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      Small Business Saturday 2020: Melissa Gil of MG Surfline

      Small Business Saturday 2020: Melissa Gil of MG Surfline

      For Small Business Saturday, I’m thrilled to introduce you to  Melissa Gil the owner and founder of MG Surfline. We met on a panel during Plastic Free July and immediately hit it off. She’s a successful momtreprenuer, athlete and all around nice person! 

      Melissa, please tell us your story.

      My story begin with a love for the ocean that runs so deep, it has become the driving force behind everything I do in my life, on a personal level and on a business level with our purpose-driven eco-conscious brand, MG Surfline.

      I grew up in Costa Rica, and as long as I can remember I was always drawn to the ocean. Born with webbed feet and my last name being Gil, people often joke that the only thing I am missing is actual gills.

       

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      Small Business Saturday 2020: Ron Hickman and Subgauge Rod and Lure Art

      Small Business Saturday 2020: Ron Hickman and Subgauge Rod and Lure Art

      his Small Business Saturday, it is my great pleasure to introduce to you Ron Hickman. I met him on Instagram and admired his beautifully crafted lures and rods, but I was completely blown away by some of the great stories he started sharing! It was obvious that I couldn't just keep these to myself, so here we are supporting small businesses today and always, learning about the great people behind the products.

      Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you began your creative business, Subgauge Rod and Lure Art

       

      I grew up on a subsistence farm on the Carolina coast near Calabash NC.   We grew, caught or killed what we ate.

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      The 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

      The 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

      For the Conservationist/ Turtle Lover:

      These people have a warm place in our hearts, but they are really hard to shop for! For their plastic-free and zero-waste needs, there are some items that can help them out and inspire them to keep persevering…

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      Lobster Season Fun Facts

      Jonny Baker, scientist, father, and friend, explains the reasons for Lobster regulations in Florida. Learn the why and how along with some "poop facts."

       

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      Sustainable Summer Video Series

      This summer for Plastic-free July and World Oceans Day, I wanted to connect our community to learn more about locals (to South Florida) who are making a big impact, many without much exposure yet. I was working on my own little homestead, catching or growing as much as I could for food, so I looked around for some resources and boy did I find them...

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