One of the most rewarding things about getting to know so many entrepreneurs is seeing first-hand how many of them are focused on so much more than just financial results. So many of the folks we connect with are focused on having a positive social impact on their community or the world at large. Check out some of these amazing folks below.
Michal Greenboim | Fine Art and Documentary Photographer & Video Editor
In 2019 I heard about the Jewish community in Cuba. I heard about the tough conditions they lived in and how they managed to keep their traditions alive despite scarce resources. I was intrigued. I went to Cuba to document the legacy of the last living Jews in Cuba and to see how I can help them. I created a project photographing the Jewish community in Cuba, this gave me the opportunity to have an inside look at how the Jewish people of Cuba lived. Unlike the life that many people are accustomed to, the people of Cuba are sentenced to strict food portions and poor living conditions. Even with the harsh conditions the Jewish community of Cuba endures, I found new friends in Cuba. People that taught me life long lessons about caring for the elders, supporting your neighbors and protecting one another. I came to help and left Cube changed. I started gathering support for the Jewish community in Cuba from around the world after my story was published in the B’nai Brith Magazine. Read more>>
Mandi Pratt | Pet Portrait Artist
As pet parents we love our companions so much and are very attached to them since they love us unconditionally and are such loyal friends and comedic relief. We want a way to hold them forever and remember them far into the future. Pet portraits are a great solution to be able to enjoy a very loved companion for decades to come. I believe pets are therapy and art is healing, so it’s a true joy to craft a handmade, artful solution to help pet parents remember a special companion pet. Dog moms and kitty dads usually email me a few photos to choose from and then I get started on creating a pet etching for them. Each photo is fine-tuned a bit and then etched to a metal plate. The plate is carefully inked and paired with Italian fine art paper to be pressed though my Grammy’s printing press. Most snapshots/phoneshots aren’t usually wall-worthy but by using the traditional techniques from the art of printmaking with metal plates and a printing press, a favorite pet companion is honored in a handcrafted elegant piece of art that will compliment any decor. Read more>>
Nicole Beverly | Luxury Home Organizer
Simply Seaside Organizing is a full service, luxury home organization firm. We help set up maintainable systems which help our clients maintain a more simplistic and organized lifestyle. Living in an untidy space can really wreck havoc on ones mood and how they function from day to day. Creating order for our clients in such an unprecedented time with the global pandemic we’re in has been so beneficial! Most of us are at home, on lock-down, having to deal with the state our homes are in. This is where we come in and help our clients deal with their spaces and give them the encouragement they need to get more organized! Receiving such positive feedback, referrals from our clients is what keeps us going and gives us a sense of purpose and gratitude for our community during this time. Read more>>