead

To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.com

To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com (Click on the show photo album)  

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  Buckhead Business Show - Lets talk Real Estate, Health, Interns and Publishing Company or Product Name: Glennda Baker & Associates

Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Glennda Baker - Associate broker at Bekrshire Hathaway Home Services

Guest BIO: Glennda is an Associate broker with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. She started her real estate career nearly 25 years ago. Recognized as an industry leader, Glennda has been featured on numerous top producer panels throughout Atlanta and across the U.S. In her downtime she enjoys playing Tennis and attending Atlanta Hawks basketball games with her family.

Topics/Question: *How is the real estate market *Home Values, the Zestimate vs. the real value *Where is the market going

Web Site and Social Media Links: www.glennda.net https://www.instagram.com/glenndabaker/ https://business.facebook.com/glenndabakerandassociates https://www.facebook.com/glenndabaker

Taylor Chiropractic & Wellness Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Craig Taylor

Topics/Questions: Posture/ergonomics Best way to sleep Natural anti inflammatories

Web Site and/or Social Media Links: www.facebook.com/thetaylordocs

 

 

 

Company or Product Name: Premier Interns Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Scott Spencer

Guest BIO: Scott Spencer is the Principal at ‘INK’ – spelled I.N.Q. – an award-winning marketing and design firm in Buckhead. Scott moved to Atlanta in 1984 from The University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications with a focus in Advertising, Marketing and PR, with minors in Graphic Design and Landscape Architecture.

Scott Spencer is also the Principal and Executive Vice President at Premier Executives. Mr. Spencer brings over 30 years of professional experience in multiple industries, including Technology, Media, Real Estate, Human Resources, Recruiting, Career Coaching and Job Transitioning. Scott is a specialist in leveraging human and financial resources. In 2015, Scott launched Premier Executives – an Executive Recruiting firm and client at the time, who needed a new brand to target Fortune 500 and Wall Street, C-Level and Board Of Directors.

Following the success of Premier Executives, Scott launched Premier Interns in 2016. Premier Interns is a service designed for students and parents, and businesses to make it easier for Students to get valuable work experience when applying for Colleges, Scholarships, Grants, Financial Aid and first-time jobs. Businesses help to create the win-win by assigning jobs in the form of projects to students who then get jobs done.

Adam Welborn is an Atlanta Native with Bachelor degrees from the Atlanta College of Art and Savannah College of Art & Design focusing in Communication Design, Illustration Design and Software Applications. Adam is a Partner and Marketing Director at Premier Interns, where he oversees:  Brand Design and Development  Everything Digital and Web Site UX  Client Development and Client Management  Creative Direction  Web Site Traffic Growth  Brand Strategy  Strategic Consulting, including business plan & sales strategies.

Topics/Questions: Project Work & Internships - HS & College Students Mentoring / Hiring Student Interns - Employers

Web Site and Social Media: PremierInterns.com (2min Video Overview on Home Page)

Fabcebook.com/PremierInterns

Company or Product Name: Simply Buckhead Magazine

Name and Title of Person to be Interviewed: Joanne Hayes

Guest BIO: Joanne Hayes is a 20-year veteran of the publishing industry, having worked as an Account Executive for an award-winning Journal Register Company newspaper group, Southern Rhode Island Newspapers, and as the Marketing Director of SO Rhode Island, a publication of the award-winning magazine company Providence Media. Simply Buckhead Magazine was conceived and began publication in 2010, with Joanne at the helm as Publisher and Founder.

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Driving Business Faster - Worlds Largest Classic Car Company and Business Infrastructure Company: Equilibria, Inc.

Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Alicia Butler Pierre

Guest BIO: Alicia Butler Pierre is the founder and CEO of Equilibria, Inc. Equilibria is a 12-year old firm specializing in business infrastructure for fast growing small businesses. Alicia applies her process experience as a Chemical Engineer to position small businesses for mega success! Committed to doing the right things the right way, Alicia's mantra is "to leave things better than you find them." Topics/Questions: How to Fall in Love with Tax Season OR How to Tap into Youthful Innovation Web Site and Social Media : www.EqbSystems.com twitter: @EquilibriaInc facebook: EQBsystems

Company or Product Name: Gateway Classic Cars Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Anthony Waight - Business Development

Guest BIO: Gateway Classic Cars is the largest classic car company in the world with 14 showrooms across the USA and counting with over 2,000 classic and exotics in stock . Anthony Waight- Business Development Representative has worked with the company since the Atlanta showroom opened in August 2016.

