We have all heard the saying,
Every small business owner, to one degree or another, began their career with a desire to enjoy the journey of owning and growing a small business.
The expected, "ups" and "downs", of something new and exciting - the stress of making a mistake and the overwhelming drive to get it right the next time.
The values and principles that guide how you manage those around you are directly proportional to the personal drive you have for your profession and your placement within that profession.
The brightest and boldest brands in the area are owned and managed by people in our community who not only enjoy their businesses, they have a profound and oftentimes deep-rooted passion for their brand.
These individuals lead their brands and employees with commitment and conviction, all while making it look both easy and captivating.
So, to the captains of industry who are doing what you love and loving what you do- we salute you!
"It's not enough to want to be the captain; you've got to love the sea, wind, crew, and the journey."
Back to the Beginning
We began doing what we love all because we were given a chance by a local small business.
Our very first client, Nature's Nuggets Natural Foods was incredibly generous with sharing some of their thoughts on our 4 year long journey together:
A huge heart-felt thank you to Alan, Sue, and the entire Nature's Nuggets team for taking a chance on us.
4 years ago we were little more than a name and a dream; since then we have blossomed into a steady growing business with a wide variety clients from both near and far.
Don’t be afraid to take a chance on something new. You never know what you might find that you Love!
Black Owned Business Highlight
Society American Nosherie
Society American Nosherie is a black owned restaurant located right on the Square in Downtown Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.
Serving up delicious meals since 2015, Jason Grayson and his family own and operate this fantastic restaurant that has quickly become a staple here in our beautiful and historic town. Jason's family has a long standing history serving up delicious food in Lawrence County, they were once the proud owners of Skip's Soul Food Restaurant and have clearly passed on their passion and dedication for feeding their community.
With gourmet dishes like the Sam Adams Burger, Fresh Sandwiches, Hearty Ramen Bowls, Garden Salads, Charcuterie Boards and so much more!
We have a rich and vibrant history with Society and the Grayson family, having worked on their staff as well as managing their online presence for several years. The entire family is a pleasure to work with and be around.
If you're ever in the area we highly recommend that you stop in, grab a drink and #jointheSociety
Join The Cause!
West Gaines School
We wanted to highlight the noble mission of preserving the history of The West Gaines School Community Center with a direct quote from one of the board members, Ms. Thalia Young.
"The West Gaines "Colored" School, which was what it was called in the era of Jim Crow, operated from the 30's until the 60's as a school for the black children of our community. When they completed 8th grade, they were required to travel to Mt. Pleasant to complete their high school education.
The building was later used as the Lawrence County Board of Education and then as the Department of Human Services . When these entities moved into other quarters the building was allowed to fall into extreme disrepair.
The West Gaines School Community Center, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit, which wishes to purchase & restore the building to the public as a community center and black history museum!"
If you are in a place to give, they are always accepting donations towards furthering their goals. They also always accept new members, the next meeting will be Sunday March 5th at 4pm at St. John United Methodist Church; 324 West Gaines Street, Lawrenceburg, TN.
Black History is not only American History but it is also Lawrence County's history and as such should be preserved and celebrated. A big thank you to Thalia Young for her quote and for answering our questions.
President - James Wallace
Vice President - James Dailey
Secretary - Onezean Otey
Treasurer - Thalia Young
Click the button below to read more about the cause and see photos from their most recent event!
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