Corporate America to Entrepreneurship Founder of The Moxie Maids on Georgia Podcast

Stephanie Richardson Parker Founder of The Moxie Maids

On-Air Guest BIO: Upstate New York born and raised, CAU MBA grad. I worked in the Music Industry then transitioned into Corporate America and then into the Non-Profit sector for a few years. I've always "thought" about starting my own business, but never had the gusts to actually leave a steady bi-weekly check. With the urging of my husband I began to give it serious thought. When my husband (boyfriend at the time) needed his apartment cleaned, I discovered an opportunity to better help serve someone just like me. That's when The Moxie Maids was born. The Moxie Maids has recently won Best Business Model and Lender's Choice Award in the Start Me Accelerator Program.

 

 

Topics to Discuss:  My story Why I decided to leave corporate america? How to make the transition into entrepreneurship Product/Service How technology is changing the industry

Web Site / Social Media Links:  www.themoxiemaids.com

On-Air Guest Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanierichardson

More about Georgia Podcast "Who's Who and What's New Georgia!"

Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling stories. In addition to the live broadcast, content is distributed across multiple syndicated platforms with more than 500,000 downloads.

Show Host: Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary Officer Pro Business Channel

Rich Casanova began his broadcasting career in California’s central valley at KSKS-FM. While in California he also ran a successful entertainment company whose staff and crew entertained over 100,000 people. After moving to Atlanta and selling his entertainment company, Casanova ventured into publishing as the Publisher and Franchise Owner of Coffee News, headquartered in Bangor, ME.

Later became the Founder and CCO, Chief Connection Officer, of an online platform where local business professionals register to receive a free list of the top 100 networking events in metro Atlanta.

With a name like Casanova and his gregarious personality, Rich was a natural as a music radio DJ. "I got the radio bug early in my career and often thought how great it would be if there was an opportunity to participate in a talk radio format with a pro-business perspective interviewing thought leaders from the local business community." Thus was born the Pro Business Channel where Rich is the CoFounder and Chief Visionary Officer.

http://www.ProBusinessChannel.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom

Check out more episodes at: http://www.GeorgiaPodcast.com

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Dynamics of the Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Challenges on Buckhead Business Show

Bob Smith Licensed Insurance Agent & Advisor North American Health Plans

On-Air Guest BIO: Sales Coordinator for Now & Later Candies, Franchisee of Uniforce Temporary Services, a national temporary staffing service after which I joined the Franchiser and moved to Atlanta in 2000 from Long Island, NY providing accounts receivable financing to independent staffing services. In 2009 earned my Health and Life Insurance license and for the past 10 years have been happily engaged n advising and assisting the individual and small group markets. This includes those 65 and over and those under 65.

Topics You Would Like to Discuss: The dynamics of the Affordable Care Act. Health insurance challenges facing individuals 65 and over and those under 65. Life and Final Expense insurance. Voluntary benefits to protect against unanticipated critical illnesses (i.e. cancer, heart attack, stroke). Looking into a crystal ball where health insurance is headed.

Web Site / Social Media Links: www.facebook.com/BobSmith4Health www.linkedin.com/in/BobSmith5 www.northamericanhealthplans.com/BobSmith

The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The Buckhead Business Association 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

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

Check out more episodes at: http://www.BuckheadPodcast.com

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

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HR Strategies, Compliance and Small Biz Workplace Best Practices on Georgia Business Radio

Nicole Mitchell is an experienced HR professional located in the Atlanta area. With 15+ years of experience in all functional aspects of Human Resources, Nicole is well versed in the industry. Prior to establishing HR Biz, her positions included HR Generalist to Director level roles in retail, state government and the private sector. This diversity combined with hands on capabilities provide a unique ability to identify company needs and provide solutions. Throughout her career she continues to stay abreast of best practices, industry developments and business trends by attending local workshops, meetings, and national human resource conferences. Speaking engagements with non-profits. local businesses and volunteering are great opportunities to give back to her community.

About HR Biz:  HR Biz is a full-service source for small to medium-sized organizations. As companies concentrate their resources on their core business, they often look outward for expertise in unfamiliar territory. Our HR products and services are offered to provide companies with a custom solution to getting the right HR assistance when they need it. HR Biz enhances your company's process so you can recover your time to focus on the business at hand. Our goal is to provide you with comprehensive HR expertise through all our products and services.

Topics to Discuss:  HR Strategies HR Compliance Small Biz Workplace Best Practices

Web Site / Social Media Links:  www.hrbizgroup.com

On-Air Guest Linkedin Profile:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/hrbiz/

Georgia Business Radio Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling stories. Relevant content on current business trends live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. In addition to the live broadcast, content is distributed across multiple syndicated platforms with more than 500,000 downloads.

Show Host: Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary Officer Pro Business Channel

Rich Casanova began his broadcasting career in California’s central valley at KSKS-FM. While in California he also ran a successful entertainment company whose staff and crew entertained over 100,000 people. After moving to Atlanta and selling his entertainment company, Casanova ventured into publishing as the Publisher and Franchise Owner of Coffee News, headquartered in Bangor, ME.

Later became the Founder and CCO, Chief Connection Officer, of an online platform where local business professionals register to receive a free list of the top 100 networking events in metro Atlanta.

With a name like Casanova and his gregarious personality, Rich was a natural as a music radio DJ. "I got the radio bug early in my career and often thought how great it would be if there was an opportunity to participate in a talk radio format with a pro-business perspective interviewing thought leaders from the local business community." Thus was born the Pro Business Channel where Rich is the CoFounder and Chief Visionary Officer.

http://www.ProBusinessChannel.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom

Check out more episodes at: http://www.GeorgiaBusinessRadio.com

Submit a guest request at: http://www.OnAirGuest.com

View guest photos at: http://www.ProBusinessPictures.com

World Chamber of Commerce and Veterans Inn and Resource Program on Georgia Podcast

Solange Warner World Chamber of Commerce

Solange Warner is the World Chamber of Commerce’s Founder, the first President and Co-Chair. Additional WCC Co-Chairmen are U.S. Ambassador, Charles Shapiro and Consul General of France, Denis Barbet. She founded the organization in February of 2008. The World Chamber of Commerce (WCC) is an independent, non-profit, educational, and networking worldwide organization. Thepurpose of the WCC is to promote commercial, cultural/educational, and humanitarian relations globally, and facilitate trade and investment worldwide. The World Chamber of Commerce Mission Statement is to promote/teach international trade, and foster cultural and humanitarian exchange to develop economic opportunity worldwide.

Topics to Discuss:  WCC Event

The World Chamber of Commerce (WCC) Is creating awareness regarding human trafficking by organizing events with the business community. The WCC Business and Humanitarian Summit will promote humanitarian initiatives , where experts will teach how to become vigilant in our cities and communities. Experts such as Jan Lennon, Director of Security for The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will make a presentation on how to become vigilant regarding human trafficking at the airport. Officer Joanne Southerland, from Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services will discuss many cases and how to protect our children. Furthermore, Jeff Shaw, Director for Out of Darkness, an organization rescuing victims of human trafficking, will provide an overview of their commendable work.

Additionally, the WCC will donate event's proceeds to Gigi's House, organization dedicated to sheltering "Human Trafficking Children Victims". In addition, the WCC is co-producing a documentary regarding human trafficking awareness, which will include scenes from this WCC Event.

Furthermore, the WCC will be presenting the prestigious WCC Global Hero Award to U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, Alex Kendrick, Film Producer, Director and Actor. He and Stephen Kendrick produced "Overcomer", a new film premiering on August 23rd, 2019. Alex Kendrick said... "It is such an honor to receive this award from an organization doing so much good for our culture. The WCC is literally changing lives and strengthening our cities and communities with their efforts. I am grateful to be working alongside you in the film world as we tell stories of redemption and hope." (Trailer).

Additional WCC Global Hero Honorees are: Senator Donzella James; Senator Frank Ginn; Rep. Pedro Marin; Ozzie Areu, Chairman Areu Bros. Studios. Ozzie Areu said: I am honored to accept this award and at the same time humbled to be considered by an organization such as the World Chamber of Commerce for this very special recognition. I fully support their work helping businesses grow all over the world, as well as their social initiatives to end human trafficking. And additional WCC Award recipient is Sabrina Crawford, Founder of Gigi's House, a shelter for human trafficking victims. These WCC Awards of Excellence will be bestowed upon them for their visionary work and accomplishments.

The WCC Awards will be presented during the World Chamber of Commerce Business and Humanitarian Summit, on May 30th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., at Georgia State Capitol. This will be a truly multicultural event where international/local business leaders and government representatives from many countries will join the WCC, recognizing the awardees and their exemplary work. One of the World Chamber of Commerce goals is to promote business and stimulate economic development with these events. This WCC event will provide an opportunity to generate global business awareness and networking with business and government leaders.

The World Chamber of Commerce Chairman, Solange Warner said:, "The World Chamber of Commerce is honored to present the WCC Global Hero Awar...

Mr. Handyman, Neighborly Brands and Rytech on Franchise Business Radio

Tom Raymond Mr. Handyman

On-Air Guest BIO: 1992: Manager, Schlotzsky's Equipment Corporation, Austin, TX. Took start-up business to $4.5M in the first year. 1994, Senior Franchise Business Consultant operations. Area Developer and franchise owner, developing multiple restaurants in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Michigan. 2001: Vice President of Franchise Development, World Inspection Network, Seattle, WA. Grew the company to over 125 U.S. franchises. 2003: President, Commercial Property Maintenance, Everett, WA. Increased annual revenues to more than $2.5M. Positioned two divisions for sale and rolled one division into sister company. 2005-2009: Independent Franchise Consultant, Lake Stevens, WA. Assisted clients with evaluation and investment in franchise businesses. 2009-2011: Vice President of Operations and Franchise Development, CMIT Solutions, Inc., Austin, TX. Responsible for the team that set franchise sales record in its first year. 2011: Director of Franchise Development, WIN Home Inspection, Huntsville, AL. Hired on a 12-month contract to rebuild their franchise development program. 2012: Independent Franchise Consultant, Traverse City, Ml. Assisted clients with evaluation and investment in franchise businesses. 2013-current: VP Franchise Development , Mr. Handyman, Ann Arbor, Ml. Expanding North America's largest handyman services franchise.

Co-founder of "The Giving JAR" Scholarship in memory of his father-a teacher and coach. Fundraising and awarding scholarships to high school seniors attending college with the intent on becoming teachers and coaches. Contributing to the local SCORE chapter. Helping people learn about business ownership through franchising.

Married to Christine for 20 years. She is a Marketing Manager, wonderful wife and mother. Son, James, 32, lives in Austin, estimator/sales role for a concrete leveling company. Daughter, Madison, 20, in her second year of college at Texas State University. Tom and Christine are licensed foster/adoptive parents.

Hobbies: Getting together with our son, daughter in law and grandson as much as we can, golfing, hunting, fishing, hiking, trail-bike riding, playing guitar, camping and visiting family and friends all over the country.

Topics to Discuss: Neighborly brands Advantages of franchising; versus going the independent route Repair/Home improvement Industry Key criteria when evaluating a franchise concept Financing your franchise Options you may not know about

Web Site / Social Media Links: On-Air Guest Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-raymond-93722976

Brett Mason Mr Handyman of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody

On-Air Guest BIO: Prior to owning a Mr Handyman franchise, Brett spent over a decade in strategic sales and marketing in the telecommunications sector - specializing in digital acquisition and call center conversion. He also ran business development for an electronics recycling startup and even founded a beer tap handle manufacturing company. He lives in Dunwoody, GA with his wife and two young daughters. He's a proud graduate of The University of Alabama and enjoys skiing and fly fishing.

Topics  to Discuss: Deciding to purchase a franchise.

Selecting a franchise(why I chose Mr Handyman)

Experience comparison: traditional startup versus starting a franchise.

Web Site / Social Media Links: https://www.instagram.com/mrhandyman5467

https://www.facebook.com/Mr-Handyman-of-Sandy-Springs-and-Dunwoody-169951660570564

https://www.mrhandyman.com/sandy-springs-dunwoody

On-Air Guest Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brett-mason-936236b/

Steven Seabaugh Rytech

On-Air Guest BIO: I'm an accomplished and experienced senior sales executive with 20 plus years of relevant franchise sales and operations development in both Retail and Home Based Franchise Offerings.

Marcos Arias Managing Partner at CX MD on Business Developers Network, May 8, 2019

On-Air Guest BIO: Why is being Customer-Centric important?

What is Customer-Centric?

Our guest, on the Business Developers Network, Marcos Arias, the Managing Partner & President of CX MD, has over a decade with AT&T as Director of Customer Experience and other senior executive titles.

Marcos told us you can expect competition to match or exceed your company’s products and services, however your company can maintain its leadership position by differentiating itself by being Customer-Centric and providing an excellent Customer Experience.

Marcos strongly believes that Customer Experience is the leading competitive advantage one company can have over their competition and explained how your company can excel by putting your customers first.  As an example, Marcos shared a remarkable story for when AT&T identified the onboarding customer process as tedious and taking an hour to complete, they were able to reduce onboarding customer registration from 40 screens to complete to only 7 screens taking 7 minutes.

Marcos is a sought-after Customer Experience Thought Leader and recently spoke at the OPEX Conference for Operational Excellence / Digital Transformation & Customer/Employee Experience held in Amsterdam. Marcos also has the academic & professional credentials to validate his status:

 B.S. in Biomedical Engineering Master of Science in Management (MBA) Master's Certificate in Project Management Six Sigma Green Belt & Project Management Professional (PMP)

Today Marcos is the Managing Partner/President of CX MD, a company that transforms customer experiences into business success to grow revenues, streamline costs, and retain customers by supporting clients with a holistic, strategic end-to-end view of the customer experience lifecycle.

Show Talking Points:

Operational Excellence Digital Transformation Customer/Employee Experience Technology implementation Popularize basic information Southwest Airlines story Contact Center Quantify Resolve consumer personal issues - 1st time & quickly Understanding holistics Brand / Transactional / Product/Service Focus Net Promoter Score – define Transactional survey – (define personal) Customer Satisfaction survey Power – Brand – 3rd Party Customer Service Lifecycle

Web Site / Social Media Links:  www.cxmdllc.com On-Air Guest Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcosarias

Show Host: Artie Ruderman, CEO

InnovativeGrowthSolutions 

B2B Corporate & Business Development: Driving Business / Generating Value

M 404-557-5516 / ArtieR@IGScorp.net / www.IGScorp.net

BDN is a forum where business leaders exchange innovative concepts for developing business. Business Development is any activity that generates value. If you are in business, you are a Business Developer! For more info about the show sponsor visit: http://www.igscorp.net

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Marcos Arias Managing Partner at CX MD on Business Developers Network On-Air Guest BIO: 20 years plus corporate experience with specific functional expertise in product management, marketing, contact centers with a focus on customer experience. Industry focus is Healthcare, Fintech, Technology, and Telecom. Married with 2 children. Pay it forward at my church, my professional organizations, and various charities. Topics to Discuss: Customer Experience Customer Service Customer Success Business Development Business Success Culture Web Site / Social Media Links: www.cxmdllc.com On-Air Guest Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcosarias Show Host: Artie Ruderman The Business Developers Network where today’s leading business developers share and learn innovative business development concepts to generate greater value for their businesses. Broadcasting LIVE from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. For more info about the show sponsor visit: http://www.igscorp.net To listen to more episodes visit: http://www.BusinessDevelopersNetwork.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: http://www.OnAirGuest.com

Eco Friendly Initiatives of Lenox Square Mall and Dynamic Escapes on Buckhead Podcast

Lauren Rock Owner of Dynamic Escapes 

On-Air Guest BIO: ”Because life is about the experiences you have, and the memories you create.” This is why Lauren Rock founded Dynamic Escapes, LLC. a full spectrum travel concierge service. Lauren’s role as a travel concierge is to take care of all the research and planning that goes into booking a trip; enabling her clients to just focus on enjoying their time away. Lauren established Dynamic Escapes in 2016. She is a member of the Travel Leaders network, (the largest travel industry network, it grants recognized independent agents access to industry only connections, prices and upgrades), and holds numerous accreditations and specialist certifications in the travel industry. Lauren loves researching places to go and things to do, and is addicted to travel of course.

