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Megan Hill with A Stronger Workplace, Marc Morris with The Talmadge Group and Cat Fisher with Kind Bikes

John Ray, Megan Hill, Cat Fisher, Marc Morris, Mike Sammond

John Ray, Megan Hill, Cat Fisher, Marc Morris, Mike Sammond

Megan Hill/A Stronger Workplace

Megan Hill, A Stronger WorkplaceA Stronger Workplace is a Workplace Wellness company serving businesses in the Atlanta area and busy working professionals through Employee Wellness Programs and Personal Training Programs.



Marc Morris/The Talmadge Group

Marc Morris, The Talmadge GroupThe Talmadge Group helps companies of all sizes solve the “people problem” by providing Talent for Tomorrow. The majority of their work is in Information Technology (IT), but they also provide support in the area of sales, engineering and generalist categories. Their value is bringing order and structure to the chaos of hiring, through an easy to implement hiring methodology designed to attract and keep great talent. Finding candidates is easy, hiring them is harder – keeping the great ones is the real challenge.

Cat Fisher/Kind Bikes

Cat Fisher, Kind BikesAt Kind Bikes, the goal is to help you raise money for your favorite charity by providing you with the bicycling tools you need to participate in a cycling event, duathlon, or triathlon. They offer bike rentals, training and cycling know-how to anyone participating in a fund raising charity event. Kind Bikes proudly serves the Greater Atlanta Metro area and a growing number of other communities throughout the United States. Their fleet of bicycles is working hard to raise awareness and money for local and national charities such as the Kiwanis Club, American Diabetes Association, Cycling for Good and Camp Twin Lakes. As the organization continues to serve those who care about their community, they hope to inspire individuals to find creative, healthy ways to support the charities they hold dear.

John interviews Megan





NORTH ATLANTA’S BIZLINK: Senator Brandon Beach, CEO/President of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce

Deborah Lanham and Senator Brandon Beach

Deborah Lanham and Senator Brandon Beach

Senator Brandon Beach/Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the North Fulton Chamber is to be the catalyst for economic development, business growth, and quality of life in North Fulton. The GNFCC promotes the interests of their members by assuming a leadership role in making North Fulton an excellent place to work, live, play and stay. They provide one voice for all local businesses to influence decision makers, recommend legislation, and protect the valuable resources that make North Fulton a popular place to live. From economic development to quality of life, the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC) is active in promoting positive growth and sense of community pride.


Bonnie Mauldin with The Mauldin Group, Jack Tuszynski with Family Life Publications, and Kathy Guidry with Minuteman Press of Alpharetta

John Ray, Bonnie Mauldin, Jack Tuszynski, Kathy Guidry, Steven Julian

John Ray, Bonnie Mauldin, Jack Tuszynski, Kathy Guidry, Steven Julian

Bonnie Mauldin/The Mauldin Group

The Mauldin Group is an award winning 5-star rated internet marketing and public relations agency focused on helping small businesses generate new leads online and getting positive media exposure in the local community. Bonnie and her team has helped many small businesses grow and be profitable.


Jack Tuszynski/Family Life Publications

Family Life Publications help enrich family life and the community with educational & entertaining articles about life, the arts and entertainment with three monthly magazines: North Fulton Family Life, Canton Family Life and Woodstock Family Life. Family Life publications have the largest monthly circulation of direct mailed community magazines. Each magazine is direct mailed to over 23,000 of the optimal demographic homes and businesses in its community. With a print count over 25,000, magazines are also placed in racks around the cities at doctor offices, government offices, restaurants and merchants. Family Life Publications is a great way to learn about your community and boost your business.

Kathy Guidry/Minuteman Press of Alpharetta

As a family owned business, Minuteman Press of Alpharetta is dedicated to providing not only quality products, but quality service too. Their print shop has all of your business and personal printing needs. From brochures to business cards, promotional products, vinyl graphics and more, they specialize in business printing services. They want to ensure your success. Contact them today to request an estimate!





