February 20, 2019

Marian Sangalang on CCR

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Marian Sangalang Interview on CCR

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

Q & A:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Where can we go for more information?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brandt Gully, Owner The Springs Cinema & Taphouse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Team Rubicon and Veterans Empowerment Organization on Georgia Business Radio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Carole Williams, Director of Development and Partnerships 48in48 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Robin Stern Be Better Not Bitter, INC. 

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

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

 

 

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

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

Kyle Waide, President and CEO Atlanta Community Food Bank

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joe Labriola, Executive Director Second Helpings Atlanta

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Non Profits Organizations - to submit a guest request visit: http://www.OnAirGuest.com

For Profit Companies - inquire about sponsor opportunities visit: https://probusinesschannel.com/contact-us

To learn more and listen to episodes visit: http://www.NonProfitsRadio.org

To view photos of recent episode visit: http://www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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

Michelle Cline, Executive Director Dream On 3

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

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

Topics to Discuss: Past Dreams Upcoming Dreams

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

Carolyn Salvador Executive Director, Enduring Hearts

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adili Kea, Chief Development Officer SERV INTERNATIONAL

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bethany Monroe Organization / Company Name:  No Longer Bound 

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

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

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Kitchen Tune-Up Franchisee Kseniya Conniff on Franchise Business Radio

Kseniya Conniff Kitchen Tune-Up, Franchisee

Brief Description of Product or Service: Kitchen Tune-Up specializes in 1-5 day kitchen updates. Ask us about 1 Day Wood Restoration, cabinet refacing & re-dooring, custom cabinets + design and much more.

Topics to Discuss: Our story Products and services Industry trends

 

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: https://www.kitchentuneup-atlanta-sandysprings.com/ https://www.facebook.com/KTUAtlantaBuckheadSandySprings/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/kitchen-tune-up-franchise-system/ https://www.pinterest.com/ktuofficial/ https://twitter.com/KitchenTuneUp https://www.instagram.com/kitchentuneup/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/kseniya-conniff-0481235b

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Chef Jamie Adams  il Giallo Osteria & Bar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Smart Meter Technologies and Executive Coaching on Business Developers Network

Malika Givens Digital Marketing Manager Landis+Gyr 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emory Mulling Chairman  Mulling Corporation 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SBA National Veterans Small Business Week on Georgia Business Radio

Terri Denison District Director  SBA Georgia District Office

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

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

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

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

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

Topics to Discuss: National Veterans Small Business Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jane Bishop Take The Next Step

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brian Prince

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

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

Author Talk Show

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

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

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

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

Angela DeCaires CEO, BookLogix 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Robert Evans Wilson, Jr. Jump Start Your Meeting! 

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

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

Topics to Discuss:  Innovation Creative thinking Dealing with change

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

Author Talk Show

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

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

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

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

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Amazon FBA, Mobile Fuel and Security At Your Fingertips on CoFounders Podcast

Chirag T. Patel Co-Founder  Amazon Take Action! and Startup Development Institute 

My name is Chirag T. Patel and I was born in Drumright, Oklahoma. When I turned 3 years old I moved to a small city in Georgia called Milledgeville. My mother was born in New Zealand and my father was born in India. In 1979 my father came to America to pursue a new life and the American Dream. My mother also moved to America during the same time who was brought here by my grandfather to pursue a better life for my mother and her sisters and brothers. During this time my parents had not met yet. My parents were like many immigrant families that came to America who had a dollar and the dream, well more like $10 for my dad. Being the first generation of Indians who immigrated to the US they did not know anything or anyone. Through word of mouth my father and mother were introduced and like the Indian culture they were married within a week in a arranged marriage. Today all that has changed, believe me, I am married and she didn’t say yes until three years later, but that’s another story!

Not knowing how my parents were going to survive, make money, raise a family and get a piece of the American pie. They went straight to work at a small independent motel making minimum wage. Then everything changed-- I was born! Not knowing how they would survive and raise a family on minimum wage they took a leap of faith. From the money they saved and getting a loan they moved 926 miles from Cushing, OK to Milledgeville, GA and bought a small motel called Royal Inn on the not-so-great part of town.

Now my parents didn't know anything about ROI, PnLs, customer service, or managing a motel. They didn't go to college for this. All they knew was working hard and HUSTLE! They knew if you worked hard at something then results will follow. But little did they know, they instantly became entrepreneurs!

For the first few years business was slow, but knowing there was no turning back they had to make it happen by any means necessary. So the next thing they did was the greatest entrepreneurial idea that my parents ever came up with. To their credit probably the best idea they ever had! They decided to build a liquor store within the motel! You heard right, a drive through/walk in liquor store. So now customers can buy their favorite drink and rent a room without ever drinking and driving!

Business went up ten fold! Now people could come and buy liquor which in turn was free marketing to the motel. This move brought a lot of business to the motel and we were renting rooms left and right. Or I guess you can say we were in the business of preventing drinking and driving!

My sister and I grew up at the Royal Inn, it was the place we called home. We played, ate, slept and slumber partied with our friends. Yes, our friends always asked why we lived in a motel since they all lived in normal houses, but it was all we knew and growing up everyday was a adventure.

From the time I was 12 years old I started helping my parents operate the motel and the liquor store. Well, I didn't have much of a choice because (1.) I lived in the motel and (2.) my parents made me! So even before I was a teenager the entrepreneur spirit was instilled in me.

When I turned 18 I was more than ready to get out of Milledgeville. Although I think it's the greatest city in the world! I was ready for bigger and better things. I moved to Atlanta and attended Georgia State University. Throughout Middle School, High School and College I knew I wanted to own my own business so I just needed to figure out exactly what I wanted to do. To make a long story short I became a Headhunter and worked both sides of the industry including the agency and corporate side. Then in 2008 I started my own recruitment and real estate company which was profitable for a few months then the economy crashed and took everything d...

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  :arrow: :arrow: Transfiguring an Iconic Architectural Firm into a Global Real Estate Development Company An Interview with Jack Portman Chairman of John Portman & Associates and Portman International John C. (Jack) Portman, III is the Vice-Chairman of Portman Holdings, the land and property development company. Jack is responsible for the international development activities of the company. By the 1970’s, Portman Associates had already established its reputation as a transformative architectural firm.  After graduating college, Jack embarked on a global journey where he developed an affinity for SE Asia and envisioned that Portman should pursue international real estate development and property management in the Pacific Rim.  Jack would later established Portman Overseas and today a significant amount of Portman’s business is in the Asian market. Jack Portman’s vision and business acumen has had a major impact on the Portman companies and their international real estate development and management projects for almost 50 years. Jack envisioned the market potential within China and only one week after China opened its doors to trade with America met with Chinese Prime Minister, Deng Xiao Ping to press to become the first foreign real estate development in China. Jack describes the extraordinary challenges that Portman had to surmount to develop Shanghai Centre, one of China’s most successful mixed-use developments.

Develop and deliver a winning value proposition to convince the Chinese National and Shanghai governments to support Portman for the project Align with Kajima, one of Japan’s largest construction companies Develop a consortium of investors (18 banks from 8 countries) whom had wanted to cautiously initiate business within China while at the same time limit their exposure Negotiating with the Bank of China to assume 70% of debt

It makes one wonder if Jack and Portman would be interested in becoming the first foreign real estate developer inside normalized North Korea? Topics to Discuss:  Recognizing the tremendous potential in the Pacific Rim Portman Overseas Pursuing international real estate development and management of overseas projects Web Site / Social Media Links: www.portmanusa.com Guest Linkedin Profile:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-portman-822b7011

Show Host:  Artie Ruderman

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

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Two Under-Served Areas of the Insurance Marketplace on Buckhead Business Show

Buz McOmber McOmber Insurance  My family began in the insurance business in 1893 with my grandfather, Fred T. McOmber. He and my father built one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Michigan through their focus on honesty, great customer service, community involvement and making policy holders the center of everything they did. That’s the world I grew up in and those are the values I carry forward with me to this day. My business career in multiple industries over 45 years has as its foundation the desire to make my clients more effective, their businesses function more successfully and always doing the right thing on their behalf.

I have a degree in investment finance from Miami University (Ohio) and spent my first five years out of college as a Naval Officer serving shipboard out of Norfolk, VA and as base Supply Officer & Comptroller at the ammunition depot on Guam. I spent 28 years in the technology industry, working in large systems for IBM, followed by a role as a leader in a desktop systems integration and leasing firm and then finally as a sales leader managing relationships with Gartner, Inc.’s largest clients including GM, Sara Lee, Ford, Chrysler and Coca Cola.

I was driven to enter the “family business” by my desire to help those who struggle to find affordable health insurance as well as long term care insurance that makes financial sense. I take community involvement seriously having served on the inaugural Executive Board of the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce, working on Habitat for Humanity home builds, and mission work in Tanzania.

My wife Kimberly & I have been married for 46 year and are the parents of three wonderful children and now enjoy six grandchildren.

Brief Description of Product or Service: Focused on two under-served areas of the insurance marketplace:

1) Health coverage for the small/medium sized business (5 & up) and also those larger business where they have individuals who can't afford the group plan offered by the employer. I also serve larger companies that are self-funded to help them manage there routine medical costs which fall straight to the bottom line.

2) The long term care market has been in disarray because of carriers leaving the market and large increases in premiums. I offer a hybrid life/long term care product from a large A+ rated company that provides 2x the face value of the underlying life policy for a price only slightly above what a life policy costs. It's also guaranteed issue for groups of 5 employees & up - up to $100K ($200K LTC). This provides smaller companies with the ability to offer a benefit that few others do and for the average person who thought they couldn't afford either life or long term care insurance to have both.

Our insurance products are excellent fits for the markets I have identified because they all struggle with offering affordable, accessible and simple to use health coverage. The hybrid Life/Long Term Care product addresses the shrinking number of providers and the many broken promises of affordable premiums to help people in their later years.

