Our Graduates

A & A Aging Life Care Specialists – Heather S. McLaughlin
9021 Cornwell Drive
Wake Forest, NC 27587
A & A Aging Life Care Specialists (A & A) solve the problem of caregiver burnout at a great price with keeping the senior’s dignity in mind. A & A takes the worry of your parent’s health care needs being met off of your shoulders. A & A’s target market is adult children of aging parents – aged 40 to 60, the senior him or herself, or the spouse of an aging senior.
https://www.aginglifecarespecialist.com
(919)522-8996
heathermclaughlin43@gmail.com
Artpholstery – Jennifer Asberg
Wake Forest, NC 27587
27587
Artpholstery is where art meets upholstering. I’m a local fabric artist that produces unique functional art using furniture as my canvas. My product line consists of coffee table ottomans. The materials I use are unwanted, discarded fabrics from local sources as well as fabrics I find at auctions in my travels to Sweden.

I also teach other creative souls through workshops in my studio and at different location spreading my passion for fabric, sewing, upholstering and minimizing our carbon footprint by utilizing fabrics and materials that would otherwise be discarded.

This is my passion, my love, my dream.
http://www.artpholstery.com
(512)417-9966
jennasberg@gmail.com
Big Picture Budget, LLC  – Jacki Smith
Wake Forest, NC
Big Picture Budget offers financial coaching to individuals and couples who want to go from surviving to thriving with their money. Whether your financial goal is creating a budget, getting out of debt, affording college, or paying for a nice vacation, Big Picture Budget can help you create a personalized plan to achieve your goal and decrease your financial stress. Schedule a free consultation today to see how Big Picture Budget can help you.
https://www.bigpicturebudget.com
(919)551-8409
jacki@bigpicturebudget.com
Confections By Rachael – Rachael Massey
554 South Main St
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Confections By Rachael makes a unique, no mess, fun to eat dessert. It’s like a slice of pie in a push up container! We call it a Pie Pop! We have several different flavors and even have gluten free options. We have created a yummy mousse like dessert and put it in a convenient push up container that lets you have dessert without the spoon and plate!!
(919)612-2202
confectionsbr@gmail.com
CornerStone Holistic Institute – Lauire McCoy
117 Brooks St
Wake Forest NC 27587
CornerStone Holistic Institute is the only massage therapist owned and operated massage school in the heart of Wake Forest. Our main goal in the community is to offer quality and affordable education and services in the field of massage.The idea of CornerStone Holistic Institute launched 10 years ago with a simple idea: Wouldn't it be great to build a massage school that taught modern massage technique, with a hands-on approach to learning, at an affordable price, and with a simple, practical, and flexible schedule? Our mission is to provide outstanding massage education that is practical and affordable. We accomplish this through focused, hands-on training in modern massage technique. CornerStone Holistic Institute was founded by Lauire McCoy LMBT. She recognized that there was a need for a professional certification program that emphasizes motor learning and technical proficiency. CornerStone Holistic Institute teaches the most powerful and effective massage techniques, while still maintaining affordable tuition. Recognizing that most massage therapy students have family and work commitments in addition to school, we offer flexible scheduling of class and clinic times. Since our program emphasizes hands-on training, our graduates are fully prepared to begin practicing as professional massage therapists immediately upon their graduation and licensure.
https://cornerstonemassage.net/
(919)907-0652
lamcgruder@yahoo.com
Crumbstruction – Rashad & Elayna Mateen
Wake Forest, NC
CRUMBSTRUCTION is made up of a husband and wife team who take pride in each and every dish they make. They offer full service catering for all events, ranging in size. Look for Crumbstruction food truck, serving one of a kind meals you will not get from anyone else. Their love for food and their craft can be tasted in each and every bite. Crumbstruction’s motto is “Building your palate one taste at a time, with a forklift" and that is exactly what they do!
(609)346-6595
Crumbstruction@gmail.com
Duffy Mechanical – Chad Duffy
716 Holding Ridge Court
Wake Forest, NC, 27587
27587
I provide Electric and HVAC installation, emergency service and maintenance. I have over 20 years of experience in both trades and have owned and operated a small contracting business for 13 years.
http://www.duffymechanical.org
(919)766-0912
duffymechanical@gmail.com
Flint Point Safety, LLC – Brian Fisher
15 Paddle Wheel Court
Franklinton, N.C. 27525
27525
Flint Point Safety, LLC is a small business that produces reflective and high-visibility gear. We specialize in reflective signage for residential owners, reflective and high-visibility apparel and gear for athletes, children, pets, and to those who need to be visible during low light conditions. With a background in public safety, we understand that there are many distractions in this world, and our goal is to make you stand out!