Topics to Discuss:  Time away from the office is important to your personal health and work productivity. There are processes to help you streamline your workload and enable you to take a break.

Web Site / Social Media Links:  http://www.dynamic-escapes.com https://www.facebook.com/DynamicEscapes www.linkedin.com/in/laurensrock

Lindsey Jones Director of Marketing for Lenox Square 

On-Air Guest BIO: Lindsey Jones manages Lenox Square’s tourism marketing, retailer promotion, event planning and positioning strategy while also overseeing public relations. A Simon employee since 2011, Jones is poised to continue elevating Lenox Square as the southeast’s premier shopping destination.

Throughout her career, Jones has received multiple company-wide awards, including the Simon Award of Excellence for Top Social Media Marketer of the Year, Simon’s Best of the Best winner and Simon Property Group’s employee of the month. She began her career as a director of marketing and business development in Kenner, Louisiana, before moving to Jacksonville, Florida, where she served as the director of marketing and business development for The Avenues and St. Johns Town Center.

A graduate of the University of New Orleans, Jones served as the chapter president of Alpha Xi Delta and holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing. She resides in Buckhead.

Topics to Discuss:  Lenox Square's eco-friendly initiatives

Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.simon.com/mall/lenox-square http://www.facebook.com/LenoxSquareMall/ http://www.instagram.com/lenoxsqmall/ http://www.twitter.com/LenoxSqMall On-Air Guest Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsey-jones-89949611

The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The Buckhead Business Association 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

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

Check out more episodes at: http://www.BuckheadPodcast.com

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

To nominate or submit a guest request visit: http://www.OnAirGuest.com

 

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Summit on Georgia Podcast Austin Thompson Thompson Management Consulting On-Air Guest BIO: Austin E. Thompson, Jr. is the founder and owner of Thompson Management Consulting, LLC, for which he serves as a Management Consultant currently working with small business owners and entrepreneurs on various business strategy, planning, and development initiatives. Annually, Austin plans, organizes, and executes the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Summit (ESBS) attended by hundreds of small business owners, entrepreneurs, strategists, consultants, academicians, researchers, policy makers, thought leaders, and many others in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Austin is originally from the Republic of Guyana, South America, and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Business and Project Management in the College of Adult and Professional Programs at Shorter University in Atlanta, GA. In addition, he has over 17 years in (EMI) regulatory compliance engineering. His published book, A BRAND New You, Taking Ownership of Your Personal BRAND is the basis for many of the personal development workshops he facilitates. There are upcoming literary projects currently in the pipeline In addition to writing, teaching, and business consulting, Austin formerly co-hosted a monthly radio program on WATB 1420AM, for which he created the Entrepreneurship and Business Empowerment Hour on the Carib and Company Show. On the program, Austin invited business owners into the studio for personal interviews and a discussion about their businesses. He publishes the monthly Empowered Business Journal for Thompson Management Consulting, LLC, which features articles written by Austin, and those contributed by consultants and entrepreneurs for the small business community. His company is a member of the award winning Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Austin is no stranger to keynote speaking, workshop facilitation, mentoring youth, serving on various business panels and non-profit boards, moderating town hall sessions, fundraising for political candidates, leadership development, and managing political campaigns. He is currently on the Advisory Board of Discovery High School Entrepreneurship and S.T.E.M Academies, and serves as Chief Strategist on the Executive Board of Community Action Network Initiatives (C.A.N.I). In 2012, Austin was elected widely by constituents in the 7th Congressional District of Georgia to the position of District Delegate, and in December 2014, appointed directly by Mayor Judy Jordan-Johnson of Lawrenceville, Georgia to serve on the Downtown Architectural Review Board, which reviews plans for economic revitalization and city planning projects for the City of Lawrenceville, and in addition, serves on the Development Advisory Board for the Board of Commissioners of Gwinnett County, appointed by District 4 Commissioner Marlene Fosque. Always one to serve, Austin recently completed his Declaration of Intent to campaign as a candidate for the Lawrenceville City Council – Post 1. He will contest with three opposing candidates in the November 5, 2019 election. Austin is a graduate of DeVry University and Keller Graduate School of Management. He holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronics Engineering, a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications Management, a Master of Project Management degree with honors, and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.). He continues ongoing development in various key disciplines to strengthen his value proposition Topics to Discuss: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Summit (ESBS 2019) The Program Speakers Purpose of the event Date, Location, Call to Action, Tickets Thompson Management Consulting What we do Why we started Our value proposition Web Site / Social Media Links: https://m.facebook.com/tmconsultingllc/?ref=bookmarks On-Air Guest Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/austin-thompson-a5b32910 More about Georgia Podcast "Who's Who and What's New Georgia!" Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling stories. In addition to the live broadcast, content is distributed across multiple syndicated platforms with more than 500,000 downloads. Show Host: Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary Officer Pro Business Channel Rich Casanova began his broadcasting career in California’s central valley at KSKS-FM. While in California he also ran a successful entertainment company whose staff and crew entertained over 100,000 people. After moving to Atlanta and selling his entertainment company, Casanova ventured into publishing as the Publisher and Franchise Owner of Coffee News, headquartered in Bangor, ME. Later became the Founder and CCO, Chief Connection Officer, of an online platform where local business professionals register to receive a free list of the top 100 networking events in metro Atlanta. With a name like Casanova and his gregarious personality, Rich was a natural as a music radio DJ. "I got the radio bug early in my career and often thought how great it would be if there was an opportunity to participate in a talk radio format with a pro-business perspective interviewing thought leaders from the local business community." Thus was born the Pro Business Channel where Rich is the CoFounder and Chief Visionary Officer. http://www.ProBusinessChannel.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom Check out more episodes at: http://www.GeorgiaPodcast.com Submit a guest request at: http://www.OnAirGuest.com View guest photos at: http://www.ProBusinessPictures.com

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Summit on Georgia Podcast

Austin Thompson  Thompson Management Consulting

On-Air Guest BIO: Austin E. Thompson, Jr. is the founder and owner of Thompson Management Consulting, LLC, for which he serves as a Management Consultant currently working with small business owners and entrepreneurs on various business strategy, planning, and development initiatives. Annually, Austin plans, organizes, and executes the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Summit (ESBS) attended by hundreds of small business owners, entrepreneurs, strategists, consultants, academicians, researchers, policy makers, thought leaders, and many others in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Austin is originally from the Republic of Guyana, South America, and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Business and Project Management in the College of Adult and Professional Programs at Shorter University in Atlanta, GA. In addition, he has over 17 years in (EMI) regulatory compliance engineering. His published book, A BRAND New You, Taking Ownership of Your Personal BRAND is the basis for many of the personal development workshops he facilitates. There are upcoming literary projects currently in the pipeline

In addition to writing, teaching, and business consulting, Austin formerly co-hosted a monthly radio program on WATB 1420AM, for which he created the Entrepreneurship and Business Empowerment Hour on the Carib and Company Show. On the program, Austin invited business owners into the studio for personal interviews and a discussion about their businesses. He publishes the monthly Empowered Business Journal for Thompson Management Consulting, LLC, which features articles written by Austin, and those contributed by consultants and entrepreneurs for the small business community. His company is a member of the award winning Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Austin is no stranger to keynote speaking, workshop facilitation, mentoring youth, serving on various business panels and non-profit boards, moderating town hall sessions, fundraising for political candidates, leadership development, and managing political campaigns. He is currently on the Advisory Board of Discovery High School Entrepreneurship and S.T.E.M Academies, and serves as Chief Strategist on the Executive Board of Community Action Network Initiatives (C.A.N.I). In 2012, Austin was elected widely by constituents in the 7th Congressional District of Georgia to the position of District Delegate, and in December 2014, appointed directly by Mayor Judy Jordan-Johnson of Lawrenceville, Georgia to serve on the Downtown Architectural Review Board, which reviews plans for economic revitalization and city planning projects for the City of Lawrenceville, and in addition, serves on the Development Advisory Board for the Board of Commissioners of Gwinnett County, appointed by District 4 Commissioner Marlene Fosque. Always one to serve, Austin recently completed his Declaration of Intent to campaign as a candidate for the Lawrenceville City Council – Post 1. He will contest with three opposing candidates in the November 5, 2019 election.

Austin is a graduate of DeVry University and Keller Graduate School of Management. He holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronics Engineering, a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications Management, a Master of Project Management degree with honors, and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.). He continues ongoing development in various key disciplines to strengthen his value proposition

Topics to Discuss: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Summit (ESBS 2019) The Program Speakers Purpose of the event Date, Location, Call to Action, Tickets

Thompson Management Consulting What we do Why we started Our value proposition

Web Site / Social Media Links: https://m.facebook.com/tmconsultingllc/?ref=bookmarks On-Air Guest Linkedin Profile: https://www.

Eco Friendly Initiatives of Lenox Square Mall and Dynamic Escapes on Buckhead Podcast Lauren Rock Owner of Dynamic Escapes On-Air Guest BIO: ”Because life is about the experiences you have, and the memories you create.” This is why Lauren Rock founded Dynamic Escapes, LLC. a full spectrum travel concierge service. Lauren’s role as a travel concierge is to take care of all the research and planning that goes into booking a trip; enabling her clients to just focus on enjoying their time away. Lauren established Dynamic Escapes in 2016. She is a member of the Travel Leaders network, (the largest travel industry network, it grants recognized independent agents access to industry only connections, prices and upgrades), and holds numerous accreditations and specialist certifications in the travel industry. Lauren loves researching places to go and things to do, and is addicted to travel of course. Topics to Discuss: Time away from the office is important to your personal health and work productivity. There are processes to help you streamline your workload and enable you to take a break. Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.dynamic-escapes.com https://www.facebook.com/DynamicEscapes www.linkedin.com/in/laurensrock Lindsey Jones Director of Marketing for Lenox Square On-Air Guest BIO: Lindsey Jones manages Lenox Square’s tourism marketing, retailer promotion, event planning and positioning strategy while also overseeing public relations. A Simon employee since 2011, Jones is poised to continue elevating Lenox Square as the southeast’s premier shopping destination. Throughout her career, Jones has received multiple company-wide awards, including the Simon Award of Excellence for Top Social Media Marketer of the Year, Simon’s Best of the Best winner and Simon Property Group’s employee of the month. She began her career as a director of marketing and business development in Kenner, Louisiana, before moving to Jacksonville, Florida, where she served as the director of marketing and business development for The Avenues and St. Johns Town Center. A graduate of the University of New Orleans, Jones served as the chapter president of Alpha Xi Delta and holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing. She resides in Buckhead. Topics to Discuss: Lenox Square's eco-friendly initiatives Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.simon.com/mall/lenox-square http://www.facebook.com/LenoxSquareMall/ http://www.instagram.com/lenoxsqmall/ http://www.twitter.com/LenoxSqMall On-Air Guest Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsey-jones-89949611 The Buckhead Business Show Spotlights Industry Leaders in Buckhead and Atlanta! Brought to you in part by The Buckhead Business Association 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 For more info about the BBA visit: http://www.BuckheadBusiness.org Check out more episodes at: http://www.BuckheadPodcast.com To view photos from this show, visit: http://www.ProBusinessPictures.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: http://www.OnAirGuest.com

Jake Evans Senior Associate, Holland & Knight on Business Developers Network

Show Content Notes:

Becoming a lawyer takes hard work. Becoming a successful lawyer is even more challenging.

Law is a business, What most people do not realize is that for most attorneys, they are an independent business, and that is true whether they are sole practitioner or work in small firms, your value to the firm is relative to the revenue you generate for the firm and that is especially when they are working in large firms,

So, what does it take to succeed in law? If your ambition is to become an attorney, what path should you follow? Our guest, and my friend, Jake Evans will share his journey from law school to rising within the ranks of law firms in seven short years to become a senior associate at Holland & Knight, a global law firm with more than 1,300 lawyers.

Welcome Jake to the Business Developers Network broadcasting from Pro Business Channel studios in Buckhead, Atlanta.

Let me provide a brief bio for you so our listeners will get to know you:

Graduated with honors from University of Georgia undergrad and law school

Worked for 3 different law firms before becoming a senior associate at Holland & Knight; which is part of your journey we will learn about.

A senior associate at Holland & Knight representing individuals and corporate entities in matters involving complex litigation; government relations at the local, state, and national level; and general business law advice and counsel.

He has significant experience representing emerging and early-stage companies, where he carefully balances providing sufficient legal protection with ensuring adequate resources are available to push a company's product to market.

A rising star in Georgia's government and legal communities: Elected Chair of Georgia Government Transparency & Campaign Finance

And finds the time to give back: He volunteers to be on: Executive Committee of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Georgia Indigent Representation Task Force

Before we follow your career path, tell a bit about Holland & Knight, which is a global law firm with more than 1,300 lawyers with expertise for providing representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law.

What brought you to the three law firms before joining Holland & Knight?

Did each in a way influence and prepare you for the next law firm?

What led you to move to different law firms.? This is an important question because one need to know when it is time to move on and not get stuck in a ‘comfortable’ rut.

Artie: I am a serial networker or NetWeaver as I like to be and that’s how I first met you, at a BBA social mixer. How important is networking for you and how much time do you devote to networking?

Networking is more than attending mixers. It was very smart of you when starting out to introduce yourself to incubator companies – as they grow so will your relationship with them.

Has any of them developed into the big time?

You also became involved in politics and government services. And it is good to give back by joining support organizations; and that can also develop relationships; can you share those experiences and in what way do they help grow your practice?

What opportunities are there to develop relations within a large firm like Holland & Knight?

What advice can you offer a young attorney starting out?

What advice can you offer an attorney who might be with a small firm and would like to join a much larger firm?

You have been practicing law for 7 years now, innovation affects every industry and innovation is moving faster than before; what do you see are differences in practicing law today than when you started out? For example, do you still need those old law books or is everything you need to research can be found more quickly online?

Where do you see innovation going in law in the next few years?

What is the trend in the market?

Jake Evans Senior Associate, Holland & Knight on Business Developers Network Show Content Notes: Becoming a lawyer takes hard work. Becoming a successful lawyer is even more challenging. Law is a business, What most people do not realize is that for most attorneys, they are an independent business, and that is true whether they are sole practitioner or work in small firms, your value to the firm is relative to the revenue you generate for the firm and that is especially when they are working in large firms, So, what does it take to succeed in law? If your ambition is to become an attorney, what path should you follow? Our guest, and my friend, Jake Evans will share his journey from law school to rising within the ranks of law firms in seven short years to become a senior associate at Holland & Knight, a global law firm with more than 1,300 lawyers. Welcome Jake to the Business Developers Network broadcasting from Pro Business Channel studios in Buckhead, Atlanta. Let me provide a brief bio for you so our listeners will get to know you: Graduated with honors from University of Georgia undergrad and law school Worked for 3 different law firms before becoming a senior associate at Holland & Knight; which is part of your journey we will learn about. A senior associate at Holland & Knight representing individuals and corporate entities in matters involving complex litigation; government relations at the local, state, and national level; and general business law advice and counsel. He has significant experience representing emerging and early-stage companies, where he carefully balances providing sufficient legal protection with ensuring adequate resources are available to push a company's product to market. A rising star in Georgia's government and legal communities: Elected Chair of Georgia Government Transparency & Campaign Finance And finds the time to give back: He volunteers to be on: Executive Committee of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Georgia Indigent Representation Task Force Before we follow your career path, tell a bit about Holland & Knight, which is a global law firm with more than 1,300 lawyers with expertise for providing representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. What brought you to the three law firms before joining Holland & Knight? Did each in a way influence and prepare you for the next law firm? What led you to move to different law firms.? This is an important question because one need to know when it is time to move on and not get stuck in a ‘comfortable’ rut. Artie: I am a serial networker or NetWeaver as I like to be and that’s how I first met you, at a BBA social mixer. How important is networking for you and how much time do you devote to networking? Networking is more than attending mixers. It was very smart of you when starting out to introduce yourself to incubator companies – as they grow so will your relationship with them. Has any of them developed into the big time? You also became involved in politics and government services. And it is good to give back by joining support organizations; and that can also develop relationships; can you share those experiences and in what way do they help grow your practice? What opportunities are there to develop relations within a large firm like Holland & Knight? What advice can you offer a young attorney starting out? What advice can you offer an attorney who might be with a small firm and would like to join a much larger firm? You have been practicing law for 7 years now, innovation affects every industry and innovation is moving faster than before; what do you see are differences in practicing law today than when you started out? For example, do you still need those old law books or is everything you need to research can be found more quickly online? Where do you see innovation going in law in the next few years? What is the trend in the market? Will there be a need for more attorneys than there are in law school today? Professional firms traditionally earn revenue by the hour, which limits income potential to only 24 hours a day. What are other ways that law firms like Holland & Law can generate revenue other than by the hour? What are the challenges facing individual lawyers today? What are the challenges facing law firms today? What changes do you see in law practice I the future? On-Air Guest Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jake-evans-54710935 Web Site / Social Media Links: https://www.hklaw.com/Jake-Evans Show Host: Artie Ruderman The Business Developers Network where today’s leading business developers share and learn innovative business development concepts to generate greater value for their businesses. Broadcasting LIVE from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. For more info about the show sponsor visit: http://www.igscorp.net To listen to more episodes visit: http://www.BusinessDevelopersNetwork.com To view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com To nominate or submit a guest request visit: http://www.OnAirGuest.com

Great Clips, Smoothie King, T-Mobile, Poke Burri, Lifting Noodle Ramen, Pigtails and Crewcuts on Franchise Business Radio

Grant Simon  LSGF Management

Grant Simon is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of business management experience in retail, food, and service industries. As a multi-unit franchisee, his current brand portfolio includes Great Clips, Smoothie King and T-Mobile with over 160 locations throughout the southeast employing over 1200 people. Grant graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Finance.

Topics to Discuss:  Multi Unit Franchising

Web Site / Social Media Links:  http://www.lsgfmanagement.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/grant-simon-46a05048

Greg Thomas LSGF Management

Greg Thomas is president of LSGF Management and a franchisee of several brands including Great Clips and Smoothie King.

Working as a water delivery boy in 2004 and having a net worth of about zero, Greg embellished some financial applications to secure a loan to buy a distressed/under-performing hair salon. A combination of great operations and out of the box marketing led this becoming the fastest growing salon in the country.

Following that same business model, Greg bought several more distressed businesses. A few years later he teamed with neighbor Grant Simon to form LSGF management, which owns/operates over 160 stores.

In addition to being a franchisee, Greg served as co-op president for 8 years. In that role, he developed several large cross-promotions and charity-marketing concepts with a goal of increasing foot traffic without discounting.

One of those programs was the Great Clips 300 NASCAR race which resulted in the highest attended Nationwide Race in Atlanta’s history.

As long as business continues to be profitable and fun, Greg and Grant plan to continue adding more stores.

Topics to Discuss:

Background and how we got started "Why Businesses Fail" My niche was buying troubled/distressed businesses and turning them around. I think some real stories with real facts might intrigue your listeners.

Web Site / Social Media Links:  www.LSGFmanagement.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-t-174325

John Alburl Poke Burri, Lifting Noodle Ramen

Lifting Noodles is located in the We Suki Suki food court in East Atlanta Village. The creation is the product of restaurateurs Ken Yu and Seven Chan and a proud member of the KSP Restaurant Group.

Our founders saw a gap in the ramen market here in Atlanta and wanted to put their own unique spins on the concept. Lifting Noodles will offer classic traditional dishes you think of when you think of ramen but also their own twists and secret menu.

Just like any of their concepts there will be all kinds of adventurous new takes on ramen including fried ramen dishes, ramen inspired by different cuisines, and of course seasonal items with fresh amazing ingredients.

Topics to Discuss:  Business Growth Franchising

Web Site / Social Media Links:  https://www.liftingnoodlesramen.com https://www.instagram.com/liftingnoodlesramen

Michelle Holliman VP of Franchise Development  Pigtails & Crewcuts Franchise

Michelle Holliman’s work within the franchising industry dates back to 1997. Throughout that time she built experience by working for the parent companies of well-known brands such as Heavenly Ham, HoneyBaked Ham, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Planet Smoothie and P.J.’s Coffee.

Michelle now serves as the Vice President of Franchise Development . In this role, Michelle evaluates prospective franchisees to help them determine if owning a Pigtails & Crewcuts salon is the right investment choice.

 

Topics to Discuss:  Our story Business model Where we want to expand Interested in multi-concept franchisees

Web Site / Social Media Links:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pigtails-Crewcuts-Haircuts-for-Kids-Franchise-471790145391/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.

Nancy Hoehn, Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce CEO & President on Georgia Podcast

 Nancy is currently leading the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce as their first CEO/President. It is an honor to have the opportunity to work for an organization that is serving the business community in the 6th fastest growing city in the United States! Nancy looks forward to sharing her expertise in the industry and skills to take the Alpharetta Chamber to the next level of growth. Beginning her professional career in the accounting industry both public and private, she developed a strong sense of analyzing business trends. After earning her Master’s Degree, she advanced to business administration where she gained experience in contract negotiation, HR management and large-scale event planning (conferences, training, etc.) After serving for nearly a decade in several elected district leadership positions with Toastmasters International including the CEO Position of District 84 Director, her professional focus expanded to public relations, community relations and non-profits.

During the past several years, Nancy has been involved with several Chambers in Florida to lead, grow membership, improve retention and educate the community on the value of Chamber membership. Her successes with building a stronger community of businesses and creating more value for the members, gave her the skills and experience to take a young chamber to the next level of growth.

For close to a decade, serving in District Leadership for Toastmasters International; the most current being the Executive Director/CEO position of District Director, Nancy led an all-volunteer leadership team of more than 70 individuals to provide support and guidance to the more than 4000 members in the 200+ clubs in Central and Northern Florida. This team exceeded all goals, won several awards and insured the members were well-served. This experience gave Nancy the leadership and staff management skills to be a strong community leader!

Topics to Discuss:  About Our Chamber Our Role in the Community How We Serve Our Members

There is a battle happening in your community. Communities, towns, & cities need to be economically vibrant to provide services and environmental aesthetics and there is competition from other communities for businesses to invest in development to provide the ever-increasing revenue source required.

Your community Chamber of Commerce is on the frontline promoting your community to be more advantageous to business and development than the next community.

Atlanta is the fastest growing metro area in the U.S. and Alpharetta is the fastest growing city in the Metro Atlanta area.

Our guest on the Georgia Podcast is Nancy Hoehn, the CEO & President of Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce is here to share what the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce is doing that is making it one of the fastest growing cities in America.

Before becoming the CEO / President of Alpharetta’s Chamber, Nancy had been involved with several Chambers in Orlando, Florida area.

She was also Executive Director/CEO position of a Toastmaster District Director and led a team of 70 providing support and guidance to the 200+ clubs and over 4,000 members in the in Central and Northern Florida.

Chamber: Most of us know something about our community Chamber of Commerce. But most of us do not think too much about why it is important to our business and quality of life. A little history about Chambers of Commerce: The first chamber of commerce was founded in 1599 in Marseille, France and the 1st in the U.S. was in NY 1768.

A chamber of commerce, also referred to as a board of trade, is a business network, whose goal it is to advance and promote the economic environment for business and general welfare of the community they serve. They are usually independent and sometimes quasi-government organizations that have influence on legislators by lobbying to have laws passed favorable to busine...

Health and Finance on Georgia Podcast

Dr. Cherie Gallant Workplace Wellness Dr. Cherie Gallant, D.C., M.S., Master of Sports Science and Doctor of Chiropractic brings to the table more than six years of practice knowledge and success treating and counseling thousands of patients with pain resulting from various syndromes, diseases and injuries including but not limited to Disc Herniations, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Gluten Intolerance/ Celiac Disease, Rotator Cuff Tears, Fibromyalgia and Lyme Disease.

Dr. Gallant, originally from Prince Edward Island, Canada, is proud to now call the city of Atlanta home. She is the owner and founder of Workplace Wellness, a wellness-oriented company, specializing in Ergonomic Training, Stretching Programs and Chiropractic care in the Workplace. It is her mission to help employers and their employees improve their health, decrease costs and increase productivity!

Topics to Discuss: Effectiveness of Corporate Wellness Programs Reducing Healthcare and Workers Comp Costs Injury Prevention Programs for smaller vs. larger businesses

Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.workwell4life.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJJwD1XA6oskPUyaBle9jA/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcheriegallant/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCherieGallant Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrCherieGallant/ LinkedIn:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-ch%C3%A9rie-gallant-d-c-m-s-3a4a86a5/

Fadi Malouf WellPlanUS.com

Fadi Malouf is a master trainer, life coach, international professional athlete, speaker, author, and small business consultant. He is a highly regarded authority in the wellness industry with more than 25 years of experience.

He spent the first part of his career face-to-face with CEO's, celebrities, athletes, personal trainers, coaches, super moms, and dads – helping them transform from being overweight, sick, out of shape and frustrated, to a fit, confident and productive person and professional.

Fadi is the author of “STRONG - The New Fit” - which will teach you how to use your inner and physical strengths to be healthy in body, clear in thought, vital and active, as you have fun realizing your dreams.

He currently works with small businesses, corporations, and associations to help them implement and execute wellness programs which increase productivity and reduce turnover, and also cultivates a healthy energetic and happy culture. He

provides a straightforward, efficient and effective corporate wellness plan nationwide using a dozen hand-picked tried and proven modalities focused on authentic engagement, cost control and wealth building.

Physical and Financial Wellness

http://www.WellPlanUS.com

Warren Cargal Clinic Director Acupuncture Atlanta, Inc

Licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and clinic director at Acupuncture Atlanta, Warren Cargal is a practiced Chinese medicine for over 20 years in the fields of infertility and chronic disease conditions. He maintains an active clinical practice in Atlanta, Georgia.

Warren's interest is in the integration of classical Chinese medicine with modern scientific study and evidence-based protocols. He's spent hundreds of post-graduate hours in Chinese herbology, nutrition, and endocrine education. Through work at his clinic, he recognized three fundamental factors that drive aging and the age related diseases of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative disease, and cancer (shallow breathing, excessive consumption of calories and carbohydrates, and lack of exercise.)

He is the author of, Your Mitochondria: Key to Health and Longevity, which is based on the latest research on herbal isolates and nutraceuticals, presents approaches for correcting these three factors to reverse age-related diseases

Topics to Discuss: Healthy Aging Mitochondria The number one cause of most age-related diseases that no one is talking about.

Live Stage Podcast of the Rich Hart Show

Check out this unique episode recorded in front of a LIVE audience at the NEW Rich Hart Global headquarters in Atlanta! Includes a fireside chat with Rich Hart, Rich Casanova and Michael Moore on stage podcasting live, talking about what it took to make the new space possible, the challenges and wins.

The story and vision behind the new venture, the impact, offerings and opportunities for businesses and organizations. What really makes this a one-of-a-kind venue with state-of-the-art technology 20+ years in the making!

After the fireside chat, the podcast moved to a round-table discussion and finally taking questions from the audience.

More about the show, host and sponsors:

Show Host: Rich Hart

Rich Hart Show Mission: "Bringing the World of Business Closer to You."

Format: Business Talk with In Studio Guests! Interviewing Real Estate & Finance Thought Leaders. Broadcasting LIVE from Pro Business Channel Studios in Atlanta

Learn more about the show host and sponsors visit: http://www.RichHart.com

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America’s Technology Reporter Paul Hochman LIVE from Consumer Electronics Show on Georgia Business Radio

EACH YEAR, THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, OR C-E-S AS IT’S KNOWN, GIVES US A GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE BY UNVEILING THE LATEST HIGH-TECH DEVICES.

JOINING US FROM THE FLOOR OF C-E-S IN LAS VEGAS IS ONE OF THE NATION’S TOP TECH JOURNALIST PAUL HOCHMAN, WHOSE ARTICLES HAVE BEEN CALLED A “MUST READ” BY THE NEW YORK TIMES.

PAUL WAS ALSO THE FORMER TECH GURU FOR THE TODAY SHOW.

TOPICS/QUESTIONS COVERED IN THE INTERVIEW:

WHAT IS A COOL TECH DEVICE ON DISPLAY AT C-E-S? WHAT ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY – WHAT’S TRENDING AT C-E-S THIS YEAR? WHAT KIND OF NEW ROBOT TECHNOLOGY IS ON DISPLAY? TELL US ABOUT SOME NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE HOME. WHAT OTHER THINGS ON DISPLAY AT C-E-S CAN MAKE LIFE EASIER? WHERE CAN WE GO FOR MORE INFORMATION?

Learn More: https://www.cta.tech

Bio for Paul Hochman - America’s Technology Reporter Connect with Paul Hochman: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulhochman

As the Gear and Technology Editor for the NBC TODAY Show, Mr. Hochman has spent over 10 years mingling with TV hosts who wonder how he got on the set.

Matt Lauer still pretends not to know him when he sees him in the Green Room at 30 Rock. Al Roker will now appear in public with Mr. Hochman only when he's wearing a fur hat or juggling oranges.

And Bill Gates? Hochman's exclusive Today Show interview with Gates about a then-breakthrough Microsoft technology likely got Gates's entire security staff fired.

During Mr. Hochman's time with the TODAY Show, he has covered Olympic gear and technology at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics, the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino; and the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.

He was also the technology and culture reporter for Versus TV and the Tour de France; the host of an online technology talk show on MSN called "Playit4Ward" and has been a longtime technology contributor for CNBC and MSNBC.

Mr. Hochman atoned for his life in morning TV by becoming a journalist. He was a Contributing Writer for Fast Company Magazine, focusing on technology and design; his article about 'sexy prosthetics' was called a "Must Read" by the editorial staff of The New York Times.

Mr. Hochman was also a founding writer for The New York Times's sports-focused Sunday Magazine, called PLAY; wrote for FORTUNE Magazine; and has been a contributing editor for SKI Magazine. For 10 years, he was that magazine's Ski Test Director, directing the testing of all new gear. He was nominated for an Olympic Media Award for his work with The Wall Street Journal.

Finally, Mr. Hochman is an accomplished athlete. He has a black belt in the Uechi-Ryu style of Karate and was member of the Dartmouth Men's Alpine Ski Team. He speaks French and Italian, graduated cum Laude from Dartmouth College, and has 4 children. He is married to an Olympian, Carrie Sheinberg, who skis faster than he ever will.

Connect with Paul Hochman: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulhochman

About CES

CES® Is the Global Stage for Innovation

CES is the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.

Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers.

CES showcases more than 4,500 exhibiting companies, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more; a conference program with more than 250 conference sessions and more than 180K attendees from 150 countries.

And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ — the technology trade association representing the $292 billion U.S.

Ed Crowell and Nathan Goolsby of Georgia Motor Trucking Association on Business Developers Network Industry Associations serve their members in more ways than just promote their members’ businesses; they provide: Best Practices for Business / Networking / Lobbying Local, State & Federal governments for best interests of the industry.

Industry Associations are a business and we are fortunate to have Ed Crowell, President & CEO and Nathan Goolsby, Chief Development Officer of Georgia Motor Trucking Association as guests in our studio to tell us how they manage and have grown Georgia Motor Trucking Association into the 4th largest trucking association in the nation.

