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Mike Sammond, Lis Jeffers, Cally D'Angelo, Craig Shafer, Vlad Rusz

Mike Sammond, Lisa Jeffers, Cally D’Angelo, Craig Shafer, Vlad Rusz

Craig Shafer/Beyond LED Technology

Craig Shafer, Beyond LED TechnologyBeyond LED Technology is a global leader in cutting LED technology. They specialize in the retail and wholesale distribution of LED displays and lighting for all applications. They offer the most complete line of indoor and outdoor LED message centers and a broad range of residential and commercial LED lighting available at the best prices.


Lisa Jeffers/The Oaks of Athens

Lisa Jeffers, The Oaks of AthensThe Oaks – Athens is a PruittHealth Lifestyle community nestled in pristine surroundings just minutes from downtown Athens, GA that offers the promise of a spacious 43-acre Health Lifestyle Community with luxurious resort-quality accommodations, attentive service and a full continuum of care. Designed for health and well-being at every stage in life, The Oaks will allow residents to age comfortably in beautiful surroundings with access to an active, upscale lifestyle, including a wide array of amenities and activates. Their Independent Living, Assisted living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers comprehensives services and peace of mind now and in the future.

Vlad Rusz/Sterling Rose Consulting Corp

Vlad Rusz, Sterling RoseSterling Rose Consulting Corp is a Gwinnett County, GA based company that provides business plan creation and review, immigration visa business plans, marketing plan creation and review, accounting, financial analysis, operations, work flow automation (specifically custom CRM solutions) and business consulting. Sterling Rose Consulting Corp’s staff has over 100 years of successful entrepreneurial experience. In addition, the CEO of the company has launched and managed three successful businesses that currently range in age from 16 months to 7 years old with gross revenues ranging from $125,000 to over $5.0 million.

Sterling Rose Consulting Corp prides itself on providing quality, investor ready documentation. The company takes it even one step farther to make sure the client understands how to effectively present these documents, whether they are being prepared for internal use or outside investors. The company also provides full loan ready SBA packages.

Sterling Rose Consulting Corp also offers a monthly radio show “Strategic Insights Radio” to provide a resource for businesses both large and small.

D’Angelo/Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

Cally D'Angelo, Gwinnett ChamberThe Gwinnett Chamber is the forum for business, government, education, healthcare, arts/culture/entertainment, and philanthropic and public-service communities to come together to advance their region’s economy and enrich Gwinnett County’s quality of life.


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Teresa Holloway with Sugarloaf Mills, Marques Burnett with The Sports Utility Vehicle, Steve Kendrick and Jennifer Kessler with Subaru of Gwinnett, and Julie Mills-Watson with Body of Health and Life

Mike Sammond, Marques Burnett, Julie Mills-Watson, Teresa Holloway, Jennifer Kessler, Steven Julian

Mike Sammond, Marques Burnett, Julie Mills-Watson, Teresa Holloway, Jennifer Kessler, Steven Julian

Teresa Holloway/Sugarloaf Mills

Teresa Holloway, Sugarloaf MillsSugarloaf Mills is Atlanta’s largest outlet and value retail shopping destination with more than 180 stores, plus family friendly dining and entertainment all under one roof. Sugarloaf Mills is located at I-85 and Sugarloaf Parkway, just 30 minutes north of downtown Atlanta.

Retailers:  Sugarloaf Mills has over 180 incredible outlet and value retail stores including Nike Factory Store, Guess Factory Store, Kenneth Cole Company Store, Adidas Outlet, Skechers USA Outlet, Tommy Hilfiger Company Store, Old Navy Outlet, Gymboree Outlet, LEGO Brand Retail Store, Carter’s Outlet, Crocs, The Children’s Place Outlet, Levi’s Outlet, Journey’s and Eddie Bauer Outlet.

Entertainment:  Sugarloaf Mills provides entertainment for the whole family to enjoy throughout the day, including AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18, Goldeagle Airsoft Battlefield, Jumpstreet Indoor Trampoline Park, Lunar Mini Golf and Slingshot Speedway. 

Dining:  Sugarloaf Mills has a variety of on-site dining options with 12 eateries in the food court and several full-service restaurants including Atlanta’s largest Dave & Buster’s, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, Thai Diner & Sushi and a brand new location from Shoney’s.

