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Lee Miller and Alan Shirley with PRO OnCall Southeast, Jim Slagle with Parc at Duluth, and James Willard and Kelli Willard with Operation Christmas Child

Mike Sammond, Jim Slagle, James Willard, Kelli Willard, Lee Miller, Alan Shirley, Steven Julian

Mike Sammond, Jim Slagle, James Willard, Kelli Willard, Lee Miller, Alan Shirley, Steven Julian

Lee Miller & Alan Shirley/PRO OnCall Southeast

Lee Miller & Alan ShirleyPRO OnCall Southeast provides outsourced I.T. support to small and medium businesses in the metro Atlanta area. They maintain and support servers, networks, software, applications and end users. They have a dedicated internal help desk, trained Microsoft engineers, and a world-class ticketing system. They become an extension of your business, making sure that technology is in alignment with your business goals!

Jim Slagle/Parc at Duluth

???????????????????????????????Serving families in Duluth, Johns Creek and Gwinnett’s finest neighborhoods since 2003, Parc at Duluth is the premier lifestyle choice for active seniors. From elegant fine dining in the warm company of friends, to state-of-the-art wellness programs that support vibrant lifestyles, Parc at Duluth affords active seniors the opportunity to live better, now.

Complemented by exceptional service, premium features, engaging activities and compassionate, caring staff. Parc at Duluth offers residents a collection of beautifully-appointed apartment homes designed specifically to enhance their individual lifestyle.

Parc’s senior communities have been compared to fine hotels, where life is a pleasure every day. From dedicated concierge and housekeeping services to exquisite cuisine and state-of-the-art amenities, life at Parc Communities defines the pleasure of living well.

Now, come experience the world of Parc Communities… a gracious community of friends that you will proudly call home.

James & Kelli Willard/Operation Christmas Child

???????????????????????????????Byteworks is a small technology company in Duluth, GA with a big heart… and a big goal. This year they hope to fill 1,000 Operation Christmas Child shoe-box gifts with tangible blessings for children overseas who desperately need something to smile about.

They’re looking forward to a fun, family-friendly event on November 15th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Byteworks office. View their video invitation and learn more about the “critical need items” they are collecting to fill boxes at

OPEN FOR BUSINESS presented by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

Mike Sammond, Stephanie Moyer, Kevin Ford, Stephanie Sokenis, Norma West, Johnny Phelps

Mike Sammond, Stephanie Moyer, Kevin Ford, Stephanie Sokenis, Norma West, Johnny Phelps

Stephanie Moyer & Kevin Ford/Insperity

???????????????????????????????Insperity, a trusted advisor to America’s best businesses for more than 27 years, provides an array of human resources and business solutions designed to help improve business performance. Insperity offers the most comprehensive suite of products and services available in the marketplace. Insperity delivers administrative relief, better benefits, reduced liabilities and a systematic way to improve productivity through its premier Workforce Optimization™ solution. Additional company offerings include Human Capital Management, Payroll Services, Time and Attendance, Performance Management, Organizational Planning, Recruiting Services, Employment Screening, Financial Services, Expense Management, Retirement Services and Insurance Services.

Norma West/Country Financial

Norma West, Country FinancialFrom the first fire policy in the 1920’s to the billions of dollars in assets and investments they protect and manage today, their history tells the story. Country Financial began in the state of Illinois and is currently available in 17 states. In 2005, they acquired Cotton States Insurance in Georgia. Currently they have ten financial representatives in the Gwinnett County area and many more throughout the state of Georgia. Country Financial is able to protect your assets, family and businesses by looking at ways to help save money for the future, retirement planning, and helping to protect your assets for the next generation. Country Financial has been a leader in providing auto, home and life insurance for over 85 years and, most importantly, their financial representatives understand the value of great service to their clients.

Johnny Phelps/Harry Norman Realtors

Johnny Phelps, Harry Norman RealtorsFounded in 1930, Harry Norman, REALTORS is Atlanta’s oldest and largest residential real estate firm with 12 sales offices, various franchise and satellite offices, and more than 1,000 real estate professionals. Harry Norman, REALTORS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. HomeServices is the second-largest full-service independent residential real estate brokerage firm in the U.S. with 30 locations, over 20,000 sales associates and more than 3,500 employees. Harry Norman, REALTORS is the exclusive Atlanta affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate and achieves additional international exposure through membership in such exclusive real estate networks as Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® the largest network of independent residential real estate firms, with 600 members representing 5,000 offices and 150,000 associates across the U.S. and in more than 35 countries.

