• Sucré: New Orleans-Style Luxury Pastry Shop Opening in Peachtree Corners

    11 JUN. 2024 · Abney Harper, co-owner of the luxury New Orleans brand Sucré, shares her journey into the culinary world. Sucré recently opened its first location outside of New Orleans in Woodstock, Atlanta, marking an exciting expansion. Abney hopes to create a beautiful, magical experience showcasing handcrafted, complex pastries while ensuring quality and consistency. The Forum  Peachtree Corners will open this fall, 2024. This interview by Rico Figliolini Timestamp: https://www.youtube.com/live/Az0An8t1rrg?t=0s - Abney Harper's Journey https://www.youtube.com/live/Az0An8t1rrg?t=104s - Sucré: New Orleans-Style Luxury Pastry Shop https://www.youtube.com/live/Az0An8t1rrg?t=217s - From Law to Pastry: A Serendipitous Journey https://www.youtube.com/live/Az0An8t1rrg?t=376s - Expanding Sucré's Presence in Georgia https://www.youtube.com/live/Az0An8t1rrg?t=489s - From Restaurants to Pastries https://www.youtube.com/live/Az0An8t1rrg?t=767s - Navigating the Challenges of Scaling a Business Across States https://www.youtube.com/live/Az0An8t1rrg?t=918s - Navigating Regulations and Expansion Plans https://www.youtube.com/live/Az0An8t1rrg?t=1042s - Expanding Sucré Brand Beyond New Orleans https://www.youtube.com/live/Az0An8t1rrg?t=1208s - Discovering A New Orleans Passion https://www.youtube.com/live/Az0An8t1rrg?t=1284s - Bringing the Essence of New Orleans to Atlanta
    27m 8s
  • Steve Gasper, in the Run-Off for Gwinnett County School Board, District 3

    6 JUN. 2024 · Steve Gasper is a candidate for the Gwinnett County School Board runoff election on June 18th. As a parent with children in the Gwinnett County public school system, Gasper wants to maintain high-quality education while addressing policy changes. Steve highlights the importance of transparency, the challenges posed by technology, and the need to support and listen to teachers to improve morale and keep experienced educators in the classroom. With your host Rico Figliolini
    37m 50s
  • Shana V. White in the Runoff for Gwinnett County School Board District 3

    6 JUN. 2024 · Shana V. White is in the run-off for the Gwinnett County School Board, District 3, with the crucial election date set for June 18th. In our podcast, she emphasizes the importance of voter turnout and shares her vision for enhancing transparency in the board's operations. We delve into topics such as school safety, the synergy between education and compassion, and the role of AI in the educational landscape. Don't miss this insightful discussion on why your vote matters. With your host Rico Figliolini Shana’s Website: https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbHBQME9ycWRzMHNtZzVVZGh3ZExuWkg4bDNxQXxBQ3Jtc0ttdHVsMlk1eWFfb1dadnNPU3FTZEVuMjVKUll1Qkl2Mzg5akhGbVFucWV0enhDd0Z0bDdjM3BwOUJMNlZOTmo0UUhwVFNVbVlxMGdpbkJzUDA0ZWRXZDl4QUJfRHJNd1FmRGlCZEU1S3N4V0Nub3dBQQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.shanavwhiteforgcps.com%2F&v=za2_USPyQU4 Timestamp: https://www.youtube.com/live/za2_USPyQU4?t=0s - Shana White's Run for Gwinnett School Board https://www.youtube.com/live/za2_USPyQU4?t=99s - Teaching: A Family Legacy and Calling https://www.youtube.com/live/za2_USPyQU4?t=199s - From Doubts to Passion: Shana’s Journey as a Teacher https://www.youtube.com/live/za2_USPyQU4?t=269s - From Basketball Player to Coach https://www.youtube.com/live/za2_USPyQU4?t=354s - Strengthening Schools as Community Hubs  https://www.youtube.com/live/za2_USPyQU4?t=577s - Rethinking Discipline: Teaching Accountability and Respect https://www.youtube.com/live/za2_USPyQU4?t=803s - Importance of Consistency in School Behavior Expectations https://www.youtube.com/live/za2_USPyQU4?t=981s - Balancing Cell Phone Use in the Classroom https://www.youtube.com/live/za2_USPyQU4?t=1250s - Transparency in District Leadership and Decision-Making https://www.youtube.com/live/za2_USPyQU4?t=1456s - Improving Accountability, Morale, and Equity in Gwinnett County Schools https://www.youtube.com/live/za2_USPyQU4?t=1677s - Bridging the Gap: Integrating Apprenticeships and AI in Education https://www.youtube.com/live/za2_USPyQU4?t=1910s - Leveraging Tech Resources to Empower Youth Entrepreneurship https://www.youtube.com/live/za2_USPyQU4?t=2190s - Importance of Critical Thinking in Early Education
    41m 2s
  • Good Samaritan Gwinnett: Primary Medical & Dental Care Mission

