Community Spotlight

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"Small business isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for the brave, the patient and the persistent. It’s for the overcomer." – Unknown

We agree with this 100% and that's why we are committed to giving back and helping other local businesses in the community. We hope you'll enjoy our 'Community Spotlight' page as much as we've enjoyed interviewing and learning from the incredible entrepreneurs in our area.

Interview with Marie's Italian Deli, Bakery & Market

At Marie's Italian Deli, Bakery & Market cooking is clearly their passion. They use only the finest and freshest ingredients to create deliciious pizzas, calzones, subs, soups, salads and homemade Italian dishes that will fill your belly and warm your heart. This dedication has earned them "Best of Forsyth" the past 5 years.👏🏼 We loved talking with the owner Marie (who comes from a long line of great cooks also named Marie 😊) and are excited to share this interview.

Come see for yourself and be prepared to be treated like family!

Interview with Country Folks Superstore

🎥We are SO EXCITED to share our newest 'Forsyth Favorite'! Country Folks Superstore

It's like Disneyworld in Forsyth County! Country Folks Superstore has grown into an experience like no other in the area. With customer feedback driving the core of this business, you can now find a gun range, axe throwing, Dickey's BBQ, clothing/gift store, and Heavenly Dove. There's even more AWESOME adventures coming that they share with us in the and be the first to hear! 👏🏼 🎬

Interview with Bailey's Floral Creations

We can't think of a better 'Forsyth Favorite' to celebrate Valentine's week than this ❤️💐!!! Welcome Bailey's Floral Creations! Check out our fun interview with Chris, the owner, and Cammy, one of her designers. They focus on quality, creativity, customer service, and have price points for every budget! Plus if 'Bringing Joy to Everyone' is a main objective of a business, how could it not be amazing?!!!

☝🏼Quick message to the Forsyth guys - Try to call ahead this week for your arrangements, but if you forget they will have 'grab and go' bouquets ready :). 💐

Interview with SocksLovesBBQ

🍖We are thrilled to introduce our newest 'Forsyth Favorite' - Steven, the owner of SocksLovesBBQ, formerly Catering Kitchen. INCREDIBLE BBQ - perfect for lunch, dinner or a catering a special event!!!! 

This BBQ shop's biggest fan, and our Cole Team Real Estate Sign Guy, Keith Patterson is our special guest interviewer!!!! I think he deserves the special “The Dinglewood” sandwich for how awesome he did 👏🏼 🎬

Oh and be sure to follow Steven on instagram at #sockslovebrands or check out the menu here 👉

Interview with Mel Belle Boutique & Gifts!

💫We are thrilled to introduce our newest 'Forsyth Favorite' - Mel Belle Boutique & Gifts! Get ready for a personalized shopping experience from the moment you walk in! Whether it's a gift for a friend, a perfect outfit for a special occasion, or a new piece of jewelry, you'll find it here! Plus 10% off to all our fabulous Forsyth County teachers! Come see Mel Belle Boutique & Gifts new location in South Forsyth! Happy viewing! 🎥

Who is Your Forsyth Favorite?

Do you have a 'Forsyth Favorite' we should interview in 2019? Shoot us a message as we'd love to talk to them!

Interview with Forsyth Academy of Performing Arts (FAPA)

🎭Attention Future Forsyth Stars!💫 We are excited to introduce FAPA - Forsyth Academy of Performing Arts! FAPA strives to 'build amazing, well-rounded characters both on and off stage'.

We loved our time with owner, Leigh Ann Shaw Cannady. She exudes an incredible energy and passion for the arts. We cover a lot of ground in this interview. Don't miss -
💜FAPA's incredible growth over the past 5 years
I🎤Inspiring and talented staff
💃🏻Leigh Ann's personal story
💥What the future holds

Happy viewing! 🎥

Interview with Dutch Monkey Donuts

🍩Our newest 'Forsyth Favorite' is likely already one of yours too - Dutch Monkey Doughnuts! Only fitting to share on small business Saturday.

EVERYTHING IS FROM SCRATCH! You'll love Arpana Satyu-Burge, the owner, and her sense of humor. Love the way she describes that they don't take any shortcuts with their process. "We do donuts the stupid way" she will tell you 😀...and we're glad they do. Simply put...they are amazing! 👍

👉🏼Check out the full interview including their process, how early they have to wake up, activities in the community, and more!

Interview with Cultivated Tree Olive Oil Company

🍴Whether you're trying to eat healthier or looking for a way to spice up your'll love Cultivated Tree Olive Oil Co.! We loved our time with the Angela who is incredibly knowledgeable and has introduced us to some awesome new products as well as our first ever oil tasting.

They have an INCREDIBLE selection of premium olive oils and balsamic vinegars, gourmet food items, gifts, etc! Plus fabulous customer service!

You gotta stop in especially with the holidays around the corner! And bring the kiddos (Angela said so 😃).

Interview with Talk of the Table

😃With the holidays around the corner don't miss this Forsyth Gem🔷! Talk of the Table; Wine and Cheese Boutique + Tasting Room. You'll quickly find it's more than a wine store. From tasting events, to monthly clubs, to extensive travel opportunities...this store is incredible!

Amy the owner is so passionate about her store. We cover lots of topics in our interview including -
🍷Best Wine and Cheese to Compliment your Thanksgiving Dinner
🎁Great Local Gift Ideas such as the 'Wine of the Month' Club
✈️Upcoming Wine Country Trips
🙌🏼Why they Chose Forsyth County

Interview with Rachael Walkup, owner of

⁉️Wanna keep up with the latest and greatest Forsyth has to offer? Then let me introduce Forsyth's own, Rachael Walkup, the owner of @Cumming Local.

🎥Not only is she dedicated to providing a great service to us all, but she has a wonderful story! We loved our time with her ♥️.

Interview with Coach Tim Buckley

If you haven't met this's time you do 😎. Forsyth is so lucky to have Coach Tim Buckley of Creative Dynamic Sports! You'll quickly find that through creative and innovative training he is dedicated to making kids better athletes and people!

This former Atlanta Falcon shares lots of great info, plus he answers some TOUGH questions from my kiddos like "what he was like as a kid" and "how do you get big muscles" 😂.

We hope you enjoy! We sure had fun talking to this Forsyth Favorite!

Interview with the DOJO

We are so excited to share our interview with our newest 'Forsyth Favorite' and 'Best of Forsyth 2018'

Cole Team &'s Interview with the Nido Cafe at Vickery

☕️🎥Ever wonder how a barista makes that beautiful 'latte art' on your coffee? 

We got to the bottom of it this week with help from our 'Forsyth Favorite' Nido Cafe in Vickery Village Shops, Restaurants and Events! 

Interview with Dixie's Pet Spa in Cumming, GA

🔜🐶We can't WAIT to share our interview with our 'Forsyth Favorite' this Week! See what makes Dixie's Pet Spa & Boutique the 'Best of Forsyth 2018' and their unique way of treating your pup!

Looking for a way to give back to the community?

Check out 100 Women Who Care Forsyth.

Special thanks to Colleen Crawford Grigg for talking with us about this wonderful new organization. They've already helped Dyslexia Forsyth and Meals by Grace. Who will be next?

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the next meeting -
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 – 6:30pm
Location: Beaver Toyota Cumming
1875 Buford Hwy, Cumming, GA. 30041

Local Business Spotlight

Check out this awesome Forsyth County business - Dinner A'fare! Check out all the options to make your life easier at

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