Topics to Discuss:  State of both health ins mkt and Long Term Care mkt Who we serve, why & how we add value Why limited medical plans Why hybrid Life/LTC What sets us apart

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:  www.mcomberinsurance.com

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

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

Show Host: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel

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From a Kid in a Hardware Store to a Leading Debt Buyer! Mike Boyle Interview on Capital Club Radio

Join Michael Flock of FLOCK Specialty Finance as he interviews Mike Boyle. Mike is the Founder of C&E Acquisitions (C&E), a debt buyer based in Bel Air, Maryland focused on asset purchases in the healthcare space. Following the sale of C&E Acquisitions to Diverse Funding, he became Executive Vice President of Diverse, a leading middle market debt buyer. Mike discusses lessons learned from his previous work experience, including a stint at a hardware store that surprisingly carried through to his career in debt purchasing.

Mike started the company while he was an account executive at EMC Corporation where he was selling data center and infrastructure services to hospitals and law firms. He gained an appreciation for technology while working at Systems Alliance where he sold technology solutions to the university marketplace. Mike first learned financial analysis skills at Partners First Holdings where he managed the financial aspect of its outsourcing relationship with FDR. He also had gained valuable exposure to advertising principles when he started his career at MBNA managing major advertising campaigns including the launch of the Platinum Card.

Mike was the first in his family to graduate from college earning BA degrees in Business Administration and Marketing before adding an MBA in Finance from Loyola University Maryland. He is the proud father of three children.

 

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

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

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

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SimpliSpoken and Selling to Zebras Interview on Business Developers Network

John Goss Co Founder and Partner SimpliSpoken 

We help businesses join the Voice revolution and build a voice presence to delight their customers. Voice tech is the most natural way of communicating. Today’s customers expect speed, convenience, low friction. Don’t miss out on being a key part of your customer’s daily voice-led routine. Want to meet your customers where they are? We’ve got you covered

I am also a Managing Partner for Konnarock Healthcare LLC. Konnarock specializes in Management Consulting, Strategic Assessments, Mobile Application Design and Development, and Implementation and Support Services.

Brief Description of Product or Service: Voice First Digital company offering Consultancy and Design Services

Topics to Discuss: Industry Trends Voice Market Branding Strategies Imbuing Voice into your culture Mission Whats Next

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: www.SimpliSpoken.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-goss-50a7861

Jeff Koser CEO Selling to Zebras

Jeff is the spirited founder & CEO of Selling to Zebras (STZ). STZ is the World's First Self-Driving AI-Enabled CRM. Imagine Salesforce or Microsoft Dynamics auto-populating as a result of utilizing software that helps sellers sell. STZ solves the business problem of how to transform a feature function seller into a business issue and value focused professional. With STZ organizations are able to find, close, expand and retain their top revenue producing customers (Zebras). The Selling to Zebras™ software identifies perfect prospects, provides research for account penetration, auto generates a preliminary business case and guides sellers and buyers to a verified business case. And then auto updates the CRM with all the information management needs to run the business.

The end result is improvement to three metrics that increase sales;

-Reduction in Sales Cycle Length 21-45% -Average Deal Size Increase 13-1000% -Pipeline Close Rate Increase 102-964%

Imagine if the executive team, sellers and customer support could uniformly articulate the business problem you solve and the value your company creates for your customers. STZ creates this level of clarity, memorializes it inside the STZ platform, and helps you find more customers, like your best customers.

Jeff has more than 25 years’ experience in leadership roles in operations, sales and marketing. He is the award-winning co-author of Selling to Zebras HOW TO CLOSE 90% of the BUSINESS YOU PURSUE FASTER, MORE EASILY and MORE PROFITABLY. In 2010, he was recognized as one of the best sales authors of all time in the book, The Sales Gurus.

Prior to founding Selling to Zebras, Jeff was Chief Operating Officer for Baan Supply Chain Solutions. Under his leadership, revenues grew more than tenfold in five years ($743m).

STZ has implemented the STZ go-to-market software in hundreds of companies and impacted thousands in sales, marketing and operations.

Brief Description of Product or Service: We help our clients sell focusing on the value they create as opposed to the features and functions of their product. We help our clients differentiate and win using their customer success stories.

Topics to Discuss: How to identify your perfect prospect. We know from working with companies for 17 years, they may think they know but few actually do. Our plan is to excite the audience with an engaging sales discussion around whether or not they understand what their customers say is the business problem they solve.

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: https://www.sellingtozebras.com https://www.linkedin.com/company/selling-to-zebras-inc https://twitter.com/sellingtozebras https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-koser-4a3911a0

Show Host: Artie Ruderman

The Business Developers Network where today’s leading business developers share and learn innovative business develo...

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VaVa Virtual Assistants and Bespokuture Luxury Clothier on CoFounders Podcast

Lauren Gall and Melanie Ammerman CoFounders VaVa Virtual Assistants

Brief Description of Product or Service: We handle the back office support so you can focus on growing your business.

 VaVa Virtual Assistants is a full-service virtual assistance provider, serving clients of all sizes worldwide. Our team specializes in administrative and marketing needs. We offer friendly and efficient assistance via telecommuting, at a fraction of the cost of employing administrative staff in your office. Our goal is to allow you time to focus on revenue generating tasks while we handle the back office support.

Topics to Discuss What Virtual assistants are and are not Delegation Outsourcing

 

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links www.VaVaVirtual.com https://www.linkedin.com/company/va-va-virtual-assistants https://twitter.com/VaVaVirtual http://instagram.com/vavavirtual https://www.facebook.com/vavavirtualassistants

Lauren:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurengall

Melanie:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/melanieammerman

Omar Kinnebrew Founder Bespokuture, Inc.

Brief Description of Product or Service: Bespokuture provides high-end custom-made garments, shoes and leather goods for men and women across the globe.

 Omar Kinnebrew is a luxury clothier and style consultant in Atlanta, GA. His company (Bespokuture, Inc.) provides high-end custom suits, shirts, shoes, casual wear, and leather accessories for men and women across the globe. His work has been featured on prominent television shows and in national publications; and his custom pieces are worn by athletes, entrepreneurs, social media influencers, executives, artists, and many more. His expansive service offering and knowledge base allow clients to turn to him as a true lifestyle clothier.

A man of style and creativity, Omar crafted and began selling gentlemen accessories in 2014 but quickly turned his focus to creating custom-made pieces. Understanding the need for a well-priced, high-quality garment offering, he pulled together the best master tailors and cobblers to create his "Bespokuture" line in 2016. He now works passionately to deliver exquisite creations for those who seek a higher level of aesthetic prominence.

Clothing, however, is not his only passion. Omar cherishes his time traveling, reading, staying active, and creating new memories with his phenomenal wife and two-year-old son. He also has a giving spirit and strong presence in the community. Whether it's mentoring young men or serving on local non-profit boards, Omar always makes room to do a bit more. He also works closely with 40 Girls and Some Shoes to provide the homeless and working poor with gently used footwear and builds houses as a Habitat for Humanity skilled supervisor. In addition, he blends his passion for refinement and helping kids by working with programs for middle and high school-aged students that provide them with the foundation and mindset to mature into stylish, intelligent and exceptional members of the society.

Omar graduated from North Carolina A&T State University with a degree in Business Administration and minor in Spanish. While there, he was initiated into the Alpha Nu chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity Incorporated; played D1AA football, and joined Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society. He went on to earn an M.B.A. from Mercer University in Atlanta and applies his financial acumen to balancing the books while serving on the local and national alumni boards for NC A&T SU.

Through his company, Omar’s ultimate goal is to provide beautifully crafted garments, shoes and leather goods to his diverse client base; but more importantly, he wishes to inspire young entrepreneurs and strengthen the community so that all of our children can live out their dreams.

Topics to Discuss: My entry into men's retail fashion My unique/complete offering

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Facebook Community Boost Interview with Lori Ann Pope on Georgia Business Radio

Rich Casanova with the Pro Business Channel on site in our own hometown of Atlanta for Georgia Business Radio. We're at a phenomenal event here today with Facebook and their community boost events, bringing the communities together city-by-city. This is a fascinating concept and tour, were excited and proud to be part of it, right now here joining me at the event live is Lori Ann Pope, Facebook's global small business event marketing lead.

Rich Casanova: Before we start talking about the event and your role, actually before we started recording you immediately had a flashback to your radio days, tell me a little bit about that.

Lori Ann Pope: So I started radio in college. I was at Brown University and worked at WBRU FM which was an FM station but a workshop for college students. And so that really instilled my love of radio, music in particular, but I also did news and also exposed me to all sorts of music. I did everything from R&B to Rock to Jazz.

Rich: [00:00:53] Yeah once it gets in your blood right you're hooked, right? So once you once you move on past this Facebook gig we talk about bringing you back in radio one day maybe right?  So you're about three and a half years into this. So what's your role now Facebook?

Lori Ann: [00:01:09] So my role at Facebook has always been the same for the last three years. I'm the global small business event marketing lead and basically what that means is that I lead the team that produces and brings us to life around the world. So we're here in the US but we've also launched in Amea, Europe the Middle East and Africa and also in Asia, we actually launched in Jakarta today.

Rich: [00:01:31] Oh, wow, that's exciting and Atlanta, you know, how often does that happen?  We had a conversation earlier with Katherine Shappley from Facebook talking about what this 50 city tour involves. So, it's 36 cities so far right?

Lori Ann: [00:01:49] It's actually more than that. So Facebook Community boost is really under sort of a larger umbrella of what we call our economic develop initiatives, which is basically how do we help communities boost economies etc. And so it's actually not a new program that we've rolled out. There's really been some version of this for the last five years. I believe you talked to Bess Yount. I call her the Godmother of Facebook Community Boost. It may have started out as Facebook fit and then morphed. So we've stuck with Boost for a long time, so it's either been boost your business or Facebook Community Boost. The whole point has always been connecting with small businesses and their employees to give them the skills and digital tools they need to basically grow their businesses online. I'm passionate about this so many of our small businesses are not engaged in the digital economy.

Rich: [00:02:43] I definitely feel your passion and a shout-out to Bess. I don't know if they still do shout outs or not. So now talk to us about the mission, the idea and the backstory of the community boost events you're doing not only here in the US but around the world and this event in particular, The experiences and some of the takeaways from this three-day event from two different perspectives.  One, the instructors and experts and also from the attendees, what's the exchange here?