Today we will learn some valuable tips on buying and selling your classic cars and what Gateway Classic Cars has to offer. Lets get started…. Topics/Questions: How the company started? When did the Atlanta Showroom open? Services Offered How has Gateway Classic Cars grown over the years? What to expect when you bring in your car Did I mention we don't charge you a commission for selling your car? Tips for Getting Your Car Ready For Sale The cars in the Atlanta Showroom Cars and Coffee Web Site and Social Media Links: www.GatewayClassicCars.com

FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/GatewayClassicCars

TWITTER - https://twitter.com/Gateway_Classic INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/gatewayclassiccars YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/user/GatewayClassicCars GOOGLE PLUS- https://plus.google.com/105109824479306277118 PINTEREST- https://www.pinterest.com/gatewayclassics

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Planning Successfully - Business Tax Laws and Lessons More about our guest Rett Peaden:

Rett’s practice focuses on helping the owners of closely-held businesses and professional services firms exit their businesses, whether that involves selling the business or transferring it to the next generation. Getting a business onto a solid footing with regard to succession planning is essential, and Rett is well-versed in sophisticated tax strategies and entity structuring techniques that may be needed. He will also advise on and guide clients through strategic acquisitions to grow their own businesses. Rett regularly counsels clients on corporate, partnership, and related tax-planning matters, including the negotiation and preparation of mergers and acquisitions agreements, the drafting of shareholders agreements, the formation of limited partnerships and limited liability companies, the structuring of inbound investment opportunities for foreign nationals, the creation and operation of private foundations and public charities, and the review and drafting of executive compensation agreements. In connection with advising the owners of closely-held businesses, Rett has developed a particular interest in the taxation of pass-through entities such as S-Corporations, partnerships, and trusts.

Preserving legacy. The estate planning side of the practice, often done for the owners of closely held businesses, is highly personal, involving an individual’s legacy and the achievements of a lifetime. Rett’s purpose is to help his clients prepare for the future, provide for their families, and accomplish their long-term personal and charitable goals. In doing so, he works to develop plans that are well thought out and emphasize preserving wealth from unnecessary taxes and unanticipated risks. He knows how to take family dynamics into account, and draws insights from his work in business exit-planning and trust and estate administration to help families plan with foresight to avoid problems that could happen later on. Rett is often called upon by other professionals to advise them on the complicated income and transfer tax issues that can arise in the context of trusts and estates. On the trust and estate administration side of the practice, Rett works in both contested and uncontested matters. He assists survivors in managing their inherited wealth, and often continues to serve their families and family businesses as a trusted advisor on the basis of the confidence he inspires in them.

“I want to help my clients achieve their goals and attain the best possible results given their unique circumstances.” – Rett Peaden

Web site: http://www.dmqlaw.com/attorneys/peaden

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/people/iweReconnectAction

About the show host: Matthew Thiry Shareholder with Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C Business Law; Business Litigation; Fiduciary Litigation; Arbitrator and Mediator Services “I am driven by results. I want to achieve my client’s goals as quickly and efficiently as possible, and do so in a way that’s professional.”

Guiding the best business decisions. Matt Thiry understands the delicate balance between providing an environment for growth and managing risk. Prior to becoming an attorney, Matt’s background included operating businesses, as well as computer programming and related experience in the technology field. This business acumen allows him to offer legal advice with practical experience to businesses of all sizes, as well as business owners, families, and individuals.

Matt is a trusted business advisor relied on by his clients as a member of their team by filling their needs for outside general counsel. As a business lawyer, Matt provides advice to existing businesses and start-ups regarding legal issues, such as risk management, covenants, business formation, and other day-to-day matters encountered by businesses. He also routinely assists clients by reviewing,

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Franchise Business Radio Interview with Marc Goodin, President of Storage Authority Franchising

Company: Storage Authority, LLC Self Storage Franchising

Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Marc Goodin, President

Guest BIO: Marc Goodin is President of Storage Authority Franchising. As a professional civil engineer he has designed commercial developments and self storage facilities for over 25 years. His self storage expertise has been fine tuned by designing, building and managing 3 self storage facility he presently owns. Marcs experience from the trenches and his expertise is apparent in his two best selling marketing and planning self storage books available on Amazon.. Marc is uniquely positioned to provide simple, straightforward and effective guidance in achieving industry-leading service and profits in the self-storage Industry.

