Business Profiles

Business Profiles

Profiles of local small businesses and entrepreneurs.

For four years, CleanTurn International has been helping individuals with barriers to employment work towards self-sufficiency. The social enterprise has not only created over 300 employment opportunities, but acts as an incubator growing each of its service branches into...
A well-fitting suit is iconic and timeless, but "Off the rack clothing is made for everybody so it doesn’t fit anybody," so says the owner of Alpha Suit, a new custom men's clothier. Sean McKee brings over 20 years...
The way Orin Hemminger sees it, people go to great lengths to make delicious coffee, but carelessly pour it into mugs that don't allow the flavor to be fully realized. With his invention, the ThermoBuffer, he's hoping to remedy...
Despite problems with buffering, tablets and smartphones are morphing into portable televisions. In fact, Cisco contends that two-thirds of the world's mobile data traffic will be video by 2017 and, as screens grow and 4G and LTE become more...
AJ Perry’s passion for baking took hold at an early age. From the time she was old enough to walk, she happily measured flour, cracked eggs, and sprinkled cinnamon on scraps of pie dough in her mother’s farmhouse kitchen. Why...
Ian Dowden launched his own bike courier service just a few years ago, and is shifting his business focus to adapt to a changing market. In addition to the delivery of legal document, architectural plans and other sensitive paperwork,...
What's a couple that shares an entrepreneurial spirit and a love of home decor, science and history to do? Start a candle company that incorporates all of the above, turning out home decor pieces far from your traditional burn-and-toss...
Helping women across the world is at the heart of a new local business. soHza connects women in developing countries to local women in need through handmade jewelry. soHza founders Cassi Baker and sisters Vicki Miller, Debbie Lupariello and...

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