We are so inspired by the businesses in our community because of how many of them are committed to helping to make the world better than it is today. Check out some great businesses below and how they are helping others.

Allan Meade Jr. | Founder & CEO of Concept Factory

Concept Factory was created for the sole purpose of helping visual storytellers and creatives find, build, and grow through community to advance their industry crafts. Like all of us, community has played a big part in each of our lives, and like myself, I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for the community of people who surrounded me and helped me to keep moving forward, learn, and grow. Read more>>

Stevie DAndrea | Jewels For Hope Owner

My company, Jewels For Hope, was started by actually giving back. This is a family run business, just myself and my mom, and we came about by my mother giving away jewelry she was making to the Hospice nurses who would come to help my grandmother. From there- Jewels For Hope was born. We decided rather than giving away free jewelry, we should sell our creations and donate a portion of the profits to Hospice. Now- 10+ years later, we donate 10% of the profits of every single item we sell to one of 4 charities close to our hearts. We rotate a new one out every year because there are just too many organizations we want to support – we’re trying to change the world, one piece of jewelry at a time! Read more>>

Terry Green | Founder & Executive Director

Think Make Live Youth is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides leadership development, career readiness, community, and civic engagement programming for youth and young adults between the ages of 14-24 years old. Our programs are presenting after-school, summer, monthly sessions, virtual engagements and in-person events. Read more>>

Deanna Knieriem | REALTOR®

One of the reasons I was attracted to a career real estate was the connection and impact my business can have in the local community. There’s an incredible joy in helping others find their first home, their forever homes or even their first investment property. By supporting & getting to know the local communities, I’m able to expose & match my clients to areas they may not have considered or know about. Read more>>

Demont Pope | Youth Motivational & Inspirational Speaker, Author, and Consultant

My business helps the community and the world by inspiring, educating, and empowering students to realize their true potential and self worth and motivating them to become the best version of themselves. This gives our youth the ability to become confident leaders and productive citizens everywhere. Read more>>

Aaron Allen | Author & Actor

In today’s world and ever since the early 1900’s us as a world started focusing on entertainment skills, like acting singing, and other forms of art in hopes of either keeping a job we enjoyed, or one that would make us rich and famous. So, with this business we are open to work with brand new entertainers that want to break into the mainstream and indie world of music, film, and book publishing. We also are releasing a documentary series as well that includes the topic the African American community called “The Fall of the Black Society”. Read more>>

Chelsea Pounds | Founder/President

Our organization helps the community directly by providing education, connecting individuals and families to resources as well as creating a space for community connectedness. Our target population is at-risk youth and families and by providing educational tools (i.e., life skills development) we offer create a space for opportunity to grow and learn more productive means of functioning. Although our impact originates locally we hope that the seeds we plant produce a harvest of service in others. Read more>>