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How a 45-Year-Old Doll Maker Began Changing Children’s Lives

As a pediatric oncology social worker, Amy Jandrisevits used dolls in play therapy to help children express themselves. Then one day, a revelation struck. “I realized that the dolls’ thick hair and perfect health were doing the kids I was … Continue reading

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84-Year-Old Knife Maker Turns His Craft into a Business

In the last two years, Bruce Bohrmann’s knife-making hobby has become a full-fledged business. The 84-year-old owner of Yarmouth, Maine-based Bohrmann Knives can thank “Herbie” for the transformation. Herbie is the name given affectionately to Yarmouth’s 217-year-old tree, the largest and oldest elm in New England. After many … Continue reading

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How a Cocktail Napkin Inspired a Business

Jeff Block, who has a mechanical engineering degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago, never expected a paper flower made from a napkin would lead him to start a business.  But it did. As a result, the Georgia resident’s early … Continue reading

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