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In Full Bloom

At Oliver’s Coffee + Flower Bar in Maplewood, Olivia Ridgel's focus on creativity and inclusion have blossomed into a magical,…

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Mapping Out The Future

St. Louis is positioned to become an international hub for the geospatial industry.

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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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Flying High

Entrepreneur Bronwyn Morgan brings drones and geospatial tech together with her company, XEO Air.

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Defining
Geospatial

Leaders in the region explain geospatial technology and the many ways it's being used in St. Louis.

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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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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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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

Tru Kellman is improving health outcomes for Black women with a wraparound model of care at Missouri's first equal access…

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Opening Doors

Dwayne Smith's first job was with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and now, through education, he seeks to build up the…

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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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Kitchen Collaboration – Part 2

Gibron Jones starts a new model for healthy food in St. Louis.

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Kitchen
Collaboration

In the COVID-19 crisis, Gibron Jones adapts his planned food incubator and co-op space to serve thousands of meals each…

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Friends in Knead

At Knead Bakehouse + Provisions, AJ and Kirsten Brown Rise to Meet Changing Needs During the Pandemic.

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Novel Tees

In St. Peters, Shirt Kong is Screenprinting T-Shirts to Support Small Businesses throughout the Metro Area.

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Data for the Greater Good

Saint Louis University professor Enbal Shacham, Ph.D., uses geospatial techniques to track the spread of the coronavirus.

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Coffee for a Cause

How Sump Coffee is Fueling Health Care Providers on the Front Lines.

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Download, Dine, Donate

Washington University graduate Andrew Glantz is giving back to the St. Louis community with his app, GiftAMeal.

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4 Hands For Hands

4 Hands Brewery adds a new product to its beer and spirit offerings – hand sanitizer.

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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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‘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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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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Pump Up the Volume

Through their Tunespeak platform, St. Louis musicians Tom and Rick Pernikoff are connecting international performers with ardent fans.

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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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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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Making a Mark

In creating custom wood pieces through Mwanzi Co., Jermain Todd is taking the St. Louis maker movement around the globe.

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Call of the Wild

For Kari Musgrave, honing her veterinary skills at the world-class Saint Louis Zoo is a dream come true.

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Shifting Gears

Mike Weiss believes that St. Louis could become one of the hottest cycling destinations in the country -- and the…

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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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Rising Stars

Women business owners in St. Louis are drawing more funding and attention than ever before while giving other women a…

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Career Center

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

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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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Shared Solutions

Through Odd Couples Housing, John Levis is tackling local lodging issues by pairing senior and millennial roommates.

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“We think this idea has legs to expand to other communities,” founder John Levis says of Odd Couples Housing.

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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Masters of Light

Just as their great-great grandfather did, Aaron Frei and his siblings are coloring St. Louis with hand-crafted stained glass.

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Cool Rider

Sump Motorcycle owner and mechanic Mike Henneberry just might love your bike even more than you do.

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Innovation Destination

OPO Startups founder Randy Schilling boosts Main Street St. Charles by connecting local tech, retail and service communities.

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Midwest Millennials

Post-grads are learning that St. Louis’s low cost of living means more money for business and leisure.

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Education for All

Through EdHub STL, Sherita Love helps educators shake up their classrooms and eliminate barriers for students.

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Planting Seeds

Angi Taylor found meaningful work in St. Louis’s growing agriculture industry.

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Niche of Time

John Clark and Masterclock keep the world in sync.

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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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Open Invitation

The tech community in St. Louis is reaching out to diverse groups, and the nation is taking notice.

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Speaking the Language

St. Louis is positioning job seekers for global opportunities.

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Barrelling Along

Creating barrel-aged beard oils helped Jeremy Allen Stanton rediscover his fire.

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