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

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

Update: 2018-07-19
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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.

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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.


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​Web Site: metroatlantachamber.com

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

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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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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] I mean 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 and that way.[00:03:36] You and I or anybody else that wants to you know, make sure that when we’re buying something the same stuff for buying as usual, but we want to make sure it's going to a US based small business. We can do that from their store front site and that's just an amazing concept so and equality, so these are digital storefront.[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, this is an e-commerce site on main street.[00:04:22]  The country's largest retailers and the smartest business owners are learning to expand their channels and growing their business and know just relying on foot traffic is a very challenging thing and by selling some of their products online and by that way I mean if you sign up as an Amazon Merchant you're making your products available to Millions of prospective customers and if you get on Amazon store Front Site then you know, you're being highlighted even more as a small business and that has a very positive impact on your business. So, you know, if you're a merchant you really do need to be online today.[00:05:15] It's much like as you know, the broadcasting how it's been disrupted and revolutionized and you have to jump on board with that right? So, it's great to have listeners down and around the corner and in your neighborhood, but with the technologies that we have as broadcasters, we can now reach audiences in all 50 states and around the world.[00:05:37] It's much like the product at a retail store and not just selling during business hours, but opening those doors 24/7 to all 50 states and in our case, you know, we syndicate our content across 30 some-odd networks so in this day and age you really need to leverage not just technology but re-purpose whether it's in our case broadcasting or you're in case of retail, their products. [00:06:11] I agree, and you know by the way it's not an easy thing to do either.  I mean, it's not like you just flick a switch. I mean becoming an Amazon Merchant for example you’ve got to go through the requirements and you must be really have good with customer service and you have to respond to your customers and you have to be ready to fulfil products as well from potential customers around the world.[00:06:34] So it's not an easy thing to do but it's absolutely worthwhile. Talk to us about how the store front that Amazon is launching, and it’s helping small businesses compete online. So, you know on storefronts there's offering some sort of unique advantages for the small business owners listing there.[00:06:53] They can be part of curated collections. So, if they do something like they sell pet supplies or stuff related to holidays then the collections will be featured on Amazon. They’re featuring a store front of the week as well. So, you can be featured there? It's great and then plus they're doing some deep dives where you can meet the business owner and see more profiles on the business owner.[00:07:18] So that's way more attention than you'd be getting if you're on the main Amazon site, right? So, it's different than just being a vendor or supplier, and putting your storefront in all 50 states.[00:07:29] So any other unique features from a shopper’s perspective? Sure. I mean what's happening for the shoppers is that Amazon is providing the shoppers the ability to connect with these small business owners. They have the convenience of Amazon, but now they’ve got the choice of buying from small businesses.[00:07:46] So they go to storefronts and they know their money is being spent here in the US. So, is there a different entry point within the Amazon normal shopping process? I mean how do shoppers know they landed on a storefront as opposed to ordering a widget through the normal shopping.[00:08:04] Amazon.com/storefronts is where you can go and that way, you know when you're spending money you’re spending it with a US based small business. What's the timetable? It has been officially rolled out just this week and the look and feel is the same and you'll still get the same convenience that you're getting when you shop on amazon.com.[00:08:34] But at the same time you'll be getting the choice now where you can be supporting U.S. small businesses. We need to have our regional director for the small business administration in our next conversation. We've had the US. Administrator for the entire SBA in the studio.[00:08:52] So I'm sure they're very dialed into this and exciting news for the SBA as well, right? No doubt. I mean the SBA supports anything like this to highlight and raise awareness and support small businesses in the country. So once again, how would folks find out more information about this? Sure, if they go to amazon.com/storefronts, that's where they can go to make sure they're buying the same products that you and I were buying, but we're buying it from a U.S. based small business.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 OfficerPro Business Channelhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanovahttps://twitter.com/RichCasanovaComCheck out more episodes or submit a guest request visit:www.GeorgiaBusinessRadio.comTo view guest photos from this show, visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
LearningRx, High Achievers and WaterStation Technology on Franchise Business Radio
LearningRx, High Achievers and WaterStation Technology on Franchise Business RadioTanya MitchellChief Research and Development OfficerLearningRx 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 industryWeb Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:www.learningrx-franchise.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/tanyagibsonmitchellBeth ArdellOwner/DirectorLearningRx 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, researchWeb Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:www.learningrx.com/atlanta-buckheadwww.learningrx.com/alpharetta-johnscreekhttps://www.facebook.com/learningrxatl/?ref=br_rshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/beth-ardell-333400aSusie McDanielOwner/DirectorLearningRX Atlanta-Buckhead & LearningRx Alpharetta-Johns CreekLearningRx 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,
LearningRx, High Achievers and WaterStation Technology on Franchise Business Radio
