We had the good fortune of connecting with Jalynn Barr and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jalynn, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
My favorite quote is: “Be the change you want to see in the world” – Ghandi. This quote has always rang true to me. It is important for me to remember in my daily life that the only way to truly impact change is to be a living example of the type of world I want my children to grow up in. I try to remind myself of this every day, before I make any decision – and I hope that also translates to people through how I run my business.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am proud to be able to say that I own my business that (I’d like to think 😉 ) is a big part of our community. One of the main reasons that I wanted to open Community Cup, is not only because I wanted a cute place for people to hang out and drink fun coffee drinks, but more importantly because I wanted to provide a connecting place for Forsyth county. We have worked really hard to team up with local non-profits, the schools, and also CURE Childhood Cancer. Opening a new business was definitely not easy, and we had to go through a lot of financial ups and down (Including COVID), in order to get where we are now. We are beyond blessed to have a wonderful support system now with our community – and could NEVER have made it without them.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Places we would go: NoFo Brew Co & Distillery, Pelican Pete’s (on Lake Lanier), Avalon Shopping Center, Lake Burrito…

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Growing up I was raised by an amazing entrepreneur – my dad, (Jon), who ventured out on his own after working and learning under another amazing entrepreneur – my grandfather (James). Understanding: hard work ethic, sacrifice, living paycheck to paycheck…etc, was something that I knew all too well; but, also appreciated. These two men were amazing examples in my life that demonstrated to me what it takes to open and run your own business. They were both very instrumental in helping me get my business off the ground, and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without them.

Website: www.communitycupga.com
Instagram: @communitycupga
Facebook: @communitycupga

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