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Tom Martin with Proactive Payroll, Alan Rosenbaum with Dream Vacations, and Zane Kinney with Astinel Security & Forensics

John Ray, Tom Martin, Zane Kinney, Alan Rosenbaum, Mike Sammond

John Ray, Tom Martin, Zane Kinney, Alan Rosenbaum, Mike Sammond

Tom Martin/Proactive Payroll

Proactive Payroll was founded to be a different kind of payroll service. They do only payroll and don’t try to be everything to everybody. They are a team of very experienced payroll professionals. Proactive Payroll networks extensively so they can refer their clients to the best professionals, whether they are associated with payroll or not. Proactive Payroll has state of the art technologies that help their clients comply with the complexities surrounding payroll and integrate with other related service providers. They are inquisitive people who really want to know all about their clients and find ways to help them in any way they can.

Alan Rosenbaum/Dream Vacations

Alan Rosenbaum has been planning vacations since 2003. In 2003, Dream Vacations was known as CruiseOne because virtually all bookings were cruises. However, over the years they added almost everything related to vacations, so in April of 2016, they re-branded to Dream Vacations. In the past, Alan served on the CruiseOne Advisory Board. He has been quoted numerous times in trade publications and he is currently mentoring two new franchise owners.

Zane Kinney/Astinel Security & Forensics

Astinel Security & Forensics provides risk and investigative services. They respond to the crisis in your business related to fraud, theft, risk, security, embezzlement and workplace misconduct. More importantly, they show you as s business how to prevent loss. Serving the legal community, they conduct private investigations and forensic reviews. Zane Kinney has spent his entire adult life in the protection field. His background exceeds 25 years in Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention, Corporate Investigations, Physical Security, Private Investigations and Forensics. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and licensed Private Investigator in the state of Georgia. Zane sits on the board of the Atlanta Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners and frequently speaks on fraud prevention in the workplace.




Peg Hussing with EcoShredding, Skip Rolquin with Dramatic Water Solutions, and Mary Warren with Cristomar Fine Rug Cleaning and Repair

Steven Julian, Peg Hussing, Skip Rolquin, Mary Warren, Mike Sammond

Steven Julian, Peg Hussing, Skip Rolquin, Mary Warren, Mike Sammond

Peg Hussing/EcoShredding

EcoShredding is an “on-site” mobile document destruction company. Locally owned and operated, their offices are in the City of Alpharetta. They service all of Atlanta and the surrounding metro areas. EcoShredding offers convenient, secure, and environmentally sound document destruction service in and around Atlanta! Discover why they are the most trusted, locally owned document destruction service around.

Skip Rolquin/Dramatic Water Solutions

Dramatic Water Solutions opened up its doors in May, 1999 to serve the Metro Atlanta area with water filtration and office water cooler sales and services. Now after almost 10 years they have simplified their pricing and services as well as limited their product line offerings to filtration systems that are both useful and economical to both offices and homeowners in the Atlanta area. If you do not see an offering for filtration that meets your individual needs on their website, feel free to contact them to see if they can assist you with your specific water filtration needs. Providing water filtration to Atlanta Homes and Offices for over 10 years.

Mary Warren/Cristomar Fine Rug Cleaning and Repair

Mary Warren, CristomarCristomar is a family-owned business with a small staff of trained professionals, certified by Wools of New Zealand as wool-care specialists. They are proud members of the Association of Rug Cleaning Specialists (ARCS) and The National Institute of Rug Cleaning (NIRC), and participate in ongoing education and training to provide the most up-to-date cleaning and repair practices. They are a rug cleaning Atlanta operation with the only North Atlanta in-plant heated dry room. Cristomar specializes in area rugs only. Their fresh water cleaning process removes deep down dirt and the dry room allows them to dry your oriental rug quickly after washing. Their team prides themselves on the best care of your rugs. From their family to yours, they want to make sure you have the best possible experience with their team.



