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OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Organized Chick, Minuteman Press of Duluth and Gwinnett Chamber

Bruno Taillefer, Stephanie Christopolous, Nick Masino, Johnny Phelps

Bruno Taillefer, Stephanie Christopolous, Nick Masino, Johnny Phelps

On this month’s episode of “Open for Business”, host Johnny Phelps introduces you to Stephanie Christopolous of Organized Chick, Bruno Taillefer of Minuteman Press of Duluth, and Nick Masino of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.

“Open for Business” is the Gwinnett Chamber’s monthly radio show and is presented by FarraTech. FarraTech – Great People. Remarkable Service.

Stephanie Christopolous/Organized Chick

IMG_0484Professional organizer Stephanie Christopoulos of Snellville, GA is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) as well as the GA-NAPO Chapter. She is the owner of Organized Chick, a professional organizing business that specializes in helping small business owners achieve balance in their lives and helping them save time and money.

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 and 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. Their services include Small Business Organizing, Residential Organizing, Home Office Organizing, and Relocation services.

Bruno Taillefer/Minuteman Press of Duluth

IMG_0486When it comes to business communications services, Minuteman Press of Duluth can do it all. With a complete range of products and services at your disposal, they can help you get your message out to customers, employees and vendors alike.

Using the latest printing and document management technology, they handle your projects from start to finish. Their energetic and experienced staff is dedicated to delivering what you need, when you need it.

Minuteman Press of Duluth. They design, print and promote… You. They’re the one stop shop for your business.

Nick Masino/Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

IMG_0488The mission of the Gwinnett Chamber 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.

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OPEN FOR BUSINESS presented by Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

Mike Sammond, Theresa Conklin, Don Conklin, Garrett Abdo, Eric Boxer

Mike Sammond, Theresa Conklin, Don Conklin, Garrett Abdo, Eric Boxer

Open for Business” introduces you to businesses that are members of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. Featured on this episode are Pinnacle Custom Signs, Tapout Fitness and Atlanta Comedy Theater.

Theresa & Don Conklin/Pinnacle Custom Signs

Theresa & Don Conklin, Pinnacle Custom SignsPinnacle Custom Signs is a family-owned and operated full-service commercial sign company that focuses on providing high quality signs and services to businesses in the Atlanta and North Georgia area. They provide their customers with a one-stop shop since they do all types of signage from simple banners and yard signs, to vehicle graphics and wraps, outdoor signs, and a list of other services. What sets them apart is their dedication to customer service. There are many companies that can make signs, but not everyone can service all the needs in a timely and service-focused manner.

Eric Boxer/Tapout Fitness

Eric Boxer, Tapout FitnessAt Tapout Fitness in Norcross, you are part of the family, and they promise to work with you to reach your health and fitness goals. They understand that everyone is an individual, but their process works by making everyone feel like part of the Tapout Team.

As a Tapout team member, you’ll have full access to all of their state-of-the-art fitness equipment and the exclusive Tapout 20 program. Tapout 20 is the answer for a fast and efficient workout that also teaches the fundamentals for martial arts along the way. Furthermore, as part of the Tapout Fitness Team, you will have access to a comprehensive variety of classes every week that offer beginner to advanced martial arts and fitness based programs.

Garrett Abdo/Atlanta Comedy Theater

Garrett Abdo, Atlanta Comedy TheaterAtlanta’s only upscale comedy club, Atlanta Comedy Theater features an Executive Chef, top touring headline comics and A-1 customer service. At Atlanta Comedy Theater, you can catch the best comedy, improv, dinner theater and murder mystery dinner theater. If its FUNNY… it’s on their stage. The venue is also available for private events, birthdays, special occasions, and catered events.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS presented by Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

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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OPEN FOR BUSINESS presented by Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

Mark Butler, Dawn, Jeannie Moreiro, Michael Ehmke, Mike Sammond

Mark Butler, Dawn Poplawski, Jeannie Moreira, Michael Ehmke, Mike Sammond

Jeannie Moreira/Mosquito Squad of Duluth-Lawrenceville

Jeannie Moreira, Mosquito SquadMosquito Squad, known as The Squad”, was recently recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top franchises in the country and the only outdoor pest control organization to make the list. With more than 160 franchise locations nationwide, Mosquito Squad specializes in eliminating mosquitoes and adult ticks & fleas from outdoor living spaces, allowing individuals to enjoy their yards, outdoor living spaces, special events and green spaces.

Mosquito Squad of Duluth-Lawrenceville is locally owned and operated by Jeannie Moreira. Focused on delighting customers, by protecting families (and pets) from the nuisance and danger of mosquitoes by focusing on the areas of your property where mosquitoes are most likely to feed and harbor. Once applied, Mosquito Squad provides even greater protection as mosquitoes attempt to feed off your greenery, as the residue from the treatment will knock them down as well.

Mark Butler/UGA Small Business Development Center

Mark Butler, UGA SBDC GwinnettThe 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.

Dawn Poplawski/PCC Innovative Solutions

Dawn Poplawski, PCC Innovative SolutionsPCC Innovative Solutions believes in taking a personal approach by getting to know their client and a full knowledge of their business to develop the right course of action based on their needs. Their goal is to assist with all your credit and collection needs. They are here to find solutions that will protect your assets and teach you how to manage your accounts receivables

Michael Ehmke/Heritage Golf Links

Michael Ehmke, Heritage Golf LinksHeritage Golf Links is the premier semi-private golf club in the metro Atlanta area. Situated conveniently off Spaghetti Junction in Tucker, Heritage features 27-holes surrounding a 20-acre lake with no encroaching development that provides stunning vistas over our rolling terrain. Complementing their course is an all grass driving range replete with simulated greens and bunkers. In addition to golfing options, Heritage Golf Links features a full service bar & grill open to the public for lunch and dinner. They look forward to hosting you!

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.