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Pasadena 01.29.2018

Haley Solar

I started the collection 6 years ago selling wholesale to boutiques. The original inspiration was always, 100% LA. My hand dyed silks came from a dream I had after spending time in the desert. The sky at different times throughout the day was “appearing” on the fabric I was sewing and I worked for weeks trying to figure out how to execute the process. Read more>>

Mitch Darnell

I’m blessed to have Epilepsy, and that’s where it starts! Epilepsy has given me an appreciation for Life, how precious it is, and how fortunate we are to get this experience.. Seizing this inspiration, I’ve been on a dedicated path to learn and learn, feeling, “If I’m not learning, I’m dead!”, and learning has taken me to new levels of insight and new tools to do for others! Read more>>

Nikhil Jain

ObEN was created out of the need of the co-founders who were expected to be in two places at the same time. While traveling for work, their families were missing them, so they created a personal copy of themselves so they could be there to read bedtime stories to their children while traveling, helping their wives with daily reminders and any other duties their Artificial intelligent copies could accomplish. Read more>>

Ruby Lim

Exactly 13 years ago, a thought of becoming an Esthetician came into mind and without any hesitation, I contacted a school who offered evening classes. Two weeks later, I started going to a beauty school in the evening right after work. I used to have a corporate career and was with my former company for 20 years. Read more>>

Megan Torrey-Payne

Talking about sex in our culture is challenging. It makes people uncomfortable, feel like they are breaking the rules. As a result, we don’t do it. We avoid the difficult conversations. I have always been comfortable breaking the rules and have pushed boundaries by talking about those things that make people uncomfortable, whether it was writing papers on the AIDS crisis when I was in high school in the early 90’s, examining legislation around sex work in graduate school, or working with pregnant and parenting teenagers after graduation. Read more>>

Christine Moore

I started making salty caramels out of my house in highland park almost 20 years ago. 10 years ago I opened Little Flower in Pasadena making fresh pastries and soups, salads and sandwiches. 3 years ago I opened Lincoln! Read more>>

Joe Terpoghossian

This family business was established in 1910 in Kharkov, Ukraine. It was founded by Hovsep Ter-Poghossian Sr. in a modest middle class neighborhood. The business started as a bakery that sold white bread and baguettes as their main products. Read more>>

Nakeya Fields

Ive always been a people person. I enjoy being social and interacting. The most enjoyable time for me is a great conversation with someone about life, love, travel and family. This trait led me to choose Communication as a major in college, which led to working in special events and eventually, a masters degree and License in clinical Social Work. Read more>>

Kieu Hatch

At a very early age, I was very attuned and sensitive to other people’s thoughts and feelings. I naturally loved asking people questions and was curious at their life story. I was raised a Christian and so extending care and kindness to others, valuing others’ thoughts/feelings was a life mission since childhood and continues to this day. Read more>>

Jon M. Foran

In the early 90’s, I began my radiology career in LA. Breast imaging was evolving rapidly with the birth of high resolution ultrasound, digital mammograms, breast MRI and image guided breast biopsy. Mastering these technologies could really save lives! Read more>>

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