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Take Your Dream Off the Shelf!

Have you ever felt like your dream is completely out of reach? You know that thing you're truly passionate about. You would do it for free, if you had the money, the time, the resources, or the skills. Life happened, you're a little older now, and you feel like the time for dream chasing has passed you by. You might secretly think I'm too old, I'm too broke, or I'm too busy to go back to school. So what do you do? You put your dream on the shelf and lock it away in the closet. Occasionally, you unlock the door, look at it from time to time, and wish things were different.  What if I told you things are different? Would you change your mind? Well, guess what? We're living in the future...

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Celebrating Entrepreneurship!

One thing that truly inspires us here at The Gift of NI is the opportunity to meet other hard working entrepreneurs that are turning their dreams into reality! We were truly inspired Thursday evening at the Holiday Mixer and Makers Market event hosted by Community Business Partnership and the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. The event was a huge success and we want to personally thank Debbie Dever, her team, and all those involved in planning and coordinating this amazing networking event! One vendor that truly stood out and captured my attention and admiration was Kristen, the owner of Sweet on the Bubbly. Kristen creates luxurious, handcrafted jams and marmalades by pairing fresh ingredients with top-shelf liqueurs. I had a...

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