Archive for November 2012

Permission to Innovate

Charities more than any other organization on the planet have a mandate to innovate.  They are solving the biggest needs and challenges known to our world.  They are not measured by profit to shareholders, rather, how big a difference they can make in the world. World famous management guru Pete Drucker said, “The most important…

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A Tribute to Zig Ziglar

If you receive my No Regrets Entrepreneur Tips you can skip down to “A Tribute to Zig Ziglar Continued” for more that you haven’t read yet. Zig Ziglar: Gave me a great gift! Simply stated: INSPIRATION! My father was an avid listener of motivation and success audios in his car.  I fondly remember Zig Ziglar…

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Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Inaugural Ceremony

This December, I’m extremely excited to attend the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Inaugural Ceremony: the first official Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame and Museum ceremony celebrating business leaders and entrepreneurs. The Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012 will be recognized on December 1st from 6 to 11pm. at the historic Estate (3109 Piedmont Dr. in Buckhead,…

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Pet Photos with Santa Claws!

This holiday season, why not include your furry friends in your festivities? The City of Alpharetta Recreation and Parks Department is hosting a meet-and-greet for your pets with Santa “Claws.” Each family and their pets will receive one free photo with Santa. Some great ways to use your photo could be on your holiday greeting…

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What to do with your finances when the nest is empty

Before the economy took a turn for the worse into a recession, there was a simple, concrete plan for parenting and finances: you raised your children, they got a job after high school or college, and they moved out—leaving you with the house to yourselves again. Today, this has changed. In recent years, more and…

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Alpharetta gets Santa’s mailbox

This year, Alpharetta is getting Santa’s mailbox. The City of Alpharetta Recreation and Parks Department along with Santa’s elves have generously made special arrangements for kids to mail their wish lists to Santa. And not only will there be a mailbox for your kids to send their letters to Santa, but Santa will also respond!…

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Risk-free investing? No such thing.

A great article in CNN Money states that there is no such thing as risk-free investing. A reader inquired, “What is the best no-risk way to invest my $500,000?” And the answer is that there is always risk—even if it’s not immediately apparent. You can avoid certain kinds of risk by choosing a particular investment,…

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“Paint the Town!” Benefits Georgia Charities

This past Saturday, November 4th, I was tremendously glad to attend The Melting Pot’s annual “Paint the Town!” event with my wife. The event took place at the Vinings Gallery and featured delicious food and wine, renowned artwork by Christopher M., and a silent auction. My wife and I had a wonderful time meeting the…

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Lighting the Downtown

If you celebrate Christmas, you won’t want to miss the annual Lighting the Downtown in Milton Square City Park! For more than 30 years, all the wonder and magic of Christmas has come to light as the Square’s 45 ft. spruce tree is lit with 10,000 white lights. This Christmas celebration will feature a live…

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7th Annual Aqua Vino at the Georgia Aquarium

This year, join Atlanta and nearby Alpharetta residents at the Georgia Aquarium’s 7th Annual Aqua Vino. This memorable evening will feature the best food and wine our area has to offer in a beautiful location—the Oceans Ballroom and Aquarium galleries. Sample and enjoy over 200 fine wines from around the world as well as gourmet…

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