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Sabrina Lowery with Legacy Realty & Management, LLC and Martin Fleischmann with Farrago Comics


Martin Fleischmann and Sabrina Lowery

Martin Fleischmann and Sabrina Lowery


Sabrina Lowery/Legacy Realty & Management, LLC

Buckhead Business Radio 12-30-14 Sabrina LowerySabrina Lowery was born and raised by a single mother in Elizabeth,  NJ. She graduated from North Miami Senior High School, where she was voted “Most  Likely To Succeed” by her High School classmates and graduated with Honors in the  Top 10% of her Class. She has always had an Entrepreneurial spirit and worked her  way through college. Sabrina has an Undergraduate degree in Computers & Information  Systems from the University of Florida. She is a Geek for Technology (always  embracing current trends in Technology for Business); and, calls herself a Technology  Evangelist whose mission is to empower others through Technology and educate  everyone on how to pursue greatness in every aspect of life.  After graduating college,  she relocated to Atlanta in 1996, and has called Smyrna/Vinings her home for 18 years.  She has over 25 years of Professional I.T. experience in Corporate America. After a  rewarding 7 year career working as a Senior Computer Programmer/Analyst for Carter’s  Childrenswear in Griffin, GA. Sabrina began her Real Estate Career as an Independent  Contractor/REALTOR with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in 2003. She quickly  ranked among the Top Sales Agents in her office, and in 2006, she became an  Associate Broker with the same firm. Sabrinas leadership and exceptional Sales and  Marketing experience has consistently generated multi­million dollar annual sales  volume in her Real Estate Business. She was the Co­Founder/Partner and Qualifying  Broker of Maximum One Realty & Management (a subsidiary of Maximum One Greater  Atlanta Realtors) in 2011.  In 2012, Sabrina founded her own Real Estate Boutique,  Legacy Realty & Management, LLC, which is a full service, Residential & Commercial  Real Estate Sales, Leasing & Property Management Brokerage headquartered in  Vinings (Atlanta), GA.  There she has trained, inspired and motivated her Team of  Professional REALTORS into Sales, Leasing & Professional Property Management  Businesses for themselves. She teaches accredited G.R.E.C. (Georgia Real Estate  Commission) Georgia Real Estate Contracts, Leases, and How to Successfully operate  a Property Management division of their Real Estate businesses. Sabrina has  successfully transacted thousands of real estate sales closings (including Short Sales)  generating multi­-million dollar sales volume annually in her 12 year career.  Sabrina has  also transacted thousands of Leases, and also provides Professional, Full Service  Property Management services for Residential & Commercial properties throughout the  State of Georgia. Sabrinas mission is to inspire and educate fellow REALTORS by  giving them the technology tools to be productive and profitable, by embracing  technology, and incorporating Social Media in their respective businesses. Sabrinas  Coaching Program Legacy MasterMinds is available to Realtors looking to take their  businesses to the next level.  Her 1st publication will debut as an eBook in the 1st  quarter of 2015. Sabrina’s company mission at Legacy Realty & Management is to  leave a legacy for every family through Home Ownership and Real Estate Investing. | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook


Martin Fleischmann/Farrago Comics
CEO & Co-Founder

Buckhead Business Radio 12-30-14 Martin FleischmannMarty is a veteran entrepreneur who in 2000 co-founded & grew a pioneer in online insurance lead generation, It earned a #80 ranking in the 2006 Inc500, won the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 in Georgia in 2006 and was #4 in 2007. He was a Catalyst Magazine Top 25 Atlanta entrepreneur three years in a row, and transitioned off the company in 2010. In 2011-12 he started/ran an energy lead service called EnergyFool, then in 2013 was temporarily CMO at a local online education company in turnaround before starting to raise a seed round for Farrago Comics. With its platform under development Jan-April this year he performed a C-level assessment of marketing at the leading non-profit online university. Marty founded in 2006 and still chairs the Atlanta Business Chronicleʼs 40 Under 40 Alumni Group, is a board member of 21st Century Leaders Group, and has 3 awesome kids. | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook


Franklin Cox with Pecan Productions Studios, Inc and Les Adkins with Orange SMS

Les Adkins and Franklin Cox

Les Adkins and Franklin Cox


Franklin Cox/Pecan Productions Studios, Inc
President & Producer

Buckhead Business Radio 12-23-14 Franklin Cox 1Franklin Vincent Cox III created Pecan Productions Studios, Inc. in 2001. Frank and his company has produced a myriad of video projects for companies such as Resurgens Orthopaedics, Vein Atlanta, Argus Benefits, Low Country BBQ, and The Home Depot.

