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"And then it occurred to me that I could just make the box of supplies myself"

Nov 17, 2020
Teacher Nia Grigsby started The School Box Toolbox when her own daughters were running low on supplies early in the pandemic.
School Box Toolbox supplies for first and second grade students.
Courtesy of Nia Grigsby

How one professional singer is managing work from home

Nov 3, 2020
With live performances canceled, artists are finding creative solutions.
"When the pandemic hit, really quickly it became apparent that we wouldn’t be able to sing again with other people."
Courtesy of Ayana Haviv

Coronavirus is driving people to one family farm

Oct 15, 2020
"I guess, thanks in large part to COVID, we had a lot of people looking for outdoor picking and being outside at farms," says Red Apple Farm owner Al Rose.
Al Rose says in New England, people associate fall with going apple-picking.
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How a coffee company CEO is getting through the pandemic

Oct 14, 2020
Keba Konte, CEO of Red Bay Coffee based in Oakland, California, recounts the challenges his business has faced due to the pandemic.
Keba Konte, CEO of Red Bay Coffee based 
 in Oakland, California.
Courtesy of Keba Konte/Red Bay Coffee

A Los Angeles bookstore owner on reinventing her small business during the pandemic

Oct 12, 2020
Celene Navarrete had to close her shop doors in March and is now growing her online store and attending virtual book fairs.
Celene Navarrete, left, and Chiara Arroyo, owners of LA Librería in Los Angeles.
Sergio López Valero/Courtesy of Celene Navarrete

"I like to think that it's traditional art — it's just the Black representation of that"

Oct 7, 2020
Atlanta-based Black tattoo artist Debbi Snax is breaking stereotypes.
Courtesy of Snax

“I like going on there and making sure that everybody’s still doing OK”

Oct 6, 2020
More than six months have passed since Veronica Coon started an online barter group to help people in need.
Veronica Coon started a popular Facebook barter group for people to trade goods during the coronavirus pandemic.
Courtesy of Veronica Coon

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With baseball on hold, a professional umpire "just tried to make this a positive thing"

Oct 2, 2020
When the pandemic upended minor league baseball, Jen Pawol focused on growing her off-season business.
Jen Pawol is one of two women umpires working in professional baseball.
Courtesy of Jen Pawol

"It's night and day from where it was at the beginning of COVID" for one Black-owned business

Sep 30, 2020
Nearly four months after a list of Black-owned businesses in Utah was published, Rita Magalde's bakery is booming with new customers.
Rita Magalde, owner of Sheer Ambrosia, a baklava bakery in Draper, Utah.
Carlos Linares/Photo Courtesy of Rita Magalde

This office furniture business is “kinda like a catfish”

Sep 28, 2020
“We just kind of pick up what's on the bottom and keep everything stirred up,” said Wayne Hogan, owner of Galaxy Office Furniture in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
Wayne and Lynda Hogan started their office furniture business in 1982. From their storefront in North Little Rock, Arkansas, they've witnessed the economy's ups and downs.
Courtesy of Galaxy Office Furniture