How Choate Construction’s Philosophy of Corporate Giving Keeps Its Company Culture Thriving – Millard Choate, Founder

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30 years ago, our next guest started his wildly successful construction firm in his basement. Fast-forward to now, and he employees over 300 staff members and generates hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue every year. Millard Choate is the Founder and President of...

How The Aurora Theatre is Transforming into One of Georgia’s Largest Arts Organizations – Anthony Rodriguez & Ann-Carol Pence

 Over the past 20 years, the Aurora Theatre has grown from a humble playhouse to an artistic and cultural staple of Metro Atlanta. Now in its 24th season, the Aurora Theatre holds over 850 events and entertains 80,000 visitors every year, making it the...

Atlanta Small Business Profile – Richard Gerber, Aladdin Travel Services

 On this week's episode of the Atlanta Small Business Profile, our host Ted Jenkin sits down with Richard Gerber, Co-owner and CFO of Aladdin Travel Services. Although some may consider Travel Agencies a thing of the past, Richard explains why they are more important...

Atlanta Small Business Profile – Hunter Cluthe, William & Reed Academy

 On this week's episode of the Atlanta Small Business Profile, our host Ted Jenkin sits down with Hunter Cluthe, the owner of William & Reed Academy. William & Reed is a fully accredited, private college preparatory school that provides an alternative to public schools...

Atlanta Small Business Profile – Amanda Wilbanks, Southern Baked Pie Company

 On this week's episode of the Atlanta Small Business Profile, our host, Ted Jenkin, caught up with Amanda Wilbanks, CEO of Southern Baked Pie Company. Amanda talks about how she began her pie baking business and how it all started by baking pies out...

Atlanta Small Business Profile – Jamie Bodner, Pinnacle Fitness

 On this week's episode of the Atlanta Small Business Profile, our host, Ted Jenkin, caught up with Jamie Bodner, fitness design expert, and owner of Pinnacle Fitness. Born and raised in New York, Jamie was working at the World Trade Center during the time of...

How This Third Generation Georgia Shoemaker Strives To Make Sustainability A Priority – Sara Irvani, Okabashi Brands

Recently, ASBN was on-location at the Small Business Series: Atlanta, an annual event hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that promotes opportunities for entrepreneurs to learn new tools, and network with fellow business owners. We had the chance to catch up with Sara...

Coach and Inspire Business Leaders Using These Military Techniques – Noel DeJesus, U.S. Army First Sergeant & Author

“Time, energy, and focus; these are the resources at your disposal each and every day.” Wise words from our next guest, Noel DeJesus, First Sergeant for the United States Army, author, and leadership coach. After three combat tours to Iraq and numerous distinctions, Noel...

How This Young Entrepreneur is Becoming One of Atlanta’s Rising Stars – Beau Shell, Lil’ Ice Cream Dude

 Recently, the ASBN team was on-location at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Series: Atlanta, where we had the opportunity to speak to several of Atlanta’s rising star entrepreneurs. One of these entrepreneurs was Beau Shell. Dubbed “the Lil’ Ice Cream Dude”, Beau...

Bright Futures Atlanta: Providing Educational and Spiritual Support to Atlanta’s Westside – Philip Ross, Executive Director

We’re pleased to welcome Philip Ross and Jordan Jones to the ASBN studios. Philip, along with his wife Gail, co-founded Bright Futures Atlanta, a non-profit organization focused on providing educational and spiritual support to the youth of Atlanta’s westside. Jordan is a 10th-grade student...
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On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome Ramona Long and Leslie Kuban. Leslie is a franchise industry expert, and owner of FranNet Atlanta, and...
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As the holiday season approaches, many small business owners turn their attention to the holiday party circuit where networking is front and center. Holiday...
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