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5 Wine Tasting Tips

We had the opportunity to attend Château Élan’s “Wine Tasting Experience” – an evening of wine-tasting led by Level 2 Sommelier, Matias Henriquez, who recently joined the Braselton winery after being recruited from a winery in his home-country of Chile. By: Rachel Pillow | Photos by Natalie Stubb Henriquez’ personable approach and witty sense of

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Investment Strategies with Aileron

By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS Q: What technology trends should I be following? A: Major economic breakthroughs many times offer investment opportunities for those with vision. Today we are possibly on the edge of several significant developments. For context, let’s review the four phases of the industrial revolution: I. In the 1780’s, Phase

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‘Are you better off now than you were 2.5 months ago?’

I can’t believe we only have 3 weeks left of the Get Fit Challenge! I’m not where I thought I’d be scale-wise and size-wise at this point in the Challenge, but I am getting my mindset right so that I will be able to continue this healthy journey after the Challenge has ended. Update since

‘I feel like I’m fighting for my life’

We are in the home stretch and I feel like I’m fighting for my LIFE right now! Sounds dramatic, but this is how committed I am to this. Anything I’ve ever committed to, I always give 110%. I truly believe in the phrase “Go Hard or Go Home” simply because I can easily be replaced.

‘I’ve really been pushing hard’

I’ve really been pushing hard to finish out this last month strong. My trainer at Stage 3 Fitness, Angie, has had me in the gym doing extra workouts. I’ve been very sore and have had a couple of minor injuries, but I’m determined to push through. I have my trainer on the one side pushing my body

Suwanee Beer Fest

2018 Suwanee Beer Fest Guide

On March 17th, 2018, thousands of beer lovers will once again descend on beautiful Town Center Park for the 8th annual Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest, the biggest craft beer festival in the Southeast. And though it has always aligned itself with St. Patrick’s Day, this year’s festival will be bigger and better than ever

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Professional Soccer Comes to Gwinnett

Suwanee Magazine interviews Coach Scott Donnelly, Midfielder Kevin Barajas and Center Back AJ Cochran of New USL Team, ATL UTD 2 as they share their excitement about their inaugural season at Gwinnett County’s Coolray Field. By: Angela Veugeler | Photos by Tim Dryden The success and fan base Major League Soccer team, Atlanta United, experienced

Stunning Landscape Design

The team of Ed Szczesniak of Georgian Landscape Design and Jeremy Talboy of installation partners, North Georgia Landscape share how they’ve become successful and continue to grow, along with their array of services. Q: How does a relatively small firm like yours keep growing such a loyal client following? A: We think we’re easy to

Jump on the Seoul Train

Mark your calendars now because Explore Gwinnett’s Seoul of the South Food Tour is back! The 2018 tour dates are May 12th, June 16th, August 18th and September 29th. A few of us had the opportunity last year to jump on the Seoul Train (actually, it was an old-fashioned trolley, which is even cooler) and

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Brown Bag Deli & Cafe

Located in the heart of Suwanee Town Center, Brown Bag Deli & Café has been serving up delicious breakfast sandwiches, soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, coffee, beer, wine and more since 2011. By: Rachel Pillow | Photos by Karl Lamb Owned by Dave and Rita Patel, Brown Bag Deli serves as the community coffee shop and

Suwanee Get Fit Challenge

2018 Get Fit Challenge Update

We couldn’t be prouder of each of the contestants, as they’ve all pushed through their personal struggles to make health and fitness a priority in their lives – and each of them are thriving in the competition so far. Outside of their regular workout schedules with their assigned trainers, we’ve also scheduled periodic group activities

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Q&A with Suwanee Business Alliance President Julie Perdue

Julie Perdue has been president of the Suwanee Business Alliance since January of 2017. She’s serious about fostering an environment that promotes community and gives business owners in Suwanee a place to network and promote their endeavors. With roughly 200 members currently in the SBA, the group is looking to make 2018 its most impactful

A Fresh Approach to Supporting Local Craft Breweries

The Fresh Market Suwanee has partnered with Gwinnett’s first brewery, Slow Pour Brewing Company in Lawrenceville, to be the first retail outlet for the brewery’s packaged beer. By: Alicia Carter The Fresh Market Suwanee is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Suwanee Beer Fest. Their continued support of the local festival is no surprise, given

Hash Brown Cutest Pup Winner 2018

Cutest Pup Contest Winner 2018

… AND THE WINNER IS: HASH BROWN! With over 120 entries, this year’s Suwanee Magazine Cutest Pup contest was the largest yet. There were lots of adorable pups, but when it was all said and done, Hash Brown came out on top. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated! Hash Brown is a Soft

Collins Hill Junior Wins 2018 State Diving Championship

Collins Hill Junior Wins 2018 State Diving Championship

On February 1st, Peter Smithson, Junior at Collins Hill High School successfully defended his 2017 title in the Class AAAAAAA and Class AAAAAA division of the state dive meet. Smithson scored a 602.00, which put him above the 600 mark for the second time, not far off the state record of 629.80. Colquitt County’s Parker

Gwinnett Braves are now the Gwinnett Stripers

Gwinnett Braves Rebrand as Gwinnett Stripers

After a six-month creative process that included input from the Atlanta Braves, sports marketing firm Brandiose and submissions from fans, the Gwinnett Baseball Club unveiled its new name, logos and uniform to the public in December. The Triple-A International League team will now be known as the Gwinnett Stripers. “We are excited to begin a

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Brand-Aid: Content is the Key

When done correctly, content marketing is an excellent, and potentially inexpensive, way to drive customers further down the sales funnel. By: ALICIA CARTER, Content Marketing Manager, Veugeler Design Group  Content marketing is a great option for many small businesses, but it’s typically underutilized by those who could benefit from it the most. Many of our

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New Gallery Showcases Local Artists

Echo Gallery & Artist Colony is bringing local art to the Suwanee Community. The Gallery opened on March 10th just around the corner from Town Center, and is currently home to 14 independent artists. The Gallery received its name based off of the Suwanee Community it is located in. Suwanee is said to be the

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