LearningRx, High Achievers and WaterStation Technology on Franchise Business RadioTanya MitchellChief Research and Development OfficerLearningRx 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.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/tanyagibsonmitchellSusie McDanielOwner/DirectorLearningRX Atlanta-Buckhead & LearningRx Alpharetta-Johns CreekLearningRx 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-buckheadwww.learningrx.com/alpharetta-johnscreekhttps://www.facebook.com/learningrxatl/?ref=br_rshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/susie-mcdaniel-984536aBeth ArdellOwner/DirectorLearningRx 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-buckheadwww.learningrx.com/alpharetta-johnscreek https://www.facebook.com/learningrxatl/?ref=br_rshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/beth-ardell-333400aKimberly AlexanderChief Technology Officer and PartnerHigh 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®. Today I am Chief Technology Officer and Partner of High Achievers. I am responsible for our technology platforms for our members, Coaching Platform, SaaS, and everything else that makes High Achievers technology wheel keep moving toward success. I am proud of being a veteran of the Army Reserves. Today I still use the discipline and tenacity I learned there to bring success to my projects now. I serve on PTSA Executive Boards and Foundation Boards of my children's middle and high school. I love to volunteer and help others in her community. Brief Description of Your Product or Service: If you are a current business coach, expert networker, or an entrepreneur with a passion for helping business owners get to the next level, we have an excellent opportunity for you. We are opening groups across the globe and are seeking partners that want a turnkey opportunity that will make an impact in their local business community. Topics to Discuss: 1. There are a lot of business coaching, consultants, and business trainers out there, what makes High Achievers different? 2. When I scroll through the coaching staff I notice that they all have a "Why" listed, what is that about? 3. When looking through your website I saw that you have something called ABLE learning, What is that? 4. So we have poked around at what you are doing a little tell me what do you, and your franchise owners provide your members? 5. What is Lifestyle of Achievement Global Summit? 6. So I saw one page on the site and a video about something called the No Coach Principle, what is that? Because it sounds funny coming from a coaching company. Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: www.highachievers.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/high-achievershttps://www.facebook.com/HighAchieversNetworkhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberly-jones-alexander-1336772 Dick HumphreyWaterStation Technology Brief Description of Your Product or Service:Design and Manufacture self-serve water vending machines that are both planet friendly and human healthy Topics to Discuss: Problems: Drinking water contamination, pollution of plastic water bottles, recycling costs Solutions: How products address problems Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: www.waterstationtechnology.com http://www.ifpg.org/profile/dhumphrey 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, FounderFranchise IntellectMade possible in part by:Franchise Intellect, visit: www.FranchiseIntellect.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:www.FranchiseBusinessRadio.comTo view guest photos from this show, visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Steve Newton with University of Georgia Small Business Development Center on Business Developers Network
Steve NewtonBusiness ConsultantThe University of Georgia Small Business Development CenterExecutive 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 businessesExplain what SBDC doesHighlight success storiesDiscuss SBDC business model & how it promotes itselfWeb Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:University of Georgia Small Business Development Centerhttps://www.georgiasbdc.orgSteve Newton: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-newton-19334212/Show Host:  Artie RudermanThe 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.netTo listen to more episodes visit: www.BusinessDevelopersNetwork.comTo view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:www.OnAirGuest.com
Steve Newton with University of Georgia Small Business Development Center on Business Developers Network
Steve Newton with University of Georgia Small Business Development Center on Business Developers NetworkSteve NewtonBusiness ConsultantThe University of Georgia Small Business Development CenterExecutive 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 doesHighlight success storiesDiscuss SBDC business model & how it promotes itself Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: University of Georgia Small Business Development Centerhttps://www.georgiasbdc.orgSteve Newton: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-newton-19334212/Show Host: Artie RudermanThe 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.netTo listen to more episodes visit: www.BusinessDevelopersNetwork.comTo view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit: www.OnAirGuest.com
Michael Hollingsworth Attorney, Son of an Entrepreneur and Now, Servant to Entrepreneurs
Michael Hollingsworth: Attorney, Son of an Entrepreneur and Now, Servant to EntrepreneursMichael 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.comConnect with Michael Hollingsworth visit:   www.linkedin.com/in/michael-hollingsworth-1553b94/Capital Club RadioHosted by: Michael FlockSponsored by: Flock Specialty FinanceProviding 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.comTo listen to more episodes visit:www.CapitalClubRadioShow.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:https://www.OnAirGuest.comTo view more photos visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Michael Hollingsworth: Attorney, Son of an Entrepreneur and Now, Servant to Entrepreneurs
Michael Hollingsworth: Attorney, Son of an Entrepreneur and Now, Servant to EntrepreneursMichael 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.”Capital Club RadioHosted by: Michael FlockSponsored by: Flock Specialty FinanceProviding 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.comTo listen to more episodes visit:www.CapitalClubRadioShow.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:https://www.OnAirGuest.comTo view more photos visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Kody Bateman Author of The Power of Human Connection on Visionaries and Influencers
Kody Bateman Author of The Power of Human Connection on Visionaries & InfluencersAppearing in the Pro Business Channel studios...Kody Bateman, Founder and Chief Visionary OfficerSendOutCardsThe Premier Authority On Relationship Marketing In The World TodayHis 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 SucceedWhen 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 InternationalConnect with Kody Bateman and More info about the book visit:  www.KodyBateman.comSCROLL DOWN TO SEE MORE STUDIO PHOTOSAND PHOTOS FROM THE BOOK TOUR!!!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:Made possible in part by:  Rockstars Podcast Studios creators of Podcasting as a Service!Offering Rentals, Production and Distribution, visit:  www.RockstarsPodcastStudios.comAnd also by Podcasters Directory the World's Largest Directory For & About Podcasters! register now at www.PodcastersDirectory.comBroadcasting 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 OfficerPro Business ChannelRich 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.