Ed Crowell, President and CEO (Pictured on the right) Georgia Motor Trucking Association 

Ed Crowell joined the professional staff of Georgia Motor Trucking Association in late 1992 and has served as its President and CEO since April 1993.

Crowell got his start in trucking when he closed his small freelance public relations and advertising firm to take on a role with what is now the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), then known as the ATA Foundation.

Ed’s political experience was already well-established before he GMTA. He earned a degree in political science from Liberty University and was in the process of adding a masters’ degree from Georgia State University in the same subject. Additionally, Crowell had worked in Washington, both for a U.S. Senator and as a staffer in the Executive Office of the President during the first Reagan Administration.

After two years with ATA, the opportunity to head up GMTA opened and Ed has been serving as GMTA’s President since. Along with fostering more than 25 years of positive legislative changes, Crowell has served on many committees of importance to industry. He has been a member of the national Anti-Terrorism Action Committee, a member of the Industry Policy Committee of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, as well as a member of Georgia’s Commercial Freight Advisory Committee. Crowell served on Governor Deal’s Severe Weather Advisory Taskforce and served a term as national chairman of the Trucking Association Executives Council (the group of all the trucking associations in country).

More locally, Ed has been involved in his Cobb County community as well. When his children were young he was a youth soccer coach. He has served in a variety of capacities in his local church over the years (from teacher to deacon) and served on the Cobb County Neighborhood Safety Commission until his election to the Board of Cobb EMC, the nation’s fourth largest electric cooperative. He is also on the Board of Gas South, one of the state’s leading gas marketing companies.

Nathan Goolsby, Chief Development Office (Pictured on the left) Georgia Motor Trucking Association

Nathan Goolsby serves as the Chief Development Officer for the Georgia Motor Trucking Association. Nathan’s responsibilities include managing membership recruitment for both carriers and industry vendors, event sponsorships and marketing, managing and creating affinity programs, as well as developing new ways of engaging the next generation in the trucking industry.

In addition to GMTA, his professional background includes inside and outside sales as well as serving in state law enforcement. Nathan received a B.A. in History and Political Science from Georgia State University. He resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and son.

Topics to Discuss:  Trucking & Logistics Business Development Current Trends in the Association World

Web Site / Social Media Links: http://www.gmta.org https://twitter.com/GATrucking https://www.linkedin.com/in/ed-crowell-40b07712 https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathan-g-b000a557

 

Show Host: Artie Ruderman

The Business Developers Network where today’s leading business developers share and learn innovative business development concepts to generate greater value for the...

Scott Lowery, Back to Square One on Capital Club Radio

Join Michael Flock of FLOCK Specialty Finance as he interviews Scott Lowery, a well-known leader and successful entrepreneur in the debt buying industry.

Scott, throughout his tenure, was the Founder, CEO, President and Chairman of SquareTwo Financial Corporation, originally known as Collect America, LTD, headquartered in Denver, CO which became one of the top debt buyers in the United States and Canada. Under Scott’s guidance as CEO, thecompany grew to over 25 franchised law firms across the US, over 100 local counsel legal firms in the network and revenue consistently exceeding $300M annually, with its top annual revenue number just under 600 million. Prior to the financial crisis, Collect America was in talks for an IPO with a valuation approaching $1.4B. After a new CEO took charge, the financial performance declined severely and SquareTwo filed bankruptcy in 2017 and was ultimately sold to Resurgent Capital Services, LP, a subsidiary of Sherman Financial Group.

In 2018, Scott and his team acquired Galaxy Capital Acquisition, LLC which is a debt buyer and master servicer located in Atlanta, GA. Additionally, Scott is an attorney at Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson and Horniek, LLC, based in Wisconsin. Scott discusses how he goes back to “square one” with his new platform Galaxy.

Scott currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Valor Christian High School, the Daniels School of Business Executive Advisory Board, the Colorado UpLift Board of Directors and Executive Board and the ACE Scholarships Board of Trustees. He also served on the Denver Hospice Board of Directors and the Investment Committee.

Scott earned a BS degree in Business Administration and a JD degree from the University of Denver. In 2004, he was the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Scott and his wife reside in Denver and are the proud parents of three daughters.

Here is a glimpse of what Scott shared in the interview:

“…. success is not linear, It’s not a direct trade-off. So, you can do 90% of the work and still have zero or five or 10% of the success. Then suddenly it trips.”

“… so this “square one”, a re-do or encore is just a way to gather again great people and work with some fun people. And I love the business … There are so many levers to pull.”

About building culture: “I think it’s simple and it’s hard. The things you learned in elementary school, how to play well with others in the sand box. You’ve got to genuinely like people. You’ve got to genuinely respect people. You’ve got to have people believe in your vision and believe in you, and then they’ll push you.”

Connect with SquareTwo Financial: https://www.linkedin.com/company/squaretwo-financial

Connect with Scott Lowery: https://www.linkedin.com/in/philip-scott-lowery-b0b754/

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: http://www.FlockFinance.com

To listen to more episodes visit: http://www.CapitalClubRadio.com

 

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Rich Hart Show Looking Back While Looking Forward

We're doing something different on this episode, we're turning the tables with Rich Hart on the other side of the microphone. Rich is joined in the studio with co-hosts Rich Casanova, founder of the Pro Business Channel alongside Michael Moore, among many talents the host of the Buckhead Business Show.

Join us for a conversation and stories from "the best of" The Rich Hart Show with nationally know speaker on a long list of topics and industries including Real Estate, Leadership, The Power of One, The Power of F.O.C.U.S. and the Need and Efforts of Faith Based and Non Profit Organizations. Welcome to the Rich Hart Show ... Take you to the next level of Business Dynamics Development Show

We're going to take you on a Journey of the changes and Developments of Rich Hart, Rich Hart Global Inc. and the Evalucore Institute Story, Content Humor and Entertainment of Today's Industry Giants and Specialists

Skills, Knowledge, Tools & Resources of Today's Advance Business Strategists Foremost of Knowledge and Expertise of Today's Dynamic Business Developments

1) What I experienced along the way of Business Journey of a Lifetime. Success and Failures in the Personal Management of Expectations ... Twist and Turns of Focus and the Effect and Affect in today's Business Environment.

2) World of FOCUS as an Acronym ... Life Experience Concepts, what we may of gained or missed along the way of Performance, Accountability, Relationships, Leadership and Adversity and the drivers behind these 5 areas of FOCUS Through the Physical, Mental Emotional and Spiritual Foundations of Life, Personal and Business Balance.

3) New Global Headquarters in Atlanta, What are we looking to accomplish. New Direction of Rich Hart, my connections are not only associated as an International Business Developer, International Real Estate Broker, Financial & People Services as an International Motivational & Inspirational speaker and presenter.  Building a Sandbox where everybody can bring their toys.

I have been blessed in many ways in my life.  "Faith in Business" I felt it was very important to bring this to the fore-front for today's corporate, entrepreneur, seasoned to novice business interests wanting to stake their claim to the riches and glories for themselves.

Welcome to the NEW WORLD I'm so happy you came along for the Journey!

More about the show, host and sponsors:

Show Host:  Rich Hart

Rich Hart Show Mission: "Bringing the World of Business Closer to You."

Format: Business Talk with In Studio Guests! Interviewing Real Estate & Finance Thought Leaders. Broadcasting LIVE from Pro Business Channel Studios in Atlanta

Learn more about the show host and sponsors visit:  http://www.RichHart.com 

 

 

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FirstLight Home Care, TeamLogic IT and Corporate Financial Options on Franchise Business Radio

Greg Benage FirstLight Home Care of Northwest Atlanta

Greg Benage spent the past ten years with U.S. Bank in several product management roles within the retail payments business. He managed credit card loyalty marketing for five years, small business credit card product for three years, and consumer credit card product for the last two years. His responsibilities included product strategy and new product development, marketing strategy, market and competitive intelligence, and customer engagement and loyalty initiatives. Prior to joining the bank, Greg spent more than ten years in small business, first as an entrepreneur and then as an executive with the company he sold his business to. Greg earned his bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and is pursuing an MBA at the University of Georgia.

Maria Benage hails from Moscow, Russian Federation, and spent three years working as a nurse after graduating medical college. She then returned to school, earning a master’s degree in English language and linguistics from Moscow State Pedagogical University. Upon graduation, she worked as a translator and in business support roles with several international companies and law firms with offices in Moscow. After immigrating to the U.S., she worked for three years in client services and procurement with a company that imported books and journals from publishers in Europe and Asia for academic and research libraries, including the Library of Congress.

Greg and Maria have shared the goal of owning and growing their own business for several years. Both have been caregivers for aging loved ones, and non-medical home care was always at the top of their list of potential business opportunities. Greg’s mother lived with the couple for the last four years of her life, and both Greg and Maria served as her primary caregivers during this time. In the last four months of her life she was in and out of the hospital and rehab, and Greg and Maria gained firsthand experience with the in-home care industry. Before immigrating to the U.S., Maria lived with her grandmother and was her primary caregiver for many years following the untimely death of Maria’s mother.

For Greg and Maria, the potential for return on investment and long-term growth and profitability are important considerations in any business opportunity, but the decision is also a personal one born from these experiences with Greg’s mother and Maria’s grandmother. They feel a deep sense of empathy for those who need some extra help and companionship, and they understand from their own experiences the stress and anxiety borne by family members who want to know that their loved ones are getting the care they need. Greg and Maria also want to build a business that has a purpose beyond profit and loss, one that makes a positive contribution to their community.

When Greg and Maria communicated these goals and desires to their franchise broker, Pamela Currie, she came back with one recommendation in the home care space: FirstLight. Greg and Maria believe this is because the company’s core values, its purpose and its “why,” are so closely aligned with their own. As the process has unfolded, Greg and Maria have also been impressed with the experience and vision of the executive management team, and with the fact that everyone with FirstLight they’ve spoken to has continued to emphasize those core values, that purpose, and the ways in which they guide everything the company does and how it does them. Based on their experience with FirstLight Home Care to date, Greg and Maria are not surprised by the excellent satisfaction ratings the company has earned from franchisees.

Greg and Maria have been married for twelve years and live in Smyrna, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta.

Topics to Discuss: 1. Professional background prior to launching your home care business? 2.

George Horrigan CEO of Fountainhead Consulting Group on Business Developers Network

INNOVATION: We hear so much about it. We are told we need to do it or be left behind. What is innovation? Are you and your company innovative? If not, can you be trained to innovate?

Our guest, George Horrigan, CEO of Fountainhead Consulting Group is a noted Innovation and Business Planning Expert and has published four books on innovation, an Innovation Report and produced a video series titled Igniting Innovation. Over the past 17 years George has shown over 1,200 companies how to use innovation to achieve the goals.

Get ready to listen & learn how to innovate!

 

 

Are you ready to: •Use innovation to take your revenue through the roof? •Transform your organization through innovative thinking? •Turn every person in your organization into a fountain of innovation?

If you answered “yes” you are in the right place. During the past 17 years our speaker has shown over 1,200 companies how to use innovation to achieve the goals for their organization. He is the author or four books and has an Innovation Report and Video Series titled, Igniting Innovation: The 10 Secrets to 21st Century Innovation due out in mid-2019.

He is a noted Innovation and Business Planning Expert, Inventor, has started and operated 9 companies, and is Founder and CEO of Fountainhead Consulting Group, Inc.

George is the creator of the FastTrak Innovation Program, the two-day Innovation Academy and co-developer of Brite Idea Lab and i-Lab innovation management software packages.

When he is not showing people how to create the business of their dreams, you’ll find him being loved on by Isabelle, Jeremiah and Zechariah or hiking in the North Georgia Mountains.

Web Site / Social Media Links: FountainheadConsultingGroup.com

Show Host: Artie Ruderman Business Developers Network is a forum where business leaders exchange innovative concepts for generating greater value for their businesses. Business Development can be any activity that generates value.  If you are in business, you are a Business Developer! Broadcasting LIVE from Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta and on demand. For more info about the show sponsor visit: http://www.igscorp.net

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Pastor Steve Saintus on the Rich Hart Show

Steve Saintus – Senior Pastor, Missionary and Business Leader of Haiti and Dominican (NorthStar Church)

Pastor:  Steve Saintus – Haiti – Dominican Republic (NorthStar Church) “Mission of your Business” – Haiti and Dominican Republic “The Call for the Children, Family and Faith in a Far Away Land” Topic: The Mission as a Leader and the Calling to a Diverse Level of Leadership

Pastor Steve Saintus was born in Port-au-Prince, in 1970. He left for the Unites States in 1986 where he became an educator in the public school system licensed in the areas of Math, French and Adult Education. Steve has studied electrical engineering, and theology. He is currently pending a doctorate degree in Education from Liberty University. He is soon-to-be a published author of his autobiography. He is also an enrolled agent with the IRS and has his own tax firm. Pastor Steve has functioned in various leadership roles. He is a senior pastor who has planted many churches here in the USA and abroad. He is president and founder of Hosanna Helping Hand, a non-profit organization that supports the various schools and ministries internationally. He is a family counselor, a bible professor, an entrepreneur, but most importantly he is husband to the angel of his life, Esther for twenty-five years and father to his wonderful twenty-four year old son Joshua, his gift from God.

Most people who know him describe him as a loving and caring  human being, a promoter of excellence, a passionate visionary, but above all a servant of God and a man of great faith. After the earthquake that devastated his home land-Haiti, Steve moved his ministry to Haiti to help those in need. He is running an elementary school of 200 kids, a professional school with 47 young men and women, and a group home where he has opened his personal home to 10 kids whose parents are not able to care for.

Pastor Steve looks forward to a future of ministering the gospel  of Jesus through his personal testimonies and experiences to reach people for Christ, and caring for those in need.

TOPIC BULLETS: 1) Concept behind “Journey of Steve Saintus’s Leadership” a) Earth Quake of 2010 / Can’t Sit Back and Do Nothing... b) Leadership of an existing Foundation (Desalines) – Philosophy was just not working... But need to Make a Change c) Calling of Ministry- Haiti Calling my Name – STORY OF SARAH LEADERSHIP: Strength, Confidence and Desire 2) ADVERSITY- Test of Faith, Obedience and Trust a) Country of Political Instability b) Poorest of the 3 rd World Countries and beyond c) Poor Living Conditions, Food, Water, Health... Etc...

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND WITNESS OF THE REGION If the Country could talk... As a leader, dealing with the dark time, people and Behaviors, Support (Family) and the Surrounding Community’s around the Glob

ADVERSITY: Challenges, Choice and Decisions 3) CHANGE: Your Leadership Direction... Birth of the Mission of Ministry NO MORE based on Self Predicated, Self-Medicated and Self Motivated a) Surrounded by SO MANY CHILDREN. Birth of the Hosanna and Christian Academy b) Support: Partners of the NorthStar Community, School for the Children, Sponsor a Child,

4) How do we get “People” involved, “The HEART of PRAYER” Those who Develop the Process and the Players involved in the process

CALL TO ACTION Visit website:  http://www.HosannaHelpingHandATL.com

 

More about the show, host and sponsors:

Show Host:  Rich Hart

Rich Hart Show Mission: "Bringing the World of Business Closer to You."

Format: Business Talk with In Studio Guests! Interviewing Real Estate & Finance Thought Leaders. Broadcasting LIVE from Pro Business Channel Studios in Atlanta

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Robert Edwards with Franchise City and Marcia Mead with Outdoor Living Brands on Franchise Business Radio

Robert Edwards  Investor and founder of Franchise City 

Topics to Discuss:  What we do for candidates Why franchising is a great opportunity Recent strategic partnership with Franbrokers & what that means

Web Site / Social Media Links:  https://www.franchise.city

https://www.youtube.com/franchisecityonline

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

https://www.linkedin.com/company/franchisecity/

Marcia Mead, VP of Franchise Recruiting 

Marcia Mead serves as Vice President of Franchise Recruiting of Outdoor Living Brands since January 2018, a multi-brand franchise company dedicated to products and services within the outdoor living market, which currently includes leading brands Archadeck, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, Renew Crew, and Conserva Irrigation. As Vice President, Ms. Mead is responsible for the leadership of the franchise recruiting team that builds franchise growth across all four brands.

