Paul and Channi Sodhi Uniquely Global, Proudly Local

By Mary Boza CrimminsPhoto By Gs Katz Many Places, Countless Talents  Local entrepreneurs Paul and Channi Sodhi’s route to Seminole County was anything but direct; however, now the couple has called the area home for twelve years. Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Paul fondly remembers the British countryside and traveling through Europe with his parents. In 1989, he ...

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Getting to Know Víctor M. Pacheco Méndez: Arajet’s Founder and CEO

By Perla Bello- Crosby It’s a pleasure to introduce my readers to entrepreneur Víctor M, Pacheco, founder and CEO of Arajet Airlines. I have known Victor and his family for almost 35 years, from when I was an executive in his grandparents’ company. Victor was born and raised in a family of influential entrepreneurs who led the way for tourism ...

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Cutting-edge hair salon gives clients a whole different experience

By Daniella Hume Photo by Daniella Hume, Mastropieces Photography X’spreshun Hair Studio in Sanford gives a new meaning to getting your hair done. From a full-service bar and complimentary refreshments to chocolate-covered strawberries and catered breakfast, this hair salon is taking things to a new level.  Eyvonne Williams and Eric Robinson are the wife-and-husband duo behind this new experience. The ...

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Introducing Sanford’s Good Neighbor, ALEXIA EMERSON, STATE FARM AGENT

BY SAMANTHA MONTGOMERY Photo by: Andrew van Tilborgh @andrewvt @charmingsanford Meet one of Sanford’s newest neighbors, Alexia Emerson, State Farm agent. Alexia knew Sanford would be the perfect location for her new business when she attended a car show at Henry’s Depot during the height of the pandemic. Despite the situation that was going on in the world, Alexia saw ...

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How To Successful Entrepreneur Is Leaving His Footprint On The Community

BY DANIELLA HUME The old saying “like father, like son” means a great deal to Mario J. Hicks. A fourth generation Sanford native, Mario grew up in Georgetown and Midway, watching his father work around the clock to help people in need. “Seeing my dad as a businessman and always being there to help people, by nature, it made me ...

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