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Jamie Dukes of Drip Fusion, Phil Van Gelder of Atlanta Office Technologies and Littie Brown of SpeedPro Imaging

Mike Sammond, Phil Van Gelder, Littie Brown, Jamie Dukes, Steven Julian

Mike Sammond, Phil Van Gelder, Littie Brown, Jamie Dukes, Steven Julian

Jamie Dukes/Drip Fusion Institute

The Drip Fusion Institute (DFI) Concussion & CTE Protocol is the first “comprehensive” pharmacological treatment for Concussions and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. For maximum absorption, DFI utilizes IV infusions as the primary vehicle to disburse medicines to the brain.


Phil Van Gelder/Atlanta Office Technologies

Atlanta Office Technologies (AOT) is an office equipment dealer and full technology solutions partner. They don’t consider trying to be everything to everyone. They are experts in print and copy management, but every once in a while, they find ways to help clients improve their workflow and overall infrastructure. They accomplish this through alternative technologies such as software, automation and professional managed services.

AOT won’t tell a client they can do it all, but you can guarantee that whatever they do commit to, they will honor that 100% of the way through the relationship.

Littie Brown/SpeedPro Imaging

SpeedPro Imaging specializes in producing high quality graphic images for their customers that convey a message, attract attention and reinforce their brand. Their products ranges from a small yard sign to attract attention to a vehicle wrap reinforcing their brand. Dressing up the store front or participating in a trade show, they can provide the right look for their customers. If you can imagine it, they can print it.

To view this program on YouTube, CLICK HERE.

STRATEGIC INSIGHTS RADIO: Accounting Practices and Taxes for Small Business

Reno Borgognoni, Vlad Rusz

Reno Borgognoni, Vlad Rusz

This episode of “Strategic Insights Radio” discusses accounting practices and taxes that small businesses need to be aware of. Host Vlad Rusz, the CEO of Sterling Rose Consulting Corp, interviews certified public accountant Reno Borgognoni.


Reno Borgognoni, CPAReno Borgognoni began his career in 1982 at Beverly Enterprises, a healthcare services provider, as a Staff Accountant before climbing to the position of Director of Finance and Management Information Services. With some colleagues from Beverly, Reno helped start ADVINET, the first national preferred-provider network of sub-acute healthcare companies coupled with a nurse-staffed patient case management service. ADVINET was sold four years later to an insurance provider.

In 1988, Reno began public practice as a CPA, growing the business through a relocation to Arkansas, and then back to Georgia. Reno continues to operate the accounting, tax preparation and financial services firm (nicknamed: RMBCPA) while offering fractional CFO services to clients of all sizes.

CLICK HERE for the HRMBCPA Facebook page.


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.


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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David Kohlasch of Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta and Michelle & Rick Sutter of Coffee News of Suwanee

Gwinnett Business Radio - December 10, 2015

Mike Sammond, David Kohlasch, Michelle Sutter, Rick Sutter, Steven Julian

David Kohlasch/Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta

David Kohlasch, Sonesta Gwinnett Place AtlantaLocated in Duluth, GA, in the greater Atlanta community, Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta is in the heart of Gwinnett County. This recently updated 17-story hotel is the largest in the county and its 426 guest rooms include 15 suites and the Preferred Level for business guests. The hotel features 18 function rooms offering more than 16,000 square feet of meeting and event space and the hotel’s 8,000 square foot Georgia Ballroom accommodates up to 1,000 guests, the largest in the area. In addition, the hotel offers ArtBar- a gastro pub ideal for cocktails and dinner, Grapevine Restaurant which is open for breakfast and lunch, and a private dining room for small groups and intimate special events, plus an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, health club, sundeck and free parking.

Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta is located near major entertainment venues including the Infinite Energy Arena (formerly the Gwinnett Arena), the Infinite Energy Theater (formerly the Performing Arts Centre) and the AAA Gwinnett Braves Coolray Field. Other attractions like Lake Lanier, World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta and the CNN Center are located nearby. Local shopping options include Gwinnett Place Mall, Sugarloaf Mills Mall and the Mall of Georgia

Michelle & Rick Sutter/Coffee News of Suwanee

Michelle and Rick Sutter, Coffee News of SuwaneeCoffee News is the most widely distributed restaurant publication in the world and has been hugely successful in helping small and medium sized businesses nationwide create a strong presence in their community for over 28 years. The Sutter family of Suwanee as publishers are proud to offer Coffee News.

Fresh weekly issues of Coffee News can now be found in 50 locations and growing throughout the Suwanee, Buford and Sugar Hill area. They’re very excited to bring this free, weekly publication to local restaurants, coffee shops, hair salons, professional offices, community buildings and other local businesses where people have a few minutes to read good news and fun features while waiting. Their goal is to be “everywhere” within the community to maximize enjoyment for their readers and exposure for their local advertisers.

To watch the video of this show, CLICK HERE.



Maid Right of Duluth held an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on December 3rd at their new location at 1585 Old Norcross Road in Lawrenceville, GA. Dozens of business leaders and supporters attended the event hosted by franchise owners Dave and Joanne Wilkins.

