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Hidden Gems from Norcross

Every day we have a choice. We can support an up and coming podcaster, try a new family-run restaurant, join a boutique gym started by a local fitness champ or we could keep giving away our money to the handful of giants who already control so much of our commerce. Our daily decisions impact the kind world we live in; if we want a world where small businesses are growing and artists and creatives are thriving then we should support them with our time, money and attention. We’re proud to highlight inspiring creatives and entrepreneurs each week in Hidden Gems series.  Check out some gems from Norcross and the surrounding areas.

Kira Imani

For as long as I can remember, modeling is all over ever wanted to do. I’ve never considered any other career path because I’ve always felt strongly that I would be able to successfully pursue this one. From as young as 13, I’ve been told that I had the height and the looks for modeling. But more than anything, I have the feeling. Read more>>

Sarah Illeana Martinez

Ever since I took an Introduction to Media Techniques class in college, I fell in love with digital photography. Ever since that class I’ve been trying to hustle photoshoots, business opportunities that involve photography, and worked my way into real estate photography, and social media marketing, which I do now. Read more>>

Silee Mitchell

I’ve always been a shoe fanatic. I can recall being 8 years old walking around in my Godsister’s heels. One day, while talking with a friend he asked why do you have so many pair of shoes? My reply was, “A girl could never have too many pair of shoes.” He then said: you should open your own shoe store. Read more>>

Karina Zevallos

I am 22 years old and was born in Lima, Peru. I immigrated to the United States when I was three years old. Moving to find a better life and conquer the American Dream is something that definitely taught me a lot about sacrifice and hard work. When I was in the 6th grade, I wrote a short story called “My Life in the back of a Taxi Cab. Read more>>


I believe I am a music bird. It all started when I was eight years old and watching the show “Sister Sister” . I come from a musical background due to my father, and my older brothers. My father is musically inclined and has worked with soul music’s OG’s. Such as soul music OG’s, Eugene Wilde and Teddy Pendergast. My brother is a dope producer and my other brother is a dope singer and rapper. Read more>>

Brandon Evans

Brandon Evans, 32 is a native of Gainesville, Ga, a small town north of Atlanta. Growing up in a music-driven home, I knew that my career would fall somewhere within that field. At the age of 12, I began learning how to play the trumpet and french horn. While in middle school, I became heavily involved in music and continued to perfect my craft until graduating high school. My father was the Minister of Music for my church and wanted me to learn piano. Read more>>

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