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Clyde Strickland Part 2: Ashes to Assets

“At about 1:30 in the morning the phone by my bed rang. A call that early in the morning is never good news. The voice screamed, “You better get down here. Metro-Waterproofing is on fire!” founder, Clyde L. Strickland remembers. Often it is the worst moments that define our future. As the saying goes, “it […]

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Clyde Strickland From Farm to Founder (Part 1)

“Not many people realize that Metro-Waterproofing was first incorporated in Gwinnett County, but it was,” says founder Clyde L. Strickland. Clyde L. Strickland is the founder of Metro Waterproofing one of the most successful companies serving the construction industry in the Southeastern United States today. The company excels in everything from new construction waterproofing and […]

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GCPS 2020 Teacher of The Year, Rebecca Carlisle

On a chilly evening in November of 2019 Rebecca Carlisle, a 10th grade AP World History teacher at North Gwinnett, recalls the energy thrumming through the ballroom of the Infinite Energy Center, where fellow teachers, principals, district leaders across Gwinnett convened. Amid the tasteful settings, a projection screen announced the celebratory event of the evening: […]

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Listen to Curt Thompson candidate for Gwinnett County Commission Chair.

“If Gwinnett was great enough for us to grow up in, shouldn’t it also be great enough for our kids?” – Curt Thompson The overall purpose of Curt Thompson’s campaign for Gwinnett County Commission Chair is to build a bridge to Gwinnett’s future by first getting honest about where we are. Curt Thompson graduated from […]

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Listen to Lee Thompson Jr. talk about the history and future of Gwinnett!

Lee Thompson, Jr. has spent his lifetime in Gwinnett working to make the County a better place, and believes that the politics of hope, inclusion, and unity will prevail over the politics of fear, exclusion and division. Lee believes in trying creative, new approaches to solve old problems and that all residents deserve to be […]

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Santa Claus, insurance and how one magic wallet transformed Larry Talbert’s life

It all started with a magic wallet. Perhaps that sounds like the hook to a science fiction or fantasy novel, but for Larry Talbert, owner of Talbert Insurance Services, there’s no better opener to describe the journey of his life.   Talbert fell in love with magic at 14, drawing inspiration from his youth minister at […]

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Listen Up! We’re talking money with Roger S. Green

Roger S. Green, MSFS, CFP®, and the staff of his firm Green Financial Resources, LLC (GFR), have helped individuals and small businesses with their investment decisions since 1987. With thirty years of experience helping people with their money through the tough times and the good times, this interview has something for everyone no matter how […]

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Listen to Nicole Love Hendrickson, Candidate for Gwinnett County Commission Chair

Public service has always been Nicole Love Hendrickson’s passion. That is a big reason that she’s in the running for Gwinnett County Commission Chair this year. In this episode, we get to know Nicole and her story! Throughout this conversation you will hear of a life and career that has been spent serving and empowering […]

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Georgia United Credit Union

Today, Cindy Robbins of Georgia United Credit Union joins us on the podcast to talk about what it looks like when your financial institution has your back. SUBSCRIBE & LISTEN WHERE EVER YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS: Over 60 Years of Community-Based Service It was March of 1958. Vernon Carne, principal at Hooper Alexander Elementary School, […]

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Having a Baby During a Pandemic

What it must be like to be a soon-to-be parent in the COVID-19 era. No matter when it happens, becoming a parent is a truly unique time, full of emotions. So, what is it like for the Moms that still have to travel to hospitals to give birth? Well, its scary. There is a pandemic […]

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