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Joe Iarocci with Cairnway, Dave Bernard with The Intellection Group, and Angela Ellington with Moistura Silk

John Ray, Dave Bernard, Angela Ellington, Joe Iarocci, Mike Sammond

Joe Iarocci/Cairnway

Cairnway is a collective of servant leadership promoters helping businesses apply the power of servant leadership in the workplace. Servant leadership is a powerful approach to achieving common goals in which the leader acts to serve those who are led. Cairnway offers practical servant leadership training programs for individuals and teams that seek superior results. Servant leadership works for those pursuing greater employee engagement, customer loyalty and innovation. Members of the Cairnway team appreciate every opportunity to share their expertise in management, leadership development, human resources, executive education, coaching and public speaking.

Dave Bernard/The Intellection Group

As they have done for 15 years, The Intellection Group fixes broken and stalled technology projects for CTOs, CFOs, COOs, and CEOs of organizations of all sizes. The company’s specialty is complex (and often, award-winning) SaaS projects, and they’ve become well-known as the “vendor of last resorts” for many of their clients. The Intellection Group’s work has won awards such as the TAG Excalibur Award, the TAG Top 40 Most Innovative Company Award, and the Virginia Governor’s Technology Award. The company is a recognized innovator in natural language and virtual reality technologies.

Angela Ellington/Moistura Silk

Moistura Silk hair care brand creates a sensorial approach to hair care, delivering a holistic beauty experience with an uncompromised look and feel of hair. A holistic beauty experience where technology and feelings coexist as one. The result is a hair experience that you can smell…see…feel the difference. Moistura Silk is a multicultural product for all textures of hair. The brand manufacturer is RTG Research Laboratories LLC, a personal care company located in Atlanta Georgia. RTG Research Laboratories, will focus on grassroots community efforts to include the commitment to educate young women in the field of cosmetic science.

 

Jack Berube with Zenergyst Technologies, Dr. Jyotir Jani with Piedmont Physicians at John’s Creek, and Chris LaMorte with Web Chimpy

John Ray, Chris LaMorte, Dr. Jyotir Jani, Jack Berube

Jack Berube/Zenergyst Technologies

Zenergyst is THE operating system for real estate agents – a single cloud platform with all of the necessary applications to run a real estate business entirely from the cloud. Agents can acquire and manage customers using Zenergyst’s lead capture, drip marketing and CRM, and can empower their business process with work flow checklists, integrated electronic signatures and shareable document storage. Also a one of a kind consumer dashboard introduces never before seen transparency for consumers into the real estate transaction. Zenergyst is a portfolio company of the National Association of REALTORS.

Dr. Jyotir Jani/Piedmont Physicians at John’s Creek

A private, not-for-profit organization serving nearly 2 million patients across Georgia, Piedmont is transforming healthcare, creating a destination for the best clinicians and a one-of-a-kind experience that always puts patients first. Today, more than 110 years since it was founded, Piedmont is known as a leading health system in cancer care, treatment of heart disease and organ transplantation with 7 hospitals, 19 urgent care centers, 94 physician practice locations – including Piedmont Physicians at Johns Creek – and 1615 Piedmont Clinic members. Our 16,500 employees dedicate themselves to making a positive difference in every life we touch and our commitment doesn’t stop there. In FY 2016, Piedmont provided more than $142 million in uncompensated care and invested an additional $9.6 million in community benefit programming.

Chris LaMorte/Web Chimpy

Web Chimpy is an innovative marketing company that builds websites for small businesses and helps market them online. They use a proprietary software that helps speed up their processes so they can get great results at an affordable price.

 

 

Brian Mock with Insured Benefit Plans, Robert M. Rosner with Robert M. Rosner and Associates and Tom Studer with Symmetry Benefit Solutions

John Ray, Brian Mock, Robert M. Rosner, Tom Studer, Mike Sammond

Brian Mock/Insured Benefit Plans

Insured Benefit Plans, (IBP) and Alternative Benefit Plans, (ABP) are focused on assisting employers in the development and administration of employee benefit programs, with a key focus on health insurance and the employee engagement required to educate plan participants about their benefits.  ABP handles all aspects of the administration of self-funded health plans, including plan design, network administration, re-insurance contracting, claims paying and plan reviews, typically for companies with 100 or more employees.  IBP’s focus is on fully-insured programs for small to medium businesses with anywhere from 2 to 2000 employees and the day to day administration of those plans for their clients.  Their product knowledge goes beyond health insurance, the key component of most employee benefit plans, to Life, Disability, Dental, Vision and Worksite insurance programs.

