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Insider Insights Podcast,  where business and community leaders tell their stories of South Metro and its Aerotropolis.

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Insider 140: Cargo Sprint and APICS, Sean Conrad

Insider 140: Cargo Sprint and APICS, Sean Conrad

Sean Conrad is National Director of Business Development with Cargo Sprint, a technology platform company that facilitates better
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Insider 138: Sanai Couture Beauty, Michelle Foye

Insider 138: Sanai Couture Beauty, Michelle Foye

Michelle Foye adds services to her existing business, Precis Screening, to create a full service health and wellness
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Insider 137: VIP Staging Atlanta, Kim Ormsby

Insider 137: VIP Staging Atlanta, Kim Ormsby

VIP staging specializes in interior home design and staging homes for sale. Owner, Kim Ormsby Nuonum, who lives
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Insider 136: White Howard Brands, Lisa White

Insider 136: White Howard Brands, Lisa White

Lisa White is President and owner of White Howard Brands, a furniture dealer and distributor. She has been
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Insider 135: Silverton Mortgage, Arnold Martin

Insider 135: Silverton Mortgage, Arnold Martin

Arnold Martin is the Branch Manager for Silverton Mortgage. Arnold talks about an uptick in the mortgage lending
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Insider 134: Aerotropolis Atlanta CIDs, Gerald McDowell

Insider 134: Aerotropolis Atlanta CIDs, Gerald McDowell

Gerald McDowell shares two up and coming transportation projects: Micro Transit Systems and Personal Transit systems. Learn more
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Insider 133: Atlanta's Best Packaging, Rickey Robinson

Insider 133: Atlanta’s Best Packaging, Rickey Robinson

Atlanta's Best Packaging does it all: from tires, cars and live animals to ensuring delicate and temperature sensitive
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Insider 132: SMC3, Brian Waters

Insider 132: SMC3, Brian Waters

SMC3 is a trade organization that has supported the motor carrier industry for 85 years, providing essential data,
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Insider 131: City of South Fulton, Christopher Pike

Insider 131: City of South Fulton, Christopher Pike

The City of South Fulton has completed its comprehensive plan and is forging ahead with projects that will
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Insider 130: SMDO 2020, Michael Hightower

Insider 130: SMDO 2020, Michael Hightower

The South Metro Development Outlook (SMDO) is the premier and the largest conference of its kind in South
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Insider 128: South Fulton Lifestyle Magazine, Michelle Taylor Willis

Insider 128: South Fulton Lifestyle Magazine, Michelle Taylor Willis

Michelle Taylor Willis is well known for South Fulton Lifestyle Magazine. However, most don't know about her radio
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Insider 127: The Fitness Collective ATL, Tiffany Baskett

Insider 127: The Fitness Collective ATL, Tiffany Baskett

Tiffany Baskett opened The Fitness Collective ATL in her community, South Fulton. Her studio, located in the Sandtown
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Insider 126: Atlanta Technical College, Dean of Industrial and Transportation Technologies, Dr. Ian Toppin

Insider 126: Atlanta Technical College, Dean of Industrial and Transportation Technologies, Dr. Ian Toppin

Dr. Toppin is Dean of Industrial and Transportation Technologies at Atlanta Technical College. This division prepares its students
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Insider 124: The City of East Point, Maceo Rogers

Insider 124: The City of East Point, Maceo Rogers

Maceo Rogers has been the Director of Economic Development in East Point for 5 Years, promoting business development,
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Insider 123: Mallory Alexander International Logistics, Jason Piper

Insider 123: Mallory Alexander International Logistics, Jason Piper

Mallory Alexander International Logistics is a leading full-service logistics provider. While established in 1925 with headquarters in Tennessee,
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Insider 122: Royal Trophies, Eric and LaPrecious Marcus

Insider 122: Royal Trophies, Eric and LaPrecious Marcus

While located in East Point for nearly 30 years, Royal Trophies on Main Street is now under the
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Insider 121: Tracey Wyatt Recreation Complex, Cresit Dowdell

