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Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Josh Felix Publisher of Atlanta Hospital News And His New Publication Kenzie – Atlanta

hospitalnewsPlease click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking – a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.You can also download the show to listen on any mp3 player. Or listen on iTunes. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com.

This morning we talked to Josh Felix owner and publisher of Atlanta Hospital News.
Atlanta Hospital News’ number one goal is top quality health care journalism written for Atlanta’s most successful, powerful health care business executives and professionals. Josh explained, “Our objective is to serve as a vehicle for disseminating industry developments in a non-threatening, supportive environment. We are an information exchange medium for health care providers who are, equally, consumers of the profession’s news.” Each issue focuses on trends and services in industry areas, such as home health care, legal issues, rehabilitation, geriatrics, managed care, nursing, medical practice management, recruiting/staffing, outpatient services, educational opportunities and clinics, etc.

In addition to Atlanta Hospital News, Josh also publishes: Chicago Hospital News, Western Pennsylvania Hospital News and South Florida Hospital News. Josh also announced on the show that he will be publishing Kenzie – Atlanta, a quarterly publication that will provide consumer pediatric healthcare news and information to parents. Josh said “We will work with the region’s pediatric healthcare leaders including dentistry, chiropractic, homecare and rehab. We will accept information, story ideas and photos from healthcare reps as well as parents. Kenzie-Atlanta will be a vehicle through which everyone can communicate with each other.” For more information about Atlanta Hospital News please go to their website www.AtlantaHospitalNews.com. Kenzie-Atlanta’s website will be launched soon at www.kenzieatlanta.com
Also if you know of a business owner in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get him or her on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio’s Glycomics Special with Expert Joe McKenna

glycomicsPlease click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking – a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.
Here’s how to listen to the podcast of our show.First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com.

This morning Amy Otto couldn’t make it and we had Nathan Hunt as our co-host and we talked all about Glycomics with Joseph McKenna. Joe is the host of a new radio show called Impact of Glycomics that can be heard worldwide every Wednesday at 11:00am EST.

Joe explained that many researchers, physicians, and scientists believe that Glycomics may be the future of health. He said that more and more research institutes and universities around the world are discovering its importance. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has declared the science of Glycobiology to be “possibly one of the ten greatest breakthroughs in the 21st century.��? Part of the reason Joe created his radio show is that information about Glycomics, though readily available, is not mainstreamed in a way that encourages knowledge sharing.
“Impact of Glycomics” is a radio show dedicated to that function. “Impact of Glycomics” is the lay person’s and the professional’s source for scientific knowledge. His shpow will bring together the great minds in this emerging field in order to share the depth of Glycomics while relating the information to the average citizen. The Impact of Glycomics show is created to bridge the gap between the scientists and the eventual end consumer, allowing for acquisition and understanding of research and the utilization of the new knowledge of the exciting goings on in the science of Glycomics. Please go Joe’s website www.impactofglycomics.com for more information and to listen to the show every Wednesday at 11am EST.
Also if you know of a business owner in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get him or her on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio's Glycomics Special with Expert Joe McKenna

glycomicsPlease click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking – a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.
Here’s how to listen to the podcast of our show.First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com.

This morning Amy Otto couldn’t make it and we had Nathan Hunt as our co-host and we talked all about Glycomics with Joseph McKenna. Joe is the host of a new radio show called Impact of Glycomics that can be heard worldwide every Wednesday at 11:00am EST.

Joe explained that many researchers, physicians, and scientists believe that Glycomics may be the future of health. He said that more and more research institutes and universities around the world are discovering its importance. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has declared the science of Glycobiology to be “possibly one of the ten greatest breakthroughs in the 21st century.��? Part of the reason Joe created his radio show is that information about Glycomics, though readily available, is not mainstreamed in a way that encourages knowledge sharing.
“Impact of Glycomics” is a radio show dedicated to that function. “Impact of Glycomics” is the lay person’s and the professional’s source for scientific knowledge. His shpow will bring together the great minds in this emerging field in order to share the depth of Glycomics while relating the information to the average citizen. The Impact of Glycomics show is created to bridge the gap between the scientists and the eventual end consumer, allowing for acquisition and understanding of research and the utilization of the new knowledge of the exciting goings on in the science of Glycomics. Please go Joe’s website www.impactofglycomics.com for more information and to listen to the show every Wednesday at 11am EST.
Also if you know of a business owner in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get him or her on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio’s Special Outsourced Business Resources Show

flexhrPlease click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking – a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.
Here’s how to listen to the podcast of our show.First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com.

