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Open for Business - August 28, 2015

Sean George, Kevin Ford, Stephanie Moyer, Dave Wilkins, Mike Sammond

Kevin Ford & Stephanie Moyer/Insperity

Kevin Ford & Stephanie Moyer, InsperityMore than 28 years ago, Insperity CEO Paul Sarvadi envisioned making business owners’ lives easier by taking HR and administrative burdens off their plates. So he decided to start a company with little more than 600 square feet of space and one telephone. Since then, Insperity has grown to be a 2.3 billion dollar, debt-free company with 57 offices nationwide as a result of helping clients reach their goals.

Their business model is simple: They’re dedicated to helping businesses succeed by taking care of the things that could be distracting you from the bigger picture. They do this by helping you control expenses, minimize risk exposure and maximize your opportunities for revenue generation. Through their flagship HR service, Insperity Workforce Optimization, they help you tackle health care reform. They also provide everything you need to grow your business, from large company benefits to payroll processing, while managing employer liability and compliance issues.

David Wilkins/Maid Right of Duluth

Dave Wilkins, Maid Right of DuluthMaid Right of Duluth is a different type of home cleaning service. One big difference is that the Maid Right of Duluth cleaners are not hourly workers – they are the business owners. Take comfort in knowing the same reliable and trustworthy cleaning crew will clean on each visit. At Maid Right of Duluth, they customize a house cleaning plan to fit their clients’ unique needs and busy lifestyle. Personal attention to detail, a thorough cleaning regimen and a commercially tested process translates into superior maid services for your home. Maid Right of Duluth’s advantages include their exclusive disinfecting EnviroShield® treatment on each visit, strong communication with your Maid Right of Duluth cleaner through their log book and survey program, and the strongest guarantee in the home cleaning industry. Maid Right of Duluth is proud to be a certified Trust Dale company

Sean George/Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

Sean George, Gwinnett ChamberThe mission of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce 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.


Dennis McCormick of Tucket Footwear and Beth Marien of Woodward North

Steven Julian, Beth Marien, Dennis McCormick, Mike Sammond

Steven Julian, Beth Marien, Dennis McCormick, Mike Sammond

Dennis McCormick/Tucket Footwear

Dennis McCormick, Tucket Footwear 2Tucket Footwear is a Classic Loafer Boat Shoe Company that designs footwear that can get wet and look good at the same time. They can go from boat to beach to bar to campus to the office or restaurant. They are Made In USA right in Georgia. Locally owned and locally built.


Beth Marien/Woodward North

Beth Marien, Woodward AcademyWoodward North is a satellite campus of Woodward Academy. Located on 33 acres in Johns Creek, Woodward North offers a warm, nurturing environment where every student finds his or her own unique strength and talent. At Woodward North, their focus is on innovative practices in the classroom with a curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking. With a student-teacher ratio average of only 10:1, students receive wise guidance at every step, discover their greatest strengths, and build life-shaping qualities of good character.

In addition to their rigorous academic program for mainstream students, they also offer an acclaimed Transition Program for students with diagnosed learning disabilities in fourth through sixth grades.

Prolific Opportunities to Try and Triumph: At Woodward North, they offer a wide range of clubs, arts opportunities, and intramural sports. Their lively arts offerings include show choir, dance, orchestra, handbells, and a full array of visual arts options. Students also can choose from horseback riding, fencing, golf, tap class, jump rope club, and a variety of intramural sports as well as a robust robotics program and a competitive chess club. Woodward North’s Odyssey of the Mind program has reached the World Championships multiple times.

Deep Respect for Difference: Students at Woodward North develop a deep respect for difference in a community where diversity is more than skin deep. Peers from a broad array of religious and ethnic backgrounds come together to find opportunities to explore and excel at every level, whatever their interests. At Woodward North, students not only learn about other cultures but experience them daily in their interactions with friends and in their celebrations of special holidays throughout the year including Ramadan, Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, NowRuz, and others.

Discover the Woodward Difference: The large majority of Woodward North students continue their education at Woodward’s Main Campus in College Park beginning in seventh grade, where they join peers from 100 different zip codes and 23 metro Atlanta counties. The Academy provides bus transportation to and from College Park, and many students choose to ride MARTA, in designated Woodward cars with assigned security officers.

WEALTH MATTERS: The “End of Life” Stage of Estate Planning

Adam Gaslowitz, Nikola Djuric, Brandy wright, Craig Frankel

Adam Gaslowitz, Nick Djuric, Brandy Wright, Craig Frankel

On this episode of Wealth Matters, hosts Craig Frankel and Adam Gaslowitz discuss how to anticipate and avoid issues at the “end of life” stage of estate planning with their guests Brandy Wright  and Nick Djuric.

ABOUT Brandy Wright

Brandy Knight, Cambridge Wealth CounselBrandy Wright, MBA, CDFA™, CFP® is a Wealth Manager with Cambridge Wealth Counsel. She specializes in working with senior executives and successful retirees. Having extensive experience designing and implementing complex financial plans for Fortune 500 executives and Executive Retirees, she has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Brandy joined Cambridge Wealth Counsel in 2010 and works primarily in the Atlanta-Northside office.

Brandy holds a Masters in Business Administration in Personal Financial Planning from Georgia State (1999) and is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® and a Certified Financial Planner™ professional. She also holds a BA in Finance with a minor in Risk Management from Georgia Southern University (1997). She is a corporate member of NAPFA.

Prior to joining Cambridge Wealth Counsel, she worked for The AYCO Company, L.P., a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs, for seven years holding various positions as an analyst, financial planner and eventually as Vice President (2003-2010). Brandy also spent several years as a Trust Officer with SunTrust Bank in their Fortune 500 executive pension group (1997-1999).

Brandy lives in Buckhead, Georgia with her baby girl, Blakely, and two Shih-tzu’s, Bentley and Barnsley. She is a Kappa Delta alumna and is a home liaison for the annual Tour of Kitchens event with the Junior League of Buckhead. While not working, she enjoys movies, music, social and charitable events, Holiday fun, UGA football, any chance to get to the beach, spending time with friends and family and trying to keep up with a very happy and active Blakely!


ABOUT Nick Djuric

Nikola Djuric, SutherlandNick Djuric advises clients on estate planning—including the preparation of wills and trust instruments and tax and succession planning for closely held businesses. A member of Sutherland’s Tax Practice Group, Nick practices primarily in estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax; wills, trusts, and administration of estates; tax controversies; fiduciary litigation; and private foundations. In particular, he works closely with private family offices and their professional advisors on multigenerational estate planning. As chair of the Legislation Committee of the State Bar of Georgia Fiduciary Law Section, Nick has been active for many years in the reform of Georgia’s law of trusts and estates.

Nick served as an adjunct professor of law at John Marshall Law School and Georgia State University College of Law, introducing future attorneys to wills, trusts, estates and federal gift and estate taxation. Prior to joining Sutherland, Nick was a law clerk for the Honorable Gerald Bard Tjoflat, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.



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.

Remember to tune in on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 8:30 AM to listen live to their show!




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Gwinnett Business Expo 2015 Spotlighted on Trade Show Radio

On August 20, 2015, co-hosts Mike Sammond, Steven Julian and Trey Odum were at the Gwinnett Center, broadcasting live at the Gwinnett Chamber Business Expo & Job Fair 2015.

Presented by the Gwinnett Medical Center, the 2015 Business Expo & Job Fair provided the ideal avenue to promote a company’s products and/or services. Beginning with the Chamber’s General Membership Meeting, intermingled with top-notch educational seminars and concluding with the largest Business After Hours of the year, the 2015 Business Expo & Job Fair was packed with opportunities to market an organization.

Check out these great interviews…



Dr. Daniel Kaufman, President and CEO of Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce


Broadcasting live at the Gwinnett Chamber Business Expo 2015, Mike Sammond sat down with Dr. Daniel Kaufman, President and CEO of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.

Mike: It’s been a wonderful day. We’ve had so many businesses on the air with us on Business RadioX. They’ve enjoyed coming here to the expo, to the job fair. We do appreciate our partnership with the Gwinnett Chamber, and thank you so much. We look forward to many years together.

Dr. Daniel Kaufman: Yeah, thanks, Mike. What you guys do is great, as the voice of the business community here in Gwinnett. We appreciate it very much. We’re proud to be you partner and your teammate. And I think we look forward to, as the momentum increases, as the economy continues to grow, I think happy days are here again.

Mike: Absolutely. Dr. Daniel Kaufman, live from the Gwinnett Chamber’s Business Expo and Job Fair.