Insider 121: Tracey Wyatt Recreation Complex, Cresit Dowdell

Supervisor Cresit Dowdell has been working at the Tracey Wyatt Recreation Complex since opening day 10 years ago.
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Insider 120: Oz Pizza, Chris Wiley

Insider 120: Oz Pizza, Chris Wiley

Chris Riley is co-owner of Oz Pizza in East Point. Oz Pizza has been evolving with downtown East
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Insider 119: Versastyle Dressing, LLC, Brian Robinson

Insider 119: Versastyle Dressing, LLC, Brian Robinson

Brian Robinson is a stylist in East Point. East Point makes it easy for him to team up
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Insider 118: SJAC Food Groups, Tammi Whitehead and Tyrone Coleman

Insider 118: SJAC Food Groups, Tammi Whitehead and Tyrone Coleman

SJAC Food Groups LLC, started by Sterling Coleman, now operates 17 franchise Zaxby's locations in Metro Atlanta and
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Insider 116: The Launch Pad and 100 Black Men, Kenny Hill

Insider 116: The Launch Pad and 100 Black Men, Kenny Hill

Kenny Hill is the Founder of The Launch Pad and a leader within 100 Black Men of South
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Insider 115: Georgia Carpet Recovery Center, Amir Sahebdivani

Insider 115: Georgia Carpet Recovery Center, Amir Sahebdivani

Amir Sahebdivani was a pioneer and remains a leader in the carpet recycling industry. He brings decades of
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Insider 114: Fracena Byrd at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School

Insider 114: Fracena Byrd at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School

Fracena Byrd brings her artistic talent and passion for theater to St. John the Evangelist Catholic School in
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Insider 113: Tila Studios, Tiffany Tila

Insider 113: Tila Studios, Tiffany Tila

Tiffany Tila, a resident of East Point, founded an arts professional incubator for women, Tila Studios. It operated
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Insider 112: Academy Theatre, Fracena Byrd

Insider 112: Academy Theatre, Fracena Byrd

Hapeville's Academy Theater is re-opening on October 11, 2019. SPOILER ALERT, Fracena Byrd and her colleagues talk about
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Insider 111: Mayoral Candidate, Bianca Motley Broom

Insider 111: Mayoral Candidate, Bianca Motley Broom

Bianca Motley Broom, attorney and College Park resident, is running for Mayor. She shares her passion for community-centered
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Insider 110: Wayward Parlor, Alana Fuselier

Insider 110: Wayward Parlor, Alana Fuselier

Alana Fuselier comes back to Insider Insights after 18 months of operating the Wayward Parlor in East Point.
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Insider 109: Drip-Thru Coffee, Christy Deen

Insider 109: Drip-Thru Coffee, Christy Deen

A native of South Metro Atlanta, Christy Deen is proud to open her second drive thru coffee location
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Insider 108: Sanskrit Moon, Chandra Fowler

Insider 108: Sanskrit Moon, Chandra Fowler

Chandra Fowler has been a resident of Hapeville for over a decade. When she learned her yoga studio
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Insider 107: Precis Screeing, Michelle Foye

Insider 107: Precis Screeing, Michelle Foye

Michelle Foye is the Operations Manager of Precis Screening that offers a holistic approach to drug and alcohol
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Insider 106: Okun Family Chiropractic, Drs. Louis and Garret Okun

Insider 106: Okun Family Chiropractic, Drs. Louis and Garret Okun

Okun Family Chiropractic is a 30-year family business. Dr. Louis Okun and his son Dr. Garret Okun share
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Insider 105: Men Of Intelligence Association, Dornelius Mayes

Insider 105: Men Of Intelligence Association, Dornelius Mayes

Dornelius is the Founder of Men Of intelligence Association. He advocates for the welfare and well-being of youth
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Insider 104: Candidate for Hapeville Alderman, Rod Mack