Kody Bateman Author of The Power of Human Connection on Visionaries and Influencers Podcast
Kody Bateman Author of The Power of Human Connection on Visionaries & InfluencersKody Bateman, Founder and Chief Visionary OfficerSendOutCardsThe Premier Authority On Relationship Marketing In The World TodayHis 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 SucceedWhen 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 InternationalConnect with Kody Bateman and More info about the book visit:  www.KodyBateman.comAbout 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:Made possible in part by:  Rockstars Podcast Studios creators of Podcasting as a Service!Offering Rentals, Production and Distribution, visit:  www.RockstarsPodcastStudios.comAnd also by Podcasters Directory the World's Largest Directory For & About Podcasters! register now at www.PodcastersDirectory.comBroadcasting 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 OfficerPro Business ChannelRich 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/richcasanovaCheck out more episodes visit:  www.VisionariesandInfluencersPodcast.comSubmit an entry to be a guest visit: www.OnAirGuest.comView guest photos visit:  www.ProBusinessPictures.com
A Numbers Game — The Real Petty Card-Based Dating Sim
"Modern Dating is a Joke, Why Not Treat it as One!"A Numbers Game — The Real Petty Card-based Dating SimInterview with Mattie Rosen about ANumbersGame.meOrigin of the GameStarted 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 499As 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 OutreachWe 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 StoryWithin 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-siMeet 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 gam...
A Numbers Game — The Real Petty Card-Based Dating Sim
"Modern Dating is a Joke, Why Not Treat it as One!"A Numbers Game — The Real Petty Card-Based Dating SimAn interview with Mattie Rosen in the studio for this Spotlight Show about ANumbersGame.meOrigin of the GameStarted as a game that would elicit regret, as players would only be able to learn the informationabout characters they dumped after becoming exclusive with someone else. Our leaddeveloper, 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 499As A Numbers Game moved from this Introduction to Game Design class to Polishing andPublishing, we moved into a different direction that would comment more on the difficulties ofmodern dating. We want our players to reach inwards and find their pettiest, most judgementalselves to really mirror how excruciating modern dating is. We wanted to get away from the ideathat players were going to be emotionally invested in these possible dates, too. Instead, wewant 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 OutreachWe like to say we’re a game made by millennials, for millennials. A Numbers Game is a verytopical game that makes fun of and sheds light on the issues that modern dating has comeacross, especially online dating. However, unlike other games that satirize dating, A NumbersGame has a more cynically realistic and humorous tone. It’s also different because players getto build their dates throughout the game, versus meeting them or having an entire profilehanded to them. Due to the nature of the game, players can come up with millions ofcombinations to create unique, and equally hilarious and cringy, dates with each play.Information About KickstarterWe began our Kickstarter campaign just a few days ago, on the 24th. We have experienced anoverwhelming amount of support from people all over. It’s been truly incredible to have otherssupport and share this game. We have a funding goal of $6500, so any amount helps! But, ifyou donate $30 or more, you’ll get a copy of the game! We have some really cool rewards thatyou get if you donate more, so definitely check out our Kickstarter page! If you want some moreinformation about this, go ahead and go to Kickstarter, and search for A Numbers Game. We’rethe tabletop/card game! Any support would be appreciated, whether you help fund our project oreven just share the link on any social media!Support the Game on Kickstarter! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/51172481/a-numbers-game-the-real-petty-card-based-dating-si?ref=discovery&term=a%20numbers%20gameMeet 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 at: http://www.anumbersga.meFollow on social media at:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anumbersgame4uTwitter: https://twitter.com/anumbersgame4uJoin in the fun, watch the video and get some cool rewards at:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/51172481/a-numbers-game-the-real-petty-card-based-dating-siCoFounders PodcastConversations with Co-Founders & Start-UpsView recent episodes or submit a guest request visit:www.CoFoundersPodcast.comWant to be a guest?  Submit your guest request here: https://www.memberplanet.com/s/probusinesscommunity/guestTo view more photos from this show visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com(Click on the show photo album)Show Host:Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary OfficerPro Business ChannelRich 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.comLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanovaTwitter: https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaComInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/RichCasanovaComStartUp Grind: https://www.startupgrind.com/u/mvushz