Lori Ann: [00:03:12] So when we looked at building their curriculum, it was really filling that gap in what do people really want to know and what don't they know? So a lot of it is one just basics, you know, digital skills and education and then it moves onto introduction to Facebook also Instagram, you may not know that Facebook owns Instagram.

Rich: [00:03:34] There's a rumor about that. That's a pretty amazing story. I'd love to have that conversation one day. It's phenomenal the partnership right?

Lori Ann: [00:03:41] It's great. So one of the things people associate with Instagram is ...

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Poke Burri, Office Evolution and DCV Franchise Group Interview on Franchise Business Radio

Ken Yu and Seven Chan Owners Poke Burri, Lifting Noodles Ramen, KSP Restaurant Group

Ken Yu and Seven Chan are the owners of KSP Restaurant Group parent company of Poke Burri and Lifting Noodles Ramen. The pair are award winning emerging brands that have helped reshape the emerging asian food culture in Atlanta. Poke Burri has become the front runner in the KSP portfolio winning Yelps #1 Highest Rated Poke in Atlanta, #1 Highest Rated Sushi in Atlanta and Atlanta’s #2 Highest Rated Restaurant overall. Poke Burri is currently franchising with plans to open 10 plus stores in the next year.

Brief Description of Your Product or Service: We make delicious traditional food with a twist.

 

Topics to Discuss: Our story Our franchising Secret menus Social media expertise

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: @pokeburri @liftingnoodlesramen

Andy Bean Franchise Owner/Area Director Office Evolution

Brief Description of Product or Service: Shared Workspace

Office Evolution is a virtual office and executive office space franchise with locations across the United States. In business since 2003, Office Evolution is the full-service virtual office solutions authority, providing clients with a professional image, friendly service and convenience by offering executive office space and virtual solutions at a practical price.

Committed to helping business owners thrive by taking the work out of running an office, Office Evolution delivers quality service and amenities, and provides opportunities to connect and share knowledge with like-minded professionals. Conference and training rooms, business support services, live answering and call management offer the right mix of services to help business owners succeed.

Topics to Discuss: Why did you start Office Evolution Why is coworking/shared workspaces booming Recent success stories

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-bean-3707a0158

https://www.facebook.com/andy.bean.904

https://www.facebook.com/Office-Evolution-Alpharetta-144901672825966

https://www.facebook.com/Office-Evolution-Dunwoody-444274659356971

Larry Schwartz DCV Franchise Group Partner with SingerLewak's DCV Franchise Services Division

With more than 25 years of corporate and business development experience Larry has held executive level positions in the ancillary healthcare and franchise industries. During that time, he has been instrumental in developing and managing new business ventures and has spearheaded the growth of several start-ups, early and middle stage companies. Larry began his career in franchising as a Master Developer for a multi-brand organization in Southern California. Shortly after, he was asked to help lead the company’s national franchise development efforts as well as assist in the launch of a new high-profile brand. In that capacity, Larry was responsible for developing, implementing and executing a national rollout strategy with emphasis on sales and marketing, resale transactions, contract negotiation and real estate procurement. He also served as Regional Vice President for a multi-brand international franchise company where he was responsible for the development of several brands in the Southwestern US. Since 2009, Larry has worked as a senior level consultant to the franchise industry and has helped facilitate the development of several start-up, early stage and established franchise organizations. He has brought years of small business and corporate development experience to clients in several critical areas including infrastructure development, sales, branding/marketing, operations and investment capital procurement. Larry joined DCV Franchise Services Group as a Partner and Sr. Consultant to pursue his passion for working with companies to develop new and existing brands,

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Robert Williams III Owner EnSyT Business Development 

Professional Attributes: “My skills and experiences are diverse and extremely transferable”. I have strong ethical, professional, legal and social standards assimilated into my persona and can project assertiveness, intellectual curiosity and humility, to every situation. I have mastered change, and acquired an array of skills necessary to manage in a highly competitive economy. I effectively combine my professional experience to meet the business needs of my clients/customers.

Career Overview: I systematically apply investigative, analytical and problem-solving skills and continuously work successfully with cross-disciplined teams. I currently empower small businesses to measure and analyze qualitative and quantitative aspects of their business activities using statistical analysis and financial ratios to determine cash flow, liquidity, profitability, efficiency, debt management, etc.

•Solving Business Problems (Decision Tree and 2x2 Matrix Models), Lynda.Com •Operational Management Fundamentals (Inventory, Production, Quality), Lynda.Com •Pivot Tables for Data Analysis, Lynda.Com •Applied Business Research and Statistics (UOP Graduate Level Course) •Research and Evaluation/Statistics I & II (UOP Under Graduate Level Courses) •Quantitative Reasoning for Business (UOP Graduate Level Course) •Financial Analysis for Managers I & II (UOP Under Graduate Level Courses) •Corporate Finance (UOP Graduate Level Course)

Brief Description of Your Product or Service: The goal of my company is to assist with capitalizing on the difference between working technically in the business and strategically on the business with continuous and inexpensive access to market/industry data, analysis tools, ideas, best practices and leadership insight from leading resources and leaders of national and international organizations, guaranteed to help you not only out-think but think ahead of most small business owners.

Topics to Discuss: Personal bio History of EnSyT EnSyT Business model Client success stories How EnSyT meets its own challenges

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: Robert Williams III: https://www.linkedin.com/mynetwork/invite-sent/robertwilliamsiii

Show Host:  Artie Ruderman

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

For more info about the show sponsor visit: www.igscorp.net

To listen to more episodes visit: www.BusinessDevelopersNetwork.com

 

 

 

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Amazon Storefronts, Shop Exclusively from U.S. Small Businesses Interview with Gene Marks on Georgia Business Radio

Today we have Gene Marks, Washington Post columnist author and financial expert joining us to talk about how supporting the U.S. small businesses online is an important concept for not just Americans and local business, but for the entire community and now it's even easier when shopping online to buy from us small businesses with a new store called Amazon Storefronts. Making life so easy these days, thank you to Amazon. This is a store to shop exclusively from U.S. small businesses, which is very passionate and close to our hearts at the Pro Business Channel, helping support those small and medium-sized businesses.

We certainly have a business expert joining us on today's show, Gene Marks writes daily for the Washington Post as I mentioned focusing on issues affecting the business community also writes weekly columns for Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Fox Business, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com and if we can afford him on the Pro Business Channel. Gene this could be a regular series.

[00:01:12] Yeah, I'll have my agent call your agent. Well as soon as we get an agent we'll take that call. Yeah. All right. So, these columns are read by hundreds of thousands of small and medium-sized businesses owners around the country.

[00:01:25] So this is definitely in everyone's wheelhouse for this episode. Gene has written six books on business management specifically geared towards again, those small and medium-sized companies.  Here to analyze and provide details about this new digital storefront is author and as I mentioned business expert Gene Marks. Gene before we get into this, you’ve written six books.

[00:01:47] So what's your most popular and best known or of those six books? By the way these books are sold on Amazon.com.  My bestselling book is, “In God We Trust, Everyone Else Pays Cash” it’s a bunch of cash flow advice and tips, geared toward small business owners. Okay, and we may give a teaser at the end of this segment are about your next book maybe in the work.

[00:02:12] So let's jump into this topic, tell our listeners why it's important for shoppers to buy from us businesses, even when they're shopping online. I mean, well Rich, you know that she talked about this on your show as well. I mean there are hundreds of thousands of small businesses in in Georgia, you know, these are businesses that that provide many jobs to the state and nationally, you know, small businesses provide more than half of the jobs.

[00:02:40] We know that small businesses are a huge part of the US economy and there are a lot of people out there that want to support small businesses and you know their government programs that do that some companies are doing that as well and. You mentioned in your introduction. I mean Amazon stepped up this week as well and they're launching something called storefronts and you know, what the whole backstory to store funds riches that you know Amazon if you buy something from Amazon, it's more likely that it's coming from a small Merchant.

[00:03:12] Half of the products that sold on the site comes from a small business or a merchant and there's more than a million small businesses in the us alone that are selling their products on Amazon. So, Amazon sort of said, you know what let's bring some of these guys together. They're starting off at 20,000 small businesses selling more than a million products under storefronts.

[00:03:36] You and I or anybody else that wants make sure that when we’re buying something the same as usual, but we want to make sure it's going to a U.S. based small business. We can do that from their store front site and that's just an amazing concept.

[00:03:57] So this is not bricks-and-mortar, right? Absolutely, correct. And you know what, you do bring up a really good point Rich. I mean yes, this is a digital storefront,

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Michael Hollingsworth: Attorney, Son of an Entrepreneur and Now, Servant to Entrepreneurs

Michael Flock, of FLOCK Specialty Finance, speaks with Michael Hollingsworth of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough. Hollingsworth shares his insights on being a “Trusted Advisor” for his clients by helping his clients avoid the traditional pitfalls and obstacles that present themselves during the deal making process through the use of his experience and common sense.

As co-head of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Investment Management Groups, Michael’s focus is on middle-market corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. He also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee, which is the governing body of seven partners who oversee the firm’s standing committees, strategic initiatives and operations.

He received a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Alabama School of Law, a JD from Samford University Cumberland School of Law, and a BA from Tulane University in Political Science. He serves on the board of trustees for the Woodruff Arts Center and The St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School, and is also a board member of the Tulane Fund.

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

“Everyone can study and learn the law, but how to apply it…and number one, develop a relationship with a client so that you can help them.”

“Law firms are either on the same side of the table as their client or they’re on the opposite side of the table”

“Clients hire lawyers, not law firms.”

“Life is a gift, and when you think of life as a gift, then it changes your outlook on even the worst days.”

Connect with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough visit:  www.nelsonmullins.com

Connect with Michael Hollingsworth visit:   www.linkedin.com/in/michael-hollingsworth-1553b94/

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

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

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

 

 

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

To listen to more episodes visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com

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Institutional Executive to Growth Entrepreneur John Coffin Interview on Capital Club Radio

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

“I actually got into banking totally by mistake or kismet…through that process, that six month training class, decided I loved business and I loved banking.”

“… learned a lot about life in the Boy Scouts. About challenges and overcoming obstacles and pushing yourself further than maybe you’d think you were capable of.”

“… that’s something that our generation can learn from the millennials, their willingness to try different things and not be so locked into one career.”