Insider 104: Candidate for Hapeville Alderman, Rod Mack

Rod Mack is running for Hapeville Alderman and wants your vote on March 19, 2019. Hear about his
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Insider 103: Councilman at Large Hapeville, Travis Horsley

Insider 103: Councilman at Large Hapeville, Travis Horsley

Travis Horsley is a councilman at Large in Hapeville. He talks about city infrastructure improvements that will ensure
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Insider 102:  South Fulton Tennis Center, Sam Kennedy

Insider 102: South Fulton Tennis Center, Sam Kennedy

As the President of the South Atlanta Community Tennis Association, Sam Kennedy manages the South Fulton Tennis Center.
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Insider 101: South Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Dyan Matthews

Insider 101: South Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Dyan Matthews

Dyan Matthews, the President and CEO of the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce has tripled the membership over
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Insider 100: Podcast Host I Have The Answers, Daylan Rollins

Insider 100: Podcast Host I Have The Answers, Daylan Rollins

Daylan Rollins hosts the podcast I have the Answers. Representing the youth of South Fulton, he discusses his
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Insider 099: South Metro Development Outlook Conference, Michael Hightower

Insider 099: South Metro Development Outlook Conference, Michael Hightower

Michael Hightower of The Collaborative Firm announces new speakers and award recipients at the SMDO conference. He describes
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Insider 098: LifeLink, Bobby Howard

Insider 098: LifeLink, Bobby Howard

Bobby Howard is Director of Multicultural Donation Education at LifeLink, the federally designated non profit that manages the
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Insider 097:  Global Apprenticeship, Rasool Muhammad

Insider 097: Global Apprenticeship, Rasool Muhammad

Rasool Muhammad of Global Apprenticeship matches youth, 16 -24 years of age, with internship, employment and professional training.
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Insider 096: KW Commercial, Cheryl Gosa

Insider 096: KW Commercial, Cheryl Gosa

Cheryl Gosa and Podcast hostess, Diana Campbell, are part of a Commercial Real Estate sales team at KW
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Insider 095:  Barber Spa: SDH, Lafayette and Keisha Warren

Insider 095: Barber Spa: SDH, Lafayette and Keisha Warren

Lafayette and Keisha Warren combine their expertise and passion to create the first Barber Spa for men in
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Insider 094: Connect South Fulton, Michael Davis

Insider 094: Connect South Fulton, Michael Davis

Michael Davis, the Executive Director of Connect South Fulton, discusses his recent white paper in the Atlanta Business
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Insider 093: PPG, Sable Parker

Insider 093: PPG, Sable Parker

Sable Parker, her parents, grandparents and great grandparents are longstanding residents of the South Fulton region. She graduated
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Insider 092: The Home Depot 0123, James Hutchinson

Insider 092: The Home Depot 0123, James Hutchinson

James Hutchinson, a retired veteran, relaunched his career at the Forest Park Home Depot and nearly tripled sales
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Insider 091: Hapeville Main Street and Grants Coordinator, Bianca Howard

Insider 091: Hapeville Main Street and Grants Coordinator, Bianca Howard

Bianca Howard is the Main Street and Grants Coordinator for the city of Hapeville Department of Economic Development.
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Insider 090: Above Average Tutoring, Kaila Caldwell

Insider 090: Above Average Tutoring, Kaila Caldwell

Kaila Caldwell is an educator. She owns Above Average Tutoring service and is an instructor at a variety
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Insider 089: Camp Creek Business Association, Darris Rollins

Insider 089: Camp Creek Business Association, Darris Rollins

Darris Rollis lives, works, plays and prays in South Metro Atlanta. He is the President of the Camp
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Insider 088: Diamond Edge Properties, Rich Munroe

Insider 088: Diamond Edge Properties, Rich Munroe

Rich Munroe and his wife operate Diamond Edge Properties. They own and manage over a dozen Air B&B
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Insider 087: Uptown Comedy Corner, Angelo Sykes

