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Inspiring Stories from Norcross

The heart of our mission at VoyageATL is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Atlanta’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool.  Check out rising stars from in and around Norcross below.

Bill Mars

In 1996, I was the Service Manager for a value-added reseller in Norcross and was in charge of about 20 service and network engineers. We provided support to large businesses and school districts around the metro Atlanta area. Things were very different back then and few businesses had Internet connectivity so every day, all of the technicians would hit the road to service the needs of our clients. Read more>>

Laura Sangster

I always knew I wanted a career that would allow me to give back and help people. I was originally interested in natural medicine, but after taking a break from school to backpack Central America for six months when I was 20, I knew I had to work in travel. Read more>>

Nathaleen Ward-Hylton

As the mother of 5 wonderful young men 32, 28, 22,16 and 10, I take a very hands-on approach as a mom, who wants to know who your friends are, who their parents are? and I need an address for where you are going. I believe that if children have a solid positive foundation, it is hard to stray too far from doing the right thing. Read more>>

Roy Barudin

Like many great product ideas, Blind Slat Menders came about from my own situation at home. I had several window blinds with broken slats. When I’d go to a big box home improvement retailer, or look online under window blind repair, I realized that no one carried a product to simply repair a broken, cracked or bent horizontal window blind slat. Read more>>

Brett Lothridge

I began my journey with the sport of cheerleading at the age of 18 not realizing at that time it would eventually lead me toward my career path as an adult. While falling in love with one of the fastest growing sports around and becoming such an enthusiast for this sport and industry, it began to opened doors in my life I never dreamed possible. Read more>>

Susan Neal and Todd Neal

TSN Xpress Staffing Professionals is a temporary staffing and executive search firm. TSN Xpress Staffing Professionals was started in 2015 by myself and my husband Todd R. Neal. We started out on a shoe-string budget under $1K. We both were working full-time for other companies. Read more>>

SharRon Jamison

The Jamison Group was born out of my desire to combine my two loves – faith and finances. I believe that faith and finances are inter-dependent because there is a direct correlation between making money and creating meaning. Faith and finances require the same skills: innovation, social engagement, performance, and structure. And, they both require maximizing a valuable resource, people. Read more>>

Yolanda Dixon

I started my business out of frustration. I composed numerous of business plans since 2012 and I managed to make up any excuse not to start my own business. One day at work I thought to myself, “It has to be more to life than work for a company that do not care about their employees.”. Read more>>

Katie Grubbs

SuperScribe opened its doors in May of 2010. Prior to that, I spent three years as a middle school chorus and general music teacher in Maryland. When I moved back to Georgia (which had been home since third grade) I decided to venture into the business world. Read more>>

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