1. Jennifer Radler, co-owner at Popcycle, joined Karla on this week's Thrive Tucson. Popcycle opened in 2008 with the goal of promoting local art made from recycled materials, and now has two in-house brands made by its co-owners. Jennifer describes what it's like to work with her sisters, shouts out the wonderful community on 4th Avenue, and shares her advice for other women thinking of starting their own businesses.
  2. Paloma Rodarte and Ludwig Van Castro of Frostings Event Design and Rentals joined Karla on this week's Thrive Tucson. Since opening in 2004, Frostings has provided full-service event design and production for a variety of social and corporate events. They’ve also made their materials and designs available to the public through their Frostings Studio, located in downtown Tucson.
  3. Kade Mislinski, owner of Cafe Passe, joined Karla on this week's Thrive Tucson. What began as a quaint coffee shop with a cozy back patio has now expanded in the last year to introduce Bar Passe, a full-service bar open until 2 am on the weekends. Kade talks about running Cafe Passe and discusses his experience in the restaurant industry, sharing a little bit of what he's learned.
    Oct 23, 2018
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  4. Andre Newman, co-owner of Purple Tree Organic Açai Blends, and daughter Savan Newman joined Karla on this week's Thrive Tucson. Since 2014 Purple Tree has served healthy açai bowls, fresh juice, ice cream, coffee, and smoothies. If you’ve been to any community events in Tucson over the past couple of years, odds are that you’ve seen their signature bright purple truck since. Andre and Savan talk about what it's like to own a food truck, how social media has helped their business stay connected with the community, and more.
    Oct 15, 2018
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  5. Kellan Fortier, co-owner of Wooden Tooth Records, joined Karla on this week's Thrive Tucson. After their 2015 opening in the backroom of Cafe Passe, Wooden Tooth Records has since relocated to their own space on 7th avenue. There they offer competitively priced vinyl from plenty of local and national acts, including lots of hard to find gems. Kellan talks about how Wooden Tooth Records got started, and what advice he'd give to those looking to start their own businesses.
    Sep 25, 2018
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  6. Greg Stutz of Focus HR, Incorporated, joined Karla on this week's Thrive Tucson. Focus HR is a Tucson-based professional employer organization that provides human resource services to small businesses. Greg explains how Focus HR got started, how important the community has been to their success, and what advice he would give business owners who might find themselves in an HR dilemma.
    Sep 19, 2018
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  7. Austin Counts of 4th Avenue Delicatessen joined Karla on this week's Thrive Tucson. 4th Avenue Deli represents the historic avenue by serving fresh sandwiches and Tucson’s iconic hot dogs while being a pillar of the community. Austin talks about how 4th Avenue Deli got started, the time they almost went out of business, and how the community has been a hugely important support network throughout the Deli's history.
    Aug 23, 2018
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  8. Zeina Peterson and Luc Goodhart of Creative Tucson joined Karla on this week's Thrive Tucson. Creative Tucson a membership-based community media center that provides equipment, expertise, and training to help Tucson’s creative community create attention-grabbing video content. Zeina and Luc talk about Creative Tucson's experienced team of creatives, how easy it is to start your own show with Creative Tucson, and the equipment available for rent at discounted prices for Creative Tucson members.
    Aug 13, 2018
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  9. Mike Mallozzi of Borderlands Brewing Company joined Karla on this week's Thrive Tucson. Borderlands is a Tucson-based brewery that uses German techniques from the 1800s to brew beer made for the scorching Sonoran sun. Mike discusses how Borderlands first came to be, what he's learned about running a business, and how support from the local community contributed to the brewery's success.
    Jul 9, 2018
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  10. Quinlan Wilhite of Qmulative joined Karla on this week's Thrive Tucson. Qmulative is a Tucson-based fashion and lifestyle brand that offers streetwear and apparel with a Southwest flair. Quinlan discusses how his grandmother influenced his interest in the fashion industry, how he expanded his skills and knowledge on clothing design, and what collaborative projects he has been a part of since starting Qmulative.
    Jun 19, 2018
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