Stephanie Sokenis/Gwinnett Chamber

Stephanie Sokenis, Gwinnett ChamberThe mission of the Gwinnett Chamber is to strengthen existing businesses, facilitate the growth of quality job opportunities, and enrich the community’s quality of life.

The Gwinnett Chamber serves over 2,000 members throughout metro Atlanta by delivering pertinent and useful programs that strengthen and connect businesses locally, regionally, and globally. The Gwinnett Chamber uses its strategic marketing and communications capabilities to support its members, promote its programs, and enhance economic development efforts.

The Gwinnett Chamber develops opportunities for job growth by working with strategic partners to enhance economic development initiatives in Georgia. The Gwinnett Chamber promotes economic development in Gwinnett and the metro Atlanta area primarily through its Partnership Gwinnett initiative. Partnership Gwinnett focuses on holistic economic development in targeted industries through continuous efforts to retain, expand and leverage existing Gwinnett businesses; focused marketing efforts to attract businesses to locate or expand operations in Gwinnett; and comprehensive efforts to assist entrepreneurs in launching and sustaining start-up businesses.

The Gwinnett Chamber supports community development efforts that enrich Gwinnett’s quality of life and quality of place. The Chamber also facilitates efforts to develop, attract, and retain world-class entrepreneurial and community leadership talent.


Al Gainey and Stacey Reece with Spherion Staffing, Dr. Destiny Prezzano with Apalachee River Animal Hospital and Sherry Johnson with Rainbow Travel

Mike Sammond, Stacey Reece, Al Gainey, Dr. Destiny Prezzano, Sherry Johnson

Mike Sammond, Stacey Reece, Al Gainey, Dr. Destiny Prezzano, Sherry Johnson

Al Gainey & Stacey Reece/Spherion Professional Staffing and Recruiting

???????????????????????????????Spherion’s Mission: To help businesses work better, faster and more efficiently by providing them with the right talent at the right time to keep their business productive and successful. To help candidates live the life they love by providing them with fulfilling career opportunities that utilize their unique talents and skills, while driving them on toward greater success.

Locally owned and operated, Spherion Professional Staffing and Recruiting has a deep understanding of the businesses they serve and the unique qualities that make a candidate ideal for their opportunities. Immersed in the community and powered by the latest technologies, they are able to rapidly locate the right talent and recruit them to their clients’ high-priority positions. In so doing, Spherion infuses businesses with the kind of talent that enables them to work better, faster and more productively.

Their local focus translates to expanded career opportunities for candidates and an open door to sought-after companies that entrust Spherion with their workforce initiatives. Job seekers are able to tap into a vast network of business relationships and attract the attention of hiring managers, gaining a real advantage over competing candidates. So, that dream job that fits their career aspirations to a tee is well within their grasp—enabling them to live the life they love!

Dr. Destiny Prezzano/Apalachee River Animal Hospital

???????????????????????????????Apalachee River Animal Hospital specializes in meeting the needs of every pet and client by taking the time to understand the client’s concerns, evaluating the patient and including the client in the treatment plans adapted specifically for their pet. Mayo clinic care with Ritz Carlton customer service is what they strive for. They can meet all of your pet’s needs from well care, sick care, emergency medicine, surgery, diagnostic ultrasound, in-house laboratory, cold laser therapy, as well as grooming and boarding all under one roof.

As a 2014 Gwinnett Daily Post Reader’s Choice Award recipient for best Veterinarian, best Groomer and best Doggie Day Care, Apalachee River Animal Hospital is committed to providing high quality medicine and service at all levels within the practice. They believe that what happens in the exam room is only a small part of making a difference with their patients; it is the entire experience including continued follow-up care they receive after their visit that has the largest impact on their success with their patients.

Sherry Johnson/Rainbow Travel

Sherry Johnson, Rainbow TravelRainbow Travel is a full-service travel consultant. They are mobile which means they will meet you at a convenient location. They handle both leisure and business travel. Just tell them where you’d like to go and they’ll do all the work for you, saving you time, energy, frustrations and hassle! They pride themselves on providing quality and exceptional service. Experience the Rainbow!

