We are so inspired by the businesses in our community because of how many of them are committed to helping to make the world better than it is today. Check out some great businesses below and how they are helping others.

Rico Montañez | Creator | Entrepreneur | Story Alchemist

My co-founder, James Jordan and I created Emerald Market to elevate, educate, and sophisticate the Cannabis/CBD marketing and advertising industry. We kept seeing that Cannabis brands were struggling to find enough quality advertising tools/channels that specifically met their marketing goals with their target demographics and kept their brand within compliance. At the same time, quality advertising channels were struggling because they couldn’t consistently connect with brands that would speak to their rapidly growing communities. There wasn’t a central connecting point for both parties to find each other. Read more>>

Michaela Compton | Radio Content Producer (DJ)

As the Radio Content Producer (DJ) of GROUND ZERO, KOCI 101.5 FM, I put the spotlight on Indie Artists / Songwriters. Thus, expanding exposure for original artists who are pounding the pavement to be heard! GROUND ZERO sessions include two hours of original music, interviews, and stories behind the songs. In many cases, artists are invited to perform live during the radio session. KOCI 101.5 FM attracts 70k listeners within Orange County, as well as listeners around the world, streaming live online at www.kociradio.com. KOCI 101.5 FM is a non-profit, community-based radio station located in Newport Beach/Costa Mesa, California. GROUND ZERO airs every Monday from 7:00-9:00 PM PT. Read more>>

Kimberly Glenns | Chef / Entrepreneur / CEO

I am incredibly passionate about giving back to the community about making sure that individuals are able to see an example of success and example of growth and example of strength and example of resiliency. Every opportunity that we find to give, we participate in as well as creating our own projects and avenues to be of assistance to families in need or other struggling businesses etc. We do a birthday assistance program to help parents who would like to celebrate their children with birthday party packages at no cost to them. We also get back with school supplies backpacks and other items. We also donate for meals at the holiday time to families in need Read more>>