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 on Business Developers NetworkRobert Long, VP of Economic Development for Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of CommerceFlorida State University: MS Degree in DemographyGraduate 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 SociologyCertifications•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 CouncilTopics 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.orghttps://www.linkedin.com/in/robertlongcecd/Show Host:  Artie RudermanThe 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.netTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:https://www.memberplanet.com/s/probusinesscommunity/guestTo view photos from this show, visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:https://www.OnAirGuest.com
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 on Business Developers NetworkRobert 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 government: cities, counties, states develop business and improve community life. Web Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links: https://www.cummingforsythchamber.orghttps://www.linkedin.com/in/robertlongcecd/ Show Host: Artie RudermanThe 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.netTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:www.OnAirGuest.comTo view photos from this show, visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Metro Atlanta Chamber SVP and Chief Economist Tom Cunningham on Georgia Business Radio
Metro Atlanta Chamber SVP and Chief Economist Tom Cunningham on Georgia Business RadioTom Cunningham,​ SVP and Chief EconomistMetro Atlanta ChamberThomas 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.comGuest Linkedin Profile:
Metro Atlanta Chamber SVP and Chief Economist Tom Cunningham on Georgia Business Radio
Metro Atlanta Chamber SVP and Chief Economist Tom Cunningham on Georgia Business RadioTom Cunningham,​ SVP and Chief EconomistMetro Atlanta ChamberThomas 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: metroatlantachamber.comGuest Linkedin Profile:https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-cunningham-6027134Georgia 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 OfficerPro Business ChannelRich 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/richcasanovahttps://twitter.com/RichCasanovaComCheck out more episodes or submit a guest request visit:www.GeorgiaBusinessRadio.comTo view guest photos from this show, visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Rejecting Retirement and Creating Community in the Cloud Carl Harkleroad with Imagine.Cloud on Capital Club Radio
Rejecting Retirement and Creating Community in the Cloud Carl Harkleroad with Imagine.Cloud on Capital Club RadioJoin 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 bigcommunity 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.CloudConnect with Carl on Linkedin at:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/carl-harkleroad-30a9512Capital Club RadioHosted by: Michael FlockSponsored by: Flock Specialty FinanceProviding 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.comTo listen to more episodes visit:www.CapitalClubRadioShow.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:www.OnAirGuest.comTo view more photos visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Rejecting Retirement and Creating Community in the Cloud Carl Harkleroad with Imagine.Cloud on Capital Club Radio
Rejecting Retirement and Creating Community in the Cloud Carl Harkleroad with Imagine.Cloud on Capital Club RadioJoin 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 bigcommunity 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.”Capital Club RadioHosted by: Michael FlockSponsored by: Flock Specialty FinanceProviding 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.comTo listen to more episodes visit:www.CapitalClubRadioShow.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:https://www.OnAirGuest.comTo view more photos visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Jeff Plank of HLB Gross Collins Talks Profit Enhancement, Tech Start-ups, Mindshop and More
Jeff  Plank of HLB Gross Collins Talks Profit Enhancement, Tech Start-ups, Mindshop and MoreJeffrey Plank, Director of Consulting ServicesHLB Gross CollinsJeff 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 enhancementBusiness transition planningLitigation supportValuation servicesInternal control engagementsWeb Site / Linkedin / Social Media LinksConnect with Gross Collins: http://www.hlbgrosscollins.comConnect with Jeff Plank:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-plank-mba-cva-cepaShow Host:  Artie RudermanThe 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.netTo listen to more episodes visit:  www.BusinessDevelopersNetwork.comTo view photos from this show visit:  www.ProBusinessPictures.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:https://www.memberplanet.com/s/probusinesscommunity/guest
Jeff Plank of HLB Gross Collins Talks Profit Enhancement, Tech Start-ups, Mindshop and More
Jeff Plank of HLB Gross Collins Talks Profit Enhancement, Tech Start-ups, Mindshop and MoreJeffrey Plank, Director of Consulting ServicesHLB Gross CollinsJeff 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 enhancementBusiness transition planningLitigation supportValuation servicesInternal control engagementsWeb Site / Linkedin / Social Media LinksConnect with Gross Collins: http://www.hlbgrosscollins.comConnect with Jeff Plank: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-plank-mba-cva-cepaShow Host:  Artie RudermanThe 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.netTo listen to more episodes visit: www.BusinessDevelopersNetwork.comTo view more photos from this show visit: www.ProBusinessPictures.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:www.memberplanet.com/s/probusinesscommunity/guest
Andrew Dietz A Subversive in Brooks Brothers Clothing Interview on Capital Club Radio
Andrew Dietz A Subversive in Brooks Brothers Clothing Interview on Capital Club RadioMichael 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.ioConnect with Creative Influence visit:  https://www.creativeinfluence.ioConnect with Andrew Dietz visit:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/asdietzCapital Club Radio
