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Hidden Gems: North Dallas

Every day we have a choice. We can support an up and coming podcaster, try a new family-run restaurant, join a boutique gym started by a local fitness champ or we could keep giving away our money to the handful of giants who already control so much of our commerce. Our daily decisions impact the kind world we live in; if we want a world where small businesses are growing and artists and creatives are thriving then we should support them with our time, money and attention. We’re proud to highlight inspiring creatives and entrepreneurs each week in Hidden Gems series.  Check out some of North Dallas’ gems below.

Marwan Kodeih

My journey began at the University of Texas at Dallas, where I met Brian Hoang, who was just starting a club called the “Virtual Reality Society.” We began thinking of different ideas for initial projects upon starting the club, one of which was a VR horror game. We realized that if we wanted to monetize the game, we’d need to form a separate company for legal reasons. Read more>>

Collin and Judy Yarbrough

We started Full Circle Bakery back in 2012 after Collin felt the call to start a “non-profit bakery,” whatever that meant. The Full Circle idea came pretty quickly and is centered on the idea of sourcing as locally as possible within the state of Texas and then the proceeds from cookie sales going “full circle” back into non-profits here in the state. Read more>>

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