Our Graduates

A & A Aging Life Care Specialists – Heather S. McLaughlin
Address: 9021 Cornwell Drive
Wake Forest, NC 27587
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
Aging Care Matters, Elder Care Management and Consulting – Carla Payne, MA, CMC
Address: 10580 Ligon Mill Road, Suite 300
Wake Forest, NC
Short Business Description: Our Professional Care Managers assist families by providing personalized guidance, direction, resources, and advocacy through the maze of eldercare. At Home, Hospital, Rehab, or Community we solve problems so families can relax knowing we're on call 24/7. We assist in housing options, benefit eligibility and application, crisis management, caregiver support, and coaching. We offer free consultation. Our focus is taking care of what matters most so families can focus on living.
Business Website Address: http://www.AgingCareMatters.com
Business Phone Number: (919)764-4308
Business Contact Email: Carla@AgingCareMatters.com
Artpholstery – Jennifer Asberg
Address: Wake Forest, NC 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
Be Beyond Beauty Hair Care – Frankia Boose
Address: 4800 Grove Barton rd. Suite 102
Raleigh NC
Short Business Description: Be beyond beauty haircare provides cuts, color and blow-dry styling. We specialize in nonchemical straighteners for women professionals with active lifestyles
Business Website Address: http://bebeyondbeautyhair.com
Business Phone Number: (919)480-7561
Business Contact Email: bebeyondsalons@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
BOXTECH | Marketing & IT Solutions – Michael Loftin
Address: 3211 Rogers RD, Suite 207
Wake Forest, NC
Short Business Description: BoxTech is an all-in-one digital marketing and IT solution provider for entrepreneurs, businesses, institutions, and organizations. We help our clients reduce their overall cost by removing the need to hire marketing and IT employees. BoxTech allows clients to focus on business operations while we virtually provide a one-stop-shop solution to promote and maintain their business in Today’s digital world. BOXTECH is an all-in-one solution at a cost that fits any budget.

We are based in Wake Forest, NC, and have been operating since February 2017. We offer our clients a customizable suite of digital marketing and IT solutions such as website & application design and development, social media marketing and branding, email marketing, on-line store, cloud software implementation, workflow automation, cybersecurity, and other business needs an all-in-one location.
Business Website Address: http://www.boxtech.us
Business Phone Number: (919)885-1900
Business Contact Email: Michael@boxtechllc.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
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
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
Forest Blooms – Allison Clark Tucker
Address: 332 Railroad Street
Wake Forest, NC
Short Business Description: Forest Blooms is an urban cut flower farm located in historic downtown Wake Forest, NC. We grow thoughtfully without pesticides for our private flower market members, floral subscribers, florist, and designers. Our unique varieties are not often found through traditional global floral wholesalers. Our clients enjoy exclusive blooms with superior vase life. As we cultivate beauty, we hope to inspire the creation of healthy life cycles within our client's spaces. Forest Blooms teaches you how to create a natural beauty in your own backyard. Sustainability and design workshops are offered during our growing season from April through October. Become a Forest Blooms flower market member, gift a floral subscription, or sign up for a workshop and become a part of our community vested in regenerative agriculture.
Business Website Address: http://www.allisonclarktucker.com
Business Phone Number: (919)607-0327
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
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
Journey With Your Soul – Candace Patrick
Address: Wake Forest, NC
Short Business Description: My name is Candace Patrick and I'm a High Vibe Coach who specializes in creating unique HIGH VIBE TOOLS, such as Oracle Cards, Meditations, Energy-Activated Photography, Healing Crystal Jewelry, and more! I started Journey With Your Soul to teach people how to use these tools so that they can RAISE THEIR VIBES and transform their life by understanding energy and how to work with it. Energy is everything, and I take the science behind the energy of the universe and share the secrets to apply to your life to promote healing and self-discovery. Beyond the High Vibe Tools, I also offer Energy Healing Reiki, Past Life Readings, Dream Interpretations, Animal Energy Work, and High Vibe Coaching.
Business Website Address: http://www.journeywithyoursoul.org
Business Phone Number: (919)632-1192
Business Contact Email: Candace@journeywithyoursoul.org
Kenya Rae – TaKenya Hampton
Address: Wake Forest, NC
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
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
Mac House – Heidi Kurtz
Address: 14460-167 Falls of Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC
Short Business Description: The Mac House is a family-owned gourmet Mac and cheese restaurant located in Wakefield Commons. Everything is homemade using the finest ingredients. We specialize in Mac and cheese but we also serve delicious grilled cheese sandwiches, amazing salads, and delectable soups. The Mac House offers vegan and gluten-free options as well. We have something for everyone.
Business Website Address: http://www.themachousenc.com
Business Phone Number: (919)263-8116
Business Contact Email: heidi@themachousenc.com
MatchLine Interiors – Stephanie Kaeberlein
Address: Studio:
1428 Mays Crossroads Rd.
Franklinton, NC 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
Nanna O’s Place – Howard Lee Williams
Address: 1006 Olde Midway Ct.
Knightdale, NC
Short Business Description: Nanna O's Place Will answer the call for consumers who want to have a unique dining experience and feel safe post-COVID-19. Our business model will promote a safe environment where food will be prepared under strict guidelines to prevent contamination. This will allow our customers to enjoy our new open-air pop-up locations as well as our takeout, online ordering, and delivery. We've created amazing dishing from across the southern United States with only fresh farm and sea to table ingredients. We are resetting the bar for great tasting food and customer service with our unique flavor profiles and welcoming staff that makes you feel like family.
Business Website Address: http://www.nannaoplace.com
Business Phone Number: (919)356-7732
Business Contact Email: howardwilliams.2fish5bread@gmail.com
Nicole Yvette Signature Events, LLC – Nicole Yvette Humphrey
Address: 12520 Capital Boulevard, Suite 401-110
Wake Forest, NC 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
One2Serve Consulting – Michael Walter
Address: Youngsville, NC
Short Business Description: I am Michael Walter owner of One2Serve Consulting. I'm an innovative problem-solver with over 25 years’ experience helping my employers and clients achieve greater growth and success through the implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and Business Intelligence Analytics. My desire is to serve my clients helping them determine the most effective solution for their data management needs from needs analysis through implementation and support. Together, we can develop and integrate a suite of business applications that can streamline operations, automate workflow, offer greater analytics and enhanced accessibility.
Business Website Address: https://www.one2serveconsulting.com/
Business Phone Number: (919)634-0791
Business Contact Email: michael@one2serveconsulting.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
Pettyjohn’s Cleaning – Katie Pettyjohn Reuther
Address: 1905-101 South Main Street
Wake Forest, NC
Short Business Description: Pettyjohn's Cleaning specializes in a sustainable and environmentally friendly cleaning approach to fine textiles like Oriental and area rugs, upholstery, and family heirloom pieces. We use naturally-softened rainwater, eco-friendly and Wool-Safe approved cleaning agents in our process. We've found that fabrics and floor coverings in the home act as an air filter, and regularly "emptying" those filters by vacuuming and professional cleaning plays an important role in the indoor air quality of the home. We've been improving indoor health for 30 years in the Triangle area (and beyond!) and we love educating our clients on steps they can take along these lines.
Business Website Address: http://www.rugwasher.com
Business Phone Number: (919)556-4641
Business Contact Email: katie@rugwasher.com
PhysioFit of North Carolina – Harrison Vaughan
Address: 12335 Wake Union Church Road #204
Wake Forest, North Carolina 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