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October Luncheon

Date: October 13, 2015
Time: 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Location: KSU Center
Speaker: Ryan Turner, The Business Dude
Sponsor: Springer & Company, CPAs

Date: Tuesday, October 13

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Location: KSU Center- 3333 Busbee Drive

Speaker- Ryan Turner, The Business Dude


Ryan Turner is usually referred to as the Business Dude.

Since college he has worked in every role in a restaurant from dishwasher to bartender. Turner was the food & beverage manager at East Lake Golf Club prior to cutting his "business teeth" by openingMuss & Turner's in February of 2005. Since signing his first lease he has been drinking from a fire hose, adjusting and adapting on the fly. Turner has stared down financial disaster multiple times and is eternally grateful to have experienced the not-so-gentle cupping of the Great Recession so early in his business career..

Turner spends his time working on the business with the back office support team as well as with Muss & Turner's and is also the partner liaison assisting Chris Talley, Managing Partner at Common Quarter.

Turner serves as Board Chairman of The Giving Kitchen in addition to serving as the 2015 Board Chairman of the Georgia Restaurant AssociationTurner was named the 2014 Business Person of the Year byThe Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Atlanta Business Chronicle in theExperienced Entrepreneur category.

Originally from Maine, he attended the University of Vermont, did a term of service with Americorps along the border of Mexico, carpetbagged his way to the Atlanta in 1995, looking for a Georgia Peach, a job, and some warm weather (in that order). He ultimately found all three and now lives in Smyrna nearly right above Muss & Turner's with his wife, Shelley and two young children.