Amy Otto and Lee Kantor

Atlanta Business Radio

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Atlanta's Best Each Week
Atlanta Business Radio

Description

Putting A Spotlight On Atlanta's Best Businesses

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Business

Episodes

Netweaving Pay It Forward Week Special

Apr 17, 2012 34:45

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Netweaving Pay It Forward Week Special   All three guests are putting together this week event   Guest 1 Bob Littell www.netweaving-pif-week.com   Guest 2 Larry Greene www.greeneclassiclimousines.com and http://www.gampi.org/   Guest 3 Pino Venetico www.irbag.org

Atlanta Real Estate Connections Special

Mar 22, 2012 38:43

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Each month we will be doing a  Real Estate Connections ATL special edition. Peter Pasternack from Foundation Designs  hosts the live event on the first Thursday of the month and will bring some sponsors and past attendees into the studio to talk about the Atlanta real estate scene.

Guests today were Tony Davis, Financial Center Leader in Small Business and Consumer Lending with BB&T;  David Hixon with Property Inspectors of Atlanta and Jeremiah Jarmin, Principal with The Jarmin Law Group.

The next live mixer will be held at AJA on April 5 from 6-9pm.

A special shout out to our sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly networking events www.bmaatlanta.com/events

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.comand we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Atlanta Food Scene Special With C & M Gastronomy Group Owner Costanzo Astarita

Mar 20, 2012 26:14

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An Atlanta food scene Farm to Table special edition featuring C & M Gastronomy Group owner Costanzo Astarita. His group owns Midtown restaurants Baraonda, Publik Draft House and the brand new Fig Jam.

A special shout out to our sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly networking events www.bmaatlanta.com/events

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Interviews with Mary Waters from Georgia Department of Economic Development And Family Law Expert Christine Stadler

Mar 16, 2012 38:45

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We opened the show with Mary Waters, International Trade Manager in the Global Commerce Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. 

We closed the show with Family Law expert Christine Stadler founder of the Stadler Law Group 

A special shout out to our sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly networking events www.bmaatlanta.com/events

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Atlanta Connector Special with Paul Terlemezian, Bonnie Buol Ruszczyk and Kenneth F Jones

Mar 2, 2012 46:50

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We opened another edition of Atlanta Connectors with Paul Terlemezian with iFive Alliances. Next up we had on good friend Bonnie Buol Rusczyk with BBR Marketing. And we closed the show with Kenneth F Jones with Dynami

A special shout out to our sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly networking events www.bmaatlanta.com/events

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Atlanta Real Estate Special

Feb 24, 2012 43:55

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We opened the show with Peter Pasternack from Foundation Designs and Real Estate Connections ATL.  Next up we had on Melton Bennett with What's Under Your Roof. And we closed the show with Joe Dollar and Rick Fantucci with Acopia Home Loans.

A special shout out to our sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly networking events www.bmaatlanta.com/events

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Interview with Chefs from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts

Feb 21, 2012 35:59

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A Farm to Table special edition featuring Chef Jae Gruber and Chef Kyle Reynolds from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts

A special shout out to our sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly networking events www.bmaatlanta.com/events

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

ASTD Special with Ben Roberts, Jonathan Keith and Susan Greathead

Feb 17, 2012 31:16

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Today we had another ASTD Special. This show talked about Performance Consulting and featured Ben Roberts and Jonathan Keith with Coca-Cola Refreshments and Susan Greathead with Lead America Training.

A special shout out to our sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly networking events www.bmaatlanta.com/events

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Interview with Simms Jenkins, Katy Gillis and Emile Paradis

Feb 10, 2012 41:15

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We opened the show with Simms Jenkins with Bright Wave Marketing. Next up we had on a couple of Atlanta's Best Connectors Katy Gillis with eWomen Network and Emile Paradis with Referral Institute Atlanta

A special shout out to our sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Interviews with Sanjay Parekh with Start Up Riot and Stephen Brown with Cohn and Wolfe

Feb 3, 2012 38:14

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We opened the show with Sanjay Parekh founder of Start Up Riot. We closed the show with Stephen Brown Managing Director of Cohn & Wolfe

A special shout out to our sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Nina Sawczuk with ATDC. Mary Lynn Miler with SHRM Atlanta and Layne Davlin with Einstein HR

Jan 27, 2012 44:47

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We opened the show with Nina Sawczuk from Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC). Next up Mary Lynn Miler with SHRM Atlanta was interviewed. And we closed the show with Layne Davlin wirh Einstein HR.

A special shout out to our sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Al Meyers and Jacqui Chew with Tedx Peachtree. Plus Business Attorney Bill Heath

Jan 20, 2012 36:08

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Today we opened with Al Meyers and Jacqui Chew from Tedx Peachtree and Bill Heath from the Law Offices of William A Heath Jr., PC

A special shout out to our sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Interviews with Kevin Sullivan, Erik Balkan, Robert Reed, Rico Pena and Fadi Malouf

Jan 13, 2012 53:50

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Today we opened with Kevin Sullivan with Fisher and Phillips. Next we had on Erik Balkan with the Boss Group. Then Robert Reed with the Solar Eclipse and Rico Pena came on to discuss their upcoming event. Andf we closed the show with Fadi Malouf

A special shout out to our sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

ASTD Special

Jan 6, 2012 27:46

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Today we had another American Society for Training and Development Special.

A special shout out to our sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Chief NetWeaver Bob Littell. Business Coach Kris Cavanaugh

Dec 23, 2011 38:20

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Today we opened the show with Chief NetWeaver Bob Littell. We closed the show with business coach, author and speaker Kris Cavanaugh.

A special shout out to our sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

CPAs from Clayton Paulk and Associates. Matt Dickason with Dickason Law Group and Brian Stephens with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Dec 16, 2011 31:25

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Today we opened the show with Bruce Paulk and Gary Clayton with Clayton Paulk and Associates. Next up we had on Matt Dickason with Dickason Law Group and Brian Stephens with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

A special shout out to our sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Atlanta Eldercare Special

Dec 9, 2011 46:05

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Today we had Lewis Mann with Atlanta Home Care Partners host an Eldercare special

special shout out to our sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

ASTD Atlanta Workplace Learning Special

Dec 2, 2011 24:05

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Today Mark Myette with the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the ASTD took over the show to celebrate some of the big winners in the area of workplace learning.

A special shout out to our sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Interview with Barry Flink from 200 Peachtree

Nov 11, 2011 19:05

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Today we learned all about the 200 Peachtree meeting facility from Barry Flink

A special shout out to our new sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Mike Muhney with VIPorbit. Robert Owens and Gregory Viviers with Grand Champion BBQ. And Shelley Gaynes with Gee Wiz Wow

Nov 4, 2011 43:01

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We opened the show with Mike Muhney with VIPorbit Software International. Next Robert Owens and Gregory Viviers with Grand Champion BBQ. We closed the show with Shelley Gaynes with Gee Wiz Wow.

A special shout out to our sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Interviews with Al Meyers, Jim Beach, Marianne Baker, Demming Bass and Slade Gulledge

Oct 21, 2011 50:57

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Today we shined the light on Al Meyers with TedXPeachtree, School for Startups author Jim Beach, Concourse Athletic Club's Marianne Baker and Slade Gulledge and Demming Bass from the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce

A special shout out to our sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews With Soket, Trevelino Keller and Swipe for Change

Oct 14, 2011 37:26

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Today we shined the light on Marcel Crudele with Soket, Dean Trevelino with Trevelino/Keller Communications Group and Maja Ebiary and Derek Van Dam with Swipe for Change.

A special shout out to our sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Nurun's Nancy Bistritz and Taste Of Atlanta's Dale Desena

Oct 7, 2011 44:41

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Today we shined the light on Senior Director Nancy Bistritz with Nurun, and Taste of Atlanta's Dale DeSena.

A special shout out to our sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio's ProWIN Special

Oct 6, 2011 52:29

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Today Dana Barrett and I shined the Atlanta Business RadioX spotlight on some of the members of the professional women's networking group ProWin.

We opened up with ProWIN founder Kelly Beard with Kelly Beard Law. Then we spoke with Linda Zuk with Fast Forward Process. Then Christy Hewatt with Gross Collins joined us and we closed the show with Laura Biering with True Voices

A special shout out to our new sponsor - the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we'll invite them to appear on the show.

Marianne Baker Invites You To A Zumbathon

Sep 30, 2011 22:39

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Today we shined the light on Marianne Baker, Group Exercise Director with the Concourse Athletic Club. She talked about the Zumbathon charity event which will occur on Saturday October 29.

A special shout out to our new sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Jason Jones CresaPartners Interview. Paula Fowler From TechAmerica Georgia Talks About The Spirit of Endeavor Awards

Sep 23, 2011 29:18

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Today we shined the light on Jason Jones with CresaPartners. We were also joined by his colleague Paula Fowler who is on the advisory board for TechAmerica Georgia - she talked about the 9th Annual Spirit of Endeavor Awards which is being held on December 9 2011

A special shout out to our new sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Interview with PR Pro Debbie Fitzgerald

Sep 9, 2011 31:12

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Today we shined the light on Debbie Fitzgerald with Fitzgerald PR. She talked about what it's like being an award-winning Public Relations consultant

A special shout out to our new sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Interview With Lisa Robinson Of Ace Loans, And Harmonix CEO Danny Rinaldi

Sep 2, 2011 30:34

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Today we shined the light on Lisa Robinson with ACE Loans. Then we talked with Danny Rinaldi, CEO of Harmonix.

A special shout out to our new sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Senior Services Special

Sep 1, 2011 54:51

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Today we shined the light on a bunch of the leaders in Senior Services. We opened the show with Jeff Whitehouse from Homewatch CareGivers (Atlanta-East). Next Dara McMillan from My Accessable Home joined us. Then we talked with Johnna Gardner with JG Options. And we closed the show with attorney Jonathan St Clair with Collier & St Clair, LLP 

A special shout out to our new sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Interview With Ogilvy VP Robyn Cobb, Ogilvy Account Supervisor Jacob Hawkins, And Hometown Health's Brooke Fritz

Aug 26, 2011 38:01

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Today we shined the light on Ogilvy VP Robyn Cobb, Ogilvy Account Supervisor Jacob Hawkins, And Hometown Health's Brooke Fritz.

A special shout out to our new sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Interview with Joe Blumberg Executive Director of the Mens Health and Wellness Center

Aug 24, 2011 17:35

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Today we shined the light on Joe Blumberg, Executive Director of the Mens Health and Wellness Center

A special shout out to our new sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Interview With Food 101 Executive Chef Justin Keith

Aug 12, 2011 29:29

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Today we shined the light on Food 101 Executive Chef Justin Keith.

A special shout out to our new sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Food Lover Special

Aug 11, 2011 01:01:05

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Today we featured some innovative food entrepreneurs. We opened with Greg Gordon with The Food Movement. Then Sue Sullivan expalined why The Hot Squeeze is the condiment of choice around town. And we closed the show with Tom McEachern from Ray's on the River.

A special shout out to our new sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Interview With Lisa Zunzanyika, John Baiyewu, And Ava Artis

Aug 5, 2011 28:46

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Today we spoke first with professional photographer Lisa Zunzanyika, and then we shined the light on John Baiyewu and Ava Artis with The Pop Shop

A special shout out to our new sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Bob McNally, Jim Ross, Angela Durden and Jake Aull

Aug 3, 2011 01:03:53

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Today we shined the light on Bob McNally with GeoVax Labs; Jim Ross with The Ultimate HD Productions; Angela Durden, Writer for Hire has a new book and Social Media expert Jake Aull talks about The Change Challenge 

A special shout out to our new sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Interview With Concourse Athletic Club Courtside Grille General Manager Dan Edmonds

Jul 29, 2011 20:46

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Today we shined the light on Concourse Athletic Club and their Courtside Grille General Manager Dan Edmonds

A special shout out to our new sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Interviews with Tricia & Jane Holder, Stacy Abston, Carl Pullano and Carol Rowland

Jul 28, 2011 01:00:12

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We led off with Jane Holder and Tricia Holder with Xocai Healthy Chocolate. Next Stacy Abston from Canvas ByU came on to discuss her fun art classes. Then Carl Pullano with Avtex Solutions came on to discuss his firms communication solutions. And we closed the show with Carol Rowland owner of Recess4Grownups.

A special shout out to our new sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Barbeque Special

Jul 21, 2011 59:00

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Today we had our first ever barbeque special.

We led off with Bob Herndon President of Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival. Then Benji Hollis with the Chick-fil-A Bowl came by. Then Lou West educated us about the Big Green Egg. Then Robb Dillon with NY Butcher Shoppe gave us a lesson in choosing the right meat. And we closed the show with Kyle Vaughn Boss Hawg at Hottie Hawg's Smokin' BBQ

Join us Thursday July 21 5:30pm – 9:00pm at Global Connect . . .

Network with 38 Bi-National Chambers of Commerce and Sample Food From Around The World.  Hosted at The Grand Atrium at 2oo Peachtree  LEARN MORE and REGISTER HERE

A special shout out to our new sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Interview With Richard T. (Bubba) Chrismer

Jul 15, 2011 28:23

Description:

Today we shined our spotlight on CresaPartners, and visited Managing Principal Bubba Chrismer.

Join us Thursday July 21 5:30pm – 9:00pm at Global Connect . . .

Network with 38 Bi-National Chambers of Commerce and Sample Food From Around The World.  Hosted at The Grand Atrium at 2oo Peachtree  LEARN MORE and REGISTER HERE

A special shout out to our new sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Guest Host Matt B Davis Interviews John Cullom, Ben Washer and Richard Carswell

Jul 14, 2011 42:27

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Today Matt B. Davis of BMT Promotions and Talent guest hosted for us. He shined our spotlight on 

John Cullom of Northcraft Analytics. Ben Washer of Reach Records. Richard Carswell of BB&T If you want to meet up with other Atlanta entrepreneurs, look into our Friday Breakfast meetings. If you want to learn more about Essential Skills Training, please visit http://estes-ecg.com/

Join us Thursday July 21 5:30pm – 9:00pm at Global Connect . . .

Network with 38 Bi-National Chambers of Commerce and Sample Food From Around The World.  Hosted at The Grand Atrium at 2oo Peachtree  LEARN MORE and REGISTER HERE

A special shout out to our new sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Interview with Ray Gilbert, Daniel Bowers, and Alain Beauvais

Jul 8, 2011 47:56

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Today we shined our spotlight on Ray Gilbert with British American Business Group, Daniel Bowers With French American Chamber Of Commerce, and Alain Beauvais with Creative Challenges, Inc.

Join us Thursday July 21 5:30pm – 9:00pm at Global Connect . . .

Network with 38 Bi-National Chambers of Commerce and Sample Food From Around The World.  Hosted at The Grand Atrium at 2oo Peachtree  LEARN MORE and REGISTER HERE

A special shout out to our new sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Not For Profit Special

Jul 7, 2011 41:45

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Today we shined our spotlight on several of Atlanta's finest not for profit initiatives. We led off with Robert Reed from Giving Grounds. Then Jennifer Guynn joined us to share what's happening at Pebble Tossers. And we closed the show with Pamela Walker Millice the CEO of ARTS Now.

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Join us Thursday July 21 5:30pm – 9:00pm at Global Connect . . .

Network with 38 Bi-National Chambers of Commerce and Sample Food From Around The World.  Hosted at The Grand Atrium at 2oo Peachtree  LEARN MORE and REGISTER HERE

A special shout out to our new sponsor – the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we’ll invite them to appear on the show.

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Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO William Pate

Jul 1, 2011 26:07

Description:

Today we shined our spotlight on Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, and visited with CEO William Pate.

Join us Thursday July 21 5:30pm - 9:00pm at Global Connect. Network with 38 Bi-National Chambers of Commerce and Sample Food From Around The World.  Hosted at The Grand Atrium at 2oo Peachtree  LEARN MORE and REGISTER HERE

A special shout out to our new sponsor - the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we'll invite them to appear on the show.

Deborah Blue and Kit Cummings

Jun 24, 2011 34:27

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Today we shined our spotlight on Deborah Blue with BluRobin Global and speaker / author Kit Cummings.

A special shout out to our new sponsor - the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we'll invite them to appear on the show.

Concentrics Restaurant Interview

Jun 23, 2011 29:41

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Today we shined our spotlight on Bob Amick founder of Concentrics Restaurants

A special shout out to our new sponsor - the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we'll invite them to appear on the show.

And be sure to join the National Association for Business Resources on June 3 as they reveal the Top 3 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Atlanta for 2011. Please visit www.101bestandbrightest.com/winners/2011/atlanta for more information

Dickason Law Group and Cornerstone Mortgage

Jun 17, 2011 33:09

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Today we shined our spotlight on Dickason Law Group and Cornerstone Mortgage.

A special shout out to our new sponsor - the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we'll invite them to appear on the show.

And be sure to join the National Association for Business Resources on June 20 as they reveal the Top 3 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Atlanta for 2011. Please visit www.101bestandbrightest.com/winners/2011/atlanta for more information.

Genghis Grill Mongolian Stir Fry Restaurant Interview

Jun 16, 2011 27:53

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Today we shined our spotlight on some of the folks from Genghis Grill one of Atlanta's best Mongolian stir fry restaurants.

A special shout out to our new sponsor - the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we'll invite them to appear on the show.

And be sure to join the National Association for Business Resources on June 3 as they reveal the Top 3 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Atlanta for 2011. Please visit www.101bestandbrightest.com/winners/2011/atlanta for more information

Atlanta Business Radio's ProWIN Special

Jun 9, 2011 38:36

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Today we shined our spotlight on some of the members of the women's networking group ProWin.

We opened up with Catherine Cattles with First Citizens. Then we had on Linda Collett with The Collett Law Firm. Then Essie Escobedo from Office Angels shared her story. And we closed with Gayle Rubenstein (and Kay Wolpert) with Luxe Arrangements.

A special shout out to our new sponsor - the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we'll invite them to appear on the show.

And be sure to join the National Association for Business Resources on June 3 as they reveal the Top 3 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Atlanta for 2011. Please visit www.101bestandbrightest.com/winners/2011/atlanta for more information

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Some of Atlanta's Best and Brightest Companies To Work For

Jun 2, 2011 01:03:41

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On today's show we shined the spotlight on some of the winners of Atlanta's Best and Brightest Compnaies to Work For In Atlanta.

We opened with Brad Dodge from Dodge Communications

Next up we had Chris Reinking from Jabian Consulting

Then we interviewed Holly Bail from Kelly Services

Next Richard Howe and Brittany Vanderyt told us about Quality Wine and Spirits

Then Liz Daney from Fitzgerald and Company came on

And we closed the show with Matthew Smith from 3C Software

A special shout out to our new sponsor - the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we'll invite them to appear on the show.

And be sure to join the National Association for Business Resources on June 3 as they reveal the Top 3 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Atlanta for 2011. Please visit www.101bestandbrightest.com/winners/2011/atlanta for more information

Atlanta Business Radio with Matt B Davis Guest Hosting Interviews Mark Krikorian, Steve French and Fred Spring

May 26, 2011 50:45

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On today's show we had Matt B Davis from BMT Promotions and Talent guest hosting.

He shined the spotlight on Steve French with Digital Tool Factory, Mark Krikorian from Swyzzle and Fred Spring with EDM - Elite Digital Marketing.

A special shout out to our new sponsor - the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we'll invite them to appear on the show.

And be sure to join the National Association for Business Resources on June 3 as they reveal the Top 3 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Atlanta for 2011. Please visit www.101bestandbrightest.com/winners/2011/atlanta for more information

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Robert Patterson: President 200 Peachtree

May 23, 2011 25:29

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On today's show we shined the spotlight on Robert Patterson with 200 Peachtree & 200 Office.

A special shout out to our new sponsor - the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we'll invite them to appear on the show.

And be sure to join the National Association for Business Resources on June 3 as they reveal the Top 3 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Atlanta for 2011. Please visitwww.101bestandbrightest.com/winners/2011/atlanta for more information

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Brett Mancuso, Bill Doyle, Britt Menzies, Nadine Phillips and Yuki Oikawa

May 19, 2011 01:05:28

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Today we shined the spotlight on Brett Mancuso owner of Moe's Original Bar B Que. Next Bill Doyle with Vystar came on to discuss Vytex NRL his allergy free latex product. Next Britt Menzies shared her amazing entrepreneur success story of her StinkyKids dolls, clothes, books and more. Next Nadine Phillips came on to celebrate the one year anniversary of her South Atlanta ComForCare Senior Services business.  And we closed the show with Yuki Oikawa USA Chief Ambassador for Happy Science Center for Spiritual Growth and Meditation in Atlanta.

A special shout out to our new sponsor - the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events. www.bmaatlanta.com/events/

Also be sure to join the National Association for Business Resources on June 3 as they reveal the Top 3 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Atlanta for 2011. Please visit www.101bestandbrightest.com/winners/2011/atlanta for more information

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we'll invite them to appear on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Rick Evans with Yogurtland

May 12, 2011 19:10

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Today we shined the spotlight on Rick Evans with Yogurtland.

A special shout out to our new sponsor - the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events. www.bmaatlanta.com/events/

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we'll invite them to appear on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Erik Balkan With The BOSS Group

May 6, 2011 26:33

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Today we shined the spotlight on Erik Balkan with The Boss Group.

A special shout out to our new sponsor - the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events. www.bmaatlanta.com/events/

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we'll invite them to appear on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Charles Feyt, Sharon Morgenstern & Sarah Chambers and Erik Wolf.

May 5, 2011 44:16

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With Amy out Lee had to solo.

Today's show opened with Charles Feyt with Verity Partners and Verity View. We then moved to mother/daughter team of Sharon Morgenstern & Sarah Chambers, who have recently opened Home Helpers of North Atlanta. And we closed the show with some online marketing tips from our good friend, corporate marketing director and founder of ZeroG Creative Erik Wolf.

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show 


Atlanta Business Radio with Guest Host Mike McDaniel's Association For Corporate Growth Special

Apr 28, 2011 33:18

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With Amy out we had our good friend Mike McDaniel from Sovereign Risk Health Solutions co-host the show with Lee.

Today's show put the spotlight on the Association for Corporate Growth. Katherine Morris with Smith & Howard and Greg Cinnamon with Kilpatrick Stockton shared their experiences as members of ACG Atlanta. They mentioned the upcoming Fast 40 Gala that is coming up this June 30 at the St Regis in Buckhead. Tickets and sponsorship for this great event are still available. Please go to their website for more information www.acg.org/atlanta


Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show 


Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Daniel Summers, Rachel Shirley, Hillery Douglas, Bernadette Boas and Sucheta Rawal

Apr 21, 2011 01:02:23

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On today's show we shined the spotlight on Daniel Summers with the Center for Puppetry Arts. Rachel Shirley and Hillery Douglas, new Independent Distributors for FreshnFit Cuisine. Next Bernadette Boas came on to discuss her new book Shedding the Corporate Bitch. And we closed the show with philanthropist Sucheta Rawal who founded the Go Eat Give movement.

A special shout out to our new sponsor - the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthy events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show 

Atlanta Business Radio with Guest Host Angela Durden Interviews Andy Orlin, Joe Gransden, Chicago Joe Jones and Joshua Crook

Apr 14, 2011 43:45

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With both Amy and Lee out we had Angela Durden co-host the show with Stone Payton.

Angela is the owner of WRITER for HIRE!  She can be reached at angeladurden@msn.com or her office at 404-315-7740. Her portfolio can be viewed at www.angeladurden.com

On the show Angela interviewed Andy Orlin member of his current band King Brisket Boys. To find out his playing schedule and locations, he can be reached at aorlin@bellsouth.net.
 
Joe Gransden is the soul of live Big Jazz and Big Band. Learn more at www.joegransden.com/ and www.joegransden.com/live/
Facebook Joe Gransden. He can be reached at email@joegransden.com 
 
The parents of some of Chicago Joe Jones' students believe his approach to teaching and performing merits a wide audience.
To reach Joe, call 404-454-1307 or email chicagojoejones@aol.com
The Chicago Joe Jones Band. http://chicagojoejones.com/ and  rockandbluescamp.com

Joshua Crook can be heard perfomring with Premiere Brass Quintet, Beautiful Little Fools, Georgia Brass Band
http://www.georgiabrass.com/ and http://premierebrass.com/ 
Facebook Joshua Crook, Beautiful Little Fools, Georgia Brass Band, Premiere Brass Quintet
To contact, please email jcrookfl@hotmail.com Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show 

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Robert Galanti and Alan Urech

Apr 8, 2011 31:27

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On today's show we shined the spotlight on Robert Galanti with 200 Peachtree & 200 Office, and Alan Urech with Stage 2 Business Accelerator.

A special shout out to our new sponsor - the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthly events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show  

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Brian Carr and Chad Schloerke

Apr 7, 2011 36:08

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On today's show we shined the spotlight on Brian Carr with The Clean Air Campaign and Chad Schloerke with Floor Coverings International.

A special shout out to our new sponsor - the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthy events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show  

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Mike McDaniel and Debbie Snelling

Mar 31, 2011 50:54

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On today's show we shined the spotlight on Mike McDaniel with Sovereign Risk Solutions and Debbie Snelling with The Snelling Report

A special shout out to our new sponsor - the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthy events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show 

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Fisher & Phillips Partner, Ed Foulke On Workplace Safety

Mar 28, 2011 43:05

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On today's show we launched our "Inside Safety" series, and shined the spotlight on Fisher & Phillips Partner, Ed Foulke.

Prior to joining Fisher & Phillips, Mr. Foulke served as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. 

A special shout out to our new sponsor - the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthy events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy@atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

 

Atlanta Business Radio Dunwoody Business Expo 2011 Special

Mar 24, 2011 56:26

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On today's show we shined the spotlight on the first annual Dunwoody Business Expo. Craig Caldwell with The Cosmo Group and Bill Mulcahy CPA started us off and then we moved on to some of the nominees for the featured awards being given out at this year's expo.

Jay Kapp with Kapp Koncepts and Jennifer Howard with Edward Jones were nominated for the Rising Star Award.

Alison Norris with Alison's Restaurant and Matt Wright from The Wright Gourmet Shoppe were nominated for the Good Eats Award.

Ben Feingold with Fabricare Center Cleaners was nominated for the Growing Green Award

Jon Craymer with The Buzz Promo was nominated for the Small Business of the Year Award.

And Drs Jeffrey Priluck and Albert Nordone with Dentistry with a Difference were nominated for the People's Chopice Award.

Congratulations to all the nominees and be sure to see them all at the Dunwoody Business Expo held this year at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia.

A special shout out to our new sponsor - the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthy events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show 

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Cassandra Connors and Jennifer Dunphy

Mar 18, 2011 27:20

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On today's show we shined the spotlight on Jennifer Dunphy with Atlanta based Online Marketing Agency, Vayu Media and her client Cassandra (Casey) Connors, Owner & Founder of Bella Bag.

A special shout out to our new sponsor - the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthy events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about, please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show  

Atlanta Business Radio Spotlight on CDHC Solutions Forum Special

Mar 17, 2011 00

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On today's show we shined the spotlight on the CDHC Solutions Forum. Doug Field with Field Media along with Ron Bachman with Healthcare Visions came on to discuss the upcoming CDHC Solutions Forum which will be held May 11-12 at Cobb Galleria.

A special shout out to our new sponsor - the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthy events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Jason Smith and Zenobia Godschalk

Mar 11, 2011 27:40

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On today's show we shined the spotlight on Liquidware Labs.  Joining us in the studio were VP of Marketing Jason E. Smith and Zenobia Godschalk with their PR firm, ZAG Communications.

A special shout out to our new sponsor - the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthy events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

 

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Chef Robert Gerstenecker, Marsha Middleton, Sherri Walker, NoelleAdams, and Nikki Darling

Mar 3, 2011 45:39

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Today we shined the light on M-Squared Public Relations Prez Marsha Middleton and her client, Executive Chef Robert Gerstenecker.  Then we caught up with Sherri Walker of Full Moon PR and chatted with two of her clients, Nikki Darling and Noelle Adams.

And a special shout out to our new sponsor - the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter.  Please go to their website to register for their monthy events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/

Also . . . if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

 

Atlanta Business Radio Spotlight on Peachtree Benefit Group Special

Mar 3, 2011 42:23

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On today's show we shined the spotlight on Peachtree Benefit Group. Joining us in the studio were: founder Archie Lowe, Vice President Jennifer Cummiskey and Broker & Consultant Brent Morris.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Don Rountree, Kevin Sullivan, Zenobia Godschalk and Laura Armistead

Feb 25, 2011 44:00

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On today's Inside PR Special guest co-host Stone Payton and I opened with Don Rountree with the Rountree Group and his client Kevin Sullivan with the labor and employment law firm Fisher and Phillips.

We closed the show with Zenobia Godschalk with the ZAG Communications and her client Laura Armistead with Reflex Systems

Also a special shout out to our new sponsor - the Business Marketing Association – Atlanta Chapter Please go to their website to register for their monthy events www.bmaatlanta.com/events/

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Chef Tony Sharpe, Joy Ogozelec and Katie Ashcraft

Feb 24, 2011 44:12

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On today's show we opened with Chef Tony Sharpe and Joy Ogozelec with the Urban Major League Chef Association. To learn more please go to www.umlca.com

We closed the show with Katie Ashcraft, Partner with Books2Tax If you need help wth your books or your taxes please go to www.books2tax.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

 

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Chris Myles, Krista Eberle, Drew Plant and Charles Crawford

Feb 18, 2011 45:51

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On today's show Inside PR Special, we opened with the announcement of the 7th Annual BMA Atlanta Charity Chocolate Tasting benefitting Cure Childhood Cancer. This event is being held at FAB Atlanta on February 24 from 6p-8p. Please go to the Business Marketing Association - Atlanta Chapter's website to register www.bmaatlanta.com/events/

Our first guests were Chris Myles from Golin Harris with his client Krista Eberle from United Egg Producers.

Next up we had on Drew Plant from Plant Communications with his client Charles Crawford from Private Bank of Buckhead

 

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

 

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Randy Merrill, Abraham Xiong, Robert Meyring, Johnathon Closs and Dalton Sirmans

Feb 17, 2011 01:01:59

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On today's show we opened with the announcement of the 7th Annual BMA Atlanta Charity Chocolate Tasting benefitting Cure Childhood Cancer. This event is being held at FAB Atlanta on February 24 from 6p-8p. Please go to the Business Marketing Association - Atlanta Chapter's website to register www.bmaatlanta.com/events/ Randy Merrill from Massage Heights came on to discuss his entrepreneurial career. He is now working with Massage Heights, the premium massage retreat service that offers spa services at affordable price. To learn more please go to www.massageheightsatlanta.com Next Abraham Xiong from the Government Contractors Association came on to explain how his group helps woemen owned business owners and all entrepreneurs learn how to acquire government contracts. It is very complicated to get governement money and Abraham's group helps you learn how to get your share. To learn more please go to www.govcontractors.org Next Robert Meyring, attorney at law came on to explain the importance of estae planning. Did you know that most Atlantans are over insured but under este planned? This could become a crisis for your children and a threat to your business. To learn more about getting your will and estate planning in order please go to www.meyringfirm.com We closed the show with the folks from Mainstreet Technologies - Executive Vice President Johnathon Closs and CEO Dalton Sirmans. This innovative technology company has been leading the way in the financial management and government record management spaces for a long time. Managing data and documents is a challenge and Mainstreet Technologies has a lot of expereince solving their clients problems. To learn more please go to www.mainstreet-tech.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Pierre Panos and Kyle Ross

Feb 10, 2011 49:21

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On today's show we opened with restauranteur Pierre Panos. Pierre founded the Stoney River Legendary Steaks chain which he then sold. He currently owns the Brookwood Grill and heads QS America, the parent company of Fresh to Order along with about 40 Papa Johns restaurants in 4 states.There are currently 6 F2Os but they are looking to exand through franchising and owner operated stores. We closed the show with Kyle Ross, Vice President - JA Capstone with Junior Achievement of Georgia. Kyle explained how JA helps students learn about entrepreneurship and business through real life expereince. If you have a business in the area you should really consider volunteering with JA and helping kids learn about the benefits of owning a business. You can learn more at their website www.georgia.ja.org

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

 

Atlanta Business Radio's Improv to Improve Your Business Special

Feb 3, 2011 59:51

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On today's show several of the co-authors of the new book "Improv to Improve Your Business" came on to explain how using the principles of improvisation can foster communication, creativity and innovation in businesses. They shared the 10 Commandants of improv and how you can incorporate the skills in to sales and training situations.  Brent Brooks, Vanessa Lowry, Rob Duncan, Leah Henderson and Jim Hogan explained how learning improvisation skills has helped them grow their respective businesses.  You can order the book on Amazon.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

 

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Angela Durden, Lisa S Jones, Carl Murray, Bernie Smith and Steve Gornall

Jan 27, 2011 01:00:56

Description:

Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Our first guest this morning was Angela Durden. She is a commercial writer who has just published the book titled “Opportunity Meets Motivation Lessons From Four Women Who Built Passion
Into Their Lives and Careers.”  Angela helps companies with the printed word. She has been writing professionally since 1992. You can learn more about her and her book at www.angeladurden.com

Next up we had on Lisa S Jones founder of EyeMail, which is an emerging leader for electronic advertising, sales and marketing communications. Lisa explained how she brings emails to life with her patent pending innovation. To learn more please go to www.eyemailinc.com and see for yourself how this works.

Next we had on Carl Murray with Armand Edward Financial. Carl shared his insight into the world of business and money management for minority high net worth and high profile clientele. To learn more about his firm please go to www.armandedward.com

Next up Bernie Smith, CEO of Masterworks and managing partner of Cabinet Café came on to discuss the history of his company, how every homeowner can choose the right contractor for their specific project, leading a remodeling company through a recession and why he launched Cabinet Café last year. To learn more please go to his websites www.masterworksatlanta.com and www.cabinetcafe.com

We closed the show with Steve Gornall owner of the Cartridge World franchise in Johns Creek. Steve explained how local schools, businesses and families can save money by reusing their ink cartridges. Not only does this help your pocketbook it also helps the environment as it keeps lots and lots of ink cartridges out of landfills. To learn more please go to www.cartridgeworldusa.com/store405

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

 

Atlanta Business Radio with Stone Payton Guest Hosting Interviews Atlanta Web Designer and Blogger Erik Wolf with Zero G Creative

Jan 26, 2011 33:41

Description:

Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Stone Payton, host of the High Velocity Radio show subbed for Amy this morning. Our guest was Atlanta Web Designer and Blogger Erik Wolf with Zero G Creative. Erik talked about the importance of blogging and explained the new Bloggernaut service that Zero G is now providing. Bloggernaut helps busy business people get their blogging done in an efficient and effective manner. Nowyou can create a months worth of blog post in about 30 mminutes. to learn more please go to www.beabloggernaut.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio with Bob Greenberger Guest Hosting Interviews Tammy Stokes, Frank Butterfield and Richard Kopelman

Jan 20, 2011 44:46

Description:

Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Robert Greenberger from Habif, Arogeti & Wynne subbed for Amy Otto. You can learn more about Bob at his website www.hawcpa.com. Bob wanted to learn how his guests prospered during this challenging ecoonmic time.

Bob opened up with Tammy Stokes, founder of West Coast Workout and Live Your Healthiest Life. Tammy's method of training was designed for effectiveness, time efficinecy, safety, variety and the creation of a healthy physique. Her all in one workouts combine cross training techniques with heart rate elevation, muscle recruitment and range of motion training. To learn more please go to her website www.westcoastworkout.com

Next we talked to Frank Butterfield, Principal with Homrich Berg, a fee only wealth management firm. Frank has oversight over the Investment Department, monitors SEC compliance and serves a diverse client base. Frank has been recognized by Worth and Robb Report magazines as one of the country's best financial advisers. To learn more please go to his website www.homrichberg.com

We closed the show with Richard Kopelman, Partner with Habif, Arogeti and Wynne, LLP Certified Public Accountants and Business Advisers. Richard has focused his practice on high growth businesses in the areas of: manufacturing, distribution, transaction processing, service providers and insurance agencies. To learn more please go to www.his website www.hawcpa.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Danielle Puckerin with the Publix Georgia Marathon, Todd A Cohen with CKW and Associates and Jason Morrison with Capitol Media Solutions

Jan 6, 2011 44:49

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Today we opened the show with Danielle Puckerin with US Road Sports and Entertainment Group. Danielle told us all about the upcoming Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon which will be held on March 20. This years events start and finsish at Centenial Park downtown. About 18,000 people will particpate in the events this year. Please go to their website to sign up and to participate in all their helpful training programs to get you ready at www.georgiamarathon.com

Next up Todd Cohen from CKW and Associates came on to discuss design and construction. CKW specializes in the management of hogh quality design and construction from concept through completion which saves their clients time and money. They do a lot of work in the medical office arena and in helping build LEED certified offices. To learn more please go to their website www.ckwandassociates.com

We closed the show with media buying expert Jason Morrison. Jason works with Capitol Media Solutions. He explained what every Georgia business owner needs to know about media buying, socila media and online reputation management. If you have questions about how your company should be handling their media buying then contact Jason through his website www.capitolmediasolutions.com

 

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

 

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Peter Correa, John Panessa, Shelly Glenn, Greg Corey, Shawn Arnold, Rawle Fraser and Alok Deshpande

Dec 16, 2010 01:07:43

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Today we opened the show with Peter Correa President of American InterContinental University (AIU) Atlanta. He explained how AIU Atlanta is a local leader in education. To learn more please go to www.aiuniv.edu/atlanta

Next up John Panessa with Apogee Scholarship Fund talked about the Georgia private school tax credit program. If you are looking for a scholarship to a private elementary, middle or high scholl in Georgia you should check this program out. Also if you are looking for tax credits to offset some tax issues then you should also check this program out. To learn more please go to www.apogeescholarships.org

Next Shelly Glenn expalined how Atlanta leaders have come together to launch a prostate cancer pledge campaign. If you pledge to get checked out you can get some free Atlanta Hawkls tickets as a bonus. To learn more please go to www.georgiaprostatecancerpledge.com

Next Greg Corey with porch Light Studio came on to explain how packaging can make or break a succesful product. Porch Light is an advertising and package design firm that specializes in home improvement brands. To learn more please go to www.porchlightatl.com

Next Shawn Arnold with ProviDyn came on to discuss IT. His firm has the experience and skill to proetct your compnay and also savew you some money along the way. If you are looking for an IT expert give ProviDyn a call. To learn more please go to www.providyn.com

Next Rawle Fraser with Tank Goodness Atlanta came on to share his cookie entrepreneur journey. Tank Goodness delivers warm homemade cookies and milk to your best cleints. What a great idea for a holiday gift. Check them out at www.tankgoodness.com/atlanta

We closed the show with Alok Deshpande from MoneyCheck. his firm helps companies with workplace financial education. What a great idea to help employees become more financially literate. Alok's firm works with HR departments to provide unbiased financial education programs directly to employees. To learn more please go to www.moneycheckonline.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

 

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Cathy Iconis with the Iconis Group a Virtual CFO Firm and Eric Holtzclaw with User Insight

Dec 9, 2010 43:30

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Today we opened the show with Cathy Iconis, CPA founder and president of the Iconis Group. Cathy was recently named one of CPA Technology Advisor's 40 under 40. Her firm provides outsourced accounting to small businesses. To learn more about her virtual CFO service please go to her website www.iconisgroup.com

We also had on Eric Holtzclaw, Chief Executive Officer of User Insight. Eric explained how User Insight gathers and analyzes the voice of the customer to provide insight to user behavior, create intuitive products and lead market strategy. For more information, please visit www.UserInsight.com.