Pecan Productions Studios also produces documentaries and developed a TV Docu-series on high school football called Title Quest | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube


Les Adkins/Orange SMS
Founder and CEO

Buckhead Business Radio 12-23-14 Les Adkins 1The “Zig Ziglar of Social Media,” Les Adkins, Helps Businesses Bridge The Gap Between Old Corporate And Tech-Savvy Business Models Les Adkins, creator and CEO of Orange SMS Consulting feels like he’s destined to become “The Zig Ziglar of Social Media.” With more than 25 years of sales experience and a talent for teaching teams how to do what he does with such ease, Adkins finds himself bridging the widening gap between old corporate models of how things should work and today’s tech-savvy consumers who want to do business in a new, fun way. He is in the unique position of understanding the corporate sales models which have been slow to change and keep up with the fast pace of technology, but as an early adopter of change, he’s kept up with new media and can help businesses large and small jump on board with everything from social media to mobile marketing. His message comes across loud and clear, “Tell them, it’s not too late!” In recent years, Adkins has found numerous businesses which were slow to adopt technology, social media or mobile advertising and social sales techniques but are now afraid that it is too late—fearing they are too far behind to ever catch up, or that it will be too hard to add new technology to their old, stale, corporate business model. Adkins agrees with one of Zig Ziglar’s famous pieces of advice, “You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.” So, even if your attempts to catch your business up to the technology fast lane have failed in the past, that doesn’t have to stop you from re-evaluating and beginning again and finding success in the end. Even as the old model for business isn’t creating the growth they’d like to see, or customer service is flat, it can be hard for those who don’t feel comfortable with technology or social media to embrace the change. It can be hard on the pocketbook at first too! Delegating the company Facebook page to the intern isn’t a good idea these days. Funds need to be set aside for a social media manager, for content creation and for building the infrastructure to utilize social media and mobile marketing to promote the business. However, once the platform is established, businesses report skyrocketing customer service satisfaction rates as these fast and easy methods for contacting your business become available through mobile apps, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and more. These methods are expectations of the tech-savvy consumer generation. Mobile marketing works. Mobile websites work. Social media allows a business to move and react to news and change quickly. Gone are the slow, dinosaur models of corporate sales. Business deals go down daily on LinkedIn and key partnerships are formed, not with a business trip and a meeting scheduled months in advance, but with a Skype chat or during a Google Hangout. When you weren’t looking, the way we do business transformed and now those clinging to the old ways waiting for the phone to ring or the message to be returned are missing out on the bulk of the business.

Adkins has turned his special ability to understand and work from both sides of the sales and corporate paradigm into a lucrative niche for himself, but much more important, he helps his clients create a technology plan for their business to jump start them into success while embracing this new technology-based business and sales model. He removes the question marks away from the equation and replaces them with actionable steps that even the techno-babies can follow. Adkins says, “We’ve partnered with other companies and we offer two day workshops aimed at getting the CEO and Executives into the room to talk about the role of social media in branding their company. We focus on getting departments talking to each other about how they each use social media. During the workshops, we help them develop a social media strategy for the business—at a baseline—so each department can then refer back to the company-wide vision for social media rather than operating in a silo, unaware of what other departments may be doing.” He adds, “It is important that social media is done right—I always use the examples of CocaCola and Virgin as companies that have done social media right. They’ve embraced social media as so much more than selling your wares or selling your services. They engage customers on a personal level in their social media rather than focusing on sales.” About Les Adkins Les Adkins serves on the Board of Directors for APocket Companies and is the founder and CEO of Orange SMS (Social Media Solutions), an organization helping companies and organizations integrate social media strategies into their corporate or organizational objectives. His organization provides several tools and services to their clients to create a unique Social Media Strategy for the individual organization. The mission of Orange SMS is to help integrate social media into an organization, making it productive, relevant and fun while helping it connect and build relationships with their customers, employees, and shareholders. For more information about Les Adkins and Orange SMS Consulting call  (770) 656-0399 or email | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook


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Johnny Esposito, Jr. with Buckhead Tavern, Jane Turner with Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Don Schwerzler with Family Business Institute, Ian Mendelsohn with Vine & Tap Restaurant

Ian Mendelsohn, Don Schwerzler, Jane Turner, Johnny Esposito Jr. , Rich Casanova

Ian Mendelsohn, Don Schwerzler, Jane Turner, Johnny Esposito Jr., Rich Casanova


Johnny Esposito, Jr./Buckhead Tavern, Restaurant & Bar
Owner & Founder

Buckhead Business Radio 12-16-14 Johnny Esposito, Jr.  1Johnny Esposito, Jr. and his family have been in the hospitality industry for nearly half a century. He is the son of late entertainment and nightlife leader and founder of the legendary Johnny’s Hideaway. He is spearheading the opening of Buckhead Tavern with restaurant guru, Ron Barber. | Facebook