Attorneys Craig Frankel and Adam Gaslowitz Discuss “Estate Planning Issues in High-End Divorces” with Randy Kessler, Georgia O’Brien and Larry Freiman

Adam Gaslowitz, Larry, Georgia O'Brien, Randy Kessler, Craig Frankel

Adam Gaslowitz, Larry Freiman, Georgia O’Brien, Randy Kessler, Craig Frankel

In the United States of America, divorce happens every 13 seconds (view infographic on the bottom of this post). Half of all couples get divorced. Financial reasons are the second most common ground for a divorce. So, what do you do? If you are curious to get this question 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 Adam Gaslowitz and Craig Frankel interview guests Randy Kessler, Georgia O’Brien, and Larry Freiman on the hot topic of divorce and estate planning.

RandyA nationally recognized expert on Divorce and Family Law, Randy Kessler is frequent guest on TV and appeared on such shows as The Today Show, Jane Velez-Mitchell, HLN, ESPN, “Outside the Lines”, Dr. Phil, Nancy Grace, Prime Time with Erica Hill, as well as many others. He is the author of “Divorce: Protect Yourself, Your Kids, and Your Future,” and is Publisher/Editor of the “Next” Magazine. Born in Gainesville, Florida, and raised in New Orleans, Randy graduated from Brandeis University and received his J.D. from Emory Law School. He is the Founding Partner at Kessler & Solomiany. With over 25 years of experience in Domestic Relations and Family Law, Randy has represented celebrities, such as former Denver Broncos running back Travis Henry, New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards and NeNe Leakes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. He has represented the spouses of celebrities, such as the wife of R&B singer Usher. He’s gone after high-profile athletes, performers, and entertainers for child support, when it proved necessary. Today, Randy lectures regularly at Continuing Legal Education Seminars. He also teaches trial techniques at Emory Law School’s Trial Techniques Program. For the past decade, he has taught a Family Law course at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. Additionally, he has lectured for the American Bar Association, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the Georgia Psychological Association, the Georgia Society of CPAs, and other organizations across the country, as well as in Canada, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico.

LarryA founding partner of an Atlanta-based law firm, MendenFreiman LLP, Larry Freiman is a member of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council, a past Director for the Atlanta Chapter of The Society of Financial Services Professionals and for the Estate Planning Council of North Georgia. He has lectured to various groups on tax, business and estate planning, and charitable giving. He received his J.D. / M.B.A. degree, with highest honors, from the University of Florida in 1993, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at Albany in 1989. He has served as the Chief Tax Editor for the Florida Law Review and earned a number of academic achievement awards in his law and business endeavors, including the honorary Order of the Coif, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Matherly Scholarship. Larry was a member of the inaugural class of The Philanthropic Advisors Leadership Institute. Larry has four children, ranging from ages 11 to 16, with his youngest being identical twin boys. He is an avid fan of Florida Gator sports, having only discovered the excitement of college sports when attending graduate school at Florida. Larry used to have a mullet and played electric bass with several bands through college, with music ranging from the Dixie Dreggs to Ozzy Osbourne.

GeorgiaA Managing Director for Family Financial Management, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in independent trust and estate advice for affluent families and individuals, Georgia O’Brien is a former Chief Financial Officer of Tyler Perry Studios, were she handled all financial affairs for the national celebrity. Georgia was a Vice President in Private Banking for 10 years, with Bank of America in Atlanta and earlier with First Union in the New York metropolitan area. She achieved her Certified Financial Planner designation in 1998. Georgia began her financial service career as a financial planner with Allmerica Financial in Tarrytown, NY. She is a member of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, the Estate Planning Council of Northern Georgia, and was also a founder of the Essex County Estate Planning Council in New Jersey. Georgia is an active member of East Cobb Business Association. She earned her Bachelor Degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. An avid volunteer, Georgia dedicates her time to serve as a board member of Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Marietta. She lives in East Cobb with her husband and two sons and cares for her elderly father. She enjoys playing tennis and golf.