While Ms. Mead may be new to Outdoor Living Brands, she is not new to franchising as she brings over 18 years of experience in franchising to this role. Ms. Mead served as a member of the executive team of PuroClean as Vice President of Franchise Development, where she led a team of 6 and PuroClean’s franchise development efforts for three years. Prior to this role, Ms. Mead served First Service Corporation at Floor Coverings International as Director of Franchise Development from October 2011 to December 2014 and as Operations Manager from February 2009 to October 2011 and with CertaPro Painters as National Accounts Manager from October 2007 to October 2008 and as Franchise Recruiter from October 2004 to October 2007. Ms. Mead began her franchising career as a CertaPro Painters franchisee in Kansas City at the age of 25 rapidly growing her business to nearly $1 million in annual revenue.

Ms. Mead has a bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in marketing and management from Baker University in Baldwin City, KS. She resides in Atlanta, GA.

Topics to Discuss:  I'm open to suggestions for a fresh angle. Last time, we highlighted the brands and didn't go very deep. Since Spring is forthcoming, maybe it's about how our businesses get very busy this time of year as homeowners start surveying their homes for this year's projects. Or, maybe a green angle? 3 out of 4 of our brands have a green story? Or, maybe we go deeper with one brand?

Web Site / Social Media Links:  http://www.outdoorlivingbrands.com/ https://www.archadeck.com/ https://www.archadeckfranchise.com/ https://www.outdoorlights.com/ https://www.outdoorlightingfranchise.com/ https://www.renewcrewclean.com/ https://www.renewcrewfranchise.com/ https://www.conservairrigation.com/ https://www.irrigationfranchise.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcia-mead-601abb1

Franchise Business Radio hosted by: Pam Currie, Founder Franchise Intellect

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.

Made possible in part by: Franchise Intellect, visit: http://www.FranchiseIntellect.com

Also made possible in part by: Franchise City, visit http://www.Franchise.city

 

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MasterCard's Chief Marketing Officer, Raja Rajamannar Announces New Sonic Brand Experience at the Grammy Awards During Interview on Georgia Business Radio

Raja Rajamannar, Mastercard CMO, Explains How the Company is Tapping into the Culture & Energy of Music’s Biggest Night to Bring the Sonic Brand to Life

The buildup to the GRAMMYs is always exciting, and this year as a proud sponsor, Mastercard is providing a few Priceless experiences of its own to help music fans and cardholders alike celebrate. First, learn how the brand is evolving from a two-dimensional image to a fully sensorial symbol. To showcase its new sound identity and engage music fans, the company has created a unique Sensory Lab—a one-of-a-kind space filled with interactive experiences and exclusive merchandise that will engage visitors’ senses—open to the public February 8 & 9 at Fred Segal Sunset in West Hollywood.

Special interview with Mastercard’s Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Raja Rajamannar, to showcase and explain how the brand is evolving to meet the demands of multisensory commerce and a rapidly changing consumer landscape.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN DURING THIS PRICELESS PREVIEW:

Learn about how Camila Cabello is bringing a new sonic brand to life

See music fans engage with interactive experiences at the Sensory Lab

Preview the latest brand transformation and for the first time, hear the new transaction sound made with every purchase

SPOKESPERSON BACKGROUND: Rajamannar is Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at Mastercard. He has been named one of the “World’s Most Influential CMOs” by Forbes magazine twice, and has been globally recognized for the innovative thinking and leadership in business transformation that he has brought to executive roles across industries. AdWeek has named him as one of the “Top 50 Most Tech Savvy CMOs in the World” and one of the “Top 50 CMOs Leading Charge to Transformation”. Recently, he was named one of the “World’s Most Innovation CMOs” by Business Insider. In addition, Rajamannar has been a featured speaker several times at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Mr. Rajamannar joined Mastercard in 2013, bringing with him more than 25 years of extensive experience as a global executive managing large P&Ls, as well as business transformation and innovation for companies in multiple industries including consumer products, financial services and healthcare. Since joining the company, he has overseen the successful rebranding of Mastercard in 2016 – the organization’s first major rebrand effort in 20 years. Furthermore, Mr. Rajamannar led the integration of both Marketing and Communications to create one global integrated function. He is passionate about evolving both contemporary and classical marketing and communications skillsets to future proof the workforce.

Prior to Mastercard, Mr. Rajamannar served as Chief Transformation Officer of the health insurance firm Anthem (formerly WellPoint). He helped craft the company’s new business direction and strategy, managed its $11 billion Medicare Advantage business and led its $5 billion acquisition of Amerigroup. He had also served as Chief Executive, international and Chief Innovation & Marketing Officer at Humana.

Earlier, Mr. Rajamannar held a number of leadership roles during 15 years with Citigroup including Global Chief Marketing Officer, Cards and Payments and Chairman and CEO, Diners Club North America. He has held senior executive leadership positions all over the globe – in North America, Europe, Asia and MEA. Before that, he spent seven years with Unilever in sales and product management roles. He began his career with Asian Paints in India.

Mr. Rajamannar has been globally recognized for the innovative thinking and leadership in business transformation he has brought to executive roles across industries. He has been named one of the “World’s Most Influential CMOs” by Forbes magazine twice,

Marian Sangalang:  From True Grit in South Carolina to Professional Success in Chicago

Marian Sangalang  Vice President at The Bureaus, Inc. RMA International Board of Directors

Please join Michael Flock of FLOCK Specialty Finance as he interviews Marian Sangalang. Marian is Vice President of The Bureaus, Inc., a debt buyer and master servicer for accounts receivables portfolios located in Chicago, is a Certified Receivables Compliance Professional (CRCP).

She is currently the President of RMA International, Chair of the RMA International State Legislative Committee, and serves on several other RMA International Task Forces. Marian discusses how true grit, hard work, setting goals and her desire to help people solve their problems has led her down a successful career path. She also discusses her biggest goal as the RMA International president is to unite, as one community, all associations within the debt buying industry.

While at The Bureaus, Marian has pioneered many software suites popular in the ARM industry. She has responsibility for the management of data analysis and information technology systems for The Bureaus. She has assisted in the development of proprietary tools, including account level net present value modeling and data management systems. Marian received the Ambassadors Award for her work with Interactive Intelligence on the Latitude Software Suites.

Connect with Marian Sangalang: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marian-sangalang-38b0b011

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: http://www.FlockFinance.com

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Woman Owned CBD Oil Manufacturer and Canna Bistro Founder Swan Simpson on CoFounders Podcast‌

Swan Simpson Canna Bistro 

Brief Description of Your Product or Service: We are a woman owned CBD oil producer/manufacturer and infused eats start up based in Atlanta.

A family business on a mission to heal the world. We wanted to introduce our city to a better way of eating and incorporating this miraculous CBD oil into our daily lives. As a self-trained Vegetarian/Vegan Chef, I've spent more than 30 years perfecting wholefoods based recipes and formulations. In early 2018, I created a super-foods menu for casual smoothies & tonics (served at our pop ups and storefront). And we just added my secret private menu built around cuisine made with our own organically grown CBD oil (THC FREE). Our menu is mostly vegan & vegetarian and largely gluten-free. We have meticulously sourced the highest in quality ingredients to offer a full spectrum of organically grown and/or sustainable produced organic sugars, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and our own house blended CBD oil. Choosing local ingredients, community farmers & small suppliers when available. Our entire menu is made with love, peace, harmony, balance.

Show Topics: What Is CBD Oil? CBD oil is the short form of the term cannabidiol oil. Cannabidiol is a natural component of cannabis or hemp. CBD oil is cannabis oil that has a significant content of cannabidiol. It is made from the flowers, leaves and stalks of hemp not just the seeds, but the whole plant.

Canna Bistro Organic CBD Oil Fully Traceable From Seed to Oil Made in small batches by artisans in Georgia using organic cannabidiol. Extracted using super critical CO2 process, contains no pesticides, solvents, heavy metals, mold, or bacteria. 3rd party tested to insure purity and potency. No THC.

What Is CBD used for? Many in the medical community are using hemp derived CBD oil to manage and treat conditions. The research with hemp derived cbd (no THC) includes pain, inflammation, a wide range terminal and chronic conditions including cancer, epilepsy, diabetes, hypertension, depression, anxiety,brain injury, fibroids, insomnia, tumors, kidney disease, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, rheumatoid arthritis, colitis, liver inflammation, heart disease, Additional pre-clinical studies show therapeutic benefits in the management of chronic pain, depression, anxiety, nausea, schizophrenia, PTSD, alcoholism, strokes, other cardiovascular disease. The research involves far too many others to list here.

Decadent Brownies, Smoothies, Tonics, & Concoctions  Specially prepared mouth watering vegan, vegetarian dishes infused with our Chef's own Colorado grown Canna Bistro blended CBD Oil. All dishes meticulously paired with infused vegan wines, cbd lemonade tonics & cocktails, served with a mixture of cosmopolitan flair...  and don't forget Momma T's "BIG A" Brownie.

There is nothing cliche about great-granny's name sake brownie. Indulge in this chocolate on chocolate walnut centered brownie; soaked in Tennessee moonshine and infused with Canna Bistro CBD oil. Our BEST SELLER!

Canna Bistro Incubator Terminus 100 in Buckhead

Atlanta Retail Partners South Carolina Retail Partners

Private Membership Canna B University

Private Member Dining As an experienced Vegan/Vegetarian Chef, one of my favorite things to do is deconstruct "traditional cuisine", and call upon the blessings of the flavor gods. I create food with passion and the highest caliber of ingredients. Join The Food Boss for private, members only, high-end cbd infused dining experiences in Atlanta, Charlotte, & DC.

This is an opportunity to connect with other like minded medicinal cannabis cuisine aficionados for 3, 4, and 5 course members only private dining experiences.

Web Site/Social Media: https://www.CannaBistroAtlanta.com https://twitter.com/cannabistroatl https://www.facebook.com/cbdoilatlanta https://www.instagram.

Interview with Founder of the Taste of the NFL Wayne Kostroski

   

It was great having the Founder of the Taste of the NFL Wayne Kostroski join us in the studio! Lean more: www.TasteoftheNFL.com

Taste of the NFL is in Atlanta! This year's event will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Cobb Galleria. Guest Tickets for the event on Sale Now at: www.TasteoftheNFL.com

The Taste of the NFL’s annual strolling wine and food event features a chef from each NFL city serving their signature dish alongside a current or alumni NFL player. The result? 35+ food stations where guests can sample fine cuisine, meet and mingle with renowned chefs and NFL greats and participate in a silent auction with unique sports memorabilia and other exciting items. The Hunger Issue

As you read this, millions of people in America are struggling with hunger. In fact, 1 out of 6 people in our country face this serious issue – many of them are children and seniors. For over 25 years, Taste of the NFL has been working to kick hunger. While we're proud to report that we've raised more than $25 million during that time, we're saddened to report that the need to do more is greater than ever. We hope you'll support our efforts by becoming a contributor or partner in our mission. Taste of the NFL Mission:  To address the needs of the hungry and homeless by raising awareness and money through special events and programs.

Each year, net proceeds from the Taste of the NFL's programs and events are donated to designated Feeding America affiliated food banks in each of the 32 NFL team cities, as well as other select hunger relief organizations. Special Musical Guest Multiple Grammy Nominated Martina McBride

Special Musical Guest Country Icon Martina McBride Guest Tickets on Sale Now at: www.TasteoftheNFL.com

The Kick Hunger Challenge is an online-only fundraising campaign spearheaded by Taste of the NFL. This friendly “competition” pits fans from all 32 NFL teams against each other to raise money for food banks in NFL communities nationwide. Throughout the 2018-19 football season, fans will have the opportunity to support one of the 32 NFL teams and directly impact the donation of thousands of meals to food banks in their team’s community. Learn more about the Kick Hunger Challenge at kickhungerchallenge.comKostroski is founder of Taste of the NFL, a mainstay event on the eve of the Super Bowl since 1992. The fundraising event, which pairs celebrity chefs and football greats representing each NFL team and serving plates at 35+ food stations, has raised more than $25 million dollars for hunger relief since its inception. “Giving is Good Business” is Kostroski’s motto and theme of his many presentations. “We are all fortunate to be so passionate about what we do every day,” Kostroski acknowledged during his MRA acceptance speech. “Together we all focus on changing lives and creating memories for everyone we encounter in our cafes, restaurants and foodservice operations. We are all truly blessed to work in the hospitality industry.” Kostroski is co-owner of Cuisine Concepts, a full-service consulting and management company offering specialized services to the hospitality industry. His entrée into the food and hospitality industry began in the late 1970s. A professional musician at the time, he was offered the opportunity to enter into the restaurant industry as the beverage and entertainment manager for the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres and the St. James hotel in Red Wing, Minn. Since 1980, he has played an instrumental role in creating and developing several of the Twin Cities premier dining establishments, including Pronto Ristorante, Figlio, Tejas, Goodfellow’s, and Bar Abilene.Kostroski is also currently co-owner of Franklin Street Bakery (FSB), a national wholesale bakery founded in 1990. The breads of FSB can be found in restaurants and hotels in over 20 states.

Larry Williams President and CEO at the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

Guest BIO: • Successful experience building and managing state and local economic development, international business development and tourism development. • Results-oriented professional with a reputation for service, satisfaction, and results. • Creative troubleshooter able to quickly identify and resolve problems at all levels. • Multilingual with international experience and understanding of global business practices. • Solid leader able to build, mentor, and develop highly motivated, productive, and loyal teams. • Track record of developing strategic plans and public-private partnerships. • Skilled administrator able to consolidate and streamline organizations, manage budgets, and direct change.

Specialties: Economic development, international business development, global branding, marketing, non-profit and government administration and management, business finance, budget management, customer service, organizational development, leadership, deal structuring, change management, strategic planning, building public-private partnerships, public and industrial policy, international trade and operations.

Brief Description of Your Product or Service: The Technology Association of Georgia's mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances Georgia’s tech-based economy.

Topics to Discuss: Importance technology plays in GA's economy Relevance Support and engagement in TAG

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: https://www.tagonline.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/larrykwilliams

Atlanta Tech Podcast Interviews and conversations with the movers and shakers in the tech space in Atlanta. Covering brands, organizations, individuals and industry experts and trends! Learn more at: http://www.AtlantaTechPodcast.com

Show Host: Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary Officer Pro Business Channel

Rich Casanova began his broadcasting career in California’s central valley at KSKS-FM. While in California he also ran a successful entertainment company whose staff and crew entertained over 100,000 people. After moving to Atlanta and selling his entertainment company, Casanova ventured into publishing as the Publisher and Franchise Owner of Coffee News, headquartered in Bangor, ME.

Later became the Founder and CCO, Chief Connection Officer, of an online platform where local business professionals register to receive a free list of the top 100 networking events in metro Atlanta. With a name like Casanova and his gregarious personality, Rich was a natural as a music radio DJ. "I got the radio bug early in my career and often thought how great it would be if there was an opportunity to participate in a talk radio format with a pro-business perspective interviewing thought leaders from the local business community." Thus was born the Pro Business Channel where Rich is the CoFounder and Chief Visionary Officer.

https://www.ProBusinessChannel.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom

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Howard Nutt with Business Development Institute International on Business Developers Network

Howard Nutt, Executive Director Business Development Institute International

Howard has more than 35 years’ experience as a BD practitioner and consultant and is currently Executive Director of the Business Development Institute International (BD-Institute), an international non-profit organization. BD-Institute advocates BD best practice world-wide, building on its Capability Maturity Model® for Business Development (BD-CMM), which was created under Howard’s leadership and facilitates BD operational excellence in companies around the world.

