Category: DC Stories

DC Stories: ThinkNimble

Originally from Indianapolis, IN, CEO/Co-Founder of ThinkNimble Neil Shah moved to Washington, DC, in the early 2000s to pursue a degree from Georgetown and has been in the District ever since. Neil couldn’t escape all of the opportunities DC had to offer and, quite frankly, couldn’t see himself building a business elsewhere. As an entrepreneur, […]

Written by on October 20, 2022

DC Stories: Brindle Boxer Kombucha

For over twenty years, the Founder and CEO of Brindle Boxer Kombucha, Tanya Maynigo, has been in love with kombucha. That love traveled from her native country of the Philippines to Washington, DC, ever since the age of two. Tanya eventually turned her passion into a career in 2013 when she accidentally brewed way too much […]

Written by on October 12, 2022

DC Stories: Legal Innovators

Co-Founders Bryan Parker and Jon Greenblatt first crossed paths during Bryan’s clerkship at Shearman & Sterling. At the time, Jon was a partner at S&S and Bryan’s mentor, and as the seasons changed, their bond became more vital than ever, leading to twenty years of friendship. Throughout Bryan and Jon’s careers, they noticed some areas of big […]

Written by on September 9, 2022

DC Stories: Capitol Express Tours

In 2010 CEO & Founder of Capitol Express Tours Adam Mreteab arrived in Washington DC from South Africa. Seven years later, with the help of generous donations and fundraising efforts, Adam Mreteab established a pedicab tour company, Washington Pedicabs. It was then that Adam met his future Chief Operations Officer John Barone, who arrived in […]

Written by on July 25, 2022

DC Stories: Batax Bule

A native of North Sumatra, Indonesia, Owner and Designer Metrini Weaver advocates staying connected to one’s roots and being true to one’s authentic self. Metrini wanted to share her story but in a creative, fashionable way. In 2013 Metrini earned her master’s degree in sustainable development and then went on to showcase her sustainable designs […]

Written by on June 8, 2022

DC Stories: Little Sesame

How many scoops of hummus does it take to put a smile on someone’s face? Such a riddle could only be answered by the founding trio of the locally beloved Little Sesame. Known for their natural ingredients and mouth watering menu, the district’s friendly neighborhood restaurant was founded by Nick Wiseman, David Wiseman & Ronen […]

Written by on September 20, 2021

DC Stories: Call Your Mother

Sesame or everything? Toasted or untoasted? Buttered or “cream cheesed?” Answering each of these life-altering questions one canvas at a time is locally beloved Call Your Mother Deli. And yes, by canvas we mean bagel.  Known for their vibrant and dynamic menu of comfort food (anchored by wood fired bagels), the Jewish deli is owned […]

Written by on June 9, 2021

DC Stories: Blue Fern Travel

Bringing to light the unique flavors of the District and the history that goes along with it, Blue Fern Travel curates food (and soon fizz) tours that elevate a mosaic of establishments to visitors and locals alike. We spoke with Co-Founders Mary Collins and Stefan Woehlke to discuss how they got started, the challenges they’ve […]

Written by on May 24, 2021

Taoti Creative

Founded over 20 years ago, Taoti Creative is a DC-based, full-service creative agency that truly does it all—web development, content creation, marketing, branding, user experience design, and virtual event production. With a nimble team and plenty of imagination, Taoti has managed to find new ways to expand their services and excel at addressing their clients’ […]

Written by on May 1, 2021

Byte Back, Inc.

With the onset of the coronavirus (COVID) pandemic, the District’s digital divide has been further accentuated, highlighting the disparity between those who have access to the tools and training necessary to work from home, and those without access to technology. One organization working to address this divide is Byte Back, a longstanding District-based nonprofit that […]

Written by on May 1, 2021