Nearly 30 years ago, equipped with little more than a truck and $10,000, Mitchell started his own heating and air conditioning business. Today he and his team continue serving metro Atlanta and North Georgia, banking on basic business philosophies such as customer service, honesty, and avoiding upselling. Mitchell joins producer Jon Waterhouse for a conversation […]
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In the midst of the COVID-19 testing crisis, Dr. Lefkove, an emergency physician, and Ron Sanders, a physician’s assistant, saw a need. After having worked closely together for years, they founded Viral Solutions in an effort to offer the best diagnostic COVID-19 testing possible in a timely manner for all, including the uninsured. They talk […]
Wollenzien and Putnam visit the program to talk about YourTown Health’s network of nonprofit community health centers, each strategically located in areas facing limited access to affordable, quality healthcare. They explain this healthcare model, talk employee retention, and more. Wollenzien and Putnam also share YourTown Health’s unique response to COVID-19 testing, which finds mobile units […]
Of course, business owners and customers alike are looking at business practices in new ways during the COVID-19 era, and real estate is certainly no exception. What’s going on in the market right now? Is it a good time to sell or buy? Is it safe to go house hunting? Gaddis answers these and other […]
Evolving and growing one’s career and business is a frequent topic on the show, and getting a master’s degree can play a big part of that. Our sponsor, Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business often provides us with special guests who share their stories about getting their masters degree online. And this week’s […]
As managing partner of Georgia Urology, Dr. Scherz has a front row seat in the business of healthcare. He served as president of the American Association of Pediatric Urology, and authored more than 75 peer-reviewed articles and eight book chapters. Additionally, Dr. Scherz is an associate clinical professor of urology at Emory University, and an […]
Producer Jon Waterhouse takes listeners on a special road trip edition of “Lenz on Business” to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. Jon chats with Jeff James, Vice President and General Manager of Disney Institute. Disney Institute is the professional development and business advisory arm of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Jeff explains how […]
This week, producer Jon Waterhouse takes a deep dive into the Atlanta Science Festival, a two-week celebration of science and technology, with Jordan Rose and Meisa Salaita. Now in its seventh year, the Atlanta Science Festival, presented by Delta Air Lines, takes place March 6-21. The Festival includes more than 100 events happening across Metro […]
Like all businesses, the libation business is more than just what we see on the surface. Liquor stores are common among the local landscape, but how do they work, thrive, and survive in today’s climate of beer connoisseurs, wine aficionados and the cocktail savvy public? Chereck taps into those questions and more with producer Jon […]
As our sponsor, Georgia College connects us with business school graduates who have interesting back stories. One of the most unique stories belongs to Morris. He’s spent nearly 30 years in the military, and he currently serves in the Army National Guard as an aviation safety manager for the state and a helicopter instructor pilot. […]
This week guest host Jon Waterhouse talks quick service restaurant franchising with Tom Garrett, CEO & Founder of GPS Hospitality. A Burger King and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen franchisee, GPS Hospitality operates more than 400 restaurants and is set to surpass its goal of $1 billion in revenue in its first 10 years.
Those brown delivery trucks are unmistakable. United Parcel Service, aka UPS, seems to be everywhere. But there’s much more to the iconic company. The UPS headquarters is right here in Atlanta, Georgia. And this week we’ll be talking to Derrick Johnson, president of UPS South Atlantic District, who gives guest host Jon Waterhouse a behind-the-scenes look at UPS […]
So you really want that masters degree in business, but you think it might be too late. It’s never too late to go back to school, and this week’s guests are living proof. Both Johnson and Doss decided to go after a masters degree in their mid-to-late 50s. Despite some trepidation, they not only graduated, […]
This week’s guest brings an interesting perspective on the healthcare business, physician-owned healthcare, the current opioid crisis, and much more. As CEO of Alliance Spine and Pain Centers, Rosenbaum presides over the largest interventional pain management company in the Southeast. He talks with producer Jon Waterhouse about the burgeoning interventional pain management field, how Alliance […]
When going from a non-business specialty to a leadership position in that field, some additional business savvy wouldn’t hurt, right? Well, this week we’ll be talking to Wylonda Jones, director of post acute admissions at the Emory Long-Term Acute Care Hospital in Decatur. She spent years in the medical field as a clinician and later […]
To coincide with new year’s resolutions, fitness professional and entrepreneur, Delaine Ross pays a visit. This award-winning fitness competitor holds advanced Russian Kettlebell Certification, and not only teaches other instructors, but stars in her own video series, “Train With Delaine.” A former gym owner and operator, Delaine now works for The Phoenix, a free sober […]
What does Richard Lenz do when he’s not hosting the show? He’s founder, president, and CEO of Lenz Marketing, a downtown Decatur-based marketing agency. This unique episode finds Richard in the studio with his two partners, John Lenz and Mike Killeen, discussing topics including family relationships in the workplace, how to balance project diversity, continuing […]
Atlanta and the surrounding areas are big time foodie destinations, and Chef Gillespie plays quite the part. The author and former “Top Chef” contestant is founder of Red Beard Restaurants, which oversees his own restaurant concepts, and offers consulting services to other start-ups. His current crop of acclaimed restaurants include Gunshow, Revival, and Kevin Gillespie’s […]
On Saturday, December 14, Lenz on Business is joined by John Schuerholz, former Atlanta Braves GM and president. Yeah, we know football remains on the brain for many. But the business of major league baseball has no off season. And no one knows MLB biz quite like John Schuerholz. Ever the baseball fanatic, Richard talks […]
A veteran of graduate education for more than 25 years, Hanson currently oversees the online graduate business programs at Georgia College. This includes MBA, Master of Logistics and Master of Management Information Systems. She joins guest host Jon Waterhouse to talk about the evolution of graduate education, how online studies have been transformative for Georgia […]