Robert M. Rosner/Robert M. Rosner and Associates

Robert M. Rosner, CLU is the owner and president of Robert M. Rosner and Associates. Rosner and Associates is an independent insurance agency, representing a variety of companies to obtain the right insurance policies for their clients.  Robert has over 40 years’ experience. He has earned the professional designation of Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). Robert works with business owners, sales people, self-employed business people and professionals. He enjoys working with young professionals that are still in school or in training. Robert also works with other life insurance, property and casualty agents, and stockbrokers and financial planners. They appreciate his expertise and broad knowledge base in all areas of insurance.

Tom Studer/Symmetry Benefit Solutions

Symmetry Benefit Solutions provides employee benefits solutions for small to mid-size companies. Customizing a company’s benefit helps them to attract and retain the brightest and best employees. They do that by analyzing a company’s present plan and compare to companies in their industry. Once that is completed, they will provide solutions with an array of health plans as well as unique volunteer products which will improve their current benefits while lowering cost. They will run a wage and benefit compensation report for your industry at no cost.

Gene Norman with WeatherCall, Donna Crawford with the Crawford Law Group and Alan Moise with Thrive Senior Living

John Ray, Gene Norman, Donna Crawford, Alan Moise, Mike Sammond

Gene Norman/WeatherCall

WeatherCall is a personal weather alarm, instantly, accurately and precisely letting individuals and businesses know when dangerous storms or lightning are coming an exact location. Unlike other methods, WeatherCall is unique because notifications are made by both a phone call and a text message.

Gene is a broadcast meteorologist with over 20 years’ experience with a passion for public safety. He particularly enjoys educating a wide variety of audiences on the value of planning and preparing for dangerous weather.

Donna Crawford/Crawford Law Group

Crawford Law Group is a law firm serving small- to medium-sized businesses and individuals throughout Georgia with respect to transactional matters and estate planning. The firm’s transactional practice offers a wide range of legal services, from entity formation to dissolution, and routinely advises clients on the selection of the appropriate type of entity for their business, the preparation of buy-sell and shareholder agreements between co-owners of businesses, and the purchase/sale of existing businesses. The firm also advises clients on various types of business-related contracts, including independent contractor and employment agreements, vendor/supplier agreements, covenants not to compete, leases, etc. Crawford Law also offers estate planning services, including Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Advanced Health Care Directives.

Alan Moise/Thrive Senior Living

Thrive Senior Living is a privately-owned operator of senior living communities in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic United States.  Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Fulton County, Thrive employs over 600 team members in 8 states.  Thrive has grown exclusively through the development of new properties, and has adopted a unique and disruptive approach to senior care through the use of innovative technology and resident engagement programs to enhance quality of life for residents and their families.  See how Thrive is setting a new standard for senior living by stopping by The Georgian Lakeside, located at 1070 Hardscrabble Rd in Roswell, GA or on the web at www.georgianlakeside.com.

Lesley-Ann Drake with Path to Shine, Dr. Rob Anderson with Fulton County Schools, and Denise Townsend with United Way of Greater Atlanta

 

John Ray, Lesley-Ann Drake, Denise Townsend, Dr. Rob Anderson

Lesley-Ann Drake/Path to Shine

Path To Shine provides free after-school mentoring and tutoring for under-served, elementary school children once a week. Working with small groups of children, and no more than 2 children per adult volunteer, Path To Shine programs build trusting relationships between adult volunteers and the children. Since beginning in 2010, Path To Shine has grown to 13 programs around the state of Georgia serving 173 children and engaging more than 140 volunteers. Some of our programs are in their 5th or 6th year! The program is a commitment for all concerned but it is a commitment well worth making.

Dr. Rob Anderson/Fulton County Schools

Dr. Rob Anderson serves as Deputy Superintendent of Academics for the Fulton County School system.  As the fourth largest school system in Georgia, Fulton has more than 10,500 full-time employees, including more than 7,500 teachers and other certified personnel, who work in 101 schools and administrative and support buildings.

 

Denise Townsend/United Way of Greater Atlanta

United Way of Greater Atlanta works to tackle complex issues and drive sustainable positive change. It brings together donors, volunteers, businesses, nonprofits and others to work as a team and make things happen where it is needed most. United Way is the platform that enables individuals, groups and companies to make a difference – individually and collectively – in whatever way they wish to contribute their time, talent and treasure.

Communities can thrive today and reach their greatest potential only if our children are thriving. That’s why United Way’s focus is on creating a community where “all the children are well.” By ensuring that every child in their community has the opportunity to reach his or her potential, they are building a strong future for Greater Atlanta.

