Erin Bradley Dangar

Erin Bradley Dangar, actress, owner and creative director, Dangar Design LLC

Countless Atlantans have and continue to find work in Georgia’s film and television industry, and this week’s special guest, an entrepreneur herself, has a unique and inspiring story about how she broke into the business and landed on one of the most popular TV series in recent memory. Erin Bradley Dangar is owner and creative director of Dangar Design LLC. This company specializes in comprehensive creative communications for its clients. Simultaneously, Erin has found success as an actress in Georgia-based film and TV productions, most notably with her recurring role on the hit Netflix series “Cobra Kai,” part of the “Karate Kid” franchise. So how does Erin own and operate a business, while managing an acting career? She talks about that and a whole lot more on this week’s “Lenz On Business.”

Chuck Wolf

Chuck Wolf, founder WolfPhoto & DesignBar

Wolf is an entrepreneur with quite the track record. Best known for founding Wolf Camera in 1975, his business became one of the most prominent camera/photo-finishing retailers in the country. The field evolved in the late 1990s, and Wolf merged Wolf Camera with Ritz Camera in 2001. After a stint in the marketing world, Wolf reentered the photo business with a new concept: WolfPhoto & DesignBar. This Atlanta-based storefront and online business specializes in producing art, decor and prints from smartphones and digital cameras. Wolf talks about the business lessons he’s learned throughout his storied career, his knack for marketing, and how he’s entering a new entrepreneurial chapter at the age of 80.

Zoe Caldwell

Zoe Caldwell, Senior Tour Director, Kurios, Cirque du Soleil

This week on the program we’re stepping into the big top, taking a look at Cirque du Soleil, a Canadian entertainment company and the largest contemporary circus producer in the world. Host Jon Waterhouse talks with Zoe Caldwell, Senior Tour Director of Kurios, the Cirque du Soleil production currently in Atlanta at Atlantic Station through December 24. Zoe oversees all tour operations for Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios, including Travel and Lodging, Immigration, Kitchen, IT, Human Resources and more. She explains her management style, how Cirque du Soleil bounced back after a pandemic hiatus, and how Cirque du Soleil continues to redefine the circus.

Lauren Fernandez

Lauren Fernandez, CEO and founder, Full Course

Some say the restaurant business is one of the most challenging fields around. Well, this week’s guest specializes in making that aspect of the business world easier for budding restaurateurs, especially women and minority business owners. Lauren Fernandez is CEO and founder of Full Course, a restaurant development and investment firm which incubates and accelerates emerging fast casual restaurant brands. Lauren began Full Course through her own investment. She joins Jon Waterhouse to talk about the company’s consulting, development, educational services, and how she focuses on helping clients grow through conscious capital and coaching.

Sean Rabideauc and Jessica Powers

Sean Rabideaux, senior vice president, and Jessica Powers, senior loan consultant, Milend

When it comes to mortgage lending, no one knows more than the experts at Milend. Their award-winning services date back to 1995 and continue to help clients find mortgages that best meet their needs. With Milend, clients have access to quality advice and affordable loan options. On this episode, Sean Rabideaux, senior vice president, and Jessica Powers, senior loan consultant, share their insights and expertise in the mortgage lending industry with host Jon Waterhouse.

Ralph Castillo

Ralph Castillo, CEO of Morgan Medical Center

Independent hospitals are incredibly important to the communities they serve, not only for the health and welfare of the citizens but also due to the fact they create an economic ripple effect. Our guest this week, Ralph Castillo of Morgan Medical Center, has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He discusses the importance of independent, community hospitals, shares how Morgan Medical Center is reaching its goal of becoming a Patient-Focused Center of Excellence, and explains his three-legged stool vision. For the last 60 years, Morgan Medical Center has served the people of Morgan County. Morgan Medical Center prides itself on the care they provide through modern technology, enhanced treatment facilities, upgraded amenities, and affordable healthcare.

Nicole Altamirano and Mandy Ramer

Nicole Altamirano, laser specialist and medical aesthetician, and Mandy Ramer, nurse practitioner, Olansky Dermatology & Aesthetics

On this week’s show, we take a look at the business of cosmetic and aesthetic procedures with Nicole Altamirano, a laser specialist and medical aesthetician, and Mandy Ramer, a nurse practitioner, with Olansky Dermatology & Aesthetics. They explain CoolSculpting technology, discuss the benefits of seeing your dermatologist for injectables, how to choose a quality provider, how COVID has impacted aesthetic trends, and much more.

Woody Alpern

Woody Alpern, Rollins Financial Advisors

When it comes to business talk, retirement planning is always a relevant topic. Our resident financial expert, Woody Alpern of Rollins Financial Advisors, returns to talk about a perfect storm of specific events that could have significant financial consequences for your retirement savings. A registered investment advisor and a full-service certified accounting firm, Rollins Financial Advisors provide a full range of financial planning and accounting services. Alpern is a CPA and holds the designation of being a personal financial specialist.

Loretta Goodson

Loretta Goodson, CEO of University Cancer and Blood Center

This week we’ll be learning about University Cancer and Blood Center, an eminent leader in oncology and hematology since 1981. As the second most prolific clinical trial facility in Georgia, it continues to play a vital role in helping advance cancer treatment research. Loretta Goodson, CEO of University Cancer and Blood Center, chats with Jon Waterhouse about the beginnings of the organization, milestones, management tools, innovative cancer treatments, and much more.