NORTH ATLANTA’S BIZLINK: Peter Stewart of Cyviz

Mike Sammond, Peter Stewart, Deborah Lanham

Mike Sammond, Peter Stewart, Deborah Lanham

North Atlanta’s BizLink
The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce linking you to Business Leaders

Guest: Peter Stewart/Cyviz 

Peter Stewart, CyvizPeter Stewart serves as President of North America for Cyviz, a global provider of high performance visualization, collaboration and command & control environments. Peter brings 20 years of relevant experience with positions in technology strategy, sales, alliances and product management.

By applying themselves to making their customers’ lives simpler, Cyviz has created a formula for product integration on a systems level that has become the industry benchmark. Their groundbreaking technology represents a paradigm shift in the way organizations deploy, use and support large numbers of feature rich collaboration environments. The beauty of The Cyviz Experience is in its simplicity: intuitive to operate; easy to connect; uncomplicated to expand; simple to maintain. In short: High-end visual collaboration made easy. Cyviz is headquartered in Stavanger, Norway with regional offices in Houston, Washington DC, Dubai, Riyadh, Beijing, and Singapore.

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George Davis with Netcom PaySystems, Marvin Austin with SuperGreen Solutions, and George Colmant with Points North Atlanta Magazine

Mike Sammond, Marvin Austin, George Davis, George Colmant

Mike Sammond, Marvin Austin, George Davis, George Colmant

George Davis/Netcom PaySystems

Netcom PaySystem goes a step beyond most payment service companies by providing the most in-depth and comprehensive payment solutions in the industry along with exemplary customer service. Since 1987 Netcom PaySystem has been on the cutting edge and has branded the following payment solutions to suit your client’s needs. Netcom PaySystem’s attrition rate is one of the lowest, if not the lowest in the industry. Netcom PaySystem can proudly boast that only 2-4% of their clients ever leave them, and out of that; close to 50% return within the first year. Netcom PaySystem prides itself on being as eager to practice good, old-fashioned customer care as it is to pioneer new products. Netcom PaySystem is proud to provide the most up to date and innovative products such as m-Commerce Mobile Solutions, ISV/SDK and Virtual Terminal solutions. In addition, the company offers the merchant access to POS Systems, eCommerce, ACH Check Services, Check Guarantee, Recurring Billing, Check21, BOC, Credit and Debit Card Processing, Gift and Loyalty Cards, and Merchant Working Capital.

Marvin Austin/SuperGreen Solutions

SuperGreen is GA’s 1st energy efficiency store. They provide complete turnkey energy efficient and renewable products and solutions for all of your business, commercial and residential energy needs. Their expert knowledge, uncompromising customer service and quality installations speak for themselves. Their portfolio includes: Indow Windows, Solar Panels, LED Lighting, Water Heaters, Air Purification, Water Efficiency, Insulation, Energy Management, Electric Charging Stations and more.

George Colmant/Points North Atlanta Magazine

Since May of 2000, Points North Atlanta has served as the most popular lifestyle magazine exclusively serving the Northside communities of Atlanta. Every month, Points North continues to feature local personalities, travel destinations, local & regional events, fashion, health, dining and shopping options.



Geoff Smith with Assurance Financial Group, John Herbert with Herbert Legal Group, and Scott Tanksley with Authentity

John Ray, Geoff Smith, John Herbert, Scott Tanksley, Mike Sammond

John Ray, Geoff Smith, John Herbert, Scott Tanksley, Mike Sammond

Geoff Smith/Assurance Financial Group

Assurance Financial is a bank focusing only on residential home loans and aims to be the expert in the field of financing for home purchases. The company is consistently named a “Best Place To Work” and strives to provide its customers with competitive interest rates and the best customer service.


John Herbert/Herbert Legal Group

From the smallest start-up to the industry giant, legal solutions are no longer a luxury. Whether it’s one incident that requires intense legal representation, or simply issues that arise naturally in the day-to-day business context, companies need a law firm that is on their side. Herbert Legal Group believes that valuable legal solutions can be delivered for businesses at an affordable, flat fee. They are off the clock and on your side.

