• Rebound Dec 10, 2021

    Dreams Come True for Miami Chocolatier at NYC Holiday Market

    Exquisito Chocolates owner Carolina Quijano feared the pandemic would significantly dwindle the number of people that came through one of New York City’s famous holiday markets. While her pop-up saw fewer people than it did in 2019, Quijano was still pleased to accomplish a dream of hers—selling her own products at one of the city’s most trafficked holiday...

  • Rebound Dec 9, 2021

    Rebound Season 4, Episode 13: Small Business Roundtable

    In season four of NBC’s Rebound, we gave three business owners cameras to document their journey as they fought through shutdowns, positive coronavirus tests, and a test of their pandemic endurance. The owners of Dallas’ Recipe Oak Cliff, Philadelphia’s Kayuh Bicycles & Café, and the CEO of Boston’s Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center joined NBCLX storyteller Jalyn Henderson to talk...

  • Rebound Dec 8, 2021

    Rebound Season 5, Episode 10: Seeing Opportunity After Pandemic ‘Pause'

    The coronavirus pandemic may have threatened small businesses across America, but these companies are rising up despite the challenges. In “Rebound,” we go behind the scenes of three Black- and AAPI-owned businesses as they fight to overcome pandemic shutdowns, staffing challenges and the delta variant. As the nation continues to battle challenges brought on by the novel coronavirus, companies are…

  • Rebound Dec 10, 2021

    San Diego Chef Finds Pandemic Positive With Birria Taco Shop Opening

    Curiel shut down her San Ysidro taco shop in early November after an 18-month U.S.-Mexico border shutdown severely stunted her flow of customers. But she’s now reopened in Old Town, San Diego.

  • Rebound Dec 7, 2021

    This Acclaimed Chef Is Serving Up Positivity After 2 Years of Pandemic Challenges

    After nearly two years of shutdowns, border closures and supply challenges, chef Priscilla Curiel decided to move her popular Michelin-recognized taco shop to the heart of San Diego. “I wish the pandemic never happened. But I mean, you want to look and take something positive out of something negative,” Curiel said. “Like [from] the storm comes the rainbow afterwards.”

  • Rebound Dec 6, 2021

    Rebound Season 5, Episode 9: Miami Chocolatier Faces High Costs Ahead of NY Christmas Markets

    The coronavirus pandemic may have threatened small businesses across America, but these companies are rising up despite the challenges. In “Rebound,” we go behind the scenes of three Black- and AAPI-owned businesses as they fight to overcome pandemic shutdowns, staffing challenges and the delta variant. As the nation continues to battle challenges brought on by the novel coronavirus, companies are…

  • Rebound Dec 6, 2021

    NYC Tourism Tips: Here's an Expert Guide This Holiday Season

    New York City is welcoming domestic and international tourists this holiday season. Here are some tips and tricks from a tourism expert on how you can take advantage of all the festivities.

  • Rebound Dec 3, 2021

    Seeing Opportunity After Pandemic ‘Pause'

    Nearly two years after the start of the pandemic, New York City is welcoming domestic and international tourists back this holiday season. “I see great things for tourism after the pandemic. New York City is going to come back even stronger than before,” says Stacey Toussaint, president and founder of Inside Out Tours. “We paused but we didn’t stop.”

  • Rebound Dec 3, 2021

    Rebound Season 5, Episode 8: When Ingredient Supply Chains Get Jammed

    The coronavirus pandemic may have threatened small businesses across America, but these companies are rising up despite the challenges. In “Rebound,” we go behind the scenes of three Black- and AAPI-owned businesses as they fight to overcome pandemic shutdowns, staffing challenges and the delta variant. As the nation continues to battle challenges brought on by the novel coronavirus, companies are…

  • Rebound Dec 2, 2021

    Miami Chocolatier Faces High Costs Ahead of NY Christmas Markets

    With New York City’s popular outdoor Christmas markets underway, Exquisito Chocolates in Miami encounters some supply chain headaches as it prepares to participate in one outdoor market. Delays and high costs for construction materials force owner Carolina Quijano to change her booth’s design to make it more affordable.