During the interviews we also discussed the benefits and challenges of working with a Virtual CFO.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

 

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Mitch Reiner COO of Capital Investment Advisors

Dec 2, 2010 37:10

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The Chic Entrepreneur Elizabeth Gordon from Flourishing Business subbed for Amy Otto. You can learn more about Elizabeth at her website www.chicentrepreneur.com

Today's guest was Mitch Reiner, Chief Operating Officer with Capital Investment Advisors. His firm is one of the largest fee only investment advisory frims in the Southeast, with over $700 million in assets under management. Mitch shared his firm's unique approach to managing its clients' assets, focusing on income distribution as well as planning today and future needs while being able to sleep at night. To learn more please go to his website www.yourwealth.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Elizabeth Gordon Talks About Remote Broadcasting her Chic Perspectives Show at the PINK Signature Event

Nov 24, 2010 05:22

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

A quick excerpt with Elizabeth Gordon on how internet radio and remote broadcasting has helped grow her business. She appeared on Bernie Wolford's Accelerator Avenue show. You can listen to the full interview here.
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Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Penny Connor, Brian Bresnahan, Mikki Douglas, Tracey Paulfrey, Marna Friedman and Melanie Mueller

Nov 18, 2010 01:14:52

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We opened the show with Penny Conner from the Georgia Department of Community Health. She explained the importance of getting vaccinated. She explained that having your child vaccinated is pretty common - but adults need vaccines too. She recommended that everyone get a flu shot. To learn more please go to www.health.state.ga.us Next up we had on Brian Bresnahan from Healthy Kids Across America. He came on to talk about the national tour he is working on. The Healthy Kids Association is kicking off a National Curriculum Based Healthy Eating, Regular Exercise and Self Esteem Development Field Trip on Wheels in 2011. To learn more please go to www.healthykidsacrossamerica.org Next up Mikki Douglas came on to discuss how she lost 65 pounds and how she can help you lose weight and be in the best health of your life. To learn more please go to www.iwantlifeforce.com Next Tracey Paulfrey, a personal trainer and fitness boot camp expert came on to discuss some of the innovative exercise and wellness programs going on at the Concourse Athletic Club. For more information please go to www.concourseclub.com Next our good friend Marna Friedman came on to explain how writing a book can be your next business card. Marna can help anyone write, publish and market their own self published book. She said that she can help someone publish a book in a matter of weeks. To learn more please go to www.strategicselfpublishing.com We closed the show with Melanie Mueller, owner of the Mel Boteri custom fashion boutique. Melanie shared her journey into the world of custom handbag design and manufacturing. She specializes in high end women's custom handbags, but may soon expand into shoes. To learn more or to make an appointment please go to her website www.melboteri.com
  Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio with Matt Davis Guest Hosting Interviews Blake Cooper, Todd Semrau and Kevin Fuller

Nov 11, 2010 48:28

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Matt Davis from BMT Promotions and Talent subbed for Amy Otto. You can learn more about Matt at his website www.bmtpromo.com

Matt talked to Todd Semrau with Urban Eats Consulting Group. Todd talked about the challenges of opening a restaurant and offered tips on how to make the process go smoothly. To learn about his firm please go to www.urbaneats.net

Blake Cooper, president of Cooper Music also joined us. Blake's family owned music company has been around for over 100 years. Blake shared some interesting anecdotes about the music business and also some great tips for running a business. Learn more about his company at www.cooperpiano.com

Kevin Fuller with Electronic Environments was also in the studio. His firm is the leading custom electronics system integrators in commercial construction. Kevin shared some great business tips that any aspiring entrepreneur would appreciate. To learn more please go to his website www.electroenvironments.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Special...Global Learning Initiative at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School

Nov 4, 2010 51:49

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Today we dedicated the entore show to put a spotlight on Mount Vernon Presbyterian School (MVPS). They decided to launch a Global Learning Initiative beginning with the 2009-2010 school year. The idea behind the initiative was to give MVPS Middle and Upper School students the opportunity to study an issue that would have a profound impact on their future lives and the global society, and to do so in a manner that was outside the traditional boundaries of the classroom. MVPS wanted to initiate a tradition that the rising senior class would choose the topic of the year-long study. For the initial 2009-2010 initiative the seniors chose The Global Environment as the topic and the year-long study was successfully completed. 

For the second Global Learning Initiative for the coming 2010-2011 school year the seniors chose Global Infectious Disease as the topic. MVPS will be partnering with the Centers for Disease Control in this study. This is a first of its kind collaboration for the CDC. MVPS is the first school to have a year long educational program in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control.  

CDC experts who are involved worldwide will be visiting MVPS to speak to and dialogue with students on a variety of different topic s concerning global infectious disease. Since CDC also partners with The Carter Center and Emory University, these institutions may join this initiative by providing speakers. MVPS is looking forward to this cooperative effort involving world class institutions located here in Atlanta.To learn more about Mount Vernon Presbyterian School please go to their website www.mountvernonschool.org

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Dunwoody Special with Ricardo Gonzalo, Stacy Abston, Monet Diamante and Debbie Fuse

Oct 28, 2010 47:26

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We had a Special this morning focusing on the city of Dunwoody Business Community.

 

We opened the show with Ricardo Gonzalo with Village Burger, Dunwoody's newest family restaurant. This great new restaurant is located in the old Bruster's building. Village Burger serves burgers, hot dogs and frozen custard. Check them out at www.villageburger.com or www.facebook.com/VillageBurger

Next up Stacy Abston with Sips n Strokes by Wendy Lovoy came on to discuss her art studio for the non-artist. She has classes where non artists come in and paint while hanging out with their friends and/or co-workers. You can bring yur own drinks and snacks to make the class that much more fun. To learn more please go to www.sipsnstrokes.com

Next up Monet Diamante came on t discuss the Dunwoody Restaurant Group. This restaaurant group owns a bunch of pubs and restaurants around town, but she wanted to mention that the Dunwoody Tavern is now non-smoking. Monet said that each restaurnat has their own Facebook page with specials and you can find them all on their website www.dunwoodyrestaurantgroup.com

We closed the show with Debbie Fuse, who is with the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce. Debbie explained the benefits of joining the chamber - she talked about the Chamber's involvement with the Music Festival as well as all the help the Chamber provides its members in helping them navigate the maze of city govrnement zoning and sign procurement. To learn more pleae go to www.dunwoodycommerce.org

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio ProWIN Special

Oct 25, 2010 57:24

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On October 19, 2010, Atlanta Business Radio launched a special ProWIN edition, co-hosted by  producer Lee Kantor and  Pat Romboletti, President of Sage Executive Search, (www.sageexecutivesearch.com), in welcoming a trio of energized and engaged women and Vice President of Sponsorship for ProWIN,  the Professional Women’s Information Network (www.prowin.com). This organization, exclusive to Atlanta, has a stated mission of “building business by building relationships.”

The day’s discussion led off with Loraine DiSalvo, president-elect of ProWIN and member since 2006.  As she explained, ProWIN is made up of members who meet at quarterly luncheons (the third Wednesday of January, April, July and October) to educate themselves, market their businesses, and make friends and business contacts. Additionally, ProWIN hosts small-scale, member-only events, such as cocktails at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Martinis and Imax, and holiday parties. Loraine said, “I found a diverse group of women from all walks of life and industry at ProWIN. We have interesting speakers and tasty luncheons. I think I’ve only missed one quarterly meeting since I joined and every time it’s the same thing—a great group of people, a great presentation and a great setting.”  In her “other” life, Loraine is a partner and lawyer at Morgan and DiSalvo, PC (www.morgandisalvo.com), an estate planning boutique. She added, “Through ProWIN, I’ve met eventual clients and professional contacts, like financial planners. I’ve found it to be a great resource for my clients.”

The typical meeting follows the format of an open meet-and-greet while everyone gathers, followed by a structured get-to-know-you through “table hosts,” where designated leaders at each table lead discussions based on a series of questions designed to stimulate conversation beyond the standard “Hi, how are you?” greeting. “The ‘information’ part of our organization’s name is intentional,” explained Loraine. “I learned how to better market myself and build my practice at ProWIN.”

In the open membership, you’ll find attorneys, CPAs, entrepreneurs, and people from B2B marketing, payroll, and large corporations. And despite the name, it is actually open to men, too. It presents an opportunity for members to be active—as board members, officers and committee members.  Sometimes, Loraine explained, you might even get to wear a tiara.  These special people are called registration angels and they are at the quarterly meetings, helping guests who want to join or returning members who need to renew. You can see why Pat said, “When I first moved to Atlanta—hands down—ProWIN was the one group mentioned most often as the networking organization to belong to.”

Membership costs $100 a year. Different fees apply to different events, although many of the member-only events are free. For new members, two complimentary half-hour coaching sessions are included with your membership. It can be general business coaching or tailored to your specific needs. “You basically get $300 worth of coaching for your $100 fee,” Loraine pointed out.

Then there are the random benefits as happened to the other two guests on today’s show. These two members won slots on this program to highlight their companies in a drawing at the last meeting.

First, we heard from business attorney Heather Wright, principal at The Wright Firm, LLC, (www.thewrightattorneys.net), serving clients from “start-up to demise,” including litigation. Heather said, “I leaped from a big firm to my own business when I realized that I liked being a lawyer, but I just didn’t like the big firm environment. It was too stifling. I like getting involved with my clients and have built my business by becoming a trusted advisor.”

One of her boutique firm’s benefits is that you are hiring someone you can trust. For instance, you need to know how you’re going to be charged—set fees, hourly, by contingency—which you get with Heather. “You need to be open, especially about money. I don’t know that I would trust attorneys who didn’t put their fee agreements in writing,” Heather said.

Communication is key for Heather. “I tell my business clients that a four-minute phone call could save them $30,000 in litigation, so feel free to call me,” she said. “A lawyer is your confidant. You need to tell them the truth, so they can help you. That’s why my written agreement talks about candor. ”

The other featured member was Leslie Hale, sales consultant with Veracity Payment Solutions, (www.veracitypayments.com). This four-year-old company provides credit card processing services to companies in the start-up to mid-size range. Its service center in Aiken, SC is very customer-centric and available year-round. “Small businesses can tap into our software that works with Quicken. It’s really great for them,” said Leslie. “We’re able to grow with our clients as they grow. It’s all about client relationships, all about trust. I am partnering with you. I am on your team. Everybody wins and everybody feels good about it.”

Some of the intricacies of the credit card world that were discussed include how statements are formatted, small ticket item charges, advantages of swiping a card, and the importance of zip code information. “One of the more costly mistakes is not swiping the card when you can. People tend to not put in all the required information—address, zip code—which makes it a more secure payment,” explained Leslie. “More than 200 rates can be charged. We help our clients use the most cost-efficient method of processing credit card transactions. We review the statements, do pricing models and compare what they’re paying where they are now versus what Veracity can do.”

Another advantage Veracity offers its clients is not requiring long-term contracts. “So there’s no rate creep, no penalties for ending the relationship,” Leslie said. At which point, Heather jumped in and said, “I was involved in a litigation case with a merchant and his credit card processor. If you’ve ever read those contracts, they’re long-term and called a contract of adhesion [or, in layman’s terms, one-sided]. My guy had no bargaining power, was locked into a contract for forever and ended up in litigation. I now tell my customers to look for month-to-month arrangements [like Veracity], so you have flexibility.”

And right there, the synergy of ProWIN was demonstrated.

Regarding ProWIN, Heather further said, “It’s a wonderful place to get to know people. The relationships are fantastic. It’s good for marketing—serious business people go there. At the first meeting I attended, I knew 10 people immediately and respected them. They were all on the board or played an active role. As a business lawyer, I need resources for my clients who typically don’t call me until it’s minutes away from a nuclear meltdown. The resources I’ve met through ProWIN are invaluable.”

Leslie was sure of its benefits from the get-go. She said, “I bought without looking—I signed up for membership on the internet. For me, it’s been an opportunity to meet professional women in a structured atmosphere. We’re able to reach commonality quickly.” She even invites her clients to meetings—“It’s a wonderful offering to my clients.”

Download the entire broadcast to hear more about ProWIN and the wonderful resources that it offers to Atlanta’s business professionals. You can also hear more about Heather Wright’s high-touch law practice and gain some great tips for saving money on your payment processing with Leslie Hale. 

Participants:

Loraine DiSalvo, Morgan and DiSalvo, PC, www.morgandisalvo.com

Leslie Hale, Veracity Payment Solutions www.veracitypayments.com

Lee Kantor, producer, Atlanta Business Radio www.businessradiox.com

Pat Romboletti, Sage Executive Search, www.sageexecutivesearch.com

Heather Wright, The Wright Firm, LLC, www.thewrightattorneys.net

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

 

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Cynthia Good with Little Pink Book, Bill Mann with Interactive Technology Enterprises and John Tolbert with FirstLight HomeCare

Oct 21, 2010 51:25

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We opened the show with Cynthia Good. You might remember Cynthia from her TV days anchoring the evening news on Fox 5. Since then she’s written 6 books, launched two award winning magazines including the national women’s business magazine called PINK – which today is totally digital. The Little Pink Book, available free, delivers editorial every day to women nationwide and in 126 countries – giving all ambitious women tools, tactics and strategies to create a beautiful career and a beautiful life. To learn more about the magazine and the events they put on like the upcoming PINK SIGNATURE Fall Empowerment Event Series as well as to subscribe please go to www.littlepinkbook.com.

Next up Bill Mann with Interactive Technology Enterprises came on to discuss interactive communities. ITE is a technovativce compnay that brings futuristic synergetic solutions to the core value of their communities. They work with musicians, authors and doctors to name just a few of the communities they are involved with. To learn more please go to their website www.iactivetech.com

We closed the show with John Tolbert with FirstLight HomeCare. FirstLight Home Care is a provider of non-medical, live-in and hourly companion and personal care services to seniors and others who need assistance. John discussed his career transition into the rapidly growing home care industry, the reasons for its growth and why consumers are continuing to choose in-home care. To learn more please go to his website www.firstlighthomecare.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Little Five Points Special with Matt Davis, Don Bender, Pam Majors and Tim Scott

Oct 14, 2010 45:23

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We had a Special this morning focusing on the Little 5 Points Business Community.

Matt Davis from BMT Promotions and Talent subbed for Amy Otto. You can learn more about Matt at his website www.bmtpromo.com

Matt brought some of his friends and Little 5 business neighbors on the show.

Don Bender, a former commercial real estate business owner, is one of Little 5's founding fathers - he shared some great history of the area and why he thinks it is so unique.

Pam Majors, founder of Junkman's Daughter came on to discuss why she chose Little 5 Points as the location of her 28 year old business. You can learn more about her store in this amazing article where her store was recently featured named a Retail Superstar http://www.retailsuperstars.com/junkmansdaughter/index.html  Please checkout Junkman Daughter's MySpace page at www.myspace.com/junkmansdaughteratlanta Tim Scott was also in the studio to discuss his shop Libertine. He has been around Little 5 for almost 20 years but his store has only been around for about 3 1/2 years. Check out his website at  http://www.facebook.com/LibertineATL To learn more about the histroy of this great neighborhood please go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Five_Points and http://www.little5points.com/joomla1/

And to learn more about one of the best Halloween Festival's in the country (which is going on this Friday and Saturday) please go to http://www.l5phalloween.com/

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Special Edition with Jennifer Kluge from Atlanta's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For Awards Competition

Oct 14, 2010 23:07

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Today we had a Special Edition of the show featuring Jennifer Kluge from Atlanta's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, which is an awards competition providing the business community the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This is the premier awards symposium that celebrates those companies that are making the lives of their employees better as well as the community as a whole. The 101 Best and Brightest program provides yearlong education, benchmarking, assessment tools and interaction amongst the best employers. We are pleased to be a part of it. To learn how you can nominate a firm for this great award please go to their website www.101bestandbrightest.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Keith Duncan, Amy Zuspan, Elizabeth Schneider and Natalie Keng

Oct 7, 2010 58:20

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On todays show we opened with inventor and entrepreneur Keith Duncan. His latest invention the I See Stand is the perfect solution for show and tell presentations, training, education, sales and design. The I See Stand combines the power of a high definition camera, a patent pending mounting stand and high reolution software for your laptop. It's like your own portable overhead projector to create and share information. You have to see this to really appreciate it - so go to Keith's website www.iseestand.com and check it out. Next up we had on Amy Zuspan from Damsel Productions. She is putting a benefit music show on October 14 to help out the Atlanta Day Shelter for Woemn and Children. The show will be held at Smith's Olde Bar at 8pm on Oct 14. The show will feature Kelly Andrews, Meredith MacDonald, Granville Automatic, Sin Pretty and Amy's band the Amy Zuspan Band. Please go to www.damselproductions.com to learn more. Next up we had on Elizabeth Schneider from Wine for Normal People. Elizabeth is a Sommelier who is dedicating herself to educating people about wine without any of the snobbery that is usually associated with that. She offers classes, private parties and corporate events. So if you are looking for a wine education in a fun and memorable way you have to check out www.winefornormalpeople.com We closed the show with our good friend Natalie Keng with Chinese Southern Belle. Natalie and her mom Margaret have been connecting people, food and culture through cooking classes and health and wellness demos around town. By sharing tips and tales these Chinese Southern Belles hope to add a fun fusion touch to the kitchen and a sense of community throuigh a celebration of food and culture. They have events and classes almost every week - learn more at their website www.chinesesouthernbelle.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Kevin Copeland and Andy Greider with Just Trash it

Sep 30, 2010 36:33

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On todays show we had on Kevin copeland and Andy Greider from JustTrashIt. They are a 13 year old locally owned and operated junk removal business that serves commercial and residential needs. They shared stories about helping home owners associations, apartment complexes as well as commercial real estate firms with their trash removal and recycling. to learn more please go to their website www.justtrashit.com and see for yourself why they are the highest rated junk removal business on kudzu.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Mike Levin, Jeff Graves, Bonnie Buol Ruszczyk, Josh Brandt, Brett Brugh, Roger & Stacy Vaughn

Sep 23, 2010 52:17

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On todays show we had Mike Levin with Levin Business Advisory Services guest co-hosting. Mike's firm provides a suite of resources that meet the needs of small businesses. He is hosting Open Networking Event at Pure Taqueria in Woodstock on October 18, 6p-8:30pm. To learn more please go to his website www.prepaidlegal.com/plan/mlevin We opened the show with Jeff Graves from 13.1 Atlanta. Jeff is the Race Director fo this year's 13.1 Event which is being held on October 3. Go to his website www.131atlanta.com to get more info on volunteering, sponsoring, attending and participating in this great event. Next up we had on Bonnie Buol Ruszczyk from BBR Marketing. Bonnie explained how small business is the backbone of America and they are going through a tough time right now. She shared some ways her firm helps professional service firms with social media, marketing strategy and project management. To learn more please go to her website www.bbrmarketing.com Next up Josh Brandt with Air Reliant Service came on to explain why his HVAC firm is one of the leaders in Atlanta. He explained that delivering high levels of customer service differentiates his firm from all the rest. To learn more please go to his website www.airreliantllc.com Next Brett Brugh with Mark-Rite Utility Services came on to explain the importance of proper planning and calling 811 when you are doing any type of digging in your yard. His firm works with the utility companies to insure that you do not accidentally damage any of the pipes that sit just below the surface of your yard. To learn more about his service please go to www.markriteus.com We closed the show with husband and wife team Roger and Stacy Vaughn with D-Unity Consulting. Roger and Stacy explained how they help small bsuiness owners navigate through the maze of governemtn contract work to help their cleints compete for and win governemtn contracts. To learn more about how this strategy can help grow your firm please go to their firm's website www.d-unityllc.org

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio w Cliff Oxford Dahlys Hamilton Brett Jacobsen Seth Hopkins Peter Goldberger Reid Casey & Onaje Henderson

Sep 16, 2010 01:02:44

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On todays show we opend up with Cliff Oxford with Entrepreneur Advisors. Cliff shared etails about his new realtionship with the Atlanta Business Chronicle and their upcoming Atlanta Symposium which is on Friday September 24. Cliff says that entrepreneurs will fuel this economic recovery. To learn more about his event please go to www.entrepreneuradvisors.com Next Dahlys Hamilton founder of the Metro Atlanta Business Network came on to discuss her LinkedIn Event which is going to be held on September 25. She also shared some great tips to make you a LinkedIn power user. To learn more about what she is up to please go to www.metroabn.com Next up we got into a spirited conversation about education with Dr Brett Jacobsen, Head of the Mount Vernon Presbyterian School (MVPS). Brett explained how design thinking has helped to transform MVPS into one of the finest 21st century Christian college prepatory comunities in the world. To learn more please go to www.mountvernonschool.org  Next Seth Hopkins from the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, GA came on to discuss the brand new Ansel Adams exhibit which is coming to the musem from September 25, 2010 until February 20 2011. To learn more please go to www.boothmusem.org Next Peter Goldberger from Perform Plus Marketing came on to discuss reward and recognition programs, channel marketing and incentive programs.  To learn more please go to www.performplus.com Next Reid Casey came on to discuss the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals sales education event happening September 28. This month they will talk about Prospecting with Lissa Versteegh speaking. To learn more please go to www.johnscreekchamber.com/events We closed the show with Onaje Henderson partner in Premier Art, specializing in orignal works of art.  This 14 year old compnay was founded by Onaje's father the renowned artist Aaron Henderson. The firm has expanded to include other artists and is known around town for their Art Tastings which attract young professionals who want to get their feet wet in the art world. To learn more please go to www.premierart.net

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Special Edition with Lanier Financial Group's Nathan Hriczo and World Commodity Fund's Jim Llewellyn

Sep 9, 2010 36:48

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Today we had a Special Edition of the show featuring Nathan Hriczo with Lanier Financial Group. Nathan explained the benefits of switching to a Roth IRA as well as some fixed income alternatives to low CD and Bond Rates. To learn more about planning for your financial future contact Nathan through his website www.lanierfinancialgroup.com

We closed the show with Jim Llewellyn portfolio manager of World Commondity Funds (WCOMX). Jim gave us an education on commodities and why his mutual fund might be right for some people. So if you want to learn more about the Rogers International Commodity Index contact Jim through his website www.worldcommodityfunds.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Special Edition with Dawn Ely President of Palladium CLOs and Bernie Wolford

Sep 9, 2010 40:10

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Today we had a Special Edition of the show featuring Dawn Ely, founder and President of Palladium Chief Legal Officers, a part time Chief Legal Officer corporate staff augmentation service, serving the legal and business needs of companies without in-house legal counsel.

Dawn brought on Bernie Wolford former General Manager of Member Services with eLife Care, a firm that succesfully retained Dawn's firm. He shared some great tips on how to best utilize these kinds of part time C level staff members. To learn more about Dawn's firm please go to www.palladiumclos.com and to see what Bernie is up to go to his website www.bkhmassoc.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Doug Field, Matt Davis and Mattia Pace

Sep 2, 2010 44:24

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Today we hadon Doug Field with Field Media. He came on to discuss the changing healthcare landscape driven by the new healthcare law and the healthcare consumerism megatrend. His firm is a national media company which is producing one of the industy's first events focused exclusively on healthcare consumerism and the healthcare law. The event - CDHC Solutions Forum will be held September 9 at the Cobb Gallleria to learn more and to get your ticket to this must attend event please go to www.cdhcsolutionsforum.com. To learn more about Field Media's other publications and programs please go to www.fieldmedia.com

Next up we had on Matt Davis with BMT Promotions and Talent. BMT Promo is your number one source for staffing conventions and experiential marketing events nationwide. They separate themselves from their competition through their thorough and diserning screening process. To learn more please go to www.bmtpromo.com

We closed the show with Mattia Pace from Sausage World. SausageWorld is the only place in Atlanta to get sausages that have been handmade with a simple artisanal approach and a passion for authenticity that makes their sausages stand out from all the rest. You can see Mattia each Saturday morning at the Sandy Springs Farmers Market or go online to learn more about the best tasting sausages in town at www.sausageworldinc.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Special Edition with Microsoft MVP Mark Dunn from Dunn Training

Aug 26, 2010 21:37

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Today we had a Special Edition of the show featuring Mark Dunn with Microsoft's MVP Program. Mark has over 20 years experience in software engineering, database administration and project management. For the past 7 years Mark has been awarded MVP status for his contributions to the Visual Studio.Neet community and he serves as Microsoft's Regional Director covering the Southeast United States. To learn more about Mark and his firm please go to www.dunntraining.com. To learn more about Microsoft's MVP Program check out mvp.support.microsoft.com or mvps.org. To learn more about some of the User Groups Mark talked about go to www.atldotnet.org and www.devcow.com/usergroups

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Special Edition To Help Darrah Brustein Get A Grant For Her Finance Whiz Kids Book Series

Aug 25, 2010 14:09

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Today we had a Special Edition of the show faturing Darrah Brustein, a local young entrepreneur in the national spotlight teaching kids financial education. She is wrting a book series for children titled "Finance Whiz Kids." the series assists parents and teachers in educating kids by equipping them with the tools to help them manage their finances as they get older. You can yhelp Darrah get a $25,000 grant for this worthwhile project by going to http://www.refresheverything.com/financewhizkids and vote for her project. Only the top projects get the grant so please vote everyday if you can.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Doug McKendrick, Rick Crowe, Chef Tom Minchella, Marcus Collier & Jennifer Howell

Aug 19, 2010 45:09

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Today we opened the show with the folks from McKendrick's Steakhouse, one of the best steak and seafood restaurants in Atlanta. We had on Doug McKendrick, Rick Crowe and Chef Tom Minchella. They explained the reasons why McKendricks is such a beloved institution in town. From the freshest ingredients to the top notch customer service you will not find a better steak or better meal in Atlanta. To book your company's holiday event be sure to go to www.mckendricks.com

Next up we had on Marcus Collier with 31 Lunch, a new player in the business catering market. Marcus explained that since 31 Lunch focuses exclusively on catering they provide a higher level of customer satisfaction then many of his competitors. Next time you have a business lunch you need catered you should give Marcus a call. Please go to www.31lunch.com for more info.

We closed the show with Jennifer Howell with Performance Foodservice, They have the products and the solutions for every food service and vending operation.  They help everyone from independent restaurants to big chains all the way to assisted living facilities and even jail with their food service needs. To learn more please go to www.pfgmiltons.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Guest Host Michael Levin w Suzanne Chace, Olivia Millwood, Pete LaQuaglia, Jay Choquette & Mark Wilson

Aug 12, 2010 51:26

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Today we had our good friend Michael Levin guest hosting for Amy. To learn more about what Mike is up to go to www.prepaidlegal.com/plan/mlevin

 

We opened the show with Suaznne Chace and Olivia Millwood from GoToGrls who shared great information about how they help their clients take advantage of every opportunity to brand their businesses. To learn more about how to get your company found in the world of social media marketing please go to their website www.gotogrls.com

Next up we had on Pete LaQuaglia with Greenhouse Pest Management. Pete told us all about how a small bsuiness can differentiate itself from large market leaders and survive in this economy. If you are looking for a kid saand pet safe pest control service be sure to check out Greenhouse at their website www.pestfreegogreen.com

Next we had on Jay Choquette CEO of X8 Marketing. Jay explained why small businesses need marketing when the road gets rough. He also talked about how to get the most bang for your marketing buck. X8 marketing helps small businesses turn into big businesses with effective marketing. To learn more about their services please go to their website www.x8marketing.com

We closed the show with Mark Wilson, founder of Ryla. Ryla is a nationally recognized domestic customer support and contact center with state of the art technologies, a Fortune 500 client portfolio, more than 3,000 employess and revenues in excess of $100 million. Recently Ryla has been named one of the fastest growing firms in Atlanta, Georgia and the U.S. by various business publications. If you are looking for a call center that offers inbound or outbound customer support for any sized business then check out Ryla online at www.ryla.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Guest Host Carrie Tegeder From Corporate Office Centers Interviews Charles Green & Betsy Liermann

Aug 5, 2010 33:06

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On today's show we had our good friend Carrie Tegeder with Corporate Office Centers guest hosting for Amy. To learn more about how Corporate Office Centers helps everyone from entrepreneurs all the way up to Fortune 500 companies with their Atlanta office needs go to www.corporateofficecenters.com for more information.

We opened the show with Charles Green, a small business financing expert and author of The SBA Loan Book. The 3rd edition of that book will be available in November. Charles talked about the current capital environment as it relates to small bsuiness and how to improve your opportunities to get funding. If your business needs help getting funding then please contact Charles - learn more about his book and his consulting practice at his website www.charlesgreenco.com

We closed the show with Betsy Liermann. Betsy and her husband own the Cartriudge World franchise in Suwanee. Cartridge World is the world's fastest growing ink and toner refilling retailer. Betsy shared some stories about her move from corporate America to being an entrepreneur. She also gave some great tips about how she has grown her business over the last 4 years. To learn more please go to her website www.cartridgeworldsuwanee.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Carrie Tegeder from Corporate Office Centers and Dr Scott Elliott & Carl Tegeder from iZigg

Jul 29, 2010 38:54

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On today's show we opened up with Carrie Tegeder with Corporate Office Centers. Carrie explained how Corporate Office Centers helps everyone from entrepreneurs all the way up to Fortune 500 companies with their office needs. Whether you are looking for a prestigious Atlanta address for your home office, if you need conference rooms space for your next meeting or even if you need to host a training session for your whole division - Corporate Office Centers can help you. Please go to www.corporateofficecenters.com for more information.

We closed the show with some of the folks from iZigg an Atlanta based mobile media marketing company that just launched. Dr Scott Elliott and Carl Tegeder came on to explain how their compnay is revolutionizing how the 30 million US Small businesses and groups stay connected, communicate and advertise t their memebrs and customers. To get a glimpse of the marketing power of iZigg TEXT the name Carl to 90210 and you can see it in action. To learn more online go to their website www.izigg.com/signmeup

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews: Mark Perloe, Scott Clodfelter, Chad Elkins, Rob Buechner, Ben Sapp & Kamal Bhatia

Jul 22, 2010 59:39

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On today's show we opened up with Mark Perloe and Scott Clodfelter. Mark is with Essential Theatre and Scott is with Actor's Express Theatre Company. They spoke aboput all the exciting plays they are producing at their theaters as well as the financial challenges many non-profit arts organizations are facing. Aspiring playwrights should check out Essential Theatre at www.essentialtheatre.com and everyone should check out Actor's Express at www.actorsexpress.com. There is no better place to see a play in Atlanta.

Next up we had on Chad Elkins with Foursquare Atlanta. He talked about how he is helping the Oakland Cemetary use social media and Foursquare in particular. To learn more about Atlanta's coolest cemetary - be sure to take a tour and see the graves of the rich and famous Atlantans - go to www.oaklandcemetary.com. To learn more about Foursquare Atlanta go to www.4sqatl.com

Next up Rob Buechner and Ben Sapp from Swifty Car Wash came on to tell us about their business. Swifty gives you an express car wash in less than 3 minutes for just a few dollars. They have 7 Atlanta car wash locations and are growing fast. They are environmentally friendly as well as convertible friendly. To find a Swifty Express Car Wash near you go to www.swiftycarwash.com

We clsoed the show with Kamal Bhatia with Action Bartending School and Hospitality. Kamal explained that his program can teach you a new skill and helkp you start a new career in just a few weeks. When you complete his prtogram you will have a state certification you need to be a bartender, all the knowledge you need to start bartending as well as help in getting your first bartending job. To learn more please go to www.actionbartendingschool.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews: SCORE and the SBA Business Expo at the Mall. Plus Southern Barter Club with Some Members

Jul 15, 2010 52:52

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On today's show we opened up with Jeff Mesquita from SCORE who came on to discuss the role of SCORE and the Small Business Association in the small business arena. He talked about a great business expo that is being done in partnership with the folks at Simon Properties. This free business expo event will be held at the Mall of Georgia this Saturday July 17. To learn more please go to www.mallofgeorgia.com to learn more about SCORE please go to www.scoreatlanta.org

Next up we had a return visit from Laurie and Henry Sossa from Southern Barter Club. they explained all the benfits of using barter in your business plus they brought along several of their members who shared how barter has helped them in their business. To learn more about Southern Barter Club please go to their website www.southernbarterclub.com

Dahlys Hamilton from Metro Atlanta Business Network came on to explain how to leverage LinkedIn Connections. She hosts netwroking events and training exculsively for LinkedIn members. To learn more about what Dahlys is up to please go to www.metroabn.com

Next Rob Gates from Mail Source and Data came on to explain how using direct mail can help you grow your business. to learn more please go to www.mailsourcedata.com

Next Wendy Orr with Solutions Marketing came on to share information about her full service marketing compnay. She offers community solutions through Home Solutions publications as a direct mail magazine. she also does Flash Networking events around town. to learn more please go to www.solutionsmarketingllc.com

We closed the show with Jennifer Reuter with Wee Monsters Play Systems. Wee Monsters is Atlanta's premier playground company. they createcustom playsets for backyards all around town. To learn more please go to their website www.weemonsters.net

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews: Les Seagraves, Stephanie Stone, Ashley Grossman, Megan McCarthy, Lou Levit & David Tendrich

Jul 8, 2010 58:20

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On today's show opened the show with Les Seagraves from Wheego Electric Cars, headquartered in Atlanta. They are about to be the first American car company to offer an affordable, all-electric car throughout the U.S. Wheego is taking reservations now on its website and the car will begin shipping in September. To learn more or to get on that list please go to www.wheego.net

Next up we had on our good friends from FreshNFit Cuisine. Marketing Director, Stephanie STone and Registered Dietitian Ashley Grossman joined us to explain why Fresh n' Fit is Georgia's premier fresh and healthy meal plan. Please go to the website to learn more about how Fresh n Fit offers its clients (both residential and corporate) a delicious, nutritionally balanced menu that makes healthy eating convenient, affordable and enjoyable www.freshnfitcuisine.com

Next up we had on healthy lifestyle consultant and chef, Megan McCarthy from HealthyEating101. Megan is the Edible Garden Chef at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. She is at their Outdoor Kitchen every weekend showing visitors how to cook the goodies that the garden produces. Megan is a great resourcve for healthy eating and can be found at Cook's Warehouse and Whole Foods teaching classes there as well. She also is available to come to your home and cook for you and your family. To learn more about what Megan is up to p[lease go to her website www.healthyeating101.com

We closed the show with Lou Levit and David Tendrich from Unexpected Ways. These two 21 year olds have formed a marketing and design compnay that has helped over 100 compnaies grow - even in this difficult economy. They are great at looking at your business through fresh eyes and putting an innovative marketing/advertising plan into effect. The testimonials and success stories they have at such a young age would make many veteran marketers envious. To learn more about how these two can help you grow your business please go to their website www.unexpectedways.net and be su8re to check out their blog for tons of great marketing tips.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio with Guest Host Steve Rae from Roam Atlanta Interviewing Attorney Wayne Melnick and Vanessa Lowry

Jun 24, 2010 48:33

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On today's show we had Steve Rae, founder of Roam Atlanta guest host for Amy. Steve explained that ROAM is an innovative, meeting, dining and gathering place for a new progressive workforce who need office space in and around the Alpharetta area. There is no better place for entrepreneurs to connect with others, work productively and grow their businesses. Learn more about Roam Atlanta at www.roamatlanta.com

We opened the show with Wayne Melnick, attorney at law with Gray, Rust, St Amand, Moffett & Brieske. Wayne is an insurance defense attorney and member of the Georgia Bar for over 15 years. He discussed issues related to lawsuits in general and important information that all people and business owners need to know about their insurance. To learn more about Wayne and his firm please go to their website www.grsmb.com/bio/waynemelnick.asp

We closed the show with Vanessa Lowry with Connect4Leverage, a social media and marketing firm. But she didn't come on the show to discuss that - she was here to promote the 5th annual Roswell-Tree fun run. She co-founded this event with Sally Jamara with Traversa Consulting. The Roswell-tree is the only race on July 4th where everyone wins and gets breakfast. This great event is held at Roswell Park and all proceeds benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank. To learn more or to enter please go to www.roswelltree.org

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews: Jeff Cravens, Lukas Bradley, Jen Gordon, Darci MacNab, Eugene Horn & Rhonda Cook

Jun 17, 2010 01:02:51

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On today's show we opened with Jeff Cravons with beRecruited. beRecruited is a valuable tool for student athletes looking to be recruited by colleges and universities in pretty much every sport. To learn more please go the site www.berecruited.com

Next up we had on Lukas Bradley with Thrust Interactive. Lukas shared some important thought leadership on the state of digital gaming. Lukas explained how some leading Atlanta businesses are using games and digital entertainment to expand their market.To learn more about Thrust please go to their website http://th.ru.st

Next up we had on Jen Gordon with A Clever Twist one of Atlanta's leading app firms. Jen explained the business of creating and marketing iPhone and iPad apps. Her firm has designed and marketed over a dozen apps ranging from games to utilities. To learn more please go to Jen's website www.aclevertwist.com and sign up for one of her instructional workshops on integrating an app strategy for your business.

Next up we had on Darci MacNab with The USB Card. The USB Card is a credit card sized portable  hard drive which can be used to share data and marketing messages. this is something you have to see to really appreciate. please go to her website www.theusbcard.com

Next up Eugene Horn came on to explain his career path from IT to Floor Coverings International franchise owner. Floor Covering International is a shop-at-home flooring retailer in Norcross. Eugene will come to your house and take digital pictures of your floor then show you how it would look with different flooring options. To learn more please go to his website www.roswell.floorcoveringsinternational.com

We closed the show with Rhonda Cook, author of Transitioning from Corporate America into Entrepreneurship. She is also a consultant with Khiron Bae Associates. To learn more about her strategic planning and leadership development please go to her website www.khironbae.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio with Guest Host Cory Jackson, Bank Manager of RBC in the Prado, Interviews Joe Blumberg and Donnie Davis

Jun 10, 2010 38:46

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On today's show we had Cory Jackson, Bank Manager of the RBC in the Prado guest host for Amy. Cory said his bank is open for business and he loves helping businesses get the money they need to grow. Cory is also a Board Member of the Sandy Springs Chamber of Commerce. To learn more about RBC (one of the most financially strong banks out there) please go to their website www.rbc.com and to learn more about the Sandy Springs Chamber go to their website www.sspc.org

We opened the show with Joe Blumberg, Executive Director of the Men's Health and Wellness Center. Joe talked about the 2010 Men's Health Expo that will be held June 12 from 8am - 3pm at St Joseph's Hospital. Men can have lots of medical test run for no charge or a minimal charge. You must RSVP to ensure your time with the doctors. Joe also mentioned that the Run4Dad 5k fun run will be held the following Saturday, June 19 in Sandy Springs. Money from that event will help defeat prostate cancer. To RSVP for the Expo or to sign up for the fun run please go to their website www.menshealthandwellness.org

We closed the show with Donnie Davis, CEO of Diversified Management Group Worldwide, Inc. Donnie shared how his firm helps business owners STEAMline their business operations. STEAM stands for Structure, Timing, Efficiency, Accuracy and Maintenance). To learn more about how Donnie can help your business run smoothly please go to his website www.dmgworldwideinc.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Alisa Coffey, Sean McGarry & Jordan Krolick

Jun 3, 2010 48:05

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

 

On today's show we opened with Alisa Coffey, Executive Director of Stronghold Atlanta, an organization that connects women and children who have been victims of domestic violence with HEL: Healing, Empowerment, Love andProtection. This amazing non-profit was founded by Alisa and her daughter Morgan. They have recently partnered with RBC Bank to develop It All Adds Up: A Woman's guide to financial self-defense event for women on June 15. To learn more follow them on twitter at @strongholdatlanta or their website www.strongholdatlanta.org

Next up we had on Sean McGarryfounder and CEOof Franchise Direct. one of the world's leading franchise portals, with a netwrok of websites dedicated to the US, Canada, the UK/Ireland, Spain, France and Germany. Sean spoke about some important things business owners should know before making the decision to convert to a franchise. To learn more about which franchise is right for you be sure to check out his website www.franchisedirect.com

We closed the show with Jordan Krolick with Tound and Drowth. Jordan is dedicated to creating exceptional value in consumer-focused industries. His firm provides consulting services for equity firms and their portfolio compnaies as well as individual restaurants, retail and hospitality concepts. To learn more please go to his website www.tdrowth.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Dr Andy Vantreese, Michelle Armas, Dr Frenesa Hall and Dr Chris Williams

May 27, 2010 49:40

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Special thanks to Stone Payton co-host of High Velocity Radio for subbing for Amy this morning

On today's show we opened with Dr Andy Vantreese from Well Beings Pain Relief and Peak Performance Center. Dr Andy specializes in Brain Based Therapy, a revolutionary approach to treating patients suffering from migraines, fibromyaligia, insomnia and dizziness. Dr Andy also brought along one of his satisfied patients the artist, Michelle Armas with www.armasdesign.com to share her story. To learn more please go to his website www.decaturchiro.com

Next up Dr Frenesa Hall, CEO of Mobile-Medicine.net came on to discuss the importance of proper nutrition in your health. She believes in a more holistic approach to medicine and works with like minded doctors to serve her patients. To learn more please go to www.mobile-medicine.net

We closed the show with Dr Chris Williams with Synergy Wellness who came on to talk about the importance of staying healthy in the workplace. Dr Chris and his firm go into corporations and provide health screenings and health information to employees in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast. To learn more please go to his website www.synergywellness4u.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews James Benton, James Purcell and Our Friends At The Auditory-Verbal Center

May 20, 2010 55:45

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On today's show we opened with Dr James Benton with Radiotherapy Centers of Georgia. Since prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among men Radiotherapy Centers of Georgia has been helping men mange this treatable disease for over 30 years. They specialize in ProstRcision which has a 10 year cure rate of 88% which makes it one of the best prostate cancer treatment options available today. To learn more please go to www.curingprostatecancer.com or www.rccancercenters.com

Next James Purcell, President of the Georgia Healthcare Leadership Council. James explained that the GHLC supplies members employers, their employees and self-insureds with transparent healthcare pricing and medical care data.Bringing transparent pricing to the healthcare arena means competition and competition means lower prices. To learn more please go to www.glhc.org

We closed the show with Beth Mahaffey, Debbie Brilling and Jonathan Brilling from the Auditory-Verbal Center. The AVC is a not for profit hearing center serving hearing impaired children and adults and thier families throughout Georgia. The center provides a rigorous long-term program of Auditory-Verbal therapy to assist children with mild to profounf hearing loss to learn to hear and speak without the use of sign language or lip reading. To learn more please go to their website www.avchears.org.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio's Atlanta Foodie Special

May 13, 2010 49:45

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On today's show we featured several companies that are perfect fits for the foodies around Atlanta.

