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Staff Size: 50+ people
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The delivery crew of Magazine Savers impacts people's lives in lots of little ways. For one, they bring discounted titles such as Weight Watchers Magazine and Cosmopolitan directly to customer's doorsteps. They also supply periodical hubs?doctor's offices, salons, the ballet?with all the magazines they need. "Magazines are a great way to learn and entertain yourself," says the product manager. "Nothing replaces the curated content they provide."
It all started with a deflated basketball. Though longtime friends Mike Kennedy and Eric Martin scoured downtown Boston for an inflating needle to fill it, no shops in the area carried one. They were frustrated—and they realized that other Bostonians looking for athletic gear were likely frustrated too. So in 1983, they opened City Sports, a shop stocked with all the footwear, athletic apparel, and sports equipment that the metropolis had been missing.
Nearly three decades later, Mike and Eric's neighborhood business has expanded to 20 shops across the East Coast. In addition to stocking popular brands such as Vibram, The North Face, and Patagonia, the store engineers its own CS by City Sports line. Shoppers include yogis, cyclists, and tennis players—anyone seeking to outfit active lifestyles, whether they're playing a team sport or braving the hike up the world's largest gumdrop. In addition to footwear and apparel, the staff stocks fitness equipment such as kettlebells, lifting gloves, and dumbbells.
Flashbag dials up the creative possibilities for cargo conveyance with durable photo bags made from recycled materials. Turning a favorite image into a large, eco-friendly tote bag makes it easy to carry a loved one with you wherever you go without the expense of a chiropractor or the humiliation of being fitted for a saddle. The bags, made from new and recycled paper, are printed in premium color, then laminated and reinforced with multiple sheets of used newspaper.
Thanks to its size and seven trillion gallons of water, Lake Champlain creates the perfect microclimate for growing grapes. East Shore Vineyard is one of its direct beneficiaries, with more than 8,000 vines creeping across 11 acres along the lake's shores.
Bob and Linda Livingstone planted the vineyard's first grapevines in 2000. In the years since, they've weathered the Grand Isle's challenges?including the notoriously unforgiving weather?to create award-winning wines that are now available in 160 retailers and restaurants throughout Vermont. But fans don't have to go shopping or hide in a sommelier's cummerbund just to get a taste of the vineyard's products. Instead, they can visit its Burlington-based tasting room and pair sips with Vermont-made cheeses and chocolates.