http://www.flintpointsafety.com
(919)353-6233
flintpointsafety@gmail.com
Forks Cafeteria and Catering – David Greenwell
339 Brooks St
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Forks is a homestyle southern cafeteria-style restaurant. We serve three meals Monday-Friday and an all-you-can-eat Sunday lunch buffet from 11:00-2:30. We are closed for regular business on Saturdays but are available for catering and special events. We offer a full range of catering services as well.
http://forkscafeteria.com
(919)556-6544
forkswakeforest@gmail.com
Heart and Soul Gift Baskets by Sweeties Candy Shop – Darlene Dammann-Stroud
143 Wait Ave.
Wake Forest NC. 27587
27587
Come in and be a kid in a candy store, no matter the age. From retro candy to the new got to have candy. We can do Birthday parties, gift baskets, goodie bags, wedding, birthdays as well as corporate candy banquets.
http://www.sweetiesnc.com
(919)263-9105
darlene@sweetiesnc.com
Honor Thy Brows Cosmetic Tattoos – Thy Chung
2810 Wakefield Pines Dr., Suite 115
Raleigh, NC 27614
Hi! I’m Thy, owner of Honor Thy Brows Cosmetic Tattoos. My clients rave about the soft and natural semipermanent makeup services provided such as micro-blading, powder brows, combo brows, lip blush, and eyeliner tattoos.

I work with my clients to create a custom look that enhances their features. My goal is for you to not only save some time throughout your day, but also walk out the door feeling confident and happy.
https://www.honorthybrows.com
(408)677-0192
thybrows@gmail.com
It’s Just Nuts – Cynthia Davis
Wake Forest, NC
Cynthia Davis is the entrepreneur behind the company, It’s Just Nuts (IJN). IJN is a portioned snack crave satisfier, individually packaged, nut based, high protein and delivers, without any of those unnecessary traditional sugars. Taste the spicy, sweet pecans and savor the chocolate chip cookie minis, two of the first products planned for market. We have your health in mind each step of the process and use high quality ingredients. Our mission is simple: human health matters. With IJN brand products available, we strive to be your partners in keeping everyday healthy.
(919)819-5876
itsjustnutssnacks@gmail.com
Kenya Rae – TaKenya Hampton
Wake Forest, NC
27587
Kenya Rae is an online magazine and shop that provides digital content and products that are geared toward home life and homemaking. Recipes, DIY tutorials, and other content that helps you change how you think about home, the products and services you use and taking care of yourself and the space you live in.

http://IamKenyaRae.com
(216)302-8822
Kenya@IamKenyaRae.com
LI Leadership for Youth – Jeffri Wier
Wake Forest, NC
LI Leadership for Youth works hand-in-hand with community organizations, schools, faith groups and others to create positive growth experiences for young people. Our business provides consultation services, develops curriculum, and facilitates programs designed to help teenagers develop into confident leaders. Activities are authentic and experiential, encourage depth of thought and personal awareness, and are uniquely designed to meet the desired outcome of young people who are engaged and impactful in their communities.
(919)812-6497
Jeffri@LILeadership.com
Lumpy’s Ice Cream – Buck Buchanan
306 E. Wait Ave
Wake Forest N.C. 27587
27587
Founded 2001 by Buck Buchanan an Evil Ice Cream Genius. All natural, homemade, farm fresh ice cream made from grass fed cows not treated with synthetic hormones or antibiotics is what you will get when you visit Lumpy’s in historic downtown Wake Forest! Just a small joint with eclectic and standard flavors that will keep you coming back for more.