MASTERMIND YOUR LAUNCH: Carole Williams & Gina Gentilozzi with 48in48.org

Carole Williams, Stefanie Diaz, Gina Gentilozzi

Carole Williams & Gina Gentilozzi/48in48.org

Carole Williams comes to 48in48 with six years of experience in nonprofit management. She has worked with large-scale and recognizable nonprofit brands. Most recently Williams worked in Major Gifts with United Way of Miami-Dade while building corporate campaigns in the legal industry. Previously, Williams also worked in nonprofit fundraising and events with the American Diabetes Association. Currently, Williams has moved back to her roots in Georgia and has taken on running the start-up nonprofit, 48in48, as Executive Director, bringing marketing and technology to nonprofits in, now 4 cities across the country.

Gina Gentilozzi has worked in hospitality and entertainment for three decades. Gina has started several small businesses in entertainment management and event logistics. Her most recent launch was Whiskey and Redheads Music, specializing in songwriter resources, brand creation and career management. Gentilozzi has joined 48in48, as Manager of Events and Development, to aid with the worldwide expansion of their mission to impact citizens in need everywhere through the skills of digital/technology professionals. Gina looks forward to working with each new city to make a difference.

Stefanie Diaz/Mastermind Your Launch

Stefanie Diaz has always had a keen ability for developing marketing strategies for entrepreneurs, but it’s her ability to position startups for accelerated momentum through personal branding and content marketing that has become the cornerstone to her professional success. Her background includes being a strategic adviser to CEO’s spanning startup phase to over $100 million in annual revenue. She has led strategic partnerships with global retailers and Fortune 500 companies, as well as facilitated multi-million dollar government contracts. There is something magnetic about the energy of startup founders that draws Stefanie in. They’re hungry, driven, and committed to making positive change for themselves and the greater community. After conducting over 60 interviews to date, Stefanie is excited to bring Mastermind Your Launch to the Business Radio X platform. Learn more at MastermindYourLaunch.com.

 

 

Kris Cavanaugh Castro with Shift Inc., Derak Rawlings with Roswell Infiniti, and Jessica Onorato and Alvaro Arauz with NorthPoint Executive Suites

John Ray, Kris Cavanaugh Castro, Derak Rawlings, Jessica Onorato, Alvaro Arauz, Mike Sammond

Kris Cavanaugh Castro/Shift Inc.

Kris Cavanaugh Castro is the B.O.S.S. Coach (Helping Business Owners Set bold goals and Secure amazing results to successfully thrive at work and at home!).  Her company, Shift Inc., has been in business since 2007 and her background includes over 20-years of experience training, mentoring, and coaching Business Owners, Senior Executives and Teams in a variety of industries.  She is a certified ICF Coach and expert strategist with an amazing ability to pull her clients through difficult challenges – allowing them to produce more consistent results, increase their effectiveness, and achieve their long-term goals more easily.  To view a short video about Kris and her company – or request a Coffee & Conversation meeting to learn more about her coaching programs – go to www.ShiftBossCoach.com / www.BeginToShift.com.

Derak Rawlings/Roswell Infiniti

As one of the nation’s original Infiniti dealers, they have witnessed the growth of our area and how today’s customers expect and demand more than ever before. Their goal is to exceed your expectations. Their satisfied customers, many of them repeat customers, come from all over Georgia and the Southeast because buying or leasing a new Infiniti from Roswell Infiniti is both a pleasant and rewarding experience.

Jessica Onorato and Alvaro Arauz/NorthPoint Executive Suites 

NorthPoint Executive Suites offers turnkey office and virtual solutions to fit every need.  From start up companies to large corporations, their clients appreciate the flexibility, convenience and affordable solutions they provide. their all inclusive office rentals provide furniture, internet, coffee and conference rooms, and a fantastic community for professionals to network and do business with one another.

Pat Check with Latitude 34 Company Communications, Steve Manley with Manley Land Design, and Lynne Davis with NterNow

John Ray, Steve Manley, Pat Check, Lynne Davis, Mike Sammond

Pat Check/Latitude 34 Company Communications

Latitude 34 Company Communications offers companies senior-level expertise on how to effectively communicate with customers, potential customers, employees, the press, the community, and other key audiences. The company’s team-based approach is unique in that it customizes teams that have specific knowledge and experience to service a particular client. Each team is assembled by Pat Check, an accredited public relations professional, who is the owner and president of Latitude 34 Company Communications. Pat has more than 25 years in the PR industry with work experience in the corporate world, agency side, and non-profit organizations.

