Where I Belong

Well, hello there! You have no idea how excited I am to share these felicitations with you! It’s been a long time coming, but I do believe I am right where I belong. And the feeling is almost unexplainable. If you had the opportunity to read “Sisters in the Entrepreneurial Spirit,” last month’s cover story featuring me and Michelle Taylor…

15th Annual Bert’s Big Adventure Trip Provides Fun at Walt Disney World for Kids from Atlanta, Macon, Charleston and Nashville

Bert’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit that provides all-expenses-paid, five-day journeys for children with chronic and terminal illnesses, hosted the trip of a lifetime for 13 children and their families who were VIPs at Disney parks and enjoyed front-row access to fireworks. The cast: Bert Weiss, Kristin Klingshirn, and Brian Moote.

Chamber of Commerce Presents South Fulton Day at the Capitol

SFL joined community leaders at South Fulton Day at the Capitol. Publisher Alonia Jones and Sales Managers Stephanie Johnson and Danielle Hunter were among the participants. Photography by Art by Benetez

April 2017 Around Town

Soccer? Tried it. Basketball? Check. Baseball? Done that. If your kids have tried a range of sports and still haven’t found one that piques their interest, perhaps you need to get them on track! “On track” in this case means on a bicycle racing track, or a velodrome. East Point, south of Atlanta, is home to Dick Lane Velodome, where…

South Metro Development Outlook Spotlights 15 Years of Success

In 15 years, South Metro has seen the opening of the second-largest convention center in the Georgia International Convention Center, the opening and expansion of the Google Data Center in Douglas County, a boom in the movie industry on the south side and the move of the headquarters of Porsche Cars North America to the Hapeville area. Those are just…

Hope Is Not a Business Strategy

As a consultant, I have had in-depth conversations with hundreds of business owners about their businesses. During these talks, I always ask, "What is the one thing that you need to get your business to the next level?" The most common answer is “more customers to increase sales,” which is a good answer. My next question is, “What is your…

Spring (Fashion) Forward 

Spring in the South is that delightfully short period of time when the Dogwoods are blooming and color abounds everywhere. Before the heat and humidity of summer sets in, spring is the time to get outdoors and show off the newest fashion trends.

Top Docs Series: Meet South Fulton’s Celebrity OB/GYN Dr. Tosha Rogers, MD

Confused and grief stricken after losing her infant brother to Down syndrome, 13-year-old Tosha Rogers made a vow. “I decided I didn’t ever want to feel this way again, not knowing, not understanding,” recalls Rogers. “I didn’t want anyone else to feel this way either.”

Top Doc Tobi Todd Wants You to Treat Your Feet

Physician and surgeon Tobi Todd, M.D., recently shared a wealth of knowledge about foot care, a subject he knows a lot about. Specializing in the field of Podiatric Medicine since 2003, Todd is a seasoned podiatrist following in the footsteps of his father, Frazier B. Todd Sr., M.D. As early as age 14, Tobi knew he wanted to be like…

#SoFu Citizen of the Month

There’s a lot to be said about George G. Andrews. Many people know him as the visionary leader of Capitol City Bank & Trust Company. As its founder, he also served as president and CEO for 22 years and as chair of Capitol City Bancshares, Inc.’s Capital Formation and Strategic Initiatives Committee. In these roles, Andrews fulfilled his life’s dream…

Take a Road Trip to Visit the Biltmore Blooms and “Designed for Drama”

George Vanderbilt’s home – Biltmore House – currently serves as the setting for Biltmore Estate’s latest costume exhibition, “Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics.” Award-winning costumes worn by actors Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Robert Downey Jr., Nicole Kidman, Dustin Hoffman and more are from recent films based on favorite books in Vanderbilt’s 22,000-volume collection. The exhibition runs through July…

Implementing Healthy Eating Into a Busy Lifestyle

As women, we know all too well about the race against the clock. It just seems like there are never enough hours in a day. Due to our overwhelming and demanding schedules, many of us are not getting the nutrition that our bodies need to maintain optimal health. Many women feel that eating healthy is just too difficult and time…

Just a Touch—a Touch of Inspiration, That Is

Have you ever wondered why you’ve had to face certain life experiences? Unless you have lived a life free from pain, disappointment, frustration or mistakes, I’m sure you’ve experienced situations that left much to be desired. And if you had to do it all over again, you might like to rewrite some chapters of your story…or exclude them entirely! In…