Daron Tarlton of DHG Healthcare, Chuck Douglas of Business Success Training and Tiffany Kirkland of American Diabetes Association

Mike Sammond, Tiffany Kirkland, Chuck Douglas, Daron Tarlton, Steven Julian

Mike Sammond, Tiffany Kirkland, Chuck Douglas, Daron Tarlton, Steven Julian

Daron Tarlton/DHG Healthcare

Daron Tarlton, DHG HealthcareDHG Healthcare is the national healthcare industry practice of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP. The practice provides a full range of assurance and tax services, and also includes a boutique healthcare consulting business built on four distinctive market-facing service platforms (Strategy, Reimbursement, CFO Advisory and Enterprise Intelligence). DHG Healthcare is sharply focused on the critical business issues facing healthcare organizations in today’s transformative industry environment. For additional information, visit

With more than 1,800 people in 12 states, Dixon Hughes Goodman is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is among the Top 20 largest accounting and advisory firms in the nation. In addition to comprehensive assurance, tax and advisory services, the firm goes to market by major industry focus and serves clients internationally and in all 50 states. Visit for additional information.

Chuck Douglas/Business Success Training

Chuck Douglas, Business Success TrainingBusiness Success Training is a company that empowers corporations and businesses with entrepreneurs and soloprreneurs to accelerate bottom line revenue by resourcing them with cutting edge Sales, Leadership, Social Media, Goal Achievement, Time Mastery, Memory , Referral Generation, Lead Generation and Habit Formation Skill Sets which produce immediate and lasting results.

The primary vehicle through which this is accomplished is their Life and Business Changing SUCCESS SUMMIT 2015 that combines all of the previously listed skill sets with an additional bonus of networking with your local areas Top Business Professionals. This SUCCESS SUMMIT 2015 is being held at the Cobb Galleria on October 21st.

Tiffany Kirkland/American Diabetes Association, Atlanta/North Georgia Region

Tiffany Kirkland, American Diabetes AssociationAdults and children in Georgia are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes as more than 1,000,000 suffer from this deadly disease, 350,000 of whom don’t even know they have it! If present trends continue, it is estimated that one out of every three children, and one in two minority children, face a future with diabetes.

That is why the American Diabetes Association, Atlanta/North Georgia Region office is so committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetes and support those living with this disease.

They are here to help and they invite you to join them. You will be helping to confront, fight and stop diabetes.

Rebecca Hurd with Harmonyx, John Andrews with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers and Antonio Little-El with LegalShield

Mike Sammond, Rebecca Hurd, John Andrews, Antonio Little-El

Mike Sammond, Rebecca Hurd, John Andrews, Antonio Little-El

Rebecca Hurd/Harmonyx Diagnostics

Rebecca Hurd, Harmonyx DiagnosticsOn a mission to personalize medicine. Harmonyx Diagnostics is an innovative company that is changing the way medication is prescribed in America.

Founded in 2009, Harmonyx believes patients should be empowered to know if their medication will be safe and effective. Patients should also have the power to pay for affordable genetic testing without the hurdles health insurance can cause, and that pharmacists play a key role in giving patients this information by providing Harmonyx tests at their locations.

With the Harmonyx pharmacy partnership, participating pharmacies can provide genetic testing to ensure their patients’ medications are safe and effective.

Harmonyx is a fully automated genotyping system to deliver fast, easy and accurate results to qualified healthcare professionals, helping them determine the appropriate medication and dosing for each patient.

John Andrews/LifeSouth Community Blood Centers

John Andrews - LifeSouth Community Blood CentersLifeSouth Community Blood Centers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community blood supplier for more than 100 hospitals in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. They are committed to meeting the blood supply needs of these hospitals by providing the highest quality blood components and services. LifeSouth is a community blood center, meaning the blood supply collected from their donors directly serves the needs of patients in their community. The blood donated there will stay there for local patient transfusions.

Each year, nearly five million Americans need a blood transfusion. To meet that responsibility, they need to collect 266,000 blood donations a year. That’s 728 donors a day. With over 30 donor centers, 44 blood mobiles, and over 2,000 blood drives a month, the LifeSouth team is committed to making sure the blood is there when you or your family member is in need. They are your community blood center.

The blood supply collected from donors directly serves the needs of patients at over 100 medical facilities throughout their footprint. The blood donated will stay in their community for local patient transfusion. Only if the local supply is met will LifeSouth share their blood resources with other communities.

Antonio Little-El/LegalShield

Antonio Little-El - LegalShieldLegalShield helps individuals and business owners obtain affordable access to actual law firms to handle everything from trivial to traumatic legal issues without having to worry about the cost.