WelcomingWeek

Nerds with Heart

In St. Peters, PokéNerds store owners Brian and Valeria Trull have built a community for Pokémon fans, who are in…

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Beyond the Bag

Through her luxury handbag line Lux & Nyx, Lisa Hu seeks to empower women through functional, sustainable bags that marry…

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Work

Princess Dreams

At Racine and Rafael Martir’s boutique, Bidi Bidi Bom Bom, teenage Latinas can find the dress of their dreams to…

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Culture

Hive Mind – Part Two

A team of local scientists work together on how to improve produce yields in urban orchards and community gardens.

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Work

Hive Mind – Part One

With the goal of helping community gardens produce more fresh food, scientists from six different St. Louis institutions are collaborating…

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Work

Making Art History

Newly at the helm of the St. Louis Art Museum, Min Jung Kim brings a fresh perspective to the institution’s…

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Culture

A Wider Net

St. Louis’ storied soccer tradition will take a leap forward in 2023 with an MLS team of its own, St.…

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Community

Nothing Little About It

From rural China to Fox Park, Lona Luo has come a long way in her journey to become one of…

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Culture

Tastes of St. Louis

Bringing together more than a dozen kitchens with varied cuisines, City Foundry STL’s Food Hall draws St. Louisans to Midtown.

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Culture

Exploring the Final Frontiers

At Impossible Sensing in St. Louis, Pablo Sobron leads a team of scientists and engineers in building sensors to explore…

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Work

The Power of Plants

Mónica Carlsen, a Venezuelan immigrant and plant biologist with the Missouri Botanical Garden, is inspiring the next generation of budding…

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Culture

A Conscious Cup of Joe

Inspired by the coffee they grew up drinking in their native Honduras, Patrick and Spencer Clapp are elevating the St.…

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Work

A Hearty Dish

Welcome Neighbor STL's drive-thru supper clubs are a lifeline for refugees.

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Community

Mapping Inequities

Kemba Noel-London used geospatial data in her doctoral research to discover disparities in access to youth sports throughout the St.…

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Work

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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Culture

Sewing Hope

The Collective Thread's small-batch manufacturing company was hard-hit by the pandemic, but once they pivoted to making and selling cloth…

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Community

Translating Support

Lourdes Bailón and Gabriela Ramírez-Arellano created STLJuntos, a Facebook page and website that has become an essential resource for Spanish-speaking…

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Community

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

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.