On April 1, 2022, Madison Bowman, opened The Frock Bridal House. Their mission is to provide a stress free, pressure free and memorable day for each future bride. They want to provide a unique selection of gowns to allow their client to be their most elevated self. They work with smaller independent designers, which allow for choices not found at larger boutiques and endless customization options.
Madison grew up in Washington, IN and then attended IU, graduating in 2016 with degrees in Information Systems, International Business and Apparel Merchandising. However, she originally started out as an Entrepreneurship major with the hope of starting a bridal shop. Once Madison got to college, though, she chickened out and went down a path with more job security and a steady paycheck! She then spent 5 years in Indianapolis doing IT & Business consulting before starting her business.
Aaron Brown began as an independent booth renter at his sister’s shop. Over time, he was able to reinvent Razors Image in 2011. Since, the shop has doubled, rebranded and developed, and completed a unique merge with his sister’s shop, Angela’s Ebony Designs and Barbershop.
The shop has been under Aaron's ownership for 11 years, he has been a barber for 22 years, and a licensed educator in the field for nearly a decade.
Listen in a Jim Webster of WVNI Spirit 95 talk with James Kennedy Operations Manager of uBreakiFix. uBreakiFix is the nationwide leader in professional same-day electronics repairs - including iPhone, Samsung, Computer, Macs, iPads, and other tablets and cell phones. Their professionally trained and certified technicians provide fast and affordable iPhone repairs, cell phone screen replacements, and all fixes for PCs, Macs, and tablets. With 769 locations in all, they have more than a decade of experience diagnosing and fixing everything from Samsung repairs to iPad screen replacements. Ask them about their Home Plus service, to find out more visit them on the East side of town or on their website at uBreakiFix.com
Congratulations to Alexis Greene owner of Orchid Esthetics on her new location. Orchid Esthetics offers results-driven facials and chemical peels, as well as full body waxing, lash lifts and tints, and brow tints. Orchid is perfect for those looking to improve their skin concerns, including signs of aging, acne, and sensitivity. Experience relaxation with results at Orchid Esthetics located on the northwest side of Bloomington.
Congratulations to Crumbl Cookies- Bloomington on your 1-year anniversary. Crumbl Cookies, the nation’s fastest-growing gourmet cookie delivery, and takeout company set itself apart with its weekly rotating menu and famous pink box. Their mission is to bring together friends and family over a box of the best cookies in the world!
Listen in as Jim Webster of WVNI Spirit 95 talks with Jeremy Goodrich owner of Shine Insurance. They know people hate dealing with insurance, and sometimes the whole thing feels unfair. They believe everyone deserves insurance that truly provides the confidence that your family is safe, your business is well protected, and your insurance dollars are making the community better whether you ever file a claim or not. Locally owned and operated from sales to service a Shine Insurance team member has got you covered. To find out more visit them at shineinsurance.com.
Congratulations to Ken Keffer and Heather Ray the owners of Wild Birds Unlimited Bloomington. Wild Birds Unlimited specializes in high-quality backyard bird food and feeders. Their mission is to bring people and nature together and to do it with excellence. To find out more visit their website at bloomington.wbu.com
Regina Helton, Owner of SociallyUP, has been in business since 2016 and work mainly local to the Bloomington area but have clients all over the US. SociallyUP is one of the Chamber's women-owned business members.
At SociallyUP, they believe in authentic and relatable marketing. They help put your brand in front of more customers through Custom Website Design + Social Media Marketing services. The SociallyUP team will provide you with expert and personalized marketing services.
You can find her business on Facebook and Instagram @SociallyUP. For more information on SociallyUP and their services, go to their website at sociallyup.com.
Brian Richardson, Chief Removal Officer of Veteran Hauling, is a veteran-owned junk removal and demo company providing dependable services, with military precision, to businesses, property managers, and overwhelmed souls and has been operating since 2020. Veteran Hauling is one of the Chamber's veteran-owned business members.
Brian has owned businesses most of his adult life. Financial services, business newspaper, loss prevention and now junk removal. He loves creating businesses. It’s just how he's wired.
You can find Veteran Hauling on Facebook, on their website (veteranhauling.com), or by phone at 812-900-HAUL. You can even email them at Brian@VeteranHauling.com.
Lisa Thomas, owner with Bloomington Blooms, started her business just about a year ago. Bloomington Blooms' motto is "We “grow” where you need us. We are a pop up shop and travel to your event." It is one of the Chamber's women-owned business members.
Lisa not only does Lisa have a love for flowers but she enjoys seeing people appreciate them. "Flowers seem to put everyone in a good mood. Who doesn’t like flowers?" says Lisa.
Bloomington Blooms is different because isn't the typical flower shop. She is a pop up shop so they “grow” where you need them. Bloomington Blooms goes to dance recitals, businesses holiday parties, graduations ext. They decorate tables for events and they even do monthly subscription for homes and business.
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