|Local boutique up for chamber award|
|Wednesday, March 27, 2013 2:37 PM|
Kathy Anne’s was nominated by a fellow businessperson or a community member for the annual award.
Owner Kathy Feather’s is honored to be in contention and she strives to recreate her experiences shopping with her parents in her small hometown.
“When I was a little girl, I enjoyed shopping in my hometown of Delphos. There was something special about walking into a store and hearing and seeing my parents greeted by name and with a smile. There was always a friendly ‘Hello’ followed by ‘How may I help you’?” she said.
Feathers opened her boutique in 2009 and has since helped promote other woman-owned business.
“I call it ‘Girl Power’,” Feathers said. “I recently had an event and invited a young make-up artist to do mini-makeovers and offer tips. It was great exposure for her and my store. I have also promoted a local seamstress and several local craftmakers. We help each other.”
Feathers also speaks at events like Girl Scout meetings promoting salesmanship.
“I talked to them about importance of customer service relating to their Girl Scout Cookie sales and shared my own experiences as a Girl Scout,” Feathers added.
Nominees for the Woman-owned Business of the Year Award will be judged according to the following criteria:
The Athena Award is presented to one who has attained and personified the highest level of professional excellence in her/his business or profession, has devoted time and energy to the community in a meaningful way, and most especially, has opened doors of leadership opportunity for women.
Nominees will be judged according to the following criteria: