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Steve Greenbaum, Fran Tarkenton and Kevin Center with PostNet

Founded in 1992, PostNet is the leading business-to-business franchise known for providing customized, business-enhancing print, marketing and shipping solutions. Locally owned and operated PostNet locations offer full-service digital printing; direct mail; signage; document binding and finishing; graphic design; and ancillary business services, like private mailbox rental and more. They also offer professional packaging services and shipping with UPS, FedEx, DHL and the U.S. Postal Service. In addition, with the brand’s bricks and clicks business model, each PostNet franchise has both a physical storefront in the community as well as an Online Print Center, offering customers the benefits of quick online transactions and traditional face-to-face service. PostNet has nearly 700 franchise locations across 10 countries. 

Fran Tarkenton, Kevin Center and Steve Greenbaum

Fran Tarkenton, Kevin Center and Steve Greenbaum



Steve Greenbaum/Postnet

postnet-steve-greenbaumSteven J. Greenbaum, CFE, has served as Chief Executive Officer and director since he co-founded PostNet in 1992.

Steve is a Certified Franchise Executive and was honored with the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2003. In 2008, Steve served as Chairman of the IFA and is also a past Chair of IFA’s Educational Foundation, FranPAC Advisory Board, Convention and Membership Committees.

In addition, Steve serves on the board of the HealthStore Foundation,® a non-profit organization that has developed 75 franchised Child and Family Wellness Shops ( in rural locations in Kenya.


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Fran Tarkenton/Tarkenton Companies

10253746_1600609453532382_2849643589192854314_nFran Tarkenton knows better than most what it takes to succeed in a competitive arena. As one of the NFL’s all-time great competitors, he was inducted into the National Football League and Collegiate Football Halls of Fame and was an All-American athlete at the University of Georgia. As quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, Fran took his team to the 1973, 1974 and 1976 Super Bowls. He set the all-time NFL passing records for touchdowns (342), yards (47,003) and completions. Those records stood for 17 years.
Fran has taken the lessons learned on the field to become a successful, hands-on entrepreneur, building more than 20 companies during and after his NFL career, the largest reaching revenues of $142 million. At age 75, Fran continues to advise and support small businesses. In partnership with the University of Georgias Terry College of Business, Fran recently launched the Tarkenton Certificate in Entrepreneurship, a comprehensive online education program teaching entrepreneurs everything they need to start a new business and operate an existing business more effectively. | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook

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Kevin Center/Postnet

KevinCenterAtlanta native Kevin Center’s “aha” moment came about 18 months ago while listening to a speaker regale a crowd with the last words of a beloved mentor: “I’ve made millions of dollars, and I’ve achieved a wonderful title. But I look back and ask, ‘What was it all for?’ I didn’t spend enough time with my family. I didn’t have the deep friendships that I should have. I did great in the business world, but at what cost?”

Center isn’t about to make the same mistake. As the new PostNet area developer for greater Atlanta, Center does have ambitious plans to open his own center and help cultivate the PostNet brand in this hotbed of growth: Center wants to see 25-30 centers in the Metro Atlanta region in the next 10-12 years. But his ultimate goal in helping Atlanta small business owners isn’t about fame and fortune, but instead to achieve the flexibility and financial stability that will allow him to attend piano recitals and Little League baseball games — and to help other entrepreneurs achieve the same thing.

“If I have my center staffed appropriately, and if I have the ability to trust my managers, I will have the freedom to do what I need to do — or not even what I need to do — but what I like to do,” he says.


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Atlanta Business Radio Spotlight Episode: Caring for Aging Parents

Caring for Aging Parents is a radio show that discusses topics related to aging. Topics surround issues impacting older adults such as caregiving, relationships, health, driving, finances, legal, resources, etc.

Caring for Aging Parents airs monthly on Atlanta Business Radio. The show needs sponsors. If you are interested in being a sponsor email



Host Jenny Heuer

Jenny Heuer, MS, LAPC, NCC is a Doctoral Student at Mercer University studying Counseling Education & Supervision. The focus of her dissertation is on the lived experiences of individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, she is also working towards a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from Georgia State University. Jenny is an adjunct instructor at Mercer University and is working towards becoming a professor and teaching courses in aging. She also does counseling under direct supervision and specializes in working with older adults, baby boomers, caregivers, and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. She currently works at the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association as a Care Consultant and works with the Director of Public Policy & Advocacy. Her passion and areas of research are focused on aging adults and Alzheimer’s disease.



