One of the most rewarding things about getting to know so many entrepreneurs is seeing first-hand how many of them are focused on so much more than just financial results. So many of the folks we connect with are focused on having a positive social impact on their community or the world at large. Check out some of these amazing folks below.
Patrick & Carlina Bilazzo | Self taught creators
We strive on recycling and inspiring. We take local fallen trees, pallets and other scrap woods that would inevitably fill our land fills and give them new life. We’ve also seen a lack of community since the pandemic and have been bringing people together in many ways to try and bring that “community” back. Some of them, including “mosaic nights”, where we have groups of people come and build art together. We show them that, even if they don’t consider themselves to be artistically inclined, they have it in them to create beautiful works of art. Read more>>
Terina Maldonado | Life Coach
It can often feel like there’s nothing we can do to change the world for the better. I believe the path to changing the world begins in our hearts. When we heal our wounds, release our shame, and begin living authentic lives we create a ripple effect. It is inspiring to see someone stand in their truth, and make decisions from a space of self-love and confidence. Observing this in others can inspire us to do the same. Read more>>
Analyn Scott | Co-Founder & CEO of 1in9 Charities, Inc.
It may surprise you to know that kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the U.S., and it’s responsible or more deaths each year than breast cancer or prostate cancer. Even more shocking is that 90% of people with kidney disease don’t even know that they have it! My husband, Raymond Scott, was part of that 90% when his kidneys failed over 24 years ago at the age of 29. Read more>>
Bonny Puckett | Photographer and Artist
I consider myself to be very philanthropic. Over the years I have worked closely with several non-profit organizations whose missions have been dear to me and my family. I have served in various roles as volunteer, fundraiser, board member, speaker, advocate and mentor. Most recently, through my photography and art I have been finding ways to utilize my creative talent to help increase awareness of social, environmental, conservation and health issues that challenge our community. I try to create unique and moving pieces of art that will encourage viewers to consider the challenges, help educate them and spark a greater interest in becoming part of the solution. Read more>>
Tiff Marchand | Artist – Social Media Manager – Podcaster – DIY
My business has morphed over the years, at first it was to create horror art for folks like me who love the genre and wanted something truly original for their walls to enjoy. Over the years I have fallen in love with the Maker Community and created multiple podcast to connect the community with each other and share their stories. Read more>>
Marie Johnson | President & Founder
Operation Resource Arizona (ORA) was founded in November 2021 because I saw a need for more of a connection between resources and the heroes in our community. Our mission is to provide information, resources, and funding to uniformed personnel located in Arizona. Our goal is to educate our community about the available resources for Veterans, First Responders/EMS, Law Enforcement Officers, Dispatchers, Correctional Officers, Border Patrol Agents, Nurses, and their families. ORA works with organizations in Arizona, California, Texas, Utah and beyond to make sure we can provide the best resources available to our heroes. Read more>>