SHINE LAB PARTNERS
DREAMERS MERCHANTS COFFEE COMPANY
There’d be no Shine Lab without Diane Grover and her company, Dreamers Merchants Coffee Company. Diane started Dreamers “in hopes of creating a job for her daughter” and other people with disabilities. Her passion and vision inspired Shine Lab to dream, too. Most importantly, Diane has taught us something even more valuable than dreaming. Doing. (But not without a cup of Dreamers coffee first.)
Shine Lab loves Bolles Appétite and their mission: “We provide a fresh, affordable alternative to catering by bringing our kitchen to you.” You know what’s even better than Bolles Appétite’s mission? Their FOOD! And even better than their food? That someday they’ll help employ our Lab Techs!
SARA TRIANA MITCHELL, LOVE LOVE BAKERY
Author Sara Triana Mitchell is one of Shine Lab’s besties. Her children’s picture book, Love Love Bakery has an inclusive message that’s close to our hearts. Sara summarizes Love Love Bakery as “a celebration of gathering spaces I have visited everywhere— friendly bakeries and coffee shops with doors wide open to all.” Shine Lab *might* be slightly biased about Sara and her illustrator H2 Alaska because our very own Lab Tech, Finn, is pictured in Love Love Bakery. TWICE!
PROVIDER MARKETING Group, LLC
You know those dedicated supporters who’ll run alongside marathon runners, shouting, “You’ve got this!” and “Keep going!”? That’s just what Alana Calhoun and her team at Provider Marketing Group do for Shine Lab! (Without the shouting–mostly.) Provider Marketing Group, LLC will “invest in learning your business to create the most authentic and effective marketing plan tailored to your unique style and service.” Shine Lab will always be their favorite, though!
AUSTIN AND LILY
Shine Lab wants people with intellectual disabilities to live their lives to the fullest. Our partner Austin and Lily makes it happen by creating educational materials that help students “with intellectual disabilities develop to their potential.” Just like Shine Lab’s founders did, Janet Giel-Romo saw a need and decided to start a company that addresses it. When her daughter Lily who has Down syndrome was in a 7th grade US History inclusion class, Janet created materials for her to learn the content at an appropriate level because none existed. Knowing that other kids like Lily deserved a full education too, Janet started Austin & Lily.