Steve Manley/Manley Land Design

Manley Land Design is a landscape architecture and land planning  based in Alpharetta, Georgia. They have been in business since 1989 offering quality land planning and landscape design across the southeast.

 

 

Lynne Davis/NterNow

Ever wanted to tour a home in a New Home Subdivision but all you could do is peer in the windows of the locked home? Wouldn’t it be great if you could tour it on the spot without having to bother a Realtor to unlock it for you? Real Estate Entrepreneur Lynne Davis recognized the Do-It-Yourself mode of Homebuyers today and invented a way to do just that! The service, NterNow (pronounced ENTER NOW) is used by dozens of homebuilders in the south today. Here in Atlanta you can DIY tour homes built by Edward Andrews, The Providence Group, Brock Built, Lennar, Pulte and others just by calling in or using the handy app! Easy, convenient and fun!

 

MASTERMIND YOUR LAUNCH: Lauren Patrick with PrettySouthern.com and Terminus

Stefanie Diaz and Lauren Patrick

Lauren Patrick/PrettySouthern.com and Terminus

Lauren Patrick is the Editor of PrettySouthern.com and the Storyteller at Terminus: Account-Based Marketing. She’s a graduate of UGA’s Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication, where she served as Editor of The Red & Black. Since her graduation from UGA in 2007, Lauren worked for Naylor publications, Jezebel magazine, AutoTrader.com, and RaceTrac convenience stores before making her “pivot” to the startup world.

Lauren is passionate about helping early-stage technology companies launch their marketing programs. As Storyteller for Terminus, Lauren manages PR, marketing communications, and social media for the brand. 2016 was a big year for Lauren, as she helped Terminus win Best Place to Work from the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Startup of the Year from the Atlanta Chapter of the American Marketing Association, and the TAG Social Savvy award. Terminus is her fourth startup in addition to Pretty Southern, and helping her husband, Kevin, with his car company Exomotive.

Twitter: @Pretty_Southern / @Terminus
Website: www.PrettySouthern.com /  www.Terminus.com

Stefanie Diaz/Mastermind Your Launch

Stefanie Diaz has always had a keen ability for developing marketing strategies for entrepreneurs, but it’s her ability to position startups for accelerated momentum through personal branding and content marketing that has become the cornerstone to her professional success. Her background includes being a strategic adviser to CEO’s spanning startup phase to over $100 million in annual revenue. She has led strategic partnerships with global retailers and Fortune 500 companies, as well as facilitated multi-million dollar government contracts. There is something magnetic about the energy of startup founders that draws Stefanie in. They’re hungry, driven, and committed to making positive change for themselves and the greater community. After conducting over 60 interviews to date, Stefanie is excited to bring Mastermind Your Launch to the Business Radio X platform. Learn more at MastermindYourLaunch.com.

Jennifer McGilton with SelecSource Staffing Services, Donald Mitchell with Donald Mitchell Design, and Becky Berry with Becky Berry Career Coaching

John Ray, Jennifer McGilton, Donald Mitchell, Becky Berry, Mike Sammond

Jennifer McGilton/SelecSource Staffing Services

This year SelecSource Staffing is celebrating their twentieth Anniversary! SelecSource specializes in light industrial, administrative, clerical, skilled trades, electrical, and direct placement staffing. Their branch locations in the Atlanta area include: Suwanee, metro Atlanta, and McDonough. They also have locations South Georgia and Savannah. In two thousand sixteen, SelecSource Staffing employed over five thousand people! They are recognized among the top one percent of staffing firms nationwide, having won the industry’s coveted Best of Staffing award several years in a row.

Donald Mitchell/Donald Mitchell Design

Donald Mitchell Design is a small boutique firm specializing in high-end residential, secondary homes and small business/commercial. A premier interior design firm dedicated to providing their clients with clever ideas, innovative designs and a creative professional atmosphere.

 

 

Becky Berry/Becky Berry Career Coaching

Becky Berry coaches women who are at a crossroads in their lives. Her extensive experience in career change, including multiple careers and 12 years at home, gives her deep insights into how women can discover and access meaningful careers. Her most recent program, The Women’s Tech Conservatory, is designed to help women access careers they wouldn’t typically consider, particularly in technology. Becky’s unique take on exploring tech careers is the result of her own tech experience, including founding, with her late husband, a tech startup. She is also a social entrepreneur. Becky works with clients both locally and remotely. She’s a North Fulton native, and currently serves on the Education Committee of the STAR House Foundation in Roswell. Find out more about her at beckyberrycoach.com.