In the guest chair:
This morning on The Dana Barrett Show, Dana had the pleasure of hosting three very successful Georgia-born guests. H. James Dallas, President of James Dallas & Associates visited the show to discuss Change Management. James Dallas & Associates is a management consulting company that helps leaders successfully lead, implement and sustain transformational change. Mr. Dallas is an accomplished senior executive with extensive experience as an agent of change in large domestic and international corporate settings. He has successfully implemented over 10 transformational and turnaround initiatives, 30 acquisition integrations, 5 operations/quality shared services centers of excellence, and 3 innovation centers. Mr. Dallas has over 30 years experience in General Management/business operations roles as well as Chief Information Officer positions.
Laura Wilkinson Sinton, CEO and Inventor of FreshTape, was on the show to give the inside scoop on her product and why it needs to be on your next shopping list. Acme Inventions, LLC is a 3 year old company that manufactures FreshTape®. FreshTape is sold in 4 channels – Television direct marketing on HSN, in over 1000 brick and mortar stores, online channels such as TheGrommet.com and Zulily.com as well as www.freshtape.com, and through retail distributors such as Ace Hardware Distribution and Harold Import Company.
Inside Edition anchor, Deborah Norville, phoned in this morning to dish on her newest book “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Possible” and explain how she began her successful career. Deborah is a two-time Emmy© winner, New York Times Best Selling author, and a lifelong crafter and seamstress. She regularly addresses business and community groups and is active with a number of charities including the Broadcasters Foundation of America. She is a 4.0 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia. She can be reached via her website www.DeborahNorville.com
In the headlines:
- Pepperidge Farm Inc has sued Trader Joe’s Co, accusing the grocery chain of trademark infringement for selling a cookie that looks too much like its popular Milano cookie. Pepperidge Farm said Trader Joe’s is damaging its goodwill and confusing shoppers through its sale of Trader Joe’s Crispy Cookies.
- Chuck Williams, who founded cookware retailer Williams-Sonoma Inc. in 1956 and helped spur a gourmet revolution in American kitchens, died Saturday of natural causes. He was 100.
- The hot gift this year is the so-called hoverboard or electric scooter. They can cost anywhere from $350 to $2,000, so what do you need to know before buying one? Well – New York City just banned them for safety reasons – you can get hurt pretty badly if you fall off one – and some of them are catching fire both on the road and when being charged. So be careful with this one!
- The new owners of Midtown’s Colony Square, says they will take the roof off the retail core of the development to create a walkable open air experience. The plan is to celebrate the grand re-opening of Colony Square on July 4, 2018, the 50th anniversary of Colony Square’s original groundbreaking. The new owners say their work at Colony Square will fundamentally change the experience of living and working in Midtown Atlanta, they are also saying they want to know what you’d like to see there. To join that conversation you can tweet your ideas using the #ReimagineCS. For Dana it’s two-fold – create a great walkable area for the people who live and work nearby but ALSO plenty of parking for those who want to visit.
- This past Friday Uber launched its new ridesharing program uberPOOL in several intown Atlanta areas. The ridesharing program is available in only a handful of U.S. cities, including Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and now here. It essentially lets you share an Uber ride with someone going generally the same way as you.
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