In the guest chair: 

Margaret Lisi, Dana Barrett & Cassandra Connors

Margaret Lisi, Dana Barrett & Cassandra Connors

Cassandra Connors, CEO and Founder of Bella Bag stopped by to give us an update on her flagship store in newly developed, Buckhead Atlanta. Also joining us on air was ST!R Marketing Owner and CEO, Margaret Lisi to discuss tools for managing change.

Bella Bag buys and sells authentic and contemporary, pre-loved designer handbags and accessories.  Each piece received goes through a rigorous 13-point inspection to prove authenticity.

ST!R Marketing is a storytelling agency, using communication to connect businesses with their clients through all forms of media.

In the headlines:

  • Home Depot has until July to respond to data breach lawsuits that accuse the company of not doing enough to protect customer data.
  • North Carolina has put a cap on their film industry tax credits, driving more film and television business our way. Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow” will be the first reported to be leaving the state… and they have chosen Georgia. (Go team!).
  • The Georgia World Congress Center is now accepting Request For Qualifications for the new hotel project we talked about previously on the show. The new hotel, if it happens, could have as many as 1,200 rooms and be one of the city’s largest.
  • If you’re still in New Year’s Resolution mode, the AJC says now is the time to join a gym. With more and more fitness centers popping up all over town, prices are dropping!

Other stuff:

Turn your passion into profit and learn the Starbucks standards to producing excellent products and keeping employees satisfied. Join The Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club for a discussion of POUR YOUR HEART INTO IT: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time by Howard Schultz on Monday, February 9th at South City Kitchen in Vinings! Get all the details and sign up to attend here: