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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Alpharetta a hotbed for high-tech companies  | ajc.com

Alpharetta a hotbed for high-tech companies ajc.com   Did you know that private groups in Alpharetta invested in fiber-optic cable twenty years ago?   Alpharetta boast seven of the top twenty-five companies technology based employers in the metro Atlanta area.  To help with the recession, city officials put business incentives in place to entice more growth in Alpharetta.   Lots of good statistics in this article proving that Alpharetta is a good place to work or live.

Monday, April 25, 2011

ABWA Woman of the Year & Business Associate of the Year 2011

The Crabapple Chapter of the American Business Women’s Associates met at Sugo’s Restaurant in Roswell, Georgia for their monthly meeting. Heather Herrig, President and Crabapple Chapter:  2010 ABWA Woman of the Year,  presented  me, Pam Santoro, Realtor at  Harry Norman Realtors, with the 2011 ABWA Woman of the Year Award.   It was a real surprise and a great honor to be given this award.   Next Heather Herrig presented Vicky Hartman of Ace Westchester with the 2011 ABWA Business Associate Award for their donations to Every Woman Works non-profit organization. 

Our featured speaker was Jeffrey Plucker from Prospect MX.   Jeff is a social media and marketing guru plus a published author of “ The Sport of Selling”.  Terri Ann Leidich,  President of Boutique of Quality Books,   (Jeff’s publisher) and Cheryl L.  Campbell, author of “Darling, The Curly Tailed Reindoe” also attended this special meeting.  

ABWA Business Associate of the Year 2011 Ace Westchester
Heather Herrig, ABWA President, Vicky Hartman & Rachel Hillhouse of Ace Westchester



ABWA Woman of the Year & Business Associate of the Year 2011
Pam Santoro

ABWA: Pam Santoro, Cheryl Campbell, Jeff Plucker, & Terri Leidich
"The Sport of Selling" by Jeff Plucker
Social Media Sales Strategies

ABWA:  Pam Santoro & Cheryl L. Campbell, author of “Darling, The Curly Tailed Reindoe” 

ABWA Woman of the Year & Business Associate of the Year
Debbie Huckeba & Deanna Schulte, Connie DeSanto, Jeff Plucker, Celia Dutcher, Frances Browning
ABWA Woman of the Year & Business Associate of the Year 2011
DeSanto, Schulte, Huckeba, Kinney, Dutcher, Browning,Geisinger, Warren
ABWA  Woman of the Year & Business Associate of the Year 2011
Donna Geisinger, Celia Dutcher, Mary Warren

ABWA Woman of the Year & Business Associate of the Year 2011
Huckeba, Schulte, Santoro, Herrig, Dutcher, Browning

ABWA Woman of the Year & Business Associate of the Year 2011
Hartman,Warren, Geisinger, Browning, Dutcher, Herrig, Leidich, Campbell, Kinney, Huckeba

ABWA Woman of the Year & Business Associate of the Year 2011
Heather Herrig, Ceilia Dutcher, & Frances Browning
ABWA  Business Woman of the Year & Business Associate of the Year 2011
Huckeba, Schulte, DeSanto, Herrig, Dutcher
ABWA Business Woman of the Year & Busines Associate of the Year 2011
Kinney, Campbell, Leidich, Shaw, Ojakian, Hillhouse, Hartman

ABWA Business Woman of the Year & Business Associate of the Year 2011
Tina Ojakian & Mary Warren


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

ABWA: Social Media Sales Strategies by Jeffrey Plucker

Jeff Plucker was the featured speaker at the Crabapple Chapter of the American Business Women's Association meeting on April 19th at Sugo's Restaurant in Roswell, Georgia.   Jeff is an Internet Marketing Consultant at ProspectMX.  His discussion on "Social Media Sales Strategies" was informative covering spiders, conversion forms, search engine optimization, pay per click marketing, media buying, affiliate marketing, social media platforms, link building, and reputation management.     For more great tips check out:   http://www.prospectmx.com/blog/



ABWA:   Pam Santoro, Cheryl Campbell, Jeff Plucker, & Terri Leidich
"The Sport of Selling" by Jeff Plucker
Social Media Sales Strategies
  Besides being  a social media and marketing guru, Jeff is a published author of “ The Sport of Selling”.  Terri Ann Leidich,  President of Boutique of Quality Books,   (Jeff’s publisher) and Cheryl L.  Campbell, author of “Darling, The Curly Tailed Reindoe” also attended this special meeting.  


Jeff Plucker "Social Media Sales Stategies"
ABWA meeting attendees:   Celia Dutcher, Frances Browning, Jeff Plucker, Donna Geisinger

Jeff Plucker "Social Media Sales Stategies"
ABWA meeting attendees: Celia Dutcher, Frances Browning, Jeff Plucker, Donna Geisinger

Jeff Plucker "Social Media Sales Stategies" ABWA meeting attendees: Celia Dutcher, Frances Browning, Jeff Plucker, Donna Geisinger



Terri Leidich & Jeff Plucker (author of "The Sport of Selling")



Sunday, April 17, 2011

Budget-friendly home design tips  | ajchomefinder.com

Budget-friendly home design tips ajchomefinder.com Great article on redesigning a space by mixing new pieces with existing pieces.   Homeowners are using designers and home stagers for economical redesigns of their spaces.   By choosing affordable pieces and combining them with antiques, wonderful art,  and a client's own furnishings, you get a great new contemporary look. 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Allen Plaza dreams meet harsh reality  | ajc.com

Allen Plaza dreams meet harsh reality ajc.com  The centerpiece tower of Allen Plaza, the lot for 50 Allen Plaza, maybe lost to the bank.
Developer Hal Barry lost the Ernst & Young building in foreclosure.  New lender wants to take the lot for 50 Allen Plaza where a 45-story tower was to be built that would have created a 24-hour city on Centennial Hill, with glitzy offices, hotels and residences. 


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Al Nash: Progress Partners of North Fulton

Al Nash, Executive Director of the GNFCC Progress Partners of North Fulton, was the guest speaker at the Harry Norman Realtors - North Fulton office sales meeting this morning.   The Progress Partners of North Fulton consist of the following six cities:   Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Roswell and Sandy Springs.  They have combined  their strengths, expertise, and unique communities  to promote business, growth, and quality of life in the greater North Fulton area. The major businesses specialties in North Fulton are:   health care, mission critical facilities, telecommunication data centers, logistics, insurance services and banks.

Al talked about promoting opportunity zones to attract new business in the North Fulton area.   When asking businesses what they needed to create jobs?   All responded, "Education."   Gwinnett Technical College is going to open a campus in the North Fulton area.   This will add to the other great universities in North Fulton.   Another item discussed was a possible 10 year plan for more light rail in the area.

Al Nash, Executive Director, Progress Partners of North Fulton Atlanta
To learn more about new businesses and expansions in the North Fulton area for 2011 or Progress Partners of North Fulton Atlanta check out these websites:   http://www.progresspartnersatlanta.com/ or http://www.gnfcc.com/.