One of the most rewarding things about getting to know so many entrepreneurs is seeing first-hand how many of them are focused on so much more than just financial results. So many of the folks we connect with are focused on having a positive social impact on their community or the world at large. Check out some of these amazing folks below.

Lesley Aine Mckeown | Artist, Jeweler

I believe that art is a crucial part of our society. It plays has a role. It expresses the struggles, triumphs, and emotions. It .inspires us to overcome adversity. It provides hope that humans can overcome our baser inclinations. Art is proof that man has a soul. When a person chooses a piece of art it is an expression of who they are. In this current climate of isolation, connecting to who we are and our place in the world is more important than ever. I create because I have to, it’s like breathing. But I also am conscious that I am creating a connection with the viewer. A subtle reminder that art is integral to our evolution. Read more>>

Mathew Paul | Financial Coach

We, as financial coaches, help individuals and families streamline their finances, eliminate the bondage of debt, and save/invest for their future. We do not sell any financial products. We live in the richest country of the world, and it is sad that 78% of the population is living paycheck to paycheck. 52% of the population doesn’t have enough money to buy their groceries for 2 months, and 67% of the population is worried or somewhat worried about their finances. This is not ok, and we need to act. With COVID-19, unemployment has gone up significantly, and small businesses are closing. This is amplifying the existing problem and it is now becoming a social problem as well. That is where we come in and try to guide individuals and families to attain financial and marital peace. Read more>>

Annette Palmer | Artist

My art is all about connection and communication across distance when we can’t be together, this has applied to everyone in this years pandemic circumstances, where it’s been difficult, or impossible even to spend time even with direct family, neighbors and friends. My paintings tell us that we’re all still connected, we’re all under the same sky, all on the same earth, despite distance. Read more>>

Artist Rico Edwards | Artist and Designer

I feel my work could be considered educational, my business revolves around creating informative art and that vision will never be abandoned but the topics I portray in my work gives the community topics to question then later research from themselves. Read more>>

Jill Targer | Watercolor and Silk Artist

I focus on joy and commonality to change the world one smile at a time. Currently, I am inviting frontline health workers to choose one of my paintings as a gift for their service during the pandemic. I welcome requests, and will do my best to deliver! Read more>>

Mofe. | Artist

I’m so grateful for the amazing people that not only find my music and listen to it but also tell me how it makes them feel. I never thought that the things I created could be just as important to somebody else as they are to me. Read more>>

Holly Hopkins | Steward of Mod Coffeehouse

Mod Coffeehouse is more than just a place to pick up a cup of coffee. It’s a place where people come together. Since the founding of our coffeehouse in 2001, Mod has been a staple of the community. We truly care about each of our customers and get to know their names, their kids’ names, their favorite drinks and what their daily routines look like. Students, professionals and all other walks of life come to Mod to study and conduct business- to bond with their friends or to just decompress after a long day. We believe that in order to be a good business we must do good business. That means we act with integrity in everything we do. We feel that our community coffeehouse has a responsibility, now more than ever, to be a place that can offer comfort and normalcy in an uncertain world. Read more>>