Meet Emily Brenner

A lawyer, a rabbi and a shrink walk into a bar.

Goldfish Swim School Growing Love for Water, One Toddler at a Time

Goldfish Swim School splish-splashed its way into our Alpharetta community and has local families bubbly about the water! From first-time greetings with the agua to instruction on furthering swimming skill-sets, this school has changed the mentality behind pool time. Upon its official January 2017 opening, Goldfish swim has seen bouncy babies to tiny tots to growing guppies and everyone in…

Making Dogs Her Life

"I think you missed your calling,” a career counselor told Melissa Hampton Perlman in 2009. She laughs remembering her initial reaction: “I have a calling? How can you tell over the phone?” That conversation revealed Melissa could turn her hobby—taking care of friends’ and neighbors’ pets and homes while they were away—into a business. “I had never thought about it…

Getting Crafty

This is where people get creative and build cool stuff! Woodcraft of Atlanta, located in Alpharetta, sells quality woodworking tools, accessories and supplies and promotes woodworking through a variety of educational opportunities. It is one of 70 plus Woodcraft retail stores throughout the US where anyone can learn to use all the right tools to create wood products.

The Two Sisters of Tulips

Nicole and Amanda are two sisters separated by 2,000 miles: Nicole in Alpharetta and Amanda in Irvine, California. But distance doesn’t prevent them from running their own cosmetic business, Tulips Apothecary. The sisters started the company in 2013 as a hobby, but since it has expanded to offer 20 different Pucker Pots, their version of lip balm; Body Lotion Pots,…