Melissa Khoury has built her culinary career working at sustainable restaurants. She became executive chef at Washington Place Bistro in 2012. While gaining momentum at Washington Place true passion came to fruition in 2013 when Saucisson artisan cure meats and sausage was born. With focus on local, sustainable farms Saucisson strives to provide handmade artisan products. In March of 2017 Saucisson opened a brick and mortar in historic Slavic Village.
Christie Murdoch is the Founder and CEO of Banyan Tree. Banyan Tree opened as an art space in the re-emerging Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland in 2001. Gradually, the gallery grew its gift items inventory and began specializing in worldwide artisan wares. By 2006, the store expanded and started carrying clothing, a now staple of its three stores and online store. As time went on, Christie began co-designing and developing her own clothing line, Figwood, and the lifestyle boutique flourished.
Amy Neumann is a social good fanatic who has been working professionally to help create positive change for many years. An entrepreneur by nature, Amy recently founded the nonprofit Free Tech for Nonprofits to help small nonprofit organizations do more of their important work faster. She is widely published, including as a contributor to Forbes and a columnist for HuffPost. Amy also publishes under her social enterprise consultancy, Good Plus TTech, as well as her passion project, CharityIdeas.org.
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