We are so inspired by the businesses in our community because of how many of them are committed to helping to make the world better than it is today. Check out some great businesses below and how they are helping others.

Brooke Johnson | Relic & Vine founder

I think that one of the great benefits of a store that specializes in antiques and vintage items is that in showcasing and re-homing these found treasures our little ecosystem helps reduce the amount of waste that often comes with buying (and eventually disposing of) new items. In discovering and preserving these special finds we extend their life cycle to a new home, which is one less new item that needs to be manufactured and one less used item that might end up being wasted. The wonderful thing is that there is no sacrifice to the customer in that they get to daydream and curate their spaces in a fresh, creative and expressive way, but with truly one-of-a-kind items that add a human, storied touch, giving the lived environment a welcoming sense of soul. At Relic & Vine we try to help people reduce, reuse, and enjoy all the more! Read more>>

Philip Kranefuss | Head of Real Estate at Homie Colorado

Homie’s mission is to make homeownership easy, affordable, and accessible for all. In combining technology and streamlining the real estate process via our one-stop-shop suite of real estate services, we are making navigating the market—and buying and selling a home—easier. Homie has also created efficiencies that drive costs down and we pass down those savings to the consumer. With Homie’s low-commission fee structure, we’ve helped home buyers and sellers save millions of dollars and keep more of their hard-earned equity. Read more>>

Kelsi Camper | Owner of WildKC Imagery and North Park Disposal & High School Counselor

Jackson County covers about 1600 square miles. Our county population hovers around 1000 year- round. I don’t know if that paints the picture in your mind or not but that’s less than 1 person for every square mile. Our community is incredibly small and that comes with blessings and disadvantages. For example, because of our tiny population and our surroundings isolating us – we depend largely on tourism to keep our economy moving. We do have a Chamber of Commerce that has just recently become active again, and we have a lot of community organizations that work hard to bring unique events to our town but somehow North Park has never really made it on the map. Read more>>

Charlie Pastor | Owner and Chief Money Nerd at Damn Good Planning, LLC

Let’s face it: The United States is suffering from a financial literacy crisis. Only 57% of adults in the U.S. are financially literate (S&P Global Financial Literacy Survey, 2014), and certain sociodemographic groups are facing even worse odds. Women are 10% less likely to be financially literate than men (S&P), younger Americans are 12% less likely than older Americans to be financial literate (Personal Finance Index Survey, 2020), and low-income Americans are only half as likely to be financially literate as high-income Americans (PF Index). Read more>>

Meghan Gilroy | Spiritual Leader, Founder of the Fully Shining Women Leading Our World movement & Creator of the Fully Shining Women Wisdom School

We live in an unprecedented time of change, chaos & crisis on our planet – and also of a time of great opportunity. In the Fully Shining Women Leading Our World movement and Fully Shining Women Wisdom School, we bring together a true sisterhood of smart, conscious, capable, caring women to unleash our feminine power so we can breakthrough our blocks and barriers, answer our soul callings and ignite bigger potential in ourselves, our lives, our communities and world. We believe that global change starts within each one of us. Read more>>

Maaike Fettah | Chief Alchemist, Art Director, Love Spreader, Life-Long Learner

They say “A rising tide lifts all ships.” Around here, we believe that to be true but maybe not in the way it was initially meant. While it is true that financial success for a community means we all rise together, what about ethical and compassionate success? What do I mean by that? I mean that seeing people do things COMPLETELY DIFFERENTLY from what corporate capitalism has said are the rules gives others hope and courage to also step away from norms and expectations that are unhealthy and create disconnection. Read more>>