New for Your Face

On Tuesday, March 20, Aesthetic Specialty Centre – Plastic Surgery & Dermatology will be hosting a “Ladies Night Out” from 6 – 8 p.m. to introduce the newest products and treatments available for 2018 for the face and body. Join Dr. Marc Yune, Dr. Raven Elosiebo-Walker and their team for wine, light bites, swag bags, incentive pricing, mini consultants, drawings for products and services and  so much more. Bring a friend and you will be entered in to a special SECRET drawing. Call 770.393.9000 to RSVP today. Make sure to visit, like and follow ASC’s Facebook & Instagram pages for more information on this exciting event. All guest will receive a $50 Gift Card to be used towards a Hydrafacial just for attending.  They look forward to seeing you here.

Beautiful Home

Black Dog Interiors is a home furnishings and interior design shop located in the heart of downtown Roswell. Their style is a mix of classic and eclectic with the goal of creating unique and transitional spaces that are both beautiful and functional. The shop showcases a wide variety of furniture, accessories, art and gifts. Many of their products can be customized with a variety of finishes and fabrics, so be sure to ask an associate if you are interested in a piece. Stop by to make your house a home! Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays by appointment only.

Bert’s Recent Adventure

Last month Bert’s Big Adventure surprised families with a trip of a lifetime. The organization embarked on their 16th annual trip to Walt Disney World® and after careful consideration, as well as sorting through hundreds of applications, the Bert’s Big Adventure selection committee chose 13 children and their families to be a part of this year’s trip. Bert’s Big Adventure is a nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. To qualify for Bert’s Big Adventure, a child must be between the ages of 5-12 years old and live in “The Bert Show” listening area, prove financial need and have never been to Walt Disney World®. To date, Bert’s Big Adventure has served nearly 200 children and their families through its trip to Disney, Fairy Godparent 
volunteer program and Reunion Adventures.

Help for Women in Healthcare

In partnership with NFCC, the Mary Joan Keeney Education Fund was established last month by volunteer job coach, Pam McKemie to assist selected NFCC clients achieve their educational and occupational goals. The purpose of the fund is to provide women interested in healthcare and mental health careers with funding that will ultimately allow them to serve others in need of compassionate quality healthcare.   If you would like to learn more about the Education Program and MJK Fund, contact Eden Purdy at 678.387.4458 or

Local Business Wins

Customer Focused Strategies Managing Partners Pam Lopez and Suzanne Beisner are as passionate about supporting others as they are about their clients’ success.   As a result, the long-time business partners took home a first place at the 2017 LACE (Ladies Achieving Continuous Excellence) Awards. Created and sponsored by the Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC), the LACE Awards recognizes GWBC corporate members and certified women-owned businesses (WBE’s) for their commitment and contributions toward the success of women-owned businesses. The Alpharetta-based consulting firm specializes in Strategic Analysis & Marketing, Go-To-Market Planning, and Customer Experience Management. Customer Focused Strategies (CFS) garnered the 2017 “Trailblazer of the Year” Award in the $1-5 million annual sales category for their impactful contributions in the community, and consistent partnership and support of other WBE’s.   The Trailblazer Award recognizes women who exemplify “leadership, creativity and innovation.”   

Live Toxin-Free

Do you want to cleanse? Toxins are all around us. From the air we breathe, the water we drink and even the foods we eat. Toxic overload is causing weight gain, obesity and accelerated aging, making it impossible for most to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Cleanse For Life is used by athletes, celebrities and people just like you. It is a natural blend of herbs and botanicals that supports the body’s natural detoxification system while cleansing it on a cellular level.

Transplant Research Success

A clinical study recently conducted by Northside Hospital’s Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program could give allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant patients a better chance for a cure. The study revealed new criteria for how physicians choose half-match (haploidentical) donors for patients who do not have a fully matched donor within their family. The BMT Program at Northside Hospital is one of the largest programs in the Southeast and has seen among the best survival outcomes in the nation for bone marrow transplants, per data released by the National Marrow Donor Program and The Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research. Seventy percent of patients nationally who need a hematopoietic cell transplant don’t have a fully matched donor, but haploidentical donors are readily available for nearly all such patients, according to Be The Match. For more information about the Northside Hospital Blood and Marrow Transplant Program or how to support future clinical research at Northside, visit

Stay Awhile

Rising to overlook Avalon in the heart of Alpharetta, The Hotel at Avalon, which celebrated its grand opening in January 2018, is a luxurious destination resort that boasts a graceful, modern Southern lifestyle with a contemporary twist. Located within a walkable community of shopping, dining, lodging, working, and entertaining, The Hotel at Avalon is exactly like nothing else. Flowing from the hotel, the new Alpharetta Conference Center provides the area’s premier meetings and events destination with 44,000-square-feet of adaptable event space. The 330-key hotel offers guests exclusive access to Avalon’s exquisite features including energetic green spaces, bocce courts, community swings, fire pits, and an open container policy so you can sip and stroll while browsing the collection of upscale retailers and restaurants that call the development home. With more than 220 events hosted each year, Avalon is the ultimate amenity for visitors of The Hotel at Avalon.