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

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

Update: 2018-09-20


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

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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.

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Shayne Walsey, President, Urban Enterprises

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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:

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.

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.

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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Whitney Kemmerick
Marketing Manager at Merlin Entertainments

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LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta

Enthusiastic and dedicated professional, with six years working for Merlin Entertainments, the second largest global entertainments company. With experience in all Operational and Marketing aspects of the business, I strive to achieve maximum guest satisfaction, optimization of all Marketing channels and the personal career development of the Marketing team. I enjoy working in a fast-paced and energetic environment. In my career at Merlin Entertainments have demonstrated excellent customer service and problem solving skills, and have developed a passion for the entertainments industry.

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

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

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