We opened the show with Carolyn O'Neil, Editor of Flavors Magazine. A quarterly magazine made for the Atlanta Foodie scene. Flavors is known as a cookbook in a magazine. They are running a subscription special where when you purchase a subscription for $24 you get back a $25 gift card to the Sedgewick Restaurant Group. So be sure to go online and subscribe today www.flavorsmagazine.net

Next up we had on Dawn Foster with Foster Fine Foods. Dawn's mission is to bring unique, authentic and delicious foods from around the world to the U.S. The first group of foods Dawn is importing are from Chile. These foods include: olive oils, jams and chutneys. To learn more please go to her website www.fosterfinefoods.com

Next Tony Joseph with the Teriyaki Experience came on to tell us about this Canadian franchise concept that is exploding in the U.S. This quick serve restaurant is located off Howell Mill Road and their are plans for lots more. In fact, if you contact Tony soon he'll tell you how to save some money on the franchise fees. If you are looking for a franchise (or a meal) that offers healthy Asian food served fast and fresh then check them out. To learn more please go to www.teriyakiexperience.com

We closed the show with Steve Shuler from Menchie's Frozen Yogurt. Menchie's is a unique frozen yogurt franchise that specializes in giving customers a freedom of choice in their yogurt flavores and their toppings. Steve opened the first Menchie's in Georgia with more to come throughout the state. To learn more please go to www.menchies.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Atlanta's Top Business Leaders

May 6, 2010 01:03:05

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On today's show we featured several companies that are leaders in their respective industries.

We opened the show with Julia and Vincent Annaloro with Precision Custom Metals. This award winning custom metal and manufacturing company designs, engineers, builds and installs monumnetal stairs, custom railings, metal and glass canopies and other high end architectural accents and sculptures. To learn more please go to www.precisioncustommetals.com

Next Robert Covington with eNable Business Solutions came on to help our listeners choose the best and most affordable telephone and internet services for their businesses. With so many choices and so many products Robert helps his clients save money and choose the right equipment and services for their needs. I fyou are interested in saving money from your telecom budget check out Roberts website www.enablebusol.com

Next Matthew Howard with Moore, Ingram, Johnson and Steele came on to explain Small Captive Insurance Companies. Matthew expalined this complex tax and liability strategy in simple easy to understand manner,. To see if your company is eligible for a Captive please go to www.mijscaptive.com

Next Melissa Packman with addONE Marketing Solutions came on to explaine the benefits of using contract marketers in your business. Hiring skiled marketing talent on an interim basis helps executives meet key strategic challenges and offset crazy workloads becuase contractors are skilled and affordable. To learn more please go to www.add1marketing.com

Next Dawn Ely with Palladium CLOs cma eon to explain her unique business model to help growing companies manage their legal and business issues. Through her firm small and medium sized compnaies can benefit from the expertise of a part time in-house legal counselor rather than hiring a full time general counsel employee. To learn more please go to www.palladiumlegal.com

Next Henry and Laurie Sossa with Souther Barter Club came on to explain the benefits of using barter in your business. They explained how you can use barter as your bsuijness expense account and emergency fund. To learn more please go to their website www.southernbarterclub.com

We closed the show with Andrea Arena founder of the nation's premier corporate concierge service provider 2 Place at 1 Time.   Andrea explained how her firm helps busy executives every day. From waiting in line to planning weddings Andrea's people have been helping exwcutives manage their bsuy lives for over a decade. To learn more please go to www.2places.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Employee Satisfaction Special

Apr 29, 2010 57:52

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On today's show we featured several companies who help companies with their employee satisfaction.

We opened the show with Hank Deren with Factor Seven Group. Hank has held leadership positions in leading corporations and consultancies with a specialty in gaining employee satisfaction through employee communication. His communication experience was gained by working with firms like Price Waterhouse, Aon and Hewitt Associates. To learn more please go to his website www.factor7group.com

Next up we had on Dr David Rearick who has helped organziations of all sizes implement and measure population health improvement programs for decades. He is the VP of Medical Management with Strategic Benefit Solutions, an Atlanta based health and welfare consultancy. To learn more please go to their website www.sbs-benefits.com

We closed the show with Mike Hiffa, VP of Human Resources with Jackson Healthcare. Jackson is a regular on the list of top places to work in America and Mike explained why that is. Mike's primary focus is building a strong organizational culture by overseeing employee relations, organizational effectiveness, training and development and all recruitment and retention functions for the compnay. To learn more please go to their website www.jacksonhealthcare.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Printing Guru Mike Doherty with PBM Graphics & Netweaving Bob Littell on Pay It Forward Week

Apr 22, 2010 50:40

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

We opened the show with printing industry expert, Mike Doherty with PBM Graphics. Mike has worked in printing for nearly 25 years. His demand for high levels of customer satisfaction has helped him maximize his clients ROI with every dollar spent on printing. He has extensive experience in helping his clients with everything from concept to completion of graphic communication pieces. To learn more please go to his website www.mikeddoherty.com

We closed the show with Netweaver Bob Littell. Bob came on to share information about Netweaving - Pay It Forward Week which is April 26-30. The objective is to encourage as many people as possible to set up NewWeaving HOSTING Meetings in Metro Atlanta. After  setting up a meeting to introduce two people whom the NetWeaver believes would benefit meeting and knowing each other, the  NetWeaver becomes the ‘host’ at a meeting which can take place anywhere in the city (restaurant, business club, coffee shop, etc.)  Following a little introduction of what NetWeaving is all about (easily explained on the website) the NetWeaver host encouraged his or her two ‘hostees’ to find ways to help each other as well as discover people they probably know in common without realizing it.  Towards the end of the meeting, one or both of the people being hosted usually turn the table on their NetWeaving host and ask how they can help her or him?  Instead of something self-serving the NetWeaver simply asks each to “pay if forward” and each, subsequently agree to host a meeting for two others.

And while these meetings are taking place ‘externally’, internally SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) is promoting “NetWeaving” (introductions to be made across departments and across functions) just as a way to get to know people better and thus help tear down or least walls and silos within the company.

Think of the power going forward of all the connections which will be made that week, and then going forward for days, weeks, months, and even years from now – all triggered by the ripples created during this week. to learn more please go to the website www.netweaving-pif-week.com.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio's Green Show Special with Jerred Morris Guest Hosting

Apr 15, 2010 41:22

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On today's Going Green Special with Jerred Morris from First Data credit card processing solution Guest Hosting for Amy.

This show put a spotlight on some of the leaders in the Going Green initiatives in Atlanta.

First up we had Brian Carr with the Clean Air Campaign. The Clean Air Campaign is a non-profit organization that works with employers, schools and commuters to encourage actions that result in less traffic congestion and better air quality. To learn more please go to www.cleanaircampaign.org

Next up we had on Patrick Vrana with Local Planet. Local Planet is an online offer site that links socially responsible and environmentally sustainable businesses to like minded consumers. As part of its launch, they are planning to donate $5000 to Atlanta charities. To learn more please go to www.localplanet.com

Next up we had on Christy Annis with Peas for Prosperity. Christy is a recovering attorney who has started this wonderful eco friendly pea based jewelry line where she is trying to help people in need...one pea at a time. She has partnered with the Samaritan House's EDGE program...Earning Dignity Gaining Employment program to help the homeless. To learn more about her work please go to www.peasforprosperity.com

We closed the show with our good friend Jeff Hix with Canefields Sugarcane Copy Paper and Indoff Greener Office Products. Jeff explained that Canefields Sugarcane Copy Paper is the most eco friendly copy paper available in the world. From the way the paper is manaufactured all the way to the paper itself you will not find a "greener" copy paper. To learn more about this paper go to www.canefieldsusa.com. To learn more about eco friendly offcice supplies like soy based ink toner check out http://greenpages.indoff.com. And to reach out to Jeff and get his thoughts about how to make your firm more green please go to his consulting site www.spokesconsulting.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews The Folks At Tellus Science Museum, Booth Western Art Museum & Enliven Atlanta

Apr 8, 2010 40:54

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On today's show we featured several companies who help people sell their homes in the Atlanta market.

We opened the show with Adam Wade from the Tellus Northwest Georgia Science Museum. Tellus is a world-class museum located in Cartersville, GA. They have four main galleries: The Weinman Mineral Gallery, The Fossil Gallery, Science in Motion and the Collins Family My Big Backyard. They also have a digital planetarium and an observatory with a 20-inch telescope. There are lots if hands on experiments as well as an 80 foot dinosaur and a replica Wright Flyer. to ;learn more please go to there website www.tellusmuseum.org

Next up we had Tom Roberson from the Booth Western Art Museum, also in Cartersville. The Booth is a Smithsonian affiliated muesum that houses the largest permanent collection of western art in the United States. They also feature a Presidential Gallery, a Civil War Gallery, a sculpture court and a Sage Brush Ranch for kids. They have a couple of upcoming photography exhibitions featuring the works of Tom Murphy and Ansel Adams. To learn more please go to their website www.boothmuseum.org

We closed the show with Arian Moore, founder of Enliven Atlanta, a fitness and media services company. She also publsihes Enliven Atlanta magazine, a fitness and health magazine that is specifically geared towards African Americans and Latinos. To learn more please go to her website www.enlivenatlanta.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio's Home Seller in the Atlanta Market Special

Apr 1, 2010 41:52

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On today's show we featured several companies who help people sell their homes in the Atlanta market.

We opened the show with Vanessa Westfall, Residential Sales Consultant with Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta. Vanessa explained the 5 Ps of selling a home. She also gave some home pricing tips and explained the importance of the advanced statistical tools and market data she uses to help with her clients with determining the best price. To learn more please go to her website www.vanessawestfall.com

Next, Jenny Wagner Senior Mortgage Advisor with Tristone Financial came on to explain the importance of working with the right lender. She also explained the advantages of working with a broker rather than a banker. To learn more about how to get those first itme home buyer tax credits please go to her website www.tristonefinancial.com

Next up we had on Ron Utterback from Home Precepts. Ron explained the importance of getting a good home inspection. Both the buyer and seller benefits form this. A pre-listing inspection removes selling obstacles and helps obtain top dollar for the home. To learn more about Ron please go to hiws website www.homeprecepts.com

We closed the show with Pam Robinson, Closing Attorney with Neel & Robinson, Attorneys at Law.Pam has a real passion for law and helps get her clients in and out in a fast and professsional manner. Her firm has closed as many as 30 homes in one day so they are up to just about any task. Check out Pam's website www.neelandrobinson.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Shannon Ross Stahl with Jackson Surgical Assistants and Eric Gadlage with The Team Doctors

Mar 25, 2010 34:13

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On today's show we featured two innovative healthcare related companies.

We opened the show with Shannon Ross Stahl with Jackson Surgical Assistants. Jackson Surgical Assistants is devoted to helping hospitals, surgeons and surgical assistants improve outcomes and reduce costs. Shannon discussed practice management solutions for surgical assisting and explained how this approach helps drive innovation within hospital operating rooms. To learn more please go to www.jacksonsurgicalassistants.com

We closed the show with Eric Gadlage COO with Team Doctors Preferred Access. Team Doctors is a one of a kind VIP service centered organziation which provides their clients and their families direct access to the world's greatest netwrok of physicians. The Team Doctors have been or are the actual team doctors of professional sports teams across the country. This ensures top care across all specialties to their clients. To learn more please go to www.theteamdoctors.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio's Federal Government Contracting Forum Special

Mar 18, 2010 55:46

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On today's show Kevin Grimes with CFO Leasing helped organize this great Federal Government Contracting Forum Special in order to help explain the secrets to getting government loans and other government money.

Kevin kicked the show off by explaining how much government money is available for small business in Atlanta and in Georgia. And he also shared some of the resources that can help a business find and apply for that money. To learn more about Kevin and CFO Leasing, which is one of the Southeast's leading Government Accounting Firms, specializing in Federal business consulting, please go to www.cfoleasing.com

Next Terri Denison, Georgia District Director of the Small Business Association came on to share some of the opportunities that the Recovery Act of 2009 has made available. She also shared some tips and resoruces to help the small business owner apply for loans and grants. Her department's website is www.sba.gov/ga

Next Chuck Shadl, Program Dirctor of Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center came on to explain some of the great free training programs that are available for small business owners. He explained the importance of partnering and networking for small business if you want to sell to the government. You can learn more about his Center at www.gtpac.org

We closed the show with Gwen Miles, Assitant Director, Office of Small Business Programs. She currently works at Fort McPherson. She explained how the Army buys goods and services and how important it is to properly register and prepare before you try to sell to the military or to the government. She told us about the upcoming Industry Day event where vendors can begin the process of selling their stuff. She encouraged listeners to go to www.forscom.army.mil/aacc

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio's Restaurant Business Roundtable with Jerred Morris Guest Hosting

Mar 11, 2010 37:23

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On today's show Jerred Morris with First Data credit card processing solution Guest Hosted for Amy who was enjoying some quality time with her family on Spring Break.

Jerred put together an awesome restaurant roundtable with some of the most knowledgeable restaurant professionals in Atlanta.

First up we had Harold Shumacher with the Shumacher Group. Harold is one of the areas foremost restaurant brokers and his real estate company specializes in site selection and business asset sales for regional and national restaurant companies. To learn more please go to his website www.shumacher.com

Next up we had on Eric Jensen, attorney with Graham & Penman. Eric discussed some of the legal issues related to starting and owning a restaurant. Eric specializes in helping alcohol based businesses, including restaurants, bars and package stores with all their legal needs. To learn more about his firm please go to www.grahamandpenman.com

Next up we had on Steve Gibson with Restaurant Management Recruiters. Steve shared some of the pitfalls and challenges with recruiting in the restaurant industry. And he explained how he helps his clients get the right person for the job. To learn more please go to www.rmradvance.com

We closed the show with Tim Holland with Restaurants 101 Consulting and ZeeZor. Tim has been in the restaurant business for almost two decades and has opened over 20 restaurants from fast casual up to fine dining and nightclubs. Learn more about his consulting business and ZeeZor, a restaurant technology product that helps restaurants succeed at his website www.gozeezor.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio's Corporate Office Centers Special

Mar 6, 2010 20:36

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On today's show we put a spotlight on one of our sponsors Corporate Office Centers. Carrie Tegeder, GM of the newest Corporate Office Centers location at The Lenox Building at 3399 Peachtree Road Suite 400, shared some information about the center as well as the Grand Opening celebration that will be held at the center on April 22 from 5-7pm. To learn more about Corporate Office Centers please go to their website www.corporateofficecenters.com

Also in the studio was Michael Bryant with the Public Relations firm Philip Michael PR. Philip Michael PR helps companies put on newsworthy, relationship building networking events. To learn more please go to www.philipmichaelpr.com

Marcus Collier, the Catering and Banquet Manager with Lenox Square Grill was also in the studio. His restaurant frequently hosts events for the biggest movers and shakers in Atlanta. To learn more please go to www.centraarchy.com/lsg/

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio's Franchise Business Special

Mar 4, 2010 48:48

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember to check out the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce's Business Expo that will be held on Thursday March 4 at the Westin Atlanta North in Sandy Springs near the King and Queen Buildings. To learn more about the Chamber go to www.sandyspringsperimeterchamber.org and to learn more about the Expo go to www.sspcexpo.org

On today's show we put a spotlight on some of the leaders in the Atlanta Franshise world. We opened the show with Doreen Morgan from Walden Businesses. Her firm specializes in mergers and acquisitions services related to franchises. If you are looking for an exit strategy for your business then you should reach out to Doreen. To learn more about her please go to her website www.waldenbus.com

Next up we had on Kevin Ghezzi with the Business Trade Group. His firm helps businesses franchise themselves. He has years of expereince taking individual businesses to the franchise level. To learn more please go to his website www.businesstradegroup.com

Next up we had on Bill Aicklen owner of a couple of Express Oil Change and Service Centers in Woodstock, GA. Bill explained how he went about choosing this franchise and how the company's training helped him. He and his brother (who is his partner) are looking for more opportunities in the area as the economy improves. To get a great oil change or car repair go to www.expressoilchange.com.

Next up we had on Scott Bowen owner of the Unishipper franchise out of Griffin, GA. Scott talked about how he got into the shipping business and explained how Unishippers become the small business' shipping department. He helps businesses who ship as few as 10 packages a month save a considerable amount of money on their shipping plus get top notch customer service. To learn more go to www.unishippers.com

We closed the show with a report from our good friend Stan Friedman, CFE, co-founder and Chairman of Atlanta Franchise Alliance and President of RetroTax.Stan was reporting live from Las Vegas where he is attending the Franchise Times' 13th annual Franchise Finance and Development Conference. Stan reported that while it is still a challenging economy and credit is tight, attendees and speakers are optimistic. Stan can be found online at www.retrotax.com. More information on the ATLFA can be found at www.atlantafranchisealliance.com or on their Facebook Fan Page

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio's Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce Business Expo Special

Feb 25, 2010 29:03

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On today's show we spoke with Lindsay Kling from the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce. She shared some important information about the upcoming Business Expo that will be held on Thursday March 4 at the Westin Atlanta North in Sandy Springs near the King and Queen Buildings. To learn more about the Chmaber go to www.sandyspringsperimeterchamber.org and to learn more about the Expo go to www.sspcexpo.org

Cory Jackson Manager of Personal and Business Banking with the RBC Bank in the Prado was also in the studio. Cory is the Chairperson of the Expo and he shared how being an active part of the Chamber has helped his business. To learn more about RBC please go to their website www.rbcbankusa.com

We also had DeLois Babiker with Intellectual Concepts on to discuss how the Chmaber and the upcomong Expo is going to impact her business. Intellectual Concepts is a woman and minority owned and operated fiorms that helps companies with their IT needs as well as with extensive experience working with the government. To learn more about her compnay please go to www.intellectualconcepts.net

This Business Expo is a great event that every business in the Sandy Springs Perimeter are should attend. Where else can you see the Mayor, along with the President of Operations for UPS and an Economist from Mercer speak. And as a bonus you get to meet some of the areas best businesses who are exhibiting at this FREE event. This is a great netowroking opportunity - you don't want to miss it. There are still a handful of booths available so be sure to reach out to Lindsay to learn more.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Special with Southeastern Endurance and MultiSport Expo (SEE-ME) 2010 Founder Mike Lenhart

Feb 21, 2010 20:32

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On today's show we spoke with Mike Lenhart founder of SEE-ME 2010 the Southeastern Endurance and MultiSport Expo. Each year this free event is held at the Concourse Athletic Club in Sandy Springs www.concourseclub.com and is sponsored by www.all3sports.com on Saturday February 27 from 2-7pm. At this one day event you can find the top gear companies, speakers and conditioning experts who cater to endurance and multisport athletes. In addition to the showcase of gear and goods Mike also talked about the first ever Fashion Show for these athletes. Also the Henry C.Forrest "Person of Courage" award will be presented to a deserving unsung hero in the community. This year the charities that were selected as beneficiaries are: www.g2tcamp.org and www.teamintraining.org/ga/   To learn more about the event please go to the website www.seeme2010.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Concourse Athletic's Marianne Baker, PebbleTossers Jennifer Guynn & Dallas Dodge's Sue Brief

Feb 18, 2010 41:43

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

We opened today's show with Marianne Baker, Group Exercise Director with the Concourse Athletic Club. Marianne trains instructors, develops programs and manages more than 320 classes each month. Marianne shared some of the hottest fitness trends hitting Atlnata and explained how the city's finest gym is giving back to the community. To learn more please go to their website www.concourseclub.com

Next up we had on Jennifer Guynn, co-founder and Exuctuive Director of operations for Pebble tossers. Pebble Tossers is a new Atlanta-based non-profit organization whose mission is to ignite a passion for volunteerism in children by mathcing theur talents, abilities and interests with the needs of their community. Pebble Tossers is the only onlinew resource where kids and families can search for a project, organization, a couse they believe in or the can use the Search Engine to get matched up with age-appropriate volunteer opportunities based on their age and interests. To learn more please go to www.pebbletossers.org

We closed the show with Suzanne Brief, E-Commerce Director for Dallas Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Dallas, GA. She is responsible for the dealership's online presence for new and used vehicle sales, service, parts and body shop. Sue discussed the current sales climate for auto sales in the Atlanta market. She shared stories of people coming to her dealership from out of the country in order to get a car from her. If you are inn the market for a new or used car, be sure to check out www.dallasdodge.com.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Brandon Miltsch, Agatha Achindu, Ashiki Taylor & Jeff Sapinsley

Feb 11, 2010 45:12

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

We opened today's show with Networking Guru Brandon Miltsch. Brandon is with Firewolf and Networking in Atlanta. FireWolf helps its clients get the Google rankings and publicity they deserve through a proven program that delivers proven results. Networking in Atlanta is a monthly event that Brandon puts together. The next event is March 3 at the Sutra Lounge in Buckhead. To learn more please go to www.networkinginatlanta.com or www.firewolf.com

Next up we had on Agatha Achindu, founder of Yummy Spoonfuls - organic baby food. Agathat explained that her product is the perfect solution to the childhood obesity epidemic. Her baby food is made from scratch using only organic ingredients - no fillers, extenders or preservatives. Enjoy over 2 dozen healthy flavors at Whole Foods and other fine health oriented stores. Please go online to learn more www.yummyspoonfuls.com

Next up we had on Ashiki Taylor, creator of Ice Supreme an all natural ice cream like product mad from almonds. Ashiki calls his product the world's healthiest frozen treat. It's dairy free, anti-oxidant rich and delicious. Their is no cow milk, no goat milk, no eggs, no soy, no rice, no processed sugar and no gluten. Sweetened with raw agave nectar this frozen treat must be tasted. Enjoy chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and pecan. It is available at Whole Foods in the Sotuheast and online at www.icesupreme.com

We closed the show with Jeff Sapinsley with HR Outsourcing, Inc. Jeff explained the benefits of outsourcing a company's HR (everything from payroll to workers compensation) and how his company is a leader in customer service and benefit services. To learn more please go to his website www.hroi.net

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Leticia Allen, Erika McQueen, Brett Goodnough, Ramona Dorsey and Greg West

Feb 4, 2010 55:53

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show. First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer. We opened today'sshow with Leticia Allen, president of Atlanta School of Massage. Leticia explained that the school has been around 30 years and has trained thousands of massage therapists. They have also opened the Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics. To learn more please go to their websites www.atlantaschoolofmassage.com and www.atlantainstituteofaesthetics.com

Next Erika McQueen with Ardyss International came on to discuss the Angel Bra. Erika shared her secret to improving the well being of her clients. To learn more please go to www.ardyss.com

Next up we had on Brett Goodnough with Culture Index. Brett explained that the Culture Index is a hiring and managing process that helps compnaies identify top-tier talent as well as hire, motivate and manage their talent. To learn more go to www.culture-index.com

Next up Ramona Dorsey with Project Manage Your Life came on to share specific ways to increase your productivity while leiminating stress. Ramona is a time management and productivity expert who helps sales professionals and executives improve their effectiveness.To learn more please go to her website www.pmyourlife.com

We closed the show with Greg West CEO of Vision West Tax and Consulting. Greg explained his unique way of getting your taxes done at his home tax parties. Greg helps individuals and small businesses with their tax and management challenges. To learn more about his firm please go to www.visionwestllc.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio's Senior Services Special

Jan 28, 2010 54:29

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing.

You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

We opened today's Senior Services Specail with Faye Vantreese with Northwestern Mutal who spoke about the importance of long term care insurance. to learn more about Faye please go to www.fayevantreese.nmfn.com or www.linkedin.com/in/fayevantreese

Next up we had on Thom Corrigan MSW Geriatric Consultant with Metta Johnson and Associates who spoke about managing the unique needs of the elderly. To learn more please go to www.mettajohnson.com and www.elder-hillfirm.com

Next we had on Scott Anderson with Trivest Construction. Scott spoke about aging in place. His firm helps seniors mofiy their homes so they can live at home longer. To learn more about their servies pelase go to www.trivestconstruction.com

Next Jill Suranie with Sunrise Senior Living explained the benefits of assisted living communities. Sunrise is one of Atlanta's premier communities. You can learn more at www.sunriseseniorliving.com

We closed the show with Chris Nuzum with Cremation Society of the South and SouthCare Funeral Homes. He expalined the grieving process and the benefits of cremation. To learnmore please go to www.cssouth.com and www.southcarefuneralhomes.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Women Run Business Special

Jan 21, 2010 44:59

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing.

You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

We opened today's show with Mimi Darr and Kathy Sanek owners of That Dirty Dog the You Wash, We Wash, Pet Wash in Roswell and Johns Creek. Please go to www.thatdirtydog.com for more information.

Next up we had on Emma Foulkes with National Financial Services Group. Emma shared some of her top financial planning tips for 2010. To learn more about her services please go to www.emmafoulkes.com

Next we had on Lauren Giovannoni and Tara Lane with Explore 404, Atlanta's only all video guide to local businesses and attractions. To learn more please go to www.explore404.com

We closed the show with our good friend Vanessa Lowry with Connect4Leverage. Vanessa explained how business owners can attract their ideal clients by authoring a book. She shared her story about how her book 30 Days of Gratitude was created and how it has helped her get clients for her business. To learn more the book please go to www.daysofgratitude.com To learn more about Vanessa please go to www.linkedin.com/in/vanessalowry

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Stephanie Nelson, Kevin Bryan Grimes and Natalie and Margaret Keng

Jan 14, 2010 40:52

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing.

You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

We opened today's show with Stephanie Nelson, the Coupon Mom. Stephanie has a new book out titled The Coupon Mom's Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half. To become a member of the Coupon Mom's website and get lots of tips and coupons that will save you lots of money please go to www.couponmom.com

Next up we had on Kevin Bryan Grimes, founder of CFO Leasing. CFO Leasing specializes in helping businesses get access to all that government money that is available. Kevin wants to help Georgia companies who are not taking advantage of all the Federal Stimulus funds that are out there. If you own a small business, especially if you are a veteran, minority or a women, Kevin can help you access these funds. To learn more go to his website www.cfoleasing.com

We closed the show with Natalie and Margaret Keng founders of Chinese Southern Belles: Adventures in Food and Culture. This creative mother and daughter team bring food and people together for fun, networking and learning - about health, cultures and sustainability. They offer cultural workshops, Asian market tours, special events and marketing consulting. Follow their adventures with weekly updates, food tips and Buddha to Bubba family stories at www.chinesesouthernbelle.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Jay Kapp, David Trapani and Lee Miller

Jan 7, 2010 39:14

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing.

You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

We opened today's show with our good friend Jay Kapp with Kapp Koncepts. Kapp Koncepts is an Atlanta web design and development firm which has launched over 350 websites and managed hundreds of marketing campaigns. To learn more please go to www.kappkoncepts.com

Next up we had on David Trapani from Keystone Press. Keystone Press is a family owned commercial printer that has been around for almost 30 years. To learn more please go to their website www.keystonepressinc.com

We closed the show with Lee Miller with Elite Hoops. Elite Hoops is an Atlanta based company that directs Nike youth basketball camps, skills training clinics and coaching clinics throughout the East Coast. To learn more please go to his website www.elitehoopsbasketball.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio's Helping Our Veterans Special

Dec 17, 2009 41:30

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing.

You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

On today's show we featured some of the leaders in our community that are giving back to the Veteran community.

Jason Jones is the co-founder of VetLoop. VetLoop is a group of veterans with a heart for active duty service members and a passion for excellence at work. The two collide at VetLoop where they help new veterans transition to the civilian workforce while helping each other find solutions to work problems which advance their careers. Jason is also the host of the Battlefield 2 Business podcast in association with B2B magazine. To learn more about VetLoop please go to www.vetloop.com and to learn more about Jason's podcast please go to www.battlefield2business.com

Next up we had on John Manganaro who is the Director of Student Veterans of America (Georgia) and President of Student Veterans Association (SVA-GSU). The purpose of the SVA at Georgia State University is to provide a peer to peer network of proven military leaders and current students. By partnering with local and national organizations they are able to provide student veterans all available resources for continued success as they transition from the battlefield to the boardroom.
To learn more please go to his website www.studentveterans.org/georgiastate

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio's Holiday Survival and Stress Relief Special

Dec 10, 2009 33:37

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing.

You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

A special thanks to Stone Payton with High Velocity for helping out with the show today. To move your business into a higher gear check out Stone's Speed School at www.highvelocityblog.com

On today's show we featured some of the leaders in stress relief to help you deal with Holiday stress.

Lori Lite with Stress Free Kids shared some tips and some resources to help your children handle the holidays. And help you handle your kids. To learn more about Lori please go to her website www.stressfreekids.com

We also had our dear friend Dr Kathleen Hall in the studio. She runs the Stress Institute and has helped thousands of corporate executives and families manage their stress levels. To learn more about Dr Hall please go to her website www.stressinstitute.com. When you are on her site be sure to check out her Mindful Living Network.

Trish Wilkinson, author of Free to Soar also joined us. Trish brings a message of hope and promise to women of all ages and backgrounds. If you are struggling with anxiety or depression be sure to check out her book. Learn more about Trish at www.trishwilkinson.com

We also had on our good friend Grace Choung of Kai The Medical Spa. If you are looking for that tranquil place to relax and get away from it all be sure to check out Grace's Med Spa. They offer every spa service imaginable from laser to waxing to massage to acupuncture and more. Learn all about one of Atlanta's finest Med Spas at www.kaimedspa.com
 
Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Presents Jim Squire and Stan Friedman's Franchising Special

Dec 3, 2009 43:33

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

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On today's show Stan Friedman and Jim Squire co-hosted a special Franchising Show.

Stan Friedman, CFE, is co-founder and Chairman of Atlanta Franchise Alliance (and has been involved with in the International Franchise Association as well) and is currently President of RetroTax. He can be found online at www.retrotax.com. More information on the ATLFA can be found at www.atlantafranchisealliance.com

Jim Squire is the Chairman of the Southeast Franchise Forum (SEFF) www.sefforum.com and the Director of Franchise Development at Honey Baked Ham www.honeybakedham.com and has been active in franchising for most of his career. 

The show kicked off with David French VP of Government Relations at the International Franchise Association. David spoke about the broader issue of government affair what Congress is and isn't doing to assist franchising these days. You can learn more at www.franchise.org

Next Geoff Seiber CEO of Fran Fund came on and talked about one of the only programs in the country that is capitalizing restaurants right now. You can learn more at www.franfund.com

Then Ron Feldman CEO of Siegel Financial Group and a RetroTax franchisee came on to discuss the credit freeze and some out of the box ways to get capital. You can learn more at www.siegelcapital.com

We closed the show with Michelle Belinfante with the Leasing and Management Group who talked about the real estate market and lease negotiation issues. As a tenant representative, she even shared some tips to help you negotiate a new lease or re-negotiate your current lease. To learn more please go to www.tlmgusa.com

As Stan says there is not all doom and gloom out there. While the world has changed and things might never be the same the world has not ended. Business will continue and we just need to make adjustments in how we do business. Franchising still remains one of the best business models for growing your own wealth.
 
Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Brad Wolff, Meredith Moore, Damon Borozny and Bill Adler

Dec 3, 2009 41:26

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

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On today's show we led off with Brad Wolff co-founder of JumpVine, your recruitment, sourcing and hiring partner. Brad talked about some creative things companies can do in order to keep morale high in this challenging economy. Brad was recently featured in an article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle and you can learn more about his firm at www.jumpvine.net

Next up we had on Meredith Moore with Moore & Associates Wealth Management. Meredith was recently named one of Atlanta Business Chronicle's Top 40 Under 40. Meredith explained some strategies that can help the people (older and young) cope with the major economic crisis that has just occurred. When it comes to dealing with market risks, the potential of outliving your income and how long term care costs can affect your nest egg then Meredith is someone you should know. to learn more about her firm please go to her website www.moorewealthmgmt.com

Next up we had on Damon Borozny with JetSocks. JetSocks is a new green company that helps regional airlines deal with delays associated with de-icing. JetSocks are simply covers for the flying surfaces that are put on after the last flight of the night and taken off before the first flight in the morning.  In a matter of minutes you have eliminated the need to de-ice the plane for the first flight of the day. To learn more please go to their website www.jetsocksinc.com

We closed the show with one of Atlanta's top photographers Bill Adler. Bill talked about the importance of professional photography to showcase your image, brand and products. Bill is nationally recognized and has photographed corporate leaders, presidents, world leaders and popular celebrities. To learn more please go to his website www.billadler.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio's Medical Service Provider Special

Nov 26, 2009 39:54

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

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On today's Medical Service Provider Special for Practice Managers we opened the show with Soyini Coke, Managing Principal with Annona Enterprises. Soyini explained that every medical practice should have a business plan in order to achieve their goals for 2010 and beyond. Her strategic advisory firm specializes in helping medical professionals grow their practices. To learn more please go to her website www.annonaenterprises.com

Next up we had on Melanie McElroy-McNally with Muzak. Melanie explained that Muzak is the integration of all things music, voice and sound to create pleasant experiences in medical practices. To learn more about how their audio architecture, messaging on hold, commercial television, sound masking and sound systems can help your business please go to www.muzak.com

Next Alicia Farnum with Basic Online came on to share some important information how her human resources and payroll services can protect and help a medical practice grow. To learn more please go to www.basiconline.com

Next our good friend Leslie-Anne McAllister the "Google Girl" came on to share some secrets and tips for medical practices so they can appear on the first page of Google and all the other search engines. Leslie-Anne explained how good keyword selection is critical to a high search engine ranking. To learn more about how to improve your search engine ranking please call Leslie-Anne at 770-906-2608

Next Lance Cockroft with Atlanta Technology Group came on to talk about how the new Federal Stimulus Funding for Healthcare Act of 2009 includes a lot of money to help medical practices build a more robust IT infrastructure. If their was ever a time to move to electronic records now is it. Lance explained that his firm has helped lots of medical practices make that move to a more efficient system. To learn more please go to his website www.atlantatechgroup.com

We closed the show with Anna Moore with American Linen Supply or ALSCO. ALSCO is a healthcare linen supplier that is in compliance with all Federal OSHA standards. They have been serving the healthcare industry for a very long time. You can learn more about them on their website www.alsco.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Dr Elaina George, Pete Canalichio and John Cyphers

Nov 19, 2009 35:35

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

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On today's show we opened the show with our good friend Dr Elaina George with Peachtree Ear, Nose and Throat Center. Dr George shared her thoughts on the current state of the H1N1 virus in the US. She talked about the safety of the vaccine as well as what you can do to lower the risk of getting swine flu. To learn more about her practice and her swine flu prevention tips please go to her website www.drelainageorge.com

Next up we had on Peter Canalichio with Licensing Brands Inc. Peter explained the benefits of licensing your brand as well as some of the dangers of brand licensing. To learn more about his firm please go to www.brandlicensingexpert.com

We closed the show with John Cyphers owner of Batteries Plus, your one stop shop for all your battery needs. And we mean you can get all your batteries at his store. They carry the smallest camera battery to car batteries and everything in between. He even had my laptop battery in stock. So if you need a battery check out Batteries Plus at www.batteriesplus.com. He has stores in Buckhead, Marietta and Macon.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio's Georgia Inventors Special

Nov 12, 2009 51:14

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

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On today's show we were proud to invite some of Atlanta's finest inventors and inventor vendors back on the show. We opened up with Dave Savage past President of the Inventors Association of Georgia. The IAG meets monthly and is a mixed group of experienced and inexperienced inventors, patent owners, marketing consultants and other innovative people. To learn more go to www.georgiainventors.com or www.davesavage.com You can call Dave directly at 404-323-8686 or email him directly at dave@davesavage.com

Next up we had on Patent Agent Ted Heske. Ted explained the difference between a patent agent and a patent attorney. He also shared some tips about how to go about the patent process. To learn more about his firm please go to www.heskeinc.com

Next we had on Kermetta and Howard McGarity with Lips-n-Eyes. They have invented several products including the Lips-n-Eyes make up holder and the Big Mouth Barf Bag. To learn more please go to their website www.lips-n-eyes.com

We closed the show with Aileen Luciano with InventHelp. They help inventors with patents and marketing to get their products to market. To learn more please go to www.inventhelp.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Dr Stephen Briggs, Richard Judy, Heather Wilson, Bernadette Boas & Mike Cleary

Nov 5, 2009 51:55

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

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On today's show we opened up with Dr Stephen Briggs, President of Berry College in Rome. Dr Briggs talked about the long history Berry College has emphasized meaningful work experience as a key component of its educational experience. Today almost 95% of all Berry students choose to complement their classroom education through participation in an on-campus work study program. To learn more about Berry College please go to www.berry.edu

Next up we had on Richard Judy with Appalachian Education and Recreation Services. Richard shared some great information about the Len Foote Hike Inn. The Hike Inn is run by a non profit group but is owned by the Georgia State Parks. The Inn is a back country lodge accessible for its guests only by hiking 5 miles to get there starting at Amicalola Falls. There are 20 rustic rooms waiting for you. To book your stay please go to www.hike-inn.com

Next up Heather Wilson with Bench Strength came on to explain how to make your life as an Independent Consultant a little easier. She is holding an all day workshop at Emory this Friday to help professionals thinking about becoming a consultant or who are currently working as a consultant.
To learn more about the workshop and how Heather can help your consulting career grow please go visit her online at her website www.benchstrength-inc.com

Next we had Bernadette Boas with the Boas Group. Bernadette explained that not all business owners are created equal and not all business owners are entrepreneurs. Bernadette's coaching group gives her clients the knowledge and skills they need to manage their businesses and accomplish their goals. To learn more please go to www.theboasgroup.com

We closed the show with Mike Cleary with Abcom. Mike talked about face to face marketing and how to use trade shows, events and branded environments to grow your business.  Abcom has been helping their clients create meaningful and profitable trade show and event experiences for over 20 years. You only have 3-6 seconds to make an impression - give Mike a call and ask him how to do it. To learn more please go to Mike's website www.abcom-inc.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Sandy Springs City Council Candidate Jim Squire and Team Doctors CEO Grant Carter

Oct 29, 2009 34:36

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

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On today's show we opened up with Sandy Springs City Council Candidate Jim Squire. Jim is an experienced business executive with a strong background in strategic planning, policy making and financial oversight at the corporate and association board levels. To learn more about the candidate please go to his website www.squireforsandysprings.com

We closed the show with Grant Carter, CEO of Team Doctors Preferred Access. Team Doctors mission is to provide a level of service and access to a quality of medical care that has never been available to discerning individuals and their families before. to learn more please go to their website www.theteamdoctors.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Customer Experience Special w Mike Wittenstein, Scott Reed, Jim Knight & Mary Kathryn Dean

Oct 22, 2009 35:10

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

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There's a lot of talk about improving customer experience. But very little about how do you make them work better and more consistently. Mike Wittenstein, the Authority on Customer Experience, and some of his colleagues from leading experience brands Hard Rock, Chick-fil-a, and Alternative Apparel will discuss why focus on the employee experience is important and share some ideas you can build on in your own business.

Learn more about Mike Wittenstein at www.mikewittenstein.com. Check out Jim Knight at www.hardrock.com. Scott Reed can be found at the Chick-fil-A at Sprayberry Square or online at www.chickfila.com. Check out the latest fashions at Mary Kathyrn Dean's Alternative Apparel at their website www.alternativeapparel.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Brent Morris, Cliff Oxford, David Rubel, Shawn Holland, Karen Galambos & Lori Lite

Oct 15, 2009 59:32

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing.

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We opened the show with Brent Morris, who talked about the upcoming Dunwoody Fall Festival sponsored by the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce. The event and Chili Cook-off will be held in Dunwoody Village on October 24. To learn more please go to www.dunwoodyfallfestival.com

Next up Cliff Oxford with Entrepreneur Advisors came on to share some helpful tips for entrepreneurs. If you are interested in learning more about how Cliff and his team can help your firm grow please go to his website www.entrepreneuradvisors.com

Up next was David Rubel author of If I Had A Hammer: Building Homes and Hope with Habitat for Humanity. To learn more about this great book written for kids 9 and older please go to www.habitat.org

Next Shawn Holland with Capital Preservation Group came on to explain Captive Insurance Companies. Captives are closely held property and casualty insurance companies that are used to formally self-insure risk that are not currently being covered by a third party insurer. To learn more please go to Shawn's website www.cappg.com

Next Karen Galambos with Right Type Pro's explained the benefits of having the audio and video content you have transcribed and posted onto your website. She explained that people learn in different ways and a lot of people prefer to read rather than to listen or watch. Her transcription service is Atlanta based and does not use any voice recognition software or overseas transcribers. Check out Karen's website at www.righttypepro.com to learn how transcribing your content can help move your website to the top of Google's search engine rankings.

