Previous Affiliations for J.R. Atkins 

& Something Different Companies


Atlanta Airport Area ChamberJ.R. Atkins and Airport Area Chamber of Commerce.

Let your business take off with Atlanta Airport Area Chamber of Commerce. The Airport Chamber is dedicated to the promotion, development, and growth of business and professional activities within the airport area. The AACOC actively supports all undertakings designed toward these objectives through advertising and encouraging expansion to promote the airport area as a desirable place to live, work, and prosper.

Atlanta World Affairs Council

The World Affairs Council of Atlanta is a non-partisan, membership, and grant-supported J.R> Atkins and the Atlanta World Affairs Coouncilorganization whose mission is to provide a forum for dialogue, a source of expertise, and an engine for research on international affairs and global issues that impact the corporate community, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and the general public.

Social Media Club of Atlanta

Social Media Club Atlanta is your connection to help grow your reputation, your influence and your expertise by sharing what you know with others. As one of more than 350 chapters worldwide, Social Media Club Atlanta is part of the global Social Media Club.J.R. Atkins and Social Media Club of Atlanta

Social Media Club’s primary mission is to expand digital media literacy, promote standard technologies, encourage ethical behavior and share best practices. We bring together journalists, publishers, communications professionals, artists, amateur media creators, citizen journalists, teachers, students, tool makers, and other interested collaborators – essentially the people who create and consume media who have an interest in seeing the industry evolve for everyone’s benefit

Gatesville Chamber of Commerce

J.R. Atkins is a member of the Gatesville Chamber of CommerceThe Gatesville Chamber of Commerce is an active community organization dedicated to promoting quality of life through good business and tourism and strong families in a healthy environment.

Our membership is comprised of more than 150 businesses.  The Chamber is devoted to improving the local business climate, bringing new business to the area and expanding that which is already here – making Gatesville a destination point for visitors and those considering relocation to the area.  We are committed to making your membership as valuable as possible, providing members with tools and knowledge required to succeed, grow, and prosper.

Previous Affiliations

MTBC – Metroplex Technology Business Council

Dallas Social Media Speaker J.R.Atkins supports the MTBCJ.R. Atkins has been apart of the MTBC for several years. The Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) is the largest technology trade association in Texas. It is dedicated to the promotion of the high tech industry in the Dallas/Fort Worth region. The MTBC accomplishes its mission by fostering a supportive business environment for technology companies and members of the technology community through leadership, advocacy, education and cooperative initiatives. The MTBC does this by “Connecting People, Inspiring Ideas”.

MIT Enterprise Forum DFW Chapter

The MIT Enterprise Forum, a non-profit, volunteer-run organization, promotes the formation and growth of innovative and technology-oriented businesses in communities worldwide. The MIT Enterprise Forum was founded in 1978 by the MIT Alumni Association, and the local chapter, the MIT Enterprise Forum of Dallas-Fort Worth, was created in 1986.

Dallas Social Media Speaker J.R.Atkins supports MIT Enterprise Forum - DFW ChapterThe Enterprise Forum, through a series of educational programs about entrepreneurship, provides networking, leadership opportunities, and connections to supporting communities. Participation in the Enterprise Forum is open to any one who is interested in technology entrepreneurship: executives, business leaders, venture capitalists, industry and technology experts, and emerging entrepreneurs, as well as to all MIT graduates.
Events feature local entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, business leaders, scientists and engineers as well as video and satellite links to industry and technology visionaries presenting in other chapters around the world.
Link to “Effective Pitching Program of 02/09/10″

E-Myth World Wide

I have been an unofficial evangelist for The E-Myth, by Michael Gerber, since 1993 when I read it the first time. My associate and I spent a year studying the material and holding each other accountable to applying the principles of The E-Myth.

J.R. Atkins beleives in the E-MythSince then, I have given the book as a gift numerous times, recommended it to clients and told E-Myth stories in my workshops and speeches. If you have not read the updated book, The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It then you might consider it.

If you are open to joining an E-Myth Study group, please let me know. I envision gathering in an office conference room, in Dallas, with a group of 8 to 12 business leaders who are studying and applying E- Myth principles. The first 4-6 weeks we will meet weekly, and then go to a monthly format for about 6 months or when ever.

The Dallas Business Club

The Dallas Business Club is an association of MBA alumni chapters in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that represent some 22 elite international and local MBA institutions. The primary mission of the DBC is to provide a forum for Dallas Social Media Speaker J.R. Atkins is an Inner Circle Member in the Dallas Business Clubpersonal and career development and social interaction of its eligible alumni. The DBC also supports alumni involvement in the Dallas Fort Worth non-profit community.

The DFW World Affairs Council

The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth is a dynamic organization that brings international awareness and Dallas Social Media Speaker J.R. Atkins is an active member of the DFW World Affairs Councilcross-cultural understanding to the North Texas community and presents distinguished international figures year-round for in-depth interpretations of global events.

Other Associations & Organizations

  • Texas A&M Association of Former Students, Century Club
  • Dallas A&M club
  • Sales & Marketing Executives International
  • Dallas Advertising League
  • Dallas Chapter of the American Marketing Association
  • Tejas Sailing Academy