In the guest chair: 

Dr. Gez Agolli & Dana Barrett

Dr. Gez Agolli & Dana Barrett

Dr. Gez Agolli, Founder of Progressive Medical Center and regular show contributor joined Dana in studio to talk overcoming addictions and methods for hiring, firing and training in the medical field.

With locations in Georgia and Texas, Progressive Medical Center combine both conventional and holistic forms of medicine to treat the root cause of their patients’ health issues, ranging from autism to headaches.

In the headlines:

  • Spotify is fighting to hold it’s position as a leader in the streaming space by doing two things: 1) Partnering with Starbucks and 2) Offering video streaming.
  • Alix Tichelman, the alleged Atlanta prostitute accused of injecting a Google executive with heroin and then leaving him to die aboard his yacht, has been sentenced to six years in prison.
  • Atlanta-based QUIKRETE will celebrate its 75th anniversary tomorrow. The private, family-run company was founded in Columbus, Ohio, in 1940 and grew with the post World War II building boom. Its first pre-mixed concrete known as Gemaco QUIKRETE was introduced in 1951.The company later opened a plant in Lithonia, Ga., in 1966 and then moved its headquarters to Atlanta in 1981.
  • A group of online travel websites claims Delta Air Lines Inc. and other airlines are cutting off price and schedule data from the sites, reducing travelers’ ability to comparison shop for tickets.
  • According to’s “25 Best Cities for Jobs” report, Atlanta is the No. 17 best city for jobs — scoring a 3.5 Glassdoor Job Score. The website reported Atlanta has 69,642 job openings, a population of 5,614,323, a median base salary of $49,180, a median home value of $155,200 and a 3.2 job satisfaction rating. To determine which city had the highest “Glassdoor Job Score,” the website equally weighed: How easy it is to get a job (hiring opportunity), how affordable it is to live there (cost of living) and how satisfied employees are working there (job satisfaction).

Other stuff:

Join us on June 8th for the next Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club! Our June selection is GOOD TO GREAT by Jim Collins. If you’ve been meaning to read this for years, now’s your chance! Or, if you read it years ago, time to refresh! Location TBD. Get all the details and sign up to attend here:

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