This morning we talked about some great resources business owners can use to outsource their HR and CFO needs.

First up we had on Phil Davis who is a partner at FlexHR, a Duluth, GA based business. In irder to be a prtner for FLexHR you mustr have over 20 years senior HR leadership experience. Phil has over 30 years experience with comapny’s like GE and Pitney-Bowes, so he knows his stuff. He explined to us that today Human Resources compliance can be expensive and complicated. Employers today need a resource to help them be sure they are getting the most for the money they spend and the most from the employees they hire and FlexHR provides both. He said “We look at things from both the employer’s point of view and the employee’ point of view and, we provide both tactical and strategic HR in ways that will benefit your bottom line.” For more information please go to their website www.flexhr.com and look up Phil. He’ll be glad to answer any of your questions.

Next up we had on Tim McLellan, CPA with B2B CFO. Tim explained that every company, regardless of its size, needs a Chief Financial Officer. And since partners with B2B CFO work on a contract basis having a CFO is now affordable to most businesses. He said that they typically work with owners of emerging and mid-market companies with revenues up to $75 million who want to increase cash, profitability, sales and company value. He himself spends half his time working with start-ups and the rest with established businesses. He explained that each has their own set of unique challenges. For more information please look Tim up on his website www.b2bcfo.com

Also if you know of a business owner in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get him or her on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio's Special Outsourced Business Resources Show

flexhrPlease click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking – a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.
Here’s how to listen to the podcast of our show.First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com.

This morning we talked about some great resources business owners can use to outsource their HR and CFO needs.

First up we had on Phil Davis who is a partner at FlexHR, a Duluth, GA based business. In irder to be a prtner for FLexHR you mustr have over 20 years senior HR leadership experience. Phil has over 30 years experience with comapny’s like GE and Pitney-Bowes, so he knows his stuff. He explined to us that today Human Resources compliance can be expensive and complicated. Employers today need a resource to help them be sure they are getting the most for the money they spend and the most from the employees they hire and FlexHR provides both. He said “We look at things from both the employer’s point of view and the employee’ point of view and, we provide both tactical and strategic HR in ways that will benefit your bottom line.” For more information please go to their website www.flexhr.com and look up Phil. He’ll be glad to answer any of your questions.

Next up we had on Tim McLellan, CPA with B2B CFO. Tim explained that every company, regardless of its size, needs a Chief Financial Officer. And since partners with B2B CFO work on a contract basis having a CFO is now affordable to most businesses. He said that they typically work with owners of emerging and mid-market companies with revenues up to $75 million who want to increase cash, profitability, sales and company value. He himself spends half his time working with start-ups and the rest with established businesses. He explained that each has their own set of unique challenges. For more information please look Tim up on his website www.b2bcfo.com

Also if you know of a business owner in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get him or her on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio’s Home Remodeling Special

ovenPlease click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking – a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.Here’s how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com.

This morning we talked all about remodeling your home. We started out with Kelly Riedinger with KR Associates talk about her work as the liaison between the home owner and the builder. She works as an advocate of the homeowner when they decide to hire a builder to work on their home. She has extensive experience as an appraiser so she can advise the homeowner on the right improvements that will be the most financially beneficial to them. The best part of her service is that her fee is paid by the contractor so their is no out of pocket expense for the homeowner…just great advice. She can be reached by phone at 770-235-9861.

Next we had on Ed Cholfin President of Advanced Kitchens. Advanced Kitchens offer in-house help in all areas of kitchen design, including cabinet selection, tear-out, plumbing, electrical and more. Their designers bring over 20 years experience and college training to your job. In addition to kitchens they also handle all other room remodels. For more information please check out their website www.advancedkitchens.com

Next we had on Carl Cohen from HADCO. HADCO is a nationally recognized, regional distributor of high-style, high-performance designer appliances for the home. All their products have several things in common – innovative design, unsurpassed attention to detail, exceptional beauty, superior performance, and long-lasting value.

The appliances they distribute, sold by over 400 dealers in their 14 state territory, include professional-style appliances from Viking and FiveStar; energy-efficient laundry products from Asko and Eurotech; under-counter refrigeration from Scotsman and U-Line; sinks and faucets from Franke; and ventilation from Zephyr Ventilation, Trade-Wind and Continental Fan.

While they do not sell directly to the end user, their showrooms are instrumental in marketing our products. They we offer hands-on consumer demonstrations to educate homeowners about which appliances will best fit their lifestyle, expectations and dreams. Their staff is a reliable resource for product knowledge, specifications and installation instructions. After the sale, they provide Care and Use Classes to assure customers that they will get the most from their new appliances. Finally, we provide service for all our products. For more information please check out their website www.hadco.com

Next Jonni Vann, the Graceful Lifestyles Consultant shared her thoughts on Feng Shui in the home and ways to green your home. She is a perfect consultant to help you bring purpose into your home and make you love it again. Learn more about her unique business philosophy from her website at www.jonnivann.com

We concluded the show with Rex and Uri from Paramount Custom Furniture. these craftsman have been building custom furniture and cabinets for over 15 years. They only sell wholesale so they can pass amazing savings onto the consumer. Please go to their website www.pcfatl.com to see their portfolio.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio's Home Remodeling Special

ovenPlease click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking – a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.Here’s how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com.

This morning we talked all about remodeling your home. We started out with Kelly Riedinger with KR Associates talk about her work as the liaison between the home owner and the builder. She works as an advocate of the homeowner when they decide to hire a builder to work on their home. She has extensive experience as an appraiser so she can advise the homeowner on the right improvements that will be the most financially beneficial to them. The best part of her service is that her fee is paid by the contractor so their is no out of pocket expense for the homeowner…just great advice. She can be reached by phone at 770-235-9861.

Next we had on Ed Cholfin President of Advanced Kitchens. Advanced Kitchens offer in-house help in all areas of kitchen design, including cabinet selection, tear-out, plumbing, electrical and more. Their designers bring over 20 years experience and college training to your job. In addition to kitchens they also handle all other room remodels. For more information please check out their website www.advancedkitchens.com

Next we had on Carl Cohen from HADCO. HADCO is a nationally recognized, regional distributor of high-style, high-performance designer appliances for the home. All their products have several things in common – innovative design, unsurpassed attention to detail, exceptional beauty, superior performance, and long-lasting value.

The appliances they distribute, sold by over 400 dealers in their 14 state territory, include professional-style appliances from Viking and FiveStar; energy-efficient laundry products from Asko and Eurotech; under-counter refrigeration from Scotsman and U-Line; sinks and faucets from Franke; and ventilation from Zephyr Ventilation, Trade-Wind and Continental Fan.

While they do not sell directly to the end user, their showrooms are instrumental in marketing our products. They we offer hands-on consumer demonstrations to educate homeowners about which appliances will best fit their lifestyle, expectations and dreams. Their staff is a reliable resource for product knowledge, specifications and installation instructions. After the sale, they provide Care and Use Classes to assure customers that they will get the most from their new appliances. Finally, we provide service for all our products. For more information please check out their website www.hadco.com

Next Jonni Vann, the Graceful Lifestyles Consultant shared her thoughts on Feng Shui in the home and ways to green your home. She is a perfect consultant to help you bring purpose into your home and make you love it again. Learn more about her unique business philosophy from her website at www.jonnivann.com

We concluded the show with Rex and Uri from Paramount Custom Furniture. these craftsman have been building custom furniture and cabinets for over 15 years. They only sell wholesale so they can pass amazing savings onto the consumer. Please go to their website www.pcfatl.com to see their portfolio.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio’s Taste of Dunwoody Benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Special with Alons and Brooklyn Cafe

taste-of-dunwoodyPlease click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking – a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks. By the way Amy and I have our first Atlanta Fast Pitch Networking Event of 2008 at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant – Dunwoody on January 16 2008 from 5pm-7pm. RSVP by CLICKING HERE

Here’s how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com.

