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Joe Stone with BlueFin HR, Todd Tipton with CEO Business Centers, Melody Glouton with Webb, Tanner, Powell, Mertz & Wilson and Russell Estey with RooterPLUS/Atlanta Cooling Pros

Mike Sammond, Joe Stone, Melody Glouton, Todd Tipton, Russell Estey

Mike Sammond, Joe Stone, Melody Glouton, Todd Tipton, Russell Estey

Joe Stone/BlueFin HR

BlueFin HR is THE most comprehensive, easy-to-use recruitment, applicant tracking and HR management software available. Small to enterprise-class employers can enjoy this configurable and quick-to-implement application. From job request to recruitment to applicant screening to hiring to onboarding to benefits management, BlueFin’s manageable portal has you, your managers, your applicants, and employees covered.

BlueFin has expanded from just servicing the K-12 education districts to higher education institutions and health delivery systems. BlueFin has clients primarily in the Southeastern U.S., ranging in size from 450 employees to 12,000 employees. They also have experience with the largest financial service company in the world that has 20,000 employees in 12 different companies in the U.S.

Todd Tipton/CEO Business Centers

At CEO Business Center, it’s their business to make your business flourish by enabling you to spend time and money on what’s really important: increasing productivity. They significantly reduce your company’s overhead, eliminating the costly distractions associated with administrative staffing, full-time office rent and build-out, and technological infrastructure. CEO Business Center offers you, the independent executive, a wide range of affordable business solutions tailored to suit your needs, whether you require minimal presence in the Atlanta market, or full-time office space with the complete catalogue of related services. Their Virtual Office Packages and Executive Office Rentals are thoughtfully designed to propel your company toward success.

Melody Glouton/Webb, Tanner, Powell, Mertz & Wilson

Webb Tanner has been known in the Gwinnett legal community since 1929 for its timeless values and progressive solutions to complex legal issues. They are a team of skilled and dedicated attorneys that have been providing a full- service practice to their clients for eight decades. Their attorneys are capable of handling a broad range of legal matters including civil litigation, real estate, business law, corporate finance, municipal and government law, estate planning and probate administration, and personal injury.

Russell Estey/RooterPLUS and Atlanta Cooling Pros

RooterPLUS has been providing plumbing, sewer, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and septic tank service to residential and commercial customers since 1994. Their extensive service area includes Atlanta, Marietta, Alpharetta, Cumming, Gainesville, Roswell, Lawrenceville and the surrounding areas. Their experienced, professional staff is state licensed. RooterPLUS provides high quality service at affordable rates to residential and commercial customers. They never charge extra for answering your call at night, on the weekend, holidays or for emergency service.

Atlanta Cooling Pros has been providing all HVAC services to residential and commercial customers since 2008. They employ qualified, highly trained and experienced professionals to provide heating, cooling and indoor air quality services. Their licensed technicians are experienced professionals and can do everything from minor repairs to extensive new installs.

Jim Denny with Navicure, Teryn Ashley with Your Online Marketing Pro and Lori O’Brien with Atlanta Special Events

Mike Sammond, Lori O'Brien, Teryn Ashley,  Jim Denny

Mike Sammond, Lori O’Brien, Teryn Ashley, Jim Denny

Jim Denny/Navicure

Navicure is a leading medical claims clearinghouse that helps physician practices increase profitability through improved claims reimbursement and staff productivity. Serving over 40,000 healthcare providers in practices nationwide, Navicure’s solutions automate account receivables processes, including primary and secondary claims reimbursement; patient eligibility verification; rejected and denied claims management, including appeals; electronic remittance and posting; claims and remittance reporting and analysis; and patient statement processing. Navicure’s solution is supported by its unique 3-Ring Client Service which guarantees that a client service representative will answer every client call in three rings or less, even during times of transition like 5010 and ICD-10.

Navicure is the exclusive clearinghouse of the MGMA AdminiServe Partner Network. The company received “Best in KLAS” distinctions for the claims and clearinghouse services market segment as part of the 2008, 2010 and 2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report. KLAS is a leading source of information on healthcare information technology vendor performance. Navicure also received the 2013 Gold Stevie Award for Healthcare Customer Service Team of the Year as part of the 2013 Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service.

Navicure is the founding sponsor of, a free educational website devoted to making physician practices’ transitions to ICD-10 easier. Navicure continues to be ranked among the fastest growing companies nationally in the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Fast 500 rankings.

Teryn Ashley/Your Online Marketing Pro

Your Online Marketing Pro focuses on website design, search engine optimization and lead generation for local businesses. Teryn is an expert in Reputation Marketing to help businesses build a 5 star reputations, build trust in the marketplace, convert more customers, build authority in the market place and enhance the marketing that they are already doing.