Andrew Dietz A Subversive in Brooks Brothers Clothing Interview on Capital Club Radio
Andrew Dietz A Subversive in Brooks Brothers Clothing Interview on Capital Club RadioMichael 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.”Capital Club RadioHosted by: Michael FlockSponsored by: Flock Specialty FinanceProviding 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.comTo listen to more episodes visit:www.CapitalClubRadioShow.comTo view more photos visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Vidgo Next-Gen Live Streaming Disrupts Cable & Satellite TV Industry Interview on Business Developers Network
Vidgo Next-Gen Live Streaming Disrupts Cable & Satellite TV IndustryAccording 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, CEOVidgoTopics to Discuss: Vidgo’s visionInsightStrategyPlans for outreachMarketing & salesConnect with Vidgo:Website:  www.vidgo.comFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/vidgoLinkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/vidgoConnect with Shane:Linkedin:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/shanecannonThe 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 RudermanFor more info about the show sponsor visit:www.igscorp.netTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:www.BusinessDevelopersNetwork.comTo view photos from this show, visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Vidgo Next-Gen Live Streaming Disrupts Cable & Satellite TV Industry Interview on Business Developers Network
Vidgo Next-Gen Live Streaming Disrupts Cable & Satellite TV IndustryShane Cannon, CEOVidgo According to Forbes, 195 people became billionaires in 2017, We will be talking 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. Topics to Discuss: Vidgo’s visionInsightStrategyPlans for outreachMarketing & salesConnect with Vidgo:Website:  www.vidgo.comFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/vidgoLinkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/vidgoConnect with Shane:Linkedin:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/shanecannonShow Host: Artie RudermanThe 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.netTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:www.BusinessDevelopersNetwork.comTo view photos from this show, visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Team Rubicon and Bonus RUUM Discuss Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief on the Rich Hart Show
Team Rubicon and Bonus RUUM Discuss Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief on the Rich Hart ShowJoe MessereDeputy Director of Region Operations, Southeast Team Rubicon USAAbout 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 UnderservedAcross 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 ReliefWeb Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:www.TeamRubiconUSA.orghttps://www.youtube.com/user/teamrubiconusah...
Team Rubicon and Bonus RUUM Discuss Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief on the Rich Hart Show
Team Rubicon and Bonus RUUM Discuss Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief on the Rich Hart ShowJoe MessereDeputy Director of Region Operations, Southeast Team Rubicon USAAbout 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 UnderservedAcross 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.orghttps://www.youtube.com/user/teamrubiconusahttps://www.facebook.com/teamrubiconhttps://www.instagram.com/teamrubiconhttps://twitter.com/teamrubiconConnect with Joe Messerewww.linkedin.com/in/josephmessere Chet Tischer, OwnerBonus RUUMAbout Chet: Manage all aspects of custom home construction as well as multiple remodeling projects focused primarilyon the challenges of multi-generational living Provided cost saving measures on each project resulting in positive cash flow on every project Successfully managed each project with a 100% safety rating and no warranty issues Implemented a cooperative capitalism initiative whereby we eliminated our marketing cost and businessincreased. Which in turn increased the profits and profit margins. In 2014 I completed a 29 lot subdivision, for a past investor, in Powder Springs, GA. And sold the lots to a local builder.Tandem Realty, LLC.Owner / Principal, Marietta, GA August 2007 – 2009 Marketed, Managed and Advertised over 200 Million dollars in real estate assets Established and operated a successful full service Real Estate and Marketing Company Provided and enhanced the sales/marketing strategies for several building and development companies Successfully provided on-line advertising for developed lots, commercial sites, and raw land Provided custom marketing packages, including full investment overview, community brochure, fact sheet,utility availability, site plan, plat, covenants, and provided every piece of due diligence informationLand Group Partners, LLC.Owner / Principal, Marietta, GA October, 2003 – 2010 Successfully formed and operated a land acquisition and land development company Owned, and or managed over 450 Million dollars of assets Facilitated all aspects of the acquisitions and site development process, construction management both formyself and other developers Managed the engineering and the architectural design process Managed several commercial and residential sites simultaneously Negotiated all acquisition contracts and vendor agreements. Prepared strict budgets and timeline scheduleswith updates to the owners on a weekly or bi-weekly basis Handled due diligence, re-zoning, facilitated community awareness meetings, permitting, and all aspects ofconstruction supervision such as geotechnical and environmental studies. Acted as a liaison between the owners of the property and the county officials, elected officials, as well asthe surrounding community Utilized leadership and organizational skills to motivate, and support builders and sales associatesthroughout the home and/or site selling process. Upon request I can provide a complete list of all developments I have completed. From acquisitions, to rezoning, to site construction, and in some cases we built the homes, and in other cases we sold the lots.Activities:Cobb Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors, 2003-2006East Cobb Area Council Chairman-2006Executive Committee-2007Chairman over all Area Councils-2007Leadership CobbLeadership Cobb Alumni association 2004–2012Leadership Cobb Committee Chair 2007About Bonus RUUM:Bonus RUUM is an affordable way to add livable space to your house without the cost and permanence of remodeling. Everyone here at Bonus RUUM is dedicated to the well being, safety, and comfort of the people in need of home health care.   