In the guest chair:
We had a great show this morning covering all things Atlanta including several 101 Best and Brightest Award winners. Charlie Cichetti, Co-Founder at SIG and Lew Lefton of Maker Faire Atlanta joined Dana for the first hour to talk sustainability and what it means to be a maker. OxBlue CEO, Chandler McCormack gave us insight into time-lapse photography for business and Insightpool CEO, Devon Wijesinghe gave tips for building social media relationships during the second hour.
Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) is a full-service green building consulting firm that provides environmentally focused solutions to design, construction, real estate, and building operations professionals to support a high level of performance, value, and quality in the built environment. Beyond consulting and technical services, SIG also helps grow the green building industry through education and training.
The 5th Maker Faire Atlanta will be held October 3-4 in downtown Decatur. Known as the Greatest Show and Tell on Earth, Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.
OxBlue is dedicated to providing powerful and effective construction time-lapse camera solutions for the construction industry while giving their employees a place to flourish and grow professionally.
Insightpool powers predicting word of mouth marketing for the world’s most innovative brands.
In the headlines:
- SFX Entertainment Inc., promoter of Georgia’s TomorrowWorld, is currently exploring a fire sale of its assets, according to the New York Business Journal.
- Ben Affleck’s Mafia film “Live By Night” is bringing Georgia its own Ybor City; a Tampa, Fla.-based neighborhood known for being an immigrant community and the cigar rolling capital of the world.
- Georgia Power has 11 new public electric vehicle charging islands around the state.
- The very pricey Tesla Model X SUV has been unveiled. The car will retail for $132,000 and has some cool features like power-lift “falcon wing doors” over the second row, rear seats that sit on pedestals, allowing under-seat storage, and front doors that can open as the driver approaches (one review called that option cool, but an answer to a question that no one asked).
- Jack Dorsey will likely be named permanent chief executive of Twitter, the social-media network he co-founded and that he’s been serving as interim CEO of for the past three months, according to Re/code. A company announcement is expected as early as today. Apparently he will also continue on as CEO of payments startup, Square. Dorsey stepped in to lead San Francisco-based Twitter on an interim basis this summer, after Dick Costolo stepped down from the top post amid faltering user growth. Twitter’s shares are down about 28 percent this year and hit an all-time low in August, when they dropped to the $24 range.
- The shakeup at Evernote continues. The productivity platform laid off 47 staffers on Tuesday and said it will shutter three of its international offices. The layoffs represent 13 percent of the company’s 400-person team.
Join us Monday, October 19th for the next meeting of Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club! We’re learning about the history of the digital revolution in this month’s selection: THE INNOVATORS by Walter Isaacson. We will meet at American Food and Beverage in Buckhead. Get all the details and sign up to attend here: http://www.meetup.com/DBShow/.
For other events and appearances, check out Dana’s event calendar: http://danabarrett.com/events/.