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Juergen Gentzke and Rudi Herbst with German American Cultural Foundation and Michael McFarland with GrandView

Michael McFarland, Rudi Herbst, Juergen Gentzke, Dom Rainey

Michael McFarland, Rudi Herbst, Juergen Gentzke, Dom Rainey

Juergen Gentzke & Rudi Herbst/German American Cultural Foundation (GACF)

Juergen and Rudi, GAC-FBased in Atlanta, the German American Cultural Foundation (GACF) is a non-profit organization established in 2008 by Bernd Auer, Rudi Herbst, Martin Richenhagen, Thomas Gebhard, Teri A. Simmons and Peter Schwarzenbauer.

In 2014, the GACF added 5 new members to the board of directors, and gained corporate sponsorship from Siemens, AGCO, and Porsche, among others. They have partnered with Goethe Zentrum and the German School of Atlanta, and sponsored events such as the Max Raabe concert and the German Bierfest in Atlanta. They hope to further add to the rich cultural landscape of the Atlanta area, and strengthen ties between Germany and the United States.

Michael McFarland/GrandView

Michael McFarland, GrandViewGrandView is a team of specialists that work collaboratively to bring clarity to the financial issues and concerns facing business owners. Their holistic approach to addressing financial challenges helps assure that strategic options are considered in context and plans are executed seamlessly. The fact that GrandView’s services encompass a range of financial disciplines means the client benefits from a more efficient process, spending less time in meetings, on the phone, and otherwise managing their business affairs.

Silver Lining in the Cloud

Danny Shoy with East Lake Foundation and Martin Dyhr with


Silver Lining in the  Cloud - February 18, 2015

Dom Rainey, Danny Shoy, Martin Dyhr, Nikole Toptas

Danny Shoy/East Lake Foundation

Danny Shoy, East Lake FoundationFounded in 1995, the East Lake Foundation collaborates with public and private organizations to provide tools that enable Atlanta’s East Lake residents to build a better future. The East Lake Foundation has become a national model, through Purpose Built Communities, for community revitalization through the support and management of cradle-to-college education at Charles R. Drew Charter School and its early learning partners, mixed-income housing at The Villages of East Lake, and community wellness through programs including The First Tee of East Lake, the East Lake Community Learning Garden, East Lake Healthy Connections and a partnership with the East Lake YMCA.

This approach to building a strong community not only helps break the cycle of poverty, but creates a community where possibility takes place and people of all ages and incomes choose to live. Additional information is available at

Martin Dyhr/

Martin Dyhr, CablesAndKits 2CablesAndKits is one of the fastest growing privately owned pre-owned/refurbished Cisco network equipment dealers in the US and one of the largest Cisco network accessory suppliers in the world. With an extreme focus on using technology to better reach and service our customers, and to streamline processes, they have quickly become one of the most efficient companies in their industry. They like to think that by focusing on how to make their customers’ experiences better and easier, that they will in turn become a better business overall. At the core of who they are, they want you and your business to be successful.

With a core focus in Cisco products, they have established themselves in a niche market that has given them strong roots within the industry. They continue to build both their core product lines and also auxiliary product lines including networking products, power products, and rack hardware related items. They are also constantly exploring and considering many new product lines as well.

With the strong foundation of business, technology and service, they have been blessed to be a part of the Inc 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies five years in a row. In 2013, they landed at #29 in their Industry. They also had the honor of being selected as one of the Top 25 Pinnacle Small Businesses in Gwinnett County for both 2013 and 2014 by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.

Silver Lining Radio Show 2

Chad Terpstra with People Helping People, Susand Boland Butts and Shannon Brabner with Hi-Hope Service Center, and Jesse Lirette with Skyview Atlanta

Chad Terpstra, Susan Boland Butts, Shannon Brabner, Jesse Lirette, Dom Rainey

Chad Terpstra, Susan Boland Butts, Shannon Brabner, Jesse Lirette, Dom Rainey

Chad Terpstra/People Helping People

Chad Terpstra, People Helping PeoplePeople Helping People does not have a one size fits all platform like many other companies in the financial services and insurance industry regarding products and providers. This allows their associates to tailor a solution that best fits the client’s specific needs and future financial goals.


Shannon Brabner & Susand Boland Butts/Hi-Hope Service Center

Shannon and Susan with Hi-Hope Service CenterHi-Hope Service Center has a 55-year tradition of supporting individuals with developmental disabilities. Now focusing on adults, they provide support by connecting them with integrated opportunities for learning, work and leisure. They believe that individuals with developmental disabilities have inherent value with gifts and abilities to share. Without intentional engagement and support, these gifts may remain hidden and our community may never benefit from their contribution. These individuals are not only a vital resource to our community, but they enrich our lives.

Hi-Hope Service Center is promoting its 2nd annual Gwinnett’s Kids Got Talent Show. The event will be held on Saturday March 28, 2015 at 6pm at Central Gwinnett High School Theater in Lawrenceville, GA.

Jesse Lirette/Skyview Atlanta

Jesse Lirette with Skyview AtlantaTowering nearly 20 stories above Centennial Olympic Park, the Skyview Atlanta Ferris Wheel features 42 climate-controlled gondolas providing guests with breathtaking panoramic views of downtown Atlanta and the surrounding metropolitan area.

Those looking for an even more enhanced experience will enjoy our VIP gondola boasting Ferrari leather seats, glass floor and a longer flight time. And with its convenient location just steps from many of Atlanta’s most popular attractions, SkyView Atlanta is the perfect compliment to your downtown adventure. SkyView. You can see Atlanta from here.


Silver Lining in the Cloud on Business RadioX

Tricia Alvarez, Ronnie Strawberry and Kellyann Gerrow with Eliot Management Group

Ronnie Strawberry, Kellyann Gerrow, Tricia Alvarez, Anthony Lewis, Dom Rainey

Ronnie Strawberry, Kellyann Gerrow, Tricia Alvarez, Anthony Lewis, Dom Rainey

Tricia Alvarez, Ronnie Strawberry & Kellyann Gerrow/Eliot Management Group

Eliot offers a variety of electronic payment services, terminals, and products to grow your business. They work with businesses owners nationwide, but it’s their personal service that sets them apart. They develop one-on-one relationships with their merchants, helping them develop a program to meet their unique needs.