In the guest chair: 

Partha Unnava, Dana Barrett & Gwen Narcisse

Partha Unnava, Dana Barrett & Gwen Narcisse

We had a great group of Atlanta entrepreneurs in studio today. Chef Gwen Narcisse, CEO of Hillari Moon dished about her all natural spices; plus Partha Unnava updated us his first companyBetter Walk and also shared details of his new business venture, Biir Me.

We also covered points to consider when naming your business.

Gwen makes all of her Hillari Moon spices, seasonings and herbs free from gluten and preservatives to spice up food the healthy, tasty and affordable way.

Biir.Me allows mobile users to order craft beer from their smartphones and have it delivered straight to their front door.

In the headlines:

  • It’s official… Worldpay is moving from Sandy Springs to Atlanta in part because of a $1.5 million tax incentive.
  • The cost of the Falcons stadium has risen 200 million dollars, from 1.2 to 1.4 billion. The tax burden is unchanged, but they might need a few more sponsorship dollars to cover it!
  • The SkyView Ferris Wheel will remain in Atlanta for another year. The new contract is signed and the big wheel keeps on turning.
  • Suze Orman is leaving CNBC for “Money Wars.”
  • IBM (under CEO Ginni Rommety) has signed a multibillion dollar cloud deal with the Dutch Bank, ABN Amro.
  • One Kings Lane (the online furniture retailer) got themselves a new CEO earlier this year and now one of the most senior executives, Andrea Stanford, has left the company “abruptly.”
  • Intel (under President Renee James) will now be providing the chip for the upcoming new version of Google Glass taking the deal away from Texas Instruments.

Other stuff:

Has the stock market been rigged? Join The Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club for a discussion of FLASH BOYS: A WALL STREET REVOLT by Michael Lewis on Monday, December 8th at South City Kitchen in Vinings! Get all the details and sign up to attend here: