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Earlier this year, we sat down with an Atlanta-based entrepreneur with a powerful story. A true “mavHERick” and uber-connector, Tonya Lanthier is the founder and CEO of DentalPost, the dental industry’s premier and largest online and mobile job board that helps dental professionals build teams that excel through metric-based career matching tools, including personality tests and values, skills and work culture assessments.

Tonya is a Registered Dental Hygienist, a mom to two teenage girls, and built this business from the ground up with no investors. We were excited to sit down with Tonya to learn more about her story and how she found success.

Tell us a bit about your background and how you got started.
I practiced hygiene for a while after I got out of dental hygiene school. When I went to start a family, I started having infertility issues. With that struggle, I needed more flexibility in my schedule. So I started temping at over 100 different offices. When I did that, I started to notice the offices that were great where the leaders showed up and people were happy, and also the offices where leaders didn’t show up and people weren’t so happy. I started moving people around based on their personalities and core values. Going from office to office gave me a birds eye view that other people couldn’t see.

At what point did the light bulb come on that you should turn this into a business?
I’ve always wanted to help people. I’m a hygienist—I make people feel better about themselves and their health. When I saw people not happy in these offices, I knew I could move them to the right place. I formed a group of women temp hygienists—a trust circle. My husband built the website, and I did the marketing. I went from office to office handing out fliers, and it grew from there.

How do you stay ahead in business?
Going to all of those offices and listening to what people wanted and also going outside of my industry to learn. I joined Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), which gave me a chance to go to London Business School for a week and MIT for three years. It’s been the best thing I ever did to open the resources for me to understand how to grow my business. I also went to Inc Women’s Summit, and that opened my eyes a lot.

“You have to be passionate about what you’re doing, or the fire won’t be there. Kick out the crazy roommate in your head, get rid of that negative talk, and tell yourself you can. I say it every morning in the mirror.” @Tlanthier
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What inspires you to do this work?
When I was a little girl, I knocked my tooth out on a bicycle rack. I always say I went head-first into dentistry. I had to go to the hospital and ended up needing implants. Going through that journey and trauma of losing your smile as a child has been hard. I’ve had to teach myself to smile again because I’ve had so much trauma as a child. The team was so good to me. They gave me their time and their love, and it made me want to do that for others. It also inspired me to raise money for AACD’s Give Back a Smile program.

How do you find balance in your role as a CEO and a mom?
I’m not perfect. My grandmother used to say, “You can do anything you want, but you can’t do everything.” As women, we think we can do everything, but we can’t do everything and expect to be good at everything. You falter in some areas. I wanted to make sure everything was good for my children, and I wanted a career. When you want to balance that out, you’ve got to pull in resources. I also had to learn how to take care of myself because things started breaking down. If you don’t manage your stress, your stress will manage you.

What’s next for your growing business?
I’m building an ecosystem. I’ve built edu.DentalPost.net for education, and I’m building a team management/HR suite. In dentistry, there’s no one out there providing anything for the team, really. I think there’s a lot of data opportunities. I have tons of data that I think can help a lot of people.

You can connect with Tonya on LinkedIn, follow her on Twitter (@Tlanthier), or learn more about her growing business at dentalpost.net.


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Greetings, Atlanta tech leaders and enthusiasts! 2020 is still upon us, and it’s more important than ever to stay connected (from afar) to the tech community. That’s why we’re committed to bringing you the best in tech news every single week with TechCONNECT. Be sure to subscribe to stay up-to-date on all things business and tech in the Southeast and beyond.

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Without further ado, here are the top twelve tech stories from this past month that you should know about.
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With so many of us working from home these days, it’s not easy to stay connected. That’s why we rounded up a few of the best virtual IT/tech events Atlanta has to offer through the end of the year. Whether you’re a tech leader looking for insight and guidance on navigating this new normal or a talented techie looking for networking opportunities, these Atlanta tech events should be on your radar.

Women + Tech Meetup
Host: Atlanta Tech Village 
When: The 2nd Wednesday of every month.
On a mission to make Atlanta the number one place for “women in tech,” this monthly meetup is hosted by Atlanta Tech Village. These meetups will be virtual for the foreseeable future. They kick off with 20 minutes of networking time, so it’s a great way to meet other female techies. 
Learn more and RSVP here.

