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ROTARY CLUB OF
|Foundation Chair||Bonnie Hardage|
|Membership Chair||Ben Ragin|
An acclaimed marketer, entrepreneur and award-winning author with two multi-million dollar agencies under her belt, Stacey Ruth has been acknowledged as among the Top 50 Entrepreneurs in Atlanta, and twice as one of the Top 100 IT Agencies by Experiential Marketer Magazine.
Her clients have included enterprise-scale organizations such as UPS, Siemens, Choice Hotels, Honda, Shaw and Overhead Door Corporation, to innovative startups.
Along her 25-year entrepreneurial journey Stacey has made nearly every business mistake possible – and grown remarkably as a result. She married her business partner and divorced him six years later, for even greater post-mess success. At one point she also was the victim of corporate identity theft, personally locating the thief, who was wanted in three states.
Her businesses have survived the fallout of 9/11 and deep recessions, teaching her how change is not a thing we manage, but a force that transforms individuals and organizations, even though we might feel like we are trying to fly during free fall.
As an impassioned leader herself, Stacey believes that without exception, everyone is a born leader. She serves in numerous organizations, where she is an advocate for the individual greatness of their respective members, including her roles as Director of Marketing for the National Speakers Association, Chair of Mentorship for the National Association of Women Business Owners, Director of Marketing for Conscious life Journal, and Board of Directors for the Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta.
Stacey has a dual degree of a BS in Mathematics, a BA in Graphic Design, and a minor in language.She is a certified ROI professional, licensed spiritual practitioner and author of Truth and Dare: Inside Out Marketing. She is hard at work on her second book, Begin: 12 Forgotten Laws to Ignite Your Business.
Stacey currently lives in Roswell, GA with her husband, Barron, in their “treehouse.” Together they enjoy traveling the world looking for their next great adventure.
Sean is the Founder of TEDS Foundation and a holistic health coach. He has made it his mission to teach and empower others to manage and eliminate stress that is creating massive obstacles in their lives. Sean's approach is constantly evolving due to the variety of challenges that are presented to him in the foundations outreach efforts. 365 days a year Sean is engaged in giving someone an option when they felt or were told one did not exist.
Who doesn’t want to grow their business and generate more revenue? Deborah Schwartz Griffin, Founder of DSG & Associates, LLC and Executive Vice President of The Business Community Network; and Vice President of Strategic Business Development, Partnerships & Alliances for the Consumers Choice Award and Out of the Blue Gifts, LLC is our speaker for March 20.
Deborah, also known as “The Creative Connector,” is an established business leader, coach, sales consultant and change agent. She has a tremendous track record of generating growth and driving results for her long list of clients, including the Georgia Restaurant Association, Creative Approach, the Women’s Foodservice Forum and Trusted CFO Solutions.
Deborah is a member of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, and an allied member of the Georgia Restaurant Association. She credits much of her laser focus in business to her daily workout. She’s an avid runner, sports fan, and an alum of The Ohio State University.
Deborah will share her secret to success: connecting people to people and ideas to results. If you want to grow your business - and who doesn’t? - listen up. You’re in for a treat.