Most of the media often paints all businesses with a single stroke, but in our experience businesses are each unique and so many of them are focused on making the world a better place. We’ve highlighted a few such gems below.

Tony C. Gayles II | Nature Photographer

Initially, my business began as a way to share my photography with the world however, I have recently uncovered a much deeper meaning. Life in the 21st century is incredibly fast-paced and I’ve noticed that very few people have the opportunity to slow down and truly live in the present – even the children are bogged down with schedules that their parents can barely keep up with. I believe that there are countless activities available to us that grant us the ability to ground and center ourselves, but I firmly believe that nature has the ability to do this on a subconscious level – it can revitalize your soul without you even being aware of it. To answer your question, it is my belief that my business helps to remind people that nature is out there patiently waiting for us to return to it. Read more>>

Michael Heywood | Physical Therapist (PT, DPT, Cert DN) and Owner of DASH Physical Therapy

Here at DASH we are changing the way that patients receive care. Our number one focus is on patient care and satisfaction. We put patients first by giving the best care possible, along with giving them the best experience possible. We offer the cheapest cash rate in the area. By doing this we help our patients get the care they need without having to worry about making tough financial choices. We also do everything we can do accommodate the specific needs of each of our patients. We value their time and we try our best to simplify every part of the process when it comes to billing, paperwork, and everything else that comes with being in the medical field. A lot of offices say that they do this, but because we are a small business, we actually CAN! Read more>>

James and Elena Thornton | Founders, Arizona Consortium for the Arts. Owners, Photos by Elena and Jim

We help the community through our work with Arizona Consortium for the Arts, a 501c3, an all volunteer, community organization : at our consortium, we are dedicated to creating a connection with our community and provide a platform for social bridging through artistic, cultural and educational events. We inspire, engage, involve, give voices and visibility, celebrate, and connect our communities by providing innovative programs, activities and publications. Our programs help nurture and support underserved and economically challenged populations through the transforming power of the arts. One of the three of our publications is the UNSTRUNG magazine. The summer 2020 issue was just published. The magazine is dedicated to poetry. Read more>>