For the past 18 years, Skot Waldron’s work for clients such as J.P. Morgan Chase, CDC, Georgia Tech, Royal Caribbean, Sesame Workshop, Chiquita, and The Coca-Cola Company has included national and international branding campaigns as well as positioning, naming, corporate identity development, video, web, print, trade show, digital marketing, and event design, and communication development.
His focus is on small businesses and entrepreneurs, and how he can use his extensive experience and a proven process to help them clarify their positioning, develop a clear brand strategy, and build a “brand first” mentality in everything they do.
In addition to running his own agency, Skot has been teaching branding and design at the Portfolio Center. Skot has also traveled to different cities in the U.S. to conduct communication workshops, and speaks about how the value of branding pertains to us as individuals, families, and businesses.
Built by hoteliers, exclusively for hoteliers, M3 is a powerful cloud-based financial platform and services company serving the hospitality industry that drives cost savings, revenue enhancement and business insight. After 20 years in business without increasing prices, M3 has added customers and properties every single month and is expected to add the 6,000th property using one or more of M3’s solutions before the end of this year (2019). Used by management groups and hotels of all sizes, the platform works seamlessly with other key systems and tools in the hospitality industry and offers robust accounting and financial analysis across entire portfolios with optional operations and time management features. M3’s professional services team provides on-demand support for hotels of any size by offering a full range of customized accounting solutions to scale with a hotel’s needs. Privately held and employee owned, M3 also includes a proprietary hotel benchmarking index that combines data from thousands of properties into a single accessible data set to compare hotel financial performance.
Steve Phillips/Northwest Exterminating
Northwest Exterminating was founded in 1951 by L.A. and Emma Lene Phillips. The company was founded on the values of honesty, integrity, and excellence, and it is now in its 3rd generation of the Phillips’ family leadership. Northwest Exterminating has grown to include over 600 teammates in 27 service centers across five states, with a focus on providing green solutions for pests, termites, lawns, mosquitoes, wildlife, and insulation. Their goal is to create healthier living and working environments while keeping to their “Customers for Life” motto. Northwest Exterminating has been recognized as one of the AJC’s Top Workplaces for 7 consecutive years.