We have combined cutting edge technology with home health care and found a way to integrate it seamlessly into your house.Topics to Discuss:Up-coming projectFunding opportunitiesWeb Site / Social Media Links:www.BonusRuum.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/realestatedevelopmentMore about the show, host and sponsors:Show Host: Rich HartRich Hart Show Mission: "Bringing the World of Business Closer to You."Format: Business Talk with In Studio Guests! Interviewing Real Estate & Finance Thought Leaders. Broadcasting LIVE from Pro Business Channel Studios in AtlantaTo view photos from this show visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.comTo submit a guest booking requests for consideration visit:www.RichHartShow.comCheck out more episodes and learn more about the show host and sponsors visit:www.RichHart.com
Lauren Westbrook-McIntosh, Global Marketing Lead at Facebook Blueprint Interview on Georgia Business Radio
Lauren Westbrook-McIntosh, Global Marketing Lead at Facebook Blueprint on Georgia Business RadioLauren Westbrook-McIntoshGlobal Marketing Lead at Facebook BlueprintDigital Skills Training Small Business HelpInterviews with:Lauren Westbrook-McIntoshGlobal Marketing Lead at Facebook BlueprintNicole GenzOwner of Rescued FurnishingsMORE 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 FurnishingsWe 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.comhttp://pinterest.com/nicolerescuedCommunity Facebook Blueprint Eventswww.Facebook.com/blueprintDenver, CO June 18-19 | Hampton, VA June 26–28 | Phoenix July 9–10 | Buffalo July 9–11Minneapolis, MN July 18-19 | Helena, MT July 24-25 | Columbus, OH August 1-3Menlo Park / East Palo Alto, CA August 27-30 | San Diego, CA August 6-7Pittsburgh, PA August 9-10 | Topeka, KS September 5-6 | Springfield, MA September 10-11Jackson, MS September 18-19 | Atlanta, GA September 24-26 | Omaha, NE Oct 2-4 | Edison, NJ Oct 8-9Georgia 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 OfficerPro Business ChannelRich 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,
Lauren Westbrook-McIntosh, Global Marketing Lead at Facebook Blueprint Interview on Georgia Business Radio
Lauren Westbrook-McIntosh, Global Marketing Lead at Facebook Blueprint Interview on Georgia Business RadioDigital Skills Training Small Business HelpInterviews with:Lauren Westbrook-McIntoshGlobal Marketing Lead at Facebook BlueprintNicole GenzOwner of Rescued FurnishingsMORE 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 FurnishingsWe 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.comhttp://pinterest.com/nicolerescuedCommunity Facebook Blueprint Eventswww.Facebook.com/blueprintDenver, CO June 18-19Hampton, VA June 26–28Phoenix July 9–10, 2018Buffalo July 9–11, 2018Minneapolis, MN July 18-19Helena, MT July 24-25Columbus, OH August 1-3Menlo Park / East Palo Alto, CA August 27-30San Diego, CA August 6-7Pittsburgh, PA August 9-10Topeka, KS September 5-6Springfield, MA September 10-11Jackson, MS September 18-19Atlanta, GA September 24-26Omaha, NE Oct 2-4Edison, NJ Oct 8-9Georgia 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 OfficerPro Business ChannelRich 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/richcasanovahttps://twitter.com/RichCasanovaComCheck out more episodes visit:www.GeorgiaBusinessRadio.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:http://www.meetme.so/GeorgiaBusinessRadioTo view guest photos from this show, visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Ryan Bennett of Create! Graphix Talks Corporate and Vehicle Graphics on Driving Business Faster
Ryan Bennett of Create! Graphix Talks Corporate and Vehicle Graphics on Driving Business FasterRyan Bennett, Owner and OperatorCreate! GraphixCREATE! GRAPHIX – EST. 2017Yes 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, etcCorporate graphicsVehicle graphicsRacing industry including Pro stockWeb Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:www.creategraphix.netfacebook.com/creategraphixinstagram.com/creategraphixhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-bennett-40a33826Driving Business Faster brought to by Azul Motorsports, where you become the passenger or driver in a real race car! Broadcasting LIVE from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. Tune in live and listen to recent episodes or possibly be a guest along with Professional Race Car Driver and Talk Show Host Chris Grigalunas!Connect with the show sponsor visit:www.AzulMotorsports.comListen to more broadcasts visit:www.DrivingBusinessFaster.com Submit a Show Guest Request visit:
Ryan Bennett of Create! Graphix Talks Corporate and Vehicle Graphics on Driving Business Faster