To sustain BD-Institute thought leadership, Howard has led research projects in BD metrics, price-to-win / strategic pricing, and similar topics. Most recently, he managed a broad-based benchmarking study of companies in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific Rim, and Middle East & Africa, which demonstrated the correlation between BD best practice and performance / results.

About the BD-Institute The Business Development Institute International (BD-Institute) is a non-profit organization, dedicated to bd-institute questions promoting business development (BD) excellence. We provide the industry’s best research, benchmarking, and education for sustainable results in winning business to small and large businesses around the world.

Mission and Vision

The BD-Institute’s mission is to promote an innovative Community of Practice in business winning through organizational accreditation, knowledge management, and best-practice guidance and innovation using fact-based research.

· We seek to be industry’s thought leader in understanding and enabling BD best practice and setting the path toward innovation and organizational transformation.

· We advocate the BD-CMM as the industry’s standard framework for how to achieve maturity in BD capability and be a leader in BD results.

· We bring together diverse BD functions and specialties in researching and articulating BD best practice and defining benchmarks across industry.

Key Strategies

The centerpiece for our commitment to best practice in business winning is the Capability Maturity Model® for Business Development (BD-CMM), the industry standard for managing capability, achieving high performance across the BD life cycle, and positioning customer solutions for low risk and high returns under contract. We provide direct support and services to organizations that use BD-CMM as their framework, path, and guide for managing and improving business-development results.

The BD-Institute promotes collaboration among diverse communities involved in business development. The resulting Community of Practice includes Industry Partners, ConsultantCollaborators, and Certified Appraisers from around the world that share our vision and participate in the continuing pursuit of insights and innovations in sustainable business winning.

Organization

The BD-Institute focuses on serving a global Community of Practice. Our team provides direct services, oversees delivery quality of licensees, and collaborates with our Industry and Consulting Partners. All operations are guided by a Board of Directors, whose membership reflects the breadth and goals of our Community of Practice.

Topics to Discuss:  1.Relevance of BD-CMM to BD Performance and Results 2.Benefits Derived by Companies that Use BD Practices Embedded in the Model 3.Research Underpinning the BD-CMM Value Proposition 4.Common Characteristics of “Top Performers” Identified in Latest Benchmarking Study

Web Site / Social Media Links:  https://bd-institute.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/howardnutt

Show Host:  Artie Ruderman The Business Developers Network where today’s leading business developers share and learn innovative business development concepts to generate greater value for their businesses. Broadcasting LIVE from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta....

J. J. Haas Author of Welcome to Sugarville on Author Talk Show

Guest BIO:  J. J. Haas, author of Welcome to Sugarville, has published fiction and poetry in a wide variety of magazines such as Shenandoah, Rattle, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Asimov's Science Fiction, Baen's Universe, and Writer's Digest. He is a Senior Content Developer at ADP and a Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication, and he has been an Instructor in the Creative Writing Certificate Program at Emory Continuing Education. Haas is a graduate of the College of the University of Chicago in English Language and Literature and a Past President of the Alumni Club of Atlanta. He lives in a suburb of Atlanta with his wife Melissa and two Westies, Roro and Coco.

Brief Description:  Welcome to Sugarville: A Novel in Stories

Topics to Discuss:  My book Creative writing in general

1.What is the name of the book and when was it published? Welcome to Sugarville: A Novel in Stories will be published on April 9 in softcover, ebook, and audiobook formats following the book launch at The Carter Center in Atlanta. I recorded the audiobook myself after turning our daughter’s old closet into a recording studio, and ACX recently approved the files for upload to Audible.com.

2.What’s the book’s first line? The first line of the first story is “Dr. Albert Cole woke up thirsty,” which serves as a metaphor for the spiritual paucity of the protagonist. Kurt Vonnegut once said “Make your characters want something right away even if it's only a glass of water.” I decided to take that advice literally.

3.What’s the book about? Give us the “pitch”. Welcome to Sugarville, a town where fantasy meets reality and visitors take journeys of the imagination into the unknown. J. J. Haas stuns and delights with this engaging collection of linked stories.

4.What inspired you to write the book? A particular person? An event? My primary inspiration for writing fiction is the black humor of Kurt Vonnegut and Flannery O’Connor. I particularly like the surface simplicity of their writing coupled with the deeper metaphorical and ironic meaning. I modeled the structure of my collection on Sherwood Anderson’s book Winesburg, Ohio, with each story set in the mythical town of Sugarville, Georgia. Thematically, all of the characters embark on spiritual journeys to find themselves, and each story contains a fantastic element that heightens the drama.

5.What’s the main reason someone should really read this book? People should be interested in reading my book because it will make them laugh and give them something to think about. I hope they’ll take away a renewed interest in examining their own lives by vicariously experiencing the events in this book through the eyes of my characters. While fantasy stories are typically set in an imagined past and science-fiction stories are typically set in an imagined future, these stories are set in a re-imagined present that sheds light on the spiritual dilemmas of our time.

6.(*For fictional titles only) What's the most distinctive thing about the main character? Who-real or fictional-would you say the character reminds you of? I affectionately refer to the characters in my book as my “Sugarvillains.” They aren’t really bad people at all, but lost souls searching for meaning and dignity in their lives with sometimes comic, sometimes tragic results. All of the characters are based on people I’ve met in real life, but the names have been changed to protect the guilty.

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: Website: http://www.jjhaasbooks.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jjhaasauthor Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-haas-825133

Author Talk Show Interviews with authors about their journey of writing a book, the mission, story and what they learned during the process and more!

Eugene Pope, Sandler Sales Training and Mark Riley, ClubCorp on Georgia Business Radio

Rob Garf, VP of Industry Strategy and Insights for Salesforce on Georgia Business Radio

Joining us today is Rob Garf, VP of Industry Strategy and Insights for Salesforce Commerce Cloud here to discuss predictions for retail shopping.

I've sat on all sides of the retail table -- as practitioner (Lids, Marshalls, Hit or Miss), industry analyst (AMR Research), strategy consultant (IBM), and software leader (Demandware).

I'm currently a VP at Salesforce where I lead Industry Strategy and Insights for the Retail team. I get to work with execs at leading brands and upstarts from around the world on unified engagement strategies.

 

 

 

Love writing, speaking, and participating on retail boards. Lead a team that provides market intelligence, consumer insights, and business value analysis to influence product strategy and develop thought leadership. Develop and maintain strategic framework to evolve and articulate product vision, strategy, and roadmap. Conduct primary and secondary research to gain insights on industry opportunities, competition, market size, and portfolio expansion. Develop and maintain sales tools and methodologies to substantiate business value. Chair Client Advisory Board (CAB) that consists of leading retailers from around the world.

Q & A:

Q: More orders are expected this year from phones and tablets than from computers? A: For the first time during the holiday season, shoppers will place more orders from their phones than computers or tablets.

Q: AI based products, how they are expected to drive holiday revenue this year? A: AI will be huge, with AI-based product recommendations driving 35 percent of all holiday revenue.

Q: When are most people expected to do their shopping this year? A: Black Friday will be the top digital shopping day of the season again, capturing 10 percent of the season’s revenue, while Cyber Monday will net eight percent of sales.

Q: Which social media platforms will most influence shopping behavior? A: Instagram

Q: How do personalized experiences affect the way people shop? A: Consumer preferences overall, such as their preference to buy from purpose-driven brands and retailers that value customer service.

Q: How does Salesforce know? A: It powers leading retail brands like adidas, Puma, Coca-Cola, DVF, Lacoste and many others, and it has been able to make these prediction based on insights from 500M shoppers across the globe.

 

Where can we go for more information?

Learn more at:  https://www.salesforce.com/solutions/industries/retail/overview

Connect with Rob on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-garf-224395

Georgia Business Radio Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling stories. Relevant content on current business trends live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. In addition to the live broadcast, content is distributed across multiple syndicated platforms with more than 500,000 downloads.

Show Host: Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary Officer Pro Business Channel

Rich Casanova began his broadcasting career in California’s central valley at KSKS-FM. While in California he also ran a successful entertainment company whose staff and crew entertained over 100,000 people. After moving to Atlanta and selling his entertainment company, Casanova ventured into publishing as the Publisher and Franchise Owner of Coffee News, headquartered in Bangor, ME.

Later became the Founder and CCO, Chief Connection Officer, of an online platform where local business professionals register to receive a free list of the top 100 networking events in metro Atlanta.

With a name like Casanova and his gregarious personality, Rich was a natural as a music radio DJ. "I got the radio bug early in my career and often thought how great it would be if there was an opportunity to participate in a talk radio format with a pro-business perspective interviewing thought leaders from the local...

Brandt Gully Owner of The Springs Cinema & Taphouse on Georgia Business Radio

Brandt Gully, Owner The Springs Cinema & Taphouse

Brief Description of Service: Hollywood Blockbusters to Indie Films and Classics 

After having spent his entire career providing financial advisory services to more than 100 movie theatre operators coast-to-coast, Atlanta area native, Brant Gully has purchased Sandy Springs’ LeFont Theater. His first step in purchasing the theater was changing the name to The Springs Cinema & Taphouse, and he has plans in place for making the theater one of the premiere entertainment venues in the Atlanta Metropolitan area.

Most recently, as co-founder and partner at investment banking firm, EFA Partners, Gully helps entertainment and theater owners raise money to buy, renovate, or build theatres and sell their companies. So when he learned that George LeFont was interested in selling this beloved neighborhood cinema, Gully jumped at the opportunity.

Since purchasing the theater in November, Gully has embarked upon a complete overhaul of the eight-screen theater: replacing all seats with the city’s only luxury heated, electric recliners, as well as implementing reserved seating, improving the sound system and lighting, constructing point of sale terminals inside the building, laying new flooring and creating a cutting-edge esthetic throughout the building. Additionally, he is adding a full bar in the lobby, crafting a face-lift for the building facade, and increasing food and beverage offerings. “My goal at The Springs is to maintain the selection of quality films that the theater has been known for, as well as expanding programming to include unique art house films, blockbusters, fan favorites, children’s programming and even creating a setting for business presentations and events,” states Gully. “Listening to our loyal followers is essential to me and I have heard what changes are important to them, as well as what people want to stay the same. What our guests will see at The Springs Cinema & Taphouse will absolutely reflect these requests,” concludes Gully.

The Springs Theater & Taphouse is located at 5920 Roswell Road, Suite C103 in Sandy Springs. For up to the minute movie information, please call 404.255.0100 and 404.255.0140 for the theater office. The theater is open seven days a week, from 11am until 11pm Monday through Sunday. For more information, please visit http://www.springscinema.com

Topics  to Discuss: The change of the old LeFont Theater to The Springs Cinema and all that that entails: * New luxury, heated recliners * Guests can reserve their Seat * Larger Screens and State-of-the-art Sound System * Children's ticket pricing is just $7.50 * Full Bar - including a large selection of wines and local beers * New Food Options by the end of the year * Brand New Lobby by year's end * Offering Event Space for Corporate Presentations and parties * All new restrooms and air-conditioning system

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: http://www.springscinema.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thespringscinema Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thespringscinema Linkedin: Brandt Gully - https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandt-gully-47a9224

Georgia Business Radio Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling stories. Relevant content on current business trends live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. In addition to the live broadcast, content is distributed across multiple syndicated platforms with more than 500,000 downloads.

Show Host: Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary Officer Pro Business Channel

Rich Casanova began his broadcasting career in California’s central valley at KSKS-FM. While in California he also ran a successful entertainment company whose staff and crew entertained over 100,000 people. After moving to Atlanta and selling his entertainment company, Casanova ventured into publishing as the Publisher and Franchi...

Team Rubicon and Veterans Empowerment Organization on Georgia Business Radio

Joe Messere Deputy Director, Southeast at Team Rubicon Team Rubicon USA

NonProfit Executive, Veteran, Entrepreneur. Making a difference in people's lives every day through disaster response and veteran reintegration.   Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.

Team Rubicon’s primary mission is providing disaster relief to those affected by natural disasters, be they domestic or international. By pairing the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders, medical professionals, and technology solutions, Team Rubicon aims to provide the greatest service and impact possible.

Through continued service, Team Rubicon seeks to provide our veterans with three things they lose after leaving the military: a purpose, gained through disaster relief; community, built by serving with others; and identity, from recognizing the impact one individual can make. Coupled with leadership development and other opportunities, Team Rubicon looks to help veterans transition from military to civilian life.

Serving the Under-served Across the world, disasters are a part of life. No corner of the globe is spared from severe weather – be it crippling winter storms, catastrophic hurricanes, or unchecked wildfires. By focusing on under-served or economically-challenged communities, Team Rubicon seeks to makes the largest impact possible. Disasters represent a massive financial cost, and by providing immediate relief work, free of cost, TR aims to help communities begin recovery sooner.

Topics to Discuss:  Veterans Day For many men and women of our Armed Forces, the desire to serve their country and fellow man does not diminish once they take off the uniform. Continued service helps us build stronger communities and supports transitioning veterans.

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephmessere https://teamrubiconusa.org https://www.facebook.com/teamrubicon https://twitter.com/teamrubicon https://www.instagram.com/teamrubicon

Brian Smith Insurance Office of America Insurance Executive-Specializing in Complex Risks-Government Contractors

Brian Smith serves on the Board of Directors for the Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO) and the National Defense Industrial Association. Professionally he is responsible for business development with Commercial Risks and Government & Defense Contractor clients. Strategic business development includes revenue growth through partnerships with centers of influence, bid and proposal awareness, government contract education, non-traditional/non-recurring distribution of insurance capital, deployment of alternative risk financing techniques, and delivery of IOA resources.

Lastly, Brian served honorably with the U.S. Army and US Army Reserves for 14 years, retiring in 1999 with the rank of Captain. He had the pleasure of being stationed at Redstone Arsenal during his Ordnance Officer Basic Course in 1991 and subsequently attending his Chemical Officer Advanced Course at Ft. McClellan in 1998.

Brief Description of  Service:  We serve homeless veterans throughout the Greater Atlanta area by providing them with shelter, food, and the assistance needed to gain confidence and live a self-sustaining life.

Topics to Discuss:  Veteran affairs Homelessness Opportunity to make a difference

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briansmith4insurance https://www.veohero.org https://www.facebook.com/VEOHERO https://twitter.com/veohero https://www.instagram.com/veohero

 

Georgia Business Radio Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling stories. Relevant content on current business trends live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. In addition to the live broadcast,

Carole Williams and Rachelle Kuramoto, 48in48 and Robin Stern, Be Better Not Bitter on NonProfits Radio

Carole Williams, Director of Development and Partnerships 48in48 

Carole Williams is the Director of Development and Partnerships for 48in48, a nonprofit that brings together marketing professionals to build websites and digital materials for 48 nonprofits in 48 hours. The fast-growing organization operates in 6 cities, including London and cities across the U.S.

A graduate of The University of Georgia, Carole has dedicated her career to working on nonprofit development with a focus in donor relations, volunteer management, and corporate partnerships. She has a passion for establishing new programs for good, maximizing community engagement within a city. With 48in48, the BIG goal is to hold skills-based volunteer opportunities annually in 48 cities across the globe engaging 10,000 volunteers and 2,500 nonprofits, reaching $75 million of impact.

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

Rachelle Kuramoto Helping companies be more distinct and sustainable through branding and content marketing

Brand content professional with experience in branding, messaging, naming, content marketing, market research, SEO, and writing for web, video, print, collateral, and more.

Method, collaboration, entrepreneurial drive and a passion for storytelling mark my approach. I provide specialist support for agencies, partner with visual branding and web development firms, and serve clients across the U.S. and abroad.