Please join Michael Flock of FLOCK Specialty Finance as he interviews “growth” entrepreneur, John Coffin.

John is the Co-Founder of Practical Growth Advisors (PGA) which is a consulting and advisory firm focused on serving privately held companies and helping them grow faster with confidence. John discusses his transformation from successful institutional executive to small business advisor and creative entrepreneur. He shares his great range of valuable experiences, both personal and professional, and how he’s leveraging these to help guide middle market companies towards achieving their growth goals today.

Prior to founding PGA, John was the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Atlantic Capital Bank. He oversaw the Bank’s Regional Corporate Banking, Financial Institutions and Capital Markets divisions. Atlantic Capital is the largest startup bank in US history with an initial capital raise of $125MM. After opening in May of 2007, Atlantic Capital quickly grew to become a $2.9 billion bank, primarily by executing the core strategy of serving the finance and banking needs of growing, privately-held companies. John earned a BA degree in English from Dartmouth College and received a MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. John was an Eagle Scout and is currently a Merit Badge Counselor for the Boy Scouts of America. He is active in various civic activities and resides with his wife and three children in Atlanta, GA.

Connect with John:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnccoffin

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

To view more photos visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

 

00:06 Broadcasting live from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta, Georgia. It's time for Capital Club Radio. Brought to you by FLOCK Specialty Finance. Please welcome your host, Chairman and CEO, Michael Flock. 00:25 Michael Flock: Good afternoon. Ordinarily on Capital Club Radio, we have entrepreneurs who've never worked in large institutions. Today we have an unusual example of a successful executive with lots of institutional, large banking experience. But he's left that world. He's chose, not to retire, but to become an entrepreneur. It's an interesting journey with John Coffin. John is founder and president of Practical Growth Advisors, formerly Executive Vice President and cofounder of Atlantic Capital Bank. Practical Growth Advisors is a consulting and advisory firm that is focused on serving private companies, helping them grow faster, with confidence. Prior to Practical Growth Advisors, John was part of the founding of Atlantic Capital Bank, the largest startup bank in US history. With an initial capital raise of a $125 million...

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Business Impact on Distracted Driving and #AtlantaKindness on Georgia Business Radio

Doug Rieder Chairman / Partner at Sterling Seacrest Partners I specialize in risk management and insurance & surety bond broking for medium to large commercial contractors and real estate developer / managers. Specialties: General Contractors, First Tier Trade Subcontractors, Grading / Utility Contractors and Real Estate Developers

Brief Description of Product or Service: Sterling Seacrest Partners is a top-ranked insurance brokerage and consulting firm. The company serves a wide range of clients with complex property/casualty, employee benefit and personal insurance needs.

Topics to Discuss: Distracted driving and businesses. Most of the discussion since the new law was passed has centered around what individual drivers can and cannot do with their phone while driving. But it’s vital for businesses to have a strong plan for their employees.

In our 24-hour workplace, with employees always potentially just a call or text away, every company should have policies in place to make sure their employees are abiding by the law and are safe.

Leaders must set the tone for safe driving at their companies. It’s not just one tactic. This should be a multi-pronged approach that ingrains safety into your company culture. 1.Talk About It - Make conversations about safe driving a regular part of new employee orientations, quarterly company meetings, more. 2.Training - Safe driving should be a part of the “new employee” training, and should be incorporated into larger training sessions. 3.Enforcement - The culture must be clear about enforcement. Employees must understand that the policy is real or it’ll have no value. 4.Walk the Talk - It is important that the company actually live its plan.

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:

Linkedin: http://www.sterlingseacrest.com/team/doug-rieder/ Website: www.sterlingseacrest.com Twitter:  https://twitter.com/sterlingseacres LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sterling-seacrest-partners-01390540/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sterlingseacrestpartnersinc YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxkYBp8V_d0

Shayne Walsey President, UrbanEnterprises.com

Urban Enterprises is a boutique promotional and event staffing firm that has been serving Atlanta businesses for 35 years. We staff high-end brand ambassadors for our clients events and promotions. Our client list includes larger brands like the AJC, Simon Malls, and Disney on Ice, as well as more local brands like Marlow’s Tavern, Willy’s, and Bantom & Biddy. While headquartered in Atlanta, we service clients throughout the South East. Our key services include the following:

EVENT & PROMOTIONAL STAFFING UrUrban Enterprises offers a full range of staffing programs including full time, part time, seasonal and event staffing. Urban Enterprises provides a turnkey solution for onsite event management including event coordination and event managers. Clients that take advantage of this service include the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, the AmericasMart, and Lenox Square.

OFFICE BUILDING DISTRIBUTION Our Promotion Specialists reach the business community by personally distributing your coupons/promotional materials directly into the hands of the business people working in the local trade areas. Using our office database, our ladies go door to door in office buildings delivering your materials to the front lines of the office community. Current clients include Peachtree Center, Willy's Mexican Grill, and Papa John's.

COMMUNITY DISTRIBUTION Teams deliver postcards and hang posters in coffee shops, retail, restaurants, community boards, churches, schools, day-care centers and other neighborhood related businesses. This grassroots approach is a cost effective and high yield method to promote events and non-profits. Recent distributions include Ringling Brothers, the Alliance Theatre, and Fernbank.

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LearningRx, High Achievers and WaterStation Technology on Franchise Business Radio

Tanya Mitchell Chief Research and Development Officer LearningRx 

I have spent the last 20 years educating and training 1000's of professionals on how to improve learning and processing through personal one on one brain training.

I head sales development for LearningRx, BrainRx, and PACE. We currently have over 80 locations in the US, over 250 PACE licensees, and BrainRx, our international license is in over 40 countries. Our Gibson test is now translated in 15 languages. We are very excited to help people all over the world!

Specialties: Coauthor of "Unlock the Einstein Inside", Brain Training Program Developer, Research Coordinator, Presenter on brain training and business development and franchise recruitment. Sales, Public Relations, Program Development, Seminar Presentations, Webinars, CFE, certified franchise executive.

Brief Description of Your Product or Service: LearningRx specializes in one-on-one brain training franchised centers and license opportunities. With more than 80 LearningRx centers and over 300 licensed locations around the world, clients of all ages work face-to-face with their own personal brain trainers, doing intense (but fun) mental exercises and drills that improve cognitive skills.

Cognitive skills are the core skills the brain uses to think, read, learn, remember, reason, and pay attention, and are also the abilities that determine IQ. Our clients include children and adults with learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD, autism, PDD, ODD, Asperger's, and TBI. Since its inception in 2001, LearningRx has helped thousands of people experience the benefits of stronger cognitive performance.

We call it brain training. Our clients call it life changing.

Topics to Discuss: Story, services, brain training industry

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: www.learningrx-franchise.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanyagibsonmitchell

Beth Ardell Owner/Director LearningRx Atlanta-Buckhead 

LearningRx provides one-on-one brain training to strengthen the core cognitive skills the brain uses to think, read and learn. This life-changing program improves cognitive performance for students of all ages, and it even raises IQ scores by an average of 15 standard points.

Topics to Discuss: My story, case studies, clients we serve, research

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: www.learningrx.com/atlanta-buckhead www.learningrx.com/alpharetta-johnscreek https://www.facebook.com/learningrxatl/?ref=br_rs https://www.linkedin.com/in/beth-ardell-333400a

Susie McDaniel Owner/Director LearningRX Atlanta-Buckhead & LearningRx Alpharetta-Johns Creek

LearningRx brain training centers provide cognitive skills training that empowers anyone of any age to learn faster and easier. Tutoring and other programs reinforce WHAT students must learn (information). LearningRx brain training centers identify and strengthen the skills behind HOW students learn. We provide testing and life-changing training for students of all ages who desire to learn easier, think faster and perform better.

Topics to Discuss: My story, case studies, clients we serve, research

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: www.learningrx.com/atlanta-buckhead www.learningrx.com/alpharetta-johnscreek https://www.facebook.com/learningrxatl/?ref=br_rs https://www.linkedin.com/in/susie-mcdaniel-984536a

Kimberly Alexander Chief Technology Officer and Partner High Achievers® 

I have been an entrepreneur and small business owner for 24 years. I have owned and operated several businesses over the years and love the economic and social impact a small business can have on a community. In the last several years I was an owner of a regional company that had customers across multiple states. In 2016 we decided to sell that business and put our full effort into High Achievers®.

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Steve Newton Business Consultant The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center

Executive Manager with over 20 years of professional experience including small business Management and Ownership. Past experience includes Chief Executive Officer positions in both public and private sector organizations. Expert level knowledge in finance, sales, and business management systems. An accomplished leader with the drive and passion for adding value to business by providing vision, leadership and teamwork needed to deliver profitable growth.

Topics to Discuss: Business consulting for Georgia small businesses Explain what SBDC does Highlight success stories Discuss SBDC business model & how it promotes itself

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: University of Georgia Small Business Development Center https://www.georgiasbdc.org Steve Newton: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-newton-19334212/

Show Host:  Artie Ruderman

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

For more info about the show sponsor visit: www.igscorp.net

To listen to more episodes visit: www.BusinessDevelopersNetwork.com

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August 30, 2018

PassionPodcast.org

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Announcing the launch of a new podcast called the Passion Podcast!

I will be interviewing random people unedited and unscripted and ask these three questions

1 What are you passionate about professionally?

2 What are you passionate about personally?

3 Fill in the blank to this statement:

The world would be a better place if people were more passionate about... (Fill in the blank)

Close by stating your name city and state and I was just interviewed by Rich Casanova on the PassionPodcast.org

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Robert Long, VP of Economic Development for Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce on Business Developers Network

Robert Long, VP of Economic Development  for Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce

Florida State University: MS Degree in Demography Graduate student at the Center for Population Study. Curriculum included Economics, Sociology, Statistics, GIS and Urban Planning.

Graduated with Honors in Sociology from University of South Carolina-Aiken: BA Sociology

Certifications •Sidebar Conference on Development Authorities •Development Authority Training - Advanced •Region 3 Graduate •Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) •South Carolina Certified Economic Developer (SCCED)

Organizations •Georgia Economic Developers’ Association •Gwinnett County Redevelopment Task Force •International Economic Development Council

Topics to Discuss:  Review business aspects for how cities, counties, states develop business and improve community life.