Nancy Kriesman/The Mindful Caregiver

NancyKreismanNancy is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working with older people and their families for more than 30 years.  Nancy heads up Geriatric Consulting Services, where she maintains a private practice and regularly provides consultation and training to long-term care facilities. In addition, she has conducted training and educational programs for families and caregivers for a variety of other long-term care organizations and facilities, including the Georgia Alzheimer’s Association, Leading Age of Georgia, the Georgia Healthcare Association and the Emory University Alzheimer’s Research Center.  Nancy is the author of two books.  Her first book, The Caring Spirit, was published in 2005.

 Nancy’s Story

Nancy has been personally challenged by her own parents’ health issues. At the age of 71, her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and eventually had to be placed in a local Atlanta nursing home. For 15 years, she had to make some heart wrenching decisions at each interval in her mothers decline. Her mother died in March of 2009 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. When Nancy’s father became seriously ill, she faced the challenges of long distance support. Having these very personal experiences coupled with her professional experience has only reinforced her strong passion for helping elders and their families.



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KSU Entrepreneurship Center “The Shrimp Tank” Featuring Shantel Khleif Imagine Media

Where Young Entrepreneurs Turn Their Dreams Into Business.

Meet The Brightest Entrepreneurs From Today and Tomorrow…

Where can a young entrepreneur figure out how to turn their dreams into reality? Just take a step into the Shrimp Tank. The Shrimp Tank brings you interviews with some of the most successful business owners in the United States to learn the do’s and don’ts of starting and running a successful business. Then, the fun really starts when we bring in high school and college students to pitch their business ideas to the Shrimp Tank. We don’t fund any business, but we do teach kids how to turn their business ideas into a successful business.

Hosts of The Shrimp Tank Chris Hanks and Ted Jenkin.


Ted Jenkin, Shantel Khleif and chris Hanks

Ted Jenkin, Shantel Khleif and Chris Hanks



Shantel Khleif/Imagine Media

ShantelK+copyStemming from a deep love and respect for small businesses, Shantel built Imagine Media to give an online voice to companies who wouldn’t otherwise have the time to do so. As the previous owner of a Wedding Planning company, and as the current co-founder of an Non Profit aimed at assisting students in need, Shantel is a go-getter through and through with a huge heart. When she’s not networking her way through Atlanta, selling our services to business owners in need, and motivating the team to be the best that they can be, you can find Shantel                                            exploring Atlanta with her big and lovable pup, Gunnar.

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Ted Jenkin/Oxygen Financial
(Co – Host)

Ted Jenkin has spent the past 22 years giving personal financial advice to thousands of people across the United States. After graduating from Boston College in 1991, Ted spent more than 16 years working for American Express Financial Advisors/Ameriprise Financial. He was one of the youngest people in the history of the company to reach both Field Vice President and Group Vice President level. He managed more than 800 financial advisors throughout 8 states in his last position with the company. He won the premier performer award, leader of the year award, and had the number one office in the country for more than two years in a row. In 2008, Ted founded oXYGen Financial to help revolutionize the financial services industry by creating a new company that focused on serving the X and Y Generation. oXYGen Financial now has more than 1,700 clients throughout 25 states across the country. Ted has been featured in over 25 magazines and newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and The Huffington Post. He has six advanced designations from the College for Financial Planning (CFP®, CRPC®, CRPS®, AWMA®, AAMS®, CMFC®) and is an on air radio personality featured on the popular drive time Atlanta radio show The Rock 100.5 Morning Show on Rock 100.5 FM. Ted lives in Milton, GA with his wife Genna and three kids Olivia, Lyla, and Louden.




 Chris Hanks/ KSU EC
(Co – Host)

Christopher C. Hanks
is the founder and executive director of the KSU Entrepreneurship Center. Prior to this, Hanks was the founder and director of the entrepreneurship program at the University of Georgia. He has owned multiple businesses, including music, e-commerce, publishing, and export ventures. He is also the co-author of a best-selling book on low risk entrepreneurship.

Hanks leads the International Entrepreneurship Institute and is certified in business valuation, providing expert witness testimony. Before teaching at UGA, Hanks taught entrepreneurship at Georgia State University and assisted in leading the Russell Center for Entrepreneurship. He earned a BBA from University of Georgia and an MBA from San Jose State University. Before launching his first business, Hanks held corporate risk management positions in the pharmaceutical and beverage industries.



