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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.
Seinfeld YouTube channel

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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This mosaic artist wants to "just keep going and going"

Jan 22, 2024
Stacia Goodman of Minneapolis specializes in large-scale works that hang in public places, like airports, hospitals and universities.
Stacia Goodman with “Ripples & Connections,” a mosaic installed at the Health and Wellness Innovation Center at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.
Courtesy Stacia Goodman

Need space to store your vinyl records? This small business makes furniture for that.

Jan 18, 2024
Matthew Wicker, owner of Oregon-based WickerWoodWorks, is profiting from the renewed popularity of records and record players.
Wicker makes handmade pieces to store vinyl records and turntables.
Courtesy Matthew Wicker

A South Dakota mother-daughter duo bring both business savvy and love to their quilting studio

Dec 27, 2023
"For me, quilting is about our relationship in a lot of ways," said co-owner Jacqueline Economo about her mother.
A quilting bundle at the Jacqueline Joyce Stitch Studio.
Courtesy Jacqueline Joyce Stitch Studio

For a Wyoming family, opening a distillery was about facing "uncertain financial times" head on

Dec 26, 2023
"There was a romantic ideal about being in control of your own destiny," says Backwards Distilling co-founder Amber Pollock.
Amber Pollock behind the bar at the distillery's tasting room in Casper, Wyoming.
Courtesy Pollock

He always wanted to be a pilot. Now he's training to become one.

Dec 18, 2023
Adam Kephart of Poulsbo, Washington, went from government employee to coffee barista to flight instructor. His next stop:? airline pilot.
Becoming an airline pilot has been a childhood dream for Adam Kephart.
Courtesy Kephart

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From college friends to business partners, these stationers are celebrating 10 years in business together

Nov 30, 2023
Danielle McCarthy and Ellen Kelly run a luxury wedding stationery business in Newport, Rhode Island, where they specialize in letterpress printing.
Kelly and McCarthy met their freshman year of college at an art school in Beverly, Massachusetts. Now, they both live and run their stationery business in Newport, Rhode Island.
Erin McGinn Photography

Owner of crafts and gift shop brings local artists' work to her community

Nov 8, 2023
Ashley Morken of Unglued in Fargo, North Dakota, has been expanding her staff and adjusting to new responsibilities.
Ashley Morken, owner of Unglued in Fargo, North Dakota. "I really feel the responsibility to keep this sustainable, to be able to keep it going," she said.
Courtesy Morken

Feeling burnt out from COVID-19, one nurse turned to chainsaw art

Nov 6, 2023
"I got that first chainsaw and, I don't know, I just felt right at home," says Taylor White, a chainsaw carver in Maine.
One of White's most recent projects was a 10-foot-tall grizzly bear carving.
Courtesy Taylor White