Carl Friese/The Village Corner
Since 1974, The Village Corner, German Restaurant & Bakery has been owned and operated by The Friese family who moved to the United States from Munich and Hamburg, Germany. Originally began as a wholesale bakery with a small additional luncheon room, the popularity of Hilde’s extraordinary cooking and baking afforded the restaurant to grow where it is today. Carl, son of Claus and Hilde, is the Executive Chef. A graduate of Johnson & Wales Culinary School, Carl also holds a masters in the art of fine cuisine.
Now, in its third location, The Village Corner German Restaurant includes a traditional style German Tavern, a European Bakery, a café style Dining Room, and the Stone Mountain Brewery. In addition, The Village Corner boasts a wonderful banquet room that facilitates corporate events, weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, showers and much more.
Don Britt/Summit Chase Country Club
Summit Chase Country Club is a family business that has been operating since 1980. A fun and family-oriented facility that offers golf, tennis, dining, special events, and more. They are not a traditional country club.
Summit Chase is conveniently located off U.S. Highway 78, just 2 miles east of downtown Snellville. The Club is easily accessible from most areas of Gwinnett County including Snellville, Lawrenceville, Grayson, Lilburn and Loganville, as well as portions of Dekalb, Rockdale, and Walton Counties.
Jane Bishop/Take the Next Step
Jane Bishop, is CEO of Take the Next Step which emerged out of her passion to help others “go for their It.” She helps small business owners and entrepreneurs strengthen and align with their inner core for success by using her coaching and training skills. When you work with Jane you will experience accomplishing your “it” and be a greater influence to those around you. Jane uses her E4U system to help clients get to the core faster to create and execute a plan for effectiveness. Jane is also a professional speaker and published author. Curious? Reach out and book a complimentary session and see where that leads.
Ryan Sauers/President of Sauers Consulting Strategies
Ryan T. Sauers has spent 25 years leading and/or consulting with visual communications and marketing related organizations. Ryan is President/Owner of the consulting firm, Sauers Consulting Strategies; Our Town Gwinnett Magazine (2 monthly magazines); and its parent company End Resultz Media.
Key areas of focus of the consulting firm include: sales training, marketing strategy, personal branding, leadership development, and organizational change.
Sauers is a frequent national speaker and columnist. He has been recognized as one of the top 80 CMO’s in the world and achieved the top designation of Certified Marketing Executive through Sales and Marketing Executives International.
Sauers is an adjunct university professor teaching leadership, marketing, and communication courses to current and aspiring leaders. Ryan is a Certified Myers Briggs, DiSC, and Emotional Intelligence Practitioner.
Ryan is working on his Doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership and is host of the radio show Marketing Matters. Sauers is author of the best-selling books Everyone is in Sales and Would You Buy from You? More info at: RyanSauers.com or OurTownGwinnett.com.
Marketing Matters with Ryan Sauers is a radio show presented by Athens Orthopedic Clinic and The Heart of What Matters. The show discusses topics as they relate to marketing, communications, sales, leadership and more. Host Ryan Sauers, a best-selling author and national speaker, discusses how these topics play a role in every aspect of our lives. Each episode shares tangible nuggets of information that listeners can easily understand and apply to their everyday life, whether personal or business. The show challenges listeners’ current state of thinking so they can grow to new heights and see new opportunities in business or life: which is rapidly changing, multi-generational, and noisy in nature.