    5 JUN. 2024 · Shameka Allen, CEO of Good Samaritan Gwinnett, works in nonprofit healthcare and brings a working mother's perspective to an organization serving over 52,000 people since 2005. Good Samaritan provides primary medical and dental care to over 300,000 uninsured patients in Gwinnett County, Georgia, with fee-based, discounted services funded through patient fees, donations, and grants. They face challenges such as language barriers and navigating the healthcare system for specialty care within their predominantly Hispanic patient population. Our podcast interview with your host, Rico Figliolini, covers this and more in our latest episode. Good Samaritan Website: https://goodsamgwinnett.org/ Timestamp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlREPb-wsMo&t=0s - Introducing Shameka Allen, CEO of Good Samaritan Gwinnett https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlREPb-wsMo&t=159s - Passion for Nonprofit Healthcare https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlREPb-wsMo&t=222s - Providing Dignified Healthcare to the Uninsured https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlREPb-wsMo&t=547s - Navigating Healthcare Challenges for Underserved Communities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlREPb-wsMo&t=727s - Partnering for Community Health https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlREPb-wsMo&t=860s - Addressing Healthcare Disparities in Gwinnett County https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlREPb-wsMo&t=948s - Expanding Healthcare Services Through SPA Model https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlREPb-wsMo&t=1116s - Launching a Healthcare Training Academy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlREPb-wsMo&t=1291s - Addressing Healthcare Workforce Shortages https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlREPb-wsMo&t=1387s - Volunteers Becoming Medical Professionals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlREPb-wsMo&t=1490s - Expanding Access to Vocational Training https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlREPb-wsMo&t=1649s - Serving Uninsured Patients Through Community Partnerships https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlREPb-wsMo&t=1825s - The Value of Primary Care: Saving Money and Lives https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlREPb-wsMo&t=1994s - Dignified Experience: Exploring Good Samaritan Gwinnett
    36m 4s
  • Ruwa Romman on Recent Georgia Legislation and Gaza

    23 MAY. 2024 · Georgia State Representative Ruwa Romman shares insights into the legislative session, highlighting the dynamic of having a third of the House composed of new members. She addresses the complex issues of balancing public safety and civil liberties in immigration status checks, the political landscape challenges during an election year, and experiences of changing positions on bills after hearing new information. Plus, Romman shared her view on the war in Gaza. With your host Rico Figliolini. Resources: Ruwa’s Website: https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbWQ5MlRjZmtJbXd2X2hBTkhJa0V5STd6WVlxd3xBQ3Jtc0trS1F3eXBGeHlvYkI5dmg5TDNENExKZi1mdHpVc1VmaWhLbnIxZXZZdmYxZUVvcVlaWGQ0aUhCRjcxOTVwVHc5Rmpac09JRDNNRjBDTElULXZzT3VvLU05S09fdGhLR1JsUkFvRGNwWjdad1NqN0xycw&q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ruwa4georgia.com%2F&v=3rFQDEV1IRI Timestamp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rFQDEV1IRI&t=0s - Discussing Important Issues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rFQDEV1IRI&t=187s - First-Year Freshman Dynamics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rFQDEV1IRI&t=259s - Concerns over Misuse of Immigration Enforcement Legislation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rFQDEV1IRI&t=423s - Concerns Over Police Funding and Immigration Checks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rFQDEV1IRI&t=643s - Balancing Immigration Enforcement and Community Trust https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rFQDEV1IRI&t=761s - Navigating Student Loan Forgiveness and Data Center Legislation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rFQDEV1IRI&t=918s - Changing Perspectives on Film Tax Credits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rFQDEV1IRI&t=1019s - Balancing Film Industry Incentives and School Funding https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rFQDEV1IRI&t=1127s - Navigating Legislation: Freshman Lawmaker's Perspective https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rFQDEV1IRI&t=1504s - Improving Early Literacy through Education Reform https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rFQDEV1IRI&t=1603s - Balancing Work, Campaigns, and Local Elections https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rFQDEV1IRI&t=1941s - Unsolicited Home Selling Offers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rFQDEV1IRI&t=1999s - Engaging the Community and Addressing International Challenges
    38m 24s
  • Peachtree Corners Development Pressures Lead to a Moratorium and More Proactive City Planning

