May 2014

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25785.mp3 Metro Atlanta Chamber 'Business Person of the Year' Week   [caption id="attachment_8273" align="alignright" width="200"] Rahim Charania[/caption] Rahim Charania - CEO at American Fueling Systems - Highlight Here Rahim Charania is the CEO of American Fueling Systems, a company dedicated to bringing the new fuels to the masses. Rahim has 20 years of business management experience with in-depth knowledge of business management, strategic planning, finance and sales. He raised more than $120 million for new businesses throughout his career. He was recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the Top 40 Executives under 40 and by Georgia State University with the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. He is a frequent speaker on the subject of alternative fuels.      [caption id="attachment_8277" align="alignright" width="200"] Ryan Blythe[/caption] Ryan Blythe - Executive Director at Georgia Trade School - Highlight Here Ryan Blythe saw a need and started a business to solve it. Georgia Trade School was created to teach welding skills. He is the state's leading voice on “skilled trades” and the importance of bringing manufacturing back to America. Ryan has appeared on Good Day Atlanta, 11 Alive, Marietta Daily Journal, Cobb In Focus, Welding Journal and The Fabricator and serves on the Governor Deal’s "Go Build Georgia Advisory Council." He was nominated for his local county Business Association Person of the Year award and was a finalist for Business of the Year Award. He was interviewed for the cover story in the "Fabricator Magazine" which called his school one of the top welding programs in the nation.         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25768.mp3 Metro Atlanta Chamber 'Business Person of the Year' Week and our 300th Show!   [caption id="attachment_8214" align="alignright" width="200"] Kevin Peak[/caption] Kevin Peak - Chief Popper at CaJa Popcorn - Highlight Here Kevin Peak is the founder and chief popper of CaJa Popcorn. CaJa Popcorn produces gourmet popcorn in interesting flavors using high quality ingredients. Kevin had a great corporate career but gave it all up to pursue his entrepreneurial desires. The cool thing is that CaJa is dedicated to best practices in all aspect of business. Even though they focus on creating delicious popcorn, they are experts at customer service. A huge part of their business is corporate accounts.      [caption id="attachment_8217" align="alignright" width="200"] Amy Baxter MD[/caption] Amy Baxter MD - CEO at MMJ Labs - Highlight Here You saw Dr. Amy Baxter on Shark Tank and her product, Buzzy4PainRelief, is flying of the shelf! She invented the Buzzy pain prevention device. The product has an ice pack and vibrates, and when placed on the needle injection area, he pain is numbed! Dr. Baxter directs clinical research in the ED at Scottish Rite, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, one of the top ranked children's hospitals in the world. As CEO and founder of MMJ Labs, she is trying to eliminate needlephobia and help patients get their injections with dramatically less pain and trauma!          ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25714.mp3 Metro Atlanta Chamber 'Business Person of the Year' Week   [caption id="attachment_8341" align="alignright" width="150"] Cindi Filer[/caption] Cindi Filer - CEO of Innovative Outsourcing - Highlight Here Cindi Filer saw a problem in her life and the life of others, and it led to a great business. She started Innovative Outsourcing to connect businesses with experienced professionals seeking part-time employment. She left the traditional workforce to raise her children but wanted to continue to work, some. Her company's passion is to help women, especially moms, find work that will allow them to put their family lives first. Her kids are now gone and is devoted full time to helping others!     [caption id="attachment_8204" align="alignright" width="200"] Jake Weaver[/caption] Jake Weaver - CEO, Founder of Codesigned - Highlight Here Jake Weaver built his first computer as a kid and knew computers would be a big part of his life. After 10 years of consulting, he is now CEO and Founder of Codesigned, a Sharepoint software firm. His diverse expertise and passion for SharePoint helps companies make the most of their SharePoint investment. Some of their incredible clients include WellStar Health System, McKesson, and law firm McKenna Long & Aldridge. They won the Microsoft Gold Managed Partner certification in record time and the Inc. Magazine Hire Power Award for job growth.        [caption id="attachment_8207" align="alignright" width="200"] Guiomar Obregon[/caption] Guiomar Obregon - CEO Precision 2000 - Highlight Here Guiomar Obregon came to the States at 23 to attend graduate school in engineering and is now the CEO and co-founder of Precision 2000.  Her company specializes in very unique concrete pours, like fixing a busy Atlanta airport runway during the middle of the night so that planes can land at 6 AM! In 2013 Guiomar received the Leadership Award, presented by the Georgia Hispanic Construction Association (GHCA). She is also the Chairwoman of the Board of the Georgia Hispanic Construction Association.          ...