Shop Local Raleigh and WickChick


Have you heard of Shop Local Raleigh and WickChick Yet?

Shop Local Raleigh

One of my good friends, Kim Davis of The Payroll People, told me a few months ago about a really neat group called Shop Local Raleigh.  She’s been part of the group for nearly a year and had wonderful things to say about everyone involved.  So I checked them out online and joined the group in early January.  Last Friday was the Shop Local Raleigh January social at Joint Venture Jewelry in Cary and I was happy to attend.  Shop Local Raleigh is all about promoting & supporting locally owned and independent businesses.  Their mission is to drive traffic to the member’s websites and to encourage consumers to spend their dollars with local businesses.

Shop Local Raleigh Friends

I had a great time at the social, loved seeing the Hankin family who owns Joint Venture Jewelry and met tons of great new people!  I look forward to more events and opportunities with this group!  I want to give a shout-out to some people I met at the Shop Local Raleigh social: Janet Roach of FABfaces, Carla Perkins of Danceformation, Inc., Annelies Manja Gentile, Nichole Steele of Telepathic Graphics, Lauren K. Campbell of The DiLeone Law Group and Gregory Whitt of Drum for Change.  Thanks also to My Girlfriend’s Closet of Apex for the lovely black & purple sheer blouse that I was wearing…they always dress me in the best stuff!!!!  Go check them out, they have a store in downtown Cary and downtown Apex!


WickChick Heidi Harris

I also want to give some love to a new favorite obsession of mine….WickChick Candles!!  Owner, Heidi Harris, makes these homemade soy candles using 100% natural American-made materials.  She came by Smith & Smith, CPA last week for a ‘sniff and buy’ session with me.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her candles!  The aroma fills the whole house and they last a long time!  My favorite scents are the ‘MAN ROOM’ and ‘VANILLA HAZELNUT’. You can find her on Facebook at WickChickNC and can purchase candles right from her site! Thanks Heidi!!!




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