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Each week, host Richard J. Lenz—founder, president, and CEO of Lenz Marketing—speaks with Atlanta’s business leaders to explore their inspiring stories, lessons learned, and tips for growth and success. From big business execs to indie entrepreneurs, these guests not only share their practical secrets, but also unveil the personalities behind the careers.

“Business touches all our lives and deserves to be explored,” said Richard J. Lenz. “Lenz on Business taps into the excitement and dynamics of business; the colorful characters who drive these companies, their entrepreneurial adventures, and the innovative ways they thrive and survive in today’s world.”

Upcoming Lenz on Business Show

Shirlynn Brownell

Shirlynn Brownell, Director of Economic Development for City of Brookhaven

The City of Atlanta may get most of the glory for its business cred, but many smaller metro Atlanta cities hold their own. One such part of town is City of Brookhaven, which continues bolstering a viable economy, building community, and attracting big business. As Director of Economic Development, Brownell works to increase Brookhaven’s visibility in the corporate, small business, retail, development, and real estate worlds as an ideal location to do business. She joins host Jon Waterhouse to talk about Brookhaven’s growth, how and why it attracts businesses, and what the future holds.

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Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams, 2018 Georgia Gubernatorial Election Democratic Nominee

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.

Clyde Higgs

Clyde Higgs, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

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, CEO and founder of ePresence

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

Nick Garzia, Southeast Director of Retail Leasing for Hines, including Atlantic Station

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.

Professor Ram Chellappa

Professor Ram Chellappa, Associate Dean and Academic Director of the Master of Science in Business Analytics program at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School

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.

Mark Galvin, CEO and founder of ePresence

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.

Pete Spriggs crashing the studio session of "The Von Haessler Doctrine" and host Eric Von Haessler

Pete Spriggs, Program Director of WSB Radio

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.

Brian Goebel, Director of the Start:ME Accelerator Program at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School + Lanard Atkins, Owner and Founder of Timeless EYEdentity

“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.

Robert Betzel

Robert Betzel of Infinity Network Solutions

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.

Charles Goetz, Professor of Entrepreneurship; Amelia Schaffner, Director of Entrepreneurship; Louise Wasilewski, CEO at Acivilate, MBA alumna, Goizueta Business School

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.