Shine Your Light

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same." ~ Nelson Mandela

The idea seems simple. Almost too simple. Give other people light so they can shine too. Share information about their businesses within your networks--extend and broaden the reach so we can ALL be heard and supported.

If you've been following me on social media, you're aware that I'm a fan of clapping for others, even when it's not my turn. My small business, Pat's Granola, has been enriched because of this. I will start sharing businesses on my blog that I hope you'll consider when making a purchase for goods and/or services. And, in turn, if you'll share businesses that you've come to know and can recommend, let us know so we can support them too.

Shine the 💡 on…

The Bom Carolina Martin, a multi-talented art teacher is the creator and owner, with her husband Bill of the wildly popular Chocolate Truffle Making Party and the Chocolate Truffle Making Kit. A very delicious, fun and unique experience. And these are just a small tidbit of what The Bom offers! 

The Bom Parties

Penelope Speaks French Penelope Lespinasse, is the French teacher you wished you had so you’d really be speaking French! An accomplished and experienced teacher who offers a variety of private or group French lessons with you in mind. Lots of options! And you’ll really have fun while learning! My sister and I were feted in a very special birthday celebration curated by Penelope last year. Such a memorable experience!

Penelope Speaks French Birthday Party

PRM Results Lindsay Sims’ zone of genius is Smart Marketing for Small Business. She also happens to be Ohio’s Growth with Google Digital Coach. A certified Digital Marketing Trainer, Content and Social Media Marketing Expert and part of the Lead Faculty for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program in Cleveland. Her trainings are fast paced and jam packed with relevant content that you’ll want to put into practice immediately. 
Lindsay L. Sims of PRM Results Marketing

CLE Urban Winery Destiny Morgan Burns is the owner of this special winery in Cleveland Heights, OH. This loft like place is more than a winery—it’s a space where folks gather to enjoy wine, cocktails and light nibbles at the bar, attend specialty wine dinners, become members of their exclusive wine club, attend curated private events, listen to great music and frequent pop-ups featuring local businesses. 

Destiny Morgan Burns and Pat Bennett at CLE Urban Winery  

Pat Bennett is the founder and President of Pat's Granola, a Cleveland based food and collaborative lifestyle brand. Pat's Granola is sold online at and is also available at select Northeast Ohio businesses including:

Troubadour Coffee Roasters

Sports and Spine Physical Therapy

Locle Box

Made Cleveland

Nature's Oasis Lakewood

Happy Cows Group Share Happy Cows Group Share 

Sweet Bean Candies Sweet Bean Candies

The Bake Shop and Cafe The Roaming Biscuit

Marketwagon NEO MarketWagon

The Corner The Corner at The Van Aken District 

NEW! Farmers Feast at BottleHouse Brewery & Meadery


Pat's October 29 appearance on New Day Cleveland

Learn Pats story:

Food Founders Podcast 

Launching a Granola Business at Age 61

Women's History Month Series curated by Made Cleveland


1 comment

Carolina Martin

What a gift that our paths met, Pat, many years ago now. We’re on the same wavelength, I love this…. Give other people light so they can shine too. Share information about their businesses within your networks—extend and broaden the reach so we can ALL be heard and supported.

Kind support of one another is indeed the key to experiencing the goodness in this world. I cannot thank you enough for your continued support of my efforts. You’re such a special human and I am ever grateful to call you my friend. This is the page on my website where I highlight other interesting businesses as well I hope others place their favorites here, too! I’m excited to find and support more people in their businesses!! THANK YOU, Pat, endless blessings to you!

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