Ed Zito and Barbara Hickey
Cobb County Chamber of Commerce Hosts Etiquette School of Atlanta and American Kidney Services
This week Amy Selby and I sat down with Barbara Hickey of Etiquette School of Atlanta and Ed Zito of American Kidney Services. We talked about the upcoming Cobb County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo and Summer JAM, held May 4 at Cobb Galleria Centre. Over 1000 attendees are expected at this year’s event; it’s a great opportunity for area businesses to be seen and meet potential clients.
Barbara shared how her business helps executives and individuals improve their communication skills and their ability to make a good impression while building rapport through her etiquette training services. She also helps bring the Business Expo with Summer JAM together each year through her work with the Coalition of Cobb County Business Associations.
Ed Zito came by to talk about how American Kidney Services supports individuals with limited resources who are dealing with renal disease requiring dialysis and other care but would not otherwise be able to access treatment they need. American Kidney Services is well-known for their blue trucks and collection sites where community residents can donate items that will be re-sold to raise money for the charity.
Ed explained clothing is one of the primary items they look for as a donated item but they can use functional furniture, appliances, and other items that can be re-sold. Their pick-up services are free and the drivers will issue a tax receipt that allows donors to be able to effectively claim their items on their tax returns.