Entries by Lizzi

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 […]

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 […]

Lisa Bobb, owner of Squash Blossom Boutique

This week we take a look behind the counter of the indie retail business in Atlanta by putting the spotlight on a successful clothing boutique and gift shift shop chain. This one has a particularly fascinating story of risk-taking and perseverance. Lisa left a successful career in the corporate IT industry to reinvent herself as […]

Kamal Grant, founder and creative director, Sublime Doughnuts

On this week’s show, we’ll be tapping into the sweet side of business: the business of doughnuts. Kamal Grant, a US Navy veteran and culinary school grad, created this Atlanta-based doughnut chain, resulting in international acclaim. Kamal talks with Jon Waterhouse about what led him to create his own doughnut chain, the challenges and importance […]

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. This week’s […]

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 […]

Jon Wollenzien, CEO, and Isabel Soles, Clinical Director, YourTown Health

Wollenzien makes a return visit to the program to chat about YourTown Health’s network of nonprofit community health centers, each strategically located in areas facing limited access to affordable, quality healthcare. Soles joins Wollenzien to discuss the biggest challenges they’ve faced during the pandemic, how they’ve implemented new technologies, mobile COVID-19 testing, vaccine administration, and more. […]

Diamond Dallas Page, DDP Yoga

Just in time for New Year’s resolutions, we talk with Page, founder of the widely successful fitness program DDP Yoga. This retired professional wrestler combined yoga positions and calisthenics with physical therapy principles to create a unique program that continues to spawn incredible transformation stories. He talks about the genesis of the business, his experience […]

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 […]

Mike Killeen, vice president and partner, Lenz Marketing

This week we take a look at the art of marketing. More specifically, how to market a healthcare practice. Mike Killeen is vice president and partner of our show’s namesake, Lenz, a marketing agency. He directs client marketing for the company’s healthcare clients. Additionally, Mike teaches healthcare marketing to graduate students at Emory University’s Rollins […]

Jerome Sabol, owner and president, Plumb Works

After operating for more than 30 years, Plumb Works continues to be one of Atlanta’s leading plumbing companies and proudly bears an A-plus rating from the Better Business Bureau. Sabol, an award-winning owner/operator, talks with producer Jon Waterhouse about how to acquire business savvy through professional resources, the company’s training policy, the importance of customer […]

Jonathan Baltic, Senior Vice President, BrandArmor Technologies

In the midst of the pandemic, sanitation is on everyone’s mind, and it’s affecting all aspects of our world, including business. And this week’s guest has a unique product that’s relevant now more than ever. Baltic’s company, BrandArmor, is the creator and manufacturer of SafeWalls, a commercial-grade, customizable, antimicrobial wallcovering, for use in healthcare, food […]

Jay Rodgers, Owner, Full Moon Studio

This week’s show airs at a special time and day. Tune into this Lenz on Business show on 95.5 WSB at 1 PM on Sunday, September 27. On this week’s episode, we take a look behind the curtain at Full Moon Studio, a recording studio located in the music mecca of Athens, Georgia. Rodgers talks […]

Rachael Collier, Practice Leader and Senior Benefits Consultant, and Tina Macey, Senior Client Engagement Consultant, Total Employee Benefits

This week we take a look at employee benefits, certainly something relevant during the COVID-19 era. We hear from Collier and Macey of Total Employee Benefits, an insurance broker that not only sells employee benefits plans, but helps clients navigate coverage options to enrollment, onboarding, claims care, and renewals. They discuss topics including COVID-19’s impact […]

Keisha Jackson, owner One Voice Entertainment

On this episode, we take a look at how COVID-19 is impacting the local entertainment industry, and how one entrepreneur is making it work to her advantage. Keisha Jackson began her career at age 15, providing background vocals for her mother, legendary soul singer, Millie Jackson. Keisha went on to carve out her own recording […]

Jerome Sabol, owner and president, Plumb Works

After operating for more than 30 years, Plumb Works continues to be one of Atlanta’s leading plumbing companies and proudly bears an A-plus rating from the Better Business Bureau. Sabol, an award-winning owner/operator, talks with producer Jon Waterhouse about how to acquire business savvy through professional resources, the company’s training policy, the importance of customer […]

Dr. Chad Copper and Dr. Ronald Lewis, co-directors, Hernia Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Recently Lenz on Business has been talking with a variety of healthcare professionals, checking the pulse on the business of healthcare during COVID-19. This week producer Jon Waterhouse talks with Drs. Copper and Lewis about elective surgeries during the pandemic, wearing the caps of both an executive and a surgeon, worker’s compensation, and more. Lenz on Business […]