Tanisha Turner/Primrose School at Sugarloaf Parkway
Primrose Schools are a national system of accredited private preschools that provide a premier early education and child care experience for children and families. Franchise owners, leadership teams and school staff partner with parents to help build the right foundation for future learning and in life.
Kelly McAloon/Snellville Tourism and Trade Association
In August of 2010, Snellville City Council voted to establish Snellville Tourism and Trade (STAT) as the city’s destination marketing organization. This group was formed to not only promote the hotels and businesses in the city, but to create a sense of community. The original five members were appointed by Snellville City Council and the DDA ( Downtown Development Authority) and soon became a nine member board of directors.
STAT works to improve the community in many ways. STAT produces numerous events throughout the year, including the Snellville Beach Blast, Star Spangled Snellville, the Snellville Fall Festival, and the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Snellville Farmer’s Market provides an opportunity for area residents to purchase fresh produce, meat and more each Saturday from June through September. The Snellville Commerce Club works to promote the city’s businesses by hosting regular lunch meetings and special events. STAT also publishes a quarterly magazine, Snellville Spirit, which highlights the community, its businesses and its events.
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.