Talk about #SparkGoals—Marisa launched RedHead Wine at age 19. Now she’s looking to make it bigger and better than ever.

Marisa Sergi’s goal to be a winemaker was set before she could legally drink wine: She crushed her first grapes with her father and grandfather when she was just a child. By the time she graduated from Cornell University’s viticulture and enology program, the third-generation winemaker from Youngstown, Ohio, was forming her own business plan. Read more

Over the course of ten months, about 1,000 nominations poured in from a public online portal, 30 Under 30 alumni and our own industry sources. We vetted trailing financials and discussed velocity with independent investors. We ate mouth-numbing dry hot pot in New York’s East Village, tasted orange corn grits in Indianapolis and visited a natural winery in the hills of Santa Clara. Read more

LOWELLVILLE, Ohio —Marisa Sergi says, for her family, winemaking is a tradition.

  • Youngstown native Marisa Sergi launched her wine company at just 23 years old
  • The 26-year-old is traveling around the state to promote her signature red blend and rose
  •  She produces her wine out of her family winery, Luva Bella, just outside Youngstown

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People sometimes say “the media” focus only on bad news.

Folks, that’s not us. We’re not “the media.” We’re just your humble home-town newspaper, and we’re doing some cool stuff to celebrate the goodness of Cleveland

First up will be Homegrown Heroes, a celebration of local entrepreneurs. We and our sister newsroom at cleveland.com (which is leading the charge on this effort) asked our readers for nominations, and scores of folks replied. Thanks for that. The nominees are a fantastically diverse group, ranging from medical innovation to neighborhood entrepreneurs. Read more

Redhead Wines is an offshoot of the third-generation winery, L’uva Bella, located outside Youngstown. Owner Marisa Sergi studied winemaking at Cornell University and was determined to make a name for herself in the wine industry. Read more

Marisa Sergi is an incredible example of a strong, young, female entrepreneur in Cleveland. She has an immense passion for her company, RedHead Wine, and has an 100% hands on approach to her business. She has created everything from her own wine blend, to the label, and more. She also has an extremely active presence on social media and stays trendy with exciting Youtube videos, blog posts, Instagram posts, and tweets. Read more

Red wine grapes in vineyard with selective focus

Today on the show enjoy this exclusive, behind the scenes podcast, with interviews from entrepreneurs, from all over the USA pitching their products at this year’s 6th Annual Walmart American Job’s Open Call event in Bentonville Arkansas. Products, tips, and more! Read more

In an issue of SUCCESS devoted to side-hustling, to pursuing something more, to not making excuses and to achieving dreams no matter how large, it only made sense to unveil the magazine’s first ever 30-under-30 list. Read more