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Highly Rated

With Rated Test Kitchen, chef Juwan Rice is bringing a new kind of fine-dining restaurant to Downtown St. Louis.

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Culture

Outdoor
Enthusiast

With Ope Outdoors, Juno Musonda is spreading love for the Midwest’s parks and natural attractions through merchandise, park cleanups and…

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Community

Creating Space

At Heydays HQ, Keisha Mabry Haymore provides the space and support for women and founders of color to create, collaborate…

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Bold Moves

Through Bold Xchange, co-founders Danielle Deavens and Doug Spencer aim to improve equity in entrepreneurship by helping large companies support…

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A Broad Canvas

At Onyx Dagger in Lafayette Square, Valencia Miller combines fine art with tattoo art, supporting local painters in St. Louis…

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Culture

Hair Care

Rebundle’s CEO Ciara Imani May is revolutionizing the hair extension industry with the first U.S.-made, plant-based hair braiding brand.

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Cooking Up

Propel Kitchens is building health and wealth within the historically under-resourced community of the St. Louis Promise Zone by providing…

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Community

Sew Crafty

First through a youth academy and now with a new online portal, Olivia Rae Davis wants to get more people…

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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.

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Notes of Community

Soul artist turned community facilitator Brian Owens helps lift up young creatives in St. Louis.

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Culture

Freedom Through Food

Urban farmer Tyrean “Heru” Lewis brings fresh produce to underserved communities and advocates for more equitable growing practices across St.…

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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.

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Rewriting the Narrative

At EyeSeeMe Bookstore in University City, Jeffrey and Pamela Blair are fulfilling their calling to provide people with positive stories…

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Culture

Homegrown
Market

Local farmers and entrepreneurs build their businesses and a strong community through the support of St. Louisans at the Tower…

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Flavor Full

Charlene Lopez Young and Darren Young are bringing Filipino flavors to the region with their barbecue and smoked meats business,…

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Flipping the Script

Akeem Shannon is on a gravity-defying entrepreneurial rise with his creation, Flipstik.

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Community Game Changer

Entrepreneur Julian Keaton aims to foster community engagement and move St. Louis forward through “Dimensions,” a new interactive geolocation mobile…

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Bridging the Gap

The Foodshed.io app links small family farms to grocery stores so consumers can buy more local produce and farmers can…

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Full Circle

Okunsola M. Amadou is improving health outcomes for Black women with a wraparound model of care at Missouri's first equal…

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Brewing Community

St. Louis brewers find new ways to connect with beer lovers and continue their businesses during the pandemic.

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Empowering the Community

For 20 years, Diversity Gallery owner Leslie Christian Wilson has connected with St. Louisans through art, jewelry and natural hair.

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Community

‘Round and ‘Round

For 50 years, Mathew and Niah Foggy have built community while circling the roller rink at Skate King.

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Culture
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Home(Town) Brew

Here in one of the nation's top beer cities, St. Louis brewers are shaping the industry's future.

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Fresh From the Vine

Tony White’s locally grown tomatoes are the not-so-secret ingredients in many St. Louis chefs’ acclaimed dishes.

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The Business of Basketball

Khalia Collier has transformed the St. Louis Surge into both a competitive team and an economic driver.

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Sweet Dreams

La Patisserie Chouquette co-owner and executive pastry chef Simone Faure has become the maven of macarons in St. Louis.

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Game On

With dozens of studios, courses and events, St. Louis is becoming the nation’s next video game development hot spot.

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