Jane Turner/Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Executive Director

Buckhead Business Radio 12-16-14 Jane Turner 1Jane Turner has held the position of Executive Director for The Children’s Museum of Atlanta since September 2004. During that time she has led the work of the museum to become a key organization reaching approximately 200,000 visitors each year, and thousands of additional children and families through extensive outreach into the community. Under her leadership, the Museum has enhanced its physical exhibits and expanded programs addressing cognitive, social, and emotional development of children ages 0-8. Prior to joining The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Jane served as President of the Board of Directors of Georgia Shakespeare Festival, one of the largest non-profit theaters in Atlanta. Her previous experience includes fifteen years at National Data Corporation, Washington, D.C., where she worked in the healthcare technology division as Director of Institutional Pharmacy Systems. Jane graduated from Kenyon College and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Jane currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Junior League of Atlanta and Advisory Board of Georgia Shakespeare. | Twitter | Facebook  | Pintrest


Don Schwerzler/Family Business Institute, Inc.
Founder and CEO

Buckhead Business Radio 12-16-14 Don Schwerzler 1An early pioneer in the field of family business consulting, I began studying and advising family business entrepreneurs in 1967 – a career span of more than 40 years. Over the years I have perfected a process for dealing with the unique and complex issues that impact family businesses (especially related to the problems associated with managing the succession process) that have proven highly successful, simple and effective.

In the early 80’s I organized the Family Business Institute which is based in Atlanta – the very first multi-disciplined consulting firm exclusively serving family-owned and closely-held businesses. We are responsible for developing many of the strategies used by successful family businesses.

In the mid 80’s I became the founding sponsor of the first college-based family business program in the USA. Today there are more than 300 family business programs at universities and more worldwide.

Late in 2001 we began work on our web site Family Business – a work still in process. The site does not have any flash or gimmicks, just a lot of great content. Today, because it is a content-rich site, it is the highest-ranked, full-service family business resource site on the Internet. Last month we registered more than 190,000 page views and each month we host visitors from more than 100 different countries.

Our web site has been twice recognized by the Journal of Accountancy (published by the American Institute of CPAs) as one of the top 10 web sites on the Internet – dealing with succession. | LinkedIn | Twitter


Ian Mendelsohn/Vine & Tap Restaurant

Buckhead Business Radio 12-16-14 Ian Mendelsohn 2Ian Mendelsohn opened Vine & Tap restaurant in Buckhead on Valentine’s Day 2014. Upon graduation from the Culinary Institute of America, he worked as a sommelier at Windows on the World and then went on to run the wine department at Christie’s Auction House for almost five years. He moved to Las Vegas where he was instrumental in opening of the Wynn Hotel, Pure and Tao Night Clubs and went on to become Wine Director of the Mirage Hotel and Casino. Ian was recruited to become the Wine Director at the St. Regis Buckhead, and also worked as the wine specialist at H&F Bottle Shop before opening his restaurant Vine & Tap, the perfect neighborhood spot to meet friends, after work or shopping. | Twitter | Facebook


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Ryan McPherson Show Co-Host

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Maria Lee-Driver with Oria’s O’shay Inc., Ricardo Ibarria with Hygeia, Sean Standberry with LYFE Marketing


Sean Standberry, Ricardo Ibarria, Maria Lee-Driver

Sean Standberry, Ricardo Ibarria, Maria Lee-Driver


Sean Standberry/LYFE Marketing
CEO & Co-founder

Buckhead Business Radio 12-02-14 Sean Standberry 4As a co-founder of LYFE Marketing, Sean has built a successful social media marketing company from the ground up with his younger brother and closest friend. To date, Sean and his team have generated over a half million dollars in revenue for their clients using social media tactics. LYFE Marketing has worked with over 100 businesses in several mainstream industries. | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram


Maria Lee-Driver/Oria’s O’shay Inc.

Buckhead Business Radio 12-02-14 Maria Lee-Driver 1Maria Lee-Driver is the creator of Oria’s O’shay Body Butter sold in Whole Foods Mid-Atlantic, salons, online worldwide. An All natural product which is used from head to toe! Hosted of her own TV and radio show in Philadelphia now hosting a radio show here in Atlanta. | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook



Ricardo Ibarria/Hygeia
Founder and CEO

Buckhead Business Radio 12-02-14 Ricardo Ibarria 2An analytical professional focused on the future of healthcare & how technology will change healthcare delivery.  As the founder of Hygeia Health, a outpatient medical kiosk company in Atlanta, Ricardo is working with very bright engineers on simplifying the complex and tedious outpatient triage process with a mission to improve healthcare access by focusing on two things: clinicians & patients. | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook


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