Insider 087: Uptown Comedy Corner, Angelo Sykes

The Uptown Comedy Corner finds its new home the iconic "CASTLE" building on North Central in Hapeville. Owner/Operator
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Insider 086: South Metro Development Outlook Conference 2019, Michael Hightower

Insider 086: South Metro Development Outlook Conference 2019, Michael Hightower

Michael Hightower discusses the 17th annual South Metro Development Outlook conference, detailing guest speakers and themes of the
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Insider 085: Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance, Shannon James

Insider 085: Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance, Shannon James

Shannon James is the Chairman of the Board of the Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance. He describes Aerotropolis in terms
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Insider 083: Camy Arnett Production Studios, Cameron Arnett

Insider 083: Camy Arnett Production Studios, Cameron Arnett

Cameron Arnett, the actor and artist, has enjoyed a career in the entertainment industry from LA to Atlanta.
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Insider 082: Lisa Ragan Customs Brokerage, Bo James

Insider 082: Lisa Ragan Customs Brokerage, Bo James

Bo James, a compliance manager with Lisa Ragan Customs Brokerage, talks about the custom brokerage industry and its
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Insider 081: East Point Council Member, Alexander Gothard

Insider 081: East Point Council Member, Alexander Gothard

Council Member Alexander Gothard, talks about East Point's evolution, the Commons project and a impactful community based initiative
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Insider 080: East Point Council Member, Nannette Saucier

Insider 080: East Point Council Member, Nannette Saucier

Council Member Saucier saw East Point's potential and the need for her civic engagement. She discusses upcoming events
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Insider 079: East Point Council Member, Thomas Calloway

Insider 079: East Point Council Member, Thomas Calloway

Thomas Calloway lives in, works around, and serves East Point. He shares hope for smart growth with intentionality
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Insider 078: Just Us Girls, Jackie Martin

Insider 078: Just Us Girls, Jackie Martin

Jackie Martin is the Executive Director of Just Us Girls. With a location on Washington Road, she has
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Insider 077: East Point Council Member, Sharon Shropshire

Insider 077: East Point Council Member, Sharon Shropshire

Councilmember At-Large, Sharon Shropshire, shares a few of her pet projects and the process behind East Point's progress.
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Insider 076: City of East Point, Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham

Insider 076: City of East Point, Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham

Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham, the people's choice for mayor of East Point, shares some of her administration's 2018
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Insider 075: Beer Girl, Alexia Ryan

Insider 075: Beer Girl, Alexia Ryan

Alexia Ryan is owner of Beer Girl. For four years, Beer Girl has been a Central Avenue staple
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Insider 074: SpaceMax Storage, Rhonda White

Insider 074: SpaceMax Storage, Rhonda White

Rhonda White is the district manager of Space Max Storage. Space Max repurposed a hotel to bring a
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Insider 073: My Dumb House, Kevin Hackshaw

Insider 073: My Dumb House, Kevin Hackshaw

Kevin Hackshaw, a resident of East Point, left Corporate America to start My Dumb House. He brings IT
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Insider 072: Comcast, Chris Houston

Insider 072: Comcast, Chris Houston

Chris Houston enters the market just 9 months ago as Business Account Executive at Comcast. He describes Comcast's
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Insider 071: The ATL, Mike and Ellen Simpson

Insider 071: The ATL, Mike and Ellen Simpson

Mike and Ellen Simpson have owned and operated The ATL for 16 years. As they approach 5 million
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Insider 070: GA House of Representatives Derrick Jackson, District 64

Insider 070: GA House of Representatives Derrick Jackson, District 64

Derrick Jackson brings 22 years of military leadership and a background in business management to the GA House
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Insider 069: GA House of Representatives, Kim Schofield, District 60