Topics/Questions: Why Self Storage for the Busy Professional How to get started in self storage How to double your profits in self Storage Storage Authority

Web Site and/or Social Media Links:

www.StorageAuthorityFranchise.com

Facebook Twitter YouTube

https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcgoodin

The Franchise Business Radio show is a platform to bring together franchise professionals and resources to connect, educate, and collaborate to serve the franchise community and the franchise consumer. Spotlighting Leaders in the Franchise Industry Experts in funding, legal, marketing and consulting.

Franchise Business Radio hosted by: Pam Currie, Founder www.FranchiseIntellect.com

To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.FranchiseBusinessRadio.com

To view guest photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com  

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Buckhead Business Show - Training, Staffing, Public vs Private Cloud and Paid Search Marketing Company: Concept Software and Services

Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Uday Gupte

Vice President of Concept Software and Services, Inc. A persuasive and influential C-level leader with more than 26 years of achievement fueling next-level operations in multi-industry environments with up to $400M in revenue and 8 international locations. Lived in 7 countries and conducted business in 6 languages on 4 continents. Expert at managing costs down, driving up revenues and margins, accelerating product development, optimizing system availability, and leading staff to peak performance. Topics/Questions: 1. What does Concept Software and Services Inc. do?

2. How long have you been in this industry?

3. How are you different from other training/staffing services?

4. How can someone be considered for your staffing services?

5. What educational background does someone have to have to qualify for your services?

6. Do you place all over the country and internationally?

7. Do you place all over the country and internationally?

Web Site and/or Social Media Links etc.: www.concept-inc.com

Company Name: Peter J Fullen, CPA, PC

Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Peter Fullen

Topics/Questions: What is the Cloud and why are small and mid-sized moving to it? What does the cloud offer? Public vs Private Cloud

Web Site and Social Media Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-j-fullen-cpa-890625 https://twitter.com/PeterJFullenCPA www.fullencpa.com

 

 

Company: Josh Bernstein Media Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Josh Bernstein

Josh Bernstein is one of Atlanta's leading independent digital media consultants and a seasoned expert when it comes to paid search marketing and Google AdWords. He has a successful history working with businesses, startups & agencies who want to get their website ranked on Google's sponsored (aka paid) listings at a very reasonable cost for agency-quality level of work.

His paid search umbrella includes account management, copywriting, keyword expansion, ad extensions & more. I also handle Facebook advertising, Twitter ads, LinkedIn ads plus Google display, Google remarketing, print media & media & marketing strategy/consulting.

With over 13 years in advertising and over eight in digital media makes him the right choice for your paid search marketing needs. With my extensive experience in working on PPC accounts of all sizes and in every way imaginable (ad copy, ad copy rotation, keyword optimization, match type optimization, account reorganization, budget management of nearly $50 million, client reporting and more).

Past clients including JCPenney, Meda Pharmaceuticals, Hooters, Mitsubishi & others can attest to the quality of my work, professionalism and integrity.

Topics/Questions: What is paid search marketing and why should small businesses use it? Why is it a better channel in some cases than social media. Why should people pay for clicks when there's organic search. Why are you different than other professionals in Atlanta? Are you certified to do this and how does that happen? Why should I use an independent consultant for AdWords? Why is it important to use my own credit card to pay for ads? (if you're the client) Why is direct access so important to you and to give clients this inside access that others don't typically afford? Why don't you do SEO/organic search? Why is your background so important and should be considered vs other AdWords professionals?

Web Site: JDBMedia.com

The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom

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Buckhead Business Show - Training, Staffing, Public vs Private Cloud and Paid Search Marketing

Company: Concept Software and Services

Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Uday Gupte

Guest BIO: Vice President of Concept Software and Services, Inc. A persuasive and influential C-level leader with more than 26 years of achievement fueling next-level operations in multi-industry environments with up to $400M in revenue and 8 international locations. Lived in 7 countries and conducted business in 6 languages on 4 continents. Expert at managing costs down, driving up revenues and margins, accelerating product development, optimizing system availability, and leading staff to peak performance.

