Sweet Tea with Jessie and Amber

Sweet Tea with Amber Johnson and Jessica Cartwright PH: I want to hear about your daughter’s business….. AJ: It’s called Wick-Kids. She started it last May, but she wasn’t ready to sell until June because she had to find different suppliers. Believe it or not, wax smells. It stinks. Bad. We had to find commercial grade wax, because it doesn’t stink. But if you just … Continue reading Sweet Tea with Jessie and Amber

Penny Lemberger of Palmetto Rose Mercantile

People of Yorkville – Penny Lemberger of Palmetto Rose Mercantile We had such an in depth visit, it would take me forever to write word for word our conversation and all the rabbit trails we took in our time together. So instead, I want to highlight the many, many offerings at Palmetto Rose Mercantile, and then I’ll share a tidbit from our interview. They offer … Continue reading Penny Lemberger of Palmetto Rose Mercantile

Cagney Larkin of the Sylvia Theater

People of Yorkville’s very own… Cagney Larkin of the Sylvia Theater Me: Now are you the owner of the Sylvia? Cagney Larkin – No, Paul Finnican is the owner, who purchased it in 2003 and revitalized it to such as you see today. I am the house manager, along with my partner Tyler. We run all the daily operations, book all the events, schedule all … Continue reading Cagney Larkin of the Sylvia Theater

Chantha Kaing of Rainbow Donuts

Chantha Kaing of Rainbow Donuts PH: Are you the owner? CK: No…I work for my niece. PH: This is a family owned business? CK: Yes ma’am. PH: How long have you been in York? CK: Two years. (The business has been opened two years, and Chantha has been in York two years.) Chantha continues… We’re from California. We came here to be with family…. My … Continue reading Chantha Kaing of Rainbow Donuts

Kenny Childers and Jordan Garrett of Dogma and Fetch

Downtown York offers an eclectic group of store owners, with life passions that lead them into business. Please meet our latest People of Yorkville, Kenny Childers and Jordan Garrett, of Dogma and Fetch. Due to the busy nature of running a retail store, we instead opted for a email interview and a quick visit at the shop. Me: What was your inspiration to start the … Continue reading Kenny Childers and Jordan Garrett of Dogma and Fetch

Penee with Penny Moss

People of Yorkville Series Penee with Penny Moss Me: How long have you been in business? PM: 17 years. I’ve been in this location (26 North Congress) a little over a year. I started out at 17 North Congress and I was there five or six years and then that building sold, so I had to move. I was going to build onto my house, … Continue reading Penee with Penny Moss

One Word

One Word. Love. Determined. Determination. Courage. Trust. Believe. Relentless. Dominate. Growth. Empowerment. Empowered. Faith. Feminine. Focus. Strength. Yes.   I must admit, in a culture of more, having a way to focus the entire year seems smart. What a marvelous solution to the overwhelming push of excess in our lives, living into just one word, c’est la vie to all other words.  I drove around for at … Continue reading One Word