Ryan Bennett of Create! Graphix Talks Corporate and Vehicle Graphics on Driving Business FasterRyan Bennett, Owner and OperatorCreate! GraphixCREATE! GRAPHIX – EST. 2017Yes 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. Our location is currently open by appointment only, so please arrange your consultation, order pickup, or vehicle drop-off prior to stopping by.Topics Discussed:Starting a small business, goals, history, etcCorporate graphicsVehicle graphicsRacing industry including Pro stockWeb Site / Linkedin / Social Media Links:www.creategraphix.netfacebook.com/creategraphixinstagram.com/creategraphixhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-bennett-40a33826Driving Business Faster brought to by Azul Motorsports, where you become the passenger or driver in a real race car! Broadcasting LIVE from the Pro Business Channel studios in Atlanta. Tune in live and listen to recent episodes or possibly be a guest along with Professional Race Car Driver and Talk Show Host Chris Grigalunas!Connect with the show sponsor visit:www.AzulMotorsports.comListen to more broadcasts visit:www.DrivingBusinessFaster.comSubmit a Show Guest Request visit:www.meetme.so/DrivingBusinessFasterView show photos visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Music Collaboration and Drone and Pilot Identity Platforms Powered by Blockchain on CoFounders Podcast
Music Collaboration and Drone and Pilot Identity Platforms Powered by Blockchain on CoFounders PodcastFarah AllenFounder and CEO of The LABZThe 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 ProtectionAUDIO 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 technologyReal-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.comhttps://twitter.com/TheLabz_Techhttps://facebook.com/thelabztechhttps://www.instagram.com/thelabz_techhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/farahallenRoman Molla, Founder and CEOAirBase NetworkRoman 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/romanmollaJake Hinton, Co-founder and COOAirBase NetworkJake 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 ...
Music Collaboration and Drone and Pilot Identity Platforms Powered by Blockchain on CoFounders Podcast
Music Collaboration and Drone and Pilot Identity Platforms Powered by Blockchain on CoFounders PodcastFarah AllenFounder and CEO of The LABZThe 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 ProtectionAUDIO 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 technologyReal-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.comhttps://twitter.com/TheLabz_Techhttps://facebook.com/thelabztechhttps://www.instagram.com/thelabz_techhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/farahallenRoman Molla, Founder and CEOAirBase NetworkRoman 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/romanmollaJake Hinton, Co-founder and COOAirBase NetworkJake 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-4627753bAbout 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.networkhttps://www.facebook.com/airbasenetworkhttps://twitter.com/airbasenetworkhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/airbase-networks-the-drone-blockchainRoman Monlla:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/romanmollaJake Hinton:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jake-hinton-4627753bCoFounders PodcastConversations with Co-Founders & Start-UpsShow Host:Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary OfficerPro Business ChannelRich 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.comLinkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanovaTwitter:  https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaComInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/RichCasanovaComView recent episodes or submit a guest request visit:www.CoFoundersPodcast.comTo view more photos from this show visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com(Click on the show photo album)
Georgia Manufacturing Alliance Referral Network and Loud Security Increases Revenue via Technology on Business Development Network
Georgia Manufacturing Alliance Referral Network and Loud Security Increases Revenue via Technology on Business Development NetworkLeadership as Business DevelopmentJason Moss, CEOGeorgia 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 & RemarksGMA 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.comJason Moss on Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonsmossControlling Innovation is Business DevelopmentInnovation 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 SalesLoud SecurityRandy 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 SalesLocally 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 in 15 states tells us how Loud Security has grown by embracing technology.  Loud has become the one-stop-shop for controlling all your commercial & residential innovative technologies from security, lighting, door locks, thermostat control, and more.Loud Security expanded product line to include:• Access Control• Commercial Fire Systems• Whole House Audio• Theater Rooms• Home Automation• CCTV• New Construction Wiring• Central vacuumConnect with Loud Security:   www.loudsecurity.comConnect with Randy Sneed on Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/randy-sneed-21978367Show Host:  Artie RudermanThe 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.netTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:www.BusinessDevelopersNetwork.comTo view photos from this show, visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Georgia Manufacturing Alliance Referral Network and Loud Security Increases Revenue via Technology on Business Development Network
Georgia Manufacturing Alliance Referral Network and Loud Security Increases Revenue via Technology on Business Development NetworkLeadership as Business DevelopmentJason Moss, CEOGeorgia 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 & RemarksGMA 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.comJason Moss on Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonsmossControlling Innovation is Business DevelopmentInnovation 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 SalesLoud SecurityRandy 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?
