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Bryan Ginn, Mike Sammond, Malinda Foster, Randy Hicks

Bryan Ginn, Mike Sammond, Malinda Foster, Randy Hicks

Bryan Ginn/GA PCOM

GA Campus – PCOM was established in 2005 to help address the physician shortage in Georgia and the southeastern United States. With academic programs including the Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine, Doctorate in Pharmacy, and a masters degree in BioMedical Sciences, their college focuses on the health sciences. The college anticipates an expanding academic program in the years to come to address other health sciences fields where there is a need for more practitioners.

Malinda Foster/Courtyard by Marriott – Mall of GA

The Courtyard by Marriott – Mall of Georgia is an award-winning hotel located in Buford, GA. Host hotel to the Gwinnett Braves, this Marriott hotel offers corporate and leisure travelers a place to call home while in the area. The hotel offers guests an exceptional facility, convenient location and outstanding customer service. The Courtyard by Marriott – Mall of GA is owned and operated by Hotel Equities which is a full service hotel development and management company located in Atlanta.

Randy Hicks/Merchant Data Systems

Merchant Data Systems was founded in 1997 on the principals of delivering outstanding service as well as a commitment to innovation and excellence with both their merchants and sales partners.

They are a full-service payment processing company offering a wide array of services to all business types including Credit Card Processing, Debit Card Processing, Automated Account Settlement, POS Equipment Sales & Leasing, 24/7 World Class Customer Service, Merchant Cash Advances, Proprietary Gift Card and Loyalty programs, as well as merchant-friendly PCI Compliance solutions.

They also offer industry-leading Payroll, Human Resources, Marketing and eMarketing programs and more to streamline their merchants’ operations and help them realize cost savings. Their consultative approach with business owners helps merchants get the products and services they need while helping to keep their costs low. This allows merchants to focus on their core business with confidence that their payment acceptance tools are working together with them to increase in-store sales.

Through the alliances Merchant Data Systems has forged, they are able to provide the most technologically advanced and secure payment processing solutions and products positioning Merchant Data Systems to be a one-stop shop for all your payment processing needs.

Christine Steck and Jerry Couch with Lanier Tent Rental, and Robin Martinelli with Martinelli Investigations

Jerry Couch, Robin Martinelli, Chrsitine Steck, Steven Julian

Jerry Couch, Robin Martinelli, Christine Steck, Steven Julian

Christine Steck & Jerry Couch/Lanier Tent Rental

Christine and Jerry at Business RadioXLanier Tent Rental is conveniently located and now celebrating 25 years at 534 Mill Street in Gainesville. The name says Tent, but they do so much more. They always strive to provide the highest level of service with quality products at competitive prices in the Northeast Georgia and surrounding areas. They provide rental equipment for a variety of functions and events. They work with community centers, colleges, grand openings, corporate events, weddings and more. They offer free consultation and site surveys.

Lanier Tent Rental invites you to their showroom any time. While pictures are worth a thousand words, there is nothing like seeing the items in person. You can bring your caterer, florist, event planner, family, friends, whoever to join you, which may help you get ideas and personalize your event, and make your vision come to life. At Lanier Tent Rental “We make every event an event to remember”.

Robin Martinelli/Martinelli Investigations

???????????????????????????????Martinelli Investigations, Inc. (MII) is a female owned, family operated business. They offer many years of diverse experience in all types of civil and criminal cases.

Martinelli Investigations is determined and dedicated to assisting their valued clients with their unique situations. MII provides the highest level of professionalism to all of their clients which include attorneys, businesses and individuals. They can handle all cases, no matter the bleakest of situations. The firm has over 25 years of law enforcement and military background, combined. The MII team has a diverse blend of cultural backgrounds, including Spanish speaking Private detectives, both male and female.

MII has handled over an estimated 3,000 Private Investigation cases for Attorneys, Businesses and Individuals. MII excels in their sophistication of capturing vital and crucial evidence. All of their clients receive comprehensive investigation notebooks, as well as a video compilation of their case. These notebooks and videos assist the lawyer, family, individual, business, courts and/or corporations immensely.

