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Paul Sharman with The Sharman Law Group, Kirkley Hennessy with Hennessy Transportation, and Ehab Jaleel with Amana Academy Charter School

John Ray, Paul Sharman, Ehab Jaleel, Kirkley Hennessy, Steven Julian

John Ray, Paul Sharman, Ehab Jaleel, Kirkley Hennessy, Steven Julian

Paul Sharman/The Sharman Law Group

In 2011, Paul opened The Sharman Law Firm to serve clients in overtime, employment discrimination, employee benefits and other employment-related disputes, as well as appellate clients. Paul is admitted to the State Bar of Georgia, United States District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia, Middle District of Georgia and Southern District of Georgia, as well as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition to his practice as an Atlanta employment attorney, Paul serves on the Board of Directors of the North Fulton Bar Association and is also an active member of the Atlanta Bar Association, American Association for Justice and the National Employment Lawyers Association, Georgia chapter.

Kirkley Hennessy/Hennessy Transportation

Hennessy Transportation is an Atlanta based global ground transportation company providing luxury world-class service in over 500 cities and 1,200 airports. Their client list varies from personal luxury transportation to corporate group transportation. They are proud to say that virtually every Fortune 500 company relies on Hennessy every minute, every hour, every day. Brides and Grooms and their wedding party depend on Hennessy when moving the bridal party from the ceremony to the reception. Families count on Hennessy when they’re needing to get to the airport before the big vacation. So can you! Whether you are needing a sedan to the airport, a stretch limousine for a special night out or a bus to get your corporate executives on location, on time, Hennessy is the company you’re looking for.

Ehab Jaleel/Amana Academy Charter School

Amana Academy, a Fulton County public charter school serving 750 students, is the first K-8 Certified STEM School by the Georgia Department of Education. Founded on the principles of stewardship and responsibility, the school is incorporated in the state of Georgia as a non-profit charter school and is located in Alpharetta, Georgia.  Amana’s unique set of educational approaches centers on the Harvard-based Expeditionary Learning model and is focused on preparing students for high academic achievement beyond what they think possible, so that they become active contributors to building a better world. In 2011 the school was named Georgia Charter School of the Year by the Coca-Cola Foundation, and it received a STEM Education Dissemination Award by the Georgia Department of Education in 2012. The school was also ranked the #1 Middle School in Georgia in 2010 by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, and awarded an Annie E. Casey Foundation Grant, among many other honors and awards for its commitment to environmental education and for its pioneering Arabic language program. Amana Academy students reside primarily in Alpharetta and Roswell and the school is open to all students who are eligible to attend Fulton County Public Schools during the specified open enrollment period without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, disabling condition, or English proficiency.

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Deborah Lanham, Todd Peneguy, Mike Sammond

Deborah Lanham, Todd Peneguy, Mike Sammond

Todd Peneguy/TAG

It’s a new world for tech, and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has emerged as a world-class membership organization and an engine for economic development for the state of Georgia. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances Georgia’s tech-based economy.


Bill May with Ecycle Atlanta, Linda Coyle with LGE Community Credit Union, and Rick Newcomer with Signal Outdoor Advertising

John Ray, Bill May, Linda Coyle, Rick Newcomer, Mike Sammond

John Ray, Bill May, Linda Coyle, Rick Newcomer, Mike Sammond

Bill May/Ecycle Atlanta

Ecycle Atlanta provides an easy solution for your company’s surplus IT equipment. Old office computers, laptops and servers can all be recycled in an Earth-friendly manner. Their services include free on-site pickup and removal in the metro Atlanta area. Ecycle Atlanta is an EPA compliant and HIPAA certified company. Call 678 324-9760 to schedule a pickup.

Linda Coyle/LGE Community Credit Union

LGE Community Credit Union provides full-service, federally insured banking to over 100,000 members in northwest Georgia, with better rates and lower fees than you will typically find in a big bank. They serve all residents of Cobb, Paulding, Cherokee, and Fulton counties.  
LGE Community Credit Union is dedicated to improving the financial well-being of its members through economically priced and conveniently delivered services, caring personal service, and sound financial management.

