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05-18-20

Stories of Resilience: How One Oakland Business is Delivering Hope in a Pandemic

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Blaisdell’s Business Products has been delivering office supplies and support to communities for over 70 years. What originally started as a small retail shop has flourished into a multi-million dollar e-commerce business focused on supporting the needs of other local businesses. Blaisdell’s is woman-owned, family-operated, and certified green with a corporate ... Read More



05-01-20

Stories of Resilience: How a Flower Shop in Texas Helped Their Customers and Healthcare Workers Simultaneously

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On a standard day at Lizzie Bee's Flower Shoppe outside of Dallas, Texas, you can find a team of people working side by side, laughing and celebrating each other while designing beautiful arrangements for their customers. When the COVID-19 crisis hit, the team at Lizzie Bee’s Flower Shoppe knew that “our normal was coming to a screeching halt, but we couldn't shake the need to feel a sense of togetherness, and to serve our community.”   Read More



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