Topics/Questions:

1. What does Concept Software and Services Inc. do?

2. How long have you been in this industry?

3. How are you different from other training/staffing services?

4. How can someone be considered for your staffing services?

5. What educational background does someone have to have to qualify for your services?

6. Do you place all over the country and internationally?

7. Do you place all over the country and internationally?

Web Site and/or Social Media Links etc.: www.concept-inc.com

Company Name: Peter J Fullen, CPA, PC

Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Peter Fullen

Topics/Questions: What is the Cloud and why are small and mid-sized moving to it? What does the cloud offer? Public vs Private Cloud

Web Site and Social Media Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-j-fullen-cpa-890625 https://twitter.com/PeterJFullenCPA www.fullencpa.com

Company: Josh Bernstein Media

Name and Title of Person Interviewed: Josh Bernstein

Guest BIO: Josh Bernstein is one of Atlanta's leading independent digital media consultants and a seasoned expert when it comes to paid search marketing and Google AdWords. He has a successful history working with businesses, startups & agencies who want to get their website ranked on Google's sponsored (aka paid) listings at a very reasonable cost for agency-quality level of work.

His paid search umbrella includes account management, copywriting, keyword expansion, ad extensions & more. I also handle Facebook advertising, Twitter ads, LinkedIn ads plus Google display, Google remarketing, print media & media & marketing strategy/consulting.

With over 13 years in advertising and over eight in digital media makes him the right choice for your paid search marketing needs. With my extensive experience in working on PPC accounts of all sizes and in every way imaginable (ad copy, ad copy rotation, keyword optimization, match type optimization, account reorganization, budget management of nearly $50 million, client reporting and more).

Past clients including JCPenney, Meda Pharmaceuticals, Hooters, Mitsubishi & others can attest to the quality of my work, professionalism and integrity.

Topics/Questions: What is paid search marketing and why should small businesses use it? Why is it a better channel in some cases than social media. Why should people pay for clicks when there's organic search. Why are you different than other professionals in Atlanta? Are you certified to do this and how does that happen? Why should I use an independent consultant for AdWords? Why is it important to use my own credit card to pay for ads? (if you're the client) Why is direct access so important to you and to give clients this inside access that others don't typically afford? Why don't you do SEO/organic search? Why is your background so important and should be considered vs other AdWords professionals?

Web Site: JDBMedia.com

The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios.

Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom

Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO

For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org

To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com

To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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CoFounders Podcast - South Metro Development Outlook Conference, Social Entrepreneurship and Communication Platform

Muhammad Siddique

Brief Description of Product or Service: We are on the mission to empower 1 Million social entrepreneurs and have enrolled 150K+ entrepreneurs in last 12+ months. We teach them how to fish for life and as a result, thousands of lives has been changed forever.

Show Topics: Social Entrepreneurship

Web Site/Social Media: http://meetsiddique.com http://facebook.com/siddiquem http://linkedin.com/in/meetsiddique

Edward Chase Company or Product Name: i.d.e.a.

Website or Social Media: linkedin.com/in/edward-chase-8b6143ba

Company or Product Name: Prattle, Inc

Sam Getty, CEO

Brief Description of Product or Service: Prattle is an open and social communication platform that lets you be a part of quality conversations and connects you with like-minded people, based on shared interests.

Show Topics: Story, product, mission, and what's next

Web Site: www.LetsPrattle.com

Michael Hightower South Metro Development Outlook Conference

South Metro Development Outlook (SMDO) is the brainchild of Michael Hightower who is the Managing Partner at The Collaborative Firm, a land use planning, program management and real estate development company located in East Point, Georgia.

SMDO serves as a platform to convene elected officials and industry professionals with a common interest in examining and discussing relevant growth-related issues in the southern crescent. It highlights the following seven South Metro counties and the southern part of Atlanta: Clayton, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Henry, Spalding and South Fulton.

Each year, South Metro Development Outlook features highly acclaimed industry experts and government officials providing invaluable information on topics of interest.

Show Topics: South Metro Development Outlook marks 15 years in 2017. Discussion can center around some of the highlights of South Metro accomplishments within the last 15 years, including a boom in the film industry; MARTA transit services in Clayton County (the first expansion of MARTA outside Fulton and DeKalb counties since MARTA began operating in 1971 and the Google Data Center in Douglas County.

Web Site: www.southmetrooutlook.com

CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups

Sponsored in part by... WeWork

For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead

To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.com

To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com (Click on the show photo album)

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Buckhead Business Show - Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce along with Financial and Performance Experts

Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Santiago Marquez - Vice President/CFO

Guest BIO: Santiago is Vice President and CFO for the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He has been in the non-profit sector for over 20 years ad has been with the chamber since 2008.

Topics/Questions: History of the GHCC Current number of members / size of the chamber Services offered to members What events will be held this year? How do you obtain membership

Web Site: www.ghcc.org

Ashfrod Advisors Kenny Vasquez - Financial Representative

Guest BIO: Kenny Vasquez is a Financial Representative with Ashford Advisors, a general agency of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, NY and he specializes in helping families and business owners protect what's important through life and disability insurance.

Topics/Questions: Tell us a little about your business How long have you been a member of the chamber and what do you do for them? How has being a member of the GHCC helped your business?

Web Site: www.AshfordAdvisors.net

Performance Strategies, Inc. Diane Bogino, President

Guest BIO: Like you, behavior expert, Diane Bogino, has seen the spectrum of team performance. What is it that makes a team function really well? Is it that once-a-year bonding retreat? Is it as simple as mutual respect? Is it good team morale? Or is there a different story? Almost three decades of experience as a coach, a behavioral scientist, an entrepreneur, gaining expertise in human resources, and working in a variety of industries affords Diane a perspective for business and teams that is rare in the coaching field. Unlike many coaches, Diane understands that addressing the team as a unit and placing a focus on each team member’s needs is the only way to achieve full balance, harmony, and productivity for a high performing team.

Topics/Questions: 1.You work a lot with teams, but how is what you do different from the normal let’s join hands and sing “kumbaya” team building programs? 2.Can you give us a brief description of how you address both? 3.Can you explain what you mean by X-Ray and what else it reveals? 4.Hmmm, So the CEO can view the team in their underwear! 5.You are a behavioral scientist and you work with executives, don’t they already know how to behave? 6.Can you give us an example? 7.What are some recommendations for organizations going through changes? 8.Can you elaborate on that for us? 9.How does that translate in the corporate world?

Web Site and Social Media Links: Web Site: www.performstrat.com Twitter: @BoginoD LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/diane-bogino-b99232

The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios.

Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom

Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO

For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org

To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com

To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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CoFounders Podcast - South Metro Development Outlook Conference, Social Entrepreneurship and Communication Platform Muhammad Siddique Brief Description of Product or Service: We are on the mission to empower 1 Million social entrepreneurs and have enrolled 150K+ entrepreneurs in last 12+ months. We teach them how to fish for life and as a result, thousands of lives has been changed forever. Show Topics: Social Entrepreneurship Web Site/Social Media: http://meetsiddique.com http://facebook.com/siddiquem http://linkedin.com/in/meetsiddique

Edward Chase Company or Product Name: i.d.e.a.

Website or Social Media: linkedin.com/in/edward-chase-8b6143ba

Company or Product Name: Prattle, Inc Sam Getty, CEO

Brief Description of Product or Service: Prattle is an open and social communication platform that lets you be a part of quality conversations and connects you with like-minded people, based on shared interests. Show Topics: Story, product, mission, and what's next Web Site: www.LetsPrattle.com

Michael Hightower South Metro Development Outlook Conference South Metro Development Outlook (SMDO) is the brainchild of Michael Hightower who is the Managing Partner at The Collaborative Firm, a land use planning, program management and real estate development company located in East Point, Georgia. SMDO serves as a platform to convene elected officials and industry professionals with a common interest in examining and discussing relevant growth-related issues in the southern crescent. It highlights the following seven South Metro counties and the southern part of Atlanta: Clayton, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Henry, Spalding and South Fulton. Each year, South Metro Development Outlook features highly acclaimed industry experts and government officials providing invaluable information on topics of interest. Show Topics: South Metro Development Outlook marks 15 years in 2017. Discussion can center around some of the highlights of South Metro accomplishments within the last 15 years, including a boom in the film industry; MARTA transit services in Clayton County (the first expansion of MARTA outside Fulton and DeKalb counties since MARTA began operating in 1971 and the Google Data Center in Douglas County. Web Site: www.southmetrooutlook.com

CoFounders Podcast Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups Sponsored in part by... WeWork For more info about WeWork visit: www.wework.com/locations/atlanta/buckhead To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CoFoundersPodcast.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com (Click on the show photo album) 

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Buckhead Business Show - Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce along with Financial and Performance Experts Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Santiago Marquez - Vice President/CFO

Santiago is Vice President and CFO for the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He has been in the non-profit sector for over 20 years ad has been with the chamber since 2008.

Topics/Questions: History of the GHCC Current number of members / size of the chamber Services offered to members What events will be held this year? How do you obtain membership

Web Site: www.ghcc.org

Ashfrod Advisors Kenny Vasquez - Financial Representative

Kenny Vasquez is a Financial Representative with Ashford Advisors, a general agency of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, NY and he specializes in helping families and business owners protect what's important through life and disability insurance.

Topics/Questions: Tell us a little about your business How long have you been a member of the chamber and what do you do for them? How has being a member of the GHCC helped your business?

Web Site: www.AshfordAdvisors.net

Performance Strategies, Inc. Diane Bogino, President Like you, behavior expert, Diane Bogino, has seen the spectrum of team performance. What is it that makes a team function really well? Is it that once-a-year bonding retreat? Is it as simple as mutual respect? Is it good team morale? Or is there a different story? Almost three decades of experience as a coach, a behavioral scientist, an entrepreneur, gaining expertise in human resources, and working in a variety of industries affords Diane a perspective for business and teams that is rare in the coaching field. Unlike many coaches, Diane understands that addressing the team as a unit and placing a focus on each team member’s needs is the only way to achieve full balance, harmony, and productivity for a high performing team.

Topics/Questions: 1.You work a lot with teams, but how is what you do different from the normal let’s join hands and sing “kumbaya” team building programs? 2.Can you give us a brief description of how you address both? 3.Can you explain what you mean by X-Ray and what else it reveals? 4.Hmmm, So the CEO can view the team in their underwear! 5.You are a behavioral scientist and you work with executives, don’t they already know how to behave? 6.Can you give us an example? 7.What are some recommendations for organizations going through changes? 8.Can you elaborate on that for us? 9.How does that translate in the corporate world?

Web Site and Social Media Links: Web Site: www.performstrat.com Twitter: @BoginoD LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/diane-bogino-b99232

The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The BBA and Broadcast LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios. Show Hosts: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom

Michael Moore, RainMaker & Chief Storyteller

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sellbyphone https://twitter.com/BuckhedgeCEO

For more info about the BBA visit: www.BuckheadBusiness.org

To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.BuckheadBusinessShow.com

To view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com 

February 9, 2017

CCR Vegas DBA Panel

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Capital Club Radio - Special Episode Interview with Walt Collins from the 2017 DBA International Conference

A Model of Personal and Professional Perseverance, Walt Collins Shares His Story Featuring: Walt Collins, Founder of Collins Financial

Listen to Walt Collins, a prominent figure in the debt buying industry and founder of Collins Financial. In this interview, he shares his insights, vision and how he has personally been changed through years of living and breathing this business. Walt shares his successes and challenges as he makes his second entrée in the debt buying industry.

Here is a glimpse of what Walt shared in the interview.

Walt discusses the aftermath of his exit from his first debt buying company; “It took the private equity firm about five and half years to run the company in the ground, and my poor people were losing jobs and losing the opportunity …”

Walt shares his wife’s “miracle” that changed his life. “You hear them tell you,’… you really have to get with hospice; you’re not going to keep her around much longer.’ And then shortly after, they called to say, ’We have a liver for her and we need your acceptance. Yes, or no, right now!’

Linkedin:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/walt-collins-99001549

About Capital Club Radio Hosted by: Michael Flock Sponsored by: Flock Specialty Finance

Providing a forum for leaders in the middle market segment which has typically been undeserved by traditional banking.

Listeners gain valuable business insights and perspectives to deal with market uncertainty. Topics include: key success factors, both personal and professional, dealing with adversity, outlook for the industry and your business.