Cybersecurity: Best Practices During Uncertain Times
Host: TECHAlpharetta
When: September 17, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
This webinar is a part of Tech Alphetta’s Virtual Speaker Series and is free and open to everyone. Tune in to hear a distinguished panel of tech leaders giving their insight and guidance on managing cybersecurity during this coronavirus era. Panelists include a Senior Manager of Security Solutions, a CISO, and a VP of Cyber Security Solutions.
Learn more and register here.

FinTech South 2020
Host: Technology Association of Georgia
When: October 5 – 9, 2020
We would be remiss not to mention our favorite annual fintech event. Opening its virtual doors to attendees from around the world, FinTech South 2020 is expected to be the biggest event to date. (Last year’s event was amazing—you can check out our top takeaways from FinTech South 2019 here!) This October, more than 2,500 fintech leaders will come together to figure out what’s next for fintech and how to thrive in the new normal. Get to know the participating companies before the big event. 
Register right here.

Data Science ATL Conference 2020
Host: Data Science Connect
When: October 7, 9:00 am – October 9, 4:00 pm
If topics like deep learning, Python, and text analytics get you excited, the third annual Data Science ATL Conference is for you. Showcasing advanced data science applications, algorithms, and techniques, you’ll leave #DSATLConf20 feeling inspired to step into the future of data science.
Get your virtual ticket here.

Global TechMining Conference
Host: VP Institute
When: November 11 – 13, 2020
Big Data nerds unite at the 10th annual Global TechMining Conference! This free, virtual event will dive deep into text-oriented analytics and how it generates intelligence from ST&I information resources. Conference topics include data quality, forecasting emerging technologies, text mining, and more. 
Register for GTM2020.

Let’s come together to support Atlanta’s tech community from afar in Q4. Did we miss a major Atlanta tech event on your radar? Be sure to comment below and let us know.


The world can feel like a pretty unpredictable place right now. That’s why we’re committed to bringing Atlanta the best in tech news every single week. Hosted by Titania Jordan, TechCONNECT is where tech leaders turn to stay informed on all things business and tech.

This month in Atlanta’s #tech scene → Wearable devices that can detect illnesses, “auto-land” aircrafts, & more. Read on! www.3ci-mau.com/blog/top-atlanta-tech-news-july-2020-edition via @AtlBizChron @TechCrunch @OneTrust
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We hope you enjoy this month’s roundup of the top tech news and stories from the southeast and beyond.
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The world can feel like a pretty unpredictable place right now. That’s why we’re committed to bringing Atlanta the best in tech news every single week. Hosted by Titania Jordan, TechCONNECT is where tech leaders turn to stay informed on all things business and tech.

Get the latest from Atlanta’s tech scene and beyond in this month’s “Atlanta Tech News Roundup” with stories via @fullstory, @americold, @hypepotamus, & more!
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In April, COVID-19 continued to shake the foundation of our city. The Atlanta tech community responded by teaming up to help everyone navigate these unprecedented times. Get all the latest stories in business and technology from our city and beyond in this month’s edition of TechCONNECT.

“Atlanta Tech News Roundup | April 2020.” Go behind-the-scenes of the Atlanta tech scene with stories via @krisphq, @medtronic, @curricula & more!
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Georgia is the FinTech capital of the world. Atlanta is the epicenter of the financial services industry. FinTech South is the highly-anticipated annual gathering of the tech leaders and innovators who make it all possible.  

At last year’s conference, our team scored exclusive interviews with some of the leading innovators in FinTech. If you missed out on last year’s event or want to revisit some of the awesome insights, go check those out!

This year, of course, looks a little different. To keep everyone safe, the conference has been postponed to early October. In the meantime, the TAG team is developing a dynamic virtual programming option. (You can subscribe here to stay up-to-date on the latest news and announcements!)

Who’s going to be there? Glad you asked.

To get your ready for the big event, we wanted to give you an easy way to connect with and learn more about the participating companies. Check them out below.

FinTech South 2020’s Participating Companies

11:FS [@11FS]: 1:FS builds next-generation propositions for challengers in the financial services industry: existing firms looking to innovate, start-ups looking to scale, and everyone in between.

Aaron’s [@AaronsInc]: Aaron’s is the leader in lease ownership and specialty retailing of all furniture, consumer electronics, appliances, computers and much more!

Accenture [@Accenture]: Improving the way the world works and lives. Follow for our latest updates, thought leadership, research and more.