Badsha Das with 8d Quantum, Tony Trowbridge with Areance, and Hogan Bassey with LivFul

John Ray, Badsha Das, Tony Trowbridge, Hogan Bassey, Steven Julian

John Ray, Badsha Das, Tony Trowbridge, Hogan Bassey, Steven Julian

Badsha Das/8d Quantum

Badsha Das, 8d Quantum8d Quantum is a product design and development firm specializing in loT and consumer goods, industrial products and medical devices.  Their team of engineers are experts in Sensor Technology and IoT. 8 Quantum’s highly complex predictive and cognitive algorithms make the product ‘smart’ that observe, communicate, analyze and respond to their environment. The clients engage 8d Quantum for CAD, PCB Design, Sensor Technology, Product Visualization & Animation and App Design & Development. They believe that great design encompasses both Art and Science. Art defines the creativity, uniqueness and Science defines the best possible solution in the physical world.

Tony Trowbridge/Areance

The world is in the early stages of the 4th Industrial Revolution that will fundamentally change the way we live, work and relate to one another. Along with these changes will come great opportunities and great challenges… At Areance, they want to help make those changes be positive, dramatic and be part of the global ecosystem that continues to make the “human factor” it’s first priority. This is the “why” they exist… As stated by Klaus Schwab (author: The Fourth Industrial Revolution): “Leaders and citizens must together shape a future that works for all by putting people first, empowering them and constantly reminding ourselves that all of these new technologies are first and foremost tools made by people for people.”

As an Atlanta-based advisory, integration and innovation firm, they help their clients not only understand these technologies, they develop strategic roadmaps, they work alongside their teams to implement change, they discover new products/services to extend their competitive edge, and at all times, they act as their partner. This is “what” Areance does…

The “how” is pretty straight-forward: Areance has the best people advising their clients, they have the best people developing new products and services, and all of them love working together to solve problems and innovate.

Hogan Bassey/LivFul

LivFul is a biotech on a mission to save 200,000 lives per year. They are passionate about saving lives and transforming communities. They use a patented algae-based micro-encapsulation (control release) technology platform to address mosquito and bacteria-borne diseases through their flagship product, Akiva Repellent and Antiseptic wipes.



Shawn LaFave with North Georgia Promotions, Diane Campbell with Gratitude Goodies, and Seth Gilland with FSI

John Ray, Diane Campbell, Seth Gilland, Shawn LaFave, Steven Julian

John Ray, Diane Campbell, Seth Gilland, Shawn LaFave, Steven Julian

Shawn LaFave/North Georgia Promotions

NGA Promotions has grown to be one of North Georgia’s premier, family-owned providers of quality promotional products for any branding, marketing, publicity or communications need.
They offer high quality custom screen printing and embroidery, digital printing and customized promotional items.

Diane Campbell/Gratitude Goodies

Gratitude Goodies  is a corporately-focused gift basket company that provides delicious, stunning gifts to businesses all over the Metro Atlanta area and nationwide. When you call, your order is created in real time by our skilled designers with an eye for elegance and style. They also have a full featured web site at Clients choose Gratitude Goodies, when they want unique designs that help them express their sentiments in a meaningful way. Let them help you say “Thank you”, “Congratulations”, “Let’s celebrate”, “We’re thinking of you” and so much more. Gratitude Goodies was started in the basement of Diane’s home. Not six months later Marian McMichael joined her as Business Manager. Together they have built Gratitude Goodies which now resides in 1500 sq ft of production space with 4 employees. Each year they have grown and have been recognized in business. They are the proud recipients of the 2014 Small Business Award in Forsyth County, been name the Best of Forsyth in 2015 in the Gourmet Food Category, are a certified woman own business with the National Woman Business Owners Corporation and have recently been nominated for another small business award with the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce this year.

Seth Gilland/Fulfillment Strategies International

During their 20 years in business, Fulfillment Strategies International has established itself as a leading provider of third party logistics/fulfillment services, helping companies to deliver merchandise to consumers, retail stores and businesses around the corner and around the globe.  FSI offers a full suite of 3PL fulfillment services including storage, inventory management, pick/pack/ship of orders, International shipping expertise, promotional support and custom kit assembly.  FSI offers a unique approach to fulfillment support.  By layering technology solutions and system/web site integrations with proven logistics best practices, clients gain a solid partner on their team.  FSI’s clients maintain a wide variety of sales channels requiring all types of support.  Their diverse service offering gives clients the peace of mind to focus on their business development and growth while giving them a true competitive advantage in the marketplace.