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OPEN FOR BUSINESS presented by Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

Mark Farmer, Mark Butler, Peter Hildebrandt

Mark Farmer, Mark Butler, Peter Hildebrandt

Mark Farmer/Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development

Mark Farmer, Gwinnett Chamber Economic DevelopmentThe Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development department is tasked with implementing the Partnership Gwinnett initiative, which is the community and economic development strategy for the county. The department works to foster business growth in the county.


Mark Butler/University of Georgia Small Business Development Center

Mark Butler, UGA Small Business Development CenterThe University of Georgia Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) mission is to enhance the economic well-being of Georgians by providing a wide range of educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. The SBDC provides one-on-one consulting, continuing education and access to research for its clients. One-on-one consulting services are provided at no cost to the small business owner.

Peter Hildebrandt/SCORE

Peter Hildebrandt, SCORESCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. They have been doing this for over fifty years. Since their work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to a network of 11,000+ volunteers, they are able to deliver their services at no charge or at very low cost. Anyone can sit down for mentoring sessions with a SCORE mentor, and it’s always free. The SCORE mentors are all successful business people who have either started their own business or been executives in larger organizations.

Pat Stansbury with National Foundation of Patriotism, Erin Riley with Interface Financial Group and Mary Buck with Message in a Petal

Mike Sammond, Pat Stansbury, Erin Riley, Mary Buck, Steven Julian

Mike Sammond, Pat Stansbury, Erin Riley, Mary Buck, Steven Julian

Pat Stansbury/National Foundation of Patriotism

Pat Stansbury, National Foundation of PatriotismThe National Foundation of Patriotism is dedicated to increasing awareness of the meaning, message and mission of Patriotism in America and its relevance in the everyday lives of its citizens.

NEW BOOK! “Follow Me!” How Vietnam War Era Soldiers Found Success and Lead a Nation by Example
The purpose of this book is to offer an opportunity for America to take a fresh look at the Vietnam Veteran. This book is written in honor of Officer Candidate School Class of 4-65 Fort Benning, GA, Celebrating their 50th Class Reunion in May 2015, they are one of the most successful classes in the history of the school. The book features high achieving Vietnam Veterans who were graduates of this inspiring class. Featuring Medal of Honor recipients, Pulitzer Prize winning journalists, a State Senator, and many more.

The National Foundation of Patriotism founder Nick Snider is a graduate of this class, and will be presenting this book in appreciation of those friendships forged 50 years ago. This book is an easy read and a positive look at the men who served in an unpopular war. America should be proud of all who are defenders of freedom, and this book will remind us to be proud to be Americans!

Erin Riley/The Interface Financial Group

Erin Riley, Interface Financial GroupFounded in 1972, The Interface Financial Group (IFG) is one of North America’s largest alternative funding sources for small business. The company serves clients across more than 30 industries in the United States, Canada, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, Mexico and South Africa and offers cross-border transaction facilities. With more than 150 offices and over 40 years of experience, IFG provides innovative accounts receivable funding services and solutions by offering short-term working capital to growing businesses.

Mary Buck/Lightscapes Photographic Artwork d.b.a. Message in a Petal

Mary Buck, Message in a PetalIn January of 2015, Lightscape Photographic Artwork, launched a new line of wall décor, called Message in a Petal- Inspirational Artwork Printed on Metal, which is revolutionizing the marketplace, as a whole. The vibrant quality of the art sets it apart from all other types of artwork currently available. Message in a Petal-Inspirational Artwork Printed on Metal, utilizes metal prints to show incredible visual depth and luminosity. This aesthetically pleasing, insightful and inspirational indoor/outdoor functional artwork, will help breath life back into the home and commercial décor space.

Through the use of water and fade resistant materials, which are so lightweight that they can be hung with Velcro stripping, and also available on canvas for a more traditional look than metal, or with a metallic finish, in addition to metal allows purchasers to meet their perfect look, feel and price point.

Lightscapes Photographic Artwork, is a woman-owned business, located in Duluth GA. The company provides photographic artwork, inspirational artwork on metal, web based business cards, head shots, family portraits, and photography/art classes. The company is owned and operated by Mary Buck, an International Print Competition Award Winner, Certified Professional Photographer and Photographic Craftsman.

WEALTH MATTERS: The ABCs of Asset Protection

Craig Frankel, Tony Turner, Katlyn Dennis, Adam Gaslowitz

Craig Frankel, Tony Turner, Katlyn Dennis, Adam Gaslowitz

On this episode of Wealth Matters, hosts Adam Gaslowitz and Craig Frankel discuss the ABCs of asset protection with their special guests Tony Turner and Katlyn Dennis.


