In the guest chair:

Kathy Harris, Dan Bauer, Dana Barrett &  Doug Calahan

Kathy Harris, Dan Bauer, Dana Barrett &
Doug Calahan

Dan Bauer, President of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Kathy Harris, Sharecare Inc. SVP of Corporate Development and Doug Calahan, Local Roots CEO joined Dana live in our biz 1190 studio this morning for a discussion on growth, health care and buying local.

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 deal makers together to help them achieve their business and professional goals.

Sharecare, developed by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Jeff Arnold, is an online community that allows people to ask, learn and act upon questions of health and wellness.

Local Roots is the first mobile marketplace for local farms and artisans to sell directly to consumers in their neighborhoods.

In the headlines:

  • Mayor Reed has pulled city support for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Summit scheduled for November here in Atlanta. Hard to get a clear read on exactly what is going on here, but it sounds like there are some clear disagreements on how the event is being managed, who should be in charge and how the finances should or are being handled. Yikes.
  • Is Michael Vick coming back to the Falcons? Apparently he’s a free agent and hinting that he’d like to be back in Atlanta via his Twitter account.
  • Several of the big name developers in town (Cousins & Hines vs Portman) are vying for the chance to develop a huge mixed use development at 4th and Spring in Midtown, right next to the current Tech Square development.
  • Speaking of the developer Hines, they currently have a plan in the works to build a new/old kind of office building in Atlantic Station. They are describing the space as “not your father’s office building, but your grandfathers.” (The development would have the look and feel of a warehouse-style building, but without the inefficient heating and cooling systems and poor acoustics associated with such space. The building will have the “charm and warmth of the adaptive reuse buildings but also (incorporate) the sustainable attributes and modern technology that progressive tenants demand”).

Other stuff:

Can we really get more done with less? Join The Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club as we discuss ZILCH: THE POWER OF ZERO IN BUSINESS by Nancy Lublin on Monday, April 20th at South City Kitchen in Vinings! Get all the details and sign up to attend here:

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