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Holly Willis and Lori Haigwood with USA Payroll and Michelle Hanchey and Netania Walker with Toastmasters International

Mike Sammond, Holly Willis, Lori Haigwood, Michelle Hanchey, Netania Walker, Steven Julian

Mike Sammond, Holly Willis, Lori Haigwood, Michelle Hanchey, Netania Walker, Steven Julian

Holly Willis & Lori Haigwood/USA Payroll

USA PayrollHolly Willis and Lori Haigwood, USA Payroll is dedicated to providing quality products and services beyond what you would expect from a payroll service company. They design every program to meet their clients’ demands. Their powerful and flexible payroll system gives you complete control of all your company information, while eliminating the burden of payroll preparation in house.


Michelle Hanchey & Netania Walker/Toastmasters International

Michelle Hanchey and Netania Walker, Toastmasters InternationalSurvey after survey shows that presentation skills are crucial to success in the workplace. Many people pay high fees for seminars to gain the skill and confidence necessary to face an audience. Toastmasters International provides an option that is less expensive and held in high regard in business circles. This organization has been around for more than 85 years and offers a proven and enjoyable way to practice and hone communication and leadership skills.

Toastmasters International is the leading movement devoted to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality. Through its member Clubs, Toastmasters International helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening and thinking – vital skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of mankind.

The Marketing of NAPA and NAPA AutoCare Centers

Gwinnett Business Radio - September 22, 2015

Mike Sammond, Ron Givens, Scott Holton, Brian Gardner, Zachary Bennett

Brian Gardner/NAPA

Brian Gardner, NAPANAPA Autoparts has been a trusted part of the American automobile industry for more than 90 years, providing corporate, independent, and home auto mechanics with quality parts for their vehicles. NAPA’s commitment to quality has earned them a respected leadership position in the industry.

Wanting to venture further into the auto repair side of the industry, NAPA joined together with the top automotive repair centers to bring you NAPA AutoCare. Now you have top, local certified mechanics, quality, reliability, and efficiency standards backed by the national power of NAPA. Just look for the NAPA AutoCare logo.

NAPA AutoCare Centers. The parts you trust are now the shops you rely on.

Ron Givens/GK Tire & Automotive, a NAPA AutoCare Center

Ron Givens, G-K TireEstablished in the early 1980s, GK Tire is owned and operated by Tom and Ron Givens. Their motto has
always been “If it’s not right, we’ll make it right”. Their capabilities include diesel diagnostics and repair,
electrical diagnostics and repair, as well as all gasoline engine diagnostics and repairs. Their technicians are all ASE certified. They are an authorized Michelin tire dealer but they also inventory tires from all manufacturers such as Michelin, Bridgestone, Uniroyal, Goodyear, Firestone, Falken, Nexen, Dunlop, Kelly Springfield and many others.

Scott Holton/Aero Automotive, a NAPA AutoCare Center

Scott Holton, Aero AutomotiveAero Automotive has been in business for over 10 years and they’ve been proud to be a NAPA AutoCare
Center since 2009. While they appreciate the recognition from NAPA, their real motivation for joining the family of NAPA AutoCare Centers was the additional benefits that it enables them to provide to their customers!

They are professionals and their work reflects that. They pride themselves on doing the best job possible. That starts with understanding the complexities of today’s automobiles, how to maintain them so you get the most out of them, and a systematic approach to repairing them when mechanical failures do occur.

Zachary Bennett/Reformation Productions

Zacahry Bennett, Reformation ProductionsReformation Productions is a full-service marketing agency offering Marketing Consultation and Creative Production services. The agency leads businesses through the proven marketing process used by Fortune 500 companies so that they can compete both efficiently and effectively on the marketplace.

Services include: Brand Identification & Development, Customer Targeting, Competitive Analysis, Strategic Planning, Messaging, Campaign Concepting, Web and Graphic Design, Photography & Video Production, Voiceovers & Radio, Social Media, Print Advertising & Collateral, Media Buying, Business Coaching, Public Relations and SEO.



