In the guest chair:

Dawn Patrick, Dana Barrett & Canyon Bowie

Dawn Patrick, Dana Barrett & Canyon Bowie

Dawn Patrick, Partner, Industry Leader of Technology and Health & Life Sciences at Cherry Bekaert, LLP and Canyon Bowie, VP of Sales and Marketing for Path-Tec joined Dana on the show to talk growth, marketing and ACG’s Fast 40.

As a nationally recognized, growth-oriented CPA firm, Cherry Bekaert LLP provides guidance and support that helps their clients move forward to reach their organizational goals. The Firm’s industry specialists understand your marketplace, so they can help you make the most of emerging opportunities while minimizing compliance headaches. Ranked among the largest accounting and consulting firms in the country, Cherry Bekaert specializes in offering solutions that impact their clients’ ability to grow. For more than 65 years, global corporations, private businesses, government entities, nonprofits, emerging firms, start-ups and successful individuals have relied on Cherry Bekaert to guide them forward to their growth destination.

Path-Tec is a leading provider of specimen management solutions that include specimen collection kit design, production, distribution, tracking and auto-replenishment. They understand the importance of specimen integrity so they work with laboratories to design kits that assist with proper specimen collection and protection, meet transportation regulations and include tools to track supplies and specimens. They allow the laboratory to focus on their core competencies while we focus on reducing their time and costs associated with the specimen collection and transport process.

In the headlines:

  • Mayor Reed is looking for a buyer for Turner Field who can have the site redeveloped in 5 years.
  • The National Open Streets Summit, starts today and goes through Sunday. It’s a gathering of people from throughout the US who will to discuss ways to make cities more humane. The weekend ends with a Streets Alive Day in Atlanta where a 4.5 mile loop will be closed to cars for the day. A bicycle parade, launching from N. Highland Ave. and Virginia Ave., starts Sunday’s public event.
  • An Atlanta law firm is among the first to sue VW over the emissions debacle.
  • Equipment giant Caterpillar Inc. plans to cut up to 10,000 jobs to save about $1.5 billion annually as it battles through a third consecutive down year for sales and revenue. Peroria, Ill.-based Caterpillar said it will make cuts in its salaried and management workforce, but did not disclose which locations would be affected. Caterpillar has manufacturing, logistics, HR and marketing operations in Georgia.
  • Ford Fry and some of the city’s top mixologists have joined forces on a new a Royal Tenebaum-themed concept at at Four Seasons Atlanta. Bar Margot is set to open at the upscale Midtown hotel on Sept. 28.
  • And the price wars continue between T-Mobile and Sprint. But only for a very specific group of people.

Other stuff:

Join us Monday, October 19 for the next Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club! We will meet at American Food and Beverage in Buckhead. Get all the details and sign up to attend here:

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