http://www.lumpysicecream.com
(919)878-7700
lumpys@nc.rr.com
MatchLine Interiors – Stephanie Kaeberlein
Studio:
1428 Mays Crossroads Rd.
Franklinton, NC 27525
27525
Offering creative, tailored solutions that are on schedule and within budget, MatchLine Interiors bridges exceptional design, quality construction, and seamless installation—just as match lines on a set of architectural drawings unite various details and trades, resulting in a set of cohesive plans. Utilizing turnkey, Design-Build solutions, and industry collaborations, MatchLine Interiors creates better workplace environments by helping clients plan, design, build and furnish them.
http://www.matchlineinteriors.com
(919)604-3304
stephanie@matchlineinteriors.com
Moonstone MantraWear – Linda Banks
421 Holding Creek Drive
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Moonstone Mantrawear is a unique line of jewelry made from gemstones and motivational mantra charms. It’s a portable pep talk at your disposal. Gemstones are known for healing energy. The pairing of gemstones and mantras pack the one-two punch that I call Wearable Inspiration. Your mentor or coach can't always be there, but Moonstone MantraWear can!
https://www.moonstonemantrawear.com
(984)664-2526
linda@moonstonemantrawear.com
My Tee Positive Image – Tanya Pomkoski
Raleigh, NC
I am strong. I am fierce. I got this. My Tee Positive Image offers products with backward written affirmations. Positivity reflected back at you each and every time you look in the mirror. See it, read it, believe it. Find me on Facebook @myteepositiveimage. Monthly subscription boxes coming soon.
(919)999-0829
myteepositiveimage@gmail.com
Nicole Yvette Signature Events, LLC – Nicole Yvette Humphrey
12520 Capital Boulevard, Suite 401-110
Wake Forest, NC 27587
27587
Nicole Yvette Signature Events, LLC, is a full service, woman-owned, event planning, management and consulting company that specializes in producing social and corporate events for individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations. Nicole Yvette Signature Events provides professional event planning and management services to support each Clients’ special event and meeting needs. We offer strategic event management from initial consultation, development and planning through execution and post evaluation. Our team of professionals bring experience, turnkey, as well as, customizable and scalable event solutions, transparent budget management, unmatched customer service and seamless delivery of services to each and every client for their meeting and special event needs, such as: Annual Meetings, Board Retreats, Grand Openings, Sales Meetings, Reward and Recognition Events, Client Appreciation, Employee Appreciation, Stakeholder Dinners, Cocktail Receptions, Fundraisers, Galas, Weddings, Wedding Anniversaries and Milestone Celebrations. We have a proven track-record of providing professional event planning and management services for our clients that include: Consultation, Planning and Development, Venue and Vendor Recommendations and Management, Onsite Logistics, Hotel Accommodations, Transportation and more.
(908)720-9801
info@nicoleyvettesignatureevents.com
Onyx Systems – Kwesiwa Quaison-Sackey
Raleigh, North Carolina
For a few years now, Kwesiwa Quaison-Sackey has been on a quest to create a community of inclusiveness where social introverts can work and play harmoniously with extroverts. Kwesiwa believes she could affect that change as an Entrepreneur.
In 1996 she earned her Bachelor's degree in Public Relations and Psychology before she settled down to raise three young men. Fast forward to 23 years later as a single mother, she is changing careers by returning to one of her first loves. “Information Technology” . She enjoys sharing in her abilities and at times competes with one of her children who has a strong affinity and is also trained as a Systems Administrator.
Our Company; Onyx Systems is able to help maintain and upgrade your infrasture. We troubleshoot “Blue Screen of Death” (BSOD), network issues, manage your data as your business grows, and harden by patching vulnerabilities to prevent thieves from getting to your data. With a keen sense and appreciation for customer care, our team approaches our clients/ customers with the courtesy we are accustomed and expect as consumers ourselves.
(252)653-6301
Kwesiwabyonyxsystems@gmail.com
PhysioFit of North Carolina – Harrison Vaughan
12335 Wake Union Church Road #204
Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587
27587
PhysioFit of North Carolina is a privately owned Physical Therapy practice with specialized group fitness classes. We offer one on one care treating all musculoskeletal injuries, pain, dizziness, headaches, and women's health. We believe in proving medical and professional care to reach all health goals, additionally offering nutritional consults and small fitness classes.
http://www.physiofitnc.com
(919)728-0335
info@physiofitnc.com
Play4life Comics – Brandon Wright
149 South White Street
Wake Forest NC 27587
27587
Play4Life Comics is a full-service comic book shop carrying current and vintage comic books and action figures. we also host the Wake Forest mini comic-con witch is a family friendly community oriented comic convention.
(919)703-5976
play4lifegames@gmail.com
Posh Soap Co., LLC – Karina Flores
4617 Cardinal Grove Blvd
Raleigh NC 27616
27616
Posh Soap Co offers luxurious bath and body products made with plant-based oils. All products are handmade by me from start to finish in small batches for quality control. Your skin is your largest organ and therefore should be nurtured by earth's finest ingredients! Throw out that "beauty bar" and see what Posh Soap Co has to offer!
http://www.poshsoapco.com
(919)670-8207
poshsoapco@gmail.com
RetroFitU – Richard Hampton
6401 Winter Spring Dr
Wake Forest, NC 27587
27587
RetroFitU is a physical, lifestyle training company that promotes living the healthiest active lifestyle possible.
http://www.retrofitu.net
(919)964-2789
retrofitu@gmail.com
Rick Silva
413 Hunsford Pl.
Wake Forest, NC 27587
27587
I plan to leverage my experience in software engineering and database development to start a software development business that will have multiple products.

