North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 175: Pam Balentine, Viking CPA Group, and Anna Clapper, Deep Blue Aquatics
A small business “CPA with a personality” and a professional mermaid for your next corporate event were featured on this edition of “North Fulton Business Radio” as Pam Balentine, Viking CPA Group, and Anna Clapper, Deep Blue Aquatics, joined the show. “North Fulton Business Radio” is hosted by John Ray and is broadcast from inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta.
Pam Balentine, Viking CPA Group
Pam Balentine is founder of Viking CPA Group, which services small to mid-size business owners, assisting them with tax, accounting, and consulting needs. She prides herself on being a value add to her clients and forming relationships. Pam helps clients understand their business numbers and how to use them to make key growth decisions. She assists clients with strategies to incorporate operations and processes with financials to ensure a low risk, effective, and efficient business.
Pam earned bachelor and master’s degrees in accounting from Michigan State University, and started her career at the prestigious EY in the Detroit office. She continued her career in auditing at various Fortune 500 companies. While working in internal audit, Pam started Viking CPA Group in March of 2013. She is a former adjunct accounting professor at Kennesaw State University. Pam describes herself as the CPA with personality.
Anna Clapper, Deep Blue Aquatics
Anna Clapper is a professional aquatic performer and owner of Deep Blue Aquatics in Columbia, SC. She has made appearances at events all across the Southeast. She not only provides exceptional mermaid and aquatic performance entertainment, but also offers personalized dive instruction, aquatic safety workshops, and life-saving certification courses upon request. She has nearly 15 years of diving experience and is a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. As a PADI Master Freediver and Freediving Instructor, Anna has a recorded breath hold of over three and a half minutes. She can safely perform in open water and confined water environments using both breath hold diving and surface supply scuba systems. Anna has more than 20 years of training in a variety of dance styles, making her a skilled underwater model and performer.
In addition to diving, Anna is a published scientist. She works closely with local organizations as an advocate for conservation and STEM education. In her spare time, Anna is also a volunteer diver at the South Carolina Aquarium (in her human form). And, as you might have guessed, her favorite sea creatures are jellyfish.
North Fulton Business Radio” is broadcast from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX®, located inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta. Renasant Bank has humble roots, starting in 1904 as a $100,000 bank in a Lee County, Mississippi, bakery. Since then, Renasant has grown to become one of the Southeast’s strongest financial institutions with approximately $12.9 billion in assets and more than 190 banking, lending, wealth management and financial services offices in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. All of Renasant’s success stems from each of their banker’s commitment to investing in their communities as a way of better understanding the people they serve. At Renasant Bank, they understand you because they work and live alongside you every day.