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Attorney Stephen M. Worrall of The Manely Firm P.C.


Attorney Stephen M. Worrall has vast experience working with estate planning matters, including wills, trusts, probate, special needs trusts, and guardianship. In addition, he is well-practiced in family law matters, such as adoption, collaborative divorce, and prenuptial agreements.

Steve’s approach to law is fresh and unique, and he prefers progressive strategies. As an estate planning attorney, he hones in on ways to fully address every aspect of the client’s situation to help them make the best financial and legal choices. As a family law attorney throughout Georgia, he can assist you with the full protection of assets and utilizes methods of preserving their wealth for the future.

Steve was born and raised in Cobb County, Atlanta. He attended the University of Georgia, School of Law, and graduated in 1983. After graduation, he practiced in the Buckhead area, until 1995 when he started his own legal practice, GeorgiaFamilyLaw: Worrall Law LLC. Attorney Worrall became part of The Manely (PRONOUNCED Mah-NEE-Lee) Firm, P.C. in 2015, where he works as the senior adoption, estate planning, and probate attorney.

Steve is married with three children, and is active in his community in local theater, arts, and business organizations.

Dan W. Boles, Associate Agent of Aaron Bruner Agency, LLC


Dan has been an Atlanta area resident since moving here from Nashville TN in 1993. He currently lives in Acworth GA with his wife Amanda, and their 3 kids. His professional background includes success in banking, financial services marketing, insurance, and 10+ years in Christian ministry with youth, young adults, and Men. Combined, his career makes him a well-rounded Insurance Professional who understands the unique needs of small business owners and upwardly mobile families. Licensed in Georgia and Tennessee, Dan specializes in Business/Commercial Insurance and Life Insurance coverage that help protect the things that matter most and reduce the risk of catastrophic loss in today’s litigious society.

A 2003 graduate of Kennesaw State University, Dan is very involved in the KSU Alumni Association and a proud season ticketholder for KSU Baseball and KSU Football which just wrapped up their inaugural season with a 6-5 record. He is also an active member of the Acworth Business Association.

In his spare time, Dan enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, actively participating in Kennesaw State Athletics and Alumni events, camping, hiking, backpacking, and overland travel. He’s also part of a 4-man team of Overland
Enthusiasts called Peach State Overland (, which will traverse from Atlanta to Moab UTAH and back in April 2016 documenting there experience in a documentary video series.

For more information about Dan, visit

Tandelyn Daniel, Member Development of the Georgia Restaurant Association


Tandelyn Daniels, Member Development Executive of The Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) represents the restaurant and food service industry at the state, county and city level to fight onerous legislation from materializing into law. Their top-notch government affairs team serves as the watchdog for your interests.

The mission of the Georgia Restaurant Association is to serve as the voice of Georgia’s restaurants in Advocacy, Education and Awareness.

Your support through membership shows your level of investment in your business and Georgia’s 16.5+ billion dollar food service industry. The GRA is sanctioned by the National Restaurant Association to operate Georgia’s only not-for-profit representing the state’s nearly 17,000 restaurants and food service locations.

We hold educational classes on topics (i.e. tax rulings to food cost to PCI compliance) impacting your operations a minimum of 2x per month.

Our core of endorsed services from our allied partners is sure to add money to your bottom line. From credit card processing, a United Health Care Partnership, music licensing and marketing tools, the GRA’s programs has your operational needs covered!

But perhaps the most important reason for joining–it’s just the right thing to do if you are in the restaurant and food service business. It’s your fair share contribution to make sure you operate in a favorable business climate.
Twitter: @TantheGRAlady

Tequia Danielle Lester of Its All About You Birthdays


My name is Tequia Danielle Lester also known as “The Party Guru”.  I began planning parties for my oldest daughter over 15 years ago. After exhausting all of the traditional storefront party places I ran out of ideas.  I decided to plan a carnival party complete with clowns, popcorn machines, games, balloons, prizes and so on. To say the least it was a smashing success among my family and friends.  It wasn’t until 3 years later, after working in corporate America and getting laid off for a year  when I put together another birthday party for my daughter, this time a spa party. The response was undeniably amazing and that’s when I knew that I was on to something. After, a little pushing from close family and friends I began tapping into my hidden talent. Thus, in 2008 ‘Its All About You Birthdays’ was born. This company quickly took off and has since been moving forward full speed ahead.

I didn’t have to look far to reel in several A-listers. Once they met me and saw my outgoing, bubbly, personality along with my hard work ethics, love for kids and amazing passion to create unique birthday parties it was a no brainier. The IAAYB calendar began to quickly fill up months in advance with several high end clients throughout the Metro Atlanta area. I have had the privilege of hosting birthday parties for Former Real Housewives of Atlanta Deshawn Snow (repeat client), CNN’s Johnita Due (repeat client), Celebrity Shoe Designer of FeverShoes Natischa Harvey (repeat client), Falcons defensive line coach Bryan Cox (repeat client), Radio Personality Cadillac Jack  from Country/Kicks 101.5 (repeat client),BRAVO’s Married to Medicine Toya Bush, Singer Ledisi, VP of Neenah Paper Julie Schertell (repeat client) and Winnie Couture to list a few.

