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Deirdre Suggs of Signature Events and AssociatesPeople do not stop celebrating life just because life is happening! Even a recession cannot get in the way of a beautiful wedding.” – Deirdre Suggs, Signature Events & Associates

Ms. Suggs didn’t deliver this line like a business owner, she delivered it like a proud American, and with a conviction that I will not soon forget. The sparkle in her eye tells a story words cannot, one of success through perseverance, a story Deirdre knows well.

At one point in her business life Deirdre realized she could not keep up with the demand, both of her time and her body. She knew she had a hard decision to make, but she didn’t let that stop her.

She decided to take a sabbatical and come back later to rebuild a company she had already spent years building, knowing it would mean starting over.

And rebuild she has, Deirdre has built Signature Events & Associates into a thriving event planning business, offering beautiful events with a highly personalized approach that will leave you amazed and thrilled.

Ready to meet a woman unafraid to take the road less traveled? Click through to this week’s #Business #Success Story.

Jack harding of Harding PlumbingLooking at Harding Plumbing and HVAV today you would never expect that they had suffered with the housing crisis. That’s because instead of throwing in the towel like so many other companies Jack Harding had the courage to adapt and overcome, forging forward with an expansion that saved the company.

Jack decided to expand into the heating and air market during the crisis and it took off, taking Harding Plumbing and HVAC from a struggling company to the profitable powerhouse it is today!

Join me in this week’s #Business #Success Interview as I sit down with the innovative Jack Harding and learn how this family business was saved from disaster by a chance encounter.

glenn valencia air alliance general partnerGlenn Valencia of Air Alliance is the kind of guy you instantly know will get the job done. He has an aura of “get it done” about him that screams serious businessman. Then you start speaking with him and you find this kind-hearted, powerful man that truly cares about his people and their clients.

Yes, Glenn is the ultimate businessman but not in the cliché ways that may spring to mind. He is more of the businessman you read about running the most successful companies. Up to date on tech, mindful of his employee’s lives, and passionate about doing the best job for his clients.

Join me in this week’s #Business #Success Interview and find out how a company with a solid leader can operate in any environment and be successful, even without a physical office!


Bob DanielsI have met all kinds of people, all over the place, from the Pope to the President of the United States.” – Bob Daniel, Southeast Staging Inc

Like one of the performers on the stages he builds, Bob Daniel tossed this line out like an epic Mic-Drop. For him it was just another fact in an already impressive life. For me, I needed a minute to process that statement.

Bob heard a market need and filled it with Southeast Staging Inc back in the 90’s when the Olympics were coming to town and staging companies in Atlanta were non-existent.

He has since built his company to where it is the largest provider of stages in the US, and along the way it seems he has run into some impressive people.

From Taylor Hicks to the Fast and Furious franchise Bob Daniel has provided quality stage solutions for a wide variety of people and industries and continues to innovate and improve the staging industry.

Which brings me back to his statement. What’s really impressive to me isn’t that he shook some important people’s hands. It’s that Bob hand built and innovated a company that has taken him from obscurity to having enough clout to meet world leaders.

Is there a purer example of the American Dream than that?

Let’s find out what makes Bob Daniel the man he is in this week’s #Business #Success Interview:

Amanda GilbertWhat is your biggest concern when you take your car in for service? If, like most people, you are worried about being treated poorly then you need to read this article. I found the perfect mechanic shop with an amazing woman running a top notch team of mechanics delivering service that will make you rethink the entire process!

Amanda Gilbert of Christian Brothers Automotive has a passion for finding the best mechanics. She scours agencies, newspapers, and has connections at local colleges, all in an effort to deliver the best quality to her customers. (Heck, if you are a mechanic or want to find one a job, you would be doing them a favor if you gave them her number!)

So if you want an oil change, tune-up, or other vehicle service at a place that will literally treat your vehicle better than you do yourself, stick around for this #Business #Success Interview and then give Amanda a call. You will not regret it!

Kristen Dutton and Robert JonesDespite the seriousness and drudgery of her work, Kristen Dutton does not look stressed or bored. She sat behind her desk smiling throughout the interview and answered each question thoughtfully.

As she spoke it occurred to me; she genuinely loves her work. It is clear she takes it serious but at the end of the day, Kristen Dutton is happy being a CPA.

Perhaps that is what makes her so darn good at it. Well, I am sure her years as a corporate CPA help, but nothing can beat doing what you love.

Join me as I sit down with Kristen Dutton, owner of Dutton Cavanaugh Public Accounting. Let’s discover what drives this smart, passionate woman to success in this week’s Business Success Interview.

Asaf logoThe sound of shattering glass causes you to bolt upright. Still groggy, you fight off the remnants of sleep as you strain to listen. Was it a dream? Is someone breaking in? Is your family in danger?


If you had an alarm system, you wouldn’t have to ask. This week’s guest can help with exactly that, Jimmy Walker of Advanced Security and Fire installs alarm systems that are on the cutting edge of home security technology. His company makes sure that your family is safe and sound 24/7.

Jimmy Walker has a passion for security and customer service and has brought them together with Advanced Security and Fire. He brings a personal relationship to each installation and is proud of that fact.

Join me as I find out what makes ASAF one of the alarm industry leaders in this week’s Business Success Interview.


Nancy Lewis of Progressive TechniquesThis week I interviewed Nancy J. Lewis, author, corporate coach, and inspirational speaker with a list of accolades that are longer than you have time to hear. Nancy is a passionate and Godly woman set firmly upon a path she feels is her true calling.


Nancy is the owner of Progressive Techniques, Inc. where she offers corporate consulting, motivational speaking, corporate training, and other services to companies looking to make the best of their workforce.


Find out what it takes to Develop a Better You in this week’s #Business #Success Interview.

logoWhat do you think about when someone mentions having a contractor or other service person come to their home?

If it’s being home from 8-12 waiting for someone to show up, you are not alone. (And why is it they always show up at 1 anyway?)

That’s where this week’s guest outshines the competition. Shane Brock of Ideal Creations shows up on time, every time. He delivers exactly what he says he will. Shane believes in delivering the highest level of service to clients.

His service? Ideal Creations is a full-service home construction company. From property line to property line, they handle it all. They even cut your grass.

Click through to this week’s Business Success Interview and discover a contractor changing the game by following through on his word.