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Sandy Springs’ Hidden Gems

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 of Sansy Springs’ gems below.

Andrew McCorkle and Mike Corkrum

Andrew and Mike started out as basketball teammates and friends. Over the course of two and a half years, they built a strong friendship based on trust and vulnerability that extended beyond the court. On a whim, during a meet up at Costco, they explored the idea of starting a business together. Read more>>

Nhiaja Patton

I actually started my journey wanting to be an actress of course. I began going to small acting and modeling schools as a child. I then was introduced to broadcasting by an amazing professor that recently passed a couple of months ago. I learned and was able to shadow him for three years. Read more>>

Isis Mayfield

I guess I can say that my story started when I started to take photography classes at my high school in 2016. I was lucky enough to go to a high school that provided many different art classes. During my sophomore year of high school, I started to take photo classes that involve learning film photography and pinhole photography. Read more>>

Tichina Anderson

I was born and raised in Yonkers, NY. Growing up my grandmother owned the home that me and my other relatives lived in. We weren’t rich by any means but lived comfortably together.The high school I attended had about three different magnet programs. Read more>>

Nikita E. Thomas

Much like me, my story starts off raw and dramatic. I secretly began in the womb of my mother in Newark, New Jersey headed to an abortion clinic because she had no desire to have children. She crept off early in the morning, while everyone was asleep. My aunt, although still sleeping, spoke saying. Read more>>

KaliAnn Lisk

Just like anything in our lives the road, at first, sight might look straight but as you enter in your start to see some unexpected curves sneak up. Those curves in life I believe are the ones that shape you and create you into the person that you are. This particular journey has been one of the hardest yet most rewarding of my life as I look back. Read more>>

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