Insider 069: GA House of Representatives, Kim Schofield, District 60

GA House of Representative Kim Schofield likes to say that Kim stands for Keep It Moving. This mantra
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Insider 068: Envision Business Management Group and Thornton Media Group, Jini and David Thornton

Insider 068: Envision Business Management Group and Thornton Media Group, Jini and David Thornton

The South Fulton dynamic duo, Jini and David Thornton, operate two businesses out of their Camp Creek office.
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Insider 067: College Park Main Street Manager, Renee Coakley

Insider 067: College Park Main Street Manager, Renee Coakley

Renee Coakley is the new College Park Main Street Manager. She describes the latest, 2018, projects transforming downtown
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Insider 066: Matrixx Auto Group, Lacretia Carroll

Insider 066: Matrixx Auto Group, Lacretia Carroll

Lacretia Carroll is trailblazing in Auto Brokerage. She discusses the assets of her Union City location: from customers
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Insider 065: Mullins International Solutions, Donna Mullins

Insider 065: Mullins International Solutions, Donna Mullins

A 30+ year veteran of the logistics industry, Donna Mullins knows customs brokerage. She explains the importance of
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Insider 064: Hapeville Millenial, Kiersten Sherman

Insider 064: Hapeville Millenial, Kiersten Sherman

Living the gig economy life in Hapeville, Kiersten is the quintessential millennial. She describes her various works in
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Insider 063: Connect South Fulton, Michael Davis PART II

Insider 063: Connect South Fulton, Michael Davis PART II

What is the best way for a citizen to advocate for development in South Fulton? Executive Director of
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Insider 062: Hapeville First United Methodist, Reverend J.R. Atkins

Insider 062: Hapeville First United Methodist, Reverend J.R. Atkins

J.R. Atkins is the reverend at Hapeville First United Methodist Church. He discusses the history of churches as
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Insider 061: Family Life, Jane Gunter, Katheryn Bennett and Linda Wagner

Insider 061: Family Life, Jane Gunter, Katheryn Bennett and Linda Wagner

Family Life was founded by community icon, Jane Gunter, 36 years ago. Jane and her team discuss Family
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Insider 060: Connect South Fulton, Michael Davis

Insider 060: Connect South Fulton, Michael Davis

Michael Davis is the Executive Director of Connect South Fulton. He describes South Fulton, with 45,000 acre of
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Insider 059: Lux Body Studio, Koko Nesbit

Insider 059: Lux Body Studio, Koko Nesbit

Insider Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta
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Insider 058: Woda Cooper Companies, Denis Blackburne

Insider 058: Woda Cooper Companies, Denis Blackburne

Denis Blackburne is the Senior Vice President of Woda Cooper Companies. Woda Cooper Companies developed Mallalieu Pointe, a
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Insider 057: Corner Tavern, Mike, Melanie and Alexis

Insider 057: Corner Tavern, Mike, Melanie and Alexis

Learn about Corner Tavern in Hapeville. Owners Mike and Melanie Rabb discuss their new construction, plans for expansion
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Insider 056: MAYNARD - Auburn Ave Films, Wendy Ely-Jackson

Insider 056: MAYNARD – Auburn Ave Films, Wendy Ely-Jackson

Wendy Ely-Jackson, longstanding resident of Tri-Cites, produced the newly acclaimed documentary MAYNARD. Anyone doing business in or around
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Insider 055: NPUX, Michael Hopkins

Insider 055: NPUX, Michael Hopkins

Michael Hopkins is a 21 year resident of Hammond Park, a community in Atlanta adjacent to Hapeville. He
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Insider 054: The Collaborative Firm, Michael Hightower

Insider 054: The Collaborative Firm, Michael Hightower

MIchael Hightower is a community leader with decades-long engagement in the development of South Metro Atlanta. He'll discuss
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Insider 053: Net Planner Systems, Emmett McCord

Insider 053: Net Planner Systems, Emmett McCord

Net Planner Systems Inc, provides the technology that makes our cities and commercial infrastructure "smarter". Emmett McCord shares
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Insider 052: M2 Renovations, Marcia May

