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A & A Aging Life Care Specialists – Heather S. McLaughlin
Address: 9021 Cornwell Drive
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Service:
Short Business Description: 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.
Business Website Address: https://www.aginglifecarespecialist.com
Business Phone Number: (919)522-8996
Business Contact Email: heathermclaughlin43@gmail.com
Artpholstery – Jennifer Asberg
Address: Wake Forest, NC 27587
27587
Short Business Description: 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.
Business Website Address: http://www.artpholstery.com
Business Phone Number: (512)417-9966
Business Contact Email: jennasberg@gmail.com
Big Picture Budget, LLC  – Jacki Smith
Address: Wake Forest, NC
Short Business Description: 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.
Business Website Address: https://www.bigpicturebudget.com
Business Phone Number: (919)551-8409
Business Contact Email: jacki@bigpicturebudget.com
Confections By Rachael – Rachael Massey
Address: 554 South Main St
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Short Business Description: 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!!
Business Phone Number: (919)612-2202
Business Contact Email: confectionsbr@gmail.com
CornerStone Holistic Institute – Lauire McCoy
Address: 117 Brooks St
Wake Forest NC 27587
Short Business Description: 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.
Business Website Address: https://cornerstonemassage.net/
Business Phone Number: (919)907-0652
Business Contact Email: lamcgruder@yahoo.com
Crumbstruction – Rashad & Elayna Mateen
Address: Wake Forest, NC
Short Business Description: 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!
Business Phone Number: (609)346-6595
Business Contact Email: Crumbstruction@gmail.com
Duffy Mechanical – Chad Duffy
Address: 716 Holding Ridge Court
Wake Forest, NC, 27587
27587
Short Business Description: 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.
Business Website Address: http://www.duffymechanical.org
Business Phone Number: (919)766-0912
Business Contact Email: duffymechanical@gmail.com
Flint Point Safety, LLC – Brian Fisher
Address: 15 Paddle Wheel Court
Franklinton, N.C. 27525
27525
Short Business Description: 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!

Business Website Address: http://www.flintpointsafety.com
Business Phone Number: (919)353-6233
Business Contact Email: flintpointsafety@gmail.com
Forks Cafeteria and Catering – David Greenwell
Address: 339 Brooks St
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Short Business Description: 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.
Business Website Address: http://forkscafeteria.com
Business Phone Number: (919)556-6544
Business Contact Email: forkswakeforest@gmail.com
Heart and Soul Gift Baskets by Sweeties Candy Shop – Darlene Dammann-Stroud
Address: 143 Wait Ave.
Wake Forest NC. 27587
27587
Short Business Description: 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.
Business Website Address: http://www.sweetiesnc.com
Business Phone Number: (919)263-9105
Business Contact Email: darlene@sweetiesnc.com
Honor Thy Brows Cosmetic Tattoos – Thy Chung
Address: 2810 Wakefield Pines Dr., Suite 115
Raleigh, NC 27614
Short Business Description: 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.
Business Website Address: https://www.honorthybrows.com
Business Phone Number: (408)677-0192
Business Contact Email: thybrows@gmail.com
It’s Just Nuts – Cynthia Davis
Address: Wake Forest, NC
Short Business Description: 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.
Business Phone Number: (919)819-5876
Business Contact Email: itsjustnutssnacks@gmail.com
Kenya Rae – TaKenya Hampton
Address: Wake Forest, NC
27587
Short Business Description: 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.

Business Website Address: http://IamKenyaRae.com
Business Phone Number: (216)302-8822
Business Contact Email: Kenya@IamKenyaRae.com
LI Leadership for Youth – Jeffri Wier
Address: Wake Forest, NC
Short Business Description: 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.
Business Phone Number: (919)812-6497
Business Contact Email: Jeffri@LILeadership.com
Lumpy’s Ice Cream – Buck Buchanan
Address: 306 E. Wait Ave
Wake Forest N.C. 27587
27587
Short Business Description: 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.

