In the guest chair:
TomorrowWorld Project Director, Jamie Reilly joined Dana live in studio to cover this year’s festival and new features, like their Cashless Bracelet. Susie Kelly, Partner with Juice Bar also joined the show to discuss health benefits of juicing, their franchise and building a community.
TomorrowWorld is an annual 3-day music festival, 5-day camping experience nestled within 8,000 acres in Chattahoochee Hills (Atlanta), Georgia. Known for mind-blowing décor across 9 stages, massive artist line-ups, and luxury camping experiences, the festival will be held on September 25th – 27th. As the largest 21-plus music festival in the world, TomorrowWorld welcomed 160,000 visitors from 75 different countries through its doors in 2014 and invites guests to discover ‘The Key To Happiness’ this coming September.
Atlanta’s first Juice Bar opened in the Druid Hills neighborhood in April 2015, led by partners Susie Kelly, Matt Calamari and Philip Russ. Serving a wide array of fresh-made juices, smoothies, salads, snacks and other health products, the café filled a void in the area’s dining options by providing an approachable menu of healthy, locally-sourced items. Juice Bar is overwhelmingly vegetarian, gluten-free and organic when possible and prides itself on always using 100 percent whole fruits and vegetables in its recipes. In addition to delicious juices and smoothies, customers can try a variety of essential oils shots, power shots and juice cleanses.
In the headlines:
- Yesterday, TAG announced the 2nd annual Hack Back Invitational will take place this year at Mobility Live in October. The Hack Back is open to teams of programmers nationwide who compete for cash and prizes. The projects they develop will be for 1 of this year’s 3 non-profits who are Atlanta based but have a National impact. This year’s non-profits are Big Brothers Big Sisters, Captain Planet Foundation, and 4H National Council.
- The numbers are in for this year’s DragonCon and the festival exceeded expectations again this year. Attendance: Just over 70,000. Amount Raised for Lymphoma Research Foundation: $100,000 so far. (Last year, when DragonCon ended, they estimated $98K raised for the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the final tally was $115K, so that number could go up).
- The SEC Football Championship Game will remain in Atlanta through at least 2026. The Southeastern Conference (SEC) title game will be played at the Georgia Dome in 2015 and 2016, and then move to the Falcon’s new home, Mercedes-Benz Stadium through 2026. The new agreement allows the SEC the option of adding up to two successive five-year extensions.
- And speaking of football, MillerCoors has partnered with MARTA, the Atlanta Falcons and United Distributors Inc. to distribute 12,500 free Breeze Cards to fans heading to the games on Sept. 14 and Oct. 4. Is that enough incentive for you to leave your car at home?
- Alyssa Milano has been hired to endorse the Atkins diet program. Dana’s thoughts? Weird choice.
- Being shunned for doing a bad job doesn’t stop you from getting a board seat at a big company. Case in point — last week, biotech company, Humacyte Inc. named Kathleen Sebelius to its board of directors. The former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services was a controversial figure during her time in Washington, but Humacyte CEO, Carrie Cox is more concerned with Sebelius’ expertise than her past reputation.
- And the first female NFL coach, Jen Welter is under fire for accepting ring side seats from boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. for his fight on Sept. 12. Mayweather has a lengthy history with domestic violence and critics are saying that Welter’s acceptance of the tickets at best ignores that part of Mayweather’s past and at worst endorses it.
Join us Monday, September 21st for the next Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club! Get ready to use the power of relationships to connect and help your colleagues, friends, and associates and increase you personal success so that everyone wins! This month’s selection is NEVER EAT ALONE: and other secrets to success, one relationship at a time by Keith Ferrazzi. 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/.