Enjoy Your Retirement in Style and
Comfort at St. James Place
Southern Hospitality, Vibrant Living Epitomize This 52-Acre Community
Retirement at St. James Place is about new beginnings. And new opportunities abound at this Southern oasis, located just outside of downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Situated on 52 acres of rolling farmland, St. James Place is the Gulf South’s largest and most established continuing care retirement community and full-service life care retirement community. …Read More
Customized CRM Solutions Increase Revenues, Improve Efficiencies
Configero — A Trusted
Salesforce.com Consulting Partner
By helping companies harness the power of Salesforce customer relationship management technology, Atlanta, Ga.-based Configero has solidified its standing among the nation’s leading providers of CRM applications and consulting services. In less than five years, Configero CEO & founder Jody Hamlett leveraged his extensive knowledge of Salesforce’s groundbreaking cloud-based solutions to drive the development of a series of highly customizable …Read More
Fed Up With the Status Quo?
Customer Software Developer Has the Fix
In 1999, in his dorm room at Georgia Tech, computer engineering major Nikolas Downey was itching to do something big. He understood how to program Internet software better than most, knew a handful of clients willing to pay, and had meticulous standards he was determined to meet. With passion and promise, he founded his own custom software development firm, Nead Werx, Inc.
Word of mouth was the engine that drove Nead Werx in its earliest days, just as it does today. Downey was the firm’s sole proprietor and employee until …Read More
Aligning Your Technology to Achieve Your Business Goals
Local or Cloud-based. Microsoft or Apple. Office or Salesforce.
“It doesn’t matter what technology a company uses,” says Darrell Rodgers, president of Emerald Data Networks, Inc. “I’m vendor agnostic. The important thing is that a company’s technology achieves its business objectives.”
The Atlanta-based IT firm works with businesses of a variety of types and sizes, on both an ongoing and project basis, setting up data networks, implementing communication solutions, installing security and audiovisual systems. …Read More
Where Aging Well Is a Choice
Just ask Lambeth House, a retirement community located in the heart of New Orleans’ Uptown neighborhood. As a continuing care retirement community, Lambeth House offers a LifeCare program. For residents, the program is an investment in peace of mind—one that addresses their changing levels of care at a comprehensive level should the need arise.
When Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, Lambeth House witnessed firsthand the importance of holistic care. “New Orleans has experienced a tremendous rebirth since 2005,” says Scott Crabtree, Lambeth House president and CEO. “Lambeth House has been an important part of that renewal through an intentional focus on body, mind and spirit.” …Read More
Security, Mobile Solutions Unmatched
in the Marketplace
Bluefin Payment Systems has become one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States by focusing on changing as rapidly as technology does.
Bluefin provides secure, integrated payment solutions for independent software vendors (ISVs) and SaaS providers. Since a strategy pivot in 2011, it has been ranked sixth (2012) and 501st (2013) on Inc.’s list of fastest-growing private U.S. companies, showing revenue of about $67 million in 2013—up from six-figure earnings in 2007.
John M. Perry, CEO, says he knew the business model needed to …Read More
Building Partnerships That Change Lives
Leadership means more than market strength. It’s also a measure of one’s impact.
In Memphis, the Mid-South and beyond, Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance is considered a leader on both fronts. Headquartered in Memphis since 1954, Lipscomb & Pitts is the largest privately held insurance brokerage in the Mid-South, providing some of the region’s largest companies with cost-effective solutions to manage risk. It’s also the owner of the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club (www.thelpbc.com), whose partner businesses range from some of the world’s leading employers to local …Read More
Customer-Focused Service Drives Growth for One of Nation’s Largest Light Industrial Staffing Companies
How do you build one of the largest light industrial staffing companies in the U.S.? One person at a time.
“Our field is, first and foremost, all about people,” says Stephen Nordness, founder of Automation Personnel Services, Inc. (APS), the 76th largest of the 17,000 staffing services in the nation.*
“Unless we make our customers’ problems our personal priorities, we would simply be order takers.”
Nordness’ approach to service makes him a bit of an outsider in a highly competitive industry dominated by HR professionals. …Read More
Leadership Is Not for Dreamers, but for the Determined
Surround determined individuals with like-minded men and women. Place them in a highly charged environment in one of the nation’s most prolific business centers. And, finally, give them an intimate private-school MBA education from one of the nation’s most prestigious business schools, SMU Cox. That’s how you build Texas leaders.
SMU Cox is a catalyst that ignites Dallas’ nation-leading growth, and its three top-ranked MBA programs break the doors open to global opportunities for those able to earn them. Offering full-time, executive and professional (part-time) MBA programs, SMU has produced more CEOs of Fortune 100 companies than any other university in the state. …Read More
Financial Strategies for Today and the Future
Making financial decisions that pay off in the long term has never been simple, particularly in uncertain economic climates. Such challenges leave many to wonder about the most prudent way to manage assets as well as liabilities. Today, protecting assets, while planning for the future, is more important than ever.
Ward Financial Advisory’s team of experienced professionals takes pride in their ability to analyze opportunities worldwide, with an eye on downside protection.
“Clients feel comfortable knowing that time-tested, experienced experts are providing sound solutions regarding their financial matters,” says Vice President and Investment Officer Jim Aid. “Our clients can depend on independent, objective and unbiased advice.” …Read More