Thirty years ago, I had the good fortune of meeting Laura Tufariello, who is the gorgeous woman in this photo. Applying the collective experiences of her varied professions including designer, teacher, international flight attendant, boutique owner and art gallery manager, she founded Design & Source, Design & Source Labs a premier luxury packaging and promotional merchandise business with a roster of brand name clients. She is an pioneer in sustainable packaging. Believing that people and businesses should always be evolving, her newest venture is expanding her 21 year old company to include a new venture called Design and Source Labs. DS Labs offers residencies to young entrepreneurs who in addition to growing their businesses have committed to work together on a project for social good. Laura is “playing” it forward saying: “It is wonderful being around passionate people of all ages!”