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Business Profile: Ten Thousand Villages
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Business Profile: Ten Thousand Villages

By Gus Herrera Ten Thousand Villages in Pasadena is re-defining gift giving. A non-profit retail store selling “handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, art and sculpture, textiles, serve-ware, and personal accessories representing the diverse cultures of artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East,” they are built upon the principles of fair trade. The…

Business Profile: The Book Rack
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Business Profile: The Book Rack

By Gus Herrera The Book Rack in Arcadia strives to be a haven for local readers, specializing in interacting with the community and providing the customer service and reader-friendly environment that you cannot find shopping online or through an app. Owner Karen Kropp, an avid reader, truly has a passion for books. Prior to owning…

Business Profile: Jon’s Rugs
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Business Profile: Jon’s Rugs

By Gus Herrera When you step inside Designer Rugs & Kilims, aka Jon’s Rugs, in Pasadena you are stepping into much more than your typical antique rug store, you are entering an art gallery housing pieces that span hundreds of years of human history from all around the world. This gallery, meticulously curated by owner…

Business Profile – Eat Feed Love
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Business Profile – Eat Feed Love

By J. Shadé Quintanilla Eat Feed Love, a new business based in Southern California and Victoria, Canada, creates an opportunity for their customers to purchase delicious goods while also giving them a chance to help feed the millions of people suffering from hunger worldwide. The online grocery company stands by the belief that there is…

Business Profile: Beaded Asylum
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Business Profile: Beaded Asylum

By J. Shadé Quintanilla A “committed” jewelry business run by mother-daughter duo Barbara Bucy and Colene Kane, Beaded Asylum is an Etsy shop filled with unique handmade beaded jewelry inspired by nature’s simple beauty. The Monrovia-based business started about three years ago after Bucy took a bead embroidery class and convinced her daughter to learn…

Business Profile: Regus
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Business Profile: Regus

By J. Shadé Quintanilla Regus, the world’s largest office space provider, has recently opened a location in Arcadia, creating a special opportunity for business owners in the San Gabriel Valley. With two other locations in Pasadena and many in Southern California, the company has recently expanded its effort to accommodate and support local businesses in…

Business Profile: OpenTech L.A.
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Business Profile: OpenTech L.A.

By Amelia Favela OpenTech L.A. Regional Apprenticeship Collaborative Program (OpenTech L.A.) is a soon-to-be training system that will provide underrepresented populations with career opportunities in fields related to Information Technology and Biotechnology. Its aim is to connect diverse people, who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity, with tech companies throughout California. The program will revolutionize tech…

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