With racial justice at the forefront of national conversations last summer, so too was support of Black-owned businesses.
Here in Grand Junction, those stores pop up as online yoga businesses, used tire stores and fashion authenticators.
Teri Ciocco took a winding road to entrepreneurship. She has been a geologist, teacher’s aide and a science teacher. Now she can add small business owner to that catalogue.
About a year ago, Ciocco started Yogis Pay Yogi, an online marketplace where yoga instructors can buy and sell lessons and resources.
“Most of my career was as a science teacher at Orchard Mesa Middle School. This is where I drew my inspiration,” Ciocco said. “From teaching in School District 51, I saw that cooperation, sharing, working together as a team just makes everything rise to a higher level. So that’s what…