This morning we talked about all things Taste of Dunwoody. Taste of Dunwoody is an event that is close to the heart of Amy as she has been involved with it since it started. The event benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta every year and this year donations will go to the Department of Neuroscience.

So we started the show with Dr Tom Burns one of the Directors in the Neuroscience Department who shared lots of great information about all the good that Children’s is doing to help kids in Atlanta and the Southeast. As Children’s is a not for profit hospital they are constantly raising funds in order to do help more kids. They spend a lot of the money on technology and research. Four areas they work in are: NeuroTrauma, NeuroOncology, NeuroSpine and Epilepsy. For more information please go to their website www.choa.org.

Next we had on Pam Koch, the co-chair of the Taste of Dunwoody event. She told us the event takes place February 1 from 7pm – 10:30pm. It will be at the W Hotel in Dunwoody and will feature almost 3 dozen of the areas best restaurants sampling some of their favorite dishes. For a small donation you get to go nuts and try food from restaurants like: Alons, Brooklyn Cafe, Wildfire, McKendricks, Aqua Blue and many more please go to their website to see all the great restaurants that will be there and to to get your tickets. They sell out every year so get those tickets now. The website is www.choa.org/tod

Next up we had on Alon Balshon, Pastry Chef and owner of Alon’s Bakery which is coming to the Perimeter Mall area in February.
Alon opened the first Alon’s Bakery in 1992 in Virginia Highlands. Over the years, the store expanded in size and scope and now his second location is just a couple of weeks away. Inspired by specialty markets in Europe and New York, Alon was passionate to bring a full service gourmet market to the Virginia Highlands. Since it’s opening, Alon’s has become a neighborhood and city favorite receiving high accolades from Gourmet Magazine, Atlanta Magazine, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Creative Loafing. For more information please go to their website www.alons.com
Then we closed the show with Jeff Trump owner of one of Sandy Springs’ favorite restaurants, Brooklyn Cafe. Jeff has been in the restaurant business for a long time. Before purchasing Brooklyn Cafe he was with the Houston’s Restaurant organization for 16 years. Jeff is a big believer in giving back and has been instrumental in raising over $100,000 for local non-profit organizations. The menu at Brooklyn Cafe changes seasonally but always features the freshest fish and vegetables and over 90% of the sauces and dressings are mad in house. They also have an extensive wine list that is selected in order to match the food served on the menu. Jezebel Magazine puts rates it as one of the Top 100 Restaurants in Atlanta. they have received the Zagat Guide Award of Distinction as one of the Top 40 Most Popular Restaurants in Atlanta. And the Atlanta Journal Constitution calls Brooklyn Cafe “Unpretentious and Gutsily good” and “An Atlanta institution.” For more information about Brooklyn Cafe, including their menu, please go to their website www.brooklyncafe.com.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio's Taste of Dunwoody Benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Special with Alons and Brooklyn Cafe

taste-of-dunwoodyPlease click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking – a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks. By the way Amy and I have our first Atlanta Fast Pitch Networking Event of 2008 at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant – Dunwoody on January 16 2008 from 5pm-7pm. RSVP by CLICKING HERE

Here’s how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com.

This morning we talked about all things Taste of Dunwoody. Taste of Dunwoody is an event that is close to the heart of Amy as she has been involved with it since it started. The event benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta every year and this year donations will go to the Department of Neuroscience.

So we started the show with Dr Tom Burns one of the Directors in the Neuroscience Department who shared lots of great information about all the good that Children’s is doing to help kids in Atlanta and the Southeast. As Children’s is a not for profit hospital they are constantly raising funds in order to do help more kids. They spend a lot of the money on technology and research. Four areas they work in are: NeuroTrauma, NeuroOncology, NeuroSpine and Epilepsy. For more information please go to their website www.choa.org.

