Just like always, the fall calendar is filling fast with business happenings around town. For the merchants located in the downtown core, though, one of their best draws just happened-the Wine and Art Stroll last Saturday.
I had the pleasure of volunteering at the Ticket Sales Booth in the Women’s Improvement Club Park so got to see the many faces of our community members--and plenty of visitors, too. But, even more rewarding, was my experience of walking into the downtown stores and finding them literally stuffed with people.
Many of them perusing the jewelry and accessories inside , looking over the vast selection of handcrafted items inside , and browsing through the pet supplies inside . The purpose of the DDBA is to help build business in downtown but also to give the community a cultural center here. It was an obvious success.
The artwork that was scattered about downtown was equaling providing! I know the DDBA is particularly grateful to all the people who came out to enjoy the evening, who got to know our local business folks, and who experience the fine wines and art offered.
Cheri Drysdale, who works at the , has been growing a business here as an Independent Consultant for doTerra Essentail Oils. She, along with other distributors, will host their official Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Curves on Friday, Sept. 2, at noon.
Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots flowers, and other parts of the plants. They have been used throughout recorded history for a wide variety of wellness applications. In modern times, the powerful healing properties of essential oils have been rediscovered and are being used as holistic alternatives to health and wellness.
“It’s exciting to me to be able to take care of general medical issues in the home without having to rely on over the counter medications or prescriptions. Because they are so safe and so effective, it is really empowering to be able to do that,” said Cheri who decided to join the Chamber of Commerce last month.
“We just need to support each other in business and especially in this economy. I’ve always tried to buy local and do as much as I can in town,” she said. A light lunch will be provided to guests at the ribbon cutting.
For more information, go to www.thinkdoterra.com/36506 or call Cheri at (325) 665-7308.
It would be considered a good sign if a local mortgage company is expanding so here’s the good news: , located at 1115 Stratford Ave., Suite D, has added some more office space to the business. There is a hint that they will be bringing on more staff as well but nothing was confirmed. Owner Karstin Hickerson has been in the mortgage business for 10 years offering FHA, USDA, VA, and Conventional Loan products.
You can learn more by going to almondtreemortgage.com for loan information as well as mortgage calculators that can tell you how much your payment would be if you decide to purchase a home.
Lastly, if you have not made your reservations for the Tea Tasting Extravaganza at the , you better call quick as reservations fill quick at this place located at 140 North Jackson in the old Dixon Firehouse. The event is Sunday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. and costs $28 for adults or $22 for children. This does include tax and gratuity. Call (707) 693-8327 for more information.