In the guest chair:
Yonder CEO, Leslie Gerdes joined Dana to discuss a better hiring process and Sam Janjua, City Director of Atlanta for Bellhops highlighted how they help both movers and college students during the first hour of the show this morning. Favor General Manager, Zach Ellard joined in on the second hour to talk about their under 1 hour delivery service.
And Dana filled us in on what’s happening around Atlanta this weekend in our Work Hard/Play Hard segment.
Yonder is a new digital marketplace for professionals and young, growing companies. It is the alternative to resume and job sites, connecting individuals and hiring managers directly without third-party recruiters or screening software.
Bellhops is the new way to move things; they’re the option between begging your friends and hiring professional movers. Their tech enabled platform connects athletic college students with people who need moving help. On demand labor, $40 an hour per Bellhop, fully insured, background checked, licensed, and if anything breaks they cover the full cost of it.
Favor is the easiest way to get anything you want in your city delivered. By combining superior customer service with cutting-edge technology, Favor offers customers a simple solution to have anything delivered in under an hour — food from your favorite restaurants, dry cleaning, clothing, groceries, and more.
In the headlines:
- ChooseATL, a regional marketing campaign, recently announced its newest initiative – The Ultimate Job Interview Contest. Students and recent graduates from across the nation will have the opportunity to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Atlanta, cash prizes ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 and a chance to interview for a dream job. Just submit a 90-second video explaining why you want to make your mark in Atlanta. The deadline to submit videos is 11/2 and public voting starts 11/3.
- A heating and air conditioning company based in Marietta, Ga., must close and pay more than $1.3 million in fines to the state after posting fake customer reviews on websites and charging customers for products and services not needed.
- Grove Street Partners has started construction on the new 204-room Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel next to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The hotel will join two others at Grove Street’s Gateway Center mixed-use project, which is the first stop on the ATL SkyTrain, an elevated railway that connects to the airport.
- Money.com has named Atlanta the No. 2 best city for millennials. The site says it ranked the top cities for millennials based “on places where job growth is projected to be above average; food, rent, and other necessities are relatively affordable; and there are high concentrations of grocery stores, pharmacies, laundromats, and other amenities.”
- And, NCR Corp. will be one of 14 founding partners of Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. As the Official Consumer Transaction Technology Provider for the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, NCR says they will heighten the fan experience through their POS, wayfinding, kitchen system and digital menu technologies.
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/.