Malory Atkinson / Shear Structural

Malory Atkinson is the co-founder and managing partner of Shear Structural, a women-owned structural engineering firm. In her role as partner, Malory is currently responsible for business development, marketing, finance, and operations. She has a unique business development background based in both the AEC industry and the tech startup world. Continue reading

Rachel Eisaman / Joli Residential

Rachel (Johnston) Eisaman is owner and principle director for Joli Residential.  She grew up shadowing her father, a contractor, in his workshop and in and out of houses he was building.  It was in these early days that she learned to appreciate the work put behind the walls to make a house a home and developed a keen understanding for the importance of maintaining all elements of a home from foundation to roof and all the systems in between. Continue reading

Mark Allen / Lazy Guy Distillery

Mark Allen is a Georgia native and local entrepreneur. After working in the entertainment, technology and alcohol industries for many years he was seeking a bigger challenge. With the increased popularity of bourbon and the explosive growth of artisan distilleries across the county he decided it was time for a new venture and in 2013 Lazy Guy Distillery was founded. Continue reading

Lantre Barr / Blacc Spot Media

Lantre Barr is the Founder & CEO of Blacc Spot Media, a mobile and web development agency located in Atlanta, Ga focusing on the emerging technology, Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC). Blacc Spot Media was recognized as the #215 Inc 5000’s Fastest Growing Company in America for 2017 with over 2,000% growth from 2013 – 2016. Continue reading

Liz Frayer / Intrepid

Liz Frayer, RHU, CHCC has over 20 years of experience in employee benefit consulting, and was named as one of Employee Benefit Advisors’ Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising. She started as a temp at Strategic Employee Benefit Services in 1996 and became president in 2008. Continue reading

Hosts of The Shrimp Tank

Check out what the hosts of Atlanta have to say about the upcoming year with The Shrimp Tank! Learn the importance of filling your time so you’re always moving forward and the importance of making decisions for the sake of success. Have you ever wondered how to balance between personal life and success? You can learn this and so much more on this episode of The Shrimp Tank!  Continue reading

Matt Pensinger / AmeriPRESS

Matthew has literally been raised in the printing industry. Starting at six years of age as an “hononary” front counter clerk and copier helper, he has gained experience in almost all departments and has worked at all of the AmeriPRESS locations. His dedication, enthusiasm and knowledge make him a valuable asset to AmeriPRESS. Continue reading

Tim Fulton / Small Business Matters

Tim Fulton is a nationally recognized small business consultant and advocate. He has been involved in the field of Entrepreneurship for the past thirty years as a successful business owner, a small business counselor, and as an adjunct university professor. In 1994, he started Small Business Matters, an independent management consulting and training practice. Continue reading

Jackson Platt & Kendra Stanley / Tribute Payroll

Jackson Platt is co-founder and co-owner of Tribute Payroll in Cumming, GA. Tribute was established in May of 2016, and currently services 250+ payroll clients in 20 states. Continue reading

Kelli Ferrell / Nana’s Chicken-N-Waffles

Kelli Ferrell may be tiny in stature but she is a powerhouse in business and that includes the kitchen and beyond. Growing up cooking with her Nana in Maryland, Ferrell is proud to bring family recipes to the masses at her latest venture, Nana’s Chicken-N-Waffles. Continue reading