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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.

Kali O’Campo

My pursuit of fulfillment began back in college when I realized how much I enjoyed GIVING and SHARING to make people feel a sense of great meaning in each moment. Read more>>

Savannah Myles

I started working at Ulta Beauty as a cashier. I was new to the world of beauty, but over time I quickly learned about prestige makeup brands and what the hot products were at the time. Read more>>

Adryan Adams

One Greatness was birthed into my life at a very young age before I even know what God was preparing me for. Ever since I was a child my two passions in life were fitness and God! After graduating from college I developed a strong. Read more>>

Jasmine Gonzalez

At the age of nineteen-years-old, just beginning my undergraduate studies in music performance, I enlisted into the Army as a professional musician in order to serve my country and perform for the military audience. Read more>>

Tracey Pugh

When I was a child, people regularly told my mother that my sister and I had such nice manners. My mother’s response was “thank you”, but really we just had nice company manners. In other words, we had one set of behaviors. Read more>>

Donnell Franklyn

I had a graphic design class. I wanted to pursue graphic design as a major in college but I went to college on a basketball scholarship and both were too time-consuming so I was forced to change my major to Sociology. Read more>>

Dierdre Robinson

I’ve always been creative! All I ever did was draw and I started taking it seriously in high school which led to win contests and gain artistic merits!!!! After high school, until the present was a huge gap in between. Read more>>

Susan Perkins

I’ve always been itching to bring my creativity to life, but I struggled to find the right pathway for it. I suppose it all began when I purchased a made sign for my home. Read more>>

Ciano Farmer

I remember when I was a kid and my grandmother had a GE chrome electric toaster oven made in the USA, One day it broke and she called GE repair service and they came to her house and replaced it for FREE..that was and how I remember what American made. Read more>>

Robert Sadler

As an independent professional fiction writer who became productive as such only in my later life, there is one thing I’ve learned over the years and one piece of advice I give readily when asked you’re never too old and it’s never too late to follow your passion. Read more>>

Brandon Green

After hearing how much his car was worth, I asked him what he did for a living. He owned a title company. After speaking for a little while, he gave me his card because he liked my attitude and set me up an interview. He hired me three weeks later as an Escrow Processor (scanning and making copies of documents). Read more>>

Teri Costello

When my son was about 3½ he started to withdraw from us. He had been an outgoing, bright and easy child, so this change was noticeable and frightening. I took him to doctor after doctor and was given unhelpful and sometimes cruel advice. Read more>>

Beena Miller

I turned the BIG 4-0 last year and the months leading up to that point were pivotal in my career. I realized that I had officially reached “mid-life” and if the average life expectancy for women is 79 years old in the US. Read more>>

Ashley Kay

Ashley was born in Sherman, TX at WNJ Hospital on December 13th. At the age of two, her mother relocated her to Oklahoma City. She remained there attending Dunbar Elementary and Millwood Middle schools. Read more>>

Keya Leslie-Girton

Pure Queen started off as a hobby, The beginning of this year I wanted to find a way to earn extra money while learning new things to expand into an empire. I wanted to get away from your typical 9-5. Read more>>

Juliet Ibe

Ever since I was in the 1st grade (6/7rs old) one of the three things I had always said that I wanted to become/do is to “Do nails for a lot of women”(in these exact words). Read more>>

Janel Barksdale

Over 20 years ago, I sat with a girlfriend; dreaming. We were energetic, ambitious young women who loved God and sisterhood. We determined that we were going to develop an organization to uplift women. Read more>>

Amy Cole

I began my career in marketing at right after I graduated from college from the University of North Texas. I worked as a media buyer and marketing manager for a little over three years. Read more>>

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