Happy Veterans Day!


In this issue, we salute those who have served and placed their lives on the line by spotlighting those in our community that are small business owners. Inside, you will find an Army vet who is a local Jimmy John’s franchisee, a Marine-turned-roofer, a limo and car service that specializes in customer service owned by a pair of Army vets…

Meet Team Morman

Within a few minutes of meeting Marlon and Tiffany Morman of MARTI Transportation, you can’t help but keep a smile from spreading across your face. In the past couple of years, SFL has partnered with MARTI Transportation for various events and photo shoots and our readers and models just love them.

5 Reasons to Speak with an Attorney before Filing an EEOC Charge

People often visit me after they have filed an EEOC charge and have completed the EEOC process. They wield their Right to Sue Letter thinking that now is the perfect time to speak to an attorney. It’s always better to speak with an attorney before you get to the EEOC office! Here are 5 specific reasons to come speak with…

Felicia Parks: Jimmy John’s Franchise Owner And Army Veteran Inspires Youth

Atlanta native Felicia Parks graduated from Chamblee High School in 1982 and signed up for the Army right away, delaying college to satisfy her “need to serve.” Following basic training in Fort Jackson, Felicia repaired microwave systems (26V) in the Panama Canal.

Don’t Overdo It!

Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year are quickly approaching. In addition to the excitement and anticipation, you’re also probably experiencing a bit of the stress and anxiety. The holiday season can wreak havoc not only on our wallets, but on our waistlines as well! There are food temptations everywhere! From the holiday parties and the goodies for gifts to the…

Motherless Daughters Foundation Honors Jill Scott and Blues Babe Foundation at Annual Gala

Inspiration filled the air during the fifth annual gala and silent auction of the Motherless Daughters Foundation, a unique organization that mentors young ladies who are growing up without the support of their natural birth mothers. The semi-formal event took place Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.

Once a Marine, Always a Marine and He Wants to be Your Roofer


Legend Roofing offers services such as roof replacements for commercial and residential clients with an emphasis on insurance claims and helping homeowners and business owners to deflect the costs. About 90% of their business is geared towards storm damage and roof replacement. I spoke with Owner and Operator David Smith to get some background and insider tips from one of…

Inspired By The Perryman Platoon


While in the Air National Guard, Elaine attended and graduated from Marist College. She used her G.I. Bill to earn a degree in Criminal Justice. Shortly after graduating, Elaine was recalled back to active duty in the Air Force as a Security Police Officer in support of Operation Enduring Freedom due to the Terrorist Attack at the World Trade Center on…

LUZIA

Cirque du Soleil is the epitome of entertainment. Yes, it’s a circus but it’s so much more. Every performance is top-notch. I had the opportunity to sit down with Benjamin Courtenay, aerial straps artist performer to find out how much hard work goes into each one of the performances in Atlanta until November 19. Grab a seat under Le Grand…

November 2017 Around Town

Hudie Langston, Administrator of Christian City Assisted Living Center was recently named 2017 Executive Director of the Year by the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) during the Georgia Health Care Association and Georgia Center for Assisted Living’s (GHCA/GCAL) summer convention.