  • Rebound Dec 1, 2021

    Rebound Season 5, Episode 7: Tour Company Bridges The Gap Between New York's Past, Present and Future

    The coronavirus pandemic may have threatened small businesses across America, but these companies are rising up despite the challenges. In “Rebound,” we go behind the scenes of three Black- and AAPI-owned businesses as they fight to overcome pandemic shutdowns, staffing challenges and the delta variant. As the nation continues to battle challenges brought on by the novel coronavirus, companies are…

  • Rebound Dec 1, 2021

    ‘Finding Solutions': As San Diego Birria Taco Shop Nears Opening, Chef Faces Shortages

    The Michelin-recognized chef behind the cult favorite bone marrow birria tacos is moving her San Ysidro location to Old Town, San Diego as well as opening a Baja-inspired seafood restaurant. She takes us along the journey.

  • Rebound Dec 1, 2021

    Opening a Restaurant When Ingredient Supply Chains Get Jammed

    San Diego Chef Priscilla Curiel has everything she needs to open her new restaurants, Tuétano Taqueria and Mar Rustico: she has the perfect locations, she has her carefully crafted recipes, she has the vision. The only thing she’s missing is a steady supply of ingredients, as the pandemic supply chain problems hit her Michelin-recommended birria tacos.

  • Rebound Nov 29, 2021

    Bridge the Gap: How Tourism Can Transform Your Community

    One NYC tour operator is utilizing tourism as a tool to financially support other small businesses while hoping to inspire visitors to learn more about the untold history surrounding the Big Apple. Stacey Toussaint is the president and founder of Inside Out Tours, a Black woman-owned tour company with a social mission to elevate marginalized voices. To Toussaint, tourism is…

  • Rebound Nov 29, 2021

    Rebound Season 5, Episode 6: Holiday Prospects Melting Amid Supply Chain Delays

    The coronavirus pandemic may have threatened small businesses across America, but these companies are rising up despite the challenges. In “Rebound,” we go behind the scenes of three Black- and AAPI-owned businesses as they fight to overcome pandemic shutdowns, staffing challenges and the delta variant. As the nation continues to battle challenges brought on by the novel coronavirus, companies are…

  • Rebound Nov 29, 2021

    Rebound Season 5, Episode 5: What Writing Music & Running a Restaurant Have in Common

    The coronavirus pandemic may have threatened small businesses across America, but these companies are rising up despite the challenges. In “Rebound,” we go behind the scenes of three Black- and AAPI-owned businesses as they fight to overcome pandemic shutdowns, staffing challenges and the delta variant. As the nation continues to battle challenges brought on by the novel coronavirus, companies are…

  • Rebound Nov 24, 2021

    Tour Company Bridges The Gap Between New York's Past, Present and Future

    Any New Yorker will tell you that you can “fuhgeddaboudit” but there are some things we shouldn’t simply forget, especially in light of the pandemic, social justice movement and political unrest. For New York City’s Inside Out Tours, they’re on a mission to make sure tourists leave with a better understanding of the past, present and future of the city,...

  • Rebound Nov 25, 2021

    San Diego Chef Reflects on Pandemic As She Opens New Birria Taco Shop

    The Michelin-recognized chef behind the cult favorite bone marrow birria tacos is moving her San Ysidro location to Old Town, San Diego as well as opening a Baja-inspired seafood restaurant. She takes us along the journey.

  • Rebound Nov 24, 2021

    What Writing Music & Running a Restaurant Have in Common

    San Diego’s revered chef Priscilla Curiel has a lot on her plate: between managing her restaurants, Tuétano Taqueria and Mujer Divina, opening a new seafood spot, finding ways to keep the lights on and payroll going, and being present for her family, Curiel has found juggling everything more challenging during the pandemic. But the one thing she can always rely...

  • Rebound Nov 23, 2021

    Miami Chocolatier Faces Holiday Prospects Melting Amid Supply Chain Delays

    Country-wide supply chain delays mean Miami chocolate manufacturer Exquisito Chocolates may not have enough cardboard boxes to ship out holiday orders. The owner of the business, Carolina Quijano, shows us what she’s had to do to keep up with the demand from Thanksgiving and Christmas sales.

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