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Sander Biehn and Desiree Scales Interview Jason Jones about Finance

Jason Jones

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Jason H. Jones, CLU, ChFC, CFP®
Jason H. Johne, CLU, ChFC, CFPJason Jones has been helping individuals and business owners insure their life and income, to help protect their assets since1995.Everyone has a finite amount of income that comes into their family.  You need to be as efficient and effective as you can with your money.  Jason specializes in analyzing your current situation and recommending solutions to eliminate costs and expenses that are affecting your ability to create and build wealth.Jason’s promise to his clients is:  “No one outside of your family will care more about your financial success than I will.”

Professional Designations
  • Certified Life Underwriter
  • Chartered Financial Consultant
  • Certified Financial Planner
Education & Interests
  • University of Colorado at Boulder 1994 BA in Marketing
  • President of the Atlanta Chapter for Society of Financial Service Professionals (2008-2009)
  • Lector at St. Jude The Apostle Catholic Church
  • President of the Cherokee Art Endowment Corporation
  • Jason Jones and his wife, Jodi reside in Sandy Springs, Georgia, with their children: Hunter and Foster.

Special Edition: Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce


Beth Summers / Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce 

Zohar Shiff / Don’t Sweat IT Solutions Linkedin

Zohar Shiff, entrepreneur and president of Don’t Sweat IT Solutions, had no intentions of coming to Atlanta – or the United States for that matter – while living in his home country of Israel.

Shiff grew up in a small farming community. While most of his peers worked on the farm, Shiff liked to build stuff and take it apart. So he apprenticed under the local electrician.

After his eventual move to the States, Shiff worked as a support technician for a nationwide medical software company and slowly became passionate about IT support.

It was a time of change in the computer industry. The internet had only just begun to take hold and DSL was the latest thing. The medical offices were suddenly interested in having personal computers, internet, and email. Whenever Shiff came in on support calls, they turned to him with questions that ranged far beyond the official limits of software support.

Shiff realized that most technicians focus on supporting the computers. What drove Shiff, however, was a desire to support the actual people using the computers. In 2001, Shiff co-founded an IT support company with just this aim in mind.

In 2010 Shiff founded a second company to take IT support to the next level for his clients. The name Don’t Sweat IT Solutions (formerly known as Shiff Atlanta IT Services) says it all:

“We’re here to be a solution. We want to take IT off our clients’ worry list: they don’t have to think about how they’re going to manage their IT. Not technically, not financially. We look at each client as an individual and offer him the services that he needs to keep his business running. Then we keep all that IT running smoothly – for a predictable, flat monthly rate. No surprise bills, no being left in the lurch. We’re not here to create headaches – we’re here to solve them.”

Thomas McEachern / The Capital Grille Dunwoody


Desiree Scales Interviews Carlton Smith About Search Engine Optimization

Carlton Smith

Carlton Smith has been focused solely on web since 2000, and has been an internet marketing consultant since 2007.


  • Internet Consultant to businesses in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, & New Jersey, and Tennessee
  • Director of E-Commerce, International Expeditions
  • Senior Editor, Search Engine Optimization, Time Inc.
  • Travel Editor, Time Inc.
  • Concept Writer & Editor, (RIP), Birmingham, AL
  • Senior Editor, Vulcan Publications
  • Stringer and Fact-Checker, The Sunday Times, London, UK
  • Arts & Entertainment Editor, Vail Trail (RIP), Vail, CO


  • Exceeded web-enabled revenue by 30% and online bookings by 34% in 2013 with aggressive strategy of SEO, SEM, PPC, and Emarketing
  • Increased organic search referrals by 20%, leading SEO campaign leveraging custom web content from freelance writers.
  • Exceeded organic search traffic +19% in FY12 with aggressive SEO campaign.
  • Launched and project managed Drupal website redesign, hiring external vendors and project managing.
  • Launched online travel portal aggregating content from Southern Living, Sunset, Coastal Living, Cottage Living, and Southern Accents magazines.
  • Led  advertising partnership with travel portal website,
  • Member of team that won: Society of American Travel Writers Lowell Thomas Award; “Byways of the South” web-exclusive feature, 2007 and Honored with the Webby Awards Honorable Mention—“Best Site Redesign”, 2006

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