Scott Tanksley/Authentity

Authentity provides a software tool that leads people through a face-to-face conversation in 30 minutes or less. Rather than answering a computer, they catalyze people talking to people, which raises the engagement level of the participants and generates understanding and buy-in. That’s a local win, but they’re also able to connect and report these conversations at scale to give leaders insight on a topic and faster, more actionable data from their stakeholders. Their initial users have been teams in large companies, and they’ve been affectionately called “Undercover Boss in a Box”.


Pat O’Rourke with Practice Quotient, Mary Becker with Best Deal Movers, and Nick Patel with Salsarita’s

Mike Sammond, Pat O'Rourke, Mary Becker, Nick Patel, John Ray

Mike Sammond, Pat O’Rourke, Mary Becker, Nick Patel, John Ray

Pat O’Rourke/Practice Quotient

Patrick O’Rourke of Practice Quotient began his career at a dental & vision insurance company in Florida, which after several acquisitions and mergers, is now MetLife. He spent five years at Humana in Atlanta selling in the large group segment (100+ employees). He was responsible for all lines of insurance coverage for these groups including fully-insured and self-funded (ASO) medical, dental, life, disability, stop loss, pharmacy (PBM), wellness, and worksite/voluntary portfolio. It seemed that spiraling group healthcare costs pushed ancillary lines into the periphery. This tendency became magnified after the PPACA paradigm shift that left everyone on information overload. He positioned himself as an industry resource by earning several certifications, including Disability (DIA) and Dental (DBA). Understanding the nuances involved with all aspects of risk management helped business partners rely on his expertise to guide client recommendations. He is an insurance insider that has built dental networks, worked in operations management, designed plans, and opened markets. This allows him to provide valuable insights to his dental practice clients.

Mary Becker/Best Deal Movers

Best Deal Movers began as a dream that Mary’s son David had. He, along with two of his brothers, had worked at moving companies during the Summer when they were home from college. In the spring of his sophomore year, David injured his arm while pitching on the college baseball team. When surgery and rehab did not bring the necessary results to be able to continue in the sport, David had to reconsider what he wanted to do. He brought the idea for a moving company to his dad – and Best Deal Movers was born. They started with one truck and an office in their home. The business has continued to grow. Today they have seven trucks and are continuing to expand. They are proud to provide excellent service to their clients, having been chosen to receive The Best of Kudzu Awards for the past three years and having been voted by Angie’s List members to receive their Super Service Award for 2013 and 2014.

Nick Patel/Salsarita’s

At Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina, they’re building a dynamic and authentically inspired fast casual Mexican brand, offering delicious food that is made the way you want it and prepared every day in-house. From Wildly Addictive Chips that their guests truly rave about, to queso, customizable burritos, tacos, salads, bowls, quesadillas, nachos, signature salsas and fresh-made guacamole, Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina thrives on making great Mexican fare fresh daily. Since their beginnings in Charlotte, NC in 2000, they have worked to perfect the notion that a restaurant should not only be fast and friendly, but also casual and delicious like no other. Today, they have locations in 19 states and are rapidly growing!

Lisa Machado of Visiting Angels, Brad Serff of Providence Bank and Dan Simmons of Virtual Management Technologies

John Ray, Lisa Machado, Dan Simmons, Brad Serff

John Ray, Lisa Machado, Dan Simmons, Brad Serff

Lisa Machado/Visiting Angels

Lisa Machado, Visiting AngelsVisiting Angels is a non-medical home care company where Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) – “the angels” – provide assisted living services in the home or a facility for seniors. Assisted living services include such things as bathing, dressing, meal preparation, personal care, mobility assistance, transportation, med reminders and meal prep. Care plans are customized as each person is different, but care plans have general scopes of services and are RN supervised. Most services are provided in the care recipients’ home.

Brad Serff/Providence Bank

Brad Serff, Providence BankProvidence Bank is a locally owned community bank located in Alpharetta Georgia.  The bank opened on April 10, 2006 and just celebrated its 10 Year Anniversary.  Providence Bank offers a wide array of Deposit, Savings and Loan products.  The bank’s use of technology allows customers to monitor their accounts, pay their bills and even make deposits with their phone.  Providence Bank customers appreciate individualized attention and local decision making when working with a staff that live in and support the local community.

