Topics: Getting Google to Work for Your Business
Principal and Photographer of Photos by Glenna and PBG Virtual
Glenna Richards was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. In 2006, she began her own photography company, Photos by Glenna, which focuses on weddings, portraits, and events. Photos by Glenna quickly took off and she traveled all over the United States, France, and the Caribbean, capturing weddings.
In 2012, Glenna received an opportunity to work with Google Street View and changed her focus to working with businesses by creating a sub-entity, PBG Virtual. As a Google Certified Photographer and a Partner with Google, Glenna helps businesses grow by leveraging Google’s online resources. Glenna is a level 8 Local Guide with over 5,000 Google-certified images with over 57 million views.
The boom of technology in the virtual tour industry continues to grow and Glenna is highly sought after by corporate entities that create high-quality virtual tours and imagery to immerse the viewer. Over a dozen corporate clients depend on Glenna to capture imagery for clients like Google, Hilton, Apartment Guide, Ruth’s Chris, and Vrbo. She travels the Southeastern US capturing imagery and receiving praise for her professionalism and precise execution of high-quality imagery.
Glenna continues to help large and small businesses grow through high-quality imagery and her Partnership with Google. Her passion is to assist local start-ups and small businesses and help them grow organically and affordably.
Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Stingray Branding
Favorite Quote: “I may not be the smartest or the most talented, but I am willing to die on a treadmill. You may be better & smarter than me, but I’ll beat you or I will die trying.” – Will Smith
Alan Thompson has worked around small business owners and entrepreneurs his entire life. With a family history of owning small businesses that is 3 generations deep, it was an obvious path for Alan to own a business. Launching Stingray in 2008, he has been a part of dozens of business success stories. Founding two non-profits, the North Charleston Chamber and Great Business Networking, he is an entrepreneur for entrepreneurs. Alan is a proud University of Florida Alumni with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, in addition to the other two degrees he has.
Alan proudly serves in the US Air Force Reserves. He studied Web Design at the College of Charleston and the International Academy of Design. You’ll often find Alan at a networking event, spending time with his family, and cheering for the University of Florida.