Tay Sauer

Today’s Shero Spotlight is one of my best friends, Tay Sauer! Tay and I have been friends since elementary school, but we really became close throughout high school and bonded over so many shared interests, experiences and passions. Over the years, Tay has been a mentor to me in so many different ways and I […]

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Columbus-Based Artist Caters to Customers’ Needs

With some old paints and pent up creativity, Jessica Willis moved on from high school art classes to the simple curiosity of how far her work could take her in the future. Since moving on to college and even graduating, Jessica has always had an unbreakable passion for painting, but it wasn’t until recently that […]

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Pacific Coast Design Offers Fashionable Way to #MaskUp

When Jacinta Harshe, a senior at the University of Washington, was laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she was left with a lot of free time. After realizing that face masks were quickly becoming part of society’s “new normal,” and her aversion to the basic blue surgical masks, she decided to fill that free […]

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Friday Favs: Black-owned businesses

From May 31 through June 6, social media feeds were flooded with support for the Black Lives Matter movement as protests were organized across the world following the death of George Floyd. Since then, many people have gone quiet on the topic but that does NOT mean that the movement has lost momentum. I’ve seen […]

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Columbus-based Jolie Occasions is More Than a Boutique

Like many ambitious women, Stephanie Tersigni always had a very vivid dream of where she wanted to end up in life: owning a small fashion boutique. But, for Stephanie this was a long-term goal. She didn’t expect to open her own business just four years after graduating from college and she definitely could not have […]

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Shero Spotlight: Tori Cingolani Riapo

Today’s Shero Spotlight is business owner Tori Cingolani Riapo! I met Tori through mutual friends on Instagram and have become so inspired by the way she effortlessly owns and manages not one, but TWO businesses! Tori opened Lynn and Barrett, an online women’s fashion boutique with her mom in 2016 and St. Terra, a sustainable […]

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Add Flare to Your Outfit With Accessories From Columbus-based Red Giraffe Designs

When Columbus-based designer Kate Stevens began selling handmade jewelry at craft shows in 2009, she didn’t have any prior experience as a jewelry maker. But, as an Ohio University alumna graduating with a degree in retail merchandising with a focus in fine arts during the midst of the recession, she was struggling to find a […]

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