Insider 40: College Park, Hapeville Charter Career Academy, Tracy McClure

Hapeville Charter Career Academy, located in College Park, blends traditional in-class learning with work and apprentice experiences. The graduation, employment and college acceptance rates demonstrate of the talent and promise of the region’s youth.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 39: East Point, Touch of Life Family Chiropractic, Dr. and Mr. Thompson

Dr. Patrice Thompson and Mr. Bryson Thompson expanded their chiropractic office to the Camp Creek Market place. Touch of Life Family Chiropractic, born out a desire to bring healing and education to community,  serves families from babies to seniors.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

 

Insider 38: East Point, Professional Speech and Language Therapy, Javonya Clemons

Javonya Clemons has been a pediatric speech and language therapist for ten years. Four years ago, she began her practice in the Wagon Works Office complex of East Point and hasn’t looked back since. The Montessori attracted her the East Point. Various other community amenities keep her here as her business thrives.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 37: Hapeville, As U R Counseling, Jamie Meyer

Jamie Meyer comes full circle. Once a native of Hapeville, she is back after graduate school to begin a counseling practice. She describes community partnerships and an overall spirit of inclusion that make the area ideal for living and working.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 36: East Point, Wayward Parlor, Alana Fuselier

Alana Fuselier has always done things differently. Her vision for Wayward Parlor is for community focused and welcoming hair salon that caters to those who dare to be different. She is launching late fall of 2017 on Church Street in East Point.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 035: Hapeville, The Academy Theatre, Fracena Byrd

The Academy Theatre relocated from Avondale Estates to partner with the Hapeville Performing Arts Center. Together, they bring theater night life to Hapeville. Marketing director, Fracena Byrd, shares their programming and upcoming events and explains the theater’s synergy with Atlanta’s film and TV industry.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 034: East Point, Guardian Protective Services, Ben Maner

Ben Maner planted his business in East Point14 years ago when very few else would. He revitalized his once dilapidated building  and now has three small business within it. A pioneer and unsung hero of East point, he shares his perspective on growth.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 033: Hapeville, Xima Health Zenter, Mary Ann Connerly

Mary Ann Connerly provides alternative healing solutions like Reiki and meditation. She is just beginning her business in a charmingly renovated house on the commercial corridor of  Dogwood Drive in Hapeville.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 032: Hapeville, Dentist, Dr. Kim Henry DMD

Dr. Henry built a Spanish Colonial office building in Hapeville for his dental practice. With the perspective of business leader and roots in the region, he credits good community leadership for Tri-Cities renaissance.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 031: Hapeville, Quadrant Fitness, Nancy Fernandez

Nancy Fernandez opened Quadrant Fitness in Hapeville. She combines the CrossFit brand with her four-quadrant philosophy: meals, movement, mind and muscles. Beyond business and lifestyle, she envisions Quadrant Fitness as vehicle to coalesce community in Hapeville.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 030: Hapeville, S&S Firepits, Andy Stiver

Incubated in the Tri-Cities, S&S Firepits is a national brand in the fire pits industry. Co-founder Andy stiver tells his story of living and working throughout the Tri-Cities and the development of S&S Firepits in Hapeville.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 029: East Point, Braids of Natural Art, Zakee

Zakee is the founder of Braids of Natural Art, a braiding club for girls ages 1-12. It provides a space where young girls get their hair braided while engaging in sensory play or while eating a gourmet breakfast. On weekends, Mothers and daughters travel far and wide to arrive in East point at 5am for this service and experience.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 028: College Park, Airborne Gymnastics, Kamilah Jones

Airbone Gymnastics is well established at a few recreation centers in the Tri-Cities. She has her sights set on a large facility in the Camp Creek Market Place. Her students are ages 3 and above who’s parents are mostly local residents seeking after school outlets. She wants to see more amenities for children in the area.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 027: East Point, National Black and Latino Council, Lance Robertson

The National Black and Latino Council plants its roots in East Point. Functioning like a chamber of commerce, it offers programming that furthers the discourse and communication in the Black and Latino business communities. The Council’s Executive Director, Lance Robertson, shares his enthusiasm for the assets of the community and the council’s focus and “eco-synergy”, making the Tri Cities clean and green.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 026: East Point, Rosie’s Coffee Cafe, Sherri Ricks

Sheri Ricks and her partners own Rosie’s Coffee Cafe as well as the neighboring towing facility. The swankiest cafe of East Point, Rosie’s is a go-to for brunch after Church, your next business meeting or a Friday night out. As Sheri’s and team open their second location adjacent to the new Mercedes Benz stadium, Sheri shares her insights on business in the Tri-Cities and the South Side of Atlanta.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 025: East Point, Teens At Work, Marvin Bussey

Since 1992, Marvin Bussey has operated Teens At Work, a non-profit after school program. Its flagship location is an East Point Landmark – playground and Victorian home visible from main street. Mr. Bussey’s insights on youth provide a lens to the growth and needs of the community.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 024: College Park, Main Street Manager, Jessica Mitchell

Jessica Mitchell’s role within College Park city government is to ensure the vitality of the business community on Main Street. She shares new and emerging developments along the corridor and her vision for select vacant buildings.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 023: East Point, Kupcakerie, Henry and Kascha Adeleye

The Adeleye’s own and operate Kupcakerie. Their location, across from the East Point Marta, has become a community gathering  and networking spot for moms, corporate locals as well as emerging entrepreneurs.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 022: East Point, Discovery Montessori, Emily Winston-Cartwright