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:  https://www.cummingforsythchamber.org

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

Show Host:  Artie Ruderman

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

For more info about the show sponsor visit: www.igscorp.net

To nominate or submit a guest request visit: https://www.memberplanet.com/s/probusinesscommunity/guest

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

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

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Kody Bateman Author of The Power of Human Connection on Visionaries & Influencers

Appearing in the Pro Business Channel studios...

Kody Bateman, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer SendOutCards

The Premier Authority On Relationship Marketing In The World Today His training and systems have impacted over 700,000 users over the past 10 years. In that time, Kody has conducted live relationship marketing and personal development training events around the world. He has trained hundreds of thousands of people on the concepts of “Finding and building the best version of you so you can give that away to the people you meet and serve.

 

Announcing the release of a new book "The Power of Human Connection!" How Relationship Marketing is Transforming the Way People Succeed When most people see the term relationship marketing, they tend to focus more on the second word than on the first. They want to know how they can market to get more business. But increasingly, the business world is beginning to realize the key to building business is creating genuine relationships, appreciating your customers and clients, and networking to give.

The key is to focus on relationship 80 percent of the time and marketing 20 percent of the time.  Kody highlights many success stories from people across a wide range of business niches who have implemented his relationship marketing principles with tremendous success.

Foreword by Ivan Misner, Ph.D founder of BNI Business Network International

Connect with Kody Bateman and More info about the book visit:  www.KodyBateman.com

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About the show:

Imagine having conversations with some of the most influential people of our time! You & I will be doing exactly that on each episode of Visionaries & Influencers Podcast!

About the show sponsors:

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Broadcasting LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Atlanta Studios and worldwide across the PBC syndicated networks.

Don't miss an episode, subscribe now across the PBC Syndicated Networks... iHeartRadio, iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify and more. Share this episode using the easy share social media links and join Rich Casanova next time for more conversations with Visionaries & Influencers!

About the show host:

Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary Officer Pro Business Channel

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

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

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

Connect with the show host:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova

Check out more episodes visit:  www.VisionariesandInfluencersPodcast.com

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"Modern Dating is a Joke, Why Not Treat it as One!" A Numbers Game — The Real Petty Card-based Dating Sim

Interview with Mattie Rosen about ANumbersGame.me

Origin of the Game Started as a game that would elicit regret, as players would only be able to learn the information about characters they dumped after becoming exclusive with someone else. Our lead developer, Ryan Zubery, had been rejected again and he was feeling super down about it. So, instead of moping and scrolling through Tinder, he came up with this incredible game!

Moving to 499 As A Numbers Game moved from this Introduction to Game Design class to Polishing and Publishing, we moved into a different direction that would comment more on the difficulties of modern dating. We want our players to reach inwards and find their pettiest, most judgmental selves to really mirror how excruciating modern dating is. We wanted to get away from the idea that players were going to be emotionally invested in these possible dates, too. Instead, we want our players to shut off those emotions and focus on finding the hottest, most socially acceptable date.

What is A Numbers Game? A Numbers Game is a competitive card based dating sim where you and another person play as petty, image obsessed young adults who want a more socially desirable date than the other person so they can feel superior. When you’re an image obsessed young adult who wants a better date than the other person, dating is just A Numbers Game. Play against your friend in a competitive card based dating sim - Are you in?

Branding and Outreach We like to say we’re a game made by millennials, for millennials. A Numbers Game is a very topical game that makes fun of and sheds light on the issues that modern dating has come across, especially online dating. However, unlike other games that satirize dating, A Numbers Game has a more cynically realistic and humorous tone. It’s also different because players get to build their dates throughout the game, versus meeting them or having an entire profile handed to them. Due to the nature of the game, players can come up with millions of combinations to create unique, and equally hilarious and cringy, dates with each play.

A Numbers Game Kickstarter Story Within a few days of launching our Kickstarter campaign we experienced an overwhelming amount of support from people all over. It’s been truly incredible to have others support and share this game. We have a funding goal of $6500, so any amount helps! But, if you donate $30 or more, you’ll get a copy of the game! We have some really cool rewards that you get if you donate more, so definitely check out our Kickstarter page!  Check it out at Kickstarter, and search for A Numbers Game. We’re the tabletop/card game! Any support would be appreciated, whether you help fund our project or even just share the link on any social media!

Support the Game on Kickstarter! Direct Link:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/51172481/a-numbers-game-the-real-petty-card-based-dating-si

Meet the Team: A Numbers Game began as one of Ryan Zubery projects in the University of Southern California's Game Design Workshop class; the game was centered around the concepts of regret and dating since Ryan had recently been rejected (again) and was mopey. Quiana Dang joined the team for the game's final project version, and later on, Mimi Zambetti, Mattie Rosen joined as the game transitioned from a simple project to a game in USC's Finishing and Polishing class.

Learn more about the game and watch the video at:  http://www.anumbersga.me

Follow on social media at:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/anumbersgame4u

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/anumbersgame4u

Join in the fun, watch the video and get some cool rewards on their Kickstarter Project https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/51172481/a-numbers-game-the-real-petty-card-based-dating-si

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Lauren Westbrook-McIntosh, Global Marketing Lead at Facebook Blueprint on Georgia Business Radio

Lauren Westbrook-McIntosh Global Marketing Lead at Facebook Blueprint

Digital Skills Training Small Business Help

Interviews with:

Lauren Westbrook-McIntosh Global Marketing Lead at Facebook Blueprint

Nicole Genz Owner of Rescued Furnishings

MORE THAN EVER, DIGITAL SKILLS ARE CRITICAL TO SUCCESS, WHETHER YOU'RE A SMALL BUSINESSES OWNER LOOKING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESSES OR A JOB SEEKER HOPING TAKE YOUR CAREER TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

TO HELP, FACEBOOK PLEDGED TO TRAIN 1 MILLION US SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS AND JOB SEEKERS WITH FREE RESOURCES AND TRAINING, SO THEY CAN GET THE DIGITAL SKILLS THEY NEED.

JOINING US TODAY ARE TWO PEOPLE WHO KNOW MOST ABOUT THAT PLEDGE.

LAUREN WESTBROOK-MCINTOSH IS A LEADER FOR FACEBOOK'S E-LEARNING PROGRAM CALLED BLUEPRINT AND NICOLE GENZ IS THE OWNER OF RESCUED FURNISHINGS WHICH IS A GROWING BUSINESS THAT HAS TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THESE FREE PROGRAMS.

QUESTIONS:

LAUREN - PLEASE TELL US ABOUT THE PLEDGE AND NICOLE, WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR A SMALL BUSINESS LIKE YOURS?

WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF THE TRAINING AND RESOURCES THAT ARE AVAILABLE?

NICOLE SOME TOOLS THAT HAVE HELPED GROW YOUR BUSINESS?

PRIVACY IS A CONCERN FOR MANY PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET. WHAT IF PEOPLE DON'T WANT THEIR INFORMATION USED TO SHOW THEM ADS?

WHERE CAN PEOPLE GO FOR MORE INFORMATION:

About Rescued Furnishings

We are a husband and wife team that left our engineering careers when our hobby outgrew our basement. We now have a space in St. Louis where we have a large home decor and gift store plus a showroom. We offer DIY Classes and workshops and have guest hosts in other DIY specialties. We also create one of a kind furniture pieces, custom cabinets and specialize in kitchen renovations. We can use your existing cabinets to paint, reface, or build from scratch!

http://www.rescuedfurnishings.com

http://pinterest.com/nicolerescued

Community Facebook Blueprint Events www.Facebook.com/blueprint

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

Show Host:

Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary Officer Pro Business Channel

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

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

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

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

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Metro Atlanta Chamber SVP and Chief Economist Tom Cunningham on Georgia Business Radio

Tom Cunningham,​ SVP and Chief Economist Metro Atlanta Chamber

Thomas J. Cunningham is Senior Vice President and the Chief Economist for the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC). Tom joined the MAC in July 2015 following a 30-year career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He is a specialist in open economy macroeconomic policy and regional analysis. At the MAC, he manages an internal team that supports the research and advocacy roles of the economic development and public policy departments.

After starting his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta as an economist in the Macropolicy group, Tom served at various times as associate director of research, interim director of research, vice president for the Regional group where he was also responsible for the Latin American group, and acting head of the Finance group. He served on the Bank's Personnel, Information Technology, and Risk Management Committees and as a member of the Federal Reserve System's Information Security Group and Technology Services Council. He also was the acting director of, and helped establish, the Bank's Center for Real Estate Analytics. When Dr. Cunningham retired from the Fed, his title was Vice President, Senior Economist and Regional Executive.

A native of Reedley, California, he received a bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, in economics from California State University, Fresno. He earned a master's degree, a master of philosophy, and a PhD in economics from Columbia University. He previously worked as an economics instructor at Barnard College at Columbia University and as an adjunct instructor at Iona College, Agnes Scott College and Emory University.

He attended the executive development program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and is a member of Leadership Atlanta’s class of 2018. Dr. Cunningham has published numerous professional articles and is a member of the American Economic Association, the Western Economic Association, and the Southern Economic Association.

Topics to Discuss:

National Employment Situation report contains some solid numbers, but mixed headlines. The solid numbers are in job gains, where the nation added 213,000 jobs, well above the market expectation of around 190,000.

Revisions to the two previous months added another 37,000 jobs. The mixed part of the report is that the headline is the unemployment rate (U3) ticked up from 3.8% to 4.0%.

The expectation was for no change. This was mostly due to an increase in the labor force participation, which moved up 0.2 percentage points after being essentially unchanged since February.

At this point the economy needs the additional workers, so this is a fundamentally good thing. The broader measure of labor underutilization (U6) also rose 0.2 percentage points to 7.8%.

Average hourly earnings rose 2.7% from a year ago, slightly below expectations, but about in line with recent history.

Jobs gains were led by professional and business services, followed by manufacturing, which had a solid 30,000 job addition, mostly in durable goods. Strength was also seen in health care, construction, and mining. Retail was the only sector with a notable loss of jobs (-22,000), but that did not offset last month’s gain of 25,000. Other sectors were essentially unchanged.

