Most of the media often paints all businesses with a single stroke, but in our experience businesses are each unique and so many of them are focused on making the world a better place. We’ve highlighted a few such gems below.

Kerstin Caldwell | Improvisational Actor, CNSF

What I do for a living seems frivolous without social impact to some. Improvisation as a tool for self-awareness? Why? Over the span of almost thirty years of studying, performing, and teaching Improvisation along with taking necessary measures to move toward healing my own trauma, I have seen how this work is necessary. A majority of my teaching Improvisation has been in schools. I started by being invited into middle and high school theater programs around the Denver area to teach performance-based programs I was developing. Read more>>

Raj Solanki | Principal

Community Prep School (CPS) strives to re-engage students who have struggled in traditional education. Often, our students have tried to attend traditional high schools and found that those schools did not work for them. Education is one of those things that may not be thought about much if one is not a parent or educator, but, I believe, every school and every student is a concern of the entire community because what happens in every school affects the quality of citizenry we experience in our communities. Read more>>

Stephanie Magee | Owner

With everything that is happening in the world today, we consider it our mission to create a refuge for people to escape to. A place to go that for 60 minutes they can tune everything out and just focus on the the workout. They come in and we strive to create an environment that is full of positivity, encouragement and motivation. All with the goal of having every member feeling better than when the walked in the door. And we truly believe that when we help them to feel better they can be better version of themselves as they go out in to their lives. And from there it has a ripple effect on the people the meet and interact with. If we create space for our members to feel joy and positivity, they can then be empowered to go out and spread joy and positivity to those around them. Read more>>

Sarah Ballard | Owner and Director of Marketing/Community Relations

Ever since my wife, daughter, and I started Dog Training Elite Denver, we wanted it to be more than just about dog training. Yes, we train dogs. Yes, we work with any dog, any breed, any age, any temperment. Yes, we have helped countless families find peace and less stress with their dog. Yes, we’ve saved some dogs from euthanasia. And the thing that is most rewarding? We’ve helped many, many clients with physical, mental, or emotional disability gain a part of their lives back, empowering them to feel good about who they are, their ability to access the community, and to feel like they belong. Read more>>

Lori Jane Gliha | Investigative Reporter & Songwriter

As an investigative reporter, I shine light on important issues, so community members can learn about what is going on in their neighborhoods and make informed decisions about their lives. For example, following the death of Elijah McClain in 2019, I began investigating how paramedics were using ketamine in Colorado to sedate some people who were in police custody. McClain died after a police altercation and after paramedics sedated him with ketamine. My investigation included months of extensive research, interviews with medical professionals, and meetings with stakeholders who had differing perspectives about the drug and how it was being used. Read more>>

Alexandra Morales | Founder Hungry House Catering LLC

Hungry House meal prep and catering service helps our local Denver community by providing fresh home style cooked meals. While 83% of Americans eat fast food at least once a week, the convenience of our healthy meals allows families and busy individuals to stay on track with budget friendly portion controlled foods. Whether it’s A La Carte services or individually completed meals, the quality and service we provide is convenient and efficient allowing you to enjoy home cooked meals without having to set time in your everyday to meal prep. Read more>>