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Jarvis Boards Owner Tony Smith
Tony Smith, owner of Jarvis Boards, says the welcoming and supportive climate of Austin has helped his paddleboard brand thrive. Photo courtesy of Daniel Davis
Lola Stephens Nubian Queen Lolas
Lola Stephens in her new bus gifted by Tyson Foods.  Photo courtesy of Tyson Corporate Affairs
Ballet Afrique Dance Company
China Smith (seated) and her dance company, Ballet Afrique, have helped bring more black performing arts to Austin. Ballet Afrique Contemporary Dance/Facebook
Joah Spearman Localeur
Startup wizard Joah Spearman has revolutionized the way travelers experience destinations like a local through his company Localeur. Courtesy of Joah Spearman
Terrany Johnson Urban Artist Alliance
Entertainer and businessman Terrany Johnson established Urban Artist Alliance to better connect and equip urban musicians for success. Photo courtesy of Terrany Johnson