“If you stand for nothing, you fall for everything”

We asked the community to tell us about the values and principles that guide their lives and businesses.

Danielle Curry | Floral Designer

The principle of sustainability within the floral industry is what matters most to me. I am an advocate of following sustainable practices in my business and in my personal life. I believe if you have a passion for floral design, you need to understand that flowers and this earth are a gift from God and we need to take care of those things just like we need to take care of ourselves. We see what happens when we feed our body with toxic things, whether it be thoughts, words, food or even people. We don’t flourish. That is why I am so interested in sustainability. oli FLOR has incorporated sustainable practices but we have only really just begun. But as we are pursuing sustainability, we are doing our best to incorporate small practices that can make a big impact. First and foremost we never use floral foam. Read more>>

Evan Nierman | Founder & CEO

As a professional communicator and crisis manager, I’ve always ascribed to the principle of fighting for the truth. In fact, “pressing the truth” has become a trademark of Red Banyan and something we are uniquely known for in the industry. News moves extremely fast in today’s day and age, and whether you need to highlight your brand or keep it out of the negative spotlight, it’s no longer enough to just tell the truth – you must “press the truth.” This is the crucial difference between being reactive or proactive with your communications strategy. Read more>>

Majie Lavergne | Artist

As an artist, what I value most is staying true to one-self. Living life from the inside out….a continuous inquire in what is true internally and sticking with it. Read more>>

Elin & Andy Trousdale | Restaurant Co-Owners & Chef

Integrity is crucial to us. It has always been the driving force behind what we do and how we live our lives, especially when it comes to our business. From the sourcing of the products we menu, on to the preparation all the way through to the presentation of the food, it’s all done with a true sense of pride and care. We have full 100% control over every single ingredient utilized in our restaurant. We understand food and strive to serve the most pure unprocessed food products we possibly can (foods that contain zero chemical additives). We feel really confident in knowing the extra steps and care we take provide our patrons with delicious dishes made from scratch from start to finish, from breads to desserts and everything in between. It’s a lot of work and so worth it, because we are all worth it. Read more>>

Kathleen Haden | Visionary, Healer, Sound Therapist, Business Navigator, Fitness & Mindful Coach

Honesty, Transparency & Integrity are some of the most important values we base our company on. We believe that by following these values we can guide our company and team to be the best representation of Unconditional Love. Our company is based on raising the Vibration of our planet and all of its inhabitants to changing our planet to one of Harmony & Balance, reflecting that in everyone. Read more>>