Lori O’Brien/Atlanta Special Events

Atlanta Special Events is a full service corporate Event Planning Company with over 25 years of experience in the events industry. They have won 5 Consumers Choice Awards for Event Planning, Casino Events and Atlanta DJ. They provide Entertainment, Catering, Attractions, Décor and Rentals for Corporate Events, Company picnics, Team building, Conferences,  Holiday and Themed Parties.

Henry Hardin with SCI Companies, Greta Cairns with Strategic HR Initiatives, and Bryan Nicholson and Fielding Alderman with Credible Solutionz

Mike Sammond, Henry Hardin, Greta Cairns, Bryan Nicholson, Fielding Alderman

Mike Sammond, Henry Hardin, Greta Cairns, Bryan Nicholson, Fielding Alderman

Henry Hardin/SCI Companies

SCI Companies is a first in class Human Resource Provider specializing in offering solutions to help companies leverage the full potential of their human capital. SCI offers professional HR and business consultation, Human Resource Information Technology, HR administration in the areas of payroll, benefits, workers’ compensation, performance management, talent acquisition and efficient processes to help maintain compliance with both state and federal regulations. SCI’s professionals maintain expertise in all areas of Human Resources to support companies at every stage of their life cycle. SCI Companies has developed innovative services designed to allow businesses to focus on their core areas of performance in order to fully support the business goals of the organization.

Greta Cairns/Strategic HR Initiatives

Strategic HR Initiatives, LLC provides human resource consultation and services to companies that do not see the ROI for maintaining an internal HR infrastructure and/or need to augment their HR capabilities with expertise that is not core to their business. Over 45% of companies have recognized a need to reimage their HR structure to ensure more efficiency and build a workforce whose skills match their business priorities. Strategic HR Initiatives professionals are skilled in analytics, consulting, compliance and HR services that will help a company’s leadership achieve a leaner HR structure that provides more value for every dollar spent on their Human Capital.

Bryan Nicholson & Fielding Alderman/Credible Solutionz

The NUMBER ONE problem facing small businesses today, listed on the U.S. Small Business Administration website, is the lack of knowledge.  The US/SBA says it’s the number one reason that over 70% of small businesses close their doors by the tenth year.  The knowledge demand forces business owners to wear too many hats.  Chaos, by definition, is a gaping void. The lack of knowledge is chaos!

Credible Solutionz understands chaos. Their Chaos Quotient Process is the only tool of its kind to help business owners understand exactly how chaos shows up in your business. Escape The Chaos/Small Business Re-Invention is the only business plan designed to take your small business of 1-9 employees from chaos to no chaos!

A plan for you to Escape The Chaos is now available – a plan that will restore the hope that your business can create the freedom you desire!

Mani Krishnaswamy with Synergy America, Lisa Meeks with SeniorCare Options, Jamie Dempsey with Greater Eastside Chamber of Commerce and Karen Backus with Avion Energy

Mani Krishnaswamy/Synergy America

Synergy America, Inc. is a full service staffing company located in Atlanta, GA. They have 20 years of experience in the staffing industry and specialize in the fields of IT, Engineering, Finance and Accounting, Healthcare, Administrative Areas and all Professional Staffing Services. Synergy America can help fill any position, whether it’s Contract, Contract to Permanent or a Permanent Position. They have highly trained recruiters and staffing experts getting superior results by focusing within one area of expertise. Their passion at Synergy America is finding the right person for the right job.

Lisa Meeks/SeniorCare Options

Lisa Meeks is the CEO and Geriatric Care Manager with SeniorCare Options. Part clinical case manager and part “daughter for hire”, Geriatric Care Managers impart advocacy, quality of life and independence for an aging loved one. Call it the “golden rule”, “karma” or “paying it forward”, they care and champion for older adults and their families in a way we would all want to be treated as we age. With changes in the family dynamics, increasing caregiver responsibilities, fragmented healthcare and a desire for cost containment, as well as the need for generalized person-centered support for all involved, they create a specific plan, tasks and a focus to reduce the chaos surrounding senior care needs. Ask how they can help!

Jamie Dempsey/Greater Eastside Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Eastside Chamber of Commerce (GECC) has a slogan of “Where Business and Community Meet”… and that is something they take very seriously. When the business community of an area is healthy, it spreads health into the community at large, creating jobs, raising housing prices, strengthening the local economy and creating a better place for people to live, work and play. GECC is very involved in continuing business education and philanthropy throughout the cities of Loganville, Snellville and Grayson, and has been a binding force for the three cities since 2004.

Karen Backus/Avion Energy

Avion Energy seeks commercial consumers to offer them savings from 46 energy providers that are licensed either in electric or natural gas as determined by how their state is deregulated. General savings range from 5 – 30% and in some cases over 50% simply because people do not read their contracts. They offer this service at no cost or obligation and they retain a 98% renewal rate once they land prospects as clients. They are paid by the provider once the contracts are in place.