Kaleb Lewis, the events coordinator at The Mercantile in Titusville, didn’t have a lot of support for his art when he was growing up except from his teachers.
But that hasn’t stopped Lewis from wanting to support younger kids’ artwork in the Titusville community.
Lewis, who also owns a shop at The Mercantile, had noticed there was an empty hallway in The Mercantile, and he decided to ask Mercantile manager Kristen Kerr about placing an art gallery for middle school students in that hallway.
The Mercantile will welcome a new resident among its shops, as Lil’ Blessings Boutique moves into one of the recently emptied locations, opening Tuesday, April 4.
Holly Galmish, founder and owner, has been running her business for nearly two years, having been located at 111 W. Central Ave. And her three employees, manager Rhonda, Megan, and Madison, will all will be joining her in the move to the new location.
While many things will still be the same, Galmish also plans on updates to her business. Over the past four months, she said she had implemented the used clothing section into the store. And she’s structuring her business toward boutique style, stocking up on products that shoppers can’t find everywhere else.
Read the article all about the Merc gals! The Titusville Herald published an article on these amazing ladies for "National Women's Small Business Month"!
When Kristen Kerr, Manager of The Mercantile in Titusville, looked around her incubator on a crisp October day, she made a realization — all the businesses in The Merc are either owned or co-owned by women.
The women in charge are all in different stages of life. Some have other jobs, some have kids, but they share positivity and giving each other the support that they need.
The Merc brought the women business owners together to celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month.
“This is my happy place,” said Tabby Designs owner Tina Phillips.
The Merc, located at 105 South Franklin Street, is a small business incubator that allows budding entrepreneurs to start their dream businesses with less risk.
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