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Douglas Erdman with The Flying Locksmiths and Louise Dillard with The Dillard House

Steven Julian, Louise Dillard, Douglas Erdman

DOUGLAS ERDMAN/THE FLYING LOCKSMITHS

The Flying Locksmiths is an all-inclusive security provider. They are the first and only nationwide commercial locksmithing company. Their services range from antique locks and keys, all the way to card access systems, video surveillance, full door replacements, panic devices, door closers, and fully integrated master key systems. They pride themselves in their ability to provide incredibly fast service, while maintaining a friendly family-like atmosphere. They consider their company to be a blend of old school ideals, and new age technology, resulting in a mix that offers the latest and best tech with a friendly neighborly smile. If it’s on your door, they will service it. They are family owned and operated since 1946. The founder, William McMenimon, was both a pilot and a locksmith, so his friends started calling him The Flying Locksmith. Hence, their name. Over the years, they have stayed true to the values that have kept them in business all this time. Choose The Flying Locksmiths for your security needs and you will not be disappointed!

LOUISE DILLARD/THE DILLARD HOUSE

Nestled on a plateau in the picturesque Little Tennessee River Valley of North Georgia, The Dillard House boasts a breathtaking view of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Known as the oldest mountains in North America, Blue Ridge gets its name from the enchanting blue-gray fog that wisps through the hills, sometimes obscuring the sun. Guests of The Dillard House can enjoy this natural spectacle from the front porch and, depending on the season and available light, will witness colors of blue, gray, purple or silver. No matter the time of year, it truly is a memorable vision. Beauty abounds at The Dillard House. Their newly renovated guestrooms, charming suites and cottages, and secluded mountainside chalets are surrounded with nature’s splendor and fragrance throughout the year. No matter the season, nature provides a backdrop of brilliant color.

 

Nadira Shadeed & Joe Rouw with Pediatric Vision Development Center and Sarah Weikert with Hemophilia of Georgia

Steven Julian, Sarah Weikert, Nadira Shadeed, Joe Rouw, Mike Sammond

Nadira Shadeed and Joe Rouw/Pediatric Vision Development Center

The Pediatric Vision Development Center specializes in providing vision therapy and vision rehabilitation services to patients of all ages.  Their vision therapy services improve visual skills for kids struggling in school and gives them the visual tools needed to help them improve academically.  Their vision rehabilitation services help people with vision problems following a brain injury (including concussions) to regain visual abilities and improve visual comfort so they can better function when returning to work or school.

Sarah Weikert/Hemophilia of Georgia

Since 1973, Hemophilia of Georgia (HoG) has operated as a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing services and support for Georgians who have hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders.  Their mission is to enable people affected by bleeding disorders to live productive lives.  The only agency of its kind in the state, Hemophilia of Georgia works to enhance client’s care and quality of life.

Led by a volunteer board of directors, Hemophilia of Georgia is dedicated to its mission.  Hemophilia of Georgia’s nonprofit pharmacy provides convenient home delivery of clotting factor and other medication at competitive prices.  In addition to our accredited pharmacies, Hemophilia of Georgia provides home infusion training, education, and outreach services.  They know it takes more than medicine to support the bleeding disorder community.

Mike Maloney & Geoff Gilliand with TPC Sugarloaf and Lisa Ezzard with Tiger Mountain Vineyards

Mike Sammond, Lisa Ezzard, Geoff Gilliand, Mike Maloney

Geoff Gilliand & Mike Maloney/TPC Sugarloaf

Owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, TPC Sugarloaf offers 27 holes of magnificent golf designed by Greg Norman, and an array of amenities with the personalized service and privileges that have become synonymous with the PGA TOUR’s acclaimed TPC Network of premier clubs. They are very excited about the possibility of hosting your event. From their tournament-tested golf course to well-appointed Clubhouse to exceptional dining experiences, TPC Sugarloaf has consistently upheld the PGA TOUR’s highest standards. For more than three decades, their refusal to compromise when it comes to quality has been recognized with countless honors and accolades.

Lisa Ezzard/Tiger Mountain Vineyards

Tiger Mountain Vineyards, a boutique North Georgia winery, cultivates all of its grapes and produces all of its handcrafted wines right here in the mountains of Rabun County. The winery, along with its historic Red Barn Cafe, is jointly owned by four native Georgians, John and Martha Ezzard and John and Marilyn McMullan.

Tiger Mountain Vineyards is proud of the old-world methods used in creating their handcrafted wines. They produce traditional dry wines in the European style from each of their grape varieties, three red blends, and an award-winning semi-dry Rose as well as a late-harvest dessert wine. Their red wines are fermented in small-batch open tanks. Each tank is meticulously monitored and tended by hand. White wines are fermented in French oak barrels and bottled precisely when the desired crispness is achieved. They barrel age their reds for two years in American oak. All of Tiger Mountain wines are delicately pressed using water pressure. While continuing to focus on traditional methods, Tiger Mountain Vineyards has recently invested in expert consultation so that they may continue improving each new vintage of their top-quality wines.

