WBA Corner – Monthly Recap & What’s In Store

Lulu's Salon ribbon cutting.

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Waxhaw Business Association meetings held monthly on 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.

What Happened?

Ribbon Cuttings

April 4 – WBA Social hosted by Queens South.

April 12 – Waxhaw Farmer’s Market New Sign ribbon cutting.

April 15 – Lulu’s Salon ribbon cutting by Union County Chamber of Commerce. Owner Arnak Ivanov (rest of team). They are an Aveda certified salon and they are affordable! Check out the new salon in Waxhaw at 318 E. South Main St in The Shoppes at Millview.

Lulu’s Salon ribbon cutting.

Coming Up in Waxhaw

April 29 – Boys & Girls Club of Union County will host an awareness night at The Dreamchaser’s Brewery on Monday, April 29 at 6 pm.

May 4 – 3rd Annual Pups n Pints. Hosted by Jimmy Grappone – Costello Real Estate & Investments, Passionate Paws Animal Hospital, and Mary O’Neill’s Irish Pub to benefit South Charlotte Dog Rescue. Their tagline is “Drink a Pint. Adopt a Pup.” There will be live music, DJ, kids zone, puppy zone, vendors, food trucks, beer, raffles 7 more!

May 4 – Waxhaw Art Crawl, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Local artists will create their artwork in front of businesses along the streets of Waxhaw. Stop by a participating business to pick up a map.

May 14 – Joshua Francis, Growth & Development Director at Northwestern Mutual is having a ribbon cutting for NM’s new office in Waxhaw Professional Park. Josh is active in the Waxhaw community and was previously a financial advisor with Thrivent.

WBA Meeting Minutes

March 20 at Waxhaw Woman’s Club – Presentation by Jason Collett of SCORE. Jason is a serial entrepreneur, business executive and Owner/Brewmaster of Rock Hill Brewing Company. Collett gave a dynamic talk titled “Four Strategic Secrets: Grow Your Business During a Boom Economy.” Breakfast was catered by Broome St Burgers and coffee provided by Dunkin Donuts.

April 17 at Waxhaw Woman’s Club – Panel discussion featuring three dynamic women business owners: Emma Farmer – Cybertary Virtual Assistants, Kim Angeli – Grateful Box, Heather Meyers – Tri-Ad Media Communications. All three gave their takes on marketing your small business and standing out from your competition. Key takeaways were “Be prepared to be unprepared,” “Life is a sales call,” and “It’s okay to congratulate yourself as a small business owner.” (Farmer); “Always continue to learn in order to grow,” and “Be intentional and fine tune your audience” (Meyers); “The fortune is in the follow up,” “Learn to fail faster. We learn from failures. Accept failure, celebrate victories, and move on.” “Acknowledge people at any time. It’s never too late to appreciate someone.” “Engage and communicate with your customer how he or she wants to.” “Adopt new tech and build relationships.” (Angeli)

Breakfast by Trax Stop n Shop / Blue Lagoon and coffee by Dunkin Donuts. We had several guests attend for the first time.

May 15 at Waxhaw Woman’s Club – We will be joined by members of the Waxhaw PD and the Waxhaw FD for a community update.

If you’d like to come as a guest, reach out to a current member and ask to be invited. Membership is affordable at only $150 for the year for businesses and $75 for non-profits.

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