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.

Deborah Lindholm | Founder & CEO

I have been blessed to be a global citizen most all of this life. As the co-founder of an international financial research company, I traveled the world in the 80’s and 90’s, meeting people in so many countries. I listened and learned from all – and I saw a lot of poverty, particularly affecting women and girls. I never thought personally could do anything about it – until I went to my Rotary Club breakfast one morning and learned about Dr Muhammad Yunus and microfinance. I went up to the speaker after the program and asked for some referrals to some programs. I bought an around-the-world airplane ticket and went to visit, the first stop being in Nepal. I met a woman who had borrowed $4. She had never seen that much money in her life. She and her husband were laborers, and together with their two children they lived homeless by the side of a road. Read more>>

Sebastian Slovin | Co-Founder, Coach, Speaker Author

Our work at Nature Unplugged is all about inspiring wellness in the digital age. The challenge we’re addressing is that (as a community and society) we’ve become over connected to technology and disconnected from ourselves, each other, and the natural world. This imbalance impacts our mental and physical health in many ways. To name a few, we’re seeing higher instances of attention disorders, isolation, anxiety, depression, suicide, sedentary lifestyles, and obesity. While this is a serious issue and challenge, we want to make it very clear that we are NOT anti-technology. In fact, we love technology! We (Sebastian and Sonya) live in the urban, high-tech world with all the wonderful conveniences that go with it. We don’t live off the grid. We’re not in a yurt in the middle of a forest. Read more>>

Erin Handron | Interior Designer

The social impact of interior design, specifically, that of Surfside Home, is to bring about a greater sense of wellbeing. The mode of doing so is through shared space. Whether this is felt globally or within the community, it starts with small changes, one space at a time. Listening to the vision and the needs of those who spend time in the space, what they want from it and how it will enhance their lives and relationships. From there, allowing the ideas to evolve and collaborating together on seeing the best of what that may be. The change that is effected through the compilation of design elements that are meant to foster interaction, provide comfort and overall ease, begins to expand outward. Read more>>