Aliser Ramos has a certain devotion to seeing local businesses succeed.  

It stems from a concept her parents instilled in Ramos from a young age: to fight for what she believes in. Moving to Canada 12 years ago, she knew she wanted to do something meaningful.

“That was showcasing local business. We live in a little city, so if we come together and support each other and share the love, I believe that can make us better,” says Ramos.

It began with a YouTube channel interviewing small businesses about their dreams. That led to purchasing Abe’s Modern Diner, which provided the opportunity to further her reach. 

Ramos would partner with other businesses to create specialty burgers and donate some of the proceeds to charity. Using her blog, The Glez Life, she takes every opportunity to continue showcasing businesses and sharing tips with her thousands of followers. 

That enthusiasm is why friend Deanna Vezina nominated Ramos. 

“[Aliser] is passionate about supporting local women in business and uses her platform to do exactly that…. She is a positive light in our community, and she wants every woman to feel joy and love in their lives.”