May 2014

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25822.mp3 Metro Atlanta Chamber 'Business Person of the Year' Week   [caption id="attachment_8241" align="alignright" width="200"] Jim Hall[/caption] Jim Hall - CEO, Owner at Triatek, LLC - Highlight Here Jim Hall is CEO at Triatek. Jim bought the company while it was in Chapter 7, the bankruptcy from which there is no return. But he did the impossible, saved the business, and is with us to tell the story. Triatek is the worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of airflow control systems. Want the air in a room to flow in, not out, say to prevent the spread of contaminants? Triatek is the only choice!       [caption id="attachment_8243" align="alignright" width="200"] Tom DiGregorio[/caption] Tom DiGregorio - Owner, AquaGuard Foundation Solutions - Highlight Here Tom DiGregorio is President and Owner of AquaGuard Basement Systems. Tom dedicated himself and his business to changing the way consumers think about contractors. AquaGuard is "A Service Company with Integrity, A Contractor who Cares." For an unprecedented four years in a row, they received the Better Business Bureau's highest award, The Torch Award for Market Place Ethics. Tom is a very aggressive advertiser and appears on several TV shows and radio programs. Most importantly, Tom is proving that business best practices can change any industry!          ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25806.mp3 Metro Atlanta Chamber 'Business Person of the Year' Week   [caption id="attachment_809" align="alignright" width="155"] Nancy Whatley[/caption] Nancy Whatley - Vice President of Entrepreneurial Development at the Metro Atlanta Chamber - Highlight Here Nancy Whatley is the entrepreneur's best friend. Her efforts to connect liked mined business owners in town are unparalleled. She knows everybody and knows who needs to meet who. As a former business founder herself, she knows the challenges small business owners face first hand.  Nancy was a VP at GeorgiaPacific, but now with the Metro Atlanta Chamber she is responsible for generating new business development opportunities for  owners. In particular, she helps connect small and large businesses together. Nancy was a judge for the Business Person of the year and hopefully will spill some inside info!      [caption id="attachment_8222" align="alignright" width="150"] Partha Unnava[/caption] Partha Unnava - CEO & Co-Founder at Better Walk - Highlight Here Partha Unnava is the CEO of a medical device company that is rethinking crutches. Crutches, unbelievably have not been rethought is thousands of years! But we all know how horrible crutches can be. They kill your arms! Partha and two teammates decided to solve this problem. At 20, he started Better Walk to innovate healthcare to bring patients greater comfort.      [caption id="attachment_8236" align="alignright" width="200"] Renee Sandler[/caption] Renee Sandler - Co-Founder and CEO - BLAMtastic and her Daughter and Co-Founder Lily Sandler - Highlight Here Renee Sandler learned that only 12 of the Fortune 500 CEOs were women and decided to do something about it. She challenged her own daughters to start a business to learn female entrepreneurial empowerment. They started BLAMtastic in their kitchen. Renee has since been featured on CBS News, ABC News, NBC News, Fox Business, and Time Magazine.  BLAMtastic is now carried by Wal-mart around the country! Lily, Renee's eldest daughter, joins us to tell this incredible story.          ...