South Cobb Business Association President 2017
My story begins in 2010 when it became apparent that I needed to join a Chamber to begin a journey of establishing relationships all throughout Metro Atlanta.
It started with the Carroll Chamber, then the Cobb Chamber, the Paulding Chamber and the Douglas Chamber over the years as I became an Ambassador/Diplomat for each one. In 2016, I became Diplomat of the Year for the Douglas Chamber. I am now in my 6th year as a Diplomat.
In 2010, I also joined the South Cobb Business Association in a Board Member role ultimately becoming President in 2017. Since 2010, I have been on the Board of the West Cobb Business Association, the Vinings Business Association, the Marietta Business Association and the Smyrna Business Association. I held different positions with each one including Membership Director and Hospital Director. Currently I am on the Board of the Powder Springs Business Group, The West Cobb Business Association and the South Cobb Business Association. In 2018, I was chosen a Member of the Year for the West Cobb Business Association.
The relationships I have formed over the years has now allowed me to help my client small business owners with introductions to other small business owners to help them grow their businesses. The relationships I have made at the local government levels have made it possible for me to know whom to go to to help my clients with permits, licenses and registrations in a faster period of time. The networking meetings I attend allow me to advocate for my clients as well.
During the last 20 years, I have has the opportunity to manage 370 golf tournaments under my former company, Georgia Golf Events Group. I became branded as "Dr. Golf" in 2014. This experience allows me to help plan and advice on any events my clients develop. I am currently the Tournament Director for the Cops and Kids Golf Tournament in Cobb County, which gives back to kids and their families during the Christmas season.
My marketing experience and knowledge that I developed over the last 47 years, has given me the opportunity to advise my clients as their marketing plans. From vendor recommendations to helping book my clients for speaking engagements, the journey I have taken always to help and support others to grow their businesses at a very affordable cost.