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Business Spotlight: Z Beans Coffee shop opens in Mercer Village

Z Beans Coffee's official opening in Mercer Village took place on August 27. Photo by Rylee Kirk.

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer and Advertising Manager

September 11, 2018

Z Beans, a social entrepreneurship company founded by recent Mercer graduate Shane Buerster, now has a physical store in Mercer Village. The coffee shop replaced Jittery Joe’s and opened on Aug. 27. The line to enter the store spilled onto the sidewalk on opening day. “Our biggest reasoning ...

Local Business Owner Sews On Despite Tragedy

Local Business Owner Sews On Despite Tragedy

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

February 14, 2015

The skin on his ring and pinky fingers doesn't belong to him. His clothes and the closet that housed them are just a memory. His room is a burnt out shell. But, Aaron Brown sat behind his sewing machine smiling. The 23-year-old entrepreneur’s long journey has always had one constant—that smile. Brown...

Local Business Spotlight: Ocmulgee Traders

Local Business Spotlight: Ocmulgee Traders

Marin Guta

November 20, 2014

Macon natives and business owners Laura and Steve Bell were tired of hearing the words  “Macon” and “potential” being used in the same sentence. “We heard that word ‘potential’ for so long when describing Macon,” Laura Bell said. “We were so tired of hearing that word, and we were...

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