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Julie Gudger and Emily Rowell with Crowne Office Suites, and Al Meyers and Jacqui Chew with TEDx Peachtree

Julie Gudger/Crowne Office Suites

Julie Gudger is an executive offices suites and commercial real estate expert specializing in helping small businesses in the Atlanta area. She has been with Crowne Office Suites starting at the location in Marietta in 1998.

Now part owner of Crowne Office Suites, Inc. at Downtown, Offices @1100 Peachtree, LLC and Southeast Realty Group, LLC, she helps professionals find solutions ranging from a simple mailing address for their business to 2,000 square feet of private office space.

Her goal is to make sure all of her clients are happy and getting the support services they need to help grow their businesses.

Emily Rowell/Crowne Office Suites

Emily Rowell achieved Top Honors in 2010, earning the “Agent of the Year Award” at New York Life.

Coming to Crowne Office Suites with her experience and training in referral marketing for small businesses, she helps her clients’ take their business to the next level. Her care for their success is what makes her successful.

At the referral meetings Crowne holds, Emily is the director who guides Professionals on how to build their business through qualified referrals.

Her favorite accomplishment is the joy of putting the right people together.

Al Meyers/TEDx Peachtree

Al Meyers serves as the Founder, Official TEDx Licensee, Team Cheerleader for TEDx Peachtree.   Al is a Senior Executive Leader experienced in leveraging Fortune 100 companies.  His background is in Strategic Planning, Corporate Development, Start-ups, and M&A with a proven impact in Marketing, Operations, Finance, and International business, coupled with expertise in digital/new media, television, home video, and kids’ media.  Al’s specialties include critical thinking, negotiation, leadership and vision, managing people, cultural awareness and sensitivity, global perspective, relationship building, execution, digital media, video games, innovation, organizational behavior, and strategy development.

Jacqui Chew/ TEDx Peachtree

Jacqui Chew Spent the last 15 years leading high-performance teams at both marketing consultancies and corporations. Four years ago she started iFusion Marketing to exorcise her passion for supporting innovation and by extension technology startups. Officially, iFusion Marketing is a consultancy that provides fractional CMO services to technology startups. In practice, she serves as the stand-in senior marketing executive for companies that aren’t quite ready to add a permanent senior marketer to their team. Tasks run the gamut from strategy planning to brass tacks execution.

Jacqui apprenticed with some of the best in Atlanta such as Georgia Technology Hall of Fame inductee Leland Strange and worked with or at some pretty recognizable companies like eBay, Durex Consumer Products, PeopleSoft (acquired by Oracle), Miller Brewing Company and Stonesoft (HA+infosec for you cyber security buffs). Finally, she led the launch of Silverpop,, and during the tech boom of the late 1990s.

Special Edition: Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce

Amanda Masters/Carmichael, Brasher, Tuvell & Company PC

Amanda Masters, CPA, CGMA, is a Manager at Carmichael Brasher Tuvell & Co. Amanda received her bachelor’s of accounting from Florida State University and master’s of accounting from Kennesaw State University. She became a CPA in 2002 and has worked in public accounting with business and individual clients for more than ten years. Amanda previously had seven years of experience working as a controller for small businesses.

Carmichael, Brasher, Tuvell & Co is a full-service public accounting firm located in downtown Dunwoody. The firm blends personal service and tax and accounting expertise to provide unique value for small to medium businesses and individuals.

Daniel Boaz/The HealthLife Group Insurance Agency

Daniel J. Boaz is the President of The HealthLife Group Insurance Agency in Dunwoody, Georgia. The HealthLife Group specializes in Individual, Family, and Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Dental Insurance, Medicare and Long Term Care Insurance Plans. He holds insurance licenses in GA, AL, FL, NC, SC, TN, and KY and represents over 40 insurance companies.

An Atlanta native, Dan received a Bachelors Degree from Georgia State University and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing from the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer University. He served as the Treasurer and Education Chairman on the Board of Directors of The Atlanta Association of Health Underwriters and holds membership in the Georgia and National Association of Health Underwriters. He earned the Leading Producers Round Table Award for 2006 through 2012 from the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU).

The HealthLife Group Agency is proud to be a participating member of the Dunwoody Georgia Chamber of Commerce where Dan served as the first chairman of the Insurance Committee.

Mike Gomez/Allegro Consulting

Mike Gomez is the founder and President of Allegro Consulting. He brings to his clients a passion for business discipline and process, a wealth of program management and sales leadership experience and compassion for life as a business owner. His vast and in-depth experience is what makes him Atlanta’s “thought leader” for growth consulting, particularly as it applies to privately-held businesses and not-for-profit organizations. His mastery of both the long and short-term sales cycles as well as international expertise contributed to his sales record of over $3 billion.

Mike was instrumental in leading the phenomenal growth of a small business from $8M in revenue to $35M in just two-years. In addition he has served as an executive in both Fortune 500 companies and small business.

He has conducted business in over 20 countries including Israel, the Middle East, East Asia, and Europe. Mr. Gomez holds a B. S. in Aircraft Engineering. Mike served our Armed Forces as an Officer in the USAF. He also served the USN as a civilian aerospace engineer.




Today’s show is brought to you by the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce.  Be sure to check out their UPCOMING EVENTS.

Ron Reardon with Patents and More and Amy Brown Greene with Ritani/Brown & Co. Jewelers

Ron Reardon/Patents & More, Inc.

Ron Reardon is the President of Patents & More, Inc., which he founded in 2002 after 32 years with a Fortune 50 company, where he was responsible for services that generated over $1B in annual revenue. The team at Patents and More helps entrepreneurs grow their brand and protect their ideas so they can realize their dreams.

Amy Brown Greene/Ritani|Brown & Co. Jewelers

Amy Brown Greene is a savvy business woman who is firmly grounded in the company’s day-to-day operations and is an integral part of running Brown & Co. Jewelers, a premier Atlanta area diamond and luxury jewelry company for almost 40 years. Today, Brown & Co. Jewelers has become one of the largest independent jewelers in the nation, and the business is also a proud member of American Gem Society. Brown & Co. Jewelers is one of the first retail jewelers to partner with Ritani, a leading designer of engagement rings and fine jewelry, to roll out an all-encompassing clicks-and-bricks experience where diamonds and engagement rings can either be purchased online and delivered directly to the consumer, or can be reserved online and delivered to Brown & Co. Jewelers to be seen in-person before purchase.