Our January Member of the Month is Lois Alexis-Collins, The Alternative Board - North Atlanta
The Alternative Board is by invitation only twenty-five-year business membership organization made up of Presidents, CEOs/Owners or Managing partners of small to medium businesses who meet in confidential, facilitated Boards of between 5-8 members for four hours each month to become stronger leaders, set strategic and tactical direction for their companies and to achieve their personal as well as professional visions. Through membership in The Alternative Board, business owners and leaders will make better, more informed decisions faster. Each month these Boards of independent, experienced business owners guide each other and discuss specific challenges by providing their peers with results-driven strategic solutions to solve those challenges and opportunities in a relaxed and confidential atmosphere. Supported by monthly executive coaching sessions and proprietary planning and analytical tools, The Alternative Board members see real bottom line improvements to their businesses and enjoy a competitive advantage on a regular basis. The Alternative Board has been helping and supporting independent businesses and currently has over 3500 members in over 1,100 cities in the U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, and the Czech Republic.
January 2018 Member Spotlights are:
November Member Spotlights are:
Our November Member of the Month is Chris LaMorte, Web Chimpy:
We focus on user experience and visibility to bring your business online marketing that will achieve the best possible results. We Focus on ROI instead of Gimmicks to bring you the best value.
Web Chimpy was created in response to a major problem found in the web design and internet marketing industry. At the time, there were usually 2 types of agencies: Those that were good and those that were affordable. The good companies offered quality service, but cost too much for the average small business. On the other end were companies that were cheap. These companies had a common issue as well. They often times delivered low quality work and poor customer service. Web Chimpy noticed there was a lot of "fluff" in the internet marketing industry that most small businesses simply didn't need.
Web Chimpy has an effective, streamlined process to create high-quality websites and online marketing strategies at a fraction of the price that the big agencies charge.
Watch Chris' Video! Click Here!
October Member Spotlights are:
Strategic Wealth LLC
Our October Member of the Month is Jim Tardif, Apex Signs & Graphics and Signs of Significance:
Jim believes integrity must always be the first priority. His business philosophy is based on a commitment to employees and customers. To employees Jim's goal is to provide a safe, challenging, professional, fun work environment allowing everyone, through hard work and dedication, the opportunity to achieve their goals. To customers Jim's commitment is to provide the highest quality products, on time in an effort to meet or exceed Customer expectations.
Prior to opening Signs of Significance Jim held significant roles in sales, marketing, business development and commercial operations over a 30-year career with one of the world's largest corporations. Jim looks forward to working with his Customers to help create graphical branding and messaging with a goal of making not only the first but every impression significant."
Please call Jim and his team at 678-230-3873 with any of your branding or sign needs.
Watch Jim's Video - Click Here
September Member Spotlights are:
McMickle, Kurey & Branch LLP
Our September Member of the Month is Matt Berndt, TemperaturePro of North Atlanta.
TemperaturePro of North Atlanta is a locally owned Heating & Air Conditioning service, yet part of a national franchise. We are focused on quality control, and above all else, customer satisfaction. Our technicians are NATE certified (the Master’s Degree of HVAC) and our management and office staff has spent a lifetime in customer focused businesses. This combination has proven to provide the right mix of technical expertise and a true understanding of what our customers expect from a service that comes into your homes and businesses. Please call us at 678-888-4822 with any of your Heating & Cooling questions or concerns.
August Member Spotlights are:
Lako Family Chiropractic
Our August Member of the Month is Michael Gordy, Gordy & Company Inc.
The Gordy Agency takes a personal interest in our clients and what matters most to them. We are an advisor and resource to our clients. With consumer’s being able to purchase insurance online nowadays, we provide our clients with a level of personal service that harkens to yesteryear. We want to build long lasting relationships with our client’s and be there for every new chapter they enter. The Gordy Agency provides a full line of insurance products. Give us a call today for a sit down professional insurance review. 770-255-4597.
July Member Spotlights are:
RJD Architect, LLC
Our July Member of the Month is Chris Miller, Law Offices of J. Christopher Miller, PC.
Chris Miller has practiced estate planning for 17 years in Alpharetta. His common sense style of creating personalized estate plans for his clients keeps his projects understandable, practical and affordable. Complementing this focus, Chris helps clients form new businesses and acquire or sell operating companies.
Chris teaches parent seminars on Special Needs Trusts for the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta. Chris has presented at Emory University, local schools, and charity organizations.
June Member Spotlights are:
Our June Member of the Month is Jack Tuszynski, Family Life Publications.