Marques Burnett/The Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV)

Marques Burnett, The SUVThe Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) specializes in live webcast production, sports marketing, and special projects. It provides players, teams, and events with live coverage while offering measurable opportunities for businesses to connect with their audiences via the world of sports.


Steve Kendrick & Jennifer Kessler/Subaru of Gwinnett

Steve Kendrick and Jennifer Kessler, Subaru of GwinnettLocated in Duluth, Subaru of Gwinnett offers a great selection of new and used Subaru cars. If you’re searching for a new car, browse their inventory of new Subaru Imprezas, BRZ’s, Outbacks, Tribecas, Foresters and Legacys. If you would like to test drive any of these models, come down to 2920 Satellite Blvd. If you’re looking for a pre-owned car, they can help you there as well. Browse their large selection of used Subaru cars as well as vehicles from other top manufacturers to find the right car for you.

At Subaru of Gwinnett, they don’t just sell cars, they provide a complete car buying experience. They provide customers with everything from Subaru repair services, Subaru auto parts sales, to car loan and lease financing. Visit them at 2920 Satellite Blvd and let show you how easy the car buying experience can be at Subaru of Gwinnett.

Julie Mills-Watson/Body of Health and Life

Julie Mills-Watson, Body of Health and LifeIn addition to being the author of Here’s the Deal about Cancer, Julie is the founder of Body of Health and Life clinic in Snellville, GA. After personally witnessing the power of whole body, integrated healthcare when her husband, Tommy, was diagnosed with brain cancer, a passion was sparked in her to share that knowledge and information with others.

Julie’s approach to sharing her knowledge is practical and hand’s on. She has managed to blend her story and expertise by writing a book and providing therapies in her own clinic. The inspiration of her husband’s energetic quality of life amazed everyone. She realized that by giving the body what it needs such as nutrition, detox, massage, etc. to boost the immune function, you could also improve quality of life. Empowering people with effective ways to help themselves during this fearful and confusing time in their lives is Julie’s mission.

At Julie’s clinic, Body of Health and Life, she and her staff approach the body very different than spa massage. They are licensed and certified in a variety of disciplines in order to assist individuals suffering from cancer, cancer treatments, lymphedema, chronic pain, post-surgery, fatigue, swelling. They assist the body to heal and never force an outcome. The goal is to help you hurt less, heal quicker and have a better quality of life. Body of Health is located at 1780 Oak Road (Suite A2) in Snellville.

WEALTH MATTERS: The “Aging” Stage of Estate Planning

Robert Port, Dr. Mary Gresham, John Montag, Kel Long, Craig Frankel

Robert Port, Dr. Mary Gresham, John Montag, Kel Long, Craig Frankel

On this episode of Wealth Matters, hosts Craig Frankel and Robert Port discuss how to anticipate and avoid issues at the “aging” stage of estate planning with their guests John Montag, Dr. Mary Gresham, and A. Kel Long, III, Esq.


John Montag, Montag Wealth ManagementJohn joined Montag Wealth Management in 1995 and assumed his President and CIO responsibilities in 2009. He plays firm managerial and client advisory roles in Montag investment management.

As Chief Investment Officer, John oversees investment operations on a firm-wide basis. He also serves as the portfolio manager for a number of clients, employing a comprehensive approach that focuses on investment issues, legal and accounting concerns, lifestyle considerations and philanthropic interests.

John grew up in Atlanta and attended The Westminster Schools. He and his wife, Erika, have three children. In addition to time with family, John is an avid student of history and politics and enjoys running, swimming, gardening and baseball.



Dr. Mary GreshamDr. Mary Gresham is a psychologist who has been in practice in Atlanta for 25 years. She has both a traditional clinical practice and a consulting practice in financial psychology. She earned her degrees in psychology from Tulane, Emory and Georgia State Universities. Dr.Gresham has been interested in the psychology of money for many years and has given numerous workshops and presentations across the country on related topics both to mental health professionals and financial professionals. She is particularly interested in the topic of women and money. She is often interviewed by the media, including the WSJ, the NY Times, Money magazine and O magazine.

She is active in and belongs to the Georgia Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, the Financial Therapy Association, the Financial Planning Association and the Purposeful Planning Institute.