Many of my clients were so impressed with the children’s events, the amazingly unique candy buffets and signature theme cakes that they began calling ‘The Guru’ to plan their events as well. The company brand then expanded creating ‘Its All About You Atlanta’ for the adult and corporate clientele. IAAYA is fabulously, chic, stylish & fun for women & men of all ages. There is something in store for everyone. I have a passion and love for entertaining which I infuse with amazing and beautiful decor.

My team carries that same passion. Taking the time to personally get to know our clients, putting their needs first and foremost. Our meticulous attention to detail and commitment ensures every event to be a successful one.

My company also believes very strongly in giving back to the community. In 2014, I partnered with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Hosting several charity events. a Valentine’s Day celebration, a ‘Celebrating Life’ October fest and the biggest event to date was hosting  ‘Let it Glo’ Prom 2015 for the entire hospital. (Which I provided: hair styling, makeovers, fun attire, catering, balloons, red carpet, photo area, decorations, DJ, and volunteers). 2014 was a big year. I also started my annual Thanksgiving ‘Feed Atlanta’ Food & Coat Drive for the homeless. During this event we fed over 300 homeless people and are looking forward to feeding even more this year.  My goal is to always be one the cutting edge, introducing new & fresh ideas for any event or occasion.  It’s All About You Birthdays  is a brand…I want everyone who comes in contact with anything I do, to feel ‘Its All About Them’. As as young African American entrepreneur I hope to inspire anyone wanting to start their own business and know that all things are possible to them that believe.

Laurie Ford of ARF Financial, LLC and Kevin McGee of Avid Entrepreneurship


Laurie Ford is the Vice President of ARF Financial LLC, a California licensed lender that sources business loans and lines of credit for restaurant and retail merchants in all 50 states. Since 2001, they have filled the void between traditional bank financing and less attractive venues of obtaining capital, like cash advances and taking on equity partners. With an ability to secure financing where most banks stop, and giving merchants the ability to maintain control of their business and more profitable by meeting their financial goals. Businesses may qualify for amounts up to $725,000 without the need for collateral, at the most competitive rates and with fixed terms up to 36 months. The application process is simple and straightforward resulting in 48 hour approvals and fundings in as little as 7 business days. Whether you’re thinking of adding a new location, renovating your existing facility, purchasing new equipment or simply stabilizing your cash flow, your first step in securing financing is ARF Financial. They have helped over 6,000 businesses receive approvals on more than 12,000 loans with proceeds in excess of $600,000,000.

Kevin’s mission is to Speak Life and inspire you to make each and everyday, the best day of your life. Kevin has spent most of his life as an entrepreneur. While he has had some tough times, he has also learned to recognize opportunities, overcome obstacles, deal with failures and embrace success. Entrepreneur or not, we all face these issues.

Kevin McGee is a sought after motivational speaker, business coach, blogger, husband, father, and serial entrepreneur. He has spent the last 20 years of his life in any number of entrepreneurial pursuits. Kevin believes that there is no career that can give you the freedom, flexibility and fullness that entrepreneurship can. He started his first venture when he was 23 years old.  His most recent venture is AVID Entrepreneurship a social enterprise that helps first generation entrepreneurs build better businesses.

Kevin has had his share of success and failures in many areas of his life. All of these experiences have helped to shape Kevin into the man he is today. A caring, compassionate and concerned individual whose desire is to help others better navigate and avoid some of the pitfalls and challenges we encounter in life.

Known for his approachable demeanor and transparency, Kevin candidly shares his life experiences, the good and the bad. He hopes that they will help others better recognize opportunities, overcome obstacles, deal with failures and embrace success.

Speak Life means to speak authoritatively and positively to the challenges in your life. By simply changing your perspective you can truly change your life. Kevin resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife, and their two daughters.  His family is a source of continuous support, inspiration and motivation. You can find out more about Kevin at

Kadeem Dunwell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Young Entrepreneurs of Atlanta Foundation, Inc.


An Atlanta, GA native, Kadeem Dunwell is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Young Entrepreneurs of Atlanta Foundation, Inc. A 501 c(3) non profit who’s mission consists of turning the opportunity seekers of today into successful entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

A partner of select schools throughout the metro Atlanta area, Mr. Dunwell, and his team of local advisory members have impacted the lives of students across the city through their impact programming which instills confidence, inspiration, and the appropriate education within young people through entrepreneurship.

