In the guest chair:
Peggy Still Johnson, Executive Director of Callanwolde joined me to talk about her path from musician to music teacher to entrepreneur and how she got from there to heading up one of Atlanta’s hidden gems, Callanwolde.
She also shared a bit about the Leadership Atlanta and Leadership Dekalb programs and talked about some fun upcoming events at Callanwolde:
- 2014 Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens
- Callanwolde Dance Ensemble: Spring Show 2014
- and Jazz on the Lawn 2014
In the headlines:
- The magazine, Ladies Home Journal, which has been around since 1883 announces layoffs and the end of subscriptions. They’re not going away completely, but it’s still kinda sad.
- The Buffalo Bills cheerleaders are suing their team over unfair treatment and pay. It’s an interesting suit (and sounds like a horrible job). #JiggleTest
- A NJ woman is suing Atlanta based Home Depot after suffering broken bones as a result of a fall in the entrance of their store. Would you sue in this case? What if it was a local mom and pop store? We talk about it.
- And if you think you have a good, but ILLEGAL business idea, think long and hard before you move forward. An Atlanta couple has landed in jail for a tax fraud scheme that I’m sure they thought was pure genius. (On a side note, you gotta love a husband and wife who work side by side with a common goal).
And a mini-soapbox:
I really hate the automated “Thanks for the follow” messages people direct message me with on Twitter. They’re annoying and they make the Twitter inbox basically unusable. That’s why I was so pleased to get an actual personalized “thank you for the follow” from @Object9 – (Object9.com). They used my name and referred to my show, so I knew they were actually humans and not bots. As a digital marketing agency, they clearly get the relationship part, which is 90% of the battle in business. Good for them — and good for their customers!