Rick Newcomer/Signal Outdoor Advertising

Signal is a leading outdoor advertising company known for innovation and excellence in the development of out-of‐home media properties. Their expertise is focused on the development of street furniture, which includes bus shelters, bus passenger benches, kiosks and transit advertising. Established in 1998, the company operates advertising assets in over 100 municipalities, with an inventory of more than 10,000 advertising displays.

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Mayor Jere Wood with the City of Roswell, Steve Schilling with Digital Ignition, and Dr. Glenn Cannon with Gwinnett Tech

John Ray, Mayor Jere Wood, Steve Schilling, Dr. Glenn Cannon, Mike Sammond

John Ray, Mayor Jere Wood, Steve Schilling, Dr. Glenn Cannon, Mike Sammond

Mayor Jere Wood/City of Roswell

The City of Roswell continues to be a leader in the metro Atlanta area in managing the current and future growth of this wonderful city. Roswell is fortunate to have leaders who concentrate their policy-making into solid guidelines for smart growth and development. The Community Development Department is responsible for carrying out those guidelines. The City has implemented a number of projects that will enhance their community. These projects include receiving a $2.3 million LCI Grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission to fund the redevelopment of the Roswell Midtown from Norcross Street to Commerce Parkway; completion of the Transportation Master Plan; and the Town Square area Design Charettes. The Community Development Department also oversees economic development, building inspection and code enforcement. Roswell’s enforcement of building codes, with respect to apartments, is the model for metro Atlanta.

Steve Schilling/Digital Ignition

Digital Ignition is a tech incubator designed to foster the growth of North Georgia’s tech community. Located in Alpharetta, GA, Digital Ignition is committed to launching the next big North Georgia success story by supporting and inspiring today’s entrepreneurs with 45,000 square feet of unique, flexible co-working space in which to innovate, create and collaborate, along with access to experienced mentors and investors.

Dr. Glenn Cannon/Gwinnett Tech

Gwinnett Technical College is one of Georgia’s largest technical colleges and is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of their community. The college offers more than 150 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs, and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech is Gwinnett County’s largest provider of corporate training and also serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County through their new Alpharetta-North Fulton campus.

Mayor Wood, Steve Schilling, Dr. Cannon


Jane Ratliff with Bluehair Technology Group, Trenton Carson with TC Productions, and Andrew Traub with A&S Culinary Concepts

Mike Sammond, Jane Ratliff, Trenton Carson, Andrew Traub

Mike Sammond, Jane Ratliff, Trenton Carson, Andrew Traub

Jane Ratliff/Bluehair Technology Group

Bluehair Technology Group is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to show seniors how to use technology so they can stay connected to their family, friends and the world. They are committed to the principle that older adults possess limitless potential to develop as individuals. BHT improves the lives of seniors through accessible and adult friendly technology education that results in connectivity with family, community and the world.

Trenton Carson/TC Productions

Trenton Carson has a bachelor’s degree in Cinematography from Southern Illinois University. That educational background as well as on the field work experience, allows him to create stunning video visuals. He utilizes his creativity to help his clients, business owners, better connect with their audience by allowing the audience to connect visually with his clients.

Andrew Traub/A&S Culinary Concepts

A&S Culinary Concepts is a culinary studio, they offer cooking classes for private groups or open classes on line, team building for businesses and corporations and they do corporate catering. They are a culinary partner with the Big Green Egg, so A&S offers many different type of Big Green Egg classes from Grilling to all day Boot Camps. A&S are farm to table and deal with local vendors as much as possible. Most of their food is made on premises from scratch from mayonnaise to ice cream and pickles. They have a pastry chef on premise, so all of their pastries are made from scratch. Their menus are guidelines, they like to work with the customer to personalize what they want, this way you also know everything is made fresh for you. They invite anyone to come and see the studio at any time.