In the guest chair:

Karen Hatchett, Dana Barrett & Tina Ladson

Karen Hatchett, Dana Barrett & Tina Ladson

Karen Hatchett, President of Hatchett PR and Tina Ladson, Founding Creative Director of Lifestyle with Tina B. joined Dana in studio to discuss THE EVERYTHING STORE: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone.

Plus, Nancy Palmer of the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild called in direct from the Capital to give an update on the Beer Jobs Bill.

For further book discussion, join The Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club as they meet TONIGHT at South City Kitchen in Vinings! Get all the details and sign up to attend here:

In the headlines:

  •  The Georgia House passed a comprehensive transportation funding bill aimed at raising nearly $900 million a year for transportation improvements in Georgia.
  • Alpharetta may get a first-of-its-kind new hotel brand right next to Avalon. The brand name is EVEN… the concept is owned by Atlanta based, Intercontinental Hotel Group. EVEN hotels are designed for the the frequent traveler who wants to be fit and feel good, but doesn’t want to spend too much time or energy on busy trips. Its amenities promote healthy eating, exercise, productivity and restful sleep.
  • Georgia is looking to boost its cyber security industry. To that end, a resolution was introduced in the Georgia House of Representatives that would create a House-Senate study committee to consider ways to make this happen.
  • In Hawks ownership news, there’s good news and bad news. The good news: a lot of different groups of people are bidding on the team. The potentially bad news: most of them are not local to Atlanta.

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