We asked some of the city’s hidden gems to tell us about what they feel is the most important factor behind their success.

Alijah Hernandez | Worlds youngest barber

The most important factor behind my success is that I’ve become a inspirational public figure leading the way for young women and adults in a industry that is usually dominated by men. Read more>>

Jacinda Moses-Lahrmann | Board Certified Belief Therapist-Christian Counslor

The most important factor behind my success/brand is in the name: Health Transition Counseling! Often times we go see a counselor but leave the same way we came. With HTC, we work on the mind, body, and soul collectively. We want you to be healthy-mentally and physically. During great counsel there is usually a transition that happens from the perception you came with VS the one you have come to embrace. Read more>>

Lainey Wright | Designer & Maker

I truly believe that kindness, honesty, and a focus on community has been huge in building my brand. We are all drawn to and desire authentic, genuine connection and that is a top value for Weather & Story. Read more>>

Stacey Billups | Painter

I believe that I have found success as an artist because from the beginning I created images that were meaningful to me. I was fortunate that they also resonate with so many people. Since I began to paint, my artwork has been a journey of self-acceptance as much as it is of creative expression. Being a self-taught artist has allowed me the flexibility to create without the technical boundaries that formal study might have imposed on me. Read more>>