Each month, Community Impact Newspaper publishes a feature to highlight a local business in the Bay Area. Here are the businesses we featured in 2019.

Unique Jewels

Kim Nguyen’s career in jewelry began when she met her mentor at Baskin-Robbins.

Natural Living Organic Food Co-op & Cafe

About 15 years ago, Lisa Piper used to set up at Bay Area farmers markets to sell sustainable clothing, herbal bath salts and other goods.

Gidden Rock of Ages

For over 130 years, the Giddens have been helping families remember loved ones with custom headstone engravings.

Salted Hippie Boutique

Customers may be drawn in by the quirky name, but they return for the hospitality.

Danny D's Guitar Hacienda

There is competition in the area, including Guitar Center, but owner Danny Douglass, sitting on an old bench in the room, said his business is different.

Barefoot Girl Yoga

Barefoot Girl Yoga, a yoga studio in Clear Lake Shores, offers a wide range of classes, including vinyasa yoga, restorative yoga and, most notably, surf yoga, a class in which students practice ocean-inspired yoga moves atop a surfboard.

Putt-Putt FunHouse

Former teachers Jim and Carol Saxe are the husband-and-wife owners of Putt-Putt FunHouse, a building in Webster that is as eye-catching on the outside as it is colorful and crazy on the inside.

Jill Rauscher School of Dance

Rauscher has had thousands of students since she opened in 1969.

Bay Area Kitchens

For Bay Area Kitchens owner Randy Godeau, what started as a hobby building furniture turned into a successful, nearly 30-year-old business.

Pawsh Dog House

When Lauren Leeth started trimming her family dogs in her backyard as a 10-year-old, she did not imagine she would one day run a rapidly growing pet-grooming business, but that is where she finds herself today, she said.

TriFitness Gym

Jake Trione has faith in God, a passion for helping the elderly and an old soul. The combination led him from serving in the Coast Guard for over 13 years to starting in his garage a gym specifically tailored to seniors.