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Queer-centered cycling cafe in LA offers comfort food and community

Jan 21, 2022
We hear from Erin Detroit Vesey, owner and chef at Detroit Vesey's, " a space to just kind of feel safe and accepted."
Detroit Vesey's hosts an AIDS/Lifecycle ride event. Erin Detroit Vesey was inspired by their experience on the ride.
Courtesy of Erin Detroit Vesey

Automotive supply chain issues haven't driven this mechanic mom out of business

Jan 17, 2022
When Erin Gomes opened her repair shop in March 2020, it was deemed an essential business. That helped keep it up and running.
Erin Gomes, owner of Bavarium Autoworks in Mountain View, California, at the shop with her youngest son, Johnny. The mother of three said running the business while taking care of her kids is no easy feat.
Erin Gomes

A family’s struggle with the costs of coronavirus

Jan 14, 2022
“I know I’m not the only one going through this,” said Veronica Coon, a hairdresser in Henderson, Nevada.
The government wants to make it easy to get free at-home coronavirus tests, but there are costs to isolating after receiving a positive result.
Photo by Joseph Prezioso/Getty Images

How a “gap year” away from the gig economy changed this artist’s life

Jan 12, 2022
“Time became the thing we identified as the ultimate privilege,” said Atiya Jones, a visual artist in Pittsburgh.
Atiya Jones rides a horse in New Mexico during her grant-funded "gap year." "My work is deeply inspired by the things I see," she said.
Courtesy Atiya Jones

One parade organizer welcomes their return this holiday season

Dec 31, 2021
Hobie Pileski, co-owner of Argonne Parades, is looking forward to in-person holiday festivities after over a year of putting events on hold.
Hobie Pileski, co-owner of Argonne Parades, said his company hasn't held a full, traditional parade since December 2019.
Courtesy of Hobie Pileski

One tourism company tries to bounce back after being hit with travel bans

Dec 30, 2021
John Gibson, a director at Chobe Holdings, said that although the U.K.'s COVID travel bans hurt business, bookings are starting to pick up.
A picture from one of Chobe Holdings' game drives on Botswana's Boteti River.
John Gibson

Can you teach an old antiques business new tricks?

Dec 6, 2021
This San Francisco antiques business got its start by looking to the past. Now it's trying to prepare for an uncertain future.
Shippodo Fine Arts in the San Francisco Bay area primarily focuses on Japanese and Chinese antiques.
Photo courtesy of Ryosuke Ueda

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This facilitator uses creativity and play to bring teams together

Dec 2, 2021
Jessica Shaw founded a company that brings play into workplaces to cultivate the human connection.
“We found that games and wordplay were a great way of supporting that sense of people reaching through the screen," said Jessica Shaw, founder of PACT Creative Training.
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How this engineer hopes to inspire Muslim women to pursue operational roles

Nov 25, 2021
Aminah Shafiq, senior water quality advisor for Severn Trent Water, noticed her helmet wasn't fitting properly, so she designed the first PPE-specific headscarf.
Aminah Shafiq, senior water quality advisor at Severn Trent Water, designed the first PPE-specific headscarf.
Courtesy Sarah Hawkins (BBC/Marketplace)

Food tour company struggles to regain ground as restaurants recover

Nov 19, 2021
Megan Bucholz, founder of Local Table Tours, watched her business grow for a decade. Then the pandemic closed everything down.
Megan Bucholz is the founder of Local Table Tours, which offers guided walking tours exploring the food scenes in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins, Colorado.
Courtesy Megan Bucholz