Mark Fonseca

Mark Fonseca, co-founder and partner, Pragmetrix Group

CEO’s around the globe often agonize over the secret to client retention. Fonseca’s Atlanta-based business specializes in uncovering that secret and much more for their clients. Pragmetrix Group works with CEOs to help baseline their organization and uncover hidden revenue risks that would otherwise lead to customer defections. As a third party, Pragmetrix Group interviews a company’s customers and shares their unabridged and unedited thoughts. Mark talks with Jon Waterhouse about how his business came together, how it works, and the many ways Pragmetrix Group has saved clients millions of dollars.

Woody Alpern

Woody Alpern, Rollins Financial Advisors

Part of reaching success is planning for retirement. Our guest this week, Woody Alpern of Rollins Financial Advisors, discusses three retirement tax traps that could needlessly cost you thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, in retirement. For the last 30 years, Rollins Financial Advisors has been putting their clients’ interests first. A registered investment advisor and a full-service certified accounting firm, Rollins Financial Advisors provide a full range of financial planning and accounting services. Alpern is a CPA and holds the designation of being a personal financial specialist.

Chuck Wolf

Chuck Wolf, founder WolfPhoto & DesignBar

Wolf is an entrepreneur with quite the track record. Best known for founding Wolf Camera in 1975, his business became one of the most prominent camera/photo-finishing retailers in the country. The field evolved in the late 1990s, and Wolf merged Wolf Camera with Ritz Camera in 2001. After a stint in the marketing world, Wolf reentered the photo business with a new concept: WolfPhoto & DesignBar. This Atlanta-based storefront and online business specializes in producing art, decor and prints from smartphones and digital cameras. Wolf talks about the business lessons he’s learned throughout his storied career, his knack for marketing, and how he’s entering a new entrepreneurial chapter at the age of 80.

Jerome Sabol, owner and president of Plumb Works

Jerome Sabol, owner and president, Plumb Works

The Atlanta-based Plumb Works, one of the city’s leading residential plumbing companies, has been operating since 1989 and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Sabol returns to the program to share his business strategies and behind-the-scenes industry knowledge. He talks with Jon Waterhouse about how he is steering his company through a labor shortage, equipment shortage, and inflation. In addition to giving tips on how to prepare plumbing systems for the winter, Sabol discusses how new technology can make plumbing maintenance easier.

Dan Carroll

Dan Carroll, Director of Media Engagement, Dragon Con

If you spot Hobbits, superheroes, Klingons, wizards, and other colorful characters in downtown Atlanta Labor Day Weekend, it’s all because of Dragon Con. Dragon Con is the ultra-successful pop culture convention that takes over the heart of the city for five days each year. Not only does Dragon Con do bang-up business itself by attracting thousands upon thousands of guests, but it’s also a big shot in the arm for many Atlanta businesses. Dan Carroll returns to the program to give us this scoop on the 2022 edition and a whole lot more.

Dr. Donovan Christie

Dr. Donovan Christie, medical director, QC Kinetix

This week our sister program “The Weekly Check-up,” a healthcare talk show, takes over the “Lenz On Business” time slot with a special presentation featuring guest Dr. Donovan Christie, medical director of QC Kinetix. The Atlanta-based medical practice specializes in regenerative medicine to help their patients find relief from chronic pain due to injury, arthritis, and other musculoskeletal conditions.

Sean Rabideauc and Jessica Powers

Sean Rabideaux, senior vice president, and Jessica Powers, senior loan consultant, Milend

When it comes to mortgage lending, no one knows more than the experts at Milend. Their award-winning services date back to 1995 and continue to help clients find mortgages that best meet their needs. With Milend, clients have access to quality advice and affordable loan options. On this episode, Sean Rabideaux, senior vice president, and Jessica Powers, senior loan consultant, share their insights and expertise in the mortgage lending industry with host Jon Waterhouse.

Loretta Goodson

Loretta Goodson, CEO of University Cancer and Blood Center

This week we’ll be learning about University Cancer and Blood Center, an eminent leader in oncology and hematology since 1981. As the second most prolific clinical trial facility in Georgia, it continues to play a vital role in helping advance cancer treatment research. Loretta Goodson, CEO of University Cancer and Blood Center, chats with Jon Waterhouse about the beginnings of the organization, milestones, management tools, innovative cancer treatments, and much more.

Nicole Altamirano and Mandy Ramer

Nicole Altamirano, laser specialist and medical aesthetician, and Mandy Ramer, nurse practitioner, Olansky Dermatology & Aesthetics

On this week’s show, we take a look at the business of cosmetic and aesthetic procedures with Nicole Altamirano, a laser specialist and medical aesthetician, and Mandy Ramer, a nurse practitioner, with Olansky Dermatology & Aesthetics. They explain CoolSculpting technology, discuss the benefits of seeing your dermatologist for injectables, how to choose a quality provider, how COVID has impacted aesthetic trends, and much more.

Kelsey Hamilton

Kelsey Hamilton sales associate, Coldwell Banker Realty Lanier

Despite the pandemic, the business of residential real estate has been experiencing a boom these past couple of years. And this week’s guest knows that industry well. Kelsey is a rising star in the single-family housing market and specializes in the northern part of the metro Atlanta area. Her background is in multi-family housing. She transitioned into the single-family housing market in 2019, and her first 36 sales were all listings. Kelsey talks with host Jon Waterhouse about rising interest rates, the looming recession’s impact on the real estate market, what to look for in an agent and a lender, and more.

Dr. Donovan Christie

Dr. Donovan Christie, medical director, QC Kinetix

This week our sister program “The Weekly Check-up,” a healthcare talk show, takes over the “Lenz On Business” time slot for a special presentation featuring guest Dr. Donovan Christie, medical director of QC Kinetix. The Atlanta-based medical practice specializes in regenerative medicine to help their patients find relief from chronic pain due to injury, arthritis, and other musculoskeletal conditions.