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November 22, 2017

About Staff Writer

This is our on going effort to empower small businesses, private companies and driven entrepreneurs who are doing good for the communities they live in and serve. This is part of our running spotlight on private companies and small businesses we feature weekly at our CommUnity Space.

Posts by: Staff Writer

Ghion BizLight: EthioTube

This week’s BizLight is being shone at EthioTube. This article thus serves a dual purpose. The primary reason I am writing this is to highlight a private business that is doing good for the community that they serve. EthioTube, started by Alemayehu Gemeda and Muktar Mohammed, is an Ethio-centric company with the aim of offering a social platform for Ethiopians, and people who love Ethiopian culture, to gather and watch a broad dissection of videos. What started

Ghion Biz: Just Free’s Day Care

Meet Free. Frehiwot McGlocklin, (lovingly referred to as Ms. Free), was a dialysis nurse in search for an affordable and flexible daycare. It was during her search that she realized the sheer difficulty of finding an affordable and reliable day care service for her children.  It was during this search that Ms. Free resolved herself into crafting her own daycare that would accommodate parents with busy work schedules. Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, Frehiwot is dedicated to

Ghion Spotlight: Rachel Brown Music

Today’s Ghion Spotlight on music is on Rachel Brown from New York. Rachel has quite an interesting story and a musical flair that is even more eclectic. She reprises the era of acapella and acoustic music, often singing with just a guitar as she hearkens us back to a time where music was an intimate look into a singer’s soul. Rachel was born and raised in New York City. She is the daughter of Ethiopian-American

Ghion Spotlight: Grand Traverse Pie Company

This week’s second spotlight goes to a community favorite in the great state of Michigan. One of our readers suggested this eatery; upon further reading, it was evident why the suggestion was made. Our aim at the “CommUnity Space” section is to highlight small businesses and private companies that are providing excellence and service to the communities that they live in and serve. Grand Traverse Pie Company definitely qualifies on this front as they make it

Ghion Spotlight: KinetBeth

This week’s Ghion Spotlight is an Ethiopian traditional dance (eskista) company called KinetBeth that is owned and operated by Betty Beke. We wrote about KinetBeth in the past (read Dance Through it All) and we are proud to highlight this small business that is using arts and dance to connect cultures and highlight the diversity and beauty of Ethiopia. Betty Beke is a cultural ambassador and a gifted dancer who specializes in a broad range

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