We asked some of the city’s rising stars to reflect on what made a difference in their journey. We asked them to tell us about what they think the most important factor has been behind their success.

Becca Spiro | Owner of The Frosted Flamingo Mobile Art Studio

Build your foundation with people you respect and trust. Take the time to find a good lawyer, accountant, marketing team (if applicable) and other necessary independent contractors. Ask other small business owners for recommendations. It might take a while to find the right people, but it will save time in the long run. Read more>>

Patti Vincent | Painter, Printmaker, Art Instructor

Drawing daily, drawing and painting from life, and frequent plein air painting are the habits that have helped me succeed as an artist. Nothing beats putting in the miles. Read more>>

Jayme Greenfield | Wedding Venue Owner

I have always been a people person! I love being around family and friends and enjoy meeting new people. I have a kind heart and love to make others happy! I treat all of our couples at our wedding venue with that kindness and help and encourage them and pray for them during their wedding planning and on their wedding day! They really appreciate the working relationship I have with them!. Read more>>

Benjamin Higgins | Generous Coffee Company Founder and President

I believe in people and I believe that in order to be successful you have to surround yourself with talented people. I surround myself with people that push me in ways that I am weakest. I believe that I have succeeded because of the people around me and my willingness and desire to listen to them. Read more>>