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Today we led off the show with Tse Chih Chang with Grand China Restaurant and Ken Katz with Geisha House. They are representing the Taste of Asia Week celebration that is taking place August 10-16 with a special public tasting to be held August 5 at Macy’s Lenox. Taste of Asia is Georgia Restaurant Association’s second annual celebration of the Asian culinary tradition. More than 30 Atlanta restaurants participate in this week long event, giving diners a chance to sample delicious Asian cuisine. To learn more please go to their website www.tasteofasiaweek.com
Next up we had on Craig Johnson from Matchstic. Matchstic specializes in branding and design. He focuses his clients on what makes them remarkable and then builds brand identity around that core message. His team has designed brand identities for the Atlanta Dream, Clint Black and John Mayer. He explained the ins and outs of creating a powerful and memorable brand identity and suggested the book Zag as a great resource for establishing the right brand identity mindset. To learn more please go to his website www.matchstic.com
Next Steve Romaniello (pictured), Managing Director with Roark Capital Group joined us to explain the world of private equity. Roark is an Atlanta-based firm that specializes in business and consumer service companies with attractive growth prospects and revenues ranging from $20 million to $1 billion. Its franchise portfolio includes: Carvel, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Money Mailer and Primrose Schools. For more information please go to his website www.roarkcapital.com
We closed the show with Evelyn Anne Johnston with A Clever Twist. A Clever Twist is one of Atlanta’s leading iPhone application design and development firms. She explained the creative spark behind some of the most popular iPhone apps out there. If you are interested in having an app made for your company you should reach out to Evelyn. To learn more please go to their website www.aclevertwist.com
Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show