I had an amazing time on Saturday broadcasting live from The Get Connected Parents Expo in Snellville hosted by therapist Monica Douglas Davis. The idea for the expo was to bring awareness to mental health and depression by introducing the community to people and resources that could help those who may be in need of the services. Although mental health is a serious matter, the event had some fun elements in it as well. There was music, face painting for the kids, a book bag drive and Zumba. I got a chance to talk to some of the vendors there and in this episode I talk to Karen Everett who is a part of the new hit reality show The Family Chantelle. Karen talks about how she was able to come up out of a rabbit hole now she is on a national TV show. Check out this episode for the full story.
Gwinnett County (METRO ATLANTA) GA – July 31, 2019– The Gwinnett Chamber’s Moxie Awards will recognize women who are making it happen. Recognized as an area leader, Audrey Bell-Kearney, CEO Of ABK Media Group and the host of the Good Morning Gwinnett Podcast has been named a finalist in the Greater Good category.
"This is indeed and honor to be recognized as someone who is doing good in the community. I’m passionate about podcasting and happy that I can use the platform to shine the spotlight on small business owners and community leaders in Gwinnett County states Audrey."
The Moxie Awards will recognize individuals and organizations alike. Organizational awards will highlight companies that support the advancement of women, as well as those that are women-led. In addition, individual awards will honor those who are trailblazers in a male-dominated field, Gwinnett County champions, emerging leaders, professionals who are at the peak of their career and those who are generous with their time, talent or resources.
Designations will be given for the following awards.
· Enlightened Employer Award
· Greater Good Award
· Influence Award
· On the Rise Award
· Outstanding Organization Award
· Moxie Award
· Pay It Forward Award
“We are fortunate to have such a standout network of women in Gwinnett,” said Alicia Krogh, senior vice president of programs & events at the Gwinnett Chamber. “Last year this new program was a smashing success and this year will give the Gwinnett Chamber an even bigger opportunity to thank and pay tribute to those who do so much for our community.”
The awards ceremony will conclude a two-part program on August 29. It will begin with a panel, featuring Liz Gillespie, Partner and Vice President, North American Properties; Sara Irvani, CEO, Okabashi; Hala Moddelmog, President & CEO, Metro Atlanta Chamber; and Natalie Morhous, President, RacTrac. The event will take place at the Infinite Energy Forum from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information, visit GwinnettMoxieAwards.com.
For Media In Inquiries Contact:
ABK Media Group | 678-809-0344 | Audrey@ABKMediaGroup.com
PROGRAM CONTACT Alicia Krogh | 770.232.8809 | AKrogh@GwinnettChamber.org
Therapist Monica Douglas Davis is hosting the first Get Connected Parents Expo in Snellville on August 3, 2019 from 9am-2pm. The expo is intended to bring awareness to mental health and how it effects people in our communities. This expo is like non other. Come out and meet others in this industry and get your questions answered on things that are myths when it comes to mental health.
Proud is what a lot of us here in Gwinnett County. Proud of Judge Tadia Whitner who was sworn in as the first African American Superior Court Judge ever in 200 years since Gwinnett County has been in existence. This is an amazing accomplishment and a lot of us are very proud of her. Watch the swearing in video for the full ceremony.
Well summer vacation is almost over and it's about that time for the students to return to school. Here is a back to school message to parents and teachers.
Lanier High School student Britley Jones shares an inspiring speech. So nice to see young people with great things to say and who are using their voice in an away that cause impact.
I had a really good time learning about how the Gwinnett Department Of Transportation work. From the outside looking in you don't see all of the moving parts that go into running our transportation system. Did you know that most of the street signs that you see throughout Gwinnett are made in house by two talented gentlemen? I got a chance to see how they make the street signs in action. How the signs are printed and then applied to the reflective metal that we see on the highways as we travel around the county. I've included a short video to give you a glimpse at how it all goes done at the D.O.T.
The next thing that was pretty fascinating was seeing how the traffic is monitored from the DOT traffic station. There are cameras that can see very well the cars that are driving down the streets, so if you are thinking about running a red light or a stop sign, you'd better think again, because you are on candid camera.
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Duluth had a block party and concert on Friday and my husband and I attended. We had a really good time. It was just nice to be outside meeting new people and just enjoying the live band that was playing songs from the 80's. Friday night is our date night and most of the time we just go out to dinner, but this time we decided that we wanted to do something different, so we went to Duluth for the block party. There were vendors and games for the children. They even had the old school video games like PacMan and Centipede which is one of my favorite games. I wanted to play, but the kids would not let up, so instead I ate popcorn, chatted with the couple sitting on the bench next to us and enjoyed the music and people watching.
After attending this event my husband and I decided that we would continue to go to the different events that are held throughout the year here in Gwinnett. The crazy thing is that I announce a lot of these events on Good Morning Gwinnett everyday, but I rarely attend them, because I'm most likely working. Moving forward I will be taking a time out and enjoy some of these great events that I talk about on the show.
If you're like me always working and barely taking time for yourself I invite you to take a time out and just enjoy all that your community has to offer. It can really be refreshing. It was for us. If you are in Gwinnett and you see me out and about tap me on the shoulder to say hello.
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Traditionally, property owners are allowed to burn small amounts of yard debris annually, from October 1 to April 30. Outdoor burning in metro Atlanta is prohibited annually from the beginning of May to the end of September. There are certain days within the outdoor burning period that are designated as "no burn" days. This is mainly because of unexpected changes in weather and atmospheric conditions. The decision to allow burning is based on information obtained from the National Weather Service and the Georgia Forestry Commission. If a Red Flag Warning is issued by the National Weather Service, it means that a combination of winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures are creating a rapid fire growth potential. Therefore, a Red Flag Warning constitutes a "no burn" designation for the day. Anyone considering an outdoor burn should check the Gwinnett Fire Community Risk Reduction (CRR) - Fire Marshal's website at www.gwinnettfiremarshal.com or call the Burn Information Line at 678.518.4979. All information is updated daily by 9:00am.
Rules for outdoor burning:
I love to travel, but there is no place like home. Last week after my Wednesday show I had to go jump on a plane to Vegas to meet my daughter and the baby. My trip started out a little rocky, but it ended up being a great trip and I really enjoyed myself. One of the things I'm really happy about is that I still got a chance to do the show on that following Thursday. I did it from my hotel room at 8am Vegas time. This is the power of technology and podcasting when you put them together. I was able to still share what was happening around Gwinnett County even though I was in Vegas.
For those of you who are entrepreneurs you have to sometimes think outside of the box when it comes to marketing your business and make the necessary adjustments. Here I was in Vegas doing my show and sharing it from the other side of the U.S. I met a few really nice people who I shared the show with along with my parent company and picked up a new client who was a limo driver all because I was talking about what I do.
So I mixed business with pleasure while I was on this trip. I did an escape room for the first time and now I'm hooked. That was so challenging to me, but I love a good challenge. I didn't know what to expect and it was crazy, but so much fun. I look at the escape room like business. Sometimes you have to try something new and step outside of your comfort zone. This activity was good for me for a couple of reasons. One it gave me a chance to focus on something else and have some fun and second, it pushed me outside of my comfort zone.
Anyway, I just wanted to share this with you. If you ever get a chance to go to Vegas, check out Red Rock it is beautiful.
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