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Kel Long, Hendrick, Rascoe, Zitron & LongA. Kel Long, III, Esq is a partner at Hendrick, Rascoe, Zitron & Long, LLP, an estate planning law firm in Atlanta Georgia.  Kel has been practicing law for over 25 years and specializes in the following practice areas:

  • Estate Planning
  • Wills, Trusts and Probate
  • Estate Tax Reduction
  • Estate Freeze Techniques
  • Tax Planning
  • Business Succession and Reorganization
  • Partnerships/LLCs
  • Corporate Law
  • Buy-Sell Arrangements
  • Charitable Planning
  • Tax Controversies
  • Settlement/Special Needs Trusts




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.

If you would like to listen to past episodes of “Wealth Matters’, please visit their You Tube Channel.

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STRATEGIC INSIGHTS RADIO: Protecting Your Business From Disaster

Ellen New, Vlad Rusz

Ellen New, Vlad Rusz

Welcome to Strategic Insights Radio presented by Sterling Rose Consulting Corp. This month’s episode discusses ways to protect your business from disaster.


Ellen New, Blackburn-Tabb Insurance AgencyAs an independent full service Georgia insurance agency, the duty for Blackburn-Tabb Insurance Agency is to their clients, not the insurance companies. As your insurance agents, it is their responsibility to provide YOU the best service and the best coverage, at the best possible price. They know you expect the best value without sacrificing personalized service and that’s what they do at Blackburn-Tabb Insurance Agency. They are a professional agency with a personal feel.

They start by evaluating your specific needs and finding the company that will give you the best insurance value for your dollar. They bring it all together with easy, affordable payment plans to suit your budget. As a client, they provide you with quality customer service, periodic reviews of your insurance coverage’s and premiums, and assistance with reporting claims. They are here for all your insurance needs.

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Strategic Insights Radio” is intended to be an interactive radio show hosted by Sterling Rose Consulting Corp. Listeners can Tweet their questions for a live response on the radio to @sterling_rose1 or via @strategicradio. Also, suggestions on business topics that listeners would like to learn more about are welcome. Please send suggestions to


Sterling Rose Consulting a full-service marketing, financial & business consulting firm. They incorporate multi-channel and multi-vertical knowledge and best practices into targeted and actionable online and offline marketing, public relations, advertising, business consulting, business operations, business planning, market research, competitive intelligence, accounting, finance and growth strategies. Sterling Rose has successfully created and launched over 250 marketing plans, 500 investor ready business plans and 1,000 market/competitive research reports. 92% of their business plans have resulted in acquisitions of SBA, Angel, and Series A Factoring, among others.

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Brian Pierce of Catalyst Wealth Management, Jonathan Holmes of Mighty 8th Media and John Miles of Law Offices of John M. Miles

Mike Sammond, Brian Pierce, Jonathan Holmes, John M. Miles, Steven Julian

Mike Sammond, Brian Pierce, Jonathan Holmes, John M. Miles, Steven Julian

Brian Pierce/Catalyst Wealth Management

Brian Pierce, Catalyst Wealth ManagementCatalyst Wealth Management is focused on serving clients in the areas of investment management, alternative tax planning, wealth distribution planning and legacy planning. They enjoy working with accredited investors who love their families and have a true desire to be successful in all facets of life. By helping clients accumulate, sustain and ultimately distribute their wealth effectively, it is their hope that they will have a giant impact in this world.

Jonathan Holmes/Mighty 8th Media

Jonathan Holmes, Mighty 8th MediaMighty 8th Media is beginning its 10th year as a full-service marketing, communications and interactive agency with the credentials, creativity and a desire to help organizations build a strong brand and grow their company through effective communications strategies. They view each client uniquely and offer marketing solutions that emphasize both traditional and interactive marketing techniques that are targeted to their unique needs. Their team of professionals sets ambitious goals, plans strategies that defy limits and creates results-oriented campaigns that leave lasting impressions.

The firm’s name was inspired by the 8th Air Force, the largest force of its kind during WWII. Like Mighty 8th, they were formed here in our home state of Georgia, delivered great results and even extended their wings into Europe.