Insider 052: M2 Renovations, Marcia May

Marcia May serves the Tri-cities' home renovation needs. She owns M2 Renovations, a full service construction company. As
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Insider 051: Arden's Garden, Leslie Zinn

Insider 051: Arden’s Garden, Leslie Zinn

Leslie Zinn, CEO of Arden's Garden shares their mission to help healthy eating and drinking accessible and affordable.
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Insider 050: Garvin and Simpson at Closing

Insider 050: Garvin and Simpson at Closing

Shawnalea Garvin of AETC purchased the property of Lori Simpson of Mutt and Jeff. They discuss their history
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Insider 049: City of East Point, Erin Rodgers

Insider 049: City of East Point, Erin Rodgers

Erin Rodgers, Economic Development specialist for the City of East Point, describes the film and movie production and
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Insider 048: The Hardie Group, Eben Hardie

Insider 048: The Hardie Group, Eben Hardie

Eben Hardie is developer of industrial distribution centers. The Hardie Group is responsible for millions of square feet
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Insider 047: Core Fitness--Erika and Lauren Maxie

Insider 047: Core Fitness–Erika and Lauren Maxie

Erika Maxie, owner of Core Fitness, tailors fitness training to various organizations around South Fulton County. With a
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Insider 046: Pleasant Hills South Missionary--Pastor Milling

Insider 046: Pleasant Hills South Missionary–Pastor Milling

Executive Pastor Milling invites the business and residential communities in the Buffington Road corridor of College Park to
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Insider 045: Christian Church at East Point--Pastor Burton

Insider 045: Christian Church at East Point–Pastor Burton

Pastor Burton leads a small but growing congregation within a large church facility on a main corridor of
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Insider 044: Ms. Ro's Dance Closet

Insider 044: Ms. Ro’s Dance Closet

Ms. Ro's Dance Closet in College Park is the only brick and mortar dance apparel store within several
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Insider 043: True Laundry Detergent--Muhammad and Saleem

Insider 043: True Laundry Detergent–Muhammad and Saleem

Mr. Muhammad and Mr. Saleem started True Laundry Detergent 3 years ago. With room to grow in their
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Insider 042: Noodle, Lina Kuo

Insider 042: Noodle, Lina Kuo

Lina Kuo brought Noodle to College Park 13 years ago. While business has always been growing, the last
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Insider 041: Sovereign Rehabilitation--Kelly Conely

Insider 041: Sovereign Rehabilitation–Kelly Conely

Sovereign Rehab is expanding its foot print across the south side of Atlanta and stakes a claim to
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Insider 040: Hapeville Charter Career Academy, Tracy McClure

Insider 040: Hapeville Charter Career Academy, Tracy McClure

Hapeville Charter Career Academy, located in College Park, blends traditional in-class learning with work and apprentice experiences. The
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Insider 039: Touch of Life Family Chiropractic, Dr. and Mr. Thompson

Insider 039: Touch of Life Family Chiropractic, Dr. and Mr. Thompson

Dr. Patrice Thompson and Mr. Bryson Thompson expanded their chiropractic office to the Camp Creek Market place. Touch
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Insider 038: Professional Speech and Language Therapy--Javonya Clemons

Insider 038: Professional Speech and Language Therapy–Javonya Clemons

Javonya Clemons has been a pediatric speech and language therapist for ten years. Four years ago, she began
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Insider 037: As U R Counseling, Jamie Meyer

Insider 037: As U R Counseling, Jamie Meyer

Jamie Meyer comes full circle. Once a native of Hapeville, she is back after graduate school to begin
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Insider 036: Wayward Parlor, Alana Fuselier

Insider 036: Wayward Parlor, Alana Fuselier

Alana Fuselier has always done things differently. Her vision for Wayward Parlor is for community focused and welcoming
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Insider 035: The Academy Theatre, Fracena Byrd

