Congratulations Class of 2020!

Hard to believe but the Class of 2020 is set to graduate, albeit virtually, via ZOOM. The Class has been amazing, flexible & historic!! We hope to celebrate with you in person this fall.  

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Best Wishes YLSS Class of 2020!

Due to Covid-19, YLSS 2020 ended early &  Summer SnapShot was cancelled, but students enjoyed a gift delivered to their mailbox & video of their historic year.  We wish you all the best of luck!  

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LeaderREADS!

With lots of interest in reading a good book, LSS  launched LeaderREADS, our virtual book club.  May 22nd we'll "meet" to discuss Leadership In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin! Seems a perfect pick. 

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Community Connections 

With the unprecedented impact of the Coronavirus, LSS is sharing community resources to help & inform! 

HELPING SMALL BUSINESSES SURVIVE THE PANDEMIC

The Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber (SSPC) announces their new radio program in partnership with Business RadioX and the Sandy Springs Innovation Center: Helping Small Businesses Survive the Pandemic.  The show will feature interviews with local experts sharing advice and tips for small businesses navigating these uncertain times.

Program 1 – Michael Robertson from the Sandy Springs Innovation Center and Tom Mahaffey,  President SSPC, (Class of 2017) will share resources and best practices for small businesses adapting to the unprecedented change in economic conditions brought on by COVID-19.

Future programs will include advice from leading firms specializing in: Accounting, Banking, Finance, Marketing, Social Media, Supply Chain and other areas of concern for businesses. The chamber is also working with SBA, state and local governments with the goal of providing "meaningful, actionable advice for small businesses struggling through the pandemic."  Stay tuned! 

LSS Cares - Leadership Insights

Meet Kim Gay, Class of 2020

Kim GayKim Gay is President and CEO of iGuard PPC – a Sandy Springs-based company, whose EPA-approved antimicrobial disinfectant kills bacteria, viruses and spores and protects against the spread of infection, including COVID-19. It’s FDA approved for food surfaces and because it’s green, it’s safe for people and pets! Last week, Fire House #1 on Spalding Drive in Sandy Springs, was disinfected with Kim’s product.  

Kim’s leadership & business insights – “Owning and building your own business is very hard. My biggest issue now is letting people and businesses know I’m here.”

“I think the best guidance I can share is that everyone who offers input matters. The college kids now applying disinfectant have suggested ways to improve what we’re doing and it’s great. Being a leader is being inclusive, it’s about being a good listener, being willing to hear and change.”

Kim, a former Sandy Springs Chamber board member, will be one of the first guests on the Business RadioX program: Helping Small Businesses Survive the Pandemic. To buy the disinfectant for your home or business contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and click below to learn about Kim's road to building her business.

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LEADER PICKS

The happy secret to better work
Shawn Achor | TEDxBloomingtonNapaValley | May 2011

Each month we post a video current LSS classes are watching, so whether we're emerging or experienced leaders, we can all benefit and learn together.

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