Chris DeBlasio/Agency 850
As an actor, producer, and entrepreneur, Chris DeBlasio, founder of Agency 850 and 850 Entertainment, has an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for filmmaking that will not rest. While living in New Jersey, Chris studied professional acting at night in New York City while also working in sales & advertising during the day. In 2007 he landed roles on several television shows including One Life to Live, All My Children, Guiding Light, and CSI: NY. After relocating to Los Angeles to pursue acting, Chris realized his true passion for film production and the business side of filmmaking.
During his time in Los Angeles, Chris encountered numerous celebrities who were dissatisfied with how their websites displayed on mobile devices. So he put his entrepreneurial spirit to work and developed a marketing firm to meet this need. It was the marriage of his two passions: Film and Advertising. In the years that followed, Chris worked tirelessly to build Agency 850 into a full-service Atlanta film production and product placement company to the entertainment business. As Owner and CEO, Chris leads Agency 850 in its focus on innovative filmmaking, product placement/integration in television and film, digital marketing, and branding.
Jane Bishop/Take the Next Step
Jane Bishop, is CEO of Take the Next Step which emerged out of her passion to help others “go for their It.” She helps small business owners and entrepreneurs strengthen and align with their inner core for success by using her coaching and training skills. When you work with Jane you will experience accomplishing your “it” and be a greater influence to those around you. Jane uses her E4U system to help clients get to the core faster to create and execute a plan for effectiveness. Jane is also a professional speaker and published author. Curious? Reach out and book a complimentary session and see where that leads.
Ryan Sauers/President of Sauers Consulting Strategies
Ryan T. Sauers has spent 25 years leading and/or consulting with visual communications and marketing related organizations. Ryan is President/Owner of the consulting firm, Sauers Consulting Strategies; Our Town Gwinnett Magazine (2 monthly magazines); and its parent company End Resultz Media.
Key areas of focus of the consulting firm include: sales training, marketing strategy, personal branding, leadership development, and organizational change.
Sauers is a frequent national speaker and columnist. He has been recognized as one of the top 80 CMO’s in the world and achieved the top designation of Certified Marketing Executive through Sales and Marketing Executives International.
Sauers is an adjunct university professor teaching leadership, marketing, and communication courses to current and aspiring leaders. Ryan is a Certified Myers Briggs, DiSC, and Emotional Intelligence Practitioner.
Ryan is working on his Doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership and is host of the radio show Marketing Matters. Sauers is author of the best-selling books Everyone is in Sales and Would You Buy from You? More info at: RyanSauers.com or OurTownGwinnett.com.
Marketing Matters with Ryan Sauers is a radio show presented by Athens Orthopedic Clinic and The Heart of What Matters. The show discusses topics as they relate to marketing, communications, sales, leadership and more. Host Ryan Sauers, a best-selling author and national speaker, discusses how these topics play a role in every aspect of our lives. Each episode shares tangible nuggets of information that listeners can easily understand and apply to their everyday life, whether personal or business. The show challenges listeners’ current state of thinking so they can grow to new heights and see new opportunities in business or life: which is rapidly changing, multi-generational, and noisy in nature.