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Meet Vinnie Charity

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

Vincent “Vinnie” Charity, Jr. knows and appreciates the fruits of one’s labor. From his home workshop in Richmond, Virginia, he’s inspired by the beautiful grains of wood stored in his space. “The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree”, Vinnie explained. “My main inspiration was from my father, who doesn't make things, but taught me the value of working with my hands and the importance of using the right tool for the job.”

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Meet Matthew and Brandy Stargell

VARINA, VIRGINIA

Husband and wife team, Matthew and Brandy Stargell, extended their love to beekeeping at their home in Varina, Virginia. What once started in 2012 as a hobby and passion for the couple grew into a vibrant business in 2014. After their namesake, Stargell's Apiaries specializes in packaged bees, pollination services, nucleus colonies, queens, and honey. 

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Meet Sallie Plumley

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

Traditions matter to Eastern North Carolina native Sallie Plumley. As a little girl, she spent countless hours in her granddaddy’s woodshop and wood carving club. Sallie’s admiration and love for her grandfather’s craftmanship turned into her passion for custom woodworking. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Crafts and Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, she honed her basic skills learned in her grandfather’s small backyard shop by concentrating in woodworking and furniture design. One would say Sallie was born to be a master woodworker, but she would argue to say she was born to use woodworking as a platform to collaborate and create pieces that facilitates fellowship around a table.

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Meet Larry Hancock

Meet Larry Hancock

CHESTERFIELD, VIRGINIA

Being raised in North Chesterfield, VA, Larry Hancock, has lived in the Richmond area all his life. Ever since he was a little boy, he always knew he wanted to own a company. He was never sure what kind of business he would want to run until he went to college at Virginia Commonwealth University. By going to an urban college campus, he often found himself in local coffee shops and thought to himself, “Wouldn't it be cool to own one of these one day?” 

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Meet Patricia Guillouard

Meet Patricia Guillouard

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

Born and raised in Paris, France, Patricia Guillouard, Owner and Proprietor of CaryTown Teas, understands the art of tea. When she relocated to Richmond, Virginia in 2005, Patricia noticed a need for a proper tea shop in the area. Her goal was to open a shop that would be similar to the ones she grew up with in France. She combined her experience owning a successful fashion boutique in New York City and her schooling by her maternal grandmother from an early age in the culture, art, and traditions of fine tea blending to realize her dream. CaryTown Teas made its debut in the fall of 2006, opening its doors with a wide array of premium teas from around the world. 

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Meet Suzanne Selby

STAFFORD, VIRGINIA

Currently residing in Stafford, VA, Texas-born Suzanne Selby exemplifies how one can work, play, and live with passion and intention. Following her formal education in Interior Design, she always maintained a love for design. Suzanne owned and operated a children's retail boutique, Clever Tomato, a collective of modern furnishings created by designers and architects across the globe. Today, she’s the designer, woodworker and creative force behind Selby & Company. 

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