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Inspiring Stories from Metrowest & Worcester

The heart of our mission at the BostonVoyager is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Boston’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out the rising stars from Wortcester and surrounding areas below.

Robert and Philip Pescosolido

Philip Pescosolido started the company in 1977 in West Newton, MA and was later joined by his brother Frank. Over the last 40 years they have focused on delivering the best customer experience possible. Customer Service is our top priority! Fulfilling this commitment has led to over 7000 loyal customers today. Read more>>

Dan Levine

The idea for Engaging Minds had been brewing since my work in admissions at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School in the late 1990s. It was there that I saw for the first time the power of teaching academic skills and strategies as part of the curriculum, rather than purely focusing on teaching content. Read more>>

Erica Grinkis

My life long dream was to own a small sports bar. In 2012, I was dining out with my family at an old Italian restaurant in Leominster when we discovered it was for sale. The place was much larger than I had envisioned and had a full kitchen. It was pretty run down as it had been open for 18 years. Read more>>

James Freedlender

I have always lived by the idea that if you believe in what your doing, and you love what you are doing, financial success will follow. When I was young in my first business my father always taught me to wake up every day and gauge it as a new one. How will I go to work and better my business? Read more>>

Jacquelyn Santelices

My story is very much one of self discovery and working to find a way to follow my heart I have always had a love for art and expressing myself in that way. Whether it was dancing, drawing, or painting I can always remember loving these things. While in college I studied, and earned my degree in Art. Read more>>

Adam Caron

My hobby in photography started young admiring my grandfather’s portrait work. Following in his footsteps my mother and father also covered our walls with their own family portraits. As I got older my interest in photography grew and the hobby turned into a passion. Read more>>

Mitzi Weinman

I have had so many people say to me that I must have been born organized. Every time I hear that, I have to laugh, because when I was growing up, my father put a sign on my bedroom door that read: Cleanliness is next to godliness; welcome to the gates of hell. Not only was my room disorganized but I was also a procrastinator. Read more>>

Sharon Martens

Household Goods began in 1990 when Founders Barbara and Ira Smith offered to help a Salvadoran civil war refugee who fled the country with her children and little else. The Smiths posted a notice asking for usable household items for the family and offered their carport as a collection point. Read more>>

Jennifer Bachour

As a Dental Office Manager for over twelve years, I realized that a dentist could be the best dentist in the world, and none of it would matter if he/she didn’t have a strong team standing beside them. Which could go for any business. Read more>>

Christine Guanipa

The story behind “Little Man” began at Mass College of Art where I met my husband, Miguel. I was a printmaking major at the time, and he was a cartoonist. One of my favorite cartoons of his was that of a little man who had no name. Read more>>

Pamela Flint Dube

At the age of seventeen I started as a receptionist at Paul Thomas and Co. The Paul Mitchell distributor started in the basement of the building so I often worked for both companies. I sent myself to cosmetology school and started my career at the age of eighteen. I became an educator and sales representative for hairlines representing John Paul Mitchell Systems. Read more>>

Brian Kallgren

WE started buying and selling mid century furniture 20 years ago, We would buy furniture at local auctions and then sell the pieces online to customers in California , Denmark and Hong Kong. About 5 years ago i was looking for storage space and stumbled upon our present location. Now pretty much everything I sell is through my storefront location. Read More >>

Jim Mariano is the only tent rental company who focuses solely on small, backyard events. I worked for a larger tent rental company during the summer in high school and while in college and loved the job. Read more>>

Stephanie Audette Connor

After graduating from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, I found myself back home struggling to find a job. For nearly three months, I applied for every graphic design job in Worcester County. I even sent my resume to numerous creative agencies who weren’t hiring! Read more>>

Danyel Stapleton

I am a native Rhode Island girl that was ALWAYS an art student. As long as I can remember, I was creating. After a long stint in a mid-level management job, I took the leap and started following my dreams! I combined by business and customer service experience with my passion for the arts and started my photography business. Read more>>

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