We are so inspired by the businesses in our community because of how many of them are committed to helping to make the world better than it is today. Check out some great businesses below and how they are helping others.

Nicole Robertson | Swap Society Founder & CEO

Social impact: how does your business help the community or the world? Variety may be the spice of life, but when it comes to the clothes that we wear, we humans have taken things a bit too far. Our closets and our landfills are overflowing. The fashion industry tells us that we are perpetually out of style and that we need to constantly update our wardrobes, pushing endless overconsumption and creating an environmental catastrophe. There’s so much clothing waste that every second a garbage truck of textiles is landfilled or incinerated. Meanwhile, millions of women have “a closet full of clothes, but nothing to wear,” with 70% of the average woman’s wardrobe never getting worn. For those who get inspired to do a closet purge, more than 80% of well-meaning thrift shop donations still end up in the trash. Read more>>

Christopher Heimerman | Mental Health Swiss Army Knife

My goal each day is to keep moving the needle on discussions surrounding addiction, recovery, and mental illness. By sharing my story through the podcast, my writing, and public speaking, I’m connecting with those who are suffering, and members of their support system. I hear daily from people who’ve seen themselves in my story. Although I’m not an expert or a professional in the field, I know me sharing the uncensored version of my lived experience – not just my suffering, but more importantly my triumphs – is helping folks reclaim their lives. Read more>>

Jan Lucanus | Transmedia Storytelling Expert

ReelwUrld is taking the best aspects of filmmaking and social media and merging them to make movies and shows with the world starring anyone with a phone. We’re focused on empowering the audience to create and portray their own characters in scenes, guiding them through the cinematic storytelling process in a fun & easy way. These alter egos allow audience members to see themselves as they wish to be seen and share that with the world. The ripple effects here are immense, allowing people to grow both in and out-of-character. There’s science behind the value these processes can add to our lives as well. All of this is contained within the package of an entertaining experience. Read more>>

Denise Cesare | Author, Educator & Entrepeneur

I believe we are acheiving our goals, but it is important that we continue learning and developing new goals for ourselves. These next steps come from building strong relationships and giving back to our community. Our current initiative is called the Love Ambassadors. For both T SUIT and Moments, we want to share our ideals of empowerment and mindfulness through those we directly impact. Read more>>