Elaine Swann - "The Etiquette Lady"

Elaine Swann, known as "The Etiquette Lady," made a brand for herself on national television. It took years of hard work, a cross-country move, and coming back home for things to pan out for this inspirational mother. May we please follow in your footsteps?

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Lee Brown - Mr. Brown’s

Lee Brown wanted to create a barbershop for gentlemen that not only offered a solid cut, but also a space to unwind and socialize. At this cool shop in North Park, success lies in the details.

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Heath Bell - Journey to the Big Leagues

MLB All-Star Heath Bell made a name for himself playing baseball on the East Coast, but his ultimate dream was to pitch in Southern California as part of the San Diego Padres. After a series of hits and misses, he made his way to America's Finest City and owned the mound as a closer.

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Brandi Kirschbaum - Heartsleeves Coffee

"Coffee makes people happy." For as long as she can remember, Brandi Kirschbaum's dream was to open a coffee shop where people could unwind. The self-taught barista took a leap of faith and made that happen, opening her cozy spot in Little Italy. It wasn't always easy, but the support of her community made all the difference.

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Amy & Paul Anglin - Pigment

Amy and Paul Anglin started Pigment in North Park as a place to display local art. Soon, color filled the space and their masterpiece morphed into a community shop where local artists could sell their handmade goods, from cards and candles, to furniture and housewares.

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