We asked some of the city’s rising stars to reflect on what made a difference in their journey.  We asked them to tell us about what they think the most important factor has been behind their success.

Gloria Alejandra | Interior Designer & Photographer

Well, I think the most important part for me is that I have always had the support of my parents. This brand started thanks to my dad’s company and the desire to make it grow even more. Another key factor is that every product within our brand is completely made by us, we look for the best solution for our customers, as well as the best suppliers so that everything is to their total liking. Additionally, I believe that being constant and fighting for what I want has been of utmost importance for the growth of my brand. It is also important to be authentic and different from others and to be fully aware of what you are offering to customers, so that they can recognize you for what you do. Read more>>

Kenny Futrell | Personal Trainer & Online Fitness Coach

I really attribute being able to remain consistent to the success of my brand. I really focus a lot on maintaining structure in my daily routine so that I am pushing my business forward incrementally each day. Read more>>

Kaylee Garber | Mental Health Advocate and Social Media Expert

I would have to say authenticity. With sharing my personal struggles on my social platforms, I have found such an amazing group of humans that have in turned shared their struggles with me. Being completely open and honest with others is such a beautiful thing; especially when the things you’re sharing are hard to talk about! Read more>>

Marc Pollock | Musician

Given that my band performs at many private events, dependability, reliability, punctuality, and professionalism are very important to the people hiring us. For many of them, the event represents a very special day and it’s vital to them that all aspects of the event go off without a hitch. Anyone who has put on an event knows the stress that goes along with the planning and execution. Not having to worry that you’re band will show up, be prepared, be properly equipped, and follow your agenda is always appreciated by our clients, and keeps us getting referrals for new clients. Read more>>

Dr. Martha Koo, MD | Psychiatrist and Founder, Neuro Wellness Spa

I believe the most important factor behind my success was my choice to collaborate with an ideal business partner, one who shares my values, goals and work ethic and whose knowledge and skills complement my deficits. Read more>>