Locally owned-and-operated, Family Life Publications prints over 26,000 copies of North Fulton Family Life magazine, direct-mailing over 24,000 copies to Alpharetta, Milton and Roswell. EVERY month means FAMILY LIFE puts “more through the door!” North Fulton Family Life is available online and our advertisers’ campaigns are enhanced through social media, sponsorships and events. With a 98% advertiser retention rate, it’s the best choice for branding your business.
Visit FamilyLifePublications.com, Facebook.com/FamilyLifePublications or #FamilyLifeMags on Twitter, or contact us at 770-213-7095.
May Member Spotlights are:
Best Deal Movers
Our May Member of the Month is Jim Barnes, Barnes Risk Management Group.
At BRMG we strive to help our clients, be they individuals or businesses, keep a firm grip on their assets and identify the risks that can compromise their ability to financially weather a potentially catastrophic event.
Once we identify the risks, and understand the assets AT risk, we help develop a strategy to insure our clients are protected. The solutions may be to avoid the potential of disaster by simply changing the way they conduct their business or activities. We may suggest that they transfer the risk to a third party (insure against it).
Each situation may have its own, unique, solution and we do our best to find out what it is!
Call Jim at 470-282-0304 and watch Jim’s Video
April Member Spotlights are:
Virtual Management Technologies
Our April Member of the Month is Dan Simmons, Virtual Management Technologies.
Uncertainty is a business killer. To be successful, companies must plan expenses and know that vital business systems will work as needed. Taking a reactive approach to maintaining your IT networks is simply too costly in too many ways: lost productivity, dissatisfied customers and enormous repair costs. Our managed IT services are the smart, cost-effective alternative.
Our Proactive Approach Improves
With our managed IT services, you’ll enjoy the benefit of a full team of IT specialists keeping your systems in excellent working order. For a small, fixed monthly fee, we monitor your systems 24/7, apply patches, ensure backups, keep viruses at bay, and perform a host of other proactive measures. Little problems don’t become big – and expensive – and in most instances, you won’t even know there was ever an issue.
Total IT Care
Our managed IT services will:
Call us! 770-751-1110 — Watch Dan’s Video
March Member Spotlights are:
Our March Member of the Month is Tracy Morton, Harry Norman Realtors.
I’m passionate about my North Fulton (Alpharetta, Milton, Johns Creek, Roswell) and South Forsyth County, Georgia community. Our northern suburbs of Atlanta are rich in cultural diversity and attract families and individuals due to the large number of technology companies in the area.
Having worked for several tech start-ups before beginning my real estate career, I’m skilled at working with individuals and families at all stages of life who value excellent service, quick response times and effective negotiation skills. I have lived in the northern suburbs of Johns Creek and Alpharetta for over 25 years and my clients appreciate my depth of knowledge of local schools, neighborhoods and market conditions.
Consider me your one stop shop for your real estate needs in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. References available by request or available on my website: tracy.morton.harrynorman.com, by searching for me on Zillow.com or calling me, 404-784-6970.
February Member Spotlights are:
Iroff & Son Jewelers
Our February Member of the Month is Peggy Burke, PrivatePlus Mortgage.
Peggy Burke is a Vice President and Mortgage Banker with PrivatePlus Mortgage. She is a top producer who has more than a decade of mortgage expertise. Peggy is an advocate of mortgage pre-approval; that is, for home buyers to not only get pre-qualified, but also pre-approved for the appropriate amount prior to commencing the search for a home purchase. “Pre-approval helps ensure a good mortgage experience, and puts you at an advantage in this purchasers’ marketplace,” she says.
“Peggy prides herself on expertly communicating with her clients,” says Dan Smith, President of PrivatePlus. “Her clients appreciate knowing what to expect, knowing their options and knowing where they stand throughout the process. In turn, both homeowners seeking mortgages and third-party referral sources like Realtors have rewarded Peggy with their repeat business and referrals.”
PrivatePlus Mortgage promises great pricing, processes, people and products, including purchase, refinance, investment, jumbo products, second home, construction, fixed second, home equity, lot loan and more. Based in Buckhead, PrivatePlus originates mortgages in 50 states and the District of Columbia. In the Atlanta market, PrivatePlus is affiliated with Private Bank of Buckhead and Private Bank of Decatur, which also are divisions of National Bank of Commerce.
Away from work, Peggy enjoys playing golf and tennis, and is a gourmet cook. She and her husband reside in Roswell, and have three beautiful grandchildren who all live in the Atlanta area.
Peggy (NMLS# 25343) can be reached at 404-390-1872 or PBurke@PrivatePlus.com.