We closed the show with Lori Lite (pictured) creator of Stress Free Kids, a line of books and CDs designed to help children, teens and adults manage stress, anxiety and anger. Lori was a featured contestant on ABCs reality TV show Shark Tank. To learn more about her please go to her website www.stressfreekids.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio with Chad Rothschild Guest Hosting Interviews Reginald Sinevet, Greg Cory & Lee Doernberg

Oct 8, 2009 33:08

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

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Chad Rothschild subbed for Amy, who is slumming in Italy this week. Chad, you may recall is the leader of the Atlanta Bloggers Meetup Group

We opened the show with Reginald Sinevet with Stealth Marketing Solutions. Reginald talked about SEO. To learn more please go to his website www.stealthmarketingsolutions.com

Next up we had on Greg Cory, President of eMaximation who talked about placing value on your social media efforts. To learn more about how eMaximation helps companies utilize the internet in their lead generation and marketing efforts please go to their website www.emaximation.com. you can also follow them on Twitter at @howisyourbuzz

We closed the show with Lee Doernberg with Liquid Capital. Liquid Capital helps small businesses acquire working capital. To learn more please go to his website www.liquidcapitalcorp.com/ldoernberg

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Dr William Alexander, Shelly Weidner, Allan Vella, George Ishee Charlie Cummins & Terry Trace

Oct 1, 2009 01:07:16

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

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We opened the show with Dr William Alexander who is with the Morehouse School of Medicine. He gave our listeners a great explanation of the H1N1 flu that is spreading around Atlanta and the rest of the country. To learn more please go to www.flu.gov or check out Morehouse's website at www.msm.edu

Next Shelly Weidner from Simon Property Group's Director of Mall Marketing & Business Development for Town Center at Cobb was on to discuss the latest goings on at her mall. Town Center can be found online at www.simon.com

Next Allan Vella General Manager for the Fox Theatre came on to discuss the historic Fox. The Fox is one of the finest and most popular places to see a show. To learn more please go to www.foxtheatre.org

Next George Ishee explained how The Ultimate HD Productions and AdzZoo can help your business appear on the first page of a local Google search. To learn more please go to www.theultimate.com

Next Charlie Cummins came on to discuss his new book, Uprooting Anger: Eliminating The Emotion That Kills. Charlie is with Core Performance Consulting and more can be found about him, his firm and his book at www.coreperformanceconsulting.com

We closed the show with Terry Trace who is with The Entrepreneur's Source. Terry helps people who are interested in becoming an entrepreneur. To learn more please go to Terry's website www.theesource.com/ttrace

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Jocelyn Smith with Infinitee and Bill VanDerKloot with Magick Lantern

Sep 24, 2009 29:41

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

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This morning Amy was out sick so Lee had to host the show himself.

He opened the show with Jocelyn Smith on of the Principals with Infinitee, strategic advertising and marketing solutions. To learn more about her firm please go to www.infinitee.com

We also had on Bill VanDerKloot owner of Magick Lantern one of the area finest film and video production companies. To learn more about Bill and his firm please go to www.magicklantern.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio's Home Services Special

Sep 17, 2009 48:18

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

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This morning we had our Home Services special.

We opened the show with Ron Francoeur, CAPS with Cornerstone Building Accents. His website is www.cornerstonebuildingaccents.com

Next we had Lou Avarado founder of Handy Husband. His website is www.handyhusband.com

Next we had on Gary Robertson, owner of Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts. He can be found online at www.yellowribbontree.com

Next Erik Anderson owner of Nite Time Decor by A Green Lawn came on. His website is www.agreenlawn.com

Next up Larry Fried with ServPro came on. his website is www.servproofchambleedunwoody.com

And we closed the show with Tim Eloshway owner of Protect Painters. His website is www.protectpainters.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio's Senior Resources Special

Sep 3, 2009 56:35

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

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This morning we had our Atlanta Senior Resources special.

We opened the show with Cheryl Mann, President of Atlanta Home Care Partners (pictured with her husband and partner Lewis). Cheryl talked about the challenges of hiring the right caregiver. To learn more about her firm please go to www.atlantahomecarepartners.com. She also mentioned the group www.atlantaseniorresourcesteam.com that she belongs to that comprises several other experts in senior services.

Next Metta Johnson explained how she offers comprehensive geriatric care management through her agency. Being a Registered Nurse has helped her help her clients solve a lot of today's aging issues. To get Metta on your team contact her through her website www.mettajohnson.com

Next Annemarie Schwarzkopf explained her role as an Eldercare Advisor. Her free service helps families navigate the maze of agencies and service providers a family needs to deal with in a time of crisis. To learn more please go to her website www.aplaceformom.com

Next Dennis Lippy, president of DK Lippy Construction came on to talk about how to modify your home to make it safer and more accessible as you age. His construction company can advise you on the best solutions to renovate your bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchen while keeping your home's personality. His website is www.dklippy.com

Next Jason Conn from HLM Mortgage explained reverse mortgages and how to determine if it is the right choice for seniors. To learn more please go to www.hlmmortgage.com

Next Angie Rehkop a Certified Financial Planner Professional with National Financial Services Group explained the benefits of working with a financial planner. To learn more go to her website www.nationalfinancialservicesgroup.com

Next Victoria Collier with the Elder & Disability Law Firm of Victoria L Collier PC came on to explain Elder Law. Victoria explained the benefits of working with a specialist like herself when it comes to long term planning. She also explained the challenges of getting government benefits like Social Security Disability, Medicare, Medicaid and VA Support. Please go to her website www.elderlawgeorgia.com for more information.

Next Patricia Ann Bowen with Get Ready For Tomorrow told us all about her downsizing, relocation and liquidation services. When you are de-cluttering a residence for resale Patricia is who you should call. Check out her website www.getreadyfortomorrow.com  

Next Robert Ragsdale CEO of Health Benefit Plans came on to share the importance of working with an expert in Insurance Programs for Seniors. Since there are so many choices in healthcare, having an advocate that specializes in seniors is the way to go. Please go to his website www.healthbenefitplansllc.com to learn more.

We closed the show with Sunny Aasgaard, publisher of the Senior Resources Directory. Sunny's annual publications are the most complete and accurate resource for seniors, their families and their caregivers. She has directories that cover 12 metro counties in and around Atlanta. Please go to her website www.seniorresourcesdirectory.com to learn how you can becomes a sponsor or how to get your copy.
Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Non-Profit Groups Special

Aug 27, 2009 40:56

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This morning we had our not for profit special. We opened the show with Bruce Patterson founder of the Save A Smile Foundation. To learn more about how this organization helps children in America who suffer from cleft palates please go to www.saveasmilefoundation.org

Next up we had on Gregg Orloff, Director of CancerQuest. Gregg is an Emory professor who created this website to help cancer sufferers and their families deal with the disease. His group is also a recipient of a Google Grant. To learn more please go to www.cancerquest.org

We closed the show with another Google Grants recipient Mary Dykes with the Owens Foundation for Wildlife Conservation. Mary shared some amazing stories about her organization is making a tremendous impact in the lives of animals and people in Africa and throughout the world. To learn more please go to www.owens-foundation.org

If you are involved with not for profit organization you might want to learn more about Google Grants for your group at www.google.com/grants

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Go Green Special

Aug 20, 2009 44:42

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

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This morning we had our Green Special. We opened the show with Charles Cone with SoEnSo Energy. Charles explained the benefits of using renewable energy sources like solar and wind. to learn more please go to his website www.soenso.com

Next up we had on Eric Taub with The Verus Carbon Neutral Partnership. Eric shared some ways he is helping companies lower their carbon footprint. to learn more please go to www.verus-co2.com

Next Dale Ledbetter Spray Foam LLC came on to discuss the energy saving you can get by having him spray foam in your attic and in your walls. To learn more please go to www.sprayfoamllc.com

Next Travis Hussing with EcoShredding shared how he helps businesses destroy sensitive documents in an eco-friendly manner. To learn more about his mobile document destruction business please go to his website www.ecoshredding.com

Next blogger and business owner Jeff Hix came on to explain the benefits of going green with your office supplies. His company Indoff offer green and sustainable business products. Check out Jeff's must read blog at http://greenpages.indoff.com or go to his website www.indoff.com

We closed the show with Sandra Cummins with SoutheastGreen.com a comprehensive website and resource directory for people looking for ways to save energy, save money and conserve natural resources. Please go to www.southeastgreen.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Nicole Siokis with MomCorps and Social Marketing Strategist Matthew Rosenhaft

Aug 13, 2009 31:55

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We opened the show with Nicole Siokis owner of the Atlanta MomCorps franchise. MomCorps is a premier staffing solution. To learn more please go to their website www.momcorps.com

Next up we had on Matthew Rosenhaft. Matthew has a blog on social media and other marketing strategy topics. To learn more please go to www.halfrosemarketing.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio's Health Image and Success for Today's Man Special with Guest Host Chi Chi Okezie

Aug 6, 2009 29:28

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

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This week's show featured two phenomenal guests who were interviewed by guest host Chi Chi Okezie of SIMPLEnetworking (http://www.snseminars.com)

Chi Chi's first guest was Mr. Fadi Malouf, Founder and Trainer of My Fitness Solution.  Fadi gave the listeners his advice on creating a practical and healthy lifestyle.  He described how he incorporates mental health and success with physical fitness.  He also recommended books and programs which promoted discipline and motivation.  Fadi also enlightened the audience with 3 Top Tips for getting in shape.  For more details on Fadi Malouf and My Fitness Solution visit his company website: http://www.mfscentral.com 

The show went into full gear with Mercedes Alfaro, President and Founder of First Impression Management.  Mercedes shared her vision for image and success that each man could utilize to develop professionally.  Her key points were to recognize habits and surround oneself with like minded individuals.  Mercedes also identified her favorite male style icon and gave 3 Top Tips for image success.  For more details on Mercedes Alfaro and First Impression Management, visit the company website: http://www.firstimpressionmanagement.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Learns More About Taste of Asia Week, Matchstic, Roark Capital Group & A Clever Twist

Jul 30, 2009 37:06

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

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Today we led off the show with Tse Chih Chang with Grand China Restaurant and Ken Katz with Geisha House. They are representing the Taste of Asia Week celebration that is taking place August 10-16 with a special public tasting to be held August 5 at Macy's Lenox. To learn more please go to there website www.tasteofasiaweek.com

Next up we had on Craig Johnson from Matchstic. Matchstic specializes in branding and design.  He explained the ins and outs of creating a powerful and memorable brand identity. To learn more please go to his website www.matchstic.com

Next Steve Romaniello (pictured), Managing Director with Roark Capital Group joined us to explain the world of private equity. Roark is an Atlanta-based firm that specializes in business and consumer service companies with attractive growth prospects and revenues ranging from $20 million to $1 billion. For more information please go to his website www.roarkcapital.com

We closed the show with Evelyn Anne Johnston with A Clever Twist. A Clever Twist is one of Atlanta's leading iPhone application design and development firms. She explained the creative spark behind some of the most popular iPhone apps out there. If you are interested in having an app made for your company you should reach out to Evelyn. To learn more
please go to their website www.aclevertwist.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interview Epilepsy Advocates & Experts Sheila Frame & Dr Lawrence Seiden. Plus Author Dan Bobinski

Jul 23, 2009 31:11

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Today we led off the show with Epilepsy Expert Dr Lawrence Seiden with the Peachtree Neurological Clinic in Buckhead. He spoke about epilepsy and gave some tips on what to do if you see some one having a seizure. To learn more please go to his website www.peachtreeneurological.com

Next up Sheila Frame from UCB, a Smyrna-based biopharmaceutical company joined us. Sheila spoke about the challenges people who suffer with epilepsy face and some innovative ways to manage the disease - including getting help from trained dogs. To learn more please go to UCB's websites www.ucb-group.com or www.epilepsyadvocate.com and to learn more about trained dogs go to www.canineassistants.org

We closed the show with author Dan Bobinski CEO of The Center for Workplace Excellence. Dan is the author of the new book Creating Passion-Driven Teams. He shared some great tips on how to get the most out of your employees. to learn more please go to his website www.workplace-excellence.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Eldercare Special

Jul 16, 2009 45:15

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

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Today we had our Eldercare special featuring some of the leaders in helping the elderly in Atlanta.

First up we had on Laura Benson Ross with Atlanta LTC. Laura is a long term care insurance expert. She explained that long term care insurance covers more than just nursing homes. To learn more about her and her firm please go to www.atlantaltc.com

Next up we had on Caroline Bell, President of Preparing For Care. After a successful career in Corporate America Caroline almost overnight went from Corporate Executive to Caregiver to her aging parents. Now her business helps others by providing the education, support and guidance adult children need when caring for elderly parents. To learn more about Caroline and her business please go to her website www.preparingforcare.com

Next up we had on Patricia Ann Bowen with Get Ready For Tomorrow. Pat helps seniors and their families downsize, relocate and liquidate estates. To learn more please go to www.getreadyfortomorrow.com

Next up we had on Brad Culp with Griswold Special Care. Griswold has been in the non-medical home care business for over 27 years. Brad has been serving Dekalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties since 2003. He is opening another location in Lanier. Check out his website to learn more www.griswoldspecialcare.com

Next up we had on Vic Warmsby with Miracle-Ear Atlanta. Vic is an audiologist who considers it a privilege to help people regain their hearing. Vic shared some great tips to help you help your mom or dad know when it is time to get a hearing aid. To learn more please go to his website www.miracle-ear.com

We closed the show with Susan Tomlison with American Ramp Systems. She explained that her company can help seniors with handicap ramps or even senior friendly showers. to learn more please go to www.amramp.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Organize Your Business, Organize Your Life Special

Jul 10, 2009 37:14

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

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On today's show subbing for Amy Otto we had Sara Fisher, the owner of A Simple Space, a professional organizing business working with individuals to de-clutter and simplify their homes, whether it is a home-office space, bedroom closet, or garage. Beyond "clearing the clutter,” A Simple Space helps clients create organizing solutions to fit their personalities and lifestyles.

For over five years, Sara has been coaching her clients on how to de-clutter their space, simplify, and make room for abundance in all aspects of their lives. As Sara discovered how simplifying and organizing can create space for abundance, she wanted to help others to discover the joy and peace of a clutter-free home.

Her unique insight and experience bring a disciplined, creative, and light approach to any personal organizing project.

Sara is a Certified Professional Organizer and is the current Vice-President of the National Association of Professional Organizers Georgia Chapter (NAPO-GA). Sara has appeared in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution(AJC), Atlanta's Home Improvement Magazine, and Parents Magazine, as well as other online publications. She is the former co-host of the weekly radio show, The Organizing Playground. Learn more about her at www.asimplespace.net

John Damiano has spent over 30 years in retail executive management, where he held many different positions, including EVP of C&R Clothiers, President and CEO of Barbeques Galore, COO of Busybody Fitness, and VP of Operations of K&G Superstores, a division of the Men's Wearhouse.

In 2002, John left the retail business to pursue a career in real estate in Atlanta. In 2002, John was recognized by RE/MAX® Greater Atlanta as the Rookie of the Year. He has achieved Lifetime status in the Million Dollar Club, 100% Club, Executive Club. The Providence Group was recognized by Communities Magazine as one of the Top 100 Teams in Metro Atlanta in “2008”.  John has sat on the RE/MAX® Greater Atlanta Agent Advisory Board. John is also a member of the Atlanta Executive Forum, Business Network International, Sandy Springs Business Owner's Roundtable and Greater North Fulton Chamber. Learn more about John at his website www.tpgatlanta.com

Heather Demis is from Annapolis, Maryland and attended Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts with a minor in Written Communications. Heather began her career in the late 80's designing specialty announcements, custom invitations and magazine ads. She moved to Atlanta in 1992 with her husband, Mark. She spent the next decade working all aspects of the commercial printing business.

In 2000, she broadened her knowledge and skills working with a major national firm in the promotional products and branded apparel industry, while still providing her clients with all their graphic design and printed collateral needs.

In May of 2005, Heather started Anchor MarketingTM Services, which now specializes in corporate image consulting and brand identity management services including graphic design and printing, promotional items, web graphics, tradeshow merchandise and branded apparel.
 
Heather is active in her community and has served on the boards of Child Development Association of North Fulton, Senior Services North Fulton and the Rotary Club of North Fulton, where she is an active charter member. She is a past Chair of the Ambassador Committee for the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, and a graduate of Leadership North Fulton class of 2000. Ms. Demis is currently a member of the Women"s Success Network in Roswell. To learn more please go to Heather's website www.anchormarketing.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Special

Jul 9, 2009 31:10

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

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Today we had on three leaders working with women suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

Christine DeZarn is the Founder of the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association, Inc. (www.PCOSupport.org), a national non-profit organization formed in 1997.   

Evelina Weidman Sterling, PhD, MPH, CHES is a public health educator and researcher specializing in reproductive and women’s health issues.   Dr. Sterling is the co-founder and CEO of My Fertility Plan, an innovative consulting firmed aimed at providing action-oriented information and educational resources to help patients overcome their infertility and build their families.  To learn more about what she is up to and all her books please go to her website www.myfertilityplan.com

Dr. Mark Perloe earned his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University, Hershey Medical Center, and served his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Perloe completed his fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Minnesota.

As Medical Director at GRS, Dr. Perloe has expertise in treating conditions related to infertility including polycystic ovary syndrome, recurrent pregnancy loss, endometriosis, menstrual disorders, fibroids, male fertility problems and endocrine and other reproductive health problems. He also has extensive experience in in vitro fertilization, and using the latest microsurgical techniques for reversing tubal sterilization. To learn more about Dr Perloe and his practice please go to www.ivf.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio's Sandy Springs Rotary Special with Eric Stotts, Justin Daniels, Fran Farias & Bill Snellings

Jul 2, 2009 27:14

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Today we had four members of Sandy Springs Rotary come on and talk about this great service organization. Rotary was founded over 100 years ago in Chicago in order to help the community. Now over 1.2 million members around the world are making a difference in their communities. The first international program this non-political, non-religious group took on was to irradicate polio in the world.

Locally the Sandy Springs Rotary chapter is involved in literacy programs within the area schools. Whether they are donating dictionaries or books or even sitting down and tutoring kids in reading and math. Rotarians are all about service before self. To learn more please go to www.sandyspringsrotary.org They meet every Monday at noon at Hammond Springs and you can join them for a free lunch to see if it is a fit for you.

On the show Eric Stotts was co-hosting in place of Lee. As you remember from a recent show, Eric is with Advantec. Advantec delivers Human Resource, payroll and benefit services to small and mid-sized companies. They help clients mitigate risk, improve processes, reduce costs and attract and retain top talent. If you are considering outsourcing all or some of your HR, you should give Eric a call. Check out his website at www.advantec-hr.com.

Also on was Justin Daniels an attorney with Wagner, Johnston & Rosenthal. Justin is the trusted adviser providing corporate and commercial real estate advice to fast growing privately held entrepreneurial businesses. Justin has been recognized as a Rising Star by the Georgia Super Lawyers and has represented a variety of clients in the manufacturing, retail, professional, consulting and technology industries. To learn more go to his website www.wjrlaw.com

Also on was Bill Snellings, president of Snellings Walters Insurance Agency. As a business insurance advocate, Bill has been advising clients for over 30 years. To learn more please go to his website www.snellingswalters.com

Lastly we had Fran Farias in the studio. Fran is an exclusive agent and represents over 96 products and services through State Farm Insurance and Financial Services. In addition to being active in Rotary Fran works hard giving back to her community through her church and numerous civic and community non-profit boards. To learn more about Fran please go to her website www.FranFarias.com 

Hurry! Time is running out to sign up for the Roswell-tree a great fun run and race held each year on July 4. Everyone Wins at this is an invitation only event that benefits the Atlanta Community Food Bank. All participants get a cool designer t-shirt and your choice of either a tiara or a baseball cap, plus an awesome award breakfast immediately following the race. To learn more please go to www.roswelltree.org

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Marketing Expert Chad Rothschild and Closets by Design Franchise Owner Gary Evonsion

Jun 25, 2009 37:44

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We opened the show with Chad Rothschild (pictured), a marketing and branding expert. Chad specializes in helping clients, attract, retain and engage customers and employees through several integrated marketing functions: branding and branded merchandise, recognition and points programs, interactive and direct response. Check him out on Twitter  @chad_rothschild or on his website www.chadrothschild.com

Next up we had on Gary Evonsion owner of the Atlanta home organization franchise Closets by Design. Gary is helping Atlanta homeowners get organized one closet, pantry, and garage at a time. Closets by Design offer homeowners comprehensive solutions to all their organizational needs in a short, simple process by designing, building and installing custom closets, garage cabinets, home offices, wall units, laundries, pantries and other home organizational systems. To get a free estimate to de-clutter your home please go to his website www.closetsbydesign.com

Hurry! Time is running out to sign up for the Roswell-tree a great fun run and race held each year on July 4. Everyone Wins at this is an invitation only event that benefits the Atlanta Community Food Bank. All participants get a cool designer t-shirt and your choice of either a tiara or a baseball cap, plus an awesome award breakfast immediately following the race. To learn more please go to www.roswelltree.org

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio's 100th Show with B2B CFO, Fresh N Fit, Money Mailer, AmRamp & AdzZoo

Jun 18, 2009 44:50

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Happy Anniverary to us. Today was our 100th show and we celebrated by munching on some of Amy's delicious chocolate covered strawberries. Thank you so much Amy for being such a wonderful host. And thank you so much to our great guests who have generously given up some of their time to come into the studio and be on our shows. And lastly thank you so much to all of our loyal listeners.

We opened the show with Kevin Olson one of the Atlanta partners in B2B CFO. Kevin explained that his firm is the nation's largest CFO firm serving entrepreneurial, growth and mid-market companies. He also shared some big news about how his firm has been able to help their clients get business loans when other companies are struggling. To learn more please go to Kevin's website www.b2bcfo.com/partners/kolson or just Google Kevin Olson CFO.

Next up we had on Penny Fry and Kelly Bryant a dietitian with Fresh N Fit. Penny explained that Fresh N Fit provide freshly made, delicious calorie controlled meals for their clients. And Kelly shared some insights into how she works with the Fresh N Fit Chef to balance nutrition with taste. To learn more about how Fresh N Fit can help you lose weight and eat great please go to their website www.freshnfitcuisine.com

Next up we had on Sheldon Moss with Money Mailer. Sheldon shared some of the benefits of choosing Money Mailer to help you advertise your business. He explained that they are very targeted and affordable. He also shared some new programs that involved text message coupons and deals on your phone and going to the Money Mailer website to search for coupons from restaurants and other service providers in your area. Please go to www.moneymailer.com and search for Suburban Atlanta or Sheldon Moss to learn more

Next up we had on Joanne Bradley and Susan Thompson with AmRamp. These good friends shared how they left corporate America to begin a venture to help others. Designed for individuals who use wheelchairs or just struggle with stairs, AmRamp is America's leading low-cost steel modular ramp system available. They help people who sometimes have been unable to live in their own houses finally get back home. To learn more please go to their website www.amramp.com

And we closed the show with Carissa Ledbetter with AdzZoo. Carissa works with local businesses to help them connect to their local consumers on the internet. With the help a staff of certified Google and Yahoo search profressionals Carissa helps her clients with geo-targeted multimedia advertising campaigns utilizing the latest technology to affordably reconnect their business with their local customers. To learn more please go to her website www.adzzoo.com 

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Michael R. Moore, Jonathan D. Rosen, David M. Walker and Andrew L. Freeman

Jun 11, 2009 38:32

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We opened the show with Michael Moore, Cost Segregation Expert with BDO Seidman LLP. Micheal explained how his department helps clients lessen their Federal tax bill through an IRS authorized method of accelerating portions of real property to shorter depreciation lives. But remember you must be profitable to take advantage of this opportunity. The recent Economic Stimulus bills have opened up a lot of opportunity business owners if they know where to look and Michael explained that BDO Seidman has been helping their clients grow for over 100 years. To learn more please go to www.bdo.com

Next up we had Jonathan Rosen, CEO of Entaire Global Companies. Entaire is the leader in the rapidly expanding field of Financed Planning, which is a new approach to wealth building for business owners, physicians and other entrepreneurs. Through its affiliations with world-class insurance and annuity carriers, Entaire provides innovative retirement funding solutions while offering an advantage in tax efficiency. To learn more contact Jonathan through his website www.entaire.com

Next David M. Walker, Business Attorney explained The Business Owner Movement (BOM) he is helping start in Atlanta. The BOM is a new program for entrepreneurs who want to start or expand their business but need guidance and advice. David offers yearly membership which includes weekly classes and networking opportunities. The BOM offers new members a chance to receive a Georgia limited liability company and federal tax ID as well as assitance with opening a small business bank account. To learn more please go to www.thebom.biz

And we closed the show with Andrew Freeman owner of Cherries Divine. Cherries Divine is the place to go for elegantly packaged long stem chocolate covered cherries. You won't find a more delicious corporate gift idea than a box of Andrew's chocolate covered cherries. He explained that his family recipe has been delighting all who have tasted these cherries. All of the guests at the studio today could not stop munching on these tasty treats. So if you are looking for a unique client gift that will have them talking about you long after you leave then check these guys out. Affordable, elegant and delicious. You won't go wrong with Cherries Divine. Please go to their website www.cherriesdivine.com And if you ahve a retail store or gift shop you should seriously think about carrying these.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Georgia Veterinary Specialists, Karmalized Pictures, Roswell-Tree Fun Run & Buckhead Pizza Co

Jun 4, 2009 44:00

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

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We opened the show with Kimberly DeMeza with Georgia Veterinary Specialists, a multi-specialty referral practice and 24 hour emergency pet clinic. Satisfied clients call it the Mayo Clinic for dogs and cats. They treat complex, challenging and often life threatening pet health problems. Please go to www.gvsvet.com to learn more.

Next up we had on Mark Burch and Amy Jackson with Karmalized Pictures. Mark and Amy spend their time creating videos for businesses. They work with Yellow Pages, CitySearch and Kudzu to create vidoes that enhance their bsuiness listings. They have found that adding video to a website creates twice the number of conversions on the Yellow Pages site. They also shared a great tip when trying to create viral web videos - make it a how to. Mark and Amy are available for a free consultation so please check them out at www.karmalizedpictures.com

Next up we had on Sally Jamara and Vanessa Lowry founders of the Roswell-tree Fun Run. This July 4th makrs the 4th anniversary of these popular event. This is the only fun run where every participant is guaranteed to be a winner. Participants also get t-shirts, and either a tiera or a baseball cap for participating. All proceeds benefit the Atlanta Food Bank so head up to Roswell Park this Fourth of July to race Amy and Lee. To learn more please go to their website www.roswelltree.org

We closed the show with Sam Abdullah and Sean Kelly who are with Buckhead Pizza Company. If you love gourmet pizza in an upscale environment you should definitely check out the new restaurant on the Atlanta pizza scene, Buckhead Pizza Company. Whether you like fresh ingredients made in store like mozzarella cheese or their one of a kind whole wheat dough this pizza place is worth the trip. They have three Atlanta locations: Buckhead, Buford, & Cumming. To find a location near you please go to their website at BuckheadPizzaCo.com. You can also follow Buckhead Pizza Co. on Facebook or Twitter.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Take Me Out Tickets' Larry Kosten, HomeTownTimes' Paul Baron and Advantec's Eric Stotts

May 28, 2009 30:33

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We opened the show with Larry Kosten with Take Me Out Tickets. Larry explained that if you are looking for tickets to the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, Hawks, Thrashers, University of Georgia, Georgia Tech or any other sports team give him a call. He said he can also get concert or play tickets, even tickets to events all around the country. So if you are tired of missing your favorite events give Larry a call or check out his website www.takemeoutonline.com

Next up we had on Paul Baron CEO of HomeTownTimes.com This exciting new affordable franchise is bringing the hometown newspaper business online to towns across America.   Franchises start at around $5000 and are perfect for the young entrepreneur or the recently laid off corporate executive who wants to really get connected to his community. The HomeTownTimes are your local online community source for News, Advertising and Business. To own, advertise on or work for a local site please go to Paul's website www.hometowntimes.com

W closed the show with Eric Stotts with Advantec. Advantec delivers Human Resource, payroll and benefit services to small and mid-sized companies. They help clients mitigate risk, improve processes, reduce costs and attract and retain top talent. If you are considering outsourcing all or some of your HR, you should give Eric a call. Check out his website at www.advantec-hr.com. And you can find Eric every Monday at the Sandy Springs Rotary meeting, where he is an active member. To learn more about that Rotary chapter please go to their website www.sandyspringsrotary.org

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Image Management's Steven Goforth, Young Masters' Jobia Keys & Marketing Guru Keith Finger

May 21, 2009 36:05

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We opened the show with Steven Goforth the brains behind Image Management. Steven's passion and drive certainly came through during this interview. He knows his way around a barber shop and wants to help men get the ultra-premium grooming service he thinks they deserve. They have a new shop open in Buckhead where you can get a haircut and facial for $40 everyday. To learn more please go to his website www.managemyimage.com

Next up we had on Jobia Keys Program Manager of the Young Masters franchise. Young Masters is a home-based business that turns children's art into fucntional memorabelia. Franchises can be purchased for less than $20,000. And franchise owners work with local schools, camps and churches to collect the children's art work and then the parents can order that art work to be palaced on items such as: postacrrds, keychains, coffee mugs and even throw blankets. To learn more please go to their website www.youngmastersart.com

And we closed the show with the Chief Marketing Officer for hire Keith Finger. Keith explained that he helps improve his clients sales by aligning their marketing with their sales efforts. He says this keeps the sales pipeline flowing with leads that generate revenue. He takes a macro approach to create, implement and manage marketing and demnad genration plans for his clients. Please go to his website to leanr more about how to increase sales and boost ROI with demand generation and lead nurturing (you can download a free whitepaper on the subject) at www.keithfinger.com

A big thank you to Brian and Jessica at Cafe Intermezzo for allowing us to have our last Atlanta Business RadioX Casual Networking Mixer there. Here are some pictures from the event. Also thanks to Erik Wolf and Stephanie Frost from Zero G Creative who co-hosted the event with us.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Margaret Gearing, Susan Frost, Bob Greenberger, Jason Jones and Kelly Resignola

May 14, 2009 43:46

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We opened the show with EOS Marketing and Communications' President Margaret Gearing and COO Susan Frost. EOS is a full service, woman owned advertising agency. They combine the depth of experience of a large agency with the nimbleness and flexibility of a boutique. They bring a fresh collaborative working relationship to all their clients. To learn more please go to their website www.eosmarketing.com

Next up we had on Bob Greenberger with Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, Certifed Public Accountants and Business Advisors. HA&W are the largest independent CPA firm in Georgia and one of the largest in the US. Bob shared some great small business tips and some compelling reasons to give his firm a call. To learn more please go to his website www.hawcpa.com

Next up Jason Jones with CresaPartners Corporate Real Estate Service Providers joined us. Jason explained that his ability to create competition among building owners ensures that his clients get the best terms on their leases. He said now is a great time to renegotiate your lease and that he would love to help you get the best rate. He shared a success story where he is in the process of saving one of his clients hundreds of thousands of dollars. Jason is also a guest columnist with Business to Business magazine where he does a podcast on leadership called Battlefield to Business. The link to his podcast is here and the link to his website is www.cresapartners.com 

We closed the show with Kelly Resignola owner of Tastings, a wine experience company that is located in Decatur. Tastings unique concept lets you taste wines by the ounce, the glass or by the bottle. This lets you try before you buy. This friendly neighborhood wine bar has a huge wine selection. They are a fun restaurant that has trivia night but they can also create a custom intimate experience for your group. Enjoy their food and cheese along with their wine every day. They open in the evening every day and for lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. To learn more please go to their website www.awineexperience.com or friend them on Facebook.

A big thank you to Brian and Jessica at Cafe Intermezzo for allowing us to have our last Atlanta Business RadioX Casual Networking Mixer there. Here are some pictures from the event. Also thanks to Erik Wolf and Stephanie Frost from Zero G Creative who co-hosted the event with us.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Sanders McConnell with My HSA Rewards, Neil Gass with Sunbrook Academy & Steve Cook with ADHL

May 7, 2009 34:11

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We opened the show with Sanders McConnell who is with My HSA Rewards, an innovative firm that helps you energize your Health Savings Account. His company was created in order to painlessly help you put more money into your HSA. As you know a HSA is a tax advantaged way to pay for your health care expenses. My HSA Rewards helps you grow your account by earning rewards when you purchase stuff from their qualified merchants. To learn more please go to their website www.myhsarewards.com

Next up we had on Neil Gass, the CEO of Sunbrook Academy along with his VP of Franchising Scott Sutton. Sunbrook is one of the premier preschool and early childhood academies in the metro Atlanta area. They have been around for years and have a very successful business model for potential franchise owners. They currently have 8 academies in the area and are looking to expand throughout Georgia and the Southeast. To learn more please go to their websites www.sunbrookacademy.com and www.sunbrookfranchise.com

We closed the show with the dynamic Steve Cook, President of America's Discount Home Loans. ADHL is one of Georgia's largest home loan lenders. In addition to offering low rates and fees ADHL also offers a Quick Close guarantee. Steve explained that with record low rates and brand new loan programs from the Obama administration, now is a great time to buy a home, especially for the first time home buyer. To learn more about Steve and his company please go to their website www.americasdiscounthomeloans.com

A big thank you to Brian and Jessica at Cafe Intermezzo for allowing us to have our Atlanta Business RadioX Casual Networking Mixer there. Here are some pictures from the event. Also thanks to Erik Wolf and Stephanie Frost from Zero G Creative who co-hosted the event with us.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio's Social Media 101 Special with Stephen Jones, Todd Schnick and Jeremy Morris

Apr 30, 2009 35:31

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What a great way to learn the do's and don'ts of using social media in your business. From FaceBook to Twitter to LinkedIn we covered it all. Our roundtable discussion featured Stephen Jones from Growth Strategies, Todd Schnick from Intrepid and Jeremy Morris from BottleCap Development.
 
Stephen Jones started Growth Strategy in 2001 and is recognized as a powerful strategic marketer. Their stance is not just sales and marketing strategy consulting, but hands on implementation as well. To learn more about Stephen and his firm please go to his website www.growthstrategies.us

We also had on Todd Schnick with Intrepid. Todd is a blogger, professional marketer, community activist and a political consultant. He likes to create marketing environments for his clients that serve, communicate and interact more effectively with their customers. To learn more about making Intrepid your marketing partner please go to Todd's website www.intrepid-llc.com

Jeremy Morris from BottleCap Development rounded out our group. BottleCap is the technology engine that powers their clients' business. You know all those cool, creative ideas you have? The geniuses at BottleCap make them work elegantly and seamlessly on the web. Their developers and computer geeks are experts are taking ideas from napkin to internet fast and affordably. To learn more please go to their website www.bottlecapdev.com  

Last chance to RSVP for our next Atlanta Business RadioX Casual Networking Mixer which will be held at Cafe Intermezzo in Dunwoody on Wednesday April 29 from 6-8pm.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio's Women In Business Special

Apr 23, 2009 37:51

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

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What a fun show we had today...a studio filled with successful businesswomen. It went so well we are looking to do this every couple of months or so. We opened the show up with the PeaceLoveMom ladies Lori and Suzanne who have been celebrating motherhood with their funky t shirts and apparel since 2005. They try to create designs that will both empower and inspire mothers everywhere. PeaceLoveMom represents a collaboration and true celebration of motherhood. Please go to their website www.peacelovemom.com to find the perfect Mother's Day gift.

Next up we had on Grace Choung,owner of the Kai Medical Spa. Kai provides a large selection of treatments for pampering, relaxation, beauty and results. With locations in Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Johns Creek (and a new Brookhaven location coming soon) Kai has a skincare boutique with the very latest in body products from around the world. Services are designed for both women and men and combine medical-grade products to achieve the best results in the shortest time. To book your appointment or to learn more please go to her website www.kaimedspa.com

Next we had on Gail Dunn, Atlanta's Auto Advisor. Gail has worked in the automotive industry for years and is uniquely qualified to be the owner of Women's Automotive Connection. Gail's mission is to help women take control of their automotive service and repair transactions by empowering and educating her clients. Her Automotive Boot Camp For Women is an entertaining and unique program that educates women on vehicle service, maintenance, mechanical and collision repair. So if you have that fear of getting taken advanage of by some unscrupulous mechanic you should contact Gail. Her website is www.womensautomotiveconnection.com

We closed the show with Grayson Campbell, your Private CFO from our good friends at oXYGen Financial. Grayson prides herself in her ability to focus on total client service. She is in contact with her clients monthly to stay up to date with their needs and ever changing situation. She knows that people get overwhelmed by their finances and she works hard to be that trusted resource. She hosts regular shopping excursions with her clients and prospects in order to help them network and learn more about finance in an environment that is relaxed and fun. Please go to Grayson's website www.oxygenfinancial.net to RSVP to her next event and to learn more about how she can help you.

Quick reminder to RSVP for our next Atlanta Business RadioX Casual Networking Mixer which will be held at Cafe Intermezzo in Dunwoody on Wednesday April 29 from 6-8pm.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews IVF Expert Dr Mark Perloe, ENT Expert Dr Elaina George & Dr Dave Rearick with SBS-Benefits

Apr 16, 2009 32:28

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

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Today we opened the show with Dr Mark Perloe with Georgia Reproductive Specialists (GRS). Dr Perloe explained that GRS, which is one of the country's most highly regarded fertility clinics, has an innovative solution for people whose insurance does not cover infertility services. For women in need of in vitro fertilization treatment to help them achieve pregnancy, GRS is offering an IVF value plan at a substantially reduced cost. To learn more please go to Dr Perloe's website www.ivf.com.

Next we had on Dr Elaina George with Peachtree Ear, Nose & Throat Center. Dr George specializes in minimally invasive ENT surgery for snoring, sleep apnea and sinus disease in both adults and children. Her philosophy is to treat the root cause of the disease to prevent or to eradicate it instead of masking symptoms with medications that generally only manage the symptoms. She has found that an emphasis on wellness and prevention can improve patient care safely and effectively. To learn more about Dr George and her practice please go to her website www.peachtreeentcenter.com

We closed the show with Dr David Rearick (pictured) with Strategic Benefit Solutions. Dr Rearick focuses on providing clients long term health enhancement strategies to control health costs and improve productivity. Using medical/pharmacy claim anailysis and predicitve modeling he identifies medical management services client's need and monitors the success of all health and wellness vendor activities to show value on these investments. Dr Rearick is also the author of Good Health is Good Business. An Implementation Guide for Corporate Wellness. To learn more about Dr Rearcik and Strategic Benefit Solutions please go to their website www.sbs-benefits.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio's Image and Business for the Modern Woman Special with Guest Host Chi Chi Okezie

Apr 9, 2009 30:39

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The show went into full gear with Nancy Dozier, counter manager and senior make up artist for Estee Lauder at Belk in Fayetteville, GA.  Ms. Dozier shared the best skin care and make up tips for professional women.  She also gave her top picks for Spring looks and offered great incentives to the audience.  For more details please visit: www.EsteeLauder.com or call Belk, Fayetteville at 770.460.8550.

Chi Chi Okezie wrapped up the show with tips and suggestions for how women can use their image to build confidence, credibility and trust.  She also mentioned a few networking tips for the modern woman.  To learn more about polishing your look visit: www.snseminars.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio City of Dunwoody Georgia Special

Apr 2, 2009 30:39

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Today we were honored to have on the city of Dunwoody Georgia's Mayor Ken Wright, City Councilman Denis "Denny" Shortal and its City Manager Warren Hutmacher to discuss the latest happenings in one of Georgia's newest cities.

We learned that April 1 at midnight was the launch of Dunwoody's police force. So be on the look out for that. While having the same ratio of residents to businesses as Dekalb County, the panle expressed that they would be a very business friendly city. Dunwoody is now Georgia's 14th largest city with nearly 40,000 residents who voted overwelmingly to become their own city. Mayor Wright has generously donated his Mayor's salary to the Stage Door Players, a local community theater.

