Candy Hilliard, American Family Protectors

Each time I see Candy around town at networking and volunteer opportunities, I am greeted with a beautiful smile and sweet disposition. Candy is very involved with the Suwanee community, an expert in her field of insurance, and was nominated for The Faces of Suwanee as someone who continues to enhance our town with her attitude and hard work.


What inspired you or led you to your current career?
I sold my business and decided to pursue a career in health, life, home and auto insurance.

 

What is your favorite restaurant in Suwanee?
Brown Bag Deli at Town Center Park. I love the owners and the food is great! It is also a good place to meet people and friends.

 

How long have you worked or lived in Suwanee?
10 years.

 

What has kept you here?
The people and the connections made at festivals and local restaurants.

 

Who is the most interesting person you’ve met in Suwanee?
A stranger that I met in Town Center Park, I never asked his name.

 

If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be?
Italy – I have a trip planned and I am very excited!

 

What is the first movie you remember seeing in a theatre?  
Smokey and the Bandit with Burt Reynolds.

 

What advice would you give a crowd of people?
To live life as if you don’t have tomorrow.

 

What is something on your bucket list?
I would like to learn about meditation and possibly travel somewhere to learn it. I would like life to show me specifically what’s on my bucket list!

 

If you could take anyone to lunch (dead or alive) who would that be and where would you go?
I would like to have met the gentleman who lived on the property where Sims Lake Park was built, who donated it to the City of Suwanee. I would have enjoyed a picnic at the park with him.

 

What is your favorite music?  Name three bands you would like to see. 
’80s rock.  I would love to see The Eagles, Celine Dion and Elvis.

 

What local business makes you the most nostalgic about Suwanee?
Ippolito’s

 

What is your favorite thing about Suwanee?
The parks.  I feel very safe in all of our parks.

 

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 
Working and helping others in Suwanee and hopefully, traveling more to see other countries and cultures.

 

What is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
I enjoy Texas Holdem Poker to benefit charities.

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