Offerings Include: Branding, Naming, Messaging, Content Marketing, Website Strategy and Optimized Copy/SEO, Market Intelligence, Project Management, Ghostwriting, Asset and Sales Collateral Production. https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachellekuramoto-watchwordbrand-atlanta-branding

Brief Description of Service:  48in48 mobilizes marketing and technology professionals to serve nonprofits worldwide. 48in48 holds signature events in cities across the globe, each event building 48 nonprofit websites in 48 hours. Since inception in 2015, 48in48 and its 900+ volunteers and many corporate partners have served 700+ nonprofits and created $19 million of impact, which is about $1.5M services donated to nonprofits per city each year.

48in48 serves nonprofits who have an operating budget under $3 million, who have a nonproselytizing initiative, and who are legally recognized as a nonprofit.

48in48 also provides a rare skills-based volunteer opportunity for those in marketing and technology to have a significant impact on nonprofits both locally and worldwide, using their unique talents for good.

Topics to Discuss:  48in48 Story about why we started. The reason 48in48 is important to volunteers and for nonprofits What's Next - our goal to be in 48 cities worldwide Why give to 48in48

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:  http://www.48in48.org https://48in48.org/giving-tuesday-homepage https://www.instagram.com/48in48 https://twitter.com/48in48org https://www.facebook.com/48in48org https://www.linkedin.com/company/48in48

Robin Stern Be Better Not Bitter, INC. 

Brief Description of Product or Service:  Be Better Not Bitter Is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Georgia Corporation with a mission to give back to the community what we have been so freely and graciously given. We are partnering with industry and business to reach a group of undiscovered geniuses, to give them an opportunity to have an employable skill NOW.

Topics to Discuss:  Current projects and projections for March4Tech our computer training / mentoring class that just completed its 3 year. General mentality of the giving process and how philanthropy in any form is beneficial to not only the recipient but the giver and the entire community overall.

 

 

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:  http://bbnb.org http://march4tech.com https://www.facebook.com/bbnbinc https://www.facebook.com/march4tech

Kyle Waide, Atlanta Community Food Bank President and CEO on NonProfits Radio

Kyle Waide, President and CEO Atlanta Community Food Bank

As President and CEO of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Kyle Waide oversees the distribution of nearly 70 million pounds of food and grocery products each year through a network of 600 local and regional partner nonprofit organizations that feed those in need across 29 Georgia counties.

Prior to being named CEO in June of 2015, Waide served for three years as the Food Bank’s Vice President of Partner Operations, leading the organization to record-breaking years of food distribution to the hungry. Through Waide’s collaborative efforts to improve distribution best practices, the Food Bank dramatically increased the nutritional quality of its product offerings, including fresh produce.

Currently the Food Bank distributes more than 14 million pounds of produce each year. Prior to joining the Food Bank, Waide held several management roles at The Home Depot Inc. in disaster relief, corporate responsibility, community affairs and store operations. He also previously served as part of the management team that created and launched Charity Navigator, the nation's premier charity evaluation service. Waide is a graduate of Harvard University and serves as the Chair of the Southeast Regional Cooperative, the Vice Chair of the Georgia Food Bank Association and is a member of the Ending Hunger Advisory Committee and the Policy, Education and Advocacy Committee for Feeding America. In our local community, Waide is a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2015, the Rotary Club of Atlanta, the Community Advisory Board for The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc., the Super Bowl LIII Host Committee Advisory Board and the Committee For A Better Atlanta. Waide resides in Decatur with his wife, Christina, and their three children.

Brief Description of Service: 1. The Atlanta Community Food Bank + their vision, mission and Bold Goal. The Atlanta Community Food Bank distributes enough food for over 60 million meals each year and distributes to more than 600 nonprofit partner agencies serving families and individuals in 29 metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties.

2. Every day, one in seven Georgians struggle with hunger. We are asking you to join us in supporting the Atlanta Community Food Bank today to make a donation, visit acfb.org

3. The Atlanta Community Food Bank’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency has earned another 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. The 4-star rating is the highest grade awarded by Charity Navigator. For eight consecutive years, the Food Bank has earned 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Topics to Discuss: Other details about the Food Bank's service area - 1 in 7 Georgians struggles with hunger in metro Atlanta and north Georgia. These folks include children, seniors, and hardworking families. Each year, an estimated 755,400 (or 1 in 7) people in metro Atlanta and north Georgia turn to Food Bank partner agencies for food. Clients visit agencies an average of 8 times a year.

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: http://www.acfb.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/kyle-waide-4339a31

Non Profits Radio! Be Our Guest and “Broadcast Your Cause!” Mission: Share compelling stories of local community nonprofit organizations.

Inviting nonprofits and companies/individuals supporting nonprofits to join us in the studio for a guest interview on NonProfits Radio! A passion project of Pro Business Channel, the creator of NonProfits Radio "as our way to support and help tell the stories of local nonprofits"!!

Hosted by: Rich Casanova Rich Casanova began his broadcasting career in California’s central valley at KSKS-FM. While in California he also ran a successful entertainment company whose staff and crew entertained over 100,000 people.

Joe Labriola, Executive Director of Second Helpings Atlanta on NonProfits Radio

Joe Labriola, Executive Director Second Helpings Atlanta

Joe Labriola is the Executive Director of Second Helpings Atlanta, a non-profit food rescue organization whose mission is to reduce hunger and food waste in the metropolitan Atlanta area by rescuing healthy, nutritious, surplus food and delivering it to those in need. Prior to joining Second Helpings Atlanta in May 2015, Joe was the Vice President of Product Marketing at PGi, the Chief Marketing Officer at Enterprise Information Management and spent 30 years at IBM before he retired in November 2010.

Brief Description of Your Service:  Second Helpings Atlanta is a non-profit food rescue organization whose mission is to reduce hunger and food waste by rescuing healthy, nutritious, surplus food and delivering it to those in need.

Topics to Discuss: The hunger & food waste epidemic in the country. Second Helpings Atlanta's simple yet highly effective food rescue program.

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:  www.SecondHelpingsAtlanta.org www.facebook.com/SecondHelpingsATL www.gagives.org/c/GGD/a/secondhelpingsatlantaga https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephlabriola

Non Profits Radio! Be Our Guest and “Broadcast Your Cause!” Mission: Share compelling stories of local community nonprofit organizations.

Inviting nonprofits and companies/individuals supporting nonprofits to join us in the studio for a guest interview on NonProfits Radio! A passion project of Pro Business Channel, the creator of NonProfits Radio "as our way to support and help tell the stories of local nonprofits"!!

Hosted by: Rich Casanova Rich Casanova began his broadcasting career in California’s central valley at KSKS-FM. While in California he also ran a successful entertainment company whose staff and crew entertained over 100,000 people. After moving to Atlanta and selling his entertainment company, Casanova ventured into publishing as the Publisher and Franchise Owner of Coffee News, headquartered in Bangor, ME.

Later became the Founder and CCO, Chief Connection Officer, of an online platform where local business professionals register to receive a free list of the top 100 networking events in metro Atlanta.

With a name like Casanova and his gregarious personality, Rich was a natural as a music radio DJ. "I got the radio bug early in my career and often thought how great it would be if there was an opportunity to participate in a talk radio format with a pro-business perspective interviewing thought leaders from the local business community." Thus was born the Pro Business Channel where Rich is the CoFounder and Chief Visionary Officer.

http://www.ProBusinessChannel.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom

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Dream On 3, Enduring Hearts and Serv International on NonProfits Radio

Michelle Cline, Executive Director Dream On 3

After 22 years as a public educator (high school teacher and principal), Michelle found the perfect vehicle to truly impact the culture of high schools. As the Executive Director of Dream On 3, she combines her doctorate in educational leadership, her practical experience of working within schools, and her passion for impacting change.

Brief Description of Product or Service: Dream On 3 is a non-profit organization, and our mission is to make dreams come true for children (ages 5-21) with chronic illnesses, intellectual and developmental disabilities, or life-altering conditions by creating experiences of joy and magic through the world of sports. We also believe that anything is possible when you have a team of community sponsors, healthcare providers, schools, and professional/collegiate athletes huddled around you.

Topics to Discuss: Past Dreams Upcoming Dreams

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: www.dreamon3.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-cline-a79418145

Carolyn Salvador Executive Director, Enduring Hearts

Before I went to work for Enduring Hearts, a 501 C3 non-profit started here in Ga, I thought that a heart transplant was the "cure". I had no idea that a transplant was only a bridge to life and that on average a heart transplant lasted only 10-12 years.

Image a child with heart failure, waiting for another child to die so they can get their new heart. It is really unthinkable as a parent. Although congenital heart defects are the most common birth defect, impacting 1 out of 1000 children, very little research has been put forth around children with heart disease and specifically those that have late stage failure and need a heart transplant.

Enduring Hearts is funding innovative pediatric heart transplant research nationally to help make that transplant the cure and give children the chance to live long happy lives. In fact our scientific advisory committee has identified $3.1M that they believe we need to fund over the next several years to answer questions that can save lives.

Brief Description of Product or Service: Enduring Hearts is the only organization dedicated solely to funding pediatric heart transplant research to help children with heart failure have the chance to live longer, healthier lives.

Topics to Discuss: Our story The mission Why support is needed Especially on National Giving Tuesday

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: www.enduringhearts.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolynsalvador1

Adili Kea, Chief Development Officer SERV INTERNATIONAL

I engage communities to build a bridge between resources and need by creating opportunities to make life saving impact locally and internationally.

I partner with people to deliver life saving resources locally and internationally. 1.2 million meals served in East Africa in 2018 and 933 boxes of food delivered to families in need in Georgia through our local efforts.

 

Brief Description of Product or Service: We deliver relief food to remote villages around the world

SERV INTERNATIONAL: WE ARE ALL ABOUT GIVING PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE AND EXPERIENCE LIFE IN A WHOLE NEW WAY.

Mission: We use food as a platform to share God's love and transform lives.

Vision: To physically and spiritually feed people and develop stronger communities in some of the most remote regions in the world.

How: SERV has used food as a platform to share God's love since 2000. For the past 18 years, SERV has kept its focus on food, but it has led to so much more. We build relationships with people who live in some of the most extreme conditions on the planet, and we keep going back, providing clean water, shelter, education, protection from human trafficking and so much more. We invite you to join us on a mission trip to personally experience life in a whole new ...

Usher's New Look, No Longer Bound and Auditory-Verbal Center on NonProfits Radio

Careshia Moore Organization / Company Name:  Usher's New Look

Careshia Moore is an advocate and educator who has a heart for inspiring others to reach their potential. She mentors leaders, facilitates workshops, designs educational products and connects people with others and opportunities to promote personal success through education. In her roles as an Attorney, Educator and most currently, President & CEO for Usher’s New Look she has always worked on behalf of providing access, opportunity and exposure of underserved youth.

Careshia is active in her community through membership on boards such as Communities in Schools of Henry County and United Way Advisory Board, a certified Aggression Replacement Trainer and a mentor to young girls. She is also the founder of League of Women Entrepreneurs, a networking group that seeks to empower, educate and elevate women in business. In recognition of her dedication to the community and her passion for encouraging and inspiring others, in 2013, she was named as one of Southern Journal Magazine’s Top 14 under 40.

Careshia earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education and Juris Doctor degree from University of Florida. She shares her thoughts and experiences regarding education, parenting and success on her blog Compete to Succeed and is the President and Founder of Compete to Succeed Educational Resources, an entity that creates resources that promote positive parenting and student success.

Careshia is married to her husband of 16 years, and they are the proud parents of one son and one daughter. The Moore family recently co-authored a children’s book, Mikaela the Koala.

Brief Description of Your Service: Usher's New Look (UNL) is a 501(c)(3) organization on a mission to transforms lives of underserved youth through our 10-year comprehensive program that develops passion-driven, global leaders. In 1999, Usher Raymond IV established an organization to give marginalized and underserved youth a “New Look” on life. UNL prepares young people for success and leadership through a programmatic model based on four essential pillars: talent, education, career, and service. UNL’s developmentally appropriate curriculum helps young people identify their TALENTS, learn to focus their passions through EDUCATION, gain opportunities to explore a future CAREER, and give back to their communities through SERVICE.

UNL’s curriculum is predicated on the Search Institute’s building blocks, which represent the relationships, opportunities and personal qualities young people need to succeed and thrive. To date, UNL has trained over 42,000 youth from marginalized communities providing skills and tools necessary to succeed in school, career and life. Utilizing a peer-to-peer training model, UNL has increased high school graduation rates, post-secondary pursuits, and developed well-rounded, forward-thinking leaders. In 2016, Usher’s New Look successfully served over 4,000 youth. And, we are extremely proud that 100% of our academy high school seniors continue to graduate on time! Usher’s New Look will train approximately 5,000 students in 2016.

Topics to Discuss:  Story of Usher's New Look Mission Impact Upcoming events

Web Site and Social Media Links:  www.ushersnewlook.org @ushersnewlook (All platforms)

Bethany Monroe Organization / Company Name:  No Longer Bound 

Bethany Monroe, age 33, has worked for No Longer Bound for 2 years as Store Manager of their second thrift store location in Woodstock, Georgia.

Brief Description of Your Product or Service: No Longer Bound serves men who struggle with addiction. We are a twelve month regeneration program that is supported mainly by industries, which include our thrift stores, and are a part of the men's recovery program. Our industries make it possible for men to pay only a third of what it would actually cost them to go thro...

Chef Jamie Adams with il Giallo Osteria and Bar on Food and Beverage Radio

Chef Jamie Adams  il Giallo Osteria & Bar

The youngest of five children born in Atlanta, Jamie Adams was intrigued by every aspect of Italian culture - from its cars to its language; from its people to its food. His passion for Italian cuisine was fueled by his mother, a native of New Orleans and fabulous cook in her own right. To this day, Jamie’s fondest memories are of cooking in the kitchen with his mother, or at relatives’ homes and kitchens in New Orleans, where his family visited regularly.

While studying music, biology, and English literature at Georgia State University, Adams simultaneously worked for The Mad Italian Restaurant in Atlanta. It was here that he realized his profound appetite for the restaurant business: the desire to immerse himself into Italian cuisine and great hospitality began to smolder.

Fanning these flames was the fact that his siblings, who had traveled to Italy, came home with stories of meals they had enjoyed in quaint Italian towns. These stories and his love for Italian cuisine led him to create his own Italian adventure. “In 1985, I found myself in the Mestre train station with a 200 Lire Gettone in my hand, hoping against hope that someone on the other end could speak English,” reflects Adams. “Thus began an almost five year stint that was supposed to only be one. I went on to find and work in many of the places that I had heard so many stories about and I made friendships and connections that forever changed the course of my life,” he recalls.

Upon returning to Atlanta, Adams received several offers to cook in the city’s top Italian kitchens, but immediately knew that working at Pricci (then Cappriccio), the Italian crown jewel of the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, was the perfect setting for his talents. Adams impressed owner Pano Karatassos, by making several pasta dishes from scratch just like his time in Italy at several Michelin starred restaurants. He was given the title of Sous Chef and thus began a more than 20 year relationship with Pano and his prestigious restaurant group. In 1993, the company took over Veni Vidi Vici and Adams was named Executive Chef. The restaurant was formerly owned by one of the gran dames of Italian cuisine, Marcela Hazan, coincidentally, one of Adams’ most profound culinary influencers.

Adams left BLRG for a short while, when he opened the boutique restaurant, ENO in Midtown Atlanta. In addition to an economic downturn, during this time, Adams was as he refers to it, “the lucky recipient of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts, fondly referred to as “Cabbage-CABG,” also known as a quadruple bypass. After taking some time off to recuperate, as a compliment to the long-time, mutually respectful business relationship between Pano and Adams, the Chef was asked to rejoin the Veni Vidi Vici team.