Dan Simmons/Virtual Management Technologies

Dan Simmons, Virtual Management TechnologiesVirtual Management Technologies (VMT) is an Information  Technologies company focused on data protection. They provide data backup and patch management and anti-virus protocols are up to date, assuring data is well protected and secure. They monitor their customers’ infrastructure 24/7/365 correcting problems as they may occur in real time. They also maintain a data center at their location in Alpharetta where they provide hosting services, colocation services, and private cloud services. VMT also maintains a 24/7/365 help desk to solve desktop problems for their customers.

Mayor David Belle Isle with the City of Alpharetta, Gregg Burkhalter “the LinkedIn Guy”, and Dale Sizemore with Voterworkz

John Ray, Gregg Burkhalter, Mayor David Belle Isle, Dale Sizemore, Mike Sammond

John Ray, Gregg Burkhalter, Mayor David Belle Isle, Dale Sizemore, Mike Sammond

Mayor David Belle Isle/City of Alpharetta

Whether you’re new to Alpharetta or a lifelong resident, there’s just so much to discover in this beautiful and vibrant Southern city. Alpharetta truly has it all. A unique blend of excellent schools, incredible job opportunities, great shopping and cultural events and abundant green space. It’s no wonder Alpharetta is one of the hottest markets in both commercial and residential real estate. Through all of its progress, the city has kept its down-to-earth character. Which may be why people who live here usually stay here. And why there’s always something new and exciting happening. Welcome to Alpharetta. Enjoy exploring all that this amazing city has to offer.

Gregg Burkhalter/”the LinkedIn Guy”

Gregg Burkhalter is an active networker who understands the importance of building business relationships in the digital realm. He has trained countless professionals across the U.S. and Canada to effectively brand themselves and market their businesses on LinkedIn. Gregg is known around these parts as “The LinkedIn Guy”. He provides LinkedIn Training (and Branding Coaching) via one-on-one and group training sessions, corporate presentations and webinars. He is also a frequent speaker at civic and chamber events and area universities.

Dale Sizmore/Voterworkz

Dale Sizmore, VoterworkzVoterworkz breaks down barriers to running for political office. That makes it easier and more affordable for people to participate in the process and bring new voices to the discussion. They do that by providing customized reports about the most engaged voters, by analyzing voter history patterns to identify those most likely to vote in upcoming elections. That saves time, money and shoe leather for candidates. And they do it for a fraction of the cost of other methods.

Deborah Lanham with the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Jessica Onorato with NorthPoint Executive Suites, and Casey Frames with Roswell Infiniti

John Ray, Deborah Lanham, Casey Frames, Jessica Onorato, Mike Sammond

John Ray, Deborah Lanham, Casey Frames, Jessica Onorato, Mike Sammond

Deborah Lanham/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.

Jessica Onorato/NorthPoint Executive Suites

At NorthPoint Executive Suites, they believe every professional deserves top quality in every aspect of their business. They have committed themselves to equipping them with the tools needed for their success. They are proud to offer the best quality in technology, amenities, meeting rooms, environment, and service. Their staff is committed to serve their clients. The support you will receive at NorthPoint Executive Suites is second to none. NorthPoint’s on demand support team will save you time and money as they deal with the everyday typical “housecleaning” tasks of running an office for you. They pride themselves on running a seamless business center with exceptional reliability in the IT department. They take the headache out of the logistics to ensure smooth operation and handle any issues that may arise with urgency allowing you to focus on your business.

Casey Frames/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.


North Fulton Business Radio Launches on Tuesday May 10th at 11:30am EST!

Join us for the inaugural episode of North Fulton Business Radio on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 11:30am Eastern.

Each week from the Roswell Infiniti studio, hosts Mike Sammond and John Ray will interview the area’s top business leaders to spotlight companies and entrepreneurs from across the region.

North Fulton Business Radio is presented by North Point Executive Suites, the home of the Business RadioX studio in Alpharetta.