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A community designed to get stronger together.

MEET CHAD BROWN

Founder & CEO

An Accounting Alum of the University of Georgia, Chad has spent the last 20 years helping entrepreneurs and business owners streamline their accounting, save on taxes, and scale their business. Chad is an owner and partner in a CPA firm where he specializes in business startup, business growth, and helping clients build a stress-free sustainable business so they can live the life of their dreams. Not only has Chad helped thousands of small business owners over the years, Chad has started, owned, and operated several successful companies of his own. Chad currently owns several companies, has residential and commercial rental properties, and is the founder of Stronger Business and The Stronger Business Summit held each year in Athens GA.

When Chad is not in the office, he enjoys spending time in Charleston, boating/fishing, and talking business

MEET JOSH MELTON

Co-Founder & MC

Josh Melton is an author, coach, entrepreneur and speaker whose mission is to tell a story that awakens souls, reignites dreams, & challenges the status quo. A 2002 graduate of Toccoa Falls College with a degree in the study of God, his proudest accomplishments are being husband to his beautiful and angelic wife Kim, and father to his son Barrett and daughters Charlotte and Ellie. 

Over the past 20 years, Josh has worked as an owner of multiple service-based businesses and in leadership positions for numerous community organizations. His passion for entrepreneurship, leadership, philosophy and psychology have empowered him to be a trusted advisor, coach and mentor to many entrepreneurs, whether they are already earning six to seven figures, or just starting their first side gig. As the CEO of Athens Cleaning Company and Principal Consultant at Circle Seven Strategies, Josh spends most of his time these days casting vision for new initiatives, coaching leadership teams, and creating content and courses for the brands for which he’s passionate.

MEET RIKA ROWLAND

Executive Staff

That little nix nootz stole the last homemade rootbeer. Go out and tie the dog loose. Spread me all over with apple busser a piece of bread. Children nix nootz then toil in tobacco fields all day. Kissing don’t last, cooking do. The candy is all. Ve get too soon old und too late schmart. Mama’s potpie sure eats good.

Throw the horse over the fence some hay. Go out and tie the dog loose. Fill kettle carve rocking chair. Take buggy out wuntz while spritzing, eight-car pileup. That little nix nootz stole the last homemade rootbeer. Make wet? Maybe. Quit yer rutching, and eat your red beet eggs. Quit rutsching preacher says sit up straight, six-hour sermon Sundays.

Meet Elizabeth McCook

Executive Staff

That little nix nootz stole the last homemade rootbeer. Go out and tie the dog loose. Spread me all over with apple busser a piece of bread. Children nix nootz then toil in tobacco fields all day. Kissing don’t last, cooking do. The candy is all. Ve get too soon old und too late schmart. Mama’s potpie sure eats good.

Throw the horse over the fence some hay. Go out and tie the dog loose. Fill kettle carve rocking chair. Take buggy out wuntz while spritzing, eight-car pileup. That little nix nootz stole the last homemade rootbeer. Make wet? Maybe. Quit yer rutching, and eat your red beet eggs. Quit rutsching preacher says sit up straight, six-hour sermon Sundays.

S.T.R.O.N.G. VALUES

S - Solutions Driven

T - Take Risks

R - Relationships Matter

O - Ownership Mindset

N - Noticeable Excellence

G - Growing Entrepreneurs

E - Execute Consistently

R - Reputation is Everything

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