66. L&L – Mara Lucas

Mara Lucas has been a fan of the library since moving to South Bend 14 years ago. But it didn’t occur to her that it could help her start her own business until she connected with Bendable. Lucas, who works in student affairs at Notre Dame, seeks in her side hustle to connect community members who abstain from alcohol through in-person events and social networking. Since attending a workshop and a learning group co-hosted by Bendable and the library, she’s been able to lay out a clearer path for her business. “I am continually amazed by the breadth of options and experiences Bendable has,” Mara said.

March 2022