In the guest chair:

Dr. Gez Agolli & Dana Barrett

Dr. Gez Agolli & Dana Barrett

Managing Director at Progressive Medical Center and regular contributor, Dr. Gez Agolli joined Dana to discuss lack of exercise vs. food and drink, artificial sweeteners and the power we have to retrain our brain.

With locations in Georgia and Texas, Progressive Medical Centers 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:

  • 182 Atlanta companies have made the Inc 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Some notables from our state — Castle Medical from Smyrna was ranked #4… and a couple of companies we’ve either talked about or had on the show have also made the list. Kabbage comes in at #36 and Cardlytics at #88, Cloud Sherpas makes the list at #379… just to name a few.
  • And speaking of lists we like, Atlanta is the #5 top meeting destination according to a new report from Cvent Inc. The company says it evaluated more than 5,000 U.S. cities featured on the Cvent Supplier Network to compile the fourth annual list. Above us on the the list are Orlando, Fla., Las Vegas, Chicago and San Diego.
  • Mayor Reed has a couple of offers on the table for the Civic Center site in midtown, but he says he needs more money or he won’t make a deal.
  • Local startup Sarvint Technologies has raised $6 million dollars to develop a smart shirt that has some pretty amazing implications for managing health and fitness. The investment is from several different VC firms including local firm CTW Venture Partners who we have had on the show.
  • And Roswell, Ga.-based healthcare software firm Tea Leaves Health LLC will be acquired for $30 million by Brooklyn, N.Y-based Everyday Health (NYSE: EVDY). Tea Leaves has developed a cloud-based marketing and analytics platform for hospital systems to identify and communicate with consumers and physicians.

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