For more info about Michael Flock and Flock Specialty Finance visit: www.FlockFinance.com

To nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com

To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com  

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Capital Club Radio - Special Episode Interview with Bob Morris from the 2017 DBA International Conference

Bob Morris, CEO and founder of Oliphant Financial and co-founder of Beam software takes center stage with Michael Flock in the current episode of Capital Club Radio. Bob discusses his history in the debt buying industry as well as his view that any venture in this competitive and evolving space must be positioned for change and diversification. He shares how this philosophy has impacted the way he has managed the products and ventures he has developed over the years.

Here is a glimpse of what Bob shared in the interview.

Bob shares with Michael his thoughts about the early years at Oliphant: “Well before CFPB ever became the thing, or had any impact on this business… we were misleadingly friendly in our letters, but we wanted to immediately differentiate ourselves from being any sort of an old guard agency… and I’d like to think that’s how this business actually revolutionized the ARM industry.”

Bob comments on some of the biggest changes he has seen in the debt buying industry: “the biggest thing that happened was the qualitative measurements of paper – [the] method of quantifying it and qualifying it as a purchasable asset – changed. Bank recovery managers would sell at various stages of the recovery cycle, which means you’ve got a huge price differential”

Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-morris-01273b11

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Capital Club Radio - Back to the Future: Past Debt Buyer Association (DBA) Presidents discuss history and future of DBA 00:00 Announcer: On behalf of the Pro Business Channel, we're excited to welcome Michael Flock, the host of Capital Club Radio. Broadcasting on Pro Business Channel networks out of Atlanta, and on nine syndicated platforms including iTunes, Google Play and iHeartRadio. And recently interviewed on NPR. And now, live from the 20th annual DBA conference, please welcome Chairman and CEO of FLOCK Specialty Finance, Michael Flock.

[applause]

00:27 Michael Flock: Good morning, good morning. We at FLOCK Specialty Finance believe in the power of community, and that's why a little over a year ago we started a radio show called the Capital Club Radio Show, to build a community of thought leaders, of creative people in this industry who have made a difference for the Debt Buyers Association and others in the accounts receivable management sector. We talk about lessons learned, the successes and failures of the different companies, of the different leaders in this space, and we convert these broadcasts to podcast, which we distribute to the few thousand followers we have, and then we also distribute the podcast to our guests, and they can use the podcast as they see fit.

01:08 MF: This morning I am absolutely honored to be here today, hosting the Capital Club Radio Show, as we help celebrate 20 years of the Debt Buyers Association, or DBA. We're celebrating 20 years of connections, 20 years of trust, 20 years of building a new industry. And, if you're a Falcons fan like me, maybe you're celebrating 20 years of drinking.

[laughter]

01:36 MF: To be more serious, this has been an incredible roller-coaster of 20 years for all of us. There have been good times and bad times, we've seen periods of great supply, we've seen periods of very tight supply. Periods of low prices and high prices. Periods of loose regulation, and periods of very onerous regulation. So we've thrived and survived in large part, thanks to the leaders of the Debt Buyers Association, some of whom are sitting right here, and also the members and staff of the total Debt Buyers Association. DBA, I think, has been essential to this industry. It's been essential in defining it, supporting it, and helping grow, and helping legitimize it.

02:25 MF: In our company, FLOCK Specialty Finance, we talk a lot about the power and importance of passion and perseverance, which drive performance. And I can't think of five better leaders today who represent passion, perseverance, and performance than Walt Collins, Bob Morris, Mike Bendickson, Kaye Dreifuerst, and Todd Lansky. And we also wanna recognize, Dennis, sitting right here, who helped start this association. He had the idea for the Debt Buyers Association, I think, along with these folks. So it was his idea that brings us here today. So Dennis, thank you very much for that idea, and 20 years later we're celebrating it, it's now a reality.

03:17 MF: But without the passion and perseverance, there's no way this industry would ever have come so far from the gunslinger culture of the past, to the more professional, more consumer friendly culture, than the debt buying and collection industry that we are today. So, I think in general, the evolution of the past 20 years has been steady, but obviously not without its challenges, which we're gonna discuss here in a few minutes. And Jan Stieger shared with me some very interesting and positive statistics. According to Jan, our Executive Director, who you just heard from, there were only 60 members back in 1997, and today, there are 546. At our first annual conference, there were only 125 attendees, and today we're gonna be close to 900.

04:08 MF: So in spite of the recent consolidation in our industry, due to a drop of supply of consumer charged-off debt, and due to, obviously, the radical regulation that we've lived through,

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