    15 MAY. 2024 · This episode features special guest Shaun Adams, Peachtree Corners' new Community Development Director who continues as Assistant City Attorney. Shaun's responsibilities include identifying areas that could benefit from redevelopment, planning, administering, and implementing redevelopment projects, and helping to identify and obtain public funding for projects. Part of our discussions include the 6-month moratorium on new residential development in the central business district which reflects a reassessment of the city's needs. Included in the podcast discussion was a discussion on zoning and development, emerging market trends, navigating development pressures, and community and business roles. Hosted by Rico Figliolini. Redevelopment Authority of Peachtree Corners: https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbWdkRnNIUlIwQnRScTBEYkRxUzluMDV1U2tMUXxBQ3Jtc0ttUk96bU1oSUZRaDF1MEVGcGowdEhaUkJYbUtWZnpqZ1dWUXV4RU1UdFJCaGI5eGpOWTFwTlRmeEtrMFpWR2lGcV9KX3p2ZGd4OW9vb2VndFBZUWM0UUR2ZHZRY2loWm00RDd1d3k1TGp0ZGhTVHAtSQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.peachtreecornersga.gov%2F214%2FRedevelopment-Authority&v=vkZY2ZXt3vU Peachtree Corners City Meeting Calendar: https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbDBEOVlOVnlJU04xYjBVR2sxaHFCRnlxX25zZ3xBQ3Jtc0ttVHdGRTVxb2o1X1dPVXFlREszLTFvX2FOaUdUWnlnbDZ3ZGxSYzV3QVNfY00xejlXa3dKdzNKcmgwRi1OeWUzV1Y2bE13N01wN1E3RFdOWUpWU3g2SmtfZGhabk9aUWNUZDJCTzhGb25LS2VTeWlZcw&q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.peachtreecornersga.gov%2FCalendar.aspx&v=vkZY2ZXt3vU Timestamp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkZY2ZXt3vU&t=0s - Shaun Adams: New Community Development Director https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkZY2ZXt3vU&t=81s - Peachtree Corners Resident Balances Legal and Community Roles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkZY2ZXt3vU&t=206s - Community Development: Zoning, Permitting, and Collaboration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkZY2ZXt3vU&t=444s - Adapting City Codes to Changing Needs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkZY2ZXt3vU&t=594s - Adapting Zoning to Emerging Market Trends https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkZY2ZXt3vU&t=757s - Navigating Zoning Overlays and Mixed-Use Developments https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkZY2ZXt3vU&t=907s - Examining Zoning and Development Trends https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkZY2ZXt3vU&t=1201s - The Impact of COVID-19 on Cities and the Growth of Smaller Communities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkZY2ZXt3vU&t=1290s - Navigating Development Pressures and Public Input https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkZY2ZXt3vU&t=1528s - Leveraging Comprehensive Plans for Strategic Development https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkZY2ZXt3vU&t=1783s - Exploring Proactive City Planning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkZY2ZXt3vU&t=1943s - Upcoming Agenda and Code Updates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkZY2ZXt3vU&t=2037s - Upcoming Planning Commission and City Council Meetings
    36m 56s
  • Why Baron Reinhold is Running for Gwinnett County Sheriff

    13 MAY. 2024 · “You have to have a force that people want to join, and that is incumbent upon the leader to create the environment where people love to work. Where they know that their boss has their back. They know that their boss is looking out for their career. They're invested in training, equipping them, and so on.” Baron Reinhold talks about his run to be the next Gwinnett County Sheriff. Reinhold, who has a 30-year military background, discusses his varied experiences in the Navy, including leadership roles in nuclear command and reconnaissance. He aims to enhance transparency and accountability within the sheriff's department through measures like budget audits and public forums. He stresses the importance of restoring public trust by addressing organizational issues promptly and effectively, including staffing shortages and jail safety concerns. Listen in with your host Rico Figliolini Timestamp: 00:00:00 - Baron Reinhold's Extensive Military and Community Service 00:01:53 - From Naval Academy to Military Consulting: A Military Career Spanning Decades 00:04:50 - Running for Gwinnett County Sheriff 00:07:05 - Addressing Gwinnett County's Challenges 00:10:14 - Lack of Transparency in Sheriff's Budget 00:12:21 - Implementing Command Climate Surveys for Organizational Improvement 00:14:14 - Navigating Jail Budget and Safety Challenges 00:18:21 - Understaffed Jail Struggles with Inmate Safety 00:21:56 - Importance of Effective Leadership in Law Enforcement 00:24:13 - Addressing Staffing Challenges in Law Enforcement 00:28:12 - The Sheriff's Role in Upholding Constitutional Rights 00:31:20 - Balancing Constitutional Rights and Public Health 00:34:40 - Abuse of Public Funds for Personal Branding 00:36:28 - Exploring Alternatives to Traditional Law Enforcement 00:38:54 - Experienced and Qualified Candidate for Gwinnett County Sheriff
    43m 14s
  • Yanin Cortes Shares Why She's Running for Gwinnett County School Board

