The Maker Movement

When you think of the word “maker,” what comes to mind?

A quick Google search offers some ideas: a constructor, a builder, a producer, a designer, an architect, but, in its simplest terms, a person that makes or produces something.

In this month’s issue, you’ll be immersed in chocolate makers: people who produce sweet things. You’ll see this maker movement in the art, food and artisan goods throughout both these pages and our community.

It’s a community that works together and encourages each other to create new products, dream up innovative ideas and produce things unique to the Chesterfield material landscape.

We are also excited to announce the 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards winners. The community nominated five businesses in 40 categories and, during November, they voted and the business with the highest votes won. Enjoy meeting each winner in this issue.

With the full support of a community behind you, we congratulate you on your Readers Choice Award and encourage everyone to stay creative—and curious—Chesterfield.