Entries by Lizzi

Lara O’Connor Hodgson, founder and CEO, Now Corp Cindy Richards, founder, and Rob Stearns, family advisor, Best Nest Senior Advisors

This week “Lenz On Business” takes over “The Weekly Check-Up” time slot with two hours of back-to-back episodes on 95.5 WSB, Atlanta’s News & Talk. Lara O’Connor Hodgson, founder and CEO of Now Corp, is the special guest for the 3 p.m. hour. Now Corp offers the NowAccount service, an accelerated solution for small businesses. […]

Stephanie Stuckey, CEO Stuckey’s

If you’ve spent any time trekking the nation’s highways, you’ve at the very least seen the signs or perhaps visited a Stuckey’s location. These roadside pit stops are experiencing a new era thanks to this week’s guest. Having served for more than a decade in the Georgia House of Representatives, Stephanie Stuckey is now CEO […]

Katie Miner, General Manager, Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC)

This week we explore the business of the decorative arts, specifically ADAC. ADAC was created in 1961 by legendary architect and developer John Portman, and in 2018 it was acquired by International Market Centers. It features more than 550,000 square feet of the Southeast’s largest collection of luxury furnishings for residential, hospitality, and contract projects. […]

Decatur Cooperative Ministry and Amplify My Community

Poverty and homelessness affect all aspects of society, and this week we’ll be learning about a non-profit whose focus is to alleviate these things on a local level. Since 1969, Decatur Cooperative Ministry’s mission has been to help families facing homelessness settle into safe, stable homes and build healthy lives filled with peace, hope, and […]

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 […]

Stefanee Escay, clinical liaison on behalf of Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy

Healthcare continues to remain on everyone’s minds these days, and this week we’ll be taking a look at the pharmaceutical business, specifically an Atlanta-based compounding pharmacy. Escay talks about the role of a compounding pharmacy, what Pavilion has to offer, its scope of COVID-19 drugs, and the difference between the COVID-19 tests available. Lenz on […]

Roman Aluisy, patient advocate, Virtual Imaging

Aluisy joins us to talk about this disease and illness prevention facility that offers CT imaging services to individuals interested in the early detection of heart disease and cancer. It serves as a solution for those looking for additional diagnostic options. Aluisy explains how this business evolved, the relevance of heart, lung, and full-body scans, […]

Stephanie Stuckey, CEO Stuckey’s

If you’ve spent any time trekking the nation’s highways, you’ve at the very least seen the signs or perhaps visited a Stuckey’s location. These roadside pit stops are experiencing a new era thanks to this week’s guest. Having served for more than a decade in the Georgia House of Representatives, Stephanie Stuckey is now CEO […]

Dr. Jodi Ganz, Olansky Dermatology & Aesthetics

Dr. Ganz joins “Lenz On Business” to talk about the business side of dermatology and what it’s like running an independent medical practice. She touches on the importance of building community, why physicians should have a strong understanding of the business aspects of their field, the private equity movement, and the aesthetics boom that’s been […]

Mike Bean, founder and president, Divorce Sense and Mindy Smith, owner of the Law Offices of Mindy Smith

The topic of divorce isn’t something anyone looks forward to discussing, but many face the issue every day. And this episode’s special guests use their businesses to help make the process of divorce easier for their clients. Mike Bean and Mindy Smith share their advice, thoughts, and professional experiences regarding the financial aspects of divorce. Lenz on […]

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 […]

Emily Acker, CEO, Hillside, Inc. and Dr. Adam Silberman, Medical Director, Hillside, Inc.

We kick off Mental Health Awareness Month with a visit from a pair of professionals from Hillside, a longstanding leader in the field of youth and family mental health services. Hillside helps children and families thrive by providing residential and community mental health services for children and adolescents struggling with emotional and behavioral issues. Acker […]

Dr. Benjamin Lefkove and Ron Sanders, PA-C, founders Viral Solutions

Lenz on Business · Dr. Benjamin Lefkove and Ron Sanders, PA-C, founders Viral Solutions After seeing the need for additional COVID-19 testing in the Atlanta area, this duo founded Viral Solutions, drive-through testing facilities with no appointment required. This was done in an effort to offer the best diagnostic testing possible in a timely manner […]

Steve Slotin, co-owner Slotin Folk Art Auction

Even amid a pandemic, folk art sales remain strong. This bodes well with this week’s guest, whose Buford-based company has been conducting folk art auctions since 1994. Slotin’s Spring Self-Taught Art Masterpiece Sale takes place on April 24. They hope sales compare to their most recent event. Slotin Folk Art’s Fall Self-Taught Art Masterpiece Sale […]

Jenni Bonura, President and CEO of Harry Norman Realtors

The home real estate market continues to be super hot right now and this week’s guest brings a strong perspective. Jenni oversees the operations of Atlanta’s first residential real estate firm and was honored as one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Most Admired CEOs of 2020. She shares her residential real estate savvy with Jon […]

Neal Cohen, co-founder of Tip Top Proper Cocktails

This Atlanta-bred brand of canned, premade cocktails is already shaking and stirring the alcoholic beverage industry. Having just launched in 2019, Tip Top Proper Cocktails has experienced great growth and publicity. They’ve been covered in the New York Times, Bon Appetit, Garden & Gun, and elsewhere. Cohen pops the top on his background in the music […]

David Cochran, President & CEO of Paces Properties

Paces Properties, a commercial real estate developer, has been making an impact on the Atlanta-area landscape since 1972. They create new landmarks and revitalize old ones, and foster community with retail, restaurant, office, and residential properties. David shares the stories behind their acclaimed projects, including Vinings Jubilee, Krog Street Market, and Atlanta Dairies. Lenz on […]

Mike Bean, founder and president, Divorce Sense

After experiencing the challenges of a divorce, Mike Bean realized there was a need for a business that could demystify the financial aspects of divorce. So he created Divorce Sense, which works with both the wage earner and the non-working spouse to help bring clarity to what a financial divorce settlement and post-divorce financial life will […]