Dennis Rael, Los Bagels
I went to a mixer to share information about ways to make a positive change for racial equity in Arcata and I came away with something different. My intention that evening was not about networking or making new contacts, but in fact one of the benefits I got that evening was meeting the host, a new Arcata business owner. Months later, this contact enabled me to reach out and source a new product. I have since opened up a new account that is benefiting both of our businesses, helping us continue our efforts to be zero waste.