MII also maintains a case management system where clients can log in, at their convenience, to review the current and ongoing work in their case. This is especially beneficial for out of town clients, including families, corporations, lawyers and their staff. Clients can enjoy the ease and accessibility of reviewing their reports, pictures and video at their own convenience.

Attorneys Craig Frankel and Robert Port Discuss “Behavioral Finance: What It Can Teach Us about How We Deal with Money, Investing, and Risk” with Guests Ross Bramwell, Peter Fleming, and Mark Willoughby

Ross, Robert Port, Mark Willoughby, Peter Fleming, Craig Frankel

Ross Bramwell, Robert Port, Mark Willoughby, Peter Fleming, Craig Frankel

What are “behavioral finance” and “behavioral economics?” Why do people often not act rationally when it comes to financial decisions? What are the most common behavioral errors among individuals when it comes to financial matters? If you are curious to get these questions answered, this episode of “Wealth Matters,” the radio show where we discuss the opportunities and challenges of preserving and managing wealth, is for you!

During this show, attorneys Craig Frankel and Robert Port interview guests Ross Bramwell, Peter Fleming, and Mark Willoughby. The topic of the discussion is “Behavioral Finance: What It Can Teach Us about How We Deal with Money, Investing, and Risk.”


image2As a Chief Investment Officer, Principal, and Wealth Manager of Modera Wealth Management, Mark advises high net-worth individuals, families, and fiduciary clients in all areas of wealth management. With a particular experience in alternative investments, he also oversees Modera Alternative Investments, LP, a private limited partnership for accredited Modera clients implementing alternative investments. Overall, Mark has over 16 years of experience in the wealth management business, holding senior positions at Deloitte & Touche, Morgan Stanley, and JPMorgan Chase. In 2001, he joined Modera Wealth Management as a Financial Analyst and became a Principal in 2007. A frequent speaker on financial planning and investment management topics, Mark has presented at the New School for Social Research in New York City and at regional financial advisor conferences, including NAPFA seminars in Atlanta, GA, Columbia, SC, and Orlando, FL. Outside of Modera, Mark serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Modera Charitable Foundation. He is also a volunteer on the Parent Soccer Committee that supports the Buckhead FC soccer club (affiliated with the Metro Atlanta YMCA).


image1Having joined Nease, Lagana, Eden, & Culley as Vice President in February of 2009, Peter specializes in advisor education for the estate planning community and serves as NLEC’s liaison with various family office groups, particularly the Family Office Exchange where he attends industry conferences throughout the country. He is also responsible for developing strategic alliances / joint ventures with other organizations to assist with the placement of life insurance in the ultra-affluent marketplace. Peter has spoken before multiple groups and authored several articles for the affluent estate planning community. Peter has been involved in the Atlanta community for many years, serving on the vestry for St. Anne’s Episcopal Church where he was the Finance Committee chair, and has been a past advisory board member at St. Anne’s Day School. Just recently he served as a chairman of the Search committee for St. Anne’s new rector.


image3With over 10 years of experience across the accounting, financial services, and investment industries, Ross joined Homrich Berg in 2013. He served as Director of Investments for a San Diego based multifamily office where he performed due diligence on traditional and private investments, including real estate, hedge funds, managed futures, and private equity. He led the Investment Committee team, managed traditional allocation models, as well as investments for a private placement. Ross also served as a member of Heartland Advisors RIA Advisory Council for three years.

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Gaslowitz Frankel LLC is an experienced trial practice firm specializing in all aspects of complex fiduciary litigation, representing individuals, companies, banks, and fiduciaries in will, trust, and estate disputes; investor and financial advisor disputes; shareholder/partnership disputes; contract disputes; complex commercial disputes; and appeals.