Insider 035: The Academy Theatre, Fracena Byrd

The Academy Theatre relocated from Avondale Estates to partner with the Hapeville Performing Arts Center. Together, they bring
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Insider 034: Guardian Protective Services, Ben Maner

Insider 034: Guardian Protective Services, Ben Maner

Ben Maner planted his business in East Point14 years ago when very few else would. He revitalized his
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Insider 032: Dentist, Dr. Kim Henry DMD

Insider 032: Dentist, Dr. Kim Henry DMD

Dr. Henry built a Spanish Colonial office building in Hapeville for his dental practice. With the perspective of
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Insider 031: Quadrant Fitness, Nancy Fernandez

Insider 031: Quadrant Fitness, Nancy Fernandez

Nancy Fernandez opened Quadrant Fitness in Hapeville. She combines the CrossFit brand with her four-quadrant philosophy: meals, movement,
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Insider 030: S&S Firepits, Andy Stiver

Insider 030: S&S Firepits, Andy Stiver

Incubated in the Tri-Cities, S&S Firepits is a national brand in the fire pits industry. Co-founder Andy stiver
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Insider 029: Braids of Natural Art, Zakee

Insider 029: Braids of Natural Art, Zakee

Zakee is the founder of Braids of Natural Art, a braiding club for girls ages 1-12. It provides
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Insider 028: Airborne Gymnastics, Kamilah Jones

Insider 028: Airborne Gymnastics, Kamilah Jones

Airbone Gymnastics is well established at a few recreation centers in the Tri-Cities. She has her sights set
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Insider 027: National Black and Latino Council, Lance Robertson

Insider 027: National Black and Latino Council, Lance Robertson

The National Black and Latino Council plants its roots in East Point. Functioning like a chamber of commerce,
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Insider 026: Rosie's Coffee Cafe, Sherri Ricks

Insider 026: Rosie’s Coffee Cafe, Sherri Ricks

Sheri Ricks and her partners own Rosie's Coffee Cafe as well as the neighboring towing facility. The swankiest
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Insider 025: Teens At Work, Marvin Bussey

Insider 025: Teens At Work, Marvin Bussey

Since 1992, Marvin Bussey has operated Teens At Work, a non-profit after school program. Its flagship location is
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Insider 024: Main Street Manager, Jessica Mitchell

Insider 024: Main Street Manager, Jessica Mitchell

Jessica Mitchell's role within College Park city government is to ensure the vitality of the business community on
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Insider 023: Kupcakerie, Henry and Kascha Adeleye

Insider 023: Kupcakerie, Henry and Kascha Adeleye

The Adeleye's own and operate Kupcakerie. Their location, across from the East Point Marta, has become a community
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Insider 022: Discovery Montessori, Emily Winston-Cartwright

Insider 022: Discovery Montessori, Emily Winston-Cartwright

The Montessori model of early childhood education is a saught-after commodity in East Point. Engaging parents in the
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Insider 021: Marriott Gateway, Donnelle Zunker

Insider 021: Marriott Gateway, Donnelle Zunker

Donnelle Zunker is the General Manager of the Marriott Gateway hotel. With the confidence and perspective of a
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Insider 020: A Citizen, Nikki Yunger

Insider 020: A Citizen, Nikki Yunger

Nikki Younger is a longstanding resident of College park. She shares her love for the charm of the historic
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Insider 019: Airport Employment & Training Center, Shawnalea Garvin

Insider 019: Airport Employment & Training Center, Shawnalea Garvin

Shawnalea Garvin, President of Airport Employment & Training Center, has been working with airport vendors for more than 20
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Insider 018: Tri-Cities Mc Donalds, Kirsten Loliss

Insider 018: Tri-Cities Mc Donalds, Kirsten Loliss

Kirsten Lollis is co-owner and operator of four, McDonald's, three of which are in the Tri-Cities. A six year resident
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Insider 017: I love Dance Atlanta, Adrienne Tutum