All in all, a pretty good report, despite an easily misinterpreted rise in unemployment.

​Media Links: ​Web Site:   www.MetroAtlantaChamber.com

Guest Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-cunningham-6027134

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

Show Host:

Rich Casanova,

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Stephen Loudermilk with Loudy Properties Team/Keller Williams North Atlanta on Spotlight Episode

Stephen Loudermilk Loudy Properties Team/Keller Williams North Atlanta

Stephen Loudermilk is a seasoned and experienced real estate professional who is passionate about making home buyers, sellers and investors realize their dreams come true.

Brief Description of Product or Service: With top-notch negotiating, marketing/communications and strategic selling skills, The Loudy Properties Team will help you buy, sell or invest in the dream home of your choice for the long-term future!

Topics to Discuss: How I got involved in real estate Clients Real estate industry trends My team's business model What's next in the real estate industry

Connect with the Loudy Properties Team: Website: https://sloudermilk.kw.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loudyproperties

Connect with Stephen Loudermilk:

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sloudermilk

Spotlighting Industry Leaders and Trends. Broadcasting LIVE from the Pro Business Channel Studios.

Show Host: Rich Casanova, CoFounder Pro Business Channel

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

https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom

Submit a guest request: CLICK HERE

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

 

 

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Rejecting Retirement and Creating Community in the Cloud Carl Harkleroad with Imagine.Cloud on Capital Club Radio

Join Michael Flock, of FLOCK Specialty Finance, as he speaks with Carl Harkleroad. Carl is the founder of Latitude Software, the once upstart, but now a highly regarded and universally recognized collection software platform. Today, Carl is launching a new enterprise, Imagined.Cloud, a software development company based in Jacksonville, Florida, that is focused on building cloud-based applications and services for the ARM industry. Carl and his new partner, Jonathan Ohlrich, have joined forces to create Imagined.Cloud and believe it will offer collection and agency management solutions to creditors & collection agencies and master servicers.

During the first 20 years of Carl’s career he was focused on operations in data center management. In 1973, Carl began writing commercial software for the AFL-CIO in Washington, D.C. During his time in D.C. he worked on several projects including “The Walter Mondale for President Campaign”. Carl is the former CEO and President of Latitude Software. He has more than 45 years of experience developing software products, of which the last 34 years have been focused on the ARM industry. Before founding Latitude Software in 1997, Carl had served as Vice President of IT at Capital Credit Corporation, Corliss Credit Services, Inc., The Master Collectors, and Nationwide Credit. In addition, Carl served as the Vice President of Central Credit Services, Inc.

 

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

“…we didn’t have anything in writing. I learned that lesson…having all those things, the i’s dotted and the t’s crossed make the whole process a lot easier.”

“We introduced all of those customers to each other through our user group and built this big community of people.”

“We probably have two competitors. But I equate them to the Titanic, we’re a bunch of guys on jet skis and we can move a lot quicker and nimbler that they can and the technology we’re using lets us do that.”

Learn more about Imagine.Cloud:  Visit:  Imagine.Cloud

Connect with Carl on Linkedin at:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/carl-harkleroad-30a9512

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

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

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

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

To listen to more episodes visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.com

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

To view more photos visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com

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Jeff  Plank of HLB Gross Collins Talks Profit Enhancement, Tech Start-ups, Mindshop and More

Jeffrey Plank, Director of Consulting Services HLB Gross Collins

Jeff has been with HLB Gross Collins for 14 years and is their Director of Consulting Services.

HLB Gross Collins is a full service Certified Public Accounting and Consulting firm provides traditional accounting & audit services and specialized technical guidance for international tax, estate, and business consulting.

Jeff graduated with an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and perhaps even more notable, he is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Jeff manages HLB Gross Collins’ advisory services, which include services such as; profit enhancement, business transition planning, litigation support, valuation services and internal control engagements.

Jeff focusses on adding value to his clients. He does this by looking at all the pieces of the current and future financial landscape. He looks to maximize opportunities and avoid pitfalls that are at each stage of his clients' business lifecycle.

Jeff is an expert in internal controls and IT assurance and risk management and a Certified Mindshop Facilitator. Jeff, you have us interested to know what that is, Mindshop is a global provider of strategic and personal development solutions for business leaders and advisors.

Jeff has held senior management positions for operations & finance with companies in an array of industries in Fortune 500 companies, small & midsize firms including technology start-ups.

Jeff’s background has given him expertise for how companies large and small have managed the Touch Points for developing business from Insight Analytics to crafting a Marketing & Sales Outreach Plans.

Topics to Discuss: Profit enhancement Business transition planning Litigation support Valuation services Internal control engagements

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links

Connect with Gross Collins: http://www.hlbgrosscollins.com

Connect with Jeff Plank:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-plank-mba-cva-cepa

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

For more info about the show sponsor visit:  www.igscorp.net

To listen to more episodes visit:  www.BusinessDevelopersNetwork.com

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

To nominate or submit a guest request visit: https://www.memberplanet.com/s/probusinesscommunity/guest

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Andrew Dietz A Subversive in Brooks Brothers Clothing Interview on Capital Club Radio

Michael Flock spends time speaking with businessman, consultant, author and community leader, Andrew Dietz, about the power of relationships, branding and how to create a strong internal and external culture.

Andrew Dietz, Founder of Creative Growth and Co-Founder of Creative Influence, a sales-enabled public relations content firm for business-to-business organizations.  His clients have included firms such as Deloitte, Grant Thornton, Gensler, Perkins + Will, Wells Fargo Insurance, Chubb, Avanade (Accenture), Edelman Public Relations, Microsoft Professional Services, Cushman & Wakefield, Jones Lang LaSalle and many more.

Andrew is an industry-recognized expert on B2B Services strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, marketing and revenue growth. He is a frequent contributing writer and speaker on marketing and management issues for national business publications and associations. In 2014, McGraw-Hill published Andrew’s book, The Opening Playbook: A Professional’s Guide to Building Relationships That Grow Revenue.

Prior to launching Creative Growth in 2003, Andrew was a consultant with Egon Zehnder International, one of the world’s leading human capital advisory and executive search firms. He co-founded netWorth Partners, a Private Equity investment firm affiliated with Mellon Bank, and he served as CEO of SideTalk and successfully executed its sale to a publicly traded entity.  Additionally, Andrew was a founding member of BellSouth’s Internet service provider, BellSouth.net, where he served as VP, Product Marketing and led the marketing launch of BellSouth’s broadband service.

Andrew lives in Atlanta, GA where his community leadership has focused on building the city’s creative community.  He has served on the Board of Directors for the Anti-Defamation League, Atlanta College of Art, IMAGE Film and Video (Atlanta Film Festival), High Museum’s Contemporary Art Society, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia and of VOX Teen Communications.  He also wrote the nationally acclaimed book, The Last Folk Hero – A True Story of Race and Art, Power and Profit which championed raw creative talent in the world of outsider art. (Ellis Lane Press, 2006)

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

“I was different. I’m a subversive in Brooks Brothers clothing, so I didn’t think that I would be accepted at BellSouth. But that was a really great environment for me. I say, especially early in your career, you want three things, network, name and knowledge.”

“…as I look at you and your business, you’ve built tremendous relationships as your team with people in the market. So, it does exist, but there is a reputation you’re dealing with. And that reputation certainly is translated to consumer relationships.”

“…relationships are built, we could say one conversation at a time. Great conversations start with curiosity, genuine curiosity.”

“And Steve Ross said 10% thinking, 90% doing. Strategy before tactics doesn’t mean you over think, but you have got to put a little time in, aiming before firing.”

Connect with Creative Growth  visit:  https://www.creativegrowth.io

Connect with Creative Influence visit:  https://www.creativeinfluence.io

Connect with Andrew Dietz visit:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/asdietz

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

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

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

 

 

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

To listen to more episodes visit: www.CapitalClubRadioShow.

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Vidgo Next-Gen Live Streaming Disrupts Cable & Satellite TV Industry

According to Forbes, 195 people became billionaires in 2017,  we  talk with Shane Cannon whose vision for his company Vidgo is on track to make him one in 2020.

Shane Cannon is the Chief Executive Officer at VIDGO. VIDGO is an over-the-top television streaming service offering next-gen TV with live linear programming. In a moment Shane will explain exactly what that implies and why Vidgo will own a one-billion-dollar market segment of streaming services.

Shane has been in the forefront of the wireless revolution since early 2000. Starting with mobile cell phone sales, then bundled services for phone, internet, and video, and Shane and his associates realized the market was heading into streaming services.

Shane is a graduate of University of Utah with a BA degree in international relations, political science & Spanish.

Shane Cannon, CEO Vidgo

Topics to Discuss:  Vidgo’s vision Insight Strategy Plans for outreach Marketing & sales

Connect with Vidgo:

Website:  www.vidgo.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/vidgo

Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/vidgo

Connect with Shane: Linkedin:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/shanecannon

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

Show Host:  Artie Ruderman

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Team Rubicon and Bonus RUUM Discuss Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief on the Rich Hart Show

Joe Messere Deputy Director of Region Operations, Southeast  Team Rubicon USA

About Joe: NonProfit Executive, Veteran, Entrepreneur. Making a difference in people's lives every day through disaster response and veteran reintegration. Passionate for our dual mission of disaster relief and veteran reintegration. Accountable for implementation of national programs, division strategies, and meeting regional recruiting, training and engagement goals. Ensures sustained readiness, growthand engagement of the volunteer base within the region. Drives excellence, innovation and communication among the regional team, with and across state teams, and with other regions. Accelerates regional development through process creation, standardization, training, and distribution of case studies and best practices.

 

About Team Rubicon USA:

Team Rubicon focuses on serving vulnerable and at-risk populations affected by disaster. While the initial damage and trauma of natural disasters will impact any population regardless of socio-economic factors, the financial burden of recovery and rebuilding has dramatic and long-lasting repercussions on many rural and urban populations lacking proper insurance and public and private resources.

All Team Rubicon services are provided free of charge. In 2016, 62 percent of all homes Team Rubicon serviced did not have home insurance. An American Progress report noted that the most extreme weather events typically harmed counties with household incomes below the U.S. median annual income of $51,941. Wildfires, tornadoes, and severe thunderstorms devastated areas with households that earned on average three percent less than the U.S. median income. It is easy to imagine the positive, long-term impact Team Rubicon’s free assistance provided to these families.

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

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

Serving the Underserved Across the world, disasters are a part of life. No corner of the globe is spared from severe weather – be it crippling winter storms, catastrophic hurricanes, or unchecked wildfires.

By focusing on underserved or economically-challenged communities, Team Rubicon seeks to makes the largest impact possible. Disasters represent a massive financial cost, and by providing immediate relief work, free of cost, TR aims to help communities begin recovery sooner.

Topics to Discuss: Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:

www.TeamRubiconUSA.org

https://www.youtube.com/user/teamrubiconusa

https://www.facebook.com/teamrubicon

https://www.instagram.com/teamrubicon

https://twitter.com/teamrubicon

Connect with Joe Messere www.linkedin.com/in/josephmessere

Chet Tischer, Owner Bonus RUUM

About Chet:  Manage all aspects of custom home construction as well as multiple remodeling projects focused primarily on the challenges of multi-generational living  Provided cost saving measures on each project resulting in positive cash flow on every project

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Georgia Manufacturing Alliance Referral Network and Loud Security Increases Revenue via Technology on Business Development Network Leadership as Business Development Jason Moss, CEO Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA) Jason met a defining moment for the survival of his company by challenging his clients to grow his business.  While a regional sales representative for a 3D CAD software company, Jason discovered that most manufacturers served a very small segment of the overall manufacturing space. Jason realized if the industry leaders would create strategic alliances the entire manufacturing community could benefit. In 2008 founded the Networking MFG, an association with the mission of connecting, educating, and promoting manufacturing companies throughout Georgia. In 2011 the organization became the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA), and has grown to six chapters throughout the state, with over 250 members.

The GMA staff and Chapter Directors coordinate plant tours educational workshops, and networking events for members to share and learn best business practices from their peers. This year plant tours include world class manufacturers including Fortune 500 printing company RR Donnelly, Clorox, KIA, Olympic Steel, Savannah Bee, Southwire, and Yamaha.

Ending Recap & Remarks GMA will also hold its 4th annual conference and exhibition summit highlighting the people, plants and products that help create a more vibrant manufacturing environment in Georgia on October 25th at the Cobb Galleria. This year’s theme will highlight Georgia’s aerospace industry.

If interested in acquiring a Georgia Manufacturing Alliance membership Directory, it is available on GMA website www.georgiamanufacturingalliance.com and on Amazon, where it is listed as a "Best Seller".

Topics Discussed: Other resources that have been developed by the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance include: • The “Buy from Georgia Month Proclamation” – Industry leaders from across the state join GMA Members and Governor Deal at the State Capitol to recognize the importance of Georgia Made Products. • The Georgia Manufacturing Directory – A desktop and online listing of GMA members that manufacture and provide services to the manufacturing community. • BuyFromGeorgia.com – This website highlights over 800 products that are made in Georgia and can be bought on Amazon. • GaManufacturingJobs.com -- This job board helps connect manufacturers with quality employees that are seeking jobs in the manufacturing industry. • GeorgiaManufacturingCalendar.com -- This website was developed to help other industry associations share their events with manufacturing professionals across the state.

Connect with:

Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA):  https://www.georgiamanufacturingalliance.com

Jason Moss on Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonsmoss

Controlling Innovation is Business Development Innovation can be severely detrimental for companies.  Uber disrupted the taxi industry.  Netflix disrupted Blockbusters.  Randy Sneed, Director of Sales for Loud Security, explains how Loud has grown by embracing home and commercial safety and automation technology. Randy Sneed, Director of Sales Loud Security Randy is a professional business developer in the residential and commercial real estate industry. • Went to an American high school in England to learn to speak American • Graduated with a degree in Journalism • How did you get involved in the property security industry? • What BD strategies did you employ? • What lessons learned previously & with Loud? • Talk about your publication, ABCs of Electronic Sales Locally owned and operated, LOUD Security has been one of Atlanta’s leading security and life safety companies for two decades.  Over the years we have established a growing base of customers with organic sales and mergers, to include customers in over fifteen states. A regional commercial & residential security firm doing business i...

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Ryan Bennett of Create! Graphix Talks Corporate and Vehicle Graphics on Driving Business Faster

Ryan Bennett, Owner and Operator Create! Graphix

CREATE! GRAPHIX – EST. 2017 Yes Create! Graphix was started in just 2017, but don’t let that fool you. Owner and Operator, Ryan Bennett, has been in the graphics industry for more than ten years, and another ten years of experience in corporate sales and customer service. In 2005, Ryan began working in the graphics industry for a large screen printing company as a sales representative selling apparel and jewelry to buyers across the world. This sparked an interest in the industry, and he later started a small company selling t-shirts, stickers, and other band merchandise to local musicians. After a short span of doing this on his own, Ryan went on to work for a good friend who took him under his wing and showed him the ropes in the large format printing industry.

Over the next 8 ½ years, Ryan continued to learn what the industry had to offer him, and build relationships with many good and long lasting clients who have also become close friends. After many years of being the production manager of this company, he felt that he wasn’t growing in his position and a felt a need for change,so he left the company to pursue another field in the graphics industry.

Throughout the next several months of his new business venture, Ryan’s personal client base continued to grow, so he decided to take a leap of faith, and create a graphics company of his own. With more than 10 years of quality experience, he developed a vision of how he would run his own business. Ryan brought this vision to life, and launched Create! Graphix. With high quality standards, one-on-one customer service skills, and personal communication with his clients and projects, Ryan has created a new company in the graphics industry to provide a premium experience from start to finish.

At Create! Graphix, we strive on building relationships. We don’t just want your one order to send you on your way. We want to get to know you, your company background, and what your company’s vision is. We want to work with you on all of your graphics projects, and strive to be your go-to company for and and all of your needs.

Create! Graphix is located in Kennesaw, GA between Barrett Parkway and Cobb Parkway.

 

Topics Discussed:

Starting a small business, goals, history, etc Corporate graphics Vehicle graphics Racing industry including Pro stock

Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: www.creategraphix.net facebook.com/creategraphix instagram.com/creategraphix https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-bennett-40a33826

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Music Collaboration and Drone and Pilot Identity Platforms Powered by Blockchain on CoFounders Podcast

Farah Allen Founder and CEO of The LABZ

The LABZ is a Blockchain music collaboration platform that automatically collects and executes on Metadata for business documentation.

Prior to her role at The LABZ, Farah was CEO of Song Society App LLC, a mobile app for songwriting collaboration.  Farah is also the founder member of What Matters LLC, an IT Management Consultant agency, specializing in IT Project Management, Program Management, and Solution Architecture.  Her skills range from Software Development and Enterprise Infrastructure. Farah holds a Masters in Information System Management and a BS from Florida A&M University in Architecture.

Brief Description of Your Product or Service: CURRENT SHARING SITES ARE PUTTING YOUR MUSIC AT RISK OF THEFT! The LABZ provides you with a protected shared song development environment plus we instantly create the necessary IP documents that gets you paid.

Better Song Collaborations, Audio Sharing and Songwriting. Easy Song IP Protection and Security. The LABZ platform uses Blockchain technology at its best - allowing artists to do what they do (Create and collaborate on songs).

Instant Song Protection AUDIO FINGERPRINTING (Internet tracking) Data collection of “who sent what” Files Data collection of “who wrote what” Lyrics AI Reporting on % of song ownership Instant Split sheets and copyrights Electronic signature technology

Real-Time Collaboration ‘Invite only’ Customizable Session Space Visual Audio file Sharing Multiple user Lyric Writing Instant voice recording and sharing.

Connect with The LABZ and Farah Allen:

www.thelabz.com https://twitter.com/TheLabz_Tech https://facebook.com/thelabztech https://www.instagram.com/thelabz_tech https://www.linkedin.com/in/farahallen

Roman Molla, Founder and CEO AirBase Network

Roman is a serial entrepreneur who loves technology and the promise it has in benefiting our lives. After the move to United States from former Soviet Union back in 1990’s he has been in pursuit of an exciting entrepreneurial career.

From starting a landscaping company during college, a thriving construction startup in real estate space during 2008 economic downturn to FlyWorx.co, a leading drone services provider. Today Roman is leading a new venture called AirBase Network that is developing a drone & pilot identity platform powered by blockchain.

Roman is a technology visionary with broad set of skills and experiences that allows him to build strong teams and discover opportunities where technology provides utmost positive benefits and results. Roman Monlla: https://www.linkedin.com/in/romanmolla

Jake Hinton, Co-founder and COO AirBase Network

Jake has been active in the aviation world from a very young age. Growing up in an aviation family, he soloed his first airplane before getting his driver’s license. As a licensed private pilot, he was among the first group of pilots to receive a 333 exemption from the FAA to operate his sUAS commercially.

As a partner at Flyover Services, he applied for and received the first approved Class B airspace authorization to fly in vicinity of KATL Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world’s busiest airport. From the beginning Jake focused on ways to make the UAS flying experience more efficient.

This led him to AirBase Network, focusing on addressing some of the key issues affecting UAS pilots in today's market. Jake Hinton https://www.linkedin.com/in/jake-hinton-4627753b

About AirBase Network:

A drone and pilot identity platform that combines drone registration, pilot credentials, reputation, insurance and compliance verification. Powered by Blockchain.

Connect with AirBase CoFounders:

http://www.airbase.network https://www.facebook.com/airbasenetwork https://twitter.com/airbasenetwork https://www.linkedin.

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Growing Your Business Globally, World Trade Day and Currency Exchange on International Business Radio

Dr. Diane Alleva Caceres, CEO of Market Access International Founder and Chair of the World Trade Day Conference in Georgia

International trade, investment and organizational growth work in Europe, Canada, Pacific and emerging markets in Latin America, Africa, Asia, Middle East, Central & Eastern Europe.

Founded Market Access International, Inc. in Atlanta, GA in 1997. Company is an international trade & investment development firm with both private and public sector clients (USAID, USTDA, foreign economic development agencies, international financial institutions). Prior to founding MAI, worked in Washington, D.C. for 8 years in this field.

