In the guest chair:
We had a full house this morning on the show as Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) President, Dan Bauer, Cloud Sherpas Co-Founder, Michael Cohn and Kabbage CEO, Rob Frohwein joined Dana in studio.
ACG is a global organization with 56 chapters and over 14,000 members. Doing business is at the heart of the ACG membership experience. Chapters in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia bring dealmakers together to help them achieve their business and professional goals. To read more about their upcoming Fast 40 Awards Dinner and Gala, visit: acg.org/atlanta.
After co-founding Cloud Sherpas, a global cloud advisory and technology services company, Michael left the company to explore new opportunities. He was in Nepal during the recent earthquakes and recounts his experience here: michaelcohn.me. Michael and his team have also created a fundraiser to help those in Nepal who’ve lost their homes. To donate, visit: gofundme.com/rebuildingnepal.
Kabbage believes in the power of small business, making a difference, building a better solution and striving for excellence. They help empower hundreds of thousands of businesses with the funds they need to grow.
In the headlines:
- The new co-working space at Ponce City Market, called Industrious, has several nice new feathers in it’s cap. Both Instacart and Pinterest have plans to open offices there. Not bad for the new kids on the block. Industrious is Chicago-based; their new co-working space at Ponce will be 28,000 sq feet and is set to open this fall.
- Another swanky store had it’s official grand opening at the new Buckhead Atlanta. Tod’s had their big celebration last Thursday night. Their new store is 2,000 sq feet and has Tod’s women and menswear collections along with bags, shoes, small leather goods and accessories.
- Georgia State University broke ground this week on a student housing and dining hall complex, the first project being built through a statewide privatization program approved last year. When this project is complete, Georgia State will have enough on-campus housing for 20% of the student population.
- The new Braves Stadium pedestrian bridge over 285 will be about 3 ½ football fields long – but the company designing the bridge says they may build in features to make it more of a walk in the park than a walk over the highway. Whatever.
- In national business news, Target has told some of the biggest food brands out there (like Kellogg’s and Kraft) that they’ll be giving them less shelf space and less promotion in favor of fresher, healthier foods.
Join us on June 8th for the next Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club! Our June selection is GOOD TO GREAT by Jim Collins. If you’ve been meaning to read this for years, now’s your chance! Or, if you read it years ago, time to refresh! Location TBD. Get all the details and sign up to attend here: http://www.meetup.com/DBShow/.
For other events and appearances, check out Dana’s event calendar: http://danabarrett.com/events/.