Business Website Address: http://www.lumpysicecream.com
Business Phone Number: (919)878-7700
Business Contact Email: lumpys@nc.rr.com
MatchLine Interiors – Stephanie Kaeberlein
Address: Studio:
1428 Mays Crossroads Rd.
Franklinton, NC 27525
27525
Short Business Description: 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.
Business Website Address: http://www.matchlineinteriors.com
Business Phone Number: (919)604-3304
Business Contact Email: stephanie@matchlineinteriors.com
Moonstone MantraWear – Linda Banks
Address: 421 Holding Creek Drive
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Short Business Description: 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!
Business Website Address: https://www.moonstonemantrawear.com
Business Phone Number: (984)664-2526
Business Contact Email: linda@moonstonemantrawear.com
My Tee Positive Image – Tanya Pomkoski
Address: Raleigh, NC
Short Business Description: 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.
Business Phone Number: (919)999-0829
Business Contact Email: myteepositiveimage@gmail.com
Nicole Yvette Signature Events, LLC – Nicole Yvette Humphrey
Address: 12520 Capital Boulevard, Suite 401-110
Wake Forest, NC 27587
27587
Short Business Description: 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.
Business Phone Number: (908)720-9801
Business Contact Email: info@nicoleyvettesignatureevents.com
Onyx Systems – Kwesiwa Quaison-Sackey
Address: Raleigh, North Carolina
Short Business Description: 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.
Business Phone Number: (252)653-6301
Business Contact Email: Kwesiwabyonyxsystems@gmail.com
PhysioFit of North Carolina – Harrison Vaughan
Address: 12335 Wake Union Church Road #204
Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587
27587
Short Business Description: 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.
Business Website Address: http://www.physiofitnc.com
Business Phone Number: (919)728-0335
Business Contact Email: info@physiofitnc.com
Play4life Comics – Brandon Wright
Address: 149 South White Street
Wake Forest NC 27587
27587
Short Business Description: 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.
Business Phone Number: (919)703-5976
Business Contact Email: play4lifegames@gmail.com
Posh Soap Co., LLC – Karina Flores
Address: 4617 Cardinal Grove Blvd
Raleigh NC 27616
27616
Short Business Description: 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!
Business Website Address: http://www.poshsoapco.com
Business Phone Number: (919)670-8207
Business Contact Email: poshsoapco@gmail.com
RetroFitU – Richard Hampton
Address: 6401 Winter Spring Dr
Wake Forest, NC 27587
27587
Short Business Description: RetroFitU is a physical, lifestyle training company that promotes living the healthiest active lifestyle possible.
Business Website Address: http://www.retrofitu.net
Business Phone Number: (919)964-2789
Business Contact Email: retrofitu@gmail.com
Rick Silva
Address: 413 Hunsford Pl.
Wake Forest, NC 27587
27587
Short Business Description: I plan to leverage my experience in software engineering and database development to start a software development business that will have multiple products.

Business Phone Number: (617)803-3743
Business Contact Email: silva.rick@gmail.com
Southern Suds and Gifts – Dolores Riggins
Address: 213 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587
27587
Short Business Description: 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.

Business Phone Number: (919)412-0090
Business Contact Email: dirlgirl60@gmail.com
Sugar Magnolia Café & Emporium – Christine Sadel
Address: 219 South White St.
Wake Forest NC 27587
27587
Short Business Description: 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.
Business Website Address: http://SugarMagnoliaCafe.com
Business Phone Number: 919-435-4436
Business Contact Email: christine@sugarmagnoliacafe.com
Sunny Lane Press  – Dahlia Greene
Address: Wake Forest, NC
Short Business Description: 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.
Business Phone Number: (984)221-1215
Business Contact Email: DGreene1a@gmail.com
TCS Advanced Technologies – Suzanne Lynch
Address: Wake Forest, NC 27587
27587
Short Business Description: 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.
Business Phone Number: (919)268-9966
Business Contact Email: tcsadvancedtechnologies@gmail.com
The Bar Ber Shop Wake Forest – Sherod A.M. Holloway and Reginald Winston Jr.
Address: 10429 Ligon Mill Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Short Business Description: 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!
Business Phone Number: (919)539-1682
Business Contact Email: info@skinxproducts.com

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