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Today Steve Gordon and Dana Reeves will be talking about a variety of topics, from the best cities to launch your startup, to whether or not you should drain your 401k to start your company, and if you’re having trouble figuring out what business to start, we’ll share 7 hot, but kind of wacky, ideas that entrepreneurs should consider.
They’ll also be talking with special guest, Lara Dolan, about the impact her volunteerism has had on her business and her family.
Currently a real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty Consultants, Lara specializes in residential and equestrian properties and lives here in Alpharetta with her husband and two daughters. She got her start in business with a number of sales and marketing positions with technology and consulting companies. After leaving the work force for a number of years while her daughters were young, she chose real estate as her marketplace re-entry point. Lara started her own company, Kismet Management, to help clients get through the real estate down-market by finding qualified tenants for their single-family homes, and managing those properties on behalf of her clients. In 2013, Lara sold Kismet Management and turned her focus toward traditional real estate, creating the Craft Dolan Team at Keller Williams.
In addition to work and family, Lara passionately supports the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, chairing several large fundraising events, and as a member of the Georgia CFF Volunteer Board. In 2006, family friends in New York lost their then 13-year-old daughter to cystic fibrosis. Suddenly it wasn’t enough to just write a check – and that’s when Lara’s commitment to raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was born.
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NetIP Spotlight: Live Your Potential
Monthly show featuring experts on trending topics
Every 3rd Monday at 8:30 pm EST
The Intersection of Indian Culture and Hospitality Industry
with Ritu Singh, President, 2012-2014, NetIP North America
During this show, the audience will learn about: the following topics:
Finding the right nonprofit/volunteer opportunity for you
NetIP's four pillars of community service, cultural awareness, political awareness, and professional development
Developing leadership abilities in the nonprofit environment
The importance of fundraising for nonprofits along with tips & tactics
Host: Jasbina Ahluwalia
Advocate? Volunteer? Serve? Where shall we start? How do I serve? What's my area of passion? How many hours do I contribute? How much do I donate? What's a 501c3? Join me At The Table and gain greater knowledge on becoming a volunteer, advocate, donor. To learn more about @ The Table With Gail go to our website: www.GailDudley.com
Advocate? Volunteer? Serve? Where shall we start? How do I serve? What's my area of passion? How many hours do I contribute? How much do I donate? What's a 501c3? Join me At The Table and gain greater knowleged on becoming a volunteer, advocate, donor. To learn more about @ The Table With Gail go to our website: www.GailDudley.com
Have you ever wondered what it's like to minister in a prison? Have you ever wondered what it's like as a woman in prison? Have you wanted to volunteer and afraid to do it? Do you want to have compassion and love on prisoners? Well, this show will help you to have a better understanding of the prison ministry and how you can do so much just by your presence, love, and prayers. Chaplain Walker is a mighty woman of God and she will be happy to answer any calls with questions or comments.
Date: Friday, March 6
Time: 12:30 PDT/3:30 EST
Do female plastic surgeons have a different perception of Beauty? How does the concept of "beauty" differ in other cultures? Join host, Michele Garber as she explores the subject of Beauty with her guest, Board Certified Facial and Plastic Surgeon, Dr Suzanne Kim Doud Galli.
Dr. Galli, is a double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in solo practice in Washington, DC. In addition to her practice, she is involved in volunteerism serving the Asian American community. She is a founding member and board member of the Jade Philanthropy Society whose mission is to encourage and facilitate local philanthropy by Asian Americans in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Professionally, she has operated and spoken internationally and has many publications.
Dr. Galli specializes in facial rejuvenation and cosmetic surgery of the Asian face.
Helping Overcome Obstacles Peru ( HOOP) is an internationally run NGO operating in Arequipa Peru, specifically in the Flora Tristan community, a small shanty town on the outskirts of the city where families , young mothers and children live in squalor, homes composed of haphazardly constructed shacks with a lack of basic services, such as electricity or running water.
It takes a Village to put together an NGO like HOOP. If you have ever wondered how you might do something similiar or become a volunteer for an organization such as this, then this show is for you. You will meet one of the principle architects and one of the 5 founders for HOOP, Dr. Shang Ju Li - from Taiwan, Alison Schmierer, HOOP's Program Director- Peru, John Vecchio, a volunteer teacher from New York state, Christian Collazos, a Volunteer Teacher from Peru and former student of HOOP, and Amina Belaïdi , Program Coordinator Intern for HOOP who lives in France.
Hoop’s goal is to make sure these parents receive their high school education so that their children will also receive a secondary school education. This is their way of ensuring that the cycle of poverty can be broken in the next generation.
The power of HOOPS Educational projects and priorities allows for everyone in the community to improve their lives.
Thank you for joining us on Happiness Index, as we continue to deepen the conversation about Service: A Key to Happiness. You want happiness in 2015, service is the path. You want a better community, then give of yourself. One of the better-known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community. People who volunteer are the gule that holds a community together. The beautiful thing about volunteerism is that the person who gives of him or herself receives the benefit of giving. "Giving and receiving are the same." As we continue this topic of Service, we will be happy, because we will serve as we encourage you to serve. The benefits of service: 1. Service connects you to others 2. It helps you to make new friends and contacts 3. You gain new skills 4. Be happy find someone and somewhere to serve.
The lovely Maggie Bridges won the coveted title of Miss Georgia last June and went on to compete at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, NJ in September 2014.
Throughout her reign as Miss Georgia, Maggie has been committed to her personal platform of “Impacting Others Through Volunteerism” statewide. Maggie has given over 800 hours of volunteer service to a wide variety of worthwhile causes. She is also a Team Developer for the Hands On Network, a national organization headquartered in Atlanta, which connects people to volunteer opportunities in their communities. Maggie uses her speaking engagements, media interviews and personal appearances as Miss Georgia encouraging others to volunteer. She is also a statewide ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the Miss America Organization’s national charitable partner.
A scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology, at the conclusion of her year of service as Miss Georgia, she will complete her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a minor in Information Technology. Maggie then plans to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and open her own pharmacy.
Maggie is a popular vocalist who enjoys performing at events and in churches throughout the state. A personal highlight was singing the National Anthem at Turner Field before an Atlanta Braves game.
For more information about the Miss Georgia Scholarship Pageant, visit www.missga.org
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