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Chris Abbey with Van Winkle Construction, Chris Wilson with FisherBroyles, Lynn Duffy with Citagus Software and Dave Hudson with Inside Edge Hockey

Chris Abbey/Van Winkle Construction

Van Winkle Construction is a third generation, Georgia-based general contracting firm that has been providing general contracting, construction management and design/build services to the Corporate, Medical, Religious, Education, Civic and Industrial market segments since 1931.

Chris Wilson/FisherBroyles, LLP

FisherBroyles, LLP is a full-service law firm for the twenty-first century. Their Law Firm 2.0®business model prioritizes the highest quality of legal services by partners who have the most relevant expertise, while our structure maximizes efficiency, responsiveness, and value. Their law firm model simply aligns the interests of clients and attorneys by identifying and eliminating the inefficiencies of the traditional law firm model. In many ways, FisherBroyles is like other large traditional law firms, except they eliminated unnecessary overhead and inexperienced attorneys and they utilize cloud computing technology to make it more efficient. Their efficiencies allow them to charge dramatically lower fees without sacrificing quality of service. They believe their business model represents the beginning of a paradigm shift in the way law will be practiced in the future. It appears that the marketplace agrees with them. FisherBroyles has become widely accepted as a viable, alternative law firm and they have enjoyed explosive growth. FisherBroyles currently has 75+ partners in 6 offices – Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, New York City, and Palo Alto.

Lynn Duffy/Citagus Software

Citagus is an onsite/offshore IT Services Organization offering services and solutions primarily around Oracle and Microsoft Applications, Business Intelligence and Database Management. More specifically, from an ERP perspective, as ex PeopleSoft executives, they excel in anything PeopleSoft which is now an Oracle Application Suite; Oracle eBusiness Applications, Microsoft CRM, Sharepoint and .Net applications.  Implementing, upgrading, customizing, reporting are some of the services they provide for these clients.

In terms of Business Intelligence, they offer services around all the major platforms that provide analytics and data management to their clients – OBIEE, Business Objects, QlikView, Hyperion, IBM Cognos and TM1.  They are able to help clients analyze their own data as well as that of their competition to form strategies for the future that will help them grow and ensure success.

Their Database Management Teams specialize in Oracle and SQL Server environments for both development and production support.  Additionally, they can actually execute data moves from one environment to another as well as establish new DB and instances for specific needs.

In addition to this suite of services, they do anything their clients require as long as they know they can find the talent both onsite in the US and in their offshore lab in India to support it.  Examples where they’ve built practices for our clients are in Sharepoint, .net and java technologies to meet their needs.

As an Oracle Gold Partner, most of their consultants are highly certified in their specific areas of Oracle.  The same is true with Microsoft. They take pride in being able to offer high quality, cost effective solutions (due to the hybrid nature of their services providing some onsite and many offshore). They are in business to serve their clients so well that they become “clients for life” returning to them for all their IT needs. They also like to tell people that they are “small enough to care and large enough to deliver” the quality they expect and deserve.

Dave Hudson/Inside Edge Hockey

Inside Edge Hockey is a full service retail store and pro shop located at 2148 Duluth Hwy, Suite 115 in Duluth. They welcome all skaters from beginner to pro, toddler to grizzled vet.

Owner Dave Hudson, husband and proud father of two, is a seasoned survey/engineering veteran turned businessman. Described by some as eclectic or left-of-center, he yearns to translate his creative energy and vision into successful business by breaking whatever molds necessary and delivering sustained energy to future projects.

Tom Leatherberry with Leatherberry Associates, Raymer Sale with E2E Benefits Services and E2E Resources, and James Scuka and Jamie Scuka with Everdry Roofing

Tom Leatherberry/Leatherberry Associates

Tom Leatherberry is the Founder and CEO of Leatherberry Associates, a performance driven provider of CRM, BI Reporting, Marketing and Workflow Automation software solutions. If you are serious about finding the right solution for your business, one that will provide measurable value through increased employee efficiency, reduced fiscal costs, and improved customer tracking, then they want to talk to you.

Raymer Sale/E2E Benefits Services & E2E Resources

E2E Benefits Services, Inc. provides employee benefits plans, wellness programs, and employer support services to medium and large employer groups.  They are the link between the employers, the employees and the insurance company in providing assistance and support for the employee group benefits programs. 

E2E Resources, Inc. is an HR company that supports employers HR needs, payroll processing and tracking for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the evolving health care law.

