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In the middle of Bourbon Country, this tea shop owner carved out a space for the sober community

Mar 20, 2024
Arielle Clark, owner of Sis Got Tea, started her business doing online sales. Now, she has a storefront in Louisville, Kentucky.
Arielle Clark, owner of Sis Got Tea in Louisville, Kentucky, says running her business has required sacrifice at times, but she "wouldn't change anything for the world."
Courtesy Clark

Owners of a Vermont trolley tour company are committed to the city that "accepted us"

Mar 12, 2024
"We want to add something good to Burlington, Vermont," says co-owner Hannington Kasagga.
"When we went to the manufacturer's warehouse and we saw our trolley, I think that was the happiest moment in my entire life," says Burlington Trolley Tours co-owner Hannington Kasagga.
Courtesy Hannington Kasagga.

Sourdough bread is at the heart of this family-owned bakery in New Mexico

Mar 8, 2024
New Mexico-based business owners André and Jessica Kempton want to keep making good food for the people in their community.
"We know that we're doing something that our neighbors want us to keep doing," Jessica  Kempton says about Wild Leaven Bakery.
Courtesy André and Jessica Kempton

Burundian photographer based in New Hampshire hopes to open up a studio one day

Mar 4, 2024
Photographer Augustine Nyonzima is an immigrant small business owner who has big dreams for his business.
Nyonzima started his photography business in 2014, just seven years after he moved to the U.S.
Courtesy Augustine Nyonzima

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for this eatery owner

Feb 20, 2024
Jilan Hall-Johnson, owner of the Sassy Biscuit Co., is "excited for the next step" in her business journey despite a recent setback.
Jilan Hall-Johnson, owner of the Sassy Biscuit Co., calls breakfast the "forgotten meal."
Courtesy Hall-Johnson

Former climate researcher says switch to data science was an “adventure”

Feb 19, 2024
In an ever-changing job market, sometimes your career takes an unexpected turn. Data scientist Grace Kim says her career has been a “winding road with ups and downs.”
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This Indigenous artist made her beadwork into a thriving business

Feb 14, 2024
Thanks to the success of her beadwork business, owner Mikailah Thompson was able to start a creative agency for Native artists.
Mikailah Thompson learned to bead from her grandmother when she lived on the Nimiipuu reservation in North-Central Idaho.
Courtesy Mikailah Thompson

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For a performing arts teacher in Boise, work is steady, but it's a "constant hustle"

Feb 13, 2024
Spending on services is up, but Leta Harris Neustaedter says business at her Metamorphosis Performing Arts Studio has its ebbs and flows.
Leta Harris Neustaedter leads an acting camp, part of her Metamorphosis Performing Arts Studio.
Courtesy Leta Harris Neustaedter

What's the deal with "Seinfeld" laws?

Feb 2, 2024
New Jersey’s new telemarketer law isn’t the only example of lawyers taking inspiration from the TV sitcom that aired in the 1990s. 
A 1992 episode of “Seinfeld” called “The Pitch,” above, helped inspire a new law in New Jersey.
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A Georgia esports center is building tech skills and confidence in youths

Feb 1, 2024
"I consider esports the cheat code,“ says Davin Jackson, owner of Alpha eSports and Technology.
Davin Jackson, owner of Alpha eSports and Technology, is using esports to introduce young people to the cybersecurity field.
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