Entries by Lenz on Business

Meridith Ford, owner Cremalosa

A former food writer, Meridith stepped away from the newsroom and into the kitchen to open Cremalosa, a Decatur-based gelato shop. The handmade, artisanal gelato is spun in small batches every day with the expertise of Italian technique. Meridith brings a special touch to age-old Italian methods, creating sweet frozen treats of powerful American flavors […]

Dan Carroll, Director of Media Engagement, Dragon Con

Dan Carroll returns to talk about Dragon Con, the ultra-successful pop culture convention that takes over downtown Atlanta for five days each Labor Day Weekend. It not only does bang-up business, but it makes quite the economic impact on the city. After last year’s virtual version, Dragon Con is back Sept. 2-6 as an in-person […]

Mayor John Ernst, City of Brookhaven

Now in his second term as mayor of Brookhaven, a city in the northeastern suburbs of Atlanta, John Ernst has a deep passion for his hometown. He joins Jon Waterhouse to talk about city development, innovation in policing, the projects he’s most proud of, and ways to bring a community together. The latter includes special […]

John Lenz, vice president, and Mike Killeen, vice president of marketing Lenz Marketing

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 […]

Eric Lisle, CEO of Southeast Primary Care Partners

We periodically take a look at the business side of healthcare, and on this week’s show, we’ll be featuring a primary care management service organization. What’s that you may ask? This regionally-focused primary care management services organization and its affiliated practices partner with independent primary care providers. The goal is to expand access to high-quality […]

Jerome Sabol, owner and president, Plumb Works

Sabol returns to the program to talk about one of Atlanta’s leading and longstanding plumbing companies. He’ll chat with host Jon Waterhouse about how the company continues approaching business amid the pandemic, and how the new apprentice program with Georgia Plumbing Association could help the current unemployment crisis. Sabol also puts the spotlight on the […]

John Lenz, vice president, and Mike Killeen, vice president of marketing Lenz Marketing

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 […]

Dr. Benjamin Lefkove and Ron Sanders, founders Viral Solutions

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 […]

Chris Mitchell, Owner, Mitchell Cooling + Heating

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 […]

Dr. Benjamin Lefkove and Ron Sanders, founders Viral Solutions

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 […]

Jon Wollenzien, CEO, and Luke Putnam, Director of Human Resources, YourTown Health

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 […]

Dr. Hal Scherz, managing partner, Georgia Urology

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 […]

Jeff James, Vice President and General Manager, Disney Institute

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 […]

Meisa Salaita and Jordan Rose, co-founders and co-executive directors of Atlanta Science Festival

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 […]

Herb Chereck, owner of Decatur Package Store

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 […]

Mark Morris, graduate of Georgia College’s J. Whitney Bunting College of Business’ WebMBA program

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. […]