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Business Hour with Ron Comacho

Ron Comacho has over 25 years of experience in advertising, marketing/communications and public relations. He was a regional vice president for sales and marketing with CBS, and as president of Continuum Systems worked with clients including AT&T, Bellsouth, The Coca-Cola Company & IBM. Over the past 10 years as a marketing strategist for Atlanta-based Communications Focus, Ron has supported the start-up and expansion efforts of companies around the nation. Ron's after hours work includes volunteering with urban planning and environmental organizations as well as civic organizations and the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia.

Join host Ron and his guest Kevin McCauley, of the Blue Heron Nature Preserve talking the importance of preserves.
Join Ron and his guest Chef Alex Reethof, who has an expanded culinary operation that even includes "box lunches".
Having a successful restaurant operation often takes more than a good menu, a good chef and staff and a good location. Having multiple locations in places as diverse as New York City and Duluth, Georgia is a juggling act. Join Ron Comacho, host of Join Ron when he talks to Willie Degel of Uncle Jack’s Meathouse and restaurateur extraordinaire about what it takes to succeed in this highly competitive industry and two completely different markets.
Rob Skelton, first half hour, the Blue Angels Liaison is the former U.S. Air Force and Thunderbird pilot. This is a great show!
Mike Wien is someone who has succeeded in business and as a triathlon competitor,a sport that takes considerable discipline. Along the way he has refined a strategy for success that we all can benefit from. Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour, as he talks with Mike about his book – The Specific Edge and his consulting with a host of organizations that want to gain that competitive edge as well as individuals who want to achieve personal goals.
Mark Allen is the founder and operator of the Australian Bakery as well as an automotive performance innovator with a patented suspension system. How does a bakery mix with cars. Get the inside scope when Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour talks with Mark about these two businesses and other entrepreneurial ventures.
Join Ron and Chef Virginia Willis who Is The Embodiment Of What It Really Takes To Reach The Highest Levels Of Cooking, GREAT show!
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour as he talks with Ellen Diehl, a true Healthcare Insurance expert - to make sense of this mystery.
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour when he talks with Jay Holder of the ATC (running) about this world-class organization.
Join Ron Comacho, when he talks with Jay Boylan and Bill Cleveland of the SSEP
Join Ron Comacho, when he talks with Allie Kelly, the Executive Director of The Ray, an organization that’s helping us to drive the future.
Join Ron and his guest as they discuss Texas wine and particularly grape grown in West Texas and the McPherson Cellars quality wines. Great Show!
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour when he talks with Richard Johnson, Founder and CEO of Air Allergen and President of the Fulton Asthma Improvement & Reduction Coalition and the Georgia Healthy Homes Coalition to learn more about how to diagnose the condition of your indoor air with quality science to provide evidence-based choices.
Join Ron and his guest Chris Grigalunas, race car driver, certified instructor, founder and CEO of Azul Motorsports which is dedicated to introducing clients to the thrill of motorsports in a very on-track.
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour when he talks with Steve Sharples to get the inside scoop about the restaurant business.
Growing any small business year after year isn’t an easy task – but when you rely on a supply of farm products that are then crafted into an artisanal food, in a highly competitive food marketplace – that’s a whole other another story. And what does it take to make quality award-winning cheese? Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour when he talks with Robin Schick, founder of Calyroad Creamery,– to get an insider view of the business, the business environment, what it takes to grow a business and which it takes to make a product almost all of us love – great tasting cheese.
American medicine is on the leading edge in a variety of specialties including Emergency Medicine. But what goes into creating a quality Emergency Room? It’s a little late to review ERs when it’s time to go – so what do you need to know about small clinics vs. large hospitals and between conventional ERs and Trauma Centers. Get an insider perspective on Emergency Medicine when Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour, talks with Dr. Kenneth Miller, Head of Emergency Medicine at Emory Healthcare’s Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Willamette Valley is in the spotlight with wineries such as the Stoller Family Estate that is consistently turning out excellent wines. How does this happen? Learn more about the art and science of great winemaking when Ron Comacho,
How does this relationship continue to thrive and who keeps the cultural exchange alive? Learn more about this special relationship when Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour talks with Thomas Tugulescu, Deputy Cultural Attaché for Educational and University Affairs with Cultural Services of the Consulat General of France in Atlanta and Michèle Olivères, President of Francophonie Atlanta.
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour when he talks with Burton Brody of Studio, a printing and reprographic design-production shop, to gain insight into the process of surviving and thriving in this ever-changing business segment.
How do you find the ideal home when there are so many different styles, different sizes, different neighborhoods, different school systems, different communities? Working with the right residential real estate organization and with the right agent can make all the difference. Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour, when he talks with Timothy Lynn, a Harry Norman Realtor and gain insight into the best way to find the best home, particularly when there are so many options.
