Corporate/client-based video production has its own niche within Georgia’s current film and TV boom. Bentley talks about its place among the state’s media production landscape. And he discusses topics including the importance of corporate video and how to choose the right video production company for your business.
Atlanta’s new Hotel Clermont may be one of the most impressive examples of branding and revitalization among the city’s hospitality landscape. Alan Rae, the hotel’s general manager, gives guest host Jon Waterhouse a behind-the-scenes look at the project. And financial pro Chris Burns of Dynamic Money drops by for Ask an Expert.
The business of healthcare has changed and evolved greatly in recent years. And this week’s special guest knows this from firsthand experience. Under Jason Shelnutt’s leadership, Georgia Urology has seen great growth and remains the largest urology practice in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast. Shelnutt discusses the challenges of running a healthcare practice, the current healthcare landscape in Atlanta, the urologist shortage, and more.
Burns, who hosts WSB’s “The Dynamic Money Show,” visits “Lenz on Business” and chats with Richard about his unexpected foray into financial planning, his company’s fee-based approach, how he entered the world of radio. Special Day and Time: 2 p.m. December 16, 2018
“Lenz on Business” kicks off its second season with a sweet treat for the holidays. Guest host Jon Waterhouse gets a visit from Steven Carse, co-founder and CEO of King of Pops, the popular local popsicle company that’s become an Atlanta icon in less than a decade. Carse talks about his unique start up, progressive corporate culture, diversification, and a whole lot more.
With football season rearing its helmet in the not-too-distant future, we welcome Mike Lewis, a sports marketing and analytics expert. This marketing professor from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School sits down with guest host Jon Waterhouse and talks about an array of issues affecting the business of sports. This includes the financial implications of controversial team names, Philips Arena’s renovations, and more.
Under Dean James’ leadership, Goizueta remains one of the top business schools in the nation. The award-winning educator and researcher discusses her white paper on sexual harassment, workplace diversity, crisis leadership, and other topics with host Richard Lenz.
Our resident social media guru talks with guest host Jon Waterhouse about Facebook’s stock market plunge, Instagram TV, LinkedIn’s new features, and other timely topics in the social media realm.
Greg’s job is to get the word out about Dragon Con, the ultra successful pop culture convention that takes over downtown Atlanta for four days each Labor Day Weekend. Approximately 85,000 guests are expected to attend the 2018 installment. Not only does the convention do bang-up business, it brings bang-up business to Atlanta. Greg talks with guest host Jon Waterhouse about Dragon Con’s economic impact on the city and much more.
Stacey Abrams will be making history this November as the first black female major party gubernatorial nominee in the United States. Abrams, who served as the house minority leader for the Georgia General Assembly and state representative for the 89th House District, also is a lawyer, author, and entrepreneur. She joins Richard at the WSB studios to talk about her business-related policies, her own entrepreneurial experiences, and more.
Since its inception in 2006, the Atlanta BeltLine has become not only become one of the most exciting and interesting additions to the City of Atlanta landscape, but it’s helped boost the economy. Clyde Higgs talks with Richard about the business behind the BeltLine and what to expect in the future.
Mark Galvin, our social media master, pays another visit to the studio and drops an array of business-related social media knowledge in the process. He and host Richard Lenz address a variety of timely topics in the social media spectrum. Mark serves as CEO and founder of ePresence, which manages personal branding for professionals via social media. #tunein
Atlantic Station, the 138-acre, multi-use development in Midtown Atlanta, continues to be one of the city’s most high-profile areas for living, working, and playing. Responsible for Atlantic Station’s retail leasing, Nick Garzia has his hand in the property’s huge transformation. In fact, he says Atlantic Station will change more in the next 18 months than it has in the past decade. On this week’s show, Nick joins Richard to discuss Atlantic Station’s growth and expansion, the future of retail in America, and more.
Ram Chellappa wears many hats, from being an economist to an expert on business analytics and much more. In fact, his academic research provided the first scholarly definition of the term “cloud computing.” Ram visits the studio to talk about the intersection of business and technology. Think big data, data ownership, digitization in the marketplace, and other topics where binary code meets big bucks.
What are the latest issues involving business and social media? Our resident social media guru Mark Galvin joins host Richard Lenz to talk about those relevant topics, including the recent Facebook profile purge, how to properly build social media likes for your business, and more. Mark serves as CEO and founder of ePresence, which manages personal social media branding for professionals.
This week’s show takes a rare look at the iconic radio station WSB and the business behind it. WSB dates all the way back to 1922, making it the oldest radio station in the Southeast. So how does WSB continue to thrive financially, especially in the contemporary era? It’s the number one News/Talk station in America thanks in part to program director Pete Spriggs. During his WSB tenure, the station has won several AP News Awards, a National Murrow award, and several Marconi awards. Pete joins host Richard Lenz and gives us a peek inside the studio, sharing stories about some of the larger-than-life personalities he’s worked with, from Boortz to Limbaugh.
“Start Me Up” by the Rolling Stones is the “Lenz on Business” theme song, and it has special significance on the January 27 show. Brian Goebel, director of the Start:ME Accelerator Program at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, joins host Richard Lenz to talk about this 14-week business training program for promising local small businesses. And we hear from Start:ME graduate Lanard Atkins, owner and founder of Timeless EYEdentity, a full-service mobile eyeglass and contact lens company that works with the film and TV industry.
This week Richard welcomes Robert Betzel, who took a shot at becoming an entrepreneur at the ripe age of 22. Eighteen years later he’s still serving as CEO of Infinity Network Solutions. This managed IT firm focuses on taking a holistic approach to being the IT Department for small- and medium-size businesses throughout Georgia. In addition to running this business, Betzel co-wrote the book “The Company Culture Challenge” and works to help other entrepreneurs by using the Entrepreneurial Operating System as a foundation.
At his heart, host Richard Lenz is an entrepreneur. To celebrate entrepreneurship, he invites a pair of entrepreneurial educators on the program: Amelia Schaffner and Charles Goetz of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. For the second half of the show, Louise Wasilewski, a Goizueta graduate, joins the conversation, sharing her experience studying entrepreneurship at Emory. Wasilewski, the CEO of Acivilate, explains how she created a business to help reduce recidivism.
About a decade ago, this week’s guest and a partner started a home improvements business from the ground floor up, pun intended. Steve Woods and Jim Marino began Pinnacle Home Improvements by going door-to-door selling roofs and gutter systems. Today Pinnacle not only operates out of Atlanta, but also has branches in Knoxville and Nashville, Tennessee. Steve visits the WSB studio and tells guest host Jon Waterhouse the secret to his success, management and sales force tips, and what it was like participating on the TV program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”