Charles Pace & Shelly Schwerlzer with Gwinnett County Public Library and Duane Cummings with Leadercast

Steven Julian, Duane Cummings, Shelly Schwerzler, Charles Pace, Mike Sammond

Charles Pace & Shelly Schwerlzer/Gwinnett County Public Library

Gwinnett County Public Library is a free provider of education and information. Located in Metro Atlanta, the Library has 15 branches that offer free access to computers and Wi-Fi, classes, materials, and programming for people of all ages. For more information about Gwinnett County Public Library programs and services.

 

Duane Cummings/Leadercast

Leadercast was built on a belief that the world needs better leaders—Leaders Worth Following. They believe that leadership is not reserved for those people with a “C” in their title. We need better leaders in our communities, businesses, organizations, and in homes across the world. Leadercast exists to serve individuals and organizations across all sectors who want to become intentional about raising their standard of leadership.

 

Tim Dondero with Donderos’ Kitchen, Sarah Babrick with WES Foundation, and J.W. Mozley with Coleman Middle School

Steven Julina, J.W. Mozley, Sarah Babrick, Tim Dondero, Mike Sammond

Tim Donderos/Donderos’ Kitchen

Located on the corner of Milledge and Cobb within Athens’ historic Cobbham District, Donderos’ has been crafting culinary delights for the community for nearly 9 years. Family owned and oriented, they pride themselves on providing their customers with a friendly and personalized experience.

Donderos’ features a full-service café with locally roasted coffees, fine teas, and an extensive selection of baked goods. Their signature sandwiches, house-made soups and salads, cold sesame noodles and deli dishes, as always, include vegetarian options and gluten-free offerings. Breakfast and brunch are served daily, as there is no meal more important than breakfast! Main-course food items as well as house soups are available frozen for heating and enjoying at home, or by advance order prepared for pick-up. Catering of events from small parties to wedding receptions remains central to their business.

Tim Dondero, Executive Chef, is an international medical researcher, as well as a chef, cooking teacher, and food writer. He can work with interested catering customers in designing special menus for international focus or special dietary requirements. The staff also includes fine cooks and bakers.

Sarah Babrick/WES Foundation

The WES Leukemia Research Foundation is a Gwinnett County birthed non-profit that is seeking the day When Everyone Survives by investing in new, innovative and potentially curative leukemia research. They work very hard to keep overhead extremely low so that all funds raised go directly to research. Each spring, they have a Medical Advisory Board that reviews the grants submitted to WES from researchers all around the world and they determine the top grant recipients – who will receive $50,000 towards their research on July 1st. Even though a cure has not been found, yet, WES Foundation funded research has been extremely successful in development and many new treatment options have been discovered that provide a better quality of life for those going through a battle with leukemia.

J.W. Mozley/Coleman Middle School

Coleman Middle School (CMS) is Gwinnett County’s flagship STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) middle school. Coleman focuses on integrating humanities, math, science, engineering, and technology to investigate and solve real world problems. Students investigate problems through the Engineering Design Process (EDP). All faculty members emphasize EDP as a problem solving model for all disciplines.

Candy Hilliard with American Family Protectors, Randy Winfield with Winfield Realty Group, and Russ Tanner & Evan Nissley with PrimeLending

Steven Julian, Russ Tanner, Evan Nissley, Candy Hilliard, Randy Winfield, Mike Sammond

Candy Hilliard/American Family Protectors

American Family Protectors offers health, life, home and auto insurance to individuals, families and small business owners. They work with top rated carriers in the industry and can shop the market for the best possible solutions and rates for their clients. Their approach is to educate clients and then customize the plan to fit the clients specific needs.

 

Randy Winfield/Winfield Realty Group

Winfield Realty Group specialize in fine homes, executive homes and estates, active adult retirement living homes, land, commercial sales and leasing including retail, office and restaurant space. They strive to exceed the expectations and goals of all their clients each and every time through accessibility, dedication, a solid work ethic, honesty, integrity and conscientious attention to detail.

Russ Tanner & Evan Nissley/PrimeLending

Whether you’re a first time homebuyer or you’re well-versed in the process, buying or refinancing a home can be an exciting and rewarding experience with PrimeLending. They take the time to listen and they’ll work with you to find a home loan that fits your needs.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Nikki Tobias with Grounded Vision and Beau Henderson with RichLife Advisors

Steven Julian, Beau Henderson, Dr. Nikki Tobias, Mike Sammond

Dr. Nikki Tobias/Grounded Vision

Life, Career, and Executive Coach Dr. Nikki Tobias collaborates with action-oriented people who want more fulfillment personally or professionally by providing clarity, strategy, and ongoing motivation to achieve their goals and aspirations.

 

 

Beau Henderson/RichLife Advisors

Living your own personal definition of the RichLife is easier than ever when tapping into Beau Henderson’s library of bestselling books, online tools and cutting edge courses. Beau’s message of wealth being about the quality of life and not just about the size of your bank account has taken audiences by storm. His authentic approach, fresh philosophy and more than a decade of successful client experience, has allowed him to hone his theories and offer them to eager readers worldwide.