Join Ron Comacho, and his guest Peter Hug, Global Trading Director of Kitco Precious Metals as they discuss the pros and cons of precious metals.
Join Ron and his guest as they will help you make sense of healthcare and Medicare plans and planning.
There are many thousands of military veterans who serve following 9-11 that have a range of conditions that have not always been treated in the best way possible but the Emory Healthcare Center for Veterans is setting a new standard of care. Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour as talks with Denise Berry about how Emory Healthcare is supporting our veterans.
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour when he talks with Chris Edwards, CEO of Edward Marc Brands and learn about how one company expanded on its original foundation of quality handcrafted chocolate and is poised to be a global player with multiple brands.
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour when he talks with Dan Warnshuis, owner and winemaker of Utopia Wines to get a whole bunch of insight into the process.
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour when he talks with Brian Shortt owner of Shortt Supply an active lifestyle store in Hood River, Oregon with a focus on running and a reputation for quality products, caring about customers and making sure that whatever it is – it’ll fit and/or function just right.
Join Ron Comacho, when he talks with David Hamilton, a Principal with PRAXIS3 and an architect committed to this balance of form and function.
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour when he talks with David Armanasco to learn more about one of the world’s most advanced multiple technologies projects that is truly the wave of the future.
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour as he talks with David Wiley of Health Markets to make sense of this mystery.
Join Ron Comacho, when he talks with Steve Frabitore, founder of the Tupelo Honey Café group of restaurants to learn about what it takes to cultivate a great menu, offer the best in hospitality, be highly sustainable, pick the best cities and grow operations and be profitable - without sacrificing quality.
Join Ron Comacho,,when he talks with Patrick Bryant, LCSW, who has created a practice called “The Peaceful Place” that is helping many to achieve equilibrium in accepting aspects of life that can and cannot be controlled to not be overwhelmed .
Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour talks with George Barbee, faculty at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and author of 63 INNOVATION NUGGETS for aspiring innovators.
Join Ron Comacho, to learn more about being a smart consumer and how to make Life & Health” less confusing when he talks with Bud Otto of Life & Health Brokers.
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour, when he talks with Jay Glenn and learn how the smallest to the largest of home projects can be done right and done well.
Join Ron Comacho,, when he talks with Joe Mitiga of the Avion Energy Group an energy broker that has helped it’s clients to collectively save millions and get an insider view of what it takes to keep up with the complex world of utilities pricing
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour when he talks with Blake Sanchez a big part of the brain-trust at ESE Carbon to get the insight on leading-edge product innovation
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour when he talks with Steve Damerow, CEO of the ISI Group which includes Incentive Solutions, Performance Systems, and Loyalty Works -
Join Ron and his guests as they discuss financial planning.
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour to learn more about healthy ecosystems in urban environments and what forward-thinking cities, counties and regions are doing to create and sustain healthy ecosystems when he talks with Bill Cleveland of the Sandy Springs Environmental Project
Join Ron Comacho and his guest Craig Dominey, of the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Office of Film, Music & Digital Entertainment .
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour, when he talks with Brennen Dicker of bling, a division of SIM Digital and learn about a production and post production support group that helps the industry to be more efficient and stay on the leading-edge of digital production.
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour when he talks with Michael Halicki, Executive Director of Atlanta-based Park Pride, one the nation’s leading groups for parks and greenspace, advocacy, planning and creation. Learn more about how Park Pride has made Atlanta a better place to live, work, play and learn why more cities should do the same.
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour as he talks with partners in passion - Jamie and Leonardo to learn more about the fine-tuned formula for il Giallo’s gastronomic excellence.
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour, when he talks with Craig Miller of Craig Miller Productions, one of Atlanta's premier production companies for almost three decades, to learn about what it takes to succeed in a field that is so much more than just lights, camera, action.
Join Ron and his guests as they discuss "You Can’t Judge A Book Store By Its Website".
Join Ron and his guest Philip Welch, Vice President for Commercial Banking at IBERIABANK, still relatively new to the Atlanta area.
Join Ron and his guest as they discuss ITAD Technologies a forward-thinking company that is providing sustainable solutions and services.
Join host Ron Comacho and his guest Chef Aaron Schmude as they talk Aspen Colorado food and more.
Join host Ron Comacho as he talks with Cal Morgan, President and CEO of the Atlanta Humane Society to learn more about this truly critical work to help our best friends live and thrive.
Join Ron and his guest Tom Jones of Caribou Coffee as they talk all about the business of coffee.
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour talks with Environmental Planner, Urban Agriculturalist and Landscape Architect Mario Cambardella,
Join Ron and his guests as they discuss the highly competitive business of acting and modeling – navigating the waters of ad agencies, television, film and print production can be daunting without the guidance and support of a good acting/modeling talent agency. How does it all work?