Katlyn Dennis, NFP Private Client GroupKatlyn Davis started her career at State Farm in 2002 in South Florida, moved to Marsh Private Client Group (both in Palm Beach and Atlanta) from September 2005 through October 2010, and joined NFP Private Client Group in October 2010.

We focus on Personal Insurance for high net worth individuals and families. Reviewing their current programs and placing them with the best carrier and coverage’s for their needs. Most high net worth individuals have very comprehensive programs that need annual reviews and constant review. We can place in all 50 states and have numerous specialty markets for the hard to place risks. We are a boutique hands on firm that concentrates only on personal insurance needs.

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Tony Turner, CPM&STony Turner practices family wealth planning, estate and charitable planning, probate and estate administration and business succession. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, named a Top 100 Attorney in the United States by Worth Magazine, a Georgia Super Lawyer and has also been one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite.

Mr. Turner graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Juris Doctor, both with honors. He received his Master of Laws in Taxation from Emory University, graduating first in his class. Mr. Turner has also passed the Certified Public Accountant examination.

Mr. Turner actively speaks and writes about wealth planning, estate and tax planning and related topics. In 2014, he has given talks such as: “State of the Estate and Gift Tax” (Meeting of the Financial Planning Association of Georgia) and “Love, Sex, Money and Death: Estate Planning Aspects of Divorce” (American Bar Association of Family Law).

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Gaslowitz Frankel is an experienced trial practice firm specializing in all aspects of complex fiduciary litigation throughout Georgia and the Southeast. With a focus on representing individuals, companies, banks, and fiduciaries in dispute involving wills, estates, trusts, guardianships, businesses, and securities law, their experienced and highly qualified litigation attorneys have tremendous credentials and a proven history of success.

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BUSINESS MATTERS presented by Incentive Solutions

Lawrence Constantin, Mike Smith, Gary Childress, Steve Damerow

Lawrence Constantin, Mike Smith, Gary Childress, Steve Damerow

Lawrence Constantin/Saint-Gobain Solar Gard

Lawrence Constantin, Solar GardLawrence Constantin is the Director of Sales & Marketing-Americas for Saint-Gobain Solar Gard.

Solar Gard positively impacts lives with products that protect, save and renew. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Solar Gard makes industry leading architectural and automotive window films, photovoltaics and custom coatings.

A division of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, Solar Gard’s architectural solar control window films are proven carbon negative and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Solar Gard products are sold in more than 90 countries under the Solar Gard, Panorama, Quantum and Solar Gard Armorcoat brands.

Gary Childress/Honda Marine

Gary Childress, Honda MarineGary Childress is the National Sales Manager at Honda Marine.

Headquartered in Alpharetta, GA, Honda Marine distributes a full line of four-stroke marine engines ranging from 2 to 250 horsepower.

Honda was among the first manufacturers to offer 4-stroke outboards in America, and the first to offer a full line of lightweight 4-stroke outboards. More than 40 years later, Honda outboards still set the standard for fuel efficiency, performance and ease of operation. They aim to create cutting edge outboards, while staying true to the core Honda attributes of durability, quiet operation, quality, and reliability.

Honda continually perfects their marine engine line by incorporating technologies from their highly advanced automotive and racing heritage. In addition, many Honda Marine outboards also include exclusive technological features found in the company’s most popular automobile engines including the Honda Ridgeline, Pilot, Odyssey, Accord, CR-V, and Element.

Mike Smith/Mitsubishi Electric

Mike Smith, Mitsubishi ElectricMike Smith is the Senior Marketing Manager at Mitsubishi Electric.

For more than 90 years, Mitsubishi Electric has made changes for the better  through its energy-efficient products and technologies. These include factory automation equipment, automotive equipment, escalators, elevators, heating and cooling products, commercial hand dryers, large-scale video displays for stadiums and arenas, uninterruptible power supplies, solar panels, semiconductors, display walls, photographic and thermal printers, and electric utility products.

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Steve Damerow, host of Business MattersSteve Damerow, the host of “Business Matters“, is the founder and CEO of along with He earned a MBA and Masters in Economics, that has helped him propel the respective incentive firms into the forefront of the loyalty industry.

“Technology making incentive rewards easier.”

Incentive Solutions is a 21-year-old debt-free, employee-managed incentive marketing agency that uses the “cloud” and mobile app’s to manage and communicate sales incentives to in-house employees, distributor/dealer/value added resellers utilizing 3 primary reward vehicles.

1. Group incentive travel and sales meetings
2. World’s largest online rewards mall
3. Choice of 155 retail gift cards or prepaid VISA debit cards

Incentive Solutions is an Inc. 5000 company, voted “Best & Brightest Place to Work Atlanta” two consecutive years, and BBB++ rated.


