In the guest chair:
Founder of 1 For You & 1 to Give Bracelets, Ladon Whitmire, joined us in the studio today to talk about giving. Whitmire specializes in making gemstone bracelets that are sold in close to 20 stores in around the Southeast. She started 1 for u and 1 to give bracelets that come in pairs with the idea of giving in mind. In addition to encouraging giving in her customers, she also gives 10% of her proceeds to charity.
“People in this world just have too much time on their hands to complain about things that don’t matter.”-Dana Barrett
“Leave freakin Barbie alone!! It’s a toy!”-Dana Barrett
“I’m giving away 50 bracelets to the first 50 who like the GiveBracelets Facebook page.”-Ladon Whitmire
“It’s a long process making the bracelets, but I did it and I love giving back.”-Ladon Whitmire
“There is something to be said for acknowledging our difficulties but also moving forward.”-Dana Barrett
“Apparently I’m typing impaired because I try to text hi mom and it ends up being in a different language.”-Dana Barrett
In the headlines:
- MARTA back in the news this week… they just opened a new pedestrian bridge at the Buckhead station.
- Music Midtown has announced it’s 2014 lineup and I have actually heard of most of the bands – so apparently all hope is not lost and I am not quite as tragically unhip as I thought.
- Moving to some Women on Wednesday stories, a former female Starbucks exec has gone entrepreneurial and raised big bucks to solve “the dinner problem”
- And we’ve talked a lot about wearable tech on this show and I have said that until they make it match my outfit, I’m probably not going there. Well, now… a new company called Ringly is doing just that. Fashionable wearable tech.