Attendees included representatives from the Atlanta Gladiators hockey team, Georgia Swarm lacrosse team, Comcast Spotlight, Sterling Rose Consulting Corp and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. MRlogo-e1408997583619

Business RadioX was broadcasting live from the fun event. Several business leaders were interviewed including Danessa Itaya, VP of Maid Right’s corporate office, and Dave Wilkins, owner of Maid Right of Duluth.

To listen to the interview with Danessa Itaya:

To listen to the interview with Dave Wilkins (part 1):

To listen to the interview with Dave Wilkins (part 2):


Maid Right offers professional home cleaning services to serve the community and also provides franchise opportunities. Life is short, so clean less!




PRESS CONFERENCE: Infinite Energy Arena Marquee Sign Unveiled

A press conference was held on December 2, 2015 to unveil the new Infinite Energy Arena marquee sign on top of the building. This was the first major sign installation since the naming rights announcement in August 2015.

Speakers at the press conference included Richard Tucker (Gwinnett CVB Chairman of the Board), Joseph Dennis (Infinite Energy Center GM), Darin Cook (Infinite Energy Co-Founder and Co-CEO), Jace Brooks (Gwinnett CVB Board Member) and J. Alvin Wilbanks (Gwinnett County Public Schools Superintendent).

The arena sign was designed by sky design of Atlanta, and the sign was constructed and installed by Henry Incorporated of Decatur. The sign dimensions are 16 feet, 10 inches tall and 96 feet, 6 inches long.

Infinite Energy secured the naming rights to the Infinite Energy Center campus over the next 20 years for $18 million. This is the first naming rights partnership for both Infinite Energy and Infinite Energy Center and the first major marquee sign for the venue.

To view the video of the sign installation, CLICK HERE.


About Infinite Energy Center

Just minutes outside of Atlanta, Infinite Energy Center’s 90-acre lakefront campus can accommodate a variety of events from concerts, performances, meetings, trade shows, conventions, banquets, and celebrations. The multipurpose campus includes an amazing 13,000-seat arena (Infinite Energy Arena), a 708-seat theater (Infinite Energy Theater), 23 versatile meeting rooms, a 50,000-square-foot exhibit hall, and a 21,600-square-foot grand ballroom (Infinite Energy Forum). The campus, operated by the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau, distinguishes itself by hosting a diverse range of events including the ECHL’s Atlanta Gladiators, NLL’s Georgia Swarm, Carrie Underwood, Justin Timberlake, Menopause the Musical, JapanFest, Romeo Santos, Red Hot Chili Peppers, George Strait, Eric Clapton, NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships, Disney On Ice, Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull, Orange Conference, Beyoncé and more. For a full list of events, please visit

About Infinite Energy

Infinite Energy provides natural gas in Florida, Georgia, New York and New Jersey as well as electricity in Texas. It serves all customers, from residential to commercial to industrial. Established in 1994, Infinite Energy has grown into one of Florida’s largest privately-owned companies and has been recognized many times as one of the Best Companies to Work For by Florida Trend and Outside magazines. With in-house customer care, trading and software development, the company’s focus on operations provides superior quality control and a range of energy options for every customer, big or small. For more information on Infinite Energy, visit

Jake Lacy of Breakout Atlanta, Stephanie Forrester of Zoe Auto Body and Mike Cohen of Transportation Specialist’s Group

Mike Sammond, Jake Lacy, Stephanie Forrester, Mike Cohen, Steven Julian

Mike Sammond, Jake Lacy, Stephanie Forrester, Mike Cohen, Steven Julian

Jake Lacy/Breakout Atlanta

Jake Lacy, Breakout AtlantaBreakout Atlanta offers fun and exciting Breakout Games. Each Breakout Game is a real-life escape room adventure for a small group. Work together as a team to escape the room before time runs out. It’s great for groups of friends, family, or coworkers. You’ll solve puzzles, crack codes, find hidden items and more in order to escape. You have one goal: escape the room in under one hour.

Stephanie Forrester/Zoe Auto Body

Stephanie Forrester, Zoe Auto BodyAt Zoe Auto Body, they make customer service a priority. Their people are highly trained and are dedicated to the commitment of quality, workmanship and service that their business was founded on. Their technicians have several years of experience behind them. Zoe Auto Body is proud to serve the auto body repair needs of the Sugar Hill area. When the safety of your family is on the line, why settle for second best?

Mike Cohen/Transportation Specialist’s Group

Mike Cohen, Transportation Specialist's GroupTransportation Specialist’s Group (TSG) is a third-party logistics company specializing in cost savings, technology and back-office efficiencies surrounding freight. They perform a free analysis to determine the level of the savings opportunity. All rates, savings and fees are totally transparent and disclosed shipment by shipment in a weekly billing report. The program is fully funded by the savings. This includes the RFP process which will secure contracts for each and every client individually. TSG has its own in-house Transportation Management System which is included. They audit and pay the bills. They set up accounting rules and their customer service unit handles all the back-office support which includes labor intense shipment issues.

To watch this episode of “Gwinnett Business Radio” on YouTube, CLICK HERE.