Spotlight on Leadership with Christopher “Chase” Carey and Richard Pelay


John Maxwell says: “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”





Christopher “Chase” Carey/Chasin Mediation
Founder & Leader

Chase Carey spent 20 years in Corporate America’s Health Insurance and Consulting industry, in significant positions. In 1998, as a VP of Underwriting for Aetna, Inc., he contacted the Chief Medical Officer telling him of the benefits of Meditation and other Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) techniques. He offered to help the company become a major force in bringing these techniques to the health insurance industry and the people it took care of. He received a courteous reply admitting it all made sense but that he was simply “too far ahead of them.” 17 years later Aetna is teaching its employees to Meditate.
In the 1990’s his Meditation work began at The Monroe Institute in Virginia. He participated in 6 week-long programs, which are 24/7 immersions into deep Meditative states and guided exploration within them. The training enabled him to re-enter any number of Meditative states, near instantaneously, at will, anywhere, anytime, including at work while solving complex problems as a career insurance executive. He can teach you to do this too.

Chase teaches his personally developed Advanced forms of Meditation: Inner Essence Meditation(TM), Professional Meditation(TM), and Stress Domino Stress Meditation(TM) and is a Certified Meditation Teacher for the Sarah’s McLean’s Simple, Easy Every Day Meditation (SEED) Method(TM).

He is an Author (Chasin’ Meditation), Professional Speaker, Certified Reiki Master, Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner, 1st Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, Certified Master Scuba Diver, Tactical Firearms Enthusiast, and has worked as an Extra in TV and Movies (Drop Dead Diva, Necessary Roughness, Satisfaction, A&Es COMA, and more). He received his MBA from Villanova University and BS from Penn State University.


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Richard Pelay/Learning Consultant

Leadership development consultant and facilitator; over 15 years at ADP and previously holding leadership positions in Non-profit, start-up, and corporate environments.  Spent several years as a leader in a non-profit as well as owning my own business for a few years before going into the corporate world. Passionate about leadership development because I’m passionate about helping people become better at what they do. As John Maxwell states, “Everything rises and falls on leadership”; so if I can influence leaders to be better, their people will be better and hence, their organizations will become better!


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Spotlight Episode on Divorce Mediation with Kelley Linn, Marti Kitchens Cobb and Dr. Linda Olson


Divorce Mediation is the process in which many divorcing couples use a trained, neutral party to facilitate the resolution of a dispute to reach a mutually acceptable agreement.



Dr. Linda Olson, Marti Kitchens Cobb and Kelley Linn




Kelley Linn/Family Divorce Mediation Centers

Manages (3) Family Divorce Mediation Centers. Facilitates teams of registered, certified and licensed professionals (CPAs, Mediators, Attorneys) that help families assess, address, negotiate and reach agreements on all issues relating to separation, divorce or settlement modifications including financial settlements and child custody/parenting plans. Author/Publisher 5 Specialty Books on Divorce. Distinguished Presenter/Public Speaker at Georgia State-Conferences and Conventions since 2011.

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Marti Kitchens Cobb/Above & Beyond Conflict

is a Marriage and Family Therapist and GA. Registered Mediator in private practice for 32 years. She is the co-author of Children of Divorce, a four hour seminar for divorcing parents, in use internationally. Her specialty is divorce and family mediation.

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Exclusive Interview with Morten Andersen




Morten Andersen




MortenAndersenMorten Andersen, nicknamed “The Great Dane”, is a former National Football League kicker and All-American at Michigan State University. He is the all-time leader in games played in the NFL at 382, in addition he also holds the distinction of being the all-time leading scorer in NFL history, as well as being the all-time leading scorer for two different rival teams; the New Orleans Saints, with whom he spent 13 seasons, and the Atlanta Falcons, with whom he spent a combined eight seasons.     Twitter     Special Teams For Special Ops      LinkedIn





What you give will grow…what you keep will perish!

The purpose of the foundation: to affect positive change among children and youth locally, regionally, nationally and globally.

The ideology behind the foundation:

Pay it forward to the next generation

Affect positive change among youth regardless of race, sex, religion or nationality.

Areas of emphasis and focus:

Education and scholarships

Quality of life  for children and youth with emphasis on preventing obesity through fitness

i.e. NFL play 60 program

President’s National Council on Fitness

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KSU Entrepreneurship Center “The Shrimp Tank”

Feeding Young Entrepreneurial Minds & Businesses Plans Entrepreneurs come to the Shrimp Tank to compete for funding to grow their dreams.

Hosts of The Shrimp Tank Chris Hanks and Ted Jenkin. Executive Producer Lee Heisman.


