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We The People brings the best from crowdfunding to one location

What is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the internet. In 2015, more than $34 billion was raised worldwide by crowdfunding. In today’s world, the business of … well … business takes many forms.Many entrepreneurs take… Continue reading We The People brings the best from crowdfunding to one location

Happily Ever After Stories

Happily Ever After: Lee Marvin and the Whitlow-Raczkowski Family

Once upon a time, a community member in East St. Louis was moving, but couldn’t take the household dog. The blue heeler/pit bull mix ended up at Gateway Pet Guardians last February, and it was difficult to find a family because of his struggles with separation anxiety and being crated. He had a hard time… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Lee Marvin and the Whitlow-Raczkowski Family

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Snap to It!

Ten years ago, would you have believed that there would be museums dedicated to selfies? Embracing the ever-rising social media wave in new and innovative ways, these spaces are more interactive than typical galleries and exhibitions at other museums – and are instead tailored to provide the most dynamic backdrops for visitors to snap picture-perfect… Continue reading Snap to It!

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Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

Bringing fair-trade products to area residents is Zee Bee Market owner Julio Zegarra-Ballon’s passion. After a promotion brought him to St. Louis, he learned about Partners for Just Trade, a Fair Trade Federation member local organization that was working exclusively with Peruvian artists. Although Zegarra-Ballon had been working in corporate America for two decades, after… Continue reading Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

Happily Ever After Stories

Happily Ever After: Whippet and the Carmean Family

Once upon a time, Melissa Carmean decided she wanted to foster a senior dog or one that had special needs of some sort. She and her family had previously fostered dogs when they were living in Texas, and when they moved to Missouri about a year ago, she began following Stray Rescue of St. Louis… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Whippet and the Carmean Family

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Building Good Buzz

Blanche “Bee” Kern knows that beauty is found in the details. It’s perhaps one of the reasons behind the wild success of a business she started her sophomore year of college called The Honeycomb. “A passion to create beautiful things” led her to begin creating hairpieces, including floral garlands, pins, crowns and a small selection… Continue reading Building Good Buzz

Dancing Astronaut

Haywyre unleashes his creativity in six-part ‘Panorama’ series [Interview]

For two decades, the piano has been Martin Vogt’s forte. He’s been tickling the ivories for the majority of his 26 years and has been releasing under the name Haywyre for a decade this year, incorporating elements of jazz, funk, electronica, dubstep, and more across a wide catalog of music. In recent years, the classically trained pianist… Continue reading Haywyre unleashes his creativity in six-part ‘Panorama’ series [Interview]