WEALTH MATTERS: The “Administrative” Stage of Estate Planning

Adam Gaslowitz, Ronnie Genser, Jeff Scroggin, Craig Frankel

Adam Gaslowitz, Ronnie Genser, Jeff Scroggin, Craig Frankel

On this episode of Wealth Matters, hosts Craig Frankel and Adam Gaslowitz discuss how to anticipate and avoid issues at the “administrative” stage of estate planning with their guests Ronnie Genser and Jeff Scroggin.

ABOUT Ronnie Genser

Ronnie Genser, Bereavement NavigatorsPrior to founding Bereavement Navigators in 2012, Ronnie Genser’s professional background included over 25 years in international and domestic sales, marketing, training, and consulting. In addition to her sales and marketing career, from 2006-2008 Ronnie served on the Board of Directors of the Lewy Body Dementia Association. As a board member and subsequent volunteer, over a five-year period (2006-2011) she created the organization’s support group network of almost 100 support groups, which spanned 36 states and the province of Ontario, Canada. This support group network continues to provide families and care givers the resources to cope with the life changes wrought by Lewy Body Dementia, an incurable, progressive disease that currently ravages 1.3 million Americans.

Ronnie’s successful career path took an unexpected turn after the sudden death of her husband, Dr. Sandy Weinberg, an Associate Professor of Healthcare Management at Clayton State University, as well as an internationally-renowned FDA Regulatory Affairs consultant to the pharmaceutical, medical device, and biologics industries. He died unexpectedly on October 8, 2011 at age 61, after complications from a heart attack, having spent two days in the ICU at Northside Hospital in Atlanta and seven days in the cardio-vascular ICU at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

The things Ronnie learned about what she needed to do after Sandy’s death including how to organize the numerous and unexpected tasks, the resources she found, and the tips she learned, she now shares in her work as a Bereavement Navigator with other widows, widowers, adult children, and other relatives who have lost a loved one, in hopes that her knowledge will make this process and the journey ahead easier for them.

Because Ronnie’s experience also taught her that being well-prepared before a death is one of the greatest gifts you can give a loved one, she also works with healthy couples and individuals to prepare, or in some cases better prepare, their affairs before their own deaths. As a result, Bereavement Navigators offers them and their loved ones the priceless gift of peace-of-mind, knowing the potentially myriad tasks their loved ones will face after their death will be much easier, less time-consuming, and most importantly, less stressful.

ABOUT Jeff Scroggin

Jeff Scroggin, Scroggin & CompanyJeff Scroggin has practiced as a business, tax and estate planning attorney in Atlanta for 36 years. His practice Scroggin & Company, P.C. is devoted to tax planning, estate planning, business representations, business succession and sales of businesses and properties. He is co-creator of the “Family Incentive Trust” and creator of the “The Family Love Letter.” Jeff practices out of an 1883 house in the historic district of Roswell, Georgia. The building contains one of the largest collections of tax memorabilia in the US. The tax collection was featured in a front page article in the Wall Street Journal on April 15, 2015. Jeff is known for his ability to convert complex, technical information into practical, useable forms. He also hopes he is not as pompous as this bio would seem to indicate.

Jeff serves as a Member of the University of Florida Levin College of Law Board of Trustees. Jeff received the following degrees from the University of Florida: B.S.B.A. (Accounting), 1974; Juris Doctorate, 1977; Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.), 1979. Jeff has taught tax law at the University of Florida College of Law and College of Business.

Jeff is a Founding Board member of the University of Florida College of Law Tax Institute and a Founding member of the University of Florida Advisor Network. He was a CPA with Arthur Andersen’s nationwide estate planning group. He is a Nationally Accredited Estate Planner, is rated “AV” by Martindale Hubbell (since 1990) and has been named in Atlanta magazine as a Georgia “Super-Lawyer” (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015) and “Five Star Wealth Advisor” (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015). He holds a perfect 10 rating from AVVO. Jeff was Founding Editor-in-Chief of the NAEPC Journal of Estate and Tax Planning from 2006-2011 and was Co-Editor of Commerce Clearing House’s Journal of Practical Estate Planning from 2004-2006.