    7 MAY. 2024 · Peachtree Corner resident and Cuban immigrant https://yanin.org/shares her journey from struggling with English in her first year in an American elementary school to running for the Gwinnett County School Board. Endorsed by local leaders, she highlights system strengths and challenges. Yanin is a talented singer, entrepreneur, and mother of three who stresses the importance of community support, clear policies, and continuous improvement to address new challenges. Listen in to hear more about this candidate and the upcoming election. Hosted by Rico Figliolini Resources: Yanin’s Campaign Website: https://yanin.org/ Timestamp: 00:00:00 - Yanin Cortes Runs for Gwinnett County School Board 00:01:41 - From Immigrant to Aspiring Musician 00:03:55 - From Music to Family and Entrepreneurship 00:05:48 - From Educator to Entrepreneur: A Diverse Journey 00:08:09 - Pursuing a Passion for Education and Community 00:10:12 - Celebrating Gwinnett County's Diverse School System 00:14:36 - Navigating Discipline and Safety Challenges in Schools 00:17:22 - The Role of the School Board: Oversight and Support 00:20:10 - Balancing Community Input and Systemic Realities 00:22:51 - Implementing Policies: Complexities and Challenges 00:24:29 - Improving School Safety and Restoring Trust 00:28:48 - Navigating Diversity in School Systems 00:31:50 - The Joys of Family, Community, and Running a Restaurant 00:35:17 - Advocating for Community and Children in School Board 00:37:57 - Importance of Voting for School Board
    39m 40s
  • What's in Store for The Forum Peachtree Corners for 2024

    29 ABR. 2024 · Brooke Massey, Director of Leasing for https://livinginpeachtreecorners.com/2024/business/north-american-properties-secures-3-new-brands-for-the-forum/, handles four locations in metro Atlanta – including https://theforumpeachtree.com/. She shares the behind-the-scenes stories of bringing new and exciting tenants to this retail destination. Learn about the community input that shaped the vision for The Forum, the diverse culinary offerings coming to the center, and the plans for creating a vibrant hub for community events and entertainment. She shares with host Rico Figliolini her insights into the curated retail mix and plans for future additions. Timestamp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x1n-AEQsKw&t=0s - Revitalizing Peachtree Corners: Brooke Massey's Insights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x1n-AEQsKw&t=96s - Revitalizing the Community Through Tenant Curation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x1n-AEQsKw&t=231s - Suburban Shift: Peachtree Corners' Evolving Demographic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x1n-AEQsKw&t=385s - Nando's Expansion into North America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x1n-AEQsKw&t=467s - Outdoor Dining and Food Hall Plans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x1n-AEQsKw&t=566s - Communal Kitchens and Upcoming Developments at The Forum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x1n-AEQsKw&t=651s - Utilizing LED Screens and Stages for Community Gatherings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x1n-AEQsKw&t=788s - Premiere Pastries and Bakery Opening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x1n-AEQsKw&t=870s - Curating the Retail Mix: Welcoming New Offerings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x1n-AEQsKw&t=967s - Transforming Vacant Storefronts into Vibrant Spaces https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x1n-AEQsKw&t=1070s - Exploring the Charm of Peachtree Corners
    20m 5s
  • Wesleyan Artist Market 2024: Meagan Brooker

    28 MAR. 2024 · Listeners are taken on a journey into the colorful art world through the eyes of high school art teacher Meagan Brooker. With 17 years of experience at Wesleyan School in Peachtree Corners, Brooker shares her passion for creativity, sharing how art has become a form of therapy and a source of inspiration in her life. From discussing her artistic process and inspiration to highlighting the importance of art for mental well-being, Brooker's infectious enthusiasm for art will captivate and inspire listeners of all backgrounds. Brooker's art will be on display at the Wesleyan Artist Market 2024, April 26-27. Tune in to discover the transformative power of creativity and art in this enlightening and uplifting Peachtree Corners Life Podcast episode.
    34m 7s

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