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Explore and celebrate cultural, creative, and community impact with creators, makers, thinkers, innovators, and visionaries.

Belonging: Radha Agrawal

Here at EarlyGroove HQ we were first introduced to Radha Agrawal after hearing her conversation with Jonathan Fields on the podcast Good Life Project.  A week later, we serendipitously stumbled on BELONG at our local nonprofit bookstore & literary arts organization, Bookmarks, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Since then, we’ve bought 3 more… Continue reading >

Creative Startups

Every region has those wonderful individuals and organizations that are true gifts to the community — and the Piedmont Triad has an abundance of them! Among our community treasures is the nonprofit Center for Creative Economy and its amazing team of volunteers, mentors, advisors, board members, and staff – including… Continue reading >

High Five to Cams Coffee Co.

EarlyGroove was born from a desire to shine a light on the good that is happening in our local community and around the world. Conceived in the hub of the Piedmont Triad’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, we’ve had the immense privilege to be part of a community of innovative, purpose-driven, heartful people… Continue reading >

Social Entrepreneurship & Warby Parker

Being committed to social entrepreneurship, we seek out exemplars and mission-driven leaders to fuel our learning and curiosity including, Warby Parker Co-founder and CEO, Dave Gilboa.  Warby Parker disrupted the eyewear industry in 2010 and built a socially-conscious global brand whose latest round of funding earlier this year values the… Continue reading >

The Decemberists & Carson Ellis

We’ve been hard at work over here at EarlyGroove HQ & music helps us through many a long day.  When we’re in the mood for some modern indie folk music with a literary twist, our go-to band is The Decemberists.  Hailing from Portland, Oregon this band has been creating beautiful… Continue reading >

Z Smith Reynolds Foundation & Arts Funding

We are reminded of all the ways we connect with one another–audiences to performers, learners to educators, innovators to funders, individuals to organizations–and are excited to share and celebrate the good work of others. The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation has announced a new grantmaking framework that includes two arts-focused initiatives… Continue reading >