Jeff’s professional affiliations include: The State Bar of Georgia, the Florida Bar, American Revenues Society, American Tax Token Society, Atlanta Estate Planning Council, Buckhead Study Group, Georgia Planned Giving Council, and the North Georgia Estate Planning Council (President, 2002-2005). He was Chairman of the North Fulton Community Foundation from 2007-2009 and is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils (2002-2010) where he was Co-Chairman of the Long Range Planning Committee and served as Chairman of the Publications Committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Historic Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau ( 2004-2015), and is a member of the Roswell Rotary Club. He served as Founding Chairman of the Friends of Barrington Hall (2008-2012).

Jeff is the author of over 250 published articles and columns. He was a columnist for Advisor Today Magazine (1997-2010) and a contributing writer to National Underwriter. He has written three books and was recognized by the CFP Board of Examiners for writing one of the best planning articles for the year 2000. His website has been recommended by the Journal of Accountancy for estate planning purposes.

Jeff is a frequent speaker on business, tax and estate planning issues. He has been married for 37 years to Lynn Geiger Scroggin and has three children. His oldest son is a professional blacksmith, his daughter works as a charitable event planner & fundraiser and his youngest son is an Iraq war veteran.


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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STRATEGIC INSIGHTS RADIO: The Importance of Business Plans

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Strategic Insights Radio is presented by Sterling Rose Consulting Corp

“The Importance of Having A Business Plan for Any Size Business”

During this episode, Strategic Insights Radio delves into why businesses of any size should have a business plan. Among the many reasons are client perception of internal products and services, understanding the target market, proper creation of financial projections, feasibility of the business, need for a commercial space, SBA Loan, other Loan, investment, immigration visas and of course successful and attainable growth for small to large businesses alike.


Pic 11 - Copy - CopySterling Rose Consulting Corp. is a Gwinnett County, GA based company that provides business plan creation and review, online and offline marketing, marketing plan creation and review, ongoing marketing services, accounting, bookkeeping, financial analysis, operations and business consulting. Sterling Rose Consulting Corp.’s staff has over 100 years of successful entrepreneurial experience. In addition, the CEO of the Company, Vlad Rusz, has launched and ran four successful businesses that currently range in age from 17 months to 7 years old with gross revenues ranging from $175,000 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 that the client understands how to effectively present these documents, whether they are being prepared for internal use or outside investors. Sterling Rose Consulting also provides full loan SBA packages, Immigration Visa Business Plans, Commercial Lending Business Plans, Commercial Space, Growth, Not-For-Profit and Venture Capital/Investment Ready Plans.

In addition, Sterling Rose Consulting Corp also provides Zoho Customization, Design and Implementation, Custom CRM solutions, Payroll, Bookkeeping and Accounting Services.

The Company believes in the quality of its work and in meeting, if not exceeding, its customer’s expectations.  As such, Sterling Rose Consulting Corp has been honored by both its clients and organizations locally, nationally and internationally.

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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

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Eric Hansotia with AGCO and Todd Gerry with Tradebank of Atlanta

Mike Sammond, Eric Hansotia, Todd Gerry, Steven Julian

Mike Sammond, Eric Hansotia, Todd Gerry, Steven Julian

Eric Hansotia/AGCO

Eric Hansotia, AGCOAGCO (NYSE: AGCO) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural equipment. AGCO supports more productive farming through a full line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage equipment, grain storage and protein production systems, seeding and tillage implements and replacement parts. AGCO products are sold through five core equipment brands, Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra® and are distributed globally through a combination of approximately 3,100 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries.

Founded in 1990, AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, GA. In 2014, AGCO had net sales of $9.7 billion. For more information, visit For company news, information and events, please follow us on Twitter: @AGCOCorp. For financial news on Twitter, please follow the hashtag #AGCOIR.

Todd Gerry/Tradebank of Atlanta

Todd Gerry, Tradebank of AtlantaTradebank of Atlanta is a trade/barter organization representing thousands of business owners who trade/barter their products and services to acquire the things they need without having to spend cash. Tradebank has offices throughout North America providing its clients with new avenues to market their business as well as a wealth of spending opportunities that can either reduce their cash expenses or enhance their personal lifestyles.