Chronister developed an Excel spreadsheet as a value-add for his dental clients when he was in the dental supply business. The spreadsheet evolved to become Pelident, a software application dentists use to increase their practices’s profitability. Today Pelident, and Chronister’s company, Pelican Point Advisors, advise all sorts of small business through his software that is accessible by a business’s accountants and is able to be fully integrated into Quickbooks. Due to the software’s flexibility and effectiveness, Pelican Point Advisor’s future looks bright.
Stephanie Constantine – Constantine Human Resources Consulting – Transitioning to managing a remote team.
Sabrina Alexander – Proxi PR – Communicating with customers and employees in times of crisis.
Rosshiki Leatherwood – A powerful message about hope.
RT Herwig & Jennifer Dira – Lewis Communications – #ActContagious campaign, prioritizing advertising and marketing dollars in times of business slowdown – where to allocate them, how to allocate them.
Matt Green – Attorney – Workplace lawsuits as a result of Covid-19.
Chuck Thuss – Inspiration – Being present in the moment.
Dr Jeremiah Newell had many job offers after completing his Harvard Fellowship, but he returned to Mobile to work in and on the education system that had prepared him for his life’s work. Today he runs ACCEL Day and Evening Academy, the state’s first public charter school, where these non-traditional students get the extraordinary attention of a select faculty. In August 2020, the school will be expanded from grades 9 – 12 to grades 6 – 12, reflecting the demand and growth of an idea that’s working.
Terry Harbin – Market President – BancorpSouth, Mobile – Steps for small business when money is tight.
Russell Fountain – Global Disaster Solutions – Preparing for crisis. Recovering from crisis.
Bill Kraus – From woodworking to making plastic shields for doctors and nurses to use when installing ventilators.
Emily Killion discusses new legal implications of the Covid-19 legislation passed and Tucker Frazer discusses jobs that are available now for anyone that needs work. Plus insights into how fear reveals opportunities.
A 150-ton boat lift is hard to find. There isn’t one on the Gulf Coast between Tampa and the Corpus Christi area unless you go to Saunders Yacht Works. Their 150-ton lift can hoist a 120 yacht out of the water and set it on land for work ranging from new engines, new interiors, refurbished air conditioners, to a cleaned and painted hull. John Fitzgerald runs the show today but the business began in the 1950s on Royal Street in downtown Mobile. Hear his fantastic story of their family business and what their future holds.
Bear Walker made 4000+ skateboards in 2019, up from 1500 the year before. His partnership with Pokemon to make a board featuring Pikachu caught the eye of the skateboarding community and the boards sold out in two days and are now selling on eBay at twice their purchase price. Bear stumbled onto a grip on the boards that’s cut into the board during manufacturing, not an adhesive, that he’s working to sell to other industries for boating decks or ADA ramps. All things are looking up for Bear Walker and his beautiful, high-performance, and expensive skateboards.
Through tried and true vendors, using next generation technology, and having experience dealing with disasters of all types, Russell Fountain’s Global Disaster Solutions counts some of the nation’s most recognizable brand names as customers. He consults on disaster preparedness and rushes to the disaster site when tragedy strikes.
David Morris set records while a high-school quarterback. At Ole Miss he played behind Eli Manning and seldom touched the field. After college his passion for football never dropped and he began drilling kids on quarterback drills on local fields as favors to their fathers. Ten years ago he began QB Country which institutionalized his processes and today his company boasts multiple NFL players, and 171 scholarship quarterbacks with 31 this year alone. But, says David, these are his exceptions. It’s mostly a middle or high school kid who’s trying to get better or get more playing time. And David teaches much more than football – he teaches kids how to become a man.