John Herbert and Linda Coyle, Milton Business Council (GNFCC 400 Insider, Episode 66)
After the merger of the former Milton Business Alliance into the Greater North Fulton Chamber, the resulting Milton Business Council has now completed an incredible inaugural year. John Herbert, 2021 Chair, and Linda Coyle, Incoming Chair for 2022, joined host Kali Boatright to offer their takeaways from the past year, why they are so passionate about MBC, plans for the rest of 2021 and next year, and more. The GNFCC 400 Insider is presented by the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce and produced by the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX®.
John Herbert, 2021 Chair, Milton Business Council, and Principal at Herbert Legal Group
John Herbert has been practicing law since 1994. In 2013 he decided to transform my practice and the way legal services are delivered to small and medium-sized businesses.
He realized that he was missing out on opportunities because people were afraid to call out of fear that the clock would be running, and they would be hit with a huge bill for his time. At the same time, companies were missing critical legal services out of fear.
From the smallest start-up to the industry giant, legal solutions are no longer a luxury. Whether it is that one incident that requires intense legal representation or simply issues that arise naturally in the day-to-day business context, companies need a law firm that is on their side.
Herbert Legal Group wants to be an integral member of your business team. Nothing splits up a team more than that unexplained, surprise invoice for services clients were not expecting, did not approve of, or did not understand. Time-based billing creates a wall of separation between team members which can hamper even the best working relationship. So Herbert Legal Group delivers solutions, not minutes.
Their biggest competition is not other law firms. Their biggest competition is business owners doing nothing. Herbert Legal will take that call. They will take that meeting. If they cannot offer you a solution during that time, then that time is on them. At least you will trust them enough to call them next time.
They are business owners just like you and understand the opportunities and challenges of building something lasting and important. HLG cannot commit to open-ended invoicing from their service providers either. They measure their resources and employ them in a way that creates value for the clients first and the company second. Sound familiar? They treat you the way you want to be treated.
Linda Coyle, Incoming 2022 Chair, Milton Business Council, and Business Development Officer, LGE Community Credit Union
Linda Coyle started as a teacher and moved from education to business development. She has been in that role with LGE Community Credit Union since 2016.
In 1951, seven Lockheed Georgia employees dreamed of a better way to bank and LGE Community Credit Union was born. Today they serve communities in Northwest Georgia as a not-for-profit financial institution. Unlike a bank, whose profits go to its shareholders, their profits go to their members in the form of better rates and lower fees. They are guided by a strong commitment to provide a better financial future for our members.
Everyone who lives or works in Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Fulton, and Paulding counties is eligible to apply for membership, as are employees of many companies. Family members of existing members are also eligible.
Since 2010, LGE has invested over $1.45 million in the lives of those in the community including children, homeless, abuse victims, and those that fall on hard times. Not only is there a monetary contribution but LGE staff members volunteer over 2,600 hours in the community annually. Additionally, we partner with schools in the local communities through our Partners in Education platform. Continued efforts show why LGE Community Credit Union continues to be a fabric of the community.
About GNFCC and “The GNFCC 400 Insider”
“The GNFCC 400 Insider” is presented by the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC) and is hosted by Kali Boatright, President and CEO of GNFCC. The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, member-driven organization comprised of over 1400 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals. Their service area includes Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Roswell and Sandy Springs. GNFCC is the leading voice on economic development, business growth and quality of life issues in North Fulton County.
The GNFCC promotes the interests of our members by assuming a leadership role in making North Fulton an excellent place to work, live, play and stay. They provide one voice for all local businesses to influence decision makers, recommend legislation, and protect the valuable resources that make North Fulton a popular place to live.
For more information on GNFCC and its North Fulton County service area, follow this link or call (770) 993-8806. For more information on other GNFCC events such as this North Fulton Mayors Appreciation Lunch, follow this link.