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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


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Hollie Mann with Gainesville Physical Therapy and Bob Fletcher with Perfetta

Mike Sammond, Hollie Mann, Bob Fletcher, Steven Julian

Mike Sammond, Hollie Mann, Bob Fletcher, Steven Julian

Hollie Mann/Gainesville Physical Therapy

Gainesville Physical Therapy is not your typical physical therapy clinic. At GPT, every patient receives personalized attention during each visit with a hands-on treatment program that has been carefully tailored to their specific needs and physical condition.

Recovery from injury or surgery can be a difficult and trying process. They believe that the supportive relationship they establish with patients, combined with their expertise in the treatment of physical ailments and pain relief, is responsible for the extraordinary outcomes that they routinely see. The GPT facility is fully equipped to provide a comprehensive spectrum of treatment modalities for all orthopedic conditions to improve mobility, strength, balance and pain relief.

Bob Fletcher/Perfetta

Bob Fletcher, PerfettaThe mission of Perfetta is to change the lives of their agents, clients, and customers by providing businesses with the best people, process and solutions to help them build long-term growth and success. They achieve this through:

• Focusing on the customers’ future first
• Embracing entrepreneurial thinking
• Developing the talents of their people
• Maintaining integrity and responsibility in all of their actions

They are committed to creating long-term value for their customers, employees, and the communities they serve. The Perfetta model is based on leveraging the latest technology, training and people to provide an outstanding customer experience for those who matter most: your customers.

J.D. Crowe with Southeast Mortgage and Jim Clark with The APocket Company

Mike Sammond, J.D. Crowe, Jim Clark, Steven Julian

Mike Sammond, J.D. Crowe, Jim Clark, Steven Julian

J.D. Crowe/Southeast Mortgage

Southeast Mortgage, Georgia’s largest non-bank lender, is a full-service Georgia mortgage lender offering FHA loans, VA loans and conventional loans. Southeast Mortgage can assist you with your next home loan, or refinance your current primary residence, second home, or investment property. Southeast Mortgage is also licensed in Alabama, Florida and South Carolina, which allows them to extend their mortgage lending services to out-of-state clients. They are one of the few Georgia mortgage lenders with processing, underwriting and document preparation all housed in Atlanta to serve you better.

Jim Clark/The APocket Company

The APocket Company is building an app for the business community which will enable its members to build deeper relationships with those most-valued contacts in their network.



April Rooks with Cornerstone Personal Development, Jim Miskell with Estate Planning of Georgia, Stan Shkilnyi with the Barrow Group, and Art & Denise Picus with Sports Image

Mike Sammond, April Rooks, Jim Miskell, Denise Picus, Stan Shkilnyi, Art Picus, Steven Julian

Mike Sammond, April Rooks, Jim Miskell, Denise Picus, Stan Shkilnyi, Art Picus, Steven Julian

April Rooks/Cornerstone Personal Development

Cornerstone Personal Development is a team of management professionals providing training and development for business in North Georgia through innovate seminars, events and on-site leadership development programs. Their objective is to assist organizations in developing healthy cultural habits, defining boundaries and expectations that provide structure, improve productivity and help with conflict resolution. By also working with teams and individuals they are able to provide character development to improve work ethics and build life skills. They believe if you wish to build a better company, invest in people.

Jim Miskell/Estate Planning Law Group of Georgia

The Estate Planning Law Group of Georgia provides peace of mind removing undue anxiety for their clients; whether it’s working with families to create an asset protection plan for elder years, or documenting decisions made in advance of a crisis for healthcare and financial wishes, they help families to legally prepare for what the future holds.


Stan Shkilnyi/Barrow Group

The Lion is more than a symbol to them. Its strength is at the heart of everything they do. The experience of the Barrow Group in the temp staffing and Film/TV production industries allows them to design an insurance program specifically for your company. Ares of expertise and coverage include workers compensation,  general liability, and group health benefits. Why settle for the help of an “insurance agency” when you can have the Barrow Group’s staffing industry & film production industry experience work for you.

Art Picus & Denise Picus/Sports Image

Sports Image is an all-inclusive sports marketing and event management firm helping schools and grassroots organizations nationwide. Through sponsorship activation, they strive to help organizations get free equipment and funding for their programs. They help to “take the PAY out of PLAY.”