Quit and Get Rich, Fix it in 5 Co-Author Carl Gould on Georgia Business Radio
Quit and Get Rich, Fix it in 5 Co-Author Carl Gould on Georgia Business RadioCarl 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 Them5 Ways to Generate Revenue in the Next 90 DaysTop 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 GouldPersonal Website: CarlGould.comCompany Website: CMTmentors.comCompany Website:  ww.the7stages.comTwitter:  @carlgould
Quit and Get Rich, Fix it in 5 Co-Author Carl Gould on Georgia Business Radio
Quit and Get Rich, Fix it in 5 Co-Author Carl Gould on Georgia Business RadioCarl 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 Them5 Ways to Generate Revenue in the Next 90 DaysTop 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 GouldPersonal Website: CarlGould.comCompany Website: CMTmentors.comCompany Website:  ww.the7stages.comTwitter:  @carlgouldLinkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlgouldGeorgia 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 OfficerPro Business Channel Rich 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/richcasanovahttps://twitter.com/RichCasanovaComCheck out more episodes visit:www.GeorgiaBusinessRadio.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:http://www.meetme.so/GeorgiaBusinessRadioTo view guest photos from this show, visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Hakeem Isaac CoFounder of unboXt on CoFounders Podcast
Hakeem Isaac CoFounder of unboXt on CoFounders PodcastAbout unboXtunboXt 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 StoryCompanies, 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 VisionunboXt 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.ConnectWebsite:  https://getunboxt.comLinkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/hakeem-isaacInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/getunboXtTwitter:  https://twitter.com/getunboxtCoFounders Podcast:  Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-UpsShow Host:Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary OfficerPro Business ChannelRich 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.comLinkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanovaTwitter:  https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaComInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/RichCasanovaCom
Hakeem Isaac CoFounder of unboXt on CoFounders Podcast
Hakeem Isaac CoFounder of unboXt on CoFounders PodcastAbout unboXtunboXt 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 StoryCompanies, 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 VisionunboXt 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.ConnectWebsite:  https://getunboxt.comLinkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/hakeem-isaacInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/getunboXtTwitter:  https://twitter.com/getunboxtCoFounders Podcast:  Conversations with Co-Founders & Start-UpsShow Host:Rich Casanova, Chief Visionary OfficerPro Business ChannelRich 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.comLinkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanovaTwitter:  https://twitter.com/RichCasanovaComInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/RichCasanovaComView recent episodes or submit a guest request visit:www.CoFoundersPodcast.comTo view more photos from this show visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com(Click on the show photo album)
From Healthcare to Auto and Lessons Learned as a Professional Entrepreneur Larry Pearson Interview on Capital Club Radio
From Healthcare to Auto and Lessons Learned as a Professional Entrepreneur Larry Pearson Interview on Capital Club RadioLarry 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 WebsiteIDA on LinkedinCapital Club RadioHosted by: Michael FlockSponsored by: Flock Specialty FinanceProviding 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.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:www.CapitalClubRadioShow.comTo view more photos from this show visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
From Healthcare to Auto and Lessons Learned as a Professional Entrepreneur Larry Pearson Interview on Capital Club Radio
From Healthcare to Auto and Lessons Learned as a Professional Entrepreneur Larry Pearson Interview on Capital Club RadioLarry 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.”Capital Club RadioHosted by: Michael FlockSponsored by: Flock Specialty FinanceProviding 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.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:www.CapitalClubRadioShow.comTo view more photos from this show visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association CEO Rick Walker on Georgia Business Radio
Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association CEO Rick Walker on Georgia Business RadioRick Walker, President CEO and FounderGeorgia 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 CentreGeorgia 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.orgwww.SouthernAutoCon.comGuest Linkedin Profile:
Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association CEO Rick Walker on Georgia Business Radio
Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association CEO Rick Walker on Georgia Business RadioRick Walker, President CEO and FounderGeorgia 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 CentreGeorgia 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.orgwww.SouthernAutoCon.comGuest Linkedin Profile:https://www.linkedin.com/in/rick-walker-a300222Georgia 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 OfficerPro Business Channelhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/richcasanovahttps://twitter.com/RichCasanovaComCheck out more episodes visit:www.GeorgiaBusinessRadio.comTo nominate or submit a guest request visit:http://www.meetme.so/GeorgiaBusinessRadioTo view guest photos from this show, visit:www.ProBusinessPictures.com
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