The Montessori model of early childhood education is a saught-after commodity in East Point. Engaging parents in the school community, school Director Emily Winston-Cartwright provides insights into the expressed educational needs of parents and their desire for strong community connections.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 021: College Park, Marriott Gateway, Donnelle Zunker

Donnelle Zunker is the General Manager of the Marriott Gateway hotel. With the confidence and perspective of a seasoned hotelier she shares her enthusiasm for growth in the region.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 020: College Park, A Citizen, Nikki Yunger

Nikki Younger is a longstanding resident of College park. She shares her love for the charm of the historic district of College Park and debunks skepticism about noise and pollution.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 015: East Point, IMPACT Church and Event Center, Maxine Fears

IMPACT attracts thousands of Atlantans to East point each week. Maxine Fears, Director of Operations, speaks about the dual and complementary missions of IMPACT Church and Event center.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 019: East Point Airport Employment & Training Center, Shawnalea Garvin

Shawnalea Garvin, President of Airport Employment & Training Center, has been working with airport vendors for more than 20 years. Her insights focus on workforce development and opportunities.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 018: Tri-Cities, Mc Donalds, Kirsten Loliss

Kirsten Lollis is co-owner and operator of four, McDonald’s, three of which are in the Tri-Cities. A six year resident of College Park, she offers her perspective on the residential density and diversity as well as insights on the workforce.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 017: Hapeville, I love Dance Atlanta, Adrienne Tutum

Adrienne Tatum is owner and director of I Love Dance Atlanta. Ms. Tutum shares a broad perspective as a resident of East point and business owner in Hapeville serving dance students from Peachtree City to Alpharetta.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 016: Tri-Cities, ATL Airport District, Cookie Smoak

President of the ATL Airport District, Cookie Smoak, ensures the occupancy rate of the region’s 8000 hotel rooms are maximized. Her insights illuminate the region’s assets: transportation, hotels, dining and entertainment.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 014: East Point, Truly Living Well, Rashid Nuri

Rashid Nuri is on the forefront of the urban agricultural movement in Atlanta after years of experience farming internationally. He operates farms in Atlanta as well as East Point where his head quarters is located. Rashid shares his insights on the potential of agriculture as a viable and impactful industry in a land-rich community like East Point.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 013: Hapeville, Chapman Drugs, Derek Chapman

Derek Chapman is a third generation Pharmacist and fourth generation owner of Hapeville’s iconic Chapman Drugs. His family has contributed to and evolved with the business community of nearly a century. Derek shares a rich perspective on growth and conveys excitement for the inclusion of newcomers.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 012: Hapeville, Caduceus USA, Dr. Dawkins

Dr. Dawkins is a leader in his industry and a longstanding member of the Hapeville business community. He operates Caduceus USA, a specialized occupational medical practice. With 25 years in Hapeville and affiliated locations throughout Atlanta, he offers insights from the departure of the the Ford corporation in 2006 to the emergence of Porche in 2015.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 011: East Point, Ballethnic, Waverly Lucas and Nena Gilreath

Blending African dance and classical ballet, Ballethnic is 27-year old dance studio in East Point. It attributes its launch and success to nearby Spelman and Morehouse Colleges. Founders Waverly Lucas and Nena Gilreath detail the amenities they believe are needed in the area.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 010: Hapeville, Arches Brewing, Jamey Adams

Insider Jamey Adams is co-owner of Arches Brewing – a brewery, beer garden, gathering spot and art gallery. Representing four other visionaries, Jamey shares insights on the brewing industry, state regulations, distribution and other things you never new about beer and Hapeville.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 009: Hapeville, Sacred Thread Yoga, Annelise Lonidier

Insider Annelise Lonidier is the owner and operator of Sacred Thread Yoga. The Hapeville location is her third studio – the other two are located in the Old Fourth Ward and East Atlanta Village. With a radar for revitalizing communities, she brings her insights on creative collaboration with complimentary businesses.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 008: Hapeville, Buttersweet Bakery, Charlita Varner

Serving both residential and corporate clients, Charlita Varner has owned and operated Buttersweet Bakery in Hapeville for more than 10 years. Seeing Hapeville’s progress first hand – from storefront facades to landscaping improvements – Ms. Varner shares a hopeful vision for the future and insights on what’s needed in the community.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the tri-cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 006: East Point, Drive Again, Virgil Smith

Mr. and Dr. Virgil and Joanne Smith own and operate Drive Again, a DUI driving school. Their holistic approach to life coaching along with close proximity to MARTA give them a competitive edge to claim the East Point market. Virgil Smith shares his insights on thriving Wagon Works enterprises.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.

Insider 001: College Park, Economic Development, Artie Jones

Insider Artie Jones is the Director of Economic Development in College Park, one of the three cities neighboring Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Artie shares insights on 3 potential tax allocation districts, developments on the horizon and an increase in collaboration amongst city officials and developers.

Insider 003: East Point, Tila Studios, Tiffany Tila

Filling a unique niche, Tila Studios is art incubation studio and gallery for women. Founder Tiffany Tila discusses the importance of the arts to the growth of the airport region and the support she’s received from the East Point business community.

Insider’s Insights is specifically for business owners and investors seeking opportunities in the Tri-Cities region surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This podcast is the qualitative story of business owners, civic leaders, educators and property owners.