Publisher's Letter - April/May 2019

Hi there!  Thank you for picking up a copy of the Spring issue. As the fields turn green and cherry blossoms bloom, I am reminded that spring is all about new beginnings.  There is new life all around us happening in Marietta, and we are excited to share it with you!  

While driving (or walking) to the newly opened Marietta Square Market, it’s impossible not to see how all the mixed-use development planning is revitalizing our city center. (p12) Living and working at or near home increases quality of life and decreases time in our cars. 

What about working with your spouse? We sought out local couples who are in business together (couple-preneurs) and met Callie and Tyler Cooke, a young couple inspired to open gym a short walk from the Square. The beautiful, new, brick building houses their calling: Crossfit 11:24 - discover the meaning behind their name inside. (p16) 

We next asked Lindsey and Matt, who own Ghost Tours of Marietta, to share about running a business together out of their home with small children. (p15) And our senior profile - Bob and Lynn Patton - successfully ran a Bed & Breakfast together for many years before retiring in Marietta to be closer to their grandchildren. (p24)

Warning: Reading this issue will make you hungry - it’s food festival season in Marietta! Taste of Marietta - one of Metro Atlanta’s favorite foodie events - will be pleasing local palates all weekend, April 27 - 28 on the Square. The following week, on May 4, we can enjoy Taste of East Cobb and Taste of West Cobb. We will be there and hope to see you, too! Happy Easter! Happy Mother’s Day! Congratulations graduates!