ACI Worldwide [@ACI_Worldwide]: The Universal Payments (UP) company powers electronic payments for more than 5,100 organizations around the world.

Acorns [@acorns]: Acorns helps you invest in your future, save for later, earn more money, and spend smarter.

Aflac [@aflac]: Aflac provides supplemental insurance to help pay out-of-pocket expenses your major medical insurance doesn’t cover.

Aite Group [@aitegroup]: Aite Group is transforming the financial services industry by delivering unique intelligence, reliable insights, and unparalleled analyst access, enabling smarter decisions and stronger performance, every day.

All of Us [@AllofUsResearch]: All of Us is a research program from the National Institutes of Health. It is seeking one million or more people from across the U.S. to help speed up medical research.

Amazon Web Services [@awscloud]: Whether you’re looking for compute power, database storage, content delivery, or other functionality, AWS has the services to help you build sophisticated applications with increased flexibility, scalability and reliability

American Express [@AmericanExpress]: Since 1850, American Express has worked to make a difference in its customers’ lives in ways that matter most to them.

AT&T Mobility [@ATT]: AT&T provides wireless services to 165.9 million subscribers in the United States, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Atlanta Falcons [@AtlantaFalcons]: The Atlanta Falcons are a professional American football team based in Atlanta. #RiseUp

Atlantic Capital Bank [@AtlCapBank]: Atlantic Capital Bank helps mid-size and emerging growth companies, as well as private clients, to succeed in today’s market.

AvidXchange [@AvidXchange]: AvidXchange is the largest B2B payment network in the US, serving more than 5500 customers & 400000 suppliers nationwide. 

BAI [@BAI_Info]: Giving financial services leaders confidence to make smart business decisions every day.

Bain Venture Capital [@BainCapVC]: 30+ years of partnering with disruptive founders to accelerate their ideas to market.

Bank of America [@BankofAmerica]: A multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in Charlotte.

Barclays [@BarclaysBankUS]: A British multinational investment bank and financial services company, headquartered in London.

BB&T [@BBT]: An American bank holding company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Bento for Business [@BentoForBiz]: Payments and cost controls for businesses and nonprofits.

Big Nerd Ranch [@BigNerdRanch]: Designing and building exceptional apps. We teach others to do the same through our bootcamps and corporate training.

BitPay [@BitPay]: The world leader in blockchain payment technology.

BlackRock [@BlackRock]: We are a global investment manager and technology provider. We are invested in your financial well-being. 

Bloomberg [@Business]: The first word in business news.

Bloq [@BloqInc]: Building the next generation of blockchain solutions, apps, and decentralized protocols. 

Boss Insights [@BossInsight]: Empowering financiers to empower and measure business vision.

Brightwell [@BrightwellApp]: A #FinTech company dedicated to empowering the financial freedom of global migrant workers

For a full list of FinTech South 2020’s presenting companies, click here. Or, the save your spot for October, you can still register right here

With topics to excite all us tech nerds (AI, Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Payments Innovation, Banking Transformation, and more), FinTech South 2020 will be a true celebration of our state’s prospering FinTech ecosystem. We hope to see you there. 

In the meantime, if you’re looking for tech talent or consultants to better utilize technology and energize growth, reach out to the team at 3Ci. We’ve been a leader in the IT Staffing and Technology consulting space since 1978, and we have a lot of love for Atlanta FinTech.

Hosted by Titania Jordan, TechCONNECT is where tech leaders of the southeast can turn to stay up-to-date on all things business and tech. March has been a little out of the ordinary for the Atlanta tech community and beyond. Join us as we explore technologies’ role in this global health crisis and how tech companies are responding.

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On behalf of the entire 3Ci team, we hope this finds you safe and sound during this challenging time. “Business as usual” certainly looks a little different than usual these days. While those working in the tech space may be particularly well-suited to adjust to this new remote work reality, sudden change can be challenging.

Whether you’ve suddenly found yourself managing a remote team or need some advice on how to make working from home work for you, we got you covered. Here’s a roundup of the best resources we could find for the people who suddenly find themselves working remotely.

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We know you’re busy conquering all things tech in Atlanta. That’s why we curate this monthly roundup of the top news stories in Atlanta tech. Hosted by Titania Jordan, TechCONNECT is where tech leaders of the southeast can turn to stay up-to-date on all things business and tech.

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