On Location at Mill Creek High School in Gwinnett County Georgia for the DECA Convention


Lee Heisman and Ted Jenkin


Ted Jenkin Post Tank Interview with

Anastasia Roberts/Nourishing Business Solutions
Founder/Marketing Consultant



Ted Jenkin Post Tank Interview with

Brittney Laryea/The Dorm Room Beautician




Ted Jenkin Post Tank Interview with

Caleb Adams/Spacey Sciences







Cindy Quinlan/Brookwood High School DECA Advisors

DECA Students from Brookwood High School


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NAWBO Nashville and Business RadioX On Location Jan. 27th


Today on Atlanta Business Radio we had the pleasure of speaking with President of NAWBO Nashville Jacqueline Hayes. She discusses the up and coming Lunch and Learn series that begins January 27th.





Jacqueline Hayes / NAWBO and Crayons & Marketers, LLC Linkedin Twitter Facebook

JacquelineHayesJacqueline Hayes, MBA is a marketing strategist, published content writer, and owner of Crayons & Marketers, LLC, a boutique marketing consultancy in Nashville, TN, committed to helping businesses and nonprofits simplify their approach to marketing and earn brand equity through storytelling. Jacqueline helps her clients understand the value of content marketing and uses 90 day marketing plans to share brand stories, build audiences, and stimulate lead generation and nurturing activity to ultimately improve conversion rates. Jacqueline also serves as the president of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Nashville Chapter.

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Atlanta’s Most Trusted Advisors: Why HIPAA Is Important To You


Atlanta’s Most Trusted Advisors interviews industry experts from in and around the Metro Atlanta Area. Our goal is to provide valuable information that all business owners and managers can use in their day-to-day work to help them succeed.


What Do You Mean I Have to Be HIPAA Compliant? 

While most of us are familiar with the term, HIPAA, that knowledge typically doesn’t extend past our signature on a form when we visit the doctor. Most people certainly don’t realize that being “HIPAA-compliant” stretches far beyond medical practices to anyone who has access to patient information. These companies are called “business associates” and include accountants, attorneys, HR professionals and more. On this show Donna Grindle of Kardon Compliance shares her expertise about what HIPAA is, how one can get, and remain, compliant. She is joined by Sean Joyce of Patientco who talks about his experience as a business associate as well.  

Bonnie Buol Ruszczyk (Host)/ bbr Marketing   

Bonnie Boul ruscyzkBonnie Buol Ruszczyk has been a member of the creative and marketing services community for over 20 years and does not appear to be leaving it anytime soon. As president of bbr marketing, she has relished the challenges of entrepreneurship as she worked to grow and nurture a new business. Since the firm’s inception in 2009, Bonnie has led the young company to become widely recognized and respected within the professional services marketing niche, with award-winning client websites and an outstanding history of business success having worked with clients in 23 states and 2 Canadian provinces.

She is excited about the publication of her first book earlier this year, Take Your Marketing Online! Proven Ways to Grow Your Firm in the Digital Age. She was recognized in 2012 and 2013 as one of AccountingToday’s Top 100 Most Influential People and is in great demand as a consultant, speaker and leader at various industry events. She is a founding member of the Atlanta Independent Women’s Network and is the Atlanta chapter president of the Association for Accounting Marketing. She is also a regular contributor to a variety of websites, including Social Media Today, Accounting Today and other industry-related publications and has been quoted in Entrepreneur, U.S. News & World Report, CPA Practice Advisor, and others. She was recently invited to join the CPA Consultants’ Alliance and is excited about being a part of this influential group.

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Grant McGarry with Live The Ranger Creed, LLC and Author of “A Night In The Pech Valley”










Grant McGarry/Live The Ranger Creed, LLC

Grant is a former US Army Ranger, author of A Night in the Pech Valley and a combat veteran with five deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan in the War on Terrorism. Upon graduation in 2006 from the University of Alabama with a degree in finance, Grant McGarry reported to Fort Benning with an enlistment contract “for the hardest thing the Army has to offer.” Following his graduation from the Ranger Indoctrination Program Grant was assigned to the 1st Ranger Battalion in Savannah Georgia. Following the completion of his enlistment in 2011, he was a civilian security contractor at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Upon his return to the U.S., Grant was hired by The Coca-Cola Company and served as the Atlanta chapter president of the military veteran’s business resource group. After leaving Coca-Cola Grant started his own business, Live the Ranger Creed, LLC. and co-founded The Darby Project (501-C-3). Grant McGarry is continuing his education at Emory University in the Goizueta Business School Weekend Executive MBA program and his happily married to his wife Karin.

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