Mr. Dunwell is also Managing Partner of Young Entrepreneur Atlanta; a company devoted to community involvement and the branding and marketing of companies run by young professionals. Young Entrepreneur strives to execute their mission by providing a platform for the best and brightest young entrepreneurs through the provision of brand and media related opportunities through their digital publication, FAME­Magazine. Recognized by CBS Radio as a young adult making a difference, Mr. Dunwell sits on multiple boards for schools throughout the Atlanta area and is a member of the Fulton County “My Brother’s Keeper” Taskforce.

Mary-Kay Boler of TAG Education Collaborative and Zach White of ZK White Pressure Washing


After a 17-year career as a small business consultant, Mary-Kay Boler recently joined the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed), the charitable organization established by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) to increase interest in technology education and careers in Georgia.  TAG-Ed offers meaningful, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math initiatives, including Georgia STEM Day, web-based team challenges and its internship program for high school students.  As Development Director, Mary-Kay is responsible for the organization’s strategic and tactical fundraising activities, including building partnerships with corporate donors, securing funds from area foundations, and maintaining relationships with TAG-Ed’s invaluable STEM advocates.

Mary Kay has extensive experience building organizations and a proven commitment to STEM education. She founded Catapult Strategic Consulting and for nearly two decades provided strategic, financial and marketing assistance to emerging companies and non-profits. For the last five years, Mary Kay also has been involved with FIRST Robotics, as a business mentor on the Walton Robotics team, a member of the board of the Walton Robotics Foundation, and as a volunteer with Georgia FIRST.

Mary-Kay also is the president of the East Cobb Business Association (ECBA), a local organization that develops business leaders through networking, and education and community involvement.  Information on monthly ECBA activities and special events is available at

Mary-Kay can be reached at 470-823-4306 or at  Additional information on all of TAG-Ed’s programs can be found at,, and


Zach White is the owner of ZK White Pressure Washing.  He started the company on a whim…and a great deal on a professional pressure washing unit; fast forward five years and He’s expanded that whim to a steady paced full time business.  Currently, he works alongside his wife to keep everything rolling.  This business rewards me with instant gratification.  At the end of each day, they strive to make sure customers are happy.  In addition to his experience in the industry, he has been licensed and insured for four years.  No matter how much we grow, he will always be ‘your friend with a pressure washer’!!

Sabra Dupree of Kids Kuts Salon in Marietta, GA


Sabra Dupree is a proud mother of two active young men and owner of Kids Kuts Salon in Marietta, GA. Sabra and her husband started Kids Kuts in 1999. Being very active in their community, they sponsor many events and several sport’s teams. They are also very active with their children in school and sports. With total support from their community, they have been able to forge wonderful friendships. It is their family and friendships that keeps them encouraged and has helped business to grow.

Since opening in 1999, Kids Kuts has serviced many clients.  One of Sabra’s greatest joys is to work with children who need a little more patience and understanding.  She enjoys these challenges and feels that its what makes her shop unique and special.

Sabra is thankful everyday that Kids Kuts is able to help all the families that come into the shop, and has built her business with relationships with customers and trust. She is thankful to all her  customers and friends that won’t go anywhere else!

Michelle Burke of BURKE | DESIGN + PLANNING



Michelle Burke is a California born, Georgia raised, young professional who’s love of timelines, a well-set table and a bouquet full of fresh flowers led her to chase her dream and become founder of Burke Design + Planning.

Michelle graduated from Georgia College & State University in 2012 with a B.A. in Mass Communications and Public Relations and began her career as an Event Planner after moving back to Atlanta in the Summer of 2012.A corporate event planner by day, Michelle has worked with a series of Fortune 500 companies around the globe and Founder & Owner of BURKE | DESIGN + PLANNING by night, Michelle has had a variety of wonderful individual clients who quickly turn clients to friends.

LaShanda Neal, Sales & Marketing Manager of Riverside EpiCenter


LaShanda Neal/ Riverside EpiCenter

LaShanda Neal is the Sales & Marketing Manager of the Riverside EpiCenter. She is responsible for all marketing, sales and advertisements for the entire facility.

The Riverside EpiCenter is LEED*Silver certified with nearly 113,000 sq. ft. Designed by Pieper/ O’Brien/Herr Architects, we are built with care for you and our environment. Built with recycled materials, we reduce our use of water through the utilization of water efficient fixtures, deliver 30% more fresh air to indoor spaces than required by code, and use efficient indoor and outdoor lighting to reduce energy consumption. Along with our indoor recycling program we are committed to ‘being green’.

Unique in our concept we provide a collage of events, entertainment and wellness activities. Where else can you see a concert or play, work out, shoot hoops, play arcade games, rock climb, have a video conference, record in our recording studio and enjoy a gala in our Grand Ballroom all under one roof?

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a rating system used by the U.S. Green Building Council that certifies healthier and more sustainable development practices while minimizing impact on the environment and human health.