From a local meadery to dog training, there's a variety of businesses to check out locally. Here are the 10 businesses featured in the Tomball-Magnolia edition of Community Impact in 2023.

1. Thirsty Bee Meadery

Known for its diverse local mead, Thirsty Bee Meadery was established by beekeepers Matthew Brantley and Kelly Brantley in January 2020.Keep reading.

2. Laura's Saddlery

Eighteen-year-old Laura Hughes opened her equestrian business Laura’s Saddlery in December 2022 to provide horse riders with a one-stop shop for all equestrian needs, including tack for training, showing and competition.Learn more.

3. Woodsy Homelife

Irene Bisson said her business Woodsy Homelife started as a hobby to provide Christmas gifts for her family but has grown into a storefront celebrating its first anniversary in Tomball.Read more about the business.

4. Black Cat Theater and Academy

Black Cat Theater and Academy teaches children in first through 12th grades as well as adults. The academy has fall and spring semesters with around 10 classes taking place each semester. During the summer, kids can also participate in the theater’s camps.Keep reading.

5. Slinging Axes

After a friend in Dallas opened an ax-throwing venue, owner Dennis McCorvy said he decided to open his own place in Tomball.Learn more about the venue.

6. Beautiful Bliss

When it comes to merchandise, the business sells a variety of homemade jewelry and home decor items both online and in person. Customers can buy products ranging from earrings and necklaces to cutting boards and baby announcement signs.Read more about the business.

7. Dog Gone Fun Agility

Sitting on 5 acres of land off Dobbin-Hufsmith Road is Dog Gone Fun Agility. The dog training facility, located in Magnolia, features a 6,000-square-foot crating building, two 18,000-square-foot training warehouses and a 1,000-square-foot indoor pool.Keep reading about dog training.

8. Buttercup Bakery

Self-taught by way of YouTube videos, baker Kristina Guilbeau started her business Buttercup Bakery from her home in 2014.Read more.

9. Don Tomate Meat Market

Celia Hernandez opened her grocery store Don Tomate Meat Market on Kuykendahl Road in April 2022 after establishing its first location in Cypress in February 2020.Continue reading.

10. Magnolia Bee & Supply

The shop provides all the basic components and supplies needed for beekeeping at a hobbyist level. Magnolia Bee & Supply’s website also doubles as an educational resource with links, videos and organizations for new beekeepers as well as a place to buy hardware.Read more.