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Hidden Gems: West 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 West Dallas’s gems below.

Tra’veon Lee

I’m the CEO of Glorycustomzz. I’m located in Duncanville TX, where I started my journey with customizing shoes. Back In 8th grade I was on a quest to find out what I wanted to do with life. Did I want to stay in trouble or stay out the way and get money? I definitely had no choice but to pick the second opinion. Read more>>

Liz Cooley

I am a mom, and I started Okiez with and for my daughter. The idea came when I saw my daughter struggling to put on her shoes correctly. To a child, a left shoe looks just like a right shoe! I had the idea to design a pair of shoes that she could immediately know the left from the right. Read more>>

Camron Ware

I started my first video projection company in 2007, mainly serving houses-of-worship in artistic projection mapping design, install, and training. After getting married to my wife, a film-maker, we started dreaming about a way to do more projection within art, film, theatre, marketing, art galleries, advertising. Read more>>

Taylor Cyphers

When I started my blog I didn’t know where I wanted it to go but I did know that I wanted it to be 100% me and be able to reach a diverse group of people. I feel that there is a huge population of men/women of color that aren’t really given the same opportunities to grow and develop and excel in their niche. Read more>>

Stephen Lewis

My story stems from my early life watching my father work as a real estate agent to owning his own real estate company. He went through the housing recession as I was just finishing up undergrad and he became stronger because of it. His faith never wavered and that the kind of real estate opportunities. Read more>

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