Estate-related fiduciary litigation:

– Will Disputes
– Estate Disputes
– Trust Disputes
– Business Litigation
– Guardianships and Conservatorships
– Appeals
– Alternative Dispute Resolution

Business-related fiduciary litigation:

– Shareholder / Partnership Disputes
– Oppression of Minority Shareholders
– Conversion / Misappropriation of Corporate Assets
– Business Divorces

Securities and investment arbitration and litigation:

– Breach of Fiduciary Duty
– Churning, Excessive and Unauthorized Trading
– Unsuitable Investments
– Elder Financial Abuse
– Failure to Diversify Investments
– Failure to Supervise Brokers
– Improper and High Pressure Annuity Sales
– Private Placements and Limited Partnerships
– Non-traded REITS
– 401k, IRA, and other Pension / Retirement Abuse
– Ponzi Schemes and other Investment Frauds


Eric Reid with the Eric G. Reid Company, Vlad Rusz with Sterling Rose Consulting Corp, and Missey Cunningham & Sulianna Chandler with RD Direct

Mike Sammond, Sulianna Chandler, Missey Cunningham, Eric G. Reid, Vlad Rusz, Steven Julian

Mike Sammond, Sulianna Chandler, Missey Cunningham, Eric Reid, Vlad Rusz, Steven Julian

Eric Reid/The Eric G. Reid Company

A coach is a word that means ‘come alongside’. Come alongside and share together, teach, listen and lead. The Eric G. Reid Company Coaching/Training involves the ability to understand you: to live where you live, think how you think, and understand your perspective. From this benchmark, he will place another perspective on top of yours, stretching and growing you to gently see a different way. As a certified John Maxwell coach, he can see what you are going through and things you are going to go through. Coaching is foreseeing, paving the way, coming alongside and adding value to you.

Vlad Rusz/Sterling Rose Consulting

Sterling Rose Consulting Corp is a Georgia based company that provides business plan creation and review, online and offline marketing, marketing plan creation and review, accounting, bookkeeping, financial analysis, operations, investor pitch deck creation, immigration visa business plan creation, and business consulting. Their staff has over 25 years of successful entrepreneurial experience. In addition, the CEO of the company has launched and run three successful businesses that currently range in age from 2 to 7 years old with net revenues ranging from over $150,000 to over $4.0 million.

Sterling Rose Consulting Corp prides itself on providing quality, investor ready documentation. The company takes it even one step farther and it makes sure the client understands how to effectively present these documents, whether they are being prepared for internal use or outside investors. Sterling Rose Consulting Corp services both start-ups and established firms.

Missey Cunningham & Sulianna Chandler/RD Direct

RD Direct helps companies find ways to increases efficiencies through service price reductions and network analysis. They make sure their clients have the best prices on the market and the best products that suit the clients needs. Their customers see immediate results and are positioned with the right technologies to support flexibility and future growth.



Jessica Cork with YKK Corp. of America, Yoshi Domoto with JapanFest, and Sachi Nakato with Nakato Japanese Restaurant

Mike Sammond, Jessica Cork, Yoshi Domoto, Sachi Nakato, Steven Julien

Mike Sammond, Jessica Cork, Yoshi Domoto, Sachi Nakato, Steven Julian

Jessica Cork/YKK Corp. of America

Located in Marietta, Georgia, YKK Corporation of America is the western hemisphere parent of YKK Corporation’s North and Central America Group. Geographically, this Group consists of 12 dynamic operating companies spread across five time zones covering Canada, the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and Colombia, South America. YKK first entered the United States as a zipper distributor in 1960, set up a sales office in Atlanta in 1970, and in 1972 purchased 54 acres in Macon, one of the first Japanese companies to set up operations in Georgia. YKK now employs more than 1,200 Georgians in 3.5 million square feet of manufacturing and office space in Macon, Dublin, Marietta and Austell.

Yoshi Domoto/JapanFest & JASG

JapanFest Weekend, the largest Japanese festival in the Southeast, will be held September 20-21, 2014 at the Gwinnett Convention Center from 10am to 6pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday. Japan is the number one foreign investor in Georgia and JapanFest celebrates the special economic and cultural bond Japan and Georgia share together.


Sachi Nakato/Nakato Japanese Restaurant

Nakato is the longest running Japanese Restaurant in Atlanta. Nakato is third generation family owned and operated, and has been serving Atlanta since 1972.