As an early precursor to his unique philosophy, Beau completed a double-major degree in Psychology and Finance from the University of Georgia. Beau became the CEO of RichLife Advisors in 1999 where he now serves as Financial Advisor, Master Certified Success Coach, and Certified Master Behavioral Analyst.

 

Barbara Kvam with LegalShield, Jeff Tormey with SEO Guru Atlanta and Sheryl Dornblaser with Priscilla’s Cottage Alzheimer’s Day Care

Steven Julian, Barbara Kvam, Jeff Tormey, Sheryl Dornblaser, Mike Sammond

Barbara Kvam/LegalShield

LegalShield is a 45-year-old company dedicated to providing North Americans access to top attorney firms at an affordable price through individual, family, and small business legal plans. LegalShield also provides ID Shield to monitor and restore stolen identities with a $5 million service guarantee.

 

Jeff Tormey/SEO Guru Atlanta

SEO Guru Atlanta is Atlanta’s trusted Search Engine Optimization company. They deliver top ranking results to their clients. Their services include SEO (search engine optimization), social media, mobile websites, business listings, PPC (pay per click advertising), content creation, and more. At SEO Guru Atlanta, they strive to be the best, most responsive SEO firm. They work hard to deliver real results to their clients that they just cannot achieve anywhere else. SEO Guru Atlanta will work to draw potential customers and clients to your website. They will work with you through every step of the process. They will start with website design and content creation to ensure your site is attractive and engaging. They will then work to promote your company using local maps and search marketing, so your site stands out to local customers. SEO Guru Atlanta will keep your customers informed with social media management. They will improve your website’s page ranking on popular search engines, such as Google, through link building. Contact them today to get the results that you need to grow your business. To contact them by phone, please call 678-520-9925.

Sheryl Dornblaser/Pricilla’s Cottage Alzheimer’s Day Care

Priscilla’s Cottage is a social memory care day program. They provide a safe engaging environment for their participants while the primary caregivers get a much needed break. Their hours are 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday. The caregivers choose how much time their loved ones is with us. They can choose a minimum of one hour up to all day. The pricing is flexible, hourly, ½ day or full day. Lunch and snacks are provided as well as hydration throughout the day.

John Orr with Ceridian, Cappi Arneson with Foster & Whitmer Insurance Agency, and Stephanie Duncan with Etiquette Excellence

Steven Julian, Stephanie Duncan, John Orr, Cappi Arneson, Mike Sammond

John Orr/Ceridian

At Ceridian, they create innovative technology that organizations around the world use to attract, develop, manage and pay their people. Their award-winning Dayforce solution helps their customers manage compliance, make better decisions, build great teams and drive engagement with their employees. Ceridian has solutions for organizations of all sizes. Ceridian. Makes Work Life Better™.

Cappi Arneson/Foster & Whitmer Insurance Agency

Established in 1976, Foster & Witmer specializes in all types of insurance coverage with a focus on hard to place risks. If you or someone you know is having a difficult time with their insurance, give them a call. Their ability to shop your coverage with several companies allows for the best results in the marketplace.

Stephanie Duncan/Etiquette Excellence

Etiquette Excellence provides professional development to K-12, college and beyond

 

 

 

 

 

WEALTH MATTERS: Addressing Real Estate Title Issues

Craig Frankel, Hugh Wood, Adam Gaslowitz

Hugh Wood/Wood & Meredith

Hugh C. Wood is a partner in Wood & Meredith, LLP, Atlanta (Tucker) Georgia 30084.  Mr. Wood has resolved real estate litigation matters and probate litigation matters for over 2 decades in Georgia.  At the intersection of fiduciary litigation and real property litigation, Mr. Wood resolved the largest probate estate-related real estate partition action in Georgia history – 7,000 acres.  He has resolved numerous complex estate-driven real estate matters throughout north and middle Georgia, jointly-owned Kaolin properties, joint-owned farm property estates, marble interests including resolving interest associated with the Murphy marble belt.

Mr. Wood has resolved numerous estate real estate issues on the Georgia coast.  He has reported cases in the Georgia Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals and federal reporters.  He has represented John Weiland properties, title insurance companies, numerous national banks and insurance companies all associated with the resolution of disputed land title issues.  He is willing to represent client’s estates and defendants in probate and land disputes in superior and federal court in Georgia.  He is of counsel to Merolla & Gold, LLP where they maintain fiduciary litigation practice in Florida. He is past President of the Atlanta Bar Real Estate Section.

He attended Auburn University, BS (honors); Univ. of Alabama JD and an LLM from Emory University.  He is has been AV rated from Martindale Hubbell for over 15 years and is a member of the Georgia, Virginia and West Virginia State Bars.  He is a member of the U.S. Tax Court and is an AJC top rated lawyer for 2015 and 2016.

ABOUT GASLOWITZ FRANKEL, LLC:

GF logoGaslowitz Frankel is an experienced trial practice firm specializing in all aspects of complex fiduciary litigation throughout Georgia and the Southeast. With a focus on representing individuals, companies, banks, and fiduciaries in dispute involving wills, estates, trusts, guardianships, businesses, and securities law, their experienced and highly qualified litigation attorneys have tremendous credentials and a proven history of success.

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