Shelia Mants, owner of Added Pizzazz Events, is a native Atlantan with family roots in SoFu (South Fulton). While on vacation she attended a community event and became driven to create this experience in her community. Having done hundreds of events she then put her extraordinary event skills to work and birthed The Taste of SoFu.
Shelia studied business management, floral design and balloon artistry to build her skills and prides herself in being detail-oriented. Her passion combined with her God given talent has helped her to become known throughout the metro Atlanta area as an event designer extraordinaire. She specializes in creating amazing experiences and has taken event production to another level.
Added Pizzazz customizes services based on a client’s vision. Event services include event design, event management, catering, venue rental and more. Shelia’s ability to Add Pizzazz to any event has allows her to service many of Atlanta’s government entities, major corporations and celebrities. Some of the celebrities Shelia has designed for include Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Kandi Burruss, Ludicris, Mike Will, Monica, T-Paine, Whitney Houston, Janelle Monae and others.
The Mants Estate is a five-acre ranch with a private lake for events. She saw the need for the venue in her hometown the City of South Fulton and hopes to create even more memorable experiences for her community.
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Founder - The Taste of SoFu
"I wanted to create a fun filled experience that allows the community to mingle while supporting local businesses"
"I envisioned SoFu as an incredible, happening and trending place just south of Atlanta"
Michelle Taylor Willis is a master strategist and connector, and is the founder and owner of Gagnant Media and MTW enterprises.
Michelle created SoFu®, the name used to refer to the eight cities of South Fulton County. Michelle founded South Fulton Lifestyle Magazine, and is the host of the According to Michelle radio show.
Michelle has won multiple award including being named “Outstanding Businessperson of the Year 2017” and “Small Business of the Year 2016” by the South Fulton Chamber. South Fulton Lifestyle was named “Publication of the Year” in Atlanta two years in a row. Michelle has also been recognized for her work with youth in the community, and she received a Resolution from Rep. Roger Bruce and a Proclamation as “Outstanding Georgia Citizen” from Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
Michelle also created the Moms All In® conference for female executives and entrepreneurs. She recently published Raising Significance: A Guide to Raising Independent, Well-Rounded, and Confident Kids. The ebook is available on Amazon on other online retailers. The hard cover version was published by the Gagnant Media Imprint of LeTay Publishing.
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