Ellie and Jen Peters with Cool2Sweet and Mike Gifford from National Business Chamber of Greater Gwinnett

Mike Gifford, Ellie Peters, Jen Peters, Mike Sammond

Mike Gifford, Ellie Peters, Jen Peters, Mike Sammond

Ellie & Jen Peters/Cool2Sweet

Ellie & Jen Peters, Cool 2 SweetEllie Peters is an 11-year-old entrepreneur who loves homemade stuff. She learned from school that we should protect our environment by using green products so she started making her own lip gloss and teeth whitening by using Vaseline and baking soda. They were not only safe, but also very effective.

Ellie then started making natural soaps after her cousin developed skin rashes by using other bath products. She saw the benefit of using green products and wanted to share her products with other people. In 2014, Cool 2 Sweet was born after persuading her parents to allow her to start her own business.

Mike Gifford/National Business Chamber of Greater Gwinnett

Mike Gifford, TNBC of Greater GwinnettThe National Business Chamber (TNBC) of Greater Gwinnett is a non-traditional chamber that focuses on helping members grow their businesses rapidly and more profitably through a structure that supports shared interests and community building programs. They do this by proactively engaging and satisfying the core needs of today’s businesses. To grow, businesses need to increase their customer traffic, reduce their operating expenses and have access to inexpensive services through innovative approaches enabling them to evaluate their progression. These are substantial and impactful services that TNBC of Greater Gwinnett brings to their members.

Sportscaster Bob Neal, Don Meng with Sign-A-Rama Duluth, Stephanie Christopoulos with Organzied Chick and Terrie Richards with Certified Home Care of Georgia

Mike Sammond, Bob Neal, Stephanie Christopoulos, Don Meng, Terrie Richards, Steven Julian

Mike Sammond, Bob Neal, Stephanie Christopoulos, Don Meng, Terrie Richards, Steven Julian

Bob Neal/Bob Neal Media

Bob Neal, Bob Neal MediaBob Neal Media is the umbrella organization for all of Bob Neal’s media work. He is involved in Sportscasting as the anchor and co-producer of “Play To Win”, a football season weekly half hour show on college and NFL football, airing at 9:00 AM on Fox 5 Atlanta and syndication stations. This is the second year of the show and additional stations will be announced soon. Bob is also a voice-over talent, represented by three Atlanta Agencies, Houghton, Hutchinson and Umberger. His wife Sally is the voice-over agent at Houghton. Bob also teaches classes, lectures and hold seminars on the Sports Media business. His next seminar is April 22, 2015 at YourAct studios at Peachtree Corners from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. He recently lectured at the Sports Media Undergraduate Certification program at the University of Georgia in Athens.

Don Meng/Sign-A-Rama Duluth

Don Meng, Sign-A-Rama DuluthSign-A-Rama Duluth specializes in design, production and installation of all types of signage. Whether its digitally printing a banner, wrapping a vehicle, or manufacturing and installing a set of channel letters, they have the equipment and personnel in house to get the job done on time and on budget. During their 16 years in a growing Atlanta market, Sign-a-rama Duluth has done everything from installing 10-story banners and window perf, to creating signage for the local Gwinnet Braves. They look forward to helping with your next signage project.

Stephanie Christopoulos/Organzied Chick

Stephanie Christopoulos, Organized ChickOrganized Chick is a professional organizing business that specializes in helping small business owners to achieve balance in their lives and helping them save time and money. A resident of Snellville, GA, Stephanie is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) as well as the GA-NAPO Chapter. She currently serves at the Director of Marketing for the GA-NAPO Chapter.

Organized Chick believes in doing more than organizing a room and sorting things into a bin. They believe in helping you reclaim your life when you’re feeling overwhelmed by the current state of your life, your space or a certain project or task. Organized Chick will help you reclaim that space, energy or enthusiasm. Whether your needs are big or small, Organized Chick can help you GET organized and STAY organized.

A little organization can go a long way towards getting you back into your best self. Organized Chick provides superior and efficient organizing that will change your life. Our services include Small Business Organizing, Residential Organizing, Home Office Organizing, and Relocation services.

Terrie Richards/Certified Home Care of Georgia

Terrie Richards, Certified Home Care of GACertified Home Care of Georgia provides non medical care to the sick and elderly people in the comfort of their own homes. Headquartered in Dacula GA, they are a locally owned business serving Metro Atlanta for over 6 years. They are licensed by the Georgia Department of Community Health. Great pride is taken to match you with caregivers of similar interest and personalities to ensure quality service and compatibility.


Wrestling at Business RadioX!

Why are the hosts and guests showing off their wrestling moves? Listen to the show and find out!