With Ope Outdoors, Juno Musonda is spreading love for the Midwest’s parks and natural attractions through merchandise, park cleanups and…
At Heydays HQ, Keisha Mabry Haymore provides the space and support for women and founders of color to create, collaborate…
Through Bold Xchange, co-founders Danielle Deavens and Doug Spencer aim to improve equity in entrepreneurship by helping large companies support…
A Broad Canvas
At Onyx Dagger in Lafayette Square, Valencia Miller combines fine art with tattoo art, supporting local painters in St. Louis…
Rebundle’s CEO Ciara Imani May is revolutionizing the hair extension industry with the first U.S.-made, plant-based hair braiding brand.
Propel Kitchens is building health and wealth within the historically under-resourced community of the St. Louis Promise Zone by providing…
First through a youth academy and now with a new online portal, Olivia Rae Davis wants to get more people…
Raised on Glazed
Syeeda Aziz-Morris is carrying on the family tradition of donut-making at Pharaoh's Donuts in Downtown and the Central West End.
Notes of Community
Soul artist turned community facilitator Brian Owens helps lift up young creatives in St. Louis.
Freedom Through Food
Urban farmer Tyrean “Heru” Lewis brings fresh produce to underserved communities and advocates for more equitable growing practices across St.…
More Than Skin Deep
Tiffany Wesley creates health and wellness products with the greater aim of cultivating community through her worker-owned co-op, Pure Vibes.
Rewriting the Narrative
At EyeSeeMe Bookstore in University City, Jeffrey and Pamela Blair are fulfilling their calling to provide people with positive stories…
Local farmers and entrepreneurs build their businesses and a strong community through the support of St. Louisans at the Tower…
Charlene Lopez Young and Darren Young are bringing Filipino flavors to the region with their barbecue and smoked meats business,…
Flipping the Script
Akeem Shannon is on a gravity-defying entrepreneurial rise with his creation, Flipstik.
Trezel Brown's CC's Vegan Spot has become a destination for local vegans and is converting more folks to try plant-based…
In Full Bloom
At Oliver’s Coffee + Flower Bar in Maplewood, Olivia Ridgel's focus on creativity and inclusion have blossomed into a magical,…
Community Game Changer
Entrepreneur Julian Keaton aims to foster community engagement and move St. Louis forward through “Dimensions,” a new interactive geolocation mobile…
Bridging the Gap
The Foodshed.io app links small family farms to grocery stores so consumers can buy more local produce and farmers can…
Okunsola M. Amadou is improving health outcomes for Black women with a wraparound model of care at Missouri's first equal…
St. Louis brewers find new ways to connect with beer lovers and continue their businesses during the pandemic.
Empowering the Community
For 20 years, Diversity Gallery owner Leslie Christian Wilson has connected with St. Louisans through art, jewelry and natural hair.
‘Round and ‘Round
For 50 years, Mathew and Niah Foggy have built community while circling the roller rink at Skate King.
Here in one of the nation's top beer cities, St. Louis brewers are shaping the industry's future.
Fresh From the Vine
Tony White’s locally grown tomatoes are the not-so-secret ingredients in many St. Louis chefs’ acclaimed dishes.
The Business of Basketball
Khalia Collier has transformed the St. Louis Surge into both a competitive team and an economic driver.
La Patisserie Chouquette co-owner and executive pastry chef Simone Faure has become the maven of macarons in St. Louis.
With dozens of studios, courses and events, St. Louis is becoming the nation’s next video game development hot spot.