The New York Times Presents Blue Chalk 'Family Entrepreneurs' Series

September 21, 2015

We are delighted to share with you, “Family Entrepreneurs,” a six-part series produced by the journalism unit of Blue Chalk Media in collaboration with The New York Times video department and business desk.

The series launched on nytimes.com on Sept. 19 to mark the opening of the company's new entrepreneurship section.

The stories in the series celebrate a range of family-owned businesses across the United States—from a Brooklyn-based taqueria to a 13-year-old's bowtie company, to America's oldest brewery.

“Family Entrepreneurs” is a major initiative from the Blue Chalk journalism unit, designed to report and produce visual journalism with news organizations and knowledge brands.

The series was produced by series producer, Andrew Strenio, producer, Eleonore Hamelin and associate producer, Luke Versalko, among others.

Watch all six episodes on nytimes.com. Learn more about the episodes and their production teams at the links below.

Episodes: "Family Entrepreneurs"


Episode 1: “The Pint-Size C.E.O.,” tells the story of the young Moziah Bridges, better known as Mo, the 12-year-old CEO of Mo’s Bows.


Episode 2: “Made in America, Taco by Taco,” focuses on an immigrant family business, the Taqueria Izucar— a busy Mexican restaurant in Brooklyn, owned by Juan Alonso and Gicela Lopez and run with the help of their seven children.

Episode 3: “Brothers of Invention,” follows two brothers with no tech-background trying to make it in the Silicon Valley.

Episode 4: “Balancing Business With Art,” focuses on Miya Shoji, a high-end furniture store that follows a straightforward aesthetic philosophy: the works of nature and aging are more beautiful than the complex designs of man.

Episode 5: “The Next Generation of Beer,” is set at the headquarters of D.G. Yuengling & Sons, Inc., the oldest operating brewery in the United States, founded in 1829 and in the family for six generations.

Episode 6: “When Stake Holders Strike Back,” tells the story of a family feud at Market Basket, a New England supermarket chain.