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Cobb County Chamber of Commerce Prepares for 2017 Small Business of the Year Awards

Cobb County Chamber of Commerce

Joshua Wikoff and Chris Arrendale

Cobb County Chamber of Commerce Prepares for 2017 Small Business of the Year Awards

VP of Marketing and Communications for the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, Amy Selby joined CW Hall in the studio to host two of the 2017 Cobb County Chamber of Commerce Businesses to Watch. Chris Arrendale, CEO & Principal Deliverability Strategist of Inbox Pros, and Joshua Wikoff, Practice Manager for Peachtree Hearing.

Inbox Pros is your partner in email deliverability and improving overall inbox placement.  To this effort,
we assist in evaluating mailing infrastructure, DNS authentication, IP and domain reputation, list quality and permissions, domestic and international compliance, message content, and delivery tracking. Some of our services include deliverability audits, ISP remediation, 24/7 monitoring, IP warming plans, and industry updates. Inbox Pros works with clients of all shapes and sizes, including both B2B and B2C senders.

Inbox Pros also offers deliverability certification courses for both beginner and advanced senders –
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deliverability monitoring, alerting, and reporting service that provides email marketers with daily details
about IP and domain reputation.

This innovation includes daily, weekly, and monthly automated deliverability bounce reporting. The monitoring tool sends out daily emails with reputation metrics and Guest Information detailed deliverability data for each IP and domain we monitor. The goal is to triage any current email deliverability issues, and correct any issues found, to keep emails flowing to the recipient’s inbox.

Peachtree Hearing is Atlanta’s premier hearing boutique. Led by Audiologist Dr. Melissa Wikoff, the staff at Peachtree Hearing believe that your hearing care should be a superior experience that offers you the comprehensive treatment required to properly address your specific needs. To ensure this, Peachtree Hearing uses the latest technology, scientifically proven techniques, and compassionate personalized care to treat each of our patients.

In addition to ensuring our patients have good overall hearing health, Peachtree Hearing also specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of dizziness. Dizziness is typically due to disorders of the inner ear, a field in which Dr. Wikoff specializes. Dizziness is actually a very common reason for adults to see an Audiologist.  Left untreated, dizziness can be a debilitating illness, but with the correct diagnosis inner ear disorders can be managed and treated. Dr. Wikoff can diagnose and treat the inner ear disorders leading to dizziness and help you feel healthy again. ​

Cobb County Chamber of Commerce Hosts Etiquette School of Atlanta and American Kidney Services

American Kidney Services

Ed Zito and Barbara Hickey

Cobb County Chamber of Commerce Hosts Etiquette School of Atlanta and American Kidney Services

This week Amy Selby and I sat down with Barbara Hickey of Etiquette School of Atlanta and Ed Zito of American Kidney Services.  We talked about the upcoming Cobb County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo and Summer JAM, held May 4 at Cobb Galleria Centre.  Over 1000 attendees are expected at this year’s event; it’s a great opportunity for area businesses to be seen and meet potential clients.

Barbara shared how her business helps executives and individuals improve their communication skills and their ability to make a good impression while building rapport through her etiquette training services.  She also helps bring the Business Expo with Summer JAM together each year through her work with the Coalition of Cobb County Business Associations.

Ed Zito came by to talk about how American Kidney Services supports individuals with limited resources who are dealing with renal disease requiring dialysis and other care but would not otherwise be able to access treatment they need.  American Kidney Services is well-known for their blue trucks and collection sites where community residents can donate items that will be re-sold to raise money for the charity.

Ed explained clothing is one of the primary items they look for as a donated item but they can use functional furniture, appliances, and other items that can be re-sold.  Their pick-up services are free and the drivers will issue a tax receipt that allows donors to be able to effectively claim their items on their tax returns.

Cobb Chamber of Commerce Hosts KSU and Puckett EMS


Cobb Chamber of Commerce Hosts KSU and Puckett EMS

Puckett EMS was opened in 1984 as a medical transport (both emergent and non-emergent)
company in Powder Springs Georgia. Now with more than 60 ambulance and support vehicles
and over 340 employees, Puckett EMS has grown to provide 911 ground transportation in 6
counties in Georgia and Tennessee.

Puckett EMS Training Academy offers a fully accredited Advanced EMT Class as well as other
community medical trainings.  Puckett EMS provides a comprehensive Special Event Medicine Coverage that provides medical coverage for events ranging from high school and college athletics to mobile extreme sporting
events such as Iron Man, Mud Runs and Triathlons.

We built Puckett EMS with one thing in mind – providing the highest quality, reliable ambulance
services to the communities we serve. We accomplish this through rigorous hiring and selection
practices, continuous quality improvement, followed by a strong belief that to be the best you must
train to be the best.

Puckett EMS has been recognized twice within the past five years as the State of Georgia’s Emergency Medical Service of the Year. In addition, Puckett EMS has also been recognized as the Metro Atlanta EMS Agency of the Year three times within the past 6 years. Puckett EMS has been named one of the top 25 small businesses in Cobb County for several years. In 2013, Puckett EMS was honored as the Small Business of the Year by the Atlanta Journal and

The Kennesaw State University Sports and Entertainment Park spans across an impressive 88 acres and
serves both Kennesaw State students and members of the surrounding community as a state of the art recreation facility. Kennesaw State soccer, lacrosse and football as well as the Atlanta Blaze professional men’s lacrosse team are all housed in Fifth Third Bank Stadium which is the main venue in the sports park.  The park is also the home of the student-run company Night Owl Productions which grants KSU students hands-on professional experience in the event operations world.

Cobb County Chamber of Commerce Hosts MeetingAdvice and Smyrna Public Safety Foundation

Cobb County Chamber of Commerce

Amy Selby, Steve Goodman, Ramsey Wagner, Barb Allen

Cobb County Chamber of Commerce Hosts MeetingAdvice and Smyrna Public Safety Foundation

This week Cobb County Chamber of Commerce VP of Marketing/Communications, Amy Selby joined me to host Barb Allen of Smyrna Public Safety Foundation and, Steve Goodman, Managing Director, and Ramsey Wagner Sales Director for MeetingAdvice.

MeetingAdvice is a full service meetings and event management partner specializing in meetings and
events of all sizes including group incentive travel, product training, venue & support sourcing, web-based
registration solutions, user events, and advisory board management. With over 30 years of proven,
successful experience, MeetingAdvice maintains a global network of vendors and partners ensuring your
company receives the benefit of our collaborations, buying power and clout while maintaining the
“hands on”, personalized approach you deserve.

Mainly servicing the corporate industry, MeetingAdvice’s client list spans the Fortune 500 ® list including
companies from the technology, hospitality, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and retail vectors.
MeetingAdvice manages the full life cycle of events from the seedling of an idea to the post- event
evaluation. MeetingAdvice prides itself on being easy to do business with by eliminating all the work on
your end and offering a large menu of event and creative service from which to customize your program.

The Smyrna Public Safety Foundation encourages and strengthens the partnership between the community and its public safety personnel. The Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those who live, work, or play in the city of Smyrna and surrounding communities, and to generate growth within those communities.