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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.

Sahir Molu

I started working on Greentek as a junior in college, but progress was slow. My dad and I begin this project as a proof of concept at a point when the economy wasn’t great. LED lighting was very new in the market, but we knew we had a potential client base from our local community and my partner’s previous business to help get us started. Read More>>

Henry Rischitelli

I am the President and CEO of Next Marketing, an agency I founded in 1993 with a vision to provide specialized marketing services to motorsports industry. The agency quickly grew to become a full-service experiential and live event marketing agency, and today Next Marketing works with category leaders such as US Air Force, Anheuser Busch, Jack Daniels, CDW, General Motors, Ford, Continental Tire, Hewlett-Packard, Cray Computer, EMC, Microsoft, Community Coffee, among others. Today our team of 30+ employees provide award-winning live and experiential marketing experiences to millions of consumers. Read More>>

Hee Seo and Jung Choi

We started with 3 people in the beginning. Our motto was “we can only grow if customers succeed” and put ourselves in the customer’s position as how they can succeed. Customers who have been with us became our families and partners. We became who we are because of their trust. Read More>>

Habiba Tran

I started North Star in 2012 and chose the name specifically for the meaning. The North star has served as a way for travelers to stay on their path and guide them to their destinations. As we journey through life we receive mixed messages from society and can find ourselves pushed off course by life’s obstacles, leaving one feeling confused and wanting to give up. It is my hope to help those who seek direction by empowering them to meet their unique potentials. Read More>>

Ainsley Jacobs

P.TEN Marketing was officially launched in 2012, although the company’s founder, Ainsley Jacobs, began working in the high-performance automotive aftermarket industry many years earlier. In 2004, while attending Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ainsley applied for a marketing position with Garrett Turbochargers in Torrance, California. Hoping to gain relevant work experience and make industry connections prior to graduation, Ainsley worked at Garrett from 2004-2006 before graduating from Drexel with her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Communications with Summa Cum Laude honors in 2007. Read More>>

Joyce Bone

When I was a 28 year old stay at home mom of an 18 month old I decided I wanted to become an entrepreneur in order to make some cash for the family budget. I read the book, “Think & Grow Rich” and listened to a Tony Robbin’s program. I set BIG and exciting goals. At first I didn’t know what I wanted to do but since one of my goals was to make 7 figures in two years I knew slow growth companies and small thinking would not work. Read More>>

Lisa Wilkerson

Something Unique is a Great Source for Trendy Fashion Accessories for Men, Women and Kids for $25 or Less! We currently have 3 store locatons to serve you in Gary, IN-Pendergrass, GA and Athens, GA. Something Unique began it’s journey in business in 2014 with only an Online Accessories Store at The vision came after a long conversation with my brother about how he was being ripped off by another establishment. Read More>>

Shelly Dirig

While raising our children, I was a stay at home mom and my self-employed husband, Mark, provided a respectable living for our family. But in 2008, the economy’s down-turn hit Mark’s business hard. Consequently, we both had to take jobs at a humbling $10/hr. wage. My husband and I almost lost everything we owned. Read More>>

Phillip and Eileen Blume

As a husband-and-wife team, our business story really begins as a love story. I met Eileen in Tokyo, Japan — she was in the midst of a two-year work term, and I was just visiting as a tourist. Although neither of us let on, sparks flew for us both. Appropriately, the moment was captured in a photograph. But we discovered only later, after I flew home to Atlanta, that our families lived within an hour of each other. Read More>>

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