Raymer Sale is the President of E2E Benefits Services, Inc., and E2E Resources, Inc. The combined companies sell and support employee benefits and HR services with a staff of 6. Raymer began his insurance career in 1974 with The Travelers Insurance Company and in 1983 he joined Gulf Group Services Corporation as a field representative. Over the next 10 years, he rose through the ranks to Vice President of Marketing for Acordia of the South. In 1993 he left the corporate world and formed Business Benefits Incorporated (currently E2E) an employee benefits and HR agency.  

James Scuka & Jamie Scuka/Everdry Roofing

Everdry Roofing, Inc. is a full service roofing company. They offer commercial and residential services that include repair, replacement, maintenance, and cleaning of all types of roofs and gutters.

Their staff consists of highly trained project managers, experienced crews and technicians, all of which are backed by a cohesive management team. Whether you have a residential roofing emergency or you represent a large property management company, they are able to respond to your unique needs with speed and flexibility. ERI only employs competent crew members and expert installers, so you can be confident that your job will be completed by true professionals. They deliver superior craftsmanship at reasonable rates, resulting in loads of customer referrals. In fact, most of their business comes from referrals by satisfied customers.

Everdry Roofing believes in community support. They are proud corporate sponsors for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and continue to do events around the community. They have offices in three major metropolitan areas including Atlanta, Greenville and Charlotte.

Alan Mishkoff with Granite Garage Floors, Debbie Henderson with Medical Education Resource and Bill Fasig with Sports Challenge Network (XBowling)

Alan Mishkoff/Granite Garage Floors

Granite Garage Floors is a residential consumer service company that specializes in upgrading garage floors with a decorative epoxy coating system that “Looks And Last Like Granite”. Current locations include Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Richmond and South Florida. 

Debbie Henderson/Medical Education Resource

Medical Education Resource provides CPR/AED, First Aid and other Health and Safety training to meet OSHA requirements in the corporate environment. Contact Debbie Henderson at for more information.

Bill Fasig/Sports Challenge Network (XBowling)

XBowling is the first social mobile sports application from the Sports Challenge Network. It is designed to increase participation in recreational sports using the power of social mobile technology and personal smart devices. XBowling creates new types of bowling experiences and competitions plus new ways to build and connect your social community around one of your favorite recreational sports, all through the real-time connectivity of your smart device (iPhone®, iPad®, iTouch® or Android™ – coming soon). 

XBowling empowers bowlers to connect and compete, from any XBowling enabled center to any other XBowling enabled center.  The app allows bowlers to set up their own competitions or challenges against themselves or head-to-head against any other bowler without the limitation of time or place. 

To get started, simply download the XBowling Beta application to your smart device, confirm you are bowling at an XBowling enabled center, and you are set to connect and compete!

Bill Fasig is the Chief Marketing Officer at Sports Challenge Network. He is the former President and CEO of GameTech International. He was also a technology industry senior operating executive at Apple, Compaq, VeriSign and Young & Rubicam.

Wanda Weegar with KeyWorth Bank, Norwood Davis with 12Stone Church and Nicholas Trishin with Atlanta Tax & Accounting

Wanda Weegar/KeyWorth Bank

KeyWorth Bank is a customer focused local community bank serving small and mid-sized businesses, professionals, medical/dental practices and individuals. Established in 2007, KeyWorth Bank has experienced steady growth and sound financial results. KeyWorth Bank operates full service offices in Duluth, Johns Creek, and Alpharetta and a loan office in Marietta. The value proposition KeyWorth Bank brings to each customer relationship is safety and security, experienced bankers, local decision making and money to lend. Their motto is “The Experience is Worth It” reflecting the dedicated experienced staff combined with a unique “high touch” customer service approach. “You will feel comfortable banking with us”.

KeyWorth Bank is active in the community providing support to the Gwinnett and Johns Creek Chambers, Habitat for Humanity, Summit Counseling Center, The Impact Group, Toys for Tots, Gwinnett Children’s Shelter, Rainbow Village, Gwinnett Medical Center Cornerstone Society, Hope Clinic, Dentistry from the Heart and several Community Improvement Districts such as the Gwinnett Place CID, Gwinnett Village CID and the Lilburn CID.

Wanda Weegar is the Financial Center Manager of the Sugarloaf location of KeyWorth Bank since it’s opening over three years ago. With over 25 years  of experience in the banking industry at various large banks, Wanda prefers the culture of a small community bank because of the “high touch” customer service approach and community involvement. Wanda is a Gwinnett County native and is passionate about providing support to the local Chamber of Commerce as well as a variety of non-profit organizations within the community.

Norwood Davis/12Stone Church

Named the 2010 Fastest Growing Church and among the Top 30 Largest Churches in America by Outreach Magazine, 12Stone® Church (with four locations) serves more than 13,000 adults and children weekly with its unique worship and teaching styles. In addition, 12Stone partners with over a dozen local non-profit agencies to offer hope and help among the poor, sick, homeless, addicted, immigrants and prisoners.

As Chief Financial Officer, Norwood Davis leads the finance, human resources, information technology, marketing, facilities and legal initiatives for 12Stone® Church.  He also leads the church’s outreach initiatives in Metro Atlanta and around the world. Norwood has significant experience with non-profit and philanthropic organizations having served boards of ten non-profit organizations over the last 10 years.  Currently, he serves as board chair for Street GRACE, an Atlanta based organization combating the commercial sexual exploitation of children.  Norwood also serves as a Trustee of the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation and on the board of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. Prior to his current role with 12Stone® Church, he spent 12 years in a variety of executive roles with Duke Energy, a Fortune 500 global energy company and 15 months as a senior executive with a privately held firm in Gwinnett County.

Nicholas Trishin/Atlanta Tax & Accounting Co.

Atlanta Tax & Accounting provides tax and accounting services for Small Businesses and Individuals. They coach companies how to make more money and grow their business, and can demonstrate where companies make and lose money with running accurate up-to-date books. They work hard to ensure companies pay the least amount of tax on their hard earned dollars and specialize working with small and new businesses with 1 to 15 employees. Experts with QuickBooks, Atlanta Tax & Accounting can train you to use software effectively on your own. They use the latest state-of-the-art technology making interaction with them easy. They offer innovative tax planning and can discover hidden credits and deductions for your business. With unbeatable low rates, they assist multi-state businesses prepare returns for ALL 50 states.

Josh McAfee and Holly Bail with Velossent and Keith Eason and Charles Frazier with Advocate Financial Group

Josh McAfee and Holly Bail/Velossent

Velossent helps companies find the best talent fast, or as they like to say “hiring at the speed of business”. On the flip side, they help the brightest minds who are looking to make a difference and connect them to rewarding gigs.

Since their first placement in 2001, Velossent has grown organically through loyal clients, contractors, and referrals. Velossent specializes in the placement of rock star recruiters, technologists, and engineers throughout North and Latin America. Solutions include contract, contract to hire, permanent placement, statement of work (SOW), and retained search.

Specialties include Placement Concentration, Analytics, Architecture and Development, Business Intelligence, Business/Systems Analysis, C & Executive Technologists, Civil Engineers, Contract Recruiters(projects/growth/expansions), Database Administration, Data Warehousing/Data Modeling/Data Architecture, Electrical Engineers, ERP/CRM, Infrastructure/Networking/Security, Process Engineers, Project Engineers, Project Management, Quality Assurance, Software Engineers and Technology Sales (inside/outside).

Keith Eason and Charles Frazier/Advocate Financial Group

Advocate Financial Group, LLC was formed through the combination of Affordable Health & Life Plans, Inc and Frazier Cain, LLC. They are an independent firm that offers financial and insurance services. Their mission is to become a long-term financial and risk management (insurance) resource for their clients. Since 1986 they have helped thousands of clients to plan and meet their financial and life goals.

Keith Eason began his insurance/financial services career in 2001. The primary focus in the beginning was on life insurance. Then, services were expanded to include financial and investment advice. Currently, he focuses on risk management/protection components in individuals and small business owner’s financial plans. This includes auto, home, health, life, Medicare, and disability insurance planning.

Matt Michaud and Gregg Savage with JMS Law Group and Robyn Brody with Weston Solutions

Matt Michaud and Gregg Savage/JMS Law Group

JMS Law Group  focuses on obtaining comprehensive and fair solutions for homeowners who are underwater in their mortgage. They provide a complete audit of the mortgage to expose all the lender’s violations in the origination, funding, securitization and servicing of the loan, then use these violations to generate leverage in the negotiations.  If negotiations fail, they are prepared and equipped to litigate their client’s claims against the lender to a final resolution, including appeal, if necessary and warranted. Attorney Matt Michaud is an accomplished attorney with over 14 years of practice in all aspects of real estate law.

Robyn Brody/Weston Solutions

Robyn Brody is Senior Project Manager with Weston Solutions, Inc. Weston Solutions delivers integrated environmental, sustainability, property redevelopment, energy, and construction solutions. Dedicated to making a difference in the world, the company’s 1,800 people reach out from 60 offices around the globe to build strong stakeholder relationships and produce solutions that work. WESTON has been responding to their clients’ toughest problems for more than 50 years.  They have been in Gwinnett County since 1990 and metro Atlanta since 1972.