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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.


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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Bob Patrick & Kelly Kelkenberg with Duluth Fit Body Boot Camp and Michael Hall with The Milner Group

Steven Julian, Michael Hall, Kelly Kelkenberg, Bob Patrick, Mike Sammond

Bob Patrick and Kelly Kelkenberg/Duluth Fit Body Boot Camp

Introducing the Fit Body Forever program – a fitness program designed for adults 55+ years old and Baby Boomers who want greater health, better physical function, and to stay fit and active for
the long haul.

Michael Hall/The Milner Group

The Milner Group is dedicated to helping financial advisers and insurance professionals protect their clients. They provide a wide range of risk management services including; Life Insurance, Annuities, Long Term Care, and Disability Insurance. Milner’s role is to help each adviser find the very best solution for their individual client. They believe that protecting families and businesses from the turmoil that follows death or disability is essential, and they work hard to help their advisers and agents take care of their clients. Risk Management is a very important part of any financial plan but it is very often overlooked. In life just like in sports it is important to play offense and defense and we serve a vital role in making sure business owners and families have the best defense possible.

Cassandra Underwood with Talk About It Catering

Cassandra Underwood and Steven Julian

Cassandra Underwood/Talk About It Catering

Talk About It Catering is a non-traditional full service catering company. In addition to catering events, they offer weekly meals, freezer meals and lunches. They can accommodate people with dietary restrictions.



J.D. Crowe of Southeast Mortgage, Julie Denise of FranNet Atlanta and Matt Reeves of Andersen, Tate & Carr Law Firm

Mike Sammond, Matt Reeves, Julie Denise, J.D. Crowe, Steven Julian

J.D. Crowe/Southeast Mortgage

Southeast Mortgage is a full-service Georgia mortgage lender offering FHA Loans, VA Loans and Conventional loans. They can assist you with your next home loan or refinance your current primary residence, second home, or investment property. Southeast Mortgage is also licensed in Alabama, Florida and South Carolina, allowing them to extend their mortgage lending services to out-of-state clients. One of the few Georgia mortgage lenders with processing, underwriting and document preparation all housed in Atlanta to serve you better.

Southeast Mortgage was founded in 1993 and the leadership team has assembled a dedicated group of mortgage professionals with extensive experience in client relations and all aspects of the mortgage industry. With a qualified and enthusiastic team of professionals, the company continues to experience unparalleled growth.

Julie Denise/FranNet Atlanta

FranNet Atlanta clients are interested in becoming business owners by purchasing a franchise business. This is a critical decision in someone’s life and each situation is vastly different. FranNet helps by first completely understanding your situation, providing franchise education, assessing your skills, and helping you formulate a solid success plan. They research businesses that fit that plan, make those introductions, and guide them through the research. This service is free to clients; they are like executive recruiters for franchisors. The firm is national and all businesses are scrutinized before they work with them.

Matt Reeves/Andersen, Tate & Carr Law Firm

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. is known for its full-service approach to legal services. Their attorneys adeptly handle a range of legal issues including civil litigation, real estate, business law, corporate finance, employment law, estate planning and probate, family law, personal injury and criminal defense.

When a client’s legal matters involve different practice areas, they are poised to quickly and comprehensively address any aspect with a team approach. For an in-depth review of any business-oriented or individual legal concern, contact Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. to schedule a consultation.


Scott Phelan with Morgan Stanley and David and Bobby Kim with Breakers Korean BBQ

Mike Sammond, Scott Phelan, David Kim, Bobby Kim, Steven Julian

Scott Phelan/Morgan Stanley

Scott Phelan has over 20 years of financial advising and planning experience. Currently, he is Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management Director & Financial Advisor, with Morgan Stanley where his focus is wealth building for high net worth individuals and corporate clients. His core competencies include estate, retirement, insurance and income tax planning. Scott has been part of Morgan Stanley’s prestigious Century Club for the past 3 years, an elite group composed of the firm’s top Financial Advisors that recognizes consistent creativity and excellence in providing a wide range of investment products and wealth management services to clients.

David & Bobby Kim/Breakers Korean BBQ

Breakers Korean BBQ is the number 1 place for Korean BBQ in the metro Atlanta area. Breakers opened its door in the Atlanta area in 2015, and is ranked in the top 50 among all restaurants in Atlanta magazine. Ranked Number 1 Korean restaurant in the area by TripAdvisor and Yelp. Breakers Korean BBQ offers Korean style beef, short ribs, pork belly, chicken, and seafood. Full service bar and private dining options for events are available. Open for both lunch and dinner. Breakers is currently expanding and has opened locations in Dallas, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. recently.