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Smooth Moves

Angela Zeng didn’t listen to critics who told her to start her line of superfood drinks, Karuna Beverages, elsewhere; after…

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Breaking Barriers

The Tran family risked everything to emigrate from Vietnam to the United States four decades ago. Forged through sacrifice and sweat…

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Creating Through Crisis

Mee Jey, an immigrant artist from India, tells community stories through her art in St. Louis and abroad.

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A World of Knowledge

Attorney Nalini Mahadevan is helping St. Louis corporations attract and retain top international talent for the region's growing industries.

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A Global Community

As the St. Louis region recruits top international talent to its companies, Susan Gobbo is building a support system for…

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Susan Gobbo of the International Spouses Meetup Group

Spilling the Beans

Estie Cruz-Curoe’s Cuban-style black beans at del Carmen Foods are filling a delicious niche in the St. Louis food scene.

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Road Trip

Brothers Nick and Irfan Sinanovic are innovating the trucking industry through their rapidly growing, St. Louis-based company Vega Transport.

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Nick Sinanovic in a Vega Transport Truck

Career Center

New industries in St. Louis are helping to fuel Missouri’s rise in employment opportunities.

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Food for Thought

The Chicago Tribune is impressed with the St. Louis dining scene, but there’s plenty more for the newspaper to discover.

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Qui Tran from Nudo House

Speaking the Language

St. Louis is positioning job seekers for global opportunities.

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Family Matters

Angie Smart is an accomplished violinist with the St. Louis Symphony – a career her son Theo Bockhorst might want,…

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Angie Smart and Theo Bockhorst rehearse in the green room at Powell Hall.

Worldwide Pride

Julio Zegarra-Ballon’s colorful fair trade merchandise supports artisans around the globe with a living wage.

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Zee Bee Market owner Julio Zegarra-Ballon has storefronts on South Grand and in Maplewood.