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Full-bodied, Powerfully Sophisticated, and Distinctly African: Jennifer White, the Founder of Roots & Vines Wine

Americans love wine. Globally, not only are we the top buyers, but we're also the top drinkers. In 2018 we spent $14.4 billion and consumed 33 million hectoliters of wine—nearly 15% of the global total. One hectoliter is 26 gallons alone! With costs ranging from $2 to up to the thousands for a single bottle, and flavor profiles just as extensive, you can bet there is something for everyone.

Full-bodied, Powerfully Sophisticated, and Distinctly African: Jennifer White, the Founder of Roots & Vines Wine

Better Than Expected: Restaurant Owner Robert Smith on How COVID-19 Affected His Business

2020 has been a difficult year for small businesses. In-person dining was one of the first activities to be shut down, and restaurants quickly had to adapt to only providing takeout, delivery, and some outdoor dining. For Robert Smith, owner of Blessed Tropical Jamaican Cuisine in Inglewood, CA, it was just the latest challenge to overcome in the restaurant's 12-year history.

Better Than Expected: Restaurant Owner Robert Smith on How COVID-19 Affected His Business

The Business of Business: An Interview with Constance Anderson

The nature of business is continually evolving. Since March, small businesses across the country have adapted to limited in-person contact and other challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. For small businesses struggling to adapt or get off the ground, The Center by Lendistry, led by President, Constance Anderson has become a trusted partner in a challenging time.

The Business of Business: An Interview with Constance Anderson

Finding Hope and Healing at the Tolbert Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness: An Interview with Dr. Glenna and Kelvin Tolbert

Perhaps it was the tranquil color of the paint on the wall, the backdrop of the fountain, the aromatherapy scent permeating the room or the 'FAITH' sign hanging on a patient room that made me feel at ease when I met the husband and wife team, Mr. Kelvin and Dr. Glenna Tolbert, of the Tolbert Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness where they strive to help people find hope and healing from a life with pain. 

Finding Hope and Healing at the Tolbert Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness: An Interview with Dr. Glenna and Kelvin Tolbert

A Happy Accident: Gourmet Iced Tea Queen Dawn Patton Discovers Her Untapped Potential

When destiny meets purpose, it doesn't matter if you are ready — purpose and destiny simply take over. That's the story of the local beverage brand, Try My T, and owner, Dawn Patton. In 2016, when the “Bank of Patton” closed for her college sophomore daughter, Darrah, Patton – being the supportive mother that she is – made a suggestion she never thought would even manifest.

A Happy Accident: Gourmet Iced Tea Queen Dawn Patton Discovers Her Untapped Potential
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