While at Veni Vidi Vici, Adams realized that he and restaurant General Manager, Leonardo Moura, shared a mutual desire to create and run their own Italian restaurant. Adams and Moura shared their dream with Pano Karatassos, and it was decided that Veni Vidi Vici would close, enabling the pair to open their own restaurant. In creating il Giallo Osteria and Bar (meaning both yellow and mystery in Italian), the passion and experience Adams obtained in Italy will fuse together in this Coastal Italian restaurant in the upscale Sandy Springs neighborhood. Adams has been a featured chef at The James Beard House in New York, competed in The Food Network’s “Chopped,” selected to participate in a TBS-TV “Super Chef Cook Off”, and was highlighted on “Great Chefs of the South, and “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” In addition to building a loyal following and maintaining his great health as an avid cyclist, Chef Adams is exceptionally proud of his fundraising efforts for many organizations that are important to him, including Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry and Moving in the Spirit,

From Boy Scouts to The Citadel, Life-Long Principles, Processes and Discipline that Drive Success. Damon Edmondson on Capitol Club Radio.

Join Michael Flock as he interviews Damon Edmondson. Damon is the Chief of Analytics at FLOCK Specialty Finance based in Atlanta, Georgia, a growing finance company that provides access to capital beyond the traditional banking system to underserved markets and assets classes. Damon discusses how the principles, processes and discipline he learned as a Boy Scout, at military school and at The Citadel helped him launch his successful career. He brings out personal and professional experiences to illustrate how he shares his analytical knowledge with FLOCK clients to help them grow their businesses successfully.

Prior to joining FLOCK, Damon was Senior VP of Analytics at Eltman, Eltman & Cooper Capital Management where he oversaw the analysis and reporting of the financial performance of purchased portfolios. Additionally, he was the Senior Director of Portfolio Administration at Outsourcing Solutions, Inc. for the Portfolio Services Division. He started his career at ValuJet Airlines as a Senior Analyst of Pricing.

Damon earned a BA degree from The Citadel. He has spent decades as a volunteer leader for the Boy Scouts of America in various duties and he currently serves on the Atlanta Area Council Strategic Planning Committee, Assistant Council Commissioner and as a Crew Advisor. He and his wife reside in Atlanta and are the proud parents of three sons, all of whom achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

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

“…it’s those sorts of people who take you under their wing, and mentor you and help you to see that learning self-discipline, self-control, thinking through things before you react emotionally to something, and always looking at the overall mission is something that you’re looking for.”

“The key thing, I think, is that as you go through those steps, that you respect the process, and whatever the answer is, is whatever the answer is.”

“So, you need to stick to your guns and have the courage of your convictions to hold true.”

“which is the nature of the Eagle Scout project. To learn to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent…”

Connect with Damon on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/damonedmondson

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: http://www.FlockFinance.com

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Scott Deviney of Chicken Salad Chick and Steve Gard of Network In Action International on Franchise Business Radio

Scott Deviney President and CEO of Chicken Salad Chick

Scott Deviney serves as the president and CEO of Chicken Salad Chick. Prior to joining the Chick Family, Scott honed his franchise experience owning 25 Wendy’s franchises in Atlanta. Before that, he built an impressive track record of success as a director and SVP of retail and franchise industry management at SunTrust Bank. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in economics. Top Chick: “My go-to is Buffy (aka Buffalo Barclay), but all of the spicy Chicks—Kickin’ Kay Lynn, Spicy Pimento, and our seasonal Jamaica’me Jenny—make my hit list!”

Topics to Discuss:  The Chicken Salad Chick story and mission Involvement with the company Recent acquisition of 11 Georgia restaurants and what this means for the company What's ahead for Chicken Salad Chick in 2019

Web Site / Social Media Links:  http://www.chickensaladchick.com @chickensaladchick (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

On-Air Guest Linkedin Profile:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-deviney-19930086

Steve Gard  Franchise Owner at Network In Action International 

My mission is to connect business owners and professionals who are passionate about growing business together. It is all about the power of building dynamic relationships to benefit everyone.

Network In Action is the perfect mix of technology and face to face networking that will help your business grow. There Are Six Major Differences 1-Monthly Meetings 2-Professional Leaders 3-Refer With Confidence 4-Technology, Share Referrals 24/7/365 5-Monthly Coaching 6-Guaranteed Return On Investment!

Topics to Discuss:  Networking The benefits of networking Our Networking Model How Network In Action (NIA) is different Benefits business owners can realize as an NIA member.

Web Site / Social Media Links:  https://www.franchise.networkinaction.com

On-Air Guest Linkedin Profile:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevegard

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 Franchise Intellect

Made possible in part by:  Franchise Intellect, visit: http://www.FranchiseIntellect.com

Also made possible in part by: Franchise City, visit http://www.Franchise.city

To nominate or submit a guest request visit: http://www.OnAirGuest.com

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

 

Smart Meter Technologies and Executive Coaching on Business Developers Network

Malika Givens Digital Marketing Manager Landis+Gyr 

Malika Givens is a Digital Marketing Manager with Landis+Gyr. In this role she strategizes and executes on all aspects of digital marketing, including website management, social media, SEO, SEM, branding, email and graphic design. She helps her company navigate through the evolving digital marketing space as their own business evolves. Before joining Landis+Gyr in 2015, Malika worked for 7 years for a range of small to mid-sized b2b businesses in sales and marketing roles. Malika is a skilled marketing professional and holds a double-major bachelor’s in Marketing, and Logistics, Transportation and Supply chain management from the University of Maryland-College Park.

Accomplished digital marketer with extensive background in graphic design, email marketing, website optimization, and marketing strategy. Specialties: Photoshop, Illustrator, Layout Design, Photography, Email Nurturing, Communications, Social Media, SEO, SEM, SAP, CRM, Direct Mail, Landing Page Optimization Certified, Inbound Marketing, Content Management, Webinars

Brief Description of Product or Service: Landis+Gyr is a smart meter and smart grid technologies company focused on helping utilities manage energy better.

For more than a century, Landis+Gyr has helped the world manage energy better. Our meters and solutions empower utilities and end-customers around the world to improve their energy efficiency, reduce their energy costs and contribute to a sustainable use of resources. As the largest global player in smart metering with one of the broadest portfolios in the industry, our products, solutions and services empower utilities and consumers with the data necessary to make informed decisions about energy usage and meet worldwide energy challenges today-and tomorrow.

Topics to Discuss: Organizational buy-in Digital marketing tools Digital marketing trends

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: Website: https://www.landisgyr.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/landisgyr Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LandisGyr Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/landis

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mdawnwaller Twitter: https://twitter.com/malikadidit

Emory Mulling Chairman  Mulling Corporation 

Since 1986, Mulling Corporation has provided Executive Coaching, Career Transition/Outplacement, Team Integration, and Conflict Resolution to both large and small organizations in most industries. Served in the US Army as a Military Intelligence Analyst.

Vice President of Human Resources and other HR leadership positions with three Fortune Five Hundred Cos. in manufacturing, distribution, banking, transportation, and food service.

Founder of The Mulling Corporation (1986) that provides Executive Coaching/Leadership Development, Outplacement/Career Transition, Conflict Resolution, Team Integration, Team Building.

Specialties: Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, International Executive Coaching, Executive Coaching for Gen Xers, Career Transition, Outplacement, Conflict Resolution, Team Integration, Team Building, Speaker on Workplace Issues.

Brief Description of Product or Service: Executive Coaching, Career Transition/Outplacement, Team Integration, and Conflict Resolution

Topics to Discuss:  The following are questions that you can ask me about why hiring the right professional is key for any company to achieve their goals: 1.What is the number one reason why hiring the right professional is key to achieving your company’s goals? 2.With the shortage of labor in most industries, what is the one item that future professionals are wanting that will encourage them to work for your company? 3.You say that re-recruiting your employees is critical to your company’s success. Please explain this. 4.What one thing can a company address that will encourage top quality prof...

SBA National Veterans Small Business Week on Georgia Business Radio

Terri Denison District Director  SBA Georgia District Office

Terri Denison is the Georgia District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). In this role since May 2002, she is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the SBA’s financial, counseling/training and business development programs for small businesses throughout Georgia.

Terri began her SBA career in 1987 as a Presidential Management Fellow at the Agency’s Washington, D. C. District and Headquarter Offices. Other positions included working with the Agency’s Minority Enterprise Development and One Stop Capital Shop programs and Office of Field Operations.

Terri holds a B.A. Degree in American Government from Cornell University and an M.A. Degree in Urban Studies from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia.

A native of Corpus Christi, Texas, Terri currently serves as the President of the Cornell Alumni Association of Atlanta and a member of the Cornell University Council. Other personal interests include ballroom dancing and travel.

Brief Description of Product or Service: Federal Government Agency Provides programs and resources to support small business creation and expansion

Topics to Discuss: National Veterans Small Business Week

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: www.sba.gov/ga https://twitter.com/sba_georgia https://www.linkedin.com/in/terri-denison-952b37b

Georgia Business Radio Interviewing industry and thought leaders with compelling stories. Relevant content on current business trends live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. In addition to the live broadcast, content is distributed across multiple syndicated platforms with more than 500,000 downloads.

Show Host: Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary Officer Pro Business Channel

Rich Casanova began his broadcasting career in California’s central valley at KSKS-FM. While in California he also ran a successful entertainment company whose staff and crew entertained over 100,000 people. After moving to Atlanta and selling his entertainment company, Casanova ventured into publishing as the Publisher and Franchise Owner of Coffee News, headquartered in Bangor, ME.

Later became the Founder and CCO, Chief Connection Officer, of an online platform where local business professionals register to receive a free list of the top 100 networking events in metro Atlanta.

With a name like Casanova and his gregarious personality, Rich was a natural as a music radio DJ. "I got the radio bug early in my career and often thought how great it would be if there was an opportunity to participate in a talk radio format with a pro-business perspective interviewing thought leaders from the local business community." Thus was born the Pro Business Channel where Rich is the CoFounder and Chief Visionary Officer.

http://www.ProBusinessChannel.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom

Check out more episodes at: http://www.GeorgiaBusinessRadio.com

Submit a guest request at: http://www.OnAirGuest.com

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Authors Neil Howe, Jane Bishop and Brian Prince on Author Talk Show

Neil Howe Best selling author and entrepreneur, Neil Howe, helps professionals leverage their knowledge to gain authority status in their industry, then uses “Authority Marketing” to get them national media attention.

Neil is a contributing writer for Small Business Trendsetters and Business Innovators Magazine. He has been featured in major media outlets including FOX, ABC and CNN. Neil also hosts Business Authority Radio, Expert Profiles Atlanta podcast, and The Trust Factor Radio shows.

Brief Description of Product or Service: Authority Positioning The #1 problem is Obscurity

Topics to Discuss: How to Capture Attention Convince You're The Trusted Authority And Close With No Pressure. Industry trends Video/Story

Business Model: Convert stories via interview format to Best Selling book and TV appearance.

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links http://TheAuthorityArchitect.com http://NeilHoweTrustFactor.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/howeneil https://www.facebook.com/TheTrustFactor

Jane Bishop Take The Next Step

I am passionate about investing in others to help them move forward and achieve their "It" so they can be a greater influence to those around them.  I listen, learn and connect through individual and group coaching, training (on site and virtual), consulting, and speaking.

When we work together, I leverage 25+ years of experience, education and training to help you achieve your desired outcome. Highlights of my "tool kit" include deep listening, leadership development, team development, how to shift mindset, coach approach training, emceeing events and project development.

What you will receive when we work together is a customized plan/approach, encouragement, accountability, and someone who is invested in your success. What you will not receive from me is a plug-n-play template approach. We will work intentionally and have fun in the process.

Brief Description of Product or Service: I work with individuals, teams and organizations to close gaps and go for their it. I work with clients from the inside out (mindset, character, values, emotional intelligence) knowing that our input determines our output; i.e. behavior. When the gap is closed, people can be a greater influence to those around them.

Topics to Discuss: What it takes to become a published author Event Speaker Leadership Development/Coaching Business and Life coaching DiSC assessment tool for understanding how behavior impacts work and relationships The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team assessment tool facilitator A Coach Approach to Leadership Trainer

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: www.takethenextstepcct.com www.facebook.com/takethenextstepcct twitter.com/rjanebishop https://www.linkedin.com/in/jane-bishop

Brian Prince

I make quality creative content inspired from my life experiences, with the purpose of telling a story. Sequential Art graduate (Savannah College of Art and Design) from Atlanta, GA, SAG-AFTRA Stunt Actor, MomoCon Director, people person and 6-Feet 10-Inches tall.

Website:  baprince.com Blog:  thebaprince.tumblr.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/theBAPrince Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebaprince Linkedin:  linkedin.com/in/brian-a-prince-35384a29

Author Talk Show

Interviews with authors about their journey of writing a book, the mission, story and what they learned during the process and more! Live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. In addition to the live broadcast, content is in distribution across multiple syndicated platforms with more than 500,000 downloads.

Show Host: Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary Officer Pro Business Channel

Rich Casanova began his broadcasting career in California’s central valley at KSKS-FM. While in California he also ran a successful entertainment company whose staff and crew entertained over 100,

BookLogix CEO Angela DeCaires and Rob Wilson Interviewed on Author Talk Show

Angela DeCaires CEO, BookLogix 

Angela DeCaires is the CEO of BookLogix. She has previously held positions as the Director of Publishing and Marketing & Communications Manager with the Atlanta-based publisher.

Angela is dedicated to helping to educate authors on the nontraditional publishing industry and is a frequent public speaker at writing conferences and events.

Angelas background includes experience in public relations, writing, broadcasting, and journalism, having spent a number of years as a TV news producer and news writer in New York state, followed by public relations work for health systems in both Florida and New York. She holds a degree in Communication/Journalism from St. John Fisher College.

Brief Description of Product or Service:  BookLogix is an Alpharetta, GA-based book publisher that works with business professionals, authors, and folks from all industries and backgrounds to publish, print, market, and sell their books.

Topics to Discuss:  Why listeners should think about publishing a book, What's involved in publishing process, including steps and timeframe, etc., influence of digital age on publishing, latest trends, common mistakes, etc. Basically I am very open-ended on any matter related to publishing...

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:  https://booklogix.com https://www.facebook.com/booklogix https://www.instagram.com/booklogix https://twitter.com/booklogix https://www.linkedin.com/in/angeladecaires

Robert Evans Wilson, Jr. Jump Start Your Meeting! 

Award-winning writer and speaker, Robert Evans Wilson, Jr. works with companies that want to be more competitive through innovation, and with people who want to think more creatively. Rob is the author of the internationally syndicated column on innovation, achievement, and leadership: The Un-Comfort Zone which runs in Psychology Today and more than 300 other publications. He is also the author of four books including the inspirational book: Wisdom in the Weirdest Places; the psychological mystery novel: ...and Never Coming Back; the humorous children's novel on dealing with bullies: The Annoying Ghost Kid, and the hilarious, illustrated collection of bathroom graffiti: OFF THE WALL! The Best Graffiti Off The Walls Of America.

Brief Description of  Service:  Robert Evans Wilson, Jr. is a captivating storyteller who has entertained audiences around the world. He creates stories for speeches, articles, fiction, and advertising. His real-world content on Innovation, Creative-Thinking, Achievement, and Leadership helps people get better results in their businesses and in their personal lives. He does this through speeches, seminars, coaching, and copywriting.

Topics to Discuss:  Innovation Creative thinking Dealing with change

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/robevanswilson LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/graffitiguy Twitter: http://twitter.com/robevanswilson

Author Talk Show

Interviews with authors about their journey of writing a book, the mission, story and what they learned during the process and more! Live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. In addition to the live broadcast, content is in distribution across multiple syndicated platforms with more than 500,000 downloads.

Show Host: Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary Officer Pro Business Channel

Rich Casanova began his broadcasting career in California’s central valley at KSKS-FM. While in California he also ran a successful entertainment company whose staff and crew entertained over 100,000 people. After moving to Atlanta and selling his entertainment company, Casanova ventured into publishing as the Publisher and Franchise Owner of Coffee News, headquartered in Bangor, ME.

Later became the Founder and CCO, Chief Connection Officer, of an online platform where local business profes...

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