It’s rare to find a Cleveland transplant so passionate about shining the spotlight on the culture and small business revolution in this little, big town. However, for Maria LeFebre, founder of Your Local Girl Gang, it was an obvious next step in her career path.
This is Maria’s Story.
Create. Inspire. Grow.
These words have been embedded in Casey Lewis’s mind since she began building her salon business nearly a decade ago. Since opening her salon in March of 2011, Casey has branded herself and the salon business to attract like-minded, well-intentioned people from all walks of life.
This is Casey’s story [with some insight from her best friend, right-hand woman, and salon manager, Kate].
I had the pleasure of talking to Alesya, the Director of Shop Cleveland Market, the week leading up to her second annual event, a trendy marketplace held once a year and designed for hip vendors to sell their handmade items on Cleveland’s far west side. Alesya is a force to be reckoned with—an influential woman, entrepreneur, and stay-at-home mother with an eye for creation.
This is Alesya’s story
Elio Calabrese, owner of Urban Planting Cleveland is a laid-back, easy-going guy with a grounded outlook on life. In a little over a year, Elio has built a thriving plant business with the help of his encouraging support system.
This is Elio’s story.
Meet Arastasia Rolain, owner of Arastasia Photography, a photography studio specializing in weddings and boudoir shoots. Arastasia has always known that photography was her calling but it took a few years of a depressing desk job for her to decide to pursue her ultimate dream of owning a photography studio.
Meet Dave Sundstrom, Founder and CEO of Olympia Massage, a traveling holistic wellness brand specializing in therapeutic massage. Dave grew up playing hockey, anticipating a professional career in the sport. Then, at age 20, a tragic injury changed the course of his career forever.
This is Dave’s story.