Learn more about what one organization is doing to help kids be musicians, become disciplined students and live richer lives when Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour talks with Chris Munroe and Scott Keefer of Gift of Music.
Join Ron Comacho, host as he talks with Dr. John Tracy, President of the American Water Resources Association and the Director of the University of Idaho’s Water Resources Research Institute to learn more about the future flow of this precious resource and what the U.S. is doing to ensure a safe supply for generations to come.
Join Ron Comacho, when he talks with Bill Cleveland, Chairman of the SSEP to learn more about how public and private partners are working in concert to preserve, create and maintain beautiful, healthy and economically stronger communities
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour when he talks with Dr. Robert Mace, Deputy Executive Administrator for Water Science & Conservation at the Texas Water Development Board to learn about the range of new techniques to insure that even as we suffer climate changes - there will be new sources of safe, clean, abundant water.
Join Ron and his guest as they discuss doing business in China.
Learn more about the process and the publication that sheds light and color on some of the best aspects of American and universal culture when Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour talks with Tova Gelfond.
Join Ron and his guest Andrea Oppenheim of Atlanta Travel Partners as they talk travel;
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour, when he talks with Schramsberg Vintner Hugh Davies to get a true insider view of what it takes to make award-winning
Learn more about how one firm is helping people to upgrade their homes with an intelligent design-build approach when Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour talks with Rick Goldstein, architect and co-founder of the Atlanta-based Mosaic Group.
Future Science, Technology, Engineering and Math talent and leadership is a high priority around the globe – so what is America doing to cultivate talent and who are some of the key players. Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour when he talks with Irene Schweiger, Executive Director of the Sandy Springs Education Force and Mindy DiSalvo of the Georgia Tech Research Institute
Join Ron and his guest Charles Shapiro, President of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta - a non-partisan group that's focused on promotion of U.S. businesses and international trade.
The restaurant marketplace around the globe is highly competitive and growing
beyond one restaurant while maintaining high quality, innovation and a good energy ambience is rare. It’s not a secret that it takes passion and hard work as in so many professions but there’s a little more to it. Learn more about those ingredients when Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour talks with Eric Kline of Eclipse di Luna and Loca Luna.
Join host Ron Comacho,and his guest Jason Lina of the Resource Planning Group , discussing your financial options for the future.
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour as he talks with Shane Roach of Brightwater Homes to get an insider view of what goes into the orchestration of designing and building a quality home in one of the most competitive markets in the world.
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour when he talks with Paige Castor and Nick Simonette of Gravity Studio to learn more about how, starting now, you can begin a fitness regimen and maybe thwart the affects of the many holiday temptations.
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour, when he talks with Eric Sliz, a career crime-fighter. From large city Police Officer on a beat to District Attorney Special Investigator and now as an Insurance Fraud Investigator. Sliz has seen it all and will share an insider view of life pursuing criminal justice.
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour when he talks with Pat Rotchford, Executive Director of the Georgia Transplant Foundation
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour when he talks with Stan about the many stages of a career in law from studies to establishing a private practice and the actual practice of law.
Join host Ron Comacho and his guest transplant doctor, song writer and music producer and performer Dr. Clint Lawrence as they discuss the doctors unique talents.
How do you offer services that are tailored to the unique needs of a start-up, an established business or for you personally? The answer: a team of executive assistants. Imagine a business that offers a full range of support services that is virtually effective, efficient and cost-effective. Join Ron Comacho and his guest Kenzie Biggins, Founder and CEO of Uniquely Virtual
Join Ron Comacho, as he talks with Thomas Smith, a writer, media relations and Public Relations expert .
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour when he talks with Daraka Satcher, COO of the Pendleton Group about how they help cities and counties as well as private companies grow and prosper domestically and internationally.
Join Ron and his guests Ed and Clare Stefan discussing "Retirement" programs.
Join Ron Comacho, host when he talks with Stephen Loomis, President of Vereda to learn more about how organizations and individuals are staying one step ahead of fraud.
Join host Ron Comacho as he talks with architect and urban planner – Roy Taylor of RT3 Architects to talk about trends in sustainable design.
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour when he talks with Valerie Joan Connors, author of three novels – Give Me Liberty, Shadow of a Smile and In Her Keeping, get a synopsis of three beautifully told stories – and get the real story
Join host Ron Comacho when he talks with Mike Sullivan of the Taylor English Law Firm and an attorney with vast experience in private practice, corporate in-house council and expertise in business and corporate law – who will shed light on how these are related.
Join Ron Comacho, host of The Business Hour when is talks with Chris Wise, CEO of Security 101 to learn more about how the private sector is helping the good guys stay one step ahead of the bad guys.
Join Ron to learn more about the scary and exhilarating transition from a large corporate organization to making a small business succeed as he talks with John Stoj of Rold Rite Sushi.
Join Ron and his guest Heather Patz of Patz & Hall one the very best California Wineries.