Specialties: International business development; SME global growth; Foreign Direct Investment strategies and workplan implementation; Market Assessments & Strategies; International Finance Mobilization; Mentoring; Corporate Growth

World Trade Day

World Trade Center Atlanta

Market Access International, Inc.

Diane on Linkedin

Juan Pablo (JP) Carriedo, CEO of Tempus

Specialties: Banking management and compliance; credit and market risk assessment; M&A; corporate strategy consulting; international payments; currency foreign exchange; hedging solutions.

Whether paying invoices in a foreign currency, funding foreign operations or receiving foreign payments, Tempus helps companies properly manage their currency needs. We focus on protecting our clients' profits by keeping them abreast of current activity in the global markets and by reducing exchange rate exposure with our full range of products and services. Dedicated client account managers keep clients well informed in order to make the right decisions regarding their international payments. Since 1999, Tempus has provided corporate clients with the best foreign exchange and international payment solutions in the industry. Tempus guides thousands of clients, from a broad spectrum of industry sectors, through the intricacies of the currency markets. Our unique market insight is widely recognized in main-line business media such as The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg, and CNBC to name just a few. In 2010 Tempus proudly became part of Monex Group, one of the world’s largest commercial foreign exchange providers, to further expand our place in the global market.

Visit Tempusfx.com

Juan Pablo on Linkedin

Tempus CEO Juan Pablo Carriedo sits down with Dr. Diane Alleva Caceres, CEO of Market Access International, to discuss the following topics: What are the pros and cons of growing internationally? What should businesses consider prior to expanding? And once expanded, how can a company protect and maximize profit margins? No matter the different approaches firms take to grow globally, foreign exchange exposure must be recognized and managed. The CEOs discuss challenges facing small-medium sized businesses and steps that can be taken to mitigate risk, such as forward contracts and using specialists to scope out future partners. Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain are trends impacting the foreign currency market which will challenge companies to balance short-term reactions to the market with long-term planning. Tempus CEO stresses that for many companies, using their banks as a foreign exchange partner has resulted in overcharging and an avoidable burden on their bottom line. By using a specialist in global payments, profits can be maximized by eliminating overcharging transactions and  better mitigating the risks of international business. Topics Discussed in this Episode: -  What are the pros and cons to growing your business globally?| -  World Trade Day – celebrates economic growth, promotes and honors the international trade community and their contributions to the economic power of our region. -  What to consider before deciding to expand your business internationally?

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Quit and Get Rich, Fix it in 5 Co-Author Carl Gould on Georgia Business Radio Carl Gould is a worldwide leading authority on business and entrepreneurship. His company, 7 Stage Advisors helps organizations grow to the next level. He is an entrepreneur who built three multi-million dollar businesses by age 40. 7 Stage Advisors, has mentored the launch of over five thousand businesses. He has advised over 100 of the Inc. 500/5000 Fastest-Growing Companies. Some of the companies he’s helped; Walgreens, Walmart, American Idol, USA Olympic Track, IBM, McGraw-Hill and the US Army.

He’s a visiting lecturer at MIT, Rutgers Business School and the Wits Business School in Johannesburg.

Gould created the farthest-reaching business mentoring organization in the world, and his methodologies are in practice in 35 countries. He has trained, certified or accredited over 7,000 Business Coaches and Mentors since 2002.

Carl has written multiple books on the subject of business strategy, leadership and sustainable growth. He co-authored “Blueprint for Success” with Stephen R. Covey and Ken Blanchard; and his best-selling book, “The 7 Stages of Small Business Success”, lays out the formula for HyperGrowth. In 2016, ‘Biz Dev Done Right” became a #1 Best Seller on Amazon.

His new book, “Fix It In 5” in which he discusses his business strategy to fix any business in five minutes or less.

Each week he co-hosts “Quit and Get Rich” on iHeart® radio; and shares his insights from working with top companies from around the world. Carl’s dynamic and energetic presentation style has made him one of the most sought after speakers internationally.

He combines practical and impactful content with real-world experience…no theory here! He engages his audiences and keeps them on the edge of their seat. Gould’s content is original, profound and battle-tested. Some of the topics that Carl presents to audiences worldwide are: Become the Master Of Rapport and Influence. In Carl’s keynote presentation he will walk you through the key insights he has gained from working with businesses in 35 countries over the last 25 years. Fix It In Five is a segment on Carl’s iheart’s radio program, “Quit and Get Rich” where he and his team help to solve entrepreneur and business challenges in 5 minutes or less. Other popular topics are The 3 Entrepreneurial Traps & How To Avoid Them 5 Ways to Generate Revenue in the Next 90 Days Top 5 Deadliest Mistakes People Make When Launching A Business.  

 

Questions/Topics:

We have to know, what’s the key step in fixing any business within five minutes? How do you know when a business is going to fail and there’s no saving it? What would you say is the most common mistake that entrepreneurs make when they start a business? What can they do to avoid it? There have been a lot of businesses around the globe that have been impacted by scandal, whether it be their owner’s or the very face of their brand, what kind of damage control does a business have to put in place to survive? What is the most difficult part of a CEO’s job? Do businesses have to manage young millennials differently than anybody else in the work force? What are the pro’s and con’s to having a family business?

Connect with Carl Gould

Personal Website: CarlGould.com Company Website: CMTmentors.com Company Website:  ww.the7stages.com Twitter:  @carlgould Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlgould

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

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

Rich began his broadcasting career in California’s central valley at KSKS-FM.

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Hakeem Isaac CoFounder of unboXt on CoFounders Podcast

About unboXt

unboXt technology is used by hiring managers and recruiters to measure the compatibility between a candidate, corporation and team. The uniqueness of their product is a dynamic algorithm which has the ability to look within an organization and department to ensure candidate fit.

Our Story

Companies, departments and managers are losing talented employees everyday. In fact, the average Fortune 500 Company spends over $50MM annually in the U.S. on employee turnover.  The cause? Employees are lacking impact, purpose and compatibility with their direct teams. A staggering 70% of today's workforce feel undervalued and disengaged in their current roles.

unboXt takes a scientifically proven approach to helping match a company’s needs to a candidate’s desires. In short, unboXt gets the right person in the right seat.

Yesterday’s question was, “can they get the job done?” Today, the more relevant question is “will they stay?”

The Vision

unboXt was founded based on a simple principle: trust through transparency. unboXt is on a mission to fundamentally change the way people view and approach their work lives. Connect

Website:  https://getunboxt.com Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/hakeem-isaac Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/getunboXt Twitter:  https://twitter.com/getunboxt

CoFounders Podcast:  Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-Ups

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

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

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

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

Connect with Rich:

Website:  www.RichCasanova.com

Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanova

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/RichCasanovaCom

 

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From Healthcare to Auto and Lessons Learned as a Professional Entrepreneur Larry Pearson Interview on Capital Club Radio

Larry Pearson, President and CEO of Independent Dealers Advantage, LLC (IDA), a sub-prime automobile finance company, shares with Michael his journey from managing and owning medical providers to purchasing and servicing point of sale sub-prime in auto portfolios in the South Eastern U.S.

Larry founded IDA in January 2001 to purchase, underwrite, verify, and collect point of sale and bulk sub-prime indirect auto paper. He managed the growth of IDA’s portfolio to $20,000,000 and outside servicing portfolios to $90,000,000.  Larry is a recognized leader and authority in the subprime auto segment.

Prior to his achievements in the subprime auto industry, Larry spent nearly 30 years in the insurance and healthcare services industries; buying, building, operating and selling a variety of healthcare service companies in ophthalmology sectors. Larry earned a BS in Industrial Management at Georgia Institute of Technology in 1970.

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

“So he had me go to work one summer in the spinning room, cleaning lights in the cotton mill, and it was about 130 degrees … and he said … ‘You can spend the rest of your life doing this type of work or you can decide to aggressively pursue your education.’”

“Entrepreneurs would tell you they make every mistake you can possibly make along the way, and you just have to recognize your mistakes for what they are and learn from them and go on. And not let it become a failure.”

“Helping people is very important to me, my faith is very important.  I feel like I’m challenged to help people, and this was one of the ways that we could do it.”

IDA, LLC Website

IDA on Linkedin

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

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

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

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

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Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association CEO Rick Walker on Georgia Business Radio

Rick Walker, President CEO and Founder Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association

- Highly rated intellectual property (IP), trade association, and business attorney, technologist, and startup expert, with a proven track record in monetizing IP and generating profits for stakeholders. SIBF International Entrepreneur of the Year Award - 2015. - I help clients develop a comprehensive intellectual property strategy for their patent portfolios, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and other intangible assets. Also help with startup issues in growing businesses and building brands.

- 14 years as a top corporate executive (EVP) and General Counsel in a NYSE-listed company - Over 14 years as a partner in a law firm - Have both undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees - Very broad experience in corporate management, operations, technology, international including China, legal, and Board of Directors' matters - Named one of the "Latest Generation of Atlanta CEOs and Power Brokers," Atlanta Journal Constitution - AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell legal directory (highest ranking) - Rated as one of the "Top Lawyers of Georgia - 2013" (National Law Journal), and one of the "Top Lawyers of Georgia - 2014" (Atlanta Magazine). Admitted to practice in Georgia, Michigan, Kentucky, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Registered Patent Attorney). - Named an NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) Governance Fellow, the highest level of credentialing for corporate directors and corporate governance professionals. - Experienced CEO and Independent Corporate Director - Background and experience include service on several Boards of Directors with deep experience in corporate governance matters.

Topics to Discuss: Southern Automotive Conference (SAC) October 3-5, 2018 at Cobb-Galleria Convention Centre

Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association

- New record-setting trade association which passionately promotes the interests of the automotive manufacturing industry. - GAMA advances the automotive industry in Georgia and worldwide by providing: -- Business Opportunities (helping members find new business), -- Great Connections (facilitating business and personal networking), and -- Unique Experiences (members are the first to learn about new industry initiatives). GAMA helps "Drive the Business Success" of its members through various activities including meetings, continuing education, professional growth, and networking to foster increased profitability, quality, and innovation.

Web Site / Social Media Links: www.GAMA-Georgia.org

www.SouthernAutoCon.com

Guest Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rick-walker-a300222

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

Show Host:

Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary Officer Pro Business Channel

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

https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaCom

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