Currently in its seventh year of operation, The Healing Center, under the guiding hand of Luciana Hardin, M.T.O.M., L.Ac., C.N. and colleagues Jordan Allen and Mary Hardin, is a full-spectrum healing center aligned to provide treatment customized to the individual needs of its clients. “We endeavor to make this a true community wellness sanctuary by providing a loving, serene and sacred space for our clients to receive effective treatments that reveal and support their wholeness,” states Hardin.
For the past seven years, Axiom Foods, a company hidden in our own backyard, has been quietly developing innovative technologies for the manufacture of plant-based protein ingredients for food manufacturers. Two years ago, they resolved to leverage their expertise in research, technology, quality control and information sharing to develop and launch their own brand of natural products intended to be accessible to all people. Under the Growing Naturals brand, Axiom currently markets organic brown rice protein as well as the industry’s first raw pea protein.
The Studio (MDR), founded two years ago by Lisa Hirsch, a music industry refugee turned fitness/nutrition authority, has recently completed an aggressive expansion, doubling its size. Hirsch attributes the gym’s popularity to two main elements. The first is the studio’s sense of community, or as Hirsch relates, “We aren’t creating a gym where people work out and leave; we’re creating a lifestyle, a community.” The second is Kylates, an innovative fitness routine created by their head trainer, Ky Evans. Kylates is Evans’ interpretation of fitness guru Sebastien Lagree’s Lagree Method—a blend of Pilates, cardio and strength training.
Long Beach-based Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc. (GCEH), a bio-feedstock development company, is forging new ground in the development of non-food-based renewable plant oil energy sources.
Unless you have worked in retail, you wouldn’t immediately think about the large amount of waste generated by retailers to communicate its marketing messages to consumers. If you carefully look around stores, you’ll notice the environment is full of signs and banners attached to walls, windows, encased in backlit fixtures or hung from the ceilings. The majority of that signage is printed on petroleum-based materials. Further, retailers typically swap out their in-store signage every three or four weeks, creating a huge waste of non-sustainable resources.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is the regional air pollution control agency for all of Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. This area is home to nearly 17 million people—about half the population of the whole state of California. It is the second most populated urban area in the United States and one of the smoggiest.
Hundreds if not thousands of specialty print houses can be found in the greater Los Angeles area. AoSA Image is one that truly stands out from the rest. Sure, they create and print packaging; point of purchase items such as in-store banners and displays; and promotional materials like many other print shops. But the similarities end there.