(617)803-3743
silva.rick@gmail.com
Southern Suds and Gifts – Dolores Riggins
213 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587
27587
We are an eclectic shop full of beautiful handcrafted items and original art from local craftsmen and artists. We offer many types of classes. You are sure to find that special gift for a loved one, dear friend or yourself! We look forward to seeing you.

(919)412-0090
dirlgirl60@gmail.com
Sugar Magnolia Café & Emporium – Christine Sadel
219 South White St.
Wake Forest NC 27587
27587
Sugar Magnolia Café & Emporium is an eclectic Café located in the store downtown wake forest. They offer fresh homemade sandwiches salads and soups a wide variety of baked goods and desserts while serving Larry’s organic coffee, loose organic tea, local craft beer, and selected wines. They have a variety of spaces on two levels that can be used for your private event, meeting or class and also Ari place or groups, networking events, and people to gather. Sugar Magnolia Café brings live music to downtown wake forest every Friday night and most Saturday nights in their music lounge below the café has local artists teaching a variety of classes, wine tastings, and other nights with activities for people to enjoy.

The space is surrounded with local art and items by artisans, for you to find a special gift or something for yourself. They also carry a with a wide variety of loose tea, local honey, coffee beans, and other gourmet items.
http://SugarMagnoliaCafe.com
919-435-4436
christine@sugarmagnoliacafe.com
Sunny Lane Press  – Dahlia Greene
Wake Forest, NC
Sunny Lane Press offer products printed on sustainable materials that promote happiness, self acceptance and growth. From greeting cards to accountability journals, we encourage busy individuals to re-discover their happy with Sunny Lane Press.
(984)221-1215
DGreene1a@gmail.com
TCS Advanced Technologies – Suzanne Lynch
Wake Forest, NC 27587
27587
TCS Advanced Technologies offers access to the latest in 3D printed technologies. We connect product developers and engineers to the 3D printed solutions they need for prototyping and short-run production. With 15 years of industry experience and a strong focus on quality, you can trust the experts at TCS Advanced Technologies to provide quality parts at an extraordinary value.
(919)268-9966
tcsadvancedtechnologies@gmail.com
The Bar Ber Shop Wake Forest – Sherod A.M. Holloway and Reginald Winston Jr.
10429 Ligon Mill Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
The Bar Ber Shop offers signature grooming services that present a fresh approach to a classic service. Our plan of creating traditional barbershops, catering to men, fills the void left open by the large chains, while also addressing a major need in our ever-changing population. Today, men are more educated, better compensated and more mobile than ever before. Men are relocating more often and are frequently in search of traditional barbers. A traditional barbershop alleviates the concern of many searching for familiar, reliable service. Our combined thirty plus years of experience as stellar service providers, award winning barbers and industry trailblazers all while providing a place of community enables us to set the standard. We provide haircuts, facials, shaves and color services. We sell retail products, merchandise and advertise space. Come visit us at The Bar Ber Shop Wake Forest!
(919)539-1682
info@skinxproducts.com

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