Located north of Atlanta, Mighty 8th Media was founded in 2005 by partners Jonathan Holmes and Bradley Sherwood. At the core of Mighty 8th Media is their dedication to an old-fashioned approach to customer service. They believe in the days when business relationships were often friendships in which the vendor could guide the customer through the decision-making process by fully understanding their needs, desires and financial parameters. By infusing creativity and a diverse mix of media and technology, Mighty 8th is skilled at breathing new life into old concepts.

John Miles/Law Offices of John M. Miles

John Martin Miles, Law Offices of John M. MilesJohn Martin Miles is an attorney on private practice in Suwanee. He is a solo practitioner which means that when you retain him, he is who you get, not an associate whom you have never met. John has been practicing in Gwinnett County for 39 years and over that time his practice has morphed to reflect the economy and the demands of his clients. At the current time his practice is focused on what he calls preventive law.


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ATLANTA’S BUSINESS LEADERS: Adam Harrell of Nebo Agency, Doug Hardman of Payscape and Tim Mitchell of HR Outsourcing

Mike Sammond, Adam Harrell, Doug Hardman, Tim Mitchell, Louis Rosas

Mike Sammond, Adam Harrell, Doug Hardman, Tim Mitchell, Louis Rosas

Adam Harrell/Nebo Agency

Adam Harrell, Nebo AgencyNebo is a human-centered digital agency. They believe that great work comes from understanding the needs, wants and perceptions of your audience. This human-centered approach informs everything they do. With expertise in digital marketing strategy, web design, user experience, SEO, paid media, digital public relations, social media marketing and analytics, Nebo has helped its clients achieve their digital goals. Visit for more information.

Doug Hardman/Payscape

Doug Hardman, PayscapePayscape provides financial technology solutions and credit card processing to businesses, both big and startup, with dreams of becoming the best companies in the world.




Tim Mitchell/HR Outsourcing, Inc.

Tim Mitchell, HROIHROI (HR Outsourcing, Inc.) is a PEO (Professional Employer Organization) that provides a bundled solution for payroll, employee benefits, workers comp, and HR services.




Redcloud Auctions, Bullseye Auctions, Braincore of Georgia and Dave & Buster’s

George Franco, Mike Sammond, Rick Sammons, Melissa Hergert, Phillip Thiel, Stacy Pruitt, Steven Julian

George Franco, Mike Sammond, Rick Sammons, Melissa Hergert, Phillip Thiel, Stacy Pruitt, Steven Julian

George Franco & Rick Sammons/Redcloud Auctions & Bullseye Auctions

George Franco and Rick SammonsGeorge Franco is a benefit fundraising auctioneer with Redcloud Auctions that specializes in raising thousands of dollars for non-profit organizations, schools, children shelters and corporations. Redcloud Auctions partners with Bullseye Auctions in real estate and other assets.


Melissa Hergert & Phillip Thiel/Braincore of Georgia

Phillip and Melissa, Braincore of GeorgiaBrainCore of Georgia provides an innovative, fun approach to traditional Neurofeedback therapy. Using patented BrainCore technology, their research-based, easy-to-use system aids clients in resolving symptoms of neurological issues including ADHD, anxiety, insomnia, PTSD and more. With offices in Marietta and Buford, and expansion planned for Vinings, BrainCore of Georgia is a leader in providing solutions to reduce symptoms, relieve stress, and increase overall quality of life for people living with neurological issues in the North Atlanta area.

Melissa Hergert is the owner and operator of BrainCore of Georgia. She graduated form Life University in Marietta, where she opened her first BrainCore office in 2013. Six months later she opened a second location in Buford. She is currently enrolled in a Master’s of Science in Licensed Counseling program and is trained and certified in Advanced QEEG and Neurofeedback through BrainCore Therapy, LLC. She is completing her mentorship to fulfill the qualifications to sit for the Board Certification exam for Neurofeedback Therapy.

Stacy Pruitt/Dave & Buster’s

Stacy Pruitt, Dave & Buster'sDave and Buster’s is your one-stop destination for food and family fun. With a fantastic menu, 40+ HD TVs and projectors, billiards, over 200 games and 16 lanes of bowling at their Sugarloaf location, it’s a night of fun for the entire family. Eat N Play Combos are available every day. For the adults, their three bars with the best bartenders is the perfect gathering place for your night out. D&B also offers private banquet rooms with full audio and video capabilities to accommodate all of your corporate and social events.


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