NEWS & EVENTS

BG’s November 2016 Newsletter

BG AD Group is celebrating the month of giving thanks in our November Newsletter. See how BG gives thanks to our community and learn about some of BG’s upcoming events, stories, and partners. Check it out by clicking this link: BG’s November 2016...

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BG’s September 2016 Newsletter

We are excited to publish our September newsletter featuring BG news, BG stories, BG partners, and new BG employees. Check it out at following the link: BG’s September 2016 Newsletter.                                                ...

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CARRIAGE KIA BREAKS GROUND IN WOODSTOCK

We were just tickled to join the mess (about 80) of KIA employees, Cherokee residents, Woodstock officials, media representatives and friends and family that gathered Monday to celebrate the groundbreaking of Carriage KIA. After almost 20 years of working in the...

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DARIEN GOES TO WASHINGTON

Darien Southerland receives invitation from the (SBA) Small Business Administration to come to Washington, DC. Darien, along with 100 other US business leaders were given the opportunity to discuss concerns regarding taxes, small business developments, funding for...

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LIVE YOUR VALUES

John Maxwell, in his book, “The 360-Degree Leader,” puts it this way, “It’s not hard to stay with the decisions you make when they are based on your values. Decisions that are not consistent with our values are short lived.” John goes on to say, “Just as consistency...

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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CLOSE!

After working with a salesman this past weekend, I realized he was an educator and not a salesperson. Here is what I mean. I would ask “how are things going?” His response, “well I’m seeing a lot of people, there’s always a crowd.” I would ask, “Well are you getting...

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TEN THINGS YOU MUST DO!

People always ask me, If you started out today as a new account representative for a media company what would you do to set yourself apart for the others? So here are ten things you must do for a gatekeeper.…. Always know the receptionist name. Always pay the...

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“NO” IS A GOOD WORD

I saw a raucous 4 year old running like the bulls of Pamplona. Didn’t take a degree in nuclear physics to predict the outcome. True to form, his momentum and his gait got discombobulated and he splayed on the concrete like a spring calf. With a bloodied lip, he looked...

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KICK THE BALL

If you don’t think timing is everything… well you’re wrong. Stories that many of us were taught as a child included timing. Every time Charlie Brown went to kick the ball Lucy would move it and good ole Charlie Brown would land flat on his back! For many years, I...

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THINK BEFORE WE SPEAK

Abraham Lincoln spent hours preparing his two-minute Gettysburg Address. From time to time I’ve reflected on the impact of those two-minutes in history. I then ask  I myself, “How much time and thought do I put into the words I speak?” My words may not have the impact...

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WHY IS GRASS BROWN?

Daddy, Why Is Grass Turning Brown Again? By Paul Martin My friend’s son asked that question.  We were excited that his son was starting to understand the cycle of seasons—in the fall, the grass turns brown. In the spring, the grass turns green. When you understand the...

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NO ONE REALLY LIKES CRITICISM!

No one really likes criticism. Like a visit to the dentist, it’s part of life. You don’t want it, but know it’s needed. The right kind of criticism can help us grow personally and professionally. The wrong kind can leave us in a fetal position quivering in a corner....

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LOMBARDI ON SUCCESS

This past year two things occurred simultaneously which took me back, once again, to learn form the legendary coach, Vince Lombardi. Those two things? My first Packer game, opening game for the season, and reading “What It Takes to Be #1: Vince Lombardi on Leadership”...

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CHANGE REQUIRES LEADERSHIP

One of my dog-eared books is “Tribes,” by Seth Godin. I’m going to share this week one short section from “Tribes” then recommend you go to Amazon.com and purchase a copy for yourself. If leadership is the ability to create change your tribe believes in, and the...

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