Insider 017: I love Dance Atlanta, Adrienne Tutum

Adrienne Tatum is owner and director of I Love Dance Atlanta. Ms. Tutum shares a broad perspective as
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Insider 016: ATL Airport District, Cookie Smoak

Insider 016: ATL Airport District, Cookie Smoak

President of the ATL Airport District, Cookie Smoak, ensures the occupancy rate of the region's 8000 hotel rooms
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Insider 015: IMPACT Church and Event Center, Maxine Fears

Insider 015: IMPACT Church and Event Center, Maxine Fears

IMPACT attracts thousands of Atlantans to East point each week. Maxine Fears, Director of Operations, speaks about the
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Insider 014: Truly Living Well, Rashid Nuri

Insider 014: Truly Living Well, Rashid Nuri

Rashid Nuri is on the forefront of the urban agricultural movement in Atlanta after years of experience farming internationally. He
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Insider 013: Chapman Drugs, Derek Chapman

Insider 013: Chapman Drugs, Derek Chapman

Derek Chapman is a third generation Pharmacist and fourth generation owner of Hapeville's iconic Chapman Drugs. His family
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Insider 012: Caduceus USA, Dr. Dawkins

Insider 012: Caduceus USA, Dr. Dawkins

Dr. Dawkins is a leader in his industry and a longstanding member of the Hapeville business community. He operates
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Insider 011: Ballethnic, Waverly Lucas and Nena Gilreath

Insider 011: Ballethnic, Waverly Lucas and Nena Gilreath

Blending African dance and classical ballet, Ballethnic is 27-year old dance studio in East Point. It attributes its
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Insider 010: Hapeville, Arches Brewing, Jamey Adams

Insider 010: Hapeville, Arches Brewing, Jamey Adams

Insider Jamey Adams is co-owner of Arches Brewing - a brewery, beer garden, gathering spot and art gallery. Representing four
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Insider 008: Buttersweet Bakery, Charlita Varner

Insider 008: Buttersweet Bakery, Charlita Varner

Serving both residential and corporate clients, Charlita Varner has owned and operated Buttersweet Bakery in Hapeville for more than 10
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Insider 007: American Family Insurance, Michael Gibbs

Insider 007: American Family Insurance, Michael Gibbs

Insider Michael Gibbs, owner and operator or American Family Insurance, relocated his business to Hapeville from the Cascade
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Insider 006: Drive Again, Virgil Smith

Insider 006: Drive Again, Virgil Smith

Mr. and Dr. Virgil and Joanne Smith own and operate Drive Again, a DUI driving school. Their holistic approach to life
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Insider 005: Wings For Kids, Denise Blake

Insider 005: Wings For Kids, Denise Blake

Wings For Kids Atlanta provides after school care for 700 children - primarily in College Park. Executive Director,
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Insider 004: Woodward Academy, Dr. Stuart Gully

Insider 004: Woodward Academy, Dr. Stuart Gully

Dr. Stewart Gully, President of Woodward Academy, illuminates the symbiotic relationship between the 120-year-old institution and the vitality
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Insider 003: Tila Studios, Tiffany Tila

Insider 003: Tila Studios, Tiffany Tila

Filling a unique niche, Tila Studios is art incubation studio and gallery for women. Founder Tiffany Tila discusses
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Insider 002: Hapeville Economic Development, David Burt

Insider 002: Hapeville Economic Development, David Burt

David Burt is the Economic Development consultant in Hapeville. He shares the town's strategic priorities and his vision for
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Insider 001: College Park Economic Development, Artie Jones

Insider 001: College Park Economic Development, Artie Jones

Insider Artie Jones is the Director of Economic Development in College Park, one of the three cities neighboring
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Insider  117: Farm'd, April Toomer

Insider 117: Farm’d, April Toomer

April Toomer parlays her experience at Amazon to manage logistics at Farm'd. Farm'd gets Georgia grown food to
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