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.

Melissa Statler | Portrait Photographer

This question usually comes to my mind in the form of anxiety. In light of all the pain, uncertainty, and struggle people face, what am I really offering to the world with portrait photography? It’s easy for photos to begin feeling superficial and unimportant when the world gets heavy—and yet I keep returning to it, day after day, year after year, even (and sometimes especially) in times of pain. Read more>>

Papa Dia | Bridge builder

The African Leadership Group helps the world, and in particular African immigrants in Colorado, by fostering social, economic, and educational impact. We achieve social impact by helping integrate African immigrants into the larger American society. One of our newer initiatives, Breaking Barriers, works to foster understanding between African immigrants and African Americans. We believe that by building bridges between these communities, we help better our own community, the state of Colorado, and the world. Read more>>

JJ Lopez | Owner of Zoom Room Colorado Springs

At Zoom Room, we provide dogs of varying levels of training and temperament an opportunity to do positive reinforcement training in a safe, force-free environment. With the increase in pet ownership from the pandemic, the demand for dog training has skyrocketed and we saw this as an opportunity to make a difference in Colorado’s dog-friendly community. Read more>>