In the Guest Chair:

Jo Ann McCracken & Dana Barrett

Jo Ann McCracken & Dana Barrett

Today’s Women on Wednesday featured Joanne McCracken and Martha Woodham of ST!R Marketing, Molly Mathis of Mojo Active Adventures and Connie Wise with Face & Body Group.

ST!R Marketing is a comprehensive marketing and public relations firm that specializes in change management communications.

Mojo Active Adventures provide women unique, multi-sport adventure travel experiences in small group settings that inspire healthy living, balance, confidence, strength, and meaningful connections.

Connie Wise and Molly Mathis with Dana

Connie Wise, Molly Mathis, Dana Barrett

Robert Shuman, MD and his wife, Judy Shuman, RN had a vision to create a warm and comfortable environment housing a unique facility to address non-surgical treatment options for anti-aging and rejuvenation needs as well as medical weight loss and effective, alternative pain control methods. That vision leads the growth and evolution of their proactive as they develop an environment catering to individuals seeking alternatives equal to or superior to traditional medical treatments. They bring a 40-year history in bariatric medicine and nutrition, coupled with advanced training and passion for non-aesthetic treatments to create results that set them apart and exceed client expectations.

In the headlines:

  • The US Labor Department has found that MARTA has repeatedly violated federal leave protections under the Family and Medical Leave Act that have affected more than 70 workers.
  • A new $44 million, 98-townhome development is being proposed in Chamblee. Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods LLC is proposing the project called Townsend at Ashford Park on nine acres at 4959 Peachtree Road within walking distance of the Chamblee Marta station. The project was discussed at last night’s Chamblee City Council. (Not sure of the outcome!)
  • Rents continue to rise for Atlanta’s office tenants especially in Buckhead, Midtown, and the Central Perimeter area. Average quoted rents contained in the landlord leasing proposals from these submarkets have risen by an average of 44 percent since 2011, with Midtown leading the way at 49 percent.
  • Brooklyn, N.Y. –based- TuneCore a digital music distribution service opened a new 1,700 square-foot office in the “South’s hip-hop epicenter” at 485 Edgewood Avenue SE in downtown Atlanta. This is the sixth city for the company who helps artists get their music mastered and out on all the digital platforms (Atlanta, Brooklyn, Burbank, Calf., Austin, Texas, Boston and Nashville, Tenn.)


  • In her ongoing effort to support fellow femaile entrepreneurs, Spanx founder Sara Blakely has chosen Rent the Runway as the first woman-owned business to participate in Spanx’s enhanced Leg Up program. The Program, which Blakely originally started in 2010, now highlights innovative entrepreneurs on Spanx’s social and digital platforms, as well as in Spanx catalogues and stores.
  • Yesterday, the board of Indianapolis-based home improvement referral company Angie’s list rejected a $512 million cash buyout offered to merge Angie’s List with HomeAdvisor, its Lakewood, Colo.-based rival.
  • Yahoo’s direction (Or lack thereof) had promoted Bob Peck, a stock analyst from SunTrust to appeal directly to the board of directors to get more involved, perhaps going as far as replacing CEO Marissa Mayer.

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