[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There are so many paths we can take to building our communities. My favorite model of all time, comes from individual community members or businesses whose ideas not only solve product or service needs/deficiencies, while also advancing the goals and providing opportunities for others. We call these social enterprises. I have started to see a number of these organizations pop-up throughout the country – Craft Cottage (a place where local artisans can showcase and sell their work), TinFerl (an upcoming food truck park), and NAGB (a quasi-government organizations which leverages its place in the culture community to benefit all) come readily to mind.

Although I am sure that there are many others out there, do we do enough to celebrate and promote them to secure their sustainability?

This 2014 Tribune UK article which features several social enterprises which have brought community together; helping us to understand the positive impact of getting it right:

How ethical businesses bring communities together – case studies

Can we identify other local businesses with these goals to champion and highlight?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]