In the guest chair:

Jen White, Jay Ferro, Dana Barrett & Carey Sipp

Jen White, Dr. Paul Cox, Dana Barrett & Carey Sipp

It was a full house this morning as Dana hosted a wonderful group of guests. Dr. Paul Cox  of Oculus Longevity Clinic was on for this week’s Vital Edge segment, Jen White, VP of Operations  for ATP, Jay Ferro, CIO at American Cancer Society, Paige Perkins, Owner/Operator GlowDry, and William Seagraves, Author of Be Your Best Boss were all on the show!

Dr. Paul E. Cox is a double board certified Family Medicine and Anti-Aging physician. Oculus Longevity Clinic is a 21st century medical practice that combines a personalized state of the art medical practice with a luxurious spa atmosphere. They provide concierge integrative primary care services, Bio-identical hormone optimization, professional skin care and non surgical facial rejuvenation in one convenient location.

Paige Perkins & Dana Barrett

Paige Perkins & Dana Barret

ATP is where IT professionals come together to connect and learn. The non-profit organization, now in its 15th year, hosts monthly events that dive deep into industry trends and business drivers that are changing the world of connectedness. Its annual awards gala, CIO roundtable, and golf tournament are recognized as premier industry events in Atlanta.

 Jay Ferro is responsible for the people, strategy and operations of the global information technology of The American Cancer Society. The organization is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has regional and local offices throughout the country that support 11 geographical Divisions and ensure we have a presence in every community.

Paige most recently conceived, built, opened and sold her business, GlowDry, an independent blowdry and makeup salon. At GlowDry blowout and makeup bars, expect to be pampered, get gorgeous and walk out our doors as your best self.
William Seagraves specializes in helping aspiring business owners make the leap from the restraints of corporate America to discover the freedom that small business and franchise ownership can provide.
In the local headlines:
  • Exciting news for theater lovers… the national tour of the Broadway musical HAMILTON will play in Atlanta as part of the 2017-2018 Fifth Third Bank Broadway In Atlanta season.  The best way to guarantee tickets to HAMILTON is to purchase a season subscription for the 2016-2017 season as subscribers who sign up or renew their subscription for the 2017-2018 season will be able to guarantee their seats for the premiere Atlanta engagement of HAMILTON before tickets become available to the general public.  More information about the 2016/2017 season is available at
  • Do you consider yourself an artist?  If so,  AMB Sports & Entertainment and the Savannah College of Art and Design  want to see your work.  They just announced an open call for Georgia artist portfolio reviews to find local art for the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium collection.  Artists of all levels and experience are eligible to submit work, on a variety of themes including, but not limited to, football, soccer, the history and culture of Atlanta and Georgia, fan excitement, and community activity.  To submit work for consideration, Georgia-based artists are asked to email a portfolio of up to five JPEGs representative of their style, along with an artist statement and CV including contact information to The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Feb. 12.
  • Best story ever… who doesn’t love a good cat fight?  Atlanta based Delta Air Lines had to ground a plane on January 22nd after two flight attendants on a Los Angeles-to-Minneapolis flight got into a fistfight at 37,000 feet.  The altercation began when a disagreement about “work issues” escalated. A third woman, apparently attempting to break up the fight was hit by “flying fists,” according to reports.  So the captain – who might just have wanted to watch, landed the plane in Salt Lake City said it was because he  “wanted to hear from his flight attendants.” The plane stayed on the ground for 80 minutes before taking off. It reached Minneapolis more than an hour late.
  • Apparently the Buckhead community is all in a tizzy over the potential change of ownership of Bobby Jones Golf Course.  The golf course is currently owned by the City of Atlanta, but they may trade the property to the state in exchange for a state-owned parking garage needed to close the city’s sale of Underground Atlanta.  Mayor Reed in his no-nonsense manner called the outcry the “biggest false crisis that I’ve seen.”  Apparently Buckead residents are worried that the state will turn the property into a commercial development.  The mayor says nope… that’s all just gossip and speculation.

In the national and Women on Wednesday headlines:

  • My buddy Martin Shkreli, the former drug executive and current wacko, who is under investigation for securities fraud and the subject of a congressional inquiry, has replaced his legal team with Benjamin Brafman, the same lawyer who helped get rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs acquitted of gun and bribery charges in 2001.  He’s also had some fun quotables in the news this week…
    • “Obviously I think I’m innocent, and not guilty,” Shkreli said.
    • AND… regarding his upcoming visit to Congress he says he’ll plead the 5th, adding “I would love to talk to Congress.  I would berate them. I would insult them.”  But instead of berating and insulting which would be fun to watch, he says, “They can ask me any question. ‘What color is the sky?’ Fifth Amendment.”
  • As Yahoo Inc. prepares to unveil mass job cuts, a former manager is suing the company in federal court for allegedly rigging its performance-review process and firing him without just cause.  Gregory Anderson — a former editor for Yahoo’s autos, homes, shopping, small business and travel sites — alleges Marissa Mayer implemented the use of quarterly performance reviews soon after she became the company’s chief executive in 2012. Management allegedly manipulated the reviews’ ratings to meet financial goals by firing hundreds of people without just cause, the complaint states.  The lawsuit also alleges female managers skewed performance reviews, based in part on gender bias, and hired women even when male candidates were better qualified for a position.

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