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Hidden Gems: South 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 South Dallas’s gems below.

Suzanne Batlle

“If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.” I would like to think that the concept and invention of Azucar Ice Cream Company came from my passion for ice cream and my grandmother’s ability to create great flavors. In reality, it came from having to reinvent my career and soul searching about what really determines a life well-lived. Read more>>

Jessica Smith

I have always had a passion for the beauty industry, 16 years ago I decided to take that passion a step further and became a certified makeup and event styling artist and created Southern Rose Beauty. I’m also a wife to Michael Smith, an award-winning architect in Dallas and we have five amazing children together. Read more>

Victoria Plummer

My fitness journey started when I was pretty young. My Dad was a huge Arnold Schwarzenegger fan and loved bodybuilding. He used to bring me and my siblings with him to the gym and we stayed in the daycare while he worked out. When I turned 12, I was FINALLY old enough to work out on the gym floor. Read more>>

Kierra McGines

I knew at a very young age that I wanted to be a hairstylist. As a child, I loved to watch others get their hair styled and I was sit in anticipation waiting to see what my hair what look like once my “do” was complete. Watching the transformation and the detail has always had my attention. Read more>>

Bennie King

I started out my career in corporate America as a pharmaceutical sales representative and never quite felt like I was treated the same as others. I then decided to enter the entrepreneur world, founding VenueCenter – an online database for venues of all kinds. Read more>>

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