Next we had on Pam Koch, the co-chair of the Taste of Dunwoody event. She told us the event takes place February 1 from 7pm – 10:30pm. It will be at the W Hotel in Dunwoody and will feature almost 3 dozen of the areas best restaurants sampling some of their favorite dishes. For a small donation you get to go nuts and try food from restaurants like: Alons, Brooklyn Cafe, Wildfire, McKendricks, Aqua Blue and many more please go to their website to see all the great restaurants that will be there and to to get your tickets. They sell out every year so get those tickets now. The website is www.choa.org/tod

Next up we had on Alon Balshon, Pastry Chef and owner of Alon’s Bakery which is coming to the Perimeter Mall area in February.
Alon opened the first Alon’s Bakery in 1992 in Virginia Highlands. Over the years, the store expanded in size and scope and now his second location is just a couple of weeks away. Inspired by specialty markets in Europe and New York, Alon was passionate to bring a full service gourmet market to the Virginia Highlands. Since it’s opening, Alon’s has become a neighborhood and city favorite receiving high accolades from Gourmet Magazine, Atlanta Magazine, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Creative Loafing. For more information please go to their website www.alons.com
Then we closed the show with Jeff Trump owner of one of Sandy Springs’ favorite restaurants, Brooklyn Cafe. Jeff has been in the restaurant business for a long time. Before purchasing Brooklyn Cafe he was with the Houston’s Restaurant organization for 16 years. Jeff is a big believer in giving back and has been instrumental in raising over $100,000 for local non-profit organizations. The menu at Brooklyn Cafe changes seasonally but always features the freshest fish and vegetables and over 90% of the sauces and dressings are mad in house. They also have an extensive wine list that is selected in order to match the food served on the menu. Jezebel Magazine puts rates it as one of the Top 100 Restaurants in Atlanta. they have received the Zagat Guide Award of Distinction as one of the Top 40 Most Popular Restaurants in Atlanta. And the Atlanta Journal Constitution calls Brooklyn Cafe “Unpretentious and Gutsily good” and “An Atlanta institution.” For more information about Brooklyn Cafe, including their menu, please go to their website www.brooklyncafe.com.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio’s Linked-In Special with Sean Nelson & Leslie-Anne McAllister Plus Colin Goodrich with Hobbs Fountains

epcotPlease click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking – a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks. By the way Amy and I have our first Atlanta Fast Pitch Networking Event of 2008 at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant – Dunwoody on January 16 2008 from 5pm-7pm.RSVP by CLICKING HERE

Here’s how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com.

We started the show with Colin Goodrich with Hobbs Architectural Fountains. He shared information about how technology is helping his company and how they have evolved over the last 40 years. Hobbs Architectural Fountains can bee seen all over the world from Epcot Center in Orlando, FL to the Mall in Washington DC and to Centennial Park here in Atlanta, GA. For more information about them please go to their website www.hobbsfountains.com

Next up we began a dynamic discussion about Linked-In with Sean E. Nelson with Acuity Benefits Solutions and marketing consultant Leslie-Anne McAllister.

Leslie-Anne drew on her many years working with the Yellow Pages about ways small business owners can use Linked-In more profitably.

Sean has been thoroughly researching ways to use Linked-In and he shared some great tips. Here are 3 ways Sean built his network 1- Searched on companies he had worked for and schools he had attended to reconnect with people he had known in the past 2- Looked through his own CardScan contact list for people he had met though Chamber events. 3-Searched for people he had met while doing business including current clients.

Sean also shared some great tips about common mistakes people make on Linked-In…like using the canned text they provide when sending out connection invitations rather than personalizing their message. You’ll have to listen to the show with a pencil and paper to write down all the great tips that were thrown out by our guests.

For information about Sean please go to his website www.acuitybenefits.biz. And for more information about Leslie-Anne email her at leslie-anne @ mail.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.