Shop Small; Shop LOCAL Lake Highlands!

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Saturday, November 25 has become regarded as the Alternative to Black Friday, a day when folks are encouraged to shop small and local… keep their dollars closer to home while supporting small cottage industries and mom and pops.  We have a number of such businesses here in LH, and are so tickled to be involved in this super fun party!

This year the Lake Highlands Chamber of Commerce, of which we’re a member, has taken an interest in promoting our local businesses by elevating this day with celebrations in our Lake Center parking lot and environs.

All the small shops will be taking part by hosting musicians, artisans, amazing vintage cars, food, and drinks all day!  We at MC will play host to a number of our own in-house vendors in addition to some new friends; plus we’ll have live music and even demonstrations of art in the making!  You won’t want to miss this family-friendly event.

 

 

 

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Makers Connect… what does it mean?

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For some reason, the rain is making me question my existence…. and why my patient husband, feisty mother, and loyal / hilarious helpmate have joined hands in supporting…. this retail endeavor we call Makers Connect.  The other day, I overheard someone say, “Your store has a stupid name.”  Well, perhaps.  It’s not the funniest or catchiest… most of those had already been taken. Originally I loved the name Local Talent.  Three years ago, the dba was already in use and I couldn’t have it… I checked a few weeks ago and it was available again.  But now we’re here and we’re not going to buy another lighted sign (do you know how much those cost??  Shocking.)

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For the sake of clarity and to clear away any cobwebs in case there are others who also think our name is ‘dumb’, I offer this explanation:

Makers Connect – to their tribe.

Makers Connect – to their market

Makers Connect – to their talent

Makers Connect – to meeting other artists

Makers Connect – to learning new talents

Makers Connect – to one another, to neighborhood… to new possibilities.

If you still think it’ dumb, then write to me and we can have a dialogue.  Also, your mother dresses you funny.*

 

 

 

 

*Just kidding.  I know you dressed yourself.

**Really kidding… your mother is absolutely lovely.