In the guest chair: 

Gillian O'Nan, Dana Barrett & LeeAnn Maxwell

Gillian O’Nan, Dana Barrett & LeeAnn Maxwell

Divorce and vodka were the hot topics today as Gillian O’Nan, Managing Partner at Elovitz/O’Nan, LLC and LeeAnn Maxwell, CEO of Vixen Vodka joined Dana to discuss the affects divorce can have on business.

Elovitz/O’Nan, LLC is a family law firm with areas of practice in divorce and custody.

Vixen Vodka is a gluten free, figure friendly vodka specifically geared towards women.

In the headlines:

  • Google and Uber are about ready to do battle on two fronts: ride sharing and driverless cars. (Regular show listeners…you know who gets Dana’s vote!).
  • Yahoo is trying desperately to get you to use their search instead of Google’s. They have now made a deal to be set as the automatic search engine for Firefox…we’re interested to see if this works.
  • Mercedes-Benz has officially announced their new location at GA 400 and Abernathy Road and say they’ll be hiring around 600 people here in Atlanta.
  • Sofia Vergara has ended her deal with K-Mart stores and may be looking to go more up-market with her fashion endeavors.
  • Beyonce has launched a vegan meal delivery service, but is not putting her name or picture on it. At least, not officially.
  • Lane Bryant’s CEO, Linda Heasley is trying to change the stigma around plus-sized clothing by changing the terminology and offering some actual stylish clothing. She says “I wouldn’t want to be called plus-size.”

Other stuff:

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Join Dana and General Assembly at UNDER 30 IN THE C-SUITE: THE NEW FACE OF ATLANTA TECH, Wednesday, February 25. Dana will serve as emcee for a round-table discussion with previous Dana Barrett Show guests Partha Unnava, Jon Birdsong, Roman Grimaldi and Jerry Slutzky. Enter promo code under30vip for complimentary admission.