To learn more about the City of Dunwoody please go to their website www.dunwoodyga.gov

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Health Benefits and Human Resource Special with Dennis and Andy Weyenberg from Resource Alliance

Mar 27, 2009 17:54

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Today we had on Andy and Dennis Weyenberg founders of Resource Alliance. Resource Alliance is unique in a couple of ways. First they are a licensed insurance agency as well as specialists in Human Resources. This allows them to offer a complete solution for companies of all sizes in need of benefits and HR. They also offer those services a la carte. They also differentiate themselves from their competitors by offering a Benefits Specialist for each benefits client. This person is primarily responsible to act as a liaison for their client's employees to assist them with their insurance needs. Now those employees don't have to wait on hold for hours struggling to get answers to their questions. Someone is always there for them at Resource Alliance. To learn more please go to Dennis and Andy's website www.real-hr.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews William Fadul with Mosaic, David Asarnow with Clix and Justin Palmer with Club Blue

Mar 26, 2009 31:29

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Today we opened the show with William Fadul one of the principals of Mosaic Group [Architects and Remodelers] in Atlanta. MOSAIC Group reflects the coming together of two of Atlanta's most exceptional design/build firms: The Building Firm and Deckwright. William and his partner Rick Goldstein have been beautifying Atlanta homes for more than two decades. The name MOSAIC was carefully chosen to reflect how the seemingly unrelated pieces of a home renovation are related as their clients witness how design, architecture, materials, craftsmen and service come together to form a beautiful and artistic whole. To learn more about the Atlanta remodeling firm and their two remodeling divisions (MOSAIC Indoor Living and MOSAIC Outdoor Living), please go to their web site at MosaicGroupAtlanta.com or their Facebook Page.

Next up we had on David Asarnow CEO of CliX portrait Studios. David has been CEO since 2004 and he has done a remarkable job growing the franchise to over 30 units today and being rated as a top 100 emerging franchise. They now offer a Clix Portrait Studio option as well as a work out the home Clix Events option as well. David is out in front of the industry as he helps his franchisees use social media tools like Facebook to grow their business. To learn more about Clix for your next event go to their website www.getyourclix.com or if you want info on a franchise please go to www.clixfranchise.com

We closed the show with Justin Palmer who is the Business Service Officer in the Commercial Banking side of BB&T. Justin didn't talk banking he wanted to share his work as President of Club Blue. Club Blue implements fun social and service activities that connect young local professionals while positively influencing children and teens through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. Justin was instrumental of forming and growing this group to the 150+ members they have now. In fact, the concept has resonated so well with his community that other Boys and Girls Clubs around the US have inquired about how to start Club Blues in their communities. The next mixer is coming up in April and they have a Braves night planned for may. Please go to their website www.clubblue.org to join and learn more.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Nick Powills, Emile Paradis, Andy Greider, Don and Anne Webb

Mar 18, 2009 38:11

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Today we opened the show with Don and Anne Webb with Greenwood Land Company. Their firm is recognized as the foremost authority on recreational land investment, ownership, management and resale throughout the Southeastern and Midwestern states. Founded in 2003 Greenwood Land specializes in premier properties that represent exceptional recreational and wildlife management potential. In addition, some of their work is applied to restore fish and wildlife levels as well as to help landowners achieve their goals. They are hosting a great event called The Greenwood Project which explains why timberland is a must for your investment portfolio. The next event is March 31, 2009 from 7-9pm at the Doubletree Hotel in Roswell at 1075 Holcomb Bridge Road. To learn more please go to their website www.greenwoodland.com or call 800-466-1163

Next up we had on Nick Powills with No Limit Media Consulting. No Limit is an Atlanta-based progressive communications firm specializing in helping franchisors grow their concepts through the power of publicity - both traditional and virtual. Nick founded No Limit after an extensive media career that included time with Rolling Stone Magazine. His clients have included: Huddle house, Qdoba, Wireless Zone, Checker's/Rally's and other growing brands. to learn more please go to his website www.nolimitmediaconsulting.com

Andy Greider has been a marketer for most of his life. Having owned 9 small businesses, helped start a dot com and worked with a boutique firm as a consultant to mom and pops all the way to the Fortune 500. He has a plethora of experience in helping companies grow. Now he is the Chief Dot Connector and Owner of Marketing Pedagogy - an educational marketing company rather than the traditional persuasion marketing companies that are out there. To learn more please go to his website www.marketingpedagogy.com

We closed the show with Emile Paradis, the Managing Partner of RPM Advisors and is a franchise owner of the Referral Institute. He has been a Referral Institute Master Trainer and has developed a number of referral training programs that are taught nationally. Emile is known for his fast-paced results oriented training style. His dynamic presentations provide on the ground, useful information mixed with action items and a little fun. To learn more please go to his website www.referralinstituteatlanta.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio's North Fulton Business Expo Special with Guest Host and LinkedIn Guru Sean Nelson

Mar 12, 2009 27:22

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Today we had Sean Nelson guest hosting for the vacationing Amy Otto.
Sean Nelson is the owner of Atlanta Health & Life and has helped Individuals, the Self-Employed and Small Business in Atlanta save up to 60% on their health insurance.  Since 2008 he has written the Linked Intuition blog, written a book about LinkedIn, "LinkedIn 101", and conducts training for individuals and small business on how to use LinkedIn more effectively.  For health insurance questions visit www.atlantahealthlife.com.  To learn more about Linked Intuition go to www.linkedintuition.com.

This special edition of the Atlanta Business Radio show put its spotlight on the 2009 North Fulton Business Expo which is being held this Friday March 13, 2009 at the Alpharetta Marriott which is on Windward Parkway. 

The Expo will once again host nearly 100 exhibitors during a dynamic day of seminars focused on helping businesses learn how to maximize their profits in a down economy. Last year's event, which drew nearly 1,500 attendees was considered a resounding success, but the Expo Committee predicts even higher attendance for the 2009 event. The seminars, which are free to the public are filling up fast and are covering a wide variety of topics that business leaders are interested in right now in this challenging economic climate. If you are looking for great information, great companies and a great place to network the North Fulton Business Expo is a must attend event. To learn more or to RSVP for any of the seminars please go to their website www.gnfccexpo.com

First up we had on David Andrews who manages the marketing for the North Fulton Business Expo David Andrews is the Creative Director and Global Brand Manager for TM Forum, an international telecommunications member group with marketing efforts underway in virtually every corner of the world. Previously, David ran The Westport Group, a North Fulton full-service marketing company with a reputation for controversial, effective marketing campaigns. David is widely recognized as a business-to-business marketing expert and has won dozens of awards for event, print and web-based communications over the years. To find out more about TM Forum, visit www.tmforum.org.

We closed the show with Dave Coulter who is a sponsor of North Fulton Business Expo Is the Founder of a Apex Signs and Graphics located in Roswell, GA.  His company specializes in full color printing, vehicle wrap & lettering, office environments, dimensional signage, and event signage.  www.apexsigns-ga.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews ExecuTrain's Dea Holman. Emotional Intelligence Guru Dawn Cook. RetroTax CFE Stan Friedman

Mar 5, 2009 32:15

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Today we opened the show with Dea Holman from ExecuTrain who explained how effective training can bring about change in an organization resulting in increased productivity and a direct impact on the bottom line. Dea talked about a training methodology based on the Adult Learning Theory and how training classes should be fun and engaging. ExecuTrain has expertise in key arenas such as: computer application to business skills and various delivery methods - from instrucotr led to virtual. To learn more please go to her website www.executrain.com

Next up we had on Executive Coach Dawn Cook with DayBreak Enterprises. Dawn has an excellent track record of bringing cultural change via coaching and training senior executive teams. Her cleints include: Turner Broadcasting, Federal Reserve Bank and Georgia EMC. Dawn applies her knowledge of emotional intelligence and adult learning when coaching her clients in the areas of leadership, communication, client relationships, coaching and public speaking. To learn more please go to Dawn's website www.daybreakeq.com

We closed the show with Stan Friedman, CFE and President of RetroTax. RetroTax is an ACI Franchising concept that specializes in tax credit identification and administration, helping bsuiness owners obtain valuable tax credits and incentives legislated by federal and state governments. Stan explained that to ensure maximum benefits for his clients RetroTax has developed a powerful proprietary mapping system that is constantly updated to reflect the most current geographical boundaries of these designate locales. This unique mapping system enables RetroTax to accurately identify and document eligible tax credits for federal empowerment zones, federal renewal communities, developable sites and state job creation programs. The best part of this service is that it is completely risk free - the client only pays for performance. And if Stan can help the client he can even go back up to 3 years and get retroactive credits. If you want to learn more about Stan's service for your bsuiness or if you are interested in being a potential franchisee please go to Stan's website www.retrotax.com 

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio's 2008 Tax Education Special with Help From Corey Sutton from H&R Block

Mar 1, 2009 15:18

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Today we explained some of the tax ramifications of the federal government's various stimulus plans including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act from Corey Sutton who is with H&R Block.

Corey explained (in laymen's terms) that most of the tax effects of these plans will occur down the road but there are some things that you take advantage of for your 2008 tax return. Some of the things to be aware of are: new home buyer credit, one time social security payments and even some increased tax credits to encourage you to make your home more energy efficient. To learn more please go to www.hrblock.com. They have a lot of current information there as well as the locations of all the convenient H&R Block offices around the metro Atlanta area.
 
Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Entrepreneur Toolbox Special

Feb 26, 2009 33:03

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

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Today we shared some of the tools successful entrepreneurs in Atlanta use everyday.

First up we had on Allison Babb, a recognized expert on self-employment success for solo entrepreneurs. She is an author, speaker and small business coach. Allison is also the founder of Great Small Business Advice and is the author of 7 Biggest Mistakes Small Business Owners Make. To learn more please go to her website www.greatsmallbusinessadvice.com

Next up we had on Rich Sells and Carrie Tegeder from Corporate Office Centers. Corporate Office Centers (the home of Atlanta Business RadioX)
is a leading national business center company with locations in dozens of cities throughout the United States. In the metro Atlanta area they have 4 centers (Perimeter, Alpharetta, Buckhead and the new Johns Creek center). If you are an entrepreneur who needs flexible terms, premium business serivces and convenient office solutions you must contact Corporate Office Centers. You will not get better service or find a more entrepreneur friendly center.Please go to www.corporateofficecenters.com and find a location near you.

Next Kevin Ligon with StratMarCon shared some great small business marketing tips. Kevin provides targeted expertise on a retainer, hourly consulting or on a per project basis while p[roving cost effective outsourcing through bidder/vendor relationships for customized marketing and advertsiing campaigns. To learn more or to subscribe to his marketing newsletter Entrepreneurs Approach please go to his website www.stratmarcon.com

We closed the show with Chris Heuser with PC Doc USA. Chris expalined the dreaded blue screen of death and what you can do to prevent it. So if you work out of your house or have a limited IT budget then give Chris a call - he says he's the last Doctor to still make house calls. He'll help you bring your computer back to where it was when you took it out of the box. To learn more about this remarkable mobile computer repair company please go to Chris' website www.pcdocusa.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio South Forsyth Georgia DECA Special

Feb 19, 2009 29:48

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Today we learned all about DECA, an Association of Marketing Students. We had a full house in the studio this morning. We had: Jim Severnak, the Georgia DECA Foundation Director; Debra Moore, an instructor at South Forsyth High School and Marketing Education & DECA Chairperson; Chasady Foster, State Officer - Competitive Events; Katie Pickering, State Officer - Corporate Relations; Jim Twaits, South Forsyth Chapter Vice President and Amanda Mapes, South Forsyth Chapter President.

We covered a lot of ground and learned a lot about DECA and how it works and why schools should start a DECA program. We discussed the co-curricular aspects of DECA and the Marketing Pathways established by the Georgia Department of Education. We also learned about the functions of DECA and the various activities and community service programs. The students shared their experiences working with Cousins Properties' The Avenues Forsyth on a local market research project. They also shared how they benefit from the program and how it helps them get into college and possibly earn scholarship money. To learn more about DECA in Georrgia please go to their website www.gadeca.org

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Arthur Benz with oXYGen Financial, Robert Ball with Office Arrow & Author Danny Kofke

Feb 12, 2009 28:45

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

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Today we opened with Danny Kofke who wrote the book "How to Survive (and perhaps thrive) On A Teacher's Salary." Danny has been a teacher for nearly 10 years. He said that his passion for his craft keeps him in the classroom but smart savings and basic understanding of financial principles have kept his wife at home with their children.  His book explains the steps necessary for others to follow suit and save for life's journeys. To learn more or to order the book please go to Danny's website www.dannykofke.blogspot.com

Next we had on Arthur Benz (pictured) President of OXYGen Financial Insurance. OXYGen is a financial planning firm that aspires to be your family's CFO. They have created a compnay that helps primarily but not exclusively the X and Y Generations. The try and bring Wall Street to Main Street and offer decades of knowledge and expertise to help their clients through these challenging economic times. Please go to Arthur's website www.oxygenfinancial.net to learn more.

We closed the show with Robert Ball, CEO fo Atlanta-based OfficeArrow.com. Office Arrow recently launched a professional online community that serves Office Professionals like: executive and administrative assistants, office managers and small business owners - to do their jobs better, faster and smarter. Robert explained that as businesses find themselves working to maintain productivity with fewer respurces, they need support and they often look to Office Arrow's 130,000 members to help. To get your free membership to this extremely helpful and resource packed site please go to www.officearrow.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Benefits of Franchising Special

Feb 5, 2009 39:43

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from the Business Radio X studio in Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

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Today was a special roundtable show focusing on franchising. We had on several of the leaders in the franchising industry with us in the studio.

Jim Deitz, President of Andover Franchising, home of The Franchise Doctor shared his insight based on over 25 years working in and around franchising. His firm consults and develops franchises as well as helps promote and sell franchises for their clients. For anyone who wants to learn more about franchising please go to his website www.franchisedoctor.com

Bill Williams, with Murphy Business & Financial Corporation also joined us. Bill knows what its like to want to control your own destiny by owning a business.  He has worked in the corporate world for over 25 years and discovered that he is an entrepreneur at heart. As head of the Franchise Division at MBFC-GA and a certified business Bill can help his clients discover the best business fit for their unique skills and desires. To learn more about Bill and his firm please go to his website www.murphybusiness.com

We were so fortunate to have Mike Rosenthal in the studio. He is with the law firm Wagner, Johnston & Rosenthal. Mike's practice primarily involves the representation of franchise and distribution, professional and service industry clients, providing both day-to-day business counseling and advice, as well as litigation services when necessary. Mike has represented numerous start-up franchisors, sellers of business opportunites and other sellers in licensing and distribution arrangements. Learn more at www.wjrlaw.com

Kent Gregoire (pictured) also joined us and shared his experience as a franchise owner of The Alternative Board metro Atlanta. TAB is a business coaching and peer advisory group made up of CEOs, presidents, business owners and partners from acorss metro Atlanta. Kent has guided dozens of companies through all phases of their business cycle. He also oversees a powerful training program called Responsibility Centered Leadership.

Kent is hosting a Business Leaders' Roundtable called "Fight Back: Best Marketing, Sales and Finance Practices for Tough Times." This event is being held on March 4 from 11am - 2pm (luncheon) at the Ashford Club. To learn more and to RSVP please go to Kent's website www.tabmetroatlanta.com and view the calendar of events on the home page to request an invitation to the event.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Senior Care Special with a Leblon Cachaca Twist

Jan 29, 2009 31:02

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
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Today we kicked off the show with Phlicia Keaton co-owner (with her husband Ken) of the Seniors Helping Seniors franchise in north Gwinnett and Forsyth County. At Seniors Helping Seniors, Phlicia and her team match seniors who need help with seniors who are looking to help others. This innovative intra-generational companion service provides an experienced and credible resource of help for older adults who want to stay in their own homes. They also provide a full range of non-medical home care, companion and home maintenance support from seniors who enjoy helping others. To learn more please go to their website www.seniorshelpingseniors.com

Next up we had on Lewis Mann, with Atlanta Home Care Partners. Atlanta Home Care Partners is dedicated to caring for all aspects of the client - the home, body, mind and spirit. Lewis explained that his services always begin with a comprehensive Home Care Assessment to evaluate each clients unique needs and concerns. His staff provides caregiver services 365 days a year on a 24/7 basis. In addition to providing exceptional caregivers, Lewis' team are constantly monitoring their care and services to make sure they are always providing the services that will beneift their clients as their situation evolves. To learn more please go to their website www.atlantahomecarepartners.com

Next we had on attorney, Miles Hurley (pictured) founder of Hurley Elder Care Law. Miles is dedicated to the process of long-term care and estate planning. He founded his firm in response to what he identified as a growing need for families and individuals to address concerns surrounding getting older.

Hurley Elder Care is committed to making the process of planning for the future—as pain-free as possible. The firm holds that philosophy that dedicated customer service and individual attention can actually make this difficult process empowering and even rewarding. To learn more please go to his website www.hurleyeclaw.com

And we closed the show with Kevin Martin, managing director and partner with Leblon Cachaca. In case you didn't know, cachaca is the third most consumed spirit in the world and is the key ingredient in the caipirinha, Brazil's national drink. Lebron is an ultra-premium spirit produced in Brazil using traditional distillation techniques combined with creative wine-making techniques to create a Cachaca that really stands out. This spirit has won just about every major award in their category around the world. To learn more (and get lots of great cocktail recipes) please go to their website www.liveloveleblon.com. And when you go out please ask for Leblon by name.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Wellness Special with Concentra, Fresh N Fit & Benefit Strategies

Jan 22, 2009 35:22

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
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Today we kicked off the show with Dr Jeffrey Wainstein VP of Medical Operations in the Southeast with Concentra. Concentra is a national health care company focused on improving America's health, one patient at a time. They offer comprehensive health services to injured/ill patients and their employers through a nationwide netwrok of medical centers. They have about 320 centers in 40 states, with 11 here in the metro Atlanta area. They also operate over 250 workplace health clinics that provide a range of health and wellness services such as: athletic training programs, health screeniongs, vaccinations and medical advisory services. They are known for actually posting their pricing so patients know up front what the fees will be. To learn more about Concnetra please go to their website www.concentra.com

Next up we had on Penny Fry and Brent McIntire with Fresh N Fit Cuisine. Penny is the Operations Manager and Brent is the Executive Chef. Fresh N Fit offers consumers the perfect recipe for healthy eating. Their program helps people who want to lose weight, or who need to follow a restrictive diet for medical reasons or even the person who just doesn't have time to shop and prepare meals. They have a registered dietitian/nutritionist on staff to make sure each meal is both fresh and healthy. You can pick up your meals from Atlanta's premier healthy meal provider at aany of their 35 distributors. A weeks worth of meals can be picked up twice a week. Then you just pop them in the microwave and you are eating a calorie controlled delicious, freshly prepared meal - never frozen. To learn more please go to their website www.freshnfitcuisine.com

We closed the show with Carl Schuessler Jr. Managing Principal with Benefits Strategies LLC. Carl has over 20 years experience in employee and executive benefits consulting and financial planning. He guides large firms, privately held companies and executives through the challenges of evaluating health care and benefits planning. He explained that people spend more time shopping around for a new car than they do for health care. And during the interview he shared a simple way for just about everyone to cut their health care premiums. To learn more from this true expert in the benefits industry please go to his website www.benefitstrategiesllc.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Atlanta Botanical Garden Conservation Program Special

Jan 17, 2009 19:36

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
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Today we were fortunate to have on two members of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens staff Jenny Cruse-Sanders and Dante Fenolio. Jenny is the Director of Research and Conservation and Dante is the Amphibian Conservation Scientist.

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is develops and maintains plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment. The Garden is taking action against amphibian extinction through their amphibian pod, which was developed with the help of our friends at Advanced Coastal Technologies. Right now they have about 30 species of frogs in the pod, which is a special modular frog biosecure lab that is used to breed and house these endangered creatures. The study of amphibians has played a critical role in helping scientists discover cures to human diseases like AIDS and cancer.To learn more about the Atlanta Botancial Garden's conservation and amphibian programs please visit their website www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org   

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Jina Lee with The Ultimate and Hope Flammer with VoiceQuilt

Jan 15, 2009 21:24

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
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We opened the show with Jina Lee, Managing Editor of The Ultimate, your concierge for luxury products. She shared some of her favorite gift ideas for the person that is difficult to buy for. She brought into the studio this super cool wine aerator and some collectible timepiece themed cuff links.  The Ultimate is a great online resource for checking out amazing videos of your favorite luxury products. Please go to their websites www.theultimate.com and www.theultimatecatalog.com and become a member today. Members recieve VIP all access to amazing demonstration vidoes and special discounts.

We closed the show with Hope Flammer founder of VoiceQuilt a great gift for anyone that will never be forgotten. What better way to celebrate an anniversary or birthday than with a beautfiul keepsake like a valet, music box, iPod or digital picture frame that comes with the actual voices of the gift recipeints favorite people sharing a heart felt tribute or memory. You must go online to see this product and really understand what a powerful and wonderfully touching gift this is. Please go to www.voicequilt.com to see and hear this for yourself.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews NetWeaving Expert Bob Littell and Trey Humphreys Founder of the Fur Bus

Jan 8, 2009 35:10

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
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We opened the show with Trey Humphreys, one of the founders of the Fur Bus. The Fur Bus is a lounge-like setting full of magical lights, a thundering sound system and of course, fantastic fur. They provide transportation for all occasions including business outings, staff parties, sporting events, concerts, birthdays, weddings, proms, children’s parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties. The Fur Bus has been featured on MTV, Blind Date, Howard Stern Show, Nickelodeon, Elimindate and My Sweet 16. The busses are rented by the hour and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The atmosphere and interior of the Fur Bus is designed to bring people together to have an incredible time. Take the ordinary out of your transportation and ride The Fur Bus for an extraordinary experience. You've probably seen one of the Fur Buses rolling around 285. It is the bus with the kids dancing, singing as they ride in style to their event. They have buses that hold parties of 14-30 passengers. Remember to book early because once you've rode the Fur Bus you can't stop. Trey explained that he has grown his business exclusively through word of mouth referrals and stellar customer service and he has grand plans on expanding his Fur Bus empire. To learn more please check out Trey's website www.furbus.com

Next we had on Bob Littell with Littell Consulting Services, Second Opinion Insurance Services, and The Enrichment Company where he carries the title of Chief NetWeaver. Although he wears a number of hats within the financial services industry ranging from broker and second opinion fee-paid advisor to business owners and high net worth individuals, as well to insurance companies and financial institutions, Bob's primary passion these days revolves around a word and concept he created almost a decade ago - "NetWeaving”.

Bob"s 2nd book, “The Heart and Art of NetWeaving”, picks up where the first book, “Power NetWeaving”, left off and covers many of the practical appli-cations of NetWeaving - being a connector OF others, and a 'no-strings-attached’ resource provider TO others – simply with the belief that, what goes around, does come back around.

The “Heart and Art of NetWeaving” book also explains how those who become NetWeaving Ambassadors, and who spread the word about this ‘win-win’ form of networking, find it not only elevates their own image in the eyes of others, but they also derive a form of energy which pours over into everything else they do.

Thanks to a generous contribution from Xerox Global Services who covered the cost of printing “The Heart and Art of NetWeaving”, Bob donates 100% of the $20 per book sales price either to the Pay It Forward Foundation, created by Catherine Ryan Hyde – author of the book on which the popular movie was based, or to any non-profit who wishes to use the book for fund-raising purposes. Bob also serves on the Board of the Pay It Forward Foundation and co-chairs the steering committee.

Bob’s latest book, “Raising Your R&R Factor – How Referable & Recommendable Are You?” introduces the ‘irrefutable’ “NetWeaver’s Law of Referral Reciprocity”. It helps explain why those who genuinely NetWeave for others, and yet don’t see much if anything come back around, need to look in the mirror to analyze how others actually perceive them – since referrals and recommendations represent a ‘risk’ on the part of the person making them. To help persons deal with this, Bob also conducts “WOW Workshops” to help people discover ways to be more creative and innovative, as well as to differentiate themselves and make themselves more remarkable. To learn more please go to Bob's website www.netweaving.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Former Apprentice Star, Marshawn Evans, ReachLocal's Leslie-Anne McAllister and Al Burroughs

Dec 24, 2008 33:56

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Today's show is brought to you by TAB of Northwest Atlanta.The Alternative Board of Northwest Atlanta brings together owners of privately held businesses to overcome challenges and seize new opportunities with a combination of peer advice and strategic business coaching. Board members meet monthly to learn from one anothers successes and mistakes and create more valuable and profitable companies. Achieve Greater Success with Peer Advice and Coaching with TAB of Northwest Atlanta.  www.tab-nwatlanta.com

We started the show off with Marshawn Evans, inspirational speaker, entrepreneur, attorney, author and survivor of Donald Trump's The Apprentice. Marshawn shared some wisdom from her new book "S.K.I.R.T.S in the Boardroom: A Woman's Survival Guide To Success in Business & Life." To learn more please go to her website www.skirtsintheboardroom.com

Next up we had on our good friend Leslie-Anne AcAllister from ReachLocal. Leslie-Anne explained why she is known as The Google Girl. She also shared some great tips on getting the most out of your web advertising and if you are currently using Google AdWords you need to call Leslie-Anne. She will be glad to help you make sure you are getting the most bang for your AdWord bucks. She is a great networker and has helped a lot of people associated with our show. Please check out her website www.reachlocal.com. She is truly an Intenet Marketing Specialist who can help you grow your business.

We closed the show with Al Burroughs. Al is the Sound Engineer with The SOS Band as well as an affiliate with VM Direct the parent company of HelloWorld a great video email solution for your business and your home. Al explained multiple uses for this unique product which you reall have to see to understand completely. Please go to Al's website www.TV4UnMe.com and check out the demos.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Patriotism Museum, Atlanta Art Gallery, EChain Community, Primrose & Meridian South

Dec 18, 2008 40:40

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Today's show is brought to you by TAB of Northwest Atlanta.The Alternative Board of Northwest Atlanta brings together owners of privately held businesses to overcome challenges and seize new opportunities with a combination of peer advice and strategic business coaching. Board members meet monthly to learn from one anothers successes and mistakes and create more valuable and profitable companies. Achieve Greater Success with Peer Advice and Coaching with TAB of Northwest Atlanta.  www.tab-nwatlanta.com

We started the show off with Pat Stansbury, Marketing Director with the National Museum of Patriotism. This unique museum is opening its doors in January of 2009 and it's mission is to celebrate patriotism in America. there are innovative interactive exhibits as well as permanent monuments to patriotism. Be sure to go to their website www.museumofpatriotism.org to learn more and take advantage of their Family membership.

Next up we had on Bill Dixon with the Atlanta Art Gallery. Bill's gallery celebrates the representational art style. He shared a moving story about how he came to own an art gallery and how important it is to follow your passion in life. To learn more about Bill, his gallery and the big Atlanta Gallery Association Gala in January please go to his website www.atlantaartgallery.com

Next we had on Jo Kirchner, President and CEO of Primrose Schools.  Jo was recently named one of the Top 25 Entrepreneurs in Atlanta and Primrose is regularly on various Top franchises in America lists. Jo's lifelong passion to improve early childhood education has helped her open close to 200 schools nationwide. To learn more about Primrose as a parent or as a franchise owner please go to their website www.primroseschools.com

Next Carrie Podber founder of E Chain Community shared ways small business owners can connect with others building relationships and meeting others online and off through her unique community. Carrie is an expert in connecting companies. She helps create synergistic, strategic and revenue generating relationships for her community members. Please go to www.echaincommunity.com to submit your business profile and learn more.

And we closed the show with Doug Hughes with Meridian South. Meridian South are specialists in Dental and Medical construction. They have over 25 years experience designing and building dental facilities. Talk about having a niche, Doug explained that since they do so many dentist and doctor offices they know exactly where all the equipment should go to maximize efficiency and effectiveness for their doctor clients.  If you are a doctor thinking about building a new office please call Doug. To learn more go to his website www.meridiansouthinc.com  

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Massage Heights Tom Gustoff, Caring Transitions Angel Van Wye and Author Jude Kessler

Dec 11, 2008 33:17

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Today's show is brought to you by TAB of Northwest Atlanta.The Alternative Board of Northwest Atlanta brings together owners of privately held businesses to overcome challenges and seize new opportunities with a combination of peer advice and strategic business coaching. Board members meet monthly to learn from one anothers successes and mistakes and create more valuable and profitable companies. Achieve Greater Success with Peer Advice and Coaching with TAB of Northwest Atlanta.  www.tab-nwatlanta.com

We started the show off with Jude Southerland Kessler, lifelong Beatles fan and author of Should Been There. Shoulda Been There is the first documented biography of John Lennon, a meticulously factual account housed in a fiction format. She spent over 20 years researching the novel, traveling to Liverpool seven times and interviewing most of John's friends, early band members and college mates.  This facinating book traces John's life from 1940 until the end of 1961. In the interview Jude shares some great sotries about John and Paul, their friendship and their rivalry. This is a must have gift for Beatles fans and Lennon fans. Please go to Jude's website www.ontherockbooks.com to get your copy.

Next up we had on Tom Gustoff, regional developer for Massage Heights who just opened a new retreat in Sandy Springs. This location will be the first of 20 franchise locations planned for the Atlanta market within the next 5 years. Massage Heights is based in San Antonio and the executives there feel that Atlanta is a prime location for expansion. Massage Heights is a membership based spa retreat that offers elevated services and home spa products as well. To learn more about the services of the new Sandy Springs / Dunwoody location or to learn more about one of the franchise opportunities available here in Atlanta please go to their website www.massageheights.com

We closed the show with Angel Van Wye owner of Caring Transitions of Metro Atlanta. Caring Transitions is the first national franchise to specialize in helping families transition their loved ones from home to retirement or care facilities. Angel explained that they help families when it's time to move parents or loved ones out of their longtime home which is typically filled with years and years of accumulated stuff. Angel and her staff come in and help the families assess what is in the house and assist them in making critical decisions  about those items. Then they work closely with the family to help them sell or liquidate those belongings in a timely manner. To learn more about Angel and her firm please go to her website www.caringtransitions.net/loganvillega
 
Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Bob Schwerzel with TGS. The Founders of Slimpressions. And Mr Handyman's 300th Franchisee

Dec 4, 2008 36:05

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Today's show is brought to you by TAB of Northwest Atlanta.The Alternative Board of Northwest Atlanta brings together owners of privately held businesses to overcome challenges and seize new opportunities with a combination of peer advice and strategic business coaching. Board members meet monthly to learn from one anothers successes and mistakes and create more valuable and profitable companies. Achieve Greater Success with Peer Advice and Coaching with TAB of Northwest Atlanta.  www.tab-nwatlanta.com

We started the show off with Amy Pedersen and Jennifer Daniels, co-founders of the Marietta, based shapewear firm Slimpressions. According to Amy and Jennifer Slimpressions is a "flab-u-less" line of everyday shapewear designed to slim a woman's arms, back and midriff. Slimpressions' garments create an illusion of weight reduction boosting confidence while sculpting the top half of a woman's body. These two moms said they came up with the idea because they needed a solution to tackle their own flaby, flappy arms. For more information or to see some amazing before and after images please go to there website www.slimpressions.com

Next up we had on Gary Valvo and Mike Carney, owners of Mr. Handyman's 300th franchise in Peachtree City. Gary and Mike invested in the full-service home repair and maintenance franchise after realizing the demand for reliable and affordable maintenance services in the Atlanta area. They felt that as more homeowners decide to stay put during this sluggish real estate market that the demand for quiality home improvement services is greater than ever before. Gary explained that in today's economy more and more homeowners are investing in monor repairs rather than do large scale remodelling projects or buy a new home. And with people busier than ever they just don't have the time to do things themselves any more. So Mr Handyman helps its clients shrink their nagging to-do lists. To learn more about Mr Handyman please go to their website www.mrhandyman.com and find the franchise nearest you. Mike and Gary are in the Coweta-Fayette area.

We closed the show with good friend Dr Robert Schwerzel, president of Technology Guidance Services. Bob talked about the powerful free seminar series he is doing with Larry Warnick of PassKey Strategies. He and Larry are helping entrepreneurs position and grow their businesses through difficult times. They are offering these seminars at the Corporate Office Centers in Sandy Springs / Dunwoody and in Alpharetta. These seminars are on the third Wednesday of the month in Sandy Springs / Dunwoody and on the third Thursday of the month in Alpharetta. Each seminar features an opportunity to network and learn some valuable practical technique to grow your business. We strongly recommend attending these powerful seminars. To learn more please go to Bob's website www.tgsproducts.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Entrepreneur Author Special with Guest Host Chi Chi Okezie and her Guests Chris Cooper and Kim Boim

Nov 27, 2008 26:39

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Today's show is brought to you by TAB of Northwest Atlanta.The Alternative Board of Northwest Atlanta brings together owners of privately held businesses to overcome challenges and seize new opportunities with a combination of peer advice and strategic business coaching. Board members meet monthly to learn from one anothers successes and mistakes and create more valuable and profitable companies. Achieve Greater Success with Peer Advice and Coaching with TAB of Northwest Atlanta.  www.tab-nwatlanta.com

Chi Chi Okezie with SIMPLE Networking guest hosted today's show for Amy Otto and Lee Kantor.

She started the show off with Chris Cooper, Founder/CEO of Execute Your Passion, LLC.  Chris is dynamic as a coach, trainer, speaker, motivator and now you can add an author to his resume.  He has truly found his passion for assisting others and inspires great numbers of people to success.  Chris's newly published book, "Achieve Your Dreams: 26 Quick Keys to Succeed in Life", cleverly highlights ways in which students, entrepreneurs and professionals can hone in on their skills and be a Champion for Success!  The book gives 26 useful tips which are presented in alphabetical order.  Readers can map out their steps of action after each chapter. Check out his website www.ExecuteYourPassion.com

Next up ChiChi had on Kim Boim, President of WWAOW Publishing, USA.  WWAOW publishing is an non-traditional publishing house which offers many benefits to authors and businesses.  WWAOW stands for Worldwide Alliance of Writers based in Belguim.  WWAOW has been in the binding and printing business for over 69 years and has the resources to produce and distribute books around the world.  Ultimately giving authors and businesses a global voice as they market their literary works.  A notable author in the WWAOW community includes, Gold 2008 Olympic Winner-200m sprint, Veronica Campbell-Brown. For more information about getting your book published with the help of Kim and her firm please go to her website, www.WWAOW.com

Chi Chi Okezie who is an entrepreneur/instructor/author of SIMPLEnetworking, LLC wrapped up the show with helpful and practical tips for listeners who desire to write, publish and market their literary masterpieces.

Chi Chi Tip #1: Have a Book Signing or Two.  Book signings, in retail bookstores or restaurants and business venues are excellent ways to bring awareness to an entrepreneur's products and services.  It encourages networking and community support from all angles.

Chi Chi Tip #2: Teach a Class. Entrepreneur Authors are encouraged to link up with local colleges, universities, community libraries, churches etc. and teach a class on their book.  It is an exceptional way to feature and sell the book.  Authors can also teach classes on related subject matter of the book.

Chi Chi Tip #3: Online and Social Networking.  This is a great time to connect with businesses and individuals online or face to face.  Authors should select online social networking groups which allow their members to post profiles of themselves.  In the profiles, authors can showcase their book, website and direct people to preview or purchase their products/services.

Chi Chi Tip #4: Be a Radio Show Guest.  What better way to make yourself and your voice known than to be a guest on a radio show!  Authors can branch out to an interested and new crowd of potential clients and customers.  After the show, request a podcast/tapping of the show so pass along as marketing material.

To learn more about Chi Chi please go to her website www.snseminars.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Product Launch Expert Jim DeBetta. IT Expert Marius Nel . And Innovation Expert Stone Payton

Nov 20, 2008 33:58

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Today's show is brought to you by TAB of Northwest Atlanta.The Alternative Board of Northwest Atlanta brings together owners of privately held businesses to overcome challenges and seize new opportunities with a combination of peer advice and strategic business coaching. Board members meet monthly to learn from one anothers successes and mistakes and create more valuable and profitable companies. Achieve Greater Success with Peer Advice and Coaching with TAB of Northwest Atlanta.  www.tab-nwatlanta.com

We started the show off with Innovation and Change Expert Stone Payton. Stone is with The Desai Group and he talked about managing your corporate climate for sustainable top line growth. He explained that a company's corporate culture is one of the most efficient machines on the planet. And that any effort wasted on behaviors that don't produce immediate, visible and positive results is immediately displaced with actions that do. To learn more about Stone, The Desai Group and how to create innovation in your company please go to Stone's website www.InnovationROI.com or www.desai.com.

Next up we Jim DeBetta with Slingshot PRoduct Development came on to explain what it takes to launch a product. He has extensive experience taking a product from idea all the way to the shelves of Wal-Mart or to the screen of QVC. To learn more about Jim and his firm please go to his websites www.jimdebetta.com and www.slingshotproducts.com you'll find a ton of great resources.

Fianlly we closed the show with technology expert Marius Nel with 360 Smart Networks. Marius has been helping company's with technology challenges for almost 20 years. He has lots of experience in voice/data integration and security. He has successfully implemented various computer telephony integration projects dealing with VOIP, Call Centers, Voice/Datas and WAN. So if you have an IT problem it would definitely be worth your time to check out 360 Smart Networks, their website is www.360smartnet.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio's Staffing Special with Wade Hughes, Nicole Pierce, Rosemary Gignilliat and Guy Tucker

Nov 13, 2008 32:12

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Today's show is brought to you by TAB of Northwest Atlanta.The Alternative Board of Northwest Atlanta brings together owners of privately held businesses to overcome challenges and seize new opportunities with a combination of peer advice and strategic business coaching. Board members meet monthly to learn from one anothers successes and mistakes and create more valuable and profitable companies. Achieve Greater Success with Peer Advice and Coaching with TAB of Northwest Atlanta.  www.tab-nwatlanta.com

We started the staffing special by interviewing Wade Hughes with The Intersect Group. Wade is the partner in charge of Intersect consulting services. In this capacity, he manages strategy articulation, corporate governance, operations and project management and implementation engagements on behalf of The Intersect Group clients.

Wade gained extensive experience with large-scale project implementations during his 12-year career as a consultant, manager and practice director for Arthur Andersen Business Consulting. His areas of expertise include processes and systems for accounting, billing, sales and customer service, as well as revenue processes for large public companies. For several years, he led a software company he founded, developing and implementing a revenue and customer management system for niche industries. For more information about Wade and his firm please go to his website www.theintersectgroup.com

Next up Rosemary Gignilliat, President of RG Staffing Resources shared her take on what it takes to succeed in the competitive medical staffing world. Rosemary began her career with OM5/Daystar, a national subsidiary of Management Recuriters International in 1989. Her tremendous commitment to her clients and candidates earned her MRI's most prestigious award of ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE OF THE DECADE, national recognition as NATIONAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR for 2001 as the REGIONAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR for 1989, 1993 and 200l. She was in the TOP TEN ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR category for ten consecutive years.

"Rosemary is an exceptional team member with a real talent for the search industry", said Kathleen Luck, Manager and founder of OM5/Daystar at Colony Square. "Her client testimonials are outstanding and all echo the commitment Rosemary has shown in partnering with her clients over the years." "Rosemary does it right the first time". "She makes my life so much easier." "I can't imagine hiring anyone without her assistance. It frees me up to do my job."  To learn more about what Rosemary is up to please check out her website www.rgstaffing.net

Next we had Nicole Pierce, New Business Development Manger with Snelling Staffing Services in the Atlanta Perimeter office.

Snelling delivers temporary, career and professional staffing solutions to companies in every region of the country. After more than 50 years of innovation, Snelling knows how to connect people and businesses. We focus on helping clients to achieve priority driven results. With true consultative sales and ongoing quality reviews, we make sure we maintain alignment with your objectives to deliver the most productive solution in an ever-changing environment.

Nicole's specific focus is legal staff recruiting. She places legal secretaries, paralegals, assistants, marketing professionals, records clerks, and any other support or staff position within leading Atlanta law firms or corporations.  She also helps with high-level administrative, sales, and accounting positions as-needed. For more on her firm please go to her website www.snelling.com/atlantaperimeter

Finally we go to hear from one of Atlanta's most successful creative recruitment and consulting firms for premier ad agencies, Guy Tucker with Ask Guy Tucker. For many years, a commonly heard phrase around the Southeast in ad agency HR discussions and creative department meetings has been: "I don't know, let's ask Guy Tucker."   And so a successful consultancy was born.

Guy is known for his insight into who and where the top creative players are - plus their talent and temperament. This fuels his ability to bring people and companies together successfully. Since launching the company in 1996, Guy's company has placed creatives in many of the most recognized firms in the business - from hot entrepreneurial shops to International mega agencies.  Guy is the 2004 recipient of the prestigious Atlanta Ad Club Silver Medal award for lifetime service to the industry and the community. For more about Guy and his firm please go to his website www.askguy.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio's Wellness Special with Stress Expert Dr Kathleen Hall, Be Well Atlanta and Author Michael Zinn

Nov 6, 2008 38:12

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Today's show is brought to you by TAB of Northwest Atlanta.The Alternative Board of Northwest Atlanta brings together owners of privately held businesses to overcome challenges and seize new opportunities with a combination of peer advice and strategic business coaching. Board members meet monthly to learn from one anothers successes and mistakes and create more valuable and profitable companies. Achieve Greater Success with Peer Advice and Coaching with TAB of Northwest Atlanta.  www.tab-nwatlanta.com

First up we had on our good friend Dr Kathleen Hall from The Stress Institute. She shared some great advice about how stress resilience can positively impact a company's bottom line. Her firm helps corporations become proactive with their wellness leadership. She explained that 90% of Americans polled felt they were stressed or extremely stressed. For more information about Dr Hall and all her wonderful work with corporate wellness and healthy mindful living, please go to her website www.thestressinstitute.com

Next we had on J. Michael Zenn, Author of The Self Health Revolution. this is the book that best selling writer Harvey Diamond said "If ever there was a single book anyone interested in his or her health and well being should read without fail, this is it!" Michael explained to us that 91% of us will die from either: cancer, heart disease, stroke or complications from diabetes and that each of those diseases are preventable. For more information about his book and his availability for lunch and learns and his partnership with Whole Foods please go to his website www.selfhealthrevolution.com

We closed the show with Stephanie Servy and Kimberly Hard of Be Well Atlanta. They have a wonderful approach to trying to create a community among lifestyle, medical and wellness professionals in Atlanta. They offer a discount card that gives its members privlieges and special deals throughout the city. Members can take advantage of a vast array of benefits designed to support a healthy lifestyle. Some of these benefits are: discounts at wellness focused medical professionals; preferred pricing at fine dining establishments as well as discount packages and wellness retreats.  To learn more please go to their website www.bewellatlanta.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio's B to B Referrals 4 Life Networking in Atlanta with BNI Special

Oct 30, 2008 33:49

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Today's show is brought to you by TAB of Northwest Atlanta.The Alternative Board of Northwest Atlanta brings together owners of privately held businesses to overcome challenges and seize new opportunities with a combination of peer advice and strategic business coaching. Board members meet monthly to learn from one anothers successes and mistakes and create more valuable and profitable companies. Achieve Greater Success with Peer Advice and Coaching with TAB of Northwest Atlanta.  www.tab-nwatlanta.com

First up we had Taun Henderson Director of BNI in Atlanta, GA explain how Business Networking International became the world's largest business referral organization. Taun helps BNI get chapters in Atlanta off and running. He feels that BNI is the best place for business men and women in Atlanta to share ideas, contacts and lots and lots of referrals. Networking is such a big part of Taun's life he recommends that you forget about the Yellow Pages and contact him when you need a referral. He has such a big database of personal contacts he'll know exactly the right person for you.  To find a BNI chapter near you and build your own Golden Rolodex please go to their website www.referrals4life.com

Next we had on Art Wood, President of Atlanta's newswet BNI chapter called Brookhaven Rainmakers. His chapter meets every Tuesday from 7:15am-8:45am at the Georgia State Building. He is having a big kickoff get together for his chapter on November 11 from 7:30am-9:30am at Oglethorpe. To learn more about Art's mortgage solutions company Bright Path or BNI please go to his website www.brightpath.com or email him at awood@brightpathmtg.com

We also had on the Education Chairperson from the Brookhaven BNI chapter Bob Albright. Bob owns Buckhead Document Pros and provides scanning, copying and other document related services to lawyers, doctors and dentists in Buckhead. For more on Bob and his firm please go to www.document-pros.com

The VP of the Brookhaven BNI chapter Sylvia Morrow also joined us in the studio. She has been practicing law for over 20 years and her practice extends to all things real estate. From residential to commercial she closes transactions for individual and corporate purchasers and sellers, as well as institutional lenders.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Bruce Culbert CEO of iSymmetry & myCRMcareer. And Jordan Krolick CEO of SteviBs Pizza Buffet

Oct 23, 2008 29:13

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Today's show is brought to you by TAB of Northwest Atlanta.The Alternative Board of Northwest Atlanta brings together owners of privately held businesses to overcome challenges and seize new opportunities with a combination of peer advice and strategic business coaching. Board members meet monthly to learn from one anothers successes and mistakes and create more valuable and profitable companies. Achieve Greater Success with Peer Advice and Coaching with TAB of Northwest Atlanta.  www.tab-nwatlanta.com

First up we had Bruce Culbert, CEO of iSymmetry.com, an Inc Magazine fastest growing company in 2007. Bruce has been described as an e-commerce visionary by Forrester Research and a "charismatic leader" by Information Week. CRM Magazine has recognized him as "One of the 20 Most Influential People in CRM."

Bruce is also CEO of myCRMcareer, a web community for people in the CRM industry as well as the Managing Director of BPT Partners. He is a member of the Board for the Center for Professional Selling at Kennesaw University and is a Global Advisor to Greater China CRM. For more on Bruce and his firms please check out his websites www.isymmetry.com and www.myCRMcareer.com

Next up we had on Jordon Krolick, President and CEO of Stevi B's, a national pizza buffet restaurnat franchise. Stevi B's currently has 25 franchised and five comapny owned locations in 6 states. They feature a fmaily friendly environment with crazy pizzas like: loaded baked potato, chicken fajita, mac and cheese and cheeseburger deluxe. Their food is always fresh and families of four can eat there for about $20. It's perfect for sports teams and school functions. They do a great job connecting and giving back to with the communities they serve. For more information please go to his website www.SteviBs.com 

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Tammy Hurt with Outsource Events and Kristi Atkins with AIM Marketing Solutions

Oct 16, 2008 31:47

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.  

Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
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Today's show is brought to you by TAB of Northwest Atlanta.The Alternative Board of Northwest Atlanta brings together owners of privately held businesses to overcome challenges and seize new opportunities with a combination of peer advice and strategic business coaching. Board members meet monthly to learn from one anothers successes and mistakes and create more valuable and profitable companies. Achieve Greater Success with Peer Advice and Coaching with TAB of Northwest Atlanta.  www.tab-nwatlanta.com

Sally Jamara with Traversa Consulting was kind enough to sub for Amy Otto this morning. To learn more about Sally and Traversa Consulting, please go to her website www.traversaconsulting.com.

This morning we had a lively roundtable discussion on ways to profit in a down economy. Sally invited Tammy Hurt with Outsource Events and Kristi Atkins with AIM Markeitng Solutions to particpate in the conversation.

Tammy Hurt is the Founder and President of Outsource Events, Inc., an event management firm specializing in the logistical planning and execution of executive-level and customer events. As an 18-year veteran of the meeting and event industries, Tammy has built a reputation for organizational excellence and professional integrity. Her experience as an independent planner of corporate meetings, conferences, and events includes managing all aspects of event sponsorships, full-scale corporate meetings and corporate incentive programs.

Among her successes are such high-visibility events as Olympics, Super Bowl, US Open, NCAA Men's Final Four, NASCAR, and other events for Fortune 500 corporations. During her distinguished career, Tammy has worked with an impressive array of world-leading venues, resorts and suppliers throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean to deliver outstanding results and positive year-over-year annual growth since the company's inception. Outsource Events is a WBENC, nationally certified, Women"s Business Enterprise.

Tammy is the proud recipient of the 2008 - Catalyst Magazine Top 25 Entrepreneurs and Ones to Watch Award, which recognizes emerging small business leaders for their high quality leadership, strength, determination, perseverance and, ultimately, success.

She currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Atlanta Chapter of the Recording Academy (aka known as the GRAMMY Awards), serves as Second President on the Executive Board of ProWIN (Professional Women's Information Network) and as Strategic Advisor for the Atlanta chapter of Women In Sports and Events (WISE). She is involved in and respected among the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB), Atlanta Sports Council, Meeting Planners International (MPI), and International Special Events Society (ISES).

For more information about Tammy and her firm please go to her website  www.outsourceevents.com.

Prior to forming a|i|m MARKETING SOLUTIONS, Kristi Atkins was a Vice President at The GEM Group.  As a founding member of GEM, she was responsible for business development and management of client business.  Her clients included:  UPS, Bank of America, Compaq, General Mills, Sears, Domino's Pizza, GM Racing, ING and SunTrust Banks.

Kristi also spent 6 years with Advantage International (now Octagon).  While at Advantage, she managed the Sara Lee Olympic account (Champion, L'eggs and Hanes brands), the global sponsorships for MasterCard International and Girl Scouts of America.

She has extensive expertise in Olympics, motorsports, golf and soccer.  This experience includes:  sponsorship identification, strategy development, sponsorship negotiation, asset integration and tracking of sponsorship effectiveness. For more information about Kristi and her firm please go to her website www.aimmarketingsolutions.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews B to B Magazine's Tim Darnell. Intrepid's Todd Schnick. And Flip Flop Shop's Darin Kraetsch.

Oct 9, 2008 43:43

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Today's show is brought to you by TAB of Northwest Atlanta.The Alternative Board of Northwest Atlanta brings together owners of privately held businesses to overcome challenges and seize new opportunities with a combination of peer advice and strategic business coaching. Board members meet monthly to learn from one anothers successes and mistakes and create more valuable and profitable companies. Achieve Greater Success with Peer Advice and Coaching with TAB of Northwest Atlanta.  www.tab-nwatlanta.com

We opened the show up with Darin Kraetsch who spent the last five years as a Principal and Officer for Raving Brands, the Atlanta-based leader in the fast-casual dining industry which consists of nine of the fastest growing franchise brands in America. The company was ranked #1 in Fast Casual magazine's "Top 100 Movers and Shakers."

Darin's latest project is being the CEO of Flip Flop Shops. Trying to do to flip flops what Sunglass Hut did to sunglasses, Flip Flop Shops is the authentic retailer of the hottest brands and latest styles of flip flops and the first-ever franchise of it's kind.For more information please go to their website www.flipflopshops.com

Next up we had on the editor of Business to Business magazine Tim Darnell. Tim shared some behind the scenes look at the exciting and never dull life of the editor of the premier business magazine in Atlanta. This must read magazine is truly evolving with the times... offering newsletters, events, podcasts and breaking news feeds. This magzine and website is a must read for Atlanta Business Radio listeners. To subscribe to their newsletters or podcasts please go to their website www.btobmagazine.com and don't forget to check out their magazine which is available at newstands everywhere.

We closed the show with Todd Schnick from the Intrepid Group. Todd is a master direct marketer who has spent the bulk of his career helping politicans get elected. His unique experience makes him a valuable resource to the entrepreneur and small business person who is struggling with his/her marketing message. 

todd explained that most small businesses do not have a marketing plan.  And statistics show that a business can see up to 30% more sales - simply by taking the time to draft - and execute - a marketing plan.  He says that he can help you with this process, as well as with branding and company positioning. for more information about Todd and his firm please go to www.intrepid-llc.com and when you are on his site be sure to read his blog it is great.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Gloria Lane Publisher of Season's Magazine and Joe Lindenmayer with TSS Photography

Oct 2, 2008 28:00

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Today's show is brought to you by TAB of Northwest Atlanta.The Alternative Board of Northwest Atlanta brings together owners of privately held businesses to overcome challenges and seize new opportunities with a combination of peer advice and strategic business coaching. Board members meet monthly to learn from one anothers successes and mistakes and create more valuable and profitable companies. Achieve Greater Success with Peer Advice and Coaching with TAB of Northwest Atlanta.  www.tab-nwatlanta.com

First up we had on anchor-turned-publisher Gloria Lane, who produces Atlanta Social Season Magazine with amazing aplomb, holding down the dual roles of editor and publisher.

Active in the community, Lane is a member of the Marietta Rotary Club, served as a founding member of the Outstanding Young People of Atlanta, a member of Leadership Georgia and the first female president of the Atlanta Press Club. She also got involved with a little thing called the Beastly Feast in its first year. Planning this fundraiser for Zoo Atlanta was an eye-opening experience, Lane said. "We had to beg a barbecue establishment to donate food and arrange to borrow a dance floor and get a band!" With no expense budget, Lane and the other volunteer committee members staged the event with success - and even made some money. Today, the Beastly Feast raises more than $1 million in one night.

Gloria went on to chair other successful events, such as the Humane Society's Pedigreed Affair at the illustrious Piedmont Driving Club and a day-long seminar for AT&T, introducing new products to Atlanta women.

Lane left television to be a stay-at-home mom and, eventually, a magazine publisher. Over the years, she'd grown weary of the negativity embraced by TV news with its mantra, "If it bleeds, it leads." She wanted to report on the positive. In 1981, against the advice of friends and colleagues, she launched Season Magazine to spotlight charitable events, dedicated volunteers and upbeat happenings in Atlanta. The response was so tremendous the magazine went from an annual to a quarterly. Now she has begun Atlanta Social Season, a newly redesigned publication getting back to the heart of Atlantans. "In nearly 25 years, we have never published a negative word," Lane says, "and we never will!"

While the magazine continues to cover Atlanta's social scene, the editorial content includes include profiles, local interviews with Atlanta's top philanthropists, fashion, travel, health & beauty, art, dining and home & design. "We are still keeping with the original mission to showcase Atlantans doing great things for our wonderful city," Lane says. For more information please go to Gloria's website www.seasonmagazine.com

Next up we had on Joe Lindenmayer President of TSS Photography talking about how he develops new products to cater to consumer needs, working with home-based franchisees, successfully building a home-based business concept into the nation's industry leader, and TSS Photography"s unique apprentice concept to train new franchisees.

After 25 years as the nation’s leading youth photography franchise, TSS Photography has a great deal to commemorate: 230 locations throughout 42 states, 165 franchisees across the nation taking photos of more than 1.5 million children annually, a product line consisting of more than 200 novelty photo items and a brand synonymous with today’s most progressive youth photography products and services.

Joe explained "We credit our tremendous growth and marketplace endurance to the recruitment of dedicated franchisees who consistently exemplify the TSS Photography brand in markets throughout the country by providing professional and hassle-free customer service, product innovation and community care and involvement.”

Since its founding in 1983, TSS Photography has evolved its product and service offerings to remain the leader in the youth photography industry. In addition to offering a wide variety of photography services for schools, youth sports, corporations, special events and other community organizations, TSS franchisees help parents turn their children’s ordinary portraits into lasting keepsakes.

Children’s digital photos can be electronically formatted on more than 200 different novelty products at the TSS corporate laboratory in Atlanta. The evolution to digital equipment has helped franchisees step up their quality services with reduced turnaround time, immediate photo quality feedback, and increased online re-ordering options for customers. Some of the most popular products include a mock Sports Illustrated magazine cover, trading cards and cozy throws and pillows. Innovative customer offerings also include life-size wall images called 'WallPix ™,’ photo memo boards and photo mug mates, to name just a few.

TSS launched the unique “Young Masters” program, where images of children’s artwork can be transferred onto mugs, mouse pads, sweatshirts, and other products that can be used everyday.

Joe said “Parents end up discarding much of their kids’ artwork because they simply run out of room on the fridge.We help parents turn these precious pieces of their children’s youth into beautiful, functional memorabilia.”

TSS Photography also increases its market share through alliances with national organizations and sports leagues such as the Babe Ruth League, Inc., National Recreation and Parks Association, YMCA and Police Athletic League. In addition, TSS Photography has a history of deep-rooted philanthropy within the corporate culture, giving back to the community as a vital partner with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

For more information about TSS Photography please go to their website www.tssphotography.com and for more information about Young Masters please go to their website www.youngmastersart.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Mike Lassiter with Rising Roll Gourmet. Sandy Springs Guru Katherine Fein and Elaine Sterling

Sep 25, 2008 29:38

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Today's show is brought to you by TAB of Northwest Atlanta.The Alternative Board of Northwest Atlanta brings together owners of privately held businesses to overcome challenges and seize new opportunities with a combination of peer advice and strategic business coaching. Board members meet monthly to learn from one anothers successes and mistakes and create more valuable and profitable companies. Achieve Greater Success with Peer Advice and Coaching with TAB of Northwest Atlanta.  www.tab-nwatlanta.com

First up we had on Katherine Fein with SandySpringsCommunity.com. Sandy Springs Community is an online resource for the City of Sandy Springs. The website provides valuable information for the people of Sandy Springs including a directory of all the businesses in that community. The site also offers visitors a trusted resource for finding the best deals and best businesses in the area. So if you are looking for a restaurant, doctor, spa, salon, mechanic or anyone else in Sandy Springs, Katherine's website should be the first place you look. Every business in Sandy Springs should contact Katherine and get their business listed in her directory - it is FREE of charge. Please go to www.sandyspringscommunity.com for more information.

Next up we had on Mike Lassiter, president of Rising Roll Gourmet. Rising Roll was founded in 1996 by chefs. They use made from scratch recipes and have been Zagat rated for 10 straight years. Mike was kind enough to bring some breakfast paninis and breakfast burritos into the studio and they didn't last long. They were delicious. It's no wonder Rising Roll was voted Best Sandwich Shop in Atlanta by Atlanta Magazine. Mike also mentioned that he owns Franchising Concepts, a company that helps franchise great concepts like Rising Roll Gourmet. Mike is also working on franchising Justix, a healthy meal concept and Ageless Remedies, a medical skincare and apothecary. Sandy Springs residents be on the lookout for the flagship Rising Roll Gourmet which will be opening soon at the corner of Hammond Drive and Peachtree Dunwoody Road. And remember they are not only a great sandwich choice for breakfast or lunch they also cater! For more information please go to their website www.risingroll.com.

We closed the show with Elaine Sterling, an internationally trained, certified, licensed Beauty Therapist and Educator. Before opening the Elaine Sterling Institute, Elaine was the Director of Education of a large skincare school in Atlanta and the Esthetic and Training Driector of one of the largest day spa groups in Atlanta. For more information about her skincare training classes and her beauty products please go to her website www.elainesterling.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews CRM Guru Richard Brock; Traversa's Sally Jamara, Author Theo Gilbert-Jameson & Margo Geller

Sep 18, 2008 35:15

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Today's show is brought to you by TAB of Northwest Atlanta.The Alternative Board of Northwest Atlanta brings together owners of privately held businesses to overcome challenges and seize new opportunities with a combination of peer advice and strategic business coaching. Board members meet monthly to learn from one anothers successes and mistakes and create more valuable and profitable companies. Achieve Greater Success with Peer Advice and Coaching with TAB of Northwest Atlanta.  www.tab-nwatlanta.com

First up we had Richard Brock who literally pioneered the Sales Force Automation industry in 1984 when he founded Brock Control Systems (now FirstWave). Sales and Marketing Automation Magazine named him one of the 10 most influential people in CRM.

In 1990, Richard was named Georgia's High Technology Entrepreneur of the Year. Formerly the Chairman of the Technology Association of Georgia, he has assumed numerous industry leadership positions and has received many accolades throughout his entrepreneurial career. He has served as President and Board Member of the Business & Technology Alliance, President of the Entrepreneur"s Division and Board Member of the Information Technology Association of America, President and Board
Member of the Southeast Software Association, Chairman of Georgia High Technology Month and Board Member of the Technology Executives Roundtable and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Electronics Association Southeast Council. FirstWave provides on-demand marketing automation solutions that generate, score and nurture leads for B2B marketers.

FirstWave offers powerful demand generation solutions that enable marketing and sales to automatically qualify and prioritize leads; track, score and nurture leads based on behavior; and measure the overall success of marketing campaigns (online and offline) in one view. FirstWave enables organizations to increase marketing ROI while maximizing resources. For more information about Richard and his firm please go to his website www.firstwave.net

Next we were fortunate to have int the studio, Dr. Sally Jamara, a Founding Partner in the Atlanta office of Traversa. She has been consulting and leading major organizational change in global organizations for over twenty years. Sally is retained to consult with Board of Directors, CEOs, senior executive team members and high potential leaders. She works with executives as a trusted advisor to align their teams to support the efficient and effective delivery of the corporate strategy. Sally provides the road map to make organization change successful for both the organization and the individual.

Dr. Jamara has been consulting with companies in the consulting, consumer product, financial services, high technology, hospitality, non profit, and real estate industry. Previously, Sally was Senior Vice President of America's Human Resources for Bass Hotels & Resorts, Inc. In addition to her significant Human Resources experience, she has been Vice President of Customer Service and Sales, managing the P&L and overseeing client development. Sally has been the recipient of numerous executive leadership awards including: Executive Committee Award, Outstanding Teamwork Award and multiple Top Performer Awards in a number of different companies. For more information on Traversa and Sally please go her website www.traversaconsulting.com

Next we had on Theo Gilbert-Jamison, author of the book, The Six Principles of Service Excellence. Theo is also Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Performance Solutions by Design, an elite performance consulting firm that caters to luxury and premium brands with an emphasis on creating the ultimate customer experience.

Prior to launching Performance Solutions by Design in 2003, Theo was Vice President of Training & Organizational Effectiveness for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. During a 17-year career with The Ritz-Carlton, she oversaw the daily operations of The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center and was also responsible for the company's worldwide training and development initiatives.

Today, Theo works closely with a diverse group of organizations, ranging from automotive, legal and financial services, to education, hospitality, healthcare, professional golf and home building. She recently co-authored a new book with her business partner Vivian Bright, titled The Leadership Book of Numbers, and is also currently working on her third book, Becoming a Level Three Organization, scheduled to be published in 2009. To learn more about Theo and her firm please go to her website www.psbydesign.com

We closed the show with Margo Geller. Margo is a distinguished Personal, Business and Financial Coach who has lived and worked in Atlanta for over 20 years.

She began her career as a psychotherapist then evolved into coaching after a financial planning firm hired her to act as a financial therapist for their clients. Margo is currently working on her e2e program - a unique, highly personal coaching program where she prepares her clients to make the journey from being an employee to an entrepreneur. For more information about Margo, her networking events and her brand new e2e program please go to her website www.margogeller.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Brian Cork with brian cork Human Capital and Holly Green Author of More Than A Minute

Sep 10, 2008 43:09

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Today's show is brought to you by TAB of Northwest Atlanta.The Alternative Board of Northwest Atlanta brings together owners of privately held businesses to overcome challenges and seize new opportunities with a combination of peer advice and strategic business coaching. Board members meet monthly to learn from one anothers successes and mistakes and create more valuable and profitable companies. Achieve Greater Success with Peer Advice and Coaching with TAB of Northwest Atlanta.  www.tab-nwatlanta.com

Erik Wolf with Zero-G Creative was kind enough to guest host for Amy this morning. Check out Erik's website at www.ZeroGCreative.com

Our guests this morning were serial entrepreneur Brian Cork founder of brian cork Human Capital. Brian is a leader in executive recruiting and executive coaching. He explained the difference between an entrepreneur, an intrapreneur and a corporate employee. He also explained his philosophy about business and success, You can learn more about Brian and his firm at www.bchcroi.com or on his personal blog www.briancork.blogspot.com

You can check out Brian at the Vinings Club for a Catalyst Magazine sponsored talk on Raising Capital on September 11. Go to www.catalystmag.com to register. Brian is also speaking at Radford University's Economic Summit in October - go to Brian's website for more information on that. Also a big congratulations to Brian for in inclusion on the Inc magazine Top 500 companies list and also to being named one of Catalyst Magazine top 25 Entrepreneurs...both honors are for the second year in a row.

We also had on Holly Green is the CEO and Managing Director of THE HUMAN FACTOR, Inc. based in San Diego, California. She has over 20 years of executive level and operations experience in FORTUNE 100, entrepreneurial, and management consulting organizations.

Her book, More Than A Minute: How To Be An Effective Leader & Manager In Today's Changing World lends voice to her corporate experience and goes beyond the theory of leading and managing by providing practical action oriented information to those aspiring for greatness in business. For more information about Holly and her firm please go to her website www.thehumanfactor.biz or www.morethanaminute.com Holly will be in Atlanta speaking about Bursting Your Bubbles on October 10. Check out her website to register and to get more information.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Social Media Master Teo Graca with NetTeams and LinkedIn Expert Sean Nelson with Acuity

Sep 4, 2008 29:23

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 Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Today's show is brought to you by TAB of Northwest Atlanta.The Alternative Board of Northwest Atlanta brings together owners of privately held businesses to overcome challenges and seize new opportunities with a combination of peer advice and strategic business coaching. Board members meet monthly to learn from one anothers successes and mistakes and create more valuable and profitable companies. Achieve Greater Success with Peer Advice and Coaching with TAB of Northwest Atlanta.  www.tab-nwatlanta.com

This morning we had our social media special featuring Teo Graca with NetTeams and LinkedIn Specialist Sean Nelson with Acuity Benefits Solutions.

We started off with Teo explaining his company's turnkey membership management system and how it bridges the gap between face to face online networking. The idea was developed by President and CEO Teo Graca who has over 25 years of design research including experience with the State Department, the Military, Fedex, Lockheed Martin and other Fortune 100 companies. Mr. Graca has leveraged this intensive background to develop the Net-Teams community solution to customer relationship management. His burning passion to develop a single networking platform for multiple networks has produced an easy-to-use and intuitive system. It is focused on users in the small to mid-sized business market, but can be used within larger companies too. For more information please go to Teo's website www.net-teams.com

Next up we had on Sean Nelson, author of Got LinkedIn, From Clueless to Connected in 6 Days. He is also President of Acuity Benefits Solutions. Sean shared some of his best tips to maximize the powerful networking tool LinkedIn. He believes the vast majority of people who have a profile on LinkedIn are not using it to its fullest potential. He also explained how he uses linked in while networking offline as well as online. For more information about his book or his company please go to his website www.linked101.com or www.acuitybenefits.biz

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Spud Alford with ZeloSport. Master Networker Chi Chi Okezie. Brent & Michael from Blank Stage

Aug 28, 2008 29:19

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 Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Today's show is brought to you by TAB of Northwest Atlanta.The Alternative Board of Northwest Atlanta brings together owners of privately held businesses to overcome challenges and seize new opportunities with a combination of peer advice and strategic business coaching. Board members meet monthly to learn from one another's successes and mistakes and create more valuable and profitable companies. Achieve Greater Success with Peer Advice and Coaching with TAB of Northwest Atlanta.  www.tab-nwatlanta.com

This morning we were fortunate to interview former Olympic level decathlete Spud Alford. Spud has founded an innovative game compnay called Zelosport. Zelosport creates products that put families back together again in the kitchens and living rooms playing wholesome games and building lasting memories. And with Finger Football, as well as all the games that have followed, the playing field is level...regardless of age, size, shape, athletic skills or ability, everyone has the same chance at winning. This game is licensed by the NFL and many collegiate teams as well.

Starting in the Fall of 2008, you'll begin to see and hear about the Finger Football national tournament holding local, state and a national championship. They'll provide a structured league format so that anyone wanting to compete on a national level will have that opportunity.

Spud hopes you will give Zelosport and one of their many games like: finger baseball, finger golf, finger soccer and of course the game that started it all finger football the chance to be a part of your family and the many memories you will carry with you throughout your life. For more information about buying your own game please go to their website www.zelosport.com or www.fingerfootball.com

We kicked off the show with Brent Brooks and Michale Harper from Blank Stage Productions.

Brent began his career performing as an actor fifteen years ago, and was a founding member of the  Atlanta based "Comedy Response Unit" improvisation troupe.  Brent began working behind the camera as well, and started his current production company, Blank Stage Productions, three years ago.  Brent's first feature-length film, "Art of Suicide," was an Official Selection in the 2007 Asheville Film Festival and won "Best Underground Film" at last year's Indie Fest USA Film Festival.

Michael began creating his own stories at the age of eight.  After years working as a freelance comic book writer and illustrator, he made the move into animation, and finally, to screenwriting.  He is currently the Head Writer for Blank Stage Productions, and leads The Blank Page Screenwriters' Group.
 
The Blank Stage is unique among Atlanta-based production companies in its multifaceted approach to client needs.  Blank Stage is a full-spectrum video production company, with a functional "black box" theatre space for live performances, and an instructional component, offering classes and workshops on a variety of aspects of the performing arts. For more information about their upcoming performances like Mr Right Enough and all of their video production and improvisation workshops please go to their website www.blankstageproductions.com

 

We closed the show with master networker Chi Chi Okezie. She is the author of the top selling book SIMPLEnetworking. She shared some of her best tips on netwroking, business etiquette, cultural awareness and image consulting. For more information about netwroking, Chi Chi, her book and all of her upcoming appearances please go to her website www.snseminars.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show. 

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Elizabeth Gordon, Andrea Robbins, Brent Darnell, Erik Wolf and Darrell Rodgers

Aug 21, 2008 36:14

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 Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Today's show is brought to you by TAB of Northwest Atlanta.The Alternative Board of Northwest Atlanta brings together owners of privately held businesses to overcome challenges and seize new opportunities with a combination of peer advice and strategic business coaching. Board members meet monthly to learn from one another's successes and mistakes and create more valuable and profitable companies. Achieve Greater Success with Peer Advice and Coaching with TAB of Northwest Atlanta.  www.tab-nwatlanta.com

Our first guest this morning was Elizabeth Gordon, Author of the Amazon Best Seller The Chic Entrepreneur and President of Flourishing Business. Elizabeth told us all about her work with The Alternative Board of Northwest Atlanta and how she is able to help women owned businesses flourish. For more information please go to her website www.flourishingbusiness.com

Next we had on Dr Andrea Robbins and Brent Darnell co-hosts of The Total Leadership Conference, a four-day kickoff of to a yearlong program that will create fundamental behavioral change by focusing on individuals’ mind, body and life.  The conference will take place from Sept. 25 – 28 in fabulous Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga.

Hosted by Brent Darnell International, a training and consulting company that teaches people skills to technically trained professionals, and Naturally Balanced, a natural healthcare provider headed up by Dr. Andrea K. Robbins, DC, ND, The Total Leadership Conference will offer a myriad of interesting classes on improving communication, self-awareness, and wellness.

Prior to the conference, participants will be given emotional intelligence and health evaluations in order to assess their particular needs.  During the conference, participants will create personal development and wellness plans and be given all the tools that they need to improve their leadership skills, improve their health, and reach their goals both personally and professionally.  .

After the four-day kickoff, participants will be contacted by a health/wellness coach and a life/leadership coach throughout the year to encourage them, motivate them and give them what you need to become the best that you can be. Space is limited to the first 100 people.  For more information, visit www.BrentDarnell.com or www.NaturallyBalanced.com.  

Next up we had on small business marketing expert and web design guru Erik Wolf with Zero-G Creative. Erik has leveraged his corporate experience in several diverse industries like packaged goods, information technology and journalism into a thriving small business marketing consulting business. Heading the marketing communications department of a global manufacturer helped prepare Erik for his work with small business owners at Zero-G Creative.

Working in the corporate sphere and tasked with the job of managing traditional advertising, marketing and design agencies as well as freelance designers, Erik quickly learned that the system was flawed — and that very few companies were well-suited to serve the small and medium-sized businesses that he worked for. Realizing that his experience made him uniquely qualified to help small business owners market their products and services. For more information about Erik and Zero-G Creative please go to his website www.zerogcreative.com

We closed the show with Darrell Rodgers, President of Emerald Data Networks. Darrell explained that he helps align his clients technology with their business objectives. In order to best determine the right solution Emerald takes the time to thoroughly understand their clients' business and goals. Darrell shared that Emerald has just been awarded the 2008 Community Service Award from the Better Business Bureau for their help in wiping clean and finding new homes for old computers. To learn more about Emerald Data Netwroks and Darrell please go to his website www.emeralddata.net

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show. 

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Stone Payton, Norman Conway, Michael Thomas and Susan Knox

Aug 14, 2008 43:30

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 Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

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Our first guest this morning was Stone Payton a Sales & Marketing Troubleshooter who specializes in helping Training & Consulting firms Solve Their Sales Problem.

Affectionately known as "The Most Candid Consultant On The Planet," and widely recognized as the man who literally wrote the book on SPEED®, Stone is no theorist. He works exclusively in the "No Bull” Zone, and has a real job just like you and your team. Several actually . . . serving as Chief Sales Officer, Trusted Advisor, Sales Troubleshooter, and Top Producer for some of the world's most respected Training & Consulting firms.

For over 20 years, Stone has been helping organizations drive their business strategies more effectively. His unusual candor and energetic style provide a refreshing and much needed perspective to clients striving to improve their organizational SPEED (the ratio of results to time invested).

Mr. Payton is an accomplished speaker, published author, and co-founder of MarketMateTM  a unique network of consulting firms and individual specialists solely dedicated to helping clients Grow Their Business Fast. He is speaking at a Growth Answers event on Wednesday August 20 at 7am at the Georgian Club for more information please go to www.growthanswers.com. For more information about Stone please go to his website www.marketmate.org or blog www.stonesells.blogspot.com

Next we had on Procurement Guru Norman Conway with Prorizon. Norman was just named the Pro to Know from Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. Norman explained that if your company issues more than 500 POs per month, his Web-based e-procurement system can streamline and automate your processes, cutting costs by 45-75%, an average of $60 per PO. It"s so easy to implement you can go live on their Web services platform within 45 days without having to buy and implement software or overhaul your current systems. Prorizon helps you Streamline procurement processes; Maximize resource utilization;  Standardize user-controlled buying; Track assets and Audit performance. For more information please go to Norman’s website www.prorizon.com

Next we had on Michael Thomas National President of the CRM Association. Michael explained that Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is now part of the mainstream.  Customer strategy is “ordinary” and something that is a day-to-day concern for all enterprises, large or small.  The business universe has shifted its focus from the company at its center to the customer at its hub.

As a result, the CRM industry has matured.  More than ever, firms that do nothing but work involving the analysis and enrichment of customers abound.  CRM as an industry has not just practitioners, but vendors, integrators, management consultants, boutique specialists, evangelists, analysts, pundits, bloggers, authors and even detractors!

As the industry has matured, so has the customer – not just the industry’s customer but the customer that CRM was created to support.  The customer experience, formerly an art and a gut check, is now a cutting edge science that is necessary for business growth and differentiation in an era where customers are fully empowered and highly volatile.  

CRM Association represents the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) industry and all its constituents.  CRM represents what is now becoming an organized body of knowledge and strategy to be reckoned with.  The CRM Association aims at representing the industry as not just a purveyor of knowledge and information, but an action-oriented association that will protect and promote the interests of customer relationship management and its institutions and provide the members with the tools that it needs to enrich and improve that customer experience – be it the member’s direct customers or the customers of the members customers.  Please learn how to join Michael at his association’s big Return to Customer event August 26-27. For more on the CRMA please go to www.crmassociation.org or to learn more about Michael and his company Neighborhood America please go to www.neighborhoodamerica.com

We closed the show with Susan Knox Founder of Corporate Connections. Corporate Connections provides direct Access & Highly Targeted Introductions to individuals helping fill your Pipeline & Accelerate the growth of your business. Susan explained that People Do Business with people they Know, Like and Trust.  The challenge is it may takes weeks, months and often years to get connected to the Right Relationships.  Being a native Atlantan, Susan has spent the last 10 years of her career building Trusted Relationships which helps others expedite their business development initiatives.  Corporate Connections Accelerates your opportunity to meet the right people at the right time at the right place.  For more information about how you can tap into Susan’s Golden Rolodex please go to her website www.corporateconnections.us

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show. 

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Blake Hauger with Waterford Loan Consulting & James Galloway with Intown Healthy Hound

Aug 7, 2008 27:35

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

Before we got started we had big news from one of our recent guests, Bart Foster with SoloHealth. Remember Bart created that innovative EyeSite™ self-service vision testing kiosk. Well, SoloHealth has been selected as a semi-finalist for the $100,000 entrepreneurial contest from a list of more than 1,500 entries.  SoloHealth is the only Georgia company to make it to this stage of the competition.  Online voters will select the top five finalists by going to www.forbes.com/entrepreneurs/boostyourbusiness/, watching the finalists" 30-second videos, and voting for their favorite entrepreneur between now through Sept. 30.  Winners will go to New York later in the fall to compete in the finals. So please support Bart by going to the Forbes website and voting for him.

Our first guest this morning was Blake Hauger with Waterford Loan Consulting, a fully licensed and professionally certified mortgage consulting firm. His compnay is not a mortgage broker or a lender. At Waterford they do the mortgage shopping for you.

They help eliminate the shopping headaches, last minute changes, and offer security during the mortgage process. They are making sure their clients get the best rates and terms from the mortgage brokers and lenders.

Who better to determine the mortgage rates, and closing cost than the person that works as a fiduciary for you? He has extensive experience in the industry and uses that insider knowledge to get his cleints the best deals. His service will not increase your closing cost. Instead on average he saves people $1000 to $2500 plus per loan. For more information please go to Blake's website www.waterfordlc.com

Next up we had James Galloway with Intown Healthy Hound & City Kitty. This innovative retail store helps you feed, wash and treat your pet the natural way.

Owned by James and his wife Bridget, Intown Healthy Hound's mission is to provide products and services to keep our community's pets safe, happy and healthy. The store's products and practices are designed to be environmentally-friendly as well.

Located in the heart of Grant Park, Intown Healthy Hound & City Kitty is also a great neighborhood gathering place after a romp in the park. For more information about James' store as well as his home pet food delivery servie please check out his website www.intownhealthyhound.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show. 

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Debbie Shannon with Action Secure Shredding

Jul 31, 2008 24:57

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

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Today we talked to Debbie Shannon COO of Action Secure Shredding. She started the business in October 2007 after a battle with identity theft. She and her partners have continued to grow the business to a thriving new company. All materials that the company shreds are recycled and shredded securely. She drives the truck as well as doing sales and marketing. She enjoys helping her community and looks forward to community shreds.

 She has been in Atlanta for 9 years and calls Atlanta, Georgia home. She is a member of PowerCore and the Atlanta Downtown Express Network of the American Business Woman's Association. In her spare time she is a plus model here in Atlanta as well as being a beauty queen with the Miss Plus America Pageant. For more information please check out her website www.actionsecureshredding.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.   

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Fitness Pro Louk Damianov with DL Elements and Physician Interlink CEO Mary Moak

Jul 24, 2008 27:54

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

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Today we talked to Louk Damianov a fitness professional and owner of DL Elements.

Founder Louk T. Damianov created DLElements because of his passion for fitness, healthy lifestyle and personal excellence. Throughout his 15-year career in the sports and fitness industry, Damianov has spent countless hours working to reach his own fitness goals and to help others reach theirs. He himself has trained for the Olympics and has helped many corporate executives, stay at home moms and out of shape individuals reach their goals. For more information please go to his website www.dlelements.com

We also spoke with Mary Moak, CEO of Physician Interlink.

Mary is a financial, marketing and operations executive with 29 years experience in professional services. Her background includes working for one of the world's largest professional services firms performing financial audits of private and public companies in financial services, real estate, healthcare, and manufacturing.

Physician Interlink enables practices to migrate to a highly sophisticated system without the usual disruption and cost associated with researching, choosing, installing and operationalizing new information systems. Their clients receive a level of support and benefits that sets Physician Interlink apart in the marketplace. for more information please go to her website www.physicianinterlink.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews David Cohen, Branding Therapist with Equation Arts

Jul 17, 2008 29:45

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

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Today we talked toDavid Cohen, founder of Equation Arts, the place to go for Whole Brand Thinking.

David is a creative start-up veteran experienced in defining technology vision and product strategy for software and service companies in a wide range of industries. His entrepreneurial mindset and practical approach have led to the successful launch of numerous products and services including: unified messaging, web-based access to personal health-care information, alerting and notification applications, content transformation for wireless devices, mobile applications for CRM and SFA, VoiceXML-based IVR infrastructure services, and ruggedized solutions for field service. He is experienced in fund-raising, business planning, market strategy, product launches, pricing, brand creation, search engine optimization, differentiation analysis, product definition, and start-up coaching.

David also brings an artist's eye and creativity to his work. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries in New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Atlanta. His award-winning web design and user interface work has been displayed in articles in PC Magazine and Internet World and used as an example in the book Dynamic HTML Black Book for his innovative use of dynamic content. He has led creative teams on co-branded projects with CompuServe, The Weather Channel, Erols, Bigfoot, USA.net, Polygram, and American Express.

For more information about David, his blog, his art and his firm please go to his website www.equationarts.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Entrepreneur Joyce Bone

Jul 6, 2008 11:59

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

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Today we talked to Joyce Bone, an accomplished business woman and published author who’s recognized nationally as an expert in entrepreneurialism and real estate.  She’s been featured on TV, books and magazines such as Money, Kiplinger’s and Millionaire Blueprints.  She's appeared on CNBC's The Squawk Box and with Peggy Klaus on The Excellent Women's Club.
    
As an entrepreneur and mom, she moves seamlessly from Board room to ball fields having created several successful businesses while raising her three boys with her husband, Alan.   At 28, she co-founded  EarthCare, an environmental company which went from a start up to NASDAQ traded enterprise (ECCO) within eighteen months ultimately achieving $125 million in annual revenues.

In 2000, desiring a family friendly business she could involve her kids in, Joyce created Emerald Real Estate, LLC managing a large portfolio in residential and commercial property.  A few of her investor specialties include short sales, pre-foreclosures and rehab projects. 

Joyce's latest venture is a complimentary blend of her love for all things entrepreneurial and her sisterhood with other women. One in every ten adult women is a business owner. The Millionaire Mom membership site is designed to support mothers in the unique challenges of raising a family and a business at the same time. The site not only offers a forum for communicating advice, insights and a place to commune with other like-minded moms, it also provides concrete business advice from millionaire moms who have "been there, done that" and achieved phenomenal success in the process. Our goal is to help each woman become accomplished and profitable in her own venture-one family at a time.

Swan, LLC is Joyce's business consulting firm. She consults with small to mid-size companies and executives. Joyce can help a company improve its marketing and sales, increase profitability, identify and solve specific problems. Having managed 350 employees herself she understands the dynamics and challenges involved in creating a synergistic environment that supports the various divisions of business. She is adept at coordinating teamwork between traditionally at odd divisions such as sales and operations and helping employees overcome their fear of change.

Joyce is a sought after speaker and will soon announce the release of her book called, "Millionaire Mom: The Art of Raising a Business and a Family at The Same Time."

What makes Joyce Bone unique is not only her uncommon business story but her enthusiasm and the belief that each person can create the ideal life for them self. She has the ability to help others take seemingly unattainable goals and make them reachable. It is her greatest pleasure helping individuals and businesses become more efficient and successful. For more information please go to Joyce's website www.joycebone.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Rick Hewatt President of Atlanta Checker Cab Company

Jul 3, 2008 22:46

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com
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Today we talked to Rick Hewatt, President of Atlanta Check Cab, Atlanta's premier taxi cab company.

Checker Cab was founded in 1947 by Richard F. Hewatt, Sr. with the most modest beginnings, one cab. Over the next 60 years under the leadership of three generations, Richard F. Hewatt, Sr., R.F. Hewatt, Jr. and Richard C.Hewatt, the company has grown to a state of the art, 200 vehicle transportation company, serving more than 3000 passengers per day, throughout Atlanta.

Along the way Checker Cab made a point of being first.   First in Atlanta to utilize two-way communications, First to implement computer dispatch, First to employ alternative fueled powered cabs in the interest of the environment, First in providing the newest, best maintained vehicles with a fleet featuring 75 percent Crown Victoria's and 25 percent Vans for top of the line comfort and reliability. Beyond passenger transport, Checker Cab service also includes rush package delivery, corporate accounts, and the convenience of accepting major credit cards.  
For more information please go to their website www.atlantacheckercab.com or to call a taxi call Atlanta Checker Cab Company at 404-351-1111

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Joel Nunez with ImHonest.Com

Jun 26, 2008 13:39

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com
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Today we talked to Joel Nunez founder of ImHonest.com. ImHONEST.com is a non-traditional lost and found service that provides identification and recovery for items of value. In addition to offering an affordable and user friendly solution for owners to proactively label and register their valuables, ImHONEST.com makes it easy for the finders of lost items to act on their honesty.

ImHONEST.com was founded in 2004 by international marketing executive Joël A.Núñez, after a frantic search for his missing wallet drove him to create a solution that rewards honesty and donates a portion of proceeds to not-for-profit organizations.

The issue of finding lost valuables is becoming growing in importance. According to the Consumer Electronics Association, the average American household now owns 26 consumer electronics products. MP3 players, digital cameras, and notebook computers - all easily lost or misplaced – are three of the top five fastest-growing product segments in the study. Unfortunately, as the number of portable electronic devices continues to grow, so too does the risk of losing them. In fact, a global survey of 900 taxi drivers by mobile devices security firm Pointsec showed that thousands of mobile phones, PDAs and laptops are forgotten in taxis every day.

Two of the most common reasons that lost items are not returned to their owners are: Inability to identify the owner of the lost item and Lack of an easy way to return the found item

The ImHONEST.com system, with its user-friendly label registration and reporting system, solves both of these issues. ImHONEST.com makes it easy for finders of lost items to return the items to their owners by providing:

Personalized labels containing a unique ID codeChoice of toll-free and online "found item” reportingOver 4,000 drop-off locations at all of The UPS Store® locationsPick-up service from any residence or business locationSupport for international shipping of found itemsA gift rewarding the finder's honesty For more information about Joel and his company please go to his website www.imhonest.com. And for more stories about honest people please check out his blog www.honestyblog.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Mike Gomez with Allegro Consulting, The Business Growth Specialist

Jun 19, 2008 29:07

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

Today we talked to Mike Gomez, Managing Partner of Allegro Consulting a growth specialty firm.  Mike is a former USAF pilot and sales and program management executive with aerospace giants, McDonnell Douglas, Boeing, and Lockheed where he accumulated an impressive sales record of over $4 billion. 

After leaving the corporate world Mike started his consulting firm to assist mid-sized business with creating and executing growth strategies.  Among his successes was guiding the growth of a $8M logistics business to $35M in just over two years. 

Mike will be conducting a free seminar for business owners serious about growing their companies titled "The 10 Essential Elements of Long-Term Sustained Growth”.  It will take place on Wednesday, July 16th from 7:30 to 9 AM at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. You must RSVP to attend so please go to Mike's website www.allegroconsultant.com and click on the Register Now link in the bottom left hand corner.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews TrueGritz Co-Creator Grayson Daughters and Jay Hale & Jake Laughlin from AllYall.TV

Jun 7, 2008 27:15

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

Today we talked to Jay Hale and Jake Laughlin co-founders of AllYall.tv and Grayson Daughters co-creator of True Gritz as we celebrate Southern Culture in a Web 2.0 world.

Jay and Jake created AllYall.tv to be the premier spot on the Internet for top-quality videos about the South. They are trying to corral the most original and compelling Southern video content online - from videos about your favorite hole-in-the-wall Southern eateries to content about festivals, Southern politics, sports, businesses, and more. If it makes for a great story, then they want it on video and available for all to see on AllYall.tv.

But that's not all. AllYall.tv is also all about what YOU love about the South! They make it easy for all of their users to upload their own videos, and share them with the rest of the world. We're totally free of charge, and our goal is to showcase not only our own original content, but to also broadcast the things our user community loves about the South.

This is a Southern-style social networking site. Everybody gets his or her own profile to customize, and everybody's invited to the party: mingle with other members, hobnob with artists, share videos, share opinions. For more information about advertising on Jay and Jake's new website or if you just want to stop by for a spell and visit please go to www.AllYall.TV

We also had on Grayson Daughters owner of Waysouth Media. She produces and co-stars in the web show TrueGritz .

TrueGritz is the first Southern culture variety show created exclusively for the Internet. TrueGritz brings a global audience the art of Dixie — the best the South has to offer. They endeavor to entice viewers and subscribers with a mix of low and highbrow cultural offerings — each yummy morsel chatted about, digitized and presented in short easily digestible and enjoyable bites.

When Grayson isn't working on TrueGritz she is a thought leader in new technology. She is an experienced and thoughtful writer, Internet content developer and video/broadcast producer. She's capable of taking media and communication projects through every stage of development and production. She has over eighteen years of news and corporate experience developing and marketing video, print, broadcast and Internet communications. To check out TrueGritz episodes please go to www.truegritz.com and to learn more about Grayson and what she is up to check out her blog www.mostlymedia.wordpress.com.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Joe Blumberg, With The Men's Health and Wellness Center at St Joseph's

Jun 5, 2008 14:27

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

Today we talked to Joe Blumberg, an active member of the Men’s Health & Wellness Center “team.” As Chair of the Advisory Board of the Center, Joe has taken the lead in establishing meaningful programs and services for men and their partners as they navigate a health care crisis. He is an advocate for men and for screening and disease prevention as men age.

Joe told us to mark our calendar and plan to join him for the First Annual Men’s Health & Wellness Expo on Saturday, June 14, 2008, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Saint Joseph’s Carroll Conference & Education Center. Download and print the Expo brochure.

This full-day community education program is free to the public and features a variety of physicians and other health care experts on health and wellness-related topics. Sessions throughout the day will explore how to prevent illness as you age and how nutrition, exercise and stress specifically affect your body’s ability to function in the areas of heart health, prostate health, digestive health, bone health and diabetes prevention.

There will be free health screenings offered throughout the day to both men and women. Screenings include: Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Blood sugar, Body Mass Index (BMI) and Bone Density. You can also get a
FREE voucher for a PSA (prostate specific antigen) test & DRE (digital rectal exam) by appointment with an Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist from Saint Joseph’s

The Men’s Health and Wellness Center at Saint Joseph’s is a comprehensive program that meets a variety of men’s needs before, during and after treatment for a health condition. As men age, they often experience low testosterone, heart and vascular disease, cancer, obesity and bone related injuries or illnesses. Good nutrition and exercise, stress reduction techniques such as yoga and meditation, and therapeutic massage can each play a vital role in helping a man regain and maintain vitality and achieve emotional and spiritual well-being.

The Center also educates and helps couples dealing with issues of sexual intimacy and communication, conditions which are exacerbated as men age and during times of illness. For more information about the Men’s Health and Wellness Center at Saint Joseph’s, contact Renee Sevy at (404) 851-5670 or rsevy@sjha.org or go to www.saintjosephsatlanta.org/menshealth

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Bart Foster with SoloHealth; Theresa Barber with FranChoice; Tunstall Rushton with Benevolink

May 29, 2008 29:22

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

Today we talked to some of Atlanta's leading business owners who are doing some very creative things in their respective industries.

First up we had on Tunstall Rushton President and CEO of Benevolink, a new movement in corporate giving that links individuals, corporations and nonprofit organizations to improve communities.

The Benevolink program helps consumers give to their favorite charities, including schools, religious, arts and cultural organizations and other causes our consumer members really care about, through the act of shopping . It also helps businesses increase sales, profits and market share, while forming bonds with consumers. And lastly it helps charities generate additional, unrestricted revenue on a year-round basis while adding value for their supporters

Now, the simple act of shopping -- when coupled with the power of 'pooled giving' and consumer choice -- creates a win-win-win scenario for consumers, businesses and charitable causes. Our vision is to significantly increase the funding capacity over time for more than one million nonprofit organizations making a difference in their communities across the United States.  For more information please check out their website www.benevolink.com

Next up we had on Theresa Barber with FranChoice.

Theresa Barber’s diverse experience in business and franchising gives her the expertise to carefully guide entrepreneurs in the sometimes-difficult path of choosing the best franchise for them.

For eight years Ms. Barber managed a multi-million dollar worldwide tour company, which gave her extensive experience in management, finance, sales, and marketing. Her love of travel brought her into the franchising arena in 1996 when she joined Uniglobe Travel as a Franchise Advisor, becoming a top performer early on. She accepted the role of Manager of Business Development when she moved from New England to Georgia. Here she worked directly with franchisees in the Northeast and Southeast regions to help them achieve their business goals. She advised them in areas of staffing, marketing, and budgeting for growth. Ms. Barber conducted regular regional meetings with franchisees, trained owners and employees in technology, customer relations, and franchise “best practices.” Her main focus prior to moving back into sales as an Area Developer with Uniglobe was “hand holding” the new franchisees for a smooth transition into ownership.

In 2000, Ms. Barber was recruited by Netspace to spearhead the franchise sales department of a brand new technology franchise. With her strong sales and management skills, and the love of the internet motivating her, she soon became the national leader in franchise sales, and helped build a very successful franchise organization. She assisted in developing internal processes, and trained new franchisees in technology, sales, and marketing.

Today, Theresa Barber utilizes the skills that she has acquired over the years to help individuals find a perfect match in the franchising arena that compliments their own skills and allow them to achieve their goals. If you are thinking about buying a franchise you should give Theresa a call and take her up on her free consultation she can save you some time and some money. For more info please check out her website http://tbarber.franchoice.com

And last but not least we had on Bart Foster CEO and Founder of SoloHealth, an early stage company positioned to capitalize on the growing consumer preference for self-directed health care services.

Its first product, EyeSite™, is an automated vision-testing kiosk, which allows consumers to quickly and efficiently check their vision without assistance. SoloHealth is a spin-out venture originating from CIBA Vision, the eye care unit of Novartis AG.

As consumers become more accustomed to many types of fast and efficient self-service transactions, (ATMs,, airline check-in, photos, etc.) and with their growing knowledge and concern about health, it is inevitable that more people will embrace self-directed health care. With EyeSite™ as the entry product, our goal is to become a world leader in self-service health screening and efficient referral to health care providers.

According to the American Optometric Association, the average person only visits an eye care professional every 36-48 months, about half as often as recommended.

Because eyesight usually deteriorates very slowly and can easily go unnoticed, many people don’t realize they could benefit from vision correction and the importance of regular exams. The EyeSite™ self-service kiosk, located in high-traffic locations, will entice individuals to assess their vision more often, resulting in greater utilization of services from eye care professionals and more sales of vision care products. For more information about Bart and his company please go to his website www.solo-health.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Chic Entrepreneur Elizabeth Gordon and Francina Pace with Building Champions

May 15, 2008 27:34

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

Today we talked to a couple of Atlanta's leading business owners who both just happened to be women.

First up we had on Elizabeth Gordon, author of The Chic Entrepreneur: Put Your Business in Higher Heels. This business strategy book for women introduces Elizabeth’s unique nine-dimension methodology for creating a successful business and teaches how entrepreneurs can supercharge their business growth using their sass and style. The Way to Wealth author Brian Tracy called Elizabeth’s book, “a proven formula for thinking and acting to build a fast-growing, profitable business in any market.”

Elizabeth is Founder and CEO of Flourishing Business®, a business advisory firm for entrepreneurs specializing in working with high growth startups that want to augment their internal expertise with that of seasoned business advisors, who can help with strategy and execution. For more information, visit: www.flourishingbusiness.com or www.chicentrepreneur.com.

Building Champions...People Lovin' People is the vision of our next guest, Francina J. Price Pace. Building Champions is the realization of her dream to help people love themselves by loving them, and to guide them to self-actualization through a lifetime of learning. In 2001, she put her dream into motion by bringing together an unbelievably talented and committed group of skilled professionals who share in her aspirations of helping others to build the champion within.  She also talked Crossing the Jordan a program that she runs to help women learn more about their finances and to help them get their financial house in order. For more information please visit her website www.building-champions.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Bonnie Buckner Reavis from Zenith Design Group and Jill Felts with Compelling Creations

May 8, 2008 28:44

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

Today we talked to a couple of Atlanta's leading business owners who both just happened to be women.

First up we had on Bonnie Buckner Reavis. Bonnie began Zenith Design Group as a web services provider, and it has grown to offer a full scope of marketing services, all as a result of happy customers who challenged Bonnie and her team to push the limits. She has cultivated a top-notch team that fuses a keen business sense with innovative design, bringing real results to Zenith's clients. 

As CEO, she is responsible for sustaining and growing client relationships, providing strategic counsel, and managing client programs. Zenith Design Group is entering into its 10th year - a milestone for a fully self-funded organization which is still owned by Bonnie. Zenith has recently been named one of Atlanta's top Woman-Owned Businesses by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. She gave us lots of great information about the challenges and rewards of starting a business from scratch and growing it successfully. For more information please check out her website www.zenithdesigngroup.com

Next up we had on Jill Felts owner, president, and lead designer of Atlanta-based Compelling Creations, Inc.  She has been in the business world for more than 20 years.  Since 1996, she has channeled her entrepreneurial drive into a passion to share her beliefs through messages and symbols inscribed on her sterling silver faith jewelry.  In the past few years Compelling Creations has supported non-profits nationwide through the sale of the jewelry designs via the company’s retail website.

In 1995 I set out to find an easy way for non-profits to fundraise 24/7 and remain still focused on their unique mission. I am humbled to hear how my jewelry designs touch the lives of so many people.  We have become the “Hallmark of jewelry.?  When people don’t know how to express their sentiments in words they give one of my designs. For more information about Jill's beautiful designs and to learn how your non-profit can raise more funds please go to her website www.compelling-creations.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Business Owners Anand Goel, Stu Lustman, Annette Curtiss and Doug Billian

May 1, 2008 28:01

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

Today we talked to business owners in several industries who are doing some very creative things..

First up we had on Stu Lustman who is from Baltimore, MD where he received his undergrad degree from the University of Maryland and his MBA from Loyola College of Baltimore.  Stu started his financial career as a stock broker, analyst and trader before moving on to financial project work including an asset/liability management for a regional bank. 

After doing these various projects, Stu went back to finance after his MBA (a degree held by less than 10% of his industry peers), this time commercial finance so he could learn about working with debt and helping small business owners.  Stu started Southern Lending Solutions, LLC about 2.5 years ago so he could help these small businesses who were clearly being ignored by the big banks. For more information about Stu and his company please go to his website www.southernlendingsolutions.com

Next up we had on Annette Curtiss with Sales Diagonal. Sales Diagonal was founded in 2007 and they are a Business to Business Consulting firm that specializes in developing and executing High Impact Value Driven strategies to increase sales revenue.  They focus on increasing an organizational's sales revenue by decreasing poor workflow, improving productivity, improving processes and identifying sales tools. The firm's focus is on People, Process and Technology.

Sales Diagonal Consultants are experienced in the Health Care, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Technology, Insurance, Software and State and Local Government sectors.  The consultants have big-company experience and have refined and applied their processes to deliver successful strategies to businesses of all sizes. For more information about Annette and her firm please go to her website www.salesdiagonal.com

Next we had on Doug Billian with Southern Silver.

Southern Silver specializes in new and vintage sterling silver flatware and serving pieces. There’s also a wholesale stainless steel implement (serving piece “blades? without the handles) piece of business that’s pretty meaningful.

Southern Silver has lots of potential growth areas, so please let me know if there are any sterling silver pieces you think might add value to the customer experience… baby gifts, picture frames, corporate gifts, etc.

Southern Silver will not be operating a retail shop, but please visit them online at www.southernsilver.com.

And finally we closed the show with Anand Goel, CEO with Optimized Payments Consulting.

He talked about how they leverage their intimate knowledge of Interchange and merchant services practices while helping businesses that annually process over $5 million in non-cash sales ensure they are getting the best possible value from their payment providers. Optimized Payments does NOT sell credit card processing services and are not aligned with any payment processor, reseller, network or equipment vendor. Their allegiance rests solely with their clients.

Their clients are very busy, and they find navigating the intricacies of pricing, interchange and fees to be time consuming and confusing. Optimized Payments uses a proprietary methodology to identify and implement the appropriate savings strategies for acceptance of all payment types, from credit and debit cards, to electronic checks and gift cards.

They also have a no-risk approach to every client engagement. If Optimized Payments doesn’t deliver measurable results to their clients' your bottom line they the client does not pay a fee. For more information please check out his website www.optimizedpmts.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio's Employee Benefits and Wellness Program Special

Apr 24, 2008 28:01

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

Today we discussed employee benefits with Joseph G. Stone, Co-Founder and President/CEO of EasyHRweb, LLC. Mr. Stone is responsible for providing leadership in all aspects of activities, projects and strategic directions for the company as well as coordinating all development and marketing initiatives and alliances.

Previously, Mr. Stone spent 22 years with Colonial Life & Accident Insurance where he was Marketing Director for State Government Development. He was responsible for the management of thirty agents and three assistant managers who assisted him in the development of government related business in the State of South Carolina. Mr. Stone’s extensive experience in the insurance industry, combined with his experience in corporate sales and marketing of insurance products, has been successful to public and private businesses in the Southeast. His leadership in the private sector led to the creation of a profitable distribution company, Phillips/Stone and Associates out of Raleigh, NC that was sold to investors after 4 years of profitable operations.

He is an active member in the South Carolina Technology Alliance, Central Carolina Economic Development Alliance Committee of 100, and the Atlanta CEO High Tech Council. He served as technology chair for the South Carolina Health Underwriters State Board as well as a Steering Committee member of the Columbia Technology Entrepreneur Council.

EasyHRweb™ specializes in web based software for benefit enrollment and management, and HR solutions. By designing solutions that are customizable to each individual clients needs, we are able to ensure the most effective and supportive service possible for each organization and their employees.

Founded in 1998 as EasyBenefits™, an organization catering primarily to the K-12 education sector, a great deal of experience and recognition was gained in ensuring effective introduction of benefit management systems to small and large clients.

EasyBenefits™ grew out of Columbia, South Carolina; saw progressive growth over the subsequent years, through teamwork and strong leadership from President/CEO Joseph Stone. Recognition of the organization's potential was received in the form of multiple technology and service awards, including the Greater Columbia ITC Palmetto Pillar on more than one occasion.

2006 marked the beginning of a new phase for EasyBenefits™. With the introduction of Co-Founder Charles Wall, the organization was reformed as EasyHRweb™, branching deeper into HR solutions. EasyHRweb™ offers web based tools for a variety of standard HR procedures through their products; the Online JobCenter and Benefits Center.

EasyHRweb™ continues to thrive under strong leadership, team work, and a dedication to customer satisfaction. Research and development of new products, while maintaining and improving existing services and support networks are high on EasyHRweb™’s priorities. By increasing knowledge and experience EasyHRweb™ looks forward to continuing its success into the future. For more information please go to their website www.easyhrweb.com

Next we had on Rob Peters with Pritchard & Jerden. Rob brings over six years of industry experience and is responsible for the design, negotiation, implementation and management of complex benefit programs. Prior to joining Pritchard & Jerden, Rob was a producing broker with a national brokerage firm and leading group sales representative with Sun Life Financial. Over the years Rob has worked with both large and small employers across the country to develop creative solutions for their benefit programs. With his background on the brokerage and carrier side, Rob, brings a unique perspective to his clients. For more information please go to Rob's website www.pritchardjerden.com

Lee also discussed his new membership wellness website that helps people stay compliant to their weight loss and exercise program. For more information on that please go to www.drfitnessandthefatguy.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio's Return of the Georgia Inventors

Apr 17, 2008 34:57

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.
First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

First up we had on we had on the past president and the current vice president of the Inventors Association of Georgia. Dave Savage. Dave  is the most passionate advocate for the Georgia Inventors group we could find. He shared all kinds of information about how the IAG is a diverse group of experienced patent owners, inexperienced inventors, patent practitioners, marketing consultants, and other innovative persons who like to get together, share accomplishments and concerns, help promote invention and innovation, and provide guidance to members without breaching implied confidentiality.   Dave is an expert in Microsoft Word and has created invented the WordTipster to help you get the most out of the software. For more information please go to www.davesavage.com

For more information about the Inventors Association of Georgia please go to their website www.georgiainventors.com

Next we had Bob Schwerzel with Technology Guidance Services tell us all about how he takes great ideas and sell them into big corporations. He has a PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry and uses it to further his work in contract Research and Development. For more information about how Bob can make your company more profitable by helping you with product development and commercialization please go to his website www.tgsproducts.com

Next up we had on entrepreneur Allan Hess, creator of Airport Booties. Allan's firm helps entrepreneur's from idea all the way to manufacturing and marketing. He has resources around the world waiting to help. While he was the inventor of Airport Booties, he was the advisor and marketer for  The Wrapkin. Someone else had the idea but Allan helped them find a manufacurer and has helped them get the finished product out into the marketplace. The Wrapkin is a koosie-like napkin that wraps around a bottle or glass to sop up all the condensation. For more information about Airport booties please go to their website www.airportbooties.com and to find out more about Wrapkins please go to their website www.wrapkins.com. No matter which stage you are in with your idea Allan can help. 

And finally we had on Ron Reardon a Patent Agent with Patents & More, Inc. Ron helps entrepreneurs take their idea from conception to protection to reception in the marketplace. Ron explained the differences between Patent Agents and Patent Attorneys. He also explained that many reasons why you should get a patent and the protection that it gives you. For more information about his firm and all their services and resources please go to his website www.patentsandmore.com.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio's National Volunteer Month Special

Apr 3, 2008 29:38

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

You can also download the show to listen on any mp3 player. Or listen on iTunes. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

This morning we had on Katy Elder, Manager of the Employee Volunteer Program at The Home Depot Foundation. And Kate Lee, former Manager of Community Affairs at The Home Depot. They spoke about corporate philanthropy.

Both Katy and Kate spoke at length about the importance of being a good corporate citizen. This does not always mean writing big checks either. There are lots of ways companies help their communities. It might be money, but it also might be having employees volunteer their time.

Katy talked about some of the programs Home Depot is involved in including their KaBoom program that builds playgrounds in under-served communities, their Hands on Schools program and their tree planting program as well. For more information about the philanthropy that The Home Depot is involved in and to see if they can help your group please go to their website www.homedepotfoundation.org.

Kate explained that she now provides consulting in Community and Public Affairs for small to mid-sized companies. She teaches companies how philanthropy can help their bottom line. Being a good corporate citizen shows your customers that you "do good" and customers appreciate that. It also improves employee morale, retention and recruitment. For more information about Kate please email her at katelee @ earthlink.net.

Since it is National Volunteer month you should explore some of the ways your company can get involved. One great resource for companies of all  sizes is the Metro Atlanta Corporate Volunteers Council, their website is www.macvc.org

Next up we had Jim Aden with PlantMakers. PlantMakers has developed a green and eco-friendly way to grow live plants without dirt and water so they can easily be shipped by UPS or FedEx anywhere in the country at prices below a typical FTD offering. Jim was on explaining their brand new fund-raising initiative. Organizations can order plants on-line on a custom portal created just for them and 25% of all revenues generated throughout the year goes back to the organization. For more information about how you can get involved please go to their website www.GoGreenPlanters.Atlanta.com

Also if you know of a business owner in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get him or her on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Investor Watchdog Pat Huddleston and Author Dr Shelley Negelow

Mar 27, 2008 23:29

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

You can also download the show to listen on any mp3 player. Or listen on iTunes. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

This morning we had on Pat Huddleston CEO of Investor's Watchdog.

Pat Huddleston served in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 1990 to 1996. From 1992 to 1996 he was an Enforcement Branch Chief, leading investigations of cases involving insider trading, brokerage firm misconduct, and Ponzi schemes.  While at the SEC, Pat traveled the United States taking sworn testimony from brokers, sales managers, and Ponzi scheme operators.

Pat has served as an expert witness in securities litigation cases, and has been appointed by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, on the recommendation of the SEC, to act as Receiver in two cases involving fraudulent securities offerings.  Pat has been quoted on investor protection issues in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today, among other publications.

Motivated by a desire to protect investors from falling victim to reckless brokers and professional scam artists, Pat created Investor’s Watchdog, a company dedicated to helping investors avoid the transactions and relationships that will cost them a lifetime of savings. For more information and to check out your broker please go to Pat's website www.investorswatchdog.com

Next up we had on Dr Shelley Negelow. Dr. Negelow is a National Trainer, Business Consultant, Speaker and Author. she is also the founder and CEO of Power of Woman Seminars. For over fifteen years, she has been teaching the nationally acclaimed seminar Power of Woman, which trains women in how to achieve satisfaction and success in their business and personal lives. Shelley is passionately committed to supporting women in learning how to create a life they love.

Dr Negelow was the #1 Executive Recruiter in the southeast with the largest executive recruiting firm in the country. She also owned her own recruiting company. Her book, The Master in the Mirror: A Woman’s Guide to Living a Passionate and Joyful Life, is available through www.TheMasterInTheMirror.com. For more information about her upcoming seminars please go to her website  www.PowerOfWomanSeminars.com

Also if you know of a business owner in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get him or her on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio's Cerebral Palsy and Other Developmental Disabilities Special

Mar 20, 2008 15:32

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

You can also download the show to listen on any mp3 player. Or listen on iTunes. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

This morning we had on Diane Wilush, Executive Director of United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia and South Carolina. And Candacy Jacobs, the Community Development Coordinator with the United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia and South Carolina.

Diane has spent 30 years working in the field of social services, specifically with people with Developmental Disabilities. In 1984 she joined United Cerebral Palsy leading the expansion of services from Fort Lauderdale to Vero Beach. 

In 1994 Diane relocated to Marietta and joined UCP of Georgia spearheading the creation of a vast array of community based services throughout Georgia to support the needs of Georgia citizens with Developmental Disabilities and their families. Diane, has served on an array of public and private task forces and boards all directly involved with people in need as well as being the recipient of a number of awards of recognition for her service to individuals and families. In 2003 she was the recipient of the Executive leadership award for quality by the UCP National Organization in Washington and recently was identified of one of a hundred individuals in the Atlanta Business Journal's Who's Who in Healthcare.

United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia was founded in 1962 by a group of citizens in metro Atlanta. These pioneers had a vision of cradle-to-grave community-based supports to meet the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Nearly half a century later, UCP of Georgia stays true to our founders' purpose and its mission of supporting people in a Life Without Limits.

Since its founding, UCP of Georgia has grown into a comprehensive service organization offering a range of supports for people living with any developmental disability (not just those with cerebral palsy). The array of services includes early intervention and therapy in an inclusive child care setting, engaging day supports for seniors, employment services, in-home supports, community living supports, after school care, and day supports.

To learn more about the services this great organization provides or to make a donation please go to their website www.ucpga.org

Also if you know of a business owner in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get him or her on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Charlie Cummins with Trove. Where Insight is Mined and Applied.

Mar 13, 2008 24:28

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

You can also download the show to listen on any mp3 player. Or listen on iTunes. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

This morning we had on Charlie Cummins MS, LPC, a coach, executive advisor, consultant, author and speaker with over twenty years experience in helping individuals and organizations.  As founder and President of Life Transitions Consulting, he has partnered with Trove Inc. and brought his expertise as an executive coach and trusted advisor.  Charlie offers a unique combination of personal and professional skills gathered from his background in clinical psychology and organizational management.  This combination of skills equips him to evaluate and present success principles which help executives and their organizations maximize the use of their number one resource – themselves.

Trove exists to fine-tune your business and open new doors. Their  objective is on focusing your business to excel and perform at 100%.

When it comes right down to it, your company is made of people. Individual team members bring more to the table than just their expertise. They demonstrate their own dynamic set of working styles. They bring their own feelings about their roles. They have their own agendas, both good and questionable. Most importantly, they interact with every person in your organization in a unique way.

Through interviews, distinctive assessments and a wide variety of services, Trove identifies your strengths, shortcomings and opportunities for improvement. And not just from a numbers perspective or a one-size-fits-all approach.

Utilizing decades of experience to apply the right tools and techniques for your company, Trove will maximize the potential of your partners, employees and even prospective hires. And in the process, they will become partners who will not only identify opportunities for improvement, but also develop and execute the solutions to them.

The tagline for  Trove is Insight. Mined and Applied. Visit their website at www.troveinc.com and their blog site www.seismicshift.net more information.

Also if you know of a business owner in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get him or her on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Mike Wittenstein Chief Experience Officer with Storyminers & Marketer Bernadette Peters

Mar 6, 2008 31:01

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

You can also download the show to listen on any mp3 player. Or listen on iTunes. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

This morning we had on marketer Bernadette Peters, owner of Natural Marketing Services and Mike Wittenstein, Chief Experience Officer with Storyminers.

Bernadette started us off by explaining that her passion is to help businesses attract clients and build strong relationships. One of her beliefs is that the holy grail of marketing is to not have to do it . . . however realistically a successful business can hope to discover marketing initiatives that are at least semi-automated. She thinks that small business owners should always test their marketing before rolling out extensive campaigns. She comes from a direct marketing background and feels that each piece should have some sort of tracking device, that may be a coupon, a backline phone number or a unique url. For more information about Bernadette and her firm please go to her website www.naturalmarketingservices.com

Next up we had on Mike Wittenstein, CEO (Chief Experience Officer) of Storyminers.

Storyminers help you find out what are your customers are privately saying about their experiences with your company. They help you discover the factors (often surprising) that would vault you past the competition. With Mike's and the rest of his team's help you'll be able to hear the real voices of your customers.

Mike explained that meaningful customer experiences occur when your company puts the things customers care most about at the heart of your brand, then designs in the capability to deliver on-brand experiences every time. He believes that a business should make the right promise to their customers for the right reasons and then keep that promise. For more information about Mike and his company please go to their website www.storyminers.com

Also if you know of a business owner in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get him or her on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio's Services For Profitable Medical Practices Special Part 2

Feb 28, 2008 30:22

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

You can also download the show to listen on any mp3 player. Or listen on iTunes. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

This morning we have Part 2 in our series about how to make your medical practice more profitable and run smoother.

First we had on Iris Grimm creator of the Balanced Physician Success Program.

The Balanced Physician program is an intense, action-oriented program that addresses the interpersonal and personal challenges of physicians and teaches them the skills to: Control the stress that they face daily; Feel energized and positive at the end of the day when they get home to their family; Be able to have time for themselves their golf game or favorite hobby without neglecting their family; Take their patient service to a higher level with a highly motivated and satisfied staff and realize their expectations of building a successful practice that makes a difference to their patients.

Increasingly, healthcare organizations realize the importance of programs that address interpersonal skills, behavior and the personal performance of physicians.

Long-lasting change and improvements of these important skills cannot be achieved through an individual presentation; they need to have effective follow-through. For more information please go to her website www.balancedphysican.com

Next we had on Ann Schaeker with SurgiMed Services. In today's modern practice, computers and software should alleviate all the hassles of complicated and tedious business processes. Unfortunately, practices quickly find they lack the knowledge, personnel, and time to efficiently manage their systems and their cash flow begins to spiral out of control. There are few doctors that enjoy this aspect of their practice & even fewer that can afford the time to become further involved in billing, administration, & staff management.
 
SurgiMed © Services offers your practice a real solution, in a convenient and affordable way. We are a full service billing and practice management company working to serve today's Health Care Professional. SMSI has over 50 years combined experience in insurance filing and billing for medical practices. They have a highly trained staff of specialists who can provide an immediate boost in cash flow and reduced AR for you. Most importantly they allow your staff to concentrate on patient care by freeing them from the frustrating and time-consuming headaches of billing and administration.  SurgiMed © Services is not only limited to assisting Medical practices but also offers powerful and comprehensive solutions to Dentists, Optometrists, Chiropractors & other healthcare related professionals. For more information, please go to her website www.surgimedservices.com

And finally we had on Michael McHughes with Pinnacle Products & Services. Founded in 1995, Pinnacle is a printing distributor providing business forms, filings systems, promotional products and marketing services to Healthcare practices, Country Clubs, and general business clients across the country. They have been successful by tailoring their offerings to meet their clients unique needs. They supply a full range of computer forms products including checks, statements, envelopes, labels and notices as well as a complete line of filing products and services such as patient charts, labels, dividers + shelving, magnets, pens, calendars + mugs. For more information please go to Michael's website www.pinnpro.com

Also if you know of a business owner in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get him or her on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio's Services For Profitable Medical Practices Special

Feb 21, 2008 26:54

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

You can also download the show to listen on any mp3 player. Or listen on iTunes. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

This morning we talked about how to make your medical practice more profitable and run smoother.

First we had on Seth M. Cohn with Capstone Financial Partners. Seth is a comprehensive financial planner that specializes in representing healthcare professionals and their practices. He represents physicians in all facets of their careers from: training to practice; from practice to practice and from practice into retirement. Seth has taught at Emory University, Mercer University Health Systems, Morehouse University and The Atlanta Medical Center. He frequently lectures on financial planning, disability insurance, cash flow analysis and retirement planning. He is a regular speaker at various medical association conferences in and around Atlanta. For more information please email him at sethcohn @ finsvcs.com or call him at 404-926-1317

Next we had on Jeffry Finkel, President of Overhead Reduction Services. Jeff has been called the Clark Howard in his field. He regularly helps physicians lower their costs on various overhead expenses such as: credit card clearing, telecommunication and bank fees to name a few. He offers a unique proposition to the physician whereas he only gets paid on a contingency basis if he can lower fees. Over the years he has been helping physicians contain their overhead - saving them thousands of dollars in junk fees and cost reductions each year. For more information please contact Jeff directly at 404-995-9112 or by email at finkelj @ bellsouth.net

And finally we had on Max Smith, VP of Operations with Extension Express. Extension Express is a full service accounts receivable and bad-debt collection management firm specializing only in the medical industry. Extension Express has been in the accounts receivable and collection business for over sixteen years. Because they collect only in the medical industry, they understand the relationship between doctor and patient and are considered a soft core collection agency. For more information on the ways Extension Express can help improve the cash flow for your medical practice please go to their website www.extensionexpress.com

Also if you know of a business owner in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get him or her on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio's Women Networking and Mentoring Show with Stephanie Hillman, Barbara Giamanco and Chi Chi Okezie

Feb 17, 2008 19:29

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

You can also download the show to listen on any mp3 player. Or listen on iTunes. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

This morning we talked about Women Networking and Mentoring. We had on Chi Chi Okezie with SIMPLEnetworking. Her two year old consulting firm specializes in professional/social etiquette, image consulting and cultural awareness instruction.  Chi Chi delivers this unique service through seminars, classes, workshops, presentations and talks.  Some of her clients include non-profit organizations, colleges/universities, professional groups, companies and business individuals. For more information please go to her website www.snseminars.com

Also joining us in this discussion was Stephanie Hillman, with WOMEN Unlimited. WOMEN Unlimited is one of the most talked-about development programs for achievement-oriented women. It has been featured on CBS, CNN, CNBC, NBC, and articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, The New York Times, Business Week, Fortune, Working Woman, The Boston Globe and the Chicago Tribune, among others. Since 1994, WOMEN Unlimited has partnered with top organizations to help attract, retain, and develop emerging, high-potential and executive women. Stephanie explained that their unique multi-dimensional approach provides benefits across organizations. They work with program participants, managers and mentors to provide a comprehensive and powerful learning experience. For more information please go to their website www.women-unlimited.com.

Barbara Giamanco with Talent Builders and Women's Mentor Network joined our roundtable to provide her insight. Talent Builders delivers Coaching, Consulting and Programs to help clients increase sales, develop leaders, improve customer satisfaction, engage employees, and increase retention. Each service focuses on the end goal - success. They help their clients connect their learning with bottom line, personal and business results. Women's Mentor Network is an organization of women dedicated to helping other women through mentoring! The vision of the Women's Mentor Network is to create a community of women who want to share their experience, knowledge, talent and resources with other women to help them succeed personally and professionally. For more information about them please go to their website www.womensmentornetwork.com. Talent Builder's website is www.talentbuildersinc.com

Also if you know of a business owner in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get him or her on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio's Women in Business Show with Dr Kathleen Hall, Dr Ann Evangelista and Mary Welch

Feb 14, 2008 34:30

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

You can also download the show to listen on any mp3 player. Or listen on iTunes. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

This morning we talked about the "Workplace Revolution"  happening because women are leaving the workforce at a much faster rate than men. How is Corporate America  responding to the needs of women in the workplace. Mary Welch, editor of Atlanta Business Magazine discussed her cover story The Mystery of the Workforce Revolution, with us this morning. Atlanta Woman magazine is Atlanta’s only magazine, Web site and events designed exclusively for professional and civic-minded women in all stages of their corporate or entrepreneurial careers. For more information please go to their website www.atlantawomanmag.com.

For our roundtable discussion this morning we also had Dr Kathleen Hall and Dr Ann Evangelista.  This was one of the most spirited discussion we have ever had on the show.

Dr Hall's advice has been featured on pretty much all national media. She is the author of the award-winning A Life in Balance: Nourishing the Four Roots of True Happiness (AMACOM, January 2006), which received the 2007 Nautilus Book Award in the Self Help/Psychology/Personal Growth category, and Alter Your Life: Overbooked? Overworked? Overwhelmed? (Oak Haven, April 2005), she offers simple methods for reducing stress and living a balanced life of true happiness.

Dr. Hall is the Global Ambassador for the Unilever/Knorr Soup Campaign - Eat Soup, Live Healthy; World thought leader to Fortune 500 Corporations such as Electronic Arts spokesperson (Pogo.com) and Darden Restaurants; and has worked with Microsoft as a spokesperson. For more information please go to her website www.stressinstitute.com.

Dr. Ann Evangelista strives to help organizations create world-class leadership and talent management. She believes the right people, in the right roles, are critical to any organization's success. She strives to help organizations achieve their business goals through selecting, developing and managing the best people possible. She also believes that organizations do their best work when people are happy and productive in their jobs.

Dr. Evangelista's areas of specialty include individual and team development, workshops and training facilitation, executive assessment, leadership development, succession planning, executive coaching, and partnering workshops. For more information about her and her company Talent Quest please go to their website www.talentquest.com

Also if you know of a business owner in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get him or her on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Josh Felix Publisher of Atlanta Hospital News And His New Publication Kenzie - Atlanta

Feb 7, 2008 13:12

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

You can also download the show to listen on any mp3 player. Or listen on iTunes. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

This morning we talked to Josh Felix owner and publisher of Atlanta Hospital News.

Atlanta Hospital News’ number one goal is top quality health care journalism written  for Atlanta’s most successful, powerful health care business executives and professionals. Josh explained, "Our objective is to serve as a vehicle for disseminating industry developments in a non-threatening, supportive environment. We are an information exchange medium for health care providers who are, equally, consumers of the profession’s news." Each issue focuses on trends and services in industry areas, such as home health care, legal issues, rehabilitation, geriatrics, managed care, nursing, medical practice management, recruiting/staffing, outpatient services, educational opportunities and clinics, etc.

In addition to Atlanta Hospital News, Josh also publishes: Chicago Hospital News, Western Pennsylvania Hospital News and South Florida Hospital News. Josh also announced on the show that he will be publishing Kenzie - Atlanta, a quarterly publication that will provide consumer pediatric healthcare news and information to parents. Josh said "We will work with the region's pediatric healthcare leaders including dentistry, chiropractic, homecare and rehab. We will accept information, story ideas and photos from healthcare reps as well as parents.  Kenzie-Atlanta will be a vehicle through which everyone can communicate with  each other." For more information about Atlanta Hospital News please go to their website www.AtlantaHospitalNews.com. Kenzie-Atlanta's website will be  launched soon at www.kenzieatlanta.com

Also if you know of a business owner in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get him or her on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio's Glycomics Special with Expert Joe McKenna

Feb 2, 2008 25:27

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.
Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

This morning Amy Otto couldn't make it and we had Nathan Hunt as our co-host and we talked all about Glycomics with Joseph McKenna. Joe is the host of a new radio show called Impact of Glycomics that can be heard worldwide every Wednesday at 11:00am EST.

Joe explained that many researchers, physicians, and scientists believe that Glycomics may be the future of health. He said that more and more research institutes and universities around the world are discovering its importance. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has declared the science of Glycobiology to be “possibly one of the ten greatest breakthroughs in the 21st century.? Part of the reason Joe created his radio show is that information about Glycomics, though readily available, is not mainstreamed in a way that encourages knowledge sharing.

"Impact of Glycomics" is a radio show dedicated to that function. "Impact of Glycomics" is the lay person's and the professional's source for scientific knowledge. His shpow will bring together the great minds in this emerging field in order to share the depth of Glycomics while relating the information to the average citizen. The Impact of Glycomics show is created to bridge the gap between the scientists and the eventual end consumer, allowing for acquisition and understanding of research and the utilization of the new knowledge of the exciting goings on in the science of Glycomics. Please go Joe's website www.impactofglycomics.com for more information and to listen to the show every Wednesday at 11am EST.

Also if you know of a business owner in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get him or her on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio's Special Outsourced Business Resources Show

Jan 31, 2008 27:58

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.
Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

This morning we talked about some great resources business owners can use to outsource their HR and CFO needs.

First up we had on Phil Davis who is a partner at FlexHR, a Duluth, GA based business. In irder to be a prtner for FLexHR you mustr have over 20 years senior HR leadership experience. Phil has over 30 years experience with comapny's like GE and Pitney-Bowes, so he knows his stuff. He explined to us that today Human Resources compliance can be expensive and complicated. Employers today need a resource to help them be sure they are getting the most for the money they spend and the most from the employees they hire and FlexHR provides both. He said "We look at things from both the employer’s point of view and the employee’ point of view and, we provide both tactical and strategic HR in ways that will benefit your bottom line." For more information please go to their website www.flexhr.com and look up Phil. He'll be glad to answer any of your questions.

Next up we had on Tim McLellan, CPA with B2B CFO. Tim explained that every company, regardless of its size, needs a Chief Financial Officer. And since partners with B2B CFO work on a contract basis having a CFO is now affordable to most businesses. He said that they typically work with owners of emerging and mid-market companies with revenues up to $75 million who want to increase cash, profitability, sales and company value. He himself spends half his time working with start-ups and the rest with established businesses. He explained that each has their own set of unique challenges. For more information please look Tim up on his website www.b2bcfo.com 

Also if you know of a business owner in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get him or her on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio's Home Remodeling Special

Jan 24, 2008 28:38

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

This morning we talked all about remodeling your home. We started out with Kelly Riedinger with KR Associates talk about her work as the liaison between the home owner and the builder. She works as an advocate of the homeowner when they decide to hire a builder to work on their home. She has extensive experience as an appraiser so she can advise the homeowner on the right improvements that will be the most financially beneficial to them. The best part of her service is that her fee is paid by the contractor so their is no out of pocket expense for the homeowner...just great advice. She can be reached by phone at 770-235-9861.

Next we had on Ed Cholfin President of Advanced Kitchens. Advanced Kitchens offer in-house help in all areas of kitchen design, including cabinet selection, tear-out, plumbing, electrical and more. Their designers bring over 20 years experience and college training to your job. In addition to kitchens they also handle all other room remodels. For more information please check out their website www.advancedkitchens.com

Next we had on Carl Cohen from HADCO. HADCO is a nationally recognized, regional distributor of high-style, high-performance designer appliances for the home. All their products have several things in common – innovative design, unsurpassed attention to detail, exceptional beauty, superior performance, and long-lasting value.

The appliances they distribute, sold by over 400 dealers in their 14 state territory, include professional-style appliances from Viking and FiveStar; energy-efficient laundry products from Asko and Eurotech; under-counter refrigeration from Scotsman and U-Line; sinks and faucets from Franke; and ventilation from Zephyr Ventilation, Trade-Wind and Continental Fan.

While they do not sell directly to the end user, their showrooms are instrumental in marketing our products. They we offer hands-on consumer demonstrations to educate homeowners about which appliances will best fit their lifestyle, expectations and dreams. Their staff is a reliable resource for product knowledge, specifications and installation instructions. After the sale, they provide Care and Use Classes to assure customers that they will get the most from their new appliances. Finally, we provide service for all our products. For more information please check out their website www.hadco.com

Next Jonni Vann, the Graceful Lifestyles Consultant shared her thoughts on Feng Shui in the home and ways to green your home. She is a perfect consultant to help you bring purpose into your home and make you love it again. Learn more about her unique business philosophy from her website at www.jonnivann.com

We concluded the show with Rex and Uri from Paramount Custom Furniture. these craftsman have been building custom furniture and cabinets for over 15 years. They only sell wholesale so they can pass amazing savings onto the consumer. Please go to their website www.pcfatl.com to see their portfolio.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio's Taste of Dunwoody Benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Special with Alons and Brooklyn Cafe

Jan 17, 2008 29:27

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks. By the way Amy and I have our first Atlanta Fast Pitch Networking Event of 2008 at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant - Dunwoody on January 16 2008 from 5pm-7pm. RSVP by CLICKING HERE

Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

This morning we talked about all things Taste of Dunwoody. Taste of Dunwoody is an event that is close to the heart of Amy as she has been involved with it since it started. The event benefits Children's Healthcare of Atlanta every year and this year donations will go to the Department of Neuroscience.

So we started the show with Dr Tom Burns one of the Directors in the Neuroscience Department who shared lots of great information about all the good that Children's is doing to help kids in Atlanta and the Southeast. As Children's is a not for profit hospital they are constantly raising funds in order to do help more kids. They spend a lot of the money on technology and research. Four areas they work in are: NeuroTrauma, NeuroOncology, NeuroSpine and Epilepsy. For more information please go to their website www.choa.org.

Next we had on Pam Koch, the co-chair of the Taste of Dunwoody event. She told us the event takes place February 1 from 7pm - 10:30pm. It will be at the W Hotel in Dunwoody and will feature almost 3 dozen of the areas best restaurants sampling some of their favorite dishes. For a small donation you get to go nuts and try food from restaurants like: Alons, Brooklyn Cafe, Wildfire, McKendricks, Aqua Blue and many more please go to their website to see all the great restaurants that will be there and to to get your tickets. They sell out every year so get those tickets now. The website is www.choa.org/tod

Next up we had on Alon Balshon, Pastry Chef and owner of Alon's Bakery which is coming to the Perimeter Mall area in February.

Alon opened the first Alon's Bakery in 1992 in Virginia Highlands.  Over the years, the store expanded in size and scope and now his second location is just a couple of weeks away. Inspired by specialty markets in Europe and New York, Alon was passionate to bring a full service gourmet market to the Virginia Highlands. Since it's opening, Alon’s has become a neighborhood and city favorite receiving high accolades from Gourmet Magazine, Atlanta Magazine, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Creative Loafing. For more information please go to their website www.alons.com

Then we closed the show with Jeff Trump owner of one of Sandy Springs' favorite restaurants, Brooklyn Cafe. Jeff has been in the restaurant business for a long time. Before purchasing Brooklyn Cafe he was with the Houston's Restaurant organization for 16 years. Jeff is a big believer in giving back and has been instrumental in raising over $100,000 for local non-profit organizations. The menu at Brooklyn Cafe changes seasonally but always features the freshest fish and vegetables and over 90% of the sauces and dressings are mad in house. They also have an extensive wine list that is selected in order to match the food served on the menu. Jezebel Magazine puts rates it as one of the Top 100 Restaurants in Atlanta. they have received  the Zagat Guide Award of Distinction as one of the Top 40 Most Popular Restaurants in Atlanta. And the Atlanta Journal Constitution calls Brooklyn Cafe "Unpretentious and Gutsily good" and "An Atlanta institution." For more information about Brooklyn Cafe, including their menu, please go to their website www.brooklyncafe.com.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio's Linked-In Special with Sean Nelson & Leslie-Anne McAllister Plus Colin Goodrich with Hobbs Fountains

Jan 10, 2008 30:13

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks. By the way Amy and I have our first Atlanta Fast Pitch Networking Event of 2008 at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant - Dunwoody on January 16 2008 from 5pm-7pm. RSVP by CLICKING HERE

Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

We started the show with Colin Goodrich with Hobbs Architectural Fountains. He shared information about how technology is helping his company and how they have evolved over the last 40 years. Hobbs Architectural Fountains can bee seen all over the world from Epcot Center in Orlando, FL to the Mall in Washington DC and to Centennial Park here in Atlanta, GA. For more information about them please go to their website www.hobbsfountains.com

Next up we began a dynamic discussion about Linked-In with Sean E. Nelson with Acuity Benefits Solutions and marketing consultant Leslie-Anne McAllister.

Leslie-Anne drew on her many years working with the Yellow Pages about ways small business owners can use Linked-In more profitably.

Sean has been thoroughly researching ways to use Linked-In and he shared some great tips. Here are 3 ways Sean built his network 1- Searched on companies he had worked  for and schools he had attended to reconnect with people he had known in the past 2- Looked through his own CardScan contact list for people he had met though Chamber events. 3-Searched for people he had met while doing business including current clients.

Sean also shared some great tips about common mistakes people make on Linked-In...like using the canned text they provide when sending out connection invitations rather than personalizing their message. You'll have to listen to the show with a pencil and paper to write down all the great tips that were thrown out by our guests.

For information about Sean please go to his website www.acuitybenefits.biz And for more information about Leslie-Anne email her at leslie-anne @ mail.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Top Financial Planner Debbie Montgomery with DM Financial Planning

Jan 8, 2008 24:23

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks. By the way Amy and I have our first Atlanta Fast Pitch Networking Event of 2008 at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant - Dunwoody on January 16 2008 from 5pm-7pm. RSVP by CLICKING HERE

Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

This morning we had on Debbie Montgomery with DM Financial Planning. Debbie's well rounded financial background started when she was hired by Dean Witter to advise clients from her office inside a Sears  department store in the mall. As a testament to Debbie's skill, she still has some of those clients today. We spoke at length about some of the mistakes that baby boomers are making with their finances and she shared some tips on how to avoid them. She also had some advice for people who are managing their own money. She offers a Financial Tune-up for those people - where she gives her unbiased "second opinion." You can learn more about Debbie and her company at her website www.DMFinancialPlanning.com.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews brian cork HUMAN CAPITAL, Jim Dawson with ADI Performance and Melissa Cooper

Jan 3, 2008 31:35

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks. By the way Amy and I have our first Atlanta Fast Pitch Networking Event of 2008 at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant - Dunwoody on January 16 2008 from 5pm-7pm. RSVP by CLICKING HERE

Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

This morning we had on Brian Patrick Cork with brian cork HUMAN CAPITAL. Brian has been a highly successful executive and entrepreneur; is a seasoned public speaker; Professional Athlete; and, an accomplished Executive Recruiter and Business Coach. He has raised over $500 million dollars in private placement capital for a wide array of companies across every industry; recruited and counseled hundreds of executives and other decision-makers; and, has actively participated in building dozens of successful organizations.

As an Executive Recruiter, Business Coach, and "Trusted Adviser" Brian Cork is a vital resource for decision-makers in terms of making better decisions. On any given day, Brian Cork speaks with and shares ideas with people ranging from Politicians and Educators to Fortune 50 Executives and Entrepreneurs. His Executive and Business Coaching Clients include top executives in Fortune 50 companies to professionals in transition.

Brian also has a Personal BLOG - The Unsinkable Brian Cork  His business business BLOG can be found here at - "The Human Capital Blog" and he is currently writing his first books entitled "Dear God: I am Dancing In My Head", "This Would Be Jefferson's View", and "The CEO Handbook".His company website is: www.bchcroi.com/

We led off the show with Jim Dawson the Managing Partner with ADI Performance. Jim is a recognized expert in the area of human functioning in the workplace. He is a speaker, corporate trainer/facilitator, columnist, and author. As a presenter/speaker, he has addressed and impacted
the lives of thousands of people and achieved impressive results for his clients.

Working with clients from a variety of industries and roles, Jim easily
creates an energized learning environment that captivates audiences,
provokes thought, and inspires action. He is dedicated to helping every
client realize a greater sense of self-expectation and new levels of
performance that lead to expanded career options and a more satisfying
work/life balance. Over the last twenty years Jim has dedicated himself to
developing and delivering training that acts as a catalyst, unleashing
individual potential. Jim is a co-author of “Real World Customer Service Strategies That Work,? (Insight Publishing Company, 2004), and has contributed to nearly 200 business and trade journals. You can learn more about him and his company at their website www.adiperformance.com.

And our last guest was Melissa Cooper with Mail Sort Incorporated. Mail Sort is a full service mailing and premium incentive company. They are based in a 65,000 sq ft building in Duluth, GA and service everyone from Fortune 500 companies to individual entrepreneurs. For more information please go to their website www.mailsortinc.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio's Leaders In Innovative Medical Services Special.

Dec 27, 2007 19:28

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

First a big thank you to Joe McKenna with the McKenna Project, who filled in for Lee Kantor as Amy's co-host. The McKenna Project is about helping doctors do what they do best … practice medicine. Their seminars, coaching, assessment and recruiting services all enable doctors to take back their practices, improve levels of care, and even generate new profits as patients increasingly come to see themselves as healthcare consumers.For more information about Joe and his company please go to his website www.mckennaproject.com

This morning we had on Jennifer Revels with Keltman Innovative Practice Solutions. Keltman brings innovative practice solutions to enhance patient care and create alternative revenue sources for physicians. Jennifer talked about their generic drug program that has helped physicians earn additional revenue while providing a cost saving convenient service to their patients. For more information about all of Keltman's services please go to their website www.keltman.com

We also had on Mike Davis with My Georgia Doctor. My Georgia Doctor is causing quite a stir in the helathcare industry. For $500 a year members get unlimited visits to any one of their medical clinics. Memberships are available to everyone regardless, of sex, age, income, medical history or national origin, including non-immigrants & visitors. For more information please go to Mike;'s website www.mygeorgiadoctor.com

And finally we had on Jeff Wright, President of Air Medical Consultants. Jeff explained that there was a dire need in the air ambulance industry for someone who will look out for the patient and family, and assist them with arranging air ambulance transports. Air ambulance arrangements can be misleading and confusing to people who are not familiar with the air ambulance industry. Jeff has worked on thousands of flights and knows ways to make sure you are getting the proper care and the best financial deal. For more information about Air Medical Consultants please go to Jeff's website www.airmedicalconsultants.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Special Inventor Show.

Dec 20, 2007 31:04

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

First up we had on George Hammond, with Advanced Coastal Technologies, inventors of the Water Tube. The Water Tube is your own personal water supply. It is made from 35oz German Vinyl with heat welded seams. It is 15 feet long and holds 450 gallons of water. You simply hook it up to the downspout of your gutter system and it automatically collects the rainwater during every downpour. The Water Tube can be easily hidden in any garden by covering it with pinestraw. Add an electric sprinkler pump and feel guilt free watering your lawn and garden. This is a must have addition to any environmentally conscious home. You can get it online at their website www.advancedcoastaltechnologies.com for just $389.

Next up we had on entrepreneur Allan Hess, creator of Airport Booties. Airport Booties help you navigate that germ filled area in the security section of the airport. You know when you take your shoes off to walk through the metal detector you are walking where countless other germ carrying strangers have walked before you. Airport Booties help you safely pass through without catching anything. Companies, like Park N Fly, put their logo on the Airport Booties and give them away for free to their customers.  Allan also works with the Wrapkins people to distribute this innovative product. The wrapkin is a koosie-like napkin that wraps around a bottle or glass to sop up all the condensation. For more information about Airport booties please go to their website www.airportbooties.com and to find out more about Wrapkins please go to their website www.wrapkins.com 

And finally we had on the past president and the current president of the Inventors Association of Georgia. Dave Savage and Tom Newell shared all kinds of information about how the IAG is a diverse group of experienced patent owners, inexperienced inventors, patent practitioners, marketing consultants, and other innovative persons who like to get together, share accomplishments and concerns, help promote invention and innovation, and provide guidance to members without breaching implied confidentiality.
 
They both wanted everyone to know of the open casting call for PBS' Everyday Edisons show on January 12. For more information about that please go to the website www.everdayedisons.com

Tom is also the inventor of the Book Bug www.thebookbug.com and
Dave invented the Word Tipster www.davesavage.com

For more information about the Inventors Association of Georgia please go to their website www.georgiainventors.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Healthy Eating Expert Megan McCarthy, Publicist Yoshi Simms & Entrepreneur Kurt Jordan

Dec 13, 2007 31:43

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

First a big thank you for Ken Hilderhoff, CEO of Premier Marketing Resources who filled in for Lee Kantor as Amy's co-host. For more information about Ken and his company please go to his website www.nlf.com

First up we had on Megan McCarthy one of Atlanta's top healthy eating experts. Megan is a healthy lifestyle consultant and chef who works with Whole Foods and other companies to promote healthy eating. For lots of great tips about eating better and to see when her next cooking class is please go to her website www.healthyeating101.com. And for all you late holiday present buyers. A Gift Certificate for a cooking class done by Megan is a great gift.

Next up we had on entrepreneur Kurt Jordan, inventor of the Mosquito Curtain. Kurt's family business had grown from a great idea that filled a clever niche into a booming business. Listen to him share how his use of publicity helped catapult his business to new levels. For more information about his business please go to his website www.mosquitocurtains.com

And finally we had on Yoshi Simms owner of The Publicity Formula. Yoshi has a great system to help small business owners grow their business through her systematic publicity formula. She starts with a strategy session and that lays the blueprint for their publicity campaign. She usually starts with a press release and goes from there. For more information about Yoshi, publicity and her company please go to her website www.thepublicityformula.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Author Fritz Scheffel, Employee Benefits Broker Rob Peters & Lynne & Joiel From Uptown Scoop

Dec 6, 2007 33:11

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

First up we had on Fritz Scheffel, author of the new book "Health Care - It Can Be Fixed." Fritz talked about the current state of the health care system and simple things we can do to fix it.  This books looks at many of the variables that make health care so difficult a challenge to get under control, including: government, insurance, doctors, drugs and hospitals. For more information about this book please go to Fritz's website www.thehealthcarefix.com The book is available for purchase at www.Amazon.com

Next up we had on Rob Peters an Employee Benefits Broker with
Pritchard & Jerden. Pritchard & Jerden are one of the largest independently owned insurance brokers in Atlanta. They have been helping businesses since 1960. Rob spoke passionately about ways employers can lower their benefits costs by implementing proactive wellness programs. For more information about Pritchard & Jerden and learn about ways they can help you lower your employee benefit costs, contact Rob at his website www.pritchardjerden.com

And last we had on Lynne Fair Homrich and Joiel Alexander from Uptown Scoop. Uptown Scoop is a daily e-note, about 150 words or less, featuring everything that's hot, hip and new in fashion, style and corner office smarts. This email newsletter is primarily for women, but Lynne sees plenty of men on her list. Uptown Scoop is often funny, often inspiring but always useful. For more information or to subscribe for this FREE e-note please go to www.uptownscoop.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews SusanSnap Cookie Ladies, Susan Brown Life Coach & American Cancer Society's Patient Navigator

Nov 29, 2007 29:37

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

This morning we learned all about coping with Cancer.

First up we had on Laura and Susan Stachler creators of Susan Snaps.Laura is the owner of Laura's Divine Desserts and she created Susan Snap ginger snap cookies as a way for her to help relieve the nausea her daughter (Susan) and her husband were experiencing when they were each going through chemotherapy. Ginger is a natural way to combat nausea. Their story is truly remarkable and their cookies are delicious. Their cookies and story have recently been profiled by Daryn Kagan, Paula Deen and Martha Stewart. For more information about these delicious cookies please go to their website www.susansnaps.com

Next up we had on Susan Brown, certified Life Coach who helps people recovering from cancer. She explains her philosophy in three words...recover, reclaim and rejoice. For more information about Susan and her services please go to her website www.liveanempoweredlife.com

And last we had on Terry Lewinson, who runs the Patient Navigator program locally for the American Cancer Society. This amazing program helps patients navigate through the confusion a cancer diagnosis typically brings. A Patient Navigator works with doctors to identify patients who might benefit from this program they then go to the hospital's oncology floor to proactively meet with patients undergoing cancer treatment. For more information about this program and lots of other resources please go to www.cancer.org

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio interviews Cindy Cheatham With The Advanced Technology Development Center and Sanjay Bhatia With Izenda

Nov 22, 2007 32:32

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

This morning we learned all about business incubators.

First up we had on Cindy Cheatham, the Director of Business Development at the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), a nationally recognized science and technology incubator that helps Georgia entrepreneurs launch and build successful companies. ATDC provides strategic business advice and connects its member companies to the people and the resources they need to succeed. 

More than 100 companies have come out of the ATDC, including publicly-traded firms such as MindSpring Enteprises - now part of EarthLink. Headquartered at Technology Square on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta, ATDC has been recognized by both BusinessWeek and Inc. Magazines as among the nation's top nonprofit incubators. Since 1999, ATDC companies have attracted more than a billion dollars in venture capital funding. For more information (including: admission criteria, business templates and application information) please go to their website www.atdc.org

Next up we had on a member the ATDC, Sanjay Bhatia, founder and CEO of Izenda. Izenda was recently honored as one of the top 40 most innovative companies in Georgia and has grown over 300%. Sanjay talked how he knew he had a good concept for a thriving business when he discovered that it would take one company he was working with 5 months to give him the data he needed.That was the eureka moment where Sanjay saw the need for Izenda. He spoke at length of the benefits of working at the ATDC and the resources, contacts and best practices that he has gained since he has been there. Izenda brings the power of data to non-technical employees and lets them access customized information from their systems. For more information including a test drive of their application please go to their website www.izenda.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Willie Tillery with Neurostar, Lawrence Grace with NextGen & Jonathan Perrin with MedPlus

Nov 15, 2007 29:40

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

This morning we had a spirited discussion about healthcare with three leaders in the Electronic Medical Records field.

First up we had on Willie Tillery CEO and founder of Neurostar Solutions, the Virtual Radiology Network. Neurostar is a leading national software and services company that provides a new model of delivering radiology services. Neurostar delivers a web based solution that is growing dramatically and has currently been embraced by over 400 clients already. For more information please go to his website www.neurostarsolutions.com

Next up we had on Lawrence Grace with NextGen. NextGen Healthcare Information Systems provides computer based practice management and electronic medical records systems to more than 1200 physician practices throughout the U.S. For more information about NextGen please go to their website www.nextgen.com

And finally we had on Jonathon Perrin with MedPlus, the leading developer and integrator of healthcare technology solutions that foster better patient care and improve business performance for healthcare institutions and physicians. For more information please go to their website www.medplus.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Dr Kathleen Hall with The Stress Institute and Christy Andrews with The Wellness Community

Nov 8, 2007 30:52

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

This morning we were joined by two inspirational guests.

First up we had on internationally recognized stress and work-life balance expert Dr Kathleen Hall. Kathleen gave us some great stress reduction tips like the acronym SELF which stands for Serenity, Exercise, Love and Food. She explains the importance of each and how to incorporate it into your life each day during her interview. She is the author of the award winning books "A Life in Balance" and "Alter Your Life." She has also been interviewed on countless shows such as Oprah, Martha Stewart and The Today Show. Today she spends a great deal of her time working as CEO of The Stress Institute, which was established as a center for collection and dissemination of information on the impact of stress on our lives. Her work has helped thousands of people from all walks of life.  For more information about her and her center please go to her website www.stressinstitute.com.

Next up we had on Christy Andrews, the Executive Director of The Wellness Community - Atlanta. The Wellness Community has been around for over 25 years nationally and 10 in Atlanta. It is a special community for cancer patients and their loved ones. All the programs at the center are free of charge and are offered to cancer patients as well as their families. For more information please go to their website www.thewellnesscommunity-atlanta.org

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Glen Gould with Inspiration Agents and Guy Powell with demandROMI

Nov 1, 2007 33:16

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

This morning we were joined by two great guests.

First up we had on business networking expert Glen Gould with Inspiration Agents and author of the book "Meet Me At Starbucks. 70 Success Tips to Growing Your Business at America's Office." Glen shared some of the wisdom from his book as well as great networking tips so be sure to listen to the interview with a paper and pencil ready to take some notes. In addition to his work with Inspiration Agents, Glen is leading the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce’s small to mid-size business programs, benefits and initiatives. For more information on Glen and his book please check out his website www.inspirationagents.com and for more information on the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce please check out their website www.metroatlantachamber.com

Next up we had on Guy Powell Principal with demandROMI. Having spent over twenty years in marketing, consulting, business development, sales, or creative roles, Guy has experienced the difference between great and not-so-great marketing. He says that great marketing does two things: 1- it supports the business objective such as gaining market share, thwarting a competitive threat, or generating revenue, and 2 - it includes systems and processes to measure that the goals are being attained.

DemandROMI helps marketing organizations make the change to a Return on Marketing Investment based marketing organization through strategy, market research and analytics, and execution. Guy also has a book "Return on Marketing Investment" and a blog called Marketing Tactegy. For more information on Guy, his book and his company please go to his website www.demandromi.com and check out his blog at www.marketingtactegy.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Ken Hilderhoff CEO of Premier Marketing Resources Formerly Known As The Newsletter Factory

Oct 27, 2007 31:40

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

This morning we were joined by Ken Hilderhoff, CEO and President of Premier Marketing Resources, a leading producer of business communication materials. PMR produces newsletters (internal and external), brochures, magazines, presentation folders, develop corporate identity pieces, directories, web site development and more. They provide a full turnkey solution for their clients which include Fortune 500 companies to small business and organizations. Because of their expertise and superior customer service PMR has been in business for over 20 years and has a stellar retention rate among their loyal clients. In the interview Ken shared his journey to the CEO seat with PMR, and his efforts to rebrand the company from The Newsletter Factory to Premier Marketing Resources.  For more information on Premier Marketing Resources, please check out their website www.nlf.com or email him directly at Ken @ NLF.com. That's NLF not NFL ...watch that as you type it in!

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Peter Baron with Carabiner Communications and Business Growth Guru Andy Greider

Oct 18, 2007 31:45

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com.  And don't forget Amy, Lee and Andy will be hosting a Fast Pitch business networking event Wednesday October 17 from 5-6:30pm at Eclipse di Luna across from Perimeter Mall. Please go to http://www.fastpitchnetworking.com/meeting.cfm?MeetingID=220 to RSVP.

This morning we were joined by Peter Baron, founder of Carabiner Communications, a marketing and PR firm serving small and emerging companies.  Peter has nearly two decades of technology marketing experience and has worked with such well known clients as Apple Computers, Ericsson GE, Motorola and IBM. During the interview we touched on such subjects as: what exactly is a Carabiner and how does it relate to what Peter does; the importance of building relationships with industry influencers and some tactics to do just that; and how the structure of his firm allows him to better serve his clients.   For more information on Carabiner Communications, please check out Peter's website www.carabinerpr.com or email him directly at Peter @ CarabinerPR.com.

We also had on Andy Greider, our favorite Business Growth Guru. Andy studied journalism at Penn State, he worked for a bunch of newspapers and radio stations before moving to England to work with the BBC. Those experiences prepared him for his time working with the United Nations. Which then got him ready for the business world. Andy spends his time now helping small to medium sized business grow. He specializes in marketing but his vast experience allows him to help on many fronts. For more information about Andy as well as lots of information about small business marketing please go to his website www.uniquenessispower.com.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Maria Goldsholl from MomCorps, Teresa from IRunYouPlay & Doug MacGinnitie from Sandy Springs

Oct 11, 2007 33:01

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We also will soon be in iTunes.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com. And for a great BlueTooth headset for anyone who drives a convertible check out www.jawbone.com. Both Amy and Lee are big fans. And don't forget Amy, Lee and Andy will be hosting a Fast Pitch business networking event Wednesday October 17 from 5-6:30pm at Eclipse di Luna across from Perimeter Mall. Please go to http://www.fastpitchnetworking.com/meeting.cfm?MeetingID=220 to RSVP.

This morning we were joined by Maria Goldsholl, COO of The MomCorps. Maria shared her story of how she was working full time then had her 2 children and wanted more balance in her life. She became the third employee of the Mom Corps and the rest is history. She now helps moms, dads and boomers find those flexible work opportunities in forward thinking companies around the country. For more information on Mom Corps, please check out their website at www.momcorps.com. It is filled with a ton of resources for people who are looking for flex jobs including  workshops, seminars and other resources for people who have been out of the workplace for awhile and are a little nervous about getting back in.

We were also privileged to have on Teresa M from I Run You Play, Atlanta's supreme concierge and errand service. Teresa's company does all the stuff you have to do but aren't really thrilled about doing. For example, her staff waits for the cable guy for you, they pick up your dinner, they can even help you if you recently had surgery and need help around the house. Check out her website www.irunyouplay.com for more information.

We also had on Doug MacGinnitie who is running for Sandy Springs City Council in District 1. Doug talked about his vision for Sandy Springs as well as his impressive background in the private sector. For more information about Doug and his take on the issues please go to his website www.dougforsandysprings.org.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Co-Host And AFLAC Sales Expert Amy Otto Interview on Uniqueness is Power

Oct 9, 2007 08:05

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Amy Otto sits in the hot seat as Andy Greider, host of Uniqueness is Power, Atlanta's business growth show interviews her. Amy shares interesting stories about her love of cooking,  Kenny Rogers and her family.  This revealing interview gives you a lot of insight into Amy. By the end, you'll have a deeper understanding about her passion for AFLAC (especially their cancer policy) and for life in general.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Jerrilynn Thomas from International Virtual Women's Chamber of Commerce

Oct 4, 2007 30:51

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We also will soon be in iTunes.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

Today Amy had Andy Greider, host of Uniqueness is Power, a business marketing show on as her co-host. For more information about that show please go to Andy's website www.UniquenessisPower.com

This morning we were joined by Jerrilynn Thomas, CEO of of the International Virtual Women's Chamber of Commerce (IVWCC). Jerrilyn shared how her start with online community building was caused by her desire to stay at home with her children. And as she met more and more working moms on line her business evolved and is still evolving and growing.

She is very busy launching a new community called Georgia Women Partner and she brought a few of her Executive Directors into the studio with her. These ladies had been working together online for some time and many actually were meeting for the first time in person in our studio. We met Penny Haynes, Nicco Duncan and Sandy Lomas who along with Jerrilyn are helping women learn how to do business in each of the counties in Georgia.

We discussed lots of ways women can network and learn from other women who are growing their businesses online. There are so many opportunities and Jerrilynn and her associates are great resources for budding women entrepreneurs.

For more information on the International Virtual Women's Chamber of Commerce or exploring online business networking opportunities please check out Jerrilynn's website www.ivwcc.org

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Caryn Cook with Dominium Benefits and Kathleen Smart with Smarter Ideas

Sep 27, 2007 30:58

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

Here's how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We also will soon be in iTunes.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

Today we had two very special guests. first up Caryn Cook with Dominium Benefits joined us and we talked about all about employee benefits. With talk about health insurance and employee benefits all the rage Caryn was a perfect person to share her vast insight on the subject. Some of the topics we covered were: What is Consumer Driven Healthcare? What are ways employers can control healthcare costs? And ways Dominium Benefits helps its clients providing employee benefit packages.  If your company is dealing with the spiraling costs of employee benefits you will not find a more knowledgeable subject matter expert than Caryn Cook. For more information on Dominium Benefits please go to their website www.dominiumbenefits.com

Our next guest was Kathleen Smart, the CEO and founder of Smarter Ideas, an Atlanta-based business coaching and consulting firm. Kathleen is also a principal partner in International Business Academies Limited or IBAL. Kathleen talked about some of the past IBAL business networking events. She explained that at the events members and their guests exchange ideas, promote their business and discuss key business issues. For more information about IBAL please go to www.ibalnet.com and for more information about Kathleen Smart please go to www.smarterideas.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Matt Montesi, Founder of Global Commerce Group - Home of the WebDecoder and NetDecoder

Sep 20, 2007 32:37

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

On this morning's show Amy Otto and Lee Kantor did not talk about networking like we normally do but we tried to explain how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We also will soon be in iTunes.

Sure, we didn't talk about networking today, but remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

Our special guest today was Matt Montesi, founder and CEO of Global Commerce Group. Matt is an internet marketing expert who helped develop a couple of innovative marketing applications called WebDecoder and NetDecoder. These are patent protected products that use their "Hidden Image Technology System." Matt has conducted over 800 online marketing campaigns for some of the largest beer, movie, beverage, car, electronics companies out there. He has sold or licensed well over 1.5 billion gamepieces for clients all over the world.

If you use direct mail you have to check this out. Matt's WebDecoder generates response rates that put conventional direct marketing to shame. WebDecoder gets response rates up to 30% where traditional direct mail is lucky to get 1-2%. And in addition to phenomenal response rates, Matt's clients benefit from the additional traffic to their websites or stores and the ability to capture important customer demographic data.

For more information about how Matt Montesi with WebDecoder and NetDecoder can take your next direct marketing campaign's response rates through the roof check out their website www.webdecoder.com or www.netdecoder.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Intervews Brent Leary with CRM Essentials....The Company That Helps You Create Loyal Customers

Sep 13, 2007 32:24

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking - a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

On this morning's show Amy Otto and Lee Kantor started out by discussing some of the upcoming networking events happening in the Atlanta area. We mentioned the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and their website www.metroatlantachamber.com. We also gave a shout out to our friend Sandy Richardson from the Gwinnett Chamber and her website www.gwinnettchamber.com.

We talked a little about Powercore and BNI, closed contact business networking groups. For more information about them please go to their websites www.powercore.net and  www.bniatlanta.com And for a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

Our special guest today was Brent Leary co-owner of CRM Essentials. CRM Essentials is a consulting firm focused on small and mid-size enterprises. He has over 15 years of IT and management consulting experience working on projects for Microsoft, Research In Motion, BellSouth, Compaq and the state of Georgia’s Department of Economic Development. Leary received CRM Magazine’s 2004 Most Influential Leader Award along with his business partner Michael Thomas. He serves on the national board of the Customer Relationship Management Association as Vice President of Technology, and as CRM subject matter expert for the Small Business Technology Task Force.

Brent shared some great tips that will help get more eyeballs to your website. And make you more relevant to your customer. He said to start blogging. Try to post 3 to 5 times a week with thought provoking content for your readers. He also said to participate on business social networking sites like: LinkedIn, Fast Pitch Online and Facebook. He had a lots of other great tips but you'll have to listen to the show to get them.

For more information about how Brent Leary and CRM Essentials can help you create loyal customers for life please check out his website www.crm-essentials.com. Also take a look at his very popular blog www.brentleary.com and his Atlanta-based radio show www.businesstechnologyradio.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Stephen Jones with Growth Strategies...Where You Only Pay For Results.

Sep 6, 2007 32:33

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking which is a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com and when you mention you were referred by Lee Kantor when you sign up you will be helping the show! Thanks.

On this morning's show Amy Otto and Lee Kantor started out by discussing some of the upcoming networking events happening in the Atlanta area. We mentioned the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and their website www.metroatlantachamber.com. We also gave a shout out to our friend Sandy Richardson from the Gwinnett Chamber and her website www.gwinnettchamber.com.

We talked a little about Powercore and BNI, closed contact business networking groups. For more information about them please go to their websites www.powercore.net and  www.bniatlanta.com And for a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

Our guest today was Stephen Jones owner of Growth Strategies. Growth Strategies has been helping businesses grow since 2001. They provide "hands on" Sales and Marketing consulting services - with a Guarantee! According to Stephen, Growth Strategies will increase your sales by at least 25% within 6 months - or he'll refund your money. 

Stephen explained that he is an expert at providing a Process, a System and a Structure for his clients' marketing in order to systematically grow their businesses. He starts off each relationship with a "get to know you" creative strategy session where they explore the current state of the business, some history and learn the vision of the business owner. The business owner is then asked to complete a thorough questionnaire to determine the owner's strengths, weaknesses and goals. It isn't until this point that Stephen formulates the sales and marketing plan, along with all the action steps needed for it to succeed. Listen to the show and learn some of the common mistakes that business owner make and simple ways to correct them.

For more information about how Stephen Jones and Growth Strategies can help you mine the gold that is currently being hidden within your company please check out their website www.growthstrategies.us. His website has lots of great information that you can download and immediately use. You can reach Stephen  by phone at 770-601-0949 or toll free at 800-261-5034 or by email at sjones @ growthstrategies.us.

If you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Don Rigby From Integrated MarCom Who Reveals The 4 Pillars Of Structured Growth

Aug 30, 2007 36:56

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio  show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesdays at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking which is a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com and when you mention you were referred by Lee Kantor when you sign up you will be helping the show! Thanks.

On this morning's show Amy Otto and Lee Kantor started out by discussing some of the upcoming networking events happening in the Atlanta area. We mentioned the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and their website www.metroatlantachamber.com. We also gave a shout out to our friend Sandy Richardson from the Gwinnett Chamber and her website www.gwinnettchamber.com.

We talked a little about Powercore, a closed contact business networking group. For more information about them please go to their website www.powercore.net. And for a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

Our guest today was Don Rigby founder of Integrated MarCom. Integrated MarCom was launched in February 2006 in order to help emerging companies achieve sustainable organic growth.

Don has been in Atlanta for 15 years. His background is extremely diverse. Don has done everything from performing on Broadway, to working in Radio to being the Head of Marketing for a software company. He has lived through 9 mergers and acquisitions and shared some of what he has learned on the way.

Don spoke about the 4 Pillars of Structured Growth which are: Strategy, Messaging, Execution and Sustainability. He shared examples of how his process has helped clients in a variety of industries including: financial services, mortgage and staffing.

Some of the specific issues Don has helped companies with are: positioning companies as the go-to resource in their space; improving conversion rates from lead-to-prospect-to-client; and enhancing the lifetime value of the client.

Don helps emerging companies dig deep within themselves and analyze what has worked in the past, what is working now and what will work in the future. Once he has uncovered the hidden potential of a company, he then gets buy-in from the top to the bottom of the organization and then he integrates his proven business development processes seamlessly into the company. And he is so confident in his ability and his processes he guarantees their effectiveness.

For more information about Don Rigby and Integrated MarCom please check out their website www.integratedmarcom.com. You can reach Don by phone at 770.552.6028 or by email at don @ integratedmarcom.com.

If you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Jay Kapp from Kapp Koncepts One of Atlanta's Top Web Design Companies

Aug 23, 2007 19:49

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Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesdays at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA.   Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking which is a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com and when you mention you were referred by Lee Kantor when you sign up you will be helping the show! Thanks.

On this mornings show Amy Otto and Lee Kantor discussed some of the upcoming networking events happening in the Atlanta area. We mentioned the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and their website www.metroatlantachamber.com. We also gave a shout out to our friend Sandy Richardson from the Gwinnett Chamber and her website www.gwinnettchamber.com.

Amy talked a little about Powercore, a closed contact business networking group. For more information about them please go to their website www.powercore.net.

Our guest today was Jay Kapp, owner of Atlanta Web Design and Development firm Kapp Koncepts, has been helping Atlanta businesses grow for over 7 years. Jay explained that he builds websites with the business' goals at the forefront. This may seem obvious but a lot of web designers out there will build a pretty website that does not achieve the goals of the business owner. What separates Jay from his competition is his vast business background. He has an MBA and he uses that knowledge to help solve his clients web challenges. Jay has helped a wide variety of clients including: non-profits, private schools, retailers, lawyers and financial planners.

For more information about Jay Kapp and